Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tag and Patagonia Gifts Necklace Giveaway!

Tagged by fabulous Fellow Fashionistas Hottest Heels and Carlotta of My Way with stating 10 Random Facts/Interesting Things about CC:
1) I adore frippery. Vogue, May 2007. Side note: how fabulous are black and white checkered floors?
2) There is just something so civilized and fabulous about enjoying a bottle of wine with a gal pal or a handsome gent. CC loves Mad Men and merlot, preferable together. Photo via vanityfair.com.
3) I am just smitten with the bustier-over-tee trend. The jewels aren’t bad either. This photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Fashion Pulse.
4) Apparently I am now addicted to Chloé footwear. Just picked up these fierce Perspex-heel platforms at theOutnet.com – 80% off!
5) Am officially on the micromesh mini dress bandwagon. Just got one from American Apparel in navy!
6) I love patterns, like this Chanel bodysuit, pictured via nymag.com.


7) I was a commercial real estate attorney and high school Spanish teacher before becoming a blogger.
8) Sometimes I really want to have a relaxing soak but I don’t because it means I would have to wash out the tub first. True laziness! CC needs a housekeeper, stat! [Image: Numero, June 2008].
9) I don’t have any tattoos but have always secretly wanted one, like Aline Weber’s demure leaf. This photo via nymag.com. Speaking of leaves...
10) My favorite season is fall. Brisk weather, crunchy colorful leaves, pumpkin picking... delightful!
In celebration of this coming autumn, CC and the lovely Caroline of Patagonia Gifts are offering CC readers the chance to win one of these stunning Patagonia Gifts real leaf pendants!
Two Day Contest! To enter, simply leave a comment on this post stating which one you would choose! Shop here. One comment per blogger, please. International contestants welcome, as always. Winner to be chosen via random.org on Saturday, August 22, 2009. Good luck, darlings! And be sure to check out Caroline’s blog, Absolutely Unique.
Naturally, CC is tagging all her Fellow Fashionistas to list their 10 Facts ~ fun!
xoxox,
CC
P.S. Don’t forget to scroll down and enter CC’s Dick’s Sporting Goods $100 Gift Certificate Giveaway if you haven’t done so already!

111 comments:

Sweety P said...

I really like your facts! I love that you were a teacher . .. my mother taught elementary school kids for over 30 years before she retired. I like all the necklaces so perfect for the fall season!

rossovelvet said...

Outstanding pictures choices !

Jaime said...

The gingko one is so pretty! I have a silver leaf necklace I got @ a boutique store years ago- so great for summer/fall! :)

Little Rus said...

Lovely post, CC. I love Chloe shoes, too! They are so comfortable, no matter how high the heels are! I adoooooooooooore them and really like the pair you picked. They were selling Louboutins a couple of days ago50-75% off and I was so close to buy a pair. Fortunately for my bank account and unfortunately for my broken heart all the ones i liked were either sold or the wrong size... :(
Oh, yes! I love those autumn inspired leavy pendants! I was looking at something very similar this morning, but those didn't have a chain and I like to have a set when I buy my jewellery. These are so beautiful. I am thinking about a leafy-something for my autumn wardrobe and their website looks very tempting. :)

Have a wonderful day, darling!

xxx

Fashionista said...

omg...love the facts that you were an attorney and school teacher...sooo intelligent!!! Double threats: being smart and pretty...!!!

Kathy said...

Btw amazing necklaces, I would choose the last one on the right!
xx

S.Elisabeth said...

So fun, I've never heard of theoutnet.com, but now that you mention Chloe shoes for 80% off I'm there right now! And I love fall as well, the heat cools off, but it's not quite freezing out yet!

polly said...

the fairytale coat ... stunning. oh and my boyfriend is some kind of a lumberjack, would be fun if i'd have leaves around my neck :)

janettaylor said...

Hi CC,

I love Ur facts so much... :-)

I have got a beautiful little thing for U on my blog.♥

and of course a new Furla campaign post...if U have a mood...
XOXO

FabBlab said...

I ADORE checkered floors! And here I thought we were nil.
Also, 80& off? Such a steal!
You were an attorney? And you speak Spanish? All I speak is broken French (read:I know how to say "bonjour" and "au revoir". Ain't I just eloquent?).
Lovely post, love the Coco Rocha picture!

Intrinsically Florrie said...

Those necklaces are just beautiful, really elegant. There's a lot of choice considering they're all fabulous but I'd choose the Maple Leaf Autumn Gold Pendant Necklace, the colours in it and shape are divine.

I likey the Van Cleef and Arpels jewels pictured muchly. They're my favouite jewellers- a girl can dream. One day, I'll save up and buy something wonderful from them.
The Vogue, May 2007 image is also gorgeous.

Florrie xx

TigerLily said...

CC I love leaf pendants, especially in golds! So I would definitiley choose the first one, the Birsh Leaf Pendant ^o^


XoXo,
YURI
http://twothousandthings.blogspot.com
(psstt, I also have a Giveaway goin on in my blog right now, maybe you'd like to enter it dear CC...) ^^

missDTM said...

love your list!

i'm terrified of the american apparel mesh dress but i might check it out now.

as for your giveaway--i love the 3rd one...the shape is just GORGEOUS!

tiltumaria said...

Looove that third pic, so edgy! And of course the coco rocha pic, fabulous!
xxx

Fashion By He said...

i hope we start seeing more ppl rocking the micro mini dresses

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loft in soho said...

Profesora de español!
I enjoyed reading your tag, it's always nice to know more about you, and the choice of images is excellent as always dear CC.

besos

LifestyleBohemia said...

SO hard to choose from these necklaces - they are all so beautiful. I'd have to pick the ginko leaf.
(I was a commercial real estate paralegal by the way.)

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

You poor thing getting tagged left and right! Oh, but I love to learn about the person behind the mind blowing blog. Real Estate Attorney & Spanish teacher. Dang girl. I am seriously impressed with you.
xo,
Fabulous Finds Gal

Erika said...

Fall is my favorite season, as well. Those necklaces are just divine. They capture the true essence of the Autumn season.

My ten facts:

1) My taste for rings is getting larger and larger - I'm now obsessed wtih baubles synonymous with disco balls!

2) I would love to live in frilly tanks with crochet details and lacy bits.

3) A statement necklace worn over a high-necked top can be just as effective as one worn about a bare throat.

4) Pumpkin Spice has become my new favorite color, flavor, and scent all due to my passion for the fall season!

5) I would not survive the summer without a pair of cognac/tan knee-high boots to wear with shorts and flowy dresses.

6) Hats are an obsession of mine. Yet, once purchased, I don't wear them - I simply gaze at them in wonderment from their resting place in my closet.

7) Studding and sequins on clothes are synonymous to the frosting on a cupcake - impossible to resist.

8) I have an unhealthy obsession with chandeliers. Big, shiny chandeliers.

9) If I could have lived during any era it would have been the Twenties. The thought of dancing the Charleston while dressed as a Flapper simply thrills me!

10) I collect pictures of Olivia Palermo and Leighton Meester like it's going out of style! :)

Nath said...

wow, I love the necklases, so original! :) i would love to get one!

love, Nath

Daniella said...

Oh I would LOVE that acorn pendant!! Count me in!

stilettolover91 said...

Amazing post!!!! I love the jewelery and everything else!!!! Models looks amazing as always!!!

http://www.hottheels.blogspot.com

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

thank you so much for hosting this giveaway, CC! xo

MissNeira said...

your facts are awesome! thats so cool you were a spanish high school teacher before!

The Real Leaf Autumn Gold Pendant is gorgeous! makes me want Fall to come now!!

Fastidious Babe said...

super cute pendants! fabulous that u were a teacher! XD xoxo

Sydnie said...

I would choose the second necklace. They're both SO gorgeous, and I would love it if I won! It would be the perfect way to accept fall taking over my summer! :)

Sydnie
www.takemeouttotherunway.blogspot.com

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Attorney AND spanish teacher?! I knew you were smart and fabulous but I had no idea the extent of it. Very, very awesome. :)
And I hope this doesn't sound selfish because I love your blog so much, but I'm really glad you switched careers to blogging. Hehe.
Those necklaces in the giveaway are both gorgeous. So hard to choose a favorite but I would have to pick the first one.

pranksygang said...

Your facts are sweet! Even i want a secret tattoo on my hips:)
The shoes are great CC !

Martina said...

Because you were a Spanish teacher, I am going to do this en español:

¡el ginko es mi favorito, pero los amo todos!

ChiseledChimp said...

Maple leaf for sure.

I **love** your blog, btw.
When I need to see something pretty, I come here. =))

Thanks!!

Lilly said...

My favorite is the Birch Leaf Gold Pendant. Beautiful!
And thanks for all the great photos.

freeteyme said...

beauty and brains! and both shows very well in your blog =)

love the gingko pendant.

♥ Cara Mia ♥ said...

that chanel bodysuit is FIERCE! love having a nice bottle of vino with a girlfriend....especially in the city!

great post :)

CMA said...

these are gorgeous shots
beautiful pieces, thanks for sharing

-cma
check out my blog @
cosmicaroline.blogspot.com

HiFashion said...

I love the birch leaf pendant! Enter me in the competition, pretty please! :)

xx Leia

The Seeker said...

Oh I always love to know more about you, dear.

xoxo

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Perfect Giveaway CC...since Autumn is just around the corner! I own a piece from Patagonia, it looks so much better in person when I received it! the detail is exquisite!

xo*

Pinky said...

I love your facts!
I also rarely take baths because I am way too lay to clean it before and after. And yet I have a box of bath products like LUSH laying around waiting to be used =/

I am torn between acorn in autumn gold or Oak leaf in Autumn gold.

Make Do Style said...

Love the Mad Men, Don Draper image!

Penny said...

i would like a tattoo too, but i can never settle on what! i think something small and girly would look v.pretty on you!

Ms. B said...

I really love the forget me not gold pendant, so pretty!

Loved reading your facts! Autumn is my favorite season as well!

xoxo

Lizzie said...

Those are sooo beautiful! My favorite is the maple leaf necklace!

wonderful giveaway

Joby said...

I adore the Real Oak Leaf Autumn Gold Pendant Necklace, my fave tree. Acorns everywhere round my way and I love autumn.
Love the oics and your fascinating accompaniment to them, the tattoo is cute.

melissa kaye said...

Spectacular giveaway! I'm already so pumped for Fall, I can hardly stand it!..I would choose the maple leaf autumn gold necklace. It's so beautiful. ;)

Megan said...

I have been admiring the collection for a while now-my favorite is by far the maple leaf gold pendant-so pretty!

Wanderlusting said...

Those leafs are beautiful! I would love the middle two, but maybe the gold one the most.

Very cool what you used to do...I'm toying with the idea of becoming a high school teacher since I obviously don't have the chops to write for a living (least not what I'm writing).

Susan said...

wow, what a list! lovely, darling. I find it fascinating that you were an attorney and a Spanish teacher!
gorgeous giveaway, too!
thanks for your ever sweet comments on my blog- they always make my day!
have a lovely evening, xoxo

Global Butterfly said...

They are all so beautiful it's almost impossible to choose 1! My fave though is the "Arrayan Leaf Gold Pendant." Leaves are such works of art!!! Thanks for this awesome oppurtunity.

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Kristin said...

You've lived quite the life lady! Love that gingko! And I'm so with you on Fall. Where is it already?

Aksela Kołodziejczyk Photography said...

One thing that caucght my eye on this post were those necklaces. All of them reming me of my childhood, so kind of warm feeling, I used to live in really nice village for 5 years, there were lots of trees, that is why I love them so much.
I would choose one with oak or horse chestnut leaf, as those two trees were living near my house and I was collecting leafs and creating bouquet.

Darrah said...

Pick me!! I am obsessed with that Fern Leaf gold necklace! It would be the most perfect addition to my fall wardrobe going back to school!

Diane said...

i love all of those leaf pendants...especially the first one! it's so pretty!!!

Julia said...

what a lovely post! I love the fall season too, it always seems like a fresh start to me, because the new school year begins. For the jewellery, I would choose the last one. That is because I think the colour is very warm, and because the highlighting golden lines are beautiful. I would wear it with a white ruffle blouse or a cable knit warm sweater!
xoxo

kpeach said...

I love that you were an attorney and spanish teacher! I love the idea of many lives-I'm on career number 2!! Trying to get the three...

JennyMac said...

Love that you are attorney gone blogger...I am still one and working diligently on becoming the other. LOL.

Makeup Theory said...

Beautiful photos. Amazing merchandise.

Sam said...

So terrific getting to know a little bit more about you CC! I'm totally sympatico re - Black and White checkered floors (my ultimate dream house would have lots of them!!) and of course MAD Men!!! Oh! The very mention of that show makes my heart race!!!

And! I choose The Cypress Gold as my pendant of choice!! Cute shop!!

Lily G. said...

Great facts and pics to go along with them!

Milltini said...

Love all of your random facts! And...in terms of the necklace I would choose, I would have to say the maple leaf--a small tribute to my Canadian (and Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team loving) sweetie!

Sophie said...

I'd choose the gingko. Their Web site also has an adorable acorn necklace.

magicnina said...

Really liked your post:) Thanks

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Carrie, you never stop to amaze me: with all the tiny revelations you always surprize me with new things. You are one very special girl. Beautiful list, so very elegant and chic!

Tania said...

i love the first necklace very much, it's adorable! it reminds me of one day, like, two years ago or something?, well i was coming home from a long tiring day and there was this huge tree standing out of the high garden fence, and it had completely covered the street in warm-coloured leaves and i went through them with my feet and moved them aside..it felt soft and it was fun, it's a memory that's still vivid in my mind :)

Hanako66 said...

I always love learning more about you!!! I love the second necklace, though they are all beautiful!

Guapólog@ said...

I haven't seen Mad Men yet but I love the pictures I've seen. And the Merlot too :D ha ha.

What a beautiful neckaces!!!

Good luck to everyone!

Simone

Sarah Klassen said...

Great picks and images, CC!

I love the third necklace -- so beautiful and timeless :)

Brigadeiro said...

LOVE the bustier over tee look too! I used to wear it all the time, until I could no longer fit these bustier/bustier dresses...(time to get off my butt & hit the gym, I keep saying...)
xx

Doreen said...

Such lovely necklaces!! Wow, just breathetaking!!

Doreen said...

I really love the Gold Acorn necklace! I love that one because I work in a Special Needs School and the School Name and Trees on represent w/Acorns!! Also, our Newsletter is The Acorn so it's perfect. Special meaning. :) I would love to win one of those beauties!

sunchicka said...

Birch Leaf Gold Pendant is darling & fun!

Savvy Gal said...

i wanted a tattoo for a long time too but just couldn't do it yet.

Glowing Doll said...

I would pick the Acorn gold. I have a teeny tiny gold acorn necklace so I would layer the two together for contrast.

E said...

Amazing Chanel bodysuit. I'm so in love with that look.

clarewbrown said...

loving that awesome bathtub photo! So cool, artsy, feminine and fab!

Noble Beeyotch said...

Maple leaf autumn necklace would be my choice. Awesome giveaway and fabulous 10 facts!

Keith said...

Great post. I really like the Arrayan Leaf Gold Pendant one.

Sasha said...

Ohh que bueno!! profesora de espaniol!!! and j' adore chloe shoes!!
stop by to see some slips from the September issue..I think you might like it!!

Gabbi said...

I'm very much with you on the tattoo dearest CC... none to date, but find them intriguing on others.

Also, what a great giveaway! Please do count me in. I adore the 'Real Forget Me Not Flower Gold Pendant' especially. Such pretty details and such an original design... ♥

OceanDreams said...

You should get a tattoo CC, maybe a small one?! Glad you like the fall, I do too, can't wait! Gorgeous fall necklaces, you always have lovely finds.

Little Bow Prep said...

That first photo is gorgeous!

My favorite season is fall too! Oddly, I don't want it to come yet this year.

Style Redux 2 said...

Love your list-I am an attorney as well.

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Ooh, now I want that leaf tatoo too, but i could regret it later...
XOXOX
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

Leigh said...

These are so perfect for the upcoming fall season.

Ashley said...

Oh this is tough! I think I'd choose the Acorn Autumn Gold Pendant, so perfect for the Fall! Cute shop!

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Midtown Girl said...

Love the 3rd pendant & answer # 10. Im a libra so fal is my abs fav time of the year!

XOXO

Vorega Badalamenti Hartoto said...

great facts and picts darlinggggg

love ya

kat said...

i would choose the maple look pendant as it is amazing.

ps: im envious for the shoes that you got on sale!

katch05 at gmail dot com

Etrapar said...

I also wanted a tatto in that place but I wasn't sure I'll never get bored of it so I draw a star with a black pencil every week. It was like a project for me...and the result is: I don't have it, why? because now I don't like it anymore ^.^
kisses

Sh said...

Oak Leaf Autumn! Beautiful!

meraldia said...

It's really nice to know some things about you, Carrie:) It's always very relaxing reading your blog!

CC said...

I love the bustier-over-tee trend too! :)



Xx

Bunny B said...

I love Fall too! But only after Winter. Hehe. Does blogging earn more than a commercial real estate attorney? :)

I love the Maple Leaf Autumn Gold Pendant Necklace! Gorgeousness!

bunnybx at gmail . com

Laura Trevey said...

Hello to Carrie from Boca Raton!!
I could live here all summer ~~ where the fashion is hot, hot, hot!!

xo Laura

yiqin; said...

Ah coco rocha <3

thesydneygirl said...

i love those white platforms!
xxx

Dallas Shaw said...

I have been searching everywhere for a great ginko necklace. our new townhome has tons of these trees surrounding it and the leaves are falling everywhere. it would be perfect timing.

♥Simply Seductive said...

All those gold pendants are so pretty, but the gold acorn is calling out to me. Thanks for hosting this give-away!

Lisa said...

Wow, these are beautiful. My favorite is the fern leaf gold :)

Melissa Blake said...

there's nothing like a good blazer!

Just Another Hofeling said...

I would definitely pick the Maple Leaf Autumn Gold Pendant Necklace.It's beyond gorgeous!!

Farrah @ Stylecrumbs said...

Great to know that you were a teacher!! My mom just retired from being a teacher, and she was a good one too! I think all teachers are admirable :)

And all of the necklaces are gorgeous!!

XO

megan said...

The 'real oak leaf' is perfect for any fall outfit. Lovely giveaway.

Emma said...

I would choose the Gold Birch Leaf Pendant Necklace! They are all just so darn cute though!

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Amanda K said...

The Real Forget Me Not Flower Gold Pendant Necklace is pretty.

kokostiletto said...

wow you were an attorney and a teacher? You are such inspiration!

Quixsa said...

Love them all! :0)

MMSfaith said...

love this post. i'm taking spanish in high school now. :)

Celeste said...

The acorn necklace is really pretty!

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

bettycd said...

They are all wonderful but I would choose the Fern Leaf Autumn Gold Pendant

mridula said...

oh the burnt leaf is dear. I love your blog

Patty Ann said...

i'm seriously looking for the right corset! totally agree, love the corset over shirt trend, it makes a corset wearable during the day! xx

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