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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Double Dose
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Well hello, ok so we are going to double subject this blog today, outfit post of course, and way too much cuteness post from this little 9 month old! Yeah I said it, I have a 9 month old! Where in the heck did time go, I feel like I just had this little man yesterday.  He is definitely the best little thing to ever happen to me and I feel like the luckiest mommy in the world that he picked me.  Ok ok enough bragging I'm sorry, I just have to do it every once in a while!  I mean come on, how can you blame me?
p.s. Today is the last day to email me about sponsoring CaraLoren' in August so you better get on it! 
caralorenblog@gmail.com 




   


Jacket: Forever21 (old)
similar here
tank: H&M
skirt: Olive & Oak from TJ Maxx
similar here
shoes: Steve Madden
belt: Urban Outfitters
necklace: gifted from Cheerfully Charmed
watch & bracelet: New York & Company, H&M

 Let the cuteness begin!!



Monday, July 30, 2012

Hair Wrap Tutorial & Giveaway
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As you all know I am doing a giveaway for my head scarves this week, 
so make sure you look go here and enter!!
 I have had a lot of questions about how I put them in my hair so I thought I would just make a little tutorial to show you all how! It's really simple so I hope you all like!
Thanks for following CaraLoren'!!


End result!! Have fun ladies!
Monday, July 30, 2012

Hair Wrap GIVEAWAY
Monday, July 30, 2012 174 Comments Images

Giveaway Time!!
We are going to start off our giveaways with these darling scarfs! 
They give that extra edge to an outfit that every girl needs!  You can wear it with your hair up in a fabulous top knot or down to spice up your beautiful locks.    
The picture below is all the fabulous patterns I have found, amazing right! You've got your choice of a  tribal print, pastel, animal print, neon, and neutral, what more would you want? Now don't worry we will have these giveaways often, so if you don't win this time you will have many more chances.
So here's what you do to enter, make sure you post a comment for every step that you complete:
1. Be a follower of CaraLoren'
(on the left side of the page click the follow button)
2. Tell me how you would wear this fabulous scarf!
Extra Entries:
3. Like CaraLoren' facebook page
4. Retweet this post
5. Follow CaraLoren' on Instagram
P.S. make sure you leave a comment for every step you do!!
The results will be announced on Friday August 3rd!!!
Good Luck!!
 
A couple examples of how you can wear it!

Of course they look cute with dark hair as well!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

me to the T
Sunday, July 29, 2012 14 Comments Images

This outfit is totally me to the T! I could wear boyfriend shorts/pants, button ups, ponies, and wedged tennis everyday.  Yes.... I am obsessed with these wedges.  Let's just say they were a great purchase! They spice up any outfit and give it that extra edge that it needs. Thanks hubby for the great birthday present, you know me oh too well!  
Now let's chat about this fabulous necklace also by Cheerfully Charmed! Yeah pretty much to die for, right? There are so many different options, it's hard to choose.  Go see for yourself! 




 top: Abercrombie & Fitch (old)
similar here
shorts: DIY from husbands pants
shoes: Steve Madden
watch: New York & Company
glasses: forever21
similar here
hair bow: ribbon

here's a pic of this cool little dude, love him so much

Friday, July 27, 2012

Makeup Tutorial
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I am thrilled to say that I guest posted today on Saving Money Living Life!!!
Make sure you check them out and check out their blog, they give you multiple ways to save money and have fun while doing it! It's amazing, and so interesting.  I would have never thought of all the things they do. They also feature discounts on things all the time which who doesn't want that!  Make sure you take advantage of this amazing blog! 


Here we go ladies...the Fresh Summer Makeup Tutorial.  
I tried to show you that there really are products that you can use that are cheap and still good!  I hope you love them all as much as I do! This tutorial is a full makeup look, but remember you can always minus steps some days to simplify it even more. For example don't do foundation one day if you don't need it, or minus the eyeshadow if your a hurry.  Less is more! I hope you all like it, and I hope it helps! 
Thank for following CaraLoren'!!
you can also find video here



Foundation
Concealer
Translucent Powder
Warmth Bronzer
Summer Seduction Eyeshadow Pallet
Gel Eyeliner
Eyebrow
CoverGirl Mascara
Express Lip Gloss

couple reminders:
-Sponsorships for August are still open so make sure you email me if you're interested! caralorenblog@gmail.com
-I am setting up a bunch of giveaways that will be coming up soon but you will have to be a follower of CaraLoren' to enter! 
Friday, July 27, 2012

Saving Money Living Life Blog Swap
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Hello Cara Loren readers! Heather here from Saving Money Living Life! We are thrilled to be doing a blog swap with Cara today! I blog with my blogging partner and one of my best friends & sorority sisters (ADPI if you must know;)) Jessica about coupons, saving money, married life, living life to the fullest on a budget, & recipes. Pretty please come join us on Facebook or Pinterest & tag along as we stay frugal while having lots of fun along the way!

I don’t know how to break it to my longtime friend chicken salad, but
there’s a new kid in town. I always loved chicken salad with soft grapes,
crunchy nuts, minimal mayo, and delicious hunks of chicken. I mean, it’s a
classic. How do you not love it?

That’s what I thought until this recipe waltzed right into my life via "http://pinterest.com/hmbrown1/
Pinterest obviously….this chicken
salad has lime, cilantro, and avocado in it! So much greeny goodness I can
barely stand it!! Cilantro is my new fave ingredient to cook with. It
brings a great boldness to a recipe!

Adapted from
http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2012/05/recipe-for-chicken-and-avocado-salad.html

Ingredients:
1-2 c cooked chicken, shredded (depending on how large of a batch you want)
2 med avocados, diced
1 T + 1 T fresh squeezed lime juice
Salt, to taste
1/4 c thinly sliced green onion
About 1/2 bunch finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 T light mayo

Directions:
Shred chicken & place in a bowl large enough to hold all
ingredients.   Dice avocados into medium-sized pieces, mix with 1 T of the
lime juice, and season avocado with salt to taste.  Thinly slice the green
onion and finely chop the cilantro.  Mix mayo and 1 T lime juice to make
the dressing.
Add sliced green onions & dressing to shredded chicken & toss
until all the chicken is coated with dressing.  Add avocado and any lime
juice in the bottom of the bowl and lastly add the chopped cilantro and
gently mix into the salad until combined.

What is your favorite way to spice up your chicken salad?


Thank you so much Heather! I can't wait to try this chicken salad!
Thursday, July 26, 2012

Studded
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Ok sooo do any of you ever have those days where even though it's clearly still summer you think it's fall since you got something new for fall?  Yeah well this was one of those days, let's just say I had to have sweat off 10 pounds haha It's worth it though, right?  
On another note, I just wanted to tell all my wonderful followers how much I love all your sweet comments and emails! Remember that if earlier you couldn't become a follower or leave comments that has all changed, so try again!  
A couple of reminders:
-Sponsorships for August are still open so make sure you email me if you're interested! caralorenblog@gmail.com
-I am setting up a bunch of giveaways that will be coming up soon but you will have to be a follower of CaraLoren' to enter!  
-My makeup tutorial will be up by the end of the week so I hope it's what you ladies wanted and i hope you enjoy!
Love you all!!!









top: Forever21
pants: Pac Sun (old)
similar here
boots: Nordstrom, Steve Madden
bracelet: Charlotte Russe
watch: New York & Company
earrings: Anne Taylor
glasses: Jessica Simpson
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wedged
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As you can tell I'm loving my boyfriend t's, and the funny thing is both of mine are actually mens t's.  Why do I feel like sometimes they just get cooler t's than girls do! That's ok I will just shop in the mens from now on haha Anyways I have to sit and tell you for a minute how amazingly comfy these tennies are.  I thought they would be kind of so so since they have a wedge in them but they are seriously amazing! I could wear them all day and still be a happy gal by the end of the day, and look pretty fly while I'm at it haha 
p.s. I finally entered the wild world of Twitter so make sure you follow me 





shirt: Cotton On (mens)
jeans: Forever21
glasses: Jessica Simpson
necklaces: Forever21
here and similar here
watch: New York & Company
bracelets: H&M

p.s. I am just finishing up the makeup tutorial so it should be done soon! 

couple reminders:
-Sponsorships for August are still open so make sure you email me if you're interested! caralorenblog@gmail.com
-I am setting up a bunch of giveaways that will be coming up soon but you will have to be a follower of CaraLoren' to enter! 
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bday Recap
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 8 Comments Images

As most of you know, it was my bday yesterday and it was amazing!! I got to spend the entire day with my boys spoiling me, and I wasn't one to complain.  I'm pretty sure I didn't lift a finger the entire day, I have never felt so spoiled! The boys took me shopping and then I got my husband all to myself for dinner.  I love this guy more than he will ever know.  
I also got to spend the day before with my fam and nothing changes on birthdays even when your married, I still get to choose my favorite dinner and dessert.  My mom sure knows how to treat her baby (yeah I still let her call me her baby and I'm proud of it)! Oh yeah and I can't forget about the most delicious cookies I got from my little sis in law and mother in law!(i obviously love food haha) They pretty much melted in my mouth! Sorry to sit and brag but I just felt so blessed today for my family and friends.  Thank you and love you all!


skirt: TJ Maxx
similar here
shirt: Cotton On
belt: Urban Outfitters
similar here
sandals: Street Boutique 
watch: New York & Company
bracelet: Charlotte Russe
earrings: Anne Taylor