Monthly Archives: November 2012

grey or blue

29th November 2012

casual courtney must have been listening to the song “grey or blue” by jaymay while getting ready this morning && it served as the subconscious inspiration for today’s outfit.
“your eyes are either grey or blue, i’m never close enough to say”

 dress down an otherwise dressy pencil skirt by pairing it with riding boots && a boyfriend sweater. finish with tights, to keep from looking skimpy && a statement necklace to draw the attention up to your face while evening out your proportions!
 
sweater: forever 21 // purse: kate spade (outlet find) // skirt: vintage (try the j.crew no. 2 pencil skirts, so many colors) // tights: modcloth // necklaces: pealrs (make your own) // boots: nicole // rings: kate spade // wire wrap x2 (customizable && great for gifts) // vintage // sunnies: miu miu //earrings: kate spade // arm party: sequin // kate spade (similar) // sequin // kate spade idioms x9 (old-ish) // kate spade // vintage // j.crew 
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tinkerbella

28th November 2012

for this look, all you need is faith, trust and a little pixie dust… oh, and a sprinkle of kate spade whimsy && a dash of j.crew amazing-ness doesn’t hurt either.

i was feeling a little bit magical today! so i channeled my child-side for a tinker bell inspired look!
i tried to do j.crew justice by pairing my sequin shirt from a few holiday seasons ago (luckily they redo similar versions every year) with my crew cuts (embarrassing, i know) layered tulle skirt && pops of sea foam!
&& as always, piled on the accessories that included girlie pearls and bits of bling to bring a slight twinkle. 
shirt: j.crew (last seen here) // purse: kate spade // skirt: j.crew crew cuts // tights: kate spade (they sparkle!) // necklaces: diy (make your own) && francescas // shoes: kate spade (not online yet, but in stores) // belt: j.crew // rings: kate spade // wire wrap x2 (customizable && great for gifts) // vintage // sunnies: miu miu //earrings: kate spade // arm party: sequin // kate spade (similar) // sequin // kate spade idioms x9 (old-ish) // kate spade // vintage // j.crew 
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feast-worthy fashion

21st November 2012

today, we’re getting trendy for turkey day with five feast-worthy looks to drool over.

comfy && casual.

if you celebrate thanksgiving in a low-key way, maybe something stylish yet simple this cute && casual look is for you. 
mustard.
mustard is the perfect color to wear on this holiday, and this dressier look mixes mustard with teal for the perfect pop of color.
green with envy.
if you are going somewhere new this year or are just unsure how dressy to be, this drool worthy look is perfect for you! the shift dress is sophisticated yet simple and the boots and brown accessories keep everything casual without going over the top.
 
pop.
this next look is perfect for any fall holiday occasion and is sure to make you stand out in a crowd. i love the unexpected color pairing of maroon and teal and how they really pop against the grey contrast.
bright && boyish.
we all know mustard is a great color for fall, but step outside of the box && pair it with a spring favorite… like sea foam! skinny jeans && brown oxfords are the perfect finishing touches for this fun && flirty color combo.
3 more…
here are a few of my other recent looks that would be perfect for a thanksgiving feast extravaganza! take a peak!
one // two // three
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sparkle spade

19th November 2012

today’s post features my new color blocked kate spade dress with a bit of sparkly side pieces!

I’m slightly obsessed with my new olsen dress, it’s so classy … I feel like audrey hepburn! I paired it with sparkle accessories and purple tights to courtney-fy it!
my go polka dot bag, round miu miu sunnies && bangles galore (its an eight bangle day!) were the outfit’s finishing touches.
dress: kate spade  // tights: target // shoes: kate spade (my birthday shoes) // purse: kate spade //necklace: kenneth jay lane // belt: kate spade // rings: kate spade // kate spade (outlet find) // sunnies: miu miu // arm party: sequin // kate spade (similar) // sequin // kate spade idioms x8 (old-ish) // kate spade // vintage // j.crew 
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think pink

13th November 2012

between being pretty in pale pink or fabulous in fun fuschia, there are so many ways to think pink && we are thinking neon, neon, neon!

pink is not just for wednesday’s anymore (sorry mean girls reference), anyway can be an opportunity to think pink, especially in trendy neon! with these bright cigarette pants && a slouchy matching sweater, i was able to make a fall worthy neon look that is bold, bright && beautiful while keeping it comfy && casual.
my matching bubble necklace helped complete this monochromatic look, while the bright blue shoes && spotted bag helped compliment my hot hues!
top: jcrew  // pants: h&m // shoes: john fluevog // purse: kate spade //necklace: j.crew //  rings: kate spade //  kate spade (outlet find) // arm party: sequin // kate spade (similar) // sequin // kate spade idioms x5 (old-ish) // kate spade // vintage // j.crew
:: tickled pink? ::
if so, check out these other pinkie posts
one // two // three // four // five // six
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purple people eater

8th November 2012

there’s something about the month of november that makes me want to slip into something that sparkles.

 you may remember my glamours glitter pumps that i picked up for my birthday in july (if not, check out the post here). so when kate came out with a matching glitter bow belt for holiday, i had to get my hands on it.
a little sparkle can go a long way, but i liked to double up on the shine && the shade by adorning a double dose of polished purple && glamours glitter. i keep the color going throughout my arm parties with bold bangles and shiny accessories. 
top: h&m (fall’12) // belt: kate spade (in three colors) // skirt: h&m (old) // shoes: kate spade (matches the belt) // purse: kate spade // sunnies: miu miu // earrings: vintage // tights: target // necklace: francescas // rings: kate spade // wire wrap (i’m obsessed!) // francescas // kate spade (outlet find) // arm party: sequin // kate spade (similar) // sequin // kate spade idioms x5 (old-ish) // michael kors // kate spade // vintage // j.crew 
:: shine on ::
envious of my sparkle? since every girl deserves her moment in the sun, here are some sparkling steals all for under $50
if you’re in the mood to splurge, these glittered goodies are worth the money, including the kate spade glitter karolin a pumps i’m wearing in this look!
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boo, ah!

7th November 2012

better late than never …
… i’m finally posting my pictures from the spookiest night of the year, halloween!

waffles && i at attended two halloween festivities, so naturally we had to have two fantastic costumes! first up: mickey && minnie!

 for our second look, we decided to show our spots…
 
we also celebrated my favorite holiday with pumpkin carving…
^^ thats my attempt at a french bulldog pumpkin… epic fail.
&& on the day of halloween, waffle strutted his stuff in his skeleton jumpsuit.
for more waffles moments, fallow me on instagram && twitter…. i post pictures of him almost every day, along with fashion // style tips && tricks!
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joie de vivre

6th November 2012

some think kate spade is all about twirl worthy dresses, bow belts && sky high heels, but there is so much more to the brand then just that! to prove it to you, here is a casual kate spade look.

like the last post, 99% of this look is kate spade, even though it is a pretty casual day time look!
oh && as a special treat, waffles crashed this post!
my stylish sweatshirt was from august’s garance doré collection (now on sale) && reads “joie de vivre”, french for joy of life pairs easily with pops of red and polka dots!
 can we take a second to talk about these polka dot jeans… oh, they are just the most amazing things! kate gave dark denim a make over with stylish spots. i went a little crazy with the dots but you could also wow by wearing them with just a basic bright tee.
top: kate spade // sweatshirt: kate spade // shoes: kate spade (30% off) // purse: kate spade // aviators // rings: kate spade // arm party: sequin // kate spade (similar) // sequin // kate spade idioms x2 (old) // michael kors
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parisian party

1st November 2012

today’s look is kate spade party perfection with a pop of parisian chic.

this striped celina dress is a girl’s best friend, everyone woman should have something like it hanging in their closet to dust off && wear for a special event … or just a wednesday.
ladies, believe in the power of layering. i took the dress from classic to quirky with a quick pop of my peter pan collar that reads “all the girls are mad” in french.
this look is 99% kate spade for a brand fan head to toe look, where the fun red && polka dot accents work as this outfit’s final touches for the perfect parisian party. 
top: kate spade (on sale) // dress: kate spade // shoes: kate spade (30% off) // purse: kate spade // sunnies: miu miu // rings: kate spade // wire wrap (design your own!) // francescas // arm party: sequin // kate spade (similar) // sequin // kate spade idioms x3 (old) // michael kors // kate spade // vintage // pearls // j.crew
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