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Monday, February 24, 2014

Manic Monday: The bag





Sunnies: Tom Ford (73% off!) | Jacket: Express (optionoption - 50% off!) | Top: Express (option, option) | Bag: Foley + Corinna | Leggings: Two by Vince Camuto | Booties: Vince Camuto (option)

Mix it Monday: See how else I've styled these pieces
Left: Jacket | Middle: Top | Right: Booties

Manic Monday, indeed! Hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was fairly productive, but once it came down to trying to select outfits for the week, my eyes just glazed over and I was feeling extremely uninspired! But alas, this bag gave me something chew on!

I blog because I shop and I shop because I blog. Weird how that works! Well, last week Elif over at The Box Queen, posted this photo of herself carrying this bag (well, a super similar version) in her post she linked up with. I couldn't even focus on her outfit, I just saw rainbows and unicorns dancing around this bag. Last weekend I had posted about craving the perfect wine colored bag, so naturally, my shopaholic heart gravitated to this one! It arrived late last week and it was everything I had been looking for - slouchy, buttery soft, stayed put on my shoulder. Did I mention buttery soft? The only thing that had me a bit skeptical was the color - it has more pink in it than burgundy, so I worried that I would be satisfied in the short term, but not in the long term. But the more I see it and touch it and feel it, the more I am happy with my decision to keep it! So yay for other bloggers enabling me to shop! Ha!

What has blogging made you buy lately?


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50 comments :

  1. Let's see, blogging has most recently made me buy a plaid and leopard scarf and a chambray shirt. Oh wait, maybe it was just YOU that made me buy that. :P Love seeing this jacket again! Long time no see and after my post today I'm really craving some form of a white jacket. I'm going to have to check out the options you listed. :) Gina
    On the Daily Express

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    1. Pretty sure you singlehandedly have quadrupled my wardrobe! :)
      But I love it - I'm a glutton for punishment!

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  2. I'm seriously IN LOVE with that bag.....& love everything else in between!!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca! I was so happy to score it at a great price!

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  3. Love the jacket so much! And the pop of color from the bag is amazing...I'm seriously crushing over the Phillip Lim Pashli mini at the moment...my heart loves the taupe, but the red would definitely make the bag stand out!

    And there are so many things blogging has made me want...including multiple Express items because of Gina and you LOL!

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    1. Haha! We're the dangerous Express duo!
      And oh man, that bag is really gorgeous! I would probably love the red! Or both! :)

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  4. That jacket and blouse is amazing on you! I love it!!! Plus who can go wrong with a perfect bag like yours!

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    1. Thanks, Iris! I always love adding a little color pop and this bag was perfect!

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  5. I really like this jacket. Just checked to see if I could purchase it...no luck. But, I'll totally take yours off your hands when you are done.

    Have a lovely day!
    Skye

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    1. Haha! My and my friends always do a "dibs in your will" when we want something of theirs! So you officially have dibs in my will for this jacket!

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  6. Love the neutral outfit with a pop of red =) Thanks for the link up and I hope you have a wonderful Monday!

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate your comment and participation!

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  7. Love your striped shirt and these booties are the absolute best. Love this whole look.

    xo
    PinkSole

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    1. My Nordstrom SA was wearing these boots, and as soon as I saw them, I told her - um yes, I'm going to need those, too, kthxbai!
      They're so fabulous! And honestly probably a little edgier than I usually go, but they're just so perfect!
      And thank you!

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  8. OMG! I've been looking for low-heeled booties with gold accents. This one is perfect. I'm definitely checking them out. I love the color of that bag.

    Cynthia
    http://myrosecoloredshades.com

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    1. I wish these exact ones were still available! I hope you find some you like!

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  9. Hey Carylee,
    I love the bag...what a cute vintage shape? I won't even get into what blogging has made me buy, but definitely a lot of jewelry and makeup! Also...I've nominated you for a liebster award! Checkout what that means here: http://www.petitecareergirl.com/2014/02/3-ways-to-style-wrap-dress-liebster.html. I'm looking forward to seeing your responses! :)

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    1. Thanks again for the nomination! I'm trying to think of a creative way to incorporate my answers into a post! Eee pressure!
      The bag is great - I'm so obsessed with slouchy bags like this!
      Yes, blogging is dangerous to everyone's wallets, eh??

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  10. Love the bag! I definitely love to shop {hence my job as a stylist!} and I love fashion so it just makes sense to have a blog. I definitely think blogging about fashion leads to more shopping!

    www.fashionablymelissa.blogspot.com

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    1. What a fun job you have! Kind of jealous, not going to lie!
      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  11. Carylee I love seeing the bag with your styling and I am so excited you mentioned me; thx so much, you are the sweetest! <3<3 The bag does feel amazing to the touch right? The color surprisingly goes with so many other brights too and perfect for color blocking. ( I use it a lot with my yellows ) :) I think I may get obsessed with your booties; so rock and roll and totally elevates the outfit. After seeing this I feel like dressing up for a nice coffee with friends. XOXO, Elif
    http://theboxqueen.com

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    1. Aww! I'm glad you found inspiration! Yellow would be amazing with this bag, thanks for the tip!
      Seriously so happy you connected us! Yay!!

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  12. You look beautiful Carylee!! Love all of your outfits!
    xoxo
    http://fashionstylingbykendra.blogspot.com/

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    1. You are so sweet, Kendra, thank you!

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  13. That bag is GORGEOUS. And thanks for making me think I need another pair of Tom Fords, lol.

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    1. You need them! They're on crazy sale, yo!!

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  14. Great look and styling!

    Hope you had a wonderful and relaxing weekend.
    Love,
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  15. What has blogging NOT inspired me to buy?? I have a huge list of things I see on blogs and Pinterest. It is a growing list with no end in sight. But, I would shop even if I didn't blog. I just make smarter buying choices now (?). That really is a great bag.

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    1. I know what you mean about smarter choices! And yes, I was a shopaholic way before I was a blogger. It's nice to be surrounded by others who appreciate a good shopping find! :)

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  16. Carylee, hahaha you are so cute, made me smile to read your intro. That bag is fabulous and such a super companion for the spring :-)

    ani
    www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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    1. Aww - yay, that makes me happy to make you smile! I can't wait to get more use out of this!

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  17. haha, I can't quite relate to falling in love with a bag...I'm just not a purse girl, but if you replaces purse with shoes--that I can understand! :) Blogging has introduced me to a couple brands I don't think I would have heard of otherwise!

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    1. I'm honestly not that big into purses either, but I swear I've been hunting for this color bag for a couple years now! I'm definitely more of a shoes girl than bag girl! It's great being intro'd to new brands and stores you've never shopped before! Love the diversity of bloggers - I definitely think you and I have different styles, but it's great that we still connect! Thanks as always for reading! Would love to have you link up next time!

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  18. Love, love, love the bag! Such a great shape, it reminds me of a Balenciaga! And you're so right about shopping and blogging. They both influence each other! Although, I've gotten better about it over the past year, and try to choose wisely :)

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    1. I swear I'm trying to be better about shopping this year! Less impulse purchases. I try not to open sale emails. It's great to be able to shop my own closet!
      And my bag thanks you!

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  19. Oh, I wanted to ask you about your little minty blue Kate Spade bag you featured I think last week. Is it a good day bag? Is it roomy enough? I'm strongly thinking of getting it! It looks perfect for Spring.

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    1. Yes, it's actually perfect! It holds a lot more than you would think for a smaller bag. And it does have a shoulder strap, too, if you want to wear it cross body or just on your shoulder vs. carrying the handles. I would recommend it!

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  20. I love this look! That striped shirt is fabulous! Gorgeous lady!

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    1. Thanks so much! This shirt always feels hard for me to style - I prefer horizontal stripes vs. vertical, but I like that the jacket grounds the top!

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  21. Love the bag and your entire outfit too! :-) Blogging has made me buy Sam Edelman "Becker" slip ons.

    Mo

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    1. I want those SO bad!! You have the black pair, right? I'm debating on those or the leopard. Or both… :)

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  22. Loving the stripes and those buckle booties!!

    Jessi
    http://www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com

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    1. Thanks, lady! These booties are seriously amazing. They rock my world!

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  23. Gorgeous bag- F&C make a seriously functional purse that hits all the style marks. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    1. This is my first and I know it won't be my last! Thank you!

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  24. Love the bag...the color is so pretty! I'm hosting a few giveaways so stop by when you get a chance and enter!

    xo,
    Janise

    http://MamaInHeels.com

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    1. Thanks so much! And I will be sure to check them out!

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  25. I love that striped top! You look great! Thanks for linking up to Sunday Style…be sure to join the fun again tomorrow!
    Jenny at PlanePretty.com

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! And thanks for hosting! See you again next week!

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