Archive for March, 2012

Date: Mar 26 2012

Filed Under: Fashion

Good morning, Everyone! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was so good, and I’m ready to start the new week! And I’m choosing to start the new week with trends I spied on the runway (and off) last week that we can all have in our closets now. No waiting. And even better, a lot of these items are less than $60! Think sheer, neon, pastel, floral, playsuits, and cutouts.

Sheer Jacket with Neon Stiching (Holy moly I want this.)
Mint Skinny Jean (These are in, but I don’t need to tell you that… & they’re only $57.)
Florid 2 Piece Bikini (Be still my heart, right?)
Tunic with Neon Gem Trim (Holy moly I just ordered this :)
Strappy Suede Sandals (And these come in other fun colors too.)
Playsuit with Rope Belt (Playsuits are in. And this one comes in adorable colors too.)
Tuxedo Jacket (I so need one of these.)
Sheer Cutaway Shirt (Again, sheer is cool.)
Palm Scarf Print Jeans (Patterned pants are so it right now, and these are only $70.)


And let’s not forget a good knit. Isn’t this A+RO Milena Sweater incredible?

Happy Shopping!! xx

Chassity

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{Photography by Reese Moore}

Alright, we had another fun show Thursday night at Charleston Fashion Week 2012. I was pleasantly surprised by Copper Penny’s (a local boutique) show and wouldn’t have thought I’d take away anything new and worth reporting from them. But this hair is pretty cool don’tcha think?

{Photography by Reese Moore}

But onto the Emerging Designers. Check out what they brought.

Jordan Lee Brooks
{Photography by Ed Kavishe/Fashion Wire Press}
Kelly Elizabeth Ruehlman & Amy Cochran Quinn
{Photography by Ed Kavishe/Fashion Wire Press}

Hazel Bae
{Photography by Ed Kavishe/Fashion Wire Press}

Nancy Faw Crowell
{Photography by Ed Kavishe/Fashion Wire Press}

and I snapped this picture of the adorable little boy waving to his (very proud) parents…


Vartika Vikram
{Thursday night’s emerging designer winner}
{And LLL’s favorite}
{Photography by Ed Kavishe/Fashion Wire Press}

And Sarah Parrott, Luciana Scarabello, & Nikki Poulos from NBC’s Star Fashion Series were the featured designers. I met Sarah last year when she was an emerging designer at CFW and absolutely adored her style. Still do. A very wearable collection.
I’d say that CFW judge Lindsey Carter (designer of Troubadour) with her husband Wes on her right and CFW judge Cameron Silver (wearing the hat) are enjoying the show.
{Photography by Paul Zoeller}

Whew, fashion week can be exhausting. I totally hit up my favorite food truck, Roti Rolls, (conveniently parked right outside of the CFW tents) on my way out. I saw some of the models headed their direction too, always good to see that :)


I’ll be back soon with the bridal show recap!

Chassity

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Last night’s show at Charleston Fashion Week 2012 was off the hook. I thought the Emerging Designers totally brought it. See for yourself.

Ra Jang
{Photography by Ed Kavishe/Fashion Wire Press}

Nina Awasum
{Photography by Ed Kavishe/Fashion Wire Press}

And a close up of the makeup…
{Photography by Reese Moore}
Jessica Patricia Krupa
{Photography by Ed Kavishe/Fashion Wire Press}

And a backstage swim shot…
{Photography by Reese Moore}

Bob & Kris Galmarini
LLL’s favorite of the night. Lilly and Fletcher need this cuteness :)
{Photography by Ed Kavishe/Fashion Wire Press}

and check out the crowd’s reaction…

{Photography by Paul Zoeller}

Angela Sum
Wednesday night’s Emerging Designer winner!
{Photography by Ed Kavishe/Fashion Wire Press}

JLINSYDER also presented and I thought this show was just fabulous!! Drapey, sheer goodness. Bravo!
{Photography by Ed Kavishe/Fashion Wire Press}

CFW judge K. Cooper Ray snaps a shot…

{Photography by Paul Zoeller}
Charleston’s Most Stylish each got a shout out from Charleston Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Darcy Shankland and CFW Creative Director Ayoka Lucas.
{Photography by Paul Zoeller}

Wednesday night’s Featured Designer was Michael Wiernicki. He presented as an emerging designer last year. I can’t say that his collection is really “my thing” but I respect his individuality. He put on an interesting show!
{Photography by Ed Kavishe/Fashion Wire Press}

Lastly, so sorry I don’t have any of last night’s street styles for you today. We can all blame my husband. I came down the stairs and Josh totally shot down what I put on to wear to the show (for those of you wondering it was a sheer top). Bahaha, so I was a little late getting there. Guess husbands have a right to share their opinion from time to time ;) I did say I turned 30 last week right?? I felt 15… Here’s what I ended up wearing:


How cool is Erin Perkins with her bun? Much thanks to Jess James for snapping this picture! Oh, and back to street styles… the good news is you can see Street Style Under the Tents by Diana Deaver here! 

Chassity

Comments: 7

Date: Mar 22 2012

Filed Under: Entertaining

Have you seen Bon Bon Balloons’ take on celebration balloons?

So cute, I love those clear balloons. And I think you can totally do your own version of these. Remember the balloons I made for Lilly’s halloween party last year?

Just find some big balloons and tie pretty garlands to them.

PS, yesterday I was over at Emily Clark’s blog. Go see what the last thing is that I hung on my wall. There are some super cool other bloggers that also contributed, great ideas over there. What’s the last thing you hung on your wall?

Chassity

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I arrived in Marion Square for Charleston Fashion Week’s opening night festivities to a good looking crowd anticipating a lively night. I managed to snap a few pictures before the show began in between conversations with some familiar faces and some new to me blog readers :)

There were photographers everywhere and some interviews too.
{Featured designer of the night Emily Bargeron of Mamie Ruth}

And then of course there was the show. It started off with a performance by Daniel D.
{Photography by Paul Zoeller}
He got the crowd hyped up for the Emerging Designers. 
Tsvetelina Gerasimova McAuliffe

{Photographs by Ed Kavishe/Fashion Wire Press}
Mikasa La’Charles
{Photographs by Ed Kavishe/Fashion Wire Press}

Samantha Michele Hyman

{Photographs by Ed Kavishe/Fashion Wire Press}

Gil Tisdale & Dominique Verona
{Look Linger Love’s favorite of the night!}

{Photographs by Ed Kavishe/Fashion Wire Press}

Adrienne Antonson

{Photographs by Ed Kavishe/Fashion Wire Press}

And then the Featured Designer, Emily Bargeron of Mamie Ruth, took the runway.
{Photographs by Ed Kavishe/Fashion Wire Press}
Charleston Fashion Week’s creative director Ayoka Lucas announces the winner of Tuesday night’s Emerging Designer competition, duo Gil Tisdale & Dominique Verona. And shout out to last night’s People’s Choice winner Tsvetelina Gerasimova McAuliffe.
{Photography by Paul Zoeller}

Congrats to all! Tonight’s show should be a good one too.
{Photography by Paul Zoeller}

Chassity

Comments: 11

Date: Mar 20 2012

Filed Under: Fashion

I got some killer mixed print outfit submissions from you guys! I’m so happy ya’ll were up for the challenge. (In case you have no idea what I’m talking about I’m referring to this mixed print challenge post.)

So check them all out!

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Sarah from Workday Weekend:
{Yep, that’s her. Gorgeous right? See her outfit post here.}
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Gaby from The Vault Files:

{1. J.Crew Vintage Cotton V-neck Tee, 2. Zara Floral Mini Shorts
3. Proenza Schouler PS14. Madewell The Suede Sidewalk Skimmer}

I love it Gaby :)

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Amanda from One Girls’ Style:

{Gorgeous! Find her shopping links here.}


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Emily from Main Street Chic:

{Most of the items aren’t currently available except for the Forever 21 pants.}

How cute is Emily?!

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Kristin from O. M. Gee!

{blouseshorts, wedges, cuffbag, sunglasses}


Adore this look, thanks Kristin!

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Areichlyn:



I love the scarf thrown in here too. This is very cute, Amanda!

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Becca from Lowlife Couture:

{1/2/3/4/5/6/7}


And this one too!

{1/2/3/4/5/6/7}


Um, I’m dying for both outfits, especially the first blouse and those shorts!

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Amanda from Recycled Consign & Design:
(This is actually her 9 yr old daughter, how cute that she wanted to do it!)



I’d say she definitely has style and beauty, love them both!

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Anna from A Newfound Treasure:

{pants | scarf | shoes | blouse (no longer available)}


Anna, blow me away this is fabulous!

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Brook from Little Fish:

{Most are currently unavailable with exception of
Brook’s jacket and her daughter Wells’ skirt}


I have a dress just like that! I love this inspiration Brook!


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Eileen from A Creative Day:

{check out the shopping links here}


That Eileen has an eye. How beautiful are both of these outfits?? I’m obsessed. And she said she was inspired by my “Are You A Poser” post and wanted to keep it real. Love that!


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Nuha from Habibi:

{Items no longer available}


Goodness this photo is gorgeous. I love it, Nuha!

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How great are all of these ladies?! I love their looks. Thank you to you all for taking the time to put these together to share here today. Muah!! I’d say the moral of the story is it’s super easy to pair up some stripes and florals, am I right?? See my own version here! And don’t forget to show these brave ladies some love!

Chassity

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