Saturday, April 30, 2011

Oh Saturday...

  1. Stop and smell the roses...because they do smell quite lovely
  2. Go for a run...and dance while doing so (with bejeweled headphones)
  3. Make your own feather earrings (I like this DIY version)
  4. Sport a coral-colored pout
  5. Hit the town at night...and tote a studded clutch

I'm off to enjoy my day and get myself ready because...formal's tonight! 

Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday Fancies

While I wouldn't mind being invited to the Royal Wedding, I'm going to stick to a casual, laid-back look for my Friday Fancies outfit today. Link up at {long distance loving} to share what your dream outfit is!

PS: How gorgeous did Kate Middleton look in her Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress? 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Rain & Richie

Majorly crushing on Nicole Richie right now! 

(via Tumblr)

I'm off to take a nap...and then watch a movie...and then paint my nails.
Taking a much needed LAZY day!
What are you doing on this rainy Thursday?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Black on Black on Black

Hey there! I am heading off to help out at the "City Bride" show tonight in Providence; I get to work with the runway production team and dress the models backstage! I have never done anything like this before so I am super excited. Being told to dress in all black led me to channel my inner Kelly one pulls of the black-all-day-every-day look quite like her.
Blouse: J. Crew, Jeans: Forever21, Shoes: Nine West (wedge), Necklace: vintage zipper (thrifted), Purse: Banana Republic (thrifted) 

Also if you haven't already, please enter my giveaway
Have an awesome Wednesday night!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Miss. Meliss Giveaway!

Ladies I am so excited to post about my 1st giveaway! I never thought I would surpass 100 followers...but I did and I have all of you lovely and wonderful people to thank!
I got lucky, while I was trying to plan out a big way to say thanks, a very talented sorority sister of mine named Melissa offered to gift one of her fabulous screen-printed t-shirts to one lucky reader! 

Melissa started her t-shirt line, Miss. Meliss this year; the goal of Miss. Meliss is to provide girls with an easy way to express their love of the fashion industry. Why you ask? Melissa told me:
"Every day I find myself 'All Tied Up In Love.'" 
Although she has studied fashion design and worships the likes of Betsey Johnson and Diane von Furstenberg, she would rather create something original which, she totally loves instead of,
"making changes to other designers hard work and creativity!" Miss. Meliss was born!
To enter, comment on this post, by writing:
  • If you are a follower of Candidly Cassie (if your not, please be one)
  • What size t-shirt you would like
  • List your email address
  • For another entry: let me know if you mention this contest on your blog! 
(You can list all the information below in one comment!)
Thanks so much everyone! I look forward to announcing a winner on Friday!  

Monday, April 25, 2011

Leather & Prep

It finally feels like spring and I couldn't be happier. Recently I have been mixing and matching a ton--colors, fabrics, styles--I don't know where this is coming from. I used to strictly associate myself with the "preppy" look. However, I have come to realize that I do not favor one particular style. For me it is about meshing all different things that I love; whether it be leather and jewel tones, cotton and neon's, I am all about experimenting these days.

Skirt: Mossimo for Target // Tank top: H&M // Cardigan: Bass Outfitters // Shoes: Stuart Weitzman // Scarf: O by Oscar de la Renta // Bracelets: gifted from sister and friend

Do you mix it up?

Sunday, April 24, 2011

I Dream in Lanvin

Happy Easter! 

I wish either one of these flats would appear in my Easter basket! I have been lusting over Lanvin two-tone leather ballerina flats since the beginning of the school year. However, I can't seem to justify or finance the $570 price tag. Enter Banana Republic's Scotty essential flat. Although still $98, it is a fraction of the price of the Lanvin's and I am hoping that student discount/coupons/in-store-deals will knock the price down even more!

What do you wish was in your Easter Basket?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

How I'm Spending My Weekend

I'm so happy that it's the weekend; I have been stressed out so much over the past few days it will be so nice to just relax and appreciate the simple things...the really simple things.
I want to thank all of my fabulous readers--your comments and emails have really helped me get through nervous breakdowns about graduating, finding a job, taking fashion risks, and embracing new changes.
I am also happy to report that I have surpassed 100 followers! I never thought this would happen and I am so grateful to everyone who reads/comments on Candidly Cassie! Like promised, my giveaway will be up on Tuesday so please come back and check it out!

This is how I want to spend my weekend:
  • Dancing in my BCBG Wedges (bought at TJ Maxx for $15)
  • Smelling the sunflowers (which I will be buying at the farmer's market!)
  • Browsing for the perfect white button-down (I like this one from Martin + Osa)
  • Relaxing with a stack of magazines (So happy funny girl Tina Fey is on the April cover of InStyle, which I haven't gotten around to thoroughly reading yet.)
  • Going out for dinner and drinks with friends...because a girls gotta laugh...laugh a lot!

How are you spending your weekend?

Friday, April 22, 2011

A Ladies Luncheon

Today I am off to Boston for my internship--I will be attending a luncheon at the Colonnade Hotel, watching a fashion runway showcase for one of our clients Avni. Avni is an awesome eco-friendly designer; she uses the prettiest natural dyes from India for all of her garments! Hopefully I can take some pictures to show you all! (Just in time for Earth Day too!)
I wasn't sure what to wear to a luncheon. Do I even have appropriate clothes? So I did what any fashion-forward-clueless-college-girl-dressing-for-a-luncheon would do...I Googled "luncheon outfits worn by Kate Middleton." Who does "classy-lady-at-a-luncheon" better than KM? I was inspired by a few of her looks, here's my take:
Top: Verve, Skirt: Merona for Target, Boots: Boutique in NYC, Belt: Unknown, Watch: Michael Kors, Ring: Store in the Dominican Republic (also gifted from sister)

Does anyone else GOOGLE...
when special occasion outfit inspiration is needed?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I scream, You scream, We all scream for...Shibori

I've never pegged myself as a tie-dye girl but I just discovered shibori...and now I'm in love.
Shibori is a Japanese term for several methods of dyeing cloth with a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing it, or capping. 

What do you think?
Have you heard of shibori before? 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Camera Woes

I wish my camera shot images crisply and clearly...ah, I'm dreaming of a fancy new camera with all the bells and whistles. In other news, I woke up this morning to more mucky rain; this weather is a serious downer but I am hoping with all my heart that these constant April showers do in fact bring tons of beautiful MAY FLOWERS! Today I am wearing:
Sheer Blouse: ZARA, Tank Top: Target, Tunic: Adrienne Vittandi, Leggings: The Girls, Boots: Bass Outfitters, Belt: ZARA

Camera woes? Rainy day woes? Wardrobe Woes?
Any woes?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Black. Bun. Blazer. Boots.

There's a lot of B's going on with my look today--tons to do so here's the break down!
Blazer: Urban Behavior, Long Sleeve: Threads for Thought, Tank Top: Target, Jeggings: Forever21, Boots: Bass Outfitters

Thank you to everyone that commented on my post yesterday! I truly have the best readers/followers ever and every one of you made me realize the importance of living in the moment and appreciating/embracing change! It really meant the world to me! Here's to a brighter tomorrow, the best is yet to come!

Monday, April 18, 2011

I Know it's Sunny but...

For some reason I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. I have been trying to keep my thoughts on graduating to the bare minimum (acknowledging that I must apply for jobs, buy my cap and gown, move out of my beautiful beach house that I share with my three best friends) but I just can't keep anything inside any longer. Despite the beautiful weather that I woke up to, after a weekend filled with wind and rain, I just can't put a smile on my face. In the past I have let my emotions dictate my entire day, not anymore! I am determined to make myself happy and here's how:
  1. Buy fresh flowers: I love Gerber daisies!
  2. Phone a friend/loved one: even a little 5 minute chat can make me smile
  3. Nail polish: nothing like a bright, cheery red to improve my mood
  4. Clean, dance, sing: spring cleaning while blasting GLEE

Any recent grads have any advice on how to cope?
What makes you smile on an off day?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Cold in April

So far, the chilliness this April leaves much to be desired for the spring season.
The perfect blend of cozy brights--

(Via WeHeartIt)

Have a lovely and relaxing Sunday!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sunny Disposition

I'd be walking on sunshine (literally) every day if I had this dress.
Giambattista Valli Spring 2011

Happy Saturday!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Fancies

Sunny and breezy April weather
Flowy tops, light-weight fabrics, neutral palate of dreamy colors

What's your dream outfit?
Plan it, link it up @ {long distance loving}

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Rainy Day Plaid

I woke up this morning to the not-so-gentle pitter-patter of rain drops...I heard the howling wind, felt the subtle shake of my (rented) beach house and looked out the window to see the rough crashing of waves against the shore of Bonvue's little beach. A while ago I decided that flannels and plaid perfectly accompany rain--soft, warm, and comfortable these pieces are my rainy day staples; naturally I broke out the plaid today. And in case anyone wants to know what music meshes perfectly with days like these...Florence + The Machine.
I'm Wearing:
Cardigan: GAP, Flannel: Forever21, Turtleneck: Ralph Lauren, Leggings: The Girls, Boots: NYC Boutique

How do you feel about rainy days? Hate/Love? Love to Hate? Hate to Love? 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fuchsia Feeling

What I'm wearing (despite the gloomy weather)...
Sweater: Absolutely Creative Worldwide, Tank: Old Navy, Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters, Flats, GAP, Belt: George, Ring: gifted from Mom

Back to work...hope everyone is having a lovely Tuesday!

Monday, April 11, 2011

In need: Formal Dress

My formal is coming up later this month and I need a know something spring time-y, something bright, something colorful, something fun! I found a few options online (two without sources...I'm sorry!!) but I am on the prowl! I ABSOLUTELY DETEST buying clothing online. I am the kind of girl who needs to try things on--it's all about the fit with me!

(Pictures clockwise: Shop LA: tiered mini dress, J. Crew: Vivette Dress, unknown, unknown)

What would you wear to a spring formal?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Call it a Craving

I am obsessed with tassel necklaces and found a great DIY site: all you need is craft chain and a tassel (easy enough right?) Check it out at Love Maegan!


Happy Weekend!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday Fancies

I love Fridays and can not wait to get started on my weekend! How about all of you? Anyone else filled with spring fever? Today my Friday Fancies outfit is inspired by spring and the colors that are slowly but surely reentering the outdoors--petal pinks, deep greens, and muted oranges!
Blazer: Bardot, Tank top: Ella Moss, Shorts: TopShop, Shoes: Belle by Sigerson Morrison, Belt: Eddie Bauer, Clutch: Rue de Chic

What pretty things are you loving this Friday? Link up with {av} at {long distance loving} and share your spring time essentials (or dream spring time essentials!)

Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Crazy in Love

I am so in love with coral this's why!

Anthropologie: Plunging Halter Maillot bathing suit, Essie: "Coral Reef" polish, Fern Weave Flats (via Shop Ruche), Coach: Bonnie Leather Foldover Crossbody Purse, Vera Bradley: Coin Purse in "Call me Coral," Random Tumblr image

Love it?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ballerina Bun

I have been wanting to try a ballerina bun for a while now...I always hide behind my long hair though. It's always been a type of security blanket for me. Usually my long, wavy, brown hair can hide all of my discomfort and apprehension to a situation; but recently I have been wanting to break out of my shell. What better way to expose myself then to have my whole face on display for the world to see? Okay, at least on display to the state of Rhode Island. Today I am wearing:

Cardigan: GAP, T-shirt: GAP (pocket style), Harem Pants: Forever21, Flats: GAP, Necklace: gifted from Grandma

Does anyone else hide behind their hair?