Author Archives: CarolAnn Fashion

What I’m Wearing: A Bikini!

Hooray, it’s summer!!

Bikini Time!

This means that it’s time to break out the bikinis … some more.  Okay, so I’ve been running around in a bikini for like 2 months now.  There’s nothing wrong with that!!

*Ahem* Right.  So this weekend was our neighborhood’s seasonal party.  In the summertime, it’s a lot of bbq, swimming pool, and drinks.  It was fun!

Here’s what I wore:

Bikini – Victoria’s Secret – on sale.  I believe I got this for $15.
Mesh Sarong-thingy – Body Central (cheapy store in the mall)
Wedges – Payless (where else) about 6 years ago or something
Bracelets – Gift from a friend.  I believe they’re from South America somewhere…
Ring – Formerly with Larimar stone in it – from the Dominican Republic

Hand Detail: Bracelets, ring, nails

I did a french braid in my own hair for the first time… ever.  And you know what, I’m not sure I could be more pleased with how it came out.  It was a little loose at the bottom, which prompted me to tuck it up.  The result?  Perfect frizzless-even-with-chlorine-and-in-and-out-of-the-pool, off-of-my-neck hair.  Victory!


Oh, and I’ve been making progress toward more interesting poses, as well as more detail in my photos.  Here’s a nice little example of CarolAnn having no idea what to do with herself.

I made it more interesting with layered image effects. Have some of that.

And because I almost never put anything with SPF on my face [because I suspect it makes me break out] unless I know I’m going to be in the sun for long periods of time, I included my makeup + spf.  The other stuff on my face: bronzer, waterproof mascara, blush.

SPF 15

That’s what’s up! Leave me a comment: Do you rock the bikini in the summer time?  What’s your favorite bathing suit?  How do you do your makeup for a beachy, summery, fresh look?


What I’m Wearing: Evening Networking Event

Business-Casual evening fun networking/educational event style… Sometimes it can be a challenge to find an outfit that is professional, beautiful, fun, and casual.  How did I do?? The Occasion: Wilmington Ignite – a networking and educational event designed to bring the community leaders together to improve the area and socialize. What I’m Wearing: Purple CamiContinue Reading

Friend Friday

Friend Friday is a weekly feature run by Katy over at ModlyChic to help bloggers network and get to know each other. I think it’s a totally awesome idea! Every week, she supplies 5 questions for other bloggers to respond to. This week, it’s all about nails – those little bits of keratin at theContinue Reading

A Million Bucks…

“If you want to make a million bucks, you’ve got to look like a million bucks” – Clinton Kelly He would know.  Style expert Clinton Kelly knows that a put-together, professional and charismatic appearance is incredibly important to success in many areas in your life, including business. I know you have the talent, the experience,Continue Reading

What I’m Wearing: Jazzy Event in Philly

The Occasion: Real Estate Open House -type thing at a new condo building in Philadelphia.  Jazz, Hours devours, networking, overall a fun excuse to get out of the house and to a party! I love to take advantage of the stuff that goes on in the local area.  It really is easy to find thingsContinue Reading

What I’m Wearing: Coffee House Business Meeting

Business-business casual-casual… The Occasion: Casual meeting with a business contact.  Catching up, talking about what we’re doing, discussing possibilities for working together. This was a little challenging because it was warm outside, cold inside, I wanted to look professional and also relaxed. What I wore: Patterned Pencil Skirt from Express Embellished plum tank from aContinue Reading

What I’m Wearing: Birthday at a Bar

I got ready for this outing in about 15 minutes.  I’m pretty proud that I came out looking this good with chlorine hair and no planning. The occasion: A friend’s birthday celebration out at a bar What I’m wearing: Top: Sequin v-neck from ???? Jeans: Calvin Klein Shoes: Cut-out booties from Payless What I’m Loving:Continue Reading

Friend Friday: Confidence Edition!

Friend Friday is a weekly feature run by Katy over at ModlyChic to help bloggers network and get to know each other. I think it’s a totally awesome idea! Every week, she supplies 5 questions for other bloggers to respond to. This week, it’s all about what the relationship between confidence and personal style, aContinue Reading

What I’m Wearing: Dinner with Friends

Hey All! How’s about an outfit post? I wore this little number to a get together at a neighbor’s house.  There were a total of 8 people there, with BBQ, Cranium [and Kyle and I were victorious, by the way], and sangria.  It was really hot out, so I opted for white cottony-ness, and putContinue Reading

Chic Professional Wear & Everyday Hero

It’s a challenge at times to find an outfit that is flattering, feminine, professional, and appropriate for the occasion. My good friend Andréa, as a marketing and advertising professional, knows that image is crucial, and she knows how to build that professional, feminine image.  That’s why she’s an Everyday Hero here on CharismaU. These threeContinue Reading

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