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Last Friday before 2018! Kendall and I opted for a romantic night with dinner at Hunting Creek and fireworks to bring in the new year. We’re going to play with my new camera this weekend and hopefully I’ll have lots of fresh content soon! Absolutely psyched we might get some snow this weekend too!

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Since I have barely posted this week, I thought it would be interesting instead to see my top nine most popular posts from the last year, partly because I want to see what got your attention and partly to just look back and reflect on this insane year. Oddly enough- no outfit posts made it! In ascending order (9 ~~> 1):

  • Engagement session with Darrell McDavid– We absolutely love our wedding photographer! He really captured us well and I can’t wait to see his work on the big day!
  • Cupshe swim– This kind of goes to show you that women just want affordable swimwear that makes them feel confident!
  • Gifts for her || stocking stuffers under $25– This was a weird one to make the list, especially since it came so late in the year! But it makes me happy because I love putting together this post annually!
  • Posypaper planner– This is still my favorite planner that I’ve used thus far. I’m trying a new one this year… wish me luck!
  • Introducing Dirty Hippy Swag– It warms my heart that this one made the list! So proud of my friend Marisa for designing her own line!
  • WCW: Sophie Pyle of Rosé Media– I have a feeling that this one has been viewed so many times because the subject has her own media company (and knows everyone in DC). Also her sister shared it. Sophie gets a lot of love 😉
  • Buyer beware– This one actually surprised me! I thought it was kind of a ranty mess but I guess others trying to scope out a weird scam situation have stumbled upon it and I guess that was kind of the point!
  • Left behind– I wrote this post after a classmate of mine passed. His funeral hit me really, really hard. I want to give a huge heartfelt thank you to every person who read or shared this. I just hope it can be of some help to other siblings who have lost siblings
  • I CHECKED YES– My engagement announcement seemed to mean the most to you all as well! It was truly a magical way to start off the year and I can’t wait until April when I finally get to be Mrs. Caroline Suzanne Downing Price.

I’d love to hear about your top moment from 2017!

I’ve got my eye on…

Not sure if it’s fair to say I’ve got my eye on them since I already bought them with some Christmas money from my gramma but I can’t wait for my Zeke Booties to come in! via DSW

I know it’s listed as nursery décor, but I would seriously love this deer print for our bedroom! Would it be weird to register for it? via DannyBStudios

Literally every bride I have asked has told me I don’t need a wedding purse. But I so love this Dyed cotton clutch… and everything else in this shop. via DDSLLGirlsStore

Paris Hilton, a personal fave of mine (jokingly, kind of) has come out with a rose water spray called Unicorn Mist and I must have it.

 

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

If you’re not big on Ultra Violet, no worries. Here are the biggest color trends we have coming at us for 2018. via Popsugar

I downloaded the Wish App but have yet to pull the trigger on actually buying anything. I’ve been researching reviews because the prices seem too good to be true a la those fast fashion websites based in China. I found a pretty decent review on YouTube where Julia Elise reviews a variety of items. Bottom line- you get what you pay for and pay attention to the dimensions.

Will we look back on 2017 trends with the same love/ hate with which we look back on the early 2000s? Only time will tell. But what do you think of these 10 Fashion Trends That Need to Die in 2017? (My personal opinion is wear what you want and you can pry my cold shoulder tops and dresses out of my cold, dead little paws.) via Cosmopolitan

Sales

  • Nordstrom: Half-Yearly Sale! Valid through  1/2/18
  • Moda Operandi: Enjoy 20% Off! Valid through 12/31
  • FWRD: YEAR END SALE – Enjoy an additional markdown 70% off
  • Tory Burch: Up to 60% Off At ToryBurch.com! until 12/31
  • Coach: Winter Sale: 50% off all sale styles
  • Joie: Take An Extra 25% Off Sales Styles At Joie With Code EXTRA25. Valid through  01/04
  • Tarte: Up to 70% off!
  • Nike: Take an Extra 25% Off Sale Styles With Code WINTER25. Valid through 1/3/2018
  • Saks: It’s Now or Never… Final Sale! Up to 70% Off Designer Selections For Women & Men! Valid through 1/13

 

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Happy Friday before Christmas! The shopping is done, the presents are (almost) all wrapped, and I cannot wait to celebrate with my family! Tomorrow Kendall and I have brunch with some besties and we’re seeing The Nutcracker at night with my mom and some church friends. Sunday we have midnight 9 o’clock mass, which is a favorite tradition of mine. What are you favorite Christmas traditions?

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I’ve got my eye on…

I will probably be talking about the Rivington Convertible Flap Petrol Backpack until I somehow obtain it. So gorgeous, so versatile, so out of my budget.

The deep emerald of this Tasseled Tie Bishop Sleeve Embroidered Velvet Dress totally caught my attention!

I already got my 2018 planner (COMING TO THE BLOG NEXT WEEK AND I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!) but if I hadn’t found mine I think this Design Your Life® 2018 Planner is adorable!

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

Roxanne gives a little insight into what it’s like being Jewish at Christmas.

If you saw my Insta-stories last week you’ll know I was RULL excited for Wawa to come into town. I wasn’t the only one. via The Washington Post

This is a long one, but worth the read. I was in third grade when Titanic came out. I saw in theaters and begged to leave. It gave me nightmares for months and I still can’t watch the whole thing. Never has another movie fascinated and terrified me in such a way. Here’s the The Insane True Story Of How “Titanic” Got Made. via Buzzfeed

My look is striped t-shirt dress, one piece of statement jewelry, and go. I adore that Arianna Huffington is a proponent of the repeat outfit for work.  via Quartz at Work

 

Sales

  • I’m having a 12 Days of Christmas Sale in my Etsy shop! For every purchase over $12, get 25% off until Christmas!
  • Urban Outfitters: Take 20% Off Entire Purchase, valid through 12/24
  • Joe’s Jeans: Take 25% Off Sale & Clearance Items, valid through 12/31
  • SSENSE: Sale markdowns 70% through Jan 10
  • Tory Burch: Up to 60% Off At ToryBurch.com! until 12/31
  • Barneys WH: Enjoy a total savings of 85% off when you take an extra 40% off site wide, plus an extra 60% off Clearance!
  • Nordstrom: Give One, Get One gift cards valid through 12/25
  • Lacoste: Holiday Semi-Annual Sale: Up to 50% Off
  • Boohoo: It’s time to sleigh! 50% off everything at boohoo now!

HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Millennials do a lot of stupid crap. I would know- I am one. Being a blogger AND a millennial I’m probably extra annoying. I like documenting what I’m doing and what I love and thinking that people will actually care about it. While I don’t use the word influencer to describe myself and would never stand on a chair at a restaurant to ‘gram my food (I have VERY strong opinions on this) I’m just as guilty as the next kiddo born between 1982-2004 of being self-involved.

But we’re not all bad. We grew up with technology- as in it grew with us- and we keep finding fascinating new ways to use it. We want to be better and make the world better. While Snapchat certainly isn’t going to solve any world issues, our involvement in social media means we can share ideas at the speed of thought. That’s pretty cool, if you ask me. And being a generation who grew up hearing we’re special and can do anything we put our mind to- of course we would have our own freakin’ color that is ridiculously hard to describe.

I actually had to Google Millenial Pink to figure out how to actually tell you about it:

It’s sort of a grapefruit shade of apricotty salmon.The Gardian

 In general, Millennial Pink is a soft pink with some gray tones to add subtlety and sophistication, and a slight hint of peach, making it a warmer and rosier pink and less a magenta-pink.houzz

 The answer, I think, is that millennial pink isn’t so much a color as it is an idea — hence the great difficulty in pinning it down to a single shade. Millennial pink, whether pale or desaturated or salmon-y, is a kind of non-pink pink, an aesthetic distillation of the ideals of contemporary feminism: unabashedly female, but removed from the constraining associations of the past. It is, in a lot of ways, defined more by what it isn’t than what it is: not Barbie. Not bubble gum. Not princessy.Apartment Therapy

 I use it a little interchangeably with blush and rose gold myself.

As I’m writing this post, within eyeshot (I wasn’t sure if that’s a word but spellcheck is not rejecting it), I am wearing a millennial pink sweater, my phone case is partially millennial pink, and my wristlet with work FOB and important cards is glitter on one side and millennial pink on the other. I know what I like. Also, creepy, I just opened Facebook on my phone and the first ad that pops up is for this bag set from Away only the ad didn’t call it blush. The ad called it millennial pink.

Anyway, I found a millennial pink list on Amazon and wanted to create my own. What do you think of this color?

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Let me first say that there is literally nothing wrong with being basic at it’s most *ahem* basic level. I like what I like and if a trazillion other girls are also wearing riding boots and herringbone vests and sipping pumpkin spice lattes, so be it. My former roommate and I actually threw a Pumpkin Spice Friendship party. I kid you not. And everyone had a blast!

I found an old-ish Cosmo article that defends basic-ness and my favorite line is:

Liking something popular doesn’t make you lame. Discounting someone for having those same interests, however, does. Own your basic-ness, find your tribe…

(My tribe has a new uniform: my Sissy in law, Phi Sig Little, and I all just got this sweatshirt.)

But Fall has always been my favorite time of year- I hate being hot and love Halloween. I read once, I think in Cosmo too actually, that dressing in fall should actually be more fun because fall clothes have more substance than the dresses we throw on in the summer. I totally agree! I love sweaters and scarves and vests and textures and layers. I also look great in fall colors, tbh. Olive green, deep burgundies, amethyst purples. And with that, I bring you the basic essentials you should probably have for fall.

Monogrammed Herringbone Vest||Oversized Tartan Scarf||Pashmina Wrap Shawl

Women’s Tory Burch Adeline Boot||Style & Co Jamila Zip Booties, Created for Macy’s Women’s Shoes||Hunter Boots Original Tour Boots

Signature Cotton Fisherman Tunic Sweater||Boyfriend Long Sleeve Cardigan||Women’s Hinge Button Back V-Neck Sweater

Women’s Levi’S Patched Utility Jacket||Women’s Bp. Moto Leggings||Jones New York Plaid Cape

Piri Vegan Leather Saddlebag||Le Pliage PVC Coated Leather-Trim Tote||AGP Apparel Leopard Clutch

Jaya Tortoise Pendant||Jaya Tortoise Cuff||Mac glasses

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One of my favorite tops in high school was actually my mom’s Easter dress from when she was about the same age. It was a really light chiffon material with dainty red embroidery. I loved wearing it was a shredded denim micro-mini and my cowgirl boots. I was certainly finding my own style at the time, but it was cool to be wearing something that my mom also wore in high school.

Embroidery has been coming around in a big way. I actually fell in love with an embroidered utility jacket, but according to the size chart I’m like a large and that particular size is all gone so there we go. I’m especially loving the peasant-y dresses and floral shoes though! Such a pretty look for summer! (And the Betsey sneakers are a total dupe perfection move in case you don’t want to shell out the cash for the Gucci version!)

the carolove embroidered embroidery

 

Dresses: 1.Free People Perfectly Victorian Embroidered Mini Dress||2.Women’s O’Neill Tulip Embroidered Dress||3.Women’s O’Neill Cove Embroidered Swing Dress

Tops: 4.Women’s Sun & Shadow Embroidered One-Shoulder Top||5.ANTIK BATIK Floral Embroidered Top||6.Tory Burch Jillian Embroidered Eyelet-Sleeve Top

Bottoms: 7.7 For All Mankind Josefina Embroidered Boyfriend||8.Women’s Topshop Moto Embroidered Denim Miniskirt

Shoes: 9.Betsey Johnson Maya Embroidered Sneakers||10.Women’s Sam Edelman Jemmie Peacock Embroidered Espadrille||11.Women’s Kenneth Cole New York Olani Embroidered Wedge Sandal

Bags: 12.Star Mela Palma Embroidered Tote||13.Steve Madden Azalea Embroidered Hobo||14.Jsimba

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