Sunday, December 30, 2012

Post Retrospective 2012

As the year 2012 comes to a close and my blog approaches its' one year anniversary (Jan. 17, 2013), I decided to put together a montage of popular and favorite posts from 2012.

How it all began (Jan. 17, 2012)...

Where Fashion Meets Flooring 



The 5 most popular posts based on views...

The Glamour of Virna Lisi   


A Touch of Green 


Earth Month // Rustic Home Decor   


Cathy Covets...The Cartier Juste Un Clou Collection  


Trend: Crochet and Lace Shorts




The 5 most popular posts based on comments...

Bebe Fall Collection 2012  


 Neon Yellow Love  


Mixed Media Leather and Lace  



 J. Crew Fall 2012 Lookbook  


 Weekly Style Inspirations   (8/24)


Two of my personal favorite posts...
From Spring 2012...
Lovin' Lucite  


From Fall 2012...
For the Love of Burgundy    


Be sure to click on the photo title links to check out the full posts :)

I look forward to another wonderful year of blogging with my amazing readers and blogger friends!

Here's to a happy, healthy, and fashionable 2013!

XO,
Cathy



Sunday, December 23, 2012

Stocking Stuffers Under $40

Stocking Stuffers Under $40

As I head off on a plane to spend Christmas on the east coast with my family, here is a final post featuring last minute stocking stuffer ideas under $40.  I often excitedly find a number of these items in my stocking, so I thought I would share some of these ideas with you.

1.  Dior Diorific Long-Wearing True Color Lipstick / sephora.com -  What girl doesn't love a fabulous new lipstick in her stocking?  This is such a gorgeous rose color that works well on most skin tones...highly  recommend!  ($36)
 
2.  HUE Opaque Tights and Over the Knee Socks / macys.com-  Perfect winter accessory and a great opportunity to try out the colored tights and over the knee socks trend with this well priced celebrity worn brand!   ($13.50)

3.  Factory stripe long ribbed gloves / J. Crew Factory - Take a step beyond the traditional gloves gift with a fingerless style.  This striped pair is so on trend :)  ($14.50)

4.  Magazine subsrciptions -  Always a winner, especially for the fashion lover!  I receive several fashion  magazine subscriptions for Christmas each year, plus a copy of the most recent Soap Opera Digest in my  stocking. Yes, I am a looooong time General Hospital and Days of Our Lives fan :)

5.  Polished Planes Earrings / anthropologie.com -  What woman doesn't love receiving jewelry for Christmas?!  These beauties come in several colors, but how can you resist the emerald color of 2013?    ($32)

6.  Philosophy The Gingerbread Man / sephora.com -  Ah yes, a pampering gift in a fabulous winter scent of gingerbread....enough said :)  ($25)

7.  Beaded Holiday Ornament with Chocolate Medallions / godiva.com -  Godiva candy will  make any   woman smile!  Even after the candy is long gone, this gorgeous beaded ornament remains on your Christmas tree year after year.  ($19.99)

8.  Collar Necklace / h&m - On  trend jewelry  items at affordable prices are winners!  ($17.95) 

9.   Lotto Tickets -  Fun gift!  My entire family receives the scratch off version every year, and it is always fun  to make a game of rubbing them off together :)                       

Dressing up the dogs for Christmas (see how much they love it...haha)...

Lacey (9), Brando (13), and Jackson (5)
Christmas toys
Brando
Lacey
Jackson


I hope you all have a wonderful, safe, and blessed Christmas with your families and friends.  I look forward to catching up in about a week :)

Merry Christmas!

XO,
Cathy 







Friday, December 21, 2012

Weekly Style Inspirations...

Weekly Style Inspirations...

Welcome to the final round of 2012 style inspiration from amazing fashion bloggers!  This edition features many layered looks and touches of fur.  Take a look and share your thoughts...

Blair from Atlantic-Pacific
Rachel from Da Paura ♥
Bessie from Bravoe Runway
Sandra from 5 inch and up
Megan from TfDiaries By Megan Zietz
Elizabeth from A Keene Sense of Style
Floortje  from Floortjeloves
Monica from Blog Moda
Kier from Fashion Addict
Pola from  Hypnotizing Fashion
Lauren + Marika from Golden White D├ęcor


Hope that you enjoy this week's roundup of style from fashion bloggers.  Be sure to click on the links to see more amazing style from these girls!

I have one more post to show you before Christmas :)

Happy weekend!
Xo,
Cathy



Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Visit eFoxcity for the Holidays!

Visit eFoxcity for the Holidays!

Great news!  Time to share info about a website that I recently discovered...eFoxcity...a korean fashion website that showcases a variety of items from wedding dresses, to women's and men's clothing, to jewelry.  Place an order by December 31st and receive 15% off of your total purchase sitewide.  Just use promo code "XMAS15" at checkout :)

Take a look at a few of my favorite pieces of Women Clothes (under $30)!... 

Tall Collar Red Wool Primer Dress    ($27.99)
Khaki With Sash Women Cotton Cape Coat   ($17.86)...amazed at the affordable price on this detailed piece!
Lapel Women Double-breasted Black Wool Coat   ($27.99)

Here a couple of my favorites in Wholesale Women Sweaters 
(under $20)!...

Asymmetrical Stripe V-neck Sweater   ($18.66)
Grey Wool Blend V Neck Bat-wing Sleeve Sweater    ($18.82)
    
And a couple of  jewelry picks under $12! ...

Green Jewel Square Necklace   ($11.09)
Individuality Euro Style Fashion Necklace   ($9.67)
Be sure to click on the links to check out the website, my picks, and thousands of other fabulous items at affordable prices!  I would love to hear your thoughts on eFoxcity! :)

Cathy





Monday, December 17, 2012

My Christmas Dream Picks...


My Christmas Dream Picks...
               ...because a girl can dream

Time to indulge the luxe side of my personality.  I rounded up a few of my dream accessory items (just in case someone wants to show me some extra special love)!  Maybe some of these are on your dream list too?



1/  Harry Winston "Charms" Bracelet, set in yellow gold, individual charms starting at $2,300, charm bracelet starting at $3,300, harrywinston.com.

2/  Alexander McQueen Shoes, $2,075, net-a-porter.com.

3Valentino "Rockstud" Bow Booties, $1,495, bergdorfgoodman.com 

4Judith Leiber Oval Wristlet Crystal Clutch, $2,595, judithleiber.com 

5Hermes Alchimie Bracelet, set in rose gold with 4.73 cts diamonds, $133,000, hermes.com 

6Valentino "Rockstud" Handle Frame Bag, $3,295, forwardforward.com
 Actually, I would be happy with any piece from the "Rockstud" collection :)

What items are on your accessory dream list this Christmas?

As an afterthought, my dream Christmas dress from Balmain...


and coat...


Have a great week!
Cathy



Thursday, December 13, 2012

Oasap Weekly Giveaway

Oasap Weekly Giveaway

Have you taken part in the weekly giveaway sponsored by Oasap?  Every week Oasap gives away 6 of its' popular products.  Pick your fave one(s) and share them on your blog or social media sites (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter).  Three winners are chosen each week.  Click the  Weekly Giveaway  to join in on the fun!

My giveaway picks for the week:
Camouflage Pattern Sweater  http://www.oasap.com/sweaters-cardigans/23116-camouflage-pattern-sweater.html?weeklyid=48217
Leopard Print Sequined Tassel Bag   http://www.oasap.com/shoulder-bags/23088-leopard-print-sequined-tassel-bag.html?weeklyid=48217

 PS >  Oasap is offering 30% off  sitewide  until Dec. 15th using coupon code "Xmas" (& free shipping)!

Have fun!

Cathy


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Outdoor Christmas Lighting

Outdoor Christmas Lighting

Here is a slightly different post today.  Looking at the outdoor Christmas lights throughout my neighborhood reminds me of a Christmas eve family tradition from when I was growing up.  After every Christmas eve mass, my family would drive through the neighborhood and view the outdoor Christmas lights and luminaires lined along the streets.  I was always struck by the beauty of it all.  My favorite Christmas lighting has always been the clear lighting.  It appears so sleek and classy, in my opinion.  Take a look at some lighting ideas for inspiration (and a couple of over-the-top "what were they thinking?" looks)...


Borderline...


"Over the top" (in my opinion)...


What lighting style do you prefer?  How do you light the outside of your home at Christmas?

Cathy