I’ve been featured on Garb!

Hello Fabulous Fashionist@s! ♥ C.C gal here. I’m excited to announce that I’m a published fashion writer for Berkeley Garb! What is Berkeley Garb? It is Berkeley’s elite source for all things (high) fashion and trendy street wear! Check out my article were I talk about making bold fashion choices and give you tips on wearing a faux fur coat!♥

https://www.berkeleygarb.com/woman/2018/4/10/be-fabulous-in-faux-fur

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Coat: H&M

Sweater Dress: F21

Bag: F21

 

See you next week!

XOXO -C.C ♥

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Yeezy isn’t revolutionary: Biker Shorts, an 80’s trend comeback

Hello Fabulous Fashionist@s! It’s your classic cal gal here. As I’m writing this, it’s kind of annoying that I feel the need to start off by writing about the weather. But you know what isn’t so annoying? Well it sort of is, 80’s trends baby! If you don’t already know I am NOT a fan of the fashion from the 80’s decade. The 80’s are making their comeback thanks to the Kardashians. Kim K. is pictured stepping out in head to toe Yeezy apparel. I’m not here to say that Kim K’s fashion is lame or to hate on her, I’m a huge Kardashian fan(guilty!) and I admire their fashion sense. I’m just pointing out how trends make a comeback and in this case it just happens to be an 80’s trend.

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Notice how Kim pairs her shorts with sneakers and socks that bunch at the ankles you’ll see how this is very 80’s… scroll on.

Recently, I’ve seen Kim Kardashian sporting Yeezy biker shorts. While she styles the biker shorts so nicely, I will be the one to say that the Yeezy biker shorts aren’t revolutionary or a remotely new trend, sorry.

Let’s take a look at Kim K’s array of biker short outfits:

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I don’t know if Kim and the Yeezy brand think they’re making groundbreaking fashion moves but they’re not and here’s why.

The exercise scene was HUGE in the 80’s, think bright colored leotards and legwarmers (cause you needed to keep your legs warm when working out). With this fad the biker shorts emerged onto the fashion scene and in the world of exercise. Take a look.

From famous Olympians…

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…to your average teenage girl next door.

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And hey look it’s Princess Di, sporting the biker shorts!

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Notice how they sport the biker shorts with sneakers and socks that bunch at the ankle.

The shorts also lingered on into the 90’s as seen in clueless;

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Heck, I even have photos of my mom sporting the biker shorts in the early 90’s. But these biker shorts could be the leggings of summer. Why? Because in the summer it gets really hot and sometimes it’s too hot to don your favorite pair of leggings. Thanks Kim K. for bringing back the biker shorts! (To be continued…)

Want your own? Check out Fashion Nova, they have many styles and colors to choose from!

(click on image to be directed to their web page!)

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Honey, take me on vacation! Styling the Floral Romper

Hello Fabulous Fashionist@s!♥ C.C here. Have you ever wanted to escape on a vacation getaway to the beach and just become a mermaid? And never return? Same. Well although we can only be mermaids in our hearts, we can still soak up the sun in style while on vacation. My favorite trend? Rompers! They’re great because they come in all sorts of colors and styles giving you many options to find something that fits you. For this article I will be talking about the shoulder less bell sleeve romper style.

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I LOVE the pastel colors on my romper. I also LOVE the off the shoulder bell sleeve design giving it a boho edge but the pink accents keep it girly.

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It has a thin sort of belt to tie at the waist to frame it. If you’re a short curvy girl like myself, I recommend a romper that has a similar design that frames your waist. Since I’m short I find that the rompers that are sort of loose fitting makes one look shapeless and out of proportion. Don’t let that happen to you. This is what makes shopping for rompers tricky. You can totally look fabulous, just find one that frames your body shape and above all makes you feel and look amazing. Because we came to slay.

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What I love about rompers is that you can just throw one, put on your favorite heels and maybe accessorize and you’ll look fancy a’f with minimal effort. It’s perfect for those days when you just don’t know what to wear.

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But as you know me, I don’t know how to keep it simple. I paired this romper with my favorite sun hat because you can’t go on vacation without a sun hat.  I was feeling the pink accents on my romper so I paired it with these bright pink chunky heeled sandals. Oh, and my outfit isn’t complete without a little bit of jewelry bling.

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Can’t forget a good ol’ close up:

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(click on the image to be directed to their site!)

Give the romper a chance. Here’s an off the shoulder bell sleeve top from Fashion Nova:

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This romper was also styled with chunky heeled sandals!

Here’s another bell sleeve romper from Fashion Nova:

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If you’re feeling a little bit more edgy, try going for a flowy bell sleeve instead of the shoulder less style. Romper from Forever 21.

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I own a romper similar to this design (pictured on the bottom) and I absolutely love it because I can just throw on my favorite sandals for a casual look. I recommend it and it’s also from Forever 21.

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See how well the chunky heeled sandals are styled with the romper? Take notes.

Chose your romper wisely and you’ll be on your way to being the most fabulous woman in town.

See you next week!

-XOXO C.C ♥

My outfit details:

Romper: Papaya Clothing

Heels: Designer Shoe Warehouse

Necklace: Forever 21

Hat: My own

Watch: Micheal Kors

Pink purse: Vintage

Photos taken in Palisade Park in Santa Monica, California.

Spring Trend to Try: Cherry print

Hello Fabulous Fashionist@!♥ Spring has sprung, flowers are blooming, and the sun is shining. But wait, it’s like this all year round’ in SoCal. Aren’t we just #blessed? Yes. Blooming flowers also come with blooming fruits. It’s cherry blossom season! I have a cherry tree and I love seeing it bloom in the spring time, the pink blossom flowers are so pretty. What comes after the blossoms you may ask? The cherry of course! The cherry print trend is totally cute. It’s refreshing to throw on some colorful prints here and there. I’m loving this spring trend. Below find my top favorite cherry fashion pieces you can totally rock this spring. Enjoy!

For outerwear:

  • Have you tried spicing up your plain jean jacket with cherry print? Take a look at Forever 21’s super cute jean jacket.

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For Tops and bodysuits:

  • My pick is Forever 21 again. Their pieces are totally affordable and chic!

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  • This one’s perfect if you just want to keep it simple, which is totally cool too.

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Embroidered Cherry Cropped Tank $10.90

  • Feeling a little sweet? This crop top will make you look sweet.

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  • Now, for the bodysuit. Check this one out. It’s chic, and affordable. What more does a girl want?

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For Bottoms:

  • I fell in love with this embroidered jean skirt from Forever 21.

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Now for accessories:

  • These Coach handbags, OMG. I’m usually not one to own printed handbags but these will change that for me. These are so stylish, I can see this handbag matching more with solid colored outfits which will make the cherry printed handbag stand out.

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Want a more affordable cherry print tote? Check this one out from Forever 21, it’s not your average tote bag. The cherry print will make you the chicest girl at the beach and it’s only $3.90!! Steal!

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Dress:

  • Feeling a little edgy? Try this bodycon dress featuring a cherry print on a black background that is sure to get you lots of compliments!

2-26-18_KA3107_Black_0113_1000x Fashion Nova: Cherry Picking Dress $19.99 

 

All in all, there’s a lot to choose from that will fit your sense of style whether you’re girly or edgy. There’s something for everyone. Give it a try. I know most of these picks were from Forever 21 but that’s only because the clothing pieces were not only stylish but also affordable! You’ll truly feel those spring vibes with the cherry print.

I hope you enjoyed! Next week I’ll be showing you other spring trends you must try! Stay tuned and remember to follow my blog to know when my posts go up.  Subscribe right at the bottom.

See you next Wednesday!

-XOXO C.C

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Glam in blush

 

Hello Fabulous fashionist@s!♥ It’s hump-day! (Happy Hump-Day?) but can the weekend come any faster?

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I picked up this dress at a local boutique and I’m in love with the blush pink lace. This color is perfect for the spring that’s right around the corner. Can you believe it’s still winter? According to the almanac calendar spring is set to start March 20th at 9:15 am pacific time. I’m totally looking forward to longer sunny days.

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For this look I opted for these pointed nude heels as to keep it neutral. But added a rhinestone choker for a glam effect which I made that more dramatic.

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I also opted for pink tinted sun glasses so I’d avoid direct contact with the sun and the haters.

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The pink blazer completes the outfit where I aimed at creating a more chromatic effect but as you can see the sparkly choker keeps it glam, classy and interesting. I sometimes find that monochrome outfits fall a little flat. From that happening, I suggest adding a little bling to your outfit for a more dramatic effect….

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…you’ll stand out, look elegant and I’m sure you’ll get all sorts of compliments. After all, why blend in when you can stand out?

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As you can see Coco Chanel was being such a diva while shooting for this post. She has herself on such a high esteem, it’s kind of amazing to see this on a dog. She loves it when I carry her around in a purse, so it’s always fun to include a bag I can carry her in. My favorite ones are Betsy Johnson handbags, they’re not meant exclusively for pets but Coco absolutely loves them.

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See you next week!

XoXo,

-C.C ♥

Photos taken at Will Rogers Memorial Park/garden in Beverly Hills, CA.

Outfit details:

Blush pink blazer: Calvin Klien

Heels: Steve Madden

Glasses:Betsy Johnson

Choker: Windsor

 

 

 

All of the Lights

Hello Fabulous Fashionist@!♥  It’s February, love is in the air or at least my love for faux fur outerwear. Faux fur is my favorite go-to when I want to add some edge to an outfit, to sort of make it that much boujee. Boujee, that’s such a weird word. Anyways, I found this faux fur coat at this cute boutique in town and I HAD to have it.

I wanted to keep it neutral so I opted for this grey long sleeveless bodycon dress. I’m sort of obsessed with the faux fur on the cardigan. It’s rather unique and gives the outfit a sophisticated vibe. I also accessorized my dress with this jean lace up corset. I love these corset belts cause they’re so versatile and can wear them with dresses and tops. If you’re good at paring it, you’ll come to find that they’re fun to wear.

Also going along with this toned down neutral look, are my Steve Madden Pumps. I absolutely love these Steve Madden pumps, they’re adorable and really put together any look.

As you can probably tell, I love clothing/shoes/accessories that can match with almost anything, that are versatile. Where’s the fun if you can’t mix up your looks here and there? The key to having an endless wardrobe is to have key clothing pieces that are versatile. You’ll have so many options on outfits and can mix and match if you work up the creativity to do so.

Regardless, if you have key versatile pieces in your wardrobe or not, it’s never a bad idea to go shopping!!

See you next week!

Xoxo,

-Classic Californian ♥

Outfit:

Dress: Forever 21

Shoes: Steve Madden

Corset Belt: Forever 21

Photos were taken at LACMA.

Princess Pink

Hello Fabulous Fashionist@s!♥ Classic Californian here again. I hope that the start of the year has been met with new beginnings and opportunities.  As you know I love the color pink, it is my favorite color ~EVER.~ So this time I took pink to a regal level, and of course I can’t do it with out Coco Chanel by side. She’s such a diva so this really fit her.

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Coco Chanel and I wearing matching tiaras.

For this look I opted for a jean jacket, who says jean jackets are casual? You can totally dress them up, even a plain jean jacket like the one I’m wearing.

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Outside of Versace at Rodeo Drive with Coco Chanel.

I’ve got to say the tiara was inspired by Paris Hilton. Back in her golden days in the 2000’s she would be spotted sporting tiaras but for her that was totally casual. In her video “Paris Hilton Breaks Down Her Favorite 2000’s Trends” with Vanity Fair, she says to wear tiaras and “always dress like a princess, if you do you’ll be treated like one.” Wiser words haven’t been said, so I took it seriously and gave Coco Chanel her own Tiara.

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Princess Coco Chanel

Paris also goes on to say (in reference to her dogs) that “best friends are the best accessory” and I couldn’t agree more.

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My furry BFF, she will fight you.

As you can see, I am wearing my absolute favorite barbie pink pumps again to complete the look. Along with Coco’s favorite pink leash, she loves talking strolls around LA, of course when she isn’t busy barking at people.

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If there is anything I want you to take away is that you’re a royal, that being said don’t let anyone tell you less. So dress like one.

See you next week loves!

Xoxo,

-Classic Californian© ♥

Outfit Details:

White Crop Top: Express

Pink Skirt: Charlotte Ruse

Jean Jacket: Forever 21

Pink Pumps: Steve Madden

Photos taken at Rodeo Drive.

New Year, Same Me

Hello Fabulous Fashionist@!♥  Happy New Year!! I’m sure you’re sick of hearing that but I hope you’ve all rang in the new year with lots of joy and style. One thing I will say is that I think New Years resolutions are complete BS. Honestly, do you really know of anyone who kept their resolutions of hitting the gym everyday with a side of kale shakes and healthy eating? I don’t. Seriously, lets ditch resolutions cause it’s all about GOALS. Set goals and start small. Or big, whatever floats your boat. Think of something you’d like to achieve, dream BIG and start small. Set goals along the way and you’ll see that it will be much more achievable than resolutions. I’ve already set a few big goals for this year and I’m starting small, baby steps, and will build on that. Let’s hope that this is the year that all of our dreams will come true. *insert Disney fairy godmother GIF here*

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Moving on to what this blog is all about, my dress. This is what I’d wear to a party.  If you don’t already know I LOVE anything that sparkles!! I think there’s a Paris Hilton quote out there somewhere about loving sparkles. I scored this dress at Ross for like $8 and it looks like a million bucks. Seriously, it’s so sparkly. (I’m a college gal on a budget)

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This faux fur coat is my absolute FAVORITE. I refuse to go out on a date or party on a cold night without my faux fur coat it’s so versatile and goes perfect with any outfit! The best part? The coat is actually warm!

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The pumps and bag are from Aldo. I love my box of a purse because of the  oriental style design on it along with the tiger head. This fuchsia color on the heels looks even more gorgeous in person and I get so many compliments because of the color. I have a thing for collecting colored pumps.

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Hope you enjoyed and make sure to catch what Coco Chanel and I are up to next week on Wednesday! See you soon.

Thanks,

-XOXO C.C♥