October 31, 2013

Fall Layering With Faux Fur and Camo








Sometimes I never know what to expect when I look outside my window and see a gorgeous sunny day, but when I check the temperature on my phone it says 65 degrees. Theres no better way to prepare for the unknown than to layer and layer and layer. :) That way if it gets chilly, you are well equipped for it, and if it gets warm you can take off a layer.

I love to wear big full scarves as a finishing touch or as a way to add a pop of color to my outfits. And this camo scarf is no exception with the hints of lime. I'm really exciting to have the opportunity to host a giveaway with David and Young, so keep an eye out for a chance to win this camo scarf! :)



Outfit Details

Vest: Tart Kya Vest in Grey thanks to Tart Collections, here.

Steal: Luxe Faux Fur Vest from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Tart Kya Vest in Grey from Tart Collections, here.


Sweater: Grey Sweater from Gap. {old}

Steal: Rubbish Flecked Sweater from Nordstrom, here.
Splurge: Cozy V-neck Sweater from Gap, here.


Scarf: Camo Pop Scarf thanks to David and Young, here.

Steal: Camo Pop Scarf from David and Young, here.
Splurge: Sandy Scarf from Nepali by TDM, here.


Rings: Two Gold Stacking Rings thanks to ThoughtBlossoms, here.

Steal: Topshop Twisted Goldtone Midi Rings from Nordstrom, here.
Splurge: Two Gold Stacking Rings from ThoughtBlossoms, here.


Bracelets: Crystalized Gold Pave Bracelet thanks to Benevolent Jewels, here. Gold Bangle thanks to Sequin, here.

StealCity Chic Tassel Bracelet and Friendship Curb Chain Bracelets from Forever 21.
Splurge: Crystalized Gold Pave Bracelet from Benevolent Jewels, here. Gold Bangle from Sequin, here.


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

Steal: Zippered Shape Shifting Handbag from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Saddle Olivia Shopper from GiGi New York, here.


Pants: Faux Leather Leggings thanks to Karen Kane, here.

Steal: Frenchi Faux Leather Trim Leggings from Nordstrom, here.
Splurge: Faux Leather Leggings from Karen Kane, here.


Heels: Bamboo Senza 01 Chestnut Single Strap High Heels thanks to Lulu's, here.

Steal: Bamboo Senza 01 Chestnut Single Strap High Heels thanks to Lulu's, here.
Splurge: Steve Madden 'Marlenee' Sandal, here.


xox,

C

October 29, 2013

Fall Prep In Neutral Colors









One of my favorite colors to wear is taupe because you don't have to worry about the colors clashing. With neutral colors such as taupe, you can mix freely and creatively. All you really need to worry about is picking the textures you want to use to put together your look. I went with a sweater and a full a-line skirt, and I absolutely love a-line skirts (as you probably can tell) because they are super flattering, feminine, and most importantly comfortable! I can go eat a big meal and not worry about my stomach sticking out.

p.s. did you know this skirt is one of my oldest and best finds at a Forever 21? I remember it being around $15, I especially love the material because it is thick and has a silk lining. Never assume can't find great closet items at Forever 21. ;)


Outfit Details

Sweater: Cozy V-Neck Sweater from Gap, here.

Steal: Cozy V-Neck Sweater from Gap, here.
Splurge: BR Monogram Drop-Shoulder Pullover from Banana Republic, here.


Blouse: Rolled Sleeve Contrast Street-Brick w/ Black thanks to Karen Kane, here.

Steal: Classic Dress Shirt from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Rolled Sleeve Contrast Street-Brick w/ Black thanks to Karen Kane, here.


Skirt: Brown A-Line Skirt from Forever 21. {old}

Steal: Cute Brown Skirt from Lulu's, here.
Splurge: Tildon Pleated Full Skirt from Nordstrom, here.


Purse: Musette Carryall Tote thanks to Cuore & Pelle, here.

Steal: Large Structured Handbag from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Musette Carryall Tote thanks to Cuore & Pelle, here.


Necklace: Initial Here Necklace thanks to Taudrey, here.

Steal: Initial Here Necklace from Taudrey, here.
Splurge: Dogeared 'Karma' Boxed Charm Necklace, here.


Heels: Simple Strap Heels thanks to DailyLook, here.

Steal: Simple Strap Heels from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Steve Madden 'Marlenne' Sandal, here.



xox,

C

October 27, 2013

Fall Florals In Rain Boots




How adorable is this name necklace? Ever since I was a little girl, I've always wanted one. I just love the idea of personalization and have a soft spot for personalizable accessories.



Here is a second way (first way here) to wear your summer items this Fall, floral dresses are a great transitional piece because they add a color pop to dark Fall/Winter colors. I love layering them under sweaters with booties or a utility jacket and rain boots in this case. ;)  I hope everyone had a great weekend. 





Outfit Details

Dress: Floral Dress from Urban Outfitters.{old}

Steal: Queen of Hearts Dress from Forever 21, here. {super cute!}
Splurge: Kimchi Blue Smocked Dress from Urban Outfitters, here.


Jacket: Utility Jacket from Forever 21. {old}

Steal: Life In Progress Parka Jacket from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Rubbish Army Jacket from Nordstrom, here.


Bag: 3.1 Philip Lim for Target Tote. 

Steal: Topshop 'Woven Lady' Faux Leather Tote, here.
Splurge: Philip Lim 31 Hour Bag, here.


Necklace: Name Necklace thanks to Madi & Bee Co, here.

Steal: Ariella Collection 'Love' Pendant Necklace, here.
Splurge: Name Necklace from Madi & Bee Co, 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.


Bracelets: Crystalized Gold Pave Bracelet thanks to Benevolent Jewels, hereLight Pink and White Alyssa Tassel Bracelet thanks to Cathryn Ann.

StealCity Chic Tassel Bracelet and Friendship Curb Chain Bracelets from Forever 21.
Splurge: Crystalized Gold Pave Bracelet from Benevolent Jewels, hereLight Pink and White Alyssa Tassel Bracelet from Cathryn Ann.


Rings: Bubble in Opal thanks to Tryst Jewellery, here. Two Gold Stacking Rings Midi Above Knuckle thanks to ThoughtBlossoms, here.

Steal: Femme Midi Ring Set from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Bubble in Opal from Tryst Jewellery, here. Two Gold Stacking Rings Midi Above Knuckle from ThoughtBlossoms, here.


Rain Boots: Jennifer Rain Boot thanks to Kamik, here.

Steal: BP 'Typhoon' Rain Boot from Nordstrom, here.
Splurge: Jennifer Rain Boot from Kamik, here.


xox,

C

October 25, 2013

Fall Glam in Maroon and Leather





Rich colors and leather pieces are so on trend this Fall season. I fell in love when I saw this top because of the rich color and the simple design with the bold shoulder. Add that with a asymmetrical leather skirt and you have a Fall glam look that is ready for a night out! 





Outfit Details

Top: ASTR Bold Shoulder Blouse from Nordstrom, here. {unavailable}

Steal: Faux Leather Trim Chiffon Shirt from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Pleione Faux Wrap Stripe Blouse from Nordstrom, here.


Skirt: Sexy Black Skirt thanks to Lulu's, here.

Steal: Standout Paneled Skirt from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Sexy Black Skirt from Lulu's, here.


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

Steal: Tildon Stone Statement Necklace from Nordstrom, here.
Splurge: Cleo Rhinestone Necklace from Oia Jules, here.


Clutch: Trouve Croc Embossed Metal Clutch from Nordstrom, here.

Steal: Python Box Clutch from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Trouve Croc Embossed Metal Clutch from Nordstrom, here.


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

Steal: Pointed Toe T-Strap Heels from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Julianne Hough for Sole Society 'Whitney' Pump, here.


xox,

C

October 23, 2013

Fall Sweater, Chambray, and Shorts





I refuse to put away my summer clothing items until it starts to rain. The weather is very unpredictable in the Bay Area, with 80 degrees weather one weekend and 60 degrees the next weekend! Summer items can always be transitioned into Fall/Winter items by layering, I like layering shorts or skirts with stockings or thigh high socks. So if you have a few favorite summer items that you can't bare to put away, try layering them and you might find out that they are a great year round item. 

This weekend is the other half's and my 4 year anniversary! We are going on a romantic weekend getaway to Monterey, its a special place for us because we went there on one of our first dates. I'm looking forward to reminiscing about our past and dreaming about of our future.






Outfit Details

Sweater: Blue Knit Sweater from Nordstrom. {old}

Steal: Favorite Heathered Sweater from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Rubbish Cable Knit Sweater from Nordstrom, here.


Shirt: Moto Blue Oxford Denim Shirt from Topshop, here.

Steal: 1969 Cambray One-Pocket Shirt from Gap, here.
Splurge: Moto Blue Oxford Denim Shirt from Topshop, here.


Shorts: Shorts from Nordstrom. {old}

Steal: Standout Mini-Culottes Shorts from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Tildon Textured Shorts from Nordstrom, here.


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

Steal: Royal Family Necklace from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Champagne at Breakfast Bib from olive + piper, here.


Bracelets: Kim in Leopard thanks to Thesis of Alexandria, here. Blue Alyssa Tassel Bracelet thanks to Cathryn Ann, here.

Steal: Leopard Wrap and Modernist Chain-Link Bracelet from Forever 21.
Splurge: Kim in Leopard from Thesis of Alexandria, here. Blue Alyssa Tassel Bracelet from Cathryn Ann, here.


Crossbody: Venice Crossbody thanks to Linea Pelle, here.

Steal: Topshop Faux Leather Crossbody Bag, here.
Splurge: Venice Crossbody from Linea Pelle, here.


Shoes: Leopard Wedges by Franco Sarto. {old}

Steal: Sole Society Pointed Toe Heels in Leopard, here.
Splurge: Sam Edelman 'Okala' Pump in Leopard, here.


xox,

C

October 21, 2013

Trumpet Skirt, Philip Lim, and Intl' Giveaway! (Closed)


Ta-Da! Perseverance pays off, I finally got a Philip Lim purse from his Target collaboration. Technically, the other half found this one when he stopped by a Target over his lunch break. The funny thing is that the immediate next day after I got this one, we went to another Target *surprise surprise* and found another purse! I went from having zero to two in 2 days! :D For anyone who haven't gotten their hands on one yet, don't give up and keep checking! 








Did you know that your wrist gets happy when you put cute bracelets on it? :D Hehe.. I know mine sure does! I am really excited to host a giveaway with Happy Wrist, they are so generous to allow me to giveaway a gorgeous tassel bracelets to one lucky winner! It is open internationally, really easy to enter, and a fun piece to glam up your holiday looks. 


To Enter The Giveaway - Closed

1. Like Happy Wrist on Facebook, here.
2. Like Connnietang on Facebook, here.
3. Leave a comment below with your name and email address for me to contact you.

All 3 steps must be completed in order to qualify for this giveaway. Entries will be accepted until October 29th at 12:00 AM PST and is open internationally. One winner will be randomly selected and notified via email. Good Luck!




Outfit Details

Top: Polka Dot Dolman Shirt from Forever 21, here.

Steal: Polka Dot Dolman Shirt from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Foxcroft Dot Print Shirt from Nordstrom, here.


Skirt: Mini Trumpet Skirt thanks to DailyLook, here.

Steal: Mini Trumpet Skirt from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Devlin Ponte Skirt from Nordstrom, here.


Necklace: Max Chloe Necklace thanks to Happy Wrist, here.

Steal: Anne Klein Mesh Collar Necklace from Nordstrom, here.
Splurge: Max Chloe Necklace thanks to Happy Wrist, here.


Bracelets: Mary Bracelet thanks to Happy Wrist, here. Elaina Bangle thanks to Sequin, here.

Steal: Modernist Chain-Link Bracelet and Bangle Set from Forever 21.
Splurge: Mary Bracelet from Happy Wrist, here. Elaina Bangle from Sequin, here.


Purse: 3.1 Philip Lim Target Purse. 

Steal: Mossimo Tote Handbag from Target, here.
Splurge: 3.1 Philip Lim 'Pashli- Mini' Leather Satchel, here.


Wedges: Sam Edelman Wedges. {old}

Steal: Odelinia Wedges from Aldo, here.
Splurge: Steve Madden Zenn Wedge, here.


xox,

C

October 18, 2013

Bomber Jacket & Riding Boots


The weather has been like a roller coaster the past few weeks. Last week it was winter-like in San Francisco with chilly and windy days, whereas this week its been in the upper 70s and low 80s. I am more of a warm weather person, so I am definitely enjoying and trying to soak up the sun as much as possible before Winter rolls around. 

This week is the annual Nike Womens' Marathon in San Francisco and I would like to wish my sister and her friends the best of luck! They have been training so hard for this weekend and I know they will do great. See you at the finish-line, or maybe I'll join you at the last mile!  ;) And good luck to everyone else whose running the marathon this Sunday. 



Don't forget to check out my international giveaway with Happy Wrists, here. :)





As the weather is transitioning, a pair of black riding boots are a closet staple for the cold weather! They are stylish and most importantly comfortable with the low heel. I got these from Miz Mooz the other week and adore the simple design, the knee high length, and the buckle. They make shoes that are both stylish and comfortable, so women-on-the-go can wear them from day to night, from the office to dinner to a night out! 





Outfit Details

Jacket: The Sneak Peek Bomber Jacket thanks to Thread & Supply, here.

Steal: The Sneak Peek Bomber Jacket from Thread & Supply, here.
Splurge: OBEY Last Chance Bomber Jacket from Urban Outfitters, here.


Top: Slub Three-Quarter Sleeve T from Gap, here.

Steal: Slouchy Dolman Top from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Slub Three-Quarter Sleeve T from Gap, here.


Jeans: Mya Skinny Jeans thanks to Articles of Society, here.

Steal: Must Have Skinny Jeans from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Articles of Society Mya Skinny Jeans from Nordstrom, here.


Scarf: Lulu Lotus/Lace Scarf thanks to Nepali by TDM, here.

Steal: Colored Animal Print Scarf from Gap, here.
Splurge: Lulu Lotus/Lace Scarf from Nepali by TDM, here.


Purse: Musette Carryall Tote thanks to Cuore & Pelle, here.

Steal: Large Structured Handbag from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Musette Carryall Tote thanks to Cuore & Pelle, here.


Boots: Noa Riding Boot thanks to Miz Mooz, here.

Steal: Darbie Boot from Nordstrom, here.
Splurge: Noa Riding Boot from Miz Mooz, here.


xox,

C