Wicker and Raffia Bags for Summer
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by Caroline Gabbert
2M ago
With summer just around the corner, the doors are opening to weekend beach escapes, foreign adventures, and with this - summer style. When dreaming of warm weather styles, I often gravitate toward accessories that evoke a natural, effortless enhancement to any outfit. Wicker and raffia bags are essentials. And I love that many of these pieces tie in a pop of color - lending to the vibrancy of the season. So whether you're looking for an addition to your vacation repertoire or a go-to seasonal staple, this selection is the perfect first step. Happy (almost) summer ..read more
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What to Pack for Spring Break: Fun in the Sun
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by Caroline Gabbert
4M ago
With spring break around the corner, it's time to start planning what you'll pack to make the most of your warm-weather vacation. I tend to reach for bright colors, patterns, flowy fabrics, and pieces that I can easily wear day or night while on tropical vacations. With this in mind, I've curated a selection of resort wear that perfectly blends comfort and style. From stylish swimsuits, to light-weight dresses, sophisticated sunnies, and chic sun hats. This spring break packing list has been thoughtfully compiled to ensure ease of packing and versatility while you soak in sun. So whether you a ..read more
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Snow Bunny Season: What to Pack for a Ski Day
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by Caroline Gabbert
5M ago
While this year's ski season is getting off to a slower start, your slope styles and apr├ęs looks don't have to. Plus, with snow finally hitting the West Coast, you'll have plenty of opportunities to put them to good use. When layering for a day on the hill, it's important to make sure you have all of the essentials. So here's a little ski day checklist to ensure all your ducks are in a row. What to Pack for a Ski Day: Helmet Goggles Neck Gator Ski Pass Long Underwear, Additional Warm Layers Jacket Gloves (and liners) Pants Socks Boots Skis Poles *I always check head to toe to make sure I'm n ..read more
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Thanksgiving Dinner
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by Caroline Gabbert
9M ago
How is it already almost Thanksgiving?! I truly cannot believe it. With the day approaching, it's time to start thinking about what to make for Thanksgiving dinner. I can already sense the aromatic embrace of the festive feast. Envision your kitchen engulfed in the rich aroma of the seasoned turkey, infused with the blend of rosemary, lemon, and thyme. Meanwhile, a symphony of flavors orchestrates as the pecan pie gracefully crisps in the oven, and the mashed sweet potatoes metamorphosize into a golden delight, transforming your space into a seasonal sanctuary. But there's no doubt that hostin ..read more
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October Highlights
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by Caroline Gabbert
9M ago
The months are flying by - I realize this more and more as I consistently write these monthly recaps. We are officially moving into winter, and with this shift comes the holidays, gift giving, quality time with family, cozy recipes and even cozier clothes. In the coming months on the blog, you can look forward to discovering more recipes, a variety of holiday gift guides, and inspiring seasonal content. What's New This past month has been filled with a healthy balance of fun adventures and settling into a post-summer routine. I am a creature of habit, so establishing some sort of routine is c ..read more
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What to Pack for a Fall Getaway
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by Caroline Gabbert
9M ago
Whether you're venturing out to admire the ever-changing leaves or escaping to a mountain town up north, it's important to plan on including the essentials when packing for a fall getaway that are both stylish and practical. While planning your wardrobe, reach for pieces such as cozy cashmere knits, long coats, a water resistant layer, wide leg denim, comfortable sneakers, and boots. To make the most out of your weekender bag, consider where you might be able to choose versatile options, as well. I would start by considering a pair of go-to denim or shoes. Seize the season with a crisp fall ge ..read more
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How to Layer for Fall: The 3-Layer Method
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by Caroline Gabbert
9M ago
With fall comes the exciting challenge of layering. With 30 degree mornings turning into 70 degree days, it's important that you dress strategically. Taking on this task should always start with checking the forecast -- because while Mother Nature always seems to have a curveball in her back pocket, it's worth having an idea. When figuring out how to layer for fall, the 3-layer method is the perfect place to start: Base Layer - a light weight layer that is both warm and comfortable against the skin. Examples of a base layer are a t-shirt, long sleeve shirt, or camisole. Mid Layer - a thicker ..read more
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The Best Skincare Products for Dry Weather
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by Caroline Gabbert
10M ago
If you didn't feel it already, fall is in the air - especially here in the mountains. This changing of the seasons means that with our rotating wardrobes, we also have to consider updating our skincare and makeup routines for the dry fall and winter weather. Changing your skincare routine for fall and winter is important to keep your skin hydrated and glowing - despite Mother Nature's efforts to do the contrary. My skin tends to run pretty neutral (not too oily or too dry) for the most part, but that doesn't mean that I don't have to adjust accordingly to the dry weather to maintain the status ..read more
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Neutral Knits For Fall
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by Caroline Gabbert
10M ago
As autumn's cool breeze sets in, it's time to search for sweaters that keep you cozy and stylish as you layer up for the changing weather. Over the past few years, I've found myself gravitating towards a neutral color palate of knits, ones that stand the test of time and can be relied on season after season. Shades like oatmeal, chocolate, and black are classics that never disappoint. They effortlessly tie together any fall outfit, giving it a timeless appeal. Explore my selection of impeccable neutral knits for fall, designed to accompany you through this fall and beyond. Sweaters Dresses Bot ..read more
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Amazon Prime Day Must-Haves
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by Caroline Gabbert
10M ago
Amazon Prime Day is always a great time to pull the trigger on items you've been eyeing or stock up on your fan favorites. With such a diverse platform, there is something for everyone. More than just a sale, Amazon Prime Day is an immersive shopping experience, offering an array of products that cater to every taste and preference. There's truly something for everyone, whether you're on the hunt for timeless home decor, wardrobe staples, beauty essentials, or cutting-edge gadgets. I've broken this year's Prime Day finds into several categories: homes, clothes, beauty, and gadgets. So, get rea ..read more
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