On My Radar

Before I do anything else, I really just want to say THANK YOU to everyone who popped over to the blog yesterday, sent an email, wrote a tweet, left a comment, or took a Snapchat. I’ve been nervous to share the news about our big move for a handful of reasons and I was seriously struggling to put into words why NYC has been really incredible but not for me anymore. Publishing the post and hearing back from so many readers helped make everything feel so real and it really does mean the world to me to know I have a supportive community behind me. I was watching the analytics roll in last night at 11:55, 12:00, 12:05… 12:15 and couldn’t stop simultaneously smiling and crying. The tears were rolling down my cheeks, in a good way!

With that said, this week has been tough. Our current apartment is completely torn apart and disorganized which is enough to cause some situational anxiety. Then add in the fact that back-to-school is the second busiest time of the year for my business/blog, I have a decently bad head cold, we were out of town last weekend, and we’re moving… it’s just been a crazy week. I feel like I’m in a major limbo!
In a way, I am thankful because I think I would have had feelings of nostalgia that would have made moving out impossible. Instead, I’m over here, like, okay! Let’s get the show on the road!!!
ONE // Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale 

If Lilly does as Lilly has done, the After Party Sale will start on MONDAY!!! As of writing this, I haven’t heard any news, so this is just a guess… but I’m 99% sure it’s happening around 8am ish on Monday. It’s always kind of a shift-show (ha…) so I have some recommendations.
– Set up an account and make sure your credit card and shipping/billing information is correct
Get online early
– Buy as you go… do quick buys so you don’t miss out on something you really love. You might end up with a handful of orders
– Breathe and have fun! This is a sale, not the end of the world.

TWO // Scariest Movie Trailer Ever

Watch at your own risk! I don’t know if the movie trailer is really all that scary or if it’s just extra creepy because I just finished reading The Ice Twins. I watched while home alone and was seriously freaked out. Those masks….

THREE // Barbara Corcoran’s Twitter

We’ve been on a major Shark Tank kick in our house. Once we figured out how to stream CNBC on the Apple TV, it was pretty much game over. I have it on in the background every night while I’m answering Tumblr questions. I am hooked! So much so that I started following Barbara Corcoran on Twitter and her tweets really give me a little extra inspiration and motivation throughout the day. I’ve had to hold back from retweeting everything.

FOUR // Target’s Advertisements for Vogue

I saw this post about Target’s upcoming advertisements for Vogue’s September issue and it piqued my interest! I love seeing creative ways brands are using advertising nowadays. The envelope is always having to be pushed and creativity is almost necessary at this point. No more status quo! Excited to see the full spread!

FIVE // Havenly

With our move, Garrett and I are starting from scratch decorating/furniture wise. I’m hopeless when it comes to interior decorating so I’ve turned to my friends at Havenly for help with our living room. (They helped with my original living design!) I’m obsessed with the design my girl came up with and can’t wait to start receiving pieces to put together in the new place.

Anything great on your radar this week?
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Emily Reyna

Hi Carly!

Just wanted to say again how genuinely excited I am for you and Garrett and Teddy! I've been following your blog since your Georgetown days and then I was still in high school. I remember as I made the transition from that to college just as you were moving to NYC, I felt so connected and appreciative of how you were so transparent with your struggles, successes, and feelings. It makes all of this, growing up, seem much more real + genuine when others are speaking truth about what it's really like. As I find myself moving into that post-grad life I see what you've felt and I feel it to, it's comforting to know you're not the only one and it's okay to have a hard time but then pick yourself back up.

And one other thing, thank you for showing your transition from college to full time job in the city, to full time blogger. It really made a difference in how I saw women doing their careers, pursuing what they really love. Before college, I never saw any young women doing this and to see women all over truly doing what they are most passionate about is so encouraging.

So, I feel like I'm telling this to an old friend, but I really am so happy for you, Garrett, and Teddy moving on to new better things! Count it all joy!!

Emily Reyna

Becky Lynn

I've never shopped Lilly Pulitzer before, but I was eye-ing the Marlowe shirtdress in Red White Return all summer. Unfortunately, it disappeared off the website a week or two ago. Does Lilly re-release previous seasons patterns for the After-Party sale or should I just buck up and buy it full price next time?

-Becky Lynn

Audrey Lin

The trailer… WHY?! asfghjkl I've had to watch so many Sinister 2 trailers on YouTube 🙁 and there was a scary trailer in theaters before I watched Paper Towns. I don't remember what it was called but I don't really care to. AHHH!! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's