Chic for the Week – 7

chicfortheweek_7Welcome to another installment of Chic for the Week, where I share a couple shopping picks that I can’t stop thinking about.

Actually, Chic for the Weekend might be more appropo. And it’s technically the last weekend before March arrives, so I’m on the lookout for some pale, Springy items to usher in the season.

Here are some items that have been on my shopping wishlist lately:

1. Besides a 401K, EVERY lady needs a fluffy tulle skirt in her life, one to twirl and play with and feel utterly feminine and childlike again. Behold this Amore Tulle Skirt, currently en route to moi, which will look amazing under a moto jacket or with a tanktop camisole a la the opening credits of Sex and the City.

2. A skirt this sexy requires a lovely and ladylike piece of jewelry to set it off, and this Rose and Pearl Choker Necklace hits both the edgy contemporary note of the open fixed choker necklace popularized by Celine and Karl Lagerfeld, and a vintagey vibe. L-O-V-E!

3. It may be stating the obvious, but tongue-in-cheek accessories are totally my thing. This All Dressed Up Clutch is oh-so-cute (and super-affordable, at under $15!). Great for tucking under the arm and organizing all your essentials.

4. To keep with the soft pastel feel, this Come On Downy Cardigan is the perfect pair for the fluffy tulle skirt, since it’s equally fluffy (and your significant other won’t be able to keep his dirtymanhands off of you! ūüėČ

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

xo
Carly

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PANTONE Color Fashion Report Spring 2015: It’s Marsala, Baby!

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When PANTONE announced that the Color of the Year for 2015 was Marsala – this dark red, wine/burgundy/brown hybrid…the fashion/design/rest of the world was not quick to embrace. Unlike Radiant Orchid (2014) and Emerald (2013), this one left most people scratching their heads.

Pantone_Color_of_the_Year_Marsala_Color_Intelligence_BannerI have to admit this dark burgundy color has never been a favorite of mine [I feel it kinda had its heyday back in 1994 in the Grunge Era…yup, I went there]. That being said, it’s a sophisticated, quite underused color that can take on a different tone depending on what it’s paired with. And getting creative with those pairings is key…since the default is usually to go with a Fall palette when confronted with something like Marsala.marsalachip

Here are a few items that could be paired with this Fashion Challenge…if you want to take it on.
marsala-wishlist-itemsonlyLucite Green: Aztec Drops, $32  //  Aquamarine: Trapeze Coat in Brushed Wool, $161.08  //  Classic Blue: Breezy Night Stroll Dress  //  Tangerine: Rebecca Minkoff Cory Pouch, $35  //  Strawberry Ice: I Need a Heel-O Fuchsia Pointed Ankle Strap Heels, $34  //  Custard: Yellow Pleated Miniskirt, $16.90  //  Scuba Blue: Skyline Selfie Top, $24.99  //  Glacier Gray: Gray Lapel Long Sleeve Faux Fur Short Coat, $32.79  //  Marsala: Full Flower Crochet Skirt, $39.02

How do YOU feel about Marsala? Can you see working it into your wardrobe in anything besides makeup or accessories?

Come back tomorrow to see how I tried it in an outfit!

xo
Carly

Images source; collage by me.

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Visit Hatch.co for Small Business Saturday and Get $15 Off Curated, Customized Finds for All Your Gifts This Year!

smallbusinessspotlight-hatch.coHave you guys checked out Hatch.co yet? No? It’s a curated marketplace for independent makers who love to personalize their artisanal products based on customer requests.¬†They were¬†just named one of¬†TimeOut‚Äôs Best New Shopping Sites and one of Time Magazine’s Top 10 NYC Startups!

Unlike Etsy, the Hatch.co site is curated, which means their team recruits only the top artisanal makers so the products are of the highest quality.¬†Every one of their items is made-to-order and customizable, so our makers take the time to create each order to the customer’s exact specifications!

In full support of independent makers, they are waiving their normal 5% fee for this weekend only in order¬†to give their makers¬†100%¬†of the sales that they make on Hatch. It’s their way of supporting¬†Small¬†Business¬†Saturday.

Check out my picks above, fully customizable for all your gift-giving needs:

1. Personalized Letters Necklace // 2. Signature Bracelet //  3. Personalized Initials Pillow  //  4. Custom Personalized Names Pillow  //  5. Personalized Birthstone Pin

I’m also partnering with Hatch.co to offer $15 off any purchase of $50 or more with exclusive code ChicSteals14. (Just email discount@hatch.co with the words “ChicSteals14” after you make your purchase and you’ll be reimbursed for $15)

In this way, you can cross off everyone from your Christmas shopping list, all at one site.

Shop Hatch.co And Get Your Gifts Personalized Today

small business Saturday on Hatch.coHappy Shopping!
xo
Carly

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Black Friday – Small Business Saturday – Cyber Monday Steals and Deals

0.blackfriday_intrographicThe Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday trifecta has snuck up once again this year (how did that happen??!) and I’ve made a large shopping list for all my holiday giving. Just like last year, I’m taking advantage of¬† some major steals going on this weekend. Here are some things I have my eye on:

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<30% off everything with code TGIBF (until Sunday 11/30)>

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<Currently having sale up to 70% off>

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<10% off everything with code FCKBLKFRI (and higher discounts for more purchases + free shipping – check their homepage for details!)>

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<40% off select items, starting Black Friday, with free shipping. 15% off orders of $75 or more with code 1575>

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<Up to 90% off select items>

Of course, you could celebrate Black Friday as Buy Nothing Day instead…and just make something awesome. Start with my 200+ DIY tutorials for ideas!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone – and enjoy the deal-filled weekend!

xo

Carly

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Find Chic Gifts for Everyone on Your List with ModCloth’s Holiday Gift Guide

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‘Tis the season to shop (and save!) and ModCloth has you covered with extensive Gift Guides for everyone in the fam. Which one appeals to my bargain-hunting, penny-pinching self the most? That would be their Gifts Under $20 Guide, and here are a couple of my favorite picks therein:

1. There’s a Map for That Necklace in Gold, $19.99. How unique is this beautiful necklace of the world?

2. I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats, $12.99. For every cat-lover, there’s also a long-silent sufferer of feline whims. Delve into the mind of your furry companion with this cute book.

3. Grab a Bite Socks, $9.99. Kitschy, cute, and fun (love the little fins sticking out). Take the bite out of frostbite with these footwarmers.

4. Open Air Outing Circle Scarf in Black, $14.99 (25% off!). I’m in the market for a new neutral scarf, and this ribbed black one looks chic and understated enough for work.

5. All That Shimmers iPhone 5 Case, $14.99. Bring on the bling in this glitter-motif iPhone case (without leaving a train of DIY glitter behind you).

6. My Pet Octopus Hairclip, $9.99. You caught me: I have a secret thing for octopuses. (Of any genus, hence octopuses.) This hairclip would be perfect for my weird penchant, but not quite as high-maintenance as owning an actual octopus as a pet. Which some might consider cruel due to how shy and intelligent the octopus is.

7. Why You’re So Awesome Book, $11.99. Why you totally are! LOVE this fill-in-the-blank book to give to your favorite someone. Heartfelt – but not in an icky way.

8. No Conquest Ring in Silver, $12.99. I have this ring. I adore it – I get compliments every time I wear it! Very Game of Thrones meets Robert Lee Morris.

9. Galaxy You Later Night Light, $7.99. This night light is just gorgeous, and is kind of reminiscent of the Sparkle Star Galaxy Fabric I designed for Spoonflower. (Extra points for sewing up some coordinating pillows, covering a lampshade, or even making a comforter cover out of that fabric for a full-on Galaxy-themed room!)

Sparkle Star Galaxy print Fabric on Spoonflower

Happy Shopping (and mega-saving)!
xo
Carly

 

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