Black & Gold

19th December 2014

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Like Red, I would wear tulle skirts year around (because I have serious issues) but some people are less likely to have a princess moment on a rando wednesday in Spring. But when the tree goes up & the carolers come out it totally changes people, and we’re all eager to get a little *spiffy* for holiday parties on the horizon or whatever festive activities you’re getting into. So if you’re too on the tinsel train (choo-choo) a tulle skirt might be just what you need to bring some serious joy to your world & wardrobe this season.sequins sparkle black tulle skirt black tulle skirt black fashion blogger fashion blogger tulle skirt how to wear a tulle skirt fashion blogger to follower fashion bloggers to folllow black tulle skirt black fashion blogger black tulle skirt sequin polka dot sparkle polka dot holiday style holiday fashion holiday style holiday fashion style holiday outfit christmas eve blog  black and gold new years fashion new years styleHave you ever had instant outfit inspo? The fashion brain works in mysterious ways my friends. I was shopping at piperlime and fell in love with this sparkly little shirt. I added to cart and had an immediate outfit epiphany, I swear I had a total that’s-so-raven moment and everything (okay, I shouldn’t have said swear cause that was kind of a lie, but you get the gist).  Anywayyysss, after I came to I knew I needed a black tulle skirt, leopard clutch and sparkly shoes to complete my epic fashion vision for this look. Sparkly shoes were a no brainer, I only have 13 trillion pairs on display in my living room (jk about the trillion, but not about the display sitch, #Ihaveissues). My leopard clutch is back ordered because my life sucks (Sad face) so I borrowed from this mega babe and was happy to have an “excuse” to splurge on this amazing tulle skirt that I have been eying since the dawn of time… Sorry bank account.sequins sparkle black tulle skirt black tulle skirt black fashion blogger fashion blogger tulle skirt how to wear a tulle skirt fashion blogger to follower fashion bloggers to folllow black tulle skirt black fashion blogger black tulle skirt sequin polka dot sparkle polka dot holiday style holiday fashion holiday style holiday fashion style holiday outfit christmas eve blog  black and gold new years fashion new years styleGold check, Tulle check, Leopard Check, Sequins Check – now all that was left is to twirl (or just shake it). The only thing that could have made this look more holiday ready is a statement earringHey Santa I’ve been eyeing these BaubleBar pretties, and I’ve been really good all year ;).sequins sparkle black tulle skirt black tulle skirt black fashion blogger fashion blogger tulle skirt how to wear a tulle skirt fashion blogger to follower fashion bloggers to folllow black tulle skirt black fashion blogger black tulle skirt sequin polka dot sparkle polka dot holiday style holiday fashion holiday style holiday fashion style holiday outfit christmas eve blog  black and gold new years fashion new years styleI love this look for Christmas parties, dinner with the fam or a festive date night (don’t forget the mistletoe) but I think I would wear it for new years eve! Everyone will be in super sparkly body con dresses – borrringgg - so bringing the drama in a big tulle number will really help you stand out & make a statement! I’m totally considering wearing something tulleriffic (sorry, that was awful) for New Year’s … or something soft, striped and silky as I watch Pretty Little Liars and The One Direction movie from my bed like a real party animal – you know you’re jealous.sequins sparkle black tulle skirt black tulle skirt black fashion blogger fashion blogger tulle skirt how to wear a tulle skirt fashion blogger to follower fashion bloggers to folllow black tulle skirt black fashion blogger black tulle skirt sequin polka dot sparkle polka dot holiday style holiday fashion holiday style holiday fashion style holiday outfit christmas eve blog  black and gold new years fashion new years stylesequins sparkle black tulle skirt black tulle skirt black fashion blogger fashion blogger tulle skirt how to wear a tulle skirt fashion blogger to follower fashion bloggers to folllow black tulle skirt black fashion blogger black tulle skirt sequin polka dot sparkle polka dot holiday style holiday fashion holiday style holiday fashion style holiday outfit christmas eve blog  black and gold new years fashion new years styleShirt via Piperlime || Skirt via Bloomindgales (also here & here)
Kate Spade Shoes (old, love these) || Leopard Clutch thx to Miss Daisy


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P.S. If tulle is your thing don’t forget to enter my giveaway with Bliss Tulle to win a darling Blush Tulle Skirt — Good Luck!

Seeing Red

17th December 2014

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So when I was looking to take these pretty new red shoes out for a spin, I decided to just go monochromatic with a red hot head to toe look!red dress red shoes red skirt red outfit holiday outfit red midi skirt full red midi skirt red midi skirt full midi skirt midi skirt red blogger look all red blogger look red look red outfit red style all red blogger look black fashion blogger black fashion blogger fashion blogger red bow shoes big red bow holiday look what to wear to a holiday party holiday party style holiday style red dress red shoes red skirt red outfit holiday outfit red midi skirt full red midi skirt red midi skirt full midi skirt midi skirt red blogger look all red blogger look red look red outfit red style all red blogger look black fashion blogger black fashion blogger fashion blogger red bow shoes big red bow holiday look what to wear to a holiday party holiday party style holiday style Dressing in head to toe red (or white, or black) is one sure fire way to bring the drama to any look. Truthfully, you should only make one serious statement per look but since rules are totally meant to be broken, I’m making three in one look – statement shoes, a show stopping midi skirt and the monochromatic-ness.red dress red shoes red skirt red outfit holiday outfit red midi skirt full red midi skirt red midi skirt full midi skirt midi skirt red blogger look all red blogger look red look red outfit red style all red blogger look black fashion blogger black fashion blogger fashion blogger red bow shoes big red bow holiday look what to wear to a holiday party holiday party style holiday style red dress red shoes red skirt red outfit holiday outfit red midi skirt full red midi skirt red midi skirt full midi skirt midi skirt red blogger look all red blogger look red look red outfit red style all red blogger look black fashion blogger black fashion blogger fashion blogger red bow shoes big red bow holiday look what to wear to a holiday party holiday party style holiday style red dress red shoes red skirt red outfit holiday outfit red midi skirt full red midi skirt red midi skirt full midi skirt midi skirt red blogger look all red blogger look red look red outfit red style all red blogger look black fashion blogger black fashion blogger fashion blogger red bow shoes big red bow holiday look what to wear to a holiday party holiday party style holiday style If this was april, june or event november I probably wouldn’t have dressed in head to toe red, but since it’s December and the holidays are in full swing I thought an all red look was not only appropriate, but necessary! You could create something similar with red pieces in your wardrobe for a holiday party or night out, and if red isn’t your think bring the same element of drama with all black & a leopard clutch or all black and a sparkly necklace!red dress red shoes red skirt red outfit holiday outfit red midi skirt full red midi skirt red midi skirt full midi skirt midi skirt red blogger look all red blogger look red look red outfit red style all red blogger look black fashion blogger black fashion blogger fashion blogger red bow shoes big red bow holiday look what to wear to a holiday party holiday party style holiday style Red Sweater c/o New York & Co || Red Midi Skirt || Red Bow Shoes (similar)
Red Lipstick || Sunglasses || Chain Bracelet c/o Bauble Bar
Roman Numeral Bangle c/o Accessory Concierge
Leopard Clutch thanks to Daisy

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Black Tie Twirl

16th December 2014

IMG_4230 IMG_4297It’s the most wonderful time of the year, holiday parties are in full swing and I can’t stop eating. But don’t worry this post isn’t food focused (okay, now I’m hungry) today we’re talking about how to get holiday ready in a serious hurry!IMG_4268Holiday parties are so much fun, especially when the attire is black tie and you get to wear a super dressy gown. So when your boyfriend’s work party is more of a gala and held in a swanky museum setting down downtown, I jump at the opportunity to have a serious princess moment! (P.S. he works for this crazy cool agency called Team Epiphany, and you should totally check them out).IMG_4262If I was a real princess, i would spend the morning bathing in jewels before dedicating a full 5 hours to primp for the ball, but since I have a day job I had to work till six then sprint home and get ready in thirty min all while trying to share the bathroom with my boyfriend… challenge accepted.IMG_4190IMG_4252So the morning of Paris’ party was a, no-make-up-just-lipstick kind of morning. I hid my hair in a beanie and jumped into an oversized blush sweater, leather leggings and over the knee boots – I know, so professional right? This meant that when I came home to get ready, I was basically starting from scratch. I used the only two bobby pins I had (where do all the bobby pins go!!!!) to twist my hair into this swirly up do, I just pulled a few bang pieces out, split my hair into three sections (back, right and left) and then split the rights and left sections into another two sections before twisting the pieces, in the end I tied the back down with a few bobby pins. I really could have left my hair as is (like I did for these photos) but mostly did this to create some curl/texture and keep it out of my face for makeup, I took my hair down in the cab and had waves for days but now that I look at the photos, I kind of prefer the whimsical up-do featured in these photos and will have to share the tutorial soon!IMG_4294IMG_4284Next up was makeup. I plopped down on my living room floor with a compact and some broken pallets while the boyfriend was primping in the bathroom, #highmaintenance. I slapped on some foundation (skipped the primer, oops) and did my version of the 5 min smokey eye with neutral colors to create a natural contrast. Then I combined four purplish lipsticks before stepping into my shoes and high-tailing it out the door!IMG_4184IMG_4219It was the fastest I had ever gotten ready especially for such a fancy event, but was a total rush. Plus I loved walking in wearing this killer tea length dress, which ended up being perfect on this wet and rainy night. I was able to dance and twirl without fear of ruining the dress and skipped in and out of the cab without giving the bottom of the gown a little New York shower.IMG_4238Milly Dress (on sale) || Christian Louboutin Shoes || DVF Clutch

I hope all of your holiday parties are super sparkly this year! And If you need some outfit inspo for what to wear, check out these looks:
One || Two || Three || Four || Five

Bliss Tulle

15th December 2014

IMG_3917       The holiday season is in full swing, and that means two things: ’tis the season to gift & to be overdressed.tulle skirt perfect tulle skirt tulle skirt pink tulle skirt carrie bradshaw tulle skirt tulle skirt carrie sex and the city skirt tulle skirt pink tulle skirt tulle midi skirt how to wear a tulle skirt tulle skirt outfit tulle skirt My relationship with tulle has gotten pretty serious, we’ve been going steady now for a while and now I just can’t live with out it! My tulle skirt collection is also a serious one – just looking at my handing rack in my bedroom as I type this blog post (New York closets are small, so my mom built me an awesome ceiling suspended clothes rack in my bedroom) I spy four tulle skirts, and no, I do not have a problem. Anywho, my tulle-hoarding has turned me into a bit of an expert when it comes to pretty poofy skirts, so today I am sharing my new favorite tulle skirt and giving one away!!tulle skirt perfect tulle skirt tulle skirt pink tulle skirt carrie bradshaw tulle skirt tulle skirt carrie sex and the city skirt tulle skirt pink tulle skirt tulle midi skirt how to wear a tulle skirt tulle skirt outfit tulle skirt A tulle skirt always makes me think of my favorite fictional fashionista, Carrie Bradshaw. She gave tulle a whirl more than a decade ago, and forever changed this fluffy fabric. CB wanna be like me are still wearing tulle skirts or dress in new ways today, its perfect for spring but really works best with a little seasonal sparkle for the holidays!tulle skirt perfect tulle skirt tulle skirt pink tulle skirt carrie bradshaw tulle skirt tulle skirt carrie sex and the city skirt tulle skirt pink tulle skirt tulle midi skirt how to wear a tulle skirt tulle skirt outfit tulle skirt So now that you want, no need, to board the tulle train, now you have to find the perfect one. This can be tricky, sometimes the fabric is too cheap and matted, other times the length is off and in some cases (this recently happened to me) the tulle is completely see through… which is just so not good. But so you don’t find yourself trying on a pretty pink skirt in your living room, only to realize it is far more revealing than you had wished, I have found the perfect tulle skirt just for you (I know, like sooo sweet of me and stuff). Theres this magical brand called bliss tulle where you can find the perfect modern tulle skirt to fufill all of you twirl-worthy dreams. tulle skirt perfect tulle skirt tulle skirt pink tulle skirt carrie bradshaw tulle skirt tulle skirt carrie sex and the city skirt tulle skirt pink tulle skirt tulle midi skirt how to wear a tulle skirt tulle skirt outfit tulle skirt Since everygirl needs a tulle skirt (seriously, ever girl needs one) I’ve teamed up with this brand unicorn, Bliss Tulle to give away one Tulle Ashley Skirt in ice pink (as seen on me). If you follow @colormecourtney and @blisstulle on instagram, this pretty can be yours! Contest ends sunday at midnight!tulle skirt perfect tulle skirt tulle skirt pink tulle skirt carrie bradshaw tulle skirt tulle skirt carrie sex and the city skirt tulle skirt pink tulle skirt tulle midi skirt how to wear a tulle skirt tulle skirt outfit tulle skirt Bliss Tulle Ice Pink Ashley Skirt 22 length c/o
Aqua Striped Sweater via Bloomingdales || J.crew Sequin Sparkle Pumps
P.S. congrats to Mae Nunez (pinterest.com/maeamor) for winning last weeks giveaway you have 48 hours to email pr@yoanabaraschi.com to coordinate your prize :) !tulle skirt perfect tulle skirt tulle skirt pink tulle skirt carrie bradshaw tulle skirt tulle skirt carrie sex and the city skirt tulle skirt pink tulle skirt tulle midi skirt how to wear a tulle skirt tulle skirt outfit tulle skirt Looking for more tulle inspo? check out these posts:
One || Two || Three

The Guy Gift Guide

12th December 2014

IMG_2405If you caught yesterday’s post you know we’re in full gift guide mode here… well, ’tis the season! Gal Pals are important but I also always like to pick out something (or a whole bunch of somethings) special for my guy. Having a fashionable guy in your life is kind of awesome, until it comes to christmas and a track suit and gloves just won’t cut it. Dating someone with serious style and a fashion POV of his own proposes new gifting challenges that I haven’t had to face when gifting for other guys, but it also makes it that much more exciting! Here are some of my top pick for the guy in your life….boyfriend gift guide giftd for your guy guy gifts gifts for guys christmas gifts for guys christmas guy gifts christmas gifts for guys guy gift guide what to buy your boyfriend for christmas what to buy your boyfriend

IMG_2406I don’t usually discuss it, but for those of you who don’t know Paris and I have been dating since highschool and were best friends before that… I know, we’re basically an old married couple, it’s kind of gross. But in all seriousness, I honestly don’t know where or who I would be without him, not only is he my blog photographer and the sweetest guy around, he is also biggest fan and supporter both in & outside of Color Me Courtney. I know I don’t gush enough Pair, so please know how much I appreciate and love you for all that you are and all that you do <3

Bestie Gift Guide

11th December 2014

IMG_2478  I have to confess to something, I go a little Christmas Crazy! Similar to black friday, it’s one of the few times of year when the world gets as shopping obsessed as I am in April, and May, and June… So naturally I go full-blown Elf status all December Long – “Santa, I know Him!!!!!”IMG_2461One of my favorite parts of the year is gift giving and I have an especially fun time picking out something super special for my besties! I have a few (ever gal needs a solid girl group, we should totally start a band, then we could all marry members of one direction? done) and we’ve all been friends for such a long time! It’s so hard because we all live in different parts of the country and even one lives at sea, but we do have a big giant group text going on where we send each other ugly selfies and talk about all the important, top-secret-bff-things like the hottest member of one direction and … well that’s about it.

Luckily, one of my besties from highschool, Sheree, actually lives here in New York City! We always do fun themed gifts for Christmas (last year it was “something old” this year it’s “something red“) because we’re the coolest chicks like ever, but I still love searching for the perfect gift to send to my other bestfriends outside of the theme. So to help you find something jusssstt right for your BFFFFFl, today I’m sharing my bestie gift guide – you can thank me later, or just buy me something really awesome and we’ll call it even, kay? ;)bestie gift guide best friend gift guide bff gift guide holiday guide holiday gift guide best friend gift guide gifts for your best friend bestie gifts for your BFF bestie gifts for your best friend bestfriend guide guide gifts for your best friend the best gifts for your bffl bffl

Acrylic State Pendant $48
Flannel Pajamas (+ more colors) $58
Oil Slick Headphones (+ more colors) $175
Large Sara Cuff in Crystal $78
Charbonnel el Walker Champagne Truffles $28
Back Me Up Mobile Charger $30
Double Pearl 360 Studs $28
Keepsakes Red Lip Bag & MAC - $39
Yes Please by Amy Poehler $28
Gold Best Friend Hinge Bracelet $98
Rose Gold Crystal Moon Ring $28
Mini Zipline Crossbody Bag $135

IMG_4521Or if you bff relationship orbits around a one direction obsession, you can always go for some goodies from OD’s new makeup line that’s bold, fun and a tad mischievous… just like the guys!

 IMG_4525P.S. If you’re anything like me and Ree, you can’t get through a photoshoot without craking up. Hence why all these pictures are flat out hilarious … and hence why we are flat out awesome ;) ! Never a dull moment!IMG_2490

Red Dress Remix

10th December 2014

IMG_2714Move over LBD there’s a new little dress in town and it will stop traffic!IMG_2747IMG_2756Little black dresses are classic, timeless, easy and so last year. If you’re looking to wow for an upcoming holiday part (or on a wednesday) you must upgrade your little dress collection to include something flirty & red!IMG_2735IMG_2778A little red dress can make a big dramatic impact at a party when worn with glitter pumps or a leopard clutch, but can also be totally turned down for everyday wear with over the knee boots and a leather jacket!IMG_2732I have a serious secret to share, drop waist dresses can be flattering … who knew?! I have feared this silhouette for like ever, but found this darling red number (it looks coral online) and had to give it a whirl. I thought I could belt it at my smallest point to add a little shape (my go-to styling tip to make you look instantly slimmer) but tried it on with a cropped moto jacket instead and it did the same – no belt needed! Since the cropped nature draw your eye to my smallest point, I can do what no seriously-short-donuts-over-diet has successfully done before – wear a trumpet hem drop waist dress without looking like I just devoured a carton of mint chocolate chip (even though I totally did), yay! Since I have never been great at keeping secrets, I had to share my new found skinny-girl tip with the world … duhIMG_2759IMG_2740           Piperlime red drop waist trumpet hem dress || Nasty Gal Cropped Moto Jacket
Over the Knee Suede Black Boots || Black Over the Knee Socks
Made In Earth Rings c/o

Just Add Sparkle!

8th December 2014

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What to wear it with…


Shop the skirt here

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Big thanks to Maurices & Refinery 29 for sponsoring this post and thank you for supporting brands the support this blog – Happy Holidays!

Not-So-Ugly Sweater

8th December 2014

IMG_3361 Who needs an ugly sweater when you can get a super cute & sparkly sweatshirt … for free!!IMG_3369I kind of have an ugly sweater fetish, especially during Christmas! It makes the perfect outfit for any casual christmas party, but I’m also realllly into pretty sweaters too, especially since you can wear them all year around! So I am seriously obsessed with this darling red elephant Yoana Baraschi sweatshirt, so much so that I am giving one away today so a lucky reader… air five!IMG_3392Fun fact, I kind of have a thing for elephants, my dream is to go to Thailand and swim with them or the Giraffe Hotel in Africa and befriend one so I can ride around it one rocking a flower crown – don’t laugh, it’s gonna happen! Since I can’t get to Thailand yet I’ll just day dream while wearing this “these are my favorite things” sweatshirt, complete with everything I love: elephants, fringe and sequins… oh my!IMG_3373Yoana Baraschi Sweatshirt c/o || J Brand Jeans || Naturalizer Booties c/o
I love this sweatshirt with black denim (like me), a leather skirt or layered with white oxford shirt underneath. If you really wanted to walk on the wild side (ha, get it… I know, I’m like soooo punny) you could layer it over a patterned pop over (try stripes) or add an element of leopard to your look! Plus it comes in both red and black! Either way its crazy versatile and a fun piece for your wardrobe!

Wear it with…

You can enter to win one (in either color) by leaving your email address at the bottom of this post & following along on pinterest + get extra entries by following along on instagram! Contest ends Sunday and I’ll announce the winner in next monday’s blog post!IMG_3360

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Short Hair Don’t Care

6th December 2014

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I’ve pretty much always had shortish to medium hair, except for some of my dark days in highschool, but we don’t mention those. But since I hadn’t been to a salon in about a year (I know, pretty gross right) I new I wanted, no needy to go in and switch things up. My new do of choice? A lob (long + Bob = lob) that was partially inspired by Taylor Swift (I’m not really a fan but I can’t stop watching the Blank Space music video) but with coloring inspired by Shay Mitchell (shhh don’t tell the other liars).

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Anyone can cut hair, but I really wanted to transform my look and elevate my do. I am all about lipstick, have a serious shopping problem and paint my nails on the reg, but sadly am notorious for not taking care of my hair! I really need a serious hair makeover, so I searched the west village for the best Salon for the job… Spoiler alert, I found it!

I have tried a few places since moving to NYC but now my hair has a home with Rizza Salon. Not only did my treatment start with the best dang scalp massage I have ever had and the offer of red wine during my appointment, but they really took the time to get to know me, understand what I was looking for and collaborate on a new do!

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My appointment was not just necessary, but also extremely informative. Angelo taught me so much about hair in a short amount of time and showed me how much I am doing wrong! For instance, most people don’t even wash their hair right (me included) apparently you are supposed to shampoo from the inside out (but I just throw it on there because I’m awful). Another tip/trick he passed on is something I already did (yay) and is extremely helpful if you have dry or biracial hair like me, olive oil. Angelo explained that olive oil is great for your hair, but that its also about the application, you really want to work it through your hair running it from root to tip over and over to get the best results.

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Angelo is like my new Hair Genie, he completely transformed and worked wonders on my hair! All the dry, dead and not-so-nice part have either been removed or made over into soft and healthy locks. Plus, he was able to get my color exactly how I wanted it – lighter and carmel colored on the ends in a effortless ombre effect!

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Apparently you are what you eat (so I am covered in frosting sprinkles) but my eating habits (or lack there of) have a direct impact on my hair health (… or lack their of)…. yikes! But Angelo knows about as much about health as he does about hair, so not only did I get a new do but tips on how to lead a healthier lifestyle that will directly lead to healthier hair, he shares these personal tips and tricks with all his clients.

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Life with a lob has been great so far, but i’ve learned a few things 1) Volume is your bestie – you’ll want to use volumizing products or techniques to add a little more bounce to your bob, I just use carefully placed waves to create the illusion of volume without gunking up my hair. 2) Give the Mullet a Makeover – Lobs look best when they are asymmetrical, like the opposite of a mullet in a much more glamorous way (emphasis on much). Angelo made mine super short in the back but longer in the front to frame my face and make my short do stand out in a sassy way. and 3) Know your length - Although I only went a few inches shorter my new lob has seriously changed my hair game, but i’ve learned to work with it! Instead of a pony, I rock a side swept do and my usual top knots are somewhat out of reach, so I twist the remaining into a little low fun-bun instead!

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If you’re in new york (or visiting) and looking for a new do, I highly recommend swinging by Rizza Salon on Greenwich ave and work with Angelo and his amazing staff, I promise they will take care of you!

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