If I were to go to a country music festival, I would wear….

Hey Fashionistas,

Ok…so Confession time: I am absolutely obsessed with country music! I know you’re probably thinking, what is a city girl doing listening to country music?? I mean when you first meet me, you can easily guess that I listen to pop music (which I do) but more importantly, I really really enjoy country music. As a matter fact, that’s all I listen to in the summer…unless I’m working out. I just love me some Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Maddie & Tae, Thomas Rhett…oh the list just goes on and on!!

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❤ Queen of Country ❤

Now as much as I loveee country music, I actually have yet to go to a country music concert/festival. I know..I know…it’s awful, really awful…practically a sin!

But if I were to go to a country music festival, I would wear…

The Classic plaid shirt, blue jeans

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and let’s not forget these gorgeous cowgirl boots from King Ranch Saddle Shop!!

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or maybe if it’s really hot, I’ll switch it up with some cute jean shorts

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Not feeling the classic plaid/jeans look? Then maybe I would wear…

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A little summer lace never hurt anyone, right? 😉

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However, my favorite look that I would wear to a country music festival is…..

my favorite eyelet lace dress and a pink plaid tie front shirt #pinkloverforever

paired with these adorable fringe cowgirl boots from King Ranch Saddle Shop 😉

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So there you have it! My country music festival fashion style 😉

P.S. Didn’t you just love the super cute cowgirl boots? Make sure to check out King Ranch Saddle Shop for some more “Old West meets contemporary southern living”. And for an extra bonus, ladies, make sure to check out the men’s section for ways to dress up your man. They sell some really awesome cowboy boots to go with your amazing cowgirl boots!

Xoxo,

Christine

Fashionista Thoughts

Do you like country music? Who’s your favorite country singer?

Are you a plaid/jean shorts kinda gal or a lace dress type of gal?

Comment below letting me know how you would style yourself (and your man) for a country music festival!

 

Charming Charlies

Hey Fashionistas,

I haven’t done one of these in ages so here it is – Another boutique review!! Charming Charlies is a girl’s dream store for ones who are all about those accessories. It literally has every accessories a girl can imagine – in every style and color! This gem is on the corner of 5th avenue and 39th st and let me tell you, this place is now officially my go to store for all accessories. Shoutout to my wonderful friend, Jana for introducing me to this store ❤

 

First of all, let’s just start off with the bright pink doors. If you can’t tell by now, I am obsessed with the color pink so this store definitely caught my heart as I opened the tall doors and walked into my dream closet. Charming Charlies is super 5th avenue chic but extremely affordable. Now as much as I am no longer a college student and am currently working, what girl can’t say to no to affordable prices and sales??

Each station is color coordinated and its wonderful statement necklaces, earrings, and bracelets just sparkle and twinkle everywhere. I was mesmerized by all the jewelry surrounding me but I knew exactly what I was looking for: A bright pink statement necklace that was simple but would give my outfit that pop of color I needed. It was super easy to navigate the store with its color coordination…and not to mention the super helpful and friendly sales associates that are always there to answer any questions.

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Can you tell that this is my favorite station??

Another great thing about this store is that it also sells clothing and other necessary accessories along with the beautiful jewelry. Along the walls of the store are color coordinated dresses, handbags, and shoes that are just perfect for the girly and classy look. After a long day at work, this place is ideal for a quick retail therapy, which of course is exactly what I did on St. Patrick’s day. And…with a Buy one, Get another necklace 50% off sale going on, how could I have not bought something to treat myself??

Charming Charlies is definitely the place to go for accessories of all occasions. Whether you’re going to the office, a girl’s night out, date night, or a special party, there is definitely something for you to always find your sparkle!

Xoxo,

Christine

Fashionista Thoughts:

1. What is one store that’s always provides you a quick retail therapy?

2. What’s your favorite jewelry to wear?

3. Are you more of a gold, silver, or rose gold kinda girl?

#TBT Purdy Girl

Heyyy Fashionistas,

Today I’m throwing it back….wayy back to this past summer when I visited one of my favorite boutiques in NYC, Purdy Girl.

I’m sure many people can relate when I say that choosing the right outfit is sometimes harder than choosing what to make for dinner. Purdy Girl is a one-stop place where a fashionista can find an outfit for any occasion that works for day and night.

The clothes are very chic and girly. Purdy Girl sells clothes that aren’t too specific so each clothing apparel has tons of versatility. Depending on how you wear it and what you can pair it with, you can wear the outfit to multiple occasions. Need a white dress to stand out at a cocktail party? Try on the white sequined dress that Monica wore! But wait…you’re going to a garden party, you say? Wear a simple white a-line dress perfect for warm spring weather.

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Monica rocking the big sequins and looking classy ❤

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Ready for a garden party!! But first, let’s add in some color with my sunset-colored headband 😉

One of my favorite outfits that I tried on made me feel ready for a Fourth of July celebration.

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Navy cut out tank top, high-waisted red shorts (inspired from Mickey Mouse?), white straw fedora with navy band

Now most outfits that I chose were more trendy but fear not! For my more simple and minimal fashionistas, there is a whole wall full of basic tees, tanktops, shorts, etc. Purdy Girl keeps all fashionistas in mind!

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Basic tees, tanks, camis, etc + those gorgeous shoes ❤ #strut

Need to have an outfit that goes from day to night? You can change and play up your work outfit with the accessories section in Purdy Girl. There is a huge section right next to the changing rooms decorated with tons and tons of bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings. Talk about prime location! Try some clothes on and walk less than a feet away to spice up the outfit even more!

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The most unique thing that popped out to me were the chandeliers. There were even gold necklaces dangling from the ceiling making it feel more like a huge walk-in closest rather than a store. The store was was bustling with customers, but the sales associates were super aware of what all the customers need. From the time I spent there, I noticed many shoppers were actually frequent customers. The store associates had established a strong relationship with them and knew immediately what they were looking for. Now that is quality customer relationship right there!

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Lovee these white lace shorts!! Putting that on my list for my next shopping trip!!

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Maxi dresses are best for staying breezy in the summer if you don’t want to show too much skin!

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Another favorite type of top I love to wear during the summer are babydoll tops! I love the flowy feeling!


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Fashionista Thoughts:

What kind of accessories do you like to wear to make an outfit work from day to night?

Have you gone to a theme party recently? What did you wear to it?

Leave your comments below ❤

Xoxo,

Christine

Screaming Mimi’s

“Thats all they really want
Some fun
When the workin’ day is done
Oh girls they wanna have fun
Oh girls just wanna have fun”
                                           – Cyndi Lauper, Girls just want to have fun

Hey Fashionistas!

Welcome to the 80s! Want to go back in time even more? How about the 1970s? Not far back enough? Travel all the way back to the roaring 20s! Screaming Mimi’s is all about the vintage fashion style. This boutique is filled with iconic fashion pieces from each decade dating all the way back to the 1920s. Screaming Mimi’s is a very popular place for people to find their costume for a themed party or for Halloween. Complete with costumes and quirky accessories, Screaming Mimi’s gives all fashionistas chances to let their creativity run wild!

If you grew up playing dress up, then Screaming Mimi’s is the place for you! The amounts of outfits you can create are endless. We tried on flapper dresses from the 1920s, prom dresses from the 1950s, tutus, corsets, baby doll dresses, etc. There was even a section of clothes for all of our disco-era lovers to channel their inner John Travolta. And let’s not forget that no outfit is complete withput some fun accessories. The boutique sells gorgeous headdresses, masks, and other popular accessories associated with its respective fashion decade. Screaming Mimi’s is a girl’s dream dress-up closet!

With its lively music and atmosphere, the store invites the customers to go through the racks of clothes and try them on. Although the store aisles are cramped, it actually works to the store’s advantage. Each clothing rack highlights a different theme or decade, so shoppers can see how the fashion fads have changed throughout the years. If the store gets too overwhelming for you, the sales associates are more than willing to help you put together the perfect outfit that you had in mind. They are very friendly and give great advice on how to make each outfit and costume work. This boutique is not only a fun place to shop in but the customers get a fashion 101 on vintage. Who says shopping can’t be educational?

To learn more about Screaming Mimi’s and their exciting costumes, visit their website: http://www.screamingmimis.com/

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly

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Mint Julep

Hey Fashionistas,

Sorry for being MIA for the past month! Things have been super busy but here’s my first boutique review! Hope you all enjoy it 🙂

Are you the type of girl who loves to wear dresses and skirts? Are you attracted to bright colored tops with the occasional patterns mixed in? Or maybe you’re an accessories girl, looking for the perfect earrings to match that beautiful dress you’re going to wear to a friend’s rooftop party? Well then welcome to Mint Julep, a boutique that takes the classic girly fashion style and gives it a refreshing new twist. The dresses are not only flirty and feminine (staple features in the girly fashion), but the different patterns give it a more quirky “sip of style”.

Mint Julep prides itself on its huge assortment of clothes for all sorts of occasions: from a day out on the yacht to a casual stroll in the park. The clothes are vibrant with different colors and patterns that make it a joy to wear during the summer. This store immediately caught my eye when I saw the beautiful dresses and fun accessories displayed in the window. I’m a total girly-girl so you can imagine how ecstatic I was to find a boutique filled with my favorite clothing style. The unique part about this boutique is that it’s filled with different designers from both the US and Europe. Talk about a fashion mix! The style of the clothes gave me a sense of Hamptons meets modern fashionista. Monica (my main model for this blog)and I had a blast picking out clothes for various occasions (see photos below). The outfit themes ranged from dressing up for a garden party to having a casual day out with the girls to sipping Mint Juleps at the Kentucky Derby. One of my favorite outfits was an orange and white patterned strapless dress topped off with a beautiful silver and ivory sunhat, which I ended up buying since the hat was just too cute to pass up! Coincidentally, sunhats are one of THE staple accessories to wear at Kentucky Derby.

The store itself is very quaint and cozy. The wooden benches with patterned throw pillows and warm lighting were very welcoming. On top of that, I got to meet the owner of the boutique and she was very hospitable! She was very accommodating and attentive to everyone in the store, despite the many customers the store attracted. She was very engaging and personable with everyone, helping them pick out clothes and accessories. At one point, she was even helping a woman put an outfit together for a Tony Awards viewing party. Talk about being a great boutique owner and fashion stylist! This store is perfect for any women looking for that special outfit. Not only are the clothes adorable, but the prices are pretty affordable for a boutique like this! (And this is coming from a college student!!)

To all my fashionistas out there, you should definitely check out this boutique either in person or online: http://www.shopmintjulep.com/. They have several locations both in Boston and New York City. The clothes here are fun and unique and I guarantee you will always find something to wear for any occasion!

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly

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