Enjoying Spring

springtime

 

After what seems like an endless winter, spring finally seems to be in the air. The surest sign for me? I don’t have to wear a jacket anymore! I am beyond happy to start breaking out the shorts and sandals. The flowers are starting to come up and yesterday (much to my delight) was the first day I was able to sit out on the quad with my homework. Getting some sun felt SO good.

Yesterday, my boyfriend reluctantly agreed to be featured in an outfit of the day post. He just looked so casually springy that I had to share. So, here’s what we were wearing:

On Matt: shirt, Lands’ End Canvas; shorts, American Eagle; boat shoes, Dockers.

On me: sunglasses, Maui Jim; shirt, J.Crew Factory; shorts, Old Navy; boat shoes, Sperry.

How have you been enjoying the weather?

xoxo, Karoline

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

Old Navy Scores

I’ll be the first to admit that I am SO excited for spring to roll around…shorts, skirts, dresses, short sleeves, no sweaters?  Sign me up!  Old Navy is one of those stores that is either hit or miss…sometimes they have super cute things at affordable prices and sometimes they’re just way out in left field with their styles.  I am happy to report that for this spring, Old Navy has some awesome pieces!

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Old Navy Scores
As you can see, Old Navy has stepped up it’s game and put out some super cute tops for the spring.  And you don’t want to miss those capris…they have embroidered anchors on them!  Always check the Old Navy website before you head to the store because you can usually print out a coupon, and if you see something you like snatch it up quickly!  They change out their stock extremely frequently!
Happy shopping!
xoxo,
Rebecca

Prepping for: a first date!

Lately, it seems like I know so many people who are going on first dates! Fall with it’s crisp air is cuddle season, and there’s all the fun weekend activities like apple picking and hayrides so I can definitely see why everyone is suddenly wanting to pair up. In the last week, I’ve had two separate friends come to me with fashion advice for a first date.

My theory on first date fashion: it’s important, and you want to make a great first impression, but you need to be comfortable!

If you’re not comfortable, it’s going to be hard to have a good time and you won’t be as confident as you might otherwise be. Let’s face it, getting to know someone new is awkward enough.

I’m also a believer that you should look cute for a first date but at the same time, just step up your normal look just a bit. Add a cute necklace or a sparkly pair of shoes. You want to express yourself and your own style.

I’ve put together some cute first date looks for a range of activities. Hopefully they’ll put your mind at ease and help make one of your first dates a bit less stressful!

 

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Do you have any first date outfit ideas? Anything special that you like to wear? Leave it in the comments!

OOTD: Sister edition!

It’s a chilly, sort-of gloomy day here at the beach, so my sister and I have resorted to wearing long sleeves instead of bathing suits. It’s a tough compromise, but as my boyfriend wisely pointed out to me this morning, a day on vacation–even a yucky one–is better than a day at work. Amen to that!

 

What I’m wearing:

    • Top: Old Navy. I fiiiinally got a chambray shirt after lusting after them for a year or two. Yeah, I’m late to the party, but I’m glad I finally got there!
    • Shorts: Lands’ End Canvas. LOVE THESE! They’re always look brighter than I think they really are, but they definitely punch up an outfit!
    • Accessories: green beaded necklace (I’ve had it since eighth grade!), Michael Kors watch, sailor’s rope bracelet from Kennebunkport, J.Crew madras headband, and tortoise shell sunglasses from Marshalls, signet and claddagh rings.

On my sister:

    • Bicycle t-shirt: J.Crew
    • Sweater: Lands’ End
    • Jeans: Hollister
    • Metallic boat shoes: Sperry Topsider
    • Accessories: Ann Taylor belt, Swarovski ring, necklace from Copper Mt., Colorado.

I hope that the weather’s better wherever you are!

xoxo, Karoline

Summertime and the Living is Easy

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Havaianas lemon shoes $26 – lordandtaylor.com Old Navy flat heels $3.94 – oldnavy.gap.com Strappy leather sandals $49 – tillys.com Jack rogers shoes amazon.com Tory Burch beach shoes $195 – bloomingdales.com
Hey guys, it’s Katie covering for Karoline while she vacations on the Cape (jealous!) Anyways, since she is out on the beach and for most of us, Summer has officially started, I decided to post on Summer footwear. Now, I am not going to lie, while I am a big fan of sandals, I don’t wear flip flops unless I am on the beach. I love Jack Rogers and can be seen almost daily in my platinum pair, but flip flops are just not for me plus they hurt my feet! With that said, if I do need a waterproof shoe for the beach or pool, Old Navy four dollar flip flops can’t be beat, how’s that for affordable? Most of these shoes are not waterproof (though I must say my Jacks have been through some pretty aggressive rain storms and made it out okay), but they are perfect for lounging at the pool, hotel, or anywhere summery. Between the rainbows, Jacks, Tory Burch’s, Havianas, and Old Navy sandals, there is something for everyone! What is your Summer Staple footwear?

The finals crunch is upon us!

Here at my school, it’s the last week of classes.  And that means one thing…every hard assignment from the semester is due this week.  In the last two days, I’ve written two and a half research papers, and I still have one and a half more to go.  You could say that people are going a little crazy.  Thank goodness it’s Wednesday and the week is almost over!

I know that fashion is definitely the last thing on your mind when you’re cramming in all that work in preparation for finals, but I think it’s still important to look cute while sitting in the library, even though you may or may not be dying a little on the inside.  Obviously, comfort is key when it comes to finals week fashion.  I’ve put together a few looks that will keep you cozy, but also help you to look put together even when your mind is a little out of whack.  Also, I’m a firm believer in the “dress well, test well” philosophy, so hopefully these will help!

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I hope these outfits give you some inspiration to look cute while you’re working hard studying! I’m definitely going to try to recreate them best as I can!

Good luck on finals!  Only a couple more weeks till summer!! 🙂

xoxo, Karoline

My friend Jackie’s OOTD and a random one from this week!

I think the best thing about springtime is all of the cute outfits.  My friend Jackie stopped by my house this morning, and I loved her look so much that I asked her to pose for an OOTD picture 🙂  LOVE the red pants!

On Jackie:

  • Capris: Old Navy
  • Top: Francesca’s Collections
  • Sweater: American Eagle Outfitters
  • Flip-Flops: Francesca’s Collections.

I’m a huge fan of colored pants right now, but I’m so scared to try them!!  I was out shopping yesterday, and in literally every store I went into there were colored jeans or khakis.  Bold primary colors, pastels, neons…every type of color was represented.  And I saw them everywhere, from American Eagle to Forever 21 to even Ann Taylor!  I think I’m going to have to buck up and try this trend soon, because it looks like so much fun!  We’ll have to see what happens.

This outfit is something that I wore earlier this week to my Student Government meeting at school.  I’m so excited that I can wear skirts again! Skirts or shorts with a sweater=my spring/summer uniform.

What I’m Wearing:

  • Sweater: Gap
  • Skirt: J.Crew (it’s seersucker!!)
  • Skinny belt: Ann Taylor
  • Sandals: Jack Rogers
  • Misc: pearl necklace and earrings, J.Crew tortoise shell headband, Michael Kors watch, signet and claddagh rings.

Do you have any cute spring outfits? Comment below! I’d love to do a feature on what readers are wearing!

xoxo, Karoline

Outfit of the night 3/29/12

 

Hey everyone! I just felt like sharing my outfit for the evening.  I’ll be going out later with my friends, so I felt like getting all pretty 🙂

  • What I’m wearing:
    • Top: Ann Taylor Loft
    • Sweater: Old Navy
    • Jeggings: American Eagle Outfitters
    • Accessories: watch, Michael Kors; glitter flats, Delia’s; pearl earrings; claddagh and signet rings.

Hope you all have wonderful weekends! I’m do excited because my mom and dad are visiting me at school tomorrow!

xoxo, Karoline

OOTD 3/22/12

I know it’s only the third day of spring, but I swear it feels like summer out there!  Tank tops, shorts, flip flops…it’s all good!  This is actually my outfit from yesterday, but I thought I’d share 🙂

I’m wicked bummed that this weather isn’t going to carry on into this weekend (especially because I’m going to The Cape), but at least I had this one week of fun in the sun!

What I’m wearing:

  • sweater: J. Crew
  • top: American Eagle
  • shorts: Old Navy
  • sandals: Jack Rogers
  • accessories: Old Navy necklace, pearl earrings, signet and claddagh rings, bracelets: Pandora, Alex and Ani, and random silver bangle.

Is it feeling like summer for you guys too?

xoxo, Karoline

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