Friday, April 15, 2016

Friday Favorites Round Two

Hey friends, I hope everyone has had a great week! I'm back for a very random assortment of Friday Favorites :) Without further ado...

My first Friday Favorite this week is my new apartment in Winston Salem! I actually like it better than my one in Charlotte because the living room is smaller. That may not sound like a good thing to some of you, but it makes the room feel so cozy and inviting because of that! A few other perks: the residents before me built shoe shelves in the closet (and didn't take them down when they left), there are windows in the kitchen, andddd the rent is a lot lower than in Charlotte! Woo!

First mirror selfie in my new place...

Pottery Barn sofa // West Elm coffee table (sold out)
The view from my kitchen when I moved in the first day

Secondly this week, I am loving platform sandals. I want to buy them all - and I'm not joking! I want each and every pair I see, haha. Here are a few of my favorites:

The thing I love about them most? They are incredibly comfortable! 

Next up, perhaps the cutest thing I've ever seen (but I may be biased)... the day I moved in, Prince George was really scared and slept under the covers with me all night long. The next morning I was doing some work on the couch on my computer, and he was underneath the blankets next to me sleeping. When I got up, he came out from underneath the covers, but was posed to look like he was working on my laptop! IT WAS SO CUTE. 

Another angle 'cause I'm a crazy cat lady!

Next! I have been dealing with anxiety and trouble sleeping for basically the past year and have been looking for ways to combat both. My friend Elizabeth introduced me to essential oils... she also suffers from anxiety. Whenever I am with her (even at a restaurant or bar), she is constantly whipping out her essential oils to apply them because they soothe her so much. So I ordered some! And GUESS WHAT! They really work. Elizabeth says this brand is the best (so that's what I ordered). This one is really good for anxiety. I apply a small amount to the pulse points on my neck and wrists throughout the day whenever I start to feel anxious and it immediately makes me feel calmer. The smell is kind of earthy but I really love it. I also really like the peppermint oil - I apply this to my temples whenever I have a headache or I really need to focus on a task. Last but not least, I use this one at night to help me sleep - sometimes I apply it to my feet (this is supposed to work the best), but I also like putting some on my pillow just for the smell. I started out with this introductory kit and it's amazing if you're new to essentials oils, but it doesn't come with vetiver - if you have anxiety you definitely need that one! 

Next, I am really loving lattes made with soy milk. Soy milk is a little sweeter than regular milk and tastes soo good in coffee - I love it with a little caramel or vanilla flavoring as well! Dairy sometimes makes me feel sick, but soy doesn't and it tastes amazing. Try it in your vanilla latte next time!


Lastly, I am loving nude lips! My friend Stephanie sent me this nude lip gloss (in color "undressed") in the mail as a Christmas present, and I love it , especially with a tan. When I wear nude lip gloss I like to play up the eyes with a lot of mascara! 


The above picture is from my snapchat (cmcoving is my username!) from one morning at Chateau Elan. I included it because I'm wearing the nude gloss - I was totally kidding about drinking wine at 11 a.m. by the way :)

What are your favorites this week?!

xoxo

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62 comments:

  1. That dress is SO adorable and totally "you"! Also, the make up on the last photo is just majestic!

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  2. Love your Free People dress, it's so pretty!

    Have a lovely Friday and weekend!

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  3. Congrats on the new place! It looks lovely. Prince George is absolutely adorable too!!! :-) Love that nude lipstick and thanks for sharing that info about the essential oils. I have definitely been very curious about them. Have you ever tried Almond milk? My husband only drinks almond milk and puts it in his cereal too. I also use an almond milk creamer in my coffee. It is not as sweet as soy milk but its really good. :-) Oh and love those sandals too!! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!! :-)

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  4. As a perpetually anxious person as well, I've found that doing a little yoga right before bed helps me settle down. It's nothing fancy, I just YouTube "bedtime yoga" and watch a video that seems interesting. I never thought I'd be a yoga person, but it's made such a difference!
    xoxo, www.piperellice.com

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    1. Hey Piper - I have tried this before and you're right, it helps so much!! I need to incorporate into my bedtime routine again :)

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  5. Oh my gosh I love this dress! Congrats on the new apartment it looks adorable :)

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  6. You should also try magnesium pills for anxiety! It helps me sleep and my anxiety isn't nearly as much of an issue for me anymore. Take 2 before bed and it's life changing!

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  7. I love the doTerra oils! Actually we started using them for Zoey when she had anxiety about construction going on near our home. I put a little dab on her collar of the calming blend and it was great!
    Love your new place, I would love to see a full tour when you are moved in!

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  8. Love these pictures!
    Love,
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  9. I love those DV wedges you have! Are they tts? Have a great weekend Caitlin!

    xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

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    1. Thanks Nina! They run a half size large! I normally wear a 7 but got a 6.5 in them :)

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  10. Loving your picks this week! I'm loving Bite Beauty lipstick in the shade "Soufflé" it is a gorgeous pale pink. Festival style pieces are also making their way into my wardrobe and I can't wait to post them on the blog!

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  11. What a lovely round-up Caitlin. I love these kinds of posts! Your new place looks so amazing, I'm glad you're loving it. Such great advice for anxiety - I'm definitely going to try out your remedy!

    Grace xo
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  12. Loving that free people dress! And thanks for the essential oil recommendation, I've been wanting to try for a while, I think finals week is the perfect week for some stress relief!
    -Amy & Angela
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  13. Congrats on your new apartment!! I completely understand your excitement over having windows in your kitchen - I've never seen an apartment with windows in the kitchen! :) And what a great view from that window! Glad your kitty cat is getting comfortable at last, haha!

    xoxo, Kacie
    RegallySoled.com

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  14. Prince George is TOO CUTE! Starting his own blog soon?! Haha .. Hope you have a great weekend! Will you be doing an apartment tour some time? I would love to see the new office space you mentioned!

    -Morgan
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    1. Hey Morgan! Yes I will definitely be doing an apartment tour!! There are still boxes and clothes all over my office, but once I get it cleaned up I will shoot it! :)

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  15. Never too early for wine! LOL! Love the red sandals! Red seems to be really trending! Great favorites!

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  16. I actually went to a doterra party last night, and they are AMAZING. I bought so many, and am so excited for them to be delivered! Great tips for the feet. The Lemon is also fantastic in water during the day - and as cleaning supplies :)

    xoxo,Meg
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  17. I loved that you shared about essential oils and anxiety. I get major anxiety as well and I have been researching essential oils. I'm going to buy the one you recommended. Also, love a good nude lip! Happy weekend love! XO

    @stylemelauren
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    1. Hey Lauren! You'll have to let me know how you like the vetiver oil - I really love it and find that it helps so much! :)

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    2. Also you should both try the Balance blend! I use it every night and LOVE it for relaxation.

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    3. Thank you Caitlin, and Alison!! Really appreciate it!! Hopefully it works for flying too!! :) Have a lovely week ladies!! xo

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  18. very cool cat pics! Do you plan a post of your shoe closet? :-*

    Melanie / www.inblushandblack.blogspot.de

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    1. Yes I'm definitely going to show my shoe closet!! :)

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  19. That dress is adorable! I may need to pick it up for my cousin's wedding!
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  20. That dress is adorable! I may need to pick it up for my cousin's wedding!
    xoxo
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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  21. Those roses are gorgeous and that kitty is too flipping cute <3

    Good karma,
    Tatum || AbstractAphrodite

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  22. Girl, I work part time at Jefferson Vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia. 11 am is definitely not too early for a tasting, haha! ; )

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  23. I love Essential Oils! I went to an Essential Oil party, and man, right after I was so relaxed and at ease, because I too have high anxiety as well and the stress mixture helps a ton!

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  24. I need that free people dress! Love it!
    Sorry about your anxiety, it's a real bummer. And truth be told there would be no judgment here if you were indeed having some wine at 11 AM. ;)

    xx, Elise
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  25. Cait, I love this post! The dress is adorable and I also love those shoes! I'm also jealous you can rock that nude gloss because I never can find one for myself! Have a great weekend!

    Emily
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  26. Love the Free People dress and congrats on the new apartment! My favorite this week is that I'm leaving for vacation tonight!

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  27. So happy that the move to Winston went well!! And how cute about Prince George. :-)

    xoxo A
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  28. Your dress is adorable and I love your apartment. I wish I could pull off living in all white! Do you have any cleaning tips, especially living with a furry pet? Also- love the "home life" pics.

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  29. Happy to hear you like your new place.

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  30. Sounds like a great move and you're cat is so cute and my dog does that too but I can't catch a picture. Also you've been making me want to get those cute shoes too.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  31. You cat is so adorable!! Love that pose at your laptop!
    Kari
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  32. That kitty!! So precious! I take pictures of my cat all the time too. Don't feel weird about it, people do it with their dogs all the time and no one gives them crap for it! Btw, your legs are killer! How do you do it?!

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  33. I've been loving soy lattes lately, as well! The photos of Prince George are hysterical!

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  34. I love all of the platform sandals that have been coming out lately! They're super adorable and are the perfect shoes for summertime!

    Jordan: The Teacup of Style
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  35. awww you're always so cute. Love all the post.
    xoxo, Rachel
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  36. I just bought that nude lipgloss! LOVE it.

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  37. Wine at 11am on a weekend is perfectly okay though :) haha!

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  38. Can't wait to see more of your apartment in Winston! That cinnamon roll looks so yummy!

    xoxo,
    Katie
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  39. Amazing favorites - that cinnamon roll looks fantastic ;)
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  40. So many cute pics... but one is my favorite ... your Cat is soooo cute :D Such a great Picture. Love your dress <3

    Kisses from Germany
    Johanna

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  41. Caitlan - did you buy your essential oils through DoTerra? I have been researching and they have them on Amazon but most customers say they're a scam :(

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  42. I love the look of your new place! Can't wait to hear/see more :)

    xx Kathryn
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  43. I love the look of your new place! Can't wait to hear/see more :)

    xx Kathryn
    www.chicandshimmer.com

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  44. I want to be able to pull off nude lips like that! You are rock in' it girl. Cute place and ADORABLE cat!!

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  45. The dress is so pretty! Love your post!
    xx
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  46. Your home looks so cozy and your cat is so freaking cute!!

    coffeeslag

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  47. Such a fun round up! It sounds like your new place is amazing!!

    xo,
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  48. I love essential oils. I have put a drop of lavender behind my baby girl's ears before bed since she was just a few weeks old (some say to use a carrier oil but I never did) and she would always yawn the instant I did this. I use it on myself at night too.

    Dairy also doesn't sit well with me, I'm okay with a bit of yogurt but milk, ice cream (the worst!) or cream in soups, etc., give me a horrible reaction-tummy trouble and it makes my skin feel itchy b/c I'm lactose intolerant + allergic to dairy. I use and love almond milk (the Silk brand) I most prefer unsweetened original for my cereal, smoothies, etc. Instead of coffee, I mix Tazo Organic Chai latte concentrate + almond milk and it's yummy and less caffeine than coffee.

    You may find that caffeine and coffee is a source of anxiety, also electronic devices in the bedroom. We always turn off our computer and especially the wifi modem while we sleep (after all, in only takes a minute to turn it back on in the morning). It's a proven fact that devices emit energy that mess up our brain waves and circadian rhythm for sleep. I also never ever sleep with my phone on (I turn it to airplane mode so it kills the signal) but it's still on so I can see the time and use my phone as a flashlight to get around in the dark. If you haven't tried that Caitlin, I highly recommend it, you will notice a big difference! xx Karla

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  49. I love Prince George!! Omg I'm a crazy cat lady too! And I'm also getting on board with the nude lips. I really enjoy your posts!

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  50. Hey Caitlin, I am currently looking at getting a new sofa and I was just wondering now that you have had your sofa for a while, what you thing about it. I really want a white sofa but am so nervous about it getting dirty. Have you ever washed your slip covers?

    Thanks xoxo
    Chanelle

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    1. Hey Chanelle, I LOVE my couch! I put blankets down before I sit on it and am careful not to eat anything while I'm sitting there! I have heard horror stories about red wine :) So it has stayed really clean and nice! The only thing bad is that I moved apartments and the movers got some black marks on the side of the couch when they moved it... that could happen to ANY couch though, regardless of color. If you will be moving soon, you should hold off on the couch! haha. Hope that helps, let me know if you have any additional questions!

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    2. Thanks Caitlin it was helpful, I actually just moved to Dallas, from the Wilmington area, so maybe at some point when I am back visit my family I will run into you sometime :) I think I will probably end up doing the same as you sitting on blankets and stuff lol. That stinks the movers got a mark on it :( If you end up washing it let me know how it turns out. I also think I read you can always order extra cushions if one does get stained!

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