Hi guys! Today’s post is very special to me as it is all about Capitol, the most fabulous boutique ever, located in Charlotte, North Carolina (where my parents live!) Today they have launched a line of pieces with various designers honoring their 20 years. I was lucky enough to be part of this as they sent me this super fun Maison Labiche sweatshirt that is perfectly engraved with the North Carolina state motto “esse quam videri” to style. When I went to style it, I tried to bring my California love to North Carolina by pairing it with my go-to GRLFRND jean skirt + pink star Golden Goose sneaks. Just to make it even more fun, we shot pictures of it at In-n-Out (because what is more CA than that?!)

Aside from being honored to be part of this celebration, I wanted to write a post to share why I love Capitol so much and why it is so exciting that they are marking 20 years. To start, my mom has been shopping there for many years and I am lucky enough to have gotten some beyond amazing pieces from there (that I cherish). I honestly feel like they have been part of my fashion journey as they are huge supporters of “one of a kind” pieces, something I always try to think about when I am buying clothes, shoes and bags. You will always find things that you will definitely not see in department stores. This push for unique style vs. the norm is something I am so so energized by!

I have gained so much inspiration from the owner, Laura Vinroot Poole (and she is 100% why the store has been able to thrive for so long). She is the epitome of casually cool (meaning she doesn’t even try, its just effortlessly who she is). What other boutique do you know that has been open 20 years?! Really though! She first opened in a small space in Philips Place and from the start made her stamp by offering a completely unique buy and an unparalleled level of service. From the beginning the store was stocked with pieces that you would definitely not find anywhere else (which I love!) Some of my most prized handbags, shoes and jewelry are from Capitol. Pieces that I have never seen anyone else with and therefore hold such a special place in my heart.

Due to her fabulous success, Laura was able to move the store to a bigger space and the new store is what you call HEAVEN. Two stories of nonstop gorgeous and fabulous finds not to mention this insane vertical garden wall created by famed French botanist Patrick Blanc (see the pictures below) that you have to see to believe. Shopping to me is a total mood lifter and the experience I have when I am at Capitol is literally a high! Everywhere you turn is another something that you just gasp over. From magical Oscar de la Renta gowns to flowy Erdem frocks to modern chic sportswear from Gucci, it’s all next level amazingness. Plus, everyone who works there is just KIND. Making you feel at home and just so comfortable (which I am sorry is not true for most high end boutiques).

Basically if you can’t tell, I am obssesed with the store and am just so so happy for Laura and her amazing team. The best part about Laura is that she is completely humble, down to earth and real! She does not try to be anyone but herself and I honestly believe that is why the store has been in existence for so long. The fashion world is hard, I even see it on my silly blogger level. Everyone copies everyone, everyone tries to be someone else….when in reality the best thing you can do is BE YOU. And she does that and clearly it has paid off.

I am so excited because I am going to  Charlotte in a couple of weeks to celebrate Laura and Capitol! They are hosting a weekend of nonstop fun and I cannot wait to cheers to them all weekend long. You have to check out the rest of the pieces in the capsule for the 20 year celebration (click here) as they are so fun. And here is the link to get my fun sweatshirt (it is so comfy cozy!)

Here are some pics of the store gorgeousness:

Here are all the pieces in my outfit!

Have a great day friends! xo, Caro

Hi guys! Happy mid-week! This week is flying by, which I could not be more excited about because we are off on a fun trip this weekend and I can barely handle myself! I literally get giddy ever time I think about hoping on a plane and having a few days away from the everyday. Our weather has been less than Springy here in SoCal, but that has not stopped me from stocking up on alllll the pretty dresses lately. I posted this one on Instagram today and it inspired me to shop around + share some favorites with you guys! With Easter just two weeks away, it’s time to find that fun, feminine dress. Regardless of the holiday, I just love love a dress in warmer temps! It’s the easiest throw on and I always make mine daytime friendly by pairing it with a simple sneaker or flat sandal.

Here are a bunch of cute ones I found!

Happy Shopping! I hope you guys all have a fab fab day and rest of your week!

xo, Caro

Hiiii guys! What fun to wake up on Tuesday to news that Shopbop.com is running their always fab “spend more, save more” sale? I basically live on their site, so for me it’s like Christmas! SO many great finds and the best part is that you can buy things that you can wear now and going into Spring + Summer (vs normal sales that are markdowns from previous seasons). Many items I have worn in my looks on Instagram over the past few months are included, so I linked those and all the other pieces I am eyeing below:

Hope you all have great day today!
Happy shopping!

xo, Caro

Hi guys! It’s FRIDAY!! Woohoo!! This week was a quickie since Monday was a holiday, but it’s still always exciting when Friday rolls along! I couldn’t be happier because my hubby Colby was traveling all week for work and is on his way home right now. I always stay busy and plan lots of activities while he is gone, but I still miss him (and being a single mom to Griff (our 14 year old dog) is no joke! He has to be let out 3 times a night (old man problems) and Colby usually does it (he is a saint!) so basically I feel like I haven’t slept all week)!

Anyways, today is all about some more Spring Trends with my favorite place to shop here in Orange County, Neiman Marcus Fashion Island. The first trend, the “statement sleeve” is one we saw last year and I am so glad to see it’s back again. The sleeves on this starry print dress from Frame that I am wearing are the epitome of statement and fun! Plus, I never tire of anything adorned in stars! It’s currently 40% off too, so go get it! If you live somewhere cold, it would be adorable with an over the knee boot.

Keeping with Neiman’s trend list, I paired it with these super duper dreamy Aquazzura heels. Do you die or do you die? These are amazing! Since “the pointed toe” is one of their big Spring trends, I knew these beauties were the perfect way to kick this outfit up a bit. And no look is complete without a fabulous bag and Neiman’s is forecasting “logo bags” as the it choice of the season. This bright white (and so Springy) one from Saint Laurent called my name with this oversized silver logo and matching silver chain strap. I am OBSESSED with this bag! I love the size, the shape and just the look of it. It comes in a few colors, but I am all about this fresh white for Spring and Summer. How fun?!

Christine (@dailykongfidence on Instagram) joined me again for some shopping around Fashion Island and was so cute in her adorable Alice + Olivia top and pants (also both from Neiman’s Fashion Island). Isn’t she the cutest? I have met so many bloggers here in OC and she is truly a fashionista and also so sweet and genuine (plus she has 3 kids..talk about mom goals!) Plus, we both agree that Neiman’s Fashion Island is the best place to lunch and shop!

I hope you all have a fun and happy weekend! It’s been a bit chilly here in SoCal and I am hoping for a warm up (and hoping to catch up on some sleep!)

Here are pieces of my look:

Happy shopping friends!

xo, Caro

Hi guys! Happy Thursday! What a quick week, right? I loved having a holiday mid-week yesterday as it was so fun to go out and have a little wine last night! I hope you all had a great Valentine’s day!

Today is all about my obsession with Topshop! If you have followed me for a while you know I am all about mixing high and low priced pieces. I actually never really look at brands when I am shopping, I just pick up things/click on things that I like and go from there. With that, I do have my go-to spots that I like to shop and Nordstrom is one of them. I love that I can find everything (literally everything!) I need in one store. My local Nordstrom, South Coast Plaza, is the mecca! They just redid it and it’s honestly amazing. It’s just nice to be able to go in a store and get every aspect of your look in one stop (instead of having to run around the whole mall).

One of the best parts of Nordstrom is that they have a whole department of Topshop! I know I can always find on trend pieces that will not break the bank. I am a big fan of their well priced denim, cute of the moment tops and fab dresses + skirts. I found this particular Topshop flirty skirt and fell in love with the wrap style and cute print. The best part is that it is $55, but looks and feels more expensive. For this look I paired it with this great Free People black knit as we are still transitioning into Spring. I adore this sweater! I have it in the white version too because it’s pretty lightweight and goes perfectly with so much (I have styled it with both skirts and denim). To keep this look fun, I added on these black heels, these simple silver hoops, these must have YSL sunnies and this Valentino crossbody bag.

This skirt will be so fun to throw on all Spring and Summer! You could throw on a simple black tank and flip flops for a super casual look or you could sass it up with a lace adorned cami and some stiletto heels. Here are a bunch of other Topshop pieces I am currently eyeing for Spring:

I hope you all have a fab day today! I am working on some looks to shoot tomorrow and then will be so ready for the weekend.

Happy shopping! xo, Caro