Monday, January 18, 2010

Back in...

Black, gold, & gloriously large cubic zirconias.I've decided to revive this blog of mine just before the end of the first month of the new year. Usually if I find myself neglecting a project this long I'd kill it and create a new yet similar project hoping to cover up my disappointment in failing to keep up with the old one but the times have change and the new year calls for new habits. This habit I'm trying hard to adopt is finish everything I start. Overtime I've found that I'm great at starting things but awful at finishing them. This applies to almost everything in my life from something as simple as an essay to just general goals I set for myself. It's definitely not a feature I want to keep for too much longer.

What are your top five new years resolutions?
1. Stay on top of my school and put an end to the P-word.
2. Get healthy.
3. Find a job.
4. Get a license. (I know so sad! In college & no license)
5. Finish everything I start.

What are your top five Fashion-related new years resolutions?

1. Start wearing whatever I want.
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Sometimes I find myself holding back in fashion mostly because I don't want to be the subject of a snarky comment/s. Don't get me wrong I appreciate my own fashion sense and take my style in stride but I will admit to being a little overly self conscious every once in a while.

2. LEARN TO WALK IN HEELS, AGAIN.
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Although my wardrobe isn't necessarily shoe heavy (especially in the heels dep.) I do often day dream myself walking down the street in a fabulous outfit that can only reach its full potential with a great pair of heels. And even though I don't live in a fashion-forward town I would like to incorporate a platform here and there without having to look like I'm literally walking on eggshells for too long.

3. Collect Coats
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Aside from jewelry another one of my greatest fashion fetishes is coats. Coats, I feel, are the most practical, functional statement pieces one can have in their wardrobe. I feel there's also a culture that comes with wearing a coat. When I think of a big, wool, almost floor length coat I think of the on-the-go working man or women in New York.

4. Stones, stones, &...well...more stones.
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I've noticed in the last couple years or so that in buying and collecting jewelry I've stuck to the same thing; gold & animals and more often than not gold & animals combined. I want to search out and learn to incorporate more aztec, tribal, ethnic pieces with exotic designs and stones into my look. It's not that I don't like them it's just that I'd like to mix it up a bit and incorporate obviously more turquoise as well as lapis, amethyst, and many many more. I don't feel I give them a fair shot and being a self-proclaimed "jewellery maven" of sorts requires a little bit of diversity, no?

5. Blog! More!
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I've abandoned my baby of a blog and I couldn't feel any worse about it. I know we've all slipped up before but I practically orphaned it in the sometimes scary world that is known as the internet.



I know it's a little late to share resolutions but feel free! fashion-related or not!
Til next time, xoxoRJC

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Dry Spell

Unfortunately right now. I believe all fashionistas go through it every once in a while. I've been so busy lately that I haven't found the time to really think of what to post. I don't want this to be an unfinished project of mine. I really enjoy blogging because it mixes my two favorite things...writing & fashion. So if anyone actually reads this sorry for the massive delay in posts!

I'm on bloomies right now and a few Kate Spade pieces have caught my eye:
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This one's pretty standard but still nice. Both of them make me want to go to a disco.
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Doesn't this remind you of something Blair Waldorf would wear? &
speaking of:
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I don't usually like these kind of necklaces but for some reason I liked this one. I finally came to the conclusion that it reminded me of one
of my favorite red carpet moments for Leighton:
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Still trying to find out the designer of this dress.

Some other random goodies:
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This because its a combination of two things I just purchased.
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Probably one of the fiercest snake bracelets I've ever seen.
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& These juicy couture pretzel earrings. I really like their stud earrings. I wear the key studs all the time.

Once again sorry for the lack of creative posts/posts in general. I'm going to try to update this as much as
I possibly can in the weeks to come.

Til next time, xoxoRJC

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I Live in a Wild Life Preserve

That's right. Not only am I surrounded by trees but I've personally been greeted by a raccoon, a family of squirrels, and an otter.  Where the hell are the cats and dogs around here? What about the ants? Where did all the ants go?  I miss civilization.

Fortunately there is a mall around. Unfortunately, there are little to no options. Fortunately between the pacsun and hollister I saw this little boutique with promise, it's called black and white.  Of course I went straight for the jewelry section. These days I find myself judging a store by the quality of its jewelry section. I spotted this baby out of the corner of my eye and like usual fell in love.  Doesn't it look like it was literally cut out of a chandelier?

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Trying it on I felt all the disappointment had drained from me & in the end found hope for the little mall, town, etc.  All I gotta say is THANK GOD for the internet. 

I put this together today. The outfit is most definitely bum status so I made sure to ad gobs of vintage to cover it up.
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Me throwin it up in da dorm.

Til next time, xoxoRJC

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Birthday Suit

Dress options for my birthday:
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The patricia posted earlier

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Opening ceremony twist back dress. LOVE THIS. It's such a classic silhouette but then you ad a zipper and it's modern and youthful.  Not only is it my favorite color but it reminds me of two of my favorite dresses of all time:
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It's as if these two dresses had a love child and that love child is the opening ceremony dress haha.

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and finally the Erin Fetherston. Another fashion dream come true if I could own any one of her dresses. I don't know if it's her color pallet or the overall construction of the dresses but there's just something so special about Erin Fetherston dresses.  They're the kind of dresses you'd picture yourself wearing in a dream running through a forrest or field of flowers.  It definitely has a fantasy element that I think every girl is attracted to at least one point in their lives.

I don't know why I'm thinking of birthday dresses all of a sudden considering my birthday is in February...who cares though, it's fun.

Til next time, xoxoRJC

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

In the Land of Patricia..

Women can discover their inner fearless fashion tigress. I've always been an admirer of Patricia. Like everybody else I got word of her existence from Sex and the City. Her stuff is definitely not for the faint of heart, it takes a real fashion risk taker to wear her stuff with the confidence that her products were built for. Patricia definitely tailors to the daring bunch who can wear a feather headdress without flinching at the thought of someone snickering. Her work just screams I don't give a f***.  She makes fashion fun, a fantasy for whose who don't mind entering a world with metallic clouds and stiletto trees. 

I also feel that her style or clothes are the kind of friend who doesn't push their beliefs but one who respects and if allowed works with you to help you see what they see. Also the same friend who helps you look extra sexy for a hot date coming up hahaa. Her style/clothes aren't closed off, their very warm and welcoming to whoever wants to join.

Here are some of my favorites from her site:
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This reminds me of hermes. If I cross my eyes and hang upside down I can imagine a berkin, slightly.
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This reminds me of lady gaga's bubble dress, if she decided to accessorize with a little clutch.
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I think disco bangles are an essential piece to anyones jewelry box. Perfect accessory for a night out on the town.
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The best stud/pyramid belt I've seen so far. I feel like everyone else has been trying to duke each other out
with who can come up with the best stud/pyramid design but no one really thought to do just one big stud/pyramid.
Such a statement. Clever too.
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Stephen Sprouse leggings. N33D.
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2 in 1 here. Love the purple dress. Very 80's but I don't care. & The red snake clutch. I have so many words for this clutch that I can't like
form complete sentences right now. All I can manage to say is so EFFIN AMAZING. VVV
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I'm definitely going to try my best to get every single on of these things I posted and more.

Til next time, xoxoRJC

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I Want to Escape to March

Because I will be here. 
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5 days in the most fabulous island in the world. Words can't describe my undying love for NYC. It is and will always remain to be my first love.

Current awe: Noir Animal Rings. Here are ones that stood out to me the most:
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My absolute favorite is the shark. First, how often do people bother to one make shark rings & two, how many people can actually pull of creating a wearable, chic design such as this one? It's truly a unique statement piece.

The only ones that can be found on ebay at the mome is the elephant in a 7. 
I purchased this one hoping it would cover up all the pain and loss from the other failing gold panther ring.
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Til next time, xoxoRJC

Monday, August 24, 2009

Countdown to Zoe

Exactly 9 hours til Glamour God Rachel Zoe will make her triumphant return to Bravo. I have been waiting for this new season seconds after the last episode ended. 

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Oh, RZ. I feel like were brothers from another mother. Were both named Rachel. We both have an uncle Jerry (reference to the show), we both wear gigantic sunglasses & ridic amounts of gold jewelry. 

I feel like I'm cheating at blogging because I'm posting such short entries. I feel that you can only afford to get away with that if you have tons of bomb pictures that don't need a big explanation or you've established yourself as a well-known blogger who doesn't need to post long entries to get a reaction or their point across. Now that I've been busy adjusting to college life it's hard to make time to sit down come up with what to post and take the time to execute it.

Oh well, that's just my opinion. Tune into the Rachel Zoe Project tomorrow @ 9 I'm so excited!!!

Til next time, xoxoRJC