Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Holiday production is in full swing at my day job so I'm starting to get in the Christmas spirt! Last year, I mentioned how I just couldn't get on board with the whole green and red thing, but this photo is definitely having me rethink my bah-humbug 'tude in terms of the traditional color palate. I loveeee kelly green and don't wear it or decorate with it enough. Maybe it's time to change that!
Posted by Cara Collins at 11/14/2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
I've noticed a trend in my Pinterest boards lately--black and white elements! I love the subtly chic pop here and there. It fancies up a party just a little bit and looks stunning combined with softer colors. Very DC, I might add.
Posted by Cara Collins at 11/12/2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
How amazing is this Marchioness Dress from BHLDN?! I am obsessed with this neckline and I really think this frock would be the perfect rehearsal dinner or reception dress! I would definitely switch out the belt for something a bit more exciting and possibly shorten it a few inches, but it's also incredible just the way it is. It also comes in Serene Blue and Berry, but I think the Rose is absolutely the way to go. Pretty, isn't it?!
Posted by Cara Collins at 10/23/2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Have you missed me?! I've put together my fall staples for y'all to enjoy. These are all pretty things that I'm sure my roommates are so incredibly sick of seeing me in, but hey! I love them and I'm a broke twenty something who can't afford a new jacket for every day of the week. What are your fall must haves?! Send me shopping!
This J.Crew Downtown Field Jacket was the perfect find this fall. I am still building up a cold weather wardrobe (yes, 2.5 years later and this is my first fall coat) and the military look is both chic and functional. I'd had my eye on it for a while and when I popped into the store a few weeks ago and heard everything was 25% off, I knew it was my lucky day! Happy birthday to me!
Sorry to push J.Crew again but I can't resist. I first bought the heeled J.Crew Booker Boots (not available anywhere this season) last fall and just had to get the flat ones too! I love love love these and will probably cry the day they are so worn out that I can't strut around in these babies. Sad day. Let's not think about it.
For two years, the only flats I owned that I ever wore were my Tory Burch flats. I wore each of my pairs so much, that the sole is almost completely worn out. I knew I couldn't afford to replace them so I ventured to Loehmann's and guess what? I got three pairs of Steve Madden flats (glitter, black leather, and bright blue suede!) for half the price of one pair of Tory Burch. Another plus? They are so comfy and totally wearable for an entire wedding! Shoes that are comfortable for 12 hours on your feet are not easy to come by.
Lululemon's Wonder Unders are the greatest invention (if you can call it that) known to man. I don't actually own my own pair, but I steal them from my sister twice a week and I'm dreading the day she gets fed up and makes me drop $82 on my own pair. But seriously, you guys, these are so thick and not at all see through (worth the cost right there) and absolutely perfect for a cold evening run or paired with boots and a sweater!
Last Sunday night we had a full potluck and my adorable friend, Emily, walked in wearing the prettiest mint green sweater! It was long (major plus) and looked super comfy. I went and snatched myself one this week and I'm about 99% sure I'll be back at H&M for a white and pink one, as well. H&M is located 2 blocks from my office and will be the death of me--and my paycheck. Sorry I'm not sorry.
I'm sure you all are SO over hearing about the sock bun, but too bad! I wear this hairstyle probably more than I wear my hair down these days. I've always been the type to wear my hair down and twenty minutes later put it up so, of course I love this do. It's super easy, too!. Win win.
Essie Fiji. Enough said.
I'll try to write more often, it's just a matter of finding time. Between a busy wedding season and an even busier 9-5, it can be tough! I think next time I'll post pretty fall items I can never afford to own. "Window" shopping is not nearly as fun as the real thing, but I'll have to deal. Oh, and on one last note, take a look at this. Please, try and tell me that's not the most gorgeous wedding you've ever seen. That is all.
Posted by Cara Collins at 10/19/2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
It's been over a month since my last entry--probably my longest hiatus thus far--and yet I'm here to tell you that I don't know when I will get back into blogging! I love blogging, I really do. But, it was starting to turn into a chore and right when I thought life was slowing down and I would have more time to dedicate to my little corner of pretties, life has picked up speed again and won't be slowing down for quite a while. My new job has me busy from the moment I walk through the door till I leave for the night, which I actually love. And then tomorrow marks my first wedding of the fall season, and it's pretty much non-stop until mid November! I figured with the boy off to Boston for law school, I would have more free time on my hands but that is totally not the case. I actually feel busier than ever and I can't really pinpoint why. Anyways, I just wanted to update the few people who might check in on my blog and let you know that I'm alive, but busy, and may be taking a break for a while longer. And, maybe not. Who knows!
Posted by Cara Collins at 9/06/2012