Hey Carly! I'm going to my cousins wedding in Maine in September. It's casual (like they don't want anyone dressing up TOO much--but knowing me I'm probably will anyway) I currently live in Louisiana so the weather is vastly different. Do you have any suggestions of what I should wear during that time of year and in that climate?Thanks!
I would definitely keep an eye on the weather. I imagine September could be warmer or cooler depending on the day! This dress would be gorgeous for a late summer/early fall wedding. A dress like this (with the sleeves!) could also work.
In high school/college, did you utilize binders or folders/notebooks?
In high school, I had a binder for each class with loose leaf and page protectors for important handouts.
In college, it really differed for each class. Some semesters, I would have a big binder for my MW classes and one for my TTr classes. Other times, I used a spiral notebook or completely digital notes only.
Hey Carly! I really want bean boots! I saw that you said to get them early though. Is August (my birthday month) too early to get them? Will they go out of style, or how do I know what size to get? Haha, sorry for so many questions. I adore your blog by the way!
How important do you think the "prestige" of a college is in terms of post-college job opportunities? There is a college I love love love and I adore the town but I'm nervous because it's a state college (& not a "Penn State" situation, just a regular state college).
College is what you make it. (Sounds ridiculously cliche, but it’s true!)
One thing to consider about post-grad is what the alumni network looks like. Alumni are great for finding internships and jobs!
Hey Carly, do you know when the Lilly Pulitzer shorts go on sale? I remember there being a sale last summer but I can't remember when it was!
Hmm… It’s generally the third week of August (if memory serves correctly). They generally tease it on Facebook and Twitter, so you can check frequently for updates!
In the meantime, sign up for Rue La La. They have Lilly sales ALL the time. The trick is to make sure you check random sales even if they don’t say Lilly in the title. (For example: endless summer clothes, packing for nantucket, preppy picnic outfits, etc.)
Hi Carly! I love your blog! I just bought a 14 inch laptop for college next year and was wondering if you have any ideas for a cute case that will be stylish but still protect my laptop! I'm obsessed with monograms so that would be a plus. Thanks! -Rachel
Hi Carly, your shoes always look so clean, yet you live in New York City so I don't really get it... how do you keep them so clean? Do you have separate shoes/sandals for walking around the city vs. work/events/going out? Do you clean your shoes regularly? Or do you just post good photos of your shoes? I live in Philly and find that my shoes & sandals get dirty, scuffed, and stepped on within a day... any advice? From, Carly in Philly.
My shoes are all totally beat up!! Don’t worry, it’s not just you! I will say that I generally use baby wipes or a wet paper towel to wipe down my shoes if they look particularly dirty.
Hey Carly! I'll be in Tampa visiting family in a few weeks and was wondering if you had any suggestions as to what to do? I know that you're from there originally, so I figured you'd have good ideas about where to eat/shop/etc. that my grandparents might not know about! Thanks! xo Tara
Hi Carly! I LOVE my KS bow ring and purchased it after I saw your pictures, so thank you! I was wondering if you do anything to keep it in good condition?
Mine is not in good condition. The actual bow looks like it did the first day, but the rest of the ring has definitely changed color. However, I wear it every day and don’t take it off to wash my hands or anything so it’s been through a lot since I got it!
Hi Carly! I'm considering Georgetown for college and, seeing as you're an alum, wanted to get your view on the school. For you, what was the one factor that made you choose Georgetown? Thanks so much! Love your blog!
I knew pretty much right away that I wanted to go there while I was touring the school. I liked the campus environment, but also that it was close to the city. And the students giving the tours were way more into it and passionate about the school than any other tour I had been on– This point I cannot emphasize enough. I didn’t know this until I was a student at Georgetown, but a great question to ask tour guides is whether they volunteer or if they’re paid. Georgetown’s tour guides are part of this elite (super crazy in love with the school) group of students and it 100% showed during the tour.
Georgetown wasn’t even on my original list of schools that I was looking at… my dad and I kind of visited on a whim. We had toured EVERY other school I considered, but it wasn’t until the Georgetown visit where I could actually picture myself there at school.
Hi Carly! I was wondering if you had any tips about cleaning jacks? I usually just let every pair get gross from vacation and sailing and then I throw them out, but I got a pair with a monogram and the footbeds are dirty from just walking around campus and whatnot. Any suggestions?
My Bat Mitzvah is next spring. I want a dress but I don't know what style. My theme is "By The Sea" and I want my dress to go with that theme. Do u know any dresses and shoes that are nautical and dressy?