Monday, August 17, 2015

Hello Monday: Return of the flares

Sunnies: Ray Ban (shop Ray Ban mirrored aviators here) | Necklace: CS Gems (c/o) (Love this option! Use code CARYLEE15 for 15% off!) | Bag: Target (option, option) | Top: Mindy Mae's Market (exact here) | Bracelet: Mindy Mae's Market (exact here) | Jeans (40% off!): Express | Shoes: Kate Spade

I got a Delia's catalog in the mail this week and I was so super confused because they closed all their stores a few months ago. Apparently they are back - only selling online - but they are back, and I could not help but get just a weeeee bit excited. No, I'm not a teenager, but Express, American Eagle, and Delia's are the three stores I can buy my size in bottoms and know they will fit me. So yay for great fitting pants!

Delia's totally reminds me of the 90s and the 90s are certainly back with a bang. The overalls, the florals, yes, those are reminiscent of that decade for me, but slipping on this pair of flared leg jeans took me back to another time - like hearing your favorite song from years ago on the radio again!

I had been craving a pair of flares, but was avoiding them because I certainly don't miss the battle of the inseam. You know what I'm talking about - needing a different inseam for every shoe heel height in your closet! That's the biggest advantage to skinny jeans - not having to worry about that! I love my flares to hover right over the floor when I'm in shoes, and this "short" length from Express works perfectly with my 4" heels. 

I don't think flares will start kicking my skinnies out of my collection, but for now I'm definitely loving this super soft, perfectly stretchy, non-muffin-top-giving pair!

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  1. I love that flares are coming back, they work better for my body type and I don't feel as casual in them that I can sneak them into the office in a dark rinse. Love your fun outfit!


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  2. Those flares are awesome on you! I know what you mean about the heel hight battle though, haha! I had mine taken up to work with flats so it's easier, every flat shoe works with them :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. Those aviator glasses are fabulous! Great colour!

  4. I always love this tee whenever I see it. I think it's the stripes. I used to be obsessed with Delias too lol.


  5. Those flares are perfect on you! Love those neon heels!

    Doused In Pink

  6. I'm glad I kept my flares from the last time they were in style!

  7. I adore wearing flare jeans! Love my skinnies too, but I'm excited to wear my flare jeans more often this Fall. You're wearing my favorite heels! Every time I see you in these it makes me want them more! Not sure why I haven't bought them yet - they are so fun and bright!!
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  8. Love the outfit! And great aviators! Never kept my flares,but you certainly rock them well :)

    liz jo @ sundays with sophie

  9. Love this fun look and I adore those flares! I will definitely check out Delia's because I'm 5'2" as well. :)


  10. You're looking great in those flares and the pop of neon is a nice touch.
    Red Reticule

  11. ahhhh this outfit is so fun!! The neon pops are perfection and you rock the flares like none other. Plus, your clutch is icing on the cake :)
    Southern Elle Style

  12. Super fun outfit! I own one pair of flare jeans and love them!
    Carrie and Stacy
    CS Gems

  13. I can't believe you found a pair of flares at Express that fit. They are the only store in my area that sells them, but when I went to try them on, they were so long that even if I wore heels with them, they would drag on the floor. And I'm 5'7 with long legs. I didn't see any 'short' versions when I was there. I might have to look on-line.

  14. I am actually very happy that flared jeans are coming that. I need to find me an updated pair. These look amazing on you. Have a great Monday!

  15. Wow, the "short" length sounds like it's still pretty long if you are wearing a 4" heel with these. EEK! The flares I wanted were sold out in my size by the time I got around to it so I will probably not be on the flare train as soon as I thought. However yours look perfect on you and I love the neon detail on that tee!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  16. Happy to see you in flares and that purse is so FAB!


  17. Those flares look amazing on you! I love that fun clutch & the neon heels!

  18. I haven't thought about Delia's in ages! love the flares on you. I have been enjoying my pair too.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  19. These flares look amazing on you! I'm totally with you though - I avoid flares because of the darn inseam battle!! It's great that you found a pair that work perfectly with your 4 inch heels!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

  20. I have yet to try Express jeans but I need to! I am loving flares too but I always feel super short in them if I wear anything other than heels...have you tried Hollywood Hem tape?? It works really well if you want to make jeans shorter for a few wears. My fave look with flares is with heels though!!! :) XOXOX ~ Casey @ A Little Bit of Cheer

  21. I am so excited to wear my new flares! They probably won't replace my skinnies, either, but it is fun to have something new! Love the pop of neon.

    Daily Style Finds
    Daily Style Finder

  22. Those look awesome on you! Love the neon heels peeking out from the bottom and the bright clutch.


  23. Hey girl, those flares are spot on! I love the way you styled them with the fun clutch from Target and the bright heels!


  24. I didn't realize that Delia's was back either! I remember them from my teenage years. I really like those jeans and that clutch is so pretty!

    Nicole to the Nines

  25. I love the pops of neon, those heels are beautilful. Thanks for hosting!
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    Garay Treasures

  26. I may not shop there any more, but I'm glad to see Delia's will live on for another generation.
    Love your tassel clutch, what an amazing find!

  27. I had no idea Delia's was back! My sister loved them. I'm so glad I kept a couple pairs of my flares from almost 10 years ago. LOL