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Monday, March 17, 2014

Manic Monday: St. Patrick's Day






Sunnies: Gucci | Necklace: Express | Top: Express (similar color called "Glam Green") | Ring: Gifted | Bracelets: Stella and Dot 1 (link) and 2 (spike cluster), Gorjana | Pants: Wayf (sold out) option here and similar look without sequins here | Sandals: Alex Marie (similar) | Polish: OPI My Favorite Ornament

Happy Manic Monday and St. Patrick's Day! The husband's best friend's birthday happens to fall on St. Patrick's Day, so we always end up celebrating that Saturday. St. Louis has a pretty big parade and celebration downtown, so we usually hang out there for a couple hours in the afternoon and then head to an Irish pub of some sort for corned beef and cabbage and more adult beverages.

I bought these sequin track pants at the very beginning of the year - basically one of my first purchases in 2014. Pretty sure they were meant for holiday wear because right after the holidays, the price plummeted on these, and I was able to score them for $30 or something awesome like that. How can you say no to sequin pants for such a great price? Yes, clearly it takes a special person and a special occasion to wear these pants. I have a lot of liberty to wear what I'd like to work, but I don't think I could quite bring myself to be *this* obnoxious at work. For St. Patrick's Day though? Hells yeah.

The weather was ridiculously perfect, so I was able to go around with open toes. I'll admit that since we were going to be on our feet and walking a lot for the parade, I was in my new Isola sandals for the day then switched to the heeled sandals for evening. So much fun, and even better when I'm not even hungover the following morning. 

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77 comments :

  1. Loooving the party pants here. I knew this was pre-celebration because you're standing up straight. LOL. :) I have not paired my chevron necklace with a portofino but I may need to try that...I like it a lot!
    Gina
    On the Daily Express

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    1. The chevron necklace was just begging me to pair it with the green portofino!
      Oh yes. I made sure to tell the husband to photograph me BEFORE everything because a) i would be in no shape to do it after and b) if we waited until morning, who knows if my clothes would have even survived the night?!

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  2. I love your St Patty's day look, those pants are soooo cute!!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! Was so fun to wear!

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  3. Have a fun St. Pat's Day Carylee....love those sparkly pants!!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. It was a great time, thank you! And thanks for the note!

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  4. This outfit is SO divine!! The pop of green is so beautiful + I'm swooning over those pants!! <3 And happy St. Patrick's day!! xoxo

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    1. My pants thank you so much! Hope you had a great one as well!

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  5. I am dying over these sequin joggers!! I saw them on Pinterest a couple of months ago and debated getting them but I passed and now I regret it. You look so good in them!!
    Meghan @ Lipstick Skulls Blog

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    1. Thanks so much! And aww - that is a bummer! I really wish they were still available because they're so comfortable and fun! And honestly, a really really great price!

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  6. I love those sequin pants on you! It looks great with the green top! Never thought of that, great thinking of a fab outfit! Love it! :) I will have a hair tutorial soon, I finally shot one but now I gotta edit it, so I will let you know when I do have a hair tutorial! :)

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    1. I am so super excited for an upcoming hair tutorial!!!
      Thanks so so much for the comment and for granting my wish!

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  7. Ahh you look fabulous!! I don't know why all the sequin stuff goes on sale right after the holidays but I love it! You got a great deal. Great minds think alike with the portofino's today! Seriously, is there ever a day they don't work for?
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. No, no there is not! They are great for any and all occasions! I'm kind of scared to count how many I have!
      And yes, lucky for me these babies went on sale. I tried so hard not to buy them, but I could not resist! Need to dress them down next time!

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  8. Ah they finally have made their debut!! The pants look great on you! Love how you incorporated them into your St. Patty's Day look!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

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    1. I know - long time coming, right? It was so worth the wait though. I really loved this outfit!

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  9. OMG your sequin pants are to die for!!! Love!
    xo, Lee

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    1. I second that emotion!
      -Chelsey
      -http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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    2. Thanks, ladies! I'm itching to wear them again already!!! Easter? haha

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  10. Hit it on the head again Carylee- this outfit is so fab!!!!
    -Chelsey
    -http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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    1. Awww - thank you so so much! I've been waiting for *the* perfect time to wear these. Was so excited to whip them out for St. Patrick's Day!!

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    1. Ha! Fancy pants, I like that!
      And thank you - very very sweet!!

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  12. You look so beautiful in this outfit! I adore your sequins pants, so catching an eye and unique thing!

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

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    1. They were definitely head turners, that's for sure. For better or for worse, I'm not sure, but I'll just keep thinking "for better!" :) Thank you so much!

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  13. Your pants are to die for! I So festive - great styling. Thanks for hosting..xo!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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    1. Thank you! And thanks so much for participating!

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  14. Those pants are too fantastic! And they are perfect paired with green!

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    1. They really are great - and they photographed beautifully as well!
      Thanks for the sweet note!

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  15. What a fun look for St. Paddy's Day! I love your accessories especially the shoes. Love that you went for it with the track pants. :

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. It was actually the perfect day to night look! Changing from flat sandals to heels was all this needed - so much fun!

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  16. I love your necklace- I'm obsessed with everything arrows right now!

    xo, Hima
    Hima Hearts

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    1. Me, too!! I don't know what it is - arrows, spikes, triangles! I'm loving the harsh corners these days!

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  17. Loving this casual glam look! I love the accessories that you chose and the fact that you got to wear green.

    Cynthia
    http://myrosecoloredshades.com

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    1. Yes, I almost forgot I had this green shirt when I was first trying to figure out what to wear! It worked out great!

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  18. I just love those pants and you can pull it off! I hope you have fun celebrating. We aren't doing much. Just soccer practice :-)

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    1. Soccer practice could be fun, too!! :)
      The actual day of we didn't do anything, but I'm pretty sure we celebrated enough on Saturday!

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  19. totally pulling off those pants....love it! :)

    rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

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  20. I love this look, I actually ordered the animal print version of those pants, but they were so tight on my calves, and the next size up looked too frumpy, it sucks because they look awesome :)

    Natalia

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    1. Well that's boo! Would have loved to see that version on you!
      And thank you!

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  21. Now all 3 of us have the green portofino...must make a post :) Hope you are having a lovely day doll.

    ~Skye
    TheShopaholicSAHM

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    1. And they all would look great with a certain leopard sandal, too!!!

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  22. The pants are fabulous! I love that they are "track pants" because you get that casual slouchy vibe, but these are so dressy because of the sequins! Love it!

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    1. Exactly! Easy to go from day to night in these bad boys! I love them so much!

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  23. Carylee those sequin pants are so killer looking, love it with the green blouse, such a fun and glamorous ensemble :-)

    Sehr schön ;-)

    ani
    www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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    1. I appreciate that a lot - thank you!!

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  24. You've accessorised this perfectly! Those pants are bloody fab too. Enjoy St Pattys day. I'll be having an early night as I have to get up at 4:30 :/

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Early nights and earlier mornings are never ever fun! :( Thank you for reading and commenting tho and hope you've gotten some rest today!

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  25. Wow, those pants!! I love them!

    Mrs Jack Of All Trades
    www.mjoat.com

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  26. Unfortunately I am leting you down this week my friend. I didn't get the chance to take outfit pictures this weekend which was frustrating. Although I did wear green yesterday for st patricks day. A friend and I coordinated for work. It's an outfit I previously posted on my blog. Good to see you in the theme of st patricks day. You look absolutely gorgeous.

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    1. Oh, no worries at all! Definitely not letting me down - thanks for coming here and reading anyway! You're very sweet!

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  27. Look at you in those sassy pants! This is just fun. :)

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    1. Yes, very fun! One of my most fun outfits on the blog yet! Now I need to wear them again!

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  28. Those sequinned trews are all kinds of fabulous! And love the shoes too! Thanks for hosting x

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    1. Our pleasure! Thanks for linking up!
      And for the very nice note!

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  29. You look amazing! You make me want to try the chic track pants trend...they look so elegant on you - and of course, I love the bling ;-)

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    1. You could totally pull it off! Would love to see you in them!!

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  30. loving your glamorous pants!

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  31. Gorgeous in green, and I'm loving the sequins!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Ashley! And yes, this is the perfect shade of green! (Next to mint, of course…)

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  32. Ok I've been obsessed with those pants since I saw them over the Holidays!! They're perfect for St Patrick's Day with the green! LOVE this look!

    Jessi
    http://www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com

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    1. I fought for dear life not to buy them. But they kept taunting me and luckily by the time I decided I couldn't live without them, the price dropped. Hallelujah for shopping fate!!

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  33. I ordered 2 Portofino shirts last time there was a great sale. I had been tempted and then seeing how versatile you made them and I took the plunge. I've just been waiting for the weather to warm up! Yesterday it finally did and I cracked out the EXACT SAME GREEN SHIRT that you're wearing. Seeing this post, I feel like you would have said "good job!" I even put on a necklace!

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    1. How can you leave me this comment without a photo!! You're teasing me! :)
      I'm so happy you succumbed to the portofino! seriously, they're the best!!!

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  34. Those sequined pants are fabulous! And the gold looks great with the green blouse. Too cute!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    1. Thanks, Nikki! I don't wear green much, but when I do, I wonder why I don't more!

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  35. One of your best outfits Carylee. I just purchased Black Sequined Pants last week and cannot wait to style them. Looking in my closet as I was trying to find something Bright Green for St. Patty's I don't own a Green Button-down Blouse. Would love a Portofino one in Green. Your Sandals are great too and the perfect heel, not too tall. I also love that Chevron Necklace. I cannot wait to go shopping at Express next time I am in the States. =) It has been and still is one of My Favorite Stores, for about 15 years now.

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    1. Wow - well, I'm glad we share the same love for Express!
      Can't wait to see how you style your new sequin pants - so much fun!

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  36. Yes, those pants were definitely perfect for a St. Patty's Day celebration! Happy Hump day Wednesday, I am stopping by from Whitney's Personal Style Monday.

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    1. Thanks for hopping on over! And yep, this outfit was my trifecta of perfectness!

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  37. Just dying over your pants!! We would also love to have you cohost sometime. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thank you, and I would be honored to co-host!

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  38. Love this look on you! I don't think I can pull off sequins :)

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    1. They're definitely a statement piece! I just could not resist! Thanks for the sweet note!!

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