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Blush + Biggie

Moto Jacket: Loft //  T-shirt: Spencer’s // Denim: Express // Sneakers: Aldo

I took these pics a couple of weeks back and I debated when to publish them. My answer arrived when I learned that this past weekend, March 9th, marked the 21 year anniversary of Biggie’s death. I watched “Notorious,” and never did I imagine that I would leave the theater in tears. Not that I didn’t know how it would end but still. Recently I’ve seen documentaries featuring his mother, Puffy, Jay Z, and Faith and of course you get a first hand account of the man Biggie was. But the craziest take away of this story is how young he was. This man was twenty four years old and he lived as big and as colorful a life as one could ever imagine.

On a much lighter and brighter note (there is no perfect way to transition from a tribute…but here goes) we are six days away from Spring 2108. Our weather is much cooler than one would expect which makes me think that we may pause before we put away all our winter clothes, cuz it’s chilly. One of my favorite jackets is a moto jacket, especially if it’s in a pastel tone. I am also rocking a lot of denim jackets, whether they are fit or boyfriend. Love each style. And I don’t want to (but I am) over emphasize the biggest trend that you will see this spring- sneakers! Any style, and shape available. With or sans platform, studded, perforated, metallic, you name it. Whatever style you choose you will not fail. These faux fur blush sneakers are the most adorable things I’ve owned. I am also obviously obsessed with graphic tees and if they include the face of an iconic figure even better.

Until the next post.

XOXO,

DdC

 

LBD + Puffy

Dress: Tie Sleeve Ponte Shift Dress from Express // Boots: Aldo // Jewelry: Own

I can’t write Puffy and not think about Diddy, or “Brother Love.” Puffy just needs to accept he will always be Puffy, or Diddy in our eyes.

At any rate, this was my second look for the Christmas Party Season (now gone). On this particular day I had 4 parties to attend (not bragging), I only made it to 3. I found this dress at Express, and after rewatching seasons 1 through 7 of the RHNYC you learn that wearing black is downtown chic in NYC. All of that to say that if you are unsure of what to wear you can never go wrong with choosing the classic LBD for any special occasion.

As far as my shoe game goes my goal was to pair each look with these boots from Aldo. I already had some Vince Camuto OTK boots but they did not have the platform to up my look. So I jingled all the way with these OTKs.

I hope your holidays were very Merry and Bright! And have a very, very, very happy and prosperous 2018!!!

XOXO,

DDC

 

OTK OK

Photos by: Joshua Bourgeois

Dress: Aria (old) // Boots: Aldo // Earrings: Aldo

I cannot believe we are five days away from Christmas Day. I just survived a whirlwind of Christmas parties and I pranced my way to each party with these Aldo suede over the knee boots (OTK).

Anywho, I kicked off my first party with this navy pin striped shirt dress. I love this look. First off, it’s easy and comfortable. Secondly, it’s the closest I will get to doing that pyjama trend.

When I think back to what inspired me to start this blog I believe it all started with Christmas parties, and doing casual photoshoots in them. Oh what fun. And possibly a bit awkward but lucky for me others were drinking and having fun so I got away with it. But being a plus one to a lot of these parties I can share some tips with you:

  1. Don’t overdress. Be fashionable and on point but you know that beautiful red dress featured on Jasmine Sanders for the Bebe Fall campaign? As gorgeous as it is ZON’T DO IT. It is not the time nor the place. And we have Mardi Gras for that. Christmas parties as much as they are for everyone they are really a time for all employees to get together, celebrate the past year, and have fun. So as much as I like to walk in to a joint like Tyra Banks, some times it is necessary and ok to tone it done.
  2. Don’t over drink. You may notice that there are cash bars or drink limits (or tickets) at Christmas parties. And there is a good reason for that. You never want to be THAT person. In other words a hot mess fool.
  3. Always thank the host. There is always a talented Queen (or King) Bee in every company who worked her/his tail off to pull the event off. So make sure to not only greet them when you enter but also thank them when you exit.

I will post looks for the party season in the next few days. So stay tuned.

Heart y’all.

XOXO,

DDC

 

Double Oh Romper!

Romper: Express // Earrings: Baublebar // Shoes: Loui et Cie @ Head Over Heals

Facebook went cray a couple of weeks ago with [an epic] pic of Sean Connery in his days of 007 rocking a short romper. And so the question to all males around the world was “would you rock that?” And why not?!

Who doesn’t love a good romp…er… Focus! Clear your mind of those dirty thoughts. I am obsessed with the cold shoulder trend. So it clearly doesn’t get any better to wear a romper with a cold shoulder. Can you say showstopper? I wore this dress to someone’s graduation and it truly is the perfect summer look. Adding a touch of blush with Baublebar’s piñata tassel earrings  perfectly complemented this powder blue ensemble.

So in the heat of the summer stay cool and on trend with a cute cold shoulder anything, or a romper. If you can get both you lucked out because this look is only available online in petite.

I heart you for reading and until the next post,

XOXO

DDC

Low Romance

Blouse and Shorts: Aria // Earrings: Baublebar // Necklace: Timewarp // Booties: Head Over Heels (sale)

Happy Mardi Gras!

I had all the ingredients to make this post: green, purple, and gold. In this case the gold was more like a canary yellow, but still you get the point. And always the psychic trendsetter that I would like to think I am, you may want to mark my words when I tell you that all variations of yellow will be quite haute this spring. Write it down and go buy yourself that yellow (or mustard) blazer, dress, or top.

Romantic blouses such as this one which have a little, or in other cases a lot, of ruffles are on trend. You will see quite of few in floral prints in the upcoming weeks.

And last but not least, I absolutely love this vintage coin necklace from Time Warp boutique on Government St., in Baton Rouge.

Until the next post!

XOXO,

DDC

V Day

Top: Topshop (Nordstrom) // Denim: Blank NYC (Nordstrom Rack)// Earrings: Baublebar

Hay girl (or boy) hay it’s Valentines Day!

In past years I have griped of no one wearing red or pinks on this day but this year I find myself being a little hypocritical. Let me explain. We all understand the over commercialization of the holidays. We get it. But it certainly gives bloggers, social media coordinators, and communications professionals something to post.

As I was shopping for others yesterday I found myself telling those helping me find something “I don’t want anything too big, or too expensive. I honestly think this day is a little silly.” I think morally we should always strive (lord knows I am NOT perfect and that my attitude is not always 100) to think of others, offer help when needed, and give without any expectations of the other person giving you something in return. That’s the way it should be. Now, do not get me wrong because the flip slide to this story is that I strongly believe in establishing boundaries and respect among friends. And you know sometimes people tend to over care, over share, and over step. Word to the wise. #stayinyourlane

BUT…. that is not what this post is about. Last year the off the shoulder trend dominated the summer and it is fascinating how strongly it has transgressed through the winter/fall. This winter, still, it is all about the shoulders. Whether it is off the shoulder or a cold shoulder, it is undeniable that this style is a dominant one right now.

I love everything about this topshop top. The style, the powder pink color, and the trumpet sleeves. The opposite of skinny jeans are these high waisted bell bottom jeans, which if worn with a high enough heel elongates your body. And I am obsessed with the tassel trend in jewelry. I find myself in the constant hunt for tassel necklaces and earrings. These hot pink ones just give me life.

Anyways, I have said too much. On the real and for realzies my wish for you is to have a wonderful day filled with love and laughter. And hey, a gift or two here and there would not be so bad, eh?

Until the next post, CIAO CIAO loves. Happy Valentines Day!

XOXO,

DDC

P.S. How beautiful was Beyoncé’s performance at the Grammy’s!!! She was a byzantine beauty and a goddess in her own right. And Blue Ivy stole my heart!!!

LBD

Dress: Likely from Aria Boutique // Chocker: Dillard’s // Shoes: SJP from Nordstrom Rack // Clutch: The ANTHILL by Anthony Ryan

You cannot own enough classic black dresses, or little black dresses (LBD’s). Celebrities of the likes of Jennifer Aniston made black their goto red carpet color. She manages to look stylistically different while rocking black every time. Genius! #TeamJennifer all the way. Although it’s really sad what the other two are going through.. but that’s a whole different story.

Bell sleeves and trumpet sleeves are really hot RIGHT NOW, give it six more weeks (the groundhog saw it’s shadow yesterday, right?) and maybe this will not be the case. I love a good bell sleeve. Although, it is a tad bit Morticia like (ummm she also loved her extremely tight black dresses) they are just so fun.

These Sarah Jessica Parker shoes have their own story. I honestly willed these into my life. I got them for a steal, no no no no better than a steal they were almost and practically free. The minute SJP launched her shoe collection at Nordstrom I knew it was going to be something special. They really became the hottest selling shoe moderately priced at $350 and up. Hey! That’s Carrie, and she is worth it. That and her long standing career, and her name. These are called Fawn heel pumps and they are sold at Bloomie’s, Nordstrom has limited styles too.

Can I tell you that on my first trip to Chicago SJP was at the Nordstrom on Michigan Ave. doing a meet and greet and signing shoe boxes and I missed her because I was on the opposite end of Michigan Ave! Ugh! I could have just kicked myself in the … you know where. So needless to say I have a strong connection with my silver SJP shoes.

Well, February has rolled in and I have a lot more goodies up my (bell) sleeves for you all.

I love you for reading and please come back!

XOXO,

DDC.

You had me at gumbo!

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Shirt c/o: You Had Me at Gumbo, Leggings: Aria Boutique (old), Shoes: Carrson, Steve Madden  

There is a brand new t-shirt line coming from the bayou, and nothing is more Louisiana than gumbo. And in case you were wondering (I know you are not..but it’s ok) my favorite spots for gumbo in Baton Rouge are: Chimes and Roux 61.

You Had Me at Gumbo is a product of love for all things creative and emblematic of our beautiful state. Arielle Brown, the visionary creative behind the brand, shared with Foster the Fashion that:

“I just love being creative and doing things that challenge me. This business and my music do both for me. I hope to continue designing shirts that are more modern takes on Louisiana gumbo themes as festival season comes, and summer, and all things life! I like to wear t-shirts that make a statement of some kind, or draw the eye to it, so that is my goal with You Had Me at Gumbo. ”

Arielle, a “Ragin Cajun” Lafayette native, was more than kind to let me pick my favorite design from her amazing collection of tees, and of course I could not help but to choose her “file myself” tee. Allow me to explain why in the next sentence. I personally challenge you to listen to the song “I’m feeling myself,” by Nicky and Queen B (aka Bey) and not find yourself doing one of the following: (a) feeling yourself, (b) constantly hitting repeat, (c) or breaking into your own karaoke session with no concern whatsoever of who’s watching you. I challenge you.

So please check out You Had Me At Gumbo online, and follow her on all her social media platforms. I need to add one more thing, these shirts are so soft and comfortable to wear it’s pretty amazing.

XOXO,

DC