Hey Carly! I just recently bought a white Iphone 5s. I have been looking around for nautical or beachy (especially Kate Spade) cases and I have found sooo many but I still have not found the perfect one! Do you have any suggestions or any favorite cases? Thank you!
This summer I've been going through treatment for Hodgkins Lymphoma. I've always wanted to start a blog and lately I've felt really passionate about starting a blog about survivorship and fashion/beauty through chemo. The thing stopping me though is thinking of a name that is catchy but also can be relevant for a long time. How did you decide on a name for your blog? Any tips?
I think the biggest thing to think about is a name that will be long-lasting. College Prepster is an example of a bad name (whoops!) because I eventually graduated.
Think about what direction you want to take your blog when you’re (!!!!!!!! insert party horn emoji !!!!!!!!!) done with treatment and then it might make finding a name a bit easier!
Hey Carly, I'm visiting New York at the end of this summer, and it's going to be really hot! Do you have any ideas of some cute and cool outfits I could wear around the city? Thanks so much for your help, I love this blog and you're impeccable taste!
A couple of my go-to summer outfits for walking around the city:
Can you recommend a cute gift for my bridesmaids? I don't want to do jewelry and I don't want it to be overdone or cliche, like anything with my wedding date on it, and especially no silk robes, flasks, or t-shirts. Any suggestions?
Hi Carly :) I just started to run in the mornings and I would like to know what do you wear when you go running? Love your blog!
When (which is not that often) I run… I always wear running shorts and just an old college t-shirt. Have you tried Krass and Co shorts?! They’re so cute. I wear a pair every morning when I’m out walking Teddy!
Hi Carly, First off. I absolutely adore your blog. It is so refreshing and inspirational. I am trying to start up my own blog while going through college and I was wondering what platform you would recommend fr a beginner?
Blogger is definitely the easiest! Super simple. (It’s what I started with and still use!) Wordpress could also work for you!
Hey :) so I'm starting my sophomore year in college and after working all year to save the cash I've decided on a macbook, but I can't decide wether to go with a MacBook Pro or Air. What do you suggest? Thanks so much I really appreciate it
It totally depends. A couple of things to consider:
– If you save a lot of files (photos, videos, even applications), you would probably be better off with a Macbook Pro. But you can always do a Macbook Air and get an external hard drive or store everything in the cloud.
– If you do light work on your laptop for class (e.g. word documents, surfing the internet, etc.) then an Air would be just perfect. Heavier work (e.g. massive Excel spreadsheets, huge files for projects, Photoshop, etc.) then a Pro would be a better choice.
– Is size/weight super important? For me a Pro is 98% of the time is perfectly fine size wise, but sometimes I do wish it were lighter/smaller for travel. Especially since I use an iMac when I work at home and my laptop is now only for when I’m out. An Air would be great for bringing to class to take notes and for writing papers in the library… and if you travel a lot, it’s the perfect size for small travel carry-ons.
I thought it might be helpful to share why a Pro was the best option for me in college: I was in the business school so I had a bunch of classes with complex and large Excel files. I also used my laptop for blogging and needed to be able to run a ton of programs at once (Adobe suite) and store a lot of photos/videos. The campus wasn’t super big, so carrying it all day to and from my classes wasn’t an issue.
Hi Carly! I saw that you said you use Dove shampoo, but I was wondering if you had any other hair tips? I'm really trying to grow it out, but it always gets super gross and I have to keep cutting it. Your hair looks super healthy and is at a good length so I thought I would ask. Thank you!
I definitely recommend getting trims often. I’ll admit that I’m not always the best at remembering, but in between haircuts, I sometimes pop into a cheap barber shop for a trim.
Hi Carly! I was wondering, what is the proper format for a formal email? I've started to email colleges on a more regular basis and never know whether to address it like a letter (dear?) or casually start with "Hey"? Thank You!
I think it depends on your recipient and intended purpose. I generally keep a casual tone in 90% of the emails I write. For the other 10%, I typically address the recipient with a “Hello” (I don’t know why, but “dear” never seems right!) or if I’m responding to an email I’ll start with a “thank you…”
First, please disregard the blog this is coming from. My secondary blog is everwonderifitsall-foryou in case you're caught off guard and want to reassure yourself i'm a normal college female student. SECONDLY, I often have to travel straight to work from school. My books + work stuff don't normally fit comfortably in a backpack, or an average sized tote. A duffle bag would be too large, though. Any suggestions on a bag to hold school and work stuff at once?
I recently got a new (my first) pair of Jack Rogers. I love them! They're really slippery though. Does this get better with time?
Yes! The first thing I do when I get mine is to put them on and scrape the bottoms against the street to scuff them up. In Florida, my parents’ house has a brick walkway up to the porch and the bricks are perfect for scuffing up the shoes ;-)
Hi Carly! I followed your advice about buying the fluted skirt from J. Crew in navy! I was just wondering if you had some more style ideas of how to wear it! I'm having some struggle making it work with my wardrobe. Thank you!
Hi, I was wondering, as a girl in the summertime, if you have any tips for organizing baseball caps and other hats? Mine always seem to be all over the place! Thanks!
I’m the same way, I actually struggle with all kinds of organization in general because I’m limited on space in the city! I stack mine up, one on top of each other so they don’t take up too much space. I have a bin that sits on the floor of my closet where I store all of my accessories (belts, scarves, clutches, hats) and pop the stack in there!
Hi Carly! I see you recently got the Lily agenda :) Would you recommend it over the Kate Spade one? I'm going to be starting my PhD this August and I'm wondering if a Lily agenda would be a little unprofessional - any suggestions?
Hi! I'm going to NYC for the day on Sunday (I'm from CT so I've visited before). What are some of your favorite places to go? I'm hoping to squeeze in SoHo & the UES if I can in one day (& maybe the High Line, if we can so essentially all of it haha)! Thanks!!
Hi Carly, I love reading your blog! I am attending a semi-formal to formal wedding in August. Are there knee-length dresses you can recommended? What shoes or accessories do you recommend pairing with it? Thank you!
Hi carly, between the everlane weekender and the lo and sons catalina, which would you recommend and why? I'm looking for something that would comfortably hold stuff for a long weekend trip, and would also be accepted as a carry-on on planes. thanks!
Hi Carly! I'm starting high school next year and my school has a outside campus. I want to get Hunter boots because it always rains/snows on Cape Cod! What type should I get? I don't know whether to get the original, short, or packable. I want to get either black or navy because they would go well with my closet and are very versatile colors and I don't think I will get glossy because in my opinion they look fake! Thank you! Neilly