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Missing Your Dose of CLCC FASHION GOODNESS?

By Lei   |    May 10, 2012 1:00 am    |   Uncategorized   |    0 Comments

We’re sorry we’ve been gone for so long! As you can see, we’ve gotten a makeover and have spent some time revamping things to make CLCC a better experience for fashion addicts all over the world!

We hope to bring you more stylish goodies in the near future, and have some interesting things in the works for our readers!

XOXO

HOLD YOUR HORSES.. ERR.. RAINDEER SANTA!

By Lei   |    December 21, 2011 3:19 pm    |   Beauty   |    0 Comments

….THIS GIRL NEEDS TO ADD ANOTHER PRESENT TO HER LIST OF COVETABLES!!

Santa,

I know that this is last minute, with Xmas a mere 4 days away, but I recently read on InStyle.com that Jennifer Hudson’s Gel Manicure for the VH1 Divas was a DIY job!!! Knowing that my finances are literally in the crapper, I’d love the opportunity to not only stay chic but be money savvy as well (I mean, $40 for a gel manicure adds up…)!

So I did a little digging and found our girl J. Huds used the Red Carpet Manicure Professional Kit to achieve her stylish, taupe-lacquered look. Please, Please, PLEEEEASE Santa, since I’ve been such a good girl this year, and kept my promise to keep the masses free of fashion faux-pas (for the most part), I think I deserve this one.

Love,

Lei

P.S. If you can’t conjure it up in your magic workshop, you can always go on over to Red Carpet Manicure and order me the Starter Kit for $59.99 + S & H. Or if your feeling extra generous you can splurge on the Pro Kit for $79.99 or one of the fab polish shades below!!!

Want Some Holiday SPARKLE in Your Life?…

By Lei   |    December 9, 2011 1:55 pm    |   ACCESSORIES, Shopping   |    0 Comments

… Then look no further than my new obsession- Bauble Bar.

I recently discovered Bauble Bar during one of my many late-night online shopping binges. You know about those, Right??? It’s late at night and you’ve had a long day, you’ve got a tub of chunky monkey in one hand,  your hubby’s credit card in the other, and a glass of wine on deck to drown out your nagging conscience telling you NOT to dig yourself deeper into the financial crapper (after all you’ve just spent half of your savings on Xmas gifts for people you don’t even like!).

Anywho- as an ADDICT of anything with a BLING factor stumbling upon this site was, in my opinion, an act of God.  After scoping out their array of fabulous statement jewelry, filling my cart, and possibly maxing out my husband’s credit card, I’m patiently waiting for Santa to make an early appearance with my box of goodies.

The best part of it all- they should be arriving just in time to add some sparkle to my ensembles for a slew of Holiday parties! Take a look at some of our favorite pieces below!

Stud Dome Ring

Gold Button Studs

Galaxy Choker

Stoned Stack Bangles

Pearl Netted Bib

Studded Noir Studs

Metro Pearl Studs

Deco Teardrop

Honeycomb Cuff

Mermaid Cocktail

Romanov Cuff

P.S.- Standard shipping is free ANNNND you get $10 off of your 1st order. What more can a girl ask for???

Holiday Styling on a Budget: Tips for the Frugal Fashionista!

By Lei   |    December 8, 2011 5:48 pm    |   FASHION   |    2 Comments

 

Well folks, the Holidays are officially in full swing and if you’re anything like me- a maniacally cheerful Christmas geek, you’re uber-excited at the prospect of an endless month of eggnog, cocktails and festive celebrations.

I, personally, felt compelled to pull out the BIG GUNS this year, with an arsenal of vintage, glittery attire and bedazzling accessories to last the entire holiday season. But alas-I’m aware that not everyone is a Christmas FREAK like me; so I wasn’t too surprised to find myself bombarded with questions about concocting the perfect holiday ensemble on budget.

My personal advice? Since many of us are on the economical crapper, don’t splurge on anything new. Instead glam up pieces you already own with festive accessories and footwear.  Or head to your local thrift store and scour the racks for gently used items that can be easily transformed with some crafty DIY- now-a-days just about anything can be jazzed up with a little elbow grease and a Bedazzler.

Style Tip::: We love hardware- any thing with studs and grommets is engraved on our covet list without a second thought! Snag a blazer/cardi at your local thrift store, strategically place, studs, spikes and grommets along the shoulders, pockets, and/or neckline for a look that’s chic, unique and all your own!

Happy Holidays!

xoxo-

Lei

Celebs Love…

By Lei   |    October 19, 2011 3:28 pm    |   CELEB STYLE   |    0 Comments

…a Good High Waist as Much as We Do!

Check out some of our fave looks below.

Rihanna

Amber Rose

Kourtney Kardashian

AnnaLynne Mccord

Kelly Rowland

Emanuelle Chriqui

Olivia Palermo

Rachel McAdams

(Click images to enlarge!)

Ready to GTL? Click Here for some tips on how make high-waisted trousers work for you!

XOXO-

Lei

What to Wear NOW: High-Waist Trousers!

By Lei   |    October 18, 2011 11:44 am    |   FASHION   |    0 Comments

Fall is officially here and if you’re a frugal fashionista like myself, you’re looking for some key pieces that can carry you from last season’s warmer weather well into the holiday season.

One of my favorite trends that will continue to rock on through fall is 70′s glam. And although we can safely stow away our hot pants and cork wedges, it looks like high-waisted trousers are here to stay.

Combining a chic aesthetic with effortless comfort (a-la Jackie Kennedy), high-waisted pants are a the perfect way to look polished while conveniently hiding all those funnel cakes and pounds of taffy you ate at the shore this summer!

And while these structured britches are a far cry from the skinny/cigarette pant of previous seasons, the variation of styles available make them the go-to item for women of all body types!  So if you think you’re ready to take the plunge into high waisted heaven here are a few key points to keep in mind.

Runway A/W 2011 From left: ACNE, Gucci, DSquared²

1) Long legs and a lean frame are the perfect canvas for a wide-leg trouser. Pair an elegant palazzo pant with a cinched blouse or form fitting top to create a clean, fluid look that’s effortlessly chic.

Runway A/W 2011 From left: Cynthia Steffe, Donna Karan, Cynthia Rowley

2) Women with curves, or compact body types should opt for a cropped or flared style (a wide-leg will create a boxy, bottom heavy look). Pair with a healed loafer, structured blouse and optional blazer for a look versatile enough to tackle anything from a day at the office to shopping with the girls.

3) Don’t  be afraid of heights!  No matter what the style, a high-waisted attempt gone wrong can make a gal look frumpy. Avoid looking like a long-haired Steve Urkle by adding some height to your look with a strategic platform or chunky heel.

Stay tuned for more fall trends, and remember-the most important accessory to any outfit is confidence, because if you don’t OWN YOUR LOOK, no one will do it for you!

Xoxo,

Lei

images courtesy of Style.com

Manic Mondays…

By Lei   |    September 19, 2011 2:09 pm    |   Shopping   |    0 Comments

…Are always better when great shoes are involved!

I’m always proud when I achieve a great bargain, and when the bargain is on shoes the pay off is that much better! My frugal fashionista hunts often drive me to spend hours scouring the racks at T.J. Maxx and Marshals, but (call me old-fashioned) my favorite deals/discounts are those god-sent sale days at Macy’s.When you combine an almost 55% discount plus brands like Material Girl, Rachel by Rachel Roy, and our newest fave- Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s it’s the equivalent of sartorial heaven.

This past weekend by some act of God, I happened to stumble upon one of these divine sales and an associate was kind enough to spot me a 20% coupon. Needless to say, not only did I score the bridal shower gift I originally ventured into the store for, but I also scored two fabulous pair of shoes.

So today, on this manic Monday, I decided to debut my favorite pair- my Material Girl, Alli Platform Pumps. Paired with black skinnies, a silk blouse and my signature shades they not only motivated my morning but won me raving compliments from my co-workers!

“…I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes.” – Oprah Winfrey

Happy Monday!

Xo-

Lei

Look for Less: Jeffrey Campbell!

By Lei   |    August 24, 2011 12:00 pm    |   FASHION, LOOK FOR LESS, style   |    2 Comments

We love all Jeffrey Campbell styles, but our favorite of all time has to be the JC Lita Platform Booites. The towering heel, varied colors/patterns, and versatility to go from casual to glam just screams “TAKE ME HOME!”

I can’t, however, justify paying $160 + per pair. When fashion is constantly changing, what’s in today is not tomorrow. And although we hope with our whole heart that we’ll be rocking our Lita’s well into the future, chances are there will soon be another chic shoe that will make us swoon just as hard.

Our motto? Spend major cash on classic staples that will always be in style, and skimp a bit on the fad pieces that may not necessarily stick around for the long haul! Needless to say, after ogling the Lita Platforms on Nasty Gal and resigning myself too poor to dish out the cash for them, I was super stoked when I stumbled across the Lita’s more frugal doppelganger on GoJane!

I’m proud to say that I now own these beauties in several colors and they are the STAPLE around which I am planning my fall wardrobe! The resemblance is uncanny!

(click to zoom)

From top left: JC Lita Platform Boot- Taupe, JC Foxy Pump- Leopard, JC Lita Platform Boot- Glitter, Go Jane- Lace-up Platform Bootie- Glitter, Go Jane- Peep-toe T-strap Platform- Leopard, Go Jane- Lace-up Suede Platform- Taupe

GTL: Fishtail Braid!

By Lei   |    August 16, 2011 3:57 pm    |   Beauty, CELEB STYLE   |    0 Comments

(Clockwise from left Blake Lively, Rihanna, Mary Kate Olsen, and Jessica Szohr)

We’ve seen the look all over Hollywood- worn from the day well into the evening and even on the Red Carpet, the Fishtail braid has been the IT style for the summer months.

Whether done in a sleek tamed fashion or a messier boho look, we give the fishtail braid our seal of approval. The simplicity of the style exudes a relaxed glamor that is universally flattering and the best part about it is that the look is UBER easy to achieve- NO BLOW-DRYERS, FLAT IRONS, OR CURLERS REQUIRED!

ll you need to GTL is some texturizer, hair pins and snag-free hair ties and *VIOLA*- you’re ready to fishtail! Take a look at some of our fave celeb looks above, and one super-saavy instructional vid we found on you-tube below. Now go and GET GLAM GIRLS, this is one summer style we’re sure will stick around for the long-haul!

xoxo- Lei

Deals and Steals:Nanette Lepore!

By Lei   |    July 20, 2011 7:00 am    |   DEALS AND STEALS!   |    0 Comments

Today and Tomorrow! Drastic mark downs on Summer Essentials by Nanette Lepore!

Shop til’ you drop Xo-Lei