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Monday, March 3, 2014

Manic Monday: Mini me



This pic is for all you people who I drive crazy because I don't take pics wearing my coat 100% of the time. But this is case in point as to why I don't. You can't see what I'm wearing, and my coat, meant for warmth not really fashion, just looks like a big blanket shield! I promise I'm only standing outside for 3 minutes to take these photos - having to take a coat on and off for different photos just prolongs that process!

Sunnies: Tom Ford (77% off!) | Coat: Wilson's Leather (option, option) | Sweater: Express (option, option, option) | Necklace: Kate Spade (option) | Bag: Gucci (budget option here and here) | Dress: Bailey 44 (option)  | Tights: Target (option) | Booties: Sam Edelman (option, option)  | Wellies: Hunter | Polish: Chanel "Dragon" (Gifted)

Guys. Are you sick of seeing winter fashion yet? Because I'm almost sick of blogging about it. Yes, we got snow again. Yes, it's still snowing as I write this. And yes, I really did shovel and salt a little strip of the driveway for me to stand on to take pictures for you. That's dedication, folks. And possibly, a little crazy sauce. But, it is Manic Monday, after all, so crazy sauce is acceptable, right?

This weekend was all about family. Saturday, we had our 3 year old niece's birthday party to attend (ok, first cousin once removed if you want to be technical) - if you remember, I blogged about her 2-year old birthday party here. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll see a pic of what I bought for this perfect little girl. I could not resist getting her the red wellies. I died when I saw how teeny they were out of the box! 

Yesterday we went to a cousin's baby shower, which ended up really being all of the locals since the weather took a turn for the worse. The only good thing about more snow was that it was the perfect opportunity for me and mini me to pose for a picture together. Photographing toddlers is a challenge, eh? But she's so worth it! (And bribing her with brownies helps, too.)



P.S. In case you missed it, my Q&A with The StyleUp went live this weekend! Please stop by here and check it out!


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88 comments :

  1. SO FLIPPIN CUTE!! Love your little mini me, and I love your dedication and crazy sauce, because that is a fab outfit. I love how you styled that zip up peplum sweatshirt (remember it's NOT a cardigan) in a totally different way than on your SF trip. :) If I ever need a dress I'm shopping Bailey 44 because they obviously have great stuff! -Gina
    On the Daily Express

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    1. Not even joking - when I put this sweater on I heard your voice (or what I think your voice would sound like) saying, it's NOT a cardigan! haha! I tried a blazer over this, but it felt too…stiff. This peplum was perfect! And yes, Bailey 44 makes the best dresses! And it's all made in the USA! (I just learned that recently.)

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  2. Awww..Love those matching wellies. She is so adorable. My little girl and I have the same Hunter as well. Have a wonderful Monday!

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    1. Hope you had a great Monday also!
      and, I don't know why everything is cuter on little ones!

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  3. OMG - that last photo is so precious!!! I'm all about matching mini-me fashions...my daughter and I have a couple of the same style of shirts - and I totally dressed hubby and my son alike too whenever I could ;-P

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    1. That is amazing!!! You'll have to share some looks sometime!

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  4. OMG she is too cute and the last pic of her looking at your boots is adorable! Love the outfit!
    xo, Lee

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    1. Isn't she adorable?! I could not resist! It's nice to be able to spoil other people's kids! haha! And then I can look at the husband and say - it's a *gift*! :)

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  5. you look adorable love that little red bag and your little girl is so so cute.

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    1. Thank you so much!! She's adorable. Her mom had to bribe her with two brownies to sit still for this, but I'm happy we were able to document our twinsome!

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  6. OMG your mini-me is insanely adorable.....just like you Carylee!!! Love your coat & everything else in between!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Well, thank you! Her and her mom are enjoying all these comments, I'm sure!

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    1. OMG, I am drooling over that Gucci! By the way the little one is too cute!

      Mrs Jack Of All Trades
      Dubai, UAE
      www.mjoat.com

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  8. Love that you and your daughter are matching! So sweet!

    EatPrayWearLove

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    1. She is sweet, for sure! While she's not mine - I would want my daughter to be exactly like her! She's so fun!

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  9. the pics of the two of you....love!! Sometimes I'm tempted to just buy those super cute shoes for little girls just to display in my house...cannot get over how cute her lil red wellies are!!

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    1. I know! Makes me wonder how I will be for my own kids in the future! I was dying seeing how teeny these were!

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  10. I love the color combo and that sweet little innocent princess is your best accessory yet! Houston weather is down to 28 but that is probably shorts wearing weather for yous guys. We are dying here. We need not worry because Houston is menopausal and the weekend we get back in the high 70s.

    ~Skye
    TheShopaholicSAHM

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    1. Hahaha! That is crazy that you guys hit 28!! That's pretty cold for Houston! I get to go to Florida this weekend and I CANNOT WAIT!!!

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  11. That skirt is gorgeous! You always look super adorable!!! Thanks for a awesome link up!

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    1. The best part is that it's a dress! The possibilities for this thing are endless and I know I'll get so much use out of it even when it warms up! Thanks for participating!

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  12. However you may feel about wearing your coat, I do have to say that I really like the one you're wearing here. And the wellies, love them. I've been debating getting a pair for myself but can't decide on the color. You and your mini me look adorable together!

    Cynthia
    www.myrosecoloredshades.com

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    1. I do love this coat - don't get me wrong! It's just hard to showcase the outfit if I only take photos wearing it!
      I'm scared I may want another color. I'm trying not to think about it. Burgundy would be a great sophisticated color for you!

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  13. I am absolutely sick of winter as well! You look amazing as always!! Aren't toddler hunters the cutest? My kids each have a pair and I just love them!!

    Hope you had a nice weekend!

    Xo, Erica
    www.casuallystyled.com

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    1. Aww I would love to see them in them, I bet they are just as adorable!
      And yes, so so so beyond over this garbage!!
      Thanks for stopping by and linking up, lady!

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  14. I am so ready for spring! I was not excited when it snowed yesterday. Hopefully by the end of the week it will be warmer! I love the Red Hunter boots! Seriously so cute!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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    1. Yes!! It's so crazy! I was so happy for the thaw, and now this white covered yuck is just, yuck!
      The wellies take the edge off tho, not going to lie! :)

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    1. Thank you! Was so excited for this photo op!

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  16. Oh, now you've made me seriously consider red Hunters - they look so fun and colorful against the snow (and so fun with a monochromatic outfit)!

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    1. You need them! I really never thought I needed them - I have a black and white polka dotted Kate Spade pair that I got 75% off - and while I love them, they don't go with *every* thing. These really go with anything and everything! I hear if you can fit into the big kids sizes, it's a cheaper alternative!

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  17. Oh my gosh. So stinkin' cute! I just love the peplum top with the printed pencil skirt! And you and your daughter's matching Hunters are so sweet!

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    1. Oh I wish I could claim her as my own because she is adorable! But she's my husband's cousin's daughter! Follow that? haha But yes, she's great - a little fashionista in the making!
      Thank you for the note!!

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  18. Loved this pic on Instagram and LOVE it here; you two girlies look oh so stylish! Btw I have so much of that crazy sauce too; it's all for the love of a good pic right haha; shivering with teeth chattering is completely fine hahaha, oh the scarifies. :) Have those Hunters in Navy but now seriously considering this shiny red; so so pretty! <3<3 XOXO, Elif
    http://theboxqueen.com

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    1. Haha! So so glad you can relate. The husband kept telling me how ridiculous I was! But this is like a job, right? And I want to be good at it!
      Navy would be wonderful in these!! I need to not get another color though. Really.

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  19. Your baby is beautiful. Love your look.

    Love,
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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    1. I wish she was mine! Only borrowed! But thank you so much!

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  20. I love your Hunter boots and the baby Hunter boots even more! Your daughter is beautiful! Thank you for hosting a great link up!

    Kimberly
    Mascara Melodies

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    1. Thanks, Kimberly! Though I can't take credit for her as my daughter, I can certainly agree with her being beautiful! She's the best! Thanks for linking up!

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  21. I am so sick of this cold! I know we don't have it nearly as bad as ya'll but I'm so over it. You're not crazy. What is crazy are the bloggers who post pictures of themselves with no tights, no sleeves and no coat when there are piles of snow behind them in the picture, all for the sake of the picture. As always I love your outfit and at least you are dressed seasonally appropriate. :)

    ~Di
    clickclackdiaries.com

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    1. Well thanks for that! But I know you can appreciate this - I know what you go through, too, lugging around your tripod! You're a trooper!

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  22. Your daughter is adorable Those boots are awesome and you both look so cute in them!!!

    xo,
    Janise
    http://MamaInHeels.com

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    1. She's adorable, yes. I would be proud to call her my own, but I just snagged her for the photo op! But thank you regardless! I know her mom will appreciate all these sweet comments!

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  23. That last picture is adorable, I love how she is posing with her hand on her hip, way too cute.

    Natalia

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    1. Haha! As her mom was taking pics - they told her to pop it and she knew right what to do with her hand on her hip!
      Love the pic so much - so happy it was captured!

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  24. Ah! You two are adorable!!! Love the outfits, too.

    www.fashionablymelissa.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you :) The lil wellies are taking the spotlight off this dress - I will have to wear it again soon so you all can appreciate it's awesomeness!

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  25. Oh my gosh. She is adorable and I love the boots. They are so tiny!

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    1. I let out an audible awwww when they arrived and I took them out of the box! Her mom said she was in between sizes, so I was worried she'd have to wait a whole season to wear them, but I was so happy they made the appearance sooner rather than later!

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  26. Your neice is adorable! Those little boots are too cute. I'm sick of winter clothes too! I said on instagram I thought we had our last cold day last week, and then yesterday we got ice! I'm so over my winter clothes I had no idea what to wear.

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    1. That is crazy for you to get ice in Dallas! I know you do get hit with cold there, too, but still! This just isn't right!!!
      Someone said when you're not feeling your closet - focus on accessories. I need to do that!

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  27. Ahh!! I'm dying over your matching red hunters!!! She is just DARLING!! And I'm loving your look too of course!

    Jessi
    http://www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com

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    1. The last picture of us makes me want to have kids! (Not that I don't want them, but that's another story haha)
      Everything is cuter in smaller packages, I swear!

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  28. Oh you and your mini! So cute!! We are suffering more snow, too. Drifts! I'm so over it!

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    1. Ok, you beat me with snow drifts. That sounds way way worse! Sorry ((warm hugs))

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  29. Aww those matching red boots are so cute! :)

    You're so brave to take photos in the snow, it must be so cold, even with a coat!

    Thank you for the linkup!

    Away From Blue

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    1. Glad to have you back!
      Thanks for the nice comment!!

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  30. Wow your mini me is very cute and pretty!

    Kim,USA

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  31. The pics of you and and your mini me are adorable. Being in Chicago, I am so sick of the weather too. I'm glad you don't wear coats all the time. I see enough coats!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. Oh man, I know Chicago is only 4 hours away, but you guys totally have it worse. I know you feel my pain times 30!!
      Thank you so much for the sweet note!

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  32. First of all you are adorable in that outfit. Love the peplum cardigan and that pretty paisley skirt. Gorgeous coat, too.

    Even more adorable is your mini you. I had no idea you were a mom. Your daughter is gorgeous. I am looking to take more photos with Vivian as she grows up. =)

    My pleasure linking up with you ladies.

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    1. I fooled you twice today! :) The skirt is actually a tank dress and the little girl is my niece! But I will take your compliments anyway - so thank you so much for your kind words!

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  33. I love that dress! And seriously? Your daughter is DARLING! Love her and your matching wellies.

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    1. Man this is a lot of pressure from my soon to be future child to be as cute as my niece! :) I've really picked a bad title for this post as I have confused a lot of readers today! But I do agree she is darling - I adore her and can't help but spoil her a little! I knew she'd rock these wellies!

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  34. Your daughter is SO cute! Can't believe you managed to keep her a secret from the blogging world for so long. Or did you recently adopt?! That is awesome! So happy for you!!!

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    1. You are a dork! But you make me smile! <3

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  35. You guys look so adorable in those red rain boots! I love how you carved out a bit of snow for these photos, that is definitely dedication. Hopefully this last storm was the end of the snow...but I have a feeling it isn't! Have a wonderful week.

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    1. I couldn't help it! Natural light is the best for these photos! But thanks for appreciating my efforts with me!
      Sending you warm, good week vibes! Thanks for stopping by!

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  36. LOL, that is pretty awesome we both have little kiddo's in our photo's. It's okay to write mini me! You guys are still adorable! It's fun to see if people think the girl is actually yours or not! :)

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    1. Also, I should make a tutorial, but I will feel awkward explaining on how to do my hair, maybe I will if I can figure out how to do it. I have 3 different curling irons, and I use the 25mm wand, in my "curly hair" photo's and just curl away from my face. If i do make a video or something on my blog I will for sure let you know! :)

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    2. That would be awesome - thank you!!

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  37. Oh gosh, the mini me is absolutely adorable!! You both look great :)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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    1. Thank you! She's in a little Zara dress - I could just die! Her mom made sure to dress her around the wellies so we could pose together!

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  38. So cute! The matching red Hunters are like the cutest thing ever! Also, I am tired of blogging about winter too. I'm ready for spring!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    1. I'm going to Florida this weekend so I will be sure to blog about those outfits!!!!! Thanks so much for the sweet note!

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  39. Oh I love this picture of you and your daughter!!!!! Too cute :)

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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    1. We shall call her my pretend daughter! :) But yes, she's freaking cute, love this kid!
      Thank you!

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  40. You guys are too adorable! Love this! :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    1. It gives me such a big happy to look at! Such a great pic - thank you!

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  41. OMG, that mini me is so precious!!!! Love her wittle boots!!!

    -Chelsey
    -http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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    1. Aren't they just the best?! She also got little pink converse for her birthday, too! Equally adorbs!!

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  42. Those mini Hunters have to be the cutest things I've ever seen. Your niece (aka first cousin once removed) is adorable!! Thanks again for hosting the linkup!

    Kaitlin
    www.teaandsequins.com

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    1. I took all sorts of pics of the hunters before I gave them to her! I could not resist! They're like christmas tree ornaments!
      So happy to see you back - thanks for participating!

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