June 26, 2015

Jumping In

Well, I did it...I finally purchased a jumpsuit. It's currently en route to Sun Valley where I will be next week! I'm certain my +1 will totally hate it. He's not a fan of the jumpsuit or rompers, but if I like it, I'll keep it.

Who dresses for men anyway?

J Crew Linen-cotton v-neck zigzag jumpsuit (I got it an extra 40% off)

In other news, C&C is taking a one week blogging hiatus, but you can still follow us on Instagram (CardiCouture). Katie and I will be spending the next week in Sun Valley with our family. We hope you enjoy your 4th of July holiday, and we will be back on the 6th with some vacation recaps, Consign Design finds and more fun and inspiring content! 

June 25, 2015

C&C Tips & Tricks

It has been a very long time since I posted a video on C&C. In fact, I think this is only the second video ever! The first was all the way back in 2012 when I shared my favorite way to tie a scarf (video here). It's worth watching.

Anyway, on to today's video. I do a lot of walking and hiking and more often than not I start out with a vest or long sleeve on. It's inevitable that during my walk I become too hot and want to remove my top layer, but I've never loved having to tie it around my waist.

Today's video shares my tip/trick for taking off your top layer without having to awkwardly tie it around your waist like we did (intentionally) in the 80s. I introduced this method to two of my friends recently during walks (shout out to Anne and Amanada), and both agreed it was blog worthy! I promise you will be trying it and thanking me for sharing this amazing tip.

My dog Winston makes a cameo in the video, and you might hear some Mini Fashionista giggles in the background. Hopefully neither of them plan to charge me royalties!

June 24, 2015

What I Wore

If you follow C&C on Instagram, you may have seen this photo I posted on Friday night. My +1 and I went out to dinner with friends, and it was the perfect opportunity to wear the new striped shirt I recently bought at Anthropologie (on sale for $30)! 

I paired it with my Joe Fresh (from JCP) shorts (similar here), Manolo Blahnik cork wedges, the Danielle Nicole Zelie clutch that Katie blogged about just yesterday (post here) and an Angela Caputi Chainlink bracelet

I always feel so silly taking pictures of myself to share "What I Wore", but I continue to do it, despite feeling completely ridiculous.

I wish I'd taken a photo of the back of the shirt because it has a really cool gold exposed zipper.

June 23, 2015

Products We Love: Danielle Nicole Zelie Clutch

We're huge fans of Danielle Nicole over here at C & C. Not only does Danielle design beautiful handbags, but she's one of the most hard working, genuine and nice people I've met. I'm so glad to call her a friend. Last summer when I went to NYC for a girls weekend, Danielle gave me a clutch (and one in taupe for Regan) that has been my go-to ever since. And now it's finally available! 

It's the perfect size for a night out on the town and is so chic. My favorite part is the removable snap-in pouch, which is perfect for your credit cards and cash. Then you never have to worry about them falling out when you go for your phone or lipstick. The best part...the price! You can get the black clutch right now for $35. Yes, you read that right! And you can probably find a discount code somewhere on the internet. A hundred-dollar plus look for a whole lot less! You're welcome. 

June 22, 2015

News Alert: History & Industry Flash Sale

You're probably thinking it's Monday...ugh...another five days before the weekend rolls around. Let me shed a little sunshine onto your day. TODAY - June 22 (in case you stumble upon this post late) - one of C & C's favorites (posts here), History & Industry, is having a crazy-good sale! I wear her compliment-getting necklaces regularly. They're like fastening a piece of art around your neck. 

From 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. EST the entire site will be under $50!!! Here are a few pieces I'm lusting after. 

Happy Monday shopping! 

June 19, 2015

C&C in Portland:Verde Cocina

It's no secret that I enjoy eating healthy food and so does the Mini Fashionista, and my +1 for that matter. Lucky for us, Portland has a wide variety of healthy restaurants to choose from. Some of our favorites include Laughing Planet, Prasad, Porque No and Green Leaf Juicing Company

One of our newest favorite places is called Verde Cocina. They've had two locations in the city for a while now, but just recently opened a new location only three miles from our house. We've eaten there three times since they opened just about a month ago, and we are sure to go again soon.

Verde Cocina serves Northwest farm-to-fork ingredients with Mexican flair, and it's healthy and delicious. One of my MOST favorite things is the quality of the kids' menu. If only every restaurant was this healthy, fresh and balanced. No french fries and chicken fingers in sight.

Here's a look at the Mini Fashionista's dinner last week:fresh veggies, corn tortilla quesadilla, fruit, and white bean garbanzo mash. 

They serve beer and wine, have an outdoor patio and the food is great. If you are in Portland and haven't eaten at Verde Cocina yet, I highly recommend it.

June 18, 2015

Currently Coveting

Both Katie and I are coveting these shoes. She sent me a link to them earlier this week, and I decided to share them with all of you. Katie ordered them in black and will have to report back with a "What I Wore" post.

I'm not shopping right now, so someone should buy these. Any takers?