Monday, December 14, 2015

Hello Monday: Special

Sunnies: Ray Ban | Necklaces: Kendra Scott (here, here, here) | Bag: Michael Kors (similar) | Plaid Top: Express | Stripe top: Nordstrom | Leggings: Express (similar) | Boots: Coach (option, option)

The "special" sign in the background is a bit ironic because it was extra difficult to take these photos! Not only was it raining, but it was terribly windy, so although we were able to take these under a covered walkway, the wind was relentless! But the show must go on, so I'm sharing my special photos with you anyway! This was an easy outfit to throw on for mild fall weather and some last minute Christmas errands. Both the plaid top and the stripe tee are not only favorites in my closet, but one of multiple colors I have in each! And while you can't tell in these photos, the hem is longer for both at back, so I am covered quite comfortably from behind.

Last week was quite a week! One of our pups, Petie, had surgery and I was a bit of a mess for a few days. I won't go into detail, but he had been fighting a hernia for the last 3 years or so, and it was time to have it fixed. I've received a ton of sweet notes, and I definitely appreciate all of the thoughts and well wishes! His surgery was last Tuesday afternoon and he has had an amazing recovery so far! You really wouldn't even know anything was different with him except that he has to wear a cone! We are just so relieved and happy that he looks like he will have some happier and less stressful years in front of him! He's sleeping next to me as I type this and my heart just melts at that face. 

Outside of that, it was a pretty busy week in terms of social events and getting the house ready for Christmas next week! We are hosting it at our house for his family, and then we leave on Monday to celebrate Christmas with my family in SoCal. We've been doing everything we can to get the house in order - tying up loose ends that we've been procrastinating about for years - like replacing the towel rod in the guest bathroom that keeps falling off the wall! Hopefully you guys can relate!

Have a great week!!


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  1. That sign was too good of a photo opportunity to pass up, very fun! Worth battling the wind for! :) I like the print mixing with the plaid and stripes too.

    Sorry to hear about your pup, but glad he's on the mend!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. Poor pups, hope it is doing better. The sing is a great and unique photo op, I would be all over it as well.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  3. Glad to hear your fur baby is doing better. Love the soft pretty colors of your plaid shirt.

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  4. Wishing for speedy recovery for your furbaby. I love the unusual colours of your plaid shirt!

  5. Love this cute and casual look, cannot wait to see you in SoCal.


  6. Casual chic, love the pattern mixing! Great look! Hope you had a good weekend xo

  7. Yep, stripes and plaid are perfect together!

  8. I hope your little pup is doing better. Love this casual look and thanks for the link up! :)


  9. You look adorable. I love the stripes with the plaid. I'd never have thought to pair those two pieces, but they totally work.

  10. oh no! keeping you and your pup in my prayers!
    Southern Elle Style

  11. So glad your pooch is recovering well! Even in the cone of shame ;) This outfit is super cute! I really like your pattern mixing girl!

    pumps and push-ups

  12. Happy Holidays!!


  13. So happy to hear things went well for your pup. We are actually dealing with the same thing right now. I think our guy tore his ACL. He's having x-rays today to confirm and see about surgery. All that to say, I know just how you feel! It's hard to watch them in pain. I love your outfit! Those layered necklaces are so pretty.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  14. Such a cute layered look! So glad your pup is okay!!!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

  15. You look so pretty!! I hope your puppy gets to feeling better!


  16. Hahaha our towel holder thing always falls down too! Love the colours in this plaid shirt. And, I hope your dog feels better!


  17. You still look real nice Carylee. I always love plaid and stripes together. Those necklaces are too cute. Sorry about your puppy.

    Welcome by. <3 Ada.

  18. I love this look...especially those wedge boots! Those are out of sight!

  19. (Sorry...hit Publish too soon) I am so glad to hear that puppy baby is better! That's rough. How old is he?

    1. He is 14! But he's a rat terrier and can live 18-23 years if that puts it in better perspective. But yes, his age was always a factor in determining whether surgery was the best option. It just definitely got to the point where he really really needed it. He's been doing so well, so we are relieved!

  20. Love the bright colors! Can't even tell you had tricky weather. The weather has been my photo shoots biggest enemy. So annoying! But, you pulled it off - it does look "special"!


  21. I LOVE your necklaces!! Your whole look is great!

    I hope your pup is ok!

    xx, Elise

  22. Love your outfit! It's special even on a rainy, windy day!

    I hope your pup continues to well in recovery!

    Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

  23. This is such a fun, casual outfit! Love the plaid and your boots. =)


    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  24. Digging the easy breezy style with the cognac tones! Happy Monday!