Hi Carly, congrats on all the success in creating your own brand & finding your niche! I've followed the blog for months (it makes me want to go shopping...oops!). So I'm going on a Caribbean cruise 1st week of March, 5 nights. The cruise leaves from Tampa (your hometown, right?). The problem is I live in NYC, so I have to fly from freezing cold to warm Tampa to get to the cruise. What should I wear to leave NYC that are pieces I can then incorporate in my cruise wardrobe? Thx for ideas to pack!
I’m doing sort of the same thing! Flying from NYC to the Dominican… it’s way hard to wrap your mind around it, right? I’m trying to figure out what I’m going to be wearing too! Right now, I’m leaning towards white jeans and a cashmere sweater. I always bring a sweater or two when I go to the beach for nights/restaurants, so wearing it there will help! And white jeans can be worn with tunics and tanks at night with wedges :)
Hi! I saw you recommended the stadium cloth cocoon coat in one of your asks, could you possibly tell me if it runs true to size or what size you got? Thank you in advance!
I think it runs true to size! For J. Crew tops, I generally bop between two sizes depending on how I want it to fit (looser, more tailored, etc.). For coats, I generally go for the larger size just so that I can wear a bunch of layers underneath. (The cocoon coat is also super forgiving. The shape is way easy to pull off!)
I'm looking for a dress to wear to my wedding rehearsal dinner, preferably white, but I'm open to something patterned. It'll be in August, so I want something light. I was thinking maybe a shift dress, but I'm not sure. What would you recommend?
I’m obsessed with this sheath dress. I think you totally cover your bases with the white and the gold detailing just gives it a little something extra!
Since you work from home, do you find yourself working on your laptop more or your desktop more?
When I’m home, I almost entirely use my iMac. (Unless it’s late at night and I’m watching a movie with someone and I work on my laptop!) But I work at a cafe on Tuesdays/Thursdays and occasionally on the weekends so then I’m all about my laptop. Oh! And when I travel :)
Hi, Carly! I know that you majored in marketing, (I think) but what do you do now with your degree? I'm thinking of doing the same (either marketing or communications/PR) and I was wondering what you did with your degree after college!
The best thing is that you can really do just about anything you want. (Well, I mean, I don’t think you’re going to get into medical school… but!) The experiences you have with internships and jobs over the summer will really help dictate what opportunities you’ll get when you graduate. AND you’ll kind of figure out what you do or don’t want to do!
Hi! I was wondering how you took notes in school-- I prefer longhand but am looking for a new, more efficient way to organize!
I did notes differently for every class and every semester. Some classes were entirely on the internet (Google Docs!) or entirely in notebooks or a mix of both. It really depended on the class and the professor. (A lot of my professors didn’t allow computers… and some classes were all in Excel so we had to use computers.) One trick that I did for a few of my classes where it worked, was to print out the lectures (usually on Powerpoint) from Blackboard (do people still use that?!) in a way that the there were a few slides per page and a box for notes next to each square. I could follow along and take notes on the specific slides.
hey carly :-) do u have any reccomendations for a not so fancy wedding dress? im finally marrying my hs sweetie of 16 yrs and we don't have much money but I still want to dress up on our special day. if this isn't your dept I totally understand but I see a lot of people ask you things & I figured id give it a try
Carly, what are your favourite nude/neutral nail polishes? I'm not allowed to wear brightly coloured polish for my job, but keeping my nails painted is the only way to keep my awful nail-biting habit at bay.
Hi Carly! I'm from a small town in Kentucky and I will be attending either George Washington University or American University in the fall. I'm really excited but also nervous since I'm not exactly used to living in a big city. However DC is my favorite place to be! Do you have any advice for the transition from high school to freshman year in a completely new area?
Oh that’s great!! Luckily, DC is an amazing city for students. I actually think it’s the best city for students… It’s definitely an urban environment, but the city is pretty small and definitely manageable. I think the best way to get acclimated to the city is to spend a day or two on your first week there to figure out the Metro and the buses and kind of just explore. Once you get to a point where you understand the neighborhoods (or at least know where they are!) then the whole city will open up to you. Definitely bring a few other students from school… best way to make friendships!
Hey Carly! Was living away from your family hard? I live on the East coast but I really want to study at my dream college that is on the West coast. But I'm so nervous! Any advice?
Honestly, it’s still hard sometimes! I really do love being in the city and I loved going to Georgetown, but I miss/missed my family!! I would Skype my mom frequently and thankfully now, group texts in iPhones make it super easy and convenient to stay in touch ;-) I also learned how long I could go without seeing them… that is, I could figure out how often to either fly down to have someone from my family fly up to visit.
Hey Carly! I am planning on interning somewhere in D.C. this summer (fingers crossed) and I was wondering what would be the best work bag? I love the organization of the Dagne Dover but I was also considering one of Kate Spade's totes, what do you think?
And one (weird) tip: Only bring 2 or 3 “t-shirts” (you’ll get a million throughout college), but bring more underwear than you think you’ll need. They’re the first things to get lost in the laundry room and… you can go longer without having to actually do laundry ;-)