April 29, 2013

Scallop Blazer


Hi everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend!




How gorgeous is this statement necklace? It was the center piece of this outfit! :)




Location: San Francisco, CA


Outfit Details

Blazer: Grey Scalloped Blazer from H&M. {old}

Splurge: Scallop Blazer from Lush Berry, here.


Shirt: Favorite Long-Sleeve Crew from Gap, here.

Steal: Basic Scoop Neck T-Shirt from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Favorite Long-Sleeve Crew from Gap, here.


Pants: Skinny Pants from Gap. {old}

Steal: AE Skinny Trouser from American Eagle, here.
Splurge: Ultra Skinny Pants from Gap, here.


Necklace: The Cleo Rhinestone Statement Necklace thanks to Oia Jules, here.

StealLacquered Geo Bib Necklace (Google Affiliate Ad) from Forever 21.
Splurge: The Cleo Rhinestone Statement Necklace thanks to Oia Jules, here.


Bracelets: Delicate Gold and CZ Bracelet thanks to Oia Jules, here, and others from Nordstrom. {old}

Steal: Delicate Gold and CZ Bracelet thanks to Oia Jules, here.
Splurge: Symbol Station Bracelet from Nadri, here.


Bag: Celine Black Leather Luggage Tote. 

Steal: On The Go Structured Handbag from Daily Look, here.
Splurge: Celine Black Leather Luggage Tote.


Heels: Ankle-Strap Pump by BCBGeneration. {old}

Steal: June by ShoeDazzle, here.
Splurge: Bennett Ankle-Strap Spiked Pump by BCBGeneration, here. (Very similar to the pair I have)

Thanks for reading. <3

xox,

C


April 25, 2013

1 Dress, 3 Different Looks



This post was both challenging and fun because I'm using one clothing item, a dress, and styling it in multiple ways. The base foundation to these looks is a light and airy orange elephant print dress. I love pieces of clothing that can be worn over and over, especially in many different ways because they are so versatile, allows us to be creative, and it maximizes the items in our closet!


Look 1: Stroll Down Memory Lane

I wore the dress by itself with a waist belt to pronounce my waist, it is a gorgeous dress and I love the elephant print!






Dress: Elephant print dress from Forever 21. {old}

Splurge: I found two dresses that would be great foundations for different looks: here and here.


Belt: Double Buckle Belt from Forever 21, here.

Steal: Double Buckle Belt from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Stretch Skinny Belt from Banana Republic, here.


Bracelets: All 3 bracelets are from Nordstroms, but they don't seem to have them online anymore. Below are similar ones. Also featured in Picnic Outfit post.

Stealherehere, and here.
Splurgeherehere, and here.


Watch: Black watch by Agnes B. Also featured the post, In the MeadowsGolden Look, Pink, Leopard, and French Macarons.

Steal: Minimal Colorful Watch from Rings and Tings, here.
Splurge: Dark Rebel from Swatch, here.


Wedges: Black wedges by Charles by Charles David. {old}

Steal: Braided Rope Wedge Sandal, here.
Splurge: Terrace Sandal, here.




Look 2: On The Go

This dress is truly a great base for layering because it is so light! I wore it as a shirt here with a black skater skirt and a belt. I folded up the sleeves to create a casual and day look. Plus, the skirt adds a feminine and girly silhouette.






Skirt: Jersey Skater Skirt by Topshop, here.

Steal: Chiffon Skirt from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Jersey Skater Skirt by Topshop, here.


Belt: Braided Belt by AEO, here. Also featured in Mustard and Blue post.

Steal: Braided Belt with Roller Buckle from Target, here.
Splurge: Braided Belt by AEO, here.


Clutch: Studded Crossbody Clutch from Nordstrom BP, here. Also featured in Picnic Outfit post.

StealBolt Studded Clutch (Google Affiliate Ad) from Forever 21.
Splurge: Studded Crossbody Clutch from Nordstrom BP, here.


ShoesOxford Pumps by Hallogen, bought from Nordstrom. {old} See all of their shoes on Nordstrom.com, here. Also featured in Green For St. Patrick's Day post.

Steal: Chelsea Crew Morgan Oxford Pump from DSW, see here.
Splurge: Carson Oxford by Frye, available at Nordstrom, see here.




Look 3: Business Casual

Wearing the dress as a shirt with the jeans creates an effortless look for work, school, or family outing. I threw on a pair of heels to contrast with the cardigan and for a more chic look.






Cardigan: Tipped Sweater Jacket from Banana Republic, here.

Steal: Marbled Jacquard Jacket from Gap, here.
Splurge: Tipped Sweater Jacket from Banana Republic, here.


Jeans: Skinnies by Joe's Jeans. {old}

Steal: Jeggings from American Eagle, here.
Splurge: The Skinny by Joe's Jeans, here.


Heels: White Heels by Halogen. {old}

Steal: A few options: here and here.
Splurge: Buito from Aldo, here.




Next time when you are out shopping, try looking for great clothing pieces that are versatile like this dress. Having items like this in your closet adds creativity and variety to our outfits.

Good Luck and thanks for reading. <3


xox,

C

p.s. Comment below and let me know if you like this post, what you think, and if you'd like to see more of these posts!



April 23, 2013

Picnic Outfit with Lace & Studs


 







Location: Palo Alto, CA


Outfit Details

Top: Beige Dolman Top from Nordstrom. {old}

StealDolman Knit Top (Google Affiliate Ad) from Forever 21.
Splurge: Silk-Spun Dolman from Anthropologie, here. (It's on sale!)


Shorts: Teal Lace Shorts from Nordstrom BP. {old}

Splurge: Volcom Stone Roses Shorts, here.


Clutch: Studded Crossbody Clutch from Nordstrom BP, here.

StealBolt Studded Clutch (Google Affiliate Ad) from Forever 21.
Splurge: Studded Crossbody Clutch from Nordstrom BP, here.


Bracelets: All 3 bracelets are from Nordstroms, but they don't seem to have them online anymore. Below are similar ones. 

Steal: here, here, and here.
Splurge: here, here, and here.


Wedges: Sophie Wedges by Sam Edelman, here.

Steal: Total Thrill Metallic Wedge Sandal from DSW, here.
Splurge: Sophie Wedges by Sam Edelman, here.


Thanks for reading. <3

xox,

C


April 21, 2013

Art of the Trench









Location: Santa Clara, CA


Outfit Details

Trench Coat: Classic Trench from Banana Republic, here in white.

Splurge: Trench Coat by Burberry, here.


Top: Pocket-Gauze Blouse from Old Navy, here.

StealLace High-Low Shirt (Google Affiliate Ad) from Forever 21.
Splurge: Pocket-Gauze Blouse from Old Navy, here.


Skirt: Skater Skirt from Forever 21. {old}

Steal: Jersey Skater Skirt by Topshop, here.
Splurge: Faux Leather Hem Circle Skirt from Urban Outfitters, here.


Belt: Double Buckle Belt from Forever 21, here.

Steal: Double Buckle Belt from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Tiny Tie Belt from Anthropologie, here.


Bag: Neverfull GM by Louis Vuitton, here. (My sister's, thank you for letting me borrow it for this post!)

Steal: Leather Tote Bag from Urban Outfitters, here.
Splurge: Neverfull GM by Louis Vuitton, here.


Shoes: Remmedy Pump from Steve Madden, here

Steal:  Kimchi Blue Cone Head Pump from Urban Outfitters, (here) or Bonnibel Monique IN Blush Patent Platform Pump from Lulu's (here).
Splurge: Shambley from Aldo, here.


Thanks for reading. <3

xox,

C


April 17, 2013

Pink, Leopard, & French Macarons


Happy Friday everyone!! I hope you have a colorful and memorable weekend! 



Yes, this skirt is the same one that was featured in the Darling Brunch Outfit post. I loved the fullness and tennis skirt-like style so much that I got it in both white and pink. It is a bad habit of mine to get the same thing in more than one color, hehe… :P



I love super high heels but these low heels are super comfortable, I can last all day in these!


My very good friend Christine took these photos for me and we've been friends ever since middle school. She is a very talented photographer, please check out her photography Facebook page: Sauveur Photography, and pastry baker of french macarons. I am so lucky to have her as a friend help me with my blog and to be her guinea pig for her french macarons. :) 

She even makes giant french macarons!!!



Location: San Jose, CA


Outfit Details

Top: Leopard Top from Banana Republic. {old} 

Steal: Sleeveless Leopard Print Shirt from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Same style shirts from Banana Republic, here


SkirtMural Skater Skirt from Nordstrom, here. It's on sale!! A white version of this skirt was featured in the post, Darling Brunch Outfit.

Splurge: Sarong Skirt With Split from Zara, here.


Watch: Black watch by Agnes B. Also featured the post, In the Meadows and Golden Look.

Steal: Minimal Colorful Watch from Rings and Tings, here.
Splurge: Dark Rebel from Swatch, here.


Shoes: Wedges by Tory Burch. {old}

Steal: Mireldee Wedge from Aldo, here.
Splurge: Sally Wedge by Tory Burch, here.


Thanks for reading. <3

xox,

C


Golden Look: Yellow and Blue







I have exciting news to share with you! I am collaborating with an online website, Rings and Tings, they sell amazing, unique, and gorgeous clothing, jewelry, bags, shoes, you name it! They are offering my readers 10% off your purchase with the promo code: stylecard10. Please visit their website, Rings and Tings and you'll find yourself falling in love with the items. I especially love their Crystal Crown Ring and the best part is that they offer free shipping with no minimum!

Location: Palo Alto, CA


Outfit Details

Top: V-Neck Satin Blouse from Forever 21, here.

Steal: V-Neck Satin Blouse from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Sleeveless Button Tank from American Eagle, here.


Skirt: Apple Print Flounced Skirt from Forever 21, here.

Steal: Apple Print Flounced Skirt from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Skirt in Skater Style from ASOS, here.


Watch: Black watch by Agnes B. Also featured the post, In the Meadows.

Steal: Minimal Colorful Watch from Rings and Tings, here.
Splurge: Dark Rebel from Swatch, here.


Rings: Pastel Rhinestoned Ring Set, here. Also featued in the post, Airplane Ready.

Steal: Pastel Rhinestoned Ring Set, here.
Splurge: Mini Stud Edge Crystal Rings from Rings and Tings, here.


Shoes: Lavender Grey high heels by Sam Edelman. {old}

Steal: Diba Tenith Pump Peep Toes, here.
Splurge: Barit Pump Peep Toes Pump, here.



Thanks for reading. <3

xox,

C


April 15, 2013

Forest Print: Green & Brown Skirt













Location: Davis, CA


Outfit Details

Top: Blouse from H&M, here.

Steal: Blouse from H&M, here.
Splurge: Sateen Popover Pocket Shirt from Gap, here.


Skirt: Brown A-Line Skirt from Forever 21. {old} Also featured in The Favorite Skirt post.

StealHigh-Low Chiffon Skirt (Google Affiliate Ad) for Forever 21 or Floral Lurex Skirt from Kohl's, here.
Splurge: Blu Pepper Studded Faux Leather Skirt from Nordstrom, here.


Belt: This belt came with the skirt. 

Steal: Lizard-Stamped Skinny Belt from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: 'Screw Buckle' Reversible Leather Belt by MICHAEL Michael Kors, here.


Necklace: Wishbone Necklace by Juicy Couture. {old}

Steal: Wishbone Necklace by Marc Jacobs, here.
Splurge: Make a Wish Wishbone Necklace by Dogeared, here.


Bracelets: Teal Pyramid Bracelet from Nordstrom. {old}

StealPyramid Hinge Bracelet (Google Affiliate Ad) from Forever 21.
Splurge: Cara Pyramid Stretch Bracelet from Nordstrom, here.


Clutch: Logo Clutch by Tory Burch, see here. Featured in Office ChicSparkle & Shine, and Floral Jacquard Dress.

Steal: Kimchi Blue Heart Charm Crossbody Clutch from Urban Outfitters, see here.
Splurge: The Tory Burch Logo Bag, here or The Mini Mac Bag by Rebecca Minkoff, here.


Shoes: Tristin Pump by Trouve, here. {old} Also featured in Seeing Stripes post.

Steal: Zigi Soho Keira Leather Pump from DSW, here.
Splurge: Given Luggage Vachetta Pumps from Jessica Simpson, here.



Thanks for reading. <3

xox,

C