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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Casual in Chanel & Céline

It's safe to say yesterday's weather was a bit all over the place. In the morning it was incredibly sunny, hot, and beautiful. Suddenly, out of nowhere, it began to pour and I was so upset that I may not be able to photograph for the blog. I just got a new lens for my camera, a Sigma 30mm f/1.4 and I was looking forward to taking it out on a test shoot. Luckily, the rain only lasted about an hour and the sun began to shine again. Yesterday was a good break from a hectic work/school week. With finals going on, I have barely any time to just relax and enjoy.

It was a lazy Saturday so I kept my look pretty casual for the day. Continue reading to get the details of this look and links to shop these pieces at the end. I hope you enjoy!

Top: Isabel Marant x H&M // Bottom: Aeropostale Black Jeggings
Bag: Céline Trio // Shoes: Chanel Espadrilles
Photography By: Marco Panlilio


Most people know that I wear a lot of black and white, however, I really do try to add pops of color into my outfits every once in a while. Yesterday was a day spent hanging out with my boyfriend and going to the movies. We watched Neighbors starring Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, and Dave Franco. It was such a funny movie and I definitely recommend it if you're looking for a laugh!

Everyone needs a good plain white tee, whether it's a crew neck, v-neck, whichever floats your boat. This is one piece that I find to be a staple in everyone's wardrobe because you can never go wrong with it. When Isabel Marant released her collection for H&M, I had to get this t-shirt. She's known for her more relaxed designs so when I was on the hunt for a slouchy white tee, I knew her collection would be a good place to look. Whether you need to dress up or dress down, plain white tops are always a great piece because they're just so versatile. I chose to pair these with my favorite jeggings from Aeropostalé.


I love the stretch and the fit of jeggings. They're not too tight, not too loose, and they allow me to move comfortably at all times. I love these jeggings so much that I have three pairs in black and about four more in other denim washes.

I have been on the hunt for Chanel Espadrilles for the longest time. I think I started looking for them in March of last year and got on every wait list possible. The Chanel Espadrilles became highly coveted and I was determined to get myself a pair before any more price increases. After numerous calls to Saks, Neimans, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdales, I got my hand on a pair in July. It was the last one in my size in the entire country in the color combination before the next shipment. For that, I probably had to wait another two months and it was even more expensive. The wait was well worth it and these shoes have been great to wear for my more casual outfits.


I always thought that Spring/Summer was "Crossbody Bag" season. I'm the kind of person that carries a lot of stuff so when Céline released a larger size for the Trio, I had to rethink it. When I saw the regular size, I knew that I couldn't get much use out of it so I immediately dismissed the idea of ever buying one no matter how cute it was. I needed a larger bag but at the same time, a bag that wasn't too big as well.

This bag was the perfect color to add to my collection and it is also my first red bag. I was determined to purchase a nice brightly colored crossbody for the upcoming season and I'm definitely happy with my choice. You can read a more detailed post about my Céline Trio here.


Accessories: Killdit Wristband // C. Wonder Bangle // Juicy Couture Chain Bracelet // Etsy Hamsa Bracelet // Marc By Marc Jacobs Watch // Initial Necklace // Ray-Ban Sunglasses


SHOP THIS LOOK:
Top: Isabel Marant x H&M (Similar) // Bottom: Aeropostalé Jeggings (Similar) // Bag: Céline Trio
Shoes: Chanel Espadrilles // Ray-Ban Clubmasters (Here) // MBMJ Watch (Here)
Etsy Hamsa Bracelet (Here) // C. Wonder Bangle (Similar) // Initial Necklace (Similar)
Juicy Couture Chain Bracelet (Similar) // Killdit Wristband

SHOP SIMILAR ITEMS BELOW:







18 comments

  1. thank you so much for this lovely post !! I enjoyed the details so much, it was a really nice read and I'm so glad you can find comfort in such chill clothing. Btw was the shirt see thru or sheer cause mine somehow always expose my bra and I don't really like wearing tanks underneath ><

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I just wore a nude bra, I hate wearing tanks underneath too! :) Thanks for reading!

      X,
      Alyssa

      Delete
  2. you were right! your Celine matches everything and anything even this simple casual outfit! lmao glad the weather is nicer tho!

    I hear tomorrow weather is even nicer in nyc! do you have anything planned to wear yet? :) post on blog again maybe? yay I love reading your blog hehe so I'm excited

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love my Celine bag! I have a post saved from yesterday, Mother's Day and today I have a shoot in Chelsea, so we will see! :) Thank you so much for reading!

      X,
      Alyssa

      Delete
  3. Because of you, I am on a hunt for a red crossbody bag! I just wish I can find one for a reasonable price! Do you know where I can get one around a 200 dollar budget?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You can check Nordstrom! They have bags around that price, also check Rue La La for their deals, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Nordstrom Rack. You can usually find a cute alternative. Michael Kors also has a bag similar to the Trio. :) Thanks for reading!

      X,
      Alyssa

      Delete
    2. You are welcome! I found a bag that's in my budget and although it's not red.. I am stuck between 2 colors. Would you mind helping me pick out a better bag?

      Delete
    3. http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/coach-crosstown-bag-in-colorblock-mixed-leather?ID=1447613&CategoryID=25300#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D30%26kws%3Dcoach%20crossbody%26slotId%3D13

      Light Gold/Natural Multi or Silver/White Multicolor.

      Should I get this bag? If so, what color? I value your opinion because I just love your style so much!

      Delete
    4. Light Gold/Natural Multi!!! And aw thank you!

      X

      Delete
  4. hi alyssa!
    i wanted to know if you're around elmhurst often? I think I saw you last time in this parking lot with bubble tea!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am! Marco and I are always in Elmhurst on the weekends haha, we love to get Dim Sum there and bubble tea at Quicklys. Say Hi next time!

      Delete
    2. ooh im kinda nervous to say hi hehe but i adore you from afar, sorry if thats creepy! is the dimsum place you go to also the restaurant with the signs outside w/ dishes and stuff (like promos etc) i think we go to the same one hehe but its always so packed

      Delete
    3. I usually go to Pings, not New Broadway Seafood, if that's what you're talking about. Haha.

      Delete
  5. I love your style and your blog ate Alyssa !

    ReplyDelete
  6. I absolutely adore your outfit!

    ReplyDelete

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Casual in Chanel & Céline

It's safe to say yesterday's weather was a bit all over the place. In the morning it was incredibly sunny, hot, and beautiful. Suddenly, out of nowhere, it began to pour and I was so upset that I may not be able to photograph for the blog. I just got a new lens for my camera, a Sigma 30mm f/1.4 and I was looking forward to taking it out on a test shoot. Luckily, the rain only lasted about an hour and the sun began to shine again. Yesterday was a good break from a hectic work/school week. With finals going on, I have barely any time to just relax and enjoy.

It was a lazy Saturday so I kept my look pretty casual for the day. Continue reading to get the details of this look and links to shop these pieces at the end. I hope you enjoy!

Top: Isabel Marant x H&M // Bottom: Aeropostale Black Jeggings
Bag: Céline Trio // Shoes: Chanel Espadrilles
Photography By: Marco Panlilio


Most people know that I wear a lot of black and white, however, I really do try to add pops of color into my outfits every once in a while. Yesterday was a day spent hanging out with my boyfriend and going to the movies. We watched Neighbors starring Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, and Dave Franco. It was such a funny movie and I definitely recommend it if you're looking for a laugh!

Everyone needs a good plain white tee, whether it's a crew neck, v-neck, whichever floats your boat. This is one piece that I find to be a staple in everyone's wardrobe because you can never go wrong with it. When Isabel Marant released her collection for H&M, I had to get this t-shirt. She's known for her more relaxed designs so when I was on the hunt for a slouchy white tee, I knew her collection would be a good place to look. Whether you need to dress up or dress down, plain white tops are always a great piece because they're just so versatile. I chose to pair these with my favorite jeggings from Aeropostalé.


I love the stretch and the fit of jeggings. They're not too tight, not too loose, and they allow me to move comfortably at all times. I love these jeggings so much that I have three pairs in black and about four more in other denim washes.

I have been on the hunt for Chanel Espadrilles for the longest time. I think I started looking for them in March of last year and got on every wait list possible. The Chanel Espadrilles became highly coveted and I was determined to get myself a pair before any more price increases. After numerous calls to Saks, Neimans, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdales, I got my hand on a pair in July. It was the last one in my size in the entire country in the color combination before the next shipment. For that, I probably had to wait another two months and it was even more expensive. The wait was well worth it and these shoes have been great to wear for my more casual outfits.


I always thought that Spring/Summer was "Crossbody Bag" season. I'm the kind of person that carries a lot of stuff so when Céline released a larger size for the Trio, I had to rethink it. When I saw the regular size, I knew that I couldn't get much use out of it so I immediately dismissed the idea of ever buying one no matter how cute it was. I needed a larger bag but at the same time, a bag that wasn't too big as well.

This bag was the perfect color to add to my collection and it is also my first red bag. I was determined to purchase a nice brightly colored crossbody for the upcoming season and I'm definitely happy with my choice. You can read a more detailed post about my Céline Trio here.


Accessories: Killdit Wristband // C. Wonder Bangle // Juicy Couture Chain Bracelet // Etsy Hamsa Bracelet // Marc By Marc Jacobs Watch // Initial Necklace // Ray-Ban Sunglasses


SHOP THIS LOOK:
Top: Isabel Marant x H&M (Similar) // Bottom: Aeropostalé Jeggings (Similar) // Bag: Céline Trio
Shoes: Chanel Espadrilles // Ray-Ban Clubmasters (Here) // MBMJ Watch (Here)
Etsy Hamsa Bracelet (Here) // C. Wonder Bangle (Similar) // Initial Necklace (Similar)
Juicy Couture Chain Bracelet (Similar) // Killdit Wristband

SHOP SIMILAR ITEMS BELOW:







18 comments

  1. thank you so much for this lovely post !! I enjoyed the details so much, it was a really nice read and I'm so glad you can find comfort in such chill clothing. Btw was the shirt see thru or sheer cause mine somehow always expose my bra and I don't really like wearing tanks underneath ><

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I just wore a nude bra, I hate wearing tanks underneath too! :) Thanks for reading!

      X,
      Alyssa

      Delete
  2. you were right! your Celine matches everything and anything even this simple casual outfit! lmao glad the weather is nicer tho!

    I hear tomorrow weather is even nicer in nyc! do you have anything planned to wear yet? :) post on blog again maybe? yay I love reading your blog hehe so I'm excited

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love my Celine bag! I have a post saved from yesterday, Mother's Day and today I have a shoot in Chelsea, so we will see! :) Thank you so much for reading!

      X,
      Alyssa

      Delete
  3. Because of you, I am on a hunt for a red crossbody bag! I just wish I can find one for a reasonable price! Do you know where I can get one around a 200 dollar budget?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You can check Nordstrom! They have bags around that price, also check Rue La La for their deals, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Nordstrom Rack. You can usually find a cute alternative. Michael Kors also has a bag similar to the Trio. :) Thanks for reading!

      X,
      Alyssa

      Delete
    2. You are welcome! I found a bag that's in my budget and although it's not red.. I am stuck between 2 colors. Would you mind helping me pick out a better bag?

      Delete
    3. http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/coach-crosstown-bag-in-colorblock-mixed-leather?ID=1447613&CategoryID=25300#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D30%26kws%3Dcoach%20crossbody%26slotId%3D13

      Light Gold/Natural Multi or Silver/White Multicolor.

      Should I get this bag? If so, what color? I value your opinion because I just love your style so much!

      Delete
    4. Light Gold/Natural Multi!!! And aw thank you!

      X

      Delete
  4. hi alyssa!
    i wanted to know if you're around elmhurst often? I think I saw you last time in this parking lot with bubble tea!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am! Marco and I are always in Elmhurst on the weekends haha, we love to get Dim Sum there and bubble tea at Quicklys. Say Hi next time!

      Delete
    2. ooh im kinda nervous to say hi hehe but i adore you from afar, sorry if thats creepy! is the dimsum place you go to also the restaurant with the signs outside w/ dishes and stuff (like promos etc) i think we go to the same one hehe but its always so packed

      Delete
    3. I usually go to Pings, not New Broadway Seafood, if that's what you're talking about. Haha.

      Delete
  5. I love your style and your blog ate Alyssa !

    ReplyDelete
  6. I absolutely adore your outfit!

    ReplyDelete

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