April 28, 2014

5 Days of AOS: Connnietang









I'm really excited to participate in another round of "5 Days of AOS" with Articles of Society! This time we got to style with their high waisted denim shorts, personally these are a tad short for me, but its always fun to try something new and step outside of my comfort zone. I styled them with a loose blazer to balance the look and I hope you like it. :) You can find and shop their many other Articles of Society styles at Nordstrom, here are a few of my favs!




Check out how these lovely ladies styled these shorts later this week!


Outfit Details

Blazer: White Blazer from Banana Republic, here.

Steal: Leatherette Sleeve Blazer from DailyLook, here. {get 20% off your first DailyLook purchase with this link.}
Splurge: White Blazer from Banana Republic, here.


Shirt: Tie Front Crepe Shirt in Electric Cobalt from American Eagle Outfitters, here.

Steal: Tie Front Crepe Shirt in Electric Cobalt from American Eagle Outfitters, here.
Splurge: Silk Pocket Blouse in Iris from J.Crew, here.


Shorts: High Rise Short thanks to Articles of Society, here.

Steal: Destroyed Midi Short, Light Destroyed Wash from American Eagle Outfitters, here.
Splurge:  High Rise Short from Articles of Society, here.


Necklace: Naomi in gold/silver thanks to Thesis of Alexandria, here.

Steal: Naomi in gold/silver from Thesis of Alexandria, here.
Splurge: Dogeared 'Remember' Boxed Pendant Necklace from Nordstrom, here.


Bracelets: Mia and Lisa in Cobalt thanks to Thesis of Alexandria.

Steal:  Mia and Lisa in Cobalt from Thesis of Alexandria.
Splurge: Sam Edelman Braided Chain Bracelet from Bloomingdales, here.


Rings: Double Band Ring Set thanks to Dailylook and Rings & Tings.

Steal: Center Line Minimal Ring Set from Rings & Tings, here.
Splurge: Double Band Ring Set from DailyLook, here.


Bag: Uber Clutch in Indigo thanks to GiGi New York, here. {Indigo is no longer available}

Steal: Leather Flap Clutch from Gap, here.
Splurge: Iris Uber Clutch from GiGi New York, here. {very similar to mine}


Shoes: Simple Strap Heels in Gold thanks to DailyLook, here.

Steal: Simple Strap Heels in Gold from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Daeng Gold Sandals from ALDO, here.


xo, Connie

April 24, 2014

Perfect Dress for a Wedding, Part 3







Who is ready for the weekend? I always love the weekends because I get to unwind from a crazy work week, relax, and experiment. I am learning to cook and have been making soups out of scratch. Last week I made a cauliflower soup and this weekend I'm making a broccoli and spinach soup. I am definitely not someone you typically find in the kitchen, so this new hobby is really fun and exciting.

I hope you guys like part three of the 'perfect dress for a wedding' project! (part one and part two) This look is young and fun, which would be perfect for a friends wedding. I love bandage dresses because they are so flattering and this one is a really nice substitute to the expensive herve leger dresses. Which of the three looks is your favorite?

Also, if you are looking for great jewelry to complete an outfit, check out olive + piper for trendy, stylish, and affordable styles! They have an great giveaway that starts today on their website, definitely check it out because they are giving away a lot of goodies. Here are a few of my favs from their website:


1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

Outfit Details

Dress: Grey Metal Beaded Shoulder Accent Bandage Dress thanks to AMI Clubwear, here.

Steal: Grey Metal Beaded Shoulder Accent Bandage Dress from AMI Clubwear, here.
Splurge: Herve Leger Cap Sleeve Foiled Bandage Dress from Nordstrom, here.


Bracelets: Grande Crystal Bangle Bracelet thanks to olive + piper. {sold out}

Steal: Round in Circles Bracelet from olive + piper, here.
Splurge: Swarovski Crystal Bangle from J.Crew, here.


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

Steal: Classic Box Clutch from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Vince Camuto 'Roma' Clutch from Nordstrom, here.


Shoes: Simple Strap Heels thanks to DailyLook, here.

Steal: Simple Strap Heels from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Creason Sandals from ALDO, here.


xo, Connie

April 20, 2014

Scallop High Waisted Shorts


Happy Easter! We had an egg hunt at work on Friday and I had a ball! The last time I've had an egg hunt must of been in elementary school, we ran around our office looking under and inside boxes, tables, and frames. It was so much fun that I'm thinking of throwing a Easter party next year with goodies like nail polish, jewelry, hair accessories, and of course candy inside. :)







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Outfit Details

Top: Crop Crochet Top thanks to Poof Apparel.

Steal: Retro Lace Crop Top from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: En Creme Lace Crop Tank from Nordstrom, here.


Shorts: Shorts with Scallop Hem thanks to Front Row Shop, here.

Steal: Shorts with Scallop Hem from Front Row Shop, here.
Splurge: Scallop Lace Shorts from Free People, here.


Necklace: Chunky Twisted Chain Necklace thanks to Rings & Tings, here.

Steal: Chunky Twisted Chain Necklace thanks to Rings & Tings, here.
Splurge: Gold-Plated Chain Link Necklace from J.Crew Factory, here.


Bracelets: Wings Cuff thanks to Erica Leftheri, here.

Steal: Wings Cuff from Erica Leftheri, here.
Splurge: Alexis Bittar Crystal Studded Small Cuff from Bloomingdales, here.


Bag: Taupe Handbag thanks to De L'avion. 

Steal: Classic Structured Handbag from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Saddle Hayden Satchel from GiGi New York, 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: Charles David 'Jumble' Sandle from Nordstrom, here.


xo, Connie

April 16, 2014

Casual in a Kangaroo Hoodie


Happy hump day! It always feels great to throw on a loose hoodie and stretchy jeans. I absolutely love everything about this outfit and wore it last weekend when we went to Reno, NV. We made a first stop at Sushi Pier, which has a delicious sushi buffet (trust me, its really good!), then we roamed around the mall for a much needed post-buffet stroll. :)







Outfit Details

Top: Kangaroo Pocket Hoodie thanks to Karen Kane, here.

Steal: Striped Hoodie Made In Italy from American Eagle Outfitters, here.
Splurge: Kangaroo Pocket Hoodie thanks to Karen Kane, here.


Jeans: Sabine Indigo Skinny thanks to Mia & Moss via Wildfire PR, here.

Steal: Skinny Jean from American Eagle Outfitters, here.
Splurge: 7 For All Mankind Skinny Denim Legging from Neiman Marcus, here.


Necklace: Variety of Semi-Previous Stone Necklace thanks to Erica Leftheri Jewelry, here.

Steal: Iridescent Faux Stone Charm Necklace from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Variety of Semi-Previous Stone Necklace thanks to Erica Leftheri Jewelry, here.


Bracelets: Neon Yellow & Yellow Tassel Bracelets thanks to Cathryn Ann, here.

Steal: Neon Yellow & Yellow Tassel Bracelets from Cathryn Ann, here.
Splurge: Chainlink and Tassel Bracelet from Sole Society, here.


Watch: The Jane Watch in Brown thanks to Feral Watches, here.

Steal: The Jane Watch in Brown from Feral Watches, here.
Splurge: Michael Kors Double-Wrap Leather Watch, here.


Bag: Saddle Olivia Shopper- Pebble Grain Leather thanks to GiGi New York, here.

Steal: Reversible Summer Tote from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Saddle Olivia Shopper- Pebble Grain Leather from GiGi New York, here.


Shoes: Chinese Laundry Jackpot Heels thanks to DailyLook, here.

Steal: Chinese Laundry Jackpot Heels from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Vince Camuto Jillie Bootie from Nordstrom, here.


xo, Connie

April 12, 2014

Stay Fit






We're mixing things up today with a fitness post! We all know that staying healthy is one of our most important decisions, but personally sometimes I need to be reminded of that. ;) I wore this when the other half and I went to Santa Cruz. We went jogging at this park, which at first didn't look promising, but after a few miles we were standing at the cliff. The outlook was beautiful and breathtaking. 


My attempt at a dancer pose... hehe... Have an amazing weekend!





Outfit Details

Top: Inspire Wrap thanks to Colosseum via Wildfire PR, here.

Steal: Inspire Wrap from Colosseum, here.
Splurge: Iconic Sweater Wrap from Lululemon Athletica, here.


Bottom: Perfect Fit Performance Leggings thanks to Colosseum via Wildfire PR, here.

Steal: Perfect Fit Performance Leggings from Colosseum via Wildfire PR, here.
Splurge: Nike 'Strut' Dri-FIT Tights from Nordstrom, here.


Shoes: ASICS Gel-Evate in Hot Pink & Orange from Zappos, here.

Steal: Nike Women's Free TR Connect 2 from Bloomingdales, here.
Splurge: ASICS Gel-Evate in Hot Pink & Orange from Zappos, here.


Stay fit,
Connie

April 8, 2014

Tulle Skirt & Mixed Colors



I can't help but smile and spin around when I see or wear a tulle skirt, they are so fun and fluffy! :) I find it remarkably amazing how hard it is to find tulle skirts in stores and online, but look no further, I've listed two online stores below that carry many tulle skirts. This one is from The Girl That Loves and right now they have a ton of colors! 




Have an amazing week! <3



Outfit Details

Top: Printed T-Shirt from ZARA, here.

Steal: Woven Watercolor Top from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Printed T-Shirt from ZARA, here.


Tutu Skirt: Ivory Tulle Skirt thanks to The Girl That Loves, here.

Steal:  Ivory Tulle Skirt from The Girl That Loves, here.
Splurge: Wendy 30" Length Blush Tulle Skirt from Space 46, here.


Necklace: Stefani Necklace thanks to Outrage Fashion, here.

Steal: Stefani Necklace from Outrage Fashion, here.
Splurge: Brilliant Stones Necklace from J. Crew, here.


Bag: Grayson Bar Bag thanks to Linea Pelle, here.

Steal: Rebecca Minkoff 'Mini 5 Zip' Crossbody Bag from Nordstrom, here.
Splurge: Grayson Bar Bag from Linea Pelle, here.


Shoes: Mossimo Shari Ankle Strap Heels from Target, here.

Steal: Mossimo Shari Ankle Strap Heels from Target, here.
Splurge: CREASON Silver Strap Heels from Aldo, here.


xo, Connie

April 4, 2014

Perfect Dress for a Wedding, Part 2


This is my 'perfect wedding reception dress' look two (see look one here) and here I styled with a pretty flowy maxi dress. A maxi dress is perfect for special occasions where you want to be more covered up, but they are just as feminine as any other dress style. I love the way they dance in the air and how they come in stunning prints and material (see my picks below).  I also styled a bracelet cuff on my arm as a fun touch! I hope you guys like this and have an amazing weekend!

I would like to congratulate Sandy K. for winning my Thought Blossoms giveaway! You will be contacted soon! :)









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Outfit Details

Dress: Multi Colour Abstract Print Keyhole Halterneck Maxi Dress thanks to Little Mistress, here.

Steal: Lush Botanical Maxi Dress from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Multi Colour Abstract Print Keyhole Halterneck Maxi Dress from Little Mistress, here.


Clutch: Pink Box Clutch from Nordstrom. {old}

Steal: Classic Box Clutch from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: 'Kate Spade New York Bellini Over The Shoulder Bag from Shopbop, here.


Bracelets: Starfish Bracelet and Crystal Double Rhombus Bangle (worn on my arm) thanks to Rings and Tings.

StealStarfish Bracelet and Crystal Double Rhombus Bangle (worn on my arm) from Rings and Tings.
Splurge: Vintage Starfish Armband from Light In The Box, here. Gold Tone Midi Arm Cuff from River Island, here.


Rings: Two Gold Stacking Rings thanks to ThoughtBlossoms, here. Double Band Ring Set thanks to DailyLook, here.

Steal: Must Have Stackable Ring Set and Cutout Striped Midi Ring Set from Forever 21.
Splurge: Two Gold Stacking Rings from ThoughtBlossoms, here. Double Band Ring Set from  DailyLook, here.


Shoes: Simple Strap Heels thanks to DailyLook, here.

Steal: Simple Strap Heels from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Creason Sandals from ALDO, here.


xo, Connie