Monday, January 25, 2016


Sunnies: Gucci | Jacket: J.CrewNecklace: Kendra Scott (c/o) | Rings: Kendra ScottCamera Bag: Lo&Sons | Top: bp. | Bottoms: Express | Booties: Dolce Vita

Today is a little bit special on the blog. I'm celebrating my three year blogiversary! It was technically on Saturday, but I figured I would make today the official celebration! For year one, I had a photographer friend take photos of me re-wearing some of my favorite outfits from that first year. For year two, I wore all of my most favorite and special pieces. I was once again stumped with what to do for year three. I decided to do what I've been doing best this year and style some basics, throw on an amazing jacket, and find an interesting photo spot!

Since my anniversary aligns pretty closely with the New Year, I don't have much to say that I didn't already recap in my 2015 highlights post HERE. What I didn't touch on were trends in my style. I definitely think 2015 trended a lot more casual for me, maybe even the most casual I've ever been. I was all about the basic tops and I bought them in multiples - the knot tee, the U-neck tee, the fluid tee. I also grew quite obsessed with the military jacket last year. Speaking of jackets, I can't forget my favorite moto jacket.

I was trying to pin point what my favorite purchase of 2015 was, and that's just so tough! Though I will say that my white pumps win the award for the purchase that surprised me the most! I can't believe how much I reached for them outfit after outfit. I knew I loved them when I ordered them, I just didn't realize they would go with all the things!!

Speaking of good purchases - this field jacket and camera bag are definitely up there on that list, though they're super recent. I've been coveting both of them for the last few months and finally took the plunge and bought both. I'm so glad I did! I already have the field jacket in two other colors, so I knew I would love the fit - the color is just even better in real life. The camera bag is perfect for blogger events. It's pretty enough to function as an actual purse, but the size and compartments are perfect for my DSLR camera.

It's always fun to do photos in fun locations like this! I really had no idea what I even wanted my backdrop to be. The husband and I drove around town for a bit and we stumbled upon this caboose! Well don't mind if I do! It's classic, fun, colorful, and interesting - everything I hope this blog has been for the last three years! I'm really excited to see what is in store for year 4! Whether you've been here since day one or just finding me today - THANK YOU!


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  1. Congrats on three years of blogging! Happy blogaversary! :)

    I like the brown with the black, and your jacket and boots match so well.

    Hope you have many more happy years of blogging :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. Yay! Happy blogiversary 🎉 Love this outfit, and seriously might need that camera bag- so perfect for events!
    Xoxo jenna

  3. Congratulations on your blogiversary! 3 years, that's worth celebrating.

  4. Happy Blogiversary Carylee! Big Congratulations all all the best for another year of fashion/style blogging :)

    P.S. Love the necklace & the jacket.

    Alex - Funky Jungle

  5. Happy Blogiversary! Love the unique location of this shoot, it vibes with the look perfectly, also loving that bag!

  6. Happy Anniversary, cutie! Always great style!

  7. Everything about this look is perfection! Dying over the jacket, bag, and booties! Happy Anniversary.


  8. love that jacket! it is such a good style and the color is perfect! happy bloggiversary!
    Southern Elle Style

  9. Congrats on three years! Love this jacket and booties!
    Carrie and Stacy
    CS Gems

  10. Happy Blog Anniversary, so happy you got this jacket not I just need to copy you and get this bag!


  11. How cute are you in these photos?! Happy year three!


  12. Woot, Woot!!! Happy number three!

  13. Whoa more power to you and you blog on this impt milestone!


  14. What a fun shoot! I love those boots and that plum utility jacket! Happy blogiversary!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

  15. Happy three years!! Love the classic outfit and fun location you chose to celebrate!! So glad we met through blogging. :)
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  16. Congrats on 3 years!! I love stopping by your blog!! xx


  17. Happy three years!! That is awesome! I love the outfit you picked. That tiered necklace is so pretty.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  18. Happy blogging anniversary! I started reading your blog in 2015 and I love seeing your creative style and fun photos! I love seeing your daily outfits on Instagram too. Keep doing what you're doing and here's to many more years!
    Shea | www.shealennon.com

  19. Happy Blogiversary!! I bought a pair of white pumps last year and it's been on heavy rotation as well. Love this outfit!

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


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  20. Congrats on your three year anniversary, that is quite a milestone!! Loving your orange camera bag, my kind of orange. Thank you for hosting. Come on over and link up with Style Nudge on THE SHOE AND TELL FASHION LINK UP today, especially with those killer shoes!!


  21. Such cool scenery to just stumble upon! Great photos. Love this look!!

    - xox Mary

  22. Happy 3rd blog birthday, lady! Cheers to many more!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  23. Such fun photos and great shoes! love your photos too! Happy Blogaversary!

  24. Awww Happy 3 yr blogiversary girl! That's an awesome feat within itself. I'm learning just how much work and dedication goes into this thing and you have definitely become a pro! Thank you for your continued inspiration and great post!


  25. Carylee, those boots are killer! I hope that you are savoring your blogiversary! I am so loving the photo of you on the train steps.

  26. Congrats on 3 years! I love your style and cannot wait to see what you come up with this year. That Jacket and those boots are fabulous!

  27. The dark colours in this outfit are just wonderful! And I LOVE that bag.


  28. Happy Anniversary!! Love your style and can't wait to see what you bring us in the next year! Congrats, girl!



  29. Yay congrats on three years!!

  30. Yay congrats on three years!!

  31. Happy 3 years! I love these photos, so cute! I wish we had more interesting locations where I live. And I love the color of your jacket! I can see why you wanted it so much. It's very versatile!

  32. Happy 3 amazing, stylish years Caryl. Glad I read this post and even reviewed your past anniversary posts. Love the jacket, boots and bag from this outfit and your necklace too. Also, what a fun place and photo-shoot!

    <3 Ada.

  33. Happy Blogiversary! Enjoy your day!! Thank you so much for hosting this link-up each week :)

  34. I'm loving this jacket on you! I can totally see why you have it in multiple colors. Happy 3 year blogiversary, too!


    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  35. Congrats on your 3rd anniversary!


  36. I've already been swooning over that jacket forever and now you throw in this A-mazing camera bag?!! I'm dying. Happy Blogiversary!