Matching Set Styled Three Ways

Hi friends! I posted these three looks to my Instagram today and had so many messages from people saying they enjoyed seeing the different styling, so I am sharing all the details on here too!

How I Styled a Matching Set Three Ways

First some quick backstory. I know you all know how much I love clothes, bags, shoes etc. And yes, I love to shop for sure, but nothing gets my fashion soul more excited than the actual act of styling of outfits. I spend hours putting together tons of different versions of looks. I take pictures that I then go back and look at before making the final choice! I honestly have so much fun with it and thrive when I finalize a good one.

That being said, my best and most favorite finds are those that I can’t decide which version I like best. Pieces that are versatile and can be worn tons of ways are the gems of my closet and should be in yours too! When I shopping, I try to always think about the different ways a piece can be worn before purchasing. Especially if they are a tad spendy, like this set I am sharing today. It’s not crazy expensive, but each piece is above $100, so it was important for me to know I could wear them separately as well as together.

First, I styled just the top with this fun denim skirt (on sale!) and my favorite silver Loeffler Randal heels. This was actually what I wore to lunch with my fam yesterday, so sharing a pict of it below (with my cutest hubby, Colby in his Golden Goose that I have to beg him to wear!) The cropped fit and frilly detailing on this top are my fave! So so fun. It’s very airy and just totally comfy. Obviously when it’s colder out it will be really cute with a higher waisted pair of jeans too. To me, nothing beats a cute top + denim mini in the Summer!

Second, I styled the skirt with this essential band tee and my most worn and favorite Golden Goose sneakers. Guys, I have pushed these and pushed these on Instagram, but only because I know if you get them you will wear them and LOVE. The neutral star makes them very wearable. I added on these champagne gold laces that I found on Amazon (the 46inch flat are the ones I got. I also got the silver, white, pink and red…because SO fun). Back to this outfit, this is my real life go-to look when I erranding. The tee is edgy & casual, the skirt is girly & more dressy and the sneaks are comfortable.

And for the last look, I put the two pieces together. If you watched my stories, I did not like this at first because it was frumpy until I added a belt! Since the top is a tad wide and not fitted, I think adding a belt is essential to make it more feminine and to break up the print. This version would be so fun for a Summer soiree or night out.

Going into Fall, this skirt with a cozy knit and over the knee boots? YES. I mean the options are really endless and now that I know you guys enjoy this type of post, I am going to start doing more of them. Like I said, I thrive on this. And I know for some it’s not fun and struggle, so I love love to help with that!

Here are all the pieces of these three looks.

Pieces From These Looks

Happy Shopping!

xo, Caro

Casual Chic With White House Black Market

Hi friends! Today I am sharing a fun and easy date night look from one of my go-to retailers, White House Black Market. Whenever I am on the search for affordable, but casual chic pieces, it is one of my first stops.

Casual Chic Date Night with White House Black Market

If you know me well, you know that Colby and I adore our date nights! One of the great things about living in California is that everywhere here is pretty casual and jeans are always a good idea. When we do spontaneous weeknight dates, I like to keep it super simple and comfy, like I did with this look today.

I saw this FAB white top while shopping online and had to have it! The slightly oversized fit and big billowy sleeves just scream comfort (while still looking so cute). For our date night, I styled it with jeans, but I have also worn it with a simple cream mini skirt and also with denim cutoffs! It comes in black too and I am now thinking I need that color too. You can just never have too many tops like this in your closet!

After I added the top to cart, I knew I needed some new jeans to finish off my look. I have so many pairs that are overly distressed (and sometimes those just aren’t good for restaurants), so I looked for a new pair of simple, dark ones. I found this pair and fell in love with the cropped and skinny fit. I mean, so simple but so fab! Plus the price is so good (on sale $49).

A few simple accessories, a good front tuck and I am ready for all things fish tacos and skinny margs! I just love the comfort, but casual chicness of this look. I can wear both pieces so many ways too! These jeans will be so great with a graphic tee & a pair of sneakers for daytime errands or with a camisole + blazer for a more finished look. So easy, so good!

I love that I could find all of this look in one place on White House Black Markets site. I shopped around and here are a few more pieces (including my top & jeans) from their current collection that I am loving!

Current Cravings From White House Black Market

 

So many fun, wearable pieces! Also, I am wearing a XS in the top and my normal size in the jeans, so I would say they both run TTS.

Happy Shopping! xo, Caro

*this post was sponsored, but the opinions are 100% my own*

My Nordstrom Anniversary Favorites

Hi friends! It’s that FABULOUS time of year when Nordy’s introduces brand new items and they are on sale. I mean, what could be better? I truly love this sale as they always do a great job of marking pieces you can really use in your closet.

Instead of sharing it ALL with you, I am really only including pieces I think are great and worth buying. I went in on Wednesday and shopped in store and then took time today to shop it again online. I took a bunch of mirror selfies at the store and then did more at home of the items I bought. My basic thought with this sale is, stick to what you really think you will wear (instead of just buying it because its “on sale”) For me, that ended up being a couple pairs of jeans, some basic tops, a blazer and two pairs of shoes. Thats it! I did not love any of the boots this year and I didn’t see any coats I loved either.

So without further adieu, below are two grids of mirror selfies. First, the ones I took in store and second, the ones I took at home (that way you can see what I actually bought). I will be breaking all of the home outfits in my stories, so be sure to go watch (on my Instagram).

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites

Noteable mentions from in store: I ADORE the oversized camel knit. It comes in black and brown too and honestly will be such a staple all Fall and Winter. I let my sister in law (who was visiting) take that back with her, but ordered one for myself (just telling you guys so you understand why it’s not in my home try on). Also noteable is the sparkly midi skirt. I really love it, I just did not buy it as I have so many of that style. But if you are in market for one, I love the length and easy fit. Last, I am wearing my normal size in the Levis and the Frame jeans, but I sized up one in the Paige ones.

Noteable mentions from my home sesh: I trimmed the Levi’s about 3 inches to get the more cropped fit. I think they are more flattering this way, but that’s 100% my opinion! The oversized grey cardi comes in a tan neutral too and ugh, its just heavenly! Also, there were probably 4 or 5 options for a leopard cardigan included in the sale. I chose this particular one because it’s a lighter weight and I love the longer length. I promise you will love it!

And here are all those above items as well as few others I saw online and loved

Happy Shopping! And please do not hesitate to message or DM me on Insta about sizing etc.

xo, Caro

Fourth of July Outfit Ideas

Friends! Fourth of July is somehow NEXT week and it’s one of my favorite holidays to dress for. By that I do not mean I go full on American Flag fashion, but I do love to wear some with a little festiveness. Last week I wore the cute striped romper below and today I shared this fab long sleeve mini on Instagram (also below), and both would be SUCH fun + easy options.

I styled the romper with my favorite See by Chloe wedges and simple neutral accessories, but you could so make it more FOJ fab with a red headband or sandals if you really wanted to snazz it up. With the long sleeve dress, I made more daytime BBQ friendly by pairing it with a pop of blue (this Saint Laurent bag is LIFE! I die for this color) and these leopard star Golden Goose sneakers. If you wanted to dress it up, you could do a simple neutral sandal (like the See by Chloe wedges or I am obsessed with these new Steve Madden heels).

Whether you are celebrating with friends at a house party or with your fam at the beach, here are so many fun fun fun options!

Fourth of July Outfit Ideas

I will be sharing so much Summery goodness on here in the few weeks, so stay tuned! My favorite season.

Cheers to America and hope you all have great holiday!

xo, Caro

Memorial Day Sale Madness

Hi guys!! Ok, so I know I just shared a quick round up of sale finds, but I am mind blown by all the fabulous pieces marked down right now.. I had to share my newest finds!! SO many of my favorite outfits (some pictured below)!

My Outfits Currently On Sale

I can’t tell you how much I adore that colorful sequin dress I wore at Rewardstyle Conference- it would be such a good buy for any Spring or Summer party or even a Vegas trip! And my go-to Levi’s that I have worn for years and still adore are marked down to $88. Amazing deal and worth every penny! What else? I would definitely recommend the Rhode tie dye if you want a great beachy vacay or Summer bbq dress. Oh, and do NOT miss my favorite favorite neutral YSL crossbody. I can’t believe this is marked down right actually, its a great bag for year round. I also included some pieces I am eyeing, like that black Retrofete sequin mini (like the silver one I have already…its super cute on and would be fab for any night out/Vegas/birthday etc).

Memorial Day Sale Finds

Feel free to email me if you sizing questions or anything! Happiest Shopping and Memorial Day weekend!

xo, Caro