Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WordsTo Live By

Y'all know I love some good words of wisdom! If there's one thing I've learned after graduating college, it's that life is full of unexpected twists and turns. But that's what makes is a journey. 

Get more of my favorite inspirational quotes from my Pinterest boards!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Power of Pink

Ladies, I've found the power of pink and I'm not letting go! I always turn to my Twitter followers when I need a new beauty product recommendation, and when I asked for your favorite hot pink lipsticks, y'all sent me to pink heaven. One of my bloggers friends Seersucker Sass pointed me to Revlon's ColorBust Matte Lip Balm in Showy (pictured below). I picked it up at Walgreens the following day and I've worn it every day since!

I've always been weary of trying drug store brand products, but when a trusted blogger tells you about a great product at an affordable price, it's worth the $8 investment. Don't get me wrong - I love my high end lip tints from companies like Tarte and Benefit, but you can't beat the color saturation and the price of Revlon's lip balms. If you're looking for a new lip color in any price range, take a look at my favorites above!

If you have a favorite product you think I should try, comment below or tweet me!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Luscious Layers
Necklace / Scarf / Tee / Sweater / Coat

Being a post-grad professional doesn't mean you have to be dressed to the nines one hundred percent of the time. Long nights and early mornings in the office have caused me to take on a new style: COMFY CHIC. Yes, you can be stylish and super comfortable. Anything I can pair with my favorite leggings and riding boots in a fashionable way is my new favorite outfit.

Layers are the perfect way to achieve my effortless comfy style. Modcloth, one of my favorite online boutiques, has the perfect layering pieces at an affordable price. I like to keep things neutral in the winter, so I usually start with a white or ivory layering tee like this one. You need something fun to counteract a plain tee, so pick a fun sweater or cardigan, like Modcloth's Cuddle Classic Cardigan. Anyone can rock a black down-filled coat when the temperature drops, but I like to take out my favorite utility coat to keep me warm. I have some similar to Modcloth's Cosmopolitan Charm Coat - I love the contrasting black and grey colors in this coat!

Next, I like to bring my neutral layered look to life with some colorful accessories. I tend to pick between necklaces and earrings for my looks - I love this gorgeous statement necklace like this Every Now and Gem Necklace. I top my whole look off with a colorful infinity scarf to keep me warm on my commutes into and out of the office.

Be sure to check out Modcloth's online boutique for all your layered needs this winter season!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Gift Guide: For Your Coworker

Coworker gift guide

Teal Two-Tier Caddy
Essie Holiday Mini Collection
Ban.do Travel Mug
Le Pen Twelve Color Set
Rifer Paper Co. Desk Calendar
Ashley Brooke Designs Mug
Kate Spade Stationary

Stumped on what to get your work BFF? Find something that will brighten up her desk! I love a good set of colorful pens, a cute mug, and a desk calendar that will keep your coworker cheery all year long.

Have a suggestion for another gift guide? Comment below and I'd be happy to make gift suggestions for the person who's impossible to shop for.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Gift Guide: Makeup Junkie

Makeup junkie

Who doesn't love a good holiday makeup set? Sets like the ones above allow your friends and family to try new products and discover their new favorite makeup routine. Find a box with a whole beauty regimen or a box that focuses on one type of product. If you can't decide what to get your favorite makeup-loving loved one, take a look at these holiday sets - there is something for everyone! Some of these sets will be under my tree this year for my loved ones!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Gift Guide: For The Hostess

Stumped on a gift to purchase for your favorite hostess or home cook? The gift below should get your juices flowing. Something as simple to a set of matching mugs to as extravagant to a kitchen appliance will make any hostess smile! 

Gift guide home cook

Lilac Mug Set
Salt & Pepper Shakers
C.Wonder Tea Pot
Lace Oven Mitt
Agate Coasters
Cookie Jar with Cork Lid

Happy shopping!

Have a gift guide request? Comment below with the people you're having trouble picking out gifts and I'll come up with my best suggestions!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Gift Guide: For Him

Let's face it, ladies: some men are just too difficult to shop for. Every year for Christmas, my boyfriend never gives me a list of items he's dying to have under the tree. In the end, we are left to guess what gifts he will love. If you boyfriend, brother, dad, or friend is difficult to shop for, here are some ideas!

Gift Guide For Him

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Gift Guide: Great Hair

Have a friend or family member with GREAT hair? Any of these gift below would be perfect for someone who likes to have fun with their hair or likes to try new hair products. These are some of my personal favorites and I'm sure they will please your favorite wanna-be hairstylist!

Gift guide hair

Happy shopping, everyone! More gift guides are on their way!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Gift Guide: The Preppy Techie

In this new digital era, we all have a little techie is us. Here are some of my favorite tech products that anyone (especially your preppy loved ones) will adore!

Preppy Techie

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

New Series: Gift Guides & Wish Lists

It wouldn't be the holiday season without gift guides, so for the next few weeks I'll be releasing specialized gift guides for everyone in your life from your favorite college student to your favorite pet. I'm starting out this gift guide series with my wish list! If you or someone you know has a similar style to me, you might like the following items below!

Carly's Wish List

Madewell Parka
Madewell Hat
J.Crew Pajama Set
Too Faced Eye Shadow Palette
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Design Darling Peony Print
Kate Spade Clock
Ban.do iPhone 6 Case
Ban.do Thermal Mug

Are you having trouble shopping for someone or need a little inspiration? Comment below with gift guide suggestions!