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Sarah of District Damsel was there the day that Bubbles & Bloggers was born. We got closer when a few of us had a girls’ night that started at her apartment, and she became on of my best friends the day we got up at the crack of dawn to shoot fall clothes in 90 degree weather for Whistle & Wild. Over champagne, in her rooftop pool, we traded crazy college (and post-college) stories, compared our seemingly equally fabulous grandmothers, talked fantasy future weddings, and then split a veggie pizza. It was the perfect Saturday afternoon.

I also think she has the coolest job with Streetsense, and even though she’s slightly younger than I am, I truly look up to her. Her style is definitely more daring than mine (I can’t do plunging necklines, no matter how many times Kendall tells me I might be able to) but I totally dig how she can make budget pieces look like a zillion bucks.

photo by Dave Mentzer

10 songs for a perfect sound track

I don’t know how well these truly mesh together, but I will never tire of these songs!

Closer – The Chainsmokers

Wasted – Tiesto

Beautiful Smile – The Afters

Sorry – Justin Bieber

Body Language – Jesse McCartney (wow, I am a basic bitch)

Clarity – Zedd

Single For The Summer – Sam Hunt

Any of the hour long mixes by Kap Slap (It’s my favorite running music ever!)

Takeoffs and Landings – The Ataris

Papercuts – ILLY

9 words to describe you

Dog-lover, polite, outgoing, foodie, shopaholic, strong-willed, sassy, creative, and fashion-forward

photo by Dave Mentzer

8 reasons that you love your life

All of the people in my life who support and believe in me

That I live in a country where I have freedom to express myself without consequences

The recent “women supporting women” movement that I’ve been lucky enough to witness firsthand

I’m employed by a creative company whose work I feel a strong sense of pride about (and that lets me wear whatever I want to work!)

I’m dating and living with my best friend

I can support myself financially enough to live an urban lifestyle

Dogs and their unconditional love exist

7 essentials in your closet

Bodysuits, Converse sneakers, my moto jeans from Top Shop, black Steve Madden OTK boots, ankle strap heels from Lulus, an absurd fur vest from H&M, and my (p)leather skater skirt from ASOS

6 non-electronic things you can’t live without

The manfriend, puppies, urban life, chips & salsa, cheese, and family

5 people who have impacted your life

My parents, my blog squad, the manfriend, my business frat Pi Sigma Epsilon, and my colleagues at Streetsense (that’s like 500 people, but you get the idea!)

4 places you’d like to visit

Charleston, SC, Dubai, anywhere in Italy (I’ve been to certain parts before, but would go back in a heartbeat!), and Thailand

3 unpopular opinions you have

I’m a vegetarian, so meat-lovers tend to think I’m crazy! This might depend on who you ask, but I believe that dogs are better than cats (although kitties are growing on me.) I truly don’t get the hype about Snap Chat – maybe because I’m terrible at taking selfies?

photo by Dennis Turbeville

2 things that scare you

Not making an impact on the world and losing a loved one.

1 quote to live by

“Be the person your dog things you are.” I’M A CRAZY DOG LADY AND I DON’T EVEN HAVE MY OWN DOG!

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Roxanne of Glass of Glam and I met through Instagram. I had something posted about Bubbles & Bloggers and she commented that she would like to be involved and I directed her to Dani. We actually met in person the night a little group of us went to Sax for a GNO. Since then, Rox has become one of my closest friends.

Her “polished boho” look, as I like to call it, is always feminine, never stuffy- mirroring her beverage-themed blog! She has the cutest features, such as Weekly Refreshment + Friday Fizz. I get a kick out of her updates about her kitties, Jakey and Elwood, two of the fluffiest diva-boys in DC. She’s game to play dress-up with me, and even went pastel workout gear for an 80s dance party at Mason for a double date with our dudes. Speaking of working out, she also makes a great yoga buddy! (And a great friend!)

10 songs for a perfect sound track

Just Ten!? Okay this is really hard. I love so many songs but here are some I am loving right now. Here’s the link to the Spotify playlist.

Paris – the Chainsmokers

Beautiful People – Chris Brown

The Ocean – Mike Perry

Shape of You – Ed Sheeran

Love Foolosophy – Jamiroquai

3×5 – John Mayer

Junk of The Heart – The Kooks

Speechless – Lady Gaga

Satellite – Guster

How Deep Is Your Love – Calvin Harris

9 words to describe you

Funny, loyal, stylish, mature, generous, hard-working, articulate, determined…female?

8 reasons that you love your life

I moved to DC kind of randomly and got to meet amazing babes like Caro!

I’ve gotten to travel to some amazing places that inspire me! Israel is probably my favorite place.

My husband, who I met when I was 14, is the best man in the whole wide world. I pinch myself every day that I found him so early in my life.

My kitties (Jake and Elwood) even though Elwood is a diva and has a resting bitch face. (She’s not wrong.)

I get to have my own style blog, which I’ve always dreamed of.

I love that I know how to cook and that I can follow recipe pretty flawlessly. That’s something I feel like people take for granted.

The most supportive and loving family.

My health!

7 essentials in your closet

Distressed denim, a great coat, neutral cross body bag, comfy pointy flats, lace up heels, an oversized sweater, workout leggings (preferably from Lululemon or Fabletics)

6 non-electronic things you can’t live without

Dan, Jake & Elwood (my kittens!), coffee, mascara, and my water bottle

5 people who have impacted your life

My grandmother, My husband, Mom, and Dad (so boring! but true!), My second grade teacher Mrs. Friedman.

4 places you’d like to visit

Abroad: Bali, St. Petersburg, Copenhagen, Tokyo

Stateside: Seattle, Alaska (kind of stateside?), New Orleans, Harry Potter Land.

3 unpopular opinions you have

I don’t eat gluten and I think it is the devil.

Cats are the most amazing lovely creatures!

I was raised by a stay at home mom, and I think choosing mom-dom as your career is nothing to scoff at. It is hard AF.

2 things that scare you

Being alone

How time flies

1 quote to live by

My favorite quote is from a Hebrew song. “The whole world is a very narrow bridge; the important thing is not to be afraid.” -Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. It basically means that life is daunting, and it is important to take care. But you’ll never get across the bridge if you submit to the fears of your own making.

Thank you Roxanne for being my #wcw! All pictures were used with her permission.

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I’ve mentioned Julie of Blazers & Bubbly before when I said she was one of the reasons that I would never have a capsule wardrobe. The first time I met Julie, she was wearing the same pumpkin shirt that I was eagerly waiting for in the mail. And it was like “who is this living Barbie with such a fun sense of style?”

I admire Julie for being a breath of fresh air as a woman and a blogger. She’s gorgeous inside and out, but doesn’t take herself too seriously. You’d see that with just one quick visit to her instagram. (And in how she answered my #wcw questions.) I love her playful, colorful, quirky style and she pulls off everything she does flawlessly. Aside from her day job and her blog, she also runs a boutique on her blog with gorgeous bralettes and super fun trucker hats. I’m itching to get one of her Unicorn Barbie hats for my collection once Lent is over. And honestly- I can’t wait to see what she’s going to be wearing this Saturday to our Bubbles & Bloggers Barbie Brunch!

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1) Chvrches  – Keep You On My Side

2) M83 – Kim & Jessie

3) Empire of the Sun – Alive

4) Borns – Past Lives

5) The Naked and Famous – Young Blood

6) Phantogram – You are the Ocean

7) Chvrches – Under the Tide

8) Twenty one Pilots – Fairly Local

9) Kids of 88 – Ribbons of Light

10) Joywave – Destruction

9 words to describe you: Playful, Weird, Stylish, Athletic, Adventurous, Nature-Lover (totes counts as one word) , Artistic, Organized, Giggly

8 reasons that you love your life: My family is a-maze; Childhood friendships are a great support system; Travel has been an awesome, inspiring part of my life; I’m always meeting new, fun people (like you, Caroline!); Pizza exists; Seasons make me so happy– fall foliage, spring flowers, hot summer days, onesie-worthy snow storms..; Blogger freebies are saving me a lot of money ha; I work for my dad, which means fantastic office hours.

7 essentials in your closet: Hmm number one is a blazer—obvi! Ha. And then, I’d have to say:  Bralette (shop them on Blazers and Bubbly, ha!), favorite pair of deconstructed jeans, slouchy tanks, leggings (can I list that one twice?), chucks, quirky vintage pieces, and a red slinky date-night number.  Ugh that’s 8.

the carolove blazers and bubbly6 non-electronic things you can’t live without: Def read this as “electronic” things at first, so…PHONE made it as number one haha. Ok, ok.. Pho (as in the Vietnamese soup, not just a shortened version of “phone”), candles, books (currently making my way through Moody Bitches), my snowboard, tiger balm, liquid eye liner (cat eyes eryday)

5 people who have impacted your life: Daddio, Mumsies, my big brother, and my grandmothers who pray for me everyday.

the carolove blazers and bubbly4 places you’d like to visit: Peru, Iceland, Sweden, Japan

3 unpopular opinions you have: Mondays are the most productive; frozen peas are yummy; there’s no point in shopping designer when you can find it for non-insane prices elsewhere.

2 things that scare you: pitch dark (even though I subject myself to it when I go spelunking..the torturous minute when they turn out the lamps..), and the thought of skydiving (nooo thanks, I’m good!)

1 quote to live by: “Life is fragile, handle with prayer”

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Originally published on Little Bitty City One 12/9/15

When I first started blogging, I met with Meaghan for dinner and I remember her telling me, “just wait until your mom’s friends start reading your blog.” Well, I’m glad they do. One of my mom’s friends told me that because of my interest in fashion that I should check out Lifetime’s Project Runway. Admittedly, I’d never had any interest before, but I quickly got obsessed. If you know me you’ll know that it’s kind of big that I was into Project Runway as much as I was into American Horror Story.

From the get-go, I was totally intrigued by Kelly Dempsey, or Kelly from the Deli, a self-taught fashionista from Boston who should be Katy Perry’s personal stylist. This young designer is not afraid of color, pattern, texture, sparkles- anything! She’s humble to boot, despite being the runner up among 16 incredibly talented designers. I first reached out to her after I saw the finale, outraged that her street style/ disco collection didn’t take the win. She got back to me within minutes. I love that she embraces her roots and family as she moves forward in the fashion world with a good head on her shoulders and an amazing attitude. I am honored that she agreed to answer my #wcw questions, and I will be a supporter of Kelly from the deli for years to come. Keep sparkling, girl! <3

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10 songs for a perfect sound track

Lose Yourself, Not Afraid, Birds Eye View, The World is Yours, Put it On, Nutmeg, Heat Wave, Dock of The Bay, Shake it Off (Mariah Carey), Heartbreaker

9 words to describe you

outgoing, independent, silly, open-minded, determined, hardworking, risk-taker, carefree, conscious

12274183_1677440079166141_618597304881725764_n.jpg8 reasons that you love your life

because I stay true to me, because I don’t worry about what other people think, because I got a chance to show my work on Project Runway, because I love my family, my boyfriend is the best, because I work hard, because I believe success comes from when hard working and opportunity colliding, because I just bought a work studio to design out of.

7 essentials in your closet

my fanny packs, my leopard printed happy feet slippers, my bandanas, hoop earrings, my stretchy pleather leggings, my faux fur black bear big fuzzy jacket, my high top sneakers

12246850_1677440099166139_1263043699343465566_n.jpg6 non-electronic things you can’t live without

scissors, makeup remover, fanny pack, the beach, mascara, egg salad sandwiches

5 people who have impacted your life

My Auntie Carole, pops, momma, stepdad, my bf Dougie 🙂 All about family!

12273799_1677440139166135_8133671096605806579_o.jpg4 places you’d like to visit

3 of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the pyramids in Egypt

3 unpopular opinions you have

I think ketchup is overrated, I have no problem with a full wardrobe from a thrift store, I also have no problem with the word “moist”

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airplanes and the dark

1 quote to live by

Never regret any decision. If you trust yourself and made a decision, own it.

Thank you again so much, Kelly, for being my #wcw! Photos are used, with permission, from her Facebook page. Check out her line, Rack Addick, new fanny packs in stock this week! You can also contribute to help her build her line.

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I’m honestly not sure if I hit my stride as a blogger until I met Dani of Blonde in the District, and through her, the fantastic network of women who meet monthly-ish at Bubbles & Bloggers events. Like most bloggers I’ve met, Dani and I found each other on social media and I was actually at the first B&B event- it wasn’t even called that! We picked the name after entirely too many mimosas (at least on my part) and the name seemed fitting.

I am entirely in awe of Dani. She founded this little group that has snowballed into a bit of a phenomenon, just so she could get bloggers and local beauty/ fashion names together and collaborating. She also works full time, runs her own blog, and has become on of my best friends (she’s also a great Secret Santa!) I have said this SO. MANY. TIMES. but she is a huge reason that I took the leap to rebrand my blog and stretch my wings as a blogger. I will be forever grateful to her for that.

I also cannot get over her style! Mixing glam with street-style is not easy to do- and she nails it! JC of Bailiwick Clothing, coined it “grit and glam” and I think that covers it.

10 songs for a perfect sound track

Bad Romance- Lady Gaga

Homecoming- Kanye West

Flawless- Beyoncé

We Found Love- Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris

Red Lights- Tiesto

Juicy- Notorious BIG

Young Blood- The Naked and Famous

Little Red Corvette (Dance Mix)- Prince

Bizarre Love Triangle- New Order

It’s Now or Never- Elvis

9 words to describe you

Ambitious; caring; fair; stylish; confident; bright; loyal; inspired; dreamer

8 reasons that you love your life

My family and friends; DC in the Spring; Memories of my mom; Wonderful travel experiences I’ve had; The freedom I have as an American woman; Having videos of baby animals at my fingertips 24/7 on the internet; For successes I’ve made; and For successes I plan to make.

7 essentials in your closet

My Gucci Boston Bag; a red faux fur stole; Zophia CEO skirt; a pair of black classic pumps/booties; sequins dress; a black wrap jacket; and an extravagant dressing robe.

6 non-electronic things you can’t live without

My husband, David; My cat, Chloe; Photo albums from my childhood; Lipstick; Coffee; Champagne.

5 people who have impacted your life

My mom for teaching me the importance of being a strong woman; my dad for teaching me loyalty and honesty; Lady Gaga for inspiring me to be confident in my early 20’s and love myself; Kanye West for inspiring me to reach for my dreams; and my College English Professor, Jolanta Wawrzycka, for teaching me to appreciate travel.

4 places you’d like to visit

Egypt to see the Pyramids; Florence, Italy- I’ve already been here but I want to go back to see the Gucci museum and have a latte w/the Gucci logo in the foam; Graceland in Memphis, TN; and Norway- my ancestors were Vikings!

3 unpopular opinions you have

My appreciation for Kanye West; I think Ben’s Chili Bowl is way overrated; I don’t like The Wizard of Oz.

2 things that scare you

Sharks, although they are fascinating creatures; and darkness.

1 quote to live by

“Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.”- Kanye West, Homecoming

Pictures used with permission from Dani

 

 

 

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