Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The turquoise ring

I am back and slowly but surely trying to slip back into real life! I know it was only a three day weekend, but it was great. At one point, I actually caught myself thinking, "wow, I'm kind of tired of laying around doing nothing!" I can't remember the last time I felt like I had too *much* time on my hands. I'm always racing against the clock to get stuff done, whether it's at work or at home.

I definitely got some shopping in this weekend! Kind of scary as things start to arrive (and I remember that I actually bought them….) This plaid top was one of my Memorial Day purchases. If it looks familiar, it's because I have it in 4 other colors - red, white, blue, pink. Andddd, I also just bought it in a white and pink. Yes, I'm crazy, but when something is as soft and perfect as this top, I need ALL THE COLORS. 

I've been wanting a turquoise ring for quite some time now, but I could never find the perfect one. I wanted something that had a vintage vibe, but wasn't overly formal. You know I love things a lot more when I can dress them up or down depending on my mood. This ring was the perfect mix of everything I was looking for, and the bonus is that it has an adjustable band. And not the adjustable ones that are visible with your palms facing up - you know, the kind that always pinches your skin? The adjustable portion of the band is hidden under the stone, which works perfect for both aesthetics and comfort.

CS Gems was able to find two of these same rings, so the great thing is that you can own this very one also. It's hard to beat for only $15. All of their rings are priced from $12-$15 so if this one isn't your thing, you can check out their other styles here. I think I may need this darling round one next… And don't forget, you can always use code CARYLEE15 for 15% off!

Sunnies: Ray Ban | Necklace: Target (option) | Bag: Chanel | Top: Express | Tee: Express | Bracelet: Express (option) | Ring: CS Gems (c/o) Exact one here (use code CARYLEE15 for 15%) Bottoms: Express (option) | Shoes: Vince Camuto (similar)

This outfit is totally relaxed and everything I needed to help me get through this short week. The layered tops are easy, but the shoes and accessories keep it from feeling a bit too 90's grunge for me. And yes, I realize this is basically the same outfit as the one I copied from Rachelle here, but when a formula works, why re-create it?

Note: This post was sponsored in part by CS Gems, but all opinions expressed are my own.


Linking up with: Oh, Hey Girl!, Thrift Sisters with Ayana and KerenWhat I Wore Wednesday, Random Wednesday, I Feel Pretty, Style Me WeeklyMel, Shay, and Sheaffer for What's up Wednesday


  1. Oh I love this color combo, I didn't any of these shirts and you are making me sad lol.


  2. Love all the colors in this outfit! Perfect comfortable, relaxed look!
    Carrie and Stacy

  3. Love your jewellery, such a nice touch to your blue outfit! :)

    And I agree - when you find something you love it makes sense to buy it in a couple of colours! :)

    Away From The Blue

  4. Love this plaid top! I would need it in all color too!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  5. Gorgeous blues today. Love the ring, shirt and purse.

  6. That ring is amazing! I love how you styled the outfit around it!

  7. You know, I didn't even get a hint of 90s vibe from this until you mentioned it but I think the fit and the colors are definitely very now. And of course the shoes! If you wore this with Doc Martens it might be different. LOL. I looooove all the colors of that plaid shirt! It really is sooo soft!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  8. I see why you have this shirt in many colors. I have it in pink and have it on my "list" to get another color. I love the blues and greens.

  9. ugh your shoes always slay me!! isn't that oversized plaid shirt so comfy??? When I wear mine, I never want to take it off.


  10. I love all of the details! Fashion is about details right? Anything blue is what I want to wear!

  11. Perfect chic outfit!! Those shoes are darling! And I am so guilty of buying multiples in different colors, when it works why change it right?


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.