Level Up With Express

Well, my friends it is FINALLY spring. It’s time to level up your look with warmer temps and big events with looks from Express. I’m excited to partner up with them again this month to show you my leveled up look. In case you missed my previous posts, you can check them out here and here.

My friends at Express were kind enough to offer and exclusive code just for my readers, $25 Off $100 in-store and online using ring code (8129) It expires 05/15/2019 so act fast!. Terms and conditions apply, view here.

This season is all about bold colors, bright florals, utility details, and new proportions that can take you into every event on your calendar. From festivals, to weddings, to vacation, it’s time to finally get outside and play in the best Express looks. Many of you have been asking for workwear options and I’ve never rocked a pantsuit before in a bold / bright print so I jumped at the opportunity to do so.

SIZING DETAILS: I am wearing a size large in everything shown here and I have to say, everything runs TTS (true to size) if not, a little big. If in between sizes, size down! I’m a big fan of the brand, especially because they have become more size inclusive! I’ve found the best luck with sizing option online so if you’re a little unsure, order a bunch of sizes online and return to store.

I styled this white blazer and matching high waisted ankle pant with a pop of color in this pink cami (comes in 7 other colors). Don’t forget to accessorize! I thought it would be fun to layer these delicate necklaces and add a rainbow drop earring.

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Would you rock this look? Would love to hear your thoughts below! Don’t forget to use my ring code for $25 Off $100 in-store and online (8129), expires 05/15/2019. This post is sponsored by Express but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Photos by Ryan Kell.

A (Girl) Power Pant with Express

Photo by   Ryan Kell

Photo by Ryan Kell

In honor of Women's Empowerment Month, I’ve teamed up with Express to share what makes me feel confident and secure to take on whatever challenge that may lie ahead. What we wear tells the story of our ambition, it’s important to reflect that positively. I’m typically one to always gravitate towards a dress or jumpsuit (one thing to put on bc… lazy) but today I’ve challenged myself to step outside of my comfort zone and try a bold pant moment! I styled these pants with a grey suede moto jacket, light top, classic nude strapped heels and a gold hoop. When I take risks with a particular style, I like to keep the rest of my look pretty simple.

sizing details + discount code:

I’m fairly new to shopping Express but I’ve been pleasantly surprised by their size inclusive collection lately and how consistent their sizing is. I purchased a large/14 in everything and it all ran very true to size. I had a lot of fun shopping for this bold look, I hope you do too. They were kind enough to offer you gals $25 Off $100 in-store and online and expires 4/15/19 using code 8129. Terms and conditions apply, see link here:

Photos by  Ryan Kell

Photos by Ryan Kell

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Would you rock this look? Would love to hear in the comments below if you’ll be shopping it. Don’t forget about that discount code! Use code 8129 for $25 Off $100 in-store and online and expires 4/15/19.
Terms and conditions apply, see link here:
Thanks to Express for collaborating with me on this post. All photos by Ryan Kell.

Size Inclusive Swimsuits 2019 - Try On Confidential

I’m very excited to bring this very requested post to you. It was very important for me to research and try out new brands that I haven’t previously tried before. It’s incredible to see how many more swimsuit options there are now. Here are all of the suits + brands featured in my stories and some other suggestions in case you need more. Without further ado, let’s go swimming!

Figleaves

UK based company offering underwire and wired options for sizes a-k at a great price
Size Worn: 34FF
Use Caralyn20 at Figleaves for 20% off your order

ModCloth

Bold new size inclusive swimwear in sizes XS-3X
Size Worn: XL

Elomi Swim

One of my favorite lingerie brands offers swim in a variety of bra size silhouettes!
Size Worn: 36FF, XL bottom

Summersalt

Hardworking travel wear designed to move with you sized 2-16
Size Worn: 14 use CARALYNMK10 for $10 off $95 or more

LSpace Swim

Playful bikini and swimsuit collections, sized XS-XL
Size worn: XL

Other size inclusive swim brands I love/ worth checking out:
These brands are pretty consistent with their sizing, I typically wear my bra size 34FF, 14 and XL.

Adore Me - Empreinte - J Crew - Kenneth Cole Swim - La Blanca - Lauren Ralph Lauren Swim - Panache

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sneak peak of my denim short hunt success:

5 Ways to Style a Striped Tee: Talbots x O Magazine

I’ve decided to partner with Talbots and Stylinity in support of  O, The Oprah Magazine Collection now available at Talbots! This special collaboration benefits Dress for Success, with 30% of the proceeds going back to the organization. In case you’re not familiar, Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

In spirit of this exciting collaboration, I’ve been inspired to show you two ways to style this classic tee. I love how versatile and flattering this shirt is. I know I will be wearing it on repeat all spring long!

Ways to style:

Pair with white denim and a bright colored blazer to give your casual tee a more sophisticated vibe. Don’t be afraid to roll those sleeves up and reveal the sleeve detail on the tee.

Going for a more relaxed weekend look? Throw on your favorite pair of black denim, jean jacket and little white sneaker.

Other ways to style:

  • Pair with distressed denim and ankle boots for a dressed-down look.

  • Go simple (but chic) and pair with a button-front A-line skirt.

  • Throw on a pair of leggings and voila! Your new favorite travel outfit.

The limited-edition, be-good-to-yourself pieces (part of Talbots’ ultra-comfortable T by Talbots collection) are inspired by their belief that women should look and feel great on the go. Shop the entire collection here!
Which is your favorite look? Would love to hear in the comments below.

Thank you to Talbots and Stylinity for collaborating with me on this post.
All photos by Ryan Kell

Tops for Leggings (That Cover Your Bum)

In case you missed it, last week I shared the ultimate Guide to Faux Leather Leggings. I created a rating system and gave you my most honest opinion on four pairs of leggings. In case you missed it, read it here! I received some incredible feedback on it and I got quite a few requests for top suggestions to pair with the leggings. As a curvy girl, I know it can be a struggle to find tops that flatter and cover your butt. Lucky for you, I’ve rounded up some of my favorites (many on sale) that would work well with those leggings you have. I’ve found options for every body and price point. Happy shopping! xx

blouses

sweaters

cardigans + light jackets

tees + tanks

nordstrom sale picks

Did you see anything you like? I’d love to hear. I’d absolutely LOVE to see you rocking your faux leather leggings so be sure to tag me @CaralynMirand on Instagram so I can see and share! xx

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Size Inclusive Summer Dresses: Get Ready For Under $150

Photo by Heather Houston Photography

Photo by Heather Houston Photography

Spring is finally here! I've been getting a bunch of requests for casual & special event dresses so I decided to do a little round up of my favorite dresses. As always, you can shop the looks by clicking on the images or links directly! Be sure to check out my IG story today for a few additional looks that are on major sale. 

Everyday Casual

A few weeks ago I did a try on haul from my latest Old Navy finds! I live in these dresses all summer long. They are so easy to throw on- dress up or dress down for a perfect everyday look.

Daytime Chic

These are a few of my favorite dresses that are perfect for a daytime affair: showers, graduations, parties, etc! 

Fancier Affairs

Fun fact: did you know that black tie affairs don't necessarily mean you need to wear a floor length gown? A dress that hits at or just below the knee can still be formal! It really all depends on the style and fabric, in my opinion. Accessories can also really help! 

All White Everything

As a bride to be, I definitely have an addition to LWD's this season but I feel like they are just such a classic look! I will definitely be re-wearing post-wedding (but definitely not to other people's weddings!)

As you may see, I've only selected a few brands here. I find myself staying loyal to brands when I find my perfect fit. When it comes to sizing, I get a bunch of questions so I thought I would let you know what I am in hopes of helping you find your fit! I love these brands because they are extremely consistent in their sizing- so I can always count on things fitting true to size.

Old Navy: Large
Eliza J: Size 14
Maggy London: Size 14
David's Bridal: Size 14

What are you shopping for this season? Do you think any of these dresses would work for you? Leave a comment below! 

Friday Favorites: Stepping into Spring Style

Happy Friday, everybody! I seriously cannot believe we're almost through February- time is just flying by but this only means we're one month closer to warmer temps! Unless you live somewhere warm year round, if that's the case I envy you. This week on my Instagram Story, you voted that you'd like to see a spring style round up. I've decided to link some pieces that I've bought and some pieces that I'm really considering buying! This spring, I'm all about the florals (groundbreaking, I know), trying out shorts for the first time in 2006 (bermuda shorts, amirite?), and building my wardrobe with investment pieces that will carry me from season to season. As always, the images and font in bold is clickable/shoppable- so you can shop directly from this post! There are also some amazing sales happening this weekend!

What's Spring without Spring Dresses?

Easy Basics:

I like to shop pretty inexpensively when it comes to basics. They go with everything, you can wear them over and over

Jackets!

I love spring jackets because they can easily take you into other seasons as transitional pieces!

Friday Favorites: Surviving Winter In Style

It's been a busy week of work and travel over here, which is why I haven't been as active this week online! But that's alright, real life happens and we gotta roll with it. I wanted to round up my favorite looks that have been helping me survive this awfully cold winter we're having and some looks I'm really looking forward to wearing in the spring. I'll be showcasing a few of these items on my Instagram story today, so be sure to check that out! Not sure if you've had a chance to check out my new Highlights on my profile, but I've saved a number of my most popular stories on there. Here are a few brands that I've been loving lately and are keeping me on point (does anyone say 'on point' anymore?) throughout these winter months:
As always, the images and font in bold are clickable- which means you can shop directly from this post! 

Boden: Coats

Okay, I'll admit it. My MOM told me about Boden and it's safe to say I'm OBSESSED! She wore a coat over to my house one day and I tried to steal it... They're a UK based company founded on the principle of stylish clothes that look great and never stint on quality. I typically don't splurge on items like this but I was incredibly impressed with their quality and 365 day return policy... and they've been having a serious sale, items are 40-70% off! So I just had to try them out and I've been blown away with what I got! I've ordered quite a few things and I am in love, I consider these items investment pieces- knowing that I will have them for a long time. For reference, I think they run pretty TTS (true to size) I've been ordering my usual 14 and everything has fit perfectly! 

Eliza J: Spring Dresses

Eliza J is my GIRRRRRL! I'm not sure if she actually exists, but I am seriously in LOVE with this brand. You've seen me in their dresses quite a few times now, I cannot get enough! I also love how on trend and current they are. Another reason why I love the brand is because they are size inclusive, they are always offering styles from sizes 0 to 24! Here are a few dresses that I just got and cannot wait to wear! A few of them are on sale so swipe them up before they're gone!

Bauble Bar: Earrings

I think my Bauble Bar earrings have become my signature thing. You know what's the funny part? I love to throw on a pair of fun BB earrings out of pure laziness because I'm not very good at accessorizing so it's just an easy way to pump up any look! I get asked all of the time where my earrings are from and 99.9% of the time, they're from Bauble Bar! These are a few pairs that I splurged on lately that I am loving! They're having a major sale this weekend, including an extra 15% off of sale so if you're looking for a refresh in your jewelry game, be sure to check them out! 

CO2 Lift Facial

A few weekends ago, I did a full Instagram story about my CO2 Lift mask experience. In case you missed it, I saved it as a highlight on my profile titled "CO2 Lift." They agreed to let me do a monthly review of their famous mask, which is INCREDIBLE by the way. This weekend only, they're offering $20 OFF if you use the code "CARALYN20" - which NEVER happens (it's usually only $10!) so if you've been thinking about trying it out, now is the time!  

As a member of their auto-ship "Glowing Skin" programevery month you will enjoy the comfort of having your CO2Lift delivered straight to your door for just $59.95.  That’s 30% off their regular price for their most devoted customers!

If that wasn’t enough, as a gift, they will send you a “starter pack” which includes an additional CO2Lift treatment and a bottle of our hyaluronic serum. That’s two CO2Lift masks and one bottle of hyaluronic serum for $95.00! ($229.95 worth of product)
Then for $59.95 per month, a single pack of CO2Lift will be delivered straight to your door.

Their single pack with one mask is usually $85.00 so at $59.95 is a real savings! But if you just want to try it, the $20.00 off would make the starter pack $75.00 for 2 masks and a hyaluronic serum!


I hope you enjoyed what I've been loving lately, would love to hear in the comments which items you're most interested in trying! Wishing you a fabulous weekend and happy shopping! Many of these sales end soon so be sure to check them out.

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