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!

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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

Favorite Blouse: I never ordered anything off of Shein, until Tuesday! I saw this blouse and fell in love. The print and the colors are totally my style and it’s a steal. I’m a bit skeptical about ordering from these kinds of sites (i.e., Romwe, Zaful, etc.), but I’ll have to let you know how the blouse turns out. All Over Graphic Print Smock Blouse, $11

Friday Favorites: All Over Graphic Print Smock Blouse from Shein | Original Caroline

Friday Favorites: All Over Graphic Print Smock Blouse from Shein | Original Caroline

Favorite Pool Party: Though I’m not much of a DIY-er, I follow Sugar & Cloth on a weekly basis and just drool over Ashley’s craft projects and sweet treats. This past week, Sugar & Cloth partnered with ShopStyle for “some luxe poolside entertaining,” and I am, again, left drooling!! Ashley and her crew used items from Bloomingdale’s home decor section, Sparrow & Wren and looking at the collection, these fun Summer pieces are super affordable and super fun.

Friday Favorites: Luxe Poolside Entertaining from Sugar & Cloth | Original Caroline

Friday Favorites: Luxe Poolside Entertaining from Sugar & Cloth | Original Caroline

Friday Favorites: Luxe Poolside Entertaining from Sugar & Cloth | Original Caroline

“We were going for a glam meets poolside fun vibe, and I’m loving the way it turned out . . .” Me, too Ashley. Me, too. 

Favorite Statement Earrings: Along with straw totes and floppy hats, tassel earrings are becoming a huge Summer ’17 trend! These shoulder-grazing danglers bring an elevated dose of color. Add a technicolor kick to your Summer wardrobe and become the center of attention.

Friday Favorites: Tassel Earrings from Free People | Original Caroline

or you can try DIY tassel earrings!

Friday Favorites: DIY Tassel Earrings | Original Caroline


Favorite Creative Project: Bri & Jesse from DesignLoveFest have taken on a new project in shooting stories for other brands, and I am enamored with their first. Through photos, follow an LA girl through the many stages of heartbreak. It’s gorgeous, vulnerable and relatable. I’m super excited for what they come up with next.

Friday Favorites: An LA Love Story from DesignLoveFest | Original Caroline

Friday Favorites: An LA Love Story from DesignLoveFest | Original Caroline

Friday Favorites: An LA Love Story from DesignLoveFest | Original Caroline

Friday Favorites: An LA Love Story from DesignLoveFest | Original Caroline

+What’s your favorite from this weeks Friday Favorites? Let me know in the comments below. And I hope you all have a wonderful, exciting (and safe) Memorial Day Weekend!