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I’ve been pretty equally split this year buying Christmas presents from department stores and small businesses (mostly Etsy), and honestly I’m the most excited about the small shopping I’ve done. Not only because the gifts are personalized and unique, but also I’m proud to support small and local businesses, and wanted to highlight a few women I know personally IRL who have hustles and heart. Consider shopping with them this holiday season because you’ll be supporting a woman making moves for herself, and often her family.

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Brittneigh: Limelight by Alcone

 I’m a Beauty Guide for Limelight by Alcone. We’re a Chemical Free professional grade cosmetic and an all natural skincare line! To sum it up, we bring What the professionals use straight to your home! 

Our Holiday Lip Ornament is my go too gift this season which includes a mini Enduring Lip Color which goes on creamy, dries matte, and can last between 6-8 hours! And also a mini lip gloss which has a super cute blingy applicator and pairs perfectly with our Enduring Lip Color. Perfect stocking stuffer or gift for the holidays for only $24! 


Olivia: Crimson Treasures

My business Crimson Treasures is just my idea of interesting handmade jewelry that I myself would wear. I like quirky and out of the box things so I try to make my pieces very unique. My pieces also all include crystals that have unique healing properties which adds to the quirkiness. Crystals have always been a big part of my life and I love to use them in every piece that I make.

The only recommendation that I have for other women owned businesses is just to do what you feel is right. Make and produce things that you love and never change for anyone. You created your business for a reason and you need to stick to it. Also, have fun!

My favorite product is this rainbow titanium aura quartz necklace. I love rainbows and these crystals are just amazing with their colors. 


Julie: Mary Kay

I started my Mary Kay business 4 years ago. I used Mary Kay makeup prior and liked the quality of the products. It wasn’t until I became a consultant that I started using the Timewise Miracle Set skincare line.

My favorite pamper my skincare gift bundle is the Mix & Mask, it is a Hot new multimasking trend!

You use different Mary Kay masks to target different areas of your face and address specific skin needs all at once. 

The bundle includes:

  • Clear Proof Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask: This triple-action charcoal mask deeply cleanses skin and helps clear the way to beautiful, clearer-looking skin.
  • Timewise Moisture Renewing Gel Mask: Instantly hydrates, locks in moisture, de-stresses, purifies, nourishes, calms, firms, smooths, softens and minimizes pores.

If you’d like to purchase from Julie, please contact her via her Facebook!


Erica: Stella & Dot

I’m a stylist with Stella & Dot! I absolutely love helping others to have fun with accessories and find amazing style-even on a budget! Reach out with any and all styling needs!

This Rosé all day gift set is a chic and affordable holiday treat! Featuring best-selling luxe studs and the perfect pouch to pair it with.

 


After Christmas, I’ll highlight where and what I got from small businesses, but I don’t want to accidentally give away any surprises. What’s your favorite way to shop small?

Don’t forget you can also shop small from ME on my Etsy & Zazzle shops!

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Happy first Friday in December! Kendall and I are decorating our little tree this weekend. I can’t wait! I’m also doing a little adventure with Dani to Sarah‘s engagement party and on Sunday there’s cat yoga at Crumbs & Whiskers with a long lost pal! This weekend is so full of love I can’t stand it!

Baby It’s Cold Outside Print & T-Shirt

Lately on The CaroLøve:

There’s a HUGE sale in my Etsy shop today only: 50% off all digital prints (excluding custom work). Because they are digital, you can download and use the designs for shirts, journals, cards, etc. No code needed!

Speaking of my little shop, one of my prints has found a home on Sarah’s bar cart!

I LOVE Brea’s style (in fact, Kendall had to stop me from running off with her jacket one crazy night at Hawthorne) and her vacation style for Cuba was too fun!

I also sold my first shirt from my Zazzle shop! My Stella & Dot stylist (and friend) Erica customized the Topknot Mascara Coffee Tee and I can’t wait to see her rock it!

If you’re looking for glam-y beauty & body gifts, check out my Sissy’s Limelite by Alcone goodies! I ordered a couple things for Christmas gifting yesterday. She uses the products herself and with her family, so I know I can trust them!

The Jack Rogers duck boots I loved last year (but never bought) are half the original price at Lord & Taylor.

I was browsing Nordstrom for gifts for my office holiday dinner and I came across these most adorable pajams. I like the gingerbread set myself- what’s your fave?

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Just when I think that Stella & Dot can’t get much better, they collaborate with Rebecca Minkoff, an award-winning designer and internationally admired global lifestyle brand. This collection captures the spirit of downtown New York City, where Stella & Dot’s jewelry is designed and handcrafted with love.

I love this collection because it combines designer items with mid-range prices plus that Stella & Dot quality and care I’ve become accustomed to. The jewel-tones in the colorful pieces such as the Pixie Studs make the collection a perfect addition to any autumn style. Meanwhile, the more delicate pieces, such as the Celestial Ear Climbers still come in fun, unexpected silhouettes.

I thought it might be interesting to do a complete Rebecca Minkoff look featuring the collaboration. It might be considered gauche to dress in head to toe of one designer, but if models can do it down the runway, why can’t we do the same skipping through life like it’s our own private fashion show?

REBECCA MINKOFF Pixie Studs||Rebecca Minkoff Fiona Dress||Rebecca Minkoff Brooke Mary Jane Pumps||Rebecca Minkoff Midnight Medium Leather Crossbody Bag

I’m also curious- if you could pick any one designer for Stella & Do to collaborate with next- who would it be and why? Let me know in the comments!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the first weekend of my favorite month which also happens to be the weekend of Chowderfest. Time for the annual girls’ trip to Long Beach Island, NJ to buy all the things and eat all the things and generally enjoy life and the sisterhood of friendship. Like- there’s a picture of Tiffany and I hanging up in one of the gift shops. I grew up going down the shore but since we sold our house, it’s been this weekend that completes my little half-Jersey heart. We’ll stock up at the Island Gypsy sale and I ignore that I’m just a little allergic to shellfish. WHOOPS. What do you have planned this weekend?

Beach decor

Lateley on The CaroLøve:

I’m beyond ecstatic that a Stella&Dot x RebeccaMinkoff collection is a thing and the pieces are GORGEOUS!

Every once in a while I just need to share a friend’s outfit post. My girl Rox killed it for NYFW!

So, SO happy that The Diner made this list of top breakfast (not brunch) spots in DC. (Go for the chorizo omletes.)

A huge congrats to Christine for making the Top 100 French Blogs and Websites for Francophiles!

I know I’m obsessed with my PosyPaper Planner but Tiff just told me about a new planner I may try for 2018. You can get the The Happiness 100-Day Planner at Anthropologie for $26, but I may splurge for the dated Jan-Dec.

After over a year of bugging ever Trader Joe’s cashier I have come across and recieving varying answers, it has been confirmed that we’re getting one in Glover Park! YAS. (Kendall, love, you can still keep going to Safeway for your pickles. I won’t fight you on that.)


On a very serious note, one of my college friends has organized a Puerto Rico Relief Fund. My tie to Puerto Rico is that one of my best friends’ family is from there and I had the privilege to visit the island with her, his are much deeper. Beyond that, please don’t forget that Puerto Ricans are our American brothers and sisters and they need our help. From Joe’s page:

Though Hurricane Maria is long gone from Puerto Rico, the island’s people are still struggling to cope with the chaos and destruction the storm left behind. As some are aware I am of Puerto Rican descent with several family members on the island who are facing a growing humanitarian crisis. My family and I visited the island earlier this year after the passing of my father who had been living there for the past 7 years.

In his honor and on behalf of my family I have felt compelled to do what I can to raise money and support relief efforts. My Uncle Robert Gonzalez and I are setting up this page to raise funds to support our efforts to buy and send much needed supplies directly to local organizations on the ground.  Robert will be overseeing logistics of getting supplies from his warehouse in Elizabeth NJ to Port San Juan.

 

 

 

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Happy late summer fall Friday! My friends seem pretty split on the team summer/ team fall situation, but I know I for one and thrilled that I got to bust out my boots yesterday when it was below 60 as I got dressed for work. Plans this weekend include lunch at the Cathedral and maybe a nap?

My thoughts are with Florida this week. I grew up going back and forth a few times a year and have family and close family friends in both south Florida and the Keys. Please be safe, everyone!

Morning Pumpkin Mug

Lately on The CaroLøve:

I found a really nifty app called Acorns for micro-investing that essentially lets you set it and forget it by investing spare change from purchases you’re already making. I honestly have no idea how to invest, but would like to learn (and save up for a down payment on a house), so this app seems just about right for me. I’ve read a ton of reviews, and it seems as though the one downside is a $12 annual fee for accounts under $5000. The best review I’ve seen about it is on Budgets are Sexy as it lays out all the pros and cons. Because of the nature of my new job, I’m waiting for approval to finish my signing up process, but I’d love to know if you’ve ever used it! If you’re interested in trying it out, you can use my link and get an automatic $5 with your first investment!

I’m all about shopping local and I’m so excited that Shop Made in DC is going to be a thing come October!

I really, really love trains, probably because my cool af grandfather collected models and took me on an overnight train trip when I was little. There’s a train trip in Canada I want to take with massive windows and NO WIFI so you can enjoy the sights of the country and the stars at night. SO DOWN.

As much as I sometimes get down on myself and my shape, I truly believe that fashion has no size.

There are really only so many ways you can arrange a one-bedroom apartment, but when I get that home, I’ll be taking note of these 14 Things Designers Notice the First Time They Enter Your Home.

Do you have this bootie (or one similar) in your shoe arsenal?

WOOHOO! New arrivals from Stella & Dot are here!

The boots from my Instagram story last night are still on sale at Macy’s for under $100! I’ve discovered that I need wide-calf boots and these could not fit/ feel better than they do!

Have a great weekend! Let me know what you’re getting up to!

 

 

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