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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Retro Curls & NuMe Giveaway (3 winners) CLOSED
Thursday, January 31, 2013 910 Comments Images

I have a mega giveaway today for all you loyal, sweet followers that I just adore!  Nume is going to be giving away 3.....yes 3 curling wands today and it is my new favorite, the Reverse Wand! This is how I got these retro/glamorous curls that are just so much fun! Make sure you watch the tutorial to learn how to do these glam curls and follow these steps to enter to win a Reverse Wand!

How to Enter:
(leave a comment for every step you complete)
1. Must be follower of CaraLoren blog (join this site button on the right)
2. Like mine and NuMe's facebook pages here and here
Extra Entries:
3. Follow CaraLoren and NuMe on instagram
4. Follow CaraLoren and NuMe on twitter
5. Share this giveaway on facebook.

winner will be chosen on Thursday February 7th
p.s. discount code caraloren for all classic curling wands and cara4nume for the 4play set!

and the winners are.......

Maile and Mitchell
Follower of CaraLoren and NuMe on Instagram
go here to see who won the Stencil Me In giveaway

Jen Czupek
Shared your giveaway on Facebook. 

I am following CaraLoren on Twitter

congrats gals!! email me at caralorenblog@gmail.com to get your prize!!
subject line: GIVEAWAY WINNER

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Lost in Space
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 52 Comments Images

I am a quite excited about this outfit today! I have been craving this sweatshirt for I don't even know how long, it's that nerdy chic that I just adore! I mean that band on bottom......isn't it just fabulous, it gives you that shape to a sweatshirt that I am always searching for! And ok ok ok it's a maxi and you all know me with maxi's, it's like I'm a collector of them and I just can't help it! Plus I needed to add a little red in my closet for Valentine's day! 
To end this outfit I need to let you all in on a little secret, I snagged these Zara heels for $20, yes $20 during the Zara sale! I'm sad to say that they are all sold out but make sure you go check out their last sales items, you won't regret it!   
 top: c/o Choies
skirt: c/o Windsor Store
shoes: Zara sold out :( similar here
necklace: c/o Apple of My Jewelry
spike bracelet & wrap ring: c/o Windsor Store
watch: New York & Company
earrings & spike necklace: c/o Bip & Bop
purse: c/o Ily Couture

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Daily Dish Outfits
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 36 Comments Images

I had the fun opportunity to do The Daily Dish again today! I have had a ton of questions about where items were from so I decided to post them for you, and the video of the segment in case you missed it! I look a little ridiculous in the video but what the heck right haha

 1st outfit: 
blue pattern pants: Cotton On  same style here
sweater: H&M
necklace: c/o Tripp Boutique 

2nd outfit:
pants: gap outlet
top: c/o Windsor Store
cardigan: H&M
scarf: c/o The Oxford Trunk

3rd outfit: 
top: forever21
skirt: c/o Windsor Store
wishbone necklace: c/o Poshlocket
spike necklace: c/o Bip & Bop

here is the video....yes I know I am awkward haha

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Giveaway with The Crowley Party (CLOSED)
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 526 Comments Images

Hello Cara Loren readers! I am excited to be here on Cara's blog today because I think she is one of the most adorable, kindhearted girls I have ever met!

I met Cara Loren last year! I had been reading Cara's blog for a bit, and when I got asked to help judge a fashion show at Fashion Place Mall and was told I could bring someone, I instantly thought of Cara! We met that night and had a blast, and if she didn't live so far away from me I would force her to hang out with me... and I just might steal Hanes while I am at it :)

My name is Alycia and I have a personal lifestyle blog called Crowley Party! I think life should be enjoyed, and that is pretty much what my blog encompasses! I recently launched a Beauty and Lifestyle Review YouTube Channel and thought that Cara Loren readers would be the perfect crowd to offer a Sephora Gift Card Giveaway in honor of it just starting! Am I right?!

I am giving away a $50.00 gift card to Sephora that can be used in stores or online. Sephora is my go to place for all kinds of different beauty products from the top brands! ENJOY & Good luck! Thanks for having me Cara!

(leave a comment for every step you complete)
Required steps:
  • Follow CaraLoren blog ("join this site" button on the right)
  • Follow Alycia via Twitter @alyciagrayce (tweet about this giveaway!)
Additional Steps:

and the winner is...... A Fond Memory

I follow CaraLoren! 

CONGRATS email me at caralorenblog@gmail.com to get your prize!
Sunday, January 27, 2013

Mama Style Link Up
Sunday, January 27, 2013 36 Comments Images

Today I am linking up with 8 (yes 8!) other stylish mamas to give you a little insight into what I wear and to hopefully inspire you in your own wardrobe choices!  As if finding the time to get dressed and put effort into our look as mamas isn't hard enough, when this time of year comes around and the weather is cold and the mornings are frosty, it seems like it's always a little harder to get dressed for the day.  

Each of the hostesses will be sharing her favorite outfit and 3 items she believes must be in every mama's style arsenal and we want you to play along!

Here is one of my go to outfits as a mama! It needs to be comfy, fun, and a little edgy.  I seem to gravitate toward oversized sweaters like this one right here.  Now that Hanes is literally everywhere it nice to be able to get down and dirty with him without having to worry that my bum is going to show, my pants are falling off, my top is falling down, and whatever other crazy things tend to happen haha  
sweater: c/o Windsor Store
fur vest & shoes: Cotton On
leggings: c/o Windsor Store
hair clip: c/o Windsor Store
black ring: c/o Brumby
ring/knuckle rings: c/o The Oxford Trunk
pyramid wrap ring: c/o Windsor Store
watch: c/o Windsor Store
lipstick: ULTA (dynamite)
Hanes' outfit:
denim shirt: Old Navy
denim jacket: 77kids
leggings: c/o Little Four Clothing
moccs: c/o Freshly Picked
hat: Pro Image

Here are the 3 pieces that I think every mommy should NOT live without!
  • some fabulous flats, I'm swooning over this pair of oxfords right here
  •  the perfect pair of boyfriend jeans here
  • for my snowy weather I would also say the marvelous grandpa sweater here



  1. First, head to each of the hostess' sites beginning Monday, January 28th, check out their mama style post, and follow their blog!  
  2. You will then link up on any ONE of the hostess' sites.  Our links will be interlinked which means that your post will be displayed on all of our sites.
  3. Share your own mama style outfits and tell us how your style has changed since becoming a mama.
  4. The link up will run through Friday, February 1st.
  5. At the end of the link-up, we will be choosing our 3 favorite mama styles to be posted on each our sites.
remember:  you must follow all 8 hostesses in order to participate!!

This is a fun way to get some style inspiration, make new friends, and increase your readers! 



Friday, January 25, 2013

Faux Fur & Giveaway (CLOSED)
Friday, January 25, 2013 168 Comments Images

Ok ok so I will begin by saying I know I may get some mixed emotions with this jacket but i love it! It is so wild but oh so fun and that's just how I like it! We are a little behind on this post because it was out Sunday best this week and didn't little man just look oh so fly! He is seriously the craziest kid ever lately but I love every moment of it! Let's just say I am NEVER bored and I mean never.  I usually don't even get a minute to breath every day until about 2 in the morning it feels like, but every single thing is worth it! Oh and I can't forget, you must look at this entire jar of hair ties.......I melted when I got them in the mail!  I have a pretty black sparkly one in my pony, sorry I'm a dork and you can't see it.  But you can see the entire jar of goodness, so many patterns=so much fun!!! 
One more thing, I just wanted to say I'm sorry if I am missing some of your emails!  I am trying balance my boys in my life, the blog, school and everything else haha I love you all and I am trying my darndest because I love you all soooo much! Thank you for all bearing with me!
p.s. make sure you scroll down for the fun giveaway today!!!

 coat: Forever21
dress: JCPenney
shoes: JCPenney
necklace: c/o Trip Boutique 
rhinestone ring: c/o Tripp Boutique 
spike bracelet: c/o Bip & Bop
hair ties: c/o Love Styled
skull and heart bangle: c/o Perfectly Imperfect  
spike earrings: c/o Bip & Bop

Hanes' outfit:
cardigan: Gap (old & girls)
shirt: Gap
jeans: Old Navy
moccs: c/o Freshly Picked 
bow tie: Target

WAIT WAIT WAIT we are not done yet! I have a fun giveaway for you! I got this VB pillow made for me by one of my fabulous sponsors Parris Chic!  She is so cute and has the prettiest pillows and home decor. She is giving 1 lucky winner one item of choice from her shop! Don't miss out, I know all your homes will appreciate it!

HOW TO ENTER: (leave a comment for every step you complete)
1. Must be a follower of CaraLoren (join this site button on the right side bar)
2. Follow Paris Chic on facebook
3. Visit Paris Chic and tell me what item you would love!
4. Share this giveaway on facebook 

winner will be announced on Feb 1st

and the winner is.....

I am a follower of Cara Loren on Blogspot & bloglovin:)!

congrats! email me at caralorenblog@gmail.com

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013 51 Comments Images

 Lately this is my main go-to outfit.  A fun pair of leggings, a mens striped tee (sometimes hard to find a good one), and an oversized blazer.  It's so comfy yet still put together, well at least it's put together for me haha
So you see these cute chain bracelets, they are from the amazing The Shine Project and when I say amazing I really mean it! It's your lucky day, they are giving all CaraLoren followers buy 2 get 1 free when you use the code "Valentines" at checkout.  Every sale that is made goes to at risk youth, it is such a good cause! Make sure to check it out.  
 t-shirt: Urban Outfitters (mens) similar here
blazer: H&M (Margiela Paris line) similar here
leggings: Cotton On similar here
shoes: c/o Windsor Store
scarf: follower (Natalie)
3 chain bracelets: c/o The Shine Project
rings: c/o The Oxford Trunk (the ox box)
ring bracelet: c/o Windsor Store
lipstick: ULTA lip crayon (Dynamite)

Hanes' outfit:
vest: Old Navy
top: Old Navy
jeans: Zara
shoes: Ross

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Stencil Me In Giveaway (CLOSED)
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 343 Comments Images

I can't even explain to you how excited I am about today's giveaway, you guys will fall in love!! One of my sponsors "Stencil Me In" is giving away a custom 18"x18"painting (of whatever you would like) to one lucky winner!! This prize is worth $130! His work is simply amazing, it is a combination of by-hand spray painting and digital creating! He recreated one of my family pictures and I am obsessed with it, here are some pictures of it in a couple different settings, it's exactly what my house needed! He is also giving a discount code to all CaraLoren followers, the code is caraloren for 25% off!

(leave a comment for every step you complete)
1. Must be a follower of CaraLoren (join this site button on the right)
2. Go to Stencil Me In and leave a comment on the blog telling me what you want painted if you won. (family picture, portrait, etc.)
3. Follow @stencilmein on Instagram
4. Follow CaraLoren' on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram (CaraLoren), Bloglovin and/or Twitter

winner will be chosen on Wed, January 30th

you won the Stencil Me In giveaway! email me at caralorenblog@gmail.com to get your prize!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Blue Skies
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 17 Comments Images

 Ok ok I am in trouble again, little man is missing in these! But in my defense he was sleeping like a little angel in the car and I couldn't be the mean mommy that woke him up for silly pictures! You are just going to have to deal with me again today, I'm sorry! I know all you mommies out there will understand.  I wanted to brighten this freezing day up with some fun leggings and nails to match! For some reason blue is one of those colors that I just gravitate to so of course I had to pick these bad boys up.  I hope you enjoy and I want to see all the fun pattern you are finding right now, it's almost like a fun treasure hunt finding all these fabulous patterns! 
see a couple more patterned pants posts here here and here
And don't forget about Hanes' pattern play pants here, here and here
top: c/o Winsome Jones
cardigan: New York & Co. (old) similar here and here
leggings: H&M here and here
booties: Boutique 9 (similar Boutique 9 here)
spike bracelet: c/o Bip & Bop
bracelet: c/o The Oxford Trunk (came in my Ox Box)
initial necklace: c/o The Oxford Trunk (came in my Ox Box)
triangle chain bracelet: Forever21 similar here

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Lace Lovin
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 23 Comments Images

I have to begin by saying I'm sorry little man isn't in these pics, he is always the cutest and makes everything so much better.  You are just going to have to deal with boring old me again, sorry folks.  But hopefully this dress makes it a little better with it's gorgeousness, the detail in it is simply amazing! Hope you all have a good fabulous Tuesday, mine is going to be full of errands which I am not looking forward to but I guess you have to do it eventually right!?  Please tell me all the exciting things you are doing today so I can be jealous, I really need it right now haha
lace tunic: c/o PB&J Boutique
cardigan: New York & Company loving this
shoes: JCPenney similar here and here
knuckle ring:c/o The Oxford Trunk
tights: thick ones here