Two Year Anniversary.

10472825_10101319960690297_2614153603999943808_o-1Today is our second anniversary. So much has changed in our life together over the past two years, through a roller coaster of events, but what stays constant is our love. And that’s all that matters. We have plans to stay in tonight (since JR works late some nights) and we’ll celebrate with a special date night this weekend.

Happy Anniversary, babe. I love you more with everyday. 

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Favorite Things.

Screen Shot 2015-09-25 at 6.25.04 PM{vintage Carina, I was nine years old}

It’s officially Fall, my favorite time of year. And even though the days are still really warm, there’s been a cool crisp breeze every night this week. I’ve even had to put on a sweater –I can’t wait for more sweater weather.

These are a few of my favorite things this week.

x, Carina

20150914_181638{a sunset photo from my travels a few weeks ago}


{a pretty color combo: fuschia, denim and gold}


{sad page from a really cute book}

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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Do More, Talk Less.


If I can pinpoint one thing about myself I need to change, its that I procrastinate. I procrastinate almost more than anyone I know. And when I look back at certain things in my life I haven’t been as successful at, I realize it’s due in large part to this particular bad habit. It’s not that I’m starting the year off feeling badly about myself — I’m starting 2015 being self-reflective by recognizing what I want to work on. And this is one of them.

If you meet me in person and get to know me, it might seem odd for me to describe myself as someone who waits until the last minute to get things done because I am a control freak, and I’m particular about certain things. It’s true, I am all these things, but I also waste a lot of time saying “I’ll do it….later”. In essence I am my worst enemy, because I am a perfectionist by nature and lazy at the same time. There are several things in my life I’ve been promising myself to work on, but never do because, as I said “I’ll get to them…one day”. After years and years of procrastinating, I just need to do more of what I say I’ll do and talk less about it.

Call it a New Year’s Resolution, or a lifestyle change. Whatever it is, I’ve decided to Start Today.

x, Carina

Practical Neutrals.

IMG_5342H&M jacket | Forever 21 top + belt (worn as necklace) | BCBGeneration booties

In the past I’ve gravitated mostly toward color- bright and sometimes shocking color, but lately I’ve been wearing more neutrals. I think it’s a sign of my age. It’s the whole idea of quality over quantity– it only makes sense to spend my money on something if I love it and I know I’ll get a lot of use out of it. I find that neutrals in classic silhouettes make the most sense, since they can easily be paired with different pieces to create a look that’s appropriate for work or play.

Neutral looks don’t have to be boring though. I can be practical and still be me.  The necklace I’m wearing is a belt I repurposed to add a little pizzazz to this look. So yeah, I can be practical and still be (creative and) true to myself.



Happy Thanksgiving.

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I’m thankful each and every day for this family- filled with big personalities, loud voices, amazing cooks, but best of all, the greatest source of love. I live for this group of crazy individuals that I’m so lucky to call my family, and I love them all so much.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Hope your bellies are stuffed with turkey and your hearts are filled with love.

x, Carina

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