Monday, January 18, 2016

Hello Monday: Nautical + the jacket find

Sunnies: Gucci | Earrings: Stella and Dot | Scarf: Charming Charlie (c/o) | Bag: Charming Charlie (c/o) | Jacket: Coach (found at Here Today) | Ring: House of HarlowBottoms: Express (option) | Booties: Joie

Last week, a representative from Here Today reached out to me about a potential collaboration. I love supporting local businesses, but I also want to make sure these partnerships are a good fit for the blog and are places I would shop whether the collaboration happened or not. Before I let her know either way if I was interested, I visited one over the weekend so I could experience it all for myself.

Long story short, I ended up leaving with this jacket (regular $1200, purchased for $100), two sets of bedsheets, and a doormat. Needless to say, I think I can organically write about and shop at Here Today, so you can look forward to a future collaboration soon!

I'm honestly not much of a thrift shopper - I hate saying that because it sounds like I just like to blow lots of money, and that's not the case either. I love shopping for good deals, but I just don't have the patience to do a lot of digging is all. But, I can certainly appreciate those that do it on the regular. Finding little treasures like this get your adrenaline pumping! And the leather is seriously soft like butter. It was the husband that was encouraging me to try it on. He said he would have gotten one for himself if they sold one for men! Haha

Necklace (here) and top: Charming Charlie (c/o)

I knew I wanted to share this jacket find with you today, and was trying to think of how I wanted to style it when I had an "aha" moment. For Christmas, Charming Charlie sent me a little package filled with a ton of nautical inspired goodies! At first, I wasn't quite sure how I would be able to make everything relevant for winter, but this navy leather jacket definitely helps! Finishing off the look with these neutral booties made this outfit feel even more like "me" and just a wee bit less preppy. Not that preppy is a bad thing at all. I love preppy. But boat shoes would have made this look feel more like costume than lifestyle for me. Make sense?

Aside from that little shopping trip this weekend, we also joined a gym! Super excited! They've been building a Planet Fitness near our house since late fall and it finally opened for business Friday evening. The facilities and amenities are pretty amazing and the membership is dirt cheap with no contracts or obligations. Win/win. Totally not getting paid to say that, just super excited to get back into shape. We worked out yesterday and will start working out before work throughout the week. With Orlando in April and Vegas in May, I am certainly in need of working on that bikini body! SO EXCITED.

That's all I got for you today!! Have a great week!

Linking up with Rachelle for #HowIFall.

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  1. Love the navy and gold and yellow together - such a nice colour combination. Amazing deal on the jacket too, what a great find! :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. Love the pop of yellow with this! Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  3. all about the navy and yellow! They were my sorority's colors, but just go perfectly together!!
    Southern Elle Style

  4. What an incredible find! I once came across a pair of Ferragamo Varina flats on sale for $200 (with minor scuffs on the edges). They fit like a dream, but I left them at the store because $200 is still a lot of money. When I met up with my boyfriend and told him about them, he thought I was crazy and made me go back to buy them! Don't you love when men become the best enablers?


  5. Love the pop of yellow with this look, it really adds that little something extra and amps up the style factor. Love it! Hope you had a great weekend :)

  6. This outfit is so cute! I'm not much of a thrifter either, but I know some people do really well with that!

  7. What a great find! Love the mix of navy and yellow in this look. The accessories give everything the right amount of pop.


  8. Such a fabulous jacket - just looking at it you can tell it feels like butter! Good luck with your fitness goals and have fun at the new gym.

  9. Such a fabulous jacket - just looking at it you can tell it feels like butter! Good luck with your fitness goals and have fun at the new gym.

  10. I love that soft leather jacket, so beautiful. The bag is stunning too and the pretty nautical scarf ties everything together. Happy MLK day, Caryl!

  11. You gotta love buttery soft leather, and husbands that encourage you to make purchases!

  12. That jacket is a great find! I love how it makes the nautical items more fitting for this time of year. I do like thrift shopping, but I have to be in the mood to dig, and I'm not always. I love online consignment stores like ThredUp though--I can browse from the comfort of home :)
    Shea | www.shealennon.com

  13. What a great find!! I love this look!!


  14. That jacket is so gorgeous, such a great find. Glad your husband convinced you! Love how you styled, you're so right - the booties give it a different type of vibe that is more you. Love it!

    - xox Mary

  15. Super adorable top to toe look - Have a great week!!!


  16. I so agree with you on thrifting. I just don't like to dig either. My daughter always finds such amazing things at thrift stores though. I love your jacket! What a deal! Great scarf too!

  17. I absolutely love the bright colours in this outfit! The scarf is such a great touch.


  18. Navy and yellow are one of my favorite color pairings! That bag and scarf are great and would be a great addition to any look year round. Thanks for hosting!

  19. Great colourful look! Thanks for hosting!

  20. Loving the blue top paired with the yellow bag! one of my favorite color combos!

  21. Carylee, I love it! First of all, thank you for sharing Here Today, and I look forward to seeing what you two do in the future. Second, you look as cute as always, and I love how you worked your nautical in with the jacket. Beautiful! Good job of the Husband to encourage you on that one. Third, I am just swooning over the necklace.

  22. That's a steal for that jacket! Will be a great collaboration.

  23. Beautiful coloured jacket, it really suits you!

  24. I was salivating when I saw your snap of this jacket and it's former price tag! I mean this is beyond a steal! That purchase would have made my week for sure! The color and style assures a lot of wear! Love how it looks with the scarf and the handbag tied in nicely!


  25. Thanks for hosting such a great link up, see you Wednesday!

    Con Amor-Elena

  26. Love that you paired the bright yellow with the blues - so pretty! And, also love how you did your bump in the back hair - very cool. Thank you for hosting!


  27. The pops of yellow and blue in this outfit are just lovely!


    I hope you are having a great week so far!