Be Right Back

19 Nov

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I have recently noticed that as soon as a trip of any length is planned, I immediately begin putting together an inspiration (board) of sorts for packing details and outfit inspiration. Perhaps it’s the excitement of traveling that moves to inspire me but whatever the case may be, whether I’m packing for a weekend away or a week-long vaca I start collecting images the second plans are made.

I do it because I love it, but also because it greatly helps me organize my packing list and visualize how to effectively coordinate components. The best piece of packing advice I ever got was to never bring anything that you won’t wear or use at least twice. Done! I now look at pieces for their versatility and can proudly say that my once enormous tow of luggage has greatly shrunk to one very expertly packed carry-on.

In early September we took a weekend trip to Tahoe to visit my brother and so I was faced with the ever temperamental weather that is North Shore Lake Tahoe. Relatively warm during the day and nearly freezing at night. The outdoors lent a great deal to be inspired by and so I decided to go with basics and layers in muted naturals:  several cute (and comfy) tees, my favorite black wrap/shrug, a pair of olive cargos, cropped skinny jeans, a pair of shorts for the day, antique gold was my metal of choice, and a messenger bag to round it all out.

xx CPfashionista


It’s All In The Name

18 Nov

I am not entirely sure if it is because we share the same first name or simply because her designs are delightfully feminine and equally edgy, but either way I have long been a fan of the Lauren Merkin label. So, when I spotted one of her clutches at a Goodwill Thrift Store while Halloween costume searching last month I just about died. All of $5.99 bought me this little purple print and gold sparkly number which I fully plan on accessorizing many holiday outfits with these coming months.

While the exact same one is no longer available, my new little friend is very similar to the Tatum clutch except purple and gold python instead of the black seen above.

Also, I would like to confess that since that Halloween trip to Good Will I have a renewed appreciation for thrifting and I’m pretty sure  my new fav go-to shopping spot might just be anything second-hand. It’s way more fun! 

xx CpFashionista

Sock It To Me

11 Nov

Visible socks with shoes seems to be a recurring trend favorite of mine as of late. During my most recent trip to New York I found myself layering knee socks over tights no matter my outfit. Not only for added warmth but simply for the irresistible cuteness I just can’t seem to get enough of.

After the second consecutive day of wearing the same pair of black wool socks (cue: ew, gross!) it was decided an exclusive sock shopping stop was in order. One trip to Urban Outfitters later and I was the proud owner of not only knee-high and over the knee socks, but thigh high knits as well. Thank you UO!

xx CPfashionista

Feathers and Fur

9 Nov

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To be perfectly honest I have always had a certain affinity for textural accessories. There is something very appealing and yet slightly off about adding natural elements to an otherwise manmade ensemble. Be it mis-matched feather earrings or a fur-lined clutch, I adore the boho hippie vibe anything animal tends to exude.

Before I go sounding too Call of the Wild I will confess that while I’m not an avid PETA supporter I do feel it necessary to done faux fur rather than what was once a living animal. But that’s just me.

Planet Blue consistently captures this coveted look to a t(ee). Literally, their styling of Wild Fox tees and eclectic jewelry is perfectly complex and equal part random. Not to mention I could live in this look every single day: cut-off denim shorts with tights, over sized tees, layer upon layer of accessories, feathers, fur…need I say more?!

Are you a feathers or fur kind of girl?

xx CPfashionista

Party in NYC

26 Oct

Justine magazine and the Girl Scouts of America collaborated their awesome girl power efforts and came forth with an all out fashion-tastic NYC event.

Girl’s were treated to fabulous goodie bags (including some super cute Celebrity Pink items), a Justine fashion show (also featuring Celebrity Pink’s fall-fashion-favorites), a concert by country artist Katie Armiger, and much more. What a fun day!

  • Image 1: Celebrity Pink poplin jacket in khaki
  • Image 2: Celebrity Pink tunic length army shirt in sand, Celebrity Pink second skin zip up dress in rinse wash

And here’s confessing that I too was once a Brownie Girl Scout. And let me tell you the favorite thing in my little girl closet from ages 5 to 6 was that pull on uniform skirt in brownie brown (emphasis on brown). I remember loving that skirt then like I love my black jeggings today, read: I wear (wore) them whenever possible.

XO CpFashionista

Fur Sure

21 Oct

It’s a little known fact that (faux) fur is the go to necessity for staying warm this fall (winter). Whether covering a coat or lining your boots fur is not only comfy cozy but super chic too. I am personally loving pretty much everything from Sam Edelman’s fall collection, specifically his take on the hiking boot. I love the way it laces up the front, while furry goodness practically spills from the inside.  

Furry cuffed boots perfectly compliment chunky knit tights or brightly colored leggings and add a touch of class to whatever outfit you may be wearing.

  1. Guess- bountiful ankle boot, $140
  2. ASOS- faux fur lace up boot, $93
  3. Sam Edelman- Mateo boot, $155
  4. Rue21- fur trim boot, $35
  5. ASOS- Dune wedge boot, $152
  6. UGG- Bailey button boot, $150
  7. ASOS- Mango Cleo concealed wedge, $135
  8. Sam Edelman- Orlando boot, $200

What is your favorite way to wear fur?

xx CPfashionista

Curtain Call

14 Oct

Here we have some behind the scene pics from our fabulous campaign shoot. Once again shot using Hipstamatic for iPhone (can you tell, this is becoming an obsession). I love how the grainy feel of the image enhances the very raw, real life look we were shooting for. Pure awesomeness!

I love this picture because it captures the team work and dedicated effort everyone put forth all day. If you can’t tell what’s going on, here we have our model in the middle surrounded by the make-up artist touching up her cheeks, the stylist accessorizing her, and the hair stylist prepping her hair…now that is multi tasking at its greatest. 

xx CPfashionista

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