March 15, 2020

Weekend Roundup : 03.13.20

some thoughts on the current state of the world, plus some frivolous fun reading and shopping links

Uncertain Times

Well, I had this post ready to go as usual on Friday. But with the current state of the world in such flux, I just haven’t felt right hitting publish until now. Truly, things have been changing day by day and even hour by hour, haven’t they?

We are living in unprecedented times. Even if you don’t feel personally vulnerable to the coronavirus, hopefully, you are of the mindset of helping your fellow humans who perhaps are more susceptible to the virus. We all must do our part to “flatten the curve” and stop the spread.

These are scary, uncertain times. And it’s okay to be fearful and anxious, to a degree. But let’s do what we can, individually and collectively, to practice kindness and spread hope. From these turbulent times, goodness will show itself in the most unexpected ways. Be on the lookout for the good. Better yet, be the good. 

Indeed, we are better together – even in the midst of social distancing. We are all in this together. Be patient. Be calm. Be kind.

Editorial Note

Before I continue, please let me point out that I know all of this may seem frivolous and superfluous right now. Well, it is. If you need a distraction, if you need a break, if you need a bright spot, maybe some of this will serve as that. By sharing, I am in no way minimizing the seriousness of what’s going on.

Much love to all.

Around Here Lately

Did you see my partnership with Ellen Degeneres’ Be Kind box on Instagram? Truly, kindness matters more now than ever before!

Check out the spring Be Kind box – and enter code CARRIE10 for $10 off at checkout!

5 tips for wearing green

31 best quotes about luck

The best coworking space in Houston

Are you following me on the LikeToKnowIt app? I’ve started posting exclusive content there — outfit of the day inspiration, sale picks, and more.

Weekend Reading

9 ways to make working from home more joyful

12 tips for working from home

How to treat dry hands – which is sure to happen with all the handwashing happening!

Leaning into social distancing

Nourishing versus numbing – insightful thoughts on self-care

The best strawberry bars you will ever taste!

Weekend Shopping

The Johanna Ortiz x H&M collection is so fabulous! This swimsuit and this dress are my favorite pieces from the collaboration.

Have you seen the Clare V. for Antropologie collection? Truly, there is something for everyone! My favorites? These journals, this carafe, and this headband.

How beautiful are these blue mules?

I ordered these pajamas for Elle – great DIY for these stay-at-home days + fun for Easter!

I’m game for mommy and me matching anything these days! Examples? These headbands, these pajamas, these dresses, these dresses

I’m not typically one for traditional smocked dresses for my toddler, but how sweet is this one?

If there was ever any doubt, I’ve confirmed that this lighting designer makes my favorites.

Looking for things to do while at home? Try this double-sided puzzle!

The cutest under $25 dress ever! Plus, it comes in eight colors and patterns.

Social distancing look, but make it cute

Spend this time writing thank you notes with your child or other snail mail to send to loved ones.

The best essential bath oil — pricey, but perhaps an indulgence that’s worth it right now.

We are spending time cleaning out and organizing our apartment… We are particularly enjoying these rainbow bins, this rainbow storage unit and this desktop organizational caddy.

Were you too obsessed with this footwear brand as a kid?

Until Next Time

Be calm. Be patient. And be kind.

With much love,



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