Friday, September 19, 2014

Random Roundup

Happy Friday! Super excited because first thing tomorrow morning, I will be headed to see my nephew! Eeee! I've managed to accumulate a handful of random outfit photos to hopefully leave you inspired for the weekend. You can see my other random roundup posts here, and you can always follow me on Instagram for day to day updates! And, you know the drill by now - for the sake of time (and my sanity), I'm only linking to pieces that are still available. Lesgo!

Bag: Foley + Corinna | Top: BGBG | Bracelet: Gifted | Bottoms: Express | Sandals: Sam Edelman

This top is an oldie but a goodie. I love jersey tops and dresses by BCBG. So effortless and the prints are always saturated and so much fun. I also love the fit - it's fitted but forgiving and not constricting. Perfect with these ponte knit Express pants. And can we talk about my hair for a second? I've started to really embrace my second day hair (not to be confused with UPS 2nd day air) and allow dry shampoo (I use this) to be my best friend. I would always, and I mean ALWAYS throw second day hair up in a pony or a bun or other updo, but I've realized that, although time consuming, curling my second day hair produces the prettiest results sometimes!

Vest: JCrew Factory | Necklace: Stella and DotTop: from Amazon | Bottoms: Express | Shoes: Steve Madden

Ah, my favorite vest. I wore the top/vest combo here, for those of you who like to see an old school post. I could not, for the life of me, take a good outfit selfie this day. No joke, I took about one million photos from the top view looking down. These pants have a subtle railroad pinstripe that give the outfit a bit more dimension. And, not shown in this pic, is the same Foley + Corinna bag above. The husband caught me trying to take a "from where I stand" selfie in front of some flowers outside at work. Still unsuccessful. Definitely some #fashionbloggerproblems right there. Just for fun - I'm also wearing this baseball tee with my pajama pants while I was trying on my beloved Zara shoes I wore earlier this week:

I told Gina, the shoes kinda go with my jammies. Don't they?! (Pajama pants are last season Old Navy, btw.)

Top: ExpressBottoms: American Eagle | Shoes: Steve Madden

Guys, it's really hard not to wear this top every single day. The outfit with this top plus my scuba leggings (here) is seriously one of my favorite outfits on the blog to date. This was a quick weekend breakfast date with the husband. I know I will be grabbing this top plus leggings plus riding boots as the weather continues to get cooler. #sorrtimnotsorry

Necklace: ExpressTop: ExpressBracelet: ExpressBottoms: Express | Shoes: Via Spiga

Speaking of hair - I got a lot of compliments this day on my hair - that it was super fancy and I was ready for homecoming. (OK, maybe some of those comments weren't actually compliments.) I really didn't mean for it to be fancy, I just threw it up because I didn't really have time to do it, and just haphazardly started pinning it. It's nice to know that I can camouflage laziness with an updo! 

I wasn't sure how much I was going to like this top because it's more sheer than my other portofinos, but honestly, it didn't bother me. I did, as you can see, wear a grey cami under it, but it wasn't obnoxiously noticeable (and if we're being honest, I used the shelf bra as my real bra that day….so it was extra comfortable.) One of the perks to being smaller chested :)

Glasses: Rough Justice | Necklace: Stella and Dot | Top: BCBG | Bottoms: ZellaShoes: Express

Another easy weekend look for you. We were out and about running errands, and this was the first time I took my black slip ons out for a spin. So far, no regrets buying these bad boys, especially with the $22 price tag! And this is another BCBG top - guess I didn't realize how many of these I had in my closet. But they're really great - this one is easily 2-3 years old, but something that will be in my closet until it breaks. Effortless tops like these are staples for me.

Jacket: JCrew FactoryNecklace: Stella and Dot | Dress: Free People | Shoes: Sam Edelman

Two other things on repeat here - my denim jacket and my Rebel pendant necklace. The fit on this jacket is just the best! Some denim jackets are boxy - and I'm just so in love with this one. Every time I wear it, I am thankful I bought it. Same thing with this necklace. I had avoided it for the longest time, but now that I have it, I can't not wear it. It provides just the perfect amount of bling. This dress you have seen two other times - awkwardly here and winterized here. Definitely one of my favorite dresses in my collection because it has so much layering potential.

Necklace: Express | Top: LOFT | Bracelet: Natasha Couture | Skirt: ExpressShoes: Express

Yep, all my favorites are in this post today! I la-la-love this skirt! I can't be too mad at Rachelle for enabling me to buy it, nor can I be mad at her that I ordered it in grey, too! It's so comfy and effortless, but still interesting and fun! Adding my black slip ons to complete this black and white look was perfect for dinner at a local bar with the husband!

Necklace: Express | Top: Express | Skirt: Gap | Sandals: Sam Edelman

And last but not least is this outfit styled with one of my four Barcelona camis. Funny how the weather has turned in such a short amount of time! It was ridiculously hot this day, and I really just needed to not be sweaty. This was so lightweight and perfect. Little did I know, within a couple weeks, I'd be wearing layers! Woo!

And that's all I got for you today, folks! Still amazes me how fast these random outfits add up, but thanks for letting me dump them off on you! Now time to go squish my nephew!!



  1. Great roundup! Love the floral Free People dress with the denim jacket and the striped tee with the wrap skirt! Enjoy your weekend with your nephew!


    1. Those are def my two faves in this group, also! Thank you!

  2. I know this post are hard to do it's like 10 posts in one lol but I love them. But the wrap skirt is really a gem I have not worn the black yet, but I'm pretty sure I'll copy your look.


    1. It's funny bc on one hand it's time consuming to do these but on the other hand it saves time from me having to take new pics and also have to find similar pieces for stuff that isn't available. Sometimes that's what makes blogging most time consuming!!

      Can't wait to wear the grey skirt!!!

  3. Wow so many great looks here-lots of style inspiration!! Love all these casual looks & that Free People dress is super pretty love it paired with the denim jacket. Sounds like a fun weekend, enjoy!
    Marta, xo

    1. Thank you!! The free people dress was such a great buy!

  4. Haha, I agree with a Rachelle. So much linking and explaining to be done in these but SO MUCH fun to read and see. I looove your plaid shirts so much. And I love the striped top and wrap skirt! I definitely will try that on Monday if I can. Let's see..oh yes, the Free People dress- so pretty! And yeah, thanks for the reminder on the wine booties there!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

    1. The more I stare at the AE pair, the more I love them! My brother used to manage an AE. That was great for discounts. Sigh.

      Yay! For wrap skirts! I hope you like it! No pressure!

  5. Love these round ups you do! Also, too funny those shoes going with your jammies!
    xo, Lee

    1. Hahaha! I couldn't resist adding that pic! :)


  6. Have fun with your nephew! Loving all of these looks, as always thank you for the fashion inspiration xox


  7. They are all so cute, I loveeee the Express top, you may have just convinced me to pick one up.


  8. Carylee, these are my favorite posts. Thanks for taking the time to do this. As I'm going through, I'm thinking "yep, have something like that". You give great inspiration. Now, I just need your hair (okay, creepers...)

    1. Aww! I really am glad you enjoy these so much!! Not creepy at all!!

  9. This is a good roundup! I need to start taking a quick pic everyday on the ones that don't make the blog. Fun to see more from you!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  10. loving the plaid and cheetah print mix! Also love how you dress up that express portofino plaid top and jeans> lovely as always!

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

  11. Amazing post! And I love your blog:)
    I am now following you on Twitter, follow me back?:)


  12. I love the burgundy booties, flower dress, and jean jacket look. Super adorable!!! Hope you have the best time with your nephew lovely. XOXO, Elif

    1. Thanks, girl! Crazy that I've already went and come back!! It was great though!!!

  13. Love the red and blue plaid shirts - they are such nice casual outfits too :)

    That black wrap skirt is so pretty :) I have a similar one, but it's striped, just hidden away at the moment until I can squeeze into all of my pre-baby clothes, haha!

    Away From The Blue

    1. Oh but you're bouncing back so quick, you will be in it in no time!!

  14. Carylee, you are just too cute! That Express wrap skirt is awesome by the way.

    Thrifting Diva

  15. My favourites are the top in the first picture and the last outfit. Love your style.