Monday, October 20

Black Lace Dress

 photo lulusdress_evening_blacklacedress_backless_zpsac6ee956.jpg  photo lulusdress_evening_blacklacedress_backless_3_zpsc503cdaa.jpg  photo lulusdress_evening_blacklacedress_backless_5_zpsc2f3264b.jpg  photo lulusdress_evening_blacklacedress_backless_2_zps899b5148.jpg  photo lulusdress_evening_blacklacedress_backless_4_zpsd4d6d0a9.jpg  photo lulusdress_evening_blacklacedress_backless_7_zpsd16b599a.jpg photo lulusdress_evening_blacklacedress_backless_6_zpsf23e74a3.jpg  photo lulusdress_evening_blacklacedress_backless_8_zps0ecb6475.jpg

Oh the Glamour!
If you follow me on Instagram...and if you don't you probably should...
You might have seen a WOWZA Red Carpet look from this weekend.
Being Armenian means a minimum of five weddings per year.
And these weddings are no outdoor-simple-small-shindigs...
They are massive, glamorous and traditional (which I really love!)
It's fun to join in on these celebrations because to be honest with you...
We have some interesting customs. 
From the food, to the dance...to the men baring gifts for the bride in the morning.
It is insane!

Everyone gets decked out in gowns fit for the Oscars.
I wore this black lace number from Lulus, what drew me in was the back details.
I knew I wanted to create a dramatic dark look...especially for the month of Halloween.
Lala did my make-up...(duh who else!).
We went with a bronze cat-eye and double set lashes.
And we agreed that NYX Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Siren was the perfect shade!

If you would like more make-up details please leave comments below with your questions! 

xo
ejc

wearing: dress - lulus, heels - zara, clutch - vintage

Friday, October 17

Slouchy in Vans Fall

 photo vansfall14_blacksweater_helmutlangskirt_shoemint_oxfords_streetstyle_3_zpsff5622da.jpg  photo vansfall14_blacksweater_helmutlangskirt_shoemint_oxfords_streetstyle_6_zps2bfd40cd.jpg  photo vansfall14_blacksweater_helmutlangskirt_shoemint_oxfords_streetstyle_5_zps2528b51e.jpg  photo vansfall14_blacksweater_helmutlangskirt_shoemint_oxfords_streetstyle_zps463c03d2.jpg  photo vansfall14_blacksweater_helmutlangskirt_shoemint_oxfords_streetstyle_4_zps5a7654b7.jpg  photo vansfall14_blacksweater_helmutlangskirt_shoemint_oxfords_streetstyle_7_zpsdfd84f02.jpg  photo vansfall14_blacksweater_helmutlangskirt_shoemint_oxfords_streetstyle_2_zps91cefcb4.jpg

There's always a back and forth with fashion.
A few seasons color-blocking is the thing then...poof! 
Color blocking is gone and in comes monochrome. 
Styles always change and for Fall 14 I must say that I have noticed one particular style
holding reign.

Slouchy.
Comfortable.
Lived-in.

Think over-sized sweaters, layers on top of layers a la The Olsen twins. 
Now, I am a girl devoted to her heels and full skirts...
But it's nice to try out different looks and ultimately we are multi-faceted beings!
Here, I'm wearing a mesh oversized sweater from Vans Fall 14 collection, my Helmut Lang skirt and oxblood oxfords from Shoemint.
Can I say how much I adore these comfy, boyish flats?
I think my heels are feeling a bit neglected. 

xo
ejc

wearing: sweater - c/o vans, skirt - helmut lang, shoes - c/o  shoemint, sunglasses - raen optics, watch - c/o daniel wellington

Wednesday, October 15

Uniqlo

 photo uniqlo_blackblazer_whiteshirt_highwaisted_jeans_ootd_zps406c760f.jpg  photo uniqlo_blackblazer_whiteshirt_highwaisted_jeans_ootd_5_zpsef01a8ef.jpg  photo uniqlo_blackblazer_whiteshirt_highwaisted_jeans_ootd_7_zps3a3a2e2f.jpg  photo uniqlo_blackblazer_whiteshirt_highwaisted_jeans_ootd_3_zps8e44600b.jpg  photo uniqlo_blackblazer_whiteshirt_highwaisted_jeans_ootd_4_zps4b24f3a8.jpg  photo uniqlo_blackblazer_whiteshirt_highwaisted_jeans_ootd_6_zpsf2bcd2f8.jpg  photo uniqlo_blackblazer_whiteshirt_highwaisted_jeans_ootd_2_zpsa6916ae2.jpg  photo uniqlo_blackblazer_whiteshirt_highwaisted_jeans_ootd_8_zpsb3d7077d.jpg

If you haven't noticed by now my style has made a strong left turn.
I went from ultra feminine to hi-I-am-a-boy
In five seconds flat.
Oxfords, blazers, denim...all paired together for a crisp, masculine look.
And to be honest with you...I'm totally diggin this new vibe. 

I've been on the hunt for the perfect white shirt and I've finally found it.
Enter...Uniqlo.
Soft and the right fit for my tiny frame.
I mightt have worn it twice in one week.
I added this 21 HM Boutique statement necklace for a spin on a classic look.

Does this post seem a bit rushed? 
Well, forgive me I have entered into the Gilmore Girl vortex.
I mean...I could totally wear this to Chilton right?

xo
ejc

wearing: blazer - c/o uniqlo, shirt - c/o uniqlo, jeans - zara, heels - dailylook, necklace - 21 hm boutique

Monday, October 13

Moments of Chic

 photo piperlime_momentsofchic_sequinskirt_whiteblouse_holidayoutfit_zps5bbb937c.jpg  photo piperlime_momentsofchic_sequinskirt_whiteblouse_holidayoutfit_5_zpse1a24721.jpg  photo piperlime_momentsofchic_sequinskirt_whiteblouse_holidayoutfit_3_zpsa67d8d74.jpg  photo piperlime_momentsofchic_sequinskirt_whiteblouse_holidayoutfit_7_zpsea0432e3.jpg  photo piperlime_momentsofchic_sequinskirt_whiteblouse_holidayoutfit_2_zps9c9f24a5.jpg  photo piperlime_momentsofchic_sequinskirt_whiteblouse_holidayoutfit_6_zpsee5c7082.jpg  photo piperlime_momentsofchic_sequinskirt_whiteblouse_holidayoutfit_9_zps72463f4a.jpg  photo piperlime_momentsofchic_sequinskirt_whiteblouse_holidayoutfit_8_zps6ad6bf84.jpg

I am a certified online shopper.
If there was an online shopping challenge I would bet on my entire wardrobe that I would win.
By. A. Landslide.
One of my ultimate e-shops is Piperlime and for many good reasons.
For a young professional like myself they have what I like to call
"The-not-so-there-but-almost-there-price-range"
The contemporary in-betweeners who can spend more than $100 but less than $500 on a single item.
What gets me the most is their beautifully curated selection of women's wear.
From trendy skirts to staple blouses, luxurious coats and fun accessories
It really is your one stop online destination. 

While in NY for Fashion Week I hopped on over to their flagship store and literally fainted.
The ambiance was exactly what I would picture a Piperlime store to be.
Industrial cool and glamourous. 
I spent a good two hours there...oops.

Thus, you can imagine my level of excitement when I was asked to be apart of their
 Moments of Chic campaign.
I am wearing a show stopping sequin midi skirt by Sabine and a classic white Tinley Road blouse.
I decided to keep this look understated with minimal accessories and make-up.
Can't wait to wear this number for all my holiday parties!

Join me by tagging #momentsofchic on all your Piperlime posts, would love to know what some of your favorite pieces are!

xo
ejc

wearing: skirt - sabine c/o piperlime, blouse - tinley road c/o piperlime, heels - missguided, bag - kate spade saturday, sunglasses - raen


Friday, October 10

Sunglasses Problem

fall 2014, sunglasses, retrosuperfuture, piperlime, crap eyewear, fendi, miu miu, prada, bcbgmaxazria, celine

Hi, my name is Emily and I have a sunglass problem.
The first step to any addiction is to admit you have an issue, right?
Well, I've tried my best to figure out where this little hiccup stems from...
And I just can't seem to pinpoint the exact moment.
The fact of the matter is...
I love a good pair of sunglasses but I can't keep them on my face for more than 5 minutes.
My bf constantly makes fun of me, in an hour car ride they will come off and on a total of 45 times!

I decided to share my problem & some of my favorite swoon worthy selects.
Happy Sunglass Shopping!
Hope you don't catch what I have after this...meh.


xo
ejc


Wednesday, October 8

Rory Beca Dress

 photo whitevest_floraldress_roybeca_lulus_milkmaidbraid_5_zpsc6c5dae1.jpg  photo whitevest_floraldress_roybeca_lulus_milkmaidbraid_2_zpsc0d9a24f.jpg  photo whitevest_floraldress_roybeca_lulus_milkmaidbraid_3_zps74b147be.jpg  photo whitevest_floraldress_roybeca_lulus_milkmaidbraid_7_zps3b6e999b.jpg  photo whitevest_floraldress_roybeca_lulus_milkmaidbraid_zpsa3d3cc8b.jpg  photo whitevest_floraldress_roybeca_lulus_milkmaidbraid_6_zpsf07b1a7d.jpg  photo whitevest_floraldress_roybeca_lulus_milkmaidbraid_4_zps161b96ed.jpg  photo whitevest_floraldress_roybeca_lulus_milkmaidbraid_8_zpsfa2d7a84.jpg

Diamond are not a girls best friend...
Flowers are.
They always seem to present themselves at the best time,
In full bloom, when I am feeling down.
And they always make me feel better, 
I stumbled upon a bush filled with white flowers yesterday evening and 
took it all in before snapping some photos.

I've been extremely obsessed with milk maid braids...
And decided to give my version a special spin.
The Jewel Mint x Luvaj pearl collar chain was the perfect accessory.
A feminine compliment but also a totally edgy concept.
It's quite amazing. No lie.
I paired this hair-do with a lovely printed Rory Beca mini dress and my go-to white vest.
It's a never-ending summer here in So-Cal so I might as well enjoy it!

xo
ejc

wearing: dress - c/o rory beca, vest - c/o lulus, heels - missguided, chain - jewel mint x luvaj, sunglasses - urban outfitters

Tuesday, October 7

Plaid and A Statement Necklace

 photo plaidshirt_silverstatementnecklace_shoemintheels_zps80e62aea.jpg  photo plaidshirt_silverstatementnecklace_shoemintheels_5_zps48d10632.jpg  photo plaidshirt_silverstatementnecklace_shoemintheels_3_zps9a335605.jpg  photo plaidshirt_silverstatementnecklace_shoemintheels_4_zpse6e17831.jpg  photo plaidshirt_silverstatementnecklace_shoemintheels_6_zps75e82c44.jpg  photo plaidshirt_silverstatementnecklace_shoemintheels_2_zps3afb1ba5.jpg

Lazy work days always call for some comfy pieces...
Flannel, stretchy denim and a pulled back ponytail.
I've been very low maintenance lately...
I mean if you look back at my posts from a year ago I was extremely done up.
Hair in perfect curls, make-up piled on and outfits that were a bit over-done.
Now at 26 I appreciate the simpler...realer things.
I may not be as perfectly put together as before but that's what makes a real person.
Shed the layers and let people see you as you are!

Plaid is a favorite print of mine for Fall...
It really should be a print hanging in everyone's closet.
I love forest green and navy blue plaid.
Thus, my love for this DailyLook flannel shirt.
Wore it with my favorite black denim from StyleMint and added a dash of pizzaz 
with a 21 HM Boutique statement necklace.

xo
ejc

wearing: shirt - c/o dailylook, jeans - c/o stylemint, heels - c/o shoemint, necklaces - c/o 21 hm boutique, sunglasses - c/o triple graces