Friday, June 5, 2015

Random roundup

This week has been an absolute doozie. I should have seen the writing on the wall though, given how behind I was with blogging coming into the work week. But that is just a piece of it. Today (Thursday) was the busiest day at work I've had in quite some time and my head feels like it is going to explode! Back to back to back meetings really take a toll on my sanity. Just give me five minutes to breathe between meetings, please! Let me reply to text messages or see what's happening on Instagram. Just give me silence for five minutes!

But anyway, let's go ahead and get this started, shall we? You know the drill by now!

Tee: Old Navy | Necklace: Banana Republic | Skirt: Express | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

I wore this outfit the first work day after spending a week in NYC. It was a long week of being in flat boots, and nondescript clothes, so I was looking forward to wearing something playful and girly, and HEELS. This outfit was just what the doctor ordered.

Top: Kate Spade | Necklace: CS Gems (℅) (option - use code CARYLEE15 for 15% off) | Shorts: American EagleSandals: American Eagle

No, I'm not a teenager, but yes I shop at American Eagle. I live in their chino shorts in the summer. I have for years, and they're just really soft and the fit is really great. I can order my size without trying them on and know they will fit! This is just a typical weekend, running around look! And I went a few weeks struggling with my contacts, or lack thereof. I honestly hate wearing my glasses, BUT! I just found out that my eye doctor now carries Kate Spade frames. Shut. Up.

Scarf: Lilly Pulitzer for Target | Top: ExpressBottoms: American EagleShoes: Sam Edelman (option)

I wore this for breakfast on Mother's Day. All white is pretty precarious, but I loved the idea of simply having the pop of color be my scarf. And if you missed it, this post here has a quick tutorial on how I tied my scarf this way.

Top: Nordstrom | Necklace: House of Harlow 1960Shorts: ExpressSandals: American Eagle

That same Mother's Day, we were grilling out at his aunt's house for dinner. I figured barbecue may be pushing it just a little bit for my all white outfit, so I decided to switch into something that would hide stains a little bit better. Plus, it warmed up pretty quickly and I needed to be comfortable outside!

Blazer: Banana Republic | Cami: ExpressNecklaces: CS Gems (c/o) | Bottoms: ExpressShoes: Giuseppe Zanotti

And last, but not least, my favorite cami. I have been avoiding getting the portofino in this same stripe print. I'm not exactly sure why. Maybe because I already own 2387283687 portofinos? Maybe because I am not sure I can justify both the cami AND the portofino? I'm not sure who I'm kidding. It is just a matter of time before I cave!!


I've had a few comments about my random roundup outfits and that I need to share them in real time, and my response to that is that I do! I decided some time ago, for the sake of keeping these posts manageable, that I would only post 5 random roundup outfits a week. So, they end up accumulating pretty quickly on my phone, and as it stands, I have a library of 22 other looks waiting to be rounded up in one of these Friday posts! All of my random roundup outfits are posted the day I wear them on my Instagram account and (if I remember), also on my Tumblr account - so if you want to be the first to know - follow me on one of those platforms!

Have a great weekend!



  1. you know the drill, get the cami and the portofino lol. So many cute outfit, I love the all white one and those manolo pumps.


  2. ^^^what she said. You will want the Portofino. There are just times when it makes more sense and makes for an easier outfit than the Barcelona. I mean, you manage to use both Barcelona and Portofino in other options like white and black. Stripes are just as important! Anyway, love the roundup and love that you still wear silver jewelry sometimes! I miss silver!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  3. That last outfit is my favorite, but they're all pretty darn cute! Love the layered necklaces. I need to do that more.

  4. I've been wanting more shirts to wear to work, so I bought that striped portifino during the 40% off promo Memorial Day weekend...I love it! I have the opposite problem as you because now I really want the cami! :)

  5. I'm soooo glad this week is over! I love your graphic tee and polka dot heels and that Lilly scarf is adorable too! I hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Love the striped cami from Express and also that white on white outfit!