Rain Rain, Please Stay!

30th April 2016

FullSizeRender 31Things have started to get a little wet and wild in the city with spring showers in full effect! But before we stumble into may flowers, I wanted to put together a go-to rain gear guide to keep you cute … and dry while you weather the storm!FullSizeRender 26IMG_1656

Ever bought a really cute pair of wellies or a super darling rain coat and find yourself doing a rain dance just hoping for a few drip drip drops? If not, I’m totally guilty of doing it enough for the two of us. I recently discovered Joules, a classic brand with a twist that is all about accompanying you through the rain season in style!FullSizeRender 29FullSizeRender 28

I’ll be honest, getting caught in the rain isn’t my favorite of things, it’s not even close – but when you have some crazy cute rain gear everything changes. With these darling rain boots by my side and some amazing must have coats, you’ll totally change your tune about wet weather, and might even find yourself singing in the rain!FullSizeRender 30

So what are you waiting for? Boot up and get to puddle jumping (but first, press play!)

SHOP RAIN BOOTS:

Oh and since boots are only half the battle …
SHOP RAINWEAR:

More At Joules!IMG_1643

Cherry Blossoms

28th April 2016

FullSizeRender 2FullSizeRender 3Today we’re talking all about Cherry Blossoms!FullSizeRender 6FullSizeRender 5

As you know, I recently ventured to Japan, the cherry blossom capital of the world where I got to se the pretties in their natural element! Cherry Blossom season is really in full bloom for one or maybe two weeks, and usually happens in mid to late April. People plan their trips to Japan over this epic season in hopes of trying to catch it, but sometimes these fickle
little pretties deiced to bloom early and throw everything off. That’s what happened this year, when they popped up the first week of April – which just so happens to be when we arrived!FullSizeRender 8FullSizeRender 9

So today’s post is short & sweet, just like cherry blossom season. I just wanted to give you a quick look at Philosophers Path in Japan, a blossom lined walk way just bursting with color and show two ways to wear my favorite Cherry Blossom dress. It’s a splurge, so I wanted to show you how you can dress it up or down to make it worn more ways than once.FullSizeRender 7FullSizeRender 10FullSizeRender 16

These Blossoms Are Awesome – Shop this pretty print!FullSizeRender 21

OH and as the Cherry on top of this 2 for 1 post, if you’re in NYC here are 5 places to spot Cherry Blossoms!FullSizeRender 11FullSizeRender 20FullSizeRender 13

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens – I haven’t made it hear yet (I know, I suck) but I’ve been stalking a few brooklyn bloggers who have been posting here! OH and their having a full floral festival this weekend!

Central Park – Cliche I know, but here you’ll find all the cherry blossoms you need to totally rock your world.

Washington Square Park – This park is one of mine (and Waffles’) favorites but they just planed a bunch of bright cherry blossom scattered throughout!

Prospect Park – Another brooklyn pretty sure to charm you with her bright beauty! Check out the cherry blossoms here, plus it will be a little less crowded than central park of the BBG!

Grace Church at Broadway and E 10th St – Randomly, there is a super cute church and school at E 10th and broadway in NYC, if you’re looking for a quick picture or to see some undisturbed blossoms, it’s one of my favorite secret spots to do so!

SHOP THE LOOK:FullSizeRender 17
Casual: Sneakers || Dress (also here & here) || Belt || Jacket || Sunglasses || Bag 


FullSizeRender 15Dressy: Heels ||Dress (also here & here)  || Trench || Purse

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Holy Handbags

25th April 2016

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Today’s post is all about a girl’s best friend…. not diamonds, but handbags!

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Where would we be without our handbags? I hope I never have to find out. All women are pretty clingy to their right hand (wo)man, but picking out a new BFF is a very personal process. To help you find a new bestie, for any occasion I’ve rounded up an unlimited amount of handbags for you in this fun guide! We have save options, splurge styles, luggage bags, beach bags, on trendy styles, satchels, carryallsdesigner bags and even a few exclusive styles – basically, welcome to handbag heaven!

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All of the Deets!
FringeOne // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six // Seven
Boss BagsOne // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six
Color Crazed: One // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six
Totes Cute: One // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six
Travel Buddies: One // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six // Seven
Itty Bitty Wittles (Mini Bags): One // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six // Seven
Girls Just Wanna Have (Girly): One // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six // Seven
Soooo ClutchOne // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six
Just for Fun (Novelty)One // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six

HOLY HANDBAGS!

One of the best ways to find the handbag you’ve been dreaming about is to do some searching on Lyst, there you will find a serious selection of styles all while being able to scan all of your favorite retailers at once! When I’m looking for a new bag, I always like to check out Lyst!

FringeOne // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six // Seven 


Boss BagsOne // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six 


Color Crazed: One // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six 


Totes Cute: One // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six 


X Your BodyOne // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six // Seven


Got Yo Back,Bruh (Backpacks): One // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six // Seven // Eight


Travel Buddies: One // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six // Seven 


Itty Bitty Wittles (Mini Bags): One // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six // Seven 


Girls Just Wanna Have (Girly): One // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six // Seven 


Soooo ClutchOne // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six 


Just for Fun (Novelty)One // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six 

Mom’s the Word!

24th April 2016

Photo Apr 22, 2 12 42 PMGUYS! Mothers day is just around the corner (May 8) and today I’m sharing how snagging something up for mom from Francesca’s is a total snap!Photo Apr 17, 3 18 56 PM

My mom and I are super close so I like to go a little overboard on the mother day’s front and get to shopping! I’ve broken things down into three different “mom zones” to help you shop for whatever kind of lovely lady you have in your life. Oh and since you can’t stop by Francesca’s without picking up a little something for yourself too, I’m also sharing three outfit looks from the shop!

Oh and mom if you’re reading this, Spoiler Alert!!!

Photo Apr 22, 2 13 10 PM1 – But I’m a “cool mom”Photo Apr 22, 2 14 07 PM
We all know the cool moms, the one’s who’s closets we totally want to raid. If your mom is always giving you a run for your money and dressing to impress, here are some stylish steals from Francesca’s that she needs for mothers day!Photo Apr 17, 3 21 17 PM

2 – Blue BabyPhoto Apr 22, 2 14 34 PM
I’ve learned that most women, including moms love the color blue! It looks good on almost everyone (especially blondes, like my mom) and also is a great color for home decor! If your mom is into baby blues, check out these pieces I know she’ll love them!Photo Apr 22, 2 15 55 PM

3 – Design Diva!Photo Apr 17, 3 20 39 PM
As you guys know, my mom is an interior designer, so when I’m shopping for her I always go straight to decor department! Francesca’s has some crazy amazing design elements to add a great bit of sparkle to your home or make your mom smile. From gold ampersands to a novelty typewriter perfect for passing notes, I found everything my mom would love at Francesca’sPhoto Apr 22, 2 12 06 PMPhoto Apr 17, 3 19 05 PMPhoto Apr 17, 3 19 13 PM (1)

More must haves for mom below:motherday

One // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six // Seven // Eight // Nine // Ten // Eleven // Twelve

Photo Apr 22, 2 13 53 PMSo now tell me, what kind of mom are you shopping for? A “cool mom” fashionista who would love (and totally rock) a pom pom clutch? A blue-hue loving lady who will sprinkle her home in this amazing color? Or maybe she’s like mine, into design and all about ampersands, especially when they are shiny and gold! Either way, I hope this got you inspired to start shopping at Francesca’s for mothers day!

Press Play & see all these Mom-worthy must haves in action!

White Dress // Peach Dress // Blue Dress
Blue Shoes // Brown Flat Sandals // Brown Heels
Stripe Tote // Pom Pom Clutch // Ampersand
Votive Set // Striped Vases // Polka Dot Party Bags
Candle // Mug // Tassel// Type Writer Holder //
& shop more gifts for mom here

Frizz Free

19th April 2016

colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles midi skirt green kelly green midi skirt green midi skirt leather jacket black heels crown braid crown braid braid crown braidLet’s talk hair!colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles midi skirt green kelly green midi skirt green midi skirt leather jacket black heels crown braid crown braid braid crown braidSo as you guys know, I don’t share too much about hair care here on Color Me Courtney – and that’s because I don’t always have a lot to say. However, you may have remembered me raving about my previous experiences with Living Proof products back in late 2015 (here & here) – well since then, not much has changed, except the size of my Living Proof collection that just continues to grow. Since, I’ve added the Frizz taming products to my Living Proof Family and couldn’t be happier, but before I dive into to telling you all about them – I thought I would start from the beginning by sharing a bit of hair history.colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles midi skirt green kelly green midi skirt green midi skirt leather jacket black heels crown braid crown braid braid crown braidcolormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles midi skirt green kelly green midi skirt green midi skirt leather jacket black heels crown braid crown braid braid crown braid

I have naturally curly hair that I straighten with a flatiron and blow dry combo, also I have naturally brown colored hair that I have (in the past) dyed with blonde highlights. Needless to say I’m kind of hard on my hair and have tried countless “damage” products to help fix the situation – but nothing that has delivered results quite like Living Proof.colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles midi skirt green kelly green midi skirt green midi skirt leather jacket black heels crown braid crown braid braid crown braidcolormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles midi skirt green kelly green midi skirt green midi skirt leather jacket black heels crown braid crown braid braid crown braid

Lately, I’ve become especially clingy with their No Frizz Nourishing Oil and associated products. We all know there is a fine line between messy and frizzy hair, but for me with having dry, damaged and straightened locks I always was rocking hair that was both messy and frizzy. With festival season in full swing, carefree hair and braided do’s are all the rage … well unless you have a frizzy mane, making this a major don’t. I started using the Living Proof No Frizz product line to help tame my mane and make my hear extra sleek so I can rock a bed head wave or a pulled apart braid the right way!colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles midi skirt green kelly green midi skirt green midi skirt leather jacket black heels crown braid crown braid braid crown braidcolormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles midi skirt green kelly green midi skirt green midi skirt leather jacket black heels crown braid crown braid braid crown braidcolormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles midi skirt green kelly green midi skirt green midi skirt leather jacket black heels crown braid crown braid braid crown braid

To achieve this style, I used the No Frizz Nourishing Oil to help transform my dry, frizzy hair into my best hair ever! To be honest, before Living Proof one of my best hair care products was natural olive oil because it could help the driest bits of my hair with ease. But since replacing olive oil with the No Frizz Nourishing Oil from Living Proof, the product has helped absorb right into my hair leaving it touchable smooth, nourished and most importantly – frizz free! With just a dab of the No Frizz Nourishing Oil I was able to control the fly aways enough to create a braided crown headband and bed head waves that are just messy enough, without showing any signs of my previously dry damaged locks.colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles midi skirt green kelly green midi skirt green midi skirt leather jacket black heels crown braid crown braid braid crown braidcolormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles midi skirt green kelly green midi skirt green midi skirt leather jacket black heels crown braid crown braid braid crown braid

To finish the look that compliments my no frizz braided do, I stepped into a printed tank, some statement heels & this darling green midi skirt from Alice & Wonder before finishing with my go-to leather jacket.colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles midi skirt green kelly green midi skirt green midi skirt leather jacket black heels crown braid crown braid braid crown braid

 Alice & Wonder Skirt || Top (also here) || Leather Jacket (similar here) || Heels  (more here)|| Living Proof 
Thanks to Living Proof for partnering on this post!

Seriously Sweet Travel Essentials

19th April 2016

colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles color me courtney color me courtney color me courtney courtney quinn colormecourtney.com nike sneakers chiara backpack flirting backpack ted baker skirt pencil skirt color me courtneyToday I’m sharing something super sweet and talking about a few tips and tricks for some serious travel essentials that you kind of sort of need to know about!colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles color me courtney color me courtney color me courtney courtney quinn colormecourtney.com nike sneakers chiara backpack flirting backpack ted baker skirt pencil skirt color me courtneycolormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles color me courtney color me courtney color me courtney courtney quinn colormecourtney.com nike sneakers chiara backpack flirting backpack ted baker skirt pencil skirt color me courtney

As you guys know, I spent 10 days in Japan (and two days traveling to Japan) and it was a total blast. But what you might not know is I travel light, I have a serious fear of checked baggage and never, ever check a bag. Seriously – I did two weeks in Europe (pre blogging) with a carry on. I can usually get by, but sometimes need the help of my boyfriend (and his suitcase), Paris! Well I had no such luck in Japan, I was traveling alone and meeting people there so I had to stuff my bag full all on my own, and therefore was forced to really travel light!colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles color me courtney color me courtney color me courtney courtney quinn colormecourtney.com nike sneakers chiara backpack flirting backpack ted baker skirt pencil skirt color me courtneycolormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles color me courtney color me courtney color me courtney courtney quinn colormecourtney.com nike sneakers chiara backpack flirting backpack ted baker skirt pencil skirt color me courtney

Traveling light is easy for some, but can be much harder when you’re blogging / vlogging the whole time and have different projects you’re working on and maybe need stuff for – most importantly if you’re always in front of the camera you have to look and feel your best and need to travel with things that help you do that.colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles color me courtney color me courtney color me courtney courtney quinn colormecourtney.com nike sneakers chiara backpack flirting backpack ted baker skirt pencil skirt color me courtney

Staying clean is always a serious priory of mine – and I’m kind of a clean freak when it comes to my skin (but not my apartment). I always travel with products that help keep me clean like face wipes, hand wipes and now my new favorite feminine and body wipes by SweetSpot Labs (available exclusively at Target!). For those of you that aren’t yet familiar – SweetSpot Labs products are made with 98% natural ingredients to help support a natural pH balance and are gynecologist recommended. They have three great scents, Grapefruit Verbena, Vanilla Blossom, and Neroli Mandarin; plus are infused with vital extracts like extracts like aloe, cucumber, pineapple and cranberry. I love these wipes because with just one swipe, I am instantly refreshed (no matter how long the flight or how tough the workout) using ingredients that I feel good about (no glycerin, alcohol, sulfates, parabens, etc.).colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles color me courtney color me courtney color me courtney courtney quinn colormecourtney.com nike sneakers chiara backpack flirting backpack ted baker skirt pencil skirt color me courtneycolormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles color me courtney color me courtney color me courtney courtney quinn colormecourtney.com

Anywayssss, staying healthy when you’re abroad in all aspects is probably one of the most important things you can do. No one wants to fly across the world only to become sick o not feel their best, so I like to take the larger packages that I picked up at target for longer trips and the smaller, travel sizes for long plane rides, train rides or shorter weekend trips. Both sizes of SweetSpots Labs wipes made appearances in my bag, along with make up remover wipes, a cluster of moisturizing face masks, under eye patches, hand wipes, hand sanitizer and more that helped me look and feel my best throughout Japan!colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles color me courtney color me courtney color me courtney courtney quinn colormecourtney.com

I’ll be honest, I used to leave most of my daily essentials at home and travel without them … but as I got older I’ve become even more clingy with my must haves as listed above and started to bring them with me – and I encourage you to do the same!colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles color me courtney color me courtney color me courtney courtney quinn colormecourtney.com nike sneakers chiara backpack flirting backpack ted baker skirt pencil skirt color me courtney


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Sake to me!

11th April 2016

colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles spring dresses spring dress eliza j dress gingham dress pink gingham dress checkered dress checkered dress eliza j dresses gingham dress checkered dress check print dress floral dress ted baker dress ted baker floral dress bird dress eliza j floral dress hazy floral dress stop motion video stop motion stop motion spring video target spring commercial spring ad spring style spring spring spring spring fashion blogger japan harajuku explore japan japan travel travel to japan japan japan harajuku tokyo how to travel to japan what to wear in japan japanese style japanese travel travel blogger travel blog tokyo meiji shrine sake barrel travel to japan japan travel japan style japan travelMoshi Moshi (thats a Japanese way of saying “hello” over the phone, I know we’re not on the phone but just like pretend okay?)  colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles spring dresses spring dress eliza j dress gingham dress pink gingham dress checkered dress checkered dress eliza j dresses gingham dress checkered dress check print dress floral dress ted baker dress ted baker floral dress bird dress eliza j floral dress hazy floral dress stop motion video stop motion stop motion spring video target spring commercial spring ad spring style spring spring spring spring fashion blogger japan harajuku explore japan japan travel travel to japan japan japan harajuku tokyo how to travel to japan what to wear in japan japanese style japanese travel travel blogger travel blog tokyo meiji shrine sake barrel travel to japan japan travel japan style japan travelcolormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles spring dresses spring dress eliza j dress gingham dress pink gingham dress checkered dress checkered dress eliza j dresses gingham dress checkered dress check print dress floral dress ted baker dress ted baker floral dress bird dress eliza j floral dress hazy floral dress stop motion video stop motion stop motion spring video target spring commercial spring ad spring style spring spring spring spring fashion blogger japan harajuku explore japan japan travel travel to japan japan japan harajuku tokyo how to travel to japan what to wear in japan japanese style japanese travel travel blogger travel blog tokyo meiji shrine sake barrel travel to japan japan travel japan style japan travel     Japan was one of the most colorful, crazy, culture, candy filled places I have ever visited – one moment you’re eating cookies and doing Karaoke in Tokyo and the next you’re twirling around a shrine & making friends in Kyoto so a girl has got to be prepared for anything, especially in the wardrobe department! colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles spring dresses spring dress eliza j dress gingham dress pink gingham dress checkered dress checkered dress eliza j dresses gingham dress checkered dress check print dress floral dress ted baker dress ted baker floral dress bird dress eliza j floral dress hazy floral dress stop motion video stop motion stop motion spring video target spring commercial spring ad spring style spring spring spring spring fashion blogger japan harajuku explore japan japan travel travel to japan japan japan harajuku tokyo how to travel to japan what to wear in japan japanese style japanese travel travel blogger travel blog tokyo meiji shrine sake barrel travel to japan japan travel japan style japan travelcolormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles spring dresses spring dress eliza j dress gingham dress pink gingham dress checkered dress checkered dress eliza j dresses gingham dress checkered dress check print dress floral dress ted baker dress ted baker floral dress bird dress eliza j floral dress hazy floral dress stop motion video stop motion stop motion spring video target spring commercial spring ad spring style spring spring spring spring fashion blogger japan harajuku explore japan japan travel travel to japan japan japan harajuku tokyo how to travel to japan what to wear in japan japanese style japanese travel travel blogger travel blog tokyo meiji shrine sake barrel travel to japan japan travel japan style japan travel

One go-to thing I always pack in my suitcase is a bright bodycon dress, because you can dress it up, dress it down and layer it with ease. Plus if you really play your cards right, you can turn it into a pencil skirt or top by layering a sweater over the top or tucking it into a midi skirt, respectively. It’s a really easy way to maximize you’re travel wardrobe!

FullSizeRender 12Today I’m taking you into Meiji Shrine inTokyo. It’s kind of crazy because one minute you’re strolling down a shop lined street full of big brands and department stores, it’s really a Beverly Hills type feel (with Sailor Moon) and the next you turn the corner and run right into a never ending sea of green at the Meiji shrine.colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles spring dresses spring dress eliza j dress gingham dress pink gingham dress checkered dress checkered dress eliza j dresses gingham dress checkered dress check print dress floral dress ted baker dress ted baker floral dress bird dress eliza j floral dress hazy floral dress stop motion video stop motion stop motion spring video target spring commercial spring ad spring style spring spring spring spring fashion blogger japan harajuku explore japan japan travel travel to japan japan japan harajuku tokyo how to travel to japan what to wear in japan japanese style japanese travel travel blogger travel blog tokyo meiji shrine sake barrel travel to japan japan travel japan style japan travelcolormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles spring dresses spring dress eliza j dress gingham dress pink gingham dress checkered dress checkered dress eliza j dresses gingham dress checkered dress check print dress floral dress ted baker dress ted baker floral dress bird dress eliza j floral dress hazy floral dress stop motion video stop motion stop motion spring video target spring commercial spring ad spring style spring spring spring spring fashion blogger japan harajuku explore japan japan travel travel to japan japan japan harajuku tokyo how to travel to japan what to wear in japan japanese style japanese travel travel blogger travel blog tokyo meiji shrine sake barrel travel to japan japan travel japan style japan travel

As you walk along towards the actual shrine part, you’ll stop at this really cool Sake installation (these are actually barrels of Sake wrapped & painted to line the walk way) where some of my photos we’re taken!colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles spring dresses spring dress eliza j dress gingham dress pink gingham dress checkered dress checkered dress eliza j dresses gingham dress checkered dress check print dress floral dress ted baker dress ted baker floral dress bird dress eliza j floral dress hazy floral dress stop motion video stop motion stop motion spring video target spring commercial spring ad spring style spring spring spring spring fashion blogger japan harajuku explore japan japan travel travel to japan japan japan harajuku tokyo how to travel to japan what to wear in japan japanese style japanese travel travel blogger travel blog tokyo meiji shrine sake barrel travel to japan japan travel japan style japan travelcolormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles spring dresses spring dress eliza j dress gingham dress pink gingham dress checkered dress checkered dress eliza j dresses gingham dress checkered dress check print dress floral dress ted baker dress ted baker floral dress bird dress eliza j floral dress hazy floral dress stop motion video stop motion stop motion spring video target spring commercial spring ad spring style spring spring spring spring fashion blogger japan harajuku explore japan japan travel travel to japan japan japan harajuku tokyo how to travel to japan what to wear in japan japanese style japanese travel travel blogger travel blog tokyo meiji shrine sake barrel travel to japan japan travel japan style japan travel

We took the subway too and from almost everywhere in Japan to cut costs and add to the experience, my brother was smart & savvy enough he figured things out really quickly. While he was scanning a map and practicing his Japanese, I made a cuddly friend! colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles spring dresses spring dress eliza j dress gingham dress pink gingham dress checkered dress checkered dress eliza j dresses gingham dress checkered dress check print dress floral dress ted baker dress ted baker floral dress bird dress eliza j floral dress hazy floral dress stop motion video stop motion stop motion spring video target spring commercial spring ad spring style spring spring spring spring fashion blogger japan harajuku explore japan japan travel travel to japan japan japan harajuku tokyo how to travel to japan what to wear in japan japanese style japanese travel travel blogger travel blog tokyo meiji shrine sake barrel travel to japan japan travel japan style japan travelcolormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles spring dresses spring dress eliza j dress gingham dress pink gingham dress checkered dress checkered dress eliza j dresses gingham dress checkered dress check print dress floral dress ted baker dress ted baker floral dress bird dress eliza j floral dress hazy floral dress stop motion video stop motion stop motion spring video target spring commercial spring ad spring style spring spring spring spring fashion blogger japan harajuku explore japan japan travel travel to japan japan japan harajuku tokyo how to travel to japan what to wear in japan japanese style japanese travel travel blogger travel blog tokyo meiji shrine sake barrel travel to japan japan travel japan style japan travel

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Photos taken at the Meiji Shrine
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Go Nuts for Donuts!

8th April 2016

IMG_8137Dear Japan, thank you for making all of my wildest donut dreams come true.IMG_8136

Want to know what the greatest invention in the history of Man is? It’s not the internet, the Iphone, electricity or even Instagram… it’s A DONUT ON A STICK – and I found one in Japan last week!IMG_8142

Now, what’s the worst part about eating a donut? That it can take up to two hands and isn’t always a grab and go food – plus not to mention the sticky fingers! SO when I found these Donuts on a stick in Atami, Japan, naturally I totally flipped for them! I snagged a strawberry and a cake donut stick to take for the road!IMG_8139IMG_8141

Okay enough about donuts, and on to this dress – this cotton candy cloud dress is another MUST have for vacationing somewhere warm. I picked it up last summer and have remained obsessed ever since !  It’s soooo sweet & super comfortable, plus it’s light weight and perfect for travel! I paired it with comfy blossom sneaks, an oversize denim jacket my new favorite sunnies (under $50) and a pink lip for the perfect look for exploring Japan!IMG_8138


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Cookies & Karaoke in Tokyo!

8th April 2016

FullSizeRender 8We found love in Tokyo…. and love came in the form on cookies and Karaoke, of course!FullSizeRender 9FullSizeRender 2

I quickly learned that Japan is where all my dessert dreams could come true! While wandering on our way to Harajuku, we came across the cutest Cookie cafe – Cookie Time!FullSizeRender 3IMG_8120

If cookies and milk weren’t enough to make you smile, there is always Karaoke! You heard me, THIS COOKIE BAR ALSO HAS KARAOKE! So of course we had to stop and sing along to Uptown Funk, #duh!FullSizeRender 4IMG_8123

What does one wear while eating your way through Japan? Why this striped dress of course! It’s so stretchy, comfy and has pockets so you can get your chubby bunny on without worrying!FullSizeRender 5FullSizeRender


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Work or Play – Japan Adventures

1st April 2016

colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles spring dresses spring dress eliza j dress gingham dress pink gingham dress checkered dress checkered dress eliza j dresses gingham dress checkered dress check print dress floral dress ted baker dress ted baker floral dress bird dress eliza j floral dress hazy floral dress stop motion video stop motion stop motion spring video target spring commercial spring ad spring style spring spring spring spring fashion blogger japan harajuku explore japan japan travel travel to japan japan japan harajuku keds how to wear keds keds style keds fashion keds keds and dresses stripe dress kate spade stripe dress mint dress mint keds brook green keds zappos wear keds keds taylor swift keds banana republic banana republic pencil skirtBringing out all of the color for exploring in Japan!colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles spring dresses spring dress eliza j dress gingham dress pink gingham dress checkered dress checkered dress eliza j dresses gingham dress checkered dress check print dress floral dress ted baker dress ted baker floral dress bird dress eliza j floral dress hazy floral dress stop motion video stop motion stop motion spring video target spring commercial spring ad spring style spring spring spring spring fashion blogger japan harajuku explore japan japan travel travel to japan japan japan harajuku keds how to wear keds keds style keds fashion keds keds and dresses stripe dress kate spade stripe dress mint dress mint keds brook green keds zappos wear keds keds taylor swift keds banana republic banana republic pencil skirtcolormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles spring dresses spring dress eliza j dress gingham dress pink gingham dress checkered dress checkered dress eliza j dresses gingham dress checkered dress check print dress floral dress ted baker dress ted baker floral dress bird dress eliza j floral dress hazy floral dress stop motion video stop motion stop motion spring video target spring commercial spring ad spring style spring spring spring spring fashion blogger japan harajuku explore japan japan travel travel to japan japan japan harajuku keds how to wear keds keds style keds fashion keds keds and dresses stripe dress kate spade stripe dress mint dress mint keds brook green keds zappos wear keds keds taylor swift keds banana republic banana republic pencil skirt

Although I live in a cotton candy dream world where I’m my own boss  and I get to see everything through rose colored glasses, there are still some rules that have to be enforced & followed. Including, having a killer wardrobe for both work and play!colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles spring dresses spring dress eliza j dress gingham dress pink gingham dress checkered dress checkered dress eliza j dresses gingham dress checkered dress check print dress floral dress ted baker dress ted baker floral dress bird dress eliza j floral dress hazy floral dress stop motion video stop motion stop motion spring video target spring commercial spring ad spring style spring spring spring spring fashion blogger japan harajuku explore japan japan travel travel to japan japan japan harajuku keds how to wear keds keds style keds fashion keds keds and dresses stripe dress kate spade stripe dress mint dress mint keds brook green keds zappos wear keds keds taylor swift keds banana republic banana republic pencil skirtcolormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles spring dresses spring dress eliza j dress gingham dress pink gingham dress checkered dress checkered dress eliza j dresses gingham dress checkered dress check print dress floral dress ted baker dress ted baker floral dress bird dress eliza j floral dress hazy floral dress stop motion video stop motion stop motion spring video target spring commercial spring ad spring style spring spring spring spring fashion blogger japan harajuku explore japan japan travel travel to japan japan japan harajuku keds how to wear keds keds style keds fashion keds keds and dresses stripe dress kate spade stripe dress mint dress mint keds brook green keds zappos wear keds keds taylor swift keds banana republic banana republic pencil skirt

When I’m looking for new basics to build my wardrobe with, I want looks that can go from work to weekend and everywhere in between, and (most importantly) that stay true to my personal style, which in one world is colorful! I’m totally classic with a twist in a whimsical way, so I have to stick to retailers that get me, but also take my personal style to another level.colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles spring dresses spring dress eliza j dress gingham dress pink gingham dress checkered dress checkered dress eliza j dresses gingham dress checkered dress check print dress floral dress ted baker dress ted baker floral dress bird dress eliza j floral dress hazy floral dress stop motion video stop motion stop motion spring video target spring commercial spring ad spring style spring spring spring spring fashion blogger japan harajuku explore japan japan travel travel to japan japan japan harajuku keds how to wear keds keds style keds fashion keds keds and dresses stripe dress kate spade stripe dress mint dress mint keds brook green keds zappos wear keds keds taylor swift keds banana republic banana republic pencil skirtcolormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles spring dresses spring dress eliza j dress gingham dress pink gingham dress checkered dress checkered dress eliza j dresses gingham dress checkered dress check print dress floral dress ted baker dress ted baker floral dress bird dress eliza j floral dress hazy floral dress stop motion video stop motion stop motion spring video target spring commercial spring ad spring style spring spring spring spring fashion blogger japan harajuku explore japan japan travel travel to japan japan japan harajuku keds how to wear keds keds style keds fashion keds keds and dresses stripe dress kate spade stripe dress mint dress mint keds brook green keds zappos wear keds keds taylor swift keds banana republic banana republic pencil skirt

For me, Banana Republic is an easy go-to option. I can always trust them to develop a high quality, on trend product that I’ll love forever. An easy way to achieve my style, is to look for a classic piece, purchase it in a bright color and wear it in an unexpected way! I love that Banana always gives me lots of color options, so I can find a go-to piece and pick it up in a few fun pops to keep up with the color craze going on in my closet.colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles spring dresses spring dress eliza j dress gingham dress pink gingham dress checkered dress checkered dress eliza j dresses gingham dress checkered dress check print dress floral dress ted baker dress ted baker floral dress bird dress eliza j floral dress hazy floral dress stop motion video stop motion stop motion spring video target spring commercial spring ad spring style spring spring spring spring fashion blogger japan harajuku explore japan japan travel travel to japan japan japan harajuku keds how to wear keds keds style keds fashion keds keds and dresses stripe dress kate spade stripe dress mint dress mint keds brook green keds zappos wear keds keds taylor swift keds banana republic banana republic pencil skirtcolormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles spring dresses spring dress eliza j dress gingham dress pink gingham dress checkered dress checkered dress eliza j dresses gingham dress checkered dress check print dress floral dress ted baker dress ted baker floral dress bird dress eliza j floral dress hazy floral dress stop motion video stop motion stop motion spring video target spring commercial spring ad spring style spring spring spring spring fashion blogger japan harajuku explore japan japan travel travel to japan japan japan harajuku keds how to wear keds keds style keds fashion keds keds and dresses stripe dress kate spade stripe dress mint dress mint keds brook green keds zappos wear keds keds taylor swift keds banana republic banana republic pencil skirt

I love that this look is two faced, at first glance a sweater and pencil skirt sounds like a go-to office look, perfect for a day or meetings or entertaining clients, which would usually be the case. Since I want to be a true representation of me and my personal style at all Color Me Courtney meetings, I have to keep in professional but also pump things up a bit. Going with an over the top color combo like lime and orange helps me achieve this with ease. The neon knocks you off your feet but the classic and covered up silhouettes helps tone things down, but not too much. I could rock this look with nude pumps and a chambray blazer or layered over a white button up shirt for any Spring or Summer meeting with ease.colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles spring dresses spring dress eliza j dress gingham dress pink gingham dress checkered dress checkered dress eliza j dresses gingham dress checkered dress check print dress floral dress ted baker dress ted baker floral dress bird dress eliza j floral dress hazy floral dress stop motion video stop motion stop motion spring video target spring commercial spring ad spring style spring spring spring spring fashion blogger japan harajuku explore japan japan travel travel to japan japan japan harajuku keds how to wear keds keds style keds fashion keds keds and dresses stripe dress kate spade stripe dress mint dress mint keds brook green keds zappos wear keds keds taylor swift keds banana republic banana republic pencil skirtcolormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles spring dresses spring dress eliza j dress gingham dress pink gingham dress checkered dress checkered dress eliza j dresses gingham dress checkered dress check print dress floral dress ted baker dress ted baker floral dress bird dress eliza j floral dress hazy floral dress stop motion video stop motion stop motion spring video target spring commercial spring ad spring style spring spring spring spring fashion blogger japan harajuku explore japan japan travel travel to japan japan japan harajuku keds how to wear keds keds style keds fashion keds keds and dresses stripe dress kate spade stripe dress mint dress mint keds brook green keds zappos wear keds keds taylor swift keds banana republic banana republic pencil skirtcolormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles spring dresses spring dress eliza j dress gingham dress pink gingham dress checkered dress checkered dress eliza j dresses gingham dress checkered dress check print dress floral dress ted baker dress ted baker floral dress bird dress eliza j floral dress hazy floral dress stop motion video stop motion stop motion spring video target spring commercial spring ad spring style spring spring spring spring fashion blogger japan harajuku explore japan japan travel travel to japan japan japan harajuku keds how to wear keds keds style keds fashion keds keds and dresses stripe dress kate spade stripe dress mint dress mint keds brook green keds zappos wear keds keds taylor swift keds banana republic banana republic pencil skirt

You know I work hard, but I actually play harder (well sometimes) right now I’m working overtime as I’m exploring Japan by day and cranking out Color Me Content by night! As a blogger, even my vacations aren’t vacations because they are all about sharing my experiences, which I totally love to do! Either way, I took this look to “play” for a day of adventure in Japan, we saw four temples, made three friends, toured two cities and took countless selfies #duh – needless to say there was a lot of walking going on, but this comfortable & stretchy skirt did not disappoint! Although nude pumps are awesome, they aren’t practical for a tourist, so I swapped them out for sneakers and played with pulling my denim jacket on and off all day!colormecourtney color me courtney colormecourtney.com @colormecourtney color me courtney instagram color me courtney blog black fashion bloggers new york city fashion blogger NYC fashion blogger nyc fashion blogger new york juliah engle fashion blog african american fashion blogger vogue fashion pinterest fashion street style blogger style what bloggers wear best fashion bloggers rach martino fashion bloggers julia hengle gal meets glam with love from kat bloggers to follow taylor swift style zooey deschanel style taylor swift fashion zooey deschanel fashion amber filler barefoot blonde the best fashion bloggers best fashion bloggers new york pink peonies rachel parcell fun fashion blogger kate spade fashion blogger stripe fashion blogger polka dot fashion bloggers happy fashion blogger what to wear spring fashion spring style spring outfits spring style guide spring styles spring dresses spring dress eliza j dress gingham dress pink gingham dress checkered dress checkered dress eliza j dresses gingham dress checkered dress check print dress floral dress ted baker dress ted baker floral dress bird dress eliza j floral dress hazy floral dress stop motion video stop motion stop motion spring video target spring commercial spring ad spring style spring spring spring spring fashion blogger japan harajuku explore japan japan travel travel to japan japan japan harajuku keds how to wear keds keds style keds fashion keds keds and dresses stripe dress kate spade stripe dress mint dress mint keds brook green keds zappos wear keds keds taylor swift keds banana republic banana republic pencil skirt

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