CoCo Chanel

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Her name was Gabrielle, her nickname was Mademoiselle but she will always be known as CoCo. By transforming practically into an aesthetic, she set women free and invented a style that both utterly personal and universally recognized.

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Elegance means being beautiful both on the inside and outside.

Mademoiselle Chanel was first inspired to create a shoulder bag, thus freeing women’s hands and radically changing their allure. (That idea works perfect on me with my hand bag collection.)

 Like I said above, I love handbags, not just Chanel but many brands and styles. You’ve seen my purse collection.

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With it’s quilted effect which was inspired by stable boy jackets, ely lids through the bag so the chain strap can pass and move., golden turn lock closer, the logo, double CC, top-stitched  in to the lining, and perfect proportions, the CHANEL BAG WAS DESTINED TO BECOME A LEGEND.

I thought this was so amazing Coco’s inspiration for creating her very first Chanel bag. I’ve always grown up and loved fashion no matter what style or fashion I was wearing and I always admired the fashion.

 Also besides my Chanel bags, I have other Coco Chanel art work that I treasure.

The first piece I want to show is my Vinyl Black Lips Surfer Girl. Black shiny lips and Kate Moss’s lips.

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I also have original early sketches and art work done by CoCo and Chanel.

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Hope you enjoy and definitely research into her, her fashion life, and her real life.

xoxo

 

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$50 or less, Fashion and Style

  Ok so I know it’s been a few weeks since I posted my last 50 dollars or less fashion, with full outfits, etc., but there is a reason why. Last week I tried to do this article at TJ MAXX, since Crossroads was my last post, and it was a disaster. I usually go there for home goods instead of clothes and even though I went right when they opened on a week day first thing in the morning and it was already jam packed. I couldn’t even look through the clothes cause it was chaos. And in the home goods department, people were knocking down and breaking plates. It got so bad I started sweating with a panic attack and had to leave. 

A few days later, I stopped at Kohl’s which I love but last time I didn’t find anything I liked but I decided to give that same location another shot and I’m so glad I did cause I scored this time!!!!!

I love jumpsuits and pantsuits as a lot of you know and the moment I walked into the shop, I spotted a gorgeous navy blue pantsuit with vibrant flowers on it. It was originally 40 dollars but it was on sale for 25 dollars which was amazing. The next thing I saw were supported bralettes which were adorable. They were marked down to 9 dollars and then got an extra discount to bring it to 5 dollars. I bought this bright yellow mustard one to go with my pantsuit which you’ll see in the closeup. By the way, I plan on going back to get more bralettes in every color. You can wear them as crop tops also.

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The last thing I fell in love with was from my favorite brand there, Rock Rebel. It’s a soft black top  with criss cross sleeves, which I always love a peek a boo moment, with red roses on it. It’s so cute. The top was originally 25 dollars but was marked down to 15 dollars. I couldn’t believe my scores. My total purchase for three things was $45.00 including tax.  I love it!

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As far as big variety stores are concerned, definitely are Kohl’s and Target are my favorite. 

Hope you enjoyed this third edition of 50 dollar fashion or less. Stay tuned to the next one AND if YOU have suggestions of shops you want me to check out, please definitely leave you SUGGESTIONS in my COMMENTS section. 

XOXO CARLIE 

New Irridescent Classic Hollywood Flapper Dress

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0F6306F8-9E5B-41C2-82E6-E534195D454E      CFA1D4D5-8E1D-4820-B67E-57970293777CThis is my latest stunning dress that was gifted to me by someone close, from Sonja Morgan of New York. I’ve already worn this dress in several shoots and can’t wait to wear it out on s night on the town. It is so elegant and is perfect for every occasion, even grocery shopping for me, hehe seriously. 

Here are some of my fabulous photos in this fabulous dress! Please enjoy and leave your comments. 

My summer Barbie Mermaid hat fascinator

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   This is my latest creation from my girlfriend Debra Shirley and will be using this fascinator for many pinup photoshoots and magazines so stay tuned.  My Pinup theme for my summer issues will be queen of the mermaids. Make sure to subscribe to me if you haven’t already and leave your likes and comments. Thank you everyone and stay tuned for some amazing summer shoots. 

50 Dollar Fashion and Style

For my second shop to go to to find 50 dollar, or under 50 fashion, I ventured into CrossRoads Training. I’m sure most of you have heard of this place because it is a very big chain. If you don’t know what it is, it’s a consignment store where you can purchase clothes for cheaper prices, including some famous designer as well as you can bring your own clothes in to sell for money or store credit.

Today when I went inside, with my one small bag of clothes to sell, there was a big line for buyers and the store was greatly understaffed. Since I had time to kill, I began my 50 dollar shopping spree and let me tell you, I found some fun stuff.

The first thing that caught my eye were these incredible and iridescent hot pink and purple platforms. I had never seen a pair like that before and for only 28 dollars which in Hollywood would go for maybe 100 minimum. I had to snag those for this.

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The next thing I spotted in the accessory area was a really cool studded black wallet that could also work as a small purse. When I looked at the price I was shocked. It was originally $10.50 but was on sale for half off. That was crazy. Now at a lot of consignment stores will put their items on sale because of scratches or maybe missing threads, etc. but when I looked up close at the wallet, I really didn’t see any flaws or they were really minor.

 

 

 

The last thing I spotted was a beautiful tye dye snake print blouse in different shades of roses and pinks. It only cost $16.50 so it was definitely a steal.

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So here is my total for these items was only $49.99 dollars! Yay!

If you have never been to Crossroads, I definitely recommend it. When I lived in San Fransisco, I was there almost every week to see what goodies they had. Definitely look the locations near you and I almost forgot….. if you buy some thing there and then change your mind, even after wearing it. You can sell it back to them. A little piece of advice. hehe. Thank you everyone for enjoying this post and I wish you a great evening or morning depending where you live. 

xoxo

50 Dollar Fashion and Style

   I’ve decided to start going to shops, mostly local shops in my area to find outfits the are stylish and fashionable for fifty dollars and under. My husband actually came up with this idea which I thought was so cute and even though many others have done similar things, I plan on putting my vintage and rock spin onto it. 

   I haven’t decided yet it I’m going to do this every week or every two weeks but I think this will be fun. My goal is to find full or mostly full outfits for under fifty dollars to show as inspiration to everyone who feels that they have to spend loads of money to be able to showcase their fashion and unique style. Every thing I show off here is something that is my style and/or that I would wear.

   I was going to one of my favorite local vintage shops but they were closed for the day. Instead I started with Target. I know Target isn’t a unique store but I thought it would be cool to include Target in my list of fifty dollar fashion since Target is an extremely popular chain that everyone has access to in their area.

The first thing that my eyes immediately went to was a pair of these cheetah print jeans. Animal print and me? Duh! Haha They cost $28.00.

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   The next thing I spotted was a super cute black and red (my favorite color combo) Game of Thrones “Where are My Dragons” top for $14.00. I love that show and the “Mother of Dragons” is probably my favorite character. The next item I spotted was in the jewelry section which was near where I found both the pants and top. The next item I looked for was a cute pair of shoes to complete this look. To be perfectly honest, I really didn’t see anything that I would wear or that would go with this outfit but they did have a lot of styles that you might like to try in your Target locations so please don’t be discouraged that I didn’t find anything in the store location I went to. A lot of them were on sale as well. Instead I went to the jewelry section which was near where I found the pants and top. There I found this punk rock red “Rocky Horror” style lips necklace. It only was $6.00 so I had to get it.

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After the items I found, my total plus tax was literally $50.00 so it was perfect.

I hope you all liked what I chose and also the start of something new that I’m going to be doing for Bombshell.