November 27, 2015

I'm Moving!!

Hello readers! I just wanted to let anyone who reads my blog to know that I made the switch to Wordpress and a new domain! 

I did a lot of research and decided that if I wanted to make blogging more than a hobby, I would have to make this switch. So...I purchased a new domain and set myself up with Bluehost. All of my posts are still there, and nothing else is really changing!

My new domain is simply for anyone who wants to keep up with my posts! But since I will not be posting on this specific blog anymore, I would suggest you unfollow it.

Plus, you can still follow my new and improved Instagram to keep up with my posts!! 

So long Blogger! Thanks for reading! I hope you continue to do so!

xoxo, Caroline 

November 23, 2015

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

It snowed for the first time yesterday!! I'm a big snow lover until February, March, and even April roll around and there is still gross, slushy snow everywhere. Anyway, I think the first snow fall is always one of the prettiest, so I of course went out to shoot this morning.

Does it snow where you live? 
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November 21, 2015

Plaid for the Holidays - Look #2

I'm in LOVE with red plaid for the holidays. This look gives a twist on the classic red plaid skirt or dress by making it a two piece set. This along with the thigh high socks and bold boots makes an edgy statement for any holiday party. The gold jewelry plus the black bow for the hair brings back the class for a perfect combination. 

I would wear something like this on a Christmas Eve or Christmas night gathering. 
Holiday Look #3

Plaid set // Socks // Boots // Bag // Earrings // Necklace // Bangle // +any black ribbon

Also…it snowed for the first time this season!! Don't get me wrong, I love snow until New Years passes. Plus, the first snow is always the prettiest. (I shot today, so stay tuned for a post with my pictures.) When I woke up to the snow this morning, it put me right in the Christmas mood, so Michael Buble's Christmas album is definitely on repeat right now.

Let me know what you think!!
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November 19, 2015

Holiday Look #1

With Thanksgiving (and Christmas) coming up, I figure I'll be going to many holiday parties and get togethers, which means I'll need to put together some perfect holiday outfits. I'm sure many of you will have to do the same.

So here is the first installment of my suggested holiday looks, with pieces that your can (hopefully) recreate. Otherwise, the links to all of the pieces are linked!

This look would be for a generally fancy gathering such as a classy Christmas party or Thanksgiving dinner. (My family dresses up hard core for Thanksgiving) The black pieces plus the pop of red in the bag are the perfect colors for the holidays. 

Holiday Look #2

Sweater Dress (any black sweater dress can work)  // Stockings // Boots // Necklace // Earrings // Bag

Let me know what you think! I love reading your comments!

November 18, 2015

The Perfect Sad Playlist

Every couple weeks or so, I have the urge to just lay in bed and have a good and healthy cry on a rainy day.  I may not even be particularly sad, but it's nice to get those tears out every once in a while. I've formulated a playlist with the saddest songs out there. If you're like me and like to have a good cry sometimes, I would highly recommend it. 

Any songs guaranteed to make you cry? Let me know! I'm always looking to add to my playlists!

You can also find this playlist on my Spotify. Follow me @carolinekoehn06 !! I have some other upbeat and fun playlists on there also!

November 16, 2015

Monday Motivation

This previous weekend, I attended a religious retreat with many people in my grade in preparation for my upcoming Confirmation. Even though I left the retreat with a better understanding of my faith, I also left with ways to deal with the craziness of the world and life. One huge aspect of this understanding was the importance of gratitude, and it really stuck with me. 

Today it struck me that I have exactly one month until semester one exams. This fact along with the other responsibilities on my mind shocked and stressed me. I have to apply for a job, shop for the holidays, finish homework, paper, and projects.. etc, etc, etc. I'm sure many of you can relate. 

As life continues to grow more stressful and busy, it becomes common to focus on the stress rather than ways to relieve it. Instead of being grateful for the exceptional education that I receive, I grow to resent it. I shy away from my family and retire to my room as soon as I get home from school in order to work on whatever I need to get done. This routine becomes an endless cycle, and I recognize it but never change my ways. 

However, on this retreat it suddenly occurred to me that I only have a year and a half left of high school.  A year and a half until I move away to college. A year and a half until I will not see my family and friends on a daily basis. Instead of focusing on just myself, I should take time to sit back and realize all of the blessings in my life. 

We were told to write two or more letters of gratitude to important people in our lives. My first instinct was to write letters to my parents, and I did, but my mind suddenly gave me an endless list of people who I should be grateful for. My friends who help me through everything, my swim coach, my teachers, and my little siblings were just some examples. I could have written these letters forever. 
The feeling of completing a letter and imagining the response of the receiver is insanely satisfying. 

So, what's the point of this post? I could have just written this in my journal and kept it to myself. But no, I want to challenge anyone reading this to wake up every morning or go to sleep and think of on person or thing that they are grateful for. I promise you, it makes your day a little bit brighter, and a little less stressful. Once you recognize a certain blessing in your life, the rest of life seems a little more bearable. 

One more thing. One day soon, write a letter or someone who you are grateful for. I promise the feeling you get from writing it, and the receivers excitement they get from reading it makes it completely worth it. 


November 12, 2015

A Trip Downtown

Inspired by Macklemore's new song "Downtown," (actually don't like that song too much lol) my mom, sister, and I took a trip to downtown Milwaukee which is about 30 minutes away from my house. 

The day was full of window shopping and walking through the public market, so I would say it was a successful girls' day. 

I bought some really cute winter tops here

In LOVE with the Milwaukee Public Market!

Cute display at West Elm!

Love this hidden mural at Collectivo Coffee. Their coffee is also to die for!

What's your favorite thing to do with your mom or sisters?