Spring Fashion

Springtime is officially here! While it still may not feel like it, warmer weather is definitely on the way! This past weekend, it was a beautiful 80 degrees in Charleston so I definitely need to start steering clear of the sweaters and breaking out my new spring favorites.

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I would definitely call this a transition season outfit. Throw a sweater or cardigan over a nice bright dress to make any day, whether it be casual or busy, a stylish one. Riding boots can definitely last you into the spring on those colder days to dress up an more casual dress. Also, Jack Rogers or wedges do the job well too. I am also a huge fan of belted dresses. The coral color of this dress is absolutely perfect for spring and the gold jewelry perfectly accessorizes the outfit.

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This outfit can be for work, class or even a girls night out or a date! The dark skinny jeans with the cute neutral wedges are a perfect transition into spring. I love the green color of the tank and am always looking for shirts in bright colors like this because they standout and make any outfit look that much better. The Tory Burch earrings are maybe a tad over the top, but any gold earrings would look fabulous with such an outfit. Kate Spade’s earrings are to die for, so check them out! The Tory Burch purse is so cute and the cross body is key to this outfit. I am definitely adding this to my next wishlist. Also, it matches the beautiful orange and gold bracelet perfectly.

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This outfit is the perfect spring day outfit. This white top is adorable and I love the neckline and the gold embroidering. So many stores, from American Eagle to the Gap to Bloomingdales have variations of this simple shirt. Plus I love white blouses in the summertime, especially with bright shorts! I love coral, so the chino shorts (from J.Crew!) totally make me think of summer. Gold sandals are a staple in any summer wardrobe. A professional tote bag can be used with any outfit at any time of day-for class, going to lunch, out at night, or even for an interview! I also have a thing for themed charm bracelets, and this gold beach charm bracelet is definitely on my wish list.

Springtime is the best time for new clothes, a new wardrobe, and pairing together old pieces in new ways. Accessorize with bright colors, buy versatile tops that go with everything (shorts, jeans, white pants, skirts), focus on dresses because they make anyone look dressier, and find perfect summer shoes!

XOXO,

Caroline

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Pop!

pop

Pop art is one of my favorite kinds. My freshman year, I took a class on the history of pop art and I just absolutely fell in love. That’s why, when I saw that Kate Spade had done a number of Roy Lichtenstein-inspired pieces, I fell in LOVE! He is my absolute favorite artist in the genre, I love his bold lines and comic book feel. Something about it just screams fun…the art isn’t super serious. I think that’s the perfect way to sum up Kate Spade, too–fun and not super-serious, but definitely still chic.

Left to right: iPhone case, wallet, tote, pouch, iPhone case

Do you love pop art? What do you think of Kate Spade’s collection?

xoxo, Karoline

What Time Is It?!

I’m planning on using my birthday money to buy a new watch…the only problem is I can’t decide which watch to get!  I currently have a tortoise shell watch, so I’m thinking that I should get a gold or rose gold watch…but there are TOO MANY choices!
Watches
What are your favorite watches?  Which do you think I should get?
xoxo,
Rebecca

Three Valentine’s Outfits!

Like I said last week, Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday to decorate for. But, the decorations don’t stop with your home and your phone, you can also dress for the occasion! I’m a sucker for all things pink and/or red, so these are some of my favorite looks of the year. I put together looks for three separate occasions you might have going on!

outfit three

Class time: Sweater, tank top, jeans, tote, shoes.

outfit two

Date night: Earrings, blazer, tee shirt, skirt, bracelet, shoes.

outfit one

Dinner with friends: Necklace, top, kakis, sneakers.

Bracelets!

It’s a little strange, but the inspiration for today’s post actually comes from my brother, Walter. Yesterday morning, he was giving my sister her Christmas present and was telling her why he got her a bangle from J.Crew. He said something along the lines of, “I was talking to the saleslady, and she told me it was enamel, and apparently that’s really….’in’ right now”. It was hilarious. “In” became the line of the day.

However, I was inspired to put together some fun bangles and bracelets to spice up your wardrobe. Whether you call them stacks or arm parties, they’re always fun.

stacks

 

Stacks, top to bottom:

Stack 1:

J. Crew

Kate Spade

J. Crew

Stack 2:

Kate Spade

Bauble Bar

Kiel James Patrick

Stack 3:

Bauble Bar

Kate Spade

Bauble Bar

Statement Jewelry

Statement Jewelry

Scarves

Scarves

End of Summer Rules.

As another Labor Day is right on the horizon, Summer is yet again drawing to a close. For many people this means a new school year, new classes, and new friends. However along with all of that comes the old famous rule: no white after Labor Day. This means that we must get all of our use out of our cute white summer sundresses, white jeans, and white shoes in the next three weeks before they go back into the closet for another year. Here are a couple of cute looks to get one more use out of your favorite white pieces of clothing or shoes. I’m also curious do you wear white after Labor Day or do you stick to the rule?End of Summer!

4th of July Wear.

I love the Fourth of July because it is the only holiday that you can really get away with decking yourself out in obnoxious colors. Here are two outfits to maximize your red, white, and blue: a casual one BBQ and maybe a fancy dinner party. Do you use the Fourth to deck yourself out?

4th of July Wear.

Beach bag 101

School’s out for the summer, so that means it’s time to head out by the water and get some sun! Whether it’s the beach, pool, or lake you need some necessities to get you through the day. Here’s some tips on what to bring!

The Bag:

You’re going to need a tote that can hold all of the items you need, plus all of the miscellaneous items you end up taking with you. If you’re anything like me, you always end up carrying around things you don’t need. So you’re going to need a good size bag.  Here are some of my faves:

$: LL.Bean Bote and Tote, starts at $19.95. The original, the classic, I’ve had one of these bags for nearly 8 years and it’s one of the best $25 I’ve ever spent. So durable, and if it ever rips or breaks (hint: it won’t) LL.Bean will replace it for free! It’s a prep icon, and you can even get it monogrammed so you can tell it apart from everyone else’s!

$$: J.Crew Boardwalk Tote, $49.50. I really like the stripes on this bag, because they give it a nautical, beachy feel. Plus, the navy color means it won’t show dirt easily.

$$$: Kate Spade Tiki Bon Shopper, $148.00. Pricy, yes, but the cocktail print is darling. Piña Coladas, Mojitos, Mai Tai’s…mmmm I’m dreaming for a sunny tropical happy hour! Also, it’s made of durable coated poplin, so it can be wiped down and is fairly weatherproof on the outside. Cheers!

After you have the bag, essentials include a towel, sunglasses, a good read, chapstick, sunscreen, a good hat, and a water bottle. These big bags ensure you’ll be able to fit everything in one place!

What’s your go-to beach bag?

xoxo, Karoline

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