Archive | July, 2012

STREET STYLED NO. 3:: Leopard Sandals + Pencil Skirt

30 Jul
1. SHIRT ASOS | 2. BAG ZARA | 3. SKIRT THE ROW (similar one here) 4. SUNGLASSES F21 | 5. BRACELET ASOS | 6. SANDALS TOPSHOP

I don’t know about you but I pinned, tumbled, tweeted, and studied this particular photo to death since the moment it was published (Oct. 2011, in case you’re wondering). I believe I let out an audible gasp when I first saw it – though that’s not saying much, I do that all the time. It’s quite likely up there in my top 10 street style shots of all time. WHOA. Huge call. I know. But seriously, I adore this look and everything it stands for. Love her androgynous attitude, the black+white+leopard combo, and her strappy sandals that buckle all the way up her ankle  (why do I always love sandals that are so hard to put on?). 


1. SHIRT ASOS | 2. BAG ZARA | 3. SKIRT THE ROW (similar one here) 4. SUNGLASSES F21 | 5. BRACELET ASOS | 6. SANDALS TOPSHOP

I’m really getting into these Street Styled posts dear readers, I hope you are too!
xoxo Cristina 

SOURCE:  SARTORIALIST

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PICNIC WEEK on CamilleStyles

27 Jul

 
Hey dear reader, what do you have planned for this weekend? It was picnic week all week long on CamilleStyles so you better believe I’m inspired to pack up a pretty little basket and head to Zilker Park for a day date – I’m thinking wine, cheese, cold fruits, a sun hat… These images are from my own picnic-inspired post for CamilleStyles, hop over if you’d like the details and sources!

I’m going on my family vacation starting next Monday so I’ve written a to do list of what I need to get done before I leave, and that list includes writing 26 blog posts (with my blog, the 3 blogs I contribute to, plus my work blog) so… I highly doubt a picnic is in the cards for me. Boo. Please let me know if any of you are picnicking this weekend, perhaps I can live vicariously through you!

xoxo Cristina

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STREET STYLED:: COLOR BLOCKING

25 Jul

I fell HARD for Jil Sander’s long bright skirts and crisp white shirts and the subsequent editorials that followed (example 1 / example 2). However the peplum wasn’t exactly wearable and the stiff fabric was a bit formal for my day-to-day – not to mention the price tag. So I was thrilled to see this lovely rendition! A look we could all work into our real life wardrobes. A look I love for its simplicity, and yet the candy colors clash so brilliantly don’t you think?

Check out Street Styled No. 1 if you dig this post. xoxo
Cristina


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MAN DECOR

24 Jul

1. West Elm / 2. Target                                                                    

 The most common decorating issue my girlfriends have is finding decor that their boyfriends can agree to. If I had a striped shirt for every time a girl asked me this I’d have a closet full of striped shirts… oh wait. Which brings me to my next point. I have a gray and white striped shower curtain. I’ve painted my walls gray and white stripes. And I’ve also fallen in love with a certain gray and white striped duvet cover but I’m pretty sure that would be crossing some sort of line, so now I’m passing this one on to you.

The stripes are wide (read: not feminine) and it is one of the two male-approved colors (navy blue and gray)  so your boyfriend will probably say “yes! I love this duvet cover I think we should definitely get it and that papier-mache tortoise shell you’ve been eyeing at West Elm.”

No just kidding, he’ll say “what’s a duvet? …. That one’s okay.” Which is all a girl could hope for. So here are the deets – it’s from West Elm. It’s on sale. And yunno what else? I found it at Target for cheaper!  

Now answer me this, are gray & white striped walls, a gray & white striped shower curtain, and gray & white striped duvet cover too much? 
xo Cristina

SOURCE: WESTELM, TARGET

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LOOK FOR LESS:: GIVENCHY SHARK TOOTH

23 Jul
both available at fashionology                                                                 

 I’m a small necklace girl. I wear a couple of itsy bitsy pendants on teensy weensy chains every day – the smaller the better! But somehow I’m finding myself drawn to these giant jagged shark tooth necklaces by Givenchy. Not enough to sink my rent into one (though even if I was, these things are somehow sold out!) so these lookalikes from fashionology are looking very attractive to my pocketbook right now. The white shark tooth is a little bit the souvenir you’d beg your mom for at the natural science museum gift shop when you were 7 and insist that you’ll wear it everyday. But both are sure to add a little edge (heh heh, get it?) to an outfit this summer. I’m picturing beachside drinks with a long white maxi dress and this around my neck.

Would you buy a shark tooth necklace for $950?
How bout for $42?
xoxo Cristina

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SUMMER SUIT

20 Jul

 
Happy Friday my lovelies! Hope you have some fun summer plans for the weekend. Speaking of summer, did you see my summer suit post on coco+kelley this week? I know I know, an all white suit is a bit of a fantasy (stains, undergarments, not slimming, oh my!). I recreated the look in my post with my current summer go-to sandals, a striped tank, and some coral lipstick!

And as a weekend treat? Eaton Trading Company has graciously offered 30% off to my readers! Just enter FUJI for 30% off your entire purchase.

Happy weekend!
xo Cristina

SOURCE:  COCO+KELLEY

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SUMMER SERIES:: 3 STRAP FLATS

19 Jul

 

Friends, I gave you standing outfit photos. I gave you sitting outfit photos. And now, so as not to bore you (I am wearing the same shorts in all of them after all) I give you jumping outfit photos! I’m starting to think all outfit photos should be jumping, it shows the clothes in a new light, no? Also, it calls to mind jumping genius Natsumi with her levitation photos. Genius.

Now, on to the topic of shoes. (My favorite topic everrrrrrrrrr!). I tend to think of these as the quintessential man repellant shoe. I mean, there’s nothing sexy about shoes that a 5 year old might wear.  (Same goes for these sunglasses). However, when my boyfriend set eyes on these he said “those are fun” … and I said “really??? I thought you would HATE these”. And he said well, they’re fun. I would have liked him to elaborate and discuss, but he had nothing else to say on the matter. Fair enough.

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you may recognize these shoes, I did a post about Alexa Chung’s 3 strap flats aaages ago, and about how I really really wanted them. Actually it’s quite impressive that I deliberated for a whole year before making this purchase, and I’m so glad I did!

SHIRT FOREVER21 / SHORTS ZARA / SHOES ETSY

xoxo
Cristina

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