Monday, December 8, 2014

Manic Monday: Another vest

OK, first, I know what you're thinking. Before I go any further. Let me just address the elephant in the corner. 

Yes, I'm wearing sunglasses and the street lights are on.

But! In my defense, it was only 4pm, so the lights had no business being on anyway! Ok, I feel better, let's carry on, shall we?

Sunnies: Tom FordVest: JCrewNecklace: Kate Spade (option) | Bag: Forever 21Sweater: Express (option, option, option) | Top: Rubbish (option, option) | Bracelet: NadriBottoms: Express (option, option, option) | Shoes: Joe's (50% off!)

I'm so obsessed with vests lately, I just can't even control myself - I want all of them!! I just love everything about this look. I thought it was perfect for a double date night. I had met the boyfriend we were eating with, but not his girlfriend.

It's always hard to figure out what to wear when you are dressing for strangers and have no idea what their style is. Do they even like shopping? Is it safe to talk about how I share my OOTD photos on Instagram?! You don't want to look like a basic b!tch, but then again, you kind of do because you don't want to look overdone.

So, I wanted to be easy breezy and casual with the boyfriend jeans, but still interesting with the layers, and still sassy with the heels and clutch. In the end, I felt completely appropriate, and relieved with my outfit selection. Yes, getting dressed is HARD.

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The giveaway runs until midnight, so you still have a few hours to enter! We will be announcing the winner on Wednesday, so hopefully that's instant gratification for you! Good luck!!


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  1. I love the different tones of blues you used. Great vest! Thanks for the linkup! -R

  2. I love the vest and polka dotted chambray top peeping through. Happy Monday! Rachel xo

  3. Love the pattern play with your tops!! Such a cute mix of blues and greys!


  4. This outfit is adorable!! The shoes were the perfect pick!! Nice pattern play as well! I'm so bummed we weren't able to meet up :( :(!! Definitely let me know if you come back to NJ! Would love to see you!

    Hope you had a great weekend!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

  5. Love your outfit, the polka dots are great :)

    Thanks for hosting...

  6. I love that vest and I was so tempted to get the wine colored one last week. But the thing is I have very few opportunities to wear vests with this weather, it's too cold to wear just the vest and it's too thick to layer it with another coat. But I really love this one from J.Crew. I'll probably either regret not getting it or just cave on my next trip to J.Crew. You chose the perfect outfit for your date. ~Cynthia

  7. Someone told me that if you have less X than Portofino shirts and you will wear all of them, then it's okay. So I'm not sure where your vest tally stands, but they seem very practical for your climate so I'm pretty sure your collection is just fine! You look great and just the right balance of styled but not overdone, so anyone who didn't like you is wrong. :)
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  8. I love the polka dots and those heels are so cute! Thanks for hosting the link up today!

  9. Loving the layering and thanks for the linkup too.

  10. Love the color of this best and I adore those heels! Gorgeous. :)


  11. Love the layering and pattern mixing! I too am loving vests, so I feel your pain!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

  12. Those heels are fab! Love the layers and pattern mix!


  13. Hahaha your mental dialogue. I love it. Also obsessed with these layers and the color palette. Perfection!

    Xoxo Jenna @ www.sincerelyjennamarie.com

  14. Um this is perfection, I swear you are the queen of layering! Your color and pattern choices are always on point, love it!

    xo, Jasmin

  15. Love the details and the colors here. Just prefect!! I understand your need for vests, every time I look at your outfit, I want one lol.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

  16. This outfit has just the right amount of style elements mixed up with casual and definitely says I am cool we can be friends LOL. I really liked it on ig as well. Totally relate to what you mean with being overdressed sometimes, and it is tough when you are not sure what your company will wear ( though in the NW it is pretty much guaranteed I'll be overdressed pretty much daily haha) Very pretty and I share the obsession with vests. Happy new week, XOXO, Elif

  17. I'm loving the blues and greys in this outfit, Carylee! These layers are perfect for fall. =)


    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  18. So excited for the giveaway thank you

  19. Wow, these heels are amazing! Really unique look.


  20. Awesome layered look Carylee! I love the shades of grey you are rocking here with the puffer vest!


  21. Love it! I can't get enough of vests this year either!

  22. I love this vest and the mix of patterns in this outfit! This is such a great layered look!

    Nicole to the Nines

  23. Carylee, that vest looks so warm and cozy! Love how you paired it with those awesome pumps :)

  24. You can never have too many vests. They're perfect for that midwest-kind-of-chilly weather. Pretty soon it's going to be puffers and wool coats. I love the blues and grays and those shoes are killer.

  25. Such a great vest, but we are also loving your shirt :) Great outfit!


  26. I really love the look, especially how you played with pattern on pattern! Love the vest I have been wanting one forEVER..but have never pulled the trigger. ^_^

  27. The layers are so lovely!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

  28. LMAO at "you don't want to look like a basic b!tch". The struggle is real. you luck fab in those layers. and I LOVE LOVE LOVE those heels, like seriously... LOVE.

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius