Monday, September 19, 2016

Transitioning Your Closet for Fall

sweater I'm wearing a size M | similar pull-over sweater here | leopard print cardigan | denim | similar saddle bag crossbody | my mule booties | I also just ordered these in canela brown suede |
 | nail polish | | I'm wearing this lip plump in "nude in town"| 
If you haven't noticed from my last couple of blog posts, I'm well into transitioning my closet for fall. I've been sorting through all of my last season cardigans, jackets and sweaters and adding new pieces as I go. One of my biggest tips when getting ready for a new season is to sort through all the items you have from last year. I will sit down and go through it all and decide what I love and what I can loose. Sorting through my closet also helps me decide between the trendy pieces I want and what I actually need. 
Another thing I do when sorting through my closet is add notes on my phone. For example, the other day I was getting ready and I noticed all of my solid black tank tops are getting really thin and starting to look tattered. I don't know about y'all, but when I'm shopping the last thing I consider purchasing is basic essentials. However, If I look at my notes and have a reminder- I'm usually pretty good about purchasing the essential items I really need. 

The last tid-bid of advice I have to offer is in regards to color scheme. In my opinion, fall has one of the most flattering color schemes to work with. You can easily transition your entire wardrobe by adding a couple of fall-colored items to your closet. For example, throw in a camel-colored or cream cardigan, cognac booties, and a good pair of dark denim and you're good to go. Don't think to much into it, because really the season will be gone before you know it. 
Some of my favorite fall colors are deep olive tones, berry tones, creams, and camel. 
(also, leopard print anything...because my name is Carolanna and I have a problem)

Well, I'm off to Pinterest my life away & hopefully figure out how to decorate my teeny-tiny front porch for fall. #pumpkineverything #helpmepinterest #smallhouseproblems

Here's to another season!
-CB 



Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Long-Line Cardigan



| Cardigan - similar here & here | Distressed Boyfriend Denim | RM bag  (back in stock!) | Booties | 
I am obsessed with the long-cardigan trend. They are so comfy and flattering! I specifically love how they make almost anyone seem taller! I'm average height, (5'5) but wearing this cardigan makes me feel much taller. I strategically purchased this cardigan in a color that matches almost everything, so I could get away with wearing it over and over! I can wear this with black jeans and a grey tee or over a structured patterned blouse. Honestly, the styling options are endless. 

Also, I must admit- these may be the best booties I've ever purchased. 
(They are technically mules, but whatever.) Again, the color works with everything and the chunky heel makes these bad boy so comfortable. I wonder if I can convince Bravenec that I also need these in grey...? haha!

My life is about to get pretty hectic, but I'm excited for what's ahead. 
Speak of, 
I'm also in my last semester of school. 
I actually just applied for graduation, and I couldn't be anymore excited! 

I hope your week is off to a great start.
-CB 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fall Faux Leather

Faux Leather Jacket | Top | Floppy hat: here or here | 
Bag | Booties | 
I am so excited for fall! 
I do not care how #basic I sound, it's true. In Tejas we get about 3.5 weeks of fall and I live for those weeks. I love layering fall colors and pieces, big floppy hats and booties. However, I must admit, I don't like pumpkin spice anything. 
*gasp* 
I don't like pumpkin scents and pumpkin pie isn't my absolute favorite. 
Don't get it twisted, I do eat pumpkin pie... it's just not my favorite. 

I ordered this jacket a month or so ago during the Nordstrom sale and I'm totally in love with it. This jacket is one of those pieces every girl needs in their closet. The color is versatile and it can be layered over almost anything. I can imagine pairing it with a little black dress or with a simple tee, leggings, and running shoes. 

I was a little nervous ordering, as many reviews said this jacket runs super small. I would agree that it runs small, but I like the smaller tailored fit. I love the simple feminine detailing on this jacket and the material is super soft! This jacket is perfect, as I don't typically like moto-jackets with the big chunky belts sewed in around the waistline. They are too masculine and never work for me. 
For a size reference, I'm wearing a small. 

I wanted the jacket to be the star of this post, but of course I linked everything above! 
What are some of your favorite fall pieces? 
-CB




Monday, August 29, 2016

The Most Beautiful Places

B, I have seen the most beautiful places with you. Thank you for always having your bags packed and your passport ready. Where to next? 
-CB 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Monday, August 1, 2016

Instagram Round-Up

Hello Hello! 
Don't worry, I'm surviving summer school. I have 2 & 1/2 more weeks, and then I'm free for a few weeks until fall semester. Taking 18 hours this summer has not been easy! It feels like I'm in my dungeon/office from 7am to 7pm everyday. 

I hate that I don't always remember to snap photos of my outfits & post more often! I always forget and by the time I get around to posting, items have sold out! Thankfully, almost everything in this post is still available or should be restocked soon 
(*RM handbag in whiskey*).  
I had some free time this morning (for once) allowing me to get some content up.  
I'm rounding up my recent Instagram posts & linking everything I possibly can! 
Click read more for additional outfits & links, there are 10 total. 
I hope y'all are having a great start to your week & cheers to Monday!

Tunic | Bermuda Shorts | Regan Satchel ( color: whiskey) | 
Embroidered Tunic roomy & over-sized. I'm wearing an XS | Denim : for a tighter fit size down | 
sandals | 
Carolina Swing Top | Necklace H&M in store. Similar: here & here | 
Denim: slight stretch, for a more fitted look size down | 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Balancing an Eccentric Piece

| Alligator print options: Tank Top /Blouse /Dress | My exact skirt: here | 
| Flatform Espadrilles: here | Dagne Dover Bag: here | My necklace is: wildairco | 
What do you call an alligator with GPS..? 
a navi-gator! Ha! 
Okay, okay- let's get serious because I'm seriously obsessed with this look! 
I think it's important to step outside your comfort zones every now and then and take a chance on something you wouldn't usually gravitate toward. 
Stepping outside my comfort zone is fun for me, because it forces me to be more creative with my looks. It's important to make sure that even though you branch out- the outfit you're wearing is still true to you. 

With that being said, I would not usually gravitate toward this alligator print top.. but I'm glad I did! It's super fun and kind of edgy, which is something my closet lacks. 

When I was putting this outfit together I decided to make sure I incorporated closet staples and go-to's ; like my jean jacket and nude strappy espadrilles. This added balance to the eccentric tank top and made the outfit true to my style. 
I added the yellow skirt to make the outfit girly, yet easy to run errands in. 
The entire day I felt fun, edgy and comfortable!  

I wanted to mention that this print comes in a couple different options and I'll link all of them below. 
So step out of your comfort zone this summer and take a walk on the wild side. 
It's fun and it really adds some spunk to your wardrobe! 
Until next time, 
see ya later, alligator! 
-C