August 31, 2013

Polka Dots


Sorry for going on a stripes craze in my past 3 pairings! ^_^ I did not notice until last night when I was preparing this post, but as you read this I am in Reno, NV for the Labor Day weekend. My family and I are here to attend the annual Rib Cook-Off! I'll try to share photos via my Instagram: @connnietang! 

I was hoping to post some Fall pairings on my blog next week, but it looks like that will have to wait because the weather is 90+ degrees here. >_< I am going to melt!!! So look out for a bunch of summer weather inspired pairings next week! I hope everyone has a nice and eventful long weekend!

Also look out for a new giveaway starting Monday, Sept 2nd! 








Outfit Details


Dress: Polka Dot Dress from Forever 21. {old}

Steal: A-Line Polka Dot Dress from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Brand of Gypsies Woven Babydoll Dress from Nordstrom, here.


Belt: Brown Faux Leather Belt from Forever 21. {old}

Steal: Bead Chain Braided Belt from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Avery Versatile Waist Belt with Metal Tip from Linea Pelle, here.


Necklace: Autograph Plate thanks to TAudrey, here. Rebecca Minkoff Pisces Zodiac Necklace thanks to Trend Boutique, here.

Steal: I Love You Pendant Necklace from DailyLook, here. Amore Chain Necklace from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Autograph Plate from TAudrey, here. Rebecca Minkoff Pisces Zodiac Necklace from Trend Boutique, here.


Bracelets: Sarah Bracelet thanks to Thesis of Alexandria, here.

Steal: Chained Faux Leather Wrap Bracelet from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Sarah Bracelet from Thesis of Alexandria, here.


Bag: Ladylike Bow Satchel thanks to DailyLook, here.

Steal: Ladylike Bow Satchel from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Hayden Satchel by GiGi New York, here.


Shoes: Black Wedges by Sam Edelman. {old and also seen here}

Steal: Heel Less Wedges from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Zenn Wedge by Steve Madden, here.


xox,

C

August 29, 2013

Blue & Camel






I cannot believe that it is almost September, this year has flown by so quickly. I started this blog on my birthday this year and it has been an amazing and personally challenging journey. To my readers & friends, wanted to thank you for being supportive and believing in me, I would not be able to do this without you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much.





Outfit Details

Dress: Striped Fit and Flare Dress from Banana Republic, here.

Steal: Supreme Striped Dress from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Striped Fit and Flare Dress from Banana Republic, here.


Top: Mimi Chica Chambray Top from Tillys, here.

Steal: Mimi Chica Chambray Top from Tillys, here.
Splurge: Chambray Shirt from Forever 21, here.


Purse: Saddle Olivia Shopper thanks to GiGi New York, here.

Steal: Shopper Bag from ZARA TRF, here.
Splurge: Saddle Olivia Shopper from GiGi New York, here.


Necklace: Laela Necklace thanks to Lotus Blossom Designs, here.

Steal: Laela Necklace from Lotus Blossom Designs, here.
Splurge: Nina 'Melaney' Ribbon & Cluster Bib Necklace from Nordstrom, here.


Bracelets: Kelsi Bracelet in Silver thanks to Glamour Me Jewels, here. Silver Spike & Pave Beaded Bracelet from Stella & Dot, here.

Steal: Chic Chain Bracelet from DailyLook, here. Silver Petite Spike Bracelet from YuniKelley, here.
Splurge: Kelsi Bracelet in Silver from Glamour Me Jewels, here. Silver Spike & Pave Beaded Bracelet from Stella & Dot, here.


Sunglasses: Oversize Designer Inspired Womens Fashion Sunglasses 8445 thanks to zeroUV, here.

Steal: Oversize Designer Inspired Womens Fashion Sunglasses 8445 from zeroUV, here.
Splurge: Karen Walker The Number One Sunglasses from Shopbop, here.


Shoes: Wedges from Nine West. {old}

Steal: Downtown Wedge from Chinese Laundry, here. {on sale!}
Splurge: Geri Wedge Sandals from Sole Society, here.


xox,

C

August 27, 2013

Beige Stripes & Maroon


I hope everyone had a nice weekend! I had a blast camping in Yosemite; I fed a deer, went stand up paddling, and spend quality time with loved ones. But to be frank, I am so happy to sleep in my clean bed and take a nice long warm shower. ;) 

I wore this pairing to a birthday dinner with my girl friends and it is so simple to put together! A top, an a-line skirt, and a belt tied at the waist! I added a few statement jewelry to glam up the look, but kept it very comfortable. 












Outfit Details

Top: Striped Top from Forever 21. {old}

Steal: Boat Neck Striped Top from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Embellished Striped Tee from Banana Republic, here.


Skirt: A-Line Skirt from Forever 21. {old and also seen here}

Steal: Cool Girl Mesh Skater Skirt from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Faux Leather Skirt from American Eagle Outfitters, here.


Belt: White Leather Belt from Banana Republic. {old}

Steal: Textured Reversible Belt from Banana Republic, here.
Splurge: Allegra Double Wrap Skinny Hip Belt by Linea Pelle, here.


Necklace: Champagne at Breakfast Bib thanks to olive + piper, here.

Steal: Chunky Crystal Bauble Statement Necklace from Kristin Perry, here.
Splurge: Champagne at Breakfast Bib from olive + piper, here.


Bracelet: Rose Gold Pave Beauty thanks to Derng, here.

Steal: Chain Toggle Bracelet from forever 21, here.
Splurge: Rose Gold Pave Beauty from Derng, here.


Rings: Heart Ring thanks to Madi & Bee Co., here. Two Gold Stacking Rings thanks to Thought Blossoms, here. White Statement Ring thanks to DailyLook. {old}

Steal: Geo Ring and Ball Bead Ring Set from Forever 21. Textured Midi Ring Set from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Heart Ring from Madi & Bee Co., here. Two Gold Stacking Rings from Thought Blossoms, here. Hancock Park Adjustable Cocktail Ring by Kate Spade New York, here.


Watch: Michael Kors Yellow Golden Midsized Chronograph Runway Watch, here.

Steal: Titanium Rhinestone Boyfriend Watch from Nordstrom, here.
Splurge: Michael Kors Yellow Golden Midsized Chronograph Runway Watch, here.


Bag: Maroon Clutch from the streets of Hong Kong.

Steal: Classic Faux Leather Crossbody from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Double Fold Over Clutch from DailyLook, here.


Shoes: Pointed Toe T-Strap Heels thanks to DailyLook, here.

Steal: Pointed Toe T-Strap Heels from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Aavery Pump by Betsey Johnson, here.


xox,

C

August 25, 2013

Scalloped Shorts










Outfit Details

Top: Striped Three-Quarter Sleeve Tee from Banana Republic, here. {I got a xs and it is also seen here}

Steal: Boxy Striped Top from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Striped Three-Quarter Sleeve Tee from Banana Republic, here.


Shorts: Scalloped Lace Shorts by Lush from Nordstrom, here. {sold out}

Steal: See U Soon Scallop Edge Shorts at ASOS, here.
Splurge: Cute Teal Shorts from Lulu's, here.


Belt: Vintage Perforated Belt thanks to Linea Pelle, here.

Steal: Leather Belt from H&M, here.
Splurge: Vintage Perforated Belt from Linea Pelle, here.


Necklace: Mustard Stone Drop Necklace thanks to eff.Y.bee, here.

Steal: Classic Lariat Necklace from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Mustard Stone Drop Necklace from eff.Y.bee, here.


Bracelets: White & Gold Bracelet from Nordstrom. {old}

Steal: Lacquered Hearts Stretch Bracelet from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Art Deco Pyramid Bracelet from DailyLook, here.


Watch: Golden Midsized Chronograph Runway Watch by Michael Kors, here.

Steal: Classic Oversized Watch from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Golden Midsized Chronograph Runway Watch by Michael Kors, here.


Bag: Tessa Messenger Bag thanks to Baghaus, here. {also seen here}

Steal: Classic Faux Leather Handbag from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Tessa Messenger Bag from Baghaus, here.


Shoes: Brown Heels from DV by Dolce Vita. {old}

Steal: X-Front Single Sole Pump from Charlotte Russe, here.
Splurge: Chinese Laundry Janes Way Cage Heels from DailyLook, here.


xox,

C

August 23, 2013

Outdoor Wedding Look






I wore this pairing to an outdoor wedding this past weekend and the dress is so light and pretty. I really liked the back lace, but it was hard to wear undergarments. I ended up wearing gel petals to keep the back bare. As you read this, I am camping in Yosemite and trying my best to not get bug bites! I am prone to getting bug bites, so wish me luck! 

I would like to congratulate Kamola for winning my YuniKelley giveaway!




Outfit Details

Dress: ASTR Lace Illusion High/Low Dress from Nordstrom, here. (xs and it was a bit loose)

Steal: Wild Rose Print High-Low Dress from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: ASTR Lace Illusion High/Low Dress from Nordstrom, here.


Bracelet: 18k Gold & Crystal Bangle thanks to YuniKelley, here.

Steal: 18k Gold & Crystal Bangle thanks to YuniKelley, here.
Splurge: Tasha Beaded Stretch Bracelet from Nordstrom, here.


Earrings: Stunning Tear Dop Earrings thanks to Lotus Blossom Designs, here.

Steal: Stunning Tear Dop Earrings from Lotus Blossom Designs, here.
Splurge: Crystal Copy Crystal Drop Earrings from Nordstrom, here.


Watch: Golden Midsized Chronograph Runway Watch by Michael Kors, here.

Steal: Classic Oversized Watch from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Golden Midsized Chronograph Runway Watch by Michael Kors, here.


Clutch: Black Clutch by Linea Pelle. {old}

Steal: Sleek Envelope Crossbody from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Grayson Bar Bag by Linea Pelle, here.


Shoes: Blue Heels by Ivanka Trump. {old, also seen herehere, and here}

Steal: Crisscross Faux Suede Platforms from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Crossover Pumps from Sole Society, here.


Have a nice weekend everyone! <3

xox,

C

August 20, 2013

Sushi Lover


I am going camping in Yosemite this Thursday and looking forward to relaxing, beautiful hikes, and exploring around! The only thing I am worried about is not having internet connection and not being able to update my blog, but hopefully that wont happen. :D

As I always say in my bio, I am a sushi lover. So much that I will wear sushi clothing! :P I got this graphic top many years ago from Forever 21 and it is one of the oldest and most worn items in my closet! Although the macaroon top, worn here, is a close contender. Which one do you like more? 








I get really excited over eating sushi. This was my reaction when the other half said we were going on a little sushi date after this photoshoot. ^_^




Outfit Details

Jacket: Cool Nights Moto Jacket thanks to DailyLook, here.

Steal: Cool Faux Leather Jacket from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Classic Motorcycle Jacket from DailyLook, here.


Top: Sushi Graphic Tee from Forever 21. {old}

Steal: Kawaii Sushi Maki Nigiri tshirt by MilkshopKawaiiShop on Etsy, here.
Splurge: Sushi Friends T Shirts from Zazzle.com, here.


Skirt: Bright Pleated Circle Skirt thanks to DailyLook, here.

Steal: Bright Pleated Circle Skirt from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Devlin Pleated Skirt from Nordstrom, here.


Necklace: Polished Chain Link Necklace thanks to DailyLook, here.

Steal: Elegant Chain-Link Necklace from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Polished Chain Link Necklace from DailyLook, here.


Bracelets: Tassel Bracelets in red and white thanks to Cathryn Ann, here.

Steal: Tasha Beaded Stretch Bracelets from Nordstrom, here.
Splurge: Tassel Bracelets in red and white from Cathryn Ann, here.


Clutch: Black Clutch from Linea Pelle. {old}

Steal: Sleek Envelope Crossbody from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Grayson Bar Bag by Linea Pelle, here.


Shoes: Simple Strap Heels thanks to DailyLook, here.

Steal: Simple Strap Heels from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Suede Strappy Sandals from ZARA, here.


xox,

C

August 18, 2013

Peplum, White Jeans, & Bold Accessories












Outfit Details

Top: Grey Peplum from Topshop. {old, also seen here and here}

Steal: Static Peplum Tank from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Embellished Peplum Top from Topshop, here.


Jeans: Jolt Skinny Jeans from Nordstrom, here. {Super comfortable; I am a size 1}

Steal: White Jeggings from American Eagle Outfitters, here.
Splurge: Jolt Skinny Jeans from Nordstrom, here.


Sunglasses: High Pointed Tip Insert Frame Oversize Cat Eye Sunglasses thanks to zeroUV, here.

Steal: High Pointed Tip Insert Frame Oversize Cat Eye Sunglasses from zeroUV, here.
Splurge: Prada Cat's Eye Sunglasses from Nordstrom, here.


Necklace: Fringe Necklace thanks to Brighthouse Baubles, here.

Steal: Fringe Necklace from Brighthouse Baubles, here.
Splurge: Tildon Vintage Necklace from Nordstrom, here.


Bracelets: Half Moon Cuff thanks to Madi & Bee Co., here. Elaina and Suzie bangles thanks to Sequin.

Steal: Half Moon Cuff from Madi & Bee Co., here. Clear Cut Stripe Cuff and Geo Cutout Bracelet from Forever 21.
Splurge: XO Cuff from Gorjana Griffin, hereElaina and Suzie bangles from Sequin.


Rings: Heart Ring and Triangle Ring thanks to Madi & Bee Co.

StealHeart Ring and Triangle Ring from Madi & Bee Co.
Splurge: Arrow Wrap Ring from Gorjana Griffin, here.


Bag: Ladylike Bow Satchel thanks to DailyLook, here.

Steal: Ladylike Bow Satchel thanks to DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Quilted Messenger Bag from ZARA, here.


Shoes: Heels thanks to ShoeDazzle. {sold out}

Steal: BELLA from ShoeDazzle, here.
Splurge: Ankle Strap Stilettos from DailyLook, here.


Nails: Casanova Is So Into Me Polish from Sephora by OPI, here.


xox,

C