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Monday, February 10, 2014

Manic Monday: Never gets old



Coat: Kenneth Cole (similar, similar) | Scarf: Express | Jacket: Zara (option, option)  | Bag: Kate Spade (option, budget option)  | Jeans: Express (option) | Boots: Frye

Mix it Monday: See how else I've styled this jacket.
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Welcome to another Manic Monday! First of all, I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who linked up with us last week! We reached our all time high, and we are both so humbled and grateful for your support and participation! It's so exciting to see our little link-up grow!

Second of all, if you read my post from the weekend, you'll see I didn't get to make it to San Antonio after all. I'm pretty bummed about it - it was my Goddaughter's baby dedication I was supposed to attend. I was battling strep, and I'm at least happy to say that 3 days of antibiotics have done a lot of good, and I'm feeling night and day different. Definitely don't want to overdo it though, so I'll keep this short!

I originally bought this jacket after seeing it on one of my favorite bloggers, Jenny over at Crazy Style Love. You can see a couple ways she styled it here and here. Little did I know, this jacket would end up being one of the most worn pieces in my closet room! It just never gets old! I love how stripes can add immediate interest, but still be able to act as a neutral. I hope that if I ever inspire you to buy anything of mine that it also never gets old to you!


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52 comments :

  1. Yeah, that striped jacket is pretty much perfection, and dang, those boots are gorgeous! Love seeing how you wore the pink scarf! I was thinking I wouldn't get much use out of it until Spring but I was so wrong. It has plenty of winter styling options, too.
    On the Daily Express

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    1. I originally planned on wearing the coral scarf with today's look, but today's look just looked better with the plaid/leopard. They're all great scarves. I just love Express. And it brought me to you, so there.
      And yes, the boots - I'm so happy I got them. I was on a hunt for the perfect wine boot, and these are them hands down.

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  2. I am also a huge fan of a striped cropped blazer if only I can find "the one" but sadly up to I haven't found my match. That bag of yours is also catching my eye!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Aww - I hope you find yours soon! And my bag thanks you!

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  3. There it is...the chunky salt and pepper stripes seen everywhere. I just bought a blazer like this from The Loft. And I almost bought that scarf but it didn't look good on me; it looks amazing on you and definitely with that cobalt blue coat. Great job!

    ~Skye
    TheShopaholicSAHM

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    1. What do you mean it didn't look good on you?! That's boo! It would look great with your new chambray shirt! :)

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  4. I LOVE stripes too & can easily see why this is a favorite piece of yours! Loved the mixed patterns with the scarf! Hope you're feeling better! Thanks for the link-up opportunity!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. SO much better today - thank you for the well wishes! Happy to host, and happy to have met you through this linkup!

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  5. Love the outfit. Great boots and the coat is such a pretty color! Thanks for hosting the linkup and happy Monday!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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    1. Thank you so much for linking up and for commenting! My husband stalks my blog and was excited to see a thumbnail of a guy in the linkup! :)

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  6. This is such a darling look! Love the mixed patterns! Another great outfit post Carylee<3

    xo, Erica
    www.casuallystyled.com

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    1. Thanks, Erica! I can't believe how much pattern mixing I do lately! It's fun tho!

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  7. That is a perfect coat! I love those go to pieces.

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    1. Yes - it's great to reach for things you know will already work! Thank you!

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  8. Hope you are feeling better Carylee! That stripes jacket is such a great staple in the wardrobe and it looks great with everything!

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    1. Thanks for the well wishes! Def better than this time last week!
      And yes, I have way too many stripes for that very reason!

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  9. Love the color of your coat. Strep is no fun. I hope you feel better soon. Have a wonderful Monday and thanks for hosting the link up.

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    1. Thank you! No, not fun at all, but basically 100% now. Amazing how quickly I bounced back once I had antibiotics!!

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  10. Love this look on you. That jacket is great for any season.

    Hope you had a great weekend.
    Love,
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Sofia! And I agree - I adore this jacket so much, it's irreplaceable!

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  11. Oh, I love that striped jacket. I need one (that happens a lot when I read your blog). Such a cute look!

    Tracy @Its Mostly About Fashion

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    1. Haha! Well I certainly love enabling shoppers! :)
      And thank you!

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  12. Such a versatile jacket...love it!!! Have a fabulous week :)

    xo,
    Janise

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    1. Thanks, Janise! Love seeing you every week!

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  13. That bag is seriously so CUTE!! I love it! The colors and detailing on perfect. Love how you've remixed this jacket, too. I have one in navy and I am always finding new ways to style it!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I can't wait to see you style yours now!

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  14. That peplum jacket is so cute! Such a good piece. And I love the bright colors you paired it with!

    Jessi
    www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com

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    1. I think I've decided that if I shove bright colors into winter's face, it will go away! But clearly, it's not working.

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    1. Thanks! This coat was an end of season sale last year, and it's just been my go-to all the time now!

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  16. I can see nothing but that bag when it is in your pictures, I so love it.

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    1. Ha! I don't blame you! Sounds like you need one of your own, too! :)

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  17. LOVE the mix of prints in this look! And that striped jacket? SO CUTE! Thanks for linking up this week! ;)

    Lauren
    Fizz and Frosting

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    1. My pleasure - thanks for hosting! I look forward to looking back at remixed pieces!

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  18. Such a fun look, I love the pattern mixing here.

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    1. Thanks, Ginny! This was a great, easy, foolproof outfit.

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  19. Omg. Your bag. I am OBSESSED. You look adorable with that bright blue coat and the striped jacket underneath!

    Kaitlin
    www.teaandsequins.com

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    1. Thank you, Kaitlin!! It was a Nordies anniversary sale bag - the husband liked it in the catalog so who am I to say no to that?! :)

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  20. I'm still loving that jacket Sorry to hear about your strep throat, but glad to hear you are feeling better! Have you tried the tarte gloss yet? I love their products...they are cruelty free, vegetarian and usually give a sheer natural flush (god, i sound like a commercial for them :) )

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    1. yes, I tried the tarte! my lips are too dry to wear it on its own - but I applied it then just topped it off with some carmex. it's beautiful! I will need to post a better photo of me wearing it so you can see the color, but I would def recommend it!

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    1. Thanks, lady! I would be sad if it ever died on me!!

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  22. this look is fantastic! and that bag with the little bow on it is the perfect touch! you always look fab!
    kelseybang.com

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    1. Aww - big compliment from you - thank you!

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  23. You look really cute in this outfit.. love the stripes!

    Mrs Jack Of All Trades
    Dubai, UAE

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    1. Aww - the bag and boots say thank you for that!

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  25. Digging the stripes and loving that bag, babe! :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    1. Thanks, Ashley! It's so easy to mix and match both of them!

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