Monday, December 15, 2014

Manic Monday: Chunky knit and coated denim

I've never tried Vigoss before, but I keep hearing good things about the brand, so I decided to take a leap and buy this pair of coated denim. I gotta say - the fit is great - there are truly only a handful of brands that fit me well. I know this won't be my last pair.

It's funny how fashion tastes go in cycles, and for the longest time, I was over chunky knits.  Somehow my love for chunky knits has been rejuvenated and my collection has started to grow again over the last couple of years. Topshop is the best for affordable, quality-made, easy-fitting sweaters.

Sunnies: Vince Camuto | Scarf: Express (option) | Bag: Stella and Dot (striped option here, love this option) | Sweater: Topshop (option, option)  | Watch: Kate Spade (option) | Bracelet: Nadri (option) | Bottoms: Vigoss | Booties: Vince Camuto (option, option

I have one more work trip tomorrow - the last for the year, and I'm kind of dreading it. I keep telling myself that it's just a day and a half, and I can push through it!! Last week was so nice with no travel - I got to catch up on life a bit! Hopefully this week will still be productive despite my trip. We are celebrating Christmas with the husband's family this weekend and then, I get to spend next week in SoCal squishing my 3-month old nephew!! What are your plans for the holidays? Anyone traveling to some place fun?


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  1. I've always heard good things about Vigoss jeans and have been meaning to try them. Love your coated pair! Such a great look!

    Doused In Pink

  2. I'm loving chunky oversized sweaters these days. Love the extra shoulder detailing on this one and love the color combo. Cute hair style! Have a great trip and hope you get to enjoy the rest of the week after you get back. ~Cynthia

  3. love this chunky sweater, and I've heard about those jeans I need to check them out.


  4. I wore a VERY similar look on Saturday! So fun!

  5. I love this chunky knit. It looks so cozy. I wish I could get away with the chunky knit here..gah I would need a few more of those in our weather...but coming to coated denim, I bought one, tried it and returned it, it was from j brand. Somehow I could not wrap my head around how the coating felt on the denim. is this one waxy or more smooth like a regular denim? I am so torn because I would like one, but havent gotten a chance to find the right one... sigh.

  6. I'd really love to try a pair of coated jeans...maybe I'll try this brand! Love the look today!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

  7. Oh hey! I recognize this outfit from the instagram #flatlay! I loved it flat on the floor, and I love it even more on you! I agree about Vigoss jeans, too. The one pair I have is nice and fits correctly (also rare for me) and I'll probably get more at some point. Sorry you have to travel again this week! I'll miss you when you're "gone" and can't WAIT for next week!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  8. OMG those coated jeans almost look like leather!!!! Wishing you the best of the holidays too!!!


  9. You look nice and warm Carylee! Love that scarf and the warm earth tones. Thanks for hosting the link up :)

  10. So cute! It is funny how our styles kind of evolve. A few years ago I was all about dainty necklaces and was not into statement jewelry at all. Then for the past two years I've been obsessed with it, but lately all I've wanted is dainty pieces... weird!

  11. The color of your sweater compliments your skin tone greatly! You look lovely on this Manic Monday!


  12. Love the detail on your sweater! This look is so perfect and chic for this season. My girlfriend travels a ton for work and I know how stressful that can be. At least its one more time for the year and then its holiday and party time! Sometime to look forward to! Safe travels!

  13. I love coated denim and those look great! I love a good sweater like that and the leopard scarf is perfect too!

  14. I love the details on the shoulder of your sweater. I'm loving those leggings paired with a little pop of leopard too!

  15. This is such a warm and comfortable look. I also love the boots!!

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

  16. I'm all about oversized knits right now, too. So cozy:)

  17. Love this look on you, casual and comfy yet chic!

  18. What a fun studded sweater!!



  19. Love this casual look and I adore your hair up in a ponytail! Great sunglasses too. :)


  20. Ahh look gorgeous!! Yay for last work trip of the year :) I have to say I am a little jealous--my job has me stuck at a desk all day and my partner is on maternity leave so I don't even get to leave for lunch ha! Time out of the office sounds amazing hehe


  21. A favorite color combo of mine. I have heard of Vigoss and never tried them either. Might have to give them a try.

    Lisa @ Daily Style Finds

  22. Love Vigoss, have a couple pair of jeans from them and the fit is very flattering. You look so comfy, cozy and chic in your jean outfit and I love the hair too. <3 Hope you have a wonderful new week pretty. XOXO, Elif

  23. I hadn't heard of Vigoss before, but those jeans look so good on you I may need to get a pair! Thanks for sharing with us and hosting the linkup.

    Happy Holidays ;-)

  24. Beautiful sweater. I love the studs on the shoulders!


  25. A week is SoCal sounds amazing right about now. I really like those coated jeans and this camel/black combo!

    Nicole to the Nines

  26. Love your outfit. The combination is fall perfection. I love your leopard scarf too!
    Fash Boulevard

  27. what a fun outfit. I just love the color of the sweater with the scarf! So chic :)
    xo ClassToCloset

  28. I find chunky knits hard to wear because over-sized doesn't often look too flattering on me - but I love this sweater on you...I'm definitely going to give chunky knits another try :-)

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  29. hey there! I've been getting to grips with a new design on my blog, but it's finally all live, so I am back to posting! Yay! Love this look on you, the neutrals, the coated denim, the shades and that high pony suits you super well! Thanks so much for hosting xx


  30. I'm loving these jeans on you, Carylee! The coated wash looks great!


    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  31. Love that sweater. The color and fit is perfect. Great styling, Carylee!


  32. I am in love with this look. There is something so luxe about neutrals paired with black. Very chic!