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1 Girl, 5 Outfits: Caroline Breland

Caroline was nominated by her sister for the next installment of “1 Girl, 5 Outfits.” She included a quick bio and a photo of Caroline and let me just say, I wanted to copy her outfit and find a tree with red berries! Since she’s in Alabama, Caroline had her photographer brother snap the photos and I’m pretty excited to share the full post today. She’s sharing five outfits right now for all kinds of occasions from grabbing coffee (her favorite thing to do) to an office-ready look.

Hello from Alabama! My name is Caroline Breland, and I’m 22 years-old. I graduated from high school in my southern town and now work in the front office there! When I’m not busy with work, I love to drink coffee with my friends & family! Now that I’m working I love putting together outfits for work, every day. I started my blog, Coffee With Caroline, to share my style inspiration and coffee dates. This may sound like a pretty typical life, but I’m an everyday miracle! I was born with Down syndrome and doctors told my parents I may not even be able to talk or read! Well now I have plans to write my own book to share my story with others (and to star in a Hallmark Channel movie, a girl can dream right?!).

Similar Warby Parker Glasses // Similar Skirt // Turtleneck // Boots // Sweater

My style is allll about being comfortable but cute! I’m very petite (compared to my 6 ft tall brothers! LOL) so I love wearing skirts and heels to make me look taller. My favorite places to shop are J. Crew, Michael Kors, & the local boutiques in my hometown! For the holidays, I get my style inspiration from Christmas movies!

This is one of my favorite outfits! I love how Christmas-y the plaid makes this simple outfit! I was really inspired by my mom’s 80s fashion and tied the sweater around my shoulders! (My southern friends know it’s still too hot to wear sweaters!) I throw this outfit on to go shopping with my sisters all the time because the boots are so comfy! My favorite part of the outfit may be the pockets in the skirt; it’s so easy to just throw my phone in my pocket and run! No need for a purse when my sisters are buying the coffee.

Sweater // Pajamas (SUCH A DEAL!) // Similar Socks

Obviously this outfit is something I wear on repeat all week! My favorite part of this look is this cozy sweater robe I found at Target! It’s soooo cozy I have to make myself wear anything else! This is the perfect outfit for cuddling up with my puppy, Ralph, and watching Christmas movies! The classic striped pajamas remind me of something an American Girl would wear which makes me love it even more!

Skirt // Similar Sweater // Peter Pan Collar // Boots

This J Crew Factory Skirt is so amazing I own it in several colors! Even though it doesn’t get cold down here in Alabama, boots are necessary because it’s soo rainy! I found these rainboots in the kid’s section and I cannot get over how cute they are! (#PerksOfBeingPetite). This peter pan collar is a trick I stole from my sister Anna! By layering this fake collar under a sweater, you get the look but it’s still comfy! I wear this look to the office almost every day whether it’s bringing coffee to my teacher friends or helping with Homecoming, this is my go-to look!

Similar Sweater // Similar Jeans // Similar Necklace // Boots

If you couldn’t tell from my blog name, coffee is my favorite thing so I have lots of “coffee outfits!” Every afternoon around 3, our family group texts stars buzzing with one word, “Coffee?” About this time, I get home from work throw on a comfier outfit and head to grab coffee with my family! Just a sweater and jeans with my favorite Toms heels (my sister got me hooked on this brand!) can look so fancy with a statement necklace! I took these pictures in front of the cutest local coffee shop, Carpe Diem!

Turtleneck // Shoes // Similar Dress and Similar Dress

It seems like this time of year there are SOOO many Christmas parties! From work, friends, church, and family, I can never have enough dresses! This velvet dress is actually really old but to refresh it I layered a black turtleneck underneath it (a tip I saw from Carly in Teen Vogue years ago!) If by now you can’t tell how much I love being comfortable, let me tell you about these shoes! You can’t tell in this picture but they are velvet too and make me think of White Christmas! I love to dance and can’t wait to take these shoes dancing!

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73 Comments

Christine

I love this!! Such cute outfits! I can definitely relate to the weather issue, it was 80 degrees in Texas today, way too hot for sweaters…

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hrplo

Lovely to meet you Caroline! I’m happy that Carly introduced us; I look forward to exploring your blog a bit more!

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Emily

Caroline, you’re got such great style!!! That cozy robe is calling my name! I’m petite and am a teacher so I know how it is to have to dress so I don’t look like a student! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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Marcus Ford

I love this series! I think it’s awesome that you’re using your platform to shed light on lesser known bloggers! Keep it up Carly ❤️

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Carolyn Falknor

Thanks so much for sharing Carly! This made my morning. I loved learning about Caroline and her styled outfits. She is so inspiring… can’t wait to read her book!! And the Hallmark movie:)

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Jill

Love the boots, love the velvet dress, LOVE the dedication to coffee, and I would watch the heck outta that Hallmark Channel movie! Also, I *need* those pajamas in my life. Awesome outfits, Caroline!

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Maddie

Love her style! Those rain boots are making me wish I could shop in the kid’s section, too!

What a great series – keep it up, Carly! Love!

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Britt

Stop it stop it stop it stop it! Looooooooove everything EVERYTHING about this post! Awesome post, Caroline (and Carly :))

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Anna Bebermeyer

This makes me so happy! I love how the 1 girl, 5 outfit posts have been a way to highlight so many unique women. I think this has been an awesome way of showcasing your readers.

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Anastasia

Her style is awesome! Can’t wait to copy a few for the holidays. I love that she gets her inspiration from Christmas movies… such a good idea!!! Also those strappy shoes are to die for.

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Morgan

Loved this post, Carly! Caroline has great style and I’m looking forward to exploring her blog.

I forwarded this post to Kelle Hampton of http://www.KelleHampton.com – Enjoying the Small Things. She writes about her daughter with down syndrome, parenting, and life in general.

Love when worlds collide like this!

– Morgan

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Desiree | Beautifully Seaside

Oh sweet Caroline! How this post made me smile! You are truly a gift from Jesus and I’m so happy that Carly featured you today! I LOVE your outfits and can live in plaid and watch Hallmark Christmas movies all day if I could. And coffee! Yes, please! Although these days I’m only drinking decaf, but with all my Christmas flavors of course. I want you to know that I have a brother who was born with Down’s Syndrome too and the doctors told my mom the same thing. Not only is he healthy and the life of all our parties, he is truly the greatest gift to our family. God bless you Caroline and Carly! This beautiful post was a great start to my day! XO

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Sonya

Caroline is so cute and stylish and her positive outlook and personality shine through in this post. Yay for featuring her. 🙂

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Tracy Breland

Well world…this is what Love looks like! Caroline and her sisters shop, drink coffee and are continually looking for fun!! Watching them enjoy life is my favorite thing to do! Thanks for sharing my beautiful Caroline and wish you could see her sisters too!

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Brianna

Carly, seriously my favorite post ever on CP. Thanks for sharing!

Caroline, you have such a great style! I’m totally going to be copying that peter pan collar idea…so cute.

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Kalli

Carly, thanks for sharing Caroline with us! Caroline, you have amazing style and I’m going to check out your blog!! 😘

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Caitlin

It’s nice to meet you Caroline! I’m looking forward to checking out your blog – love the tagline! You’ve got great style – I can’t wait to get some more inspiration from your site!

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Sarah

I love this series! The velvet dress and turtleneck combo is such a great idea- I love to experiment with different textures but I would not have ever thought of velvet and a turtleneck. Thank you for sharing and excited to check out your blog, Caroline.

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Sabrina

I love this series! I go to college in Alabama, so these warmer weather winter outfits are perfect inspiration. I can’t wait to check out Caroline’s blog!

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Jessica

Carly, this is an amazing post highlighting someone who is clearly a wonderful person. Thanks for making her story available for more people to read and be inspired!

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Tricia Burke

Caroline, this made my day. You have such a polished style sense and look stunning. Killin’ it!

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Kristen B

Caroline you are absolutely darling, and Carly I am so glad you introduced her to us! I am also petite, and shopping for shoes in the kids section is my favorite trick! 🙂

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Samantha

Thinking maybe we need a petition to get Caroline a role in a Hallmark Christmas movie?!

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Vick

Yassssss! Love this series! So excited to see Caroline is from Alabama. My boyfriend lives there and I’m looking to move down there from Philly! Thankful to see I don’t have to get rid of ALL of my sweaters. Haha! Love her style especially the holiday dress look.

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Marie M.C.

Love your outfits, Caroline. Especially the black dress. I checked out your blog and there’s a picture of you wearing a red jacket I covet. Where did you get it?

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Anne

These are great outfits! I love the idea of the Peter Pan collar — I really dislike wearing a buttondown under a sweater (too wrinkly/bulky) but I love the look of the collar peeking out — it just adds an extra oomph and I think can make a bland sweater so much cuter and a plain crewneck more flattering to the face. I’m going to order one now!

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Christine S.

Caroline, you’re gorgeous and have such great style! Thank you so much for sharing this, Carly. <3

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Jasmin

I am loving this new feature of yours Carly. What a fantastic idea!

And Caroline, you have such a lovely style. I really enjoyed seeing so many outfits with stripe and check prints – my favourite!

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Anne

Caroline–you are too cute! I love your fashion style. I do hope you are in a Hallmark Channel movie–I’d be sure to watch it. Thanks for letting us get to know you!

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Victoria Ford

This is my favorite series you’ve done lately! Caroline looks amazing and I’m so excited about this feature. I’d wear every single thing she picked. Also love the diversity you’re bringing to the blog lately.

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Claire

Caroline, all of your outfits are incredibly on point, and you seem like the sweetest girl! I can’t wait to check out your blog!
Carly, this has to be one of my favorite posts ever on the blog! It was especially meaningful to me as my sister has DS as well. Thank you for giving Caroline an opportunity to share her voice!

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Jessica

Caroline, those rainboots are THE CUTEST EVER. I buy my shoes in the kids section too, but I never thought about boots… that is brilliant. Your style is fantastic!

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Amy

Thank you for introducing us to this adorable young lady. What an inspiring story you have, Caroline! The photos are just the cutest!! I enjoyed reading this so much!!! God bless you, Caroline.

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Maggie

I LOVE Caroline’s style!! Her outfits are adorable and all of her shoes are TO.DIE.FOR!!!

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carrie

Caroline!!!! I love your style! I’m an Alabama girl too so I know what you mean about the sweater weather! I can’t wait to check out your blog and follow along. Yay to Carly for sharing such a beautiful, inspirational and stylish girl!!!!!

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Erin

Nice to meet you, Caroline! So glad you could share some of your wonderful style with us. I especially love you in the all black outfit…so chic 🙂 Carly – Thanks for doing this wonderful profile on a very sweet young woman!

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Sarah Wepler

Love the outfits–and I love your suggestion for Peter Pan collars! I remember my mom explaining them to me when I asked what my American Girl doll, Molly, was wearing underneath her sweater. Great post 🙂

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Courtney

I love Caroline’s outfits and her story. It sounds like she has some really awesome siblings as well as style 🙂 I wish my brother would go on a photo shoot with me.

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L

Great post, I think I am about the same height and have the same body shape. Caroline if you’re reading this, where do you buy your jeans? What cuts tend to fit? Thanks!

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