Blush Baby Doll Dress


“Keep your face towards the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

I love this quote. It reminds me that beauty is internal as well as effortless. Effortless in the way that it only takes kindness and positive thoughts to radiate beauty all around you. I believe that nature holds many life lessons … lessons of patience, overcoming obstacles, being loving despite opposition.

To me, looking up towards the sunshine is like keeping your head up when faced with negative thoughts. It is in those times that I say to myself the positive affirmations I have learned. It instantly makes me feel happier and more energetic.

I cannot express enough how much positive affirmations have helped me. Please comment below if you would like me to do a more in depth post on them! You can also purchase Treasure Yourself by Miranda Kerr, which is where I learned how to incorporate positive affirmations into my every day life.

Much love,

Carly xx

P.S. All of my outfit details are below 🙂




Dress: French Connection // Shoes: Sam Edelman // Bag: Miu Miu // Sunglasses: Karen Walker


Mermaid In Miu Miu



Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a beautiful weekend filled with love, family, and friends; and also a lovely start to the week.  I don’t usually work on Monday’s, but today I had the opportunity to help take inventory and rearrange the gift shop.  It was so fun, and afterwords I headed to a Pure Barre Platform class.  Have you ever tried a Pure Barre Platform class?  I find it quite challenging, but it really melts all of my worries and stresses away.  One of the reasons I love barre class so much is because it helps me feel good on the inside, as well as the outside!

I am really excited to have a more detailed outfit post for you all today.  These pictures were taken before I went out to dinner on Saturday, and it wasn’t until I went back through the pictures that I realized that this Rebecca Taylor dress is very mermaid like!  From the layering of the dress to the deep pink, tangerine, and aqua colors, I definitely feel like it gives out mermaid vibes.  Also, I now remember that when I ordered the dress from Neiman Marcus Last Call, the color of the dress was called Mermaid Tangerine.

I have been eyeing this dress for quite some time, and it recently went on super sale at Neiman Marcus Last Call.  Rebecca Taylor makes the most beautiful, feminine pieces.  I absolutely adore her entire collection!  This is my first piece of clothing from her, and it is already one of my favorite dresses.  It is very comfortable, and between the soft material and the lady-like length, it is a dress appropriate for several occasions.  I wore this dress to my cousins wedding a couple of weeks ago, and I wore this exact outfit to work as well.  Actually, all of these pictures were taken after work!  I felt so comfortable that I didn’t want to change for dinner.

My hair is in my go-to style as of late: a french braid.  And is it just me, or does a french braid feel very mermaid like as well?

Here are the rest of my outfit details:

❤ Shoes – Chloe Lauren Scalloped Leather Flats in Pink

❤ Purse – Miu Miu Madras Black Satchel

My Miu Miu purse was my first purchase from Tradesy!  I absolutely love it because it is a timeless piece that will last me for many years to come.  Also, I believe that a structured black bag compliments feminine pieces quite nicely.  I am planning on doing another post soon about my experience with Tradesy.  As a little side note, Miu Miu is one of my favorite designers.  I am in awe of all of their designs!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, and I would love to know….

What designers inspire you?

xo, Carly

Eyelet Top and Soft Sweater



Hi!  I wanted to share with all of you my outfit details from Wednesday.  It was beautiful outside, so I wanted to wear my new eyelet top from PacSun because it feels very Spring-like.  I am always cold, so I decided to put on my favorite sweater from Brandy Melville overtop.  It is the Caroline Cardigan in oatmeal, and it is so cozy and goes with just about anything.  For pants I wore my Joe’s jeans, and as for shoes I wore my Hinge oxfords (from Nordstrom Rack and Nordstrom).  My outfit wouldn’t be complete without my angel wings necklace!  It means a lot to me and I love that it adds a personal touch to my outfit.

Also, my “selfie” above is me without any face makeup (only wearing fresh tinted lip balm in petal).  My skin has really been clearing up, but I still have a little ways to go.  I just wanted to do an update on that because I mentioned a few posts ago that my skin was breaking out badly.  More beauty posts to come!

I hope you all are having a great week!

xx Carly

Little Floral Dress



Dress: Billabong // Leggings: LC Lauren Conrad // Booties: DV by Dolce Vita // Purse: Kate Spade

I was able to get away with wearing a light dress and leggings today.  Thankfully, it wasn’t very windy outside.  🙂  My dress and shoes are from Nordstrom, and I have had these nude booties for about three years now.  I have worn them more than probably any other pair of shoes in my closet!  What made them stand out to me was the cutout on the heel.  I really like having neutral accessories because since they go with everything, there is more room for wearing colorful prints.  Although, I wear florals so much they could be considered a neutral for me!

Carly xx

*This post was actually published on October 31.  I am still figuring out how to fix the date from being three hours ahead!