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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

His birthday!


I decided to take the plunge and get this jacket after seeing it on Rachelle here. I figured it would be nice to have a jacket that isn't a moto jacket, since I seem to have accumulated a handful of that style! I'm so happy with the fit! It's probably a little lightweight for the winter, but that's nothing a few layers can't fix! It even has buttons in the back so you can adjust the waist! I loved this option since I can cinch my waist when I'm just wearing a light top, but when I'm wearing a sweater like this, I can loosen the fit.

Sunnies: Oakley | Jacket: JCrewNecklace: Express (option) | Bag: Tory Burch (budget option) | Sweater: Express (option, option)  | Tunic: ExpressLeggings: Express | Booties: Report (option)

Can we all say, "Happy Birthday" to Mr. Carylee, aka my photographer? After all, if it weren't for his time and energy, this blog would not be what it currently is. This is what I wore during the day before my hair appointment on Saturday. You can see my after haircut pic here! I ended up just switching into my black destroyed skinnies when we went out later that evening to celebrate with dinner and a movie. It was hard to follow in his footsteps after what he did for me for my birthday this year, but I still think I did well!

I bought him a driving experience at the New Orleans motorsports track. He gets to drive a Lamborghini, and I get to eat some authentic beignets. Don't you love the way I think? I have never been to New Orleans before, so I figured it would be a nice long weekend. He seemed pretty stoked about his present, so I shall call this year a success!


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  1. awww you're a sweet wife, I bet he loves his present. This jacket is everything.

    xo
    PinkSole

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    1. Thanks for yet another great purchase!!

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  2. Umm sounds like an AWESOME gift. Love that field jacket I need one in my life.

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

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    1. Yes, you do! I really love it a lot!

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  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. CARYLEE!! (Does he like being called that? LOL) That jacket really is pretty fabulous. What color are you wearing in this pic? I cannot really tell from the website. And I love that Express sweater but hate that it's already sold out!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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    1. Yes, I hate that it is sold out, too, because I think others would love it!
      And the jacket is black, though I feel it is more of a faded black than a saturated black!

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  4. First, happy birthday to your Hubby!! His gift sounds super cool!! On to the outfit - that IS a great jacket!! I like the belt/button detail on the back and that it gives you the option to wear it more straight or cinched...I struggle with that a lot in jackets and vests. I feel like they leave me looking block-y, so to have the option is great!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. Yes, I was tickled when I saw it had that option! It's the perfect lightweight jacket!

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  5. Super cool gift I say. Tell your hubby happy birthday, and thanks for his hard work :). Lovely outfit by the way.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

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  6. Happy birthday Mr. Carylee! I love that jacket! I've owned it for almost 2 years and I can't get enough! I love it with those leather leggings! You look so pretty!
    poshprime.com
    ~~Megan~~

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    1. Yay - happy to have another jacket owner here! I really love it!

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  7. I have never been to New Orleans either - I bet you guys will have a great time! Happy Birthday Mr Carylee! Also, love the jacket - great purchase!

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  8. This coat is super! Looks really stylish, but also versatile. I love the coated jeans. They add a great biker vibe.

    http://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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    1. I am obsessed with these leggings! They add spice to any outfit!

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  9. I love beignets! That's the one thing I wish we had here from NOLA ..a Cafe Du Monde! Salivating just thinking about it. What an awesome and fun bday present for your hubby! I'm so sure he felt like a total rock star! I've been in love with that tunic ever since you posted it on IG. I love the cobalt color :)

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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    1. It's a great sweater! And yes! I cannot wait to go there! Super excited!!

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  10. You are going to enjoy New Orleans. We lived near there for a while and we're planning a little get away in January (no kids - yay!). Happy b-day to your hubs. And I love the layering especially the lace peeking out of the sweater in the same color. So cute!

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    1. Would so love for us to cross paths if at all possible!!!

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  11. Such an amazing present! And I always love your travel posts - so hopefully we'll get to read about your New Orleans experience!

    MY BLOG: ♥♥♥ Ella Pretty ♥♥♥



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    1. Yep, you know that's always my plan! Can't wait to share about it - it just needs to get here already!

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  12. Carylee your hair looks so AMAZING girl!!! Love the cut and the length!!! Happy happy bday to your husband ( smiled at Mr. Carylee :-)) Where would our blogs be without our dedicated photographers aka husbands :-) Yours definitely do a great job with your pics. Your gift to him sounds super fun too. Have a fab rest of the week. So happy to be catching up with you here. XOXO, Elif
    http://theboxqueen.com

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    1. He is definitely honing in on his art! Guess my nagging pays off! Ha! Thank you!

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  13. I have been wanting this jacket and just haven't taken the plunge. What a great birthday day for your hubby and you get to benefit too. I've never been too New Orleans but hear the food is just incredible. Have a great time!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    P.S. Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

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    1. Thanks! I totally recommend this jacket! It's the best!

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