Monday, March 7, 2016

Hello Monday: From Florida!

Earrings: Kendra Scott | Necklace: Kendra Scott (here and here) | Bag: Kate Spade (option) | Top: Gap | Bracelet: Kendra Scott | Ring: Kendra ScottBottoms: American Eagle | Shoes: Vince Camuto

First off, thank you for everyone's sweet comments last week about my job post. I received so much positive feedback about sharing a little bit more of my personal life that I feel like I really need to be doing that more often. I appreciate you all taking the time to read through that post plus leave me so many nice notes! I definitely agree that it's great to hear what a blogger does in real life. Much of what we share on the interwebs is related to real life, but not enough to where you get to really know the person. I will try and do more posts like that in the future!

Now onto today's post! I realize by the time you are reading this, it is Monday, but right now as I write this, it is actually Friday night, our first night in Florida! We are here just for the weekend. We came down to see the Cardinals play a couple of spring training baseball games and I am just too excited!

Packing for this trip was relatively easy as I just needed to keep things on the casual side. The only thing I needed to really worry about picking a legitimate outfit for was a special dinner, which I will blog about on Wednesday! But for this outfit, I just grabbed one of the Gap striped tees I just ordered knowing that it would pair just fine with shorts or jeans. Since I wore this to dinner Friday night, I whipped out my heels, which I should add, may be the most comfy heels I own. I am seriously contemplating another color because I could walk forever in these heels!

Friday was awesome because we really didn't have any plans for the day. We left at 8:15 in the morning and had a direct flight into Ft. Lauderdale, which subsequently ended up being a half hour early! Shake Shack is my weakness, and the husband discovered on a recent work trip that there is one in Boca Raton, so we headed there straight from the airport. After lunch, we went north towards our hotel, which was in West Palm Beach, but made a pit stop at a local salon because I was in dire need of a mani-pedi. The husband actually agreed to get a pedi with me, and I don't know why that just rocks my world!

The salon was conveniently located within a mall, so we did some window shopping afterwards. I ended up ordering a pair of Nikes I liked from one of the stores and picked up an outfit from Express, which you may have caught snippets of on Snapchat. (Again, you'll see more of this outfit on Wednesday.) We finally checked into our hotel around 5pm.

(See how my iPhone photo turned out here)

We have been to spring training one other time before along with dinner at this place called Captain Charlie's Reef Grill, which we both loved! Somehow, the husband still remembered where this was at (we couldn't remember the restaurant name), so we managed to eat there a second time. It doesn't disappoint, and if you are in the area, I highly recommend!

I realize there is nothing overly exciting about this outfit, but I honestly feel like that's pretty common when it comes to travel attire. I'm all about packing stuff that is easily mixed and matched, with as little fuss as possible, and this outfit passed all those tests!

It will be a short blogging week for me since my blog time will be limited here in Florida, but I will be back Wednesday and Friday with more stuff for you to chew on! Until then, have a great week and thanks for linking up!!!


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  1. Enjoy Florida! The striped tee is perfect with your jeans - I agree stripes are perfect to travel with as they go with everything! Your clutch is really nice too :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. Spring training is fun, I love that the field are smaller and the game is so much more up close. Love the fun clutch and shoes that totally elevates jeans and a tee.

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


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  3. looking great sweetie!!
    kisses from dubai ❤️

  4. Looking great and those red heels totally pops and makes any outfit more eye catching. Have a great time.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  5. Great casual outfit, and it seems you had a wonderful time in Florida, too.

  6. Glad to have found you and your lovely link up.
    Besos from Málaga- Spain

  7. I too loved striped shirts. They go with everything and you can even dress them up a bit by adding glam accessories. The red heels are great as well and if they are comfy, go for a second color. It's so hard to find really really comfortable heels.

    Alex - Funky Jungle

  8. This tee is so cute and looks so comfy. I was so happy to see you, I had the best time on Saturday.


  9. That floral clutch is so fun and pairs perfectly with your striped top, jeans outfit.

  10. Kind of jealous you are in Florida! Have so much fun...you look adorable!

  11. SOunds like a really good trip all around! Very cute striped tee and I really like how the clutch and heels dressed it up for a dinner out. Looking forward to reading about your special dinner.

  12. SOunds like a really good trip all around! Very cute striped tee and I really like how the clutch and heels dressed it up for a dinner out. Looking forward to reading about your special dinner.

  13. Love this casual look and dying over that lace-ups! Thanks for the link up Carylee!


  14. Thank you for hosting hun! I'm linking back to you HERE :-)
    Hope you'll check out my latest Outfit Post

  15. Super cute casual outfit! Hope you had a great weekend in Florida!
    Carrie and Stacy
    CS Gems

  16. Wishing you the best time in S Florida and how fab you look in this ensemble - those shoes are so adorbs! Have a fab week ahead!


  17. I love your outfit! The red heels and clutch really add a lot. I went to my first Shake Shack when I was in Florida last month too! I was very impressed.

  18. I've said it before, but your hair looks AMAZING like this!! have an awesome time!
    Southern Elle Style

  19. So lucky to be in Florida- hope you enjoy your trip! Love that clutch

  20. Glad you had such a fun trip! I love Shake Shack too! Such a fun pair of heels.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  21. You silly, you're underrating this outfit by saying there's "nothing exciting" about it. It's SO cute. The stripe tee (which I want now, thanks), the killer shoes, the cute clutch. I love it! Also love the pic of your phone taking a pic of your mani! So clever! And so glad you were rewarded with good feedback on your career post! It was a great read and I'm sure it was time consuming to put together!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  22. I am glad last Mondays post got good responses, I enjoyed it. I enjoy reading about what others do and or what motivates their style. I am glad your trip in Florida has been good. Keep up the good work Carylee :)
    Rachel xo

  23. I love the striped top! Sorry I missed last week's post about your job - I'll have to go back and read it! Have fun in FL!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

  24. I am glad you had a fun trip! Those red shoes are awesome! They really dress up a casual outfit!

  25. Love the simple and easy chic, and those shoes!!! Make sure to come on over and link up on THE SHOE AND TELL FASHION LINK UP on Style Nudge today and show those off.


  26. Here's an idea.. I start sending you money, you start shopping for me! Haha! Cute outfit as always, Carylee!

  27. this clutch is so pretty! I love the splashed paint pattern on it.


  28. I just got back from spring training for Royals in AZ! Such a fun thing to experience!!

  29. I absolutely love your shoes!! The color and style are amazing! :)

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  30. Love the shoes and overall outfit. Very pretty and chic!


  31. I love the addition of a bright clutch and shoes to your casual outfit! So chic! =)


    I hope you are having a great week so far!

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  32. Sounds like the perfect weekend! I was just commenting on Rachelle's blog that I'm jealous you ladies got together again! I would love a Florida trip! Haven't been there since I was a kid. And I'm glad you got so much great feedback on your job post. I think readers enjoy learning more about us :)

  33. Oh how fun! I would love to go to Surprize AZ and see some of the Royals spring training games. Love that you made a mini getaway out of it. This look is so fun and those shoes are fabulous--glad they're comfy too!
    Shea | www.shealennon.com

  34. Love everything about this outfit!! Those lace up heels are to die for and that little bag is too perfect!