Tuesday, August 23, 2016

alfie douglas

Hello loves! Today I'm featuring a wonderful pouch/shoulder bag from company Alfie Douglas; the perfectly minimalist, quality, British, leather company. I absolutely adore their fresh, clean cuts and tiny little details that make their bags so unique yet effortlessly cool. I was gifted their brown Swivel Pouch to try and I have to say...I'm in love

Also, I had to mention this, you can get your initials monogrammed in the bottom right corner. How sweet is that? (clearer pictures of that coming, in case its hard to see in that one above) The pouch is a dark brown chocolate color, but because of the lighting it turned out more black! Just a disclaimer loves!


I wanted this post to be cute and simple, just like the company I'm featuring, so that's it! Here's their info...

Website / Instagram / Bag

And I will part with a picture of me looking very happy in a floral dress and this bag on my side

Xoxo,Christie

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

what's on my rack

As the seasons slowly transition and I turn into wanting Autumn more and more, so does my clothing rack. I find myself tossing my floral dresses somewhere deep into my closet and swapping them out for fluffy, pudgy cardigans. I just love the look of it and it makes me feel even more inspired and craving my favorite season.










I wanted to give you guys a little peak into whats on my rack currently, and how I transition my rack to incorporate pieces that I want to wear in the upcoming season.

Frequently, when I buy something new, I'll just pop it right to the front of my rack. I feel like it keeps me organized that way because I can see where my style is heading and where my mind is (if that makes sense...where is my mind jam anyone??) Right now I'm in that fall head space, which is why I have that beautiful cardigan as the third item. But, you can see towards the back how I still have dresses and florals because that's what I wore constantly these past few summer months.

I picked out a couple staple pieces on my rack right now...and like I mentioned, some are "fally" and most are summer.  But hopefully you can visibly see the transitioning happening and how these are really amazing staples to any wardrobe (in case you need a few tidbits, I get lots of messages asking about my current essentials so I truly hope this can help).Items in order:1. Vintage t-shirt Brandy Melville2. Crushed velvet slip dress Zara3. Silk Dress Silk Laundry4. Sheer polka-dot button up Free People5. Chunky oatmeal-colored cardigan Free People6. Denim overall dress Zara7. Long black cardigan Free PeopleAnd that's it! I also have some bags hanging on there but those are more just so I can have the space since my closet doesn't have appropriate organization for bags and what not. I also have shoes on the bottom, but those will probably get swapped at any moment now because they're all open and summery. I wanted to focus more on clothes anyway! :') 
I really hope you liked this brief little post, and hope it gave you some inspiration as we head into the most perfect season of all, Autumn!!!
Xoxo,Christie

Thursday, August 4, 2016

luv aj x stone cold fox

Hi peaches 🍑  today I wanted to talk about the new collab of Luv Aj and Stone Cold Fox, aka the two coolest brands coming together for a beautiful project...what could be better? I got the chance to pick out 2 belts from the new collection and basically fall in love with them. Here they are in all their shiny, delicate, gorgeous glory X


I felt like this rose gold chain would go perfectly with a beach look--white lace bikini (from For Love & Lemons) and a straw hat with the belt just had such a wonderful peachy vibe. The belt also sits perfectly at my hips and the stars graze in just the right places (not to be too weird--get your mind out of the gutter!!)

Shop the Estrella Belt
Worn with For Love & Lemons by Cacique Boutique
Hat from Tjmaxx





The second belt is a little different but still gorgeous. It's perfect to tie around a simple dress (as pictured above, along with the other belt) or even on jeans for some sassy flare ;-) The gold tassels are such a cute touch, they remind me of an empress (or something like that??) (and in the best way possible)

Shop the Leon Wrap Belt
Worn with Brandy Melville vintage slip
Re/Done high waisted Levi's & Realisation Par Top

That's all loves!! I really wanted to show the belts how I would actually wear them. For the fall, I'd suggest layering over a chunky cardigan with mini block heels...that would be so cute. Am I the only one craving fall as I stand here folding my bikini? Anyway, I genuinely love this collection and hope you'll look at the lookbook & check out Luv Aj as well as Stone Cold Fox!

Talk soon,
Christie

Thursday, July 28, 2016

a mini room update ft. urban outfitters

Hello! So since I last updated you guys on my apartment, things have changed. I've obviously had the opportunity to add items, some color, and just basically make it more my own! A little place I could open the door and take a deep breath and feel so happy and cozy. Urban Outfitters recently sent me some amazing pieces to add to my room and I couldn't be more excited to share them with you guys. The items truly livened up my space and just made it feel more like home.
















I fell in love with the pink fuzzy pillow and the grey/green shams. I didn't realize how plain my bed was until I added those babies and I was like 'well...this makes such a difference'. And then, of course, is my little beauty corner additions. I love when I have more storage to put jewelry and just miscellaneous items yet still have it look clean and cute. I love that little golden tower, which I did fill with jewelry once I was done taking pictures ;-) 


You guys have probably seen this rack tons on my Tumblr, but I wanted to include it since it's such a huge part of my room and a great essential for me. It helps me sort through what I like and what my style is in a given moment. I put my favorite pieces, shoes, and accessories on it and then switch it around every season. The rack is from The Little Deer by the way! They have amazing copper pieces and homewares.

Urban also gifted candles and wonderful beauty products, as well as these white lights that I'm seriously in love with. I just need to find a clever/useful way to hang them properly. I will continue to brainstorm...


Last but not least, I also love this bohemian throw that I can snuggle up in with a cup of coffee and Gossip Girl. Which I will most likely do as soon as I post this. 

I really hope you guys enjoyed this brief little post of my room update! I'm sure I'll still be adding pieces somehow, and there will constantly be updates and changes. That's how I keep myself inspired and creative interior wise, and it's so fun and refreshing. I hope you all had amazing weeks and wishing you even better weekends!!

Xoxo,
Christie

Thursday, July 14, 2016

these are a few of my favorite things...

Since I haven't done a favorites blogpost in a while, I was so in the mood to show/share with you guys what I've been absolutely loving recently. I've been feeling so inspired and bursting with summer feels and positivity. This past June I've been really focusing on inner health and a positive mind, along with having fun and trying to clear out my closet and all the other junk that I find myself not really needing. Okay, I'll stop being so sentimental and show you my favorites!


Because it is summer and this seemed very necessary, I have to say that this is going to be my favorite swimsuit for this season. Its so cute and lacey yet nothing too over the top (I don't want the entire beach seeing my booty, thank you). Thanks to the lovely Cacique Boutique for gifting this little guy to me. Check out their really beautiful swimwear (from designers all over) here

Going along with the taking care of the body theme, I just feel like lavender can be such a positive flower (herb?) to have around. It smells amazing and even the look is purely beautiful. I want to start getting into knowing my herbs because someday I hope to have my own little garden behind my house. I'm hanging these babies up for a week and then I'll start sticking them in vases/mason jars everywhere!

I don't think I've ever worn pink...before this summer started. I've just been so into floral (grandma-y) dresses and blouses. Vintage shopping for florals like these has become my favorite little activity. I hang them up on my rack (from The Little Deer) to give me inspiration and to just put a pep in my step. Items from right to left: Kylie & Kendall floral blouse, Brandy Melville vintage button up, Brandy Melville vintage dress, Christy Dawn dress)

Okay, I understand this is a weird favorite, but my favorite thing is to go to markets or fruit stands and buy peaches and cherries. They're so cheap (at the fruit stands at least) and they make such perfect summer snacks. Plus they're good for you with lots of vitamins and nutrients. And the peach emoji and cherry emoji are the best emojis, c'mon.

I could not be more excited because Zara was having a huge sale, and so I caved into this trend because I honestly think it's adorable and so sweet looking. The link is here. This isn't my photo (credits to the beauty on Tumblr who took this photo) because they haven't arrived just yet, but I wanted to include them in my favorites because I know I'll most likely be wearing them nonstop. 

You guys have probably seen me obsess over Glossier on my Youtube and Tumblr, but I really had to include them in my favorites. Yes that is a no makeup selfie (I need the boy brow so badly) but these 2 items are my go-to on my makeup tray (linked below)

They're just a perfect classic for anyones wardrobe. I love their vintagey look and they're always so comfy. Honestly, I don't know how much I can say about Levi's because you've probably heard it all before, but I've been wearing them basically everyday so!!

And those are my favorites! I really hope you enjoyed this babes. Love you & wishing you the best July yet!!

Xoxo,
Christie

Sunday, June 26, 2016

my favorite visitor

On Friday, my little Parisian princess came to New York for 2 days. We adventured all day, got coffee, discussed her Europe tales, and just laughed with each other in Greenwich Village. Then, at my apartment, we had a little photoshoot freak out. Here are the raw photos.



































































































Wore: Free People lingerie + button up shirt / Gap tshirt, Reformation vintage Levi's

Beautiful Hannah: @hannahleedd / hannahleedavis.com