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Friday, January 20, 2017

Random roundup


Hooray for Friday! It never gets old saying that! I have a busy Saturday ahead of me! A little Pilates in the morning and then I get to teach his cousin Beth along with her husband! It's his first time. He's been wanting to try it so I told them they should just get a sitter so I could teach them both at the same time, and so Beth could watch to see how he does. Hehe. We're then going to brunch at my favorite brunch place in our suburb then going to trivia night with them tomorrow evening. I'm worthless when it comes to trivia, unless it has anything to do with Justin Timberlake and NSYNC. The husband is really great at it, and I have no idea where he stores all of this info! So anyway, it should be a good weekend! Let's go ahead and get started with this week's looks!
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Super soft tunic sweater

Chunky knit scarf, Express minus the leather jacket, CS Gems plush tunic sweater, American Eagle jegging, Adidas superstar
Sunnies: Quay "High Key" | Earrings: The Fringe Studio (c/o) | Scarf: Old Navy (super cozy option) | Jacket: Express "minus the leather" | Sweater: CS Gems (Use code CARYLEE15 for 15% off) | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs "Helena" satchel (option) | Bottoms: American Eagle | Shoes: Adidas "Superstar"

This is basically my weekend uniform. I'm definitely all about easy layers and a top knot when I really don't want to put much thought into my outfit. And let me tell you, this sweater is THE BEST! I've been on such a big sweater kick this year, as well as an off the shoulder kick. When you mix those two things plus a super soft, plush fabric like this, I am sold! CS Gems mentioned that it was only $25, and I finally caved and got it even though I've been telling myself that it's time to stop buying winter things and save up for spring instead! It was worth breaking my own rules though!
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Monday, January 16, 2017

Flannel cardigan

 Grace and Lace Flannel Cascade, military vest, white skinnies, neutral booties
Sunnies: Ray Ban | Necklace: Kendra Scott "Berniece" | Bag: JCrew Factory (option) | Cardigan: Grace and Lace (c/o) | Bottoms: American Eagle | Booties: Joie (similar, budget option)


Well this was a doozy of a weekend! All week, the local news hyped up this crazy ice storm that was supposed to hit us. They claimed it would be worse than this epic storm that came through 10 years ago. Needless to say, it instilled fear in just about everyone. Schools and businesses started to make the call on Thursday evening to close on Friday. I get it. It's better to be safe than sorry. I also get that weather is so unpredictable. While certain parts of the city got it worse than others, our suburb really didn't get hit with much.  I think we are too far north. We didn't treat our sidewalks or driveways, and the surfaces were completely walkable. I'm not sure if I'm relieved or annoyed that it was way overhyped. 

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Flat lays lately

Happy Friday, everyone! Since I haven't shared any flat lays lately, and because Wednesday's post was so labor intensive, I am keeping the content light and easy today! You may have already seen these flat lays if you follow me on Instagram. And as a reminder, you can always see all of them at one time by clicking on my flat lay hashtagLet's just go ahead and jump right in! 

plaid blazer outfit
Scarf: H&M (similar) | Necklace: Kendra Scott "Aiden" | Blazer: JCrew Factory | Tank: Grace and Lace | Jeans: AG Jeans | Heels: Sam Edelman
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

January Fabletics + Pilates update

Fabletics Josie Sweater, Fabletics Salar Legging, Hunter matte black boot

Happy Workout Wednesday! Is that a thing? I think it's a thing, if not, I'm making it a theme today. As per previous months, I wanted to document how the last month of my Pilates certification has been going as well as share my latest picks from Fabletics. This post is going to be a bit photo heavy as I decided to split this post up into two parts - the outfit and then the update. I'm also finding that many people know little to nothing about Pilates in general, so I wanted to share some screen captures from one of my workouts so you can start to get familiar with some of the exercises! Ok first, the outfit.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Layers & Lipstick Linkup: Scarves

Plaid blanket scarf, Express minus the leather moto jacket, American Eagle knit leggings
Sunnies: Charming Charlie (c/o) (option) | Scarf: Modcloth (under $15 options here and here) | Jacket: Express (similar) | Bag: BCBGeneration | Top: Banana Republic | Bottoms: American Eagle | Shoes: Gianni Bini (Dillard's brand) (exact style in other colors here, other velvet shoe options here and here)


Happy Tuesday! I'm excited to be co-hosting the Layers & Lipstick Linkup this week with J Petite and Pucker Up Style! The themes for this week are scarves and glitter eyeliner. Well, if you frequent my blog often, you know that I'm more of a scarf aficionado than I am with glitter eyeliner, so I figured I would stick with what I'm good at and style one of my favorite scarves for you!

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Monday, January 9, 2017

90's style floral dress

If you're just now coming back from hibernation, welcome back! Even though I was officially back at work last week, I am feeling more like this week is the true start of the new year. Last week was just practice! It's nice to get back to a normal routine, though if I'm being real, I certainly wouldn't mind laying around in my sweats all day and still having my current salary to fund my lazy habits. Ha! 

Zara floral dress, Old Navy Chunky Scarf, Olive Anorak jacket, Joie booties
Sunnies: Vince Camuto (similar) | Scarf: Old Navy (similar) | Jacket: Express (options here and here, under $25 option here) | Bag: Chloe "Marcie" | Dress: Zara (other options here and here) | Bracelet: Kendra Scott "Candice"Fleece lined tights: Target (similar) | Booties: Joie (similar, cheaper option here)

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