Sunday Reflections ~ An Update (& I’m Coming Back) 1

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Hi everyone! So this week I am doing my Sunday Reflections a little backwards and I am starting this post before I have a quote. Basically, I have no idea where this post will go I just feel the need to let you know where I am right now and give you an update on me. So, as you have probably noticed, I essentially took a two month blogging break. I had no plan to do this, but I think at the time it was what I needed. I want to start this by saying thank you all so so much. For the first time in months today I went ahead and checked my site stats (the stats that show how many people visit Carrie On Blogs everyday). Honestly, I was expecting a zero or just a handful every few days, but I was shocked with what I saw. So many of y’all are still coming on and checking and looking at posts, new and old, everyday. Thank you all so much for your immense amount of patience and support while I took a break. As to why my absence took place, it is a plethora of things. Basically since late September I have just been a bit “off.” I think it is a combination of school, stress and just the occasional crap that happens when you are human, but they all added up to me just feeling blah. As you probably know by now, I am a very open, honest person, and I honestly just did not think I could keep writing fun, inspiring posts when I was just so stressed with life. Hence, my break. I really tried to take this week to clear my head and just focus on how to be less stressed and worried about life. I think (please God let it work) that I have come up with a routine that really helps we relax and unwind. I am not saying that the time between now and Christmas will be perfectly scheduled (because hello midterms) but hopefully they will be more consistent. Again, thank you all so much and I can’t wait to get back to doing what I love!

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FALLing for Plaid 3

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Hi everyone! I can’t believe it is November and just beginning to feel slightly like fall time. I always seem to be a little over eager and want to whip out my warm clothes a month in advance. However, I am finally able to put them to proper use! When I think fall clothes plaid, sweaters, and booties immediately pop into my head. I love wearing a sweater over some of my dresses. I just started doing it and I think I am in love. It is like I have a whole new group of great skirts in my closet. Hope you enjoy!

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Outfit Details:

{Dress (similar)//Sweater//Boots//Bracelet//Necklace}

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Spicing Up Your Fall Look

My favorite time of year is upon us and I am so excited! Fall is the perfect time for so many things, and it is my favorite time to start playing with different outfits. You can layer, add scarves, throw on a hat; there are so many different things you can do to bring a look together. Today I am sharing with you some of the easiest, and my personal favorite ways, to spice up a fall look. But before I say anything we must talk about the shirt! I was low key peer pressured into buying this (shoutout to Carly) but I love it. It is so cute and soft, and easily the best representation of my life.

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Okay, let’s talk lipstick. Only in the past year or so have I grown to truly appreciate lipstick. I really only wear it in the fall time, but it is such an easy way to make an impact. Also, because I am the queen of pale dark berry shades look great on me. A.k.a. the only perk of being super pale.

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While this bracelet* would be perfect all year round I have really found myself gravitating towards it recently. I don’t know why, but during the fall I am more prone to spending time planning outfits. That means I am way more likely to spend time putting accessorizes with my clothes, hence the bracelet. But seriously, this bracelet* is amazing and super cute! *This bracelet was gifted to me, but trust me, I really am obsessed with it!

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Scarves are essential to fall. Personally, I am still all about the blanket scarf. I have so many scarves, and wear them way too often, but they are my go-to for completing a look. They are so easy and versatile. There are seriously so many different way to tie and wear scarves.

Base Outfit:

{Shirt//Jeans//Boots}

What are some of your fall essentials?

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Why I Don’t Make Myself Post 2

I want to start this out by saying that I really appreciate all of y’alls patience within the last, well, few months. I know my posting schedule has been sporadic at best, and I am really trying to change that. Junior year has been so much more than I ever could have expected. I just feel like I am so busy all the time. I thought I would have some weekends off but no… not at all. However, this past weekend I really tried to get my life together, but please pray for me because I have an APUSH test today. Yeah, that noise was my grade hitting rock bottom. I’m kidding… I hope…

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Anyway, that is totally not the point of this post. Really, more than anything, this post is me explaining myself to y’all. Because I honestly feel like I owe you an explanation for my, what feels like, ongoing absence. So, like I have previously mentioned, these past weekends have been crazy, and weekdays are only worse. And yes, I could stay up an extra hour or two to write a random post I pulled out of my derrière, but that is so not the point of this. Blogging is a way for me to escape. It is a way for me to connect with people I never thought I would meet, a way for me to share my feelings, and a way to relax. Blogging was never meant to make me stressed. And yes, I know I am adding things to my plate. No one made my join retreat team, no one made me go to that football game, but as I have said so many times, friends and God always come first. When I have a crazy weekend, I truly hate to say this but blogging is the first to go. I feel horrible saying that, but it is true. Like I said, I didn’t start a blog to stress me out more, and in a way, I want to keep it my pure little place. I never want to make it a thing that brings me stress. I always want it to be a stress free zone that I can go to.

So basically yeah, that’s me right now. I really hope you understand where I am coming from. I am really trying to get back to posting regularly, so fingers crossed!

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August Birchbox Review {Video}

Hey everyone! Today I am sharing my review of my August Birchbox! Spoiler: I loved it! Like I said a while ago, I really want to start making more videos and this is the first step. Thanks for watching and be sure to subscribe.

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Sunday Reflections ~ Feel Happy

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“Always find time for the things that make you feel happy to be alive.” I didn’t realize this before a couple of minutes ago, but I have actually done two other Sunday Reflections around essentially the same quote. Surprisingly though, they are all slightly different. This weekend though I am taking more of a literal approach. These past few weekends have been crazy, and not just because I have a lot of homework, because I am barely home. I have just been busy with babysitting, and friends, and planning this retreat. It has been crazy, but I wouldn’t change a single thing. I love doing all of these things, and to me you make time to do what you love. Somehow you just have to make it work. Doing what you love will make you so much happier and genuinely more fulfilled, and who doesn’t want that?

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Friday Favorites 2

Hey everyone! I feel like it has been forever since I have done one of these, but I feel like I say that before every Friday Favorites now. This past weekend was crazy so this is actually a little out of order for me. I normally write Friday Favorites on a Wednesday or Thursday simply for accuracy. However, this week and past weekend were so crazy I am actually writing this on a Saturday night; so almost a week in advance. This basically means this is a week behind. If that made any sense at all…

Favorites::

Fashion week//

Of course the past several weeks have been filled with spring 2016 fashion shows, and of course I love it. Surprisingly one of my favorites was Michael Kors, but of course no one sums up fashion week better than Anna Wintour.

This quote//

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Beauty has no age.

This room//

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There are few things I want more right now than this room; particularly the ceiling and the fireplace.

These cookies//

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How good do salted caramel chocolate chip cookies sound right now? Exactly, I need them.

This shirt//

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I don’t know if I would ever be brave/cool enough to pull this off or even try it, but part of me really loves it.

Blogging favorites::

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Polished in Pink ~ A Sunny State of Mind

aka reason 10000000 why Meg is the cutest person alive

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How to De-Stress During the Day ~ Citrus & Style

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