Monday, May 4, 2015

The Clothes Line Boutique

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 DotNecklaces: 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.

Bag: Michael Kors (option) | Polish: Essie "Butler Please" | Ring: CS Gems (exact here)

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!

with Jenna

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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  1. What a fun event! I love your casual look and the accessories are gorgeous. Looking fabulous as usual! :)


  2. Such a fun event! Loved getting to hang out with you again and meeting Jenna!
    Carrie and Stacy

  3. Your accessories are all gorgeous, especially the necklace and bracelet. You look Spring Perfect! Thanks for being part of my celebration today. I am all linked up with it. ;-)

    Happy May Carylee!

  4. You ladies look terrific and fresh as a Spring morning - thanks for introducing this new store to us gotta check it out asap!


  5. This looks like such a fun photo shoot. Love that white top and the jewelry complement it perfectly. And there are those shoes again! ~Cynthia

  6. Sounds like you had a great time at the event! I love that top you got too, it's really very pretty and will be perfect for spring!

    Away From The Blue

  7. This looks like such a fun time! The boutique is adorable and I love your outfits. xx

    Audrey | http://www.keygypsy.com

  8. I am loving all of your accessories! That necklace is gorgeous! That white top is really cute too, You look so pretty in these photos!

  9. What a fun experience, I adore this white top. So perfect for Summer.


  10. I LOVE your sweet, feminine top. I will definitely check out TCL's website, thank you for your post and your link up.


  11. How fun! I love the girly vibe of your white top! Such a pretty look!

    Doused In Pink

  12. When I first saw this photo, I assumed it was your closet, and I almost died! ;)

    xx, Leah / Eat Pray Wear Love

  13. So many pretty pieces in one post! I don't even know what to comment on. ;)

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  14. Such pretty, bright spring colors!

  15. I love that pretty white top! It is perfect for summer! All of your jewelry is so fun too! I need that ring in my life!

  16. Great concept! I would want to take the entire boutique home with me, from the looks of it! LOL


  17. I love the pop of color clutch especially to the contrast of the crisp white shirt!

  18. Looks like a super cool and fun event..perfect for weekend.. LOVE your cute outfit..the pink purse and the baubles are adorable!!

  19. The boutique event look like fun, and styling three outfits sounds like the best part. :) I like the sleeveless top you are wearing and all the gorgeous accessories including the pretty ring and the clutch. Have a lovely week. XOXO, Elif

  20. How Fun! You can definitely tell you were having a blast at this event and to have a friend you can share that with is just more of a bonus! Anything item white, I am loving right now. It really does scream SPRING. The necklace looks stunning on you as well.

  21. Sounds like you girls had so much fun and you both look adorable!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

  22. What a fun event! I love that top you chose! Jasmin is wearing something similar today and I am very tempted to buy it even though it's a little outside my usual box. The photos turned out great and your hair was #onfleek that day!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  23. Great collab once again! I love that RING! so gorg.

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

  24. What fun collaboration! You look fabulous!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  25. What a cute little shop! I Wish we had more of those here in temecula. Sometimes I get tired of the mall fare. You ladies are adorable in the last shot! Totally know what you mean about not being camera comfortable ;)

  26. Sounds like such a fun opportunity! Perfect clutch and heels!

    Feel Great Fashion