Category Archives: winter style

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The Inbetween

18th April 2014

Last weekend was a big fat tease! It was 75 and sunny in the city, so I twirled my way through Soho in shorts, did some serious shopping and double dipped on brunch with some equally serious babes… And then came the cold. It snowed, yes snowed on tuesday night. New York, why must you be so fickle?! And what’s a girl to do wear this weirdo weather? My spring instincts say skirts but the forecast says Buurrr! I’m forever stuck in the winter/spring limbo, I’m living in-between!

 
My OOTD:
Pants: Old Navy Black White Side Stripe Tuxedo Pants – only $18 !!
Coat: Zara, but no coat shopping allowed, Spring is coming!
Handbag: Green Vintage Clutch
My cure for the Inbetween? Patterns & a Pop of color. Wearing black can be boring so I pumped it up with a little pattern play. I am loving these tuxedo pants –  they feel like leggings! so they are super easy to wear but off set the stripey top! I added not one, but two color pops by pairing my go-to zara pumps with a little Kelly, I mean Courtney green. It’s also kind of Ironic that I was gabbing on and on about Spring finally being here in Monday’s post, where I am wearing B&W stripes and the same Zara pumps in a very spring way, ha! Let’s hope this cold front passes so we can finally say hello to Spring!
If you don’t know the story of Courtney Green you should, It’s a goodie! Kelly Green is my favorite color and since I am positive that no Kelly loves Green as much as I do, I decided to rename it (Can I do that? – Not sure, but I did!). Our love affair started six years ago! I remember my boyfriend telling me it was a phase and it wouldn’t last… eat those words Paris! :]
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Stripey

19th March 2014

 I’m playing stripe queen for a day! I said yes to graphic B&W and mixed color blocking with jail-bird stripes for a neutral mix with a twist! I’ve been feeling a little out of it lately, just overwhelmed and not myself. It’s not so fun, but outfits can be the perfect pick-me-up … and a little pattern play always does the trick!


// H&M Black White Color Block Full Skirt (similar) //
// Zara Black White Stripe Crop Top (similar here) // Zara Coat //
// Karen Walker Sunnies (similar under $60) // H&M Gold Rings //
// Black Coach Willis Handbag // Taylor Morgan Gold Link Bracelet //
// Kate Spade Booties (similar here) // Saks Belt from My Sisters Closet //

It’s MARCH… so it’s supposed to be Spring! But most days it’s still too cold to wear skirts without tights … and after months of doubling up to keep warm I’m SO OVER stepping into them. For this look, I opted for knee high socks instead! They kept me warmish without forcing me to pull on another pair of tights – where are you Spring!?
We also teamed up for NYFW, See all of the NYFW X Claire Eliza posts
XO Courtney Quinn
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West Village Weekend

10th March 2014

Monday’s can always be a little bit sour when you have to return to the 9 to 5 (well, mine’s more of a 9-7) grind. But it’s even harder to get up and get going when you’re coming off a wonderful weekend with warmer weather – wow, that was a lot of dubs!

C.Wonder booties (similar here or splurge on these) // Kate Spade necklace (old)
Tommy Hilfiger Sweater // C.wonder Rings // Wet&Wild Lipstick – under 3 dollars!
Vintage statement ring – it reminded me of Harry Potter :]
My weekend was full of running errands in my neighborhood, meeting friends for dinner and relaxing with Waffles, all while smiling at the sun and watching the snow finally start to melt…. I see you spring!
 XO Courtney Quinn
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Little Boy Blue

19th February 2014

I’ve been borrowing from the boys more than I would care to admit lately. This act of rebellion is a bit out of character for me, seeing as I’ve been twirling since age two – well despite my tragic tom-boy phase, read all about my youthful lapse of judgement here. So for today’s inspiration, I paired boyish charm with menswear silhouette and the essence of Queen B (Blaire Waldorf) for a classic look that straddles gender lines.
Booties: C.wonder (similar here or splurge on these) // Skort: Zara (similar under $25) // Top&Bow: Asos (similar top here or just the bow here) Bag: Coach (with silver hardware here) // Coat: Zara // Sunnies: Karen Walker (similar here) // Lips: Ruby Woo by Mac // Rings: H&M
I don’t know what I did before the Zara skort. I thought this obsession would die when summer ended, but I have just found myself wearing it more and more… and more. It’s the middle of February, yet I still wore my white one over black tights this weekend…. what’s wrong with me? The only reasonable explanation is love, I am head-over-heels for the sassy skort – in black, white or blue. But since I was sick of feeling sporty, (my boyfriend does a cheer & makes fun of me when I wear it) I married my skirt-obsession with tailored pieces and a tuxedo vest to dress it up! What do you think, menswear-chic? Images by Claire Eliza
We also teamed up for NYFW, See all of the NYFW X Claire Eliza posts

Loving the location? These photos were taken next door to my “sitcom hangout”, Tea & Sympathy! Read all about it here.

XO Courtney
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Be Mine

13th February 2014

Love is in the air! And although I’ve been spending this week with my first love, fashion (sorry Paris), I haven’t forgotten about friday!
Dress: Zara (Obsessed with this one) // Clutch: moschino (similar here, here or here + 25% off) // Booties: C.wonder // Sunnies: Karen Walker // Turtleneck: Forever 21 // Coat: Zara // Bracelet: C.wonder (similar here or here +25% off) // Lips: Ruby Woo by Mac // Rings: H&M // Vintage: lipstick ring (love this broach here)
I love pink & red all year but it’s especially fitting for valentines day! What are you doing to celebrate this weekend? anything fun? I’ve never been very V-Day obsessed – I always preferred a slasher movie  to a romantic dinner – but it doesn’t hurt to dress the part! Plus, I sent out fun valentines this year to all my friends back home, tune in tomorrow when I share it on the blog!
XO Courtney
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Stripes & Snow

5th February 2014

Well, I’m not in Arizona anymore! New york has turned into Snow York with all the Polar Vortex nonsense…. and I’m actually loving it!

My Boyfriend’s Sweater: Tommy Hilfiger (This is becoming a habit, I did it again here)
Skort: zara (similar on sale!) // Hat: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Scarf: Gap // Bag: Coach // Coat: Zara // Sunnies: Karen Walker (also here) // Rings: H&M // Tiffany’s // Lips: Wet & Wild // Necklace: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Girls Weekend! These pictures were taken on a special day, because some of my favorite gal pals were in town! The two on either side of me have been my best friends since basically birth (okay, more like age 10 … but still) and since one served on a mission for a year and a half and the other performs on a cruise, this was the first time the three of us were together since May 2011! Crazy! As always, the weekend went by too fast, I miss the ladies more than anything. 

Until Next Time, Bundle Up Butter Cups!

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Mwah!

31st January 2014

Happy Friday All! Last week some of my favorite gal pals were in town (more on that later) so we had to venture over to Shake Shack at Madison Square Park for a quick bite. As you may know, I’m 95% gluten free but had to make an exception for one of my touristy treats!
Big thx to Sarah for snapping these, I love being part of your journey as you discover in photography.

Fur: Michael Kors (similar) // Sweater: Khols, believe it or not (LOVE this one) // Dress (under): Forever 21 // Bag: Kate Spade (old, obsessed with this one, and this one on sale!) // Hat: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Coat: Zara – on sale // Sneaker Wedge: Sam Edelman (also here) // Sunnies: Karen Walker (also here) // Rings: H&M // Necklace: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Bracelets: Taylor Morgan // Lip: Mac, Ruby Woo
A rep lip has become my go-to accessory, and part of my signature look. So when I found this sweatshirt ages ago at Khols of all places, I knew it had to be mine! Since, it’s become one of my favorite casual day sweaters, that I pull on when I need a bit of a fashion facelift. Every gal needs a piece like that, something that’s comfortable and easy for lazy days but still makes you feel good when you pull it on! What’s yours?

Cheers to the freakin’ weekend!
I hope yours is nothing short of fabulous!
Exciting things have been happening in Courtney land,
and I’ve been working like a crazy lady. But starting next week I’ll
actually have days off again (yay!!!). I’m looking forward to stopping to
smell the roses and filling my sundays with brunch,
museum hopping, some serious thrifting and adding to my record
collection. And I can’t wait to share what’s been happening in my world as
things begin to slow down. Stay Tuned!

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Leopard is the new Black

24th January 2014

A little leopard can go a long way in pumping out an otherwise bland outfit. So instead of falling into the all-black slump that can happen during these wintery months, I leapt into leopard! A spotted coat and a red lip can add an element of effortless glam to an otherwise all black look.



Coat: Asos (similar here // just a little leopard here) // Purse: c/o Francescas // Skort: Zara // Turtleneck: Forever 21 // Booties: Kate Spade (similar) //  Sunnies: Karen Walker // Lip: Mac, Ruby Woo
If a little leopard isn’t enough, add a bright bag for fun contrast. I picked up this bag at a blogger event last fall before Pantone announced the color of the year, but now 2014 is the perfect time to rock a radiant orchid color pop!  

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