Monday, February 22, 2016

Hello Monday: Spring has sprung

Plaid top: ExpressNecklace: Kendra Scott | Tee: Express (option, cheaper option here) | Bag: Kate Spade (option, budget option) | Bottoms: Express | Heels: Vince Camuto (options here and here)

I love the first warm day of the season! There's a buzz everywhere, people out and about, bike trails crazy busy, and everyone in such good moods! It doesn't matter that it's going to be in the 20s and 30s again later this week, all that matters is that we were THISCLOSE to 80 degrees and it felt LIBERATING! The husband and I decided to take the Camaro out for a cruise on Saturday and enjoy an early dinner about half an hour away from the house. I couldn't help but wear spring colors for the occasion!

This is my new favorite way to do my hair, by the way. I realized that French braiding my hair for the gym and/or Pilates is a great way to preserve my hair when it's only 1-2 days old. And, when I sleep with the braid in, my hair ends up being perfectly wavy in the morning so that all I have to do is spot curl it with my curling wand in places that need it. For some reason I've never been successful creating beach waves like this with a braid before, but I'm not questioning it, I shall just enjoy the curly volume!

Speaking of things I'm enjoying, this necklace from Kendra Scott has gotten me to fall in love with silver all over again. I've been wearing yellow and rose gold about 90 percent of the time, but this suspended pearl against the silver metal is just too good. I finally caved and ordered the coordinating bracelet, too.

Hmmm, let's see, what else? Oh! So I've just finished the 5th week of our workout regime and last week I took a progress photo of myself so I could compare it to week 1. I was so happy because I could really tell a noticeable difference. It's encouraging because my goal is to lose one pound a week, so 5 pounds just sounds like it's nothing, especially compared to the hours I've been working out over the past few weeks and what I have done to really temper my eating. Yes, I realize I shouldn't pay attention to the scale, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't look. I *have* to look as part of my Biggest Loser competition! And on top of that, my clothes are starting to fit me more comfortably as well, so all in all, I'm feeling great and even more motivated!! If you're lucky, maybe I will share a before and after of my progress when all is said and done! Maybe….

Ok - the husband is yelling at me to close the laptop, so I shall go! Have a great week!

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  1. You ordered the bracelet, yay!

    Also laughing that we basically wrote the same post... "I love the suspended pearl Kendra Scott stuff and totally unrelated, but this is what I'm doing to work out"

    xoxo jenna @ sincerely jenna marie

  2. I love pink and blue together, such a nice colour combination! :)

    Glad you are enjoying your warmer weather! I'm just waiting for it to cool down here, haha!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. Sounds like a perfect weekend and loving the vibrant outfit on you! Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  4. Congrats on getting more fit, it totally brings up confidence and you look fabulous. Great out but lets talk about that cute pink bag! Would love for you to stop by my Weekend Wear Friday linkups to share your style and tips.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  5. What a cute bag! And spring... Can't wait for some better weather, so tired of my winter wardrobe.

  6. Yey another pink lover. Such a vibrant colour, which looks great on you - love it! Please send some of your great weather over to the UK! Yvadney x

  7. This outfit is so bright and pretty, you look adorable. Kudos for sticking to your healthy resolutions you are looking great.


  8. You look like spring...love all the pink!

  9. What a perfect weekend! It was in the 50's here and so nice to get a glimpse of spring! I love this vibrant outfit on you!

    Doused In Pink

  10. Love the color of this plaid shirt and all your gorgeous accessories! Thanks for the Link Up Carylee!


  11. this look makes me so happy! the colors go so well and are so fun:)
    Southern Elle Style

  12. Before and after photos is such a great way to stay motivated. I'm counting calories and need to embark on a workout routine soon. I've been taking measurements, which have shown improvements even when the scale doesn't.

    Your bag is such a welcome dose of color on the springlike day. We had 50-degree weather on Saturday and it was amazing!


  13. Super cute pictures! Love the pinks!
    Carrie and Stacy
    CS Gems

  14. You look as fresh as a Spring morning - love the bag!! Have a great week ahead!


  15. Love all the bright pink on you. Such a cute outfit!

  16. Love the pop of pink!! I am so ready for 80 degree weather too!!


  17. These bright pastels are so great together! You've got me dreaming of spring, girl. That's so awesome you're seeing progress on your work out regimen! Go girl!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

  18. You look adorable. I love those colors!

  19. Love that shirt!! The heels look so chic with the plaid- love it!

  20. Love your spring outfit! The white heels and pink are perfect. Glad you enjoyed the weather this weekend. Congrats on your accomplishments with working out. It sounds like you are doing it the right way that will really last.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  21. Your hair looks so pretty and I loved seeing these pastels! A break from the freezing temps has been nice here, too.

  22. This is such a pretty, bright outfit! I'm totally excited about spring and can't wait to introduce more bright colors into my daily looks. Loving that long Kendra Scott necklace too!

    XO, Jaime | RegallySoled.com

  23. This nice weather just makes me smile! Love the pinks you have going on!


  24. Gorgeous spring look from head to toe! Sounds like a fun weekend.

    - xox Mary

  25. I'm so ready for warm weather! We still have a while to go though. I'm hanging in there. Love the bright colours in this outfit!


  26. This outfit is super adorable! I love the pops of Pink! I am letting my hair grow out, and I have also started braiding my hair while i sleep to give it some body in the morning!

  27. I absolutely love the pink! You look so gorgeous!!

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  28. LOVE this Spring look! The colors are so bright and beautiful!

    xx, Elise

  29. The pink is so refreshing and I love your white pumps!! Thank you for hosting.

    Style Nudge

  30. Love the pop of pink in this look! It's such a pretty color. And yay for warm weather and succeeding in your health and fitness goals! It's a huge boost to the ego when you see results after putting in the work. Good motivation to keep it going too!

  31. Keep up the good work with those workouts girl! The pink is popping in this look. Love the handbag. Perfect for the spring!


  32. Your hair does look great--I've never had any luck sleeping in braids, but maybe I should try again! I love this pretty, spring-like look. We had beautiful weather here in Kansas City over the weekend too and I was so happy! :)
    Shea | www.shealennon.com

  33. Crushing on everything about this look! Especially the pops of pink and those gorgeous white heels. So encouraging to hear that you are noticing differences with your new lifestyle changes. I have also recently made some new lifestyle changes. I can't say that I've noticed many physical differences, but I just feel so much better. This time around I want to be consistent so it helps me to pay attention to both the internal and external indicators of progress, which has been difficult for me in the past. Cheers to feeling and looking great!!

    Feel Great Fashion

  34. Carylee, remember that muscle weighs more than water and fat, so as you get healthier and fitter, keep watching how you look and feel and how your clothes fit as you have been. The scale is just a metric...and an outdated one at that. You look fabulous, girl! I love the pink on you (and I am a sucker for plaid). Are you ready for the 4 inches of snow that we're supposed to get tonight? Back to the sweaters for a few days. Oh well. Thank you and Jenna so much for hosting Hello Monday!

  35. awww this is such a cute look, I love everything about it.

    xx Alexa | www.fabesfashion.com

  36. I love the colours you're wearing, such a cute and casual look!

    Emma xxx