it's my birthday week, so we're celebrating all week long on color me courtney, yay!
i love to plan parties and give gifts... to other people! but when the tables are turned, it's hard for me to sit back and receive (i think it's a weird controlling thing!) so i'm kicking off this week by celebrating all of by giving away one of my go-to earring styles!
the lucky winner will get to pick their gift from two kate spade options: a new pair of coral gumdrop studs or a fresh pair of gold "all wrapped up" bow studs!
next week is my birthday week (yay?) i'm not super excited because i'm turning 23, and it's kind of a lame-ish birthday but i am excited to celebrate all week long on color me courtney, starting with sharing my bday wish list...
i'm dying for a pair of tortoise karen walkers (i have the black but keep wishing they were tortoise for summer!) a new camera (mine's an oldie, i'm looking at the cannon rebel eos! any thoughts,opinions or reviews on this guy? please share!) and a record-player/turn-table for my living room!
A while back, I had the pleasure of styling my beautiful bestie Dené (a gorgeous model who takes the most stunning pictures) in a coney island inspired photoshoot by Liquid Shutter. The shoot was inspired by one of my favorite music videos Cool by Gwen Stefani in combination with a fabulous Coney Island Engagement photo shoot that is beyond adorable! (Check it out at Ruffled). Anyways, check out Dené and her partner Alex
these scorching summer days call for simple white, short shorts && a frizzy pony
the humidity has been awful, so i'm now just embracing my natural frizz and trying to make it work! i sleep with my hair in bun(s): one for loose waves, two for tighter locks and four for the curls; and scrunch the rest in the morning!
it's been crazy hot in nyc, and not the dry heat that i'm used to but a hot, sticky, humid heat.
i spent last summer in san francisco ("the coldest winter i ever spent was a summer in san francisco" - mark twain) and grew up with dry, arizona summers, so adjusting the nyc heat has been tough on me ... and my hair (hence the curly q's), but it has been fun to create a whole new nyc "summer style"!
add blueberries && raspberries to your favorite raspberry lemonade for a refreshing drink! try adding striped paper straws to finish the look! aren't a fan of raspberries, switch them out for strawberries!
with america's favorite holiday right around the corner, i wanted to share some fourth worthy fashion! to sweeten the deal, most of these looks are comprised of wardrobe basics or something you might already have in your closet to ensure you have a fabulous, yet frugal fourth! enjoy!