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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

My first Loubies





Sunnies: Oakley (option) | Bracelet: Can't remember! | Bag: Kate Spade (optionfunky option) | Dress: Express (option, option, option, splurge)   | Wedges: Christian Louboutin (option, budget option)

Ahh, I remember it like it was yesterday. I was sitting downstairs in the basement, surfing the internet and I came across these sandals on a website called Roanshop.com. A friend of mine had been to this store in person, so although I had never heard of it before, I knew it was reputable. They had these beauties on sale for at least 50% off their retail price.
Christian Louboutin I Love – Roan
I loved the shape of the wedge, and well, I'm a sucker for anything patent. I had never bought a pair of Christian Louboutins before, and couldn't believe I was about to order my first pair. They only took orders over the phone, which was good because then I could talk through sizing with her. I'm so all over the place with sizing for Louboutins. (If you missed my post from back in the day about Louboutins, you can read it here.) She suggested I size up, and I'm glad I listened because they fit perfect.

I was excited to reach for them again today to pair with this dress. (First seen here.) Once I had the dress and the wedges on, I literally said out loud, "I feel like I need a basket." For some reason I felt picnic ready in this! I looked up and saw this bag on a shelf, and then said out loud (yes I talk to myself a lot), "Speaking of a basket!…" And voila! The outfit was complete.


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  1. Such a shame Bloggers Closet isn't available in the UK - I would be all over yours, Carylee! I love the dress, the purse and the wedges - I am such a sucker for wedges, and your first Louboutins are a special memory too! I think my first were my civil ceremony high heeled sandals (Jimmy Choo Couture for the main church event!). Gorgeous xx

    Mama-andmore.com

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    1. Wooo, awesome! I love hearing about people's "firsts!"

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  2. You look darling Carylee! Your Louboutins are gorgeous! I am still waiting for my first pair! Hopefully soon!!

    Hope you have a great day!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

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    1. Yes, I hope soon, too! You would seriously rock them out!!

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  3. You look awesome! Those shoes are amazing!

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    1. Thanks so much! I love their unique shape!

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  4. Those are some cute wedges! Congrats on your first pair of Louboutins. I love wedges, but I always look like a giant when I wear them...ugh. The curse of being 5'8 lol. The purse was a really nice touch to your lovely dress by the way.

    Kreyola Jounerys

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    1. Thank you! And awww - that's boo! But I can appreciate what you mean. Me on the other hand, I put on flats after wearing heels all the time, and people can't believe how short I am in real life! haha

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  5. I honestly had no idea CL made wedges, so thanks for the education! They pair really well with that dress - glad you are finding ways to remix it! ;)
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

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    1. I know right! Which makes it even more random/ special that my first pair were sandals! I pink puffy heart them tho!

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  6. I love everything about this outfit!! The wedges, purse and dress, so pretty!
    effortlesslady.blogspot.ca

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  7. OMG thanks for the info on the store! I always thought I would never be able to get a pair of Louboutin. So awesome!!!
    Such a cute outfit too!
    xo, Lee

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    1. I hope shopping fate works out for you!

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  8. You are so cute!! I have never heard of that store either but I am heading there now! I love finding discount websites that sell great quality stuff!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. Yay! Happy to share! It's great to have insiders! :)

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  9. Carylee, you always look perfect! I love this striped dress on you. The clutch is to DIE for! What a great look!
    http://www.weshopinheels.com

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  10. Love this dress, I am so happy you are rocking dresses on the blog now! Your collection seems endless ;) The day I buy my first Loubies will be a very glorious day, I am loving these wedges!

    xoxo
    Jasmin
    www.jasmindaily.com

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    1. Oh gosh yes, the collection is pretty scary! But it's great to share it with you all!

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  11. I love this dress and those CL wedges are amazing!!

    Nicole
    www.nicoletothenines.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad I got the dress, it's a perfect shape! Same with the wedges!

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  12. Those CL wedges are amazing!! This look is darling on you-the striped dress & KS bag are so pretty!
    Marta xo
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    1. I definitely felt super girlie in this! Thanks!!

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  13. That is such a cute bag and love that dress. Some day I will have a pair of Louboutins. Some day....

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    1. I absolutely am in agreement with you on this! It will happen!

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  14. very cute dress! I love the pattern mixing with the clutch!

    Lindsey
    Thrift and Shout

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    1. Thanks so much! I wish all dresses could be this exact shape!

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  15. Love your whole look! Beautiful!

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  16. Love this whole look! Thanks for the hint on the store too!
    ~Ellen
    www.everydayfancy.com

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  17. oooh i love the shape of the wedge!

    rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

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    1. It's it so sexy?! I just love it!

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  18. They are ADORABLE! I'll have to check out that store :)

    Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

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    1. Yep - they carry great stuff, and I love checking out their sale section! Good luck!

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  19. You look great, love how you've accessorized the dress especially the sexy shoes :)

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    1. Thanks, Nora! The dress just needed a pop of color and I was done!

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  20. Love this outfit! Your dress and wedges are so cute!!

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    1. Thanks so so much! I appreciate that!

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  21. The dress is stunning and the patent wedges as well! I wear my exact same non patent CLs with just about anything. They go so well with summer outfits!! Loving it!!.

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    1. That's awesome, girl! They're great!!

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  22. You are seriously so adorable! I just went back and looked at your post with the dress the first time. Somehow missed it earlier. Love how you styled it and I want to see your closet!!

    Xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. I know, I know - I really really need to do a better closet/shoe collection post! I have ideas for it, and I just need to do it already!!
      And thank you - seriously, it means a lot!

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  23. Such a cute outfit - am laughing imaging all the fun conversations you must have with yourself while outfit planning ;-P

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    1. Hahaha! Happy to send you the mental pictures! I definitely talk a lot as I go through the planning process! I try talking to the husband too, but lord knows he can't be listening to me! :)

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  24. Fantastic! I am so jeally of your Kate Spade collection, and now I guess L.B.'s as well!!!
    -Chelsey
    -http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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    1. If only we could share closets!!!

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  25. They are beautiful...like sculptures! And i love the mint striped dress and pink clutch-great combo.

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    1. Oh I love that analogy- like sculptures! They really are! Thanks!

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  26. They are very pretty shoes! :)

    Love hearing the story of how your outfit came together too! Always nice to get a sneak-peek into the way others put things together :)

    Away From The Blue

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    1. I'm glad you like it! I like behind the scenes stuff, too! You wouldn't think getting dressed would be that hard!

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  27. Cute dress and perfect shoes. Love it.

    xoxo
    Ina :*

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  28. I adore this outfit!! I love all the little touches--the hot pink, and the unique shape of those wedges. Great find!

    Jen
    www.lifeunrefined.com

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    1. Thanks, Jen! I appreciate that so much!

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    1. :) I just love them - thank you!!

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  30. Total love head to toe, especially for that dress. I love the shoes and purse also. Can I feature this Outfit on my blog next Wed June 4th for the Spring Must Haves? Please let me know. Thanks. =)

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    1. Aww of course you can feature it. Thank you for asking and for the nice note!

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