Monday, March 31, 2014

Orange You Glad

Hey everyone--

I love the color combination trio of bright orange, blue and white. It's crisp, breezy and a bit nautical.. perfect for blue skies and sunny days. I'm so ready for warm weather!

I also love summer scarves. They're usually the most beautiful colors. A great light weight scarf is a must-have for every wardrobe! Check out the fabulous printed scarves from Charlotte Russe. This blue floral print Charlotte Russe scarf is a bright pick-me-up for any outfit.

Have a great week!

Christina xx

Sunday, March 30, 2014

La La Palazzo Pants

Hey everyone--

I've been dying to try out the palazzo pant trend for spring. The minute I saw these Deb Shops palazzo pants, I knew that I had to create a fun, trendy look. Don't be apprehensive about trying the palazzo pant trend, they can be flattering to all figures! Pair them with a pair of wedges or heels to visually elongate your legs and a fluttery crop top to keep the look breezy. Fun, bold accessories look best paired with palazzo. Try a colorful statement necklace and a coral fringe bag to complete the look! 

Happy Monday friends! 

Christina xx

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Black + White

Hey everyone--

I have a new post for y'all finally! I was on vacation for a couple of weeks and then under the weather since I've gotten back! 

I centered this outfit around this fierce faux leather jacket from Charlotte Russe. I like to girly-fy pieces that aren't too feminine such as the classic leather jacket. I paired the jacket with a bit of lace and a flirty skirt to create a more lady-like meets glam look. 

& For any of you wondering, you can totally pull off a leather jacket for Spring! Just pair it with neutral or pastel colors and with your most flirty, feminine pieces. 

Happy Wednesday friends!

Christina xx

Monday, March 10, 2014

Paisley Please

 Hey everyone--

I'm off to Arizona in a few short days and I'm getting so excited for my trip. This Deb Shops paisley ensemble will definitely end up in my suitcase. This is the perfect look for your Spring break travels. To get the look, pair a paisley print kimono over a white crochet dress. Slip into some lace-up wedges and accessorize with an armful of bangle bracelets, colorful teardrop earrings and leopard print sunnies. 

This look is head to toe Deb Shops and quite frankly one of my favorite looks in awhile. These Deb leopard print sunglasses are my favorite piece of eye-wear right now! They are definitely rich in glamour and attitude. I will need these on my trip. Let me know if y'all are going anywhere exciting for spring break!

Happy Spring break to some, happy Monday to all!

Christina xx

Monday, February 24, 2014

Online Shopping Guide: Born Pretty Review

Hey everyone--

Today I'm showing off this adorable watch from Born Pretty. Born Pretty is an online accessories boutique. They have a wide variety of fashion accessories and jewelry and a great selection of affordable watches. They seriously have the best prices ever! If you're in the market for some fun costume watches, you have to check out their site. This gorgeous watch has tiny rhinestones that move inside the face of the watch. I've gotten a lot of compliments on it and I love it's casual/glam vibe. 

My watch came packaged in the cutest little polka dot box with a bow on it. I loved everything about my experience with Born Pretty. The adorable packaging was just the icing on the cake. 

& I have some awesome news. Born Pretty is offering a 10% off code for my readers! And as I mentioned earlier, their watches are already super affordable! So hop over to their site and buy yourself some watches.
Code: CHDC10 

Happy Shopping! 

Christina xx

Cobalt Craze

Hey everyone--

Spring is just around the corner and I'm already there! I adore the bright color trend I've been seeing for spring and Deb Shops has gorgeous, colorful new arrivals! I'm wearing head to toe Deb Shops for this post and I've fallen in love with every piece! To get the look style cobalt blue skinnies and a white off the shoulder blouse with nude strappy chunky heels. Then, accessorize with a breezy mint cross-body bag, a blue statement necklace and your favorite pair of sunnies

Colored skinnies are such a fun way to add color to a casual, yet trendy look. Check out Deb Shops to see more colorful collections! 

Happy Monday!

Christina xx

Thursday, February 20, 2014

City Skylines

Hey everyone--

This lovely sweater is from Charlotte Russe. I'm swooning over it right now! I did wear it last week in honor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. I saw so many great pieces for this fall. What were some of your favorite looks?

(Also sorry for the snow flecks on these images. It started snowing as soon as these shots were taken.)

Tomorrow is Friday YAY! Happy almost weekend!

Christina xx

Monday, February 17, 2014

Fashion Flashback

I cannot wait to get out this jacket for Spring! 
Have you ever seen a better color?

Christina xx

February's Treat: Sprinkle Surprise Cupcakes

Hey everyone--

Surprise inside cupcakes are my favorite treat to make right now. I made these for Valentine's Day, but you can make them for any occasion! I love these cupcakes because they're fun and sprinkle-filled, need I say more? Follow these instructions to make some of your own!

Christina xx
Cake- cake mix, 3 eggs, 1 1/3 cup of water, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil, sprinkles, cupcake liners, cute toppers
Frosting- 1 stick of butter, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 1 two pound bag of confectioner's sugar, 2 teaspoons of vanilla, 1 teaspoon of salt, whipping cream 

1. First blend dry mix, eggs, water and vegetable oil in a large bowl.
2. Place cupcake liners in  the cupcake/muffin tin cups.
3. Pour mix into cupcake/muffin cups.
4. Preheat oven at 350 degrees F.
5. Bake for approximately 20 minutes at 325 degrees F.
6. Take cupcakes out and let them cool completely.
7. When cupcakes are cool, scoop out the center of the cake and create a deep hole.
8. Next, pour sprinkles into the hole.
9. You're now ready to mix your frosting. Begin by blending vanilla, vegetable oil and butter together.
10. Then, add in salt and powdered sugar.
11. Slowly start adding whipping cream to the mix (about 1 tablespoon at a time). Keep doing this until you reach the consistency you desire. 
12. When you're frosting is fluffy and blended well, frost cupcakes using a piping bag. 
13. Top cupcakes with a themed topper and you're all set! Now enjoy with loved ones and share the surprise!