Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Striped wrap top and pops of turquoise

Disclosure: CS Gems gifted me some jewelry along with these photos and The Fashion Lane provided me a discount to shop in exchange for these blog posts. All opinions expressed are my own.

Welcome to part two of the fun shoot with The Fashion Lane and CS Gems! If you missed part one, you can catch yourself up here. This top was the first thing I was drawn to the second I stepped foot on the truck! It's striped. It's a faux wrap. It has the adorable tassel ties. I decided to leave the tassels untied, which worked perfectly with the layered necklaces from CS Gems. Having the tassels hang loose makes for an unexpected but pleasant detail. 

I have to tell you that these photos were taken after I got rained on. I let my hair air dry as much as possible, but since I didn't have a flat iron, I just had to let it hang au naturel. I was a teeny bit terrified to see how these photos turned out, but they're actually pretty great. Stacy does very well for me behind the camera!

One of my most favorite things to do is take a shorter, multi-strand necklace and layer it with a long pendant or tassel necklace. Proportionally, these worked great with the neckline of this wrap top, and the pops of turquoise in my ring and the pendant play well off the blue clutch! I decided to pair the flares with this top since the top has such a laid back, easy going vibe, much like these jeans do.

Sunnies: Ray Ban | Necklaces: CS Gems (exact HERE and HERE -  use code CARYLEE15 for 15% off!) | Clutch: The Fashion Lane | Ring: CS Gems (exact HERE) | Top: The Fashion Lane (exact HERE) | Bracelets: Nadri | Jeans: Express (similar) | Heels: Kate Spade

In honor of the What's Up Wednesday linkup with MelShay, and Sheaffer, I decided to play along and answer the questions to finish off this post! Enjoy!

What we're eating this week:
So far we are 0 for 2 in terms of cooking at home. The husband has been traveling this week, which makes the schedule a bit hectic. We ended up having Raising Cane's last night for dinner and tacos and wings tonight. So so bad. Don't judge.

What I'm reminiscing about:
Today after work, we had a happy hour celebration for a co-worker who is retiring. There were a couple of poster boards worth of photos from work functions over the last few years and it's crazy to look back and see how young we all were. It's awesome that so many of us have been with the company for so long, and it's equal parts awesome slash eery that we are all growing old together!

What I'm loving:
The Fashion Lane and CS Gems, duh! I got so many goodies over the weekend that I'm obsessed about. And these ladies are just the sweetest, most supportive ones you will ever meet! 

What we've been up to:
We just signed a lease with new renters for our old house. It's our third set of renters, but it's a relief to have it rented again so quickly, and without having to market the house!

What I'm dreading:
My debit card expires at the end of the next month. The one I have memorized for ease of online purchasing. I am dreading getting a new card because I don't want to have to memorize new numbers! Hopefully it's just the 3 digit security code I need to remember!! It's so nice to have your card memorized, am I right?

What I'm working on:
My blog posts for the rest of the week. I'm so behind on life. I remember the good old days when I was able to actually get them done over the weekends! One day it will get back to that!

What I'm excited about:
Seeing my nephew in a couple of weeks for his one year birthday! Time flies! Can't wait to squish the little cutie!

What I'm watching:
The Cardinals play the Diamondbacks on TV. The answer to this question is really always the Cardinals. I very rarely watch TV otherwise.

What I'm listening to:
The husband snoring on the couch. He cannot lay on that thing for more than 2.5 minutes before falling sleep!

What I'm wearing:
A hoodie! Because it feels like fall outside all of a sudden! Where did summer go?!

What I'm doing this weekend:
Celebrating the father in law's 60th birthday! Funny because I was just telling a coworker that my father in law was in his early 50s. Uh, yeah, when me and the husband first started dating! Ha!

What I'm looking forward to next month:
The cousin's wedding is at the end of next month! Cannot wait! Which reminds me…. I need to get my dress altered and book a hotel room!

What else is new: 
I got some new Nike Internationalists headed their way to me thanks to Jenna and her heads up about a crazy sale. Wooo! Oh, and please head over to the CS Gems blog for a little question and answer session with yours truly!


Linking up with: Oh, Hey Girl!, What I Wore Wednesday, Style Me WeeklyMel, Shay, and Sheaffer for What's up Wednesday


  1. I adoooooore this look, the blouse and necklace are gorgeous.


  2. This top is one of our favorites! Love how you paired the turquoise with the blue clutch.
    Carrie and Stacy
    CS Gems

  3. That wrap top is gorgeous, and so versatile to wear in many different ways!

  4. I love that top!!!!
    I'd love for you to join me on Friday for my Fridays Fashions link up. :)

  5. This is super cute! I love layering different necklaces for a new look!

  6. This top is amazing! I love the wrap style. Beautiful necklace too.


  7. These photos look beautiful! I love the first one in particular :) And your hair always looks amazing, regardless of rain, humidity whatever! I must say, I'm envious. We've had a huge wave of it here and my hair is looking really sad at the moment. I'm glad you had fun with the ladies!

  8. That necklace is gorgeous, love a cute casual and comfy outfit!

  9. Had to stop by the blog to get a closer look at this fab top!


    Would love to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  10. I love the style of your top and that fun clutch! The jewelry is so pretty too!