OOTD

True Colors

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Today felt like the day to start posting again. Maybe it’s the solar eclipse. Maybe the solar eclipse is the perfect analogy. Something came over me this past weekend like how the moon came over the sun. I’m alive and well – thank you to those for checking in. I took much needed time off for myself and I really appreciate you all for being patient <3

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I heard this song while I drove home this evening and it was just right:


You with the sad eyes
Don’t be discouraged, oh I realize
It’s hard to take courage
In a world full of people
You can lose sight of it all
The darkness inside you
Can make you feel so small
Show me a smile then
Don’t be unhappy
Can’t remember when
I last saw you laughing
This world makes you crazy
And you’ve taken all you can bear
Just, call me up
‘Cause I will always be there
And I see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that’s why I love you

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We live in a generation where we get so caught up in perfection and in how we present ourselves. It feels amazing to let loose every now and then and to embrace the imperfection. Even these images are imperfect – they were shot with an iPhone instead of the usual DSLR on a cloudy evening in the French Quarter of New Orleans and edited with Snapseed (I still freakin’ love this app). It feels good to be back, and not just back as in back to posting but to feel like myself again <3

Greige Mix

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Hey guys! I’m often getting asked about my sunglasses and it’s a bummer when they no longer exist anywhere or I find them at a boutique and have no idea where you can grab one for yourself. Well today i’m excited to let you know that you can get your hands on this gorgeous H&M rose gold pair and they’re only $10!  They are even prettier in person and oh so reflective! :) I also figured i’d tidy myself up a little by dressing up this real slouchy and casual Forever 21 t-shirt dress and came up with quite a greige (grey + beige) combo.

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↝ Forever 21 Striped Dress 
 Tobi Draped Jacket
 DIYed Beaded Choker 
 Dynamite Necklace
↝ River Island Boots 
↝ H&M Sunnies 
 Milani Lip Creme in Loved

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Coral Blaze

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Hey all! In case you didn’t catch my Summer Lookbook I did a fun collaboration with Dynamite styling some of their pieces so go check that out for more outfits! There is also an awesome Giveaway going on (more details down below)!

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I’m loving the fun color of this coral blazer and it can be dressed up or down. This blazer has a longer length to it and comes in other shades that i’m seriously eyeing. It’s great if you like the “boyfriend” length but want the slimmer feminine fit; super flattering! I wore this to a casual coffee meeting and it felt chic without being stuffy. 😉

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Dynamite Blazer | Dynamite Tee | Forever 21 Shorts | Kate Spade Bag | Target Flats

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Don’t miss out on their awesome Giveaway! First place winner receives a new dress each month, a $1000 shopping spree on Dynamite, and a chance to guest blog on DYN Blog!

How to Enter:

1. Follow Dynamite on Facebook and Instagram

2. Upload your best style photo of you styling your favorite dress (can be any dress you love!) via Chictopia.com, the Chictopia iPhone app, or on Instagram (make sure to tag the photo with #DYNxChictopia, @dynamitestyle, and @chictopia).

3. When uploading on Chictopia.com, you must choose “Dynamite Style Contest” under the “Style” dropdown on the upload page.

Have fun and good luck!

 

Drifting in Floral

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Hi guys!! While it feels like most are away and basking in the sun at some gorgeous beach I know some of us are still hustlin’ and bustlin’ in our hometown this weekend :) Either way I hope you get a chance to take out some time for yourself! No matter how hectic life gets, dressing a certain way can really transport you into another world and just make you feel a certain way. I’ve been meaning to wear this floral kimono that I got from Target some time ago. I just simply love it; it makes me feel like I can float away and drift in the wind.

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Target Floral Kimono | Forever 21 Bag and Shorts | Fjord Watch | D&Y Hat | H&M Boots

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Happy Memorial Day everyone!! Whether you have the day off or not, make the most of it :) Start off the week on a positive note! Thanks for stopping by! xo~ Christine

Want to see more outfits i’ve styled lately? Check out my Summer Lookbook video if you haven’t!

Missed the Golden Hour

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Like my literal title? haha but I still love the way the shots came out. So what’s new? I’ve finally started getting laser hair removal treatment (just my face and underarms for now). I’ve also made it a point to work out almost everyday and eat much healthier this year. It really has had an amazing effect on my mood and energy levels. It’s one of the ways i’m working towards being the best version of myself that I can be :) How has your year been looking so far?

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I’m pretty obsessed with this top and other tops like it. I’m also craving warmer weather at the moment; a warm day in winter is like nature’s gift to my soul.

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Boohoo top | Forever 21 necklace | H&M skirt | Choies jacket | Ralph Lauren shoes

**Check out my Get Ready with Me video to see what’s on my face and how I got ready for these pictures!**
 

Hey LA, Hey 2015!

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Hi guys! I feel like I still need to reflect on 2014..not too late right? haha maybe that will be for an upcoming post :) but as for the first trip of 2015 me and Matt ventured out to Los Angeles for a couple days. It was way too short of a trip but we had an amazing time as usual.

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Not sure how we found this place (Milo and Olive), may have came up when we were searching for a brunch place and oh man this breakfast pizza took the meaning of “food coma” to another level. They also had a ton of yummy pastries which we devoured on the way to Pasadena.

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Lou & Grey top | Urban Outfitters jeans | Office boots | Zara bag

Made a quick stop at IMATS (International Makeup Artist Trade Show) as I haven’t been back ever since this show was still in the Summer!

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Not sure how we had room in our bellies after stopping by Flour + Tea (adorable cafe) for some macarons and bubble tea but we couldn’t pass up on ramen.

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ASOS dress | Bauble Bar necklace | Kate Spade heels

Quick outfit change for the party: lovee this structured knit dress as it’s super comfy, doesn’t wrinkle so great for travel, and warm enough for the chilly winter nights in LA, score.

 

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Sigma always knows how to throw a party and um can we talk about this candy bar that’s mostly comprised of makeup? I’m not complaining haha

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With Simone (founder of Sigma) and Patrick Starr! Seriously both incredibly sweet and down to earth :)

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Ok on the way back to LA that night we had to stop by the Urban Lights at LACMA, how could we not? Just love it! And..we might have made a stop at In-N-Out..oh lordy.

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Next morning before our flight back we yet again brunched and we brunched hard (at Republique). The salmon tartine with avocado was calling my name.

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Milk was down the street *cries so forgive the gluttony please. I still love and miss LA :) Can’t wait until the next trip..hopefully it’ll be a longer one! I shall leave you with..

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