Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The red dress

So I'm working a little bit backwards and sharing what I wore for the rehearsal dinner *after* I already shared what I wore to the wedding. When I saw this dress on Express' website, I immediately ordered it. I'm a fan of a good jersey wrap dress, and I'm also a fan of asymmetry. I loved the zipper detail on this so much! Clearly it looks much different on me than it does on the model, and I actually preferred the way it fit me than the model. The color is stunning!

Necklace: CS Gems (option) (Use code CARYLEE15 for 15% off!) | Jacket: ExpressDress: Express | Bag: Kate Spade (option, option) | Bracelets: H&M (gifted) | Heels: Valentino

I wasn't lying when I said it rained the entire week last week. The walk to my parents' front door is partially covered, so I was able to stand outside and take photos despite the fact that it was drizzling. The rain ended up being a positive though because it brought cooler temps along with it. I certainly don't miss the humidity there though, and neither did my hair!

Oh! And this bag is also a purchase from San Antonio. I had a shopping date meeting another one of my online friends - Di from Click Clack Diaries. I've mentioned her once or twice on the blog before - she's just as sweet and stylish as I pictured her to be. She lives just outside of Austin, so we ended up meeting in the middle at the outlet mall in San Marcos. We met right around 2pm and didn't say our goodbyes until almost 8pm. Granted, we did have lunch and a coffee break during that time, but we certainly did our share of shopping!



  1. The rain really has been horrible this past week, but despite the grey days, your outfit looks bright and wonderful!
    An Unblurred Lady

  2. That dress is stunning on you and I love the overall look. Red is your color :)


  3. That dress was made for you... fit, color... everything! Great new purchase, love the shape of the bag.

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

  4. I like the dress way better on you than the model! So classic,,it will never go out of style. Great purchase!! Send some of that rain in California, ok?!? XO ~ Casey @ A Little Bit of Cheer

  5. This dress definitely looks amazing on you! The color looks great on you!!

    Hope your having a great week pretty girl!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

  6. Love this dress, it definitely looks way better on you, I think you should send a pic in to Express and show them how to actually work it!

    xo, Jasmin

  7. Fantastic dress...and I'm with you, I LOVE the zipper detail!! Between that and the way it gathers to the side, I'm in love :-) And fun that you also go to meet up with another blogger when you were there...sounds like you were busy having some fun :-)
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

  8. Great wrap dress, it's very flattering on you! I always love rock studs in every color, these nude ones are gorgeous!


  9. That dress definitely looks way better on you than it does on that model. It is a great color on you too! Your shoes are gorgeous!

  10. Gorgeous color and beautiful dress! Love the fabulous zipper detail and flattering fit!

  11. This outfit is so crisp and beautiful. I love the red wrap dress, and the cream jacket is great. The heels add a perfect edgy touch!


  12. Glad you had a good trip to Texas! It's always so fun to me to see a blogger talk about someplace I'm familiar with. You look precious as always.

  13. May I be frank and just say...you look sexy in red! I love red on brunettes. I also love the dress paired with the moto jacket! It's so hard for me to not reach for one every day. Glad you had a fabulous time, in spite of the rain!

    Oh and this is random but I went to panera yesterday and finally tried a broth bowl. Delicious! I thought of you :)

  14. Ahhh, finally here today! A couple of thoughts:
    1- Your bangs look great.
    2- That dress. Hot damn. Perfect combination of classy and sexy. (Express does that so well...when you choose the right pieces. LOL)
    3- Jealous of all the bloggers you get to meet all the time! When is your next trip out this way? :)
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  15. What a lovely red dress....your shoes is also so pretty, and I have been wanting something like that for a while now.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

  16. This dress is so pretty on you! It's always so fun to meet blogging friends IRL. I love your new purse!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  17. That Kate Spade bag is gorgeous - can't believe it was an outlet find! I think I need to visit the Kate Spade outlet soon ;-)

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