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Originally posted on Little Bitty City One over 3 years ago (my first ever blog post!)

My first blog post would include a bottomless mimosa brunch.

Did you know in Portland, Oregon, they simply brunch with really awesome, organic everything food? I was shocked to hear that my co-worker, the birthday boy, had never heard of bottomless brunch until he moved here, and I was delighted that he wanted bottomless mimosas included in his birthday weekend.

Brunch is not only just an excuse to day drink, but also an excuse to day drink while dressing up for breakfast food. This combines at least three of my favorite things. It wasn’t unbearably cold in The District yesterday, so I could have a little bit more fun with my outfit.

With it being winter, I’m into layers. On top I wore a plain black long sleeve under a slouchy sweater from Loft (my staple store). The skirt is actually a child-sized Ralph Lauren (my staple brand). Boots are Etienne Aigner from Piperlime. I got them last year but it seems like the two-tone trend has hit BIG time in the city this year. I’ve become quite a fan of boot socks as well- I have about five different colors from Target. Threw on two long strands of mama’s pearls (a huge perk of living at home still is shopping in her closet) and moved all my essentials into my adorable new Kate Spade bag (guys- THERE ARE SPADES ON IT!) and I was ready to go.

NoPa is nestled in Chinatown a couple blocks from the Verizon center and right near the Spy Museum. I was the first one to get there and we had a private room, which was really nice as we were a big, loud group. Almost all of us ordered the mimosa brunch: “infinite” mimosas (which they cut off at three in the afternoon), and two three we’re not really sure how many courses since the waiter told us something different from the menu. The food was INCREDIBLE. I had the smoked salmon appetizer, the eggs Benedict, and the mulled cider dessert. All of it was fantastic. I will say, the boys on either side of me ordered pâté and it seemed weird it didn’t come with crackers or bread or anything. I don’t even eat the stuff and knew that was off. Our service was a little weird. The waiter asked the birthday boy to let him finish talking before he asked questions. Rude. My eggs Benedict came out wrong as did the girl’s down the table, so by the time we got our right order, everyone else was almost done. And don’t call your mimosas infinite if they are not. But all in all it was a good time and who doesn’t enjoy getting mimosa buzzed all Sunday? I’ll give them a 3 out of 5 and maybe try going back with a smaller group.

Snag the Look (more of a focus on the navy color)

Add accessories liberally! Let your Blair Waldorf flag fly free!

x0x0 Caroline

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It may sound silly, but sometimes there’s nothing like that perfect pair of jeans that really emphasize my butt to give me a little confidence boost. We all spend ages searching through clothes racks to find that one item of clothing that shows off our best feature and makes us feel like we could strut down the street without a care in the world.

Whether you’re a jeans and t shirt type of girl, or you like to rock the summer dresses, we all have the one outfit that helps us roar. I know there is all sorts of advice out there for body types, but I think it’s important to focus on what makes you feel good.

Free People La Brea V Neck Sweater

Some girls like to draw attention to their cleavage, so v-neck, scoop neck or sweetheart neckline shirts and dresses are definitely the best way to emphasize these features. Wrap dresses work really well for this because they tie in at the waist and they make the breasts stand out. No matter what you’re wearing, the key to highlighting the chest is using bold colors. They will draw attention to your chest, while horizontal stripes will make them look bigger. You can also use accessories to attract attention to your neckline and, by association, your cleavage.

Women’s Halogen Scalloped Lace Pencil Skirt

Other women might not feel so great about drawing attention to their rear, but there are many ways to naturally enhance this area, including, but not limited to, butt enhancement cream. Sometimes the best way to make your butt look bigger is to emphasize your waist with a slim-fitting dress, but high-waisted or stretch-fabric jeans are your best friends. They stretch over your bum, lifting and shaping it, instead of just falling over it and making it look flat. Same thing with skirts; a straight or A-line silhouette skirt will sculpt itself to your butt’s natural shape and make it pop. You don’t have to wear really short skirts to emphasize your butt if doesn’t make you comfortable. You can achieve the same effect with long trousers or a knee-length pencil skirt.

Women’s Socialite Ruffle Sleeve T-Shirt Dress

Legs are another feature that get a lot of attention, and whether yours are long or average there is always a time to show them off. This is another situation where high-waist clothes are your friend, making your legs look like they start high on your body, no matter how long they actually are. You can have a lot of fun experimenting with jeans, skirts and shorts before you decide what makes you feel comfortable and fabulous. Summer, in particular, is when your legs will be out on display. This year, you could also try wearing cute t shirt dresses or A-line frocks as well as shorts. Combined with a pair of sandal wedges, this look will have you and your legs turning a lot of heads.

Finally, no matter your body shape, you must never forget to emphasize your smile. Your confidence is reflected in your big smile.

 

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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!

KissMe

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Originally posted on Little Bitty City One

I think the worst part of seasonal transitions (besides the allergies) is trying to figure out how the heck to dress. When I put this outfit on last week, it wasn’t because it was perfect planned. It was a happy accident after standing in front of my closet in silence for approximately 20 hours and trying on several million combinations or skirts and tops and tights and boots. That may be an exaggeration- but this was at least the third outfit that I attempted. I was pretty happy with it.

The coat actually made its debut last year, but I upgraded the buttons to a tortie/ gold combo and it just feels way more lush. If there has been an upside to this drawn-out winter, it’s that I’m actually getting to wear the coats that I couldn’t when, you know, it was 75 degrees on Christmas.

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Pearl studs||Black pearl choker||Blush coats under $100 here, here, here||similar sweater here||similar skirts here, here||similar sunnies here||Oversized Fabric Bow Belt||Black booties here, here, here||Gia bag c/o [use code LBC1 for 25% off]

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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

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