“Spotted: C stealing B’s style and trying to pass it off as her own. Oh C, don’t you know there is only one Queen B and she doesn’t like Downtown girls going through her laundry bin. Hold on to your headband’s Upper East Siders, looks like we might have ourselves a cat fight.”
For today’s third and final Blair Waldorf inspired look of the week, I drew inspiration from B but decided to update her style just a teeny bit. Gossip Girl ended two years ago, so sadly Blair missed so many Waldorf-worthy trends like crop tops and midi skirts!If B was still roaming the Upper East Side (or our television) today, she would most certainly be twirling away in the most dramatic of midi’s. While some rock a midi with sporty slides, exposed mid-drifts or even a graphic tee, I presume Miss Waldorf would wear it with a floral blouse and bow pumps… duhhh B always brings the drama, so a bright red midi is just one small piece of an over-the-top outfit. Although B probably would indulge in the crop top trend, she would make it her own by investing in a subtly sheer floral blouse to tuck into her mind-blowing midi. Since pattern, trends and twirl-worthy red aren’t enough for Queen B, I think Blair would finish the look with another pop of color and a little bit of bow action with powder blue pumps.
Blair Waldorf Giveaway For my third BW giveaway (enter one and two before they end Thursday) I’m giving away one more darling Blair print from The Trendy Sparrow. To enter to win Color Me Courtney and The Trendy Sparrow. on pinterest (be sure to click follow all) and be sure to leave a comment below sharing your Pinterest name and saying you’ve entered!
and enter to win yesterday’s give away here // and monday’s here
“They say imitation is the greatest form of flattery, but that doesn’t mean one should imitate the
Queen. Carful C, queen B doesn’t take well to copy-cats” – XOXO, Gossip Girl
Welcome back to another Blair-Waldorf inspired fashion post, where I am taking twirling tips from none other than the Queen of the Upper East Side herself. My Saturday started with a pre-museum brunch before heading uptown to strut my way through the Metropolitan Museum of Art with my mom, boyfriend and friend/photographer Claire. Although I live in New York, I rarely take time to enjoy some of the typical and almost “touristy” things the big apple has to offer.
I decided to take not only a style, but also a lifestyle tip for Miss Waldorf, by spending the day on the Upper Eastside exploring this beautiful museum (and killer rooftop view where these photos were taken – a must see if you are ever in NYC). Since B helped inspire my day, it was only logical that I stole her style for the day too… but I’m not sure if I would really consider it stealing since it is so close to my own 😉 I dusted off my favorite ted baker skirt and tucked it into a white Peter Pan collar blouse (p.s. if you don’t have one of these, you seriously need one – stat!).
We are used to Blair’s bows and have even seen her rock a tie or two, so I had to give her school-girl-style a chic update with a big Pussy Cat bow around my neck! I already owned an over-sized bow neck tie (are you surprised?) but I wanted a silky/satin one to match the material of my skirt. I took this giant black ribbon from my tiny NYC craft closet (which is sadly just a bedazzled box… boo) and used double stick tape to “hem” the edges before tying it around my neck and slipping it under the collar. If you choose to DIY or buy (for just $15) a bow like this can really amp up a basic white blouse and Blair-ify your wardrobe.
I’m a firm believer in pattern mixing, if you do it right (and in moderation) you can really make it work with any outfit. When in doubt, just add leopard. It’s more of a neutral than a pattern anyway, and pairs perfectly with almost every other print! I even wore it with Zebra once to really switch things up. Blair Waldorf Giveaway
So today I’m giving away another darling Blair Waldorf print from The Trendy Sparrow! Enter to win by liking Color Me Courtney and The Trendy Sparrow on Facebook and leave a comment below telling me you have! Plus swing by this post to see how else you can enter to win! Contest ends Thursday at Midnight and I’ll announce the winner in Friday’s post, plus I will be giving away one more print tomorrow so stay tuned!
There are so many worlds to live (and dress by) that I have incorporated into my personal style bible over the years, but above all there was one 5 letter acronym that has taken a driving force in my fashion inspo:
WWBWW – What Would Blair Waldorf Wear
P.S. keep reading for a fun give away at th end of this post
Fall 2007 was a year/season that changed my life forever (and no, I’m not being dramatic at all). I started applying for colleges, planning our high school homecoming, obsessing over getting a perfect score on the SAT’s and dreaming of New York… but most importantly, I was introduced to the scandalous lives of manhattan’s elite and my TV bestie and life long style inspiration, Blair Waldorf.Blair is a big fan of Miss Audrey Hepburn and even had an Holly Go-lightley trench coat moment chasing Chuck in the rain (P.S. if B&C aren’t the ultimate power couple, who is?!). Since she is also no stranger to stripes, bows or preppy-knee highs, I combined all three of these blair-approved pieces with my signature red lip to create this classic, BW look with a CMC twist It’s been a while, but this week I’m bringing Blair (and her headbands) back to the blog by featuring three Blair-esque looks to get you inspired by the Queen B! Plus I’ll be teaming up with The Trendy Sparrow to give away three awesome Blair Inspired prints with a new way to win each day.
Blair Waldorf Giveaway
To enter to win the one below, follow @colormecourtney and @thetrendysparrow on instagram and leave a comment on this post saying you have done so + your insta name! Contest ends Thursday at Midnight and the winner will be announced in Friday’s post!“Well well well, you thought you had seen the last of me… hand’t you? But where there is style to be stolen with a side of juicy gossip, I am never too far away. How else would you keep up with the scandalous lives of manhattan’s elite? You know you love me… and that you really missed me. XOXO, Gossip Girl”
Sorry, all of today’s post details are old or vintage, but I linked to similar options for you to get the look!
It’s no secret I love twirl-worthy tulle (don’t believe me, check out the highlights here), and since this season calls for tartans & flannel, I paired plaid with my favorite skirt for tulle with a twist.
Confession: I’m addicted to teen TV; The Vampire Diaries, Awkward, Teen Wolf … I don’t care how awful & cheesy it may be, you name it I watch it! So although I love December I hate saying goodbye to my embarrassing bunch of shows during the holiday hiatus. To fill the void, I end up re-watching some of my cancelled favorites all month long, and December 2013 was all about GG … resulting in a re-ignited obsession with Blair Waldorf & her signature headbands!
P.S. I love that the west village is still
dripping in holiday decor (notice the tree behind me?).
I don’t wish we kept it up all year long – then it wouldn’t be special,
but I like to keep a little bit of cheer until mid January!
today’s post is a special treat: i’m teaming up with the fabulous bree of uptown tulips for a crazy amazing collaboration! together we’re delivering three seasonal style spotlight post style stalking some of our favorite fashionistas to create hot holiday looks, starting with Queen B!
i love this blair outfit, it just screams timeless glamour: her elegant accessories are classic princess pieces while the bold color choice keep the look young && fresh.
For my take, I attempted to channel blair’s regal whimsy while keeping it courtney.
nothing screams holiday like pink sparkles, except maybe a big giant bow! and luckily, this look has both! i used a bit of layering to bring the sparkle to this bow-tastic dress.
I finished with sea foam shoes && girlie pearls! the shoe’s pop of pastel is very blair, plus it gives me a double dose of bows!
As a guest blogger for Courtney today (eek!), I’ll start by introducing myself! I am Bree and am the founder and blogger behing Uptown Tulips. After obsessing over Courtney’s Style Spotlight feature, I was inspired to work with her on a few look inspired by our favorite icons. The first one, representing possibly my style icon and the envy of New York, Blair Waldorf, ladies and gents. As the “it girl” of the Upper East Side, Blair knows a thing or two about Christmas balls and fancy parties. I found this little number in a vintage store a few years ago. The cut defies everything that is traditional, straying from Blair’s classic side. Besides from the festive shade of green, this dress also A little glitter goes a long way. A lot of glitter goes way farther! The peacoat is a recent purchase and as soon as I got it, I knew it would end up in this post! After all, outerwear is Blair’s favorite accessory.
14 days until Christmas! Happy Holidays!
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well that’s all for today’s holiday collab! make sure to tune in next week for another tuesday holiday team up featuring zooey deschanel && make sure to follow the fabulous bree at uptown tulips to stay keep up with her fantastic style. until next time…