Monday, May 2, 2016

Hello Monday: Neon romper + giveaway

Express neon coral surplice romper
Earrings: Kendra ScottNecklace: CS Gems (c/o) (option here) | Bag: Express (current option here) | Romper: Express | Bracelet: Kendra ScottSandals: bp

Well, vacation is over and I'm back to the real world! I will be recapping every last detail of my trip throughout the week, so at least I have the memories to hold on to for the time being to help ease back into real life! The short story is that it was a blast. We are known for doing our weeklong vacations somewhere international, usually Mexico, but I have to admit, it was nice to eat American food, not worry about accidentally drinking the water, and being able to make a Target run when we realized we needed something. I felt silly telling people we were going to Orlando - it seems like a random destination for a couple without kids, but we really went for the resort first and foremost not really thinking about the theme parks.

Express neon coral surplice romper

For the most part, I relied on shorts and tee shirts to get me through the week. I ended up running out of time (per usual) and was rushing to get packed. Rather than stress about making interesting or blog-worthy outfits, I just threw together easy things that didn't require much thought. I purchased this romper a few weeks ago with this trip in mind. I knew it was coming with me, and I saved it for our nicest dinner.

Kendra Scott black pearl earrings and Kendra Scott tassel bracelet

Leopard and coral outfit

We ate at a seafood restaurant called Eddie V's based off a recommendation from a co-worker who used to live in Orlando. It definitely lived up to our expectations and then some! Needless to say, counting calories went out the window, and we just enjoyed every last bite. We started with some Blue Point oysters because I can't not order oysters if they're on the menu. They were delicious. Seriously. Then the husband ordered seafood chowder and I had shrimp and lobster bisque. I snapped all these foods, but I wish I took proper photos so you guys can salivate with me! For our entrees, he ordered a filet and I ordered the scallops. The sides were family style, so we shared some truffle mac and cheese and brussel sprouts. And if that (and our bottle of wine) wasn't enough, we finished everything off with a bananas foster dessert that came with a side of butter pecan ice cream. YUM. I'm not even a huge banana person, but it was amazing.

Express neon coral surplice romper

Like I said, I'll be sharing more about the trip including details on our resort, my trip necessities, what I've learned about time shares, and what we did at Universal Studios every day this week. I hope you'll tune in and enjoy reliving it with me! In the meantime, I am kicking off May with another giveaway for you! Enter using the Rafflecopter below! Each task completed earns you one entry. You do not have to complete all entries - enter once or enter 15 times! If you're already following me on Bloglovin, Facebook, or Instagram, that automatically gives you three entries - just be sure to enter your information into the Rafflecopter to make it official! The winner will be announced next week! Good luck!

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  1. That is a lovely playsuit, perfect for a dinner with those accessories :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. This romper is adorable on you, Caryl! You look so good in coral!


    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  3. What a gorgeous color on you! You look lovely.

    - Liz @ Downtown Demure

  4. Beautiful romper, the color is perfect for this time of the year.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  5. Didn't know you got it in this color, isn't this romper the comfiest? Love it!


  6. Oh, how pretty! You certainly know how to style the romper in a ladylike way.

  7. This is so pretty, love the color of your romper!

  8. This romper is so amazing on you and I adore the color! Your jewels and clutch are the perfect touches. :)


  9. Gorgeous! Love this color on you and your hair looks fabulous like that!
    Carrie and Stacy
    CS Gems

  10. What a gorgeous romper -- it's perfect for date night and the color is stunning on you!

    I wouldn't bat an eye at an escape to Orlando. Getting some sun and hanging out poolside sounds absolutely perfect right now!


  11. Such a cute an easy outfit! Can't wait to hear about your trip! I'm totally going back to Orlando sans kids one day, it's a fun place to visit!

    pumps and push-ups

  12. Too cute for words - Have a wonderful week!


  13. That romper is adorable and that color is stunning on you! Thank you for hosting. Be sure to come on over and link up your great look on The SHOE AND TELL FASHION LINK UP, NOT just for shoes, on Style Nudge.


  14. That is such a pretty color on you!! I totally don't blame you on the food - my calorie counting went completely out the window on our vacay. I gained every bit of the weight I'd lost back!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

  15. You look gorgeous!! I love this look!


  16. That color was made for you!!! Sounds like you had such a wonderful time, I've never been to Orlando but some nice weather and good food sounds pretty great to me!

    xo Mary-Katherine | Gold-Hatted Lover

  17. I've been to Orlando twice this year...three weeks total, and have only spent two days of that time in theme parks. There is so much to see and do in the Orlando area other than theme parks. I've been blogging about my trips every Wednesday. Love your romper, gorgeous color!

  18. Wow, this is your color! I love rompers for trips - a one piece outfit. I think Orlando sounds great, and all your snaps looked so fun. Glad you enjoyed it! Oh, and calories never count on vacation. ;)

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  19. What a beautiful romper Carylee, I love how you accessorized it too. I loved reading about your time in Orlando, fun fun and that dinner sounds amazing.
    Rachel xo

  20. Sounds like a fun trip, and I'm drooling over all that seafood...mmmm. Love that romper, the color is so bright and pretty!

  21. I am glad you had a great vacation! I LOVE the romper! That color looks amazing on you! I just bought one that same color from Target last week, and I cannot wait till it is warm enough to wear it!

  22. Sounds like a fab trip! You look amazing btw!! I love that you went to Orlando!

  23. This romper is incredible! what an amazing colour!


  24. No wonder you didn't leave this romper home! Loving the color and fit. Hope you had a lovely vaca

  25. Classy is the word that comes to mind when I see this look. You totally look like a West Palm Beach socialite lady. I adore the color of this romper!


  26. You look so pretty! That romper is such a great color and fit!
    xo Adri

  27. You look so pretty and summery! That color really suits you! Happy Monday :)

  28. I'm always a little nervous to wear neon colors, but this color looks GORGEOUS on you!! Love how you accessorized it as well with the nude heels and animal print bag!
    xx Amanda

  29. I love this romper on you! You look gorgeous! Such a great color on you!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  30. That color is amazing on you! And you have accessorized the romper fabulously! Thanks for hosting the linkup.


  31. I hope you have a good time and enjoy the moments with your family.

  32. Absolutely gorgeous playsuit, the colour is beautiful!

    Emma xxx