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Monday, December 1, 2014

Manic Monday: $650 Express Giveaway


I will keep this short and sweet so we can get straight to the good stuff! I'm wearing a lot of my new things today and am crazy obsessed with every bit of it! How amazing are these boots against the scuba leggings? Such a cozy outfit to kick off December and just what I needed to get me excited to get dressed for work after a long holiday weekend!

Sunnies: Tom Ford | Sweater: Old Navy | Bag: Lauren Ralph Lauren | Top: BP | Leggings: Express | Boots: Vince Camuto (other colors herehere and here)

One year ago today, this linkup was born. It was holiday style themed through the month of December before we ultimately decided to coin it with its Manic Monday name. It has been so amazing, encouraging, humbling, and exciting to see it grow from the 24 participants that first week to what it is today! As a thank you, Gina and I have organized a $650 EXPRESS gift card giveaway with a group of fabulous bloggers and fellow Manic Mondayers. The giveaway will run for one week and is open to US and Canadian residents, although the actual amount of the gift card will be based on $650 US dollars. Good luck and THANK YOU!


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103 comments :

  1. Hellooooo lover! This outfit is for sure going to be on one of my all time favorites lists! I love it soooo much! Can't believe that sweater is from ON (although I can, of course, because I saw you try it on IG...LOL). Cheers to the past and year and to an even better second year! #ithoughtilovedyouthentoobutididntknowwhatloveisuntilnow
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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    1. hahaha! Your hashtag!!!
      And yay! I'm so happy you like this! Ever since I saw the boots with faux leather leggings, I knew I had to wear it the same way STAT! And yes - this sweater is the bomb.com! Old Navy is so sketchy for me, but this is truly a winner!

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  2. It's been a year since we've been together!!! I didn't even realize this giveaway was also our anniversary LOL!

    Love the sweater - and you're a genius to solve the problem of which boots to wear with scuba/pleather type leggings - suede is definitely the way to go!

    MY BLOG: ♥♥♥ Ella Pretty ♥♥♥



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    1. Ha! Time flies! And I didn't even think about that! Glad Gina introduced us!!

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  3. The fringe midi skirt ;) and I adore this bag. It's gorgeous!
    xoxo xoxo jenna @ sincerely jenna marie
    PS- I'd love for you to stop by and link up your favorite look from this week!

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  4. Aww congrats on the year of your linkup! I don't think I've been linking up that long, but I have been for a while, so thank you for providing it for such a long time! :)

    Really cosy looking outfit too - the colourful bag is nice with the black and grey :)

    Away From The Blue

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  5. I need to stop snobbing ON this sweater is awesome and hello gorgeous boots, I LOVE THEM!

    xo
    PinkSole

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    1. ON is pretty hit and miss, but if I go once or twice a year, I find some jewels like this sweater!
      And these boots - stalk worthy.

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  6. Woow! Thanks for keeping the linkup going that long. Lovely outfit too.
    Merci

    www.chic-on-thrift.blogspot.com

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  7. I love how you are rocking that sweater girl! It looks so hot paired with the boots and the wine colored handbag is an awesome score! Happy 1 yr anniversary, I'm honored to be apart of this great giveaway to celebrate!

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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  8. You look so pretty < 3


    www.theeche.com

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  9. Congratulations on this exciting journey with Gina!
    Those boots are amazing! Love the casual chic vibe of your look!
    Red Reticule

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  10. Congrats on your linkup anniversary! I love your boots and this chic look! Thanks for hosting this amazing giveaway! Fingers crossed!

    Jill
    www.dousedinpink.com

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  11. Love the leggings! I'm wearing Express leggings today too! Those OTK boots look amazing on you. Can't seem to get them to look good on me. Thanks for hosting an awesome giveaway and have a great week! ~Cynthia

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    1. These boots fit me almost like thigh high boots! But not complaining, because I do love the look regardless! I hope maybe one day you find your perfect pair! Thank you! Off to check out your leggings!

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  12. Congrats on the linkup anniversary!! So happy to be part of this amazing giveaway too and thanks for hosting it. Love this look, the scuba leggings and OTK boots are perfection together.
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  13. Love, love, love this outfit!! You are killing it in those OTK boots. I got a pair from Aldo almost like them and I am obsessed. Yay for the giveaway!!!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. Thanks, girl! I love them and they are the perfect heel height, too!!

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  14. I LOVE THE RAGLAN SLEEVE METALLIC OPEN MESH SWEATER!

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  15. oooh, adore this look!! That sweater is calling my name!! I bet its on sale again today too....will check it out! ;-)
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. Yes you need it! I hope you get it so I can pull style inspo from you!!!

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  16. THAT BAG!! I thought I was the only one that noticed Ralph Lauren was stepping their game up in the purse area. This grey and black look is everything and those boots... HOT

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

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  17. Those boots are fabulous!! I would definitely use the gift card towards their sweater dresses!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. Oh! I have a sweater dress on its way to me as we speak! They are the best!

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  18. I am loving those leather leggings! That bag is also seriously gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you! The bag was such a great deal! One of my favorite Black Friday purchases!!

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  19. CONGRATULATIONS & more power to you & Gina on MM's 1st milestone - so happy to be a part of it!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  20. Love this sweater, I almost ordered it from Old Navy but picked a few other things instead. So happy to be a part of the giveaway and celebrate such a milestone with you and Gina.

    xo, Jasmin
    www.jasmindaily.com

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    1. We're happy to have you in our support group! Bummed that our coffee date didn't work out, but hopefully there will be another opportunity in the future!

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  21. Congrats on one year of Manic Mondays, woo hoo! I love this link up and both of you are amazing girls! You're outfit is gorgeous, I love everything about it...those boots are crazy hot!!! Thanks for hosting the giveaway and the link up! xo
    Monica
    http://GlamVolution.blogspot.com

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  22. Love your leather leggings, so chic! And what an amazing giveaway!!!!!!!

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  23. Thank you for stopping by my page! I'm so excited you did because I'm in LOVE with your style! This outfit with the faux leather leggings is amazing!! Also, thank you for hosting the giveaway. I will definitely have to checkout some of the other bloggers. Have a great one.

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  24. Cute outfit and thanks for the link-up! :)

    www.wearitforless.com

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  25. I definitely want the Plaid Heart Graphic Sweater Dress! Thank you for the chance!! X o x o <3

    jasmine.thomas116@yahoo.com

    http://www.express.com/clothing/graphic+sweater+dress+to+plaid+heart/pro/9323180/cat310001

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  26. the zebra print convertible top looks great. thanks!
    b

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  27. Love those OTK Boots and burgundy bag. Such a great look! Congrats on your first year linkup. You ladies rock!
    http://www.weshopinheels.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it and glad to have you participate!

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  28. I love this look!! The boots and the bag was just a perfect addition.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

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  29. I love your boots!! Nice outfit!!

    http://fashionwalkinbrussels.blogspot.com/

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  30. I love the color block ruched sweater dress!

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  31. Comfy, chic look - love the purple handbag.

    Lisa @ Daily Style Finds

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  32. These boots look amazing on you, Carylee! Vince Camuto makes such great styles! =)

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

    I hope your week is going well so far!

    Amber

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  33. Hi Carylee! If I win I would but their leather jacket and tiered feather skirt!

    Lindsey
    Thrift and Shout

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    1. Ohh! Good picks! I'm dying for that feather skirt myself!

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  34. I love that sweater! Those necks are so fun and I love those tall boots!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  35. Your boots are the best! Love how the outfit looks, head to toe!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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  36. I would love to get a coat from express. I have a coat from them and I just love them because of the quality!

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  37. I love those leggings. Right now, I'd pair it with their oversized cowl neck sweater and some boots. Looks so nice and comfy!

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    1. There's nothing better than a chunky sweater and leggings!
      Thanks for the note!

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  38. The boots are kick butt! The bag and leggings are gorgeous as well. And thank you for hosting this great link up since a full year already! Hope you'll do it for another ;-) And then some :P

    Have a nice day!

    Alex - Funky Jungle - Marc Jacobs Giveaway

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  39. Hello! Are you already thinking how you are going to celebrate Christmas on your blog? If you have some ideas on Christmas outfits, or gift guides feel free to join our campaign "Christmas with style" and write a guest post for our community (about 10k)

    http://quiqs.com/blog/lets-celebrate-christmas-with-style/

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  40. I just love those boots and THAT BAG! Thanks for hosting the link-up each week and thanks for organizing the giveaway.

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  41. LOVE your edgy winter look! Those boots!!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much! It's one of my all time fave winter looks!

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  42. the layers and sweater are pure Perfection <3
    wish you a great week ahead…
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  43. What a great giveaway! I really need some Express jeans (Stella), they're the only ones that fit me. Thanks again for hosting the giveaway!

    Jackie

    http://adventuresofanappychica.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh I love the way Express jeans fit me! Better than any other brand!

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  44. What I am currently loving from Express is the (Minus The) Leather Seamed Moto Jacket in black ! I love express, this is an amazing giveaway, hats off to the ladies hosting the giveaway, thank you!

    xo
    Anya
    MimosasAndMore.com

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  45. The fringe midi skirt is my favorite piece from Express.

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  46. Awesome giveaway! I definitely need to round up some portofino shirts, including sleeveless options. I'm also eyeing those textured knit moto jackets as a cool alternative to my standard blazers.

    Jen @ Librarian for Life + Style

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  47. I love the raglan sleeve metallic open mesh sweater.

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  48. Thanks for the great giveaway! Those boots look so chic with your leather leggings! Great look!

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  49. What a fun, fun giveaway! I am so glad you commented on my post about Express today too! You know me so well.

    xo katie // a touch of teal

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  50. Congrats, and thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    xo Chelsea
    http://chelseapearl.com

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  51. Congratulations Gina & Carylee!!! I choose this one-http://www.express.com/clothing/patent+bowler+bag/pro/9802396/cat320081

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  52. LOVE this! I've been coveting those sunnies forever. And that poncho sweater is such a perfect layering piece.

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  53. Gorgeous OTK boots! I love this look! Amazing burgundy bag too!
    ♥♥♥
    XO
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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    1. Thanks so much, lady! The boots are just amazing. I'm in love!

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  54. I love your bag!
    If I was going to get something right now it would be a new 'leather' jacket from them.
    I got one last year and it is amazing. I just want an updated and new one! I forget exactly what they're called but it's something like 'everything but the leather' or something... but they're awesome jackets!

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  55. Your sweater looks amazing with those leggings!

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  56. If I could only choose one Express item that I just had to have... that's a tough one, but I think I'd go with the Wool Blend Zip Front Cape. It's a classic! :)

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  57. Love this giveaway, doll! So exciting!
    I would definitely snap up the Wool Blend Toggle Coat if I won- what an awesome piece!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  58. I would love to get the BEADED V-NECK TRAPEZE DRESS - PLUM.

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  59. Hi! I'm thrilled to have found your blog, I'm enjoying your style. I have a similar pair of leggings, I actually have a black pair and a burgundy pair. I just posted an outfit with the burgundy pair today. Stop by, and let me know what you think. Your look in this post is fantastic, I'm in utter love with your boots. <3 <3 Oh, and thanks for hosting such a great link up. I'm new to blogging and just found out about link up. I've only been blogging regularly for almost 3 months now. So, I'm still figuring things out, and trying to find communities of bloggers, like the one you have here. It's nice to see so many lovely bloggers gathered together, supporting each other. Thank you, and I hope you have a beautiful day! Xo, Maria

    http://theclassifiedchic.com/

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  60. I love the anchor print portofino shirt!

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  61. Great layered look! :) I love it!
    xo Erin
    www.winkandatwirl.com

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  62. love your boots lovely!!
    xx

    isa

    www.un-likely.com

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  63. HOT! Those boots and leggings together are to DIE.
    Heather Wyancko
    http://thriftstories.me

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  64. I love love love the Black Baroque lace dress! http://www.express.com/clothing/black+baroque+lace+dress/pro/7863698/cat1530011

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  65. I am slightly obsessed with the Aztec Print Midi Sheath Dress.

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    1. Oh I love that dress! Great pick!! Good luck!!

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  66. Beautiful look! Love your bag!
    X
    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

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    1. Thank you! It was such a great find!

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  67. Great giveaway ladies!!! I am loving the strapless jacquard structured romper!!! xoxox
    -Chelsey
    -http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, you would look fierce in that! Good luck! Fingers crossed for ya!!!

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  68. thanks for the giveaway!!
    I love the LACE SKATER DRESS in black - http://www.express.com/clothing/lace+skater+dress+to+black/pro/7863294/cat120002

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    1. Great pick! Thanks for the entry and the comment! Good luck!!!

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  69. Your boots and leggings combo is perfect!

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  70. i love the MARLED MESH DOLMAN SWEATER

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    1. Doesn't it look super cozy! I would want that, too! Good luck!!

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  71. I want the ZIP-UP MOCK NECK SMALL LION SWEATER

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  72. Love your sweater and boots!

    www.simplydavelyn.com

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