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Monday, May 26, 2014

Manic Monday: Kicking off summer


Memorial Day Purchases

Since Memorial Day is the official kickoff to summer, I decided to put together a mini shopping list of summer must haves and share one of my beach looks.


Sunnies: Oakley (similar) | Romper: Target | Bandeau bikini top: Target | Bag: DVF (option) | Sandals: Sam Edelman

I haven't owned a onesie in years! Definitely sooner than my infant years - maybe late 90s, early 2000s? Rompers and jumpsuits are everywhere nowadays, they're kind of unavoidable. My main beef with them is the convenience factor, or lack thereof, specifically in the ladies' room. For the beach - they're great. I bought this - which I actually found in the sleepwear section at Target - and wore it in Jamaica as a cover up. It's ridiculously soft and comfy, perfect after laying out all day in the sun.

Thanks to all who have served our country or have sacrificed your loved ones so they can serve - both roles are hard, to say the least, and I admire those that can do this. Hope you'll link up with us and/or leave us a comment about how you're spending your Memorial Day weekend!


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59 comments :

  1. Happy Memorial Day! Love the romper! I adore them!

    xo, Erica
    www.casuallystyled.com

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    1. Hope you had a great one also! Thank you!!

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  2. I think rompers are adorable but like you mentioned, I don't know how to get around the inconvenience factor. The one you feature here is definitely perfect for the beach, it does look super comfy and it's cute. Love that Kate Spate straw tote.

    Cynthia
    http://myrosecoloredshades.com

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    1. It's a no brainer for the beach! I wore one over the weekend for a BBQ, and I will say that it was nice to crawl around on the floor with my nephew and not worry about over exposing myself! :)

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  3. You look absolutely adorable in that romper Carylee...have a wonderful MD too!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca! Hope yours was fab!

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  4. Love your romper! Happy memorial day.
    effortlesslady.blogspot.ca

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  5. That romper is so cute on you! Smart to shop in the sleepwear section for it...I have to look there! I agree that they aren't the most convenient to wear but some things are worth it in the name of fashion :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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    1. Oh for sure! Fashion is worth the sacrifice!
      The romper is really perfect for summer - if you get it, too, you'll have to let me know!

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  6. From the sleep section at Target?! That's genius! Great shopping detective skill yet again. It's really adorable and please do not be surprised if it ends up in my closet. For beach wear, of course. I also cannot deal with the bathroom inconvenience of a romper for regular wear.
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

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    1. Yep, Target is so dangerous for finding things outside of the department you are actually there shopping for! But I do love it for the beach a lot and was debating on getting a second one but I don't even have a beach vacation planned!!!

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  7. Love the romper...especially the back! So cute. Happy Monday...XO!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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    1. The back makes it special, for sure!

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  8. Your Romper works GREAT as a swim cover!! Also loving the one you pictured in the sample board. It still feels like Summer weather is far away in Colorado (insert super sad face here). I'm making it sound worse than it really is of course, lol!!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. Awww well, we should go visit Gina! Then all 3 of us can have some beach time!!!

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  9. I love that swimsuit piece in the outfit layout! So cute! And Oh my goodness Carylee! You look smokin' hot in that romper! Keep working it! You look great, I wanna try romper's but I think i'm too tall for them, maybe I should try this one! If I do, I will let you know when I post it and show you how I look like in a romper LOL

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    1. See again with the height factor! We really do need to switch legs one day!
      I tried on a couple from Express but they were so super high waisted, it was not flattering on me and short legs!

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  10. Happy Memorial Day! That romper looks really cute on you. I've been avoiding them too, mainly for the bathroom factor. I have the bladder the size of a walnut. So, yeah... Not very practical for me.

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    1. haha, yes, I would not recommend it because it would get old really fast!
      Have a great week, lady!

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    1. <3 Thanks, girl! It was east to run around in!

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  12. Cute romper. Perfect for Memorial Day.

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  13. Love your romper, I can't believe you found it at the sleepwear section of Target?! If you really scour every nook and cranny of Target, you'll find tons of gems!

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    1. I know right, such a dangerous land mine for spending!
      I will check it out - thanks for the heads up!

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  14. I love rompers. This one is super cute! I think a straw bag is perfect for the beach. Definitely a staple.

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds
    How Gorgeous Jewelry

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    1. Yes, absolutely! Anything beachy just makes me so happy!

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  15. That is THE cutest romper, I love the peep back. And I love everything in that shopping list, especially the bathing suit and the brown bag.

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    1. I know! I almost wanted to order them for myself but then I realized I don't have a vacation to shop for! Boo! :)

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  16. Thank you for another fab kick-off party..... Happy Memorial Day!! :)
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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    1. Our pleasure - thanks for the support!! Have a great day!

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  17. I love the back of that romper - perfect for swim coverups!

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  18. Love these choices! That cover up from J.Crew is such a good find. I have one in my online shopping bag thanks to you!! Such a great price! Hope you are having a great memorial day!

    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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    1. Woohoo - hope you get it and it works out!

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  19. Love this romper! So cute! The back is fabulous!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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  20. Carylee you look so super cute in that romper. I dont have one yet as I dont think they look flattering on me but you just rock them.

    ani
    www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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    1. I think I got lucky with this one. They're not all created equally! I've tried some super bad ones on! Eeek!

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  21. i love love that romper! im curious as how to put that on... i love the eyelet detail on the back :)

    hope you're having an awesome holiday weekend carylee!

    rhea

    Rhea, Et Cetera: Summer Getaway outfit & my new dog!

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    1. There's a small button at the top of the back! It's actually not bad at all to slip on and off! The button isn't one of those impossible ones to undo!

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  22. Great romper! I sometimes see items in the sleepwear section and think it would work for something else. We were in Orlando all weekend for a soccer tournament. It was soooo hot! And, I didn't get to go shopping but that is actually a good thing :-)

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    1. Well, good for you! So proud!
      And yes, this isn't the first time I've worn something in the sleepwear section in real life...

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  23. You just always look so put together! It'a amazing!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  24. That cover-up is fantastic! Thanks for sharing your must-haves! I'll have to look into the coverup for this summer :)

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  25. I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend! Your romper is so cute and I love the bikini in your must-haves!

    Nicole
    www.nicoletothenines.blogspot.com

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  26. Love that romper - I would never have guessed that it was from the sleepwear section! And what a bonus that it's super soft too ...I want one now <3

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  27. That romper is adorable! Love the open back - so perfect for the beach!

    Katie - See What Katie Wears

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    1. Thanks! It was fun and easy to wear for the beach!

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  28. You look so cute in this romper! I need to find one for summer, too. Love the look:)

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    1. Hope you find your perfect one!
      Thanks!

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  29. Carylee, I absolutely love this cute "onesie" on you...lol. How cool is it that my recent blog post is also featuring a yellow jumpsuit. It is the first time I think I have ever worn one. I am not ready to do a romper style jumper quite yet. I have thigh insecurities...lol.

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    1. Aww - don't be insecure! Can't wait to see yours!

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  30. That romper is so cute. Love that coverup too! Great picks!
    http://www.robincharmagne.com/blog

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  31. Just catching up with your blog, pretty girl. I have been peeking at the outfits, just now reading.

    That striped romper is adorable. I love the sneak peek back. I also ordered a couple of those Bandeu Swimsuits from Target. Let's see if they work out.

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  32. Can't wait to hear how the swimsuits work out for you! Fingers crossed!

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