Ummm…if Carolyn Pinson from Always Against the Grain isn’t babe town x a bill, then I don’t know what is.
She’s got rocking style & a badass, sexy blog. Naturally I was immediately drawn to her style because it’s not typical— the girl has her own look going on. Love it, right?! Different= cool in my book.
Ok, so kick back, grab a glass of vino, & enjoy Carolyn Pinson:
|| + Hi! Introduce yourself. ||
Carolyn Pinson: My name is Carolyn Pinson. I live in Columbus Ohio & I’m a personal style blogger. I have a great love for fashion, but also love to travel & work out! Staying fit and eating right is a very important part of my life.
I also enjoy walking in local fashion shows & currently I’m pursuing modeling for online shopping websites.
|| Lil skinny tip? ||
CP: Cut out carbs, no alcohol, &/or sugar, Sweat as much as possible & track calories with the Live Strong App on the iPhone.
|| Ok, so your bod is rocking…spill your weekly workout schedule! ||
CP: My weekly workout schedule consists of running three to four times per week & doing hot yoga at least four times per week at Harbor Yoga studio. The hot yoga is not your average yoga class. It can last up to an hour & half and the room is 95 degrees…it’s hardcore cardio yoga to upbeat music.
|| + Healthy food obsession? ||
CP: My favorite healthy go to food is kale! Love it! Kale salads, smoothies, and I even put it on my pizza ; ).
|| Cocktail pick? ||
CP: My cocktail of choice is usually a glass of Chardonnay. But If I’m going to slurge and have more than one drink I go for a vodka soda.
|| Can’t live without beauty product? ||
CP: My can’t live without beauty product is my Clarasonic face brush. I use it every morning and night. It helps with fine lines and wrinkles! Plus my face is 1000 x cleaner.
|| Fashion blogger tip? ||
CP: Looking good for the camera is all about knowing what looks good on you & what works with your body. Also, the right lighting is key!
|| Favorite natural remedy? ||
CP: Every night before bed I use Emu Oil on my face. It’s 100% natural and has anti aging, moisturizing, & anti-inflammatory properties.
|| WTF in your handbag? ||
CP: My purse consists of Chapstick ( I’m obsessed ), an array of lip glosses, almonds, sunglasses, gum, & of course dark chocolate.
|| Top five favorite outfits lately? ||
CP: My top 5 spring fashion pieces are:
1.} Free People’s Matador hat
2.} The Stone Cold Fox Majismo pant
3.} Stone Cold Fox x Luv AJ belt
4.} Sheer tunic dress from Spell Designs
5.} Isabel Marant sandals
|| + Quick, lil recipe? ||
CP: My quick go to healthy recipe is Greek yogurt, with organic raw oats, organic dark chocolate chips, & a little bit of all natural almond butter— mix together & it seriously tastes like cookie dough. Yum!
+ To follow Carolyn on Instagram, click here.
++ To shop dresses like Carolyn’s wearing click here & here & here.
A.} This foundation is freaking killer. I just tried a sample & I’m buying it ASAP.
B.} Cute, right?! The perfect sweater to throw on over black jeans. Love!!
C.} I’ve been living in these tribal workout pants by Strut-This. So good it hurts.
D.} Rompers are so fun for spring & summer. This silk dime would be super cute for a warm night with the BF.
E.} If it were up to me everything would be cashmere…so I’m real into this simple, but chic grey sweater.
F.} A little baby doll dress gets me every time. I just purchased this one to wear for a special occasion.
G.} Current coffee table book: Grace…such an amazing read too!
H.} Ahhhh. This leather moto jacket is on sale & it’s literally to die.
I.} These black flats look super high-end…& for $47 bucks? Sold.
J.} I’m SO obsessed with these black Rag & Bone jeans…it’s scary. I wear them with everything, everywhere. My absolute favorites!
K.} Just ordered these unicorn salt & peppa shakers because they’re so different & fun.
Ready for a big-ass post?
Cuz it’s about to go down.
To begin: my desk is like, sort of, my life, so forgive me if this post took six billion hours & is ten pages long. I live & die at my desk.
When I first moved into The Kitty Den ( AKA my new place ) TSC desk’s future aesthetic was weighing heavily on my mind.
And let’s be real: I was literally sweating & perspiring about how to style my desk.
I mean…I’m a blogger, so my at-home office has to reflect my personal style + a blogger’s life + that I’m-so-profesh-because-I’m-not-in-college-anymore-look.
So I started from the bottom, now I’m here.
TSC’s advice for stylin’ a desk:
1.} Keep it clean. No one wants shit everywhere. Your workspace should be clean, not too cluttered, & simple. Also, keep things like staplers, tape dispensers, & gold paper clips in a convenient place.
2.} Make sure it’s pretty. No one wants to work at an ugly desk. Gross grey offices just don’t do it for me. I want pretties around me. Pretties= yummy candles ( << ambience, people! ), a few pieces of decor ( like the cutie turquoise unicorn ), & gold scissors ( because Vons staplers are sick ).
3.} Make it your own. No one wants someone snooping through their files. Michael’s not allowed to touch my desk. Sorry, I’m not sorry. It’s my playground. GTFO.
Oh, & P.S. all blogger desk essentials can be found here:
1.} White candle // Jo Malone candle // Voluspa ‘Laguna’ candle
2.} Elephant figurine // Unicorn figurine
3.} Gold dipped bowl
4.} Acrylic chair
5.} White desk 1 // White desk 2
6.} Seahorse stationary
7.} Acrylic business card holder
8.} Acrylic stapler // acrylic tape dispenser // gold paper clips ( also: my fav gold stapler can be found here )
9.} Gold scissors
10.} Blogger book
11.} Frame 1 // Frame 2 // Frame 3
12.} Turquoise day planner
13.} Brigitte Bardot picture // two monkeys // crystals: flea market
14.} Canon camera
15.} Acrylic envelope holder
16.} White feather pen
17.} Turquoise coasters
18.} White pencil holder ( similar )
19.} Rose gold headphones
20.} White tray
How do you style your desk? Tipsies?
X L // the desk psycho