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

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Apple of My Eye

Model of my moment. A La Georgia Jagger...

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She's so effin fab. I LOVE her look.

Let yourself fall asleep to this tonight:


Till next time, xoxoRJC

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Flashbacks

From yesteryears. 2 purses + 2 necklaces = fav accessories of the mome

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1. Ruth Saltz snakeskin bag with gold chain straps. This is such a sexy bag. Naturally the pairing a snake & gold anything would create this effect but the intricately placed lions head ultimately solidifies this bags overall uniqueness. Nice finishing touch to an always fierce accessory.

2. AH-MAZING. Now if you want to talk unique vintage purses this clutch has got to be on the top of the list. If not in the top 10 then DEFINITELY in the top 20 don't you think? Great 60's relic. 

3. Vintage Nina Ricci. This necklace belongs in a museum because it embodies the james bond kind of mod-glamour of the past. Just looking at it sucks me back into a world that once was where Edie Sedgewick & studio 54 were still alive and well.

4. Trifari. Reminds me of an ornamental light fixture. I wish there was a switch in the back of the necklace so it could light up. 

Til next time, xoxoRJC

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Big Leave

Classes officially start Wednesday. Being an actual adult starts on Tuesday about mid-afternoon, 3 o clock at the latest. Tomorrow will be the longest day of the year consisting of a shit load of driving, panicking, tears, and intense reality checks. Seaside will be lovely I'm sure but it lacks space. Home, San Diego, has lots of space. Hopefully all the trees won't freak me out.

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Let yourself fall asleep to this tonight:

Shoe Nazi

I'm not a shoe girl. Never really have been and may never really be. Don't get me wrong I like shoes just as much as the next person but I've never been one to take that liking to the next level by putting in the effort to search out and buy shoes regularly, I guess you could say. I suppose this is partly due to the fact that I'm very picky when it comes to shoes and I only want to buy some that I know I'll wear regularly and by regularly I mean every other day. If I wear something as often as every other day then it has to be comfortable and neutral colored and now that I think about it I've pretty much been living in black ballerina flats for the past four years of my life. That last sentence sounds even worse reading it on virtual paper then hearing it in my own head 5 seconds ago! How sad right!? Fortunately, ever since I started following various fashion blogs over the past five or six months now I've been exposed to so many out of these world shoes and, for the first time, really took the time to study and later appreciate what I now can call an art. I can't believe I've been denying myself this for so long! It's like I'm my own shoe nazi.

Although this realization didn't necessarily reinvent my shoe mindset to match that of Carrie Bradshaw or Jane Aldridge, it was, nonetheless, altered in a positive way. I decided to put a little spice in my shoe collection by adding some much needed heels so I went shopping to find the perfect black pump and fortunately I found them in the first store I stopped at which is, believe me, a rarity. Usually it takes at least three trips for me to find exactly what I want.
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In my dream scenario I picture myself slipping these babies on inside of bloomies and the salesman saying "go ahead girlfriend work it" but since I don't have the money or power to make what goes on in my head a reality I decided to buy these and I couldn't be happier.

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Steve Madden Trinitie. Great starter to my newly revitalized shoe collection eh? I also saw these Michael Kors boots and slightly fell in love.
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I couldn't stop staring or talking about them. I felt like a little girl staring at a new, shiny barbie in the window display at Fao Swartz (back when it wasn't just in nyc). My mom agreed they were cute and that was that but I continued to talk about them all the way to the car with the hopes that a miracle would happen and she would actually buy them for me. It has happened before, this method has had its share of successes. 

Clearly I'm focusing on the basics right now. Other shoes I'm looking to add:
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Patent Oxford Pumps
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Givenchy Wedges (via google & seaofshoes)
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Chloe 3 Strap Mary Jane Heels (via cherryblossomgirl, I believe)

I love mary janes. I can make that 180 and turn into a Carrie or Jane when it comes to mary janes. I could go on and on about my love affair with mary janes. There's definitely a warm feeling there. Mary janes are the type of shoe that has multiple personalities almost. They can be super girly then classic & sharp then a little naughty depending of course on the construction of the shoe & the way it's being styled. That's my take, I'm no expert though, just say the word if I should just stick to jewelry.

oh well, Till next time,
xoxoRJC