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A couple weeks ago, Kendall + I had a serious discussion about adventuring. With his work schedule,  it’s harder to plan weekend romps and day trips, so we decided we need to at least explore this great city that we live in more. My old roommate was having a birthday get together, so we decided to take the morning for us and just walked around the DuPont/ Logan Circle area.We grabbed sushi at one of the few places that is open between 2 and 5, and Kendall asked if he could take some pictures for my blog since he’s noticed that I haven’t been doing many outfit posts. (He’s such a great insta-husband-to-be.)

So, I actually got this top thinking it was a dress. I put it on, and Kendall was visibly confused. I stuck my white jeans on under it, and it definitely looked better. This is one of those outfits I think my mom will hate- it features skulls, ripped jeans, and a cold shoulder. But I think it’s fun! It makes for a great weekend outfit especially if I’m stuffing my tum full of sushi, cupcakes, and drinkies from Orange Anchor, like I did that day.

I’m so into the western skull motif kind of out of nowhere- see my other western-inspired picks below my outfit details!

Outfit details:

Get Me Moving Tunic Top: Southern Fried Chics||Jegging crop: American Eagle Outfitters||Purse: Coach Outlet||Sandals: Forever 21||black cat scallop activity tracker||Stella & Dot Stack: Melody Bracelet; Wishing Bracelet – Bisous

Western picks:

 

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I could not be more thrilled that Stella & Dot, my favorite jewelry retailer, now offers adorable tops. The tops are mostly solid, offering a blank canvas to doll up with their jewelry and other accessories. Although I’m not really a Stella & Dot stylist (I haven’t made it a business~ you can check out my post on that here), I fancy myself a bit of a freelance stylist anyway with my blog, and wanted to show some of the Stella & Dot combos I love..

The best thing about the new Stella & Dot tops is that they’re mostly work appropriate for business casual. Since it’s a brand I already love and have been wearing for years, I can’t wait to try out the clothing!

My personal style leans towards a solid top with a really funky necklace. I’ve created two different all Stella & Dot looks with that style in mind.

Evie Lace Knit Tee||Riva Tassel Earrings||Leyla Charm Necklace||Mini Pouch – Embroidered Lashes


Bianca Knit Tee||Fringe Tassel Earrings||Bora Fringe Necklace||Bowery Versatile Belt Bag

 

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TGIF

This is the most epic of all the TGIF feels- today is my last day at the firm! In all honesty it has been a great four years but I’m excited to move on. I will probably cry at some point today. We’ll see.

Glitter “Bye Felicia” Cake Topper

This week on The CaroLøve:

Don’t forget I’m still running my Stella & Dot online styling session!

Jim Vance will be featured in Smithsonian’s African American History Museum.

Enjoy 15% off wedding orders $250+, 10% off $150+ with Minted using code: JULYWED! (exp Mon 7/31)

Relevant to my interests: Etsy has released an awesome wedding party gift guide!

Mark & Graham is on my level. So excited for fall and their preview for the coming season!

Betsey Johnson is having a BOGO 50% sale off with the code SUPER50.

Off-the-shoulder doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, and Lulu’s has an awesome selection!

Have an awesome weekend!

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TGIF

It’s been a minute since I TGIF-ed it up. I mostly write my blog posts on my lunch breaks and for some reason, Thursday lunches have been almost non-existent. Even today (Thursday) I had barely a minute to myself and shoveled leftovers into my mouth between meetings. AND GUESS WHAT- I put in my two weeks notice and I will be moving on to a new job in August! So today really was a crazy day. So blessed to be able to come home to my sweet fiance and our cozy apartment to decompress after long days. A huge thank you to my friends and family who have been a great support while I freaked out at work for the past few months.

Drusy necklace

This week on The CaroLøve:

In case you were somehow absent from the internet yesterday, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access has begun! I’ll post my picks for Saturday Shopping tomorrow!

Target has started making science-themed shirts for girls to encourage STEM curiosity. Of course, some people are mad that they’re pink, but I think anything to encourage girls to learn is great!

Well-known bridal company Alfred Angelo has closed its doors suddenly, and is radio silent as brides and ‘maids try to figure out what to do about dresses they’ve already paid for. Makes me glad I decided naht to go with them.

Segue into how I honestly think it’s bizarre that Thredup plans to open five brick-and-mortar locations by the end of 2017. But Buff Exchange made my skin crawl with anger every time I went in so maybe this is a good thing!

I can count on one hand the times I’ve taken off my bracelet with my sister’s initials, but the bracelets around it have changed over the years, currently on my mini-stack are 2 from Stella & Dot: the Melody Bracelet & the Wishing Bracelet – Bisous. So dainty + delicate but with a #summervibes + playfulness.

Super tardy to the party sharing this but it’s SUHCOOL that Julien was featured on the Draper James blog, showing off her fave spots in Georgetown!

Caroline (not me) is goals + I love her post on working from a home office and productivity!

Have a great weekend!

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Last Wednesday, Bubbles & Bloggers had one of our coolest meetups yet. We headed down to Ivy City to Republic Restoratives to enjoy our custom Fresh In The District cocktails, learn about how Fresh Wave works, snack on some delicious treats from Homeshed Kitchens, and leave with the cutest Scout gift bags. While I’d certainly heard of Scout, I didn’t know much about the other brands an d it’s always fun discovering new places and products with my favorite ladies.

Republic Restoratives is woman-founded, “community funded and community driven,” making it the perfect place for a gathering of community minded women to get together. The space itself is really awesome- Dani and I were brainstorming future events while we were still there. Our Fresh In The District was delicious and made just for us! I’m not sure if they’re keeping it around as a permanent item on their menu, but I would recommend if you can get down there to try it!

Fresh Wave is a new-to-me company, but many of the ladies at the event had heard of them and love their products. I’m huge on candles, fragrance, and freshness in my home, but the difference between some of the scents that I use and Fresh Wave is that their products are all-natural. No harsh chemicals. No heavy perfumes. No toxic ingredients. While it was brought up that this is great for pets and kids, let’s be real- natural is better for everyone! I’m currently using the odor removing gel that came in my gift bag and I love the scent!

Thank you to Republic Restoratives, Fresh Wave, Homeshed Kitchens, and Scout for a wonderful night out, and of course to Dani for planning!

Dani with the Fresh Wave gals

We like to have themes for our meetups which makes for awesome pictures in semi-coordinating outfits, and our theme was green. Weirdly enough, I don’t actually own a whole lot of green, so I went for greenery instead with my tropical dress from Old Navy. I love love love the pattern on the dress but the dang thing shrank in the wash, making it a cute tunic.

Photos by Dani

Outfit details:

Sleeveless Cutout-Back Shift Dress for Women: Old Navy||York Necklace: Stella & Dot||Similar sandals here||Similar cardigans here||Similar bracelet here

Tropical print dresses:

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