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Happy Friday! I’m here for this weekend for. real. Especially excited for Kendall to come home and for birthday celebrations/ girls’ night out. Saturday’s going to be a good night for me. Happy birthday Marisa & Juju!

 

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Lately on The CaroLøve

I’ve got my eye on…

While I really do like the frankincense oil moisturizer I got from Etsy, I’m not a huge fan of the packaging and Kendall thinks it smells like food. Not really what I’m going for. However, I found an Organic Facial Moisturizer that is under $10!

My eyes nearly popped out of my head when I saw this Rainbow Pendant Bib Necklace.

I don’t even know if Kendall is going to be here for Valentine’s Day but if he is I’ll need to rock this White Heart Pattern Mohair Knit Sweater.

 

Don’t forget you can always peek at my wish list over in my sidebar. Here’s what I’m currently craving:

Around the internet

I’m always looking for a bargain, and I can personally vouch for some of these 29 Beauty Products Under $10 That Are Actually Worth Your Money. (And I’ve added a few to my wish list) via Buzzfeed

I usually don’t get excited about makeup (although I do appreciate cute packaging) but Jeremy Scott and MAC Created Your Dream Beauty Mixtape. via Cools

Some details of this Wedding That Brought Ibiza to New York and Broke All the Rules were were stunning, but some I could do without, personally. What do you think? via Coveteur

An updated Ramen & Pho Guide for DC… you know for when it freaking snows again next week. via Brightest Young Things

I kind of cringe when grown women are too into Disney, but OHMYGOODNESS these Disney inspired gowns by Paolo Sebastian are absolutely stunning and so not literal. 10/10 would wear the whole collection.

Sales

  • My Etsy shop has 10% off all Valentine’s Day products!
  • Topshop: Take up to 70% off at Topshop!
  • Stylebop: Winter Sale: Up to 70% off the FW17 collections
  • Barneys Warehouse: Save up to 80% when you take an extra 50% off sitewide. Valid through 1/16.
  • Barneys New York: DESIGNER SALE UP TO 70% OFF!
  • Bloomingdale’s: Save 20-50% on select regular-priced items at Bloomingdales.com. Valid through Jan 15.
  • Minted: 25% OFF Save the Dates with code ENGAGED
  • t+j designs: All jewelry, accessories, and sale are 50% off with the code NEWYEAR50
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My 2018 Personal Planner was given to me free of charge for a review. As always, opinions are my own.

If you’ve been following my blog or listening to me speak for the past couple of years, you’ll know that I had a total love affair with my Posypaper planner. This year, I got an itch to make my planner even more custom and went on a search for a company that could incorporate one of my designs from my Etsy shop into a planner, specifically, my Like A Boss design.

With Personal Planner, not only do you get to customize the cover, but this is your planner from soup to nuts. Let me walk you through it:


Size:I chose classic, because I wanted it to fit comfortably in most of my purses. I could see the Big being a perfect size for teachers!


Cover Picture:

This was obviously what I was the most excited about. I was able to upload my Like A Boss design to the front, and use one of their pretty marble designs for the back. I opted to not have my name on this one, but the year is on my back cover. I also chose the gold elastic enclosure, but I honestly after a couple of weeks of schlepping the thing to work, that is long gone- probably in one of my black hole purses. You can also choose your start month and year- either to order ahead or catch up if you’re tardy to the party!


From there it’s mostly functional- the layout of the pages (the combination of options is virtually limitless), picking out what you want your “extra” pages to look like (I opted for just extra note space), and even adding a note for daily workouts, if you desire. There’s even an option to start your planner with a little note with your contact info should you lose it.

And, guys, there is pocket.

I’m obviously just into the new year using my Personal Planner, but so far so good! I love the way it’s organized (because I designed it!) and it’s a great size. Because the planners are made in Sweden, definitely allow some time for it to come it, but shipping is included with the price! My only suggestion to Personal Planner (and all planner manufacturers) would be to create a planner that’s not wire bound as my wires tend to bend while bouncing around my work bag. I would love love love if all planners were more like hardcover books. I’m not even sure if this is possible, so until then, I am quite content with and proud of my new planner.

Design your own planner with Personal Planner here and don’t forget to like them on Facebook!

 

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I’ve always had very vivid and clear dreams. Saturday night, unfortunately, it was mostly nightmares, mostly wedding related. It’s strange, everyone keeps telling me how I must be totally stressed with the wedding less than 100 days away. Well, actually I wasn’t until you told me I should be, SHARON! (Sharon being the name for every single person who projects what they think I should be feeling onto me. Sharon is not a real person in this scenario.)

Anyway, I fell asleep in my favorite chair Saturday night and promptly fell into a pattern of stress-y dreams. In these dreams, my bridesmaids were asking me normal questions like, “hey- what kinds of accessories do we need?” and I kept forgetting to answer their texts and instead Googled unicorn clutches for no particular reason, even though in my dream I knew I needed to stay focused.

I mass texted them all on Sunday letting them know and wanting to make sure there wasn’t anything I was leaving unanswered for the time being. They thought it was hilarious and one jokingly offered to return her unicorn purse.

I think it’s fun that unicorns are so on trend. I think occasionally we need to escape the reality that is adulthood and global warming and politics and head into something whimsical, soft, and a little bit absurd.

I was born a unicorn Women’s Favorite Tee||Children’s unicorn tote||Unicorn Whimsical Shoulder Bag||Unicorn & Doughnut Print Makeup ||Mudd® Unicorn Key Chain||Unicorn & Rainbow Mismatched Earrings||Venessa Arizaga I’m A Unicorn BraceletBag||Unicorn Lashes Original Unicorn Brush Set||Unicorn Whipped body butter

Check out the whole I was born a unicorn section in my Etsy shop!

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This is my morning routine: alarm clock goes off at whatever ridiculous and ungodly hour Kendall has set it for (5:50 this morning? WHY?! We both know neither one of us are waking up at the time.). I fall back asleep until about 7:15 or so, complain that I’m cold and sleepy, and stumble off into the bathroom. My “primping” is easy (but always in this order or I get angry)- brush teeth, face wipes, moisturize, clothes on, dry shampoo, tinted moisturizer, blush, mascara, ponytail (or bun) and go. Backpack has all the same crap in it every day, keys and phone are hopefully somewhere I can find them quickly. Fingers crossed that my Uber ride will be $0 today or I take the bus. Don’t ask- I have no idea why or how I got that deal. Get to work, avoid Starbs because I know I have a pretty mug and free covfefe waiting for me in the office and hopefully a prepped breakfast too because I planned ahead on Sunday and hard boiled a bunch of eggs.

I literally just cannot be bothered in the morning. Probably to Kendall’s surprise, I’ve gotten better about this since childhood, when I used to lock one particular nanny out of my room because her voice was like nails on a chalkboard. Or I would cry into my Life cereal as my dad lectured me on the importance of breakfast. I wake up pretty naturally around 7 now, it’s just harder in the winter because it’s dark and cold. But I’m a busy girl with places to be and I don’t want anything slowing me down. So what are the biggest necessities for a girl on the go such as myself?

  1. Yes to tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Wipes– I learned a long time ago that lazy face cleansing is better than no cleansing. These are the best face wipes I’ve ever used.
  2. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer Moisturizer SPF 20– Once you find a skin product that keeps you glowing and soft do not trade it in for unknown Korean crap that you may or may not be allergic to. This doesn’t have much coverage but my skin is so good when I use it consistently that I don’t need coverage. Plus there’s an SPF.
  3. CoverGirl Exact EyeLights Eye Brightening Mascara– If I wear no other makeup, I still rarely go anywhere without at least a swipe of mascara. I’m using this one now. I kind of love my green eyes and I have long, but blonde, lashes that need a little love. Automatic femininity with v little effort.
  4. Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Tapioca Dry Shampoo– I’m working my way through all of their dry shampoos. No complaints about any, but this one is definitely my favorite scent. I usually shower at night then braid my hair so there’s a little wave in it the next day. I dry-shamps the roots for volume and to get rid of shine.
  5. Like A Boss Stainless Steel Travel Mug (25% off until Christmas!)- Like I said before, pretty mug. Bonus points if I get to make my coffee at home and bring it with me! I have a Keurig but I actually brew my favorite coffee from down the shore in a reusable pod. I wasn’t co-president of Greeks Go Green for nothin’!
  6. Rivington Convertible Flap Petrol Backpack– Admittedly this is naht the backpack that I use. This is just my dream backpack. My current backpack is a well-loved Eddie Borgo for Target gem that I got on clearance for like $16. But Meaghan said it best here: I can’t even begin to tell you how much more enjoyable my morning commute is now that I have both arms free to eat a breakfast sammy or high five strangers.
  7. BONUS: Topknot mascara coffee tee (25% off until Christmas!)- Just in case you want to give credit where credit is due for your fabulosity, rock a shirt that lays it all out on the table.

What keeps you moving in the morning?

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I seriously love all the plaid that’s everywhere during the Christmas season, but does anyone else feel like it has a really short shelf life? Like- I have a red and green and white plaid puffer vest that I feel like it can only be worn between Thanksgiving and Christmas because it looks too seasonal. Maybe that’s just me, but in any case, that’s where buffalo plaid (or buffalo check) comes in! It’s pretty and seasonal but not too Christmas, you know? And it’s everywhere- for home décor, for fashion, for entertaining- so you can have as much of it as you want and get a cozy lumberjack theme to carry you through the holidays and into the rest of winter (including using that nice red for Valentine’s Day).

A couple notes about my picks~ the Minted stamps are great for sending Christmas cards and those belated “holiday” or New Year’s Eve cards. The t-shirt is my own design, now available on Etsy AND Zazzle!

Baby it’s cold outside Raglan||Women’s David & Young Buffalo Check Triangle Scarf||Lauren Ralph Lauren Buffalo Check Cold Shoulder Top||Plush – Ultra Soft Short Sleeve Woven Buffalo Plaid PJ Set||Classic Buffalo Plaid Holiday Stamps||Saro Lifestyle Buffalo Plaid Check Tassel Throw||Bp. Flannel Buffalo Check Duffel Bag||One Bella Casa Buffalo Check Moose Pillow||Design Imports Buffalo Check Reindeer Kitchen Towels in Red/Black (Set of 5)||Jack by BB Dakota – Stanley Buffalo Plaid Wrap Coat Women’s Coat||Buffalo Plaid Wool Cape

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