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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

My Beau






Sunnies: Gucci | Scarf: Express | Top: Express (in "Truly Blue") | Bangle: Kate Spade (option) | Bag: Kate Spade (large Beau on sale here) | Pants: Express | Wedges: Sam Edelman (also available here)

You guys. I freaking love this bag. I love it! I've been coveting the Beau in every color as soon as it was released. But, I needed another bag like I needed a hole in my head, especially at regular price. So I have just been silently envying everyone carrying theirs around like it's no big deal.

You can imagine my delight when I walked into the Kate Spade store in Gardens Mall down in Florida, and saw a sign saying "up to 50% off" over a clothing rack, but next to a few different Beau bags. I let out an audible gasp and immediately asked the SA if that included the Beau. Yep - sure did! The red/pink, blush, and this "French navy" were 40% off. 40%!!!! From there it was just a matter of picking what size and color I wanted! This one is the smaller one - I tried the larger one on and it just felt overpowering to me. This size is still extremely roomy, but can double as an everyday bag vs. solely as a work tote.

I don't know if it's the bag or what, but I'm completely in love with this outfit! I was so excited when Express came out with this "Truly Blue" color for the portofino. It's lightweight and perfect as an alternative to a chambray for hot months! Yes, I know, I needed another portofino like I needed a hole in my head, but can I distract you with my Beau?


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Linking up for: #AllAboutYouStyle Sessions, Erin and Laura for Trend Spin Linkup, Love Your Look, and Stylish Tuesday.

52 comments :

  1. Wow great deal and great outfit! I love spring with pastels and whites. So pretty!
    xo, Lee

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    1. Thank you so much! This outfit just screams "happy" to me!

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  2. Blue is my favorite color so I'm totally loving this look. And the bag, so jealous! Can I borrow it?

    Cynthia

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    1. Isn't it fantastic! And if you were close, you could totally borrow it! And thank you so much!

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  3. GREAT bag! I love this little bit of striping, and who doesn't love a great deal!?

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    1. Oh I know! The deal makes this bag sweeter!
      Thank you!

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  4. Ah, I love how you put all of these pieces together. And since you didn't already have a Portofino in this color, YES, of course you needed it. It looks great on you. The bag is so cute, just the right size (well, for my personal preference anyway) and such a great complement to this outfit. The whole look is one of my new favorites...it's quite possible I'll be copying it in the near future...
    Gina
    On the Daily Express

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    1. Awww thank you! I honestly love this outfit SO much!!! The blue portofino is amazing! Now I just need a yacht!! Haha

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  5. Love this look, Carylee! It's so summer-y! You look great.

    Dhruvi
    Stilettos & Sequins
    Galian Handbags Giveaway

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    1. Thank you so much! It's so light and airy, I do really love it, too!

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  6. I love this outfit! It's so fresh and beautiful, and I'm just a little bit obsessed with that bag. So gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

    xo
    Dolce
    www.mydailysweet.com
    Check out my blog for a huge $500 giveaway!

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    1. Oh I'm plenty obsessed with this bag! Glad you can appreciate my obsession!!
      And thank you very much!

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  7. That is a great bag! I also don't like big purses. It seems like they are getting bigger and bigger. It is hard to find one that is just the right size. I think I may need to get that Portofino. I am returning one in another color today. Hmmmm.

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    1. I'm positive this will be one of my most favorite colors! It really pairs with anything a chambray would, but it's so lightweight! Do it!

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  8. Ah so so cute!! The bag is the perfect size for spring!

    xo, Erica
    www.casuallystyled.com

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    1. It's ridiculously awesome!!! I am just so happy about it!

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  9. Gorgeous Beau bag! Love the way you've styled it. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    1. Thanks, Ashely! Was really trying not to look super patriotic! I think the outfit balances it nicely!

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    1. I know, right?! Makes me happy!
      Thank you for reading!

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  11. Ah! So super jealous. One day I will own a Kate Spade bag! Yours is gorg and I love the outfit too!

    Jessi
    http://www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com

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    1. Her bags are just so happy! Well, everything of hers is happy. I'm such an addict!!
      Thank you for reading!!

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  12. Ahh I love the color of your beau bag!! I did not even know they came in multiple sizes until I read your post. I like the size you picked... I agree that the larger ones can be just a bit too spacious!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. Yep - two sizes, which is good because that also means two price points! The big one is seriously more of an overnight bag! I mean, I wouldn't turn it down if someone bought me one as a gift… :)

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  13. That big is stunning! I love it too. Also those wedges are lovely! I've been looking for some just like that.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. These wedges are one of my faves! The cork makes them so lightweight! And I love the rose gold hardware! Definitely recommend!

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    1. I KNOW! haha
      Can you tell I'm still gloating?

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  15. I can see why you're in love with the outfit!! Great pieces and a steal of a deal on the bag!! It was meant to be!!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. Shopping fate is the best, isn't it??!
      (At least that's how I justify spending sometimes…)
      I literally texted the husband immediately when I saw the bag and said - OMG the Beau is 40% off!!
      Which really meant "I'm buying, not asking for permission!"
      He didn't argue though. He understood! :)

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  16. What a lovely spring looked. beautifully, perfect combos. I'd be glad to have on my blog as well:). ox

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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    1. Thanks Tanya!! Happy to see you pop over here!

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  17. Oh my that bag is soooo adorable it nailed the whole look together.....so perfect for Spring & Summer!!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca! Seriously one of my all time favorites!

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  18. How did I miss this outfit? I'm in love with it. It's perfect for Spring and for you and for me...this is something you could have pushed on to me too!! Now I'm looking at this color Portofino right now! You always know how to rock an outfit and the scarf and the beau are beautiful added bonuses!

    ~Skye
    TheShopaholicSAHM

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    1. You do really need this portofino! Think of it as a super lightweight chambray! The possibilities are endless!!! :)

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  19. Eeek - I want to magically find 40% off Beau bags...they're gorgeous!!! And I really need that blue leopard scarf - it looks gorgeous on you :-)

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    1. I'm surprised you don't have it already! Altho it took me a long time to wear this one vs the other 3 and I'm not sure why! It's great!

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  20. First off- I don't know if it's the sunny pics or what- but this is one of my all time fave outfits of yours! I absolutely love it, and am very much in love with your perfect new Kate Spade bag as well. Love, Chelsey. haha
    -http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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    1. Well you and I are on the same page because I felt sooo good in this! It was so fun and easy and breezy! And yes, this Beau was worth the wait!!!

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  21. I love this bag and LOVE your scarf, gorgeous! Great find on the bag deal, good things come to those who wait! Xx

    Mama-andmore.com

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    1. Thanks so much lady! And I agree! Shopping fate is great!!

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  22. Ps - cant see your link on All About You, but it's live till Tuesday! X

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    1. I tried linking up in the morning and didn't see it was live! But I see it now. Thanks for the heads up!

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  23. you and your bags, I have been looking at this exact one since I first saw it, so jealous, pus you are outside without a coat and boots and snow...

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    1. Aww well I hope you get warmth very soon too! I'm so happy you share love for this bag! It really is great and I def recommend if you ever run into it!!

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  24. Hello! Visiting from Style Sessions link up! I love everything about that purse :)

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm so in love with this bag!!

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  25. i love this combo...great blog i just kept reading post after post...thank you for stopping by my blog

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    1. Aww - thank you so much! Glad our paths have crossed!

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