Early Spring Shopping

Spring is in the air here in SoCal, so I have been shopping around for all the cute, colorful pieces! I love this time of year so much as to me it always feels fresh and exciting when it starts to get warmer outside. Plus, I am 100% a warm temperature fashion person. Clearly why I live in SoCal, but also I just think warm temp fashion is so much happier and fun!

Here are some recent outfits from my IG that are pre-Spring ready. All about the straight leg denim trend and easy dresses! And year after year I wear this Loveshackfancy skirt (the past few years I have worn it in the cream version and obsessed with the new pink!!)

My Pre-Spring Style

 

And here are tons of things I am eyeing, buying, wishing for, adding to cart….

Early Spring Shopping

 

SO many fun pieces and things, right? It’s just wild we are already into March and that we change our clocks next weekend! Ready for that, for sure. Feeling hopeful times ten that things will start to get better and we will all be able to start to live life a little more normally. I personally haven’t traveled anywhere since last January, over a year ago! I am beyond ready to pack a suitcase and go somewhere…..fingers crossed that day will come soon!

happy shopping!! xx, Caro

New Haircare Favorite: the Nexxus Weightless Style Collection From Target

If you have followed me for awhile, you know my hair is VERY important to me. Since I turned 40 this year, I am trying my best to choose products that will help keep me youthful and fabulous! I recently heard about this new PROTEINLOCK system from Nexxus that is sold at Target and couldn’t resist giving it a try. It’s part of their Weightless Style collection and what sparked my curiousity was that the PROTEINLOCK system forms an invisible layer of protection around hair strands to lock in hair’s essential proteins. As we all know, with aging your hair needs all the extra goodness it can get!

New Haircare Favorite: Nexxus Weightless Style Collection

I have been using the system for a few weeks and am loving it. It’s four products that are all really lightweight and don’t leave your hair stiff or weighed down at all. You start with the Prep & Protect Spray which is a leave-in product that has hyaluronic acid (how cool? I smother my face with HA, so I am all about now putting in my hair). I found the spray to instantly soften my wet hair and it smells super good!

After combing the spray through my hair, I use the Smooth & Full Blow Dry Balm. I am obsessed with this stuff! I love the fact that it gives volume, but it’s super lightweight and also smoothes out frizz (which I have really bad!) Not sticky at all and just a great protectant from styling.

Quick comb through and then I blow dry. I follow up with the Shape & Define Multi-Styler which smooths out flyaways and gives your hair definition and light control. I love this product because again it’s lightweight, but it tames my hair instantly. After I straightened my hair and give it a quick curl, I finish off with the Ultra Fine Hair Spray. I am usually not a hair spray girl as I feel like most make my hair crunchy, but this one I actually really like. It gives dry texture, so you hair still moves normally. And not crunchy at all!

Four easy steps to better hair? Yes. please! I love that I took the time to try out these products because they really have made such a difference. Plus, I love any product that I can grab at Target. If you are looking for a line of products that will leave your hair bouncy, protected and that will replenish needed nutrients, I promise you will love this one!

You can shop all four products below as well as the Nexxus shampoo and conditioner I use below.

Nexxus Weightless Style Products I Use

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Hope you guys all have a great day today!

xx, Caro

*This was a paid collaboration, but these opinions are 100% my own

Valentine’s Day Outfit + Gift Ideas

Valentine’s day is inching up on us and it’s one of my MOST favorite holidays ever! I know most people tend to hate it, but I think it’s just an excuse to remind all those in your life how much you love them. Sometimes we all get so busy and in our routines that we forget to tell our friends, fam and close ones that that mean alot to us, you know?

Since things still suck (aka we can’t even go out to eat here), this year is going to obviously be a bit different. To be honest, I am SO fine with that because going out to eat on actual vday is always kinda drama anyways! But that does not mean I am not about to get all glammed up (haha, like I have to even mention this to you guys) in something cute! And this pink maxi dress would be a FABULOUS option! I dressed it down a bit with a GG sneaker, but you could 100% dress it up with heel or bootie too. The color is insane, right? Obsessed!!

Here are some other cute outfit ideas, cozy night in ideas, gifts ideas etc.

Valentine’s Day Outfits + Gifts

This LSF dress I wore last weekend would be a cute cute option too. Its way comfy & I can’t wait to wear it again already!

Quick sidenote: I think one of the most important things to keep your relationship alive is to always TRY. Just because you have been together for so many years (hello 20 for Colby and I!!!) does not mean you just give up and wear sweats every night. Even in Covid times! I am all about keeping it fresh and dressing up, putting on some makeup and being cute for my bae (atleast every now and then!) I think it shows you care and love someone when you put in the effort to look your best….ok sidenote rant over, haha!

Whatever you choose to do for the holiday, just know I adore you all! This space and being able to do this as my job is still so cool to me and I am forever grateful for you guys reading and following along on my Instagram.

Have a great day & happy shopping!

XO, Caro

 

This is 40

It’s my birthday and I AM 40! I can barely even type that without having ALL the feels. I mean, how am I 40?! It just does not make sense to me at all as I feel like I am 30(ish) and I always thought 40 was soo old growing up. I have always felt younger than the number I am turning, but this for year really has me thinking.

Real Thoughts On Turning 40

Let me start by saying, there are SO many amazing things that come with aging- every year that has passed I have learned so much not only about myself, but about life in general. Things that seemed so important in my 20s are now trivial, but those things and experiences at that age are also what helped shape me into who I am today. I personally LOVED my 20s- I lived at the beach in San Diego, went to college at University of San Diego and honestly adored every minute of it! I 1000% lived life to the fullest and did not really have a care in the world. Plus I met Colby, who is was then a boyfriend, but is now my world! We got married when we were 27, which at the time didnt seem young, but now so does. But FOREVER grateful for the world bringing us together!

Fast forward to turning 30, my friends were starting to have babies and that freaked out me sooo much. Colby and I both are immature for our ages and were so not ready for that next step in life. I think that’s what stresses me out or bothers me the most about turning another year older- the rules/expectations that come with it. You go to college, you get a great job, you get married, you have 2 kids, you buy a house, you…… it goes on and on. But WHO made up that timeline? We all think we should live by it, but why? If that is or was your timeline, I am not saying that is bad, I am just saying I think that is what makes aging so difficult for me (and so many others).

Colby and I chose to not follow the rules and wait to have kids. I do not regret this at all as it was how we felt then. Sadly when we did decide to try (at 35), we did not have the luck as we assumed we would. We tried for years, saw a few doctors, tried some methods/things to help the situation and nothing worked. Because my dad has a sister with down syndrome and my older half sister has a daughter with special needs, we decided not to go the IVF route. I feel like the world would’ve pushed us to do more if it was right for us. I know we would be incredible parents and who knows, maybe we will adopt or I will magically get pregnant, but at the moment we are just enjoying our Bigs (our dog) and each other.

This Is Me

As I turn 40 today, I am so grateful for all I have been blessed with and am ready to just embrace it. Age is definitely just a number and we shouldn’t have to live by anyone else’s standards of what you should have done by a certain age, how you should dress, how you should look, how you should live…I never really talk about my age on my Instagram (mainly in fear that people will unfollow me or think I am old haha), but I am so over that. I personally LOVE an admire people who own who they are, so I need to follow suite. THIS IS ME!

Maybe it took being holed up in our house for the past year for me to realize this, but life is too short to just not be who YOU are and be ok with it. As 2020 comes to an end, I think we can all say you just never reallllllly know what is going to happen tomorrow, so we should all just enjoy every day we have here on earth and just be grateful to be here (no matter what age we are)!

And even though my 40th was supposed to be a HUGE celebration at a private estate with friends in Palm Desert (whatever 2020!), I am so excited to celebrate today + tonight with my little fam. We are going to do some fun SoCal things, visit our new house we are building and toast to 2021 hopefully being a little less stuck inside! Colby turned 40 back in September, so we both cannot wait to have a ginormous celebration once its ok again.

Thanks for so much for reading and for following along. Being able to do what I love for a living is what completes me and I hope to always inspire you girls to throw on those sequins + from now on, to be authentically YOU!

Hope you all have the happiest NYE! Cheers!

xoxo, Caro

 

Hi guys! Hope you have had a great weekend! I am currently shopping around online for Colby, so I thought I would share some of the fun things I have found. Just some quick ideas for your boyfriend, brother, dad, hubby or BFF.

Gifts for Him

Happy Shopping!

xo, Caro