Cherry

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Hello again wonderful people! I was hoping to have this post done last week but life happened and here I am back to the site today and publishing something fresh.

This past weekend I was beyond busy: I went to the Kansas City Container Store preview (coveting so many things), got a new mattress from Ikea (I promise this is exciting news for me!), went to a rehearsal dinner/wedding with my sweet boyfriend Nate, and I finally got around to seeing Whiplash!

Life slowed down a bit and I visited the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art with my dear friend Liz. Unfortunately a lot of the collection was closed, so pondering the meanings of each work was slim. Nevertheless the museum is beautiful and I'm excited to go back and see everything. One of my favourite pieces was Archie Scott Gobber's, "Be a good loser."

I have quite an affinity for wearing black and minimalism, however I often get tired of this look. I feel like it can get monotonous especially in the summer. While I still am a firm believer in the power of black, I also am a firm believer in the power of summer  Thus I have been wearing more colorful looks compared to the normal black on black on black "Chanel" aesthetic, but it's summer, and I'll wear dresses with fruit on them if I want to. I found this dress new with tags on Poshmark originally from Modcloth for un prix intéressant (a good price). I think it will be seeing some more beautiful summer days.

Onto these baby blues- I'm going to be honest with you, I am a former Betsey Johnson addict. I feel like I need to say this amongst others who have had a similar problem in a Confessions of a Shopaholic-esque meeting. I eyed these heels (Bells Silver Satin Something Blue by Betsey Johnson) for quite awhile, but I kept talking myself out of purchasing them. However, this pair found its way to my doorstep and I'm overjoyed. I've been looking for clean, simple heels to transition into my twenties. Although this pair is white, and cleaning them is a pain, the bejeweled heels and baby blue soles and blisters are totally worth it.

 I hope y'all have a wonderful July and enjoy each warm day with huge scoops of ice cream and open toed shoes 

Wearing: dress- ModCloth Pull Up a Cherry Dress in White, shoes - Bells Silver Satin Something Blue by Betsey Johnson , lipstick - KVD Lolita

Photos by Liz <3

Panels

Monday, June 15, 2015

Wearing: Weston Wear Freja Snake Print Top c/o Le Tote,  jeans - BDG, satchel- 13' Cambridge Satchel, necklace - Gazel Luccia Infinity c/o Le Tote, lipstick- Kat Von D Berlin Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, nails - OPI Atomic Orange

Kahlo

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Wearing: dress- Kahlo Dress c/o of Shabby Apple, shoes - Harajuku Lovers,  satchel - 13' Cambridge Satchel, lipstick - Sephora Escape to Rio Collection in Fuschia

Photos: C/O Liz

On Taking Risks

Friday, May 22, 2015

& the crop top

Recently I've been reading Living in Style by one of my biggest sources of inspiration, Rachel Zoe. Rachel got me thinking about my own personal style. She loosely uses the term "highly allergic" to refer to anything that someone doesn't particularly like style-wise in reference to a color or silhouette.

I've been highly allergic to crop tops, and I can't really explain why.  I think they can be done tastefully, but I think I'm just scared of showing my midriff. Despite being a skinny girl I've always been self conscious of my stomach, and although I've become stiffer about hopping on to new trends, my fear has been one of the reasons as to why I've never adopted this particular trend.

Rachel says, "Fashion should be thrilling and unpredictable and fun." & "Once you have found your fashion comfort zone, take a risk." I've been playing it safe lately, and buying this top was definitely risky for me (even with this skirt). I even bought a crop top with strawberries on it! Many of my loved ones know I have an obsession with fruit prints.

So I'm accepting Rachel's dare ("And be sure to take a risk every now and again. Go ahead I dare you.") and, taking a risk with this crop top and maybe a couple more, who knows? I paired this Urban Outfitters crop top with this beautiful, Carrie Bradshaw-esque Bloom Skirt from Shabby Apple.

What are you allergic to? Photos by Liz. <3

Wearing: top - Silence + Noise Vivian top, skirt - Bloom Skirt c/o Shabby Apple, shoes - Harajuku Lovers,  satchel - 13' Cambridge Satchel, lipstick - Sephora Escape to Rio Collection in Fuschia

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Sweet May

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Update + Firmoo Review

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Mic check! Check 1 - check - check - check? Anyone there?

Hi friends! It's so nice to be back on the blog and I hope to be posting more frequently by the end of May. Luckily I met Dannie from Dannie Dan-Irabor Photography over Spring Break, and we teamed up to bring you this post featuring glasses from Firmoo and what's new with Chanel.

I feel like it's been forever, and I guess it has been so where do I start? Well, how was my Spring break for starters? It was relaxing and nice overall. I made some Caramel Flan lattes, chauffeured my NYC family, watched my fair share of The Middle,  I created a brand merchandising and marketing package for JMC/updated the site, and I finally had some time to review these glasses Firmoo sent me ages ago.

What else? Well other than the brand merchandising package I created, which I will share on the site soon- I've been obsessed with Kintsugi by Death Cab For Cutie. I'll also be 20 in two weeks which is kind of scary but exciting. I've been so blessed with so many exciting new things for Je M'appelle Chanel. It's crazy to think how much it has grown in the past year- I was recently invited and accepted into the Vogue Influencer Network!

Today I'm excited to be reviewing glasses that Firmoo sent me. I remember last January I finally got my first pair of glasses and for some reason, it was such a difficult process. I knew what frames I wanted, but I wanted the pair to have longevity so I was focused on a designer and a style I'd like for my college years (I went with MBMJ in case you were curious). However, when Firmoo reached out to me and asked me to choose a pair the decision couldn't have been any easier. Cat eye glasses were calling my name which is why I chose this pair.
Although I wish the bridge was a bit larger/longer on the glasses and they had a gloss finish instead of a matte finish I really love this pair. The glasses also came with a vintage looking hard case. I am the champion of breaking Ray-Bans so this was a major plus for me. I use the hard case for my glasses which I keep in my backpack. Overall, I really like the look of these I think they make me look quite bookish in a vintage way. What do you think? Is there a formula for finding glasses that I don't know about?
To offset my "bookish" look I had to finally wear one of these Rag & Bone-esque v-neck varsity sweaters. I really love the clean aesthetic and simplicity. I think the sweater really fits into my day to day look. I really like that the sweater is a chic statement on its own, you can keep everything else simple.

Anyways, I hope y'all have a fantastic April and celebrate each day as it gets warmer and warmer with iced coffees and confetti in your hair! I'll see you in May ;)

Photos c/o of Dannie Dan-Irabor, check out Dannie's instagram!

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