Monday, June 1, 2015

Weekend recap and randoms

Happy Monday! Or, at least, can we try and make it a happy one? I felt super productive this weekend, which is a definite plus. Unfortunately, I was productive in real life, which means I was adversely as productive in blog life. Don't you wish we can do ALL THE THINGS at the same time?! I kind of killed two birds with one stone though by taking photos of this outfit as we were on our way to run errands this weekend.

I had a handful of things I needed to get and complete for a bridal shower this coming weekend. And, there were miscellaneous things we needed to buy for the house - we've been looking for a storage unit to go behind our table in our eat-in kitchen because otherwise, the kitchen table ends up collecting piles and piles of crap. There is also a corner of the eating area that has accumulated boxes filled with things that I would love to hide in something a little prettier to look at. We ordered this, which should arrive late next week and I can't wait to get organized. Seriously. Having a clean kitchen table feels SO GOOD.

I ordered this tee as part of Express' Memorial Day sale. People like Erin were convincing me that I needed it, and they were right. I'm now contemplating what colors I need next.

If you read Gina's post, you'll see the awesome recap she did of this outfit combination that went a little bit viral on Instagram. While I did manage to re-create the outfit in my own way, I'm re-creating it one more time based on Erin's adaption here. Unfortunately, I had to throw this jacket on because it seriously dropped 30+ degrees overnight. I'm not sure how it is acceptable for it to be 56 degrees this late in the year!!

Sunnies: Ray Ban | Earrings: Nickel and SuedeNecklace: Express (option) | Jacket: ExpressBag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (option) | Top: Express | Bracelets: H&M | Watch: Kate SpadeBottoms: Express | Shoes: Steve Madden

My weekly workouts have been going well, although week 2 was pretty rough because of my lady time. I got back on the horse for week 3 and I am definitely seeing progress. There is this one Pilates move (the roll over) that has been giving me trouble, and I've finally been able to do it…. well, at least one version of it. I can do this version holding the pegs, but I want to get to this version using the arm springs. Other people make it look so easy, but apparently I have no spine articulation in my lower back and my lower abs are weak! So, that's what I'm working on now!

That's enough randomness for one Monday! Have a great week!


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  1. I can see why you wanted to recreate this look. I love this bright pink color on you. Gorgeous!


  2. I LOVE this outfit! That pop of pink, I just can't look away. I'm definitely checking out that tee at Express. It seems like the perfect tee for summer and I just saw that it comes in so many different colors. Have a great week!

  3. I really like that bright pink tee on you! It's great with the necklace and the denim:)

    Glad you had a productive weekend- although I know what you mean about a productive real life meaning being behind in blogging life, haha!

    Thank you for the link up

    Away From The Blue

  4. Love the pops of color and patterns with the functional jacket!


  5. Love your pink tinted sunglasses and your leopard sneakers, they really make your look. Thank you for hosting!


  6. Super cute look for running errands! Sure hope it warms up around here soon!
    Carrie and Stacy
    CS Gems

  7. great outfit and congrats on getting back on the fitness wagon, I am not far behind you LOL. I need to...

  8. great outfit and congrats on getting back on the fitness wagon, I am not far behind you LOL. I need to...

  9. I love that we both had Erin-inspired looks today. :) Our community of Express shoppers is so fun! Funny, I noticed first thing that your pictures were taken in a different place so thanks for the explanation! LOL. Also love this casual version of the original outfit chain look!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  10. Cute weekend outfit =) I seriously need to get back on the fitness wagon as well. I've done nothing for the past 2 months. Yikes! Enjoy your Monday, Carylee!

  11. Such a cute outfit! I love the fit of that jacket!

  12. Pink definitely looks beautiful on you! Love how it compliments your dark hair. Such a great look from head to toe! xx

    Audrey Adair | http://www.keygypsy.com

  13. Love the pink and leopard! I wish I could do all the things all the time... You are looking thin! I think your work outs must be paying off.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  14. At least you were productive in some ways! I'm either productive in real life or blog life too and I choose blog life more (a lot more fun). I love the pink tee and the leopard shoes!

  15. I love your casual recreation of this look! Something about leopard and that shade of pink together just fits! By the way, that's an awesome server you ordered from Ashley Furniture! Hubby and I are in the process of purchasing our first home, so home decor and furniture are taking up a lot of space in my mind these days!

    Feel Great Fashion

  16. Such a great casual look. Those sunglasses are amazing! Pink and leopard print always go hand in hand.

    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com/

  17. Such a cute look for running errards! I so need to get back to working out this week!
    xo Adri

  18. Cute but casual outfit! Perfect for running errands!

    Kasi | http://www.thejmichaelproject.com/kasiperkins

  19. Oh man, the leopard flats+pink tee is such a perfect combo!


  20. Love those fun leopard shoes - they pair so well with that pretty pink top!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

  21. The pink paired with the leopard print flats is doing it from me big time! Happy Monday!


  22. Don't we all wish that we could be productive ALL the time! I love this shade of pink on you and it looks great paired with the leopard print. Also, those sunnies are amazing and they look fab. Glad to hear you had a productive weekend!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  23. this outfit is so cute and I can totally recreate it, but I would use my barcelona cami. 56 degrees now that's just crazy.


  24. I can't believe the weather. It was the same way in Ohio. WTH! I love the bright pink and your top knot.

  25. That outfit is cute, but your topknot is on point!

    xx, Leah / Eat Pray Wear Love

  26. You are rocking this outfit. Love the shoes and the glasses http://taltak.com/1FRIDaz

  27. I've got the same animal print shoes & love them. They go with everything, don't they?

  28. Love that bright pink top paired with the grey jacket and leopard shoes. So cute!

  29. Loving the pink and those sneakers! Such a cute casual look, Carylee! =)


    I hope you are having a great week so far!