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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Extensions Talk
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Today's post is all about every question I have been asked about my Bellami hair extensions.  In the tutorial I talk about how I take care of them, how I make them the ashy color, and how I clip them in.  I hope you guys enjoy and I hope it answers all your questions.
P.S. Use code "caraloren" for $5 off any set 160grams and up, and code "caracare" for 10% off all hair care.

Watch Tutorial Here

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Shoes Galore
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When I am shoe shopping I keep my eye out for certain things.  Black shoes are always on the top of my list and then a few fun pairs to spice things up never hurt.  Surprisingly enough one of my most worn pair of shoes are my loafers that I bought a couple years ago.  I died when I saw these ones from Calvin Klein because they're perfect, and I definitely needed a new pair since my are almost worn out. I have to say, I am really impressed with Calvin Klein's shoe selection at Macy's and I can't wait to continue checking in on what's new. Happy hump day and shoe shopping! 

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Calvin Klein shoes from Macy's

*Thanks Macy's for sponsoring this post.
Monday, November 17, 2014

Sweats and Pumps
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I'm always up for a cool and casual outfit, especially on the weekends.  I don't know why, but one of my favorite combos is skinny sweats and pumps. It's something I wouldn't normally put together and it looks killer. Are there any looks like that you wouldn't normally put together that you are loving this season? Have a great Monday, love ya'll!
p.s. I didn't cut my hair, it's just tucked into my jacket, but I am kind of digging the shoulder length look.
sweats c/o
earrings c/o Windsor
Simone Camille backpack c/o
lip pigment (exposed)
lip gloss (blushing bride)
nail polish
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Building a Wardrobe
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I have had numerous emails and requests to help build up a wardrobe, so I thought why not do an entire post on it. I tried to keep it all pretty short so I hope you enjoy, happy Friday!
(when you click on a picture it will take you to the product)

This is an obvious one.  Everyone should own jeans and these are the jeans that I absolutely have to have in my wardrobe.  A sleek black pair, a distressed pair, the classic blue jean, and boyfriend jeans. Now these are all must haves, but I love jeans so much I had to add a zipper detailed pair and a pair of flare jeans.  These two are ones that would just spice up your wardrobe even more.  Now I am not going to do a separate section for it but I would also include a good pair of trouser, leggings, and tights.  I am a huge tights wearer so those are a big deal to me.
Now this could be a really big category but I'm going to try and narrow it down a lot so you can just have a few must haves.  I believe a classic neutral colored coat is a must have for the Winter (at least where I live), and I love adding a little detail to it with faux fur or fun zippers.  Next would have to be a leather jacket.  This is an item that is worn time and time again by me.  I actually have to stop myself from wearing it every day.  A lighter trench coat or something of that sort so that you have a jacket on semi-chilly days, but one that won't make you too hot and is not too heavy.  Now I know this one may seem a little silly, but I believe that a colored or patterned jacket/coat is a must have.  A colored or patterned one will make any outfit a little more exciting and I really do think it can brighten up your day.  Last, I would have to say a faux fur coat.  I know many of you may agree with me, but it is definitely a must in my wardrobe.  This is a piece I can wear for any occasion, whether it's super fancy or casual.  
When it comes to tops, in my opinion I believe you need the following: a good button-up blouse, a basic boyfriend t-shirt (in white, black, and grey), an over-sized sweater, and a graphic top or striped top. A button-up blouse is something you will need for so many occasions in your life and it's important to have at least one that you love.  Now for your basic t-shirt, you can do fitted or boyfriend style, but I personally prefer a boyfriend look on me.  A good over-sized sweater is one item that I CANNOT live without.  I can wear an over-sized sweater over and over again.  I wear it when I'm just hanging out at home, on a date night, on an airplane....really I will wear it anywhere! Now a graphic top is necessary because you need pieces that make your wardrobe a little more exciting and makes it stand out.  This may not be pieces that you wear as often, but definitely one that you should have in your wardrobe.
Of course the little black dress needs to be at the top of the list.  I would say along with that should be a classic white dress, a maxi dress for casual occasions and summertime, and a casual summer dress to wear on those hot days when you can't stand to put anything else on. Finally, a cocktail dress you can wear on nights out with your girlfriends or your man!
There are only a few skirts I need in my wardrobe, but keep in mind that if you work at an office everyday you may need a few more.  I would say I need a pencil skirt, an a-line skirt, and a maxi-skirt.

Shoes are a little tough for me because I swear, I can never have too many, but if I had to decide on just a few, these would be them.  I would need a pair of booties, boots, flats, pumps, and tennis shoes. I know boots and booties may seem similar but they are completely different.  Flats are perfect for those occasions when you want to look nice, but you can't stand to wear heels all day.  Every woman should own a pair of pumps, they are useful on many different occasions. Wedges are always needed in the summer and to be honest, I usually wear them even a little more than my pumps.  Finally is a cute pair of tennis shoes.  Whether this is for working out or casual wear....you need them! They give any outfit that cool, effortless vibe.  
I am a sucker for handbags and have so much fun shopping for them.  If I had to narrow it down to just a couple must haves I would say a cross-body bag is first on my list, because of how convenient it is. Another bag I'm a major fan of is the shoulder bag.  This is usually a dressier bag and a good look for the office.  And then of course I have to add a diaper bag right now because I'm in baby mode. 
As far as must-have accessories I would say a watch, rings (I believe you can never have on too many rings), a dainty necklace, a simple gold or silver bracelet, sunnies, scarf (I prefer an infinity scarf), and a hat for bad hair days. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

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If you have followed my blog for a while then you already know that I am a lover of Windsor.  I have worn it since the beginning of my blog and of course still do. It's almost dangerous for me to check out the new arrivals because I always find multiple things I "need".  When I saw these burgundy pieces I knew I had to do an entire burgundy look right away.  It's the perfect color for Fall and a color I always feel fabulous wearing. Hope you enjoy this burgundy look as much as I do!
p.s. Make sure when you wear Windsor items on instagram you hashtag #windsorstore and your picture will pop up on their site and you could win a $100 gift card. 

jeans (also available here)
Monday, November 10, 2014

Little Dude Adventures
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The boys and I are loving playing outside lately in this amazing Fall weather.  It's warm enough to stay out for a little while during the day, and then cuddle inside for the evening.  I'm a little sad knowing that winter is near, so I am taking full advantage of the weather right now.  Hanes seems to go a little stir crazy when we don't get to play outside, so I am a little nervous about these upcoming months. My house may be a complete disaster all winter long, but hey what's new haha! I have given up on keeping everything in place, it just takes way too much effort with a 3 year old and 3 month old.  I can't blame it all on them though, I'm a little scattered myself.  Don't get me wrong, I love to keep my things organized, it just doesn't seem to stay that way very long.  I make an effort to re-organize every once in a while ,but I will never understand how it get's messed up so quickly.  I guess that's just life and well...I'm totally cool with it!

denim jacket
striped shirt via Olive & Tweed c/o (different color)
scarf (old, similar)
boots c/o (other colors & here)

Hanes' outfit:
top via Baby Swag c/o
overalls via Mini Miochi c/o
boots via Emu c/o

Arrow's outfit:
one piece via Le Petite Organic c/o
other scarf options...
Sunday, November 09, 2014

Style it Up
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I always love finding new stores and I'm exciting to share Style Artistry with you guys today! I just got this jacket and hat from Style Artistry and I love, love them both. These are pieces I will wear over and over again. I also have to mention that it's good quality and everything is under $100, so of course I love that! Well anyway...I know it's Monday and that means the weekend is over (which I'm super bummed about right now), but hopefully you have something fun to look forward to this week! Love ya'll!

shoes (old, similar)