Friday Favorites | Volume Thirteen

It’s Friday! And you know what that means . . . Another addition of my Friday FavoritesThis past week has been unbearably humid here in Dallas, and I’m almost ready for the weather to start cooling down. But I don’t wanna get ahead of myself. The next three days are all about kicking back, relaxing, socializing, and maybe working on some fun end of Summer/beginning of Fall projects! Honestly, I can’t believe the Summer is almost over. So whatever your weekend has in store for you, I hope you’re out soaking up the Summer fun as much as you possibly can before it’s gone. I hope this week’s Friday Favorites inspire you as much as they have inspired me. And have a wonderful weekend!

Friday Favorites | Volume Thirteen

Favorite Shoot: I’m sure you’ve seen her pictures all over Tumblr and Pinterest, and for good reason! Each of Julia Engel’s pictures on Gal Meets Glam are full of glamour, style and beauty. But her photoshoot from Flourish Flower Farm was absolutely gorgeous!! See some more of her great shots from the flower farm here.

Friday Favorites: Flourish Flower Farm Shoot from Gal Meets Glam - Original Caroline

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6 Easy Ways To Ease The Transition From Vacation To Everyday Life

6 Easy Ways To Transition From Vacation To Every Day Life - Original Caroline

We all know that feeling . . . similar to the “Sunday scaries,” but worse. The dreaded return from Summer vacation. How quickly we go from sipping cocktails at the beach to worrying about unread emails and unfolded laundry. Prepping to go away often means taking on extra work to compensate for the time you’ll be gone. And coming home can ruin any zen you may have gained. However, planning ahead can make for a much smoother, happier transition back to real life!

So here’s some simple ways to make the transition back from vacation easy and, dare I say it, maybe even relaxing. Read on for six tips on how to keep that vacation glow.

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Friday Favorites | Volume Twelve

It’s finally Friday! And the next few days are all about indulging in good times with friends, maybe a little relaxation, and hopefully soaking up some sunshine before Summer officially ends. But before we jump into those weekend vibes, take a peek at a few things I’ve been loving lately.

Friday Favorites | Volume Twelve

Favorite Home Tour: Literally. Everything about this 1920’s Kit house makeover is perfect. Self-taught designer and lover of house flipping, Emily Netz gave her home a modern, Cali-inspired face-lift while still keeping “the historical value in tact.” See the rest of the tour over at domino mag.

Friday Favorites: A 1920's kit house gets a modern, Cali-inspired makeover from Domino - Original Caroline

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10 Easy Changes To Make For A Stress-Free Home

10 Easy Changes For A Stress-Free Home - Original Caroline

After the seemingly endless vacations, late night pool parties, and shop-til-you-drop shopping, it's always a relief to come home and finally rest up. But as soon as you walk in the door, you're greeted with dirty dishes in the sink, clothes sprawled out all over the floor, and and endless pile of mail and bills. Instead of calming relaxation, you're sent into a complete panic!

By setting up your space with care and establishing a few simple routines, you can turn your home into a stress-free home.

Take these ten tips to heart to easily turn your home into a totally zen environment.

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Friday Favorites | Volume Eleven

My most favorite day of the week has officially arrived! And I’m celebrating the best way I know how — by sharing a few of my favorite finds from the week just for you! With this being the first weekend of August ’17, I’m filled with mixed emotions. On the one hand, I’m bummed the Summer’s end is right around the corner. But I’m also thrilled for the arrival of Fall! But there’s still a whole month until the leaves start to change and we start bringing out our thermal tops and cardigans. So this week’s Friday Favorites consists of bright colors and Summer fun to kick your August weekend off right!

Favorites Dress: Free People has sooo many amazing dresses out right now. And their Feelin’ Good Midi dress, ($148) is super chic and shows just the right amount of skin.

Friday Favorites: Feelin' Good Midi Dress from Free People | Original Caroline

Friday Favorites: Feelin' Good Midi Dress from Free People | Original Caroline

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How To Get A Great Night’s Sleep On Those Hot Summer Nights

We’ve all been there — tossing and turning in bed all night, struggling to fall asleep because the heat has us glued to our sheets! Once the temperatures rise, a great night’s sleep can feel pretty elusive. And there are few things worse than trying to catch some shut-eye in an incredibly hot and sticky bedroom.

Before we dive into bed, we realize the obvious solution for a cool, REM-ful slumber is to crank up the AC. But apart from being expensive and environmentally unfriendly, sometimes our AC units can stop working out of nowhere. So how’s an environmentally responsible, budget conscious sleeping beauty supposed to keep when it’s 100-degrees out!

Luckily for you, our AC has gone out a few times this Summer (which is what inspired this post). And in my desperation for a good night’s sleep, I found a few tricks to keep cool without dying of heat. AC unit or not, here’s a few tips to give your bedroom a warm-weather makeover that can mean the difference between a sleepless night in a borderline sauna and some blissful Z’s.

How To Get A Great Night’s Sleep on Those Hot Summer Nights

How To Get A Great Night's Sleep On Those Hot Summer Nights - Original Caroline

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Friday Favorites | Volume Ten

A warm welcome to the weekend, friends! I hope you’ve got some fun plans, and perhaps a little relaxing downtime scheduled, too. And since it’s Friday, I’m sharing a few of my favorites from this past week. This week’s Friday Favorites consists of all things bright and colorful with bohemian flare, so keep scrolling for a dose of inspiration to kick off your weekend right!

Friday Favorites | Volume Ten

Favorite Home Tour: Cara Irwin of Goldalamode was recently featured on domino for her “seriously stylish” New Jersey home, and I think I’m in love. Each room has its own personality while still maintaining “bright, boho-chic” aesthetic. Plus, she’s filled every room with plants galore! Check out the full post at domino to find out Irwin’s chic decorating tips on a budget and the rest of her “expertly curated home.”

Friday Favorites: Cara Irwin's "Bright, Boho-Chic" New Jersey Home from Domino - Original Caroline

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Friday Favorites | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Edition

Happy Friday, y’all. And happy first official day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! You’ve probably been hearing a lot about this sale lately and wondering what’s the big deal? Well, my friend, the big deal is the actual items that are on sale. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a one-of-a-kind event that includes new and current season products at reduced prices. This means brand new items are on sale!!

And even though there may well be over a month of Summer left, it’s never too early to start planning for your Fall wardrobe. Plus, there’s plenty of pieces that are perfect for transitioning your wardrobe from Summer to Fall.

But this sale is big (and maybe even a little overwhelming). So in order to help you get the best deals, I’ve scoured the whole catalog and I’m sharing my absolute favorites to help ya out “Friday Favorites” style. From chic coats and jacket to hard-to-resist, take a look at what’s on my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale wishlist.

And remember: At Nordstrom, you get free shipping + free returns on ALL orders so you can shop with confidence!

Friday Favorites | My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wishlist

Favorite Top: Billabong Birds on High Neck Tie Blouse ($32.90)

Billabong Birds on High Tie Neck Blouse from Nordstrom | Original Caroline

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