Perfect Travel Outfit

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Traveling seems to be the theme of the week!! I find myself doing a lot of traveling in the summer and fall with my family so I’ve pretty much figured out some staple pieces for any kind of travel, whether it be a flight or a long car ride.  It always amazes me to see how some people dress for travel.  I definitely go for practical and comfortable any time I’m traveling.

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I pretty much always wear leggings.  Super comfy and also warm which is great for those  cold airports and planes.

In the summer I wear a tank top or t-shirt with a sweater or sweatshirt over top.  Like I’ve mentioned, airports tend to be cold but the destination can be warm so the sweater/tank top combo is practical and comfortable.

If I’m going on a plane, I like to keep my shoes easy to slip on and off through security.  It can be a pain to take off and put back on a pair of tennis shoes so I stick to my Birkenstocks.

I’d love to hear other tips and trick for traveling outfits!

xo Carolyn

Top (similar)// Sweater// Leggings// Shoes

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DIY Dorm Decorations

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I’ll be starting my first year at Centre College in the fall and am getting so excited!!! I am especially excited about decorating my dorm room but don’t want to spend too much money.  Instead I have decided to do a lot of DIY!  Here is what I did…

Framed Bags//

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Some stored just give out cute bags and I’ve seen framed bags on Pinterest so I decided to give it a shot!  I just went to Michael’s and picked up some cheap frames, cut the bags to fit inside, and voila!

Monogram//

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At Michael’s they sell a pack of diy monogram stencils.  I used multi-surface paint and repurposed a sign I already owned.  I also repainted a “C” that I had lying around.  The gold paint pen I used to line everything I would not recommend.  It was not the best for what I was trying to use it for.

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After I move in I’ll give a tour of my dorm room.  I can’t wait for everything to come together and to be back on campus!

xo Carolyn

 

 

Catch Up!

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I have not blogged in FOREVER and, unfortunately, part of that is laziness.  I want to blog but finding time to take pictures and sit down to write a post has lately been a struggle.  However, another reason for the long hiatus is that so much has been happening!  I feel like my life just started taking off and is just now starting to slow down again!  I think it started with prom…

I had a blast at Prom!  My senior class chose the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and it was incredible!  To be honest, I spent more time in the museum than on the dance floor and had an absolute blast!
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Dress // Shoes

A couple weeks later came graduation.  I don’t think it has hit me that I graduated high school yet.  The ceremony was great and it was a beautiful night!

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Summer started officially and my family took a two-week vacation!  We had an amazing time in Asheville, NC and then went to Charleston, SC and on to Kiawah Island!  Everywhere we went was a blast!  I’ll share more specifics of our trip in a later post.

So much as happened and yet it feels like summer has just started!  Don’t worry though! This post is the beginning of a new, regular, and consistent posting schedule with tons of new content coming your way!!

xo Carolyn

March Favorites

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Winter is in full swing and I am not digging the cold weather.  However, I have found some great products to reduce the depressing aspects of winter and to keep me cozy and comfy while patiently waiting for spring to come.

1. A Robe

Never underestimate the power of a good robe!  I just received one as a birthday present and I am OBSESSED!  I love having something warm and cozy to put on in the morning.  Mine is by Ugg and although it may appear to be slightly more costly than your average bathrobe it is well worth the money!

2. Bean Boots

I’ve written about these before (you can find the post here) but their greatness is worth praising again!  These boots can withstand snow, rain, sleet, cold weather, you name it!  I know these shoes have been around forever but they are still very cute and in style and I’m absolutely in love!

3. Hempz lotion

I know I can’t be alone in the horrors of dry skin in the winter so lotion is always a must.  I love Hempz because it smells good but doesn’t leave your hands greasy right after you put the lotion on so you’re free use your hands without being hindered by the grease of regular lotion.

4. Blanket Scarf

I did not understand the full awesomeness of the blanket scarf until my brother got one for me for Christmas.  Ever since then, I have been obsessed!!  It goes with absolutely everything and is the warmest and most comfortable accessory you can pair with everything.  Plus mine is from Amazon so if you have Prime there is free shipping and it is not expensive at all! I honestly don’t know what I was thinking by not owning one sooner.

It’s only early March and I’m already for spring and then summer.  Luckily I have these amazing products to keep me comfortable and able to tolerate the early March atmosphere.

xo Carolyn

Staying Cute in the Cold

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In these cold winter months, getting out of bed can be hard enough and what’s harder is mustering up the desire to wear a cute outfit when you know all you are going to be doing is throwing a sweatshirt, jacket, and scarf over top and basically ruining the look.  Trust me, I’ve been there and I have those days where all I want to do is throw on a pair of leggings, a sweatshirt, a jacket and leave.  But I promise it is possible to just put in a little more effort and rock the cold weather look.

The most important thing is to remember to LAYER.  Start with a base shirt and work off that.  I’m wearing a chambray shirt but flannels or any other collard shirt works just as well.  Then add your sweater or sweatshirt.  Keep the collar out of the sweater and you’ve got yourself a super cute layered look!!  Scarves or statement necklaces work really well with this look so have fun accessorizing!

Peacoat’s can also be super cute but keep in mind sometimes they aren’t the warmest option.

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Peacoat: similar

Scarf: similar

Chambray Shirt: Von Maur

Boots: L. L. Bean

xo Carolyn