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Getting to dress up in a theme is one of my favorite things to do, and the 4th of July is one of the best holidays for that. In DC, it’s already heating up and I’m trying to figure out how to wear as little as possible while still representing that red, white, and blue. I’m especially excited that I get to celebrate with my army guy since he’ll have returned to me. (EEK! He’ll be home Friday/ Saturday and I CANNOT WAIT!)

While his outfit is probably consisting of either this shirt or these shorts I picked up for him the last time he was away, I haven’t figured mine out. I kind of want to wear this dress or this one, but I can’t find either. I’m starting to think there’s a troll in my closet eating my clothes- either that or there’s a purple bin I haven’t touched since I moved in. REGARDLESS- what is this patriotic princess to do?

If you’re trying to figure out an insta-worthy outfit on a budget, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite pieces under $50 to help get you started. I can’t wait to see all that red, white, and blue!

the carolove 4th of july outfits under 50

Floral Cat Ear Headband||Grayson Threads Women’s Red, Wine, & Blue Americana Tank Gray||FOREVER 21+ American Flag Print Sneakers

Relaxed Americana Graphic Tank for Women||Be Bop Juniors’ Bandana-Print V-Hem Dress||POPTIMISM! Women’s Popsicle Print Jelly Tote Handbag – Blue

Distressed American Flag USA Star Design Womens Fashion Shorts||American Flag Classic Horn Rimmed Patriotic Sunglasses||Ayliss Women’s Sexy Cut out back Bohemian Casual Loose Romper Playsuit

Jack by BB Dakota Tavon Printed Chambray Snap Front Dress||INC International Concepts Women’s Gallena Popsicle® Collection Flat Sandals, Only at Macy’s||Bardot Floral Print Pom Pom Trim Dress

 

 

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My family has belonged to Montgomery Country Club in Laytonsville since I was in kindergarten. Most summers growing up, I was there 12 hours a day, 7 days a week unless the lifeguards (who sometimes doubled as babysitters) had to wrangle us out of the pool for thunder/ lightning. Many times, we were there later eating crab dip for dinner with our swim team buddies and playing red rover just far enough off the golf course that we wouldn’t get in trouble. Most of my summer memories comes from that club, not even mentioning the parties I went to/ threw throughout the years (I’ve been to three wedding showers recently, including the one I hosted), and the amazing support they gave us when my sister died.

Luckily, my mom still loves it just as much and is still a member. While I now can mostly only spend weekends poolside, sipping sweet tea vodka and lemonade instead of Powerade now, I will never turn down a day in the sun with a good book any chance I can get.

If you saw my Instagram post from this past weekend, you saw my adorable new pool bag from Target. The pool opens THIS SATURDAY, y’all! And while I’m set for new suites for the summer thanks to Cupshe, everything else in pool bag can be picked up in one shopping trip to the magical land of Target.

 

 

It does not, however, look like they carry my favorite summer read. I highly suggest your poolside reading includes Palisades Park: A Novel by Alan Brennert. 

 

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Spring is in full swing in The District. Between the April showers, the beginning of tourist season, the allergies, and the generally unpredictable yo-yo weather that is so typical of this area (year-round), it’s sometimes easy to forget how lovely this time of year can really be. This past weekend, in my own neighborhood and despite the rain, I happened upon one of the prettiest trees I’ve ever seen. The flowers + the lush greenery in my neighborhood always make me kind of pause and appreciate how gorgeous this city really is. It’s sometimes hard to believe it really is a city. I work downtown, but even there the squares and parks become like little their own little green oasis.

Basically, what I’m trying to say is we should all take a moment to appreciate the green outdoors. In planning our engagement/ save the date pictures, Kendall and I have discussed a little bit of a vintage picnic theme. There’s no reason though that we shouldn’t just take one of our free days (ha. few and far between.) and go on a real picnic of our own for a date. My dad has been trying to get us to go to Wagshal’s, a deli near us, since before we moved in, and I think it would be so fun to pick up a couple sandwiches, chips, and drinks and head out to enjoy a sunny Saturday. Now all we need is a free day (a girl can dream).

Have you picnicked in DC? Where’s your favorite spot?

1.Do Juicy What I See? Shift Dress||2.Keds Double Up Sneaker||3.Watermelon||4.Ban.do ‘Chill Out’ Cooler Tote||5.Ban.do Insulated Cooler Bag||6.ban.do Sweetheart Deluxe Cooler Bag||7.Sunnylife Picnic Blanket||8.Hawaiian Sun Green Tea with Ginseng||9.Spritz™ Paper Straws Multi 20 ct

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I cannot stress this enough, and I’ve said it before: if I could only wear one style for the rest of my life, striped cotton dresses would be it. And they would likely all be from Old Navy. I’ve honestly been wearing Old Navy striped dresses for the past two days. Not only are they easy AF and hold up forever, but I can consistently slip into one and Kendall will be like, “you look beautiful!” No fuss, but much reward.

And I’ve always been a dress girl. I think it would confuse people when I was younger because while most girls opted for jeans or shorts on out-of-uniform days, I reached for a sun dress. After swim team practice- same thing. I’ve just always felt the most myself in a dress. I may not always know how to properly girl, complaining about heels most female would laugh at, but a good dress will win over jeans every time. Pair with a sweet pair of flats or a cute sneaker- I’m set. It’s my uniform, and I’m sticking with it.

Photos by Sarah

My outfit details:

Denim jacket: Target||Sunglasses: Betsey Johnson||Sari necklace c/o Pearl & Clasp||Faith bag c/o Urban Expressions||Sneakers: Steve Madden||Heavy-Knit Shift Dress for Women: Old Navy

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This past weekend simultaneously seemed never-ending and entirely too short. Saturday was our Bubbles & Bloggers Barbie Brunch at Hawthorne, and it could not have been better! That will actually be a separate post tomorrow because it was so amazing- we had an absolute blast! Dani and I got there entirely too early to set up- not much actually had to be done thanks to the Hawthorne crew, so we set out to take some pictures before the rest of our party arrived.

I have been saving this sweater since late January (and now it’s on super sale) specifically for this brunch after spying it on McKenna Bleu. The neon pink is a little insane, but this may actually be the most cozy thing I own, and it definitely makes a statement. I actually was really proud of myself for organically pulling of a street style look. I feel like sometimes I want to, but it looks almost costume-y.

My street-style Barbie look was very Caroline at its root- just fun. I love playing with color (and a little glitter) so the theme, which admittedly I picked, was super fun to dress for. I hope everyone else thought so too, but judging by the outfits yesterday, all the ladies were game! I ordered my Bride hat the weekend after I got engaged. It came in on Friday and I was literally happy dancing around DC with it, super excited that it came in on time for the brunch. I will be shamelessly rocking it from now until forever.

pictures c/0 Dani

Outfit details:

Bride Doll Style Pink and White Hat with Pink Print: DentzDesign||whimsies fun bangle: kate spade new york||Navy scuba top: Loft||Silence + Noise Ally Neon Chunky Cardigan: Urban Outfitters||AEO Denim X Cafe Hi-Rise Jegging: American Eagle Outfitters||Betseyville Girls’ Betseyville Pallas Hidden Wedge Sneakers: Target||Lucite Garden Pretty Necklace: t+j designs

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