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Friday, February 21, 2014

Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy.



Blazer: NY&Co (option) | Top: Express | Necklace: Express (option) | Scuba front leggings: Express (option, option) | Bag: Kate Spade (option, option) | Pumps: Manolo Blahnik (budget options here and here, even cheaper option here)

I could not help but quote Legally Blonde as I was thinking of content for this post. I work in a predominantly male industry, and this is just the kind of outfit I would avoid if I were trying to look authoritative. I avoid pink, I avoid girly prints like floral and dots. I even avoid certain types of heels. But alas it's Friday, I have no important meetings today, so yes, I'm wearing this merely because I can.

Speaking of pink. I just wanted to give you guys an update on the fundraising efforts I've been a part of for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. If you missed my friend's story - please catch yourself up here. In the first month, we've raised 66% of our goal, and that doesn't count a handful of checks that still need to be credited to our account. We are overwhelmed by everyone's generosity - and you know who you are as you read this! So, thank you. And if you haven't shopped our fundraising sale yet, please do so here!

And speaking of feeling overwhelmed (in a good way), I received the sweetest note from Rhea saying that she was inspired to start a weekly feature of her favorite bloggers and that she has picked yours truly for her first week! So please be sure to check out More Pieces of Me today over at Rhea EtCetera and show her some love!


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  1. I think your pink is fantastic!! You still have the "edgy" vibe with the scuba front leggings, so don't worry that it's too "girly". Plus, I'm a huge fan of the polka dots & l love how you did those on your blouse & shoes!! Great mix up!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. Thanks! I feel like last week I was all about being matchy. mint on mint. Dots on dots. But I guess it's all good - gives me options!

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  2. Love the pink & black & white combo and Legally Blonde quote. :) Happy people don't kill people!! (Such truth.) Anyway, congrats on your feature- well deserved! Off to check out Rhea's blog!
    On the Daily Express

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    1. Thank you! I love Legally Blonde. And I love Reese. I would highly consider naming a kid Reese. (Such truth.) :)
      Hope you enjoyed Rhea's feature - she did a great job, and gave me warm fuzzies!!

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  3. The mix of prints is just adorable! And I love Legally Blonde...I've seen that movie too many times to count :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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    1. Thanks, Sharon! I need to watch it in its entirety stat! I always catch bits and pieces of it. Just need to take out the DVD already!

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  4. you look lovely !! love the pink blazer :) xx
    www.ambifashion.com

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  5. That quote made me laugh! I love Legally Blonde! You look absolutely adorable! Gorgeous blazer and bag and I want your shoes!!

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    1. Thank you, Laura!! My Nordstrom SA was able to locate these shoes on Black Friday on sale! I had been stalking them! So happy to have them!

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  6. Ah I love the polkadots on the blouse and the shoes with the pink blazer :) & of course the legally blonde quote :)
    Dee
    Ms Dee Kay

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    1. Thank you so much! Nice to know people are on the same page as me! :)

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  7. I read your title and was like "Legally Blond" Totally love the movie even though it's very opposite of who I am. I love your pink!
    Will check out the shop and congrats on the feature!
    xo, Lee

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    1. Haha - yes, Elle Woods is pretty ridiculous, but so obnoxiously wonderful at the same time! :)

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  8. As long as you don't spritz perfume on your memos you should be perfectly fine in pink "bossing" around :)
    Congrats on the fundraiser and the feature.

    Natalia
    http://leavingthecorneranddippingmytoes.blogspot.com/

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    1. Haha! True facts! I promise I don't do that :)
      Thanks for stopping by and for the nice note!!

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  9. You look girly, elegant and polished. I want a Bright Pink Blazer & Polka Dot Button-up like yours.

    Enjoy your weekend Carylee!! Ada. =)

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    1. Thanks, Ada! Hope you find your perfect pieces!

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  10. You have the best shoes and boots! Seriously jealous here. Love the polka dots and pink!

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    1. Aww - thanks, Tracy! My collection is out of control, but I love every pair!

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  11. i avoid looking too girly at work too! & your ks is super cute!

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  12. You are seriously the cutest girl! And I love that you just referenced Legally Blonde ;)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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    1. I try :) Sometimes I truly wonder where I come up with these titles!
      Thank you!

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  13. I love a good Legally Blonde quote and this outfit is adorable!

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    1. It's a great movie, isn't it?! And thank you!

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  14. I really love this look and the pink blazer and purse makes the outfit pop! I love that hand bag from Kate Spade, I almost bought it and now I wish I did.

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    1. Aww - well if shopping fate has its hand in it, then maybe the bag will reappear in your future! It's a great bag and perfect for holding probably too much stuff!

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  15. I love legally blonde and I love your hot pink! I just posted a hot, hot pink jacket on my blog! Also, what a great excuse to raise awareness for breast cancer and help your friend.

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    1. Oh - awesome, will have to check yours out! Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. I love this combo! I have similar pieces in my closet. The hot pink jacket I've had since last year and have yet to pull the tag off. I keep saying I'm going to wear it, I even style it, but I can't and will never ever be able to pull off a look like this. I buy the right things, accessories, shoes, tops, bottoms, but when it comes to wearing it out the door, I chicken out. My weekend's are reserved for shiny hot outfits like this, because during the week it's carpool, preK pickup, bb and tball practices, and running. Oh and I bought lots of accessories yesterday, probably will never wear them. I'll try! You inspire me!

    ~Skye
    TheShopaholicSAHM

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    1. You are the best - this is such a nice compliment! And seriously - you have way more style than you give yourself credit for, lady! You could totally pull this off, probably even better!!

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  17. You look so bright and cheerful -- and I totally giggled at the Legally Blonde reference! Love the low-key pattern-mixing with the polka dots and gingham (?) heels. :)

    Jen @ Librarian for LIfe & Style

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    1. The heels are dots, too! They're so perfect!
      And yay - happy to bring cheer and giggles!

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  18. Love the title of your post-- too funny! And I think I can recreate this look- I love it so much! So fun and feminine!
    Valerie
    www.the-style-files.com

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    1. If you re-create it, you must report back if I don't see it first! I would love it!!

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  19. I love that top so much! It looks fab with the blazer.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. This is definitely my most worn top - it's just really versatile and easy!
      Thank you!

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  20. The pink blazer and handbag are so perfect together, and so sweet with the polka dots! :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. See, that's why I thought it may be too much - *too* sweet. But I'm not usually one to be super subtle, so I just went with it!

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  21. I love your blog
    followed
    http://minimaysi.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. Very nice outfit.
    xx
    http://www.fashiondenis.com

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  23. I thought that mint it's your color, but when I look at this outfit I think that pink is ABSOLUTELY your color! You look so charming!

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aww - thank you, lady! I don't think anyone has called me "charming" before - I will take it!

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  24. I love Legally Blonde! Love this color of pink on you! Gorgeous lady!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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    1. Thanks, Jacqueline! And glad you have appreciation for the movie also! <3

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  25. Ahhh the polka dots are adorable!! You look wonderful :)

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    1. Thanks so much, lady! Thought I was pushing it with the dots plus pink, but I did really love the way it turned out!

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  26. The pink, white and black look fab on you!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! It's hard not to reach for these leggings. Every. Day!!
      The pink blazer was a natural complement!

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  27. ooo so pretty in pink and thank you for working with Avon and it's Walk for Breast Cancer as this is so vital to us as women. Thank you for coming back and sharing with us at the #WWDParty - have a wonderful week ahead!

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    1. It's such a great cause - so many people to walk for, you know - past, present, future!
      Thanks for the comment and for hosting!

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  28. Could this outfit be any more perfect? This is the best colour combination and my favourite colour. The pink is so beautiful. I must say they are my dream shoes and dream bag, I want them so much. I have been on the look out for all things Kate Spade lately.

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    1. Ugh, I know I'm a Kate Spade addict, it's bad! I just love her playful colors and designs. I certainly can see how Kate Spade would appeal to your equally fun and playful style!

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  29. Carylee, another super adorable look; I don't think there is a look I did not like from you <3 I have to mention that I LOVE the Legally Blonde reference :)) Btw, I think it's good to shake up the business place with some girliness once in a while! Those shoes are a dream and added so much interest to your outfit, and the mix of the shoe print and polka dots is genius. Checked out your profile on Rhea EtCetera, and agree you are very deserving of it! <3<3 XOXO, Elif
    http://theboxqueen.com

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    1. Aww - so very sweet, girl, thank you! I wish you worked with me! It's sad to be surrounded by so many males sometimes! How fun would that be?!

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  30. It shows.. you are glowing!!

    Mrs Jack Of All Trades
    Dubai, UAE
    www.mjoat.com

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  31. I was inspired by you yo buy a pink blazer yesterday! Just ordered one from Zara and am looking forward to styling it like you :)

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    1. Yessss! I'm sure it will look fab on you! Can't wait to see your OOTD!

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  32. Love this look, and I'm definitely suffering from shoe envy-- you should do a post on your gorg collection!! Also, I totally hear you about work apparel- haha I work in agtech manufacturing... not quite the place for frills and sparkles :)
    xoxo
    jenna @ sincerelyjennamarie

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    1. Hahah yeah definitely not! But I love that you maintain your girliness anyway! It inspires me!
      And hmm…. will think about a shoe collection post. Hmm…
      And THANKS!

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  33. Stunning style, love the polka dot shirt and pink colour pop-thanks for linking up to #fashionfriday. Please do link back or add my badge http://mummysgotstyle.com/fashion-friday-river-island-animal-print-coat-girly-night-cousin/

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    1. I have your link in my post and your button in my sidebar! Hope that's ok! Thanks for hosting!

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