Try saying “Clothed Much”

It’s hard, right?

Dressing up is easily one of my favorite things to do. I don’t really need an occasion to get cute. I just love planning outfits, figuring out what lipstick to wear, and so on. Growing up, I was always that little girl who pretended to be Ann Margaret in Bye Bye Birdie when getting dressed everyday (if you haven’t seen that movie then shame on you.) I feel like what you wear says a lot about a person, so I always make an effort to try to look my best, even on days when I don’t feel like it.

I’m also very passionate about cute, modest fashion. Its so sad to see young girls and woman who feel like they have to dress like floozie to receive attention. That only shows that they really have no grasp on their self worth and confidence. The same can be said about girls who don’t put any care in their appearance at all. I truly believe that in putting 5-10 minutes into planning your outfit a day, the respect of the people around you will increase as well as your love for yourself.

Now getting to the point of this whole blog… CLOTHED MUCH! I found this modest fashion blog two(ish) weeks ago and am beyond beyond obsessed with it. Elaine of Clothed Much is my my fashion role model. I feel like her style would look good on pretty much any body type. It’s fun, modest, cute, sometimes casual, sometimes dressy, unique, easy, smart, hip, comfortable… someone stop me. I could go on and on… Each day I model my outfit after one of hers! (And the fact that she’s LDS totally rocks my world!)

My parting words to can be summarized in these 4 bullet points:

•You don’t need a special occasion to get dolled up. Smack on your favorite pair of heels, lipstick, dress- whatever! You deserve to feel special everyday!

•Ladies- on the first date, don’t feel like you have to “look cute” without looking like you’re “trying too hard.” Let him see the real you from the begining. Don’t try to be the girl he wants you to look like. Never sacrifice your fashion sense for a man. What do they know?!

•Modest is hottest.

•Go check out Elaine at Clothed Much!

 

…oh and on a theatrical fashion note, Friends Don’t Let Friends Wear Hooves. JUST SAY NO!

love and laducas,

cc

Beautiful Blogs

So last night I was up ridiculously late, stubbling upon all these amazing blogs about fashion, design, photography, food, and life. I just adore all of them. The column on the right of this blog entitled ‘Be Still My Heart’ is where you can find them.

I really liked what Sarah Klaussen had to say about clothes on her blog:

“Sometimes, I sit and consider the connection, or bond, between clothing and people, and find it most fascinating. A simple thing, a single piece, a little soul. Maybe it’s thanks to memories of a warm Grandparent, an entire Summer by the seaside, or maybe a peek into one’s own childhood—jolly Christmases, nestled within wool, spent caroling and enjoying hot chocolate with family and friends… my wish is that this little boy has wonderful memories that surround this coat one day, and that when he looks back, he sees what he had, who he was, how he was loved. And perhaps, just perhaps, he will have a son of his own, and that classic, little blue coat will carry on the tradition and become a special part of someone else’s life…”

So sweet… I’m so attracted to fashion right now. In New York, everywhere you look someone is looking positively phenomenal. All they have to do is sport a huge coat, tights, and heels with sunglasses and a giant tote bag and that  right there is fabulous.

~cc

I am currently…

…being really lazy. And it feels great.

…looking forward to going home to Houston. Ok, I said it! Fam, friends, Tokyo Bowl, dogs, Rafa… need I say more?

…enjoying spending time with my bestie here in the city.

…prepping to make my move to the heights!

…really missing my RCMH fam. It’s been a week…

…in need of groceries.

…staring at the window. More snow!

…a bookworm. I’m reading so much these days and love it!

…in denial that it’s 2011.

…listening to Jonathan Reid Gealt’s “Quiet” by Natalie Weiss. Buy it! Incredible song. Jonathan is such a talented song writer and Natalie Weiss is just a stunning songstress.

…enjoying my last month of Netflix.

…getting ready to do some major cleaning in my apartment.

…wishing my entire wardrobe was 1930’s-1950’s clothing.

…wondering what 2011 is going to bring.

Heaven on Earth

As celebration of my first week of rehearsals I decided to splurge a little bit and go for a small shopping spree at Anthropologie. Taylor came along to monitor my spendings!

I just love going to Anthro. Not only just to shop… but it is the most wonderful place. Its filled with so much creativity and ideas. I also leave so inspired. They’re catalogues too… I swear, if I wasn’t a performer, I’d want to be a photographer for them.

Isn’t it just beautiful? I want to live in the world of Anthropologie.

Here’s the sweater and purse I bought!

Where do you like to splurge?

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

~cc

 

 

“You know its sad when you buy an outfit because you know it’ll look cute with a necklace that you haven’t even bought yet.”

My mother said that to me today when she came home from running errands. My responce is no! It is NOT sad. It is positevly wonderful!

My biggest guilty pleasure at the moment is Etsy. What is Etsy you ask? Etsy is a place online where people can sell homemade and vintage items. I’ve bought many a things there and find it just addicting! C’mon! Isn’t this beautiful? And this? I’d love a pair of these.

Here are some of my favorite sellers:

Taza and Prince

Oxford Heaven

A Farmer’s Daughter

Solanah

Now isn’t that just adorable?