Holy Sale Alert… Happy Friday! C.wonder and Shop Bop are both having their annual gianourmous sales, so big that I have resulted to making up words! I just wanted to take a second to share some of my favorites.
If you haven’t been shopping C.wonder you are seriously missing out. The perfect mix of pop & preppy are portrayed in bright colors with nautical nods. Some of my all-time closet favorites including this dress and the matching shorts all came from the perfection that is C.wonder store.
C.wonder also had a great event last weekend, C.wonder by the see where some of my favorite bloggers headed to the hamptons to Chris Burch’s summer home while I sweated it out in the city with Waffles, don’t worry, I’m not at all bitter. I did cool did a bit when I saw some of their amazing pictures, must-follow bloggers like Jessica of Bows & Sequins and Hallie of Corals & Cognacs were there celebrating in style and I also loved lemon stripes little recap post here — too cute.
The shop bop sale can be a little overwhelming, so many clothes, so little time … and if you’re like me, so little money. But don’t stress – get the most out of by following these three simple rules to shop by
1 – Filter, Filter, Filter: you have to refine your search, filter by your sizes and favorite designers but throw in a few wild cards, some of my must haves include DVF, Alice + Olivia, Party Skirts and Joie but I mixed things up by throwing in Mara Hoffman and DKNY.
2 – Add now, Refine later: I follow my instincts, if I like something I add it to my cart and continue shopping, then when you are finished go back through and re-look at your finds. If you aren’t getting the same emotional reaction you did the first time, save that sucker for later and move on to the flocks that make your heart skip a beat. 3 – Say yes to a Splurge:
I believe in splurging in moderation (is that an oxymoron?) – I grant myself one splurge per sale but it has to be a good one. Before saying yes to the splurge, I make sure to develop three ways to wear the piece I a dropping a pretty penny on. For example, I think this egg shell leather jacket is timeless, cool and seriously splurge worthy, I could wear it with pastel hues in the Spring (or the fall this year since they will be on trend), have a Winter White moment with a lbd and fancy shoes, over a bright, girly look to add some edge or with jeans and sneakers come Fall, Spring or for colder summer nights. This sparkly striped party dress is another splurge contender to pair with fun flats or sky high heels for a birthday dinner, wedding, bridal shower, new years eve, holiday party or swanky night out!
At shopbop I stuck to the basics with this crop top that I will be wearing all summer long and this easy skirt to dress up with wedges or down with sneakers. I also picked up this darling Mara Hoffman dress (love how Bows & Sequins wore it here), which will be my first MH number – see it pays to add in those wild cards! Finally when I saw this little red DVF dress I knew it had to be mine, I didn’t even feel an ounce of spending shame when adding it to cart – I’ll be wearing it all summer long with sporty kicks or dressing it up with a sassy sandal!
I somehow resisted (and will probably go back for) this bright plate and matching cup from C.wonder as well as this must-have dress. And am also giving myself mad willpower props for fighting the urge to semi-splurge on this striped dress, which would be my 8th one… but it’s different, I promise! I don’t know how I was able to remove this red, bow jump suit from my cart but I did and was also able to turn down this crazy cute swim suit only because I have already purchased three this season and have yet to step foot near a body of water.
Hope you clean up big this weekend! Happy Shopping!
I first fell in love with these cashmere gloves right before black friday, when I started hunting for the stylish steals. With great restraint, I was able to pass up on purchasing so I could ask for them for christmas … and santa (mom) pulled through when my stocking was stuffed with these glorious gloves. Santa spoiled me this year and also sprung for my tasstle bracelet, also from C. Wonder
Apparently, everyone on the nice list had the same christmas wish, because both C.wonderful new gifts are now sadly sold out! But don’t fret, C. Wonder has more trendy tech-touch gloves (shop here) and is offering 40% off full priced jewels for the new year (shop here).
Old Navy also has has smart phone friendly monogram gloves for only $10, plus save an extra 14% off everything (today only) with the code NEWYEAR, shop here!
And if that wans’t enough, I’m giving you more literal ways to insert some instant-chic your outfits. Shop away….
Since Paris was out of town for the holiday, my not-so-little brother was visiting the city, he was kind enough to snap my pics. So big thanks to you Trent for putting up with me, xo!
oh and happy new year!
This year, I’ll resolve to do far more than bombard you with shopping options (as I did today), more on what I have in store for 2014 later this week.
next week is my birthday week (yay?) i’m not super excited because i’m turning 23, and it’s kind of a lame-ish birthday but i am excited to celebrate all week long on color me courtney, starting with sharing my bday wish list…
i’m dying for a pair of tortoise karen walkers (i have the black but keep wishing they were tortoise for summer!) a new camera (mine’s an oldie, i’m looking at the cannon rebel eos! any thoughts,opinions or reviews on this guy? please share!) and a record-player/turn-table for my living room!
i’ve also been lusting for a few other things lately…
1. modcloth 2. gorjana 3. nordstrom << i love this little nyc necklace, and would wear it daily! 4. bardot << i’ve been dying for a lucite clutch! you can also find amazingly affordable ones on ebay, i need to just pull the trigger and get one! 5. charles albert 6. michael kors 7. modcloth << you know you’re an adult when you ask for home decor for your bday! my apartment will thank me… 8. nest dallas << 9. stella && dot << been admiring this one for a while, i think it would add some edge to my arm party! 10. harvey Nicolas << my love for coffee books continues (see more here) 11. c.wonder << elephants always remind me of my grandmother, this ring would be an awesome way to always carry some of her with me! 12 coach. << i really want a celine, but that will have to wait a while! 13. c.wonder << need these because they’re gold, amazing and from my new favorite home decor store (cwonder)! oh, and because broke two glasses this week… oopsies!
so the big day is friday the 26th, yikes! but until i strike another year older, we’ll be celebrating all week long with a giveaway, look at past birthday celebrations and some of my favorite things… so stay tuned!
i woke to the smell of lemons and thought “i want a lemon
dress”! weird, i know, but i was determined. anyways, i searched online, local stores and even at vintage boutiques without success. by april i was about to give up when i stumbled upon lemon printed shorts at c.wonder.com (worn here). the next day, waffie && i wondered down to soho in search for the shorts, where i found this zesty little dress out of the same print!
i swiped my card with a smile and never looked back.
sometimes, zest is more! so i’m beyond excited to show off my new lemon shorts (yes, lemon printed shorts) in today’s bright && summery post.
a little bit of yellow can go a long way, but today i opted to double up on this bright hue with two different patterned yellow pieces. i’m especially loving the mix of the two flowers && lemon prints, it simply screams spring!
who wears short shorts? if you do, try pairing it with a solid oxford shirt, the exposed legs in contrast with the conservative sleeves make the outfit more interesting! try tying your top to expose just a little bit of skin to make the look flirty without exposing too much.