One Piece Wonder.

 

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Here’s the thing–I’ve always had trouble with the idea of a bikini. Even at my body’s best, I didn’t like the feeling of being so exposed in public. I have a few bikinis that I like to wear, but I tend to feel more confident in a one piece.  While my choice in swimwear might sound more modest than most, I’ve come across some super sexy swimsuits that I can totally get on board with.

I honestly can’t decide which one I love most.

What about you–are you a bikini or a one piece kinda girl? 

x, Carina

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From  ASOS  |  Kore Swim |  Victoria Secret  |  Victoria Secret

1piece2           From  F E L L A | Blue Life | Vince Camuto | River Island

 

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Shoulder Statement

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I cannot get enough of the off shoulder trend. It’s sexy and carefree without showing too much skin. I’ve been shopping around for a piece to add to my own wardrobe. After a few weeks of searching, I’ve pinpointed my favorite, but here are few others that were definitely in the running.

Which one is your fave? 

x, Carina

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  1. the sweetest denim top I’ve seen
  2. floral and feminine
  3. an elevated basic top for spring
  4. crocheted, classic and under $10!

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  1. casual and cute for Sunday brunch
  2. perfect for work or play
  3. a sexy little number for date night
  4. worthy of a weekend in Palm Springs

 

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Splurge or Save: Rainbow Block Sandals

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Manolo Blahnik //  Dune London

Last week, after setting my eyes on these babies, I could not stop thinking about them. I literally have had daydreams about prancing around in them this summer. Other than my wedding shoes, I’ve never spent more than $200 on pair of shoes and I don’t ever intend to (the Manolo Blahnik version retails for $745). So, when I came across these Dune London sandals for $69 I had to share them with you. They have a remarkably uncanny similarity, not just in color, but the silhouette is almost identical. I’m so in love.

Add to cart, checkout…done! Come to mama! 

xo, Carina

FESTIVAL FROCKS.

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Now that we’re well into spring, there’s excitement in the air. Everyone around town is buzzing about  Coachella. It’s just a few days away, but per usual, I won’t be there. No FOMO though, because it’s not really my thing.

Aside from the music, art and overpriced food– I hear the fashion is TDF (to die for!) So since I won’t be there, I’ll pretend to pack my bag and imagine myself dancing to the music in these fun and festive dresses.

Are you going to Coachella this weekend? What will you be wearing?

Peace and Love, Carina

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California Winter

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What I love about living in Southern California is that winters are cold, but not completely freezing. I can still be bare-legged and stay warm with cozy layers and accessories.

We lounged around and cuddled on the couch most of the day –it was a well-deserved lazy weekend after an intensely long work week. But I managed to pull it together, long enough to play dress up.

It feels good to be back.

x, Carina

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Layered With Love.


20150904_190106           lc Lauren Conrad shirt | 14th & Union tank | Vans slip ons | Mac Lipstick in Diva

We were invited to an art show held a few weeks ago.  Having come home straight from work that night,  I was exhausted, but was looking forward to layering (FINALLY!) Its been a sweltering summer, so I basically jump at  any chance to layer.

It isn’t normal for us to do anything eventful during the week, so we decided to enjoy our midweek outing and  turn it into a date night. After the show, we took a walk to enjoy the brisk evening air and held hands under our high top table during dinner.

x, Carina

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Take Me To Italy.

I’ve been out of town again for work– this time, in the middle of nowhere. So, I’m laying low in my hotel room with room service and a movie…daydreaming about what I’d wear on my own Italian adventure.

A look inside my brain, right now.

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  1. For Pizza In Venice in this jumpsuit, denim jacket and olive leather duffle
  2. Discover Rome dressed in this or this, these cateyes, structured over the shoulder and comfy flats
  3. Brunch in Positano wearing this two piece, hat and these sandals