5 Things We're Loving This Week!

Happy Tutu Tuesday, Dolls!  This week is officially in full swing and we are beyond excited to be working on some fabulous new projects!  

While we can’t share all the details quite yet, all of the research, planning, and late nights have definitely kept us on our toes. During busy and exciting times like these, it’s easy to “burn out”— working yourself to the point of complete physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion. In my experience, one of the best ways to offset stress is to search for small sources of inspiration in your everyday life. Whether it’s the calming wall color in your favorite room, a PERFECTLY made cup of coffee, or simply donning a pair of pretty and fashion-infused shoes, take a deep breath and appreciate all of the little things that inspire you daily. And, in case you’re having some trouble finding your “happy place”, we’d like to share with you 5 of our favorite, thrill-inducing items this week!

1.    Halogen “Owen” Pointy Toe Ghillie Flat

Everywhere we look this season, we see tie-up flats. From the runways at Fashion Week to streets of New York, heels have taken a backseat to these still-dressy, but more comfortable, alternatives. Available at Nordstrom, these gorgeous ghillie flats from Halogen are a must-have for your spring wardrobe. With its elegant silhouette and on-trend blush hue, the “Owen” flat is fashionable footwear at its most versatile. Pair these flats with jeans, dangly earrings, and a blouse for a coffee date, or with a “drapey” black dress and a lariat necklace for a night on the town; regardless of how you style them, these Halogen ghillie’s are sure to make a fashion-forward statement!

2.    Our “Champagne Is Always The Answer” Tee

While we may be the smallest bit biased, we just can’t get enough of these haute tees! When our sweet CEO, Caroline Birgmann, was first inspired to create the “Champagne Is Always The Answer®” tee, we knew that they’d be a hit; and though we were on-target with our prediction, we truly had no idea just how popular they would become! Caroline likes to style her tee with delicate jewelry and one of her skirts from Bliss Tulle. Personally, I prefer to don mine with booties, leather pants, and a brightly colored, cropped jacket.  No matter how you wear it, the appeal of our “Champagne Is Always The Answer®” tee—much like that of the bubbly beverage by which it is inspired—is simply undeniable. If you still haven’t placed your order for this fabulous tee, head on over to The Caroline Doll Shop NOW—orders are filling-up quickly!

3.    Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle Perfume

There’s really something to be said for the mood-lifting powers of your favorite fragrance. When my motivation is flagging, and my brain feels about as clear as static on a television, a single spritz of my preferred scent can re-focus my mind and re-boot my creativity! While choosing a signature fragrance is a very personal decision, some chic scents seem to have a universal appeal. For instance, Caroline and I have recently been obsessed with Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle Perfume! The notes of bergamot and orange refresh the senses, while jasmine, rose, and vanilla combine for a romantic and sophisticated effect. Coco Chanel once famously said, “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.”, and, while this may sound a bit harsh, we do agree with her premise. So today, before you venture out, take a deep breath, spritz a little Coco Mademoiselle, and forge that future, dolls!

4.    Pink and Black Polka Dot ‘Yay’ Disposable Travel Mug

Drinking coffee out of these lovely, disposable travel mugs not only gives us a much-needed jolt of caffeine, but also adds a little dose of pretty to our morning routine! Resulting from fabulous new collaboration between designlovefest™ and Cheeky®, this mug is part of a limited-edition collection designed in an effort to end hunger. As a matter of fact, for every pack of these lovely mugs that is sold, Cheeky® will provide a meal for someone right here in the U.S.—through their partnership with Feeding America®. So, if you’re looking for a little something that will brighten your day, in addition to giving-back to the community, head to Target and purchase your very-own pack of “Yay” travel mugs today! 

5.    The Southern Weddings Planner

Now available for purchase at The Southern Weddings Shop, The Southern Weddings Planner is the perfect mixture of form and function. At first glance, the planner is simply beautiful—with a bright white background, gilded hardware, and “love never fails” written in elegant, gold foil script. However, The Southern Weddings Planner really sets itself apart by what it features BETWEEN its lovely covers. At its core, this guide  is a collection of the best advice and resources for a bride, compiled by the editors of Southern Weddings. Touching on topics ranging from “First Steps After Getting Engaged”, to an “Anniversary Gift Guide”, this comprehensive planner truly covers all of your bases! My favorite feature of The Southern Weddings Planner, though, is the “Marriage Planning” section. Included with the intention of helping married couples start their lives together in a “joyful and intentional” way, this particular section—when used in conjunction with the rest of the planner—ensures couples of not only a beautiful wedding…but an equally beautiful marriage. We’ll “cheers” to that!

We know that Tuesdays can be a little blasé, sweet friends. With the majority of your work week still looming ahead of you, it can be difficult to maintain that chipper demeanor and can-do attitude. But, in moments when you feel like you’ve lost your “mojo”, take a deep breath and try to be mindful; your next source of creative inspiration could be right around the corner!