February 27, 2014

Crop Top and Midi Combo


The gorgeous Laura from Walking in Memphis in High Heels and I teamed up to do a midi skirt collaboration. I love midi skirts because they are the perfect combination classy and feminine. The main trick is to find one that is the perfect length for your body. I prefer midis that hit right at the knees because they create an illusion of a longer silhouette. Isn't Laura's midi pairing stunning? :) She is an amazing blogger with super cute outfits, so definitely check out her blog if you're looking for new inspiration! 



A Zara retail store recently opened up at my local mall and boy did I get excited and pleasantly carried away. I love how amazing their designers are, they pick the most eye-catching prints, have great textures to their clothing, and push the envelope in design. This top for example caught my eye, among others, and I especially adore how it is tied at the bottom and its length (not too short for a crop top). Paired with this flowy midi skirt and you have a elegant feminine outfit that is perfect for any occasion.



A perfect outfit is never complete without a perfect handbag, and of course I choose my beautiful Hayden! :D





Outfit Details

Top: Poplin Top from ZARA, here.

Steal: Secret Stripes Crop Top from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Poplin Top from ZARA, here.


Skirt: Jocelyn Skirt thanks to JUNIE blake, here.

Steal: Jocelyn Skirt from JUNIE blake, here.
Splurge: Ingrid A-Line Skirt from BCBG, here.


Necklace: Vintage Style Crystal Flowers Necklace thanks to Rings and Tings, here.

Steal: Vintage Style Crystal Flowers Necklace from Rings and Tings, here.
Splurge: Circular Petals Necklace from J.Crew, here.


BraceletsMia and Stella thanks to Thesis of Alexandria. Harmonia Nautical Linked Chain Bracelet thanks to QQLemon, here.

StealMia and Stella from Thesis of Alexandria.
SplurgeKate Spade New York 'Idiom - heart of gold' bangle and Nadri Thin Prong Set Crystal Bangle.


Bag: Hayden in Ivory thanks to GiGi New York, here.

Steal: Topshop Faux Leather Handbag from Nordstrom, here.
Splurge: Hayden in Ivory from GiGi New York, here.


Shoes: Privileged AIDA Two Tone Pump thanks to ZOOSHOO, here. (15% off your ZOOSHOO purchase with promo code: "conniefor15")

Steal: Privileged AIDA Two Tone Pump from ZOOSHOO, here.
Splurge: Maggie Natural Multi Pumps from Steve Madden, here.


xo, Connie

February 25, 2014

Happy Birthday To Me & The Blog!




Today marks the one year anniversary of my blog! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support, kind words, and love through this journey. I've met so many wonderful people, made new friends, and pushed myself creatively. It has been an amazing journey and I look forward to what year two will bring! Cheers!


I love cobalt blue dresses, I think the color is super flattering and eye-catching. Then, with the intricate lace detailing on this dress, I immediately knew that I wanted to wear this for my birthday and blog's one year anniversary! I hope you love it as much as I do. 









I have the most amazing friends! They laugh at my jokes, listen and put up with my ridiculous theories, and spoil me rotten! For my 25th birthday, they surprised me with the cutest and yummiest cake in the world. If you don't know, I am obsessed with sushi and they got this sushi cake made for me. Isn't it the cutest cake you've ever seen? And it tasted as good as it looked! ;)

Thank you to everyone who spent this past Saturday celebrating with me in Napa. <3

The gorgeous cake was baked by Amanda Nguyen of Just BAKEcause.







Outfit Details

Dress: Blue Eyelash Lace Frill Hem Dress from Chicwish, here. {I got a small and it is very snug, I recommend going a size up}

Steal: Blue Contrast Hollow Long Sleeve Eyelash Lace Ruffle Dress from Sheinside, here.
Splurge: Blue Eyelash Lace Frill Hem Dress from Chicwish, here.


Bracelets: Crystal Gold Pave Bracelet thanks to Benevolent Jewels, here. Crystal Dot Fashion Bangle Bracelet thanks to olive + piper, here.

Steal: Crystal Gold Pave Bracelet from Benevolent Jewels, here. Crystal Dot Fashion Bangle Bracelet from olive + piper, here.
Splurge: Pave Link Bracelet from Nordstrom, here. Tory Burch Logo Bangle, here.


Ring: Crystal Crown Ring thanks to Rings & Tings, here.

Steal: Crystal Crown Ring thanks to Rings & Tings, here.
Splurge: kate spade new york 'skinny mini' pave bow ring, here.


Bag: White Gold All in One Bag thanks to GiGi New York, here.

Steal: Classic Box Clutch from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Ivory All in One Bag from GiGi New York, here.


Shoes: Charles David 'Sway II' Pump from Nordstrom, here.

Steal: 'Claudette' Suede Pump by Jessica Simpson, here.
Splurge: Charles David 'Passion' Pointy Toe Pump, here.


xo, Connie

February 21, 2014

Denim Jacket & Body Con Dress



I'm really excited to celebrate my birthday tomorrow in Napa Valley with my friends! It is going to be a fun day of wining and dining. I'm especially excited for the other half to come back from London, he flew there for work last week and comes back today! I hope he brings me back some goodies! I mean, it is my birthday in a few days... ;) 

Also, I am still confirming details for my Glamplaza giveaway! The winner will be announced in my next post!




I normally have reservations about wearing body con dresses, mainly because I don't think they are as comfortable as the fit and flare style. But after wearing this one, I honestly have to say that I am reconsidering my view on body con dresses. This particular one is so stretchy and does not ride up as I walk around. Are most body con dresses like this and have I just had bad luck before this one?

I hope everyone has an amazing weekend!





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Outfit Details

Dress: Party Line Black & White Fitted Dress thanks to L. Mae Boutique, here.

Steal: Socialite Stripe Body-Con Dress from Nordstrom, here.
Splurge: Party Line Black & White Fitted Dress thanks to L. Mae Boutique, here.


Jacket: Rebecca Denim Jacket from Abercrombie & Fitch, here.

Steal: Cropped Denim Jacket from Old Navy, here.
Splurge: Rebecca Denim Jacket from Abercrombie & Fitch, here.


Necklace: Coral Flower Statement Necklace thanks to Benevolent Jewels, here.

Steal: Coral Flower Statement Necklace from Benevolent Jewels, here.
Splurge: Pentier Gold-Plated Flower Necklace from Tory Burch, here.


Bracelets: Mia and Stella thanks to Thesis of Alexandria.


Bag: Hayden in Ivory thanks to GiGi New York, here.

Steal: Topshop Faux Leather Handbag from Nordstrom, here.
Splurge: Hayden in Ivory from GiGi New York, here.


Shoes: Dolce Vita Cambria Wedge Sandals thanks to DailyLook, here. (runs 1/2 size small)

Steal: Dolce Vita Cambria Wedge Sandals from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Lara Sandal from Banana Republic, here.


xo, Connie

February 18, 2014

Sleek


I wore this over the weekend and felt a little bad-ass in it. This outfit is very sleek and masculine with the pleather jeans and aviators (borrowed from the lover), but feminine with the draped top and heels! 

Next week is my 25th birthday and my blog's 1st birthday! Did you know that my very first look (here) was posted on my birthday last year? I can't believe how quick time flies by and can't wait to share my birthday pairing with you! :)









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Outfit Details

Top: Topshop 'Formal Animal' Draped Top from Nordstrom, here.

Steal: Standout Swiss Dot Top from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Formal Drape Blouse from Topshop, here.


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

Steal: Mya Moto Coated Skinny Jeans from Articles of Society, here.
Splurge: Hoxton Coated Skinny Jeans from Paige, here.


Sunglasses: Mirrored Original Aviator Sunglasses from Ray-Ban, here.

Steal: AJ Morgan Aviators, here.
Splurge: Mirrored Original Aviator Sunglasses from Ray-Ban, here.


Necklace: Initial Here Necklace thanks to TAudrey, here. Gold Circle Necklace thanks to Thought Blossoms, here. (Look out for a giveaway with Thought Blossoms later this month!) 

Steal: Initial Here Necklace from TAudrey, here. Gold Circle Necklace from Thought Blossoms, here.
Splurge: One In A Million Necklace from Kate Spade, here. Reminder-Karma Necklace from Dogeared, here.


Bracelets: Crystalized Frost Pave Bracelet thanks to Benevolent Jewels, here

Steal: Modernist Curb Chain Bracelets from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Crystalized Frost Pave Bracelet from Benevolent Jewels, here


Rings: Gold Stacking Midi Rings thanks to Thought Blossoms, here.

Steal: Gold Stacking Midi Rings from Thought Blossoms, here.
Splurge: Jewel Box V Stacked Rings by Rebecca Minkoff, here.


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

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


Shoes: Kristin Cavallari Lavish Bootie thanks to Chinese Laundry, here.

Steal: STOLLAR Bootie from Aldo, here.
Splurge: Kristin Cavallari Lavish Bootie from Chinese Laundry, here.


xo, Connie

February 14, 2014

Sparkling Pink Lemonade


Happy Valentines Day! I hope you enjoy yourself today with someone special, with a great friend, or with family. <3






A hint of pink, some sparkle, and a touch of yellow. Mix it all together and wa-la, you have a cheerful and fun outfit! I love this sequin mesh skirt, it is feminine, classy, and stretchy (major plus!).








Outfit Details

Top: Crepe Racer Tank from J. Crew, here.

Steal: Arcadia Tank Top from Free People, here.
Splurge: Crepe Racer Tank from J. Crew, here.


Skirt: ASTR Sequin Pencil Skirt from Nordstrom, here. {sold out}

Steal: Stunning Charming Sequin Skirt from Sammydress, here. {very similar!}
Splurge: Leith Sequin Midi Skirt from Nordstrom, here.


Necklace: Nottingham Necklace in chalk thanks to Tryst Jewellery, here.

Steal: Crystal Chandelier Necklace from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Nottingham Necklace in chalk from Tryst Jewellery, here.


Bracelet: Crystalized Frost Pave Bracelet thanks to Benevolent Jewels, here.

Steal: Crystalized Frost Pave Bracelet from Benevolent Jewels, here.
Splurge: Nordstrom Pave Link Bracelet, here.


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

Steal: Rachel Etched Midi Ring from Nordstrom, here.
Splurge: Two Gold Stacking Rings from ThoughtBlossoms, here.


Bag: Velvet Jaguar Clutch from Lulu*s. {old}

Steal: Go-To-Glamour Small Clutch from Zappos, here.
Splurge: Classic Box Clutch from DailyLook, here.


Shoes: Shoe Republic Mustard Snake and Suede High Heels thanks to Lulu*s, here.

Steal: Shoe Republic Mustard Snake and Suede High Heels thanks to Lulu*s, here.
Splurge: CREASON Yellow Sandal from Aldo, here.


xox,

C

February 11, 2014

Lace, Leopard, and Pink


Happy Monday! A little peak of pink in todays look. Valentine's Day is right around the corner! How are you and your special someone celebrating? We are celebrating early to avoid the crazy crowded restaurants and premium priced menus. :) I wish everyone an eventful and memorable week!

Don't forget to enter into Lulu*s Galentine's Giveaway for a chance to win a dress every month this year and my Glamplaza giveaway for a chance to win a set of bangles!











Outfit Details

Top: Carved Long Sleeves Top thanks to Front Row Shop, here.

Steal: Scalloped Crochet Top from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Carved Long Sleeves Top from Front Row Shop, here.


Bottoms: Twill Knit Leggings thanks to Karen Kane, here.

Steal: Grunge-Style Leggings from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Twill Knit Leggings from Karen Kane, here.


Bracelets: Dot and Dot Duo thanks to olive + piper, here.

Steal: Pretty Touch Chain Bracelet from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Dot and Dot Duo from olive + piper, here.


Rings: Minimal Ring Set thanks to Rings & Tings, here.

Steal: Minimal Ring Set thanks to Rings & Tings, here.
Splurge: Double Finger and Midi Band Rings from Topshop, here.


Clutch: Leopard Clutch from H&M. {old}

Steal: Snakeskin Leather Clutch Bag from ZARA, here.
Splurge: Menbur Leopard Print Minaudière from Nordstrom, here.


Shoes: Steven by Steve Madden Majisty Heels from 6pm, here.

Steal: Anne Michelle Spiral 11 Nude and Bronze Cutout Pointed Pumps from Lulu*s, here.
Splurge:  Steven by Steve Madden Majisty Heels from 6pm, here.


xox,

C