Photo credit: The Clothes Line Boutique website
Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was jam packed, but a whole lotta fun! Today will be one of three posts recapping the styling event in which I participated on Saturday with Sincerely Jenna Marie and hosted by CS Gems and The Clothes Line Boutique!
You guys already know Jenna and CS Gems and if you don't, you should visit their sites immediately! The Clothes Line Boutique was new to me, but they had me at hello. They're located in Waterloo, IL, which is a suburb located in the southern part of the St. Louis metro area. Their story is pretty similar to CS Gems - the shop was started on Facebook by two friends, Brooke and Missy, not realizing it would ever have such a successful following. They carry thoughtful trends you would expect from a boutique, but at truly affordable prices.
Jenna and I were tasked with finding three different outfits to style with CS Gems jewelry. The real challenge was narrowing it down to *only* three outfits and not bringing the whole store home with me!
Sunnies: Vince Camuto | Earrings: Stella and Dot | Necklaces: CS Gems (exact here and here) Use code CARYLEE15 for 15% off! | Top: TCL Boutique | Bracelet: CS Gems | Bottoms: Kut from the Kloth (via TCL Boutique) (option)
Nothing says "spring" to me more than a crisp white top, and I loved all of the details and delicate pleats of this top. Needless to say, this is one of the pieces that physically came home with me because I couldn't live without it. And it makes for such an easy outfit with some distressed denim, blush heels, and a bright clutch.
Heels: Louise et Cie
Necklace: CS Gems (sold out)
I also got to wear this beautiful statement necklace, which seriously goes perfectly with the top! Unfortunately, it sold that night after the styling event, so it's no longer available, but the photo was too good not to share with you. The great thing about CS Gems is the ability to own a one-of-a-kind piece. But if you see something you love, you really should snag it immediately because once it's gone, it's gone! And that necklace proves my point!
Yes, we're fashion bloggers. Yes, we have taken 238786348678634 outfit photos, but no, we never get comfortable in front of the camera. While I do adore this picture of the two of us….
…this picture is a more accurate depiction of how we are feeling on the inside! It was really fun to experience this event with a friend, and a friend who shares similar tastes at that! We each brought our own shoes, bags, and bottoms, and somehow we still ended up borrowing pieces from each other for a couple outfits. Imagine if we were neighbors! Oh the possibilities!
Loved being able to collaborate with CS Gems again, and to meet Brooke and Missy from The Clothes Line Boutique!! I'll have outfit number two ready for you later this week, with the third following next week!
While we were given a discount to shop at the boutique along with these photos in exchange for the blog posts, all views expressed are my own!
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