June, 6 1998. This was the day that the first episode of Sex and the City aired and graced America’s television screen with four women with completely different personalities and career paths, yet one in thing common… Style. Although I was older when I began to watch the show ( I was only 8 years old when it first aired lol), I began to appreciate the distinctly different fashion styles of each character of the show. However, one of the character’s fashion sense drew me in from the moment I first watched her strut down the streets of New York City in a pair of Jimmy Choo heels…. Carrie Bradshaw. Her character’s fearless and unique style paired with her New York state of mind is what inspired me to take many fashion risk as a teenager, and to not feel conformed by my small town surroundings and people’s opinions.
There are endless items worn by Sarah Jessica Parker’s character that I have absolutely loved. But there is one item in particular that is synonymous with her character, the tulle skirt. I was so enamored with the styling of this skirt on the show that I wanted to recreate the look in my own way!
For today’s look I paired up with my good friend, fashion & beauty blogger, designer and makeup artist Chinaza Moses (beautybetweenthelines.com). I chose a long tulle skirt from her clothing line, CAdeola. I wanted my look to consist of all of the things that I love, so I paired the skirt with my gold sequins shirt (also seen in this post) and leopard pumps. I’d like to think that there is a new fashionista in the city, that goes by the name “Chrissy Joy” 😉
Chinaza also did my makeup for this shoot! 🙂 The lovely lady herself, Chinaza Moses! Friends Forever!! 🙂
Gold Sequins Top: Flea Market // Long Tulle Skirt: CAdeola Designs // Leopard Pumps: Victoria Secret Online // Watch: Michael Kors // Bangles: Vintage
Photographer: Jordan Elias of ForFashionFreeks.com
Xo- Chrissy Joy
So in case you haven’t figured it out yet, I have an infinite love for Leopard. I mean, it seriously dates back to elementary school. I received my first “real” purse in about the 3rd grade, it was a small leopard faux fur satchel with a brown silky interior. The reason being is because I went through a bit of a tomboy phase as a child, so my parents placed me in etiquette classes and bought me a purse to help mold me into a “proper girl”. I carried that little bag around with me EVERYWHERE, and became enamored with the print and how I felt when I carried the purse. Shortly afterward, my parents agreed to let me re-decorate my bedroom into a printed haven, complete with a pink leopard bed-set and matching curtains. Everything after that day is pretty much history. Although, I do not own any leopard handbags or have my entire room drenched in this infamous print, I like to add leopard into the majority of the outfits that I wear. Whether it’s a scarf, pair of pumps, or a dress, I still find that it gives me that same happy sensation that it did as a child. 🙂
With today’s look I wore one of my favorite leopard dresses with a nude pump, and a vintage belt that I found while shopping in my mother’s closet a year or so ago. I completed the look with my color-block “797” Tory Burch bag, Carlos Santana cat-eye sunglasses and of course my infamous red lip.
Dress: Michael Kors // Nude Pumps: Off Broadway // Color-Block “797” Bag: Tory Burch // Earrings: Cache // Belt: Vintage // Sunglasses: Carlos Santana // Red “Rouge” Lipstain: Sephora
Photographer: Chinaza Moses of Beautybetweenthelines.com
XO ~ Chrissy Joy
So…according to my calender we are in the middle of Spring. However, my weather app as of lately shows that New York is having spring temperatures on an average of two days a week (if we are lucky), and the rest of the days are basically fall temperatures (mid to late 50-60′s). To say that I have been perturbed with our current weather situation in New York would be an understatement. Spring is my favorite season of the year, but I have yet to be able to enjoy it to the fullest for more than 48 hours. This has definitely had an effect on my outfit choices. I usually like to pull out my sundresses and bright colors to wear everyday in the spring because they put me in a jolly mood (and it helps me to break my habit of wearing my favorite go-to color, all black). But I can honestly say that I have only worn colors on about three different occasions since the season began. I’ve been wearing mostly black, white and grey. It’s so hard for me to get into the mood of wearing colorful, fun outfits when it is cold outside.
At the beginning of last week I decided to make a change and embrace this weather and use this as a way to be optimistic rather than complain. I decided that instead of being bummed out on the days that are not as warm as I would like them to be, and wearing mute colors because of my mood, I will now pull out bright colors and prints and rock them in the midst of it all (cold rainy days, windy chilly days, and the few warm days in between.) I came up with this theory that if I can show God that I will embrace the nasty cold days with as much joy and color as I do on the warm days, then He will be bless me with more beautiful warm spring days! lol 🙂
This week’s look was a coral dress accented with a turquoise necklace, and finished off with a nude pump. I also added my favorite over-sized chunky knit sweater because it was a little windy/chilly that day. I think that this was a colorful step in the right direction in life! haha 🙂
Coral Dress: H&M // Oversized Grey Sweater: Ann Taylor Loft // Turquoise Necklace: Forever 21 // Shoes: Off Broadway Shoes // Watch: Michael Kors // Bangles: Forever 21
Photographer: Jordan Elias of ForFashionFreeks.com
Xo, Chrissy Joy