Thursday, February 26, 2015

Whisper

"Here's to all the places we went. And here's to all the places we'll go. And here's to me, whispering again and again and again and again: I love you."
{John Green}

I'm not a believer in superstition. As part of Asian culture, there are tons and tons of superstitions that have come to be. Even in American culture we have many superstitions: Friday the 13th being unlucky, it being bad luck to walk underneath a ladder, etc. Another one is Groundhog's Day. Though it is technically a national holiday, I totally think it's bogus and superstition...I mean come on -- whether or not the groundhog sees its shadow depends on the weather that day, and I don't believe the weather on one particular day of the year will determine whether or not we will have another six weeks of winter or not. Unfortunately, this year it looks like Mr. Groundhog got his way. He saw his shadow and yes, we are still covered in a blanket of snow. 

But as you can see, that's not really stopping me from breaking free from my usual routine of black, white, grey, navy, camel, and more black. I felt like it was finally time to lighten things up around here a bit, which means I'll be wearing the only other color I like besides the ones mentioned above: blush. It's quite the diverse color, and like all the neutrals I listed, it really passes during any season as an acceptable color to be wearing. In the winter it's a fresh pop of color against the white snowy backdrops, and it fits in while still hinting at spring. I have the same sentiment towards boy jeans: they reveal just a little too much skin when it's full-blown harsh winter weather outside and they most likely get neglected during the cold winter months. But today I'm bringing you a different way to mix it into your #ootd while still staying bundled up, fully layered, and seasonally appropriate. This pair is from Yummie by Heather Thomson, which features a variety of figure-flattering pieces for everyday where as well as working out. I've teamed up with the team at Yummie to offer you 15% off their entire website from now through March 25th using code YummieRC15 !! I will also be sharing a fitness post featuring some of their pieces, so keep your eyes on the lookout for that! 

Besos,
RC









PinkBlush Coat c/o - similar here || Abercrombie & Fitch Faux Fur Vest - similar here || Theory Blouse || Yummie by Heather Thomson Jeans c/o {use code YummieRC15 for 15% off the entire site!!} || Rebecca Minkoff Bag {old} - similar here || Steven by Steve Madden Booties - love these || Coco + Marie Necklace c/o || Emblem Eyewear Sunnies c/o

Monday, February 23, 2015

Paradise Lost

"Her philosophy is carpe diem for herself and laissez-faire for others."
{F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise}

It's been a bitter winter here on the east coast, and I've already begun dreaming of warmer days, beautiful beaches, and my own slice of paradise. This top from Foxiedox reminds me of a vacation in the tropics, with its peacock feather print, v-plunge neckline, and the subtle cutouts in the neckline. Being as I'm surrounded by snow in 20 degree weather, it wouldn't have been the most practical or climate-appropriate outfit for me to sport this piece as the dress/tunic it is meant to be. But as with many other lightweight polyester/silk dresses, they're so easily converted into tops! My one rule of thumb when curating a wardrobe: always, always get the most bang for your buck. Trust me, it helps with the justification process ;)

Besos,
RC










Dallin Chase Leather Jacket {old} - similar here || Foxiedox Eve Dress c/o {worn as top} || Citizens of Humanity Jeans || Theory Boots - similar here and here || MimicDesign Bag c/o - similar here || Emblem Eyewear Sunnies c/o

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Romantics

"I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. 
I love her and that is the beginning of everything."
{F. Scott Fitzgerald}

I love literature -- I love words that are beautifully written, thoughts that are beautifully expressed, stories that are beautifully told. I love literature that speaks to my heart; the compilation of words that were unknowingly stolen from the depths of my mind. 

For myself, colors are innately synonymous to feelings and emotions. A beautiful flush of a blushing pink immediately causes me to think romantics and young but beautiful love that blossoms in such an undeniable way. I thought F. Scott Fitzgerald captured this love so perfectly...a love that sees through the walls that others cannot permeate; a love that strikes its recipient as something she never would have fathomed deserving; a love that feels so lucky and rare, so once in a lifetime; a love that rooted itself from the beauty within and grew to the beauty without; a love that is the beginning of everything. 

Romantics. Yes, I'm one too.

Besos,
RC









Sweater via Macy's {in grey, on super sale!} - also love this || Abercrombie & Fitch Jeans - love these || Steven by Steve Madden Booties {sold out} - similar here || Vince Camuto Bag {old} || Emblem Eyewear Sunnies c/o || Necklaces: Gorjana, Rocksbox c/o || David Yurman Bracelet

Monday, February 16, 2015

Metallic

"In our village, folks say God crumbles up the old moon into stars."
{Alexander Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich}

Hope ya'll had a great weekend! This post is a few hours late, and I'm currently propped up in bed as I type this because it's President's Day and I like to lose all sense of time and responsibility when I have a day off. In typical fashion, I present you another outfit that you're probably thinking, "Girl, where did you even wear that?". Well, I didn't. I was originally going to wear this outfit to a luncheon I attended for NYFW, but it ended up being too unbearably cold that day to go bare-legged...I'm not that much of an insane person! No pain, no gain, but I figured other ways to gain without so much pain. Nonetheless, I had already photographed this outfit so I decided to share anyway -- my little dose of sparkle to add to your day. Have a beautiful one!

Besos, 
RC














Rabbit Fur Jacket - similar here and here || Marc Jacobs Top {old} - similar here and here || Madewell Skirt {old} - similar here || Reed Krakoff Shoes {sold out} - love these || Chanel Bag || Emblem Eyewear Sunnies c/o || J.Crew Necklace || Bracelets: Rocksbox c/o, David Yurman, Madewell

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Wonderland

"And in that moment, I swear we were infinite."
{Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower}

Yesterday's outfit, today's blog post! I've often received the question, "Wait, but you're not wearing that today?" when people see me in real life versus what I've just posted on my blog. For the most part, my real life wardrobe never aligns with my blog wardrobe -- typically I wear an outfit first in person and then blog the photos later; I rarely do it in reverse because the one time I made that mistake someone said, "Hey, you wore that on your blog this week!" and mentally, I cringed. 

This is a special week for me because it'll be my first time ever attending NYFW on my own merit!! I remember last season living vicariously {and jealously} through my Instagram feed, wishing to take part in the magical whirlwind of a wonderland that is NYFW. I'll recap my escapades next week, but today I wanted to share the outfit I wore to the luncheon that Foxiedox hosted yesterday to kick off fashion week! Like any other girl, I love to dress up and there's really no better time than fashion week to wear something you might otherwise not wear on a regular basis. To work, I usually keep my outfits pretty basic because 1) It's easy, 2) It's comfortable, 3) It's easy, and 4) It's easy {just kidding, it just fits the aesthetic of my workplace more and it really does require much less effort than actually getting fully dressed up...I'm starting to think people might think that the style persona I channel via my blog and my real life style persona are two completely different people. #lazinessprevails}. But when it really comes down to it, my favorite kinds of pairings are feminine and luxe with maybe, possibly the slightest hint of cool {depending on how you define cool...I like to think I'm at least just a tiny bit cool, okay}. 

This has got to be one of my favorite, favorite sweaters from my wardrobe and possibly the universe because it's got a big fat stinkin' bow that cinches at the waist and creates a beautiful structured silhouette. Lately, I've also been wearing this chiffon tank layered underneath practically every sweater I own because I die for the pleats and volume that it adds, completely transforming any sweater from your closet. I highly suggest finding a chiffon tank with lots of body if you dig this sort of look...it'll be one investment you'll love yourself for forever. Mixing these pieces with a pair of snake embossed leather pants adds the {possible} slight hint of cool I was talking about before because let's be real...leather pants are pretty rad. Tune in next week for more peeps at what I wore to NYFW + my fashion week recap. 

Besos!
RC










Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Sweater {old} - similar here || Chiffon Tank {unknown/old} - try this || What Goes Around Comes Around Snake Embossed Leather Pants - similar here or here || From Dylan Necklace c/o || Chanel Bag || Aldo Pumps {old} - similar here || Bracelets: David Yurman, Madewell, Sterling Forever c/o