About Me

Carly (Heitlinger) Riordan is the founder of her eponymous life and style blog CARLY. Through her classic taste, candid observations, and crafty ways, Carly has turned a 2008 creative outlet into a living record of how to build a life you love. Every day brings something new to share, whether it be a new outfit that inspires confidence, a peek into motherhood, or a favorite hobby worth trying.

Carly is also a champion of female entrepreneurship. In 2021, she published Business Minded, a book for setting your mind, body, and business up for success.

She resides in New Jersey, living her 30-something suburban dream with her husband, two sons, and dog.

You can follow more of her adventures on Instagram.

Some Fun Facts About Carly

I can’t resist anything with a bow, sprinkled doughnuts, or pretty monograms.

I was a men’s coxswain in high school and college; I even raced at Henley in 2010!

The day doesn’t start until I’ve had a cup of coffee and it doesn’t end until I’ve read a few pages of a good book.

My sister and I used to watch The Parent Trap every Saturday morning and reenact the different parts. I still know every word.

Growing up, I wanted to be an endocrinologist,lawyer, and editor in chief of a magazine.

I had (almost) perfect attendance from elementary through high school. The only day I missed was the last day of my senior year because of a crew regatta!