Thursday, February 26, 2015

Internet friends

Sunnies: Vince Camuto (option) | Blazer: ExpressNecklace: Stella and Dot | Bag: Tory Burch (option) | Top: BP (option) | Bracelets: H&M | Skirt: Express (option) | Booties: Cole Haan (option)

Oh hey, guess what! I get to go to Denver this weekend, which I'm extra excited about. I'm meeting some of my internet friends out there - ha! But it's true. And I don't know if it's funny or sad that my husband doesn't even bat an eye at it because I seem to have more internet friends than I do real life friends that are local! I've met a few of these girls in real life already, so it's not going to be all brand new. Though, I've never been to Denver before outside of the airport!

Annnnd, I get to meet a couple of other blogger friends there, too, and I can hardly contain myself! I may as well just tell you guys I'm breaking my shopping ban again this weekend. But, I mean, I'm meeting internet friends that I met on a SHOPPING FORUM. It would be blasphemy for us not to shop while we're together! I promise to do it in moderation though. Because I really don't want to check a bag. :)


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Looking back


I've been very retrospective lately because I'm nearing the end of my time in my current job role that I've been doing for almost the last 9 years of my life! Many have asked what I do for a living. I work in the real estate development/new construction department for a restaurant chain. My background is architecture, and while my current role interacts with architects, it's certainly not a requirement for the job. My new role will be in the design creative department, which means I get to wear my architect hat again to a certain degree. And it's awesome because the work that I will do will effect the entire system verses just the particular markets I was previously working in.

I'm even getting a new cubicle at work, even though my new boss is equidistant from where my current boss' office is! And that move will certainly make the transition feel like a brand new job. (Yay for getting to design my cube from scratch!) While I'm excited for the change, there's certainly a huge part of me that is sad to leave the team members I loved working with on a daily basis. And there's also that fear that I won't succeed since I've been in such a comfort zone for so long, on cruise control.

Sunnies: Vince Camtuo (option) | Earrings: Express | Necklace: Express (option) | Bag: Lauren Ralph Lauren (other colors herebudget option) | Top: Gap (option, option) | Bracelets: H&M (gifted) | Bottoms: Express | Shoes: BCBG (option, option)

But, since I try and be creative in the way I dress and what I do for this blog, I'm excited to have that creativity back in my day job again! I say that, and then this outfit today isn't terribly creative! Sometimes when it comes to the way I dress, I have to force myself to NOT be creative and just be basic! So, here's a flannel and jeans for you. And leopard. I had to add leopard!! 

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The dishwasher incident


I don't know if it's the fact that I just can't be monochromatic or the fact that I naturally gravitate towards cognac when I wear anything marled, but I had to finish this outfit off with my cognac booties. I could have easily worn my black booties or my black over the knee boots, but the cognac makes this cozier!

Sunnies: Tom Ford | Earrings: Stella and Dot Necklace: Stella and Dot | Cardigan: Express (option) | Top: That Mom Chic | Skirt: ExpressTights: Target | Booties: Hinge (option)

You guys were cracking me up yesterday with your comments! I'm so glad you enjoyed the little anecdote about my name. And of course, you can continue to call me Carylee whenever you're referring to me as the fashion blogger. I mean, Carylee can be my stage name! Ha!

I feel like I can't even top that story today! Well, I guess I can tell you about the dishwasher incident. So, yesterday morning, I was unloading and loading the dishwasher. We noticed that the dishes still seemed a little murky though, and we realized that the detergent was never released in the last wash. That made two cycles in a row, so I thought that maybe those pods had gotten too old, and were no good anymore. I looked under the sink to see if we had any liquid detergent, and I found a sample of another brand I had never heard of before, but figured it was worth the try. So, I popped it in and went about my morning getting ready.

A few minutes later, the husband says, "Um, the dishwasher is leaking!" He runs off to grab some towels, and I walk out of the bathroom perplexed. I guess the dishwasher was broken after all. Except. He opens the dishwasher a little and says, "This smells like laundry detergent!" Wait, what?

So I go digging in the trash to find the box I just threw away and show the husband. He reads the label, and sure enough. It's laundry detergent. Whoops. 

As we're driving to work, I giggle a bit about what happened and said, "I can't believe I did that! But those pods look awfully similar!" And he says a bit timidly (I think to soften the blow of me feeling dumb), "Well... except for the fact that the front of the box has a ginormous picture of a front loading washing machine!"


So the husband may have a point.


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