Blush Tones + The Clean Program

nude shirt 5

 

Blush tones are usually something I balk at, but I have been seeing them all over the blogosphere – and what can I say, I am persuaded. Ok thats a lie, the real reason I am into blush tones is because of the Glossier packaging. Let’s face it, a girl can find inspiration anywhere these days. Speaking of Glossier, how big of a girl boss is Emily Weiss? I recently read that she did the 21 Day Clean Program cleanse prior to her wedding day and well, since I’m engaged, I figured I had to give it a whirl as well.

Continue reading “Blush Tones + The Clean Program”

Free People Slip Obsessed

unspecified-10

I first discovered this Raven Slip style by Freeps during the Richmond store one year anniversary event last spring and added it to my long list of free people slips I love instantaneously. I wore it in lavender, but my roommate/good friend/makeup-artist/sometimes photog snagged it in this color and lent it to me for my Cali trip last week. I usually wear the FP slips solo or underneath other pieces, but in this instance – I decided to give the Raven slip a little more of a jumper role. I am so excited about all of the slips that Free People has right now and have linked some below. What is your favorite freeps slip of all time?

Posted while listening to: “All In It” – Justin Bieber unspecified-9unspecified-8unspecified-11unspecified-12unspecified-7Slip: Free People (similar herehere); Sheer Black Shirt: Forever 21 (similar herehere); Black Booties: Alexander Wang (similar here); Bag: Saint Laurent Sac Du Jour; Sunnies: Forever 21

Yellow Lace in Venice Beach

alexander wang booties outfit

Can we all agree on the fact that time change is a freaking doozy? I am just back in Richmond from a stint in Los Angeles and despite not being able to hold my eyelids open, so excited to share this outfit post with you guys. I did a preview of this look on Instagram the other day and got such good feedback/lots of questions about where I got this shirt. Isn’t the lace paneling on the bell sleeves amazing? I’ll give you guys one guess where I got it from – none other than my favorite shop Forever 21. Am I the only one that relies on this store for great pieces? If you have a favorite Forever 21 piece right now, send it my way!

Special thanks to Tim Fegas for this awesome photoshoot in Venice Beach and to Beyonce for inspiring me to wear these sunglasses (she has them as well!) Can’t wait to do it again sometime soon.topshop denim skirtforever 21 yellow lace venice beachforever 21 lace yellow shirttopshop denim skirt outfit postforever 21 yellow lace top outfit Yellow Lace Paneled Top: Forever 21 ; Button Front Denim Skirt: Topshop; Black Booties: Alexander Wang (similar here + more budget friendly option here); Sunnies: The Row; Handbag: Sac Du Jour by Saint Laurent (budget friendly here)

Chubby Knit

carrie 3

If you like to mix and match things you already own like me, how about wearing your dresses in the winter with some jeans underneath and a chubby knit jacket overtop? Just because it’s cold out (ok..freeezing out) doesn’t mean we have to let our short sleeve dresses hibernate in our closets. I highly recommend pairing a pair of pants with your favorite weather inappropriate dress for some wardrobe versatility and a little fun. I love how a feminine dress can be balanced out by the masculinity of the jeans underneath. Feel free to show Reb and I what you come up with!

Posted while listening to “Same Old Love” Grey Remix by Selena Gomez. Follow me on Spotify herecarrie 9carrie 5carrie 15carrie 7carrie 11Chubby Knit Jacket: Cliche ; Floral Crochet Midi Dress: Forever 21 ; Frayed Hem Jeans: Rag and Bone ; Black Pumps: Steve Madden ; Sunnies: Celine ; Bag: Saint Laurent

Faux Expectations

asos fur 4

When I ordered this faux fur coat from ASOS online, I had high expectations. Online shopping and I have a love hate relationship because I am more of an in store shopping kinda girl. Online shopping seemed to get one over on me yet again when my initial try-on of this coat didn’t live up to said expectations….because more of a Chewbaca vibe ensued. C’mon I have seven brothers, I know who Chewbaca is. In fact, I can’t tell you how much time I spent in front of the mirror trying to create twin Princess Leia buns with my never long enough hair as a little girl. The good news is after trying to make this coat happen for the third or fourth time, it has finally grown on me – chewbaca vibes and all. (This below freezing weather doesn’t hurt either..)

Posted while listening to “Dangerous” by Big Data, Joywave.

asos fur 3asos fur 2asos fur 1asos fur 5

Faux Fur Coat: ASOS ; Black Asymmetric Tee: Nasty Gal ; Denim: Rag & Bone ; Shoes: Alexander Wang (similar here); Square Sunnies: Celine; Bag: Saint Laurent Sac Du Jour 

Amber

saint laurent 2

I’m a big fan of sunglasses that match the color of my hair. Prior to these Illestevas, the only pair in my wardrobe that fit this description were the champagne colored sunnies called “Remmy” by Raen Optics. While I love the Raen champagne colored sunglasses (and anything to do with champagne), you can never have too many amber-blondish sunglasses and these Illesteva’s proved just that. The combination of these amber frames with the silver mirrored lenses on these Leonard sunnies are the perfect pop of color in my typical Catherine all black ensemble. What is your go-to pair of sunglasses?

This blog post was posted while listening to “Amber” by 311. saint laurent 7saint laurent 4saint laurent 3saint laurent 10saint laurent 8Sheer top: Nasty Gal; Pencil skirt: Forever 21; Boots: Alexander Wang (similar here); Sunnies: “Leonard” by Illesteva; Handbag: Sac Du Jour by Saint Laurent; Matte Lip Color: Tom Ford “Pussycat”