Couture Carrie

Friday, May 22, 2015

Beachy, Beachy

Darlings, it's Memorial Day weekend, which means it's time for a beautifully beachy post! CC has rounded up some of her favorite beach bags, bikinis, maillots and cover ups for your viewing pleasure and (hopefully) your shopping inspiration. Have a fabulous long weekend!
Photo via CC's "Beachy, Beachy" board on Pinterest.

 Loeffler Randall Industry Bag in mint perforated leather, at

Victoria Beckham simple leather-trimmed linen-canvas tote, at

Araks Elsa bikini, at

Body Glove Vielha Baja triangle bikini, at

Charlie by Matthew Zink Charlie Scarf Bikini, at
CC's preferred swimwear designer, darlings!

Kore Wear Sol bikini, at

 Velvet Sphynx The Garth bikini, at
How cute is this print?

 Matthew Williamson Escape floral-print triangle bikini, at

Wildfox Third Eye cut-out ruched monokini, at

 Mikoh Osaka one piece, at

Etro floral-print halterneck swimsuit, at

J. Crew sleeveless neon tipped rash guard, at

 Mi Ola Ruffles rashguard, at

Mara Hoffman Electrolight printed rash guard, at

Beth Richards Cara rash guard top, at

 Charlie by Matthew Zink Charlie Resort Dress, at

 Emilio Pucci cotton-blend jacquard coverup, at

Anna Kosturova Bianca Dress, at

Philip Treacy studded leather-trimmed woven straw sunhat, at
Which of these pretty pieces are you loving?
CC is smitten with the Anna Kosturova dress!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Beautiful Baubles

Darlings, CC is so excited to introduce you to Cate & Chloe, a fabulous monthly jewelry subscription service... For just $39.99 a month, Cate & Chloe will ship $200.00 worth of gorgeous designer earrings, necklaces, bracelets and/or rings right to your door! Cate & Chloe's pieces are simple, versatile, elegant and totally on trend!  CC sampled one of Cate & Chloe's monthly subscription boxes and was totally impressed with the beauty and quality of the items received! Fabulous news, darlings: Cate & Chloe is offering CC readers an exclusive 25% discount on the VIP box from now until June 15, 2015 with code: COUTURECARRIE25... Treat yourselves!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

CC Loves... Tatcha Beauty!

Darlings, CC is so excited to reintroduce you to Tatcha (which CC first blogged about back in 2012!), an amazing line of skin care products inspired by the beauty of the Japanese geisha!  Here's the story from the Tatcha website: "For over 300 years, Japan’s geisha have been held in awe for their enduring wisdom and breathtakingly beautiful, porcelain skin. Perfected through centuries of timeless rituals, it was widely believed these beauty secrets had been passed down from one generation of geisha to the next by word of mouth alone. That is, until Tatcha rediscovered their coveted daily regimes in a 200-year-old manuscript, written in the twilight of Japan’s Edo Period. Traveling back to the City of 2000 Temples (Kyoto), Tatcha has worked with teams of scientists, scholars and geisha themselves to decipher the rituals and ingredients from this text.  What we uncovered is the very foundation of Eastern skincare and beauty. Tatcha’s formulas pay homage to the icon of Eastern beauty and our own storied heritage. Now the secrets of the geisha live on through a proprietary process involving the most precious green teas, Okinawa red algae, rice bran and other time-tested ingredients." Tatcha is now a CC and celeb fave! All items at
Indigo Soothing Silk Hand Cream softens and soothes irritated skin.

Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick inspired by the geishas iconic vermillion lip.

Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, a silky liquid spray on moisturizer for a boost of soothing hydration anytime, anywhere.

Petal Fresh Original Aburatorigami Blotting Papers: remove excess oil and sweat without disturbing makeup or stealing moisture from the skin. CC keeps in her handbag at all times!

Polished Deep Rice Enzyme Powder for Oily Skin: CC has and absolutely adores for gently exfoliating skin and reducing the appearance of blemishes.

Tatcha Travel Kit, including six fabulous products such as the deep hydration lifting mask and the camellia nourishing lip balm. Such a great gift... Or treat yourself!
CC hopes you will become a devotee of Tatcha like CC is!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pretty Pants

Darlings, from bold bell bottoms to superb skinnies, there's a perfect pair of pants for every fashionista in this post!
Fall 2015 runway photos via
Adam Lippes

Clover Canyon

Cynthia Rowley


Isabel Marant

Jonathan Saunders

Roberto Cavalli

Sachin & Babi
Darlings, which of these pretty pants do you prefer?
CC is partial to the printed pair by Clover Canyon!

Monday, May 18, 2015

CC Loves...

Darlings, here are some of the little lovelies that CC is currently smitten with! From beautiful baubles to divine dresses, there's sure to be something spectacular in this post for each of CC's fellow fashionistas!
Spinelli Kilcollin Nexus ring set, at

Miu Miu Swarovski crystal earrings, at

Nocture Jamilla necklace, at

Sergio Rossi Lagoon sandals, at

Miu Miu wedge sandal, at

Louis Vuitton second skin ankle boot, at

Miu Miu plexiglass clutch, at
 Ela by Ela MILCK butterfly clutch, at

Alexander McQueen Legend small python shoulder bag, at

Jonathan Simkhai crop tank, at

Lot78 textured-leather biker jacket, at

Balmain washed leather biker jacket, at

Fausto Puglisi Drama geometric silk skirt, at

Christopher Kane appliqued tulle skirt, at

Lover Warrior cotton-blend lace dress, at

Derek Lam suede shift dress, at

Josephine blue lace cocktail dress, at

Nicholas double strap maxi dress, at
Which of these pretty pieces catch your eye, darlings?