Friday Favorites | Volume Six

Happy Friday you wonderful people! It’s the first official weekend of Summer and I couldn’t be more excited. Honestly I can’t believe it’s already Summer! This year has flown by, but I’m glad to get some fun in the sun. The weather has cleared up here in Dallas and I plan on reading a few new books from my Summer reading list lounging out by the pool. Maybe a little shopping, as I’m on the hunt for the perfect Fourth of July outfit! Anyway, keep scrolling to see what Friday Favorites I’ve picked this week and let me know which ones you’re diggin’!

Friday Favorites | Volume Six

Favorite Summer Accessory: Straw tote bags, gingham prints and tassel earrings are definitely some of Summer ’17 biggest trends so far. But another trend that I’ve seen popping up a lot lately is neck scarves. I may be late jumping on the band wagon, but I am seriously loving this trend! Don’t dismiss this “ladies who lunch” staple as stodgy. When paired with more casual tops like a striped shirt or crew neck sweater, it adds just the right amount of polish.

Friday Favorites: Neck Scarf Trend | Original Caroline

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Friday Favorites | Volume Five

Happy Friday, y’all! We’ve reached the end of another week and the number of finds that caught my eye recently definitely did not disappoint. In case you missed my June Goals post, I’m using this month to straighten up my bedroom/bathroom. So in the midst of decluttering and reorganizing, I’ve been sifting through some inspiration all week long for how I want my room to look, how I want it to feel, decor pieces and color schemes. Take a look at some of my favorite finds and hopefully inspire you to make your bedroom a sanctuary.

Friday Favorites | Volume Five

Favorite Bedroom Inspiration: Emily Henderson is an interior design goddess. No matter what style she’s going for, I always love what she comes up with. So when she teamed up with The Citizenry for a One Bedroom Four Ways challenge, I had a pretty hard time choosing which one was my fave. From modern coastal vibes to some minimal southwestern flair, each design is perfect in its own way. Which room do you like the most?

Friday Favorites: Modern Beachy Bedroom from Emily Henderson X The Citizenry | Original Caroline

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Friday Favorites | Volume Four

Mmmm, Friday . . . We finally get to lay back and relax a little. And what better way to lay back and relax than outside! This week, I’ve been Summertime dreamin’ (ya know, like California dreamin’) about all the ways I want to dress up my patio, all the cocktails I want to try to make, and all the fun prints and patterns I’ll be wearing. It’s supposed to be a sunshine-filled weekend here in Dallas (aside from today) and I plan on spending a lot of time outside on the patio and setting aside some time for my June goal. Here’s a few links that have been inspiring me lately. Enjoy!

Friday Favorites | Volume Four

Favorite Dinner Party: Camille Styles’ blog is one that I check on the reg. From wellness and beauty to entertaining and recipes, that blog’s got it all! And even though I’m not a great cook, her brunch and dinner party posts always get my mouth watering! They threw a beach-inspired dinner party for Memorial Day and it’s definitely my favorite!  With a “bare feet required dress code” and a coconut/coral/seashell centerpiece, I think the whole thing was on point. Plus, the Hawaiian Smashed Sliders and Banana Coconut Rum Slushies look super tasty!

Friday Favorites: Camille Styles Beachy Memorial Day Dinner Party | Original Caroline

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Monthly Goals: June

Happy June, beautiful people! I do hope you’re first week of June really kicked off the Summer season with a bang!

In case this is your first time here, I decided to set myself a new goal at the beginning of each month for 2017 with the intention to uplift my body, mind, and soul in some way or another.

I feel like with monthly goals, there’s more focus. They’re easier to commit to and each month offers a fresh new start (especially if the previous month didn’t go quite as planned . . . ). But just because a new month is up, doesn’t mean I forget about my goals from the months before!

Inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project, I set one new resolution or goal for myself at the beginning of each month while continuing the goals I set from the months before.

June Resolution | Original Caroline

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Friday Favorites | Volume Three

We made it to the weekend, and you know what that means . . . A few days best spent lounging and indulging in fun activities. I have just the perfect finds to get you started this weekend, so keep scrolling to see what I’ve rounded up! I hope these Friday Favorites inspire you like they have inspired me this past week.

Friday Favorites | Volume Three

Favorite Home Makeover: Designer, entrepreneur and creative mom Aubrey Smith just gave her kitchen a complete makeover! And I’m obsessed. Smith told The Glitter Guide that she wanted her kitchen to be “something elegant, with a sophisticated twist.” I love how she took the common white-walls-brass-fixtures trend and mixed up the color with beautiful purple-gray cabinets. Well done, Aubrey! Be sure to look at the rest of her kitchen makeover!

Friday Favorites: Aubrey Smith Kitchen Makeover | Original Caroline

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Friday Favorites | Volume Two

Friday has finally rolled around and I couldn’t be happier. Now that the weather has warmed up here in Dallas (for the most part), I can’t wait for the Summer roadtrips, days spent lounging around the pool and getting to have some fun with my wardrobe. I don’t usually post about fashion on here, but there are some amazing pieces out right now that I’m loving! From straw bags with colorful pom-poms to a pair of fun tassel earrings, this weather (and the weekend) makes me want to experiment with new styles.

Whatever your weekend has in store, start pulling out your Summer clothing — even just to run some quick errands — and scroll through this week’s Friday Favorites to find some new seasonal pieces!

(*This post contains affiliate links. Which basically means, if you click on or purchase something from this post, I have a chance of making a small commission — at no extra cost to you. That said, I never recommend anything I don’t personally use or find to be of value to my blog, and only refer to brands I trust and use.*)

Friday Favorites | Volume Two

Favorite Bag: There’s not many items that my younger-self coveted that I still find myself drawn to a decade later. There’s something about a straw bag — whether it’s a feminine clutch or brightly-colored tote — that exudes effortless chic like few accessories can. But when I was evaluating my Summer wardrobe this year, I realized that I have plenty of bathing suits, cover-ups and Summer dresses. However, the one thing that I am missing is a gorgeous seagrass tote bag! And if you haven’t noticed, straw totes are everywhere! So I jumped on the bandwagon and purchased the one below from Free People. They are definitely a huge Spring/Summer 2017 staple. Free People’s St. Bart’s Straw Tote, $58

Friday Favorites: St. Bart's Straw Tote from Free People | Original Caroline

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Friday Favorites | Volume One

Happy Friday my friends! Starting today, I’m going to close out the week by sharing a few of my favorite links. I’m a pretty big fan of Fridays, and there’s nothing like a little inspiration to jumpstart the weekend!

I hope you are inspired by these Friday Favorites for fun-filled weekend.

Keep scrolling to see today’s roundup and be sure to let me know what your weekly favorites were in the comments below!

(*This post contains affiliate links. Which basically means, if you click on or purchase something from this post, I have a chance of making a small commission — at no extra cost to you. That said, I never recommend anything I don’t personally use or find to be of value to my blog, and only refer to brands I trust and use.*)

Friday Favorites | Volume One

Favorite Reno: Leave it to Elsie of A Beautiful Mess to make me drool all over my laptop. Seriously, she’s like an interior designer fairy, and I want all of her magical dust! How freakin’ beautiful is this bathroom?! Check out the before/after here.

Friday Favorites: Elsie's Bathroom Reno | Original Caroline

Friday Favorites: Elsie's Bathroom Reno | Original Caroline

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Decorating Idea: Ways To Bring The ‘California Cool’ Vibes Into Your Home

Summer is just around the corner and for many of us, that means planning a much-needed vacay with some fun in the sun! But with everyone’s busy schedule and long to-do lists, actually getting out to the coast can seem like just a pipe dream. To feel the sun shining down on our skin and breathing in that refreshing salty air . . .

So if you can’t find the time to make it out to the coast, why not bring the coast to you!

When you think of California, the words casual, chill and totally laid-back come to mind. Surprisingly sophisticated and always inviting, rooms designed with that same mentality are some of my favorite. And the ‘California Cool’ vibe is definitely having a moment in 2017’s design world.

To help you snag that oh-so-popular Bohemian luxe aesthetic, I’ve broken down some key elements to incorporate into your home for instant Cali vibes. From colorful textiles to organic pieces of furniture, add some of these coastal twists to your home. Add the best part? You can pull off the look even if you’re hundreds of miles from a shoreline.

Decorating Ideas: Ways To Bring "California Cool" Vibes Into Your Home | Original Caroline

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