Tuesday, July 23, 2013

it's a smile, it's a kiss, it's a sip of wine... it's summertime!

  Summertime is... adventure, laughter, relaxation, memories.

We've all been daydreaming at work about warm sunny days and crystal blue waters, and so we thought we'd ask - what would your ideal summer be like? Whether it's relaxing at the beach, making s'mores around a campfire, or finding the cutest summer dress, we'd love to see what the perfect summer would unfold for you!

Follow the steps below to share your ideal summer with us and for your chance to win a jewelry gift set worth $150 from SwellCaroline.com. The winner will be selected based on creativity on August 1st. No purchase necessary to enter.

How to enter: 

1. Follow us on Pinterest

2. Create a board and title it “ Summertime Is...”

3. Repin our contest image to your board

4. Fill the board with at least 15 pins that define your ideal summer, but feel free to add more if you’d
like! Make sure that at least 3 of those pins are from SwellCaroline.com

5. Add the hashtag #SwellSummer to each pin

6. Once your board is complete, post a link to your board in the comments section of this post.

Need some pinspiration? Check out what our oh so swell summer would be like!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer Ruffles? Yes please!

Whether you're sunbathing at the beach or lounging by the pool, this summer trend
is an oh-so-stylish look that's sure to heat things up! 
Look 1: Swimsuit - Lilly Pulitzer {Top: Lois bikini top in “Cosmo Pink A Little Tipsy”} {Bottom: Floral bikini bottom in “Cosmo Pink A Little Tipsy”} // Bamboo Enamel Bracelets in Coral, Turquoise,  & White // Blue Topaz Earrings 

Look 2: Swimsuit – Forever 21 {Top: Ruffled Bandeau bikini top in White & Multi} {Bottom: Ruffled Hipster bikini bottom in White & Multi} // McGuire Double Strand Necklace in Turquoise // Maui Bracelets

Look 3: Swimsuit – Victoria’s Secret {Top: Fabulous Push-up triangle top in White & Gold} {Bottom: Double String bottom in White & Gold} // Sunkissed Earrings // Chambliss Chain Bracelet in Tourmaline Pink

Look 4: Swimsuit – Target {Sara Blakely’s One Shoulder 1-Piece in Black & White} // Filigree Cross Monogram Necklace // Regatta Bangle in Black & White

Get the ruffled look for less! Try this DIY tutorial from Love Maegan to add fun ruffles to your old swimsuits.

What's your favorite summer trend?

Monday, July 1, 2013

swell caroline celebrates the 4th of July in style!

We’ve gathered a collection of our favorite 4th of July pieces that are sure to turn heads this holiday weekend. These bold patterns and bright red accent pieces will make the perfect addition to your weekend ensemble!

get the look:  1. L’Oreal Colour Riche Nail Color // 2. The Classic Caroline Necklace in Navy & Cherry Red // 3. Donald J Pliner Tomato Wedge Sandals // 4. MAC “Lady Danger” Lipstick // 5. Jillian Earrings in Cobalt Blue // 6. Domed Buckle Satchel from Dooney & Bourke // 7. “Best for Mast Dress” from ModCloth

4th of July is one of our favorite holidays. We love all the great food, company, and beautiful fireworks! Here’s a few of the festive 4th of July ideas we’re currently obsessing about from around the blogosphere:
How are you celebrating 4th of July this year?