Monday, November 9, 2015

Hello Monday: STLFW Wrap party

Sunnies: TOMS | Earrings: Forever 21 | Necklace: Bauble Bar | Bag: Charming Charlie (shop more fringe cross body bags HERE) | Top: H&M (shop more stripe turtlenecks HERE) | Bracelets: Misc handful from my collection | Skort: Express (option) | Boots: Vince Camuto (option, shop more over the knee boots HERE)

I'm sharing my fashion week highlights a little bit out of order because this outfit was too good to not share on a Hello Monday! If you'd like to catch yourself up, you can see my favorites from the Emerging Designer Competition here. Saturday was dinner and a wrap party for Saint Louis Fashion Week at Ballpark Village downtown. I've only been on a Cardinals game day before, so it was pretty fun to explore it from a night life point of view! I ended up getting sick and couldn't attend last year's wrap party - my last event was the Naturalizer event that you can read about here. Missing last year's party made this year's wrap event extra special!

Originally, I planned on wearing my fringe skirt seen here. I had picked out outfits last week, and since then, I bought this necklace and this bag - both of which I wanted to wear for this event. I figured that would be A LOT of fringe, so instead I reached for my old faithful skort. I was pretty hesitant wearing this skort though because I wore it for the STLFW blogger lounge here! I'm pretty sure wearing the same thing to two fashion week's in a row is the biggest faux pas ever, but if anyone noticed, they sure hid it well. I figured if I did bare legs and OTK boots this year, it would be less obvious that I was a repeat offender.

Ballpark Village is a huge complex made up of several bars and restaurants, with one central seating area housing several ginormous screens for those simply wanting to watch a sporting event. It's right across the street from Busch Stadium, where the Cardinals play. We've popped in for a drink or so on game day before, but have never spent much time there, so all of this was pretty new to me. 

Left to Right: Jenna, me, Kim, Jenna

Not the most optimum lighting for a bunch of fashion bloggers, but I never get to pose with other bloggers, so I had to share a photo anyway! And yes, there's another Jenna! (That's not confusing!) These girls are so sweet, and we all may or may not have a collaboration lined up with CS Gems next month! It's really great to grow my list of STL blogging contacts!

Dinner started at the Budweiser Brew House. We had a limited menu to choose from, but we had to laugh because all four of us not only ordered the exact same entree (steak and shrimp) but we all had our steaks cooked to the same temperature! (Medium, if you're curious.)

After dinner, we had a hoot of a tour guide named Tony the Beer Man. If you're lucky (or unlucky- ha) you got to see snippets of our tour on Snapchat as it happened. We started with the Beer Garden - this outdoor seating area with a cozy fireplace and lounge chairs, then made our way up several flights of stairs.

Horrible photo, but you get the idea. We were taken to the rooftop, where you can actually buy tickets on game day. The view of the empty stadium was stunning, and suddenly crazy Cardinals fan Caryl was very engaged in this tour! Definitely sitting here once the season starts again! Man, I miss baseball already. Haha!

This piece of artwork is amazing and unreal. And 18-year old made this in their bedroom! Out of plus or minus 5980 rubix cubes! I can't even do ONE rubix cube the way it's supposed to be. I cannot even imagine the time and talent it took to complete this. Apparently there was a lot of coverage around this art piece that I have been in the dark about. It was too good not to share on the blog. Oh, and if you're wondering who is being portrayed - it's Stan Musial, who is not only a legend to the Cardinals franchise, but to baseball itself.

The tour ended at Howl at the Moon, and I don't know about you, but dueling piano bars are my absolute favorite! We did end up making our way to the Crown Room - they had a lounge area blocked off for us, which was more conducive to socializing and having a conversation. It was a lot of fun - the husband even came to hang out for a bit also!

And that is it! There was also a Dim Sum lunch last Friday, which you will read about later this week. It's been a whirlwind, but a good one! Thanks again to Explore St. Louis and the Midwest Influencer Network for sponsoring this content and allowing me to attend these events!

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  1. Glad you had a fun time at the party! :)

    I love that statement necklace, perfect with the striped top!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. Gorgeous outfit! Looks like a great time!


    Hope to see your Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  3. Wow, the fringe bag is quite a statement piece! Sounds if you had fun.

  4. love the boots and the skirt! you hair looks amazing!

  5. you know how I feel about this outfit and it you guys had a blast, love it!


  6. What a hot look and you totally rocked it!

  7. Dying over this sexy look! You look amazing Carylee and I adore those boots with the skirt. :)


  8. Looks like a great party and you wore such a gorgeous and edgy outfit for it. The combination of the mini skort with the OTK boots is fun and sexy and your necklace and purse are simply stunning!

  9. Love, love, love this look! I need to pull my skort out from last year now!!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

  10. Sounds fun and love your outfit! Can't wait to get together with all of you next month.
    Carrie and Stacy
    CS Gems

  11. From the OTKs to the skirt to the stripes to the tassels, you've got it goin' on girl! Very stylish and sassy look.

  12. All sorts adorbs from top to toe!


  13. Looks like you had a fun week! Love your boots and bag!

  14. those boots are awesome, but im in love with your hankerchief hem bottoms!
    Southern Elle Style

  15. You look amazing!! In love with your skort and OTK boots!!


  16. This necklace is just unreal! wow!


  17. Love the pieces you got and how this outfit turned out. Perfect for the event!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  18. How hot are you missy?!! Smokin'....you rocked this outfit.

  19. LOOOOVVVEEEE! This outfit is sooo perfect and that fringe purse is to die for!

    xo, Jasmin

  20. You look fantastic! what an awesome event to be a part of!!

  21. Looks like so much fun! Love those glasses too - perfect finishing touch!



  22. This event looks so fun, and I absolutely love your outfit! You are working it!


    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  23. Those boots are fab, and you look darling! It's also cool to see that STL has a robust fashion scene. Looks like you had a great time. :)

    - Liz @ Downtown Demure

  24. This is such a great outfit! I love your necklace. You have so many fun fashion events in STL!

    Nicole to the Nines

  25. Super cute and sassy look! Love the fringe!


  26. That sounds like such a fun night, and I love the look you chose. Those boots!! Those are fabulous.

    Shea | www.shealennon.com