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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Trend Spin Linkup: Bold Fashion


I'm so excited to be co-hosting the Trend Spin Linkup with Erin and Laura! I've been linking up with them for as long as I can remember, so it's quite a milestone for me to be on this side of the table. Today's trend is bold looks, and nothing says "bold" quite like a onesie can.

Well, I wasn't sure if I could pull off a romper/jumpsuit for anywhere other than the beach, as you saw in yesterday's post. And if you follow me on Instagram, you saw that I sported a chambray romper for a rainy BBQ. I bought that romper as well for Jamaica, and didn't have one yet for "real life" wear. I tried this one from Express, and unfortunately, it was horrendous on me. I'm too high waisted for it, so it went back faster than I could say "return." I was pretty bummed because it looked awesome on Gina in the "Bright Salmon" color here, but sadly did not work for me. During Express' last 40% off sale, I decided to try just a plain black jumpsuit to see how I felt.






Sunnies: Gucci | Necklace: Express (option) | Watch: La Mer (option) | Bag: Ralph Lauren (option) | Jumpsuit: Express | Shoes: MICHAEL Michael Kors (similaroption

There is a snap closure at the top, and it slips easily on and off. I wore this for a date night with the husband over the weekend - dinner and drinks. The bathroom situation wasn't awful; although I could see how after more and more cocktails that the task of getting dressed and undressed could be precarious. 

I decided to let the jumpsuit speak for itself for the most part, though I did pair it with bolder accessories in keeping with today's trend spin. I was very flattered because the three ladies that greeted us at the restaurant were gushing over my outfit, and that was great validation for me. Compliments from strangers are the best, no? 

What about you? Are you rocking the onesies? Or if not, what other bold look are you experimenting with?


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

68 comments :

  1. Cute outfit!!! Loving theses lately. What a fun necklace to go with the outfit.
    ~Angela
    www.prettyinherpearls.com

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    1. I definitely wanted to go chunky and edgy with the accessories! Glad you like this!
      Thank you!

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  2. You can never go wrong with a jumpsuit. You look fabulous and I love the shoes!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. I never thought I would agree with that statement, but I have a feeling this will be my go-to "in a pinch" outfit!

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  3. Seriously that jumpsuit looks amazing on you! I am a huge fan of the one pieces! Great look Carylee! Love the heels!!

    Hope you had a nice weekend!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

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    1. Thanks, Erica! And yes, let's talk about the heels. Love them!

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  4. This jumpsuit is perfect and so is the way you styled it! My only pet peeve about jumpsuits is the dressing/undressing. It makes me not want to drink anything when I am out! Great look!

    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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    1. Haha! Yes exactly!! Dinner was manageable, but I don't know if I could go the long haul. And I'm just picturing drunk Carylee not being mindful of what could fall in the toilet! Nightmare!

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  5. I have been wanting a jump suit so bad! Yours is gorgeous - and so versatile since its black! Love!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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    1. Well, I hope you find your perfect one! I think I got lucky with this!
      Thanks for the feedback!

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  6. This looks SO great on you. I almost want to get this, but I'm sure it would go unworn forever. And I agree, real life compliments are the best! It's nice to know things you wear resonate outside the fashion blogging community. Loving the details you chose for this as always! You are so good at accessorizing.
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

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    1. Thank you for this - means a lot! Will you at least try it on? Pretty please?? I really think it would look great on you!

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  7. You can totally rock the jumpsuit trend! :) Love this on you!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    1. You inspired me with your two piece JCrew outfit that totally looked like a one piece!

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  8. From the link up. I would like to get a jumpsuit, not sure how they fit someone 5'9. You look amazing, and your shoes are gorgeous.
    please stop by
    jess
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping over! I hope you can find one that suits you!

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  9. The jumpsuit looks so great on you! I don't think I could pull of this look. Love your necklace and heels too!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. Interesting to hear everyone's feedback on the jumpsuit! I was certainly a skeptic as well!
      Thanks for the note!

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  10. I love jumpsuits! This one on you is perfect, I love how you paired it with those fab caged heels. I always struggle finding them because I am so tall but will not give up on the search!

    xoxo
    Jasmin
    www.jasmindaily.com

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    1. For sure, don't give up! Your perfect one is out there!!

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  11. I am so happy you are co-hosting! How fun. You are rocking this jumsuit! I seriously love jumsuits. It's the perfect date night look. I love the bold shoes you paired it it tool Fantastic!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. It was great for date night! Especially since it gets cooler as the sun goes down! Very happy with this!
      Thank you!!

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  12. Yeah, I don't think my body is made for jumpsuits, but you look amazing in it! Love the shoes!!

    Becky
    bybmg.blogspot.com

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    1. I felt the same way! I'm really surprised I found one I actually liked!
      Thanks for the note! And yes, the shoes. They had me at hello!

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  13. I love it on you, you look fabulous! I'm not sure I could pull it off either but when I see them on others I want one :) great accessories too!

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    1. This is how I feel about the full midi-skirt!! Wish we could trade for a day!

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  14. This outfit is killer! :) So Vogue. Love it!
    xo Erin
    http://www.winkandatwirl.com/

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  15. This jumpsuit was made for you. I just love stranger compliments. I try to give them too. I just makes someone's day.

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    1. I am so the same way! I am not shy complimenting strangers! It feels good to receive and to give!

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  16. This jumpsuit is great on you and I love the accessories you've paired it with!

    Nicole
    www.nicoletothenines.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Nicole! I'm glad I decided to go a bit edgy!

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  17. I love that your bold outfit is a black jumpsuit - very out-of-the-box bold! (I love other went the neon/bold color route!)

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    1. Thanks! It proves that if you're afraid of color, you still have other options to go bold!

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  18. wow, great jumpsuit! i love how you styled it with the leopard bag for a pop of print!

    cute & little

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    1. It's hard for me to not have leopard in my outfits! :)
      Thanks so much for reading!

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  19. Love this jumpsuit!! I'm obsessed with overalls/rompers/jumpsuits/rompers basically everything one-pieced right now haha. Love the leopard on your cute bag too!

    Jessi
    www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com

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    1. Thanks so much, lady! These last few days I feel like I'm all about the onesies! Perhaps I should never say never to the overall trend then….

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  20. You look awesome in the romper! I so wish I could pull one off. But with my height have yet to find one that works.

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    1. Height would definitely be a challenge! And even with me being short - my high waist/short torso makes them tricky!
      Thanks for stopping by!!

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  21. you are rocking this jumpsuit! I totally giggled at your line about going to the bathroom and the number of drinks you have. haha. =D
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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    1. Haha - glad you enjoyed that! I had two drinks that night, and even after the second one I thought - yeah, this would not be fun after a third drink! :) Thanks for reading!

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  22. Love that jumpsuit! I work a MK jumpsuit at an event I hosted and now I totally regret not buying it! What a fun link up!

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    1. Well, there's still time to find another that could work just as well!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. I am obsessed with black jumpsuits! I haven't found the perfect one yet, but I love this one! You look fabulous!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    1. Aww - well I'm sending you shopping fate vibes and hope you find your perfect one! And if you do, you must let me know!

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  24. This Jumper looks fab on you!!! Oh, how I really want one...I was this close to trying the one on at Express that you didn't like on you, but that Gina looked awesome in...but I decided I didn't have enough "occasions" to justify the cost....sad day!! Oh well, maybe I'll be able to score the "right" one some time down the line for a super deal :-)
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. yes, for sure! They're popping up all over the place, so hopefully you can find one! I'm bummed that one didn't work out - it really did look fab on Gina!

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  25. Love this outfit! Elegant and gentle! You have a good taste!

    Instagram
    RococoStyle.com

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  26. You look fab! Those shoes are everything!

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    1. Thanks so much! I lusted after these shoes then caved when they went on sale!

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  27. Adore your romper!!!! I want it, I need it!! The leopard clutch is adorable!!
    http://www.weshopinheels.com

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    1. Oh, you should get it!! You would look fab in it!

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  28. :) it is because of you I found an excellent link up. You and your co-hosts did well with the looks. Thank you for your thoughts for our family, especially Max, that is sweet of you. Also thank you for your compliment on my dress, I love it. I had a question though, a few posts back I believe you had a red satchel or tote (Michael Kors) and I was wondering where you got it from? I am in search for one and that bag was too cute. I looked back at your posts for reference to show you but I couldn't go back to far with my phone bloglovin app. Rachel xo

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    1. I'm thinking it's my Kate Spade! I emailed you a pic - hopefully that was the right one! I will keep a look out for you for something similar!

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  29. beautiful! love your link up! the shoes are beautiful!

    Irene
    www.thedailylace.com

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    1. Thank you! Happy you stopped by!

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  30. Can I just say that you and this outfit belong in a magazine ad! Goodness girl, everything is so trend spot on!!! I LURVE IT! Lurve is what I use when it's more than love. ;) If me and the hubs come round for a game, I have a black onsie as well, we can paint the town...black... with them! Cheers Love! & so happy to see you hosting on the Trend Spin Link up! Congrats, you and your blog have come so far!!! You little blogaholic you!
    -Chelsey
    -http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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    1. I say LURVE too!!! Reason 2389723 why I heart you so much!
      And thank you so much - this is really sweet and I appreciate the encouragement! Seriously!

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  31. Another great look! You have such great taste in style. I'm not usually a fan of black but every now and again I see someone wear something black and think how stunning they look. Fab jumpsuit!

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    1. Wow - what a big compliment! Thanks so much!

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  32. First of all I was so happy to see you co-host. And of course looking gorgeous as always, You totally rock rompers and jumpers. This Black one is so sexy and perfect for that sexy date night. I agree that compliments from strangers are the best, also. I am in love with the edgy necklace and especially those cage heels. WOW!!

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    1. Yeah, I probably went a little overboard with the edginess in my accessories! I can't wait to wear this jumpsuit again except with more of a conservative/ casual look!

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  33. Hello! First visit to your site and I must say those shoes are AMAZING!!! I also love a statement necklace. I have loads and they always make my outfit feel more up to date. Thanks for linking up to #AllAboutYou x

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    1. yay - glad you share my love for these shoes! I fell in love with them seriously the second I laid eyes on them!
      Thanks for hosting!

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  34. You look absolutely gorgeous in this outfit - it's so sleek and elegant - and timeless too! Good pick ;-)

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