Fashion, Life, People, Pin-spiration, Trending

Style to Admire: Jamie Chung

 

 

Jamie Chung’s (actress and blogger) personal style is nothing short of amazing.

From vintage inspired looks consisting of knee high boots and a medallion print miniskirt to casual looks that balance a chunky knit and leather leggings, Chung always seems to get it right. I also love the white on white ensemble, as so many are afraid of wearing white during Winter.

-C

 

(All images and their original sources can be found on my Pinterest board)

Life, Music, Music Mondays

The Best Is Yet to Come

Come Friday, it’ll be a New Year. One to fill with new people, new experiences, new adventures, and more special moments.

I’m honestly quite excited about the New Year and what it has to bring me as 2015 has been a bit of a rough one. With that being said, I am still quite hopeful.

As they say, the best is yet to come. 

-C

Life, Travel

Co-Catedral Sagrado Corazón de Jesus

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With family having come in to town to visit, I just had to show them the Co-Cathedral that was built not that long ago in Downtown Houston.

As a lover of art and architecture, the cathedral and the amount of detail put into it amazed me. The stained glass was gorgeous, the statues of patron saints looked incredibly realistic, and the cupola had my neck sore from straining to look at it for so long.

Whether or not you’re Catholic, be sure to visit the Co-Cathedral if you’re in Houston. The history of it along with the story of each piece that used used to construct and the architecture itself is so amazing you’ll have a wonderful time touring it.

-C

Beauty, Fashion, Holidays, Life, Trending

Gift Guide for Her–$100 and under

2015 Gift Guide for Her--100 and under

With a larger budget, it honestly feels way easier to spend more frivolously or to splurge on specific materials and brands. I love the shape of the Topshop Girlfriend Blazer and the beaded peony clutch found at Anthropologie is so unique. When it comes to gifts like those, quality and rarity of a print matter.

Another splurge are PJ Salvage pajamas. They’re a little more pricy than the pajamas you’d find at Target, but I love their prints and they last forever (I’ve had my pair for coming on 10 years now).

Gifts like these really focus on quality over quantity–which I’ve always been for.

-C

 

(Beaded Peony Clutch ($68), Claudine Faux Fur Hat ($78), and Flora Fawn Scarf ($78) all at Anthropologie; Girlfriend Blazer $95 at Tophsop; Bobbi Brown Deluxe Eye & Cheek Palette ($76.50) and PJ Salvage Pajamas ($62) at Nordstrom; Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black Perfume 1.7 oz Parfum $80 at Sephora; Crosley x UO Portable Briefcase Turntable $80 at Urban Outfitters)

Fashion, Holidays, Life, Pin-spiration, Trending

Holiday Dressing

 

The holiday season has to be the busiest time of the year for partygoers. Not only are there the traditional family Christmas parties but also the ones at workplace, at your friend’s or significant other’s workplace, and (of course) NYE parties.

I love when I see women wearing dresses and outfits at said events with a unique detail or a little extra quirk. Whether it’s a bow in the back or a ruffled low neckline or a kimono style dress, there’s so may dresses out there that stray away from the crowd.

Cheers to finding the right one for you and your personality! 

-C

 

(Tiered Minka Dress:$495 at Anthropologie; Urban Renewal Sequin Sack Dress: $129 at Urban Outfitters; Spin Me ‘Round Maxi Dress: $78 at NastyGal; Ainkia Kimono Dress: $498 at Anthropologie; Open Back Bow Dress: $448 at Kate Spade)

Holidays, Life, Music, Music Mondays, Trending

Wonderful Christmastime

According to the PlayNetwork site, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has been replaced as the number one Christmas song by the Shins rendition of Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime”.

When I first saw this news, I was kinda shocked to be honest. With Love Actually being one of my favorite Christmas movies, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has always been one of the songs I most associate with the holiday season and never imagined it could be trumped as the top song.

What’s your favorite holiday song?

-C

Fashion, Life, Outfits, People, Pin-spiration, Trending

Style to Admire: Olivia Palermo

 

One thing I always try to look at when picking someone for “Style to Admire” is whether or not their outfits are attainable for a modern woman who is not in the spotlight. So while I may not be able to rock thigh high boots,  I can do the jeans+booties, sweater+pencil skirt, or the suede shorts+tights combo just about any day.

Life is so fast paced, having an easy outfit combination to rely on is a necessity. I’m also always looking for more ways to look put together while casually dressing when I’m out and about. I’ll definitely be trying the cuffed jeans and booties look here soon.

Happy FriYay! 

-C

 

(To find the original sources for the images, go to my Pinterest page here)