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Monday, February 3, 2014

Manic Monday: Pink lips, tweed vest, and moto boots





Earrings: Express | Vest: Tinley Road (Piperlime) | Top: Express | Necklace: Kate Spade (option) | Bracelet: Express (option) | Leggings: Zella | Boots: Frye (40% off but limited sizes) (Also available here) | Gloss: MAC "Girl About Town"

Mix it Monday: See how else I styled this necklace.

Happy Monday! Although if you're a Broncos fan, perhaps you are still in mourning. I'm not even joking when I say I cried in the middle of the last World Series game when I realized the Cardinals were not going to win. So, I feel for you, Denver! And congrats to you Seahawks fans! They were talking on the radio about how they need to align Super Bowl with President's Day or another holiday so that everyone has the following Monday off! That's a fabulous idea, no?

I had been wanting motorboats* for awhile now, but I really didn't want a pair that had a lug sole, which are harder to find. When I saw these, I thought they were perfect. They're honestly not too different than a low profile riding boot, except for the shaft height and buckle details. I almost paid full price for them at Nordstrom and then ended up finding them 40% off on Urban Outfitters' site after a little digging. 

I thought this vest would be perfect with the boots! The vest was an impulse buy through Piperlime - it was on clearance for $29 and some change. Unfortunately, it's sold out now, and I can't find anything remotely similar for you. Hate when that happens! Especially when I love this one so much. I also love that these Portofino shirts have a longer hem in the back than in the front so my booty is totally covered in leggings - one of the benefits to being a shorty!

This MAC "Girl About Town" is seriously the most perfect pink lip color. It pairs great with my skin tone, and a little goes a long way - I definitely could have applied it with a heavier hand. I've only just recently gotten into colored glosses. I used to just rely on Carmex and a clear gloss. For years! But I love how even just the smallest amount of color on your lips can brighten up your whole face!

*Clearly this should have said "MOTO BOOTS" but I had to leave that auto-correct in there because it made me legit LOL. You all know what a motorboat is, right? ;)


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46 comments :

  1. Great mix Carylee......everything you put together made up for an awesome look. I will always be a fan of sweet meets tough & you nailed it here. But I am especially in love with the necklace!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Me also! I love edgy vs girly! It's so fun and keeps it interesting!
      Thanks!

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  2. Love the vest and moto boots together. I was looking for the moto boots for a while myself but I kinda gave up. Love the pink lips as well. I'm really loving pink these days.

    Cynthia
    http://www.myrosecoloredshades.com

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    1. Moto boots were hard to find! I was looking for a specific kind, and these worked out great!
      And I'm really surprised how much I love pink lips on me! It's great!

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  3. I love your vest. It's super chic and cozy. The Superbowl was rather disappointing but oh well =) Enjoy your Monday and thanks for hosting!

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    1. Yes, very disappointing! Not worth getting behind on blogging! :)
      Thanks for your participation and support!

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  4. Oh you and your motorboats. LOL! I know what that is now but not until after an embarrassing experience in a bar a few years back. I'll save that story for another time. ;) GREAT outfit today. (You knew I would say that, right? LOL) Love the color of the top, love the vest, boots...everything! -Gina
    On the Daily Express

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    1. How on earth are you going to leave a comment like this and leave me hanging!! Now I just have to know the story!
      And yes, this definitely felt like a Gina approved outfit! :) Thank you!

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  5. Motorboats! Ha ha! At first, I thought this was a type of Frye boot but I do know what it is. Wasn't this mentioned in Wedding Crashers? This whole look is so cute. You put together things I would never think of.

    Tracy @Its Mostly About Fashion

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    1. Yep, pretty sure it was in wedding crashers, and I know it comes up as a funny between me and some friends, too! Just the term, not the actual act of doing it! haha!

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  6. That blue blouse and pink lip look fantastic on you! Thanks for the ideas on ways to wear that fab necklace!

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    1. You're welcome, but thank *you* for reading and for the sweet comment! I was hesitant about this necklace at first, but now I'm just glad I was able to score it for so cheap! (It was a flash sale item.)

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  7. Love that color blue on you perfect for your hair and skin tone! Broncos are still #1 to me Manning for life ;)

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    1. Thanks, girl! And I will certainly not stand in the way of your fandom!

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  8. I just love that vest. And cobalt is such a great color on you! Thanks for the motorboat laugh this morning and for sharing your adorable outfit with Mix it Monday!

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    1. Glad you got a laugh! :) Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

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  9. Love this entire outfit! You really know how to put together a look well!! I am laughing at the motor boat comment too! You inspired me to watch Wedding Crashes on yet another snow day we are having today! :(

    Happy to link up with you and Gina again today!

    Erica
    www.casuallystyled.com

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    1. Well that's def a great way to spend your snow day! Light a fire and catch a movie!
      Thanks so much for the note! Appreciate your support!

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  10. Beautiful vibrant color. I love that color on you.

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Sofia! I'm so addicted to cobalt!

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  11. Gorgeous tweet vest! I love the look, C!
    Thanks for letting me share :)

    Mrs Jack Of All Trades
    Dubai, UAE

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    1. I'm so happy you linked up! Thanks for joining and commenting!

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  12. Yes, those Moto boots look great, especially with the vest. I never knew what they were called...motorcycle boots...duh, that just popped into my head. I have to agree, I think Superbowl Sunday should be the day before President's Day even if I don't have that day off. Hope you are having a wonderful Monday.

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    1. I'm pretty sure I love moto + anything! Which is silly because I have never even stepped foot on a legit motorcycle!
      I think I'm still recovering from the busy Sunday and eating ridiculous amounts of food! Thanks for the comment - and hope you're having a great week, too!

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  13. I adore your tweed vest and this beautiful pearl necklace, it reminds me Chanel's style :)

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

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    1. Ahh, I would love to own a tweed Chanel anything! What a great thought!
      And thank you!

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    1. Thanks! The reviews were all over the place about this - but it definitely worked out for the better - it's great!

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  15. Oh I really love this vest! And it looks great with your blue blouse. The Portofino blouses are the best! I'm wearing mine on my blog today too!
    Inge
    This Ever Evolving Life

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    1. Yeah, you can't have enough portofinos, for sure! They're so easy to dress up and down!
      And thank you!

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  16. I'm dying over that vest! It's gorgeous!!

    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! It was so cheap, too! $29!

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  17. I LOVE that vest! Such a great look!
    Sherry
    www.thelifeofthepartyblog.com

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    1. Thanks, Sherry! I'm so glad I snagged it! It's a great layering piece!

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  18. Hey there...lovely blue color and cool vest. (I didn't get the motorboat joke, guess I'm the only one :(. ) I was sorry to hear about your friend's mother in the previous post, but I think it's a great cause to walk for. I did a shorter one a few years ago and it was the most inspiring event i'd ever participated it...I started crying at the beginning.
    Take Care,
    MK

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    1. Oh wow - thanks for sharing your experience with the walk! That makes me even more motivated and excited for it! I appreciate your condolences - I definitely could not say no to her when she asked if I'd participate her!
      And well, one day we shall explain motorboat to you :)

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  19. This vest is to die for, love this outfit and you look gorgeous.

    xo
    ​PinkSole​

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    1. Thanks, Rachelle! It was on extra sale through Piperlime! Was teetering bc of the reviews, but ultimately I'm so happy it worked out!

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  20. MAC Girl About Town is a dream, no? I love it.

    You're rocking the bright blue + tweed- excellent look!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    1. OMG yes, yes it is! Such a fun color! I really would not have thought it would work on me, but I dig it!

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  21. Moto boots are awesome, but your pink lips- even awesomer! ; ) Rockin' it lady, rockin' it!

    -http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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    1. Well thank you! I got my Chelsey-Tarte lip stain in the mail today - can't wait to wear it!!

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  22. Love the boots, and the vest. Great styling! Stopping by from the Style Record. Happy Friday!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the nice comment!

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