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Remember last year when Bubbles & Bloggers took a field trip to my old neck of the woods to get some of that country fall goodness you can’t get in the city? Well, when we were at Rocklands, I picked up some farm fresh pork for Kendall and now we’re spoiled and the stuff from the grocery store just doesn’t cut it. Since this past weekend was so gorgeous, we decided to take a little field trip of our own.

Content warning: if you’re a vegetarian who has a problem with my purchasing farm-fresh meat, you might want to stop reading. Nothing graphic, I promise, but I do love eating meat, and I’m a huge fan of buying local.

I didn’t realize this because last fall we made other stops, but Rocklands Farm is only about 40 minutes outside of DC, with a gorgeous drive to get there. There’s plenty of parking, and the farm isn’t so massive that you feel overwhelmed- everything for visitors is pretty much contained. Because it was such a beautiful day, there were a ton of families enjoying the sunshine, wine, and nibbles from the market- lots of littles running around.

Since we were going to my parents’ for dinner after, I picked up a bottle of their Sandstone to take my dad, and some fresh flowers for my mom. You can check out all of their wines here.

Kendall had never been to Rocklands before so we carefully took our time selecting the cuts of pork to take home. While they don’t deliver, you can order your meats/ poultry online and select a designated drop-off spot to pick up your product. Another option is to sign up for the Rocklands Meat CSA, which is a club for pasture-raised, grass-fed & finished, nutrient-dense and humanely-raised meats. The meat CSA share includes a monthly selection of a diverse variety of cuts, flash-frozen & vacuum sealed, of beef, pork, lamb and chicken, varying month to month.  We considered it, but it’s so nice to get out of the city occasionally and hand-select whatever it is you want that I don’t know if we’ll end up doing that.

I clearly decided to go all country girl for mu outfit. I may be mostly city-fied, but I do love my fresh air and wide open spaces from time to time.

Outfit details:

Dress: Island Gypsy||Denim jacket: Target||Girls’ Betseyville Reece Floral Embroidered Cowboy Boots – Stone||Stella & Dot Stack: Melody Bracelet; Wishing Bracelet – Bisous; Wishing Bracelet – Protective Eye; Pavé Wishing BraceletHarmony Bracelet||Similar Coach bag

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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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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.

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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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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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