Monday, July 31, 2017

Denim on denim + the fringe clutch

Back in April was the rewardStyle conference. I got to hang out with Jo-Lynne for a few days and she had this clutch with her! I wanted it. It's perfect. It's oversized and obnoxious, which are two things that make my heart sing. Unfortunately, it was on backorder, but I figured it was worth the wait, so I went ahead and ordered it. Fast forward to last week and I got the email that it shipped! I told Jo-Lynne it was like my past self bought my current self a gift! Yeehaw!

Denim on denim outfit

Outfit details--- Sunnies: Ray Ban (similar, budget option, cheapest option) | Earrings: Charming Charlie (c/o) | Bag: Stella and Dot "Taj" clutch (budget options here and here) | Top: Express | Jeans: Joe's "The Icon" ankle raw hem skinny jeans | Shoes: Kate Spade "Licorice" (similar, budget options here and here---

Chambray and jeans outfit with pointy toe pumps

Stella and Dot Taj Clutch

It's definitely a statement bag, so I knew I was going to keep the rest of the outfit pretty neutral. What's more neutral than denim on denim? I can't ever just stop there though. I decided to wear my hot pink pumps to pull some of the color onto my feet!

Stella and Dot Taj Clutch, Kendra Scott Odette ring

Stella and Dot hobo fringe Taj clutch

It's an envelope clutch, which by nature, tend to be pretty tight for storage space. But that's why I love that it's oversized because there's plenty of room for all of my daily necessities - phone, cardholder, compact, phone charger, lippies. And there's still room to spare.

Denim on denim outfit with fringe clutch and statement heels

Denim on denim: 3 other ways

Original posts: Left | Middle | Right

I realized that I've done denim on denim a few other times on the blog, and it's always fun to see these looks side by side. This collage reminded me that I have million chambrays!! I have a million chambrays, but they['re all longer sleeves and I've been wanting a short sleeve popover style for awhile now! I was so happy to come across this one in store. And the lace-up detail makes it even more fun!!

That's all I have for you today! Have a great week!!

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  1. I love how well you do double denim! When my no-shop is over I'd love to find a nice chambray top - I have the perfect chambray dress and maxi skirt, just not a top yet! I like the colourful accessories with this too - it's such a fun clutch! :)

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  2. The bag is gorgeous! Have a great week xx

  3. Love this denim on denim look and this clutch it's such a good addition to the outfit. You look gorgeous as always.


  4. Love this denim on denim look! I adore the lace up top and dying over your new clutch. Thanks for the link up Carylee!


  5. That is a purse worth the wait! I have a similar one that I love for all the same reasons! Great outfit! Peace!

  6. That is a cute bag! Love your top too!

  7. I have and love this clutch! It's so fun and brightens up any outfit.
    xo, Lee

  8. Your top is darling and I'm loving your fun clutch! Perfect styling denim on denim!

    Doused in Pink

  9. That purse can't be anything but a smile maker!! Everyone needs one like that!!

  10. Don't you just love this clutch?!! I was pleasantly surprised at the size and the colors in person. I may just have to copy your look this week!

  11. I have a lot of chambray in my closet too, but when it's so versatile, how can you say no?! I love the clutch, I'm all about oversized too!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

  12. This is so cute! Glad your gift from your past self arrived and that it was right about what you would want in the future! It is such a fun piece and a perfect completer piece to your outfit.
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  13. Your bag is perfect - and I love your pink shoes. I even have pumps which Looks similar :-) - I am part of your linkup Party - your blog is wonderful - greetings from Germany - Martina

  14. I remember seeing Jo-Lynne with that clutch. You are so right...I need one too. Love it!!! The pink shoes were the perfect accent for your simple outfit. Happy Monday Carylee!

  15. That bag was definitely worth the wait! Loving all of your denim on denim outfits, rocking them perfectly :)
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  16. What a fun, colorful clutch! Love the fit of your jeans too, you look great!
    jess xx

  17. Love that clutch! What a great buy!

    xo Jules

  18. Such a cute clutch!!


  19. You are put together so perfectly, stunning style -the whole outfit! The clutch is so so cute !!


  20. Love your take on denim!! That fringe bag is amazing!

  21. The Taj clutch is so good on you! I love all the vibrant colors for Summer and it makes me think of a tropical vacation. I love your pink pumps too! We have so many pretty things coming out in the Fall Stella & Dot line. Let me know if you need anything :)

  22. Love how the denim on denim really makes your accessories pop! That clutch is amazing!

  23. I love how you added a pop of color to brighten the denim on denim... great idea! Will copy this :D

  24. Such a fun clutch! I can see why you wanted it, and I love your denim on denim.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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