Friday, July 31, 2009

In CC’s Suitcase & Trove Tkees Giveaway!

First things first, darlings! The winner of CC's Jill Stuart Windowpane Skirt Giveway is the lovely Captivate Me. Congratulations, darling!
CC is off on her beach getaway in Dewey Beach, Delaware! [This photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Fashion Moment.]

Here are some of the items CC packed:
Bathing suits! Several bikinis and a maillot or two are essential for a coastal getaway. CC is bringing this Zelda Sweetwater suit. Perfect for lounging on the deck in retro fabulous style!
Two-pieces are CC’s go-to for sunbathing (avec SPF, naturally). This Victoria’s Secret sailboat bandeau top and boy short bottom made its way into the Dooney & Bourke luggage!
And this preppy VS striped suit!
And CC had to take this vintage-inspired polka-dot Popina Swimwear suit as well!
CC adores this Hat Attack cap. Check out the chic frayed grosgrain ribbon... In addition to a wide-brimmed sun hat, CC brought this little topper, too!
Of course, CC needs some shorts. J. Crew has been the go-to this summer for this warm-weather essential. CC is loving these rugby stripe shorts. The tailoring is impeccable and the pattern is fun and surprisingly flattering! In this photo, CC paired the shorts with a simply white tank from Old Navy and a gorgeous Tolani mauve zigzag scarf from
For those chilly summer evening barbecues, a cardigan or two, either in lightweight cashmere or a sturdy cotton and linen blend. This J. Crew cardi is embellished with ruffles ~ CC adores!
Some dark skinnies are essential, along with a pair of crisp white jeans. CC will certainly be taking these gorgeous J Brand beauties from Fabulous with a chiffon blouse for an evening on the town. Or pair them with a simple pocket tee for a chic sunset picnic on the beach.
This T by Alexander Wang boat neck dress from is perfection! It can double as both a day dress or cover-up, or, with some chic booties, an evening frock! Furthermore, the cotton is super-soft and comfy. This dress is positively dreamy ~ a very happy summer addition to CC’s wardrobe!
To show off those tanned shoulders, this Sofie Olgaard Alasso silk dress, available at, is a must!
Naturally, a maxi dress is essential. CC is totally smitten with her new Yumi Kim Sari Abstract Rose dress, at Gorgeous print, impeccable fit.
Lastly, CC needs some flip-flops. Check out these adorable Trove Tkees sandals from CC has a pair (in the winner's choice of color!) to give away to one lucky CC reader. One Week Contest! To enter, simply leave a relevant comment on this post! Limit one entry per blogger. Internationals welcome! Good luck, darlings!


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Excess Baggage

Luxe luggage, lovelies!
Cynthia Rowley Resort, via
Vogue, July 2006.
This photo courtesy
Splurge: Brooks Brothers crocodile weekender, $15,000 at
Steal: Dav vinyl weekender, $55 at
Korean Vogue Girl editorial.
Vogue, August 2008.
CC loves hard luggage! Brooks Brothers high shine leather Spazzolato large suitcase, at
This photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Lovemore.
Orla Kiely car print upright suitcase, at
Goyard luggage courtesy Fellow Fashionisto Diego of Freefall Blog.
Lugano leather garment bag, at
French Vogue, April 2000.
Globe-Trotter Centenary vanity case, at
Avantegarde, June 2006.
Fluff cupcake luggage tags, at
Bazaar, February 2000. CC adores that Louis Vuitton duffle!
LV luggage featured in Vogue UK; pictured courtesy Fellow Fashionista Fashion Pulse.
Prada ad, Spring 2006.
Vogue, June 2004.
This photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Fashion Pulse.
CC’s bags are packed; she’s ready to go!
P.S. Don't forget to enter CC's Jill Stuart Skirt Giveaway below!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

CC loves... & Jill Stuart Giveaway!

Here’s what CC is loving right now...
This ensemble. W, September 2004.
Designers and their Model pals: Stella McCartney with Magdalena Frackowiak and Natasha Poly, via
Bold black and white. This photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Sins of my Mind.
These Glovedup Estelle Blanche fingerless puff-sleeve gloves, at How fabulous are these for fall? CC adores!
This Proenza Schouler tee shirt bustier dress, at
This Rachel Roy asymmetric dress, at Neiman Marcus.
This C-Neeon Rahmguss dress at fabulous Swedish retailer CC is absolutely enamored of this shop! This dress is even more fabulous in person... it has delicate neon accents running through it so it glows in the dark ~ Hello, club girls!
This photo, courtesy Fellow Fashionista Mon Modele.
This fabulous gathered Loeffler Randall dress, at This breezy spaghetti strap mini is the perfect summer frock! CC love the watercolor effect and the blousy style. Click here for more amazing, unique pieces from!
This Christian Lacroix Couture look, via
CC plans to recreate the Lacroix look with this fab hair extension from FYI, Shanalogic has only products by indie designers, so click here to support them!
Love, Lulu Mae ARTcessories like this gorgeous flower headpiece. Shop!
This photo from French Vogue, October 2006.
Designer Jill Stuart’s fabulous creations, like this Paris Karlie floral blouse, at What a romantic and delicate print ~ CC is smitten!
[Bio adapted from the Chickdowntown blog :]
Jill Stuart is nothing short of an adolescent fashion prodigy. This New Yorker launched her self-titled women’s brand in 1993, but has been surrounded by the fashion world since she was a young girl. In the ’60s, her parents owned a popular ladies boutique in Manhattan that prompted her teenage years to be spent designing in such as jewelry and handbags. At the age of 15, Bloomingdales picked up her first line of accessories. These designs were her foundation in the ’80s, which ultimately propelled her to create her first line of women’s clothing. Today, Jill Stuart is known for her supreme ability incorporate the latest trend in her designs, no matter the genre: feminine, funky, formal or flashy. She branches off of these ideas and puts her own hip twist on them, while keeping her love of ultra-girly and vintage apparel intact. Her signatures include flirty dresses, fabulous accessories, painted-on jeans and accents of lace and floral – all providing an air of sensuality, while still maintaining a classic appeal. has lots of other fabulous Jill Stuart pieces. Behold:
This gorgeous Jill Stuart Janeta dress. CC loves the bustier shape and fold detail.
This creamy Jill Stuart slouchy Teresa boot. How delicious are these?
This fierce Jill Stuart wide black Shelly belt. CC adores the double buckle!
This elegant Jill Stuart Windowpane Kasia skirt. So versatile and gorgeous... CC will wear this with a corset top for a party or as a crinoline under a fuller skirt or dress!
Fabulous news, darlings! CC and Chickdowntown have one of these lovely skirts to give away to a lucky CC reader! Two Day Contest! To enter, simply leave a comment about the Jill Stuart pieces featured in today’s post! One entry per blogger. International contestants welcome, as always! Good luck, darlings!