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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Hints of red



Jacket: Express | Scarf: Express (buy 1 get 1 half off!) | Dress: Kate Spade Saturday (option, option, option)   | Bag: Gucci (budget option, cheapest option) | Tights: DKNY | Booties: Christian Louboutin (budget option)

It's crazy that it's been 4 months since I last wore this dress. Crazy because it doesn't feel like that long and crazy because it feels like winter is never ending!! I wanted to go ahead and wear it today because I've been wanting to style it with booties and a moto jacket like Wendy had done. After I had originally worn this dress, I regretted not just styling it like this in the first place.

This time around, in the spirit of Valentine's Day week, I wanted to show hints of red. I am absolutely OBSESSED with this scarf. Every time I saw it on Express' site, I was curious about it, but wasn't sure how the mix of patterns would look actually worn as a scarf. But as soon as I tried it on, I fell in love. How could I not love it-- it's plaid AND leopard? Shut up!

Speaking of last times. The last time you saw these booties was for my dressier holiday style look. I love these booties. Love them. I'll be the first to admit that Louboutins, while beautiful, are not the most comfortable heels by any means. But I wear these the most because they are actually comfortable. I bought these shoes via text message. No lie. My SA at the Shoe In location in Vegas sends emails periodically with sale info. These bad boys were 40% off, so as soon as I saw the email, I finished my transaction via text message. That, my friends, is when you know you are a shopaholic. Shopping via text is almost like getting that page on your root beer colored pager from your drug pusher that your stash is available. Sigh. They're amazing though aren't they?

Oh, and if you guys haven't seen it - please be sure to go check me out over at Style Sessions hosted every Tuesday by Lauren of Style Elixir! I was so flattered and excited when she asked me to be Head Stylist this week! Please be sure to link up while you're there!


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Linking up for: Stylish TuesdayStyle Sessions, Erin and Laura for Trend Spin Linkup, 

39 comments :

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    1. Thanks so much! Immediate fave in my closet!

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  2. Great now I need to make a trip back to express for yet another scarf thanks a lot ;) So cute and I'm loving the Loubs!

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    1. You need it! I promise! It's just so much fun! :)

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  3. LOVE how you styled the scarf (I mean in terms of how you tied it AND all the pieces you paired it with). I wonder if it might work just as well with chambray shirt that might be coming my way thanks to you...hm....TBD. Thanks for sharing another fabulous look!
    On the Daily Express

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    1. Yes!!! Will def be chambray appropriate! I have no idea why I even hesitated to get this! It's great! And fingers crossed the chambray works for you!

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  4. I have been coveting that scarf (and the coral leopard one). You styled it perfectly. Love the booties. Shoe envy :-)

    Tracy @Its Mostly About Fashion

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    1. Well don't come to me for advice because I will certainly just try to convince you how much you need both! They're soft and comfy and beautiful!

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  5. Loved your feature in Lauren's link up! You look fabulous as always..and these booties are adorable..Sometimes its worth the splurge for Louboutins..they do last a lifetime!!

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    1. Yes - definitely worth the splurge! I think the key is finding a style that will last through several seasons if not forever as you've said! And thank you so much! Lauren's feature was so fun!

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  6. Super cute outfit. I love the booties, and the scarf!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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    1. Thanks! I'm just over the moon about this scarf!!

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  7. I love the hints of red!! You always look so gorg!!
    xoxo
    Kendra
    http://fashionstylingbykendra.blogspot.com/

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    1. Kendra! Thank you! That means a lot and is very sweet of you!

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  8. oh my goodness, those booties!! Love them :)

    xoxo
    Jenna @ sincerelyjennamarie

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    1. They are definitely on a special shelf in my closet room! :)

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  9. I loooove the scarf! And those Louboutins are perfect for this outfit. Seriously, you have the best shoe collection.

    Cynthia
    http://myrosecoloredshades.com

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    1. Well that means a lot coming from you - queen of shoes yourself!

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  10. Loving that scarf- too cool. And you've styled it so well!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    1. Thanks, Ashley! Chambray is just the most wonderful blank canvas!

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  11. You Look great, I love this style!

    http://ladyparisienne.blogspot.fr/

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    1. Thanks Barbara! I appreciate you stopping by!

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  12. Hello, that scarf is fabulous!! Like you said "plaid and leopard - shut up!" I'm really admiring those booties too!! Great outfit! I checked you out on Style Elixir as well...great outfit there tool!! Love the faux leather pants!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. ops, sorry, that's supposed to say "too" not "tool"...

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    2. This made me smile - thank you so much!
      And haha - I didn't even notice! I just read the L as another exclamation point!

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  13. I'm obsessed with that scarf as well! Love how it adds such an amazing pop of print to your outfit :)
    I think it's so lovely that youre adding hints of red into your outfit in lieu of Valentines day! So perfect xx
    Hope you're having an amazing day, Carylee!
    So happy that I stumbled upon your blog xx

    ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡ Creme de la Chic ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡

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    1. Thanks kelly! Love seeing new readers stop by!
      And yes, I'm not normally festive when it comes to Valentines day, but red is my favorite color so I may as well play, right?

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  14. What a lovely outfit :) I totally adore the hints of red. It can make such a huge difference, does it? xx

    If you have a sec, I’d like you to check out the latest on my blog: http://www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com

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    1. yep, a little red goes a long way for sure! Thanks for popping over!

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  15. Love that scarf- 2 great prints in one!! And those shoes… swoon. Love this look!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    1. Thank you, nikki! I don't know why I ever hesitated with this scarf!

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  16. Love the blue and red color combo...and too funny about buying the shoes by text - it was definitely a wise purchase!

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    1. :) Glad you agree! Thanks for the sweet note!

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  17. Loooooove this outfit, perfect for valentine, well actually perfect anywhere and anytime, well done indeed!
    Simona
    ON/OFF DUTY STYLE

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    1. Well, thank you so much for this! This scarf is now one of my favorites I own!

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    1. It's 40% off right now, just saying! :)

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  19. Such a great look! That scarf is awesome and I'm dying over the shoes!!! Happy Valentine's Day :)

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

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    1. Thanks, Megan, and my shoes thank you, too! :)

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