Enjoying Spring



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.


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.


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.


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!




With Spring just beginning, it’s a great time for us to restart and power through those last few weeks of school. I have about seven weeks of classes left. So take a night to recharge, recuperate, and relax. Then plow through the final weeks of the year right into summer. It may be rough at times, but I’m positive that y’all can handle it and then enjoy a great summer!


Snow Again?!

With a lovely new season about to start in a few days, I’m sure I’m not the only one who is coming down with a case of “spring fever”. I cannot wait for sunny days, spring-time flowers popping up all over the place, and of course, warm-weather fashion! Although… Mother Nature seems to have other plans (depending on where you live, of course). More snow! Karoline and I have experienced a couple of hard core blizzards this semester at our university in Massachusetts, and we just got hit with another snow storm last night!

Has your town turned into a winter wonderland over night? Are you stuck with a delay or ‘snow-day’ from school? Take advantage of the time off and make the best of this snowy weather with some of these fun things to do indoors!

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What are you doing today?!

XO, Christine

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!

Hey y’all!  With March on it’s way, that can only mean one thing.. spring!  What a better way to start spring than with a fresh computer and/or iPhone background!







Favorite Store: Francesca’s!

Hey Everyone!

So I live in Charleston, South Carolina and work at our Athletics Department, which is located on famous King Street, world renowned for its shopping! Not only does King Street feature national favorites such as J. Crew, Lilly Pulitzer, the Gap, Forever 21, and more, but it is also famous for its cute and unique boutiques! One of my favorites happens to be Francesca’s!

I have been trying to save money and avoid King St as much as possible, but on my walk back from work today I saw the cutest things in the window at Francesca’s and just couldn’t help myself from popping in! Before long, I was in the dressing room holding 12 items and ended up buying some things!

Francesca’s is not only cute and adorable, but also SUPER affordable for dresses, nice blouses, and awesome jewelry and bags! I buy a lot of pieces here that last forever and can go from class to a night out on the town to a formal event or interview! They also color code the store, which I think is awesome, and have amazing little accessories or gifts which work for birthdays or events in a pinch. They have boutiques located across the country, but their website is also fabulous and offers amazing deals!

Here are some of my favorites that I saw in the store today, so check them out in your local Francesca’s or online!







Happy Shopping! Get ready for spring clothes!



Spring/Summer tops wish list

I went shopping with my mom this past weekend–and let me tell you–there are so many cute tops out there right now! Mostly it’s just wishful thinking for me cause I haven’t really started my summer job yet, but all of these would look awesome in my wardrobe. I love all the bright colors and fun patterns I’m seeing out there this season. Also…all the stripes!

What are some of your must-have tops this season? Leave it in the comments!

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

Channeling Blair Waldorf

Who’s ridiculously excited that Gossip Girl is back?  I can’t speak for anyone else, but I know I’ve been going crazy without my weekly dose of the Upper East Side for the past month or so…I’ll refrain from posting spoilers from last night’s episode (mostly because I don’t have a TV and I haven’t gotten around to watching it online yet), but I’m beyond thrilled that it’s returned.  And as any good preppy girl knows, Blair Waldorf’s style is always impeccable and worthy of replicating.  In terms of Blair Waldorf, here’s the essential items you need to feel like you’ve just stepped out of the Upper East Side.

  1. Overstated headbands.  It’s easier to find crazy headbands for little girls, like this organza flower headband from crewcuts.  But you can make your own by taking a plain headband and attaching something like a flower pin or hairclip to it.
  2. Bright colored heels.  Blair is never spotted without cute shoes, of course.  Bright colors such as turquoise and bright floral patterns are a great way to channel Blair through your footwear this spring.
  3. Basic blazers.  In her Constance Prep days, blazers were a staple of Blair’s wardrobe on the show.  Blazers are a great “in between” piece for spring weather.  A bright pink blazer would perk up any outfit, or keep it classic with a more understated piece.
  4. Cool sundresses.  The summer episodes of Gossip Girl are filled with great styles that aren’t often seen throughout the rest of the season, and Blair is often wearing floral sundresses.  Now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s the perfect opportunity to break out looser sundresses in fun patterns.

You know you love me, xoxo.

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