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Monday, November 17, 2014

Manic Monday: The cranberry vest


I have become quite fond of vests over the last few months. My collection is growing - denim, fur, military, herringbone. My newest acquisition is this cranberry colored one from J Crew. I saw it when I was shopping last weekend with Jenna, but decided to hold out in case I saw something better. 

After scouring the interwebs, I decided to go ahead and just get this one because there honestly really wasn't much out there in this color, and I didn't want vest season to come and go as I indefinitely continued my search. And it was an extra 25% off with free shipping...

The verdict is that I love this vest.

Sunnies: Vince Camuto | Vest: J Crew (option) | Necklace: Express (option) | Bag: Chicastic | Top: Ralph Lauren (option, option)  | Bracelets: Ideeli (option), Stella & Dot | Jeans: Express (option, option) | Booties: Hinge (option, option)

From now until Thanksgiving, I will be traveling to DC, Rochester, and Toronto. Fun, huh? The DC segment should be anyway, the other two trips are for work. I see a couple of hectic weeks in front of me, just in time for the holidays!

We actually got snow this week, and our Christmas lights are up on our house. Somehow it's the holiday season and I swear I'm still writing my New Year's Resolutions. I'm rambling now, but have a great week!!


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80 comments :

  1. Such a cute look! Love that vest, the color is perfect!

    xo
    Lexi
    the-streetsofgold.com

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  2. We both got Cranberry in mind today. It is after all the color of this season. You look great. I want that vest.

    Always a pleasure stopping by, getting inspired by you, commenting and especially linking up on Mondays.

    Have a Great Week Carylee!!

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    1. Thanks, Ada! I've had a long standing love of cranberry and oxblood! Was so very happy to add this vest to my collection!

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  3. That color combination of the vest and shirt is absolutely amazing!
    Red Reticule

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  4. Vests are such a great way to add a layer without adding a bunchy jacket! Love this look, and thanks for hosting the link up.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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    1. Thanks so much! And I totally agree!

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  5. Love this look! Haven't really seen any vests this color and I am now convinced I need one in my life.

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    1. YES you definitely do, I promise!! :)

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  6. This vest is pretty awesome, I saw it in stores too bad I cannot justify buying it. You look Fab!

    xo
    PinkSole

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    1. Sometimes I feel bad you can't dress in layers. Then I remember you are in Florida and I really should not feel bad!! :) I do love this so much! The color is just so pretty!

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  7. That is a really pretty vest color! Definitely a good idea to just get it now and get the maximum use out of it this season! I also really love that plaid shirt. The whole outfit just came together perfectly, and I am sorry that you will be traveling a lot now! It always makes it hard for me to get in touch with you when I need you!! LOL
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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    1. I know!!! It makes all things blogging twenty times harder! Oh well!

      And thank you! This plaid shirt was a random Rugby/Ralph Lauren find but its the perfect neutral plaid. I will be sad if it ever dies!!

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  8. Ohh I haven't seen a vest this color. Love it! It pairs perfectly with your tan booties and leopard. That sounds like a lot of traveling in a short amount of time in a busy season. What do you do? I'm just realizing that I don't know.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. This color is pretty hard to find! Which is one reason why I just opted to get this one. A little more than I had wanted to spend, but who knows if I would have found anything else!

      I work in real estate development for a restaurant. It's definitely busy right now while we cram to get the last of our stores open for the year, but my specific meetings I have coming up are permit/city public hearings that I have to attend. I have all the cold states and I find that they do all their permitting in the winter so they can start building in the spring when weather breaks. Oh joy!

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  9. I'm so jealous that I can't still wear a puffer as cute as that up to now!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Aww - sending some vest weather your way!!

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  10. Looooove this outfit! Those colors are amazing and the pearls were a perfect finishing touch!

    Kacie
    RegallySoled.com

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  11. I can see why you love this vest! The color is perfect for fall and it goes so well with jeans!

    Crissy
    http://www.somevelvetmorningblog.com

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    1. I thought so as well! I'm glad you like it!

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  12. Soo cute! I have become obsessed with vests this year too. It is hard to not throw them on over everything!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. Seriously! It's like its own little accessory! Instantly spices up any regular outfit!

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  13. Yeah!! I love it. And it came so fast!

    Xoxo jenna @ sincerely jenna marie

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  14. Love this look! The bomber is perfect!

    X Nora / 1310bynora.com

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  15. I love this combo! The bag adds a fun detail!

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    1. It was a last minute add. I haven't used it in awhile, and I forgot how much I loved it!

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  16. Love the color of your vest! Your bag is awesome!

    Jill
    www.dousedinpink.com

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    1. This bag is great! I saw it on another blogger last year and couldn't find anything else like it so just ordered the exact one. It was only $30!

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  17. Great color on the vest!! Love it with the plaid and pearls, oh and the bag too!!! I don't know how it's this time of the year already....I really should start my Christmas shopping I guess, lol
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. I shop better under pressure! It always ends up being last minute! But I don't have kids so that plays a big part!

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  18. Obsessed with this puffer vest, it is the perfect color. I am even more obsessed with you coming to DC! How long will you be in my fab city?! :)

    xo, Jasmin
    www.jasmindaily.com

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    1. OMG!! How did I not know you were in DC?! Or maybe I did and my memory just sucks!
      We get in Friday afternoon. The wedding is Saturday evening then we fly out Sunday around lunch. We will be staying in Alexandria.

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  19. I love your vest! It's such a fun color instead of plain black for a vest. That bag is so fun too! The pattern really pops with the plaid shirt!
    poshprime.com
    ~~Megan~~

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  20. I love everything about this look. I mean everything!!! You guys are really pushing me toward getting more vests lol.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

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  21. This vest is a great color - I love the dark red/burgundy and I haven't seen any others in this color either. Great find, Carylee!

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

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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  22. I love everything about this look--especially the color of the vest!! And it all goes so great with your fabulous handbag :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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    1. Thanks lady! The bag was only $30 and one of my favorites! Definitely finished this look great for me!

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  23. The vest is great but love the purse more! Decorated already...gurl you are just too early for me. Enjoy your trips and traveling mercies - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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    1. Hahah! Yes, you and my husband both. He really didn't want them on until Thanksgiving, but I pestered him enough :) The tree is not up yet though! :)
      Thank you!!

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  24. i love your vest girl! it's a must have! :)

    Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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    1. Yes! I'm so glad I decided to get it. I'm obsessed!

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  25. What a great outfit! I love the colour and pattern of the vest. Really beautiful. Such a fun bag, too!

    http://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  26. Such a cute cozy vest and in love with that bag!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. It really was such a great find! Happy I got it!

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  27. Hey doll, I am so in love with the vest. The color is different and gorgeous! It's a perfect pairing with your plaid shirt and I adore your handbag! Gasp! I may have to steal some of items from this look :)

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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    1. Yay! Would love to see you recreate it!!

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  28. Love this vest! It has been on my wish list!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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    1. You should so get it stat! I just love it. Such a great color!

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  29. I'm officially OBSESSED with this entire look! The colors, the textures, the animal print bag - It's all so good Carylee! One of my favorites :)

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  30. Love this whole look!! Like your JCrew one...but the Land's End one looks pretty awesome too! Have a great week!!

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    1. Yes! I thought the lands end one was a good option! You never know where people prefer to shop, right?

      Thanks for the note!

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  31. What a great color vest for this season. Paired with the plaid, the leopard and the pearls makes for a perfect fall outfit! Great look!
    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com

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  32. I really like that vest (and your plaid shirt!) and I'm so glad you were able to find it on sale!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  33. love this whole outfit --- i'm totally coveting your purse!

    rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

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    1. Thanks, lady! I really forgot how much I loved it!

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  34. I love the color of your vest ... so perfect for fall and I bet it's super cozy! I feel like I just wrote my resolutions, too. Where did this year go?!?

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    1. I have no idea. It's beyond me that we are almost into December. So crazy.

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  35. Love this outfit, that plaid shirt is amazing. Great color combo for the fall. It looks so cozy!
    ~Tatiana
    http://www.weshopinheels.com

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    1. I've had this plaid top for a couple years now, and it's just the perfect plaid! I love it!
      Thank you!

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  36. I'm looking for a similar vest but nothing too expensive. Probably will wear it once or twice. Yours is really nice, love the color especially

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    1. I hope you find your perfect one! I couldn't wait for it to go on sale anymore. As fast as time goes, vest season will be gone! So crazy!

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  37. Nice relaxed look :) And I love your bag and bracelets Carylee!

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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  38. Okay I'm officially obsessed with this look. From the colors to the layers, its fall perfection. Safe travels!

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

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  39. This is such a great outfit! You look like you are ready to go shopping and like you mean business! ;) Love love love!
    -Chelsey
    -http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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    1. Ahahaha! I liked to think that's how I look *all* the time! :)

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  40. Love the vest!

    http://www.sydneyfashionhunter.com/

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