In the News: Finding a New Perspective in the Midst of Recent Events


Hello beauties!  Writing from my dining room this morning, which has become my favorite spot to start my morning; going through my planner while drinking my morning smoothie and sipping my daily cup of jo.  Sundays and Mondays are like my weekends, so Saturday evenings are like my Friday nights.  All of these locally grown sunflowers took my breathe away when I stopped at The Dorothy Lane Market after dinner Saturday evening.  I went into the market thinking that I was going to pick up a treat for dessert, but I ended up walking away with a little bunch of flowers instead (they sell mini bouquets for only a few dollars, and it had one sunflower so I couldn’t resist).  What can I say?  Flowers just make me really happy.

Politics has never been a part of my blog, because it isn’t a part of me.  With so much going on in the news, and so much hate being spoken about, I want to share what I think because politics has turned into something else completely.

Each and every one of us, at the heart of our very nature, wants to live a loving life.  We were not born to hate other human beings, no matter what; and we cannot control the behavior of others.  Anger fuels hate, and the only way we can overpower this energy is with love; because love is at the core of our beings.

I don’t think that I have to even explain the events that I am referencing, because we all know what is going on whether it is through social media or the news.  Right now, it may seem as if we are helpless to what is happening.  But everything we do can be an act that creates little shifts in our world.  The more love and positivity that we allow to flow through us, the more light will shine on what is right, what our truth is for being here in the place we are now.

We can choose to speak kindly about others, and to others.  We can lend a helping hand, and speak positively about what is around us.  We can love, appreciate, and accept ourselves; so that we can love, appreciate, and accept others.  We are here to explore this world and open ourselves up to new possibilities.  Don’t let a wave of negativity overpower the ocean of light and love that you always having flowing through you.

Thank you so much for reading,

Carly xx

Selena Gomez x Coach


Hi beauties!  Today I want to share THIS article I read on last week about Selena Gomez’s collaboration with Coach.  First, I just want to say how much I love everything that she has been doing lately.  Her song Fetish is one of my favorite songs this Summer, and while this isn’t totally recent, I really enjoyed watching season one of Thirteen Reasons Why (I was already a huge fan of the book and I think they did an amazing job bringing the heart of the story to life).  Her emphasis on mental health through her platform to reach millions of people is so admirable.  It is even evident in her collaboration with Coach, with the words Love yourself first printed on the bags.

I would love to hear in the comment section what you think about the collaboration!  I am going to settle in now and watch If I Stay before going to bed.  Thanks for stopping by,

Carly xx

For Love & Lemons


Happy Sunday beauties!  One thing I am becoming more and more sure of is quality vs. quantity, especially after I have been noticing that a few pieces of mine are falling apart! With that being said, I am saving my pennies to invest in For Love & Lemons.  I have never said this before about a label, but I would wear every single piece they have ever made.  I love soft prints and lace, and For Love & Lemons creates the most beautiful silhouettes out of them.  What I love most about their clothes is how the designs are ultra feminine, sexy, and can go from day to night.  Versatility and quality are the two things I look for the most in a brand.  I saw on Instagram this morning that they are getting ready to release their Fall campaign and I cannot wait to see it.  Also, if you are going to shop directly from their website be sure to sign up for UNiDAYS so that you can receive 15% off!




I am constantly keeping an eye out for their pieces to go on sale.  It is that time of year where I am purchasing new bras, and I happened to find a bralette of theirs for $40!  Yay!!  I am sharing more on the clothes side of For Love & Lemons today, but they are just as known for there skivvies as they are for their dresses.

I would love to know what your favorite brand is in the comment section!  As always, thank you so much for reading.

Much love,

Carly xx



Birthdays are a funny thing.  I never really feel very different after them, whereas I usually feel different after milestones like when I got my driver’s license, graduated high school, or started college.  A birthday simply means that you are another year older, and for me, it almost seems like it is more exciting for my parents!  I usually just feel grateful on my birthday to have had another year on this planet.  Cheesy?  Maybe.

I am now nineteen years old, onto my last year as a “teenager.”  And I am sure many of you who read my blog are teenagers!  Unsurprisingly, like every teenager, I went through stages where it felt like nothing would get better.  This is so common that I feel like I don’t even have to really elaborate much on it.  Growing up can be confusing!  I didn’t know who I wanted to be, or where I was going.  I was afraid of everything.  The reason I am so excited about this year is because I don’t feel so afraid anymore.  When I think about the things I used to be afraid of, it all just seems so silly.  There are always going to be things in our lives that can trigger stress or fear.  But we are not the things that happen to us, the emotions we feel, or even the thoughts that pass through our minds.  Behind all of this lies our true selves, who peacefully watch everything happening before us through loving eyes.  Recently, I have been constantly reminding myself to have this perspective.  It all stems from letting go, to be happy no matter what happens.  So here’s to a happy number nineteen!

Also, another tiny update before I go . . . . I got two tattoos yesterday!  And it definitely didn’t hurt like I thought it would.  I have one on the inside of my upper left forearm and one on the inside of my right wrist.  They are still healing, so I am waiting to post pictures.  But photos are coming, I promise!

Thank you for reading,

Carly xx