Monday, September 15, 2014

Weekend Vibes

Oh how I love the weekend.
Whether my day is jammed packed with fun events (like the previous weekend was due to NYFW) or wide open, except for the occasional blog photoshoot (Sorry Paris), I always cherish my Saturday & Sundays.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

NYFW Twirl

So today I am sharing a third (and last) outfit for NYFW. Don't get me wrong, there were many more outfits (I averaged three a day... don't judge me) but this will be the last one I am sharing (but you can always tune in to instagram for more daily looks/inspo).

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

NYFW 3B (Always Twinning)

Showing up to Prom and finding out someone else is wearing the same dress as you is capital T, Tra-gic and basically the worst thing that could ever happen to a teenaged drama queen in a glittery Betsy Johnson … if Tulle Could Kill. Take it from me, I was unintentional twinning victim of a girl I then hardly knew but now really like (Kim Grennan I'm obsessed with you, did you even know we were twinning? or did I just creep on you from across the gym? probably the latter, so I'm sorry… by the way, you looked fab but what else is new) at homecoming my Senior year. I then wanted to hide in the bathroom stall and cry in some spiked punch all night  - I know what you're thinking, and the answer is yes, I did go to high school in a 1984 brat pack movie, crazy right? Don't worry, I chugged a red bull, got over it and busted out some awesomely embarrassing sprinkler-esque moves on the smelly gym dance floor causing me to sweat off my smokey eye and through my hair extensions…
Gosh, I Miss Highschool

Monday, September 8, 2014

NYFW 3A


Let's start this post off with an apology! Sorry I have bit a bit MIA lately, as you probably have noticed by the obnoxious nature of your Instagram feed, It's New York Fashion Week!
Last Fashion Week, I had just given my notice at my previous job, before starting at Coach, so I had a week off to play at Fashion Week events, attend shows and do street style photography with Claire Eliza (see all the posts here). But this week, that's not the case! It's a busy time at work (I'm in product development now, but still at Coach) so taking time off for fashion week events wasn't really an option, I have even missed quite a few shows do to the work schedule (and let's be honest, due to laziness). Juggling a 9-5 and 5-9 (that's what I call my blog) is tough on a normal week, but gets really crazy during NYFW!

Anyways, this look is from NYFW day 3, but I still have to talk about Day 1 & 2. Day 1 (thursday) I worked all day, missed my first event, then swung by the Old Navy & Joe Zee party before heading to Lincoln Center for my first show - Mesika! The show ran really late, so I couldn't attend my final party, but ended up opting for cheese with Elena and Lex at Rosemary's instead. P.S. Day 2 was even more of a miss, I stayed later than expected at the office causing me to miss Monique Lhuillier and Charlotte Ronson, whoops! I stopped by GiGi New York at the Empire (Chuck Bass was nowhere to be seen, boo) and picked up this darling monogrammed clutch (CMC = Color Me Courtney!). After a crazy week of work & play I was craving some bestie time, so I skipped my last show & party to get donuts with Miss Daisy - #FashionWeekDropOut


Okay, now onto Day 3 - Saturday. Weekends mean no work, yay! So that means my day was jammed packed. I hit the snooze button and missed my first event, oops, then headed to soho to meet with A Second Chance Resale Boutique and pick out this pretty prada bag (love!). Next I stopped at home to change into this look, then sweet Krista had a bunch of bloggers over to her awesome apartment for a little pre party before heading to Lincoln Center for Mara Hoffman! After the show, I crossed the street, changed again (look coming soon) and headed up to the Empire for the Reward Style Party (and to search for Chuck Bass). Although CB was no where to be found, I did find Coco Rocha and some of my favorite bloggers including Brit & Whit (and totally Fan-Girled out), more on that tomorrow when I share what I wore!

Fun Fact, this top is actually a swim suit! With crop tops & midi skirts all the rage this year, take full advantage of the opportunity to expand your belly baring wardrobe by adding some swimwear or bralettes to the mix! I kept things covered by layering a Crepe Vest over the top, it also added a masculine, edgy element to play off the leather skirt and help off set the femininity of this top!

Asos Swim Suit worn as a crop top (shop similar above) || Karen Walker Sunnies
Bracelet c/o Armed & Readi (& stay tuned for a fun collab coming soon)
Big Thanks to A Second Chance Resale Boutique!
And thank you for supporting brands that support this blog
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Check out my previous fashion week experience here & follow along via instagram @colormecourtney to see more #NYFW grams!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Back to School Cool

It's that time of the year again, new classes, new schedule, new school supplies and most importantly new clothes!