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

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I’m a proud owner of 10 pairs of Laducas

day 1- recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself

This is my most recent photo. I took it right before a PR event I did with Amanda. I love that costume. I love my job!

1. I’m a huge fan (and addict) of Anthropologie.

2. I despise green beans, pickles, and raisins.

3. I wish I was a cleaner person. My living space is usually an absolute mess. When its clean, I find I’m happier person. The only thing that motivates me to clean is when I know I’ll have company over.

4. I hate deleting photos. I’ll only delete it if its a) blurry or b) unflattering.

5. I’d like to travel more. There are so many beautiful places in this world that I’d love to photograph. Italy, France, Greece…

6. My fashion sence can usually be described as red/black/white, ruffles, has a bow, or polka dots.

7. I’m a proud owner of 10 pairs of Laducas.

8. I love to choreograph almost more than I do dancing.

9. I don’t like walking around in my apartment without socks or slippers on.

10. There are plenty of things that I never learned to do: Dive off a diving board. Driver. Ride a bike. Do a cartwheel. Roller skate/Ice skate. And I’m just starting to cook.

11. I’m a stickler for butter on popcorn. Lots of butter.

12. I’m currently learning the art of layering winter clothes.

13. When I started blogging, I didn’t think it would last long.

14. Things that 99% of the time make me feel better: talking to my best friends, ice cream, and fred and ginger movies.

15. I’m a big believer in “everything happens for a reason.”

~cc

101 Things that make me happy

Since it was on my 101 things to do in 1001 days list, i thought I’d knock this one out:

  1. love
  2. my family
  3. reading the scriptures
  4. taking photos
  5. giftcards
  6. giving the perfect gift
  7. cheese
  8. blogging
  9. temple trips
  10. picking out which headband to wear with a current outfit
  11. arm scratches
  12. finding new photographers i like
  13. everything and everyone in new york city
  14. chocolate bar
  15. anthropologie sales
  16. Rockstar Diaries
  17. when my silly niece, Avery, says “I love you Aunt Cia!”
  18. back scratches
  19. hearing makenzie’s voice
  20. seth rudetsky’s deconstructions (this one‘s my favorite)
  21. laducas
  22. singing in the car
  23. anything ever uttered out of elaine stritch‘s mouth
  24. old school theatre tap dancing
  25. a new richard calmes album
  26. my scotties, Bobby and BJ
  27. comments on my photos
  28. fresh flowers on the kitchen table
  29. the nervous, excited energy i get before a photoshoot
  30. when my doctors are happy
  31. skyping with my nieces and ashlyn
  32. fierce moments (i’ll have to blog about this sometime…)
  33. doris day movies
  34. fred and ginger movies
  35. hugs and kisses
  36. reunions with friends i havent seen in forever
  37. making slideshows
  38. dressing up all fancy
  39. sleeping in my bed on cold mornings
  40. cloudy days
  41. cute umbrellas
  42. ghost lights
  43. iyogurt, red mango, and pinkberry
  44. when he says he loves me
  45. finding old journals and reading them
  46. reading snapple caps
  47. waking up to a working alarm clock
  48. my photo chandelier
  49. putting on a new pair of earings
  50. watching a really good movie you haven’t seen in a long time
  51. downstage center
  52. taking a theatre dance class
  53. charleston chews
  54. anything black with white polka dots
  55. good news
  56. getting a letter or package in the mail
  57. counting down the days till summer new york trips
  58. looking at my yellow tulip painting from king aaron
  59. quoting scrubs
  60. watching bloopers on dvds
  61. General Conference
  62. regina spektor and ben rector music
  63. making lists
  64. lunch dates with my favorite people
  65. a massage
  66. holga photos
  67. hot chocolate on a cold day
  68. family dinners
  69. when people tell me they’re looking for my cheshire cat laplander! so sweet.
  70. Kevin Cahoon in the same building :))))
  71. disco dancing
  72. nailing an audition
  73. stepping off the plane at La Guardia
  74. little letters
  75. Junior’s Cheesecake
  76. “(This will be) an Everlasting Love”
  77. finding a new artist i like
  78. trying new sushi
  79. a good Sunday at Church
  80. engagement stories
  81. a jazz class on an emotional day
  82. “You Turned my Mourning into Dancing” music
  83. singing primary songs
  84. comforting hugs from my mommy
  85. puppies
  86. red lipstick with a cute black and white outfit
  87. star sightings in NYC
  88. licking icing off of a cupcake
  89. singing in the shower
  90. shopping trips with my sisters
  91. pumpkin pie with whipped creme
  92. sunrise on the beach
  93. a warm blanket right out of the dryer
  94. speaking “broadway” with someone who understands what the heck i’m saying
  95. yellow tulips
  96. white rose petals in my banb hoodie pockets
  97. makenzie memories
  98. thinking about the future
  99. accepting the past
  100. living fully through every minute
  101. this list

here’s to happiness, life, love, and makenzie.

~cc