Monday, February 15, 2016

Hello Monday: Out of the woods

Sunnies: TOMS | Jacket: Express (option) | Necklace: Paperdolls Boutique (c/o) | Bag: Charming Charlie | Top: bp | Rings: Charming CharlieBottoms: Gap | Boots: Vince Camuto (option, option)

I was trying to think of a title for this post, and this was the best I could come up with. I felt it was appropriate given the nature-inspired colors of my outfit as well as the backdrop. This feels like a very fall palette even though spring is imminent and winter is almost behind us! I say "almost" but it was 22 degrees when I was taking these photos! I think I'm in denial that it's still very much winter.

I can't get enough of these green skinnies from Gap. I've tried a few pair of "olive" skinnies, but these are truly the most perfect olive. They look perfect with my over the knee boots. As much as I'm excited for warmer weather, I must admit that I don't tire of wearing these boots. They're so sassy, I love them!

I hope you had a great weekend, whether you celebrate Valentine's Day or not! The husband and I don't really celebrate. The restaurants around here are crowded enough without having any holidays further contribute to the wait! So, we just ate lunch at my favorite BBQ place, caught an afternoon matinee on Saturday (highly recommend Deadpool, btw) and then ordered a light dinner in. It was perfect and relaxing and stress free, and for that I am thankful!

Not much else to report around these parts! We just finished week 4 of our workouts, and we're still going pretty strong! They say habits are formed in 21 days, so I'm hoping we are over that hump and it will continue to get easier going to the gym. I'm on track with my goals of losing at least one pound a week. Well, last week was not so good, but I made up for it this week. Saturday I even did my hour at Pilates then stopped by the gym on the way home to do some cardio for another 45 minutes or so. I basically worked out so I could eat my favorite BBQ, so.

We are also trying out a new food delivery service this week. We had been doing Hello Fresh forever, and while we really did love it, it was time to part ways. We had already reduced our deliveries from every week to every other week because work travel was so unpredictable. His cousin recommended a local service - it is the same price and quantity of meals as what we were getting from Hello Fresh, BUT the meals come fully cooked. As much as I like cooking, I have to admit, I like not cooking even more. Especially on nights when I have Pilates or have some blogging to do. We just have to order by Friday evenings, then leave a cooler outside for deliveries on Tuesday. No subscription, no commitment. Our first delivery is tomorrow, so I will let you guys know how it works out! 

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  1. Hello Monday Caryl.

    The new blog deisgn looks awesome as do you in those Wintery colors with an edge. The jacket, pants and especially those OTK boots are fab!

    Hope all is well. Miss hearing from you. <3 Ada.

  2. The brown and green together is a really nice colour combination :)

    Sounds like you had a great relaxing weekend for Valentine's day too.

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. I love all of those colors together!! You look great!! xo


  4. You look great, I love olive colors and this outfit totally rocked.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  5. Like your bag, dear ;)


    Mónica Sors



  6. The jeans are really the perfect olive, I am finally happy with them. They look so good with black. Happy you guys are keeping up with your healthy habits. Happy Monday :)


  7. The color of those jeans are outstanding! I love the layers and pop with the black boots pairing.

  8. love that green hue! its so unique, yet fun and trendy!
    Southern Elle Style

  9. Great color combination. I don't have much olive in my closet but I'm loving how you paired it with black and brown. I'm in denial that it's still winter too. I've been incorporating even more color lately. But the snow and 15 degree days keep reminding me! Brrrr. That delivery food service sounds so nice and convenient!
    Thanks for hosting the link up!
    We hope to see you Tuesday at our Tuesday Fashion Party Link UP!

  10. It sounds like you enjoyed a wonderful Valentine's Day! (And your day was very similar to mine. We just can't stand the crowds on V-day!)

    I love how you paired these neutrals together. Olive is such a versatile color and more fun than black!


  11. Love your cool and casual look! I think the contrast of the olive green and tan in so chic! Thanks for the Link Up!


  12. Love the combo of earth colors in one look - Have a lovely week ahead!


  13. I am just now coming around to the olive color. I get compliments every time I wear it, I don't know why I resist. You look great, thanks for the link-up.

  14. I love the olive skinny jean and the bag!! The whole look is so cute!

  15. Love the new blog design! I also love your olive pants! That is a good olive. What makes me most sad about spring and warmer temps is saying goodbye to OTK boots. I plan to wear them as long as possible with shorter dresses and skirts. Sounds like you all had a great weekend. And ready made meals? Yes please!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  17. Sorry, I saw a typo and deleted my last comment. OCD much??

    "As much as I like cooking, I have to admit, I like not cooking even more. " Ha! Too funny. I'm right there with ya. I've never tried a delivery service. With a family of 5 that eats like a family of 8 (teenagers, OMG!) I never figured we could afford it. But I'd love to try it. It has to be cheaper than pizza takeout, which is my fallback plan when I'm too busy to cook a decent meal.

    I love those boots and that jacket, and I think I need that striped top now. LOL!! You look super cute. It's frigid here too and I have major spring fever. It's going to be a looooong couple of months!

  18. I'm all for laid back weekends with the man in your life! I saw you two jamming to some hip hop on Snap, so I know you were out enjoying yourselves. I heard Deadpool was hilarious, I definitely plan to see it! Looking great as usual. Love the black and white stripes with the olive!


  19. How fun is this post!!! I am in love with that bag and that jacket! OTK are my favorite thing on this planet, I plan to make them last forever! Sounds like you had a great weekend!

  20. The food subscription service sounds great! I love this look--the olive green of those jeans does look like the perfect shade, and those boots ARE sassy. Love those!
    Shea | www.shealennon.com

  21. I'm loving the earthy tones in this outfit. Those OTK boots are unreal!


  22. Love this edgy, winter look. Full of color and detail, gorgeous!

    - xox Mary

  23. Carylee, LOVE the green! You look adorable! I can't wait to hear about the food delivery service...how far west do they deliver? West STL county?

  24. Love it and love the new blog layout!


  25. This is such a fab color combination, I am loving those pants!

  26. I can't believe it's 22 degrees there! It's been in the 60s here. Your outfit looks great. I'm loving the earth tones
    Dresses & Denim

  27. Pretty color palette and I hear about not wanting to cook after a long day. I try to cook 3x a week and have enough left overs so I don't have to cook on nights that I get home late. I hope this new service works out for you.

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


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  28. Gorgeous outfit, lady! Those boots are killer. And this title has gotten "Out of the Wood" by TSwift stuck in my head hahah.

    P.S. Following you on Bloglovin!

    Chow Down USA

  29. What a great look, love the green pants, over the knee boots and striped shirt! Thank you for hosting. Be sure to come on over and link up with SHOE AND TELL FASHION LINKUP on Style Nudge!!


  30. I'm loving the olive colored jeans, and that bag is gorgeous! It's so good that you're sticking with your work out routine, and I'm jealous that you have food delivery! I can't wait to hear more about it.

  31. fully cooked meals straight to your doorstep!? How cool is that!!

  32. Love the color of those pants! They are so unique. Also, loving the new design. I'm working on something similar actually. ;)

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

  33. Love this color combo- you pulled it off perfectly. Love the style the otk boots and jacket add. Hope you had a nice Valentine's weekend!

  34. Gorgeous color combo! I love those olive pants.

    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com