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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Spring Essentials

Ciao bellezze! 

What I'm listening to: Alas I Cannot Swim - Laura Marling 

Fun fact about my life right now:  I'm starting a new job on Tuesday.  Let's hope I don't fail! 

How is everyone on this fine day?

Today, I'm going to talk about essential items you'll need for my favorite season of the year, Spring!  I love this time of year because of the lovely flowers that seem to pop up everywhere, the weather is not too hot or cold, and school is winding to an end so I can do more of the things I love.  So with that being said, I'm going to show you guys my five Spring essentials. 

1. Retro Rompers

I realize this might not be an essential for most, but I have a growing addiction to rompers and I think they're perfect for Spring.  They're best worn with flats or wedges, and if it gets chilly, a sweater.  I've never gotten why some people think they look like diapers, they're so cute and chic!  This is my romper, it has a coral background with thick white stripes all over. 

2.  Hippie Footwear

These decorated flats are from a thrift store, they were very cheap and still are very cute to me!  They look very down-to-earth and they're really comfortable to walk around in.

3.  Pattern Sunglasses 

Summer isn't the only season to rock lovely shades in!  Spring is the perfect time as well to bring out the floral and polka dot sunglasses.  You can find these literally everywhere, from the likes of Forever 21, Love Culture, Target, Kohls, to even second hand stores.  Flaunt 'em with a vibrant shade of lipstick and you're good to go!

4. The Perfect Backpack

[grdx02092]Cute Bowknot Lace Blue Backpack

Spring is the perfect time to go on adventures and you'll need a bag to store your things in.  Why not go for a super cute backpack?  This one is from an online store called Luulla. 

5. Ukelele

I really do think that this is an essential!  A ukelele is much smaller than a guitar but it sounds just as good, even better in my opinion, and you can bring it pretty much everywhere!  They're very cheap, mine was one fifty bucks, and they're super easy to learn how to play, and how to tune them.  I got mine for my birthday and I play it everyday.  It's also great to take on the adventures you may go on in the spring and summer. 

So there is my extremely random list of Spring essentials, comment if you especially like/need one of them!  Which one's your favorite?
Until next time, 


Saturday, April 20, 2013

My Favorite 5 Bloggers!

Ciao bellezze!

What I'm listening to: Laughing With - Regina Spektor
Fun fact about my life right now: I'm going through a serious jellybean addiction.  Someone, help.

Okay, so as of late, I've been hardcore stalking casually observing different blogs, especially you guys who follow me!  There are certain other blogs however, that don't follow me, but I adore them too much to not mention them in this post!

(To be clear, none of these blogs asked for recognition).

This is Scathingly Brilliant, my first pick!  The author's name is Kate Gabrielle, I can't tell you how many times that I've just poured over all of her posts.  She's beyond beautiful, and her style cannot be matched!  Please check her out because her blog is so pretty, it will make you cry.

Check her out here!

Favorite post: All the Disney princess outfit posts!

The second one is Jasmine Blu, who actually follows me on Twitter.  I screamed when that happened.  Feel free to judge me.   I love her and her blog so much because she's super cute and feisty!  If you follow her on Twitter, you know what I mean.  She's incredibly sweet to all of her followers, but she stands up for what she believes in.  Jasmine, (whose real name is April)  really is a girl's guide to life with her extremely helpful reviews on super cute items!

Check her out here!

Favorite post: Cute Ebay Finds (Spring clothes). All of her finds are affordable and adorable.

This is a blog run by two of my good friends, called LillyRae Beauty and Fashion.  I love their blog because they offer beauty and fashion inspiration for the everyday girl!  They show you how to be chic without spending hundreds of dollars on labels and brands that are unnecessary.  They are pretty new, so please go and follow them!  You won't be sorry!

Check them out here!

Favorite post:  Best Packing Tip Ever! and Manicure Mania!

This is a blog called Mermaidens by an ADORABLE girl named Kailey who I really want to be best friends with.  Her style and taste in clothes and beauty is exquisite.  Also, if you don't dig her perfect, rose-colored pastel hair, your eyes need to be checked!  She shares my cat obsession too, which is cool.

Check her out here!

Favorite post:  Bubblegum

Last, but certainly not least, this is Danielle of Ghosts Waltz.  Her blog really is one of my favorites, if not my favorite.  Her pastel hair is to die for (and has encouraged me to seriously consider dying my hair this color) and her posts just make me considerably happy.  Her photography, editing, outfits, and make up is positively ravishing.  And she wants to be a mermaid.  We basically are the same.  Please check her out, you will not be sorry!

Check her out here!

Favorite post: Ice Cream Pastels
So those are my favorite 5 bloggers!  Please check them out, tell me if you follow any of them, or if you love love love any of them like me!  Also, if you know any good ones that I should creep on view (maybe your own), tell me!  I love reading blogs and following them.  


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

OOTD - Springtime Outfits

Ciao bellezze!

What I'm listening to: People Help The People - Birdy 
Fun fact about my life right now: I'm planning an out of country trip right now!  More details later.

I haven't blogged in a while and it makes me sad!  I miss it!  I've just been extremely busy as of late with finals and the end of school coming up.  I'm going to try to blog more often though to those who actually read this ol' thing. 

Today I'm going to show you three pretty outfits that I've been wearing lately now that spring is coming (at least, where I live).  Tell me what you think!

This super cute denim dress with pearl buttons is from TJMaxx. The bow is from Bow Kuma and the mustard yellow heels (which I am totally in love with) are from a thrift shop!

This red, starry dress is from Target!  The tights are from Forever 21, as well are the earrings. The hardly- there gray boots are from Target.  The quote is obviously from one of my favorite ladies, Marilyn Monroe.  I just had to throw that in here!

Don't mind my derpy, make up-less face in the first picture, haha!  The pearly, peplum, peter pan collar blouse is from TJMaxx (I'm going to write a post about all the marvelous things I've gotten there soon!).  Somehow, a pen got uncapped in my washing machine and it splattered ink over the top of this blouse.  It wouldn't wash out and after I got over being dismayed, I just sewed a black lace stripe over the stained parts.  I must say, I'm proud!  These jeans are from Love Culture, they're my favorite pair!  The color is so nice and flattering, and they make your ass incredible!  And ladies, we love that. 

Comment and tell me what you think!  What do you think of my modified blouse? 

Until next time, 


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Time To Get Inspired!

Ciao bellezze!  

What I'm listening to:  C'est la Mort - The Civil Wars Fun fact about my life right now:  I bought a ton of cute things from the thrift store that I'm going to show you guys later.  A pair of pastel pink shoes are included!   

I hope everyone had a FANTASTIC weekend, because I sure did!  I spent the weekend with my close friends that are two adorable sisters and we basically ate a ton of food, watched Pitch Perfect and Mean Girls, and had great, deep conversation.  It was fab.  

Unfortunately (and especially so for those who just got off of spring break) Monday comes back to haunt us, and it's easy to get gloomy, to just 'get by', and not appreciate all the good things we're missing.  So I, Carolina, as I procrastinate on the homework, am going to try to inspire you with my favorite quotes!  Pinterest is a gem.  Hope you all can feel a little happier after reading these!

And this is the last one!  

Hope you all have lovely, LOVELY weeks! 

Until next time, 


P.S Tell me which one's your favorite! 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Get The TV Look - New Girl

Ciao bellezze!

What I'm listening to:  A Heart Full of Love - Les Miserables Soundtrack (from the incredible, incredible movie!)

Fun fact about my life right now: I am so behind in math.  I hate it so much, why does it exist.  Can I get an amen?

Okay, so I decided (as if this hasn't been done a million times) that every week or every other, I'm going to write a Get The Look on a character from a TV show of whose clothes you are coveting.  Or at least ones that I really am.  I hope you guys like these, please comment if you want me to do a particular character, and I'll do my best to write a Get The Look on them! 

This week's character is funky, adorkable, beautiful Jess from New Girl!  Played by the wonderful Zooey Deschanel (my ultimate style idol/girl crush), Jess is a unique middle school teacher who moves into a loft with three highly amusing guys after she finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her.  I am an all time winner at horribly depicting shows and movies, so just check it out for yourself if you live under a rock and have never even heard of this hilarious show.  New Girl brings playful, quirky fashion to life as Jess rocks frilly dresses, peter pan collars, and short skirts with tights.  Basically, I meshed all of her pretty outfits into three of my own that I picked out.  Enjoy! 

The first thing you're going to want to do is curl your hair with a thicker wand curler to get the loose and thick curls, and then put half of it up like Jess almost always wears her.  Also, thicken your lashes with half a pound of mascara.  I don't have any, but if you do, wear them fake lashes.  Also, if you have boring light brown eyes like me, feel free to take a moment and cry about not having big blue eyes like Zooey.

This is one of Jess' many fancy outfits.  Usually, she pairs a cute dress (mostly just a solid color a-line) with a thick coat. 

In the picture, she wears a cream-colored dress and a brightly colored coat.  But for me, I inverted that and wore a mint colored dress from Forever 21 and a light gray coat from Kohls.  These black bow flats are from Top Shop. 

Jess rocks a lot of plain a-lines, and pulls a belt to really cinch the waist and give her a narrow look.  Also, she flaunts these ADORABLE glasses (that she probably actually needs, unlike me). 

This black dress with puffed sleeves is from Forever 21, glasses were from a used clothing store called Plato's Closet.  The red bow ballet flats are from Banana Republic.  Also, I'd like to point out that she wears a lot of black tights. Like, in almost every single episode with a cute miniskirt or black shorts. 

Yes, that miniskirt.  Jess wears it a lot with an assortment of pretty cardigans, which I adore! 

I tried my best to copy this, with a twist. I chose a pastel pink cardigan, white cami, and a black tutu from Target.  Even though it's not pictured, I am sure that Jess would rock a black tutu like this.  Oh, and where did my bangs go?  I haven't the slightest clue. 

I hope you guys enjoyed this!  Do you think these outfits depicted Jess' style?  I hope everyone thinks so! 

Oh, and I wasn't kidding. Suggest to me some styles I should cover!  

Have a lovely day, until next time,