Category Archives: holidays

Dear Santa

19th December 2013

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when I over-trim my tree, deck the hall until their dripping in dazzle and just go Coo Coo for Christmas, but this year has been a little bit different! Since I’ve been working like a maniac, with only one day off all month long, I’ve fallen a bit behind on my seasonal celebrations. Plus, my family flyes in on friday (from AZ) to spend christmas in the city, so we are skipping the big gifts this year to splurge on shows and such for some fowler-family bonding! Despite my recent lack of shopping (I’ve been all work and no play lately, boo) I’m still completely content with having a less “materialist” christmas this season and investing in memories instead of mementoes. All these frugal factors have resulted in a slightly less Christmas-crazed Courtney and therefore a wish list full of functional (yet fabulous) gifting goodies that I’m sharing today!

Oh, and yes I’m wearing ornaments as earrings, tune in tomorrow for more on that plus a day full of holiday DIY’s!

In my stocking:
I’ve been a good girl all year … who are we kidding,
that’s a lie; for starters, I’ve broken every fashion rule in the book, mixed
my matches and turned skirts into dresses if only for a day. Nevertheless, I’m still hoping Santa will stuff my stocking with something swanky!

 always dreamed big!) 
Under the Tree:
I guess you know you’re officially an “adult”,
when you stop the pleading for a pony and move skin care to the top of your Xmas list. I mean what’s next a vacuum cleaner? Actually I could really use a new one, put me down for one of those too … but let’s make it high-gloss red, I wouldn’t want to grow up too fast. Anyways, here’s a peek at my grown-up-ish Christmas list, centered around a clear complexion and vinyl vices to fuel my record addiction.  
Side Note:
Every mess of a twenty-something needs a retro record player,
it’s the perfect addition to any apartment. Bad day? Pull on your favorite party dress and twirl to She & Him volumes 1 and 3. before falling to the floor and listening to Back to Black (how amazing is Amy Winehouse?), it will surly cure any awfulness the day may have thrown your way.
And if not, there’s always prozac.

// Vintage Cashmere Sweater, Thrifted // Skirt: H&M (similar here and here, plus obsessed with this leather one that’s 50% off!) // Shoes: Jcrew // Belt: H&M (similar) // Earrings: DIY (tune in tomorrow) // Jewels: Jcrew // Bowtie: Vintage Silk because I’m ridiculous and splurge on stuff for my pup!

What are you wishing for this year? Sit on my metaphorical blog lap (leave me a comment) and tell me all about it!
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Tartan Twirl

11th December 2013

I am a firm believer that there are no rules when it comes to fashion: I wear white far after labor day and mix my matches on a daily basis. But there is one pattern that is just perfect for winter (or fall): Plaid.

Dress: Tommy Hilfiger (Sample Sale Find, love this one) // Coat: Zara (my 2012 coat, see my 2013 one here) // Fur: Michael Kors, a cold weather must-have (similar) // Turtleneck: Forever 21 // Sunnies: Karen Walker (also here) // Boots: Bacio 61 (Also here) // Bag: Coach (similar) // Jewels: J.crew X2
Pattern-up! Shop twirl-worthy tartans:
I never though I would add a plaid party dress to my clothing collection, but when I saw this twirl-worthy tartan for almost nothing at the Tommy Hilfiger Sample Sale last month, I had no choice but to take it home. A sleeveless fit and flare is my go-to dancing dress, but when it’s cold outside, uncovered arms can be too much to bare! I solve this closet conundrum, with a basic turtleneck: layer one under your favorite frock this season, pair with booties and tights to dress down the dress, or add a statement necklace and stilettos for a glitzy-party twist.  

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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 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.
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

Happy Valentines Day!

14th February 2012

Happy Valentines day!
I wanted to spread some love today to all of you wonderful followers! Thank you so much for reading, commenting and requesting! I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it!

Think Pink!
Of course I am decked out in Valentines day colors today! But, while working at the store this morning, I channeled my inner Nicki Minaj for a festive look!
It Girl Style:
On holidays, I always like to think about what my favorite fashionistas would be wearing! So today I am answering WWBW (what would blair wear) with my pick for Blair Waldorf’s date night look!
I hope your valentines days are full of sugary sweets and valentines treats! I would love to see pictures from some of your date night looks! <3
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Valentines Day Date

14th February 2012

Thanks for joining me for another hooray post! With Valentines day just around the corner, this will be one of the last posts of this segment!
This post is dedicated to providing you with unique outfits tailored to your personal style for you to wear on a day date!
Vintage Glam:
If your style is shabby chic and draws inspiration from vintage styles, this first look is for you! It reminds me of something Taylor Swift would wear while shopping in the city.
Sweet & Sophisticated:
For the put together girl with the big smile and a bigger personality, this second look is calling your name.
 Cute & Casual:
Our third look was made for the casual gal who is often on the go but always still manages to look cute.
 All American Girl:
Do you feel more comfortable in jeans and boots then anything else? If so, this look was made for you and your all american style.
Any sailor girl will adore this flirty striped look that’s perfect for a day date! 
 Girlie Glam:
Think pink! The fashionista girlie girl will fall in love with this twirl-worthy tulle look inspired by Carrie Bradshaw with kate spade touches.
Geek Chic:
Its not rocket science, the glasses wearing gal can still feel fun and flirty this valentines day in a cute geek chic ensemble!
What Would Courtney Wear:
Here is my favorite valentines day date look featuring one of the new Florence Broadhurst for Kate Spade products!

So fashion lovers: What look is your favorite so far? What will you be channeling on your valentines date?! Next Up I am exploring ways to look your best that tailor to your personal style with Date Night Dress Up: Dinner and a Movie!
Bold Bombshell:
First Up, a look for the sexy bombshell who is not afraid to stand out.
Tailored & Trendy:
Next, is an effortlessly chic look for the trendy girl who likes tailored classics!
 Clean & Chic:
If you style idolize Reese Witherspoon or Jennifer Anniston, this next clean and chic look is for you!
 Colorfully Classic:
A fan of the classics? What about color? Well then slip into something basic with a bright twist in this colorfully classic date night look.
Retro & Fun:
Stylish gals that time travel through fashion should take on this next retro look with a fun vibe!
Flirty Girl Glam:
For all you flirty girls, this next outfit pairs a girlie looks to a glam touches for an unforgettable ensemble that is one of my favorites!
What Would Courtney Wear:
Wondering which look I would love to be wearing this valentines day? Well ponder no more! I would love to have my hands on this sold out red Kettle Corn dress to wear on!
What Would You Wear:
Weigh in, I want to hear what you will be wearing on the most romantic night of the year! :)
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