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Carolina Santos Read was born in London and raised in Madrid and Connecticut where she studied at the Casa de Cultura and Eastern CT Ballet. She was in numerous productions including "The Nutcracker," "The Sleeping Beauty" (Young Aurora), "Hoedown" (Cowgirl), and a soloist in Balanchine's "Concerto Barroco." Carolina has attended many summer dance intensives including the Kirov Academy of Ballet, the Juilliard School, Ballet Hispanico, the Carmen Roche ballet school and the Amor de Dios flamenco school in Spain. Carolina was awarded two gold medals with distinction at American Academy of Ballet's Performance Awards, and was recipient of the Shoreline Arts Alliance dance scholarship in 2004.<br /><br />

She graduated from Fordham University with a BFA in dance in conjunction with the Alvin Ailey School and a BA in Political Science. She has worked with choreographers Maximo Luna, Christopher Huggins, Troy Powell, Sylvia Waters, Pascal Rioult, Nathan Trice, Ronald K. Brown, Pedro Ruiz, Robert Battle, Kazuko Hirabayashi, Jacqui Buglisi, and performed Ramon Oller's "Besame" solo set by Irene Hogarth of Ballet Hispanico. In the spring of 2008 she performed as a guest artist with Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater. In August 2008 she performed as tango dancer and dance captain in an Actors Equity (AEA) production of "Evita" at the Ivoryton Playhouse in CT. She then performed with Ballet Hispanico's Senior Ensemble in Manhattan.<br /><br />

Carolina has acted in commercials, film and television including "Beautiful Girls," "The Reflection," and "Friends With Kids" (Chicago dancer) as well as Princess Sophie's Secretary on Season 4 of Gossip Girl, a stewardess in ABC's "Pan Am" pilot, and Johnny's girlfriend on "Tattoo Nightmares." She models for commercial print work and has danced in music videos. In March 2010 Carolina performed in "Canto," an all-women flamenco piece choreographed by Melinda Marquez. April-September 2010 she toured the UK with England's Giffords Circus as dancer and assistant choreographer. She performed in plays "La Revolucion" and "Moctezuma" at NYC's Mint Theater, as well as "The Producers" and "Home for the Holidays" in CT.  She most recently performed a flamenco solo in the 2012 Provincetown Dance Festival and was seen Off-Broadway in 50 Shades! The Musical at the Gramercy Theater. She is currently working in the ghost opera "Circle of Haunts" in NYC, and in March she will once again guest artist with Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater

Fashion

Moto Jackets & Ruffles

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On a weekend getaway to my friend's PA lakehouse in my custom The Ave Los Angeles skull & rose chucks, new Express striped ruffle asymmetrical mini skirt,  Free People top, new Vigoss grey suede moto jacket by and my new YSL black medium Kate chain strap purse! 

On a weekend getaway to my friend's PA lakehouse in my custom The Ave Los Angeles skull & rose chucks, new Express striped ruffle asymmetrical mini skirt,  Free People top, new Vigoss grey suede moto jacket by and my new YSL black medium Kate chain strap purse! 

Hi there!

I think I've already spoken about how much I love this style aesthetic but to reiterate: girly meets rock and roll is my absolute fave! This fall we are seeing ruffles stripes and moto jackets everywhere so naturally I had to style the trends!  

I styled my new Vigoss grey suede moto jacket (by from Nordstrom) with an older cream Free People top, and a new Express asymmetrical striped ruffled mini skirt. I finished the look with my custom chucks from a great store in Los Angeles, CA called The Ave. They are skull and rose Day of the Dead print with graffiti lettered "Lina" on one shoe tongue and "Ballerina" on the other. I love these high tops so much. I also wore my brand new Yves Saint Laurent black medium Kate chain strap bag that I'm just in love with. I love the black on black detail making this a classic yet edgy purse.  

Now that it's cooling down a bit in New York it's fun to layer on the moto jacket and scarf or blazer. Next week I'll highlight the blazer must have for fall! 

Xo, 

Carolina  

The 70s Look

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In my new Spell & The Gypsy Collective "Sayulita top" and Old Navy high waisted bell bottom jeans styled with my favorite platforms and Kate Spade Gold Coast purse.  

In my new Spell & The Gypsy Collective "Sayulita top" and Old Navy high waisted bell bottom jeans styled with my favorite platforms and Kate Spade Gold Coast purse.  

   Hi there! 

The weather in New York has been getting a little bit colder slowly, and this breezy look is perfect! The off the shoulder top is a floral boho number called the Sayulita Top from Spell & The Gypsy Collective (Spell Byronbay), and the high-waisted bell bottom jeans are a recent Old Navy clearance steal for $14! The 70s retro look is back in style and with my love of bohemian style, classic rock, and gypsy wandering it couldn't be more up my alley. I am also wearing my amethyst necklace I got at Sugar Momos in Big Island, Hawaii that I blogged about in the spring. I finished off the look with my favorite oldie but goodie platforms and Kate Spade Gold Coast shimmer purse. 

My hair was recently done in a balayage and we styled it wavy, which really works with the look as well. More in my Instagram @carolinasantosread to find out hair stylist details from my hair modeling shoot.

Xo, 

Carolina

Indian Summer Hoodie

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Hi there! 

I was able to recently have an end of summer beach day on Coney Island in Brooklyn, and this beautiful hoodie by Ocean Drive, a subsidiary company of Vintage Havana. I started working with this brand after discovering them at Christina's beachy store in Watch Hill, RI while on a beach day there. Christina's has the cutest fashion ever and it's always been a favorite of mine in Watch Hill. Be sure to check them out if you're ever in that area (and Taylor Swift's house lol).

I love how this sweater is comfortable and cozy while still being fashion forward with the striped neon pink and cream, beachy by design, and perfect for a windy day at the beach! I paired it with an oldie but goodie pair of H&M lace shorts and my Aldo gold berkenstock-style espadrilles sandals.

Happy Indian Summer like we are currently having in New York! I'm loving it! 

Xo, 

Carolina

Also wearing it recently hiking in Lake Tahoe last week!  

Also wearing it recently hiking in Lake Tahoe last week!  

Late Summer Dress II

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In my Reformation "playa dress" (now on sale!) & Mallorca sandals on Labor Day at the beach in CT.  

In my Reformation "playa dress" (now on sale!) & Mallorca sandals on Labor Day at the beach in CT.  

Hi there! 

On Labor Day weekend I escaped to the CT shoreline (post Yankees vs Red Sox game where the Yanks killed! :) for a last summer beach day and it was the perfect occasion for this look. The Reformation dress I'm wearing is currently on sale and is called the "playa dress" so naturally I wore it to the beach! I finished the look with my Mallorcan sandals which I've been seeing everywhere in the US now. 

I've blogged about Ref before because I love how sustainable and eco friendly the company is, and their looks are just stunning!  I especially love the cutout and wrap detail of this dress.

Enjoy our last days of Summer, though I know in excited for Fall too!

Xo, 

Carolina  

End of Summer Fave Dress

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At the Greenwich, CT Polo Club in the Audi VIP tent, wearing Reformation "Ibiza dress" and Arezzo wedges from Brazil.  

At the Greenwich, CT Polo Club in the Audi VIP tent, wearing Reformation "Ibiza dress" and Arezzo wedges from Brazil.  

Hi there!

Last weekend I went to the kickoff Polo match at the Greenwich, CT Polo club and got to hang out in the Audi VIP lounge which was really fun! I'll be there again this weekend with my boyfriend and family in case anyone wants to go! This Reformation look was my closing weekend of West Side Story dress and I'm completely obsessed with it. I love the peekaboo detail and stripes, which is right on trend! Also these nude wedges from Arezzo I got a while back in Brazil complete the look and elongate the line without being uncomfortable to wear in the grass. Nude wedges are a staple for summer and can be found at any shoe store!

This dress can also transition into fall nicely with a moto jacket or a cardigan and scarf! I will swap out the wedge for an ankle bootie then too:)

Hope you are all enjoying your end of Summer! I know I don't want it to be over so next week I'll be featuring a new company I started to work with and a fall yet still end of summer beachy causal look. 

Xo, 

Carolina  

The London Look

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In my Blank NYC lavender moto jacket from Nordstrom, Ted Baker dress, Aldo loafer mules, and Celine Nano Luggage Tote bag. Photography by Francisco Graciano. 

In my Blank NYC lavender moto jacket from Nordstrom, Ted Baker dress, Aldo loafer mules, and Celine Nano Luggage Tote bag. Photography by Francisco Graciano

Hi there!

I was recently in London, and thought I would call this post the London Look because in London you always have to be prepared for any weather to hit. It was mostly warm but got chilly, so my Ted Baker dress with Aldo loafer mule flats transitioned from a comfortable daytime look to a night look with a little lipstick plus adding a moto jacket like my lavender one by Blank NYC for Nordstrom for the chilly moments and evenings, or a little drizzle. I finished the look with sunnies and my Celine Nano Luggage Tote bag, a favorite. 

As it has started to cool ever so slightly in New York, I thought this was the perfect post as we go from Summer into Fall soon. Don't worry there's plenty more summer beach days ahead, but this look is perfect for when the evenings start to cool off!

Ted Baker and Nordstrom always have the best options for all seasons too! 

Xo, 

Carolina   

Summer in Lilly Neons

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Wearing a Lilly Pulitzer dress and shell top (and shell bracelet!) while spending time on the CT shoreline with friends and family. The top is styled with JCrew neon pink shorts and Maypol gold espadrilles and the dress with Jack Rogers gold wedges. My Chanel vintage bag finished off the look. 

Wearing a Lilly Pulitzer dress and shell top (and shell bracelet!) while spending time on the CT shoreline with friends and family. The top is styled with JCrew neon pink shorts and Maypol gold espadrilles and the dress with Jack Rogers gold wedges. My Chanel vintage bag finished off the look. 

Hi there! 

With Summer in full swing my favorite color combo is a pop of neon paired with neutrals like white or metallics. In the looks above I styled a Lilly Pulitzer white and gold shell tank and matching gold shell bracelet with JCrew neon pink shorts and Maypol gold espadrilles. 

In the bottom look I wore a new Lilly Pulitzer neon pink and gold dress with my Jack Rogers gold wedges. I finished off both looks with my Chanel vintage chain strap tote that I have been carrying around nonstop lately! 

I hope you're enjoying summer:) 

Xo, 

Carolina  

Mermaid Summer Fun

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Shell pool float by Floaty , for some fun in the sun! Bikini is by dresslily, previously featured on the blog!

Shell pool float by Floaty , for some fun in the sun! Bikini is by dresslily, previously featured on the blog!

Backstage of this Summer's production of West Side Story where I was dance captain and Rosalia of the sharks. My station featured mermaid accessories! Details below. 

Backstage of this Summer's production of West Side Story where I was dance captain and Rosalia of the sharks. My station featured mermaid accessories! Details below. 

Hi there! 

This summer has been another mermaid-themed one. My love of the ocean and mermaids comes from always living by the water growing up whether in Spain or Connecticut on the shoreline where my parents still live and where I travel to often to get away from Manhattan. This summer I was in the West Side Story cast at the Ivoryton Playhouse, and we had a lot of fun cast outings!

In the first few photos you can see my mermaid shell float from Floaty. It is really good quality and easily inflatable by hair dryer! I had a blast in the pool on that with my mermaid tail I could swim in! They are perfect for kids or adults since they stretch and many companies make them. The flipper inside the bottom of the tail is where both feet go and having just one leg while swimming is a killer workout!

Also at my dressing room station I decorated it with my old little mermaid breakfast placemat, a typoshop water bottle (it says "full time dreamer" with a shell) mermaid tail mug and clam light with a pearl ball that changes color, my friend's gift of a "be mermazing" mermaid tail jewelry holder, and skinnydip London shell coin purse I used for Bobby pins and mints. The blue glass dish is from Home Goods, and I recently got a painting for my bedroom that is mermaid themed from Home Goods too!  

I hope you're having a fantastic summer and if you're into the ocean and mermaids that you enjoy another mermaid post from me! 

Xo,

Carolina

ps I also have these leggings from Lotus Leggings that come in all different colors and look like mermaid fish scales. I wore them taking yoga in Mexico on vacation with my family this Spring!

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Beachy White & Tassels

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In Watch Hill, RI recently at the beach and around town in my Positano dress and bag, Aldo sandals and Ray Ban sunglasses.  

In Watch Hill, RI recently at the beach and around town in my Positano dress and bag, Aldo sandals and Ray Ban sunglasses.  

Hi there! 

I was recently at Watch Hill beach in Rhode Island since I'm spending a lot of the summer on the CT shoreline at my family home. My look was one I picked up in Positano, Italy on the Amalfi Coast (see my last photo for one of my favorite Positano looks)! It was from a Beachy boutique they have there as well as in Capri exclusively and it's a gorgeous off the shoulder white dress with tassels on the borders. The straw bag with colorful tassels is also from another small boutique in Positano but these bags are everywhere this season!

White is so much fun to wear in the summer and is so perfectly Beachy with or without a tan. My gold Aldo sandals accentuated the look providing an updated neutral and a pop of metallic. I love how the straw bag can be very versatile from beach to going out as can this dress: it's a beach coverup or out to dinner dress with a wedge or dressy sandal.  

Happy Summer! 

Xo, 

Carolina  

Amalfi Coast Boho

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In 12th Tribe and Balenciaga and Jack Rogers in Positano. Photographed by Francisco Graciano.  

In 12th Tribe and Balenciaga and Jack Rogers in Positano. Photographed by Francisco Graciano.  

Hi there! 

Here I am in Positano on Italy's Amalfi Coast recently, wearing 12th Tribe's Midnight Rose Wrap Crop and wrap skirt set. I felt like the flamenco dancer I am in this look, and I recently wore it again for opening night of my West Side Story contract at the Ivoryton Playhouse which is running now through July 30th on the Connecticut Shoreline!

This look is so fun and flirty for summer. I accessorized with  Jack Rogers gold wedge sandals and my Balenciaga Mini City purse as well as gold shell earrings from a small Brazilian boutique in Recife. 

Positano was absolutely beautiful I could barely stand it. What a dream vacation destination! Francisco and I stayed with my Godmother and her husband in his family home that has been in his family for generations. Positano has a rich history and is blooming now, the beaches and shops and restaurants are all amazing! Here I am below wearing the same look in Savannah, GA on a recent trip. 

Xo, 

Carolina

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Embroidery & Off the Shoulder

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In my Zara top and jeans, Nine West sandals and Celine bag at the Petit Palais in Paris. Photography by Francisco Graciano.  

In my Zara top and jeans, Nine West sandals and Celine bag at the Petit Palais in Paris. Photography by Francisco Graciano.  

Hi there! 

Here I am in Paris recently visiting the artwork at the Petit Palais, and we chose to take pictures in the gorgeous courtyard because the light was delicious! 

This look embodies a few of the trends I'm most excited about currently: embroidered Denim and an off the shoulder top. Both my jeans and top are from Zara (currently) and my fuscia suede lace-up sandals are Nine West outlet (they are called Ruby 4 You). I finished the look with my favorite Ray Ban sunnies and my Celine Luggage Tote crossbody bag. 

This is an effortless chic summer look that can be worn day into night and was casual and stylish as well as comfortable to travel around Paris on a beautiful day last month! I would also style the top with a skirt and the embroidered Denim looks great with a more fitted top and jacket for a more polished look as well. If you wear a billowy top I recommend a tighter jean so you're not swallowed up by the clothes. It creates a sleeker line.  

Hope you're enjoying your summer so far! More travel posts coming in the next few weeks with fun summer outfit inspiration that can also transition into fall! 

Xo, 

Carolina

Parisian Cool

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Wearing a casual Free People embroidered top on vacation in Europe with H&M ripped black skinny jeans and new Aldo loafer mules and my Celine Luggage Tote. Photography by Francisco Graciano.  

Wearing a casual Free People embroidered top on vacation in Europe with H&M ripped black skinny jeans and new Aldo loafer mules and my Celine Luggage Tote. Photography by Francisco Graciano.  

Hi there!

I'm so sorry for the delay, I've been working on a musical (West Side Story) on the Connecticut shoreline both as performer and dance captain so I've been completely overwhelmed with that lately! 

I was recently in Europe on vacation and wanted to take the next few posts as a style and travel blog of my looks in the cities I visited. In this Parisian look I tried to embody the classic Parisian laid back chic with some up to date trends like embroidery, ripped pants, and the loafer mule Gucci has made so popular.  

I styled a casual Free People embroidered floral black and blue top with a black H&M ripped skinny jean and my recently gifted Aldo loafer mules that I have been living in! I finished the look with my Ray Bans and my Celine Nano Luggage Tote (check out my Poshmark store I've listed my Celine to sell recently as I'm currently downsizing my wardrobe a bit)! 

Mules were super comfortable to sightsee and go to the museums in, and have a cappuccino and croissant on the street... man I love Paris!

Stay tuned for another Paris look next before we venture to Positano then Capri on the Amalfi coast of Italy! 

Xo, 

Carolina  

Summer Sparkle

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In my Madewell sparkly 60s mod t-shirt dress, a recent Poshmark score, Valentino rock stud bag, and Zara studded sparkly ballet flats. Photography by Francisco Graciano. 

In my Madewell sparkly 60s mod t-shirt dress, a recent Poshmark score, Valentino rock stud bag, and Zara studded sparkly ballet flats. Photography by Francisco Graciano

Hi there! 

Well it's definitely summer weather now in NYC! But what do you feel light and airy in, dressed up, and comfortable? A t-shirt shift dress from Madewell with sparkle and a 60s mod feel! 

This dress is so light and airy: perfect for going out on a warm evening. It's so fun and easy to wear, and I styled with an ankle strap ballet flat with sparkle from Zara and my Valentino rock stud bag. I went really matchy matchy on this one but I wanted to shine on a special occasion evening.

Hope you're out enjoying the weather! Stay tuned soon as I'll be posting some great summer looks I wore recently throughout Europe on vacation.  

Xo,

Carolina  

Styling a Military Jacket

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In my Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply military jacket, Express jeans, Nine West sandals, and Chanel purse on the Upper East Side. Photography by Francisco Graciano.  

In my Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply military jacket, Express jeans, Nine West sandals, and Chanel purse on the Upper East Side. Photography by Francisco Graciano.  

Hi there! 

Military jackets are a fun Spring trend, but how do you wear one without looking like a member of Sg & Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band?  Don't worry I've got you covered! 

This fun military jacket is a versatile sweater material with a hint of velvet to dress it up, and can be thrown over mostly anything. It's by Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply (though I recently got this on Ebay!) and goes with jeans and a band tee or a fun flirty look like the way I styled it above: with a dark jean, a funky bright sandal, big earrings, and a Chanel purse. I call this my running from brunch to errands in style look! 

The sandals you might recognize from two posts ago, a recent Nine West outlet score, and the jeans are Express Denim. My bag is Chanel and earrings were a gift from my cousin in Brazil. This was a perfect look to walk around NYC with Francisco and hit the museums and lunch. 

The jacket is perfect for those slightly chilly late Spring evenings without keeping you too warm, too! Now that Memorial Day has passed it's officially summer but it's not super hot just yet, so a light blazer or military jacket is perfect!

Xo, 

Carolina  

 

Puma Workout

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Exercising in Central Park wearing my Puma Swan Pack: black sneakers, Swan leggings and matching sports bra, as well as Puma iridescent drawstring bag and black mesh hoodie. All current Puma items. Photography by Francisco Graciano. 

Exercising in Central Park wearing my Puma Swan Pack: black sneakers, Swan leggings and matching sports bra, as well as Puma iridescent drawstring bag and black mesh hoodie. All current Puma items. Photography by Francisco Graciano

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Dancing on the NYC streets in my Puma leggings and tank! All current Puma items. Photography by Francisco Graciano.  

Dancing on the NYC streets in my Puma leggings and tank! All current Puma items. Photography by Francisco Graciano.  

Hi there! 

I would like to thank the amazing Puma team for sponsoring me. I have loved working with this amazing brand and they so generously sent me the workout clothes you see in the photos above. Francisco and I wanted to show the two sides to my workout and lifestyle in these photos: my athletic go-getter workout junkie lifestyle as well as the fact that I'm a dancer in addition to dancing in musical theater productions and on camera. Additionally, you can regularly find me keeping fit in dance classes. Puma keeps me stylish while doing it.  

The first look is the swan pack. It's complete with black sneakers, matching Swan print white black and pink leggings and sports bra, and a black mesh crop hoodie. They even gave me a fierce purple and black iridescent black drawstring bag to wear! This look has me feeling fierce and like a warrior when I go for runs or take Barre method, Pilates, yoga, or strength training classes. I love how the swan print on the bra and sides of the leggings adds a little dancer to my fierce ensemble, and the hoodie looks tough with the mesh detail while still fashion forward with the crop top and billowy sleeves. I'd wear this for workouts as well as running around the city! 

Side note: I'm on classpass for workouts, and it's amazing because I can switch up the classes I take at gyms and boutique gyms all over the city so it suits my freelance lifestyle perfectly and allows the variety I crave when working out. Get $30 off on me when you join classpass here: Get $30 @classpass!

My second look is also all Puma except for my La Duca dance heels which I live in for dance class, at auditions, and in musical theater contracts. I love how the mesh detail on the leggings makes me feel strong and the soft pastel colors softens the ensemble and also makes me feel like a mermaid. They are fashion forward with the mesh and angular crop length, and the mesh in the leggings matches the mesh in the tank! My tank is grey and black to match many of my workout clothes. I would also wear this look as athleisure with a flat or a sneaker for running around the city into a workout. 

Work out in style with Puma no matter what you're doing. Thank you, Puma! 

Xo,

Carolina  

Pops of Color & Bell Sleeves

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On a date to the park wearing my new Vince Camuto top from Nordstrom, Nine West fuscia flats (a recent outlet purchase),  Express dark wash skinny jeans, and Chanel purse. Photography by Francisco Graciano.

On a date to the park wearing my new Vince Camuto top from Nordstrom, Nine West fuscia flats (a recent outlet purchase),  Express dark wash skinny jeans, and Chanel purse. Photography by Francisco Graciano.

Running through the streets of New York to make a Broadway show on date night in my same Nordstrom top, Valentino rock stud flats and purse, and Express blue jeans. Photography by Francisco Graciano.

Running through the streets of New York to make a Broadway show on date night in my same Nordstrom top, Valentino rock stud flats and purse, and Express blue jeans. Photography by Francisco Graciano.

Hi there! 

Now that we are fully into Spring I love to pull out bright colors from my wardrobe. Fuscia is such a fun pop of color to wear, and this new Vince Camuto top from Nordstrom is perfect with its flowy quality and bell sleeves which are right on trend. This top can be dressed up or down and is perfect for Day into night. I styled it two ways in the photos above: with blue jeans and grey studded Valentino flats and a matching studded purse in black to give it some edge and my hair swept back into a low ponytail. This was more of an evening look with a pink & rhinestone JCrew outlet statement necklace to dress up the top. Not shown in the photo was the leather jacket I wore over it all.

 In the other look I had a daytime park date and I wore the same fuscia Nordstrom top with Express dark wash jeans and changed the shoes to a new pair of fuscia Nine West outlet suede lace-up sandals and an oldie but goodie Chanel purse of mine. I just wore earrings with no necklace and wore my hair down and natural for abmore flirty easy daytime feel. 

Enjoy the beautiful Spring weather, and have some fun with color and a flirty spring trend like the bell sleeve:) 

Xo, 

Carolina  

Beachy Boho Free People

Carolina Santos Read

Hi there! 

This is the last of my worn in Mexico while on Spring Break resort series, brought to you by this lovely Free People top, a new Poshmark score as well as the gold Jack Rogers wedges I styled it with. I also finished the look with an oldie but goodie pair of H&M lacy shorts. 

Billowy boho tops like these as well as metallics and lace are super on trend for Spring, but frankly will never go out of style either. I love how this look can also transition effortless from day into night and has a beachy effortless chic to it. 

Have you checked out PoshMark to either re-sell gently worn or new clothing and accessories or to buy? I absolutely love it! I recently attended the "PoshNation" fest in New York where I met the CEO and PR team who are lovely and fellow poshers. It's a great community and a lot of fun not to mention an easy way to resell and downsize you closet to make room for new fashion. Find me on there as "PoshLina7." 

Xo, 

Carolina

So Voyage Spring Scarf

Carolina Santos Read

Hi there! 

Continuing with the resort theme and general spring wardrobe when you're on the go, I wanted to highlight another wonderful brand I've been working with: El Voyage. Created by Yenifer Lam and Vicky Cohen they are a New York-based brand that highlights the gypsy in all of us. Made for utility and comfortable while traveling, this brand is pretty synonymous with my lifestyle.  

I became acquainted with them this Spring at Fall 2017 fashion week's Nolcha showing and I'm so grateful I did! Check out this gorgeous textile scarf I was gifted. It matched my favorite St. Tropez Free People flowy top, and I wore it to travel to and from Mexico. Also in this look is my Louis Vuitton Speedy bag.  

The scarf doubled up as a blanket in the plane and a serong on the beach. Versatile pieces like these are perfect for travel. 

Check out some of their embroidered leather sachets, boots, and more scarves. They have great products. 

Xo, 

Carolina  

Resort Beachwear

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In my Lilly tunic, Havaianas, and Vera Bradley beach tote on a vacation in Mexico. Photography by Francisco Graciano. 

In my Lilly tunic, Havaianas, and Vera Bradley beach tote on a vacation in Mexico. Photography by Francisco Graciano

Hi there! 

I thought I would continue the resort trend since it's that time of year and as it heats up we inevitably start to imagine ourselves at the beach, right? Maybe it's just me? Hehe. 

This Lilly Pulitzer tunic is perfect for throwing over your bathing suit or wearing with white pants and sandals to go out on the town. The pattern and color are resort-chic and lightweight for a sunny day and to pack for travel. I styled mine with Havaianas flip flops and a Vera Bradley madras beach tote as well as my Ray Ban sunglasses. 

Enjoy fun in the sun or plan for your next trip with a beautiful versatile tunic! Just don't forget your sunscreen:) 

Xo,

Carolina  

Resort Wear Hawaii-Style

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Wearing this embroidered romper, from the cutest little beach-chic boutique in Honolulu called Island Sweetie which is now on sale. Photography by Francisco Graciano.

Wearing this embroidered romper, from the cutest little beach-chic boutique in Honolulu called Island Sweetie which is now on sale. Photography by Francisco Graciano.

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Wearing my new kimono and amethyst necklace from another wonderful Hawaiian boutique on Kailua Kona in downtown Kona called Sugar Momo. I love small businesses like this one! Photography by Francisco Graciano. 

Wearing my new kimono and amethyst necklace from another wonderful Hawaiian boutique on Kailua Kona in downtown Kona called Sugar Momo. I love small businesses like this one! Photography by Francisco Graciano

Hi there! 

I love Spring Break and resort wear. We can finally let our skin take in some sunlight and salt water and let our hair down a little. I was lucky enough to have traveled to Hawaii (and Mexico) recently and while in Hawaii I visited Big Island (Kailua Kona) and Oahu (Honolulu)! I had a blast and loved visiting two little boutiques: Island Sweetie in Honolulu and Sugar Momo in downtown Kona. 

The first look featires a romper which is currently on sale from Island Sweetie in downtown Honolulu in the Waikiki beach neighborhood. The embroidery and beachy look are spot on trend and so much fun to wear as a beach cover-up or casual look for Spring and Summer. I styled mine with flip flops and baseball cap over my bathing suit for lounging around the resort by day.

The second look was from the cutest store in downtown Kona on Big Island called Sugar Momos. They featured crystals like my gorgeous amethyst necklace and other gypsy boho clothing pieces and home accessories. I wanted to take everything home with me! My floral kimono (currently on sale) is also from there, and my shorts are oldie but goodie H&M conscious collection as well as the tank. My silver sandals are from a Tibetan store in New York City. This adorable shop in Kona will be moving and expanding to next door to their current location, and the owner has the coolest story. Don't miss out on stopping by when you're in the area! 

Stay tuned next week for more resort looks! 

Xo, 

Carolina