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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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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:

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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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I hope y’all are staying warm! I’m heading home to Laytonsville this weekend. I feel like I say that a lot but since I’ve flown the coop, I truly treasure my time with my parents, either with Kendall or without. Although, it’s funny- my mom said it would have been weird if it was just me there for Christmas this year. I love that he and my family are as close as they are! Anyway, Friday night and Saturday morning I’m going to try and clean our apartment before going QT with Mama and Daddy D. One of my goals for 2018 is to minimize and organize.

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I’ve got my eye on…

With it this cold I have zero, zilch, none interest in working out. Perhaps a pair of Glitter Bomb Sneakers would do the trick?

The same shop also has LEOPARD duck boots! How extra perfect is that?

Pretty much everything in the Petite Delights shop can go right onto my wish list- and I’m pretty sure it’s all on sale! Heart eyes for every single pair of earrings.

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

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If you’re a Maxxinista like I am, you might also get a chuckle out of their New Website That Randomly Scatters Products All Over The Place. via The Onion

Since we got hit with a cold snap, I decided to try my hand at homemade chicken noodle soup! Total win! This recipe serves as a great base and you can add a little of this and that to make it your own. My biggest personal tip? Cook the noodles first! My boss told me that and she was so right! It’s also filling enough that one bowl is a good size for dinner and this has lasted me three nights. via Allrecipes

I, sadly, got no snow day this past week and am hoping, praying, and wearing my jammies inside out and backwards for at least one blizzard so I have an adult snow day. via Popsugar

Sales

  • NET-A-PORTER – Sale is now up to 70% off.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue – Up to 70% off designer selections for men. Valid through 1/13.
  • SSENSE – Up to 70% off all sale. Valid through 1/9.
  • Intermix – Take up to 70% off! Treat yourself!
  • ABC Home – Up to 50% off silk rugs and free shipping. Valid through 2/28.
  • Stuart Weitzman – Up to 50% off with new styles added! Valid through 1/31.
  • T+J Designs– 50% off jewelry, accessories, and sale items with code NEWYEAR50
  • Minted-Get cards by Fri 1/12 with FREE expedited shipping & express service. Order by Sat 1/6. Code: SHIP18. Get cards by Fri 1/12 with FREE expedited shipping & express service. Order by Sat 1/6. Code: SHIP18. Not in a hurry? Enjoy 20% off new year & holiday cards. Code: HAPPY2018, exp Mon 1/8 | Check delivery deadlines.
  • Zazzle– 50% Off All Cards & Invitations & 15% off site wide when you use code ZWELCOME2018
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Happy Friday! Last weekend was so full of love and excitement and this one will be too! Tonight is my work holiday dinner, tomorrow morning is a Friendsmas Brunch at Lavagna, and then I’m going back to Laytonsville so that Kendall and I have some separate time to wrap presents!

Gray Plaid Cardigan

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I’ve got my eye on…

Essie inspired earrings! Yes- the nail polish! How amazing is this idea? via SizzInWonderland

Ok so maybe it’s just because this cold and then extreme heat indoors has made me itchy and dry but I’ve been craving body butter. And Saturday Morning Cereal Whipped Body Butter sounds delicious! via UniquelyMebyVee 

Because of a rather embarrassing breakout problem around my neck + chest, I’ve been wearing more statement earrings than necklaces recently. 2 Pairs of Tassel Dangle Earrings for under $10? That sounds like a steal! via Amazon

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

 

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There’s a Jonathan Adler candle I actually registered for that seems to be sold out. Turns out, Pier 1 has a dupe. Check out their Vanilla Bourbon Cocktail Filled Candle!

If you saw any of my pics from the gorgeous Winter Wonderland Bridal Luncheon my Aunt Jule threw me, you can tell I don’t shy away from a sequin. All of the snaps to Katie for pulling off the bold sequin legging look!

Despite my mom’s wishes, I used loooove watching The Simpsons with my dad. Now that I’m older, I can appreciate some of the humor I didn’t get when I was little PLUS I can understand the cultural and social references that went over my head. I find it fascinating when The Simpsons predicts the future. Guess what- it happened again! via MSN

I feel like there are two camps at Christmas: those who love eggnog and those who do not. It’s not the ONLY Christmas cocktail, you know. I found 40 easy holiday cocktails to please everyone on your naughty and nice lists. via Delish

Sales

  • I’m having a 12 Days of Christmas Sale in my Etsy shop! For every purchase over $12, get 25% off until Christmas!
  • Barneys: Enjoy up to 50% off designer collections for women, men, kids, and the home. Plus, enjoy an EXTRA 30% off sale styles for a limited time
  • Moda Operandi: Take an extra 30% Off Sale, get $100 off when you spend $500, $250 off of $1000, valid through 12/18.
  • Kate Spade: Sale on Sale 30%, valid through 12/25.
  • Nordstrom: Happy Hanukkah! Valid through 12/20.
  • My Theresa: Now up to 60% off
  • Urban Outfitters: In-store $10 Off $50/$15 Off $75; Online only $20 Off $100.
  • Saks: Designer Sale Up To 60% Off.
  • Yoox: Take an extra 35% Off Selection
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I have this thing with leopard. Pretty sure that mostly comes from not being allowed to wear it as a little kid. Mathy has come around and even rocks it herself occasionally, but to me its essentially a neutral for dressing up or down or sideways or whatever. My one rule is one leopard piece per outfit.

This rule is allowed to be broken if you’re a fabulous little old lady at church in which case pile it on and I cannot wait to be you one day. This is not something I’m making up. There’s a couple of women at St. John’s Lafayette who dress all the way up for church. I’m talking head to toe leopard with matching hat and gloves. And then they sneak out after communion and I like to imagine they go have a boozy brunch and flirt with cute waiters… but I digress.

Today I’m bringing you the ultimate extra skirt, styled two ways. I like to think of the first as “brunch” and the second as “New Year’s Eve” but to be honest you could call them “girls’ night” and “date night” or any title you want. Basically, one is more casual and the other more dressed up.

the carolove Leopard Sequin Pencil Skirt

Leopard Sequin Pencil Skirt

H&M Knit Sweater||BCBGeneration Sabrina Slip-On Leather Shoes||Shashi Mia Fan Tassel Earrings||Sam Edelman Carol Embroidered Velvet Clutch

H&M Stretch Shirt||Thalia Sodi Chain-Link Statement Necklace, Created for Macy’s||Inc International Concepts Carma Pointed Toe Studded Kitten Heel Pumps||Kitsch Eau De Betsey Perfume Crossbody

And I’m thinking about this skirt for my semi-Lisa Frank themed bachelorette part in February. Either that or a neon tutu- thoughts?

 

 

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So March was… in like… something and out like probably the same thing (a mess) because the freaking weather has taken us all on such an emotional roller coaster. But April showers bring May flowers and now I’m giggling to myself because next April, Kendall and I will be celebrating our wedding at The Mayflower and how perfect is that? April is a special time of year for my family. My mom’s birthday is April 9th, as is my parents’ anniversary (celebrating 29 years this year WHATUP!) and my Uncle Jay and Aunt Jeanie happened to pick the same date for their own wedding 6 years later! Lots of love, lots to celebrate in April!

It’s also usually the first month of the year to really feel like spring! As much as I love getting into the winter cozies, I’m over it. Bring on the sunshine. And in that vein, I bring you my April wish list.

the carolove april wish list

  1. I’m kind of digging this Cupshe Melodic Blues One-piece Swimsuit. Has anyone ordered from Cupshe before? Thoughts?
  2. Last year, Target had this amazing straw tote with pompoms that I really wanted… until I got to the store and it was big enough I could have put a couple toddlers or a weeks worth of clothes in it. The Rainbow Pom Pom Tote from t+j is a much better size AND I love the colors!
  3. I found the Women’s Wildfox More Glitter Manchester Tee last Friday when I was super sad that our CFO was retiring. “More glitter, less bitter” is the best sad day mantra.
  4. I’m still determined to try rainbow highlighter, and at under $10, I won’t mind this little purchase once Lent is over!
  5. This is one of the cutest collabs I’ve seen! If you can’t pick just one color, the Clinique Crayola(TM) Chubby Lip Crayon Box is just the thing for you!
  6. I love my nude studded heels, but they’ve been about run into the ground. Yay for
    Betseyville Naveah Gladiator Sandals and their under $50 price point!
  7. Not going to lie, part of the appeal of the Shashi Caroline Necklace is the name. But I also obviously love the style!
  8. I keep going back to these Rachelle Tassel Chandeliers from Stella & Dot.
  9. Kendall + I kind of want to have a vintage picnic themed engagement photo shoot, but for a real picnic, the ban.do Watermelon Super Chill Cooler Bag is the cutest!
  10. Yes, I’m obsessed with going to Mission for margs with my girls. The Margaritas With My Senoritas Crewneck from Tees And Tank You seems appropriate.
  11. We’ve burned through almost all of the Christmas clearance candles I stockpiled, but it’s time for fresher scents anyway! Bring on the Mimosa Kiki&Me Tumbler Candle!
  12. Stripes. Always stripes. But it doesn’t hurt to have an unexpected detail like this Women’s J.crew Ruffle Sleeve Top.
  13. Candace and I never had jellies because my mom was smart and knew they were painful, sweaty, and not great for your feet. I got the adult version for a music festival a few years ago, and quickly learned that for myself. But the Kate Spade New York Fanley T-Strap Sandal seem like a great, slightly more grown up, option.
  14. Mint is a tricky color for me, but once I have a tan, here I come for this Pintucked Swing Blouse.

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