|My Tee Shirt | Button up options herehere, & here | White denim here |
...When I said I was obsessed with button-ups! 
I love them and I'm so glad this trend is back. I wear a button up around my waist any chance I get, without hesitation. 
This specific button up is actually my husbands, I take shirts from him all the time, he's used to it. 
I wore this outfit over the weekend to run errands and later that night we went to a movie! For the movies I swapped the white denim for leggings. I don't know about y'all but I can't wear jeans to the movies. I sit criss-cross-apple sauce in the theater with a big ol' bag of popcorn, so there really isn't any room for denim in that equation. 
Anyway, today our office is switching internet companies, so I'm not going to have internet for the rest of the day.. #cool. I'm sure i'll survive, I have a ton of paper work that doesn't require the internet calling my name #blek! 
I'm excited it's Wednesday, one day closer to Friday!
Ps. I think today is "National Lipstick Day"! How appropriate is this shirt?! Nailed it!
-C

I Wasn't Kidding

Wednesday, July 29, 2015




|My Tee Shirt | Button up options herehere, & here | White denim here |
...When I said I was obsessed with button-ups! 
I love them and I'm so glad this trend is back. I wear a button up around my waist any chance I get, without hesitation. 
This specific button up is actually my husbands, I take shirts from him all the time, he's used to it. 
I wore this outfit over the weekend to run errands and later that night we went to a movie! For the movies I swapped the white denim for leggings. I don't know about y'all but I can't wear jeans to the movies. I sit criss-cross-apple sauce in the theater with a big ol' bag of popcorn, so there really isn't any room for denim in that equation. 
Anyway, today our office is switching internet companies, so I'm not going to have internet for the rest of the day.. #cool. I'm sure i'll survive, I have a ton of paper work that doesn't require the internet calling my name #blek! 
I'm excited it's Wednesday, one day closer to Friday!
Ps. I think today is "National Lipstick Day"! How appropriate is this shirt?! Nailed it!
-C








 |Tunic  | My exact denim here, on sale | My earrings in turquoise here |
 | My wedges are sold out,super similar here |  My reversible tote that I can't stop carrying here | 
 | My nail polish is Essie "Chasity" a cool tone pink that matches everything! |

So like every other girl on this planet I took part in the magical "N Sale". I can't help it, there are so many good deals! One of my favorite purchases from the N sale is this tunic. I ordered it in ivory and Sphinx (restocked in all sizes!) and I love both colors. I will say, size down. The ivory tunic I'm wearing is a size small and I really wish I would've gotten a size xs. Aside from sizing I love the quality and versatility this tunic offers. I feel like no matter what the occasion, I could dress this top up or down and make it appropriate. I also took advantage of the sale and purchased a perfect pair of fall booties and a couple cardigans...I'm most excited about the booties. I'm weird about ordering booties because I have chicken legs. I love how these booties seem to balance my skinny calves out with my thighs, They're slouchy and the perfect width! 
ANYWAY enough about the sale, 
I can't believe it's already Monday.. I did nothing over the weekend and it was amazing. Some weekends I slam pack my schedule with things and other weekends I do nothing. This weekend it was a nothing weekend and I can't complain. Lots of food and naps, just the way I like my weekends.
Lastly, I am so PUMPED for tonight's episode of the Bachelorette. I don't want to say too much, but I can't stand Nick. I think he's a sneaky snake. I do like Shawn, I think the show makes him look crazier than he is... but if I'm being honest- I don't think she should marry either one. 

Welp! Big Monday Rambles & Hugs,
-C

My New Favorite Tunic

Monday, July 27, 2015









 |Tunic  | My exact denim here, on sale | My earrings in turquoise here |
 | My wedges are sold out,super similar here |  My reversible tote that I can't stop carrying here | 
 | My nail polish is Essie "Chasity" a cool tone pink that matches everything! |

So like every other girl on this planet I took part in the magical "N Sale". I can't help it, there are so many good deals! One of my favorite purchases from the N sale is this tunic. I ordered it in ivory and Sphinx (restocked in all sizes!) and I love both colors. I will say, size down. The ivory tunic I'm wearing is a size small and I really wish I would've gotten a size xs. Aside from sizing I love the quality and versatility this tunic offers. I feel like no matter what the occasion, I could dress this top up or down and make it appropriate. I also took advantage of the sale and purchased a perfect pair of fall booties and a couple cardigans...I'm most excited about the booties. I'm weird about ordering booties because I have chicken legs. I love how these booties seem to balance my skinny calves out with my thighs, They're slouchy and the perfect width! 
ANYWAY enough about the sale, 
I can't believe it's already Monday.. I did nothing over the weekend and it was amazing. Some weekends I slam pack my schedule with things and other weekends I do nothing. This weekend it was a nothing weekend and I can't complain. Lots of food and naps, just the way I like my weekends.
Lastly, I am so PUMPED for tonight's episode of the Bachelorette. I don't want to say too much, but I can't stand Nick. I think he's a sneaky snake. I do like Shawn, I think the show makes him look crazier than he is... but if I'm being honest- I don't think she should marry either one. 

Welp! Big Monday Rambles & Hugs,
-C
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Contact

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Thanks for reaching out, I'm excited to hear from you! 
For collaboration, reviews, or questions contact me at carolanna0@gmail.com
You can also find me here: 
Instagram: @carolanna_b
Twitter: @carolanna_b
Snapchat: @carolanna_b
Youtube:here



| My exact Tee Shirt Dress (less than $20!) | Tie waist flannel here or here | Converse | 
My tote is sold out (Thanks a lot N sale) but similar and reversible here |
 |My lipstick is "bumble" from colourpop| 
 Happy Wednesday Y'all!
I wanted to do a quick post over this outfit because I have been tying a button up around my waist any chance I get. I can't stop. I think it gives this outfit the oomph it needed! This tee shirt dress (less than $20 bucks!) is amazingly soft and so easy to wear. It doesn't cling to any problem areas and it's not heavy- which is a must when you live in Texas! I don't think I could really dress this up, I kind of like keeping it casual. I mean I guess you could pair a girly scarf and nude sandals, 
but I like my converse!
I'm going to keep this post short and sweet, I hope y'all are having a great week! 
Big Hugs,
-C

Tee shirt Dress + Button Up Obsession

Wednesday, July 22, 2015




| My exact Tee Shirt Dress (less than $20!) | Tie waist flannel here or here | Converse | 
My tote is sold out (Thanks a lot N sale) but similar and reversible here |
 |My lipstick is "bumble" from colourpop| 
 Happy Wednesday Y'all!
I wanted to do a quick post over this outfit because I have been tying a button up around my waist any chance I get. I can't stop. I think it gives this outfit the oomph it needed! This tee shirt dress (less than $20 bucks!) is amazingly soft and so easy to wear. It doesn't cling to any problem areas and it's not heavy- which is a must when you live in Texas! I don't think I could really dress this up, I kind of like keeping it casual. I mean I guess you could pair a girly scarf and nude sandals, 
but I like my converse!
I'm going to keep this post short and sweet, I hope y'all are having a great week! 
Big Hugs,
-C





 |My exact Flares | White Crochet Overlay | My white flowy blouse:// here. I'm wearing a small, but I wish I would've ordered an XS.| I just ordered this tank tank, I LOVE it | My canvas jacket is old, but here is a really cute alternative| My tote in cream | My tote in cognac 

Y'all I had SO much fun mixin' and styling these flares. I'm obsessed with all things 70's right now and these flares make my heart happy! 
I want to start by saying I had these altered. When I received them in the mail they were SO LONG. I had them altered to fit while wearing wedges. If I wore flat sandals with these they would again.. be way too long! That's something to keep in mind when purchasing flare jeans. 
Personally, I just love flares with wedges and I love them completely covering my shoe! 
Alterations aside these jeans are so flattering! They make you look so long and thin. I mean, who doesn't want to look long and thin?? 
I show you how I styled them multiple ways, but I swear the combinations are endless. I really want to wear an off the shoulder crop top with these, I just haven't gotten around to it yet! Okay I'm done RAVING about how much I love these, but I hope you all get inspired and pick you up a pair of flares for yourself! They're so fun and flattering. 
If you have any questions about anything I didn't link, please let me know in the comments, I'll try and find a link for you!!
Cheers to Monday,
-C

Brave The Trend: Flares

Monday, July 20, 2015





 |My exact Flares | White Crochet Overlay | My white flowy blouse:// here. I'm wearing a small, but I wish I would've ordered an XS.| I just ordered this tank tank, I LOVE it | My canvas jacket is old, but here is a really cute alternative| My tote in cream | My tote in cognac 

Y'all I had SO much fun mixin' and styling these flares. I'm obsessed with all things 70's right now and these flares make my heart happy! 
I want to start by saying I had these altered. When I received them in the mail they were SO LONG. I had them altered to fit while wearing wedges. If I wore flat sandals with these they would again.. be way too long! That's something to keep in mind when purchasing flare jeans. 
Personally, I just love flares with wedges and I love them completely covering my shoe! 
Alterations aside these jeans are so flattering! They make you look so long and thin. I mean, who doesn't want to look long and thin?? 
I show you how I styled them multiple ways, but I swear the combinations are endless. I really want to wear an off the shoulder crop top with these, I just haven't gotten around to it yet! Okay I'm done RAVING about how much I love these, but I hope you all get inspired and pick you up a pair of flares for yourself! They're so fun and flattering. 
If you have any questions about anything I didn't link, please let me know in the comments, I'll try and find a link for you!!
Cheers to Monday,
-C


 |Crochet Top or Crochet Tank (on sale!) | Jeans | Tote | 
Something about crochet always makes me think summer. As soon as I saw this top I knew I needed it. 
(lets be honest, I think I need everything- every time I go shopping). 
I have a white crochet top that get's worn like crazy, I might do a post over how versatile it is! 
Like my white top, I plan on wearing this bad boy like crazy! 
Not to mention I finally found a direct link for these jeans, if you haven't noticed- they're my favorite. I think the wash is perfect and matches with everything and the fit of these jeans is so flattering!! They are long enough to be worn straight, I just prefer to always cuff my denim. 
I hate to cut this post short, but I have a TON to do this Friday! Most of you may not know, but I work for my family's construction company, and the construction industry in Austin is booming! It's crazy town USA over here and we are buzzing around the office all week trying to get everything done. I'm going to post this and then face plant into our accounting software for the next 6-7 hours. 
Wish me luck & pass the coffee 
Yay for Friday!
-C

I Can't Stop Wearing Crochet!

Friday, July 17, 2015



 |Crochet Top or Crochet Tank (on sale!) | Jeans | Tote | 
Something about crochet always makes me think summer. As soon as I saw this top I knew I needed it. 
(lets be honest, I think I need everything- every time I go shopping). 
I have a white crochet top that get's worn like crazy, I might do a post over how versatile it is! 
Like my white top, I plan on wearing this bad boy like crazy! 
Not to mention I finally found a direct link for these jeans, if you haven't noticed- they're my favorite. I think the wash is perfect and matches with everything and the fit of these jeans is so flattering!! They are long enough to be worn straight, I just prefer to always cuff my denim. 
I hate to cut this post short, but I have a TON to do this Friday! Most of you may not know, but I work for my family's construction company, and the construction industry in Austin is booming! It's crazy town USA over here and we are buzzing around the office all week trying to get everything done. I'm going to post this and then face plant into our accounting software for the next 6-7 hours. 
Wish me luck & pass the coffee 
Yay for Friday!
-C





My Gingham Top |My exact denim found here://on sale! The fit is true to size | My exact shoes:// here | |My exact tote bag KS Earrings (on major sale!)|

I wore this cute little gingham top the other night to a engagement party for my sweet friends Kasey and Dean! I'm so excited for you guys! 
Anyway, I love this top because it can be worn any season. You could wear this top tucked into white shorts and colorful shoes and it's automatically Spring Time appropriate! You better believe this top will be paired with leggings over and over through Fall and Winter! 
Here I paired it with some distressed denim, I just can't stop wearing distressed denim and I'm not even slightly sorry about it. I kept the pop of color in my earrings and wore my new go-to tote. 
I'm not going to say too much about this tote because you're going to hear all about it in my monthly favorites! I hope you all are having a good start to your week!
-C

Gingham All Year Round!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015






My Gingham Top |My exact denim found here://on sale! The fit is true to size | My exact shoes:// here | |My exact tote bag KS Earrings (on major sale!)|

I wore this cute little gingham top the other night to a engagement party for my sweet friends Kasey and Dean! I'm so excited for you guys! 
Anyway, I love this top because it can be worn any season. You could wear this top tucked into white shorts and colorful shoes and it's automatically Spring Time appropriate! You better believe this top will be paired with leggings over and over through Fall and Winter! 
Here I paired it with some distressed denim, I just can't stop wearing distressed denim and I'm not even slightly sorry about it. I kept the pop of color in my earrings and wore my new go-to tote. 
I'm not going to say too much about this tote because you're going to hear all about it in my monthly favorites! I hope you all are having a good start to your week!
-C






White Denim | Wedges | Nail Color Essie: Minimalistic |

I know I say this all the time, but this past weekend flew by! Maybe it's because we just had a 3 day weekend, and now 2 day weekends seem like a blur. I was so sad waking up knowing it was Monday and the weekend was over! 
Anyway, I ordered these beautiful earrings from BaubleBar last week and I was shocked at how quickly they shipped out! I was excited when I ordered them, but they're even prettier in person!
For any of you who are scared that these earrings might be heavy, they're not. I was worried they would pull on my ears a little but they're super light. These earrings also come in a couple different colors and I might have to order another pair... they're just so pretty!
I hope y'all had a great weekend! 
Pass the super strong coffee this way!
-C

My New Favorite Baubles

Monday, July 13, 2015







White Denim | Wedges | Nail Color Essie: Minimalistic |

I know I say this all the time, but this past weekend flew by! Maybe it's because we just had a 3 day weekend, and now 2 day weekends seem like a blur. I was so sad waking up knowing it was Monday and the weekend was over! 
Anyway, I ordered these beautiful earrings from BaubleBar last week and I was shocked at how quickly they shipped out! I was excited when I ordered them, but they're even prettier in person!
For any of you who are scared that these earrings might be heavy, they're not. I was worried they would pull on my ears a little but they're super light. These earrings also come in a couple different colors and I might have to order another pair... they're just so pretty!
I hope y'all had a great weekend! 
Pass the super strong coffee this way!
-C

I want to take a second to invite all my blog friends over to my other social media accounts! I feel like I share a lot with you all here on my blog, but majority of these post are fashion and beauty related. Over on my Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter you will find a lot more lifestyle posts! I post a lot on all my social media accounts and I would love for you all to follow along! 
More importantly, I want to get to know all of you!!
It might just be me, but I really feel like I get to know you all better
 when I follow you on multiple platforms! 
So comment below with your usernames and I'll make sure follow you!
Let's be friends!!
-C

Instagram: Carolanna_b
Snapchat: Carolanna_b
Twitter: Carolanna_b
(I just got twitter.. like yesterday, so bare with me!)
Bloglovin: girlmeetsbrave



Girl Meets Social

Friday, July 10, 2015

I want to take a second to invite all my blog friends over to my other social media accounts! I feel like I share a lot with you all here on my blog, but majority of these post are fashion and beauty related. Over on my Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter you will find a lot more lifestyle posts! I post a lot on all my social media accounts and I would love for you all to follow along! 
More importantly, I want to get to know all of you!!
It might just be me, but I really feel like I get to know you all better
 when I follow you on multiple platforms! 
So comment below with your usernames and I'll make sure follow you!
Let's be friends!!
-C

Instagram: Carolanna_b
Snapchat: Carolanna_b
Twitter: Carolanna_b
(I just got twitter.. like yesterday, so bare with me!)
Bloglovin: girlmeetsbrave








My Exact Dress runs a little large, size down| I also purchased this beauty, runs small- size up! I'm exchanging for a medium| Love this and I think its perfect for all seasons!| 

I love red, white, and blue all year round! I don't think red is my favorite color to rock, but I always feel so confident and sassy when I wear it! Be it this red dress, red lipstick, or even just carrying a red handbag. Something about the color makes me feel like a sass-a-frass! 
And if you know me, Sassy is favorite adjective! 
I love all the tassels and details about this dress, especially the back. 
I also want to mention I took FULL advantage of The Blue Door Boutique's Fourth of July sale. Everything on the site and in store was 40% off! Uhmm excuse me, Yas please!!! I linked the other items I snatched up from the sale above as well! 
I hope you all are having a fabulous week! 
What are your plans for this weekend? 
Big Thursday Hugs, 
-C 

Ps. Look at those DUCKS! I love shooting for the blog at this lake because I get to hang with my quack pack! 

Styling Red White & Blue After the 4th!

Thursday, July 9, 2015






My Exact Dress runs a little large, size down| I also purchased this beauty, runs small- size up! I'm exchanging for a medium| Love this and I think its perfect for all seasons!| 

I love red, white, and blue all year round! I don't think red is my favorite color to rock, but I always feel so confident and sassy when I wear it! Be it this red dress, red lipstick, or even just carrying a red handbag. Something about the color makes me feel like a sass-a-frass! 
And if you know me, Sassy is favorite adjective! 
I love all the tassels and details about this dress, especially the back. 
I also want to mention I took FULL advantage of The Blue Door Boutique's Fourth of July sale. Everything on the site and in store was 40% off! Uhmm excuse me, Yas please!!! I linked the other items I snatched up from the sale above as well! 
I hope you all are having a fabulous week! 
What are your plans for this weekend? 
Big Thursday Hugs, 
-C 

Ps. Look at those DUCKS! I love shooting for the blog at this lake because I get to hang with my quack pack! 
Lets talk about closet staples for a second...
I think it's more important to purchase clothing staples that can be paired with multiple outfits, than statement items that you wear once or twice! With that being said, chambray is one of my favorite go-to closet staples. Your options with a chambray top are endless and always cute! They're usually light weight- so they're easy breezy for summer, but also perfect for layering in the winter. They can be dressed up or down and they're appropriate for any occasion. 
Here's how I styled my favorite chambray 4 ways! 


Look #1
This look is so effortless and comfortable. 
Your favorite white t-shirt, a pair of boyfriend shorts, and a chambray top. 
You could tie the chambray around your waist for a more edgy vibe or keep it simple with some flip flops. Either would be great for a casual weekend look. 

Look #2 
I love this look because it is so chic and denim on denim is trending right now! 
This look is polished but still casual enough for everyday errands. 
I broke up the denim on denim with a nude belt and added the leopard clutch for some sass!
The key to denim on denim is breaking it up with a neutral color or pattern. You also want to use shades of denim that do not clash. 

Look #3
Ugh, this look is so cute. This look would be perfect for a casual date night or brunch with your girls! I paired patterned shorts with a cream blouse and tied the chambray.
 I added some spice with the sandals, which are so easy to wear and tie the entire outfit together. 

Look #4 
Last but not least, a more work appropriate chambray outfit! I love the crispness of the white pants paired with this chambray! I was going to layer this with a gray blazer but it is SO hot. (Sorry y'all, I live in Texas) However, I think this outfit (with or without a blazer) would be perfect for the office. I paired it with strappy sandals but you could totally wear closed toed heels. If you threw on a statement necklace this outfit would kill it in the office!



Four Ways To Wear Chambray

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Lets talk about closet staples for a second...
I think it's more important to purchase clothing staples that can be paired with multiple outfits, than statement items that you wear once or twice! With that being said, chambray is one of my favorite go-to closet staples. Your options with a chambray top are endless and always cute! They're usually light weight- so they're easy breezy for summer, but also perfect for layering in the winter. They can be dressed up or down and they're appropriate for any occasion. 
Here's how I styled my favorite chambray 4 ways! 


Look #1
This look is so effortless and comfortable. 
Your favorite white t-shirt, a pair of boyfriend shorts, and a chambray top. 
You could tie the chambray around your waist for a more edgy vibe or keep it simple with some flip flops. Either would be great for a casual weekend look. 

Look #2 
I love this look because it is so chic and denim on denim is trending right now! 
This look is polished but still casual enough for everyday errands. 
I broke up the denim on denim with a nude belt and added the leopard clutch for some sass!
The key to denim on denim is breaking it up with a neutral color or pattern. You also want to use shades of denim that do not clash. 

Look #3
Ugh, this look is so cute. This look would be perfect for a casual date night or brunch with your girls! I paired patterned shorts with a cream blouse and tied the chambray.
 I added some spice with the sandals, which are so easy to wear and tie the entire outfit together. 

Look #4 
Last but not least, a more work appropriate chambray outfit! I love the crispness of the white pants paired with this chambray! I was going to layer this with a gray blazer but it is SO hot. (Sorry y'all, I live in Texas) However, I think this outfit (with or without a blazer) would be perfect for the office. I paired it with strappy sandals but you could totally wear closed toed heels. If you threw on a statement necklace this outfit would kill it in the office!



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