| A good peacoatBargain/Bougee | Infinity or Blanket Scarf: BargainBargainBougee |
Coffee Thermos: BargainBargain |
| Fall Lipstick: Mac WhirlMac Velvet Teddy |
| Faux Fur Vest: BargainBargainBougee | Boot SocksBargain/Bargain |
 | Over The Knee Boots: BargainKinda BougeeBougee |
 | Fall Nail ColorsDark GreenGrey-Green and Obsessed |

Happy Friday! Y'all...I am SO SO SO ready for the weekend! 
Before we get too crazy this weekend, I wanted to get a good post up for you. 
I've been doing a lot of fall prepping, even if Texas refuses to recognize it's fall.  
Heat index or not, Starbucks has changed their signature cup, pumpkin spice is trending, and my calendar has confirmed... It's fall. 

So Today, I'm rounding up a couple of Fall & Winter Essential items that I think you should start buying now. These items fly off the shelves and they usually don't restock as quickly as we would like! As per usual, I'm listing versatile items that you can wear and use all season. I linked a bargain version and a bourgeois version!
Happy Shopping Friends & Cheers to the Weekend! 
-C

Brave Buys Now

Friday, September 25, 2015


| A good peacoatBargain/Bougee | Infinity or Blanket Scarf: BargainBargainBougee |
Coffee Thermos: BargainBargain |
| Fall Lipstick: Mac WhirlMac Velvet Teddy |
| Faux Fur Vest: BargainBargainBougee | Boot SocksBargain/Bargain |
 | Over The Knee Boots: BargainKinda BougeeBougee |
 | Fall Nail ColorsDark GreenGrey-Green and Obsessed |

Happy Friday! Y'all...I am SO SO SO ready for the weekend! 
Before we get too crazy this weekend, I wanted to get a good post up for you. 
I've been doing a lot of fall prepping, even if Texas refuses to recognize it's fall.  
Heat index or not, Starbucks has changed their signature cup, pumpkin spice is trending, and my calendar has confirmed... It's fall. 

So Today, I'm rounding up a couple of Fall & Winter Essential items that I think you should start buying now. These items fly off the shelves and they usually don't restock as quickly as we would like! As per usual, I'm listing versatile items that you can wear and use all season. I linked a bargain version and a bourgeois version!
Happy Shopping Friends & Cheers to the Weekend! 
-C
Cardigan in taupe & cream | My Jeans found here, they have some stretch, size down | 
| Booties here and similar here |
I am giving this cardigan a run for it's money,  I've been throwing it on every chance I get! It matches with almost everything and it's simple. If there are two things you should know about my style by now- it's that I love comfort and simplicity. I'm a no-fuss must kind of girl! I also wanted to mention that my exact boots are from last fall/winter. Thankfully, Jeffrey Campbell released a newer version this fall and it's taking all of me not to purchase every new color! 

My week has been non-stop-go-go-go. As you all know, I have so much going on lately! I don't mind being busy, but every now and then I wouldn't mind slowing down. I'm heading out of town again this weekend and I'm really excited about it! Until then I have a long to-do list to make sure I'm packed and ready to go!
I'm on my second cup of coffee today and I'm hitting the ground running as soon as I finish this post! 
I hope you all are having an easy peasy week & I hope you guys have fun plans for the weekend. 
Big Ol' Busy Bee Hugs, 
-C

Throw on a Cardigan and Go!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Cardigan in taupe & cream | My Jeans found here, they have some stretch, size down | 
| Booties here and similar here |
I am giving this cardigan a run for it's money,  I've been throwing it on every chance I get! It matches with almost everything and it's simple. If there are two things you should know about my style by now- it's that I love comfort and simplicity. I'm a no-fuss must kind of girl! I also wanted to mention that my exact boots are from last fall/winter. Thankfully, Jeffrey Campbell released a newer version this fall and it's taking all of me not to purchase every new color! 

My week has been non-stop-go-go-go. As you all know, I have so much going on lately! I don't mind being busy, but every now and then I wouldn't mind slowing down. I'm heading out of town again this weekend and I'm really excited about it! Until then I have a long to-do list to make sure I'm packed and ready to go!
I'm on my second cup of coffee today and I'm hitting the ground running as soon as I finish this post! 
I hope you all are having an easy peasy week & I hope you guys have fun plans for the weekend. 
Big Ol' Busy Bee Hugs, 
-C

 
| Cardigan here & here, but I'm obsessed with this one too | 
| My Loafers (I also ordered them in pink!) also love these & these | 
| Similar floppy hat here | 
| My sunglasses here |
We have been so busy lately and life wont slow down! I have Weddings, Bachelorettes, concerts, engagements, and so many other events all happening at once. I feel more than ever my life is so busy. When I think back to a couple years ago, I never had this much going on.  I'm not complaining, it's all exciting and fun! However, being so busy has really made me have to work on my time management skills- whew! 
Anyway, let's get into this post, shall we? 
I'm getting so excited for cooler weather that I made s'mores cookies last night! We can pretend it's fall, right? This cardigan is going to be my go to this fall! It's heavy but breathable, and the color is versatile but makes a statement. I also can not stop wearing these comfy flats! I wasn't sure about the loafer trend, but I'm a believer! I've been eye'ing a couple other pair, I'll link them above! 
I hope you all are having the best Monday 
-C



We Can Pretend It's Fall, Right?

Monday, September 21, 2015

 
| Cardigan here & here, but I'm obsessed with this one too | 
| My Loafers (I also ordered them in pink!) also love these & these | 
| Similar floppy hat here | 
| My sunglasses here |
We have been so busy lately and life wont slow down! I have Weddings, Bachelorettes, concerts, engagements, and so many other events all happening at once. I feel more than ever my life is so busy. When I think back to a couple years ago, I never had this much going on.  I'm not complaining, it's all exciting and fun! However, being so busy has really made me have to work on my time management skills- whew! 
Anyway, let's get into this post, shall we? 
I'm getting so excited for cooler weather that I made s'mores cookies last night! We can pretend it's fall, right? This cardigan is going to be my go to this fall! It's heavy but breathable, and the color is versatile but makes a statement. I also can not stop wearing these comfy flats! I wasn't sure about the loafer trend, but I'm a believer! I've been eye'ing a couple other pair, I'll link them above! 
I hope you all are having the best Monday 
-C



I'm alive and working on posts for you! 
However, life has been really busy! 
I'm also working on boring technical stuff for the blog, which is pretty time consuming.
Next week posts should resume as per usual. 
Thanks for continuing to come back & always checking in. 
Big Huge Friday Hugs,
-C

Checking In

Friday, September 18, 2015

I'm alive and working on posts for you! 
However, life has been really busy! 
I'm also working on boring technical stuff for the blog, which is pretty time consuming.
Next week posts should resume as per usual. 
Thanks for continuing to come back & always checking in. 
Big Huge Friday Hugs,
-C




| My grey tunic is old, similar://here & here | My vest back in stock:// here! |
| My necklace:// here |
This vest is hands down the softest vest I own. 
It might be the softest item in my closet and I'm obsessed with it. It's no surprise that this vest sold out TWICE. It's super comfy and a fall closet staple! I tend to make vests the focal point of my outfits but you could totally sass this vest up with a statement blouse! I loved styling this with a simple grey tunic and leggings because- well- leggings, but how comfy does this outfit look? Ugh, I didn't want to take it off! I also want to mention, this vest is such good quality! It will last you multiple seasons. 
I hope you all are having a fantastic day! 
Big love & extra hugs
-C 

Styling A Faux Fur Vest

Friday, September 11, 2015





| My grey tunic is old, similar://here & here | My vest back in stock:// here! |
| My necklace:// here |
This vest is hands down the softest vest I own. 
It might be the softest item in my closet and I'm obsessed with it. It's no surprise that this vest sold out TWICE. It's super comfy and a fall closet staple! I tend to make vests the focal point of my outfits but you could totally sass this vest up with a statement blouse! I loved styling this with a simple grey tunic and leggings because- well- leggings, but how comfy does this outfit look? Ugh, I didn't want to take it off! I also want to mention, this vest is such good quality! It will last you multiple seasons. 
I hope you all are having a fantastic day! 
Big love & extra hugs
-C 



| My dress found:// here (out of stock, but it's coming back!) SUPER similar here & here! |
| Booties on major sale :// here | My necklace:// here, love it! | My jacket://here |
Happy Happy Wednesday Friends! 
I'm currently making my way to Houston with one of my best friends to see TAYLOR SWIFT!!! We have been waiting almost a year for this show (yes we bought pre-sale tickets) so you can only imagine how excited we are! EPP! I'll post pictures from the show this weekend, so be on the look out! Or-if you follow me on Instagram/Snapchat, I'm sure you'll see some pictures there!
My handle for all social media platforms is-->  carolanna_b 

Anyway- let's chat about this dress, shall we? I saw so many boutiques post about this dress, but it kept selling out! I finally got my hands on one and I can't tell you how happy I am about it! It's flowy, fall appropriate, and so beautiful. I styled it with a blush jacket so you guys could see how easy it would be to transition! I'm also obsessed with these booties, they're super comfy and currently on sale! Snatch them up before they're gone!!! 
Cheers to T-SWIFT Y'ALL!
-C 


A Floral Flowy Dress & Taylor Swift

Wednesday, September 9, 2015




| My dress found:// here (out of stock, but it's coming back!) SUPER similar here & here! |
| Booties on major sale :// here | My necklace:// here, love it! | My jacket://here |
Happy Happy Wednesday Friends! 
I'm currently making my way to Houston with one of my best friends to see TAYLOR SWIFT!!! We have been waiting almost a year for this show (yes we bought pre-sale tickets) so you can only imagine how excited we are! EPP! I'll post pictures from the show this weekend, so be on the look out! Or-if you follow me on Instagram/Snapchat, I'm sure you'll see some pictures there!
My handle for all social media platforms is-->  carolanna_b 

Anyway- let's chat about this dress, shall we? I saw so many boutiques post about this dress, but it kept selling out! I finally got my hands on one and I can't tell you how happy I am about it! It's flowy, fall appropriate, and so beautiful. I styled it with a blush jacket so you guys could see how easy it would be to transition! I'm also obsessed with these booties, they're super comfy and currently on sale! Snatch them up before they're gone!!! 
Cheers to T-SWIFT Y'ALL!
-C 


| My exact dress:// here, I'm wearing a sz medium | My necklace://here | 
 | Floppy hat:// here or here | Booties:// here or here | 

Dear Little Chambray Dress, I love you. I can see a bright and warm future with you and it makes me happy. I know that the possibilities with you are endless and I look forward to our many adventures. 
No, but really- I love this dress! I can see pairing this with my white converse, over the knee boots, and even cute wedges! I can pair this dress with a chunky scarf or a leather jacket. It's also the perfect length and I like that it's just a tad bit longer in the back. It really is perfection and I'm so excited it now lives in my closet. 

On a different note, did you all enjoy your long weekend?! 
I spent mine organizing our house. I know it sounds lame, but when I get time to sit down and go to town on my house- it is so refreshing! I re-organized my bathroom cabinets and found new ways to keep my make up and hair products in order! Which is a huge deal for me, because my products were out of control! I hate when products aren't organized, because you don't realize what all you have. I ended up buying more dry shampoo without realizing I had a full bottle buried under my other products! Ugh! The worst!
Anyway, happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a good start! 
Big Hugs, 
-C 

Styling A Little Chambray Dress

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

| My exact dress:// here, I'm wearing a sz medium | My necklace://here | 
 | Floppy hat:// here or here | Booties:// here or here | 

Dear Little Chambray Dress, I love you. I can see a bright and warm future with you and it makes me happy. I know that the possibilities with you are endless and I look forward to our many adventures. 
No, but really- I love this dress! I can see pairing this with my white converse, over the knee boots, and even cute wedges! I can pair this dress with a chunky scarf or a leather jacket. It's also the perfect length and I like that it's just a tad bit longer in the back. It really is perfection and I'm so excited it now lives in my closet. 

On a different note, did you all enjoy your long weekend?! 
I spent mine organizing our house. I know it sounds lame, but when I get time to sit down and go to town on my house- it is so refreshing! I re-organized my bathroom cabinets and found new ways to keep my make up and hair products in order! Which is a huge deal for me, because my products were out of control! I hate when products aren't organized, because you don't realize what all you have. I ended up buying more dry shampoo without realizing I had a full bottle buried under my other products! Ugh! The worst!
Anyway, happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a good start! 
Big Hugs, 
-C 


1. Passion Tea With Lemonade Y'all, this heat won't let up! I have been ordering trenta (yes trenta) passion tea's with lemonade non-stop. I personally order mine unsweetened. However, I think more people prefer theirs sweet.

2. MAC Cream Cup I love this perfect pinky nude! It's also a creamsheen so it glides on and isn't drying at all. I had a hard time picking a lipstick favorite this month, because if you follow me on Snapchat- You know I've been werkin' on the lipstick front. 

3. NYX Butter Gloss I JUST jumped on this train, I know I'm late! However, I purchased eclair, tiramisu, and cream brulee. I can't pick a favorite because I honestly love them all! I will say this, do not put these on before you blow dry your hair. Yikes. 

4. Essie Barefoot & Topless I try to branch out and get a bright color every now and then but I always end up hating it after a day or two. I should just throw in the towel and stick to my beigey-nudes and pinky-nudes. This color is by far one of the best pinky-nudes out there! 

5. Pink Magnolia Soy Candle I bought 4 of these candles and I plan on purchasing more. Stockpile grade 5 hoarder status. This candle is my all time favorite. End of discussion. 

6. Batiste Floral Essence  I am a dry shampoo queen, I have no shame telling you all that I go 3-4 days between washes. Washing my hair is the biggest chore in the world and this dry shampoo is my holy grail. I love the Batiste brand in general, but this scent is game changing! 


August Favorites

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


1. Passion Tea With Lemonade Y'all, this heat won't let up! I have been ordering trenta (yes trenta) passion tea's with lemonade non-stop. I personally order mine unsweetened. However, I think more people prefer theirs sweet.

2. MAC Cream Cup I love this perfect pinky nude! It's also a creamsheen so it glides on and isn't drying at all. I had a hard time picking a lipstick favorite this month, because if you follow me on Snapchat- You know I've been werkin' on the lipstick front. 

3. NYX Butter Gloss I JUST jumped on this train, I know I'm late! However, I purchased eclair, tiramisu, and cream brulee. I can't pick a favorite because I honestly love them all! I will say this, do not put these on before you blow dry your hair. Yikes. 

4. Essie Barefoot & Topless I try to branch out and get a bright color every now and then but I always end up hating it after a day or two. I should just throw in the towel and stick to my beigey-nudes and pinky-nudes. This color is by far one of the best pinky-nudes out there! 

5. Pink Magnolia Soy Candle I bought 4 of these candles and I plan on purchasing more. Stockpile grade 5 hoarder status. This candle is my all time favorite. End of discussion. 

6. Batiste Floral Essence  I am a dry shampoo queen, I have no shame telling you all that I go 3-4 days between washes. Washing my hair is the biggest chore in the world and this dry shampoo is my holy grail. I love the Batiste brand in general, but this scent is game changing! 


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