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Originally posted on Little Bitty City One 3/8/16

Remember last week or whenever how it got nice? And then it freaking SNOWED at the end of the week? And it wasn’t even nice snow it was gobs of slush. Gross. I was so ready for the week to end already and that was just the ice(ing) on the cake.

Anyway, I guessss it’s ok because it gave me a chance (maybe my last one of the season) to rock my Topshop from Nordstrom leopard fur coat (last seen here). I wanted to be both cozy and cute as I slid into the weekend and I think I got this.

Now, let’s talk weekend essentials. You know I love a good backpack, but the one I got last year was a little small. Hi gorgeous Eddie Borgo for Target Backpack in Thunder. The backpack so nice that my mom bought me the same one. And if you’re constantly on the go like me, you probably have a snack or two in your bag. When Myprotein asked if I could try some of their products, I jumped at the chance. I ordered Protein Cookies in white almond, Protein Chox in caramel nut, and their 100% peanuts peanut butter. I’ll be honest, the cookies were a little too almond-y for me, it was almost overpowering. And I could really taste whatever extra protein was in it. But the chox were great! They taste like a heartier snickers and are definitely better for your if you’re like me and have a 3:30 in the afternoon chocolate craving. The peanut butter? On apples, one of my favorite snacks/ deserts.

How do you get ready for the weekend?

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Overlapped triangles earrings c/o ezra||Similar leopard coats here, here, here||Eddie Borgo for Target Backpack in Thunder||Similar knit scarves here, here, here||Similar raw quartz necklaces here, here, here||Wine sweaters here, here, here||Vegan Leather Tuxedo-Stripe Leggings (very similar)||OTK boots here, here, here

Thank you to Myprotein + ezra for the gifted goodies in the post. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you to my readers for supporting the businesses that support LBC1!

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Last week, I brought you my gifts for guys. This week, I’m showing love to my GALentines. Before our girl Leslie Knope made it popular, I was hosting little dinners for my best gal-pals in high school around Valentine’s Day. My family has belonged to Montgomery Country Club since I was in kindergarten, and they always helped me set up the cutest events- big or small. For this particular dinner, we bought in balloons + decor, plus they made us a special, personalized menu.

Not saying you have to go all out and host a dinner, but I do think it’s important to remember the ladies who make a positive impact on your life- supporting, uplifting, and generally making your world a brighter place. I know that Valentine’s Day is often dismissed as being created by card + candy companies, but I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again- there is nothing wrong with any day that is marked by the message of love.

1.Sugarfina Champagne Bears Gummy Candy||2.Diptyque Eau Rose Eau de Toilette, 100 mL||3.Jolene Vegan Saddlebag w/ Chain Detail

4.Quay Cherry Bomb Sunglasses||5.KAYU Cheers Herringbone Straw Clutch||6.Women’s Baublebar Crispin Drop Earrings

7.Clinique ‘Chubby Stick’ Moisturizing Lip Color Balm – Bountiful Blush||8.Women’s Baublebar ‘Globe’ Multistrand Beaded Necklace

9.Women’s Echo Strawberry Print Silk Scarf||10.Women’s Topshop Tokyo Blossom Tee||11.Happy Plugs Rose Gold Earbuds

12.Federica Moretti Knit Beanie w/ Nylon Bow||13.Women’s Topshop Dip Dye V-Neck Sweater||15.Tory Burch Logo & Heart Charm Key Fob, Pink


Back in my Pier 1 days, I scooped up just as many hours as possible. When the Connecticut Ave store near UDC asked my Gaithersburg store for some backup man-power, I jumped at the chance to help out for the extra hours. I ended up really loving that location, so when they went out of business I was not only thrilled to help them out, but also sad that they were going to be gone.

Apparently, that’s about how customers felt as well. A lot of regulars came in, of course to take advantage of amazing savings, but to express their sadness over the sweet store closing. Yes, Pier 1 is a huge national brand, but each location definitely has its own personality.

Then you had your people who clearly didn’t think before they spoke- “It’ll be so nice when this block is torn down for new condos blah blah blah.” Although Pier 1 was relocating the employees if they had interest in doing that, I’m not sure if it was considered that this store was someone’s livelihood and work family being upended. Not to mention, we were working 12 hours days. It was SO hard to run around (with furniture) while being told “I can’t wait for something new to go in here but can I have an extra $100 off this dining table that’s already 75% off?”

I guess what I’m saying is that when you’re shopping a going out of business sale, it’s totally fine if you’re excited for deals, but remember to be kind to the overworked, exhausted, and probably a little freaked out about their future employees. But by all means, take advantage of those sales. I did…

I’m sure many of you know that The Limited had to file Chapter 11th bankruptcy around Christmas.  My mom and I wandered in to the Montgomery Mall location when we saw the sale signs, just to peek. I’d never really shopped their before, but within 5 mins I had a stack to try on in the dressing room. Thing fring-y white sweater was one of those pieces, and honestly, I was not expecting it to work as well as it does. I also ended up with a belt, two velvet dresses, and a couple of Christmas goodies for Mama D. #noragrets

Obviously, I couldn’t link the actual sweater, so I have sever white fringe sweaters linked below.

If you are going to shop a going out of business sale, please remember these things:

  • Try on everything (or, in Pier 1’s case) make sure you want it- sales will be final. Don’t pretend to ignore this.
  • The employees are likely working OT and really, really tired.
  • “The back” is not a magical haven where they have everything you want. “The back” is where employees might grab a snack or check their phone when you insist they look for something they know is not in stock.
  • The employees probably do not know much beyond what the public knows. We took to making up answers when asked if/ where the new location of DC Pier 1 would be.
  • This goes for every time you interact with someone at a st0re- just be nice! Remember that while employees are there to help you, they don’t special powers that make things cheaper, returns easier, or stock more plentiful.

A couple more items of note about this outfit: my quilted leggins are from Denmark! My mom brought them back and, for the life of me, I cannot remember the name of the store! But they’re the thickest, warmest leggings ever! And the shoes are kid-sized.

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Outfit details:

White fringe sweater: The Limited||Vest: How to Live LBI||The Sari Necklace c/o Pearl & Clasp||Alice bag c/0 Urban Expressions {use code CLOVE25 for 25% off your Urban Expressions purchase}||Mixed Plaid Scarf: Urban Outfitters||Girls’ Betseyville Pam Western Boots: Target

White fringe sweaters:



While I love a good, sleek, black outfit as much as the next person, I also have a soft spot for winter pastels. There’s just something about them that’s softer during a time of year when we need softness more than ever. I was especially inspired by McKenna Bleu’s post from Vail. She rocked so much pink in all different shades, but I really loved the pastel pink. Isn’t there just something so cuddly about the softer shades? If you’re not about to add winter pastels to your wardrobe, per say (not many people can pull off pale yellow in a big way), a cute hat or mittens are the way to go.

How do you lighten up your cold, dark winter days?

the carolove winter pastels

1.‘Chloe’ Rain Boot||2.Double pom beanies||3.Calvin Klein Fuzzy Knit Fingerless Convertible Mittens

4.muk luks Women’s Sofia Slippers||5.Mudd® Chunky Knit Faux-Fur Pom-Pom Hat||6.Muk Luks Women’s Textured Long Flip Mittens

7.Pistil Billie Pom Beanie – Women’s||8.100% Baby Alpaca Wool Yellow Scarf from Peru, ‘Lovely Lemon’

9.Lands’ End Women’s Chunky Cable Beanie-Oxford Blue Fairisle||10.The North Face Cable Knit Mitt||11.Women’s Nordstrom Striped Cashmere Scarf

12.Marled beanie||13.Muk Luks Women’s Delanie Boot Slipper||14.Marled fringe scarf


I moved at the end of a DC summer, which, as many of you know, is my absolute least favorite time of year because it’s just hot and sticky and gross. Consequently, a lot of my warm things are either stashed somewhere at my parents’ house or in a last few bins that never quite got unpacked.

This is most unfortunate because it got cold here this past week! Dani and I tried to take some pictures last Thursday night and we were so freezing that it kind of failed. I also wasn’t wearing anything on my ears or hands so I was especially grumpy. The next day, because Kendall legit didn’t have any gloves, I ran out on my lunch break to see if I could grab cheapies for the two of us. H&M had some men’s gloves on clearance then I ran to Forever 21 for gloves + earmuffs for me. All told, I spent $12. Not too shabby!

I think the best way to view cold weather accessories is to think of them as an extension of your outfit. Like, you have to wear them anyway, why not love them? All of my picks are under $100 and all of them would make for a great last minute Christmas/ Hanukkah present!

1.Women’s Kate Spade New York Crystal Beanie||2.Women’s Cara Embellished Beanie||3.UGG Cable-Knit Beanie w/ Pompom, Pearl

4.bcbgeneration Meow Earmuffs||5.UGG Wired Leopard Earmuff w/ Toscana||6.Navy Bow Earmuffs

7.Rosie Sugden Cashmere Printed Mittens, Ivory/Pink||8.boohoo Lyla Heart Knitted Fleece Lined Mittens

9.Ralph Lauren Two-Tone Touch Screen Gloves||10.Portolano Jeweled Cashmere Gloves||11.Women’s Fownes Brothers Leather & Genuine Calf Hair Gloves

12.Women’s Bp. Reversible Scarf||13.Betsey Johnson xox Trolls Faux-Fur Colorblocked Muffler||14.Women’s Bp. Leopard Pattern Infinity Scarf