PERFECTLY PATTERNED SHORTS

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Hi guys! Happy Tuesday! Today I am talking about all the fun shorts that are everywhere right now for Spring + Summer. I love that there is such a great variety in the styles. From printed, to embroidered, to embellished to ones that are frayed, they are all fab and full of personality!

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I found these adorable navy, white and pink embroidered ones from Rory Beca on revolveclothing.com (I got them awhile ago, so sadly there are few size options left!) and fell in love with the fraying along the edges. It makes them so much more fun, right? I just love that you can dress up or dress down this trend in shorts. These would be so fun with a simple tank and flip flops too! In general, when you have one piece that is super printed or full of colors, its always best to pair it with something plain + simple (as I did with this cream blouse). That way you are letting the one loud part of your outfit have it’s moment. This Mink Pink top was the perfect plain, but still fun, option to pair with these shorts. I love the elastic detailing as it keeps it in place! This top is also so fun with high waisted skirts and denim.

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For accessories, I also went pretty simple, as again the shorts are the star of this show! I am loving layering necklaces lately (well always, but more so lately) and I adore that this lariat from Gorjana does the layering for you! It’s almost like two necklaces in one. I wanted to make the pink from the shorts pop, so I went with my fuchsia mini Valentino crossbody. This thing is so end all. Perfect size for just the necessities! Kept it super duper neutral with my tan, barely there Manolo Blahnik heels. These are the most comfy and most mellow sandals I own (a great option if you are in need of a super plain, but cute heel). For sunnies, I went with my silver mirrored Illestevas to match the silver strap on my bag (yes, I think about these things as I really think it’s important to bring together parts of your look!)

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The weather has been super warm and super dreamy here in SoCal this week! It definitely makes me excited for Summer and all these fun, colorful pieces that will be popping up more and more. I am usually a throw on any dress type of girl, but with this fun shorts trend, I am so excited to switch it up!

Here are some of the other shorts I have been eyeing lately:

1) Karina Grimaldi 2) Lovers & Friends 3) Three Dots 4) Show Me Your Mumu

5) Rebecca Minkoff 6) Parker 7) Beach Riot 8) Lovers & Friends 9) Alice & Olivia

Hope you all have a fab day today! Happy Shopping!

xo, Caro

BACK TO BASICS

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Sometimes the most simple, easy pieces create the best fashion. Case and point, a white top and dark denim. Always chic. It’s the most timeless and mindless combination out there. This is how I style it.

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When I found this Saloni top at Intermix, I literally died. How fun is the tie detailing on the shoulders? Plus the super girly ruffle detailing? It’s just so good. A wee bit preppy, but when mixed with these super skinny Paige jeans it takes a more modern feel (which I prefer). The crisp, bright white on the beyond dark denim makes the best contrast. I love to give my skinniest denim a tiny roll when I am wearing shoes that have an ankle strap. That way you can show off your whole shoe! The key to this roll is keeping it really small and only rolling once or twice. That way you keep the length of your jeans (which elongates your legs). IMG_5053

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To keep the look super simple, but chic, I went with nude accessories. These platforms from Raye are my current everything. I adore the perfectly tan suede and the wooden heel. The are so comfy and just go with everything! To bring in the nude tone further, I went with my perfectly neutral Celine. I mean no explanation needed here…it’s just perfection! I did give the look two POC’s. First, this fab fab oversized turq cuff from Natalie B. Do you die or do you die? I am obsessed with this thing! Such a fun way to top off any outfit. Then to pull in that blue, I did my standard blue mirrored Illesteva’s.

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This look has me all ready for the weekend! SO happy tomorrow is Friday, aren’t you guys? We have a jammed pack weekend ahead and I can’t wait for all of it. Hope you all have the best day & weekend. Thanks so much for reading!

Here are some more of my favorite simple white tops and super dark skinnies:

1) Joie top 2) Rachel Zoe top 3) Paige tank 4) Nicholas top 5) Lucy top

6) Joe’s skinnies 7) Paige skinnies 8) Citizens of Humanity skinnies 9) 7 for All Mankind                                                             

xo, Caro

LUXE LEOPARD & THE SIMPLE SHIRT DRESS

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Hi guys! I hope you all had a fab weekend! Today I am talking leopard, the always and forever trend. Even when it goes out of style, it’s always somewhat still in style and always comes back in with a vengeance. One of my all time favorite pairs of shoes is a leopard pump from Loeffler Randall, that I got years ago, but I still wear all the time and they keep recreating every season. Leopard print details like a clutch or belt are always a chic way to accessorize and give personality to your outfit.

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This little Equipment number (I shorten it…as I do with everything!) is one of my current faves as I am all about the easy shirtdress for daytime. I adore the mix of nontraditional colors that make up this fun take on leopard. The dress came with a belt, but I switched it out to this belt from B-low the belt (I know, again?!! I just love their creations!) because I wanted to funk it up and make the black pop. My new Prada black sunnies were perfect with this look as they are a bit retro and perfectly oversized.

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Since this is a daytime look, I went with my oversized carryall from Celine. This is actually basically a vintage piece as my mom handed it down to me a couple of years ago (I know, I am so lucky to have a mom who has incredible taste!) You can tell this bag has been around the block and back, but I think that is why I love it so much. It’s fully broken in and that gives it personality!

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Let’s discuss these fun shoes! Super comfy and so on trend with the lace up detailing, these Dolce Vita loves are perfection for day to night. A good price point ($150) and just so fun with the wooden heel. They come in fab cognac brown too, which I also love. I thought they were so fun with this look as they are bit edgy. I feel like this look is such an easy option to throw on daytime for work meetings and running around. It could easily take you into a night out with a quick change of the bag to a clutch. The shirtdress fad in general is definitely one of the most wearable trends that anyone can and should try. It’s simple, but looks finished and chic. Most come with a belt, which is totally fine to use, but I love switching out to one that is little more fun to give your look personality.

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Here are some more of my favorite leopard pieces and a couple of other shirtdresses:

1.Sanctuary shirtdress 2. Sanctuary shirtdress 3. Mink Pink shirtdress

4.Blue Life shirtdress 5. Clare Vivier clutch 6. Chloe bag (swoon!)

7. Givenchy heels (need!) 8. Raye slides  9. Knot Sisters skirt

10. Soludos espadrilles 11.Faithful the Brand dress 12. Amuse Society blouse  

I hope you all are having a great week so far! Mine is off to a busy start, which is always good, right? Happy Shopping, friends!

xo, Caro

COLD SHOULDERS & PRINTED PALMS

Hi guys! This week is flying by, right? I don’t know about you all, but I feel like the older I get the more fast everything seems to go. The fact that it’s April is just crazy as I feel like we just welcomed in the new year!

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Anyways, back to fashion! Today’s post is all about the cold shoulder and fun palm leaf printed trends. I love both of these individually and loved pairing them as well. This Joie top comes in a few colors (here in white) and prints and I just love it! The straps are adjustable, which is always a major plus in my book. I also love the pleating detailing along the bustline, it just makes it more feminine.

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Now onto the shorts. First, I love this brand Show Me Your Mumu, so much. I know I have previously posted about them, but seriously soo much goodness at such a great price! Second, I am straight palm leaf obsessed! I made stationary for myself, my mom and my sis for Christmas in the print and just made my new business cards with them. SO much fun, right? I love love all the fun versions of the classic print that are out there in fashion right now. It’s the epitome of Cali cool to me (sorry Katie B if you are reading this, I know you hate the term “Cali”, but it just describes this look too perfectly!) I am definitely palm leaf loving right now.

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I love a hot pink and green color combo. NOT light pink and neon green like Lily Pulitzer, but instead a fab rich fuchsia and also rich kelly green. That’s why I had to go with my foldover Balenciaga with this look.

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I got a little wild with my sunnies and went with more green! I know, it’s kind of alot, but I just loved it all together. These mirrored loves are just like all my others from Illesteva. I added on this simple black and silver cuff from Natalie B, just to accessorize a bit. Since the rest of my look was so incredibly loud, I went with my most simple black Maje shoes (on sale!)  Sometimes you can’t beat a super plain heel, right?

How fun will this look be for a night out? Or these shorts paired with a simple tank and flops on fun vacay trip? I know I will be throwing these on nonstop this Summer!

Hope you are all having a great week and cheers to a fun weekend ahead! If  you are in the Orange County area, please come see me at Bloomingdales Fashion Island on Saturday morning! I am hosting a fun, casual shopping event. There will be mimosas, fun mini desserts and lots of fab fashion! xo, Caro

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Here are some more fun cold shoulder tops and palm leaf printed finds:

1. VAVA by Joy Han top 2. VAVA by Joy Han top 3. Lovers & Friends Top 

4. Endless Rose top 5. Sam Edelman romper 6. Show Me Your Mumu set

7. Express dress 8. Forever 21 workout pants (how fun?!)

 

 

 

THE QUINTESSENTIAL SPRING DRESS

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Happy April, Friends! I just love this time of year as everything is in bloom and fashion starts to get so fun. I am all about a cute dress, especially ones that are feminine and flirty. This Parker dress is exactly that and most definitely the quintessential Spring dress.

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I adore the high neck and fun, colorful embroidery. I also adore the cinched waist! If you know me, you know I LOVE to belt my outfits. I just think any time you have the opportunity to define your waist, you should! It’s an instant body flattering move. I paired this dress with this super fun tie belt from B-Low the Belt (they are killing it lately!) I love love the tassle adorned ends.

For shoes, it was obvious I had to go with my favorite lace up Aquazzara heels as they match the belt perfectly and also add a bit of spunk to an otherwise super girly look. Keeping with the cognac brown trend, I went with my super simple Celine crossbody. I went with my House of Harlow cuff to bring in the gold of the bag. I know I wear this thing all the time, but it really is the perfect piece with so many looks. My Chloe oversized round sunnies were the perfect way to top off this look as they are all things girlish.

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Like I mentioned earlier, I love all the fun fashion that emerges this time of the year. Colors, bright whites, airy materials…I love it all and I think we should all wear as many fun dresses as we can while the temps let us! There are so many days even I think to just throw on shorts and tee, but the days when I instead chose to put a dress, I always feel cuter (right?!)  Sometimes taking that extra 10 minutes to pick something out goes so much further than you think. I am a strong believer that what you wear dictates your mood. SO my point with this rant is (and I am talking to myself here too!), life is too short to wear the same thing all the time and to not make the best of yourself by wearing something fun and cute!

Here are some more of my favorite fun dresses for Spring:

1: Show Me Your Mumu 2:Show Me Your Mumu 3: Tularosa 4: Rebecca Taylor

5: Lovers & Friends 6: Parker 7: Parker 8: Lovers & Friends 9: Lovers & Friends

10: Lovers & Friends 11: Lovers & Friends 12: Elizabeth & James

13: Amanda Uprichard  14: BB Dakota

(If you scroll over the pic, it will show you the number!) Also, I updated my links to open in a new page, sorry I didn’t have that feature on earlier (thanks sis for telling me this!)

xo,

Caro