Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dream Vacation

Darlings, CC is having a bit of wanderlust these days.  My dream vay-cay would be spent in beautiful Bali, Indonesia.  CC is a beachgoing gal, so spending the day seaside, with jaunts to both the gym and spa, would be ideal, perhaps at the St. Regis Hotel in Bali!  Then CC would join her guy for cocktails and a late dinner al fresco, followed by a luxurious midnight swim!  CC has put together a gorgeous look for this special night, featuring a chic Charlie by Matthew Zink white string bikini, a marvelous printed maxi dress from Camilla, a stunning pair of nude Reed Krakoff sandals, and a set of gorgeous gold rings from Maison Martin Margiela.  

Charlie by Matthew Zink Paulina bikini, at charliebymz.com.

Camilla Animalia print maxi dress, at intermixonline.com.

Reed Krakoff mesh-trimmed patent leather sandals, at net-a-porter.com.

Maison Martin Margiela four finger rings, at shopbop.com.
Where would you go if you could travel anywhere in the world?
xoxox, 
CC

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Daylight Saving Time: Look and Feel Fabulous!

Darlings, Sunday, November 2nd marks the end of Daylight Saving Time. Come 2:00 AM, we will turn our clocks back an hour. Although we gain this extra time, this also means shorter, colder, winter days, which will make us all want to spend more time sleeping.  See below for a few tips on how you can make sure you're getting the best night's sleep possible.

  
DE-STRESS AND UNWIND
It’s important to take time to unwind before bed to ease the mind because a consistent routine every day can help you fall asleep more quickly and reliably. Lighting an aromatic candle will help calm the nerves before bed.

Try Le Feu de L’eau Le Vert Candle, $62 http://lefeudeleau.com

NOURISH AND REGENERATE
While we sleep, the cells making up our skin are hard at work trying to repair all the damage that has been accumulated during the whole day overnight. This is the time to utilize nighttime skincare to help repair, nourish and regenerate.

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Try Le Couvent des Minimes Loving Care Body Balm, $32 usa.lecouventdesminimes.com

THE PERFECT MATTRESS
People sleep for approximately one third of their lives and studies have shown the benefits of sleep have long-lasting effects on your health and well-being. Look for a mattress that has natural fibers such as hypoallergenic horsehair that acts as a mini ventilation system eliminating moisture and allowing fresh air in for a comfortable night’s rest.

Try Hästens BedsHastens.com

Sleep well, darlings!
xoxox,
CC

CC Loves...

Darlings, here are some of the little lovelies that CC is smitten with on this fine autumn day...  
From gorgeous jewelry to pretty pumps to glamorous gowns, CC hopes there's something special in this post for each of CC's fellow fashionistas!
Eddie Borgo limited edition zebra and leopard composition collar, at modaoperandi.com.

Monique Pean pave diamond and white gold Norske ring, at barneys.com.

Nikos Koulis 18K black rhodium and white diamond V collection drop earrings, at modaoperandi.com.

Maison Martin Margiela python sliding zip clutch, at barneys.com.

Pierre Hardy suede-trimmed printed elaphe shoulder bag, at net-a-porter.com.

Rochas medium snakeskin bucket bag, at modaoperandi.com.

Christian Louboutin Ostri 120 eyelet-embellished suede slingbacks, at net-a-porter.com.

Paul Andrew Zenadia wool-tweed pumps, at modaoperandi.com.

Ja-vie polka dot ballet slippers, at ja-vie.com ~ 
fabulous flats with patent pending technology combining a soft knit sock, a jelly outsole and a cushioned leather insole.  So cute and incredibly comfy, darlings!  Other benefits: these slippers are super flexible, so they are ideal for travel.  Lastly, the whole entire shoe is machine washable!

BCBGMaxAzria Evee top, at shopbop.com.
CC needs!

Gucci wool-crepe biker jacket, at net-a-porter.com.

Giambattista Valli flared velvet jacquard coat, at modaoperandi.com.

 KTZ embroidery patchwork pleated skirt, at shopbop.com.
Figi Jeans black skinnies, at figijeans.com ~ CC has and adores!  
The premium denim line just launched in March of 2014, and CC is already a huge fan...  
Figi Jeans hug CC's curves perfectly, are super-flattering, and ultra-comfy, too!  

Balenciaga grommet-laced leather dress, at barneys.com.

Maticevski Tantric cocktail dress, at modaoperandi.com.

IRO Castley broderie anglaise cotton mini dress, at theOutnet.com.

No. 21 wool strapless dress, at shopbop.com.
CC is smitten!

Manning Cartell Gallery Views sheath dress, at intermixonline.com.

Zac Posen ruffled-hem silk faille gown, at modaoperandi.com.

Oscar de la Renta embroidered floral cloque gown, at net-a-porter.com.
What are you loving these days, darlings?
Do any of these pretty pieces catch your eye?
xoxox,
CC

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

CC Loves... These Products!

Darlings, here are a few of the beauty products that CC is loving lately!
Essie nail polish in Double Breasted Jacket, at essie.com.
CC's favorite shade from the new Fall 2014 collection!

Nars Soft Touch Eyeshadow Pencil in Heat, at barneys.com.
Such a spectacular shade!

Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream, at smashbox.com ~
one of CC's favorite products, with SPF 30 and amazing dark spot correcting properties...
Plus, it primes, perfects, protects, hydrates and controls oils, all in one easy, gorgeous step!

Tom Ford lip color in Violet Fatale, at tomford.com.
So rich and luscious!
Which beauty products are you using and loving these days, darlings?
xoxox,
CC


Marvelous Mini Skirts

Darlings, miniskirts are absolutely marvelous this autumn!  
From majorly mod to scandalously short to seriously sweet, there's bound to be a chic skirt in this post for each of CC's fellow fashionistas!  Styling suggestions?  CC loves these magnificent minis paired with amazing ankle boots (see the styling in the first photo, e.g.).  Chilly out?  Consider black opaque tights, or if you're feeling edgy, wear your mini over your favorite pair of skinny jeans!
Emanuel Ungaro rose-print skirt; this and next two at barneys.com.

Proenza Schouler wave jacquard mini skirt.

Isabel Marant Adelaide blanket wrap skirt.

T by Alexander Wang leather wrap A line skirt; this and next two at shopbop.com.

Deal of the Day: BB Dakota Corvin pleated skirt, $75.

Giambattista Valli pleated miniskirt.

Needle and Thread sequined mini skirt; this and next at asos.com.

River Island mini skirt with asymmetric zip.

Cameo The Maker skirt; this and next at fashionbunker.com.

Keepsake Love Lies skirt.

3.1 Phillip Lim miniskirt with twilight embellishment, at 31philliplim.com.

Maje basket-weave knit skirt, at maje.com.

J. Crew zip-pocket mini in tweed, at jcrew.com.

McQ Alexander McQueen layered stretch-wool mini skirt; this and next at net-a-porter.com.

Neil Barrett wool-blend mini skirt.

Peter Pilotto printed flared-hem mini skirt; this and next at modaoperandi.com.

MSGM printed Duchesse satin mini skirt.
Which of these sassy skirts are you smitten with, darlings?
CC is loving the sequined Needle and Thread and the orange Neil Barrett pieces!
xoxox,
CC