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Monday, June 16, 2014

Manic Monday: Ladylike





Sunnies: Gucci | Necklace: Express | Pouch: Kate Spade (solid color optionspolka dot option) | Dress: J Crew Factory | Watch: Kate Spade (option) | Heels: Kate Spade (option, not really similar at all, but these came up in my "bow pump" search and they're adorable, and cheap!) 

Remember that floral maxi dress I wore a couple weeks ago here? Well, I loved the way it fit me so much, that I ended up ordering this dress, which is, in essence, the same dress, just a shorter length. I think we can all agree it was made for me, no? I just love everything about it - the color, the cut, the fit.

This dress is so ladylike to me that I decided to play up on that feel with this bauble necklace and the satin bow pumps. And yes, I ended up buying this pouch as a result of enabling you guys to shop the Kate Spade surprise sale last week. But I am comforted knowing that my wedges now have a matching accessory. 

I'm looking forward to catching up this week. I feel like my last few weeks have been ridiculously busy, and this weekend was much of the same. So, I apologize for being so far behind on replying and commenting and reading and, well, life. Thanks for hanging in there with me!


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89 comments :

  1. oh my days.. those shoes, the clutch, you in that cute pink dress all equals PERFECTION! so so pretty!!XXX

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    1. Well you just made my Monday. Thank you!

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  2. Love the pink and blue together! :) Thanks for the linkup :)

    Away From The Blue

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  3. Fabulous dress! Love the pairing of pink and blue together! The clutch and shoes are to die for!

    Hope you had a great weekend!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

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    1. Thank you! They make me happy for sure!

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  4. Yes, I think I love that dress. SO cute on you. LOL that your own enabling enabled you to shop. Funny how that works sometimes. Okay, like...all the time. ;)
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

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    1. I swear blogging makes me shop! Sigh. But I do love this beauty! And I squealed when I realized the pouch would be great with it!

      Thank you :)

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  5. I adore this whole look every single item is a must have.

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    1. Aww- that means a lot - thank you!

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  6. Love your outfit! Cute dress!!

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  7. Beautiful dress! Your accessories are perfection, as usual! Hope you had a great weekend.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. Thank you! I hope yours was good as well! Mine was busy and I'm already exhausted! Ha! But this pretty dress helps!

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  8. I agree...that dress was made for you!! The cut works so great on you! Plus the color...fab! Love the bag!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. Thanks girl! I love when a dress makes you feel good! Nothing beats that!

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  9. Such a lovely dress...the necklace is the perfect addition!

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  10. This dress fits you perfectly and looks so great with the blue accessories! Love the pink and blue color combo!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Jill! Blue felt great with the pink!

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  11. Oh wow someone's looking so prim, proper & gorgeous.....love this ensemble Carylee!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  12. This style is so feminine and I just love the color and print combo! So so pretty!

    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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  13. Very lady-like...I love it! So pretty and dainty. Thanks for hosting...xo!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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    1. Thank you! And our pleasure! Thanks for participating!

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  14. Carylee, you looks o cute in that pink dress!!! And you know I've always loved those shoes :)

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    1. I really do hope you come across these shoes one day!
      Thanks for the sweet note, as always!

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  15. Love this dress and the color looks amazing on you!

    Http://www.kathrineeldridge1.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks! The shape is just perfect! I need the other colors!

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  16. I am drooling over your dress!! And that necklace is so pretty - awesome look girl! Happy Monday!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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    1. I appreciate it- thank you!
      Have a great week!

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  17. What a pretty dress! I LOVE the shoes and clutch too!

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    1. Thanks, Lauren! Appreciate you popping over!

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    1. It really is - I caught it on sale at the outlet!

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  19. That dress really is perfect for you! Plus, I would have gone monochromatic (or white/gold) with the accessories, but the blue is just too much fun!

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    1. I'm such a sucker for cobalt- I could not resist!

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  20. Oh my goodness! That clutch is just adorable! What a head-turner you are today!!! :)
    x Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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    1. Awww- thanks! The husband keeps complimenting me so I guess I did something right!

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  21. Super cute! I love the mixing of colors:)

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    1. Thank you! Seemed like a good idea to do and made me happy doing it! :)

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  22. What a pretty dress! I love the pink and blue combo! You look great!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  23. I love that fit and flare dress! Those are my favorite right now. I also love the clutch! Kate spade does everything so well :)

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    1. She really does, I'm such an addict, it's scary!

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  24. Great color combo and the dress looks great on you. :-

    Mo

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    1. Thank you so much! I've gotten a lot of "wow you're bright!" comments today but I still love it! :)

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  25. That clutch really adds the perfect punch to your dress!
    xo Adri
    www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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    1. Doesn't it? It was so fun to pair it with the dress!

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  26. That is an adorable dress! I love everything about it, too: the color, the cut, the fit. You look amazing.

    NCsquared Life

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  27. You look so perfect in this pretty dress! And I'm drooling over those gorgeous shoes!!

    Jessi
    www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com

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    1. Someone legit emailed me out of nowhere once and asked if she could buy these shoes. And she is 1.5 sizes bigger than me so not sure how that would work! Haha!

      Thanks for the note, lady!

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  28. This is such a Great Girly dress and you look very good with the blue accessories. Enjoy!

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  29. This is just darling! I love the necklace -- one of those is on my wishlist!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. It's a great necklace! I get so much use out of it- you will love it!

      And thank you!

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  30. Pretty necklace! Goes great with the dress. I found your blog via Whitney Nic James' Monday Link-up.

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  31. Love all the colors here. Such happy and bright colors! BTW. i love how you did you hair on the first picture. I've always wanted to do that on my hair but it never comes out how I want to (basically like yours).

    Xoxo
    Chill out, Biscuit!

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    1. Thanks! My teasing brush is my holy grail and I could never make my hair look like this without it! I got mine at my salon, but it's just like this:
      http://shop.avon.com/product.aspx?newdept=&s=AV_GGL_PLA&c=iProspect&otc=03813820_HairCare_brushes&bnd=&pf_id=51409&level1_id=300&level2_id=341&pdept_id=415
      Regardless, hope you get it to work out!

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  32. The pink dress is adorbz!! It looks great with the clutch and cute heels. Always pretty! <3
    http://www.weshopinheels.com

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  33. Total perfection Carylee - especially those fab-u-lous shoes! Love xx thanks for hosting xxx

    Mama-andmore.com

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  34. Love this dress! The color is perfect!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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    1. It really is the best - I should get the other color, too!
      Thank you!!

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  35. That pink is a great color for you, thanks for the linkup oppurtunity and you look fab!
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  36. Love the pretty pink color on you. And those shoes are just adorable! Thanks for hosting and have a great week, Carylee!

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    1. They make me happy - bows make everything better!
      Thanks!

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  37. You look AMAZING!!! Those shoes are fantastic! And I love the clutch! Seriously, I am obsessed.

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    1. Thank you so much for this! I really loved this too- in the photos and wearing it in real life. It made me feel good! Thanks for the validation!

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  38. Yes Carylee this dress was made for you!! Cute hairstyle btw!

    Cheresa
    www.misshotcouture.blogspot.com

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  39. The first thing I noticed is that awesome gingham pouch which matches your gorgeous wedges. And I agree that pink dress and the sain pumps are lady-like perfection!!!

    I too had been so busy replying to comments and E-Mails. So I finally caught up last week. Looking forward to hearing back from you when/if time allows you. =)

    Enjoy this new week, pretty Carylee!!

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    1. It's amazing how fast you can get behind with comments! It's been 3 weeks since I've gotten a chance to really sit down and catch up! Crazy! Would be great if I had 2 extra days in my weekend! :)
      Thanks as always for the nice note! I do read these as they come through!

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  40. Love you bag and your watch! Very lady-like and elegant! Thanks for hosting the linkup!

    xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  41. 41 Comments! holy crap.
    I am buying that dress.

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  42. Obsessing over that gingham clutch! So cute doll!

    xoxo,
    Paige
    Lifesapartydli.blogspot.com

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  43. That dress truly fits you like a glove! You should've purchased in all colors! You styled it very well and love the choice of shoes and chunky pearls :)

    Thank you for hosting Carylee!

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    1. Well, I'm definitely wanting all colors now!! Thank you!!

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  44. I love this entire outfit and you look lovely!

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