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Monday, September 22, 2014

Manic Monday: Falling for fall

Sunnies: Gucci | Necklace: Stella & Dot (budget option) | Bag: Michael Kors (option, budget option)  | Jacket: Express (optionoption)  | Bracelet: Express (option) | Dress: Bailey 44 (option, option, option, option)   | Booties: Vince Camuto (option, option)

Today good things will happen! I can just feeeeeeel it! But more on that later!

For now, let's talk about fall again and this outfit. So, on one hand, this transitional time from summer to fall is difficult for me. I haven't quite built my fall wardrobe yet, so it's really a matter of pulling out old favorites from last season and remixing them. Everything I am wearing today is old. You've seen this anorak jacket here. And I've previously shared two other ways I've styled this dress:

Original post here

It's such a perfect dress to layer for cooler weather. I knew that it would pair well with this jacket and my neutral booties. Everything about this outfit exudes "fall" to me, and this is the other hand that just makes me so happy! And, a part of me is even excited for the holidays already! What is happening to me?!

It was tough for me to pack for my trip to meet the new nephew this weekend! My brain had already checked out of summer mode, and I had no appetite to pack things like shorts and sandals. So, I literally threw things in a suitcase and called it a day. It had been a long night anyway - I had no effort to think about outfits at midnight, when I knew I had to be awake in 4 hours to catch my flight. I'll have to fill you in on what I packed and what I wore later this week!

For now, enjoy your Manic Monday and thanks for sharing your day with us!


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84 comments :

  1. I love your colorful, fun dress! What a perfect start for Monday!
    Red Reticule

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    1. Thank you! I really loved this combo!

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  2. Love this dress on you and the jacket is so cool with it! Thanks for sharing the Link Up with me. :)

    http://www.kathrineeldridge1.wordpress.com

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  3. That dress is so sexy and I love your boots and I know Vince Camuto makes comfy boots.

    xo
    PinkSole

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    1. Yes he sure does! I scored these at Off 5th for next to nothing which makes them even better!
      Thanks, girl!

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  4. I love that you paired this with a longer military jacket! Great fall look especially when transitioning. That dress looks AMAZING on you!!

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

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  5. I love this dress!! Perfect for fall! I love how you made it a bit more casual with the military style jacket and booties. I'd def wear this entire look!

    Congrats on meeting your new nephew! The pics on Instagram were adorable!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

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    1. Aww - yes he sure is! I miss him! It was a great meeting!
      And thank you!

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  6. Such a great, versatile dress! I love how you styled it with those booties and it looks fab with the knee high boots too! Perfect transitional dress! I haven't built my fall wardrobe yet either and I still have to put all my summer clothes away so you aren't alone my dear!
    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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    1. In all honesty, I'm sure I have more than enough to take me thru this season too! But where's the fun in that?!

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  7. What a pretty dress & love the utility jacket with it!! The bag & booties are perfect. Thanks for hosting every Monday:)
    Marta, xo
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  8. Ooh, this dress is really cute! It looks great paired with the jacket and booties! I don't think I have any booties in that color...hmm..more things for my wishlist. I *also* feel that great things will happen today. What a coincidence!!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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    1. You know I'm excited when I can get my butt up at 5am!!!!! Eeeeeee!!!!!

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  9. I love the cut and print of the dress! Keep wearing it girl!

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    1. Thanks! It's definitely a most loved piece in my collection!!

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  10. That dress & those Vince booties really blew me away!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  11. That bandeau knit dress is gorgeous on you. I have similar ones from Bebe. The Anorak Jacket is beautiful and your styling is perfect for now.

    Always a pleasure linking up here on Mondays. Thanks so much for hosting. =)

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    1. Thanks!! The dress is a really great piece- so perfect for layers!

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  12. Love the print and cut of your dress! It looks amazing with the military jacket and those booties!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Jill. I got giddy excited when I realized these would be great together!

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  13. I love the colors in that dress and the jacket and booties are perfect with it. Don't you hate those early morning flights? You never go to bed early enough to wake up at 4 am and then your whole day is off from getting up so early.

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    1. Yes, exactly! They are so the worst!!

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  14. That dress fits you amazingly, Carylee! I love the colors and how versatile it is. You are right, it exudes "fall"! So excited to hear about the great things on the horizon!

    Robyn
    http://feelgreatfashion.com/

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    1. It was such a great week last week!!! Thank you!

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  15. That is such a cool dress! Love how you styled it with the anorak jacket. Perfect transitional look. ~Cynthia

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    1. Thanks, Cynthia! I agree - the jacket really pulls it all together!

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  16. Such a fun dress and so many ways to style it!!
    xo, Lee

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    1. Thanks! I totally agree! It lends itself to a lot of remixing!

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  17. I know the point of your last picture wasn't your hair, but how to style the dress, but your hair looks great curly!

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    1. Aww- thanks so much! The curling wand is a magical tool! I'm obsessed with it!

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  18. What a fantastic dress and booties! Love the combo!

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  19. This is such a cute look Carylee. Loving everything here. As always, I love your shoes and purse :)

    Kreyola Jounerys

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  20. Such a great look! It has been hard to dress here, too. It looks and feels like Summer, but I want to wear my Fall clothes!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. The struggle is real!! Ha! :)
      But yes, the weather just needs to make up its mind already!!

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  21. I loved this dress when I saw it on your instagram! I love it with the tights too - you look so pretty! Happy Monday!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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    1. Thank you! It seriously is the perfect layering piece!

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  22. Love love love this dress! It's such a great play on stripes!
    xo Adri
    www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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  23. Beautiful dress on a beautiful girl! Love how you styled it with the booties! :)

    Brooke
    www.pumpsandpushups.com

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  24. LOVE this outfit! That dress is too perfect, and paired with the utility jacket. Adorable!

    xoxo jenna @ sincerely jenna marie
    PS- I'd love for you to stop by Thursday to link up :)

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  25. Thanks for hosting. Got your link thru Nicole of High Latitude Style. Sexy dress mixed with casual jacket looks adorable on you! Please stop by. Best from sunny Germany, Sabina @Oceanblue Style

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  26. Loving how you put this together! The dress is gorgeous !

    Cheers,
    Http://www.hypnozglam.com

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  27. That is such an adorable dress and I adore how you styled it. Those booties are also fabulous.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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    1. They're really great! I scored them on major sale - glad I got them!

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  28. Great dress and it fits you perfectly, I love it with the anorak and your cute booties, looking fab!
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  29. I love the utility jacket - it dresses things down perfectly and works so well for the weather this time of year.
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. I agree! I fought buying it because I didn't think I would wear it, but it looks great with so many things!
      Thank you!

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  30. I'm loving this dress on you, Carylee! The stripes are so pretty!

    http://www.avecamber.blogspot.com
    http://www.bloglovin.com/avecamber

    I hope you are having a great week!

    Amber

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  31. That dress that dress that dress!!! If ever you fancy coming over to London with a suitcase full of shwoppable clothes, let me know! Thanks for hosting the link up xx

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  32. You look fabulous and love your bag!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I do love the saturated color in this bag a lot!

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  33. I think this is my favorite way you've styled this dress. It looks great with that jacket and your booties!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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    1. I may have to agree with you! Thank you!

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  34. What a great dress! I love the jacket and boots as well. Just love the way you styled the entire outfit!

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  35. Thanks for hosting this link up! Your outfit is adorable! I love the jacket and the boots especially! This is a great look for Fall.

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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  36. I really love that green anorak and the dress. I have a very similar jacket and for this season acquired a similar vest. Totally agree transitional wear is really hard; especially in the beginning stages of new fall shopping. I am totally remixing every thing I have right now as well :) Can't wait to see your outfits from your trip. XOXO, Elif
    http://theboxqueen.com

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    1. Thanks so much, girl! Remixing isn't so bad right now since I get to pull out of my favorites! I need to build a fall wish list!!

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  37. Love the dress and all the outfits with it.. A good curve hugging dress is so versatile... Love it on you. Also hope you have a great trip..will be waiting to see what you packed.. :)
    xoxo

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    1. Yes - it's the perfect shape for layers!
      Thank you!

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  38. That dress fits you like a dream and I love the pattern as well. A utility jacket is on my radar this Fall. Thanks for sharing!

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  39. That bag is such a gorgeous color!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  40. Love this dress on you! I looks great with the utility jacket on top!
    http://www.weshopinheels.com

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