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I am so psyched that this week is only three days for Kendall and myself. We haven’t had a trip in a while, and we’re going to Charleston for Sahra’s wedding with a stop on the way down and back to Myrtle Beach to visit some of my family. We’re like really good at long car trips together, braving a week-long drive from Mississippi with several stops along the way when we moved him up here, and a few trips back by car since then.

Next week, I’ll have my Chowderfest trip too! Now that I’m a grown-up with a full time job and responsibilities, it’s not so often that I get a weekend away, much less two in a row. While the trips serve different purposes, the bulk of both trips is going to be pretty casual. I have a crazy gown for Sahra’s wedding, but I’ll spend most of both trips in pretty comfy attire (especially as Long Beach Island will be pretty chilly at the ‘fest).

This time of year is pretty tricky, weather-wise, so layers are key. So is a (practical) variety of footwear. I’m kind of over over-packing (I used to be so bad about this), so I’m rather strategic in what actually gets to come with me for a weekend away. I tend to pack in coordinating colors to mix and match.

the carolove getaway essentials

collage made with picmonkey

Women’s Obey Basel Cable Knit Sweater||L.L.Bean Blanket Scarf, Plaid||Free People – Jordan Tee Women’s T Shirt

Original Tour Women’s Rain Boots||Jessica Simpson Water-Resistant Hooded Raincoat||Perverse Declan 51Mm Keyhole Sunglasses||Women’s Sp Black Decon Raw Edge High Waist Skinny Jeans

Roxy – Peak Moments Striped Dress Women’s Dress||Women’s Leith Easy Circle Cardigan||GUESS – Disc Pendant w/ Tassel Y Necklace Necklace||Lucky Brand Women’s Eesa Block-Heel Booties Women’s Shoes

Cobian – La Paz Women’s Sandals||Vans Authentic Lo Pro Sneaker||Brown Buckle-Accent Tote Set

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I cannot start today’s post without first thanking everyone for the support on my post yesterday. It meant the world to me how receptive and understanding folks were to my thoughts on a subject that is on my mind each and every day. It actually opened the door to a couple conversations that I think needed to be had as well. Thank you, sincerely, from the bottom of my heart.

Ok- so back to the regularly scheduled programming.

I have described the town where I grew up as equal parts Lilly Pulitzer and camo. I have a Realtree camo hat with a pink monogram. A little bit country, a little bit preppy. Now engaged to an Army man, I actually asked Kendall what he thought of camo clothes, because I would never want to offend him by turning what he works for into some fashion that he finds frivolous.

“I don’t like it.”

“Can you elaborate?”

“It’s green.” (green is his least favorite color)

He also thought it was RULL dumb when Forever 21 was selling what were essentially recently retired PT (physical training) t shirts for $40. (He said he’d sell you his for $20. He also said they’re like $7 for a pack of them so he’s price gouging you too). But I look good in green and he doesn’t mind me wearing camo and I still like it so there you go.

Olive Green Drop Shoulder Camo Sweater||Oversized Camo Parka Jacket CAMOUFLAGE||Camo Print Sweatsuit

Herschel Supply Co. Settlement Backpack||FV RELAY Women’s Camo Loose Fit Short Sleeve Crew-Neck Swing||Groove Women’s Genius Fashion Sneaker

Hybrid Juniors’ Embroidered Camo Printed Cutout T-Shirt||‘Cause She’s Gone Camo Jacket – Camo||Women’s Jag Jeans Ryan Camo Skinny Pants

Democracy Camo Floral Jacket||Decree Womens Camo Stud Bracelet Watch||Express Camo Silky Soft Twill Boyfriend Shirt

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Just like endorphins, pink makes me so happy. I was going though some of my old posts and I found the ASOS Cotton smock dress with frill detail and it honestly made me smile. Pink was always my signature color growing up- Candace in blue, Caroline in pink. That’s how it always went. My bedroom was pink-walled with pink carpeting, and my dorm room was periwinkle and all shades of pink. As for my home decor now, I’ve toned down the pink exponentially (because living with a boy) but we do have subtle pink accents in our bathroom.

I’ve done some research, and with the psychology of the color pink, it’s honestly not surprising that pink has always been a favorite of mine. It’s considered to be feminine and romantic, affectionate and intimate, thoughtful and caring. It tones down the physical passion of red replacing it with a gentle loving energy.

On the negative side (yes, there is a negative side to pink) it can be associated with being physically weak, over-emotional and over-cautious, having emotional neediness or unrealistic expectations, being naive, immature and girlish, lack of will power and lack of self worth. There you have it- the many faults of Caroline.

I’d rather focus on that good stuff though- pink represents empathy and sensitivity, which I think are two of my best traits. And I can wear them , literally, on my sleeve… or foot, or eyes…

ASOS always has a great selection of pink everything. I’m still eyeing the smock dress, but the other pink dresses I love are a little bit more formal (great for wedding guests!) Check out my other favorite ASOS pink bits and let me know- what is your signature color and why?

the carolove asos pink

ASOS Cotton Smock Dress with Frill Detail||PrettyLittleThing Embroidered Sheer Midi Dress||Chi Chi London Premium Lace Midi Prom Dress with Bardot Neck||Little Mistress Beaded Mid Dress with Tulle Skirt

New Look Metallic T Bar Loafer||Boohoo Espadrille Platform Sandal||ASOS PIPELINE Pointed Block High Heels||Adidas adidas Originals Haze Coral Stan Smith Sneakers||ASOS LORITA Ballet Flats

House of Holland Half Arsed Sqaure Sunglasses with Caged Half Frame||ASOS Oversized Square Embellished Sunglasses||AJ Morgan Plastic Aviator Sunglasses in Pink||ASOS Cat Eye Sunglasses with Metal Sandwich & Pink Colored Lens

New Look Lace Hem T-Shirt||Fila Oversized Rugby Top With V Neck And Contrast Stripes In Mesh||Pull&Bear Ruffle Flute Sleeve Tee||ASOS T-Shirt with Tropical Print in Block Candy Stripe

 

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I have been designing tee shirts since I was a kid. I’m 99% sure a certain toy company actually jacked my designs that I sent them when I was in 3rd grade. I have a few shirts I made with Custom Tee Couture, but they’re a little expensive. In college, I basically elected myself as t shirt chair of my sorority and even designed the Greek Week shirts one year. There are just a couple that I did while in college:

I’ve toyed with the idea of starting my own t shirt company, but that requires an investment that I just do not have at the moment. Enter one of the coolest concepts I’ve seen with Bonfire.You can check out how the whole thing works on their website, but basically I (and you! and whoever!) can come up with a design, pick a price point, and not have to worry about a thing else but getting paid and seeing the design come to life! The one small catch is that 5 shirts have to be paid for for them to be printed. If you don’t sell 5 or more shirts in the allotted time of the campaign, everyone who purchased the shirt gets their money back. No harm, no foul.

As a designer, you don’t have to worry about inventory, shipping, or anything! Just coming up with an idea that will sell. And with that, I bring you my first campaign! If Things + Tacos sells, I’ll probably keep designing and sharing and selling. If not, this was a fun experiment and I’ll take it as a learning experience!

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After a successful Lent of no shopping, I broke it spending entirely too much all at once. To be honest, I think I was feeling better when I couldn’t shop, so I may come up with some kind of deal with myself where I only can shop every other month or something. Not to say I got anything too ridiculous, just that I don’t really need anything at all! From my April wish list, I ended up with the Cupshe Melodic Blues One-piece Swimsuit, the Betseyville Naveah Gladiator Sandals, and the Pintucked Swing Blouse (thanks Mama for the last one!).

  1. I personally think it would be pretty rad to have a driver… and somewhere sunny (read: beachy) to go. Until then I’ll settle for this WildFox Couture Take Me Somewhere tee.
  2. I live in my black quilted Steve Madden slides, and the insoles are starting to come out with my foot every time I take them off. It may be time to upgrade to the Empire. Note: these sold out before this post got a chance to go live, these are similar though.
  3. Old Navy strikes again: I’m loving the Laser-Dot Multi-Tassel Tote for Women.
  4. I’m so into fruit-themed everything for summer and this Watermelon Slice Glitter Keychain is just a cute little something that caught my eye.
  5. Still on the hunt for a utility jacket with attitude and I found this INC International Concepts Linen Embellished Utility Jacket.
  6. Ummmm did you know that Katy Perry has a shoe line? Because she does and her Katy Perry Geli Novelty Beach Sandals are ADORABLE!
  7. I have been wearing my gold Coach loafers (a fab TJ Maxx find) about into the ground. I would love a similar style in pink. Enter the Ralph Lauren Belen Leather Loafer.
  8. …would also love a red like the Cole Haan Pinch Weekender Leather Loafers.
  9. I’ve seen some ADORABLE camo t shirt dresses on Instagram recently. Love this swingy z supply Camo Shirt Dress.
  10. I’m a big fan of totes, fun patterns, and monograms. All those come together in the Printed Crab & Cleek Boat Tote. If I had to choose, it would be the ginger jar pattern shown, but I also love the surf woody and the striped shirt!
  11. Colors + tassels scream summer to me and these Long Rainbow Tassel Earrings are perfection.
  12. Even though most brides I’ve asked said I absolutely do not need a wedding purse, I still love this rose gold bag.
  13. The Victoria Beckham collection was long-awaited at Target. The Black Calla Lily Satin Ruffle Hem Dress is by far my favorite piece!
  14. The open-shoulder style is a little tricky on me, but I can’t help but love the patter on this Entro Cowgirl Patch Dress.

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