A Beach Tassel Adventure

Tassel’s are definitely the new fashion trend on scene for spring! I couldn’t wait to get this dress from Original Piece Boutique, as soon as I saw it. I tried it on and I love the one shoulder tassel design and adjustable strap. The tassels are a bold neon color that I love and it gives it a trendy twist.

I wore this to an occasion I had at the beach and it was so comfortable to walk along the ocean in. The dress is a cream color for spring and will offset a nice tan… when I have time I’m tanning! šŸ˜‰
I paired it also with a new choker necklace from Ettika Jewelry and it also has that bold neon color mix in the choker design. It has a chain clasp so you can adjust where on your neck you wear it! I also paired it with the matching shoes I found from Target for only $24 that also had tassels!
What do you think of this new dress from Original Piece? See more on my INSTA @HeyitsCarlyRae
xoxo HeyitsCarlyRae

Life’s New Adventure

You know how the saying goes, ‘Life is an adventure.’ Well it’s true. Each day is never what you exactly plan out. Yesterday I was so excited to announce that I’m officially the Editor-in-Chief of Original Piece Magazine. It’s a digital online magazine features fashion trends, beauty favorites, inspirational messages, and daily articles about life.
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I was so excited to find out about this new adventure. It’s something I’ve always worked hard so and something I’ve been doing for a while. What some people don’t know is I love writing. Writing about anything and everything and one day hope to publish a book. So what better way to put one of passions into place than with the digital magazine.
I shared the photo above on instagram to announce my promotion because it shared the excitement and dare to be yourself message the overall magazine has. It’s titled ‘A Pocket Full of Sunshine’ because of the bright flower used in the photo.
I had to give a huge shoutout to Ralphi from Ralphi’s Photography for this amazing portrait photo. She achieved such an amazing photo for me.
So life is an adventure embrace everything that comes your way. Good or bad make your day how you’ve decided to make it. If you have to change your plans I’ve learn to, go with the flow.
Check-out Original Piece Magazine by CLICKING HERE. Comment below what YOU think of it! I’d love to hear from you all!

xoxo- HeyitsCarlyRae

Puppy Love

So it’s been a while since I’ve written a ‘diary entry’ for you guys so here is one today. In case you guys didn’t know I got a puppy dalmatian {almost} five months ago at the end of the month. I’ve heard the saying ‘a puppy is a lot of work,’ or a ‘puppy will be your kid.’ But I never actually though twice about it until I got Gatsby my puppy dalmatian.
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Gatsby is definitely a full time job. He is the cutest and sweetest dog and is very loyal but he takes work 24/7. I don’t even have time to watch T.V. or sit peacefully between working and taking care of him. He is already over 35 pounds and is definitely only going to get bigger. He is full of energy and I have walk him everyday and he is teething to bones are a requirement.
I enrolled him in puppy training at Petsmart and we are working on the first set of training exercises this week which he has been doing awesome at. I have what they call a ‘clicker’ which helps keep him focused when he’s training that work amazingly.
I’ve had a hard time with toilet training but I’m going to try a bell at the door so he knows to ring it when he has to go.
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Overall having a puppy has been awesome, but also comes with a lot a lot a lot of work. If you aren’t prepared to take on a huge a responsibleĀ that will required all your time I don’t recommend getting a puppy. A lot of people think dogs are easy but they aren’t. You have to work with them in a healthy way and take care of them 24/7.
Gatsby is definitely a blessing, but is definitely in his terrible two stage.
Do you have a puppy?! What kind of puppy do you have?

xoxo HeyitsCarlyRae

Body Boss Fitness Routine

So a lot of you guys know I love fitness. I love my yoga sunset sessions and I love cardio. I usually run or the elliptical three times a week alternating between the two. I’ve adding Body Boss into my routine on the days I don’t do cardio and I have to say at first the exercises were difficult, but after doing them for a few weeks it got a little easier each time.
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Body Boss lays out the exercises and shows you the correct way to do each exercise. You follow the workout plan and as you keep doing it each week, I’ve noticed a difference in myself as I’ve done it. My abs are more defined which is great because summer is approaching us and that means bikini season!
Let me know your favorite workout exercises you do and which works best for you!

Dear Diary… Road to Recovery

So some of you who follow me on Instagram (@HeyitsCarlyRae) or Snapchat (HeyitsCarlyRae) might have seen I was at Mayo Clinic for surgery this past week. I’ve had tons of people write in and message me about it and wonder if I was okay! Which I appreciate all the love!

Pre-Surgrey Selfie
Pre-Surgery Selfie

I had to undergo an eardrum replacement surgery. No one really knows but I’ve grew up having over ten operations on my ear due to a hole in my eardrum that in turn never got fixed. But through the years my hearing and health of the ear has decreased so I had to undergo an operation to fix it.
It was a long three hour surgery with hours in recovery but after a day I got to come home. So far the surgrey has been successful and even though there is a lot of bruising and numbness I am starting to feel like my old self again. It will be over a month until I do physical activity which as you know I love fitness so that’s going to be really hard!!! But I’m thankful for the entire staff at Mayo Clinic and how amazingĀ the ear surgeon was and all of the nurses. Each and every one of them were so nice and so caring! I admit I was really scared for the surgery! You start freaking out about everything, but the entire staff was amazing and they did an amazing job of keep my family updated of everything during and after surgery.

4 Days Post Surgery!
4 Days Post Surgery!

I am so thankful to now be home and to get my ear that is now without a hole healed! I will definitely keep you up-to-date on everything. You won’t be seeing too many new selfies or posts yet, but as soon as I take one I’ll be sure to share it with you all!!! It was a long road trip home but definitely worth it!!!

xoxo- HeyitsCarlyRae

It’s Official… I joined the Midi Trend!

So I finally decided to join in on the ‘midi’ trend that everyone has been blogging about and so many people have been talking about! I came across this dress on Original Piece Boutique online and I knew I had to have it for fall! I love how soft the material is the oversized fit is perfect for the boho vibe I was going for, for fall fashion!

Just got it from: www.ShopOriginalPiece.com
Just got it from: http://www.ShopOriginalPiece.com

I decided to pair it with these fun fringe booties because of the overall look I was going for… what do you guys think of the booties with it… be honest? Yes or no?
Let me know too what you think of the midi trend? It’s not a maxi, but it’s definitely not a mini! šŸ˜‰