Friday, February 27, 2015

Spring Break Guide

Sunscreen // Espadrilles // Book // Nail Polish // Beach Tote // Wide Brimmed Hat // Lip Gloss // Sunglasses // Denim Shorts // Bikini

Are you going somewhere sunny anytime soon? I have made a list of some of my favorite items out there perfect for anyones trip  somewhere a little warmer. 

xoxo, CAIT

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

That's a wrap

 Top // Denim // Booties // Handbag (similar) // Lip Color; Lush Life // Necklace // Watch

I'm writing this post while currently sitting in a VIP lounge at the airport in Madrid. My flight out of Chicago was super delayed and therefore I missed my connecting flight in Madrid to Sevilla...which means I'm sitting her waiting until my 5pm flight. Once I arrived here at the airport they had a new ticket already waiting for me for me which was fabulous seeing as my spanish is very very minimal. I am so greatful everything went smoothly and that all I have to do is wait!  I found wifi and coffee stat and used this valuable time to get some work done because I know once I see Lauren and get to Sevilla I am going to want to spend less time blogging and more time exploring, catching up and laughing (I'm always laughing with this girl)!

Outfit details: I wore this cropped wrap top on my birthday and I have officially decided I love it paired with these high waisted J.Brand jeans. This combo makes my legs look so long... YAY! :) My sweet sister and baby nieces gave me this necklace for my birthday, I already have claimed it as my new staple. Obsessed with Kendra Scott!!!!

Happy Thursday everyone!

Stay tuned for some fabulous Spain pictures and don't forget to follow me on Instagram @loveyourfate_


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

It's all in the details

Top // Denim // Booties // Handbag // Lipcolor: Michiyo // Sunglasses

I love love love this top, it's super cute to just throw on with jeans and booties for now but with wedges or sandals for spring! The lighting in some of these pictures is not that great, so I apologize but the actual coloring of the top is like an army green with peachy detail on the pockets. Super adorable. Usually I would just retake the photos with better lighting but with -12 degree weather....I can't muster up the courage to go out there again! I started this blog when the weather was just starting to get cold, it will be so strange to take my photos when the air isn't literally assaulting me! Hurry up spring!


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Monday, February 23, 2015

Pops of Pink

Top: Express (not online) // Vest: Target, old (Similar here) // Denim: DL1961 // Heels: Old Navy  // Lip Color: Michiyo // Bag: Marshalls (similar) // Sunglasses: Ray Ban // Watch: Kate Spade (on sale!) // Bracelets here & here // Earrings: Kate Spade

Oh my goodness, I had the happiest birthday weekend ever.  Thank you to all my friends and family for being so incredibly throughtful and sweet. I love you all so much!
 I leave for Spain in three days and honesty can't wait, I haven't seen my best friend since July! The sunshine and above freezing temps will also be warmly welcomed. 
 Happy Monday!!


Friday, February 20, 2015

24 Thoughts

It's my birthday! Todays post is a little more personal but I thought today would be a good time to share some things that have been crucial to me in my 24 years on earth.

1. Learn from past relationships. 
I'm convinced you have to have one not so great relationship to truly appreciate and recognize a good one. 

2. Nurture the good ones.
When you find a person you need in your life nurture the relationship and never take it for granted. 

3. Find the perfect red lipstick

4. Be compassionate. 
There are far too many harsh people in this world, be one of the good ones (there are a lot of them too). Care about people, love them.

5. Its okay to grow apart from friends, you can't force friendships. 
I don't care if you have ten years of history with someone, if they don't treat you right, respect you, or if you have both simply changed, it's okay to show them the door.

6. You don't have to have your life planned out. 
 Live in the moment, have goals but be okay with change.

7. Buy the plane ticket. 
College ends and your friends get scattered across the world. Make an effort to see them. At least make the phone call. 

8. Never Stop learning. 
If you think about it most people probably stop learning in their twenties. I never want to stop learning and there is so much out there! Read books, listen to podcasts...whatever it is that fits your fancy but never stop growing that brain. 

9. Travel. 
There are few things I can think of that offer such an opportunity to learn and grow. Learn about the people, eat their food and embrace their way of life.

10. Exercise is a necessity. 
Take care of your body, its the only one you've got.

11. Respect yourself.
 Know what you deserve. You dictate how people are going to treat you so make sure you know your worth. 

12. Don't rush into living with a significant other. 
Live with your girlfriends now, this is your YOU time. You will have the rest of your life to live with a significant other. You will always always need girlfriends.
Plus, your girlfriends can offer you a whole closet of clothes. 

13. Laugh, be happy.
You can't buy happiness so get out there and seek it out. You are capable of being happy. Just be.

14. Family is the most important thing in life. 
Invest your time in these people.

15. Cook for yourself.
It's important to know what you are eating.

16. Listen
You can learn something from everyone you meet.

17.  Never quit your daydream
Never take no for an answer and chase that goal until it's accomplished.

18. Celebrate today.
 Don't save that champagne for a special occasion, today is special, you are special. Drink champagne with pizza tonight. A champagne pop is one of the more magical sounds in the world.

19. Never underestimate the healing power of a child's laughter.

20.  Get up and get dressed everyday. 
You will always feel better if you take a little time to get ready for the day.  

21. Jealousy isn't becoming on anyone

22. Honesty truly is the best policy. 
Be honest in everything you do, with yourself, and in your relationships. White lies will creep up on you. Getting in a habit of, or becoming comfortable with telling a lie is very slippery slope. 
Don't go there. 

23. Don't dwell on the past
What's done is done. Get busy living this wonderful life.

24. Love Your Fate
...which is in fact your life.


*photo found on Pinterest

Thursday, February 19, 2015

My Style Secret- Favorite Tees

Sweater: Nordstrom sold out (similar) // Favorite Tee's: J.Crew Factory($ 9.99 today!) // Leather Leggings; Lysse // Booties: Madden Girl (similar) // Bag: Nordstrom (similar) // Necklace: Forever 21 (love this one) // Chevron Ring: Express

Whenever I don't know what to wear I immediately grab one of my favorite tees. I feel that a simple tee shirt can be the beginning of a great outfit and often inspiration floods in once you put one on. Once you have a tee on you can throw on any number of things, fun pants, a comfy sweater, all sorts of jewelry...then, just like that you have gone from having nothing to wear to having a complete outfit ready! These tops from J.Crew are definitely my staple AND did I mention $9.99 today? I own them in almost every color! 


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Gigham Vest


Vest: Mainstream Boutique // Pink Sweater: J.Crew Factory // Denim: Paige // Booties // Tote: Mainstream Boutique (also here) // Double Pearl Ring

I am so so so ready for spring, but it is SO cold here. It is so hard to take pictures when its like -10. We get outside and we take the photos as quick as humanly possible. I am so happy to get out of this cold next week! It can't come soon enough!!
 Last night I went to dinner with my mom and my brother and his girlfriend, as they are in town from Pittsburgh. We went to a fun restaurant called Wine Maniacs...the wine maniac himself helped us each select our perfect glass of wine. I love learning from people who are so passionate and knowledgable about a given subject, he had so much to tell us and it was so fun! Hope you all are staying warm, Happy Wednesday!


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Pink Stripes for Spring

Top: Mainstream Boutique // Denim // Booties / Bag (Similar) // Sunglasses: Nordstrom // Lipstick: Michiyo

I'm in pink and stripes again today! Shocker! I love this top from Mainstream Boutique and think that the pocket detail is the cutest. The top is really long so you could also wear it with leggings which will be super cute! You can order right from their Facebook page if you want this top too!
 I am also in love these new jeans I picked up. I wanted a pair that wasn't too ripped up but still on trend with the distressed look. I always love the way Paige denim fits me! My tote is also from Mainstream Boutique and they have so many cute cute colors, and its reversible!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Presidents Day Sales

1. Tote // 2.Shirtdress // 3. Scarf (under $10) // 4. Red Denim // 5. Earrings // 6. Dress //
 7. Lipstick // 8. Sweatshirt 

I love sale days! Woohoo! I have found so many cute things all over the place today and below i've listed some promo codes! These Red pants look so cute and I am always really happy with the way Paige denim fits, and for under $100! I also love the blue floral dress, it is a silhouette I saw on Amal Clooney during her fairy tale  wedding weekend and I can't wait to try it on myself this spring!
How cute would it be for a wedding!?
Happy Shopping and Happy Monday!

Lulus $15 off $75 PRES15 and $35 off 150 with code PRES35
Forever 21 has Free Shipping 
ASOS- 20% off PREZDAY20
Target 20% off ; DEAL20
Kate Spade; Additional 25% off sale with code SPRINGFLING
Nordstrom up to 40% off
Bloomingdales 20%-60% off
20% off one item at Ulta code 200935
J.Crew 25% off $125 with code TODAYONLY
J.Crew Factory 40-50% off everything plus extra 10% off with code LOTSTOLOVE
Gap 40% off with code WINTER
Baublebar 20% off PREZ20

Friday, February 13, 2015

I love Champagne

 I <3 Champagne Top: Mainstream Boutique // Jacket: Mainstream Boutique (Similar here, on sale) // Pants: Marc Jacobs (On Sale!) // Shoes:Nordstrom Rack // 
Wristlet: Kate Spade // Lipstick:Lady Danger // Sunglasses: Nordstrom

Valentines Day is Tomorrow!! This top from Mainstream Boutique is so so cute and perfect for this holiday weekend or I suppose any weekend! These Marc Jacobs pants are actually the most comfortable thing I have ever owned in my life. Imagine your cutest pajamas being stylish and fabulous enough to wear out!

I'm headed to Fig & Olive in Chicago for Valentines Day Dinner with Dave. He is buried in everything that is law school right now so I'm happy to be able to steal him even if it is just for which case I may be drinking this champagne alone! :)

Have a great weekend everyone!