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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Genes and jeans





Top: Tinley Road (last seen here) (option, other mint top options here and here) | Necklaces: Gifted, Francesca's (option) | Belt: Nordstrom (option) | Bag: Prada (gifted) | Jeans: Express | Shoes: Kate Spade (similar)

I don't ever get too terribly personal on the blog, but decided to do so today. Basically - my sister is pregnant! She's older than me and this will be the first grandchild in our family. Needless to say, my parents are ridiculously excited - the whole family is, and I just about cry every time I think about it! So, to celebrate my family today, I decided to wear this bag that my sister got me a couple of birthdays ago. I love it because, well, it's a Prada, so duh, but also because of the color and I have nothing else like it! Equally as unique is my gold necklace that my mom gave me for my birthday last year. It paired perfectly with the other gold and yellow accents in my outfit, and felt only appropriate to wear since I knew I'd be making this a "family" related post anyway!

What's funny is I felt EXTREMELY matchy matchy today. I thought maybe I had gone too far, but when I walked out of my closet room, the husband says, "Awwww, I like that!" He said I never get matchy like this, so the change was nice. And that was validation enough to not make a wardrobe change. 

Left and middle: Original post here | Right: Original post here
I'm 5'-2" wearing the short inseam.

On the Daily Express: Original post here
Gina is 5'-4" wearing the regular inseam.

Before I go - can we talk about these Stella destroyed jean leggings for a second? I've been obsessed with distressed jeans lately, but of the three pairs I own, these are my favorite. I can't take credit for these because Gina over at On the Daily Express convinced me that I needed them. The second I received them, I was sure to text her a pic of me trying them on - she ended up incorporating that picture in her post on Express favorites here. They really do feel like butter - soft and worn in, but still substantial enough to smooth out all your problem areas. I always size up in any of the Stella jean leggings for the best, most comfortable fit. I also love that they come in short length - since my barely 5'-2" self hates getting things hemmed! It's awesome seeing them on us next to each other because we have different body types, but they're equally flattering regardless! Right now they are buy 1 get 1 for $29.50. Or you can use promo code 1108 for $30 off your $75 purchase (or $60 off your $150 purchase, or $15 off your $30 purchase.) If you get them, please come back and share your own reviews! Definitely a holy grail item in my closet room!


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46 comments :

  1. Those Stella's are very flattering! I just ordered a pair in the dark wash but I may need to get a pair of the distressed next. I also have to order the short length. Sometimes matchy-matchy works and this outfit definitely does and congrats to you on soon becoming an aunt!

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    1. I have 3 pairs of the dark wash Stella bc I love them so much! If you like the dark wash, you will love the destroyed. Maybe even more!

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  2. So pretty! Love this look! Visiting from the link up! That belt is gorgeous!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  3. You look so cute and Congratulations to your sister!!! I know what that feels like I almost cried when my older sister got pregnant with the first grandchild.
    xo, Lee

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    1. Isn't it the best thing ever? I'm so excited for them!

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  4. I adore this look Carylee!! I also have to agree that the stella destroyed jean leggings are AMAZING! I have two pairs so far and they are so comfortable!

    Congrats on becoming an Auntie :)

    Erica
    www.casuallystyled.com

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    1. Yes - glad you can relate because they really are the best! Makes me want to wear them again right this second!

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  5. Yeah, matching has never been out for me. I don't need to be matchy matchy matchy, but just one matchy makes me feel centered. :) So I love this look, and love the idea of pairing mint with these jeans. I may need to steal yet another one of your ideas. Thanks for the love. :)
    On the Daily Express

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    1. I don't know why more than 2 matching pieces makes me feel over the top?! Maybe that's the sign that I pattern and color mix TOO much! Because it's normal to everyone else, right?! Thanks for the encouraging words my friend!

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  6. This is lovely! And those heels are killing me, they are gorgeous. Visiting from the link up!

    xo,Yulissa Sequins & Tulle

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    1. They're definitely one of my favorite pairs, and that says a lot considering I have…well….a LOT of shoes! :) Thank you for stopping by!

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  7. Mint looks so great on you! Especially with the snowy background. Such feminine photos, beautiful!
    www.theperennialstyle.com

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  8. Sooo cute! I love all the mint. Its such a fun color and it looks great on you!

    Katie
    Style Diary

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    1. Thanks so much, Katie! I was so into mint last year, didn't know if the love would fade! I def don't think it has!

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  9. You are wearing my favorite color today and I'm a little upset about that! I'm wishing that I could be in your shoes and rocking turquoise shoes, a necklace, belt and shirt...it's so cute! :) And then yesterday you combined 2 of my favorite things: purple and stripes...it's not fair!!

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    1. Ha! Aww - well thank you for this! You are very sweet and I appreciate it! It's awesome getting to know you guys by how you react to certain outfits of mine!

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  10. You look very cute in mint! It's your color! :)

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

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  11. I love those jeans on you, and what better reference than someone that is the same height as me!!

    Natalia
    http://leavingthecorneranddippingmytoes.blogspot.com/

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    1. They really are great! I love them a lot and truly recommend them if you ever get to try them on! They just feel perfect on!

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  12. Aww, congrats to your sis + your family! :) Being an aunt will be fun!

    I agree it's super matchy-matchy, but I really like it and it totally works. Pretty and polished!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    1. Thank you, Ashley! It was nice to "match" for a bit of a change! I always reach for color contrasts instead!

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  13. I really wish those jeans would fit me! I love the way they look on you. AND another item I have that you have...the necklace. It's great. Wish I would have bought the coral one. Needing a good coral necklace, if you know of one let me know. Also, congrats to your sister. What a blessing it is and I know, as a fellow Leo, you will be the best Aunt ever; we just love babies! Again, congrats to your sister and to your whole family. Much love!
    ~Skye
    TheShopaholicSAHM

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    1. Thanks so much, Skye!! I love that we share a lot of the same pieces! Great minds! <3

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    1. Thank you - it was love at first sight!

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  15. I'm patiently waiting for the arrival of my Stella Distressed Legging...supposed to be here Saturday!!! I have already been pre-planning what I'll be wearing with them..haha! And, like you, I tried them after Gina at On The Daily Express suggested so!! I've tried them on in-store, and they feel just like you described! I'm thinking they'll quickly become my favorites!! Also, I had the same reaction to your outfit today as your Husband did...I really like the monochromatic look!! I typically am a color-mixer like you, so I think its fun to change it up now and again! Fun!!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. YAY!! I hope they made it to you safely! I am so excited to see you wear them! They're fantastic! Seriously!
      And thank you for the sweet note! Glad you can appreciate my matchiness!

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  16. So sweet! I'm with your hubby, love the matchy matchy look The heels are adorable.

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

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    1. Thank you! He will feel special knowing others agreed with him!

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  17. you look lovely dear !! love your heels :) xx
    www.ambifashion.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I appreciate you stopping by!

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  18. Oh this is a very cute ensemble, even tho you look as tho you are freezing while posing in it. lol (?)

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    1. Haha - no actually it wasn't too cold out, I'm just so awkward and never know what to do with my hands!
      But thank you!

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  19. How cute is that belt! Love this look so much-you can't go wrong with mint and bows!

    Xo, Kelsey

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    1. Oh I know! This belt was on clearance, the last one, and I had to snag it! Too perfect to let slip away!

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  20. Carylee I seriously LOVE this outfit on you, super lovely! The necklaces, polka dots, and the Prada oh the Prada :)) it's all so so cute! It's so cool that you and Gina have tried the same jeans in different styles and body types; amazing idea! I love coming here and seeing what you have new :) Btw have you received the Foley and Corinna bag? I am so curious to see how you style it. <3 XOXO, Elif
    http://theboxqueen.com

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    1. Funny! The F&C bag arrived yesterday! I love it! Will definitely have to style it stat! So glad i found it through you!!! Thanks! And thank you so much for the very sweet note! I appreciate you taking the time to write such a detailed comment! Means a lot!

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  21. I love, love this look! You look so pretty in mint green. Congrats to your sister too. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! And thank you from my sister, too!

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  22. I love the minty blouse and how exciting that your going to be an aunt! My first nephew is 3 months old, it's fun to watch him grow!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am just so excited for her! For all of us! I told her it's imperative we FaceTime regularly since we're in different states! Can't wait!! September 4th!

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  23. Ok, I'm sold. I'll have to go try on a pair of those Stella jeans. Congrats on the first grandchild in your family. How exciting!

    Cynthia
    http://myrosecoloredshades.com

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    1. Yay! I hope you love them, too!
      And thank you!!

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