Friday, March 30, 2012

Girl Crush: Jess!

I'm starting a new segment: Girl Crush!
Where I share the star's style which I am crushing on the most!

Carried Away

Get Ready to Meet the New Carrie Bradshaw!
After speed reading through the Hunger Games last summer, I was in need of a good read and nothing could compare, until I got hooked on Candace Bushels: The Carrie Diaries. It may not be as intense and gripping at THG but it was just what I needed after hunga's emotional roller coster!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Coral&Turquoise

I really love reinventing color combinations for spring! One Perfect Pair I have found myself using a lot this season, is coral (or peach) and turquoise (or seafoam)! So this post is dedicated to taking on this spring ready color combo.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring Stripes

The Secrets out: I'm a sucker for stripes!
 Spring into this season in stunning stripes, paired with bright spring basics!

This look is all about working with spring basics: colored pumps, bright studs, a bold bag (it makes the perfect color pop piece), fun bangles and a simple cardigan or jacket.
Saturday, I ventured to the fabulous french market for a relaxing brunch date with my sassy grandmother, amazing mother and bestfriend Dené.
 So I thought this look was perfect for this fabulously french affair.
When I think Spring I see bright colors, flirty prints and having fun with fashion!
By pairing stripes on stripes with some spring basics, you too can be stunning for spring.
Dress: Silverscreen Dress, Kate Spade. Jacket: J.Crew, No Longer Available. Shoes: Shoes: Medgorje Pumps, John Fluevog. Idom Bangles, Specific Styles NLA, Similar, Kate Spade. Ring: All Wrapped Up Bow, Kate Spade. Earrings: Gum Drops in Flo Coral, Kate Spade. Bag: New Bond Street Florence in Shocking Pink, Kate Spade. Lipstick: Supercalafragalipstick in Fuchsia Fete, Poppy King for Kate Spade.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Happy Hunger Games!

Last night (march 23rd) marked the premiere of the highly anticipated Hunger Games book turned movie, so of course I had to celebrate with an over-the-top capitol couture costume and dinner party (read all about it)! I did so by embodying Effie Trinket.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

be buzzworthy

Lets discuss a creepy crawling trend that took flight last spring but is still buzzworthy for spring 2012, that I will be incorporating into this next look.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

hats off

Well I'm back in the great state of Arizona for the time being & happy to bust out my spring attire & big summer hats!

and it was all yellow.

My cure for a rainy days is always a little bit of yellow!

Friday, March 16, 2012

And the winner is....

Its time to reveal the winner of my very first give away: Kate Spade Gum Drop Earrings! 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Let the Games Begin


the highly anticipated movie: the hunger games hits theaters next friday (march 23rd), but if you simply can't wait (and seriously, who can!) here are some premiere pictures to hold you over!

Leading Lady in Liquid Gold!
Jennifer Lawrence who plays Katniss in the movie went for the gold in a Prabal Gurung cut out dress with Jimmy Choo Shoes and Jacob&black diamond earrings.

Peeta Please
Josh Hutcherson (Peeta) looked Mellarkable in a three-peice two-button peak lapel suit by Z Zegna and black stripe tie and pinstripe shirt.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

cat & mouse

for those of you how know me well, you may be familiar with my recent obsession with charlotte olympia  and marc jacobs cat and mouse flats! so you can imagine how excited I was to see that Beyonce and Baby Blue Ivy stepped out in New York today wearing these critter inspired shoes!

 Me-ow. How cute is this cat&mouse duo?
Were used to seeing this fierce fashionista in sky high heels and skin tight clothes, but this new mommy has shifted her style to something slightly more functional, but just as fabulous. 
B hasn't wasted anytime in turning little blue ivy carter into a bite sized style icon, she is even following in her momma's footsteps, literally!

What do you think of these ity bitty little mouse&kitty flats?
Get them or the tiny tike in your life!

Why Pay More?

Why pay more, when you can get the look for less!
Today, lets look at two ways you can get the designer look for less!

Soul-Sistas!
Step in style with these adorably affordable Kate Spade look-a-likes from dsw!

Gleek Chic
Get the look featured on Fox's Glee and abc Family's Pretty Little Liar for less at my favorite mock-off  supplier ModCloth!

What are you feelings about mock-offs? Are they crimes of fashion or just simple flattery driven imitation? I personally think there is no substitute for quality, but no everything has to be a quality piece! But what do you think?
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Sunday, March 11, 2012

purse-fection

I love unexpected color combinations, like pairing a little bit of leopard with a classic dress to give it some edge, then brightening the whole look up with a bold bag and bright lipstick.


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Put Your Best Foot Forward

Its been Hunger Games Madness this month as the world waits for the movie to come out March 23rd! To ease the waiting, I am preparing to host my "tribute feast" dinner party (as featured in chapter 21 of the book) on the night of the premier, planning my over-the-top capitol look to wear that night and reading the online magazine Capitol Couture. Most recently, I have been sketching for the Capitol Couture Stylists Wanted contest!
For those of you unfamiliar with the contest: a stylist will be chosen to represent each district through a series of challenges, where the first is to design a shoe for your district. Before we get started, lets look at some of the winning designs from district 1(luxury), 6 (transportation) and 12 (coal).
the sketches above are not my own

Although I would be honored to represent any district I have my eyes on District 3, 4 and 5 (enlarged) as my top picks. Since I am a bit of a hunger-games-aholic, I decided to design a shoe for all the remaining stylist spots. So here are my shoe sketches in declining order of preference, where the districts I would most like to represent are listed last.

District 9: Grain
As one of the poorer districts, we don't have much to work with for shoe making in district 9. This textured pump is covered with pieces of grain laid criss-cross and a statement piece on the back of the heel.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Dare to be Blair

Spotted, C spreading B's secrets...
Careful C, Queen B doesn't take well to blabber mouths.

I dare you to dress like the most fashionable woman on the upper east side: Blair Waldorf
That's right, I am teaching you how to dress like the always fabulous Miss Blair Waldorf of Gossip Girl. 

But before we get started, which blair are you? The preppy princess of the first few seasons?...
... or the classy Queen B of the more current seasons?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

You Rock A lot of Polka Dots

Who's that Girl...
Has anyone been watching New Girl on Fox? I have been told it is loosely based on my life (hah, awesome) ... I'm not sure if its because I obnoxiously sing about everything or because I share 70% of the Jess/Zooey's wardrobe! Either way, I take it as a compliment!


Monday, March 5, 2012

Gumdrop Give Away

Goodie, Goodie Gumdrops! Its time for my first blog give away! yay!
For this give away, one Color Me Courtney follower will receive a pair of Kate Spade gumdrop stud earrings in the color of their choice.

Contest Details:
So here's how you enter... and hopefully win (fingers crossed)!
You simply have to do TWO different things:

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Pink&Green

If kelly I mean Courtney Green is my favorite color, Courtney Green mixed with punches of pink is one of my favorite combos! The key to pulling this pop-art-pair off is to keep the look under control with basic blacks. But dont be too boring, a little pop of b&w pattern can be your finishing touch!
Have you met Florence? Let me introduce you... She's the newest addition to my handbag family! I will be playing favorites for the next few weeks so you two can get further acquainted, I hope my other pretty purses don't turn green with envy!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Leather & Leopard

Today I went wild with a little leather, leopard and color! I also had to feature my new beautiful shoes that I absolutely adore.