The Circus, red and blue fashion and Funday Monday!

I’m back from St. Louis! After a month apart, it was amazing to get to visit my husband and see what he’s been up to.  He’s been in St. Louis for the last month because he ran away with the circus.  Yup, I’m serious.  Sort of.  People are often confused about my husband’s job.  Don’t worry, I was too.  He’s a professional violinist.  Yes, he actually makes a living playing the violin.  While he is classically trained, he also plays pop, rock and jazz.  He performs with tons of different artists, runs a studio teaching both students and adults, does a fair amount of studio recording (soundtracks, commercials, etc), is in a pretty awesome band, and plays high end events.  Luckily, since we met…..he hasn’t been out of town for any gigs for an extended period of time.  Until this month, the longest he’s been gone has been a week or so.  I wasn’t really sure what to expect when we discussed him staying in St. Louis for about 5 weeks.  I also wasn’t really sure what to expect when he said he’d be playing for a circus.  I wasn’t really clear on the whole thing until I was out there.
I got to see the show the first night I was in St. Louis.  I’m not going to lie, I was pretty concerned.  I was picturing “Water for Elephants”.  Man, was I wrong.  Think more artistic.  I was blown away.  The show was amazing, the performers were stunning, and I loved it!  I saw the show three times, and got to explore St. Louis….what a cool city! 
I figured, a visit to the circus requires bright colors! I didn’t necessary mean to match the tent….but hey, it worked!
/ dress / shoes / earrings
Happy Funday Monday!  Each week, Molly & I will be selecting a few of our favorite posts from the Monday before to feature……it’s a great way to put the spotlight on a few of y’all each week!  Please be sure to link up an ACTUAL post, not just a link to your main page.
A few of our favs from last week:
Popping Pink
Cilantro Lime Stuffed Peppers
Bliss of Solitude
Flamingo Stripes

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  1. loved that shoe <3
    Ayantika recently posted…Leather + SequinMy Profile

  2. Awesome to say he literally did run away with the circus! :)
    Rosie x Every Word Handwritten
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  3. I’m not going to lie…I like when my husband gets a trip for work. It’s kind of nice to take a break from each other. But 5 weeks!? That’s long! Glad you man is almost finished there!
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  4. I love that you matched (but didn’t mean to) the circus tent…you are so cute! ;) and awesome photography skills…love the stars and the popcorn!
    Eva @ Snappee Turtle recently posted…Dear Weekend {There’s a First Time for Everything}My Profile

  5. That does sound like a cool job. St. Louis is great too.

    Thanks for choosing my peppers from last week to feature!!!
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  6. Hi Carly! I’m so glad you liked St. Louis – I live here and am always trying to convince people what a great city it is.

    I’ve been thinking about going to see Water for Elephants for awhile and now that I “know of” one of the performers, I might just have to act on it!

    Love your outfit this week – looks comfy and cute!

  7. Popcorn! Haha I love the circus, sounds like you had a great time! Visiting and following from #fundaymonday

  8. I don’t even remember the last time I went to a circus! Love that color blue on you!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  9. awwww i can’t wait to take austin to a circus!!

    Sandy a la Mode
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  10. What a fun job! I am glad that you were able to go and experience that with him. This was the perfect outfit for a circus. Bright and fun colors are perfect for summer in general.
    Karen recently posted…Style Tips::Summer Style EditionMy Profile

  11. What???? This is the coolest story that I have heard in a long time….I would love to see more pictures from it!! Glad you guys are reunited now!! Five weeks is a long time to be apart!
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  12. love love lovvve those shoes!
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  13. Omg! Okay, first of all- how am I just now finding out that your’e a teacher?! I am too :) Also, my husband is from St. Louis! We go there sometimes so he can visit his family. Your husband has an awesome job! But I understand that it’s hard when they’re gone for long periods of time like that! I think we need to be Instagram buddies from all of these awesome coincidences so we can stay in touch better. I’m going to follow you :)
    xo, elle | Living in Color.$50 Shabby Apple Giveaway!!!

  14. Your husbands job sounds so fun!! I really love your shoes!

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  15. that is really cool he plays violin for a living, very awesome! i love your outfit is very circus appropriate too. how long is he gone for?
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  16. so pretty
    Xo, Megan,
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  17. So glad you liked St. Louis! Hope it wasn’t too hot! Just found your blog! You got a new follower! :)

  18. Wow, Carly that sounds like so much fun!! I am not musically inclined, but if I was, that would be an awesome profession! I am hosting my weekly blog hop today, I would love for you to stop by and share your adventures!

    xo, Tori
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  19. Wow–that’s a very cool and unusual job! I think I was 5 the last time I went to a circus… :P
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  20. I’m pretty sure your life is one of the coolest I’ve ever heard of – your husband is in the circus! That is so cool! I’m glad you were able to go visit – 5 weeks is a long time. You look so cute – that dress is so flattering on you!
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  21. I always default to Molly’s page for the blog and forget to come over and say thank you so much to you for hosting as well. Not fair! I do love being a part of your hop every week and visit your blog often. Your photos are always amazing and I love to see your shoots. Wow! A hubby in the circus. That is awesome. Thanks again!!!
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