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Spring 2013 Must Haves!!

The day we thought would never come is finally here. Spring has sprung and I could not be more excited! After what seemed like the longest winter of all time, we can finally bust out the florals and pastels. Goodbye gloves and hello crop tops! In celebration of yesterday being the first day of Spring, I have put together some of my must haves for the warmer season. It will still be a little bit longer until it warms up here in the midwest, but I’m writing this in hopes that Mother Nature will see this post and decide to speed things up a bit. Maybe? Cross you fingers for me! 1:Pastel Polish! If you’re like me, you covet Katy Perry’s crazy cool nail art. While Pinterest makes at-home nail art look easy, us non-artistic polishers who can’t draw a straight line, let alone a red carpet ready manicure, are left with sticky fingers and lack luster nails. Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That! My solution: fun pastel colors. It’s springy, trendy, and super easy. …

Thanksgiving 2012-Washington, D.C.!!

Hello lovely people! I’m back from my week off! I’ve been traveling like crazy over the last week, visiting friends and have not touched my laptop keyboard in quite some time. Needless to say my withdrawals are no more! I am back to typing with feverish fluidity!! (I had to throw a quote from my fav movie, A Christmas Story. It is the holiday season after all.) ¬†Yay! This last week was one of the best i’ve had in a while. With school, work, and everything in between I have been way too busy. It was great to take time to enjoy the little things. My system was in need of a serious reboot. This break could not have come at a better time! On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, I flew to Washington, D.C. where my great friend Kristi is studying. She’s a participant in the UC program there and is an intern at The Smithsonian Portrait Gallery. Needless to say she’s a BOSS! We spent Thanksgiving day touring the city. I have been to …

My Top Fall Makeup Essentials!

When I think of Fall, I think of cozy blankets, warm sweaters, leaves on the ground, and a change in my makeup routine! Changing your makeup a little from season to season is like changing your purse. You’re not going to haul that massive pink beach tote through the snow are you? Unless you are planning a pre-holiday vaycay to Hawaii, I’m going to go with NO! Same goes with makeup. A little tweaking with your makeup products each season can make all the difference. Fall is a cooler month, so typically we reach for more neutral clothing and our makeup should compliment that. I’ve put together some of my essential makeup products for Fall 2012! 1: Cute Makeup Bag! If you don’t have one, get one. Nobody wants to borrow lipstick from someone who’s makeup is stored in a ziplock bag! 2: It’s said the eyes are the windows to the soul, and the eyelashes are the curtains. Ok, I may have made the last part up, but big, bold lashes are hot and …

Fall Favorites!

Now that Mother Nature has turned the thermostat down, its time to bundle up in oversized sweaters, soft scarves, and sip your favorite holiday drink! My favorite part of Fall would have to be the fashion. {Obvi!} I can’t get enough of the rich textures, deep colors, and festive accessories. Put them all together and I’m in Fall fashion overload, and I love it! I’ve put together a collage of some of my favorite fashion items for Fall 2012. (And yes, Starbucks is a fashion statement). 1: Oversized Sweater! Nothing screams I’m going to enjoy my evening relaxing in style like an oversized sweater. Paired with some leggings and boots, this is perfection. 2: One lip, two lips. Red Lips… I’m in love. A ruby pout is being featured on every fashion forward girl’s lips at the moment. It’s uber-classy and a definite attention grabber. If I can rock it, so can you. Trust. 3: Studs, Studs, Everywhere! This iPhone case takes rocker and merges it with function. It’s a simple way to be a …

Why Hello There!

Welcome to my newest venture, blogging!! I’ve wanted to start a blog for a while now and I’m finally taking the plunge. After thinking long and hard on a name, I finally came up with “Love, Calley Rae”. The idea for the name came to me when I was writing a letter to my friend. I go to school across the country from my hometown and my friends, family, and I write longhand letters to each other. I feel like it’s more romantic and old school (I like to imagine my life is a Jane Austen novel as often as I can), than an email or text message. My nickname has been “Calley Rae” for as long as I can remember and I always sign my letters Love, Calley Rae. Thus, the blog title!! Kind of proud of it, not going to lie. This blog will feature everything from uber-fabulous fashion to yummy recipes, random daydreams, delightful DIYs, and tons of things in-between. Yay for new adventures and blogging fun!! I’ll drink to that! XOXO …