Monday, August 31, 2009

Random Facts, CC loves... & Lulus.com Giveaway!

First things first, darlings! The winner of CC’ Flora Bond $75 Gift Voucher Giveaway is the lovely Madison of Das Leben von mir! ~ congrats, and happy shopping!
Tagged by the lovely Breakfast at Saks to list 10 Random Facts about CC:
1) CC can do a free-standing head stand. W, September 2009.
2) CC adores Haute Couture but owns only one full length gown. W September 2004.
3) CC is ambidextrous.
4) CC played water polo in college. W, August 2006.
5) Shopping with CC’s friend Erika is super fun!
6) When CC hosts brunch, she totally dresses the part. Secret Recipe apron at anthropologie.com.
7) CC is dating a fellow CC.
8) CC would love to go to the Paris shows someday. Painting by Fifi Flowers.
9) CC had bangs for about a year and now they are finally grown out!
10) CC could make a Lust List on a daily basis! Here’s what CC is loving right now!
- This Balenciaga silk dress featured in W, September 2009.
- This Smythe puff-sleeve equestrian jacket; this and next at net-a-porter.com.
- This Paul & Joe sequined strapless minidress.
- This Prada leather fringe dress featured in W, September 2009.
- This Rodarte motorcycle jacket, pictured via nytimes.com.
- This Kara Janx metallic silk wrap skirt. Visit karajanx.com. Yes, it’s THAT Kara Janx, finalist on Season Two of Project Runway! She is so talented!


- Spoiled Girl Jewelry. Each exquisite piece is handmade by jeweler Jane Taylor.
Spoiled Girl Jewelry Bronze & Sterling pendant with Drusy stone on pearl chain.
Spoiled Girl Jewelry Mother of Pearl, Petrified Wood, Apatite and Rock Crystal necklace.
Spoiled Girl Jewelry Long and Lean pendant necklaces.
CC has one of these lovely Spoiled Girl Jewelry Long and Lean pendants and it is such a conversation piece!
The delicate pendant hangs on an adjustable faceted sterling silver chain, so you can wear it as a choker or long pendant. Perfect! Click here to shop Spoiled Girl Jewelry.
- This Collective Concepts California Stars dress, at lulus.com.
Fabulous news, darlings! CC has a $75 LuLu's Gift Card for one lucky CC reader! Two Day Contest: To enter, simply leave a relevant comment on this post! Limit one entry per blogger. International contestants welcome, as always! Good luck, darlings!
xoxox,
CC

133 comments:

the little eastern heretic said...

i like the Baroque & Bronze earrings from spoilt girl. :)

Dream Sequins said...

You had me at sequins, darling!

BTW, saw that Rodarte motorcycle jacket and love it, but can't ever justify spending $4000 on a leather jacket. Sigh.

Keith said...

Hey Carrie. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Great post as usual. I love all the photos. I'd love to be entered in the contest. Thanks for stopping by and commenting at my blog. Take care. Cheers!

getpalmd said...

The purple gown in picture is gorgeous!!

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

aw i love that you dress the part for brunch...i'm right there with ya!

meraldia said...

The first necklace is very impressive!

Blair said...

Love getting to know you better through these posts! You are your beau are so cute. xx b

Intrinsically Florrie said...

The Collective Concepts dress is gorgeous! The colours are wonderful, and it's that shape I always end up buying because it suits me so well.

Also loving the sequinned, strapless dress.

Florrie x

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

I love your 10 things and your guy is super cute! Love the hair without the bangs too. And, could see myself dressing up for brunch too in that last lulu's colorful dress. Please enter me.
xo,
Fabulous Finds Gal
TheSecretsBehindVignettesAntiquesSuccess>

Maria Confer said...

Congrats to the winner!

So many lovely pictures of you!!

I covet that hacking jacket!

lululetty.blogspot.com

janettaylor said...

Great facts and what a funny photos. I love Ur Carrie necklace. :-)

XoXo

Meg said...

I love anything equestrian inspired and I love the Creative Collection dress so much!

Style Crusader said...

Kate in that prada dress.. love it

Raquel said...

oh CC don't know why but i always thought that being ambidextrous would be great and wanted to be too haha!!
x

tckkid said...

You looked cute with your bangs!

Martina said...

That last dress is tres perfect. As is the blazer with the leather. As is the little be-sequined dress... Yum and yum today!

Dina's Days said...

CC is fabulous!

MissNeira said...

love collective concepts! crazy prints!vo

stilettolover91 said...

Congrats to the winner & I love your 10 random facts!! Great post once again!

http://www.hottheels.blogspot.com

Erika said...

Congratulations Madison! :)

Let's see...high fashion and bicycles; a painting by Fifi Flowers; the cutest picture of CC and her beau; sparkly jewelry; and a gorgeous giveaway! Yes, this may be the greatest post of all time! :)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

That pic of you and your friend in those fab matching dresses is SO cute! And I love all that jewelry too. :)

Pau said...

Hello !!!
Nice post as always ;)
XXX

TheBeautyFile said...

Oh, I saw that Rodarte jacket yesterday and nearly spilled my coffee. I would never buy it, but truly adore it.

Little Red said...

Great post! It's always fun to read about other bloggers.

I absolutely love that purple gown. It's stunning!

Timeless Fashionista said...

Ohhhhh, I love your style! Especially the metallic silk wrap skirt!

PS: I am having a giveaway on my blog! (timeless fashionista)

M said...

nice pictures.
Xoxo
M

kpeach said...

I've been eyeing that Smythe jacket for weeks too! It's amazing-very Betty Draper in her riding outfit!

WendyB said...

I think you need more gowns. I swear, the more gowns you have, the more you get opportunities to wear them :-)

Jaime said...

Another giveaway? You are amazing :)

I can't belie you can do a headstand! What a talent. I love Lulus and been eyeing some pieces there...fingers crossed!

PowerSweepstaking said...

the lulu's gift cert is for the wife, the eye candy on your posts is for me!

Lilly said...

I love the Smythe puff-sleeve equestrian jacket. Just gorgeous!
Thanks a lot.

michellehendra said...

random and damn so great! :)

xx

pretty*pink*rat said...

I just LOVE anthropologie's aprons!!

Lizzie said...

I'm ambidextrous too!!

And great post as usual!

Monica said...

Lust lists sound like fun. I really wanted bangs when I was in middle school, so I got them and got bored with them after about a month. They're cute sometimes, but I am happy that mine grew out as well.

Dooder City said...

Wow, it has been a while. I hope you are well. I missed your blog too:) OMG that motorcycle jack is to die for.

Tiffany said...

impressed with the headstand! and i love the bangs. always wanted to try it out but haven't had them since I was about 7 years old. maybe next haircut...

Kat said...

That pic with the apron dresses is sooo fun (hmmm gotta copy that idea :)

katch05 at gmail dot com

Allegra said...

looove these facts too!!

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Hi CC!
How are you doing this monday?

This is such a wonderful post,
I enjoyed all "CC loves..."
Wooow... free-standing head stand!!!

Have a wonderful relaxing monday and week ahead!!!

Pinky said...

I just got bangs at the end of July..kept them pinned up all through August b/c it was too hot, now that i can wear them down, they need a trim..such a pain in the butt, but i still like them =)

Ummmm...forget the $495 I needed for the A+O dress....I need $4,000 for Rodarte's gorgeous moto jacket!!

TigerLily said...

I really love the dress that you wear with your friend at Fransesca, I love the pattern and the shape! ^^
Oh and I love the bangs too ^__^


XoXo,
Tigerlily
http://twothousandthings.blogspot.com

nookie said...

I make a lust list like once a month because if I do it daily I "hurt" myself to much:)
aww and love the "brunch" dress:)

A little Princess said...

CC, you are exactly all those things, but most of all, you are an inspiration.

xoxo

lisa said...

The picture of you shopping with Erika cracks me up, and you and the other CC make such an adorable couple!

Her name was Lola said...

I am currently coveting just about every item of clothing you featured in this post! What fabulous finds.

Cheers.

jennyJenn said...

The colors in the Collective Concepts dress are amazing! I am addicted to LuLus.com so I'd LOVE to win :) thanks for the contest!

Lyndsay said...

CC dresses are fabulous!

Tran Pham said...

Hi Carrie! Wonderful blog you have! I am a huge Lulu's fan and love that you have the contest on your blog - in fact, consider this my entry :) I adore the photo of the model in the Balenciaga zebra-esque silk dress with black stockings on the bicycle in the countryside - it's so beautiful and whimsical! And the Lulu's dress by Collective Concepts was a good pick :) They have tons of great, new items to choose from!

Kate said...

you had me at Paris

you can find me here: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6717943

and here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ravencoloursetsycom/103802502127

Cristina said...

I'm right there with you on the full length gowns!! Luckily, I live in Louisiana and occasionally get to go to a Mardi Gras ball, so I at least have that excuse to buy gowns every now and then! It's been the only way to get my fix since prom! :)

Love the CC dress - great shape, great colors! Glad I came across your blog! :)

LifestyleBohemia said...

Hi CC - hope you had a great weekend!

The "Spoiled Girl" necklaces are HOT!

I could definitely put the Lulu's gift card to good use :)

Patty Ann said...

Wow, i'm totally lusting after that Rodarte leather jacket. So many bondage looking details and i love the huge almost scarf like collar! xx

AlphaBetaChic.blogspot.com

Eri said...

Love the bongade jacket!
Rodarte, of course.

See you soon hon!

BARGAIN BEX said...

Since you confessed that although you love all things couture, you only own one floor-length gown ... I think it is due time for me to also confess although I am all about bargains, I have a secret love for all things couture/designer and wish that I could afford maybe just a few pieces (like that K.J. metallic skirt and that Rodarte motorcycle jacket -- doesn't it count that I have bargain-y motorcyle boots that would look fantastic with it?) :)

http://www.bargainbex.blogspot.com

Make Do Style said...

Well one can only say that I hope the fellow CC realises what a catch he has!
The equestrian jacket is wonderful!

Amber said...

Oooh so cute! Loving the jacket. The jewelry is gorgeous also. Hot picks! I hand't heard of lulus.com before, I'm browsing now though and I think you've created a monster... ;)

Amber
shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

allthingsnyc said...

the rodarte jacket is soo fabulous! totally crushing on it right now.

Crave said...

I am too smitten with that leather Rodarte jacket! It's utterly amazing!

KBroome said...

Can we call you Carrie Bradshaw?This blog speaks to my heart, seriously. I have been eyeing that cc dress for a couple of weeks now. Please enter me in the giveaway.
http://www.kbroome.blogspot.com

fatiniang said...

Hi Carrie luv ur pictures!!!!!


I luv all kinds of art, but my favorite kind is fashion...

"Keep Fashion Alive" is the quote I made up.
Fatimata
fatimata0122@aol.com

kelly said...

those necklaces are to die for! ooh la la.

Flashes of Style said...

Ooo gorgeous jewelry! I just love it :)

rossovelvet said...

Awesome tag as usual !
You can challenge the " Klein fall metal jacket " ? IMPRESSIVE ! Lara would be pourd of you xD.

7) CC is dating a fellow CC.
That is TOO mysterious, I want detaaaaails ! ^^

fleurdelizzie said...

I absolutely adore the black sequin dress. It's so chic, but I hate how almost everything that puts on a "sparkle" is so expensive.

Sasha said...

Love your things about you post...and the bangs looked fabulous! Hope you have a a great week!

Little Rus said...

I love that CC California Stars dress! So pretty...

Going to a fashion week in Paris has always been my dream. I hope one day it will come true. Do you want to go together, darling?

xxx

Anna said...

I love Lulu's! I hope I win! & i love your 10 things!

DON'T SWEAT IT said...

I love haute couture but don't own any full-length gowns...well, not yet. Hopefully once I'm no longer a broke college student that'll all change.

ebayfashionaddict said...

Those necklaces are amazing!

Hanako66 said...

it is always such fun to learn more about you!!!!!

Ashley said...

Oh yay I'm so happy you posted your 10 facts! And I love that you can do a freestanding head stand, I could never do those without getting an epic head rush and falling over lol! And great giveaway, as always :)

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Sean said...

Aw! I love the dress. How adorable! The jewlery is gorgeous.

sarah anita victoria said...

Thanks for the lovely comment, I would love to be entered in to the competition! Those pendants are wonderful.

Wanderlusting said...

omg the Rodarte motorcycle jacket is awesome. Beyond awesome! Wonder if you could DIY it though!

Kristin said...

I never got tired of CC facts. And that Paul and Joe? I'm so in love. Of course, I am a tad bit obsessed with les sequins at the moment!

Gary said...

you are such a doll &
puttin a smile on my face!

;)

Sweety P said...

OMG! I love Lulus! I love this post!

kirstyb said...

i love the colours of the last dress! i would wear it all the time xoxoox

shopinchic said...

J'adore the Paul & Joe dress and the Rodarte jacket~ Tres chic.

Nicole Leigh said...

I am IN LOVE with that equestrian jacket!!
Love your blog!!

Indiana Adams said...

Your bangs are awesome! And that Collective Concepts dress is to die for!

Your blog is awesome.

Savvy Gal said...

i love ball gowns too but only have a couple. my fav is a vera wang i got from years ago.

heyhazelhazel said...

Oh wow, I love the third and fourth necklaces, they look so unique!

Brigadeiro said...

The first time I attempted a free headstand, I landed with a thump on my back, ouch! I'm impressed ;)
xx

neko03 said...

I love the The Sweets Top and Roman Goddess Tunic in Black
KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

Couture Cookie said...

So funny you only have one full-length gown! I don't even have one and I need to get one before next Friday... desperately searching the consignment stores right now.

Love the biker jacket, by the way. xoxox

deidra said...

Hi Carrie, glad I found your blog! The great thing about shopping at Lulu's is that you always look like you've spent much more than you did on your outfit! The Collective Concepts dress is a great example of that. if I'd seen only the picture I'd guess that it came from an expensive department store or boutique. You and your boyfriend look adorable together by the way.

loft in soho said...

I keep the image of the girl on the bike for my new site!!!! so lovely image <3

xxx

thesydneygirl said...

CC can do a free-standing head stand!!! CC is AWESOME!!! x

clarewbrown said...

I love this post! And I love that you wear aprons too! They are so fab, eh?
p.s. you and your guy are adorable

~emma~ said...

I love that leathery jacket with all the straps hanging off it, too bad I'd never be able to rock it :P

melissa kaye said...

That gown is fabulous--would LOVE to model in something like that! :)

Mimi said...

i love your list! the pictures and items are very pretty as always. :D

Style Redux 2 said...

Love your random facts-fun learning more about you.

Quixsa said...

I have to say that I am rather taken with lulus.com- especially the jewelry!woo! So many beautiful pieces.

Lisa said...

I jsut LOVE the Rodarte motorcycle jacket..beautiful!

Gabbi said...

What a wonderful post! I loved all your personal photos... especially the one of you and your fellow 'CC'! :)

Also, like always, wonderful giveaway! I adore Lulu's site. Such cute and reasonably priced dresses... off to shop now.

CC said...

11) CC has super amazing taste! :)

Xx

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

Awesome post! I could also write a lust list daily!! I love finding more things out about people, it is so interesting! BTW your last post was gorgeous!

xxx

Amelia said...

It's cute that you dress up for brunch. That's my favorite meal. Also, I'm dying for that equestrian jacket!

OceanDreams said...

Awww, you and your fellow CC are adorable together, enjoyed all of your photos and looks like you had fun shopping with your friend too.

Another lovely giveaway. You have such a lovely heart, happy almost Tuesday! XO!

HiFashion said...

Ooo, I could never do handstands, its cool that you can.
You did look good with that full fringe!

polly said...

Love the second picture!
And, by the way, would appreciate a more structured layout where picture and the text belonging to it go closer together. But I realized that the problem is partly solved by labeling the pictures accordingly, so maybe I am the only one who has to scroll all the time?
Kind regards
Polly

FabBlab said...

The earrings and apron :D

AX80 said...

Ah pearls can be so elegant yet so chic at the same time. One of those few accessories that go all around.

Miss Eve said...

Fantastic!!!

Thank you so much for the lovely comments you left on my blog during I was away :-)
It meant a lot to me.

Have a lovely day and see you soon, much love: Evi

E said...

That Rodarte motorcycle jacket is INcredible! And you can do a free-standing head stand???

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

CC, a free-standing head stand? I am impressed! Another great post!!

Talk Pretty To Me said...

I do love LuLu's! Which reminds me I should dig up some of the pieces I purchased from them. I almost forgot about. Nice lust list CC.

xoxo
J

www.talkprettytome.blogspot.com

Carol said...

Fun facts about you, thanks for sharing! And I love that anthropologie apron!

La Couturier said...

I adore Lulu's!

And the jewelry really is beautiful - I love the mix of medium in them!

bisous,
La C.

Belle de Ville said...

I loved the bangs....I'd love to have them but then I would have to...you know....blow dry my hair.

Krista said...

The necklaces are awesome! AND i Love the Collective Concepts dress--super cute!

Krista said...

Very cool necklaces! And the Collective Concepts dress is SUPER cute!

heatherg said...

I love that collective concepts dress. So gorgeous. :)

Jaclyn said...

The Kara Janx wrap skirt is amazing!!

Excellent blog! :)

coffeecue said...

would not risk a free-standing head stand in any of the lovelies above.
<3

Bridget said...

the fashion on this post is so inspiring and unique. Makes me want to look for some stuff like it.

Desa said...

I'm very impressed with Lulu's, their website is constantly changing, the clothes are made well and very cute. Fantastic online shopping find.

katpk said...

I absolutely love the Kara Janx metallic silk wrap skirt. I have added it to my list of must haves! I'm thinking a great must have for new years!

Miata Morlu said...

I am really considering making my own LUST LIST! I love the Smythe puff sleeve equestrian jacket and the Paul & Joe sequined strapless minidress and the Kara Janx metallic silk wrap skirt, because they are such eye catching pices. I LOVE Lulu's especially their vintage section! Here are three pieces I am hoping to pick up!
Have a great afternoon!

http://www.lulus.com/products/Drugstore+Cowgirl+Shorts/13825.html

http://www.lulus.com/products/Kittenish+High+Waisted+Suede+Mini/13031.html

http://www.lulus.com/products/Pink+Duchess+America+Black+Vegan+Leather+Lace+It+Up/13807.html

Cate! said...

That Paul & Joe sequined dress is definitely sexy! I really like the Lulus dress too.

Dana said...

loves the menswear and leather jackets, never a fad just great fashion!

Chelsea said...

I am in love with that dress at Lulu's ! I love things that can be worn in so many ways!

ps, if this sent twice, sorry! don't approve this one!

xoxo

Abby said...

The painting is super cute! And I love LuLus!

PinQue said...

I love that purple dress in the top photo, gorgeous! And Lulu's ius fantastic too!!

ALWAYS CHASING said...

Strangely enough I did a headstand last night....it kind of hurt, but made me very happy that I can still do one, after all of these years!

Little Bow Prep said...

Free-standing head stand sounds pretty cool!

CC x 2 looks super cute together!

Michele P. said...

love the pics, the pics of you shopping together are very cute! have a great week

james said...

Great template! Thanx for sharing it with us
I like it! Simple and pretty More templates easy to download

milliejordan said...

!!!!!! I'm sooo excited to see that Collective Concepts dress! I bought it this summer at Shopmasons.com in an orange hue! Love your blog!

gleenn said...

wow, it is so much fun to read about CC :)