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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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Target is bae and has been bae since my mom and sister came home from a weekend shopping trip like 15 year ago with wild stories of a store with an escalator just for carts. When I was in college, my mom gave me a Target card because they had everything I could need and they were also far superior to Walmart. Cheese? They got it. Sundress? Check! Storage ottoman? YOU BETCHA! And now you can add discount BaubleBar to the mix with SUGARFIX, the sweetest jewelry collab, only at Target.

I checked out SUGARFIX the last time I was in a Target and was overall very pleased with the quality. The chunky statement necklaces were a little lighter than the original BaubleBar brand, but I can’t even say that’s a bad thing. The price is nice- think about half of what you’d expect to spend with BaubleBar- and a lot of it is on clearance PLUS 20% off clearance with the code SAVE20. ALSO- you can earn cashback shopping SUGARFIX by BaubleBar with ebates!

Beaded Tassel Drop Earrings||Crystal Stud Earring Set of Two – Clear||Tassel Earrings with Crystal

Crystal Statement Necklace||Crystal Statement Necklace – Lt Gray/Pink||Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace

Geometric Gem Drop Earrings||Amazon Bib Necklace – Dark Silver||Tricolor Geometric Drop Earrings – Yellow

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I sometimes think of my blog as a paper doll or a mood board. It’s a place for my to put together looks that I may not ever wear IRL and that’s ok. Finding inspiration from other bloggers, or even one element of an outfit online can spark a whole look for me. This is one of those looks.

I have said multiple times that dressing for work is hard for me in the summer. I’m just kind of hot and miserable. Kristyn posted this Embellished Sheath Dress on Instagram a couple weeks ago and I haven’t stopped thinking about it. I haven’t pulled the trigger on it because I haven’t decided about shopping for new work clothes before I start my new job, but it’s definitely on my wish list!

A dress like that doesn’t really need a necklace because of the embellishments, but I think the Piña Studs compliment the beading on the dress perfectly.

The bags I use for day-to-day need to be big enough for my planner, my wallet, phone, ipod, headphones, and “social pouchy” (the silly name by bestie and I call the pouches we move from purse to purse that’s pre-packed with essentials like mini-brushes and perfume samples). The Ted Baker London Blossom Leather Tote fits the bill AND it has cherry blossoms on it’ so this DC girl approves.

I’m kind of a little booboo b*tch when it comes to wearing heels. Just not a fan and I complain about my feet hurting and it’s bad time for everyone involved. The exception comes in two forms: a low, block heel, or a sweet pair of espadrilles like these Caterina Scalloped Cutout Suede Wedge Espadrilles.

It’s cooling down a bit (for now) but aside from that, offices are always chilly. I always keep a cardigan or a scarf like the Badgley Mischka Ocelot Jacquard Wrap at my desk. And don’t forget a great pair of sunnies like these Round Cat Eye Sunglasses, which have 100% UV protection.

Have you ever seen a piece that inspired a whole look?

 

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My 27th year has been my best one yet. The way it started honestly set me up the right way- an endless pizza brunch with my closest friends and my new boyfriend, followed by taking that new boyfriend home for Easter to meet my folks- everyone loved him. The boyfriend became the roommate in my sunny new apartment in September in a weirdly seamless transition. Then my roommate proposed to me on stage with my favorite band.

While Kendall has been a huge reason that this year has been so fantastic, I’ve made a lot of personal gains as well. It started with Dani, truly, and her organization of Bubbles & Bloggers. Without the network she started cultivating, I don’t know that I would have had to guts to relaunch my blog. I certainly wouldn’t have the main squad I run with in DC. I am forever thankful for my new friends. I am braver and more confident than I have ever been.

Speaking of friends, my 27th year also saw 3 of my oldest friends marry the loves of their respective lives. April, May, and June were a collective whirlwind of love and celebration.

Of course this year wasn’t all peaches ‘n’ cream, but the hard stuff that life always comes with makes the sweet stuff even better. As always, a huge thank you to my my parents for always being there when I need to come home, symbolically and literally.

My mom and Kendall have asked me what I want for my birthday. Honestly, I just kind of want to go to Mission for their own birthday celebration– yes I am twins with my favorite HH in the city- and celebrate with whoever is around and wants to join. I don’t need anything- I feel like I have it all! But since I’ve been making monthly wish lists anyway-basically craving all things soft + pastel, with a dash of… statement earrings? The funny thing is that I rarely wear earrings but I have been so drawn to several funky pairs recently.

the carolove march wish list

And if you happened to see my February wish listthese boots are back in stock as are these earrings. #love

1.kate spade new york Women’s Rose Gold-Tone Glitter Scallop Activity Tracker||2.Freeze Long Sleeve Sweatshirt-Juniors||3.Jessa

4.kate spade new york Purple-Tone Unicorn Stud Earrings||5.Cool Girl Cuff Bracelet

6.Pizza Sweatshirt||7.Heavy-Knit Shift Dress for Women||8.Conch Tassel Drops

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Black Friday is always more of just a girls’ day with my mom, my Auntie Steph, and I. We head to Columbia Mall, shop until we’re tired, and head home. Usually this includes about an hour at Sears, picking up items for the Salvation Army Angel Tree (my mom) and warm winter things for Street Sense vendors (me). We do some fun shopping, but it’s not urgent, and we certainly do not rush out out the door. It’s casual… until it isn’t anymore and I start feeling claustrophobic and anxious and the mall is too packed and INEEDTOGETOUTOFHERE. Does anyone else get like that in crowds?

This is why I do most of my Christmas shopping online. Usually I have certain things I know I want to get, and it’s so much easier to clicklclickDONE and end up with exactly what I want for my friends and family. This year, I’ve already knocked out a ton of my Christmas shopping with an earlier Kate Spade Surprise Sale, but this current one is just too good not to share! Today is the last day of this Kate Spade Surprise Sale, so you’re going to want to jump on it to snag some of these amazing deals!

the carolove kate spade surprise sale

1.dewey street little len||2.newbury lane plaid carsen||3.mavis street taden

4.emery court emelyn||5.a la vita ostrich halsey||6.burchelli bethany

7.glitter dot bow sweatshirt||8.fashion kendall coat

9.bourgeois bow studs||10.small square studs||11.glitter round leverbacks

12.nyc pretzel studs||13.nyc pretzel bangle||14.nyc pretzel pendant

Don’t forget that you can earn cash back from Kate Spade when shopping through ebates!
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