Wednesday, July 31, 2013

coney island adventure

my bestie came to town for my birthday week, so we did all the fun nyc touristy things i never find time to do! first on this list... coney island!

so today, i'm sharing our pics ... take a peek!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

go yankees

it's tuesday so i'm teaming up with stylish gameday to bring you 3 sassy, spirited looks for all you new york yankee fans!
this first look is cool && casual, but still spirited with pinstripe shorts && a graphic tee! I also love the pop of red with the keds! >> get the look

Monday, July 29, 2013


Summers in nyc are hot hot hot, and some mornings you just dread getting dressed... but there is one outfit solution: a cute romper!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

and the winner is...

Yesterday I turned another year older and probably none the wiser, so I celebrated with a birthday giveaway (see the full post here) and today, I'm announcing the winner!!!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Blast from Birthday Past

Incase you haven't noticed, it's my birthday week so we're celebrating all week long on the blog!

 today we're taking a look back at one of my favorite birthday celebrations of all time... my mad hatter tea party brought to you as part of my party planning segment: hopeless hostess!

Monday, July 22, 2013

birthday give away!

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!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

make a wish

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!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Style File - Coney Island

A while back, I had the pleasure of styling my beautiful bestie DenĂ© (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 DenĂ© and her partner Alex

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

texas rangers

it's time for another tuesday team-up with my favorite sporty blog stylish gameday! today we tackle blog author alexis's favorite baseball team: the texas rangers!

keep it simple >> all you need is a graphic tee, denim shorts and a little red lipstick to look fabulous while you root root root for your home team // get the look

Monday, July 15, 2013

four eyes

today we're saying yes stripes and chambray, plus i discuss my everyday accessory: fashion forward frames.
glasses used to be only for geeks, but now with so many cute frames out there... they've basically become a fashion accessory. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

she & him

monday was probably the best night of my life!
i saw my favorite band she & him live in central park!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


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!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

little red dress

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"!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

4th of july feast

since yesterday was all about flag day flocks (see the full with six 4th of july outfit options post here) today we'll cater to your inner hostess by tackling some simple & easy fourth worthy food options
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!

Monday, July 1, 2013

4th of july fab

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!