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Monday, April 21, 2014

Manic Monday: 18 months


Happy Manic Monday! Hope everyone had an amazing weekend whether you celebrate Easter or not! And with that, I'll just get right to today's look! 

I love these pants but I don't know why I have a hard time styling them without finding Pinspiration first. The last time I wore them was back before this little blog existed and I was still taking OOTD selfies in our office gym. This is me next to my Pinspiration back then:

Left: Source | Right: Outfit details here

Another benefit to photo documenting your outfits is being able to know what specific date you wore something. These pants - October 8, 2012. Wait, 2012?? That was a whole year and a half ago! Well, at least these pants have staying power to last multiple seasons.  (And is it just me, or do you also breathe a sigh of relief when you try something on you haven't worn in forever and it still fits?!) 

Kellie, a resident Manic Monday-er who blogs over at ie-style.com wrote this post recently about her yellow wishlist, and it inspired me to get these pants back into the rotation sooner rather than later. I knew it'd been awhile since I last wore them; I just didn't realize "awhile" meant 18 months!

Left: Source

I loved the idea of this outfit, especially because I realized I hadn't worn my new red portofino yet! The color palette is definitely not for the timid, and to be honest, I wasn't sure how I would like it on me. I'm very glad I tried it on because I think the saturated color gorgeous and fun, and well, I could not resist adding a hint of leopard in there, too!





Sunnies: Vince Camuto | Earrings: Stella and Dot | Necklace: Express (option) | Top: Express | Pants: Madewell (crazy sale but limited sizes here) (option) (option) | Belt: Express | Bracelets: Stella and Dot, Gorjana | Bag: Michael Kors (option) | Shoes: Valentino

It's been pretty hectic around these parts, I can't even lie about it. I have had to travel two days a week every week so far this month and while I'm passed that now, it's even crazier trying to cram everything in before I leave for vacation!! Vacation is awesome but the week before and the week after really suck, am I right?


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64 comments :

  1. Love it girl. How do you get your bun that high? Bun maker?!!

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    1. Thank you! It's all teasing and hairspray!

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  2. This color combo is too bold for me but you're rocking it. Love seeing the rockstuds in action =) Have a wonderful Monday!

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    1. I am SO in love with these shoes! I am amazed how walkable they are, too! Thanks so much!

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  3. Actually, I really love both ways you've worn these pants!! I love red and yellow together and your second look is perfect for the season!! Love! thanks for the shout out!! :-)
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. My pleasure! Thanks for catapulting me to wear these again! Can't wait to style them another time!

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  4. You are rocking this look! I don't know if I could pull of those colors but they look great on you! Love the rockstuds!!

    Hope you had a great weekend!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

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  5. FWIW I think your pin source on red + yellow is Brooklyn Blonde. :) I'm with Sydney, the combo is definitely more bold than I would wear but love your fearlessness! And I also agree w/ you that the week before and the week after a trip are LE SUCK! But you are almost to Jamaica so who cares?!
    Gina
    On the Daily Express

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    1. Thanks for the tip!! And I am impressed with how ridiculously productive I was today, so I'm feeling better already! Almost there!!

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  6. Three words- You. Look. Fabulous! I document most of my outfits on the free app called "Cloth" It's great because you can categorize each look and write down all the details. I love this because sometimes I forget which tunic works best underneath a top or what jewelry I wore. I can go right back into the outfit and see all the deets. It also tells the date which, as you know, is uber helpful! I love this color combo because it is not expected. Such an inspriational look! Thanks girl!

    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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    1. Awesome - thank you so much for the heads up! I will have to check this out!!

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  7. You do colors so well, Carylee! I would never think to put these colors together but now that I see them on you, they look so great.

    Cynthia
    http://myrosecoloredshades.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Cynthia! This was a bit of a stretch for me, but in the end, I loved it! No regrets!

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  8. Hey that's a great color combo....interesting & fun & I could say those shoes nailed it all up!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. The shoes are just the best! Could not help smiling while looking at my feet!

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  9. Seriously cute! Yes I love when a pair of pants fit after a year!! Pinspirations have helped me think outside my normal box.
    xo, Lee

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    1. Don't they though?! Don't know how I lived before blogs and pinterest. Actually, I do- I had a bunch of magazine pages in a binder! Funny

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  10. Such bright colors, you are right most people would never wear them together, but they look great on you.

    Natalia
    http://leavingthecorneranddippingmytoes.blogspot.com/

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    1. Someone mentioned looking like ketchup and mustard. Hadn't even crossed my mind! Oh well! My thoughts don't change, I feel great in this. Thank you!

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  11. OMG! I love this outfit! I love the yellow pants and red top! Love it, plus your hair is fab, I wish I could do my hair like that, but my hair is too heavy and it will flop sideways! Love it on you though! :)

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    1. Well I can take your long curls and you can have my bun! :) Thanks so much, girl!

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  12. I LOVE this outfit! The pants and the red blouse are a perfect match. Looking great and thanks for linking up...XO!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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  13. This is such a great color combination! Definitely bold, but you look great! Love your bun, too:)

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    1. Thank you! I love my big obnoxious bun! haha

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  14. This is such a great color combo! You look great!

    Nicole
    www.nicoletothenines.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Nicole! I appreciate it!

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  15. Hooray for bold combinations! I have a pair of yellow pants that have surprised me as well with their versatility. Many of my yellow outfit combinations are the most pinned on Pinterest. It's not a color I would've considered before jumping into the blogging world. Isn't it fun to try new things?

    Lea
    HighHeeledStyle.com

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    1. yes absolutely! I pull so much inspiration from other bloggers and pinterst! It's really just made my wardrobe so much more wearable!

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  16. Great idea for a post. We are all inspired by one another.

    Love,
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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    1. It's great - love the constant inspiration!

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  17. Love this color combo! Great inspiration.

    Brooke
    convenientstyle.blogspot.com

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  18. Such a pretty color combination! I love the pants!

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    1. Thanks, Lauren! I really need to wear them more!

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  19. I love this! What a great color combination. You pull if off so well. I don't know if I could do it.

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    1. Aww, really? I think you totally could!

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  20. I love that you took this great color combo risk! I tend to just stick to one colored piece with maybe colored accessories. This combo looks so fun together! I have to use Pinterest for my colored pants too haha
    Visiting from the Mix It Monday link up and now joining your link up!
    Lauren
    Exploring My Style

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    1. Yay! So glad you found us - hope to see you back next week!
      And thank you for the sweet note!

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  21. It's definitely a bold combo but you did it so well! I love the pants with your first inspiration look as well. Very fun!

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    1. Thanks so much, Noelle!! I can't believe it's been so long since the other pinspiration!

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  22. The yellow and red looks great together! Nice choice for pinspiration. :-)

    Mo

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  23. Such an unexpected color combo but so looking great. You totally rock this ensemble my dear :-)

    ani
    www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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    1. Thanks so much for that! This makes me smile!

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  24. Carylee, you look much cuter than your pinspiration girl! Seriously, think the outfit suits you way better, fantastic colours! Thanks for hosting x

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    1. That is quite a statement, girl! Thank you!

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  25. Well, I'm glad you pulled these pants back out because they're adorable! I don't have an abundance of closet space so I have to put all of my out-of-season items in storage. I'm excited to pull out my summer stuff soon- it may feel like getting a new wardrobe!

    kaitlin
    www.teaandsequins.com

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    1. I admire you all who switch out clothes for the seasons! But I suppose it's nice because it makes you feel like things are new again like you said! Sometimes I feel like I get rid of stuff just because I don't want to look at them anymore!

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  26. Carylee, I absoulutely love this color palette. I have similar items in my closet and may pull them out and put them together. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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    1. I would love it if you did! Would be so great to see your recreation!

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  27. Isn't it the best to discover smt. right out of your own closet and go where did this come from? :-)) I too have many hilarious moments like this, such moments make me realize I am more of a shop-a-holic than I thought I was. ;) It is also SO much fun coming up with new outfits using your re-discovered piece as the foundation, and you my dear did an amazing job of that! Boldness of the color combo is just flawless, the shoes and bag perfect accessories. andddd the hair; let's give the hair the attention it deserves cause it's just awesome and you look great with it styled this way in a bun! Hope you have the best time at your vacation lovely; can't wait to hear all the details! <3 XOXO, Elif @theboxqueen

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    1. Thanks so much for all this! And my bun appreciates the shout out as well! It's a fun way to style my hair! Love that I can do it!

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  28. You did a great job both times! I love the color combination and the shoes are just everything!

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    1. Thank you! And I'm really happy with how many times I've been able to wear the shoes already - they're so great!

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  29. I love everything about your colorful look and I am loving your rockstud shoes
    http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate you stopping by! The shoes are so fun!

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  30. Love your style! This is so cute together.

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  31. I love Brooklyn Blonde, and your recreation of her look is perfect! Your yellow pants are great! I have a few yellow tops I need to remember to wear more often :)

    Katie | Style Diary

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    1. I know! I love yellow, but for whatever reason I never think to wear it!

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