May 30, 2014

Pretty Flower & Butterfly Midi Skirt


Hello from Aussieland! This weekend is my dearest cousin, Fiona's wedding day! We have been very busy with pre-wedding festivities, meeting new friends and family, and transitioning to the time here. But I am loving every second of it! This look is one of my favorite because I love feminine pairings and skirts. I love the subtle stripes in the skirt and I wanted to continue that through the entire look, from the top to my wedges. I hope you have an amazing weekend!









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Outfit Details

Top: Taupe and White Stripe Top from Forever 21. {old}

Steal: Bold Stripes Crop Top from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Painted Threads Button Placket Tee from Nordstrom, here.


Skirt: Spring Cruise Butterfly and Flower Midi Skirt thanks to Chicwish, here.

Steal: Spring Cruise Butterfly and Flower Midi Skirt from Chicwish, here.
Splurge: Midi Skirt in Floral Printed Scuba from ASOS, here.


Belt: Gold Mesh Belt thanks to DailyLook. {old}

Steal: Skinny Gold Leather Belt from Gap, here.
Splurge: kate spade new york 'Bow' Skinny Leather Belt from Nordstrom, here.


Necklace: Asymmetric Mini Number Necklace - 8 thanks to Maya Brenner Designs, here. Wish Necklace thanks to Brooklyn Designs, here.

Steal: Gold Sideways Initial Necklace from Benevolent Jewels, here. Wish Bone Necklace from Rings & Tings, here.
Splurge: Asymmetric Mini Number Necklace - 8 from Maya Brenner Designs, here. Wish Necklace from Brooklyn Designs, here.


Bracelets: Lucite Bar Stretch Bracelet thanks to Ann Taylor, here.

Steal: Retro Cutout Geo Cuff from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Lucite Bar Stretch Bracelet from Ann Taylor, here.


Bag: Pale Pink Box Clutch from Nordstrom. {old}

Steal: Classic Box Clutch from DailyLook, here. {get 20% off your first DailyLook purchase through this link}
Splurge: Glint Linear Ridge Clutch from Nordstrom, here.


Shoes: Cork Wedge Sandal with Gold Plated Ankle Strap thanks to Debs, here.

Steal: Cork Wedge Sandal with Gold Plated Ankle Strap from Debs, here.
Splurge: Seychelles All The Way Metallic Rose Gold Sandals from Lulu*s, here.


xo, Connie

May 25, 2014

Preppy in an Embellished Shirt







Sometimes its fun to dress preppy, if you have been following my blog, you know that I love a-line skirts! The fuller and fluffier, the better and this little white one that I got from Nordstrom is full and has pockets! I paired it with your not so average preppy colors for fun. This look is great for shopping, lunch, or coffee. I hope you had an amazing weekend!


Outfit Details

Blouse: Kris Blouse with Embellishment thanks to The Girl That Loves, here.

Steal: Kris Blouse with Embellishment from The Girl That Loves, here.
Splurge: Jeweled Peter Pan Oxford Boy Shirt from J.Crew, here.


Skirt: White Skater Skirt from Nordstrom. {old}

Steal: Midi Skirt In Texture from FrontRowShop, here.
Splurge: Blaque Label Pleated Skirt from SHOPBOP, here.


Necklace: Glamorous Crystal Necklace thanks to Rings & Tings, here.

Steal: Glamorous Crystal Necklace from Rings & Tings, here.
Splurge: Chandelier Pendant Necklace from Benevolent Jewels, here.


Bracelets: Presh Bracelet in Gold/Rose Quarts thanks to Oia Jules, here.

Steal: Gilded Gemstone Chain Bracelet from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Presh Bracelet in Gold/Rose Quarts from Oia Jules, here.


Sunglasses: Blue Aviators thanks to Polette Eyewear. {sold out}

Steal: Gold Pilot Aviators from Polette Eyewear, here.
Splurge: Gucci Aviator Mirror Sunglasses from SHOPBOP, here.


Bag: Pastel Pink Box Clutch from Nordstrom. {old}

Steal: Natasha Couture Box Clutch from Nordstrom, here.
Splurge: Pour La Victoire Elie Mermaid Mini Crossbody bag from Urban Outfitters, here.


Shoes: Single Sole High Heel Bootie with Lace Up Front thanks to Deb, here.

Steal: Single Sole High Heel Bootie with Lace Up Front from Deb, here.
Splurge: Modern Vice Ghillie Heels from DailyLook, here.  {get 20% off your first DailyLook purchase through this link}


xo, Connie

May 20, 2014

My Weekend Boyfriend









I finally found a pair of boyfriend jeans! I have been on the lookout for some time and have ran into many obstacles. Some just don't fit loose on me, some are too pricey, and some places don't carry any! :) First world problems... (hehe) but this is a super duper comfortable look that is ideal for anything and I am wearing another wrap blouse (one of my latest obsessions). They are so chic and forgiving! Hope you're having an amazing week so far.

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Outfit Details

Top: Twisted Draped Blouse thanks to DailyLook, here.  {get 20% off your first DailyLook purchase through this link}

Steal: Twisted Draped Blouse from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Krisa Cross Surplice Blouse from REVOLVE, here.


Jeans: Machine Light Wash Rolled Boyfriend Skinny Jean thanks to Debs, here.

Steal: Machine Light Wash Rolled Boyfriend Skinny Jean from Debs, here.
Splurge: 1969 Destructed Sexy Boyfriend Jeans from Gap, here.


Purse: Madeline Dome Satchel thanks to Mimi Boutique, here.

Steal: Madeline Dome Satchel from Mimi Boutique, here.
Splurge: Milly Blake Small Satchel from Bloomingdales, here.


Necklace: Asymmetric Mini Number Necklace - 8 thanks to Maya Brenner Designs, here. Brenna Heart Layered Necklace thanks to Brooklyn Designs Jewelry, here.

Steal: Gold Sideways Initial Necklace from Benevolent Jewels, here. Delicate Boho Necklace from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Asymmetric Mini Number Necklace - 8 from Maya Brenner Designs, here. Brenna Heart Layered Necklace from Brooklyn Designs Jewelry, here.


Bracelets: Elise Bracelet thanks to Brooklyn Designs Jewelry, here.

Steal: Double Chain Nut Bracelet from Rings & Tings, here.
Splurge: Elise Bracelet from Brooklyn Designs Jewelry, here.


Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Polarized Aviator Sunglasses, here.

Steal: Iconic Aviator Sunglasses from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Ray-Ban Polarized Aviator Sunglasses, here.


Shoes: Leopard Lace Up Heels thanks to Debs. {sold out}

Steal: Peep Toe Platform Heel with Strappy Upper and Cutouts from Debs, here.
Splurge: Modern Vice Ghille Heels from DailyLook, here.


xo, Connie

May 15, 2014

Mint Tweed Jacket & Black Lace Up Heels


Hi everyone! I'm so excited to go to Australia in a few weeks! :D Today, I wanted to go for a casual chic Spring look. So I paired whites and blacks with mint and wa-la, you have a refreshing outfit. I'm currently obsessed with wrap tops and have been collecting them in many different colors. They are so chic and comfortable! 









Outfit Details

Blazer: Metallic Detail Tweed Blazer thanks to DailyLook, here. {get 40% off your DailyLook purchase today with their Friends & Family sale!! (now-5/15)}

Steal: Metallic Detail Tweed Blazer from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Puff-Sleeve Blazer in Seersucker from J.Crew, here.


Top: Crossover Shirt Tail Top thanks to Karen Kane, here.

Steal: Oversized Draped Front Blouse from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Crossover Shirt Tail Top thanks to Karen Kane, here.


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

Steal: Mya Optic White Skinny Jeans from Articles of Society, here.
Splurge: 1969 always skinny skimmer jeans from Gap, here.


Necklace: Square Couple Necklace and Circle Necklace thanks to Thought Blossoms.

StealSquare Couple Necklace and Circle Necklace from Thought Blossoms.
Splurge: Dogeared 'Remember' Karma Necklace and 'Yesterday, Today, Forever' Necklace from Nordstrom.


Bag: Caterina Purse thanks to Cuore & Pelle, here.

Steal: Winged Mini Handbag from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Caterina Purse from Cuore & Pelle, here.


Shoes: Modern Vice Ghillie Heels thanks to Dailylook, here.

Steal: Open Toe Single Sole Booties with Lace Up Front from Deb, here.
Splurge: Modern Vice Ghillie Heels from Dailylook, here.


xo, Connie

May 11, 2014

bareMinerals: bareSkin Review





I'm really excited to partner with bareMinerals to test out their new line of liquid foundation called bareSkin! And I think I'm in love... When I first started to wear makeup, my mom took me to our local mall to get the bareMinerals Get Started Kit. Back then, being a newbie at makeup, I loved how it was easy to pick up their 'swirl, tap, buff' technique, how it gave me a nice coverage over my acne prone skin, and how long it lasted. And now their new bareSkin, takes all of these amazing qualities and more to the next level with their 'shake, drop, buff'.

I got 5 shades to test and I use a combination of Bare Natural 07 and Bare Nude 09. The full collection consists of 20 different shades, so I'm almost certain that there is a shade perfect for you! And if all else fails, combine two shades like me. :) I have been testing out bareSkin for over a week now and have definitely experimented and learned what works and what doesn't. On day 1, I applied too much and thought, "4 drops can't possible be enough lets try 8," and boy was I wrong. Like eye cream, a little goes a long way. So as the days progressed, I cut down on the number of drops and have found that 4 drops works best for a barely-there-even-skin-look.

Applying bareSkin:
1. Shake the product, you want everything to be mixed well
2. Drop 1-2 drops onto the middle of the Perfecting Face Brush
3. Buff out from the middle of your face (buff like crazy!)
4. Finish with your favorite setting powder, blush, bronzer, etc.

Overall, I am really happy with bareSkin because it leaves your face looking natural and smooth. If you are looking to try a new foundation definitely check out bareSkin.



The post is sponsored by bareMinerals. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

May 7, 2014

Mother's Day Brunch Outfit


Happy hump day and I hope everyone is having a productive and great week! Don't forget that it is Mother's Day this Sunday. I always love spoiling my mom by taking her out for brunch, then shopping, and finally for desert. To motivate her to stay in shape, this year we're getting her a Fitbit Flex to help her keep track of her exercise. :) But about this dress, I adore the cheery watercolor flowers that fill this dress and the fact that it is super comfortable. 








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Outfit Details

Dress: Adalynn Dress thanks to Tart Collections, here.

Steal: Open Back Dress Made In Italy By AEO, here.
Splurge: Adalynn Dress from Tart Collections, here.


Belt: Beige Waist Belt from Forever 21. {old}

Steal: Posh Faux Patent Belt from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Skinny Versatile Belt with Enamel Tip Vanilla from Linea Pelle, here.


Necklace: Nottingham in Chalk Necklace thanks to Tryst Jewelry, here.

Steal: Goddess Iridescent Faux Stone Necklace from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Nottingham in Chalk Necklace from Tryst Jewelry, here.


Rings: Center Line Minimal Ring Set thanks to Rings and Tings, here.

Steal: Center Line Minimal Ring Set from Rings and Tings, here.
Splurge: Springing Gold Ring Set from Ily Couture, here.


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

Steal: Classic Structured Handbag from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Hayden in Ivory from GiGi New York, here.


Shoes: Simple Strap Heels thanks to DailyLook, here. {get 20% off your first DailyLook purchase through this link}

Steal: Simple Strap Heels from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Leather Wide Heel Sandal in Nude from ZARA, here.


xo, Connie

May 2, 2014

Creme Dress & Brown


TGIF! It feels like summer here in the Bay Area, on Wednesday it was 92 degrees! 92 degrees in April! Crazy, but this weekend it is cooling down and normalizing back to May weather. (not like I'm complaining... ) :)

I'm really excited to visit the beautiful Sydney, Australia later this month for my cousins wedding and cannot be more exciting to see my family, celebrate with them, and explore around.  If you've been there and have any recommendations, let me know! 








If you need inspiration or help with revamping your spring/summer closet, Ann Taylor is hosting an in-store event called Style on Call. You get to shop their new collection, get special treats, free gifts, help with a personal stylist, and more! It starts today through Sunday, May 4th at all Ann Taylor stores worldwide!



Outfit Details

Dress: Creme Decorative Motif Dress thanks to JYJZ Boutique, here.

Steal: Creme Decorative Motif Dress from JYJZ Boutique, here.
Splurge: Gardenia Dress from Free People, here.


Necklace: Stefani Necklace thanks to Outrage Fashion, here.

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


BraceletsMia and Stella thanks to Thesis of Alexandria. Blue Tassel Bracelet thanks to Cathryn Ann, here.

StealMia and Stella from Thesis of Alexandria. Blue Tassel Bracelet from Cathryn Ann, here.
SplurgeKate Spade New York 'Idiom - heart of gold' bangle and Nadri Thin Prong Set Crystal Bangle.


Earrings: Hexagon Porcelain Earrings thanks to Ash Jewelry Studio, here.

Steal: Hammered Disc Earrings from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Hexagon Porcelain Earrings from Ash Jewelry Studio, 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: Brown Strappy Heels thanks to Lulu*s. {old}

Steal: Maden Girl Yolandi Brulee Brown Patent Single Strap Wedges from Lulu*s, here.
Splurge: CREASON Brown Strappy Heels from ALDO, here.


xo, Connie