Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New year, New look

Alice & Olivia skirt, Zara jacket, Club Monaco top, Chanel 2.55 HRH Collection necklace

Ringing in the new year with a look I love the most - prim, proper, and playful.
I'm convinced Alice & Olivia is out to take over my closet. Season after season, I seem to want everything. Stacey's designs are youthful yet sophisticated and each piece is set to make a statement. I fell for this high waisted skirt from the Fall 2010 collection as soon as it hit stores. Perfect pleats with shimmery polka dot print make this skirt simply stunning. Blair Waldorf may have worn it with a Marc by Marc Jacobs top on the set of Gossip Girl, but I paired it with my beloved vintage Chanel (I wish!) Zara tweed jacket.  Both give off subtle shimmer -- I think these two were made for each other!

My new year's resolutions are usually a long running list.  In short, I'm determined to do more & see more.  It's the year to turn ideas into real business ventures, travel to places I've never been, and spend more time with those I love.  Here's to a fantastic start to 2011! Let's make this the best year yet.



J'Anns Boutique said...

You look amazing! Love love love the skirt. Where did you buy it?


ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR said...

That skirt is gorgeous, love how you styled it :)

XoXO-Kelli K

Mikaela said...

love the skirt, cute!

happy new year!

Lindsay [Bella Cene'] said...

What a great outfit!!! I just love that classic Chanel :) Love that necklace by HRH Collection too. I watch her videos all the time... She's great!

Alexandra said...

love your chanel...sometimes i think i should have gone with the black instead of the beige, its so difficult to keep looking new! you're adorable and love the way you styled the Coco!! xoxo

Lainey said...

That skirt is fabulous. Alice and Olivia is a brand I've loved since they first came out. It's good to see how well they do every year. I'm obsessed with practically everything Stacey Bendet designs.

laxfashion said...

love the skirt
what a lovely blog


vintagewithatwist said...

love this look! fabulous skirt!

Linley said...

what a gorgeous skirt! i absolutely love how you've styled it! (and I love HRH collection pieces!)

rachaelkrystina said...

Love the subtle shimmer in the skirt paired with the print. So many great textures, prints, and details in this outfit!

Beautygirl24 said...

That Alice & Olivia skirt is perfection! I can see why you love it so much. I also love the necklace from HRH Collection. I am obsessed with Alex's YouTube Channel!

Vicky K. said...

you look stunning. great combination!

new post: bamboogie jacket & follow me

Angela said...

simply perfect! i love your jacket...



Trendy Feeling said...

Love the look! Awesome.

faye lu review said...

love love love. happy new year. can't wait to see more posts in 2011 x
p.s. you have THE MOST gorgeous cheek bones .. be you get that a lot *^_^*

Sarah Jane said...

I love the skirt and Chanel purse. My mom got me two vintage Chanel purses from the 80s/90s. I am so excited to wear them. Good luck with your New Year's resolutions!

Sarah Jane R.

Andrés Corella said...

Everything in your outfit is great!! WINNER!


Cee said...

You look absolutely stunning. Love every. single. piece of this outfit. Happy new year, Carolina!

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

You look gorgeous! From your hair to your outfit! :) You have great taste!

http://glamormission.blogspot.com said...

Love that jacket!

lisa said...

"Prim, proper and playful"--that describes your style to a tee! I love the interplay of textures and tones in this outfit. It's all neutral but the contrasting textures as well as the playful pattern of the skirt make it so much more interesting.

All the best in 2011, Carolina! You know I'm cheering for you. :)

Style Worthwhile said...

Great outfit to start the year with! Paired up so well :) I wish you all the best with your new year's resolutions!


Sher said...

Oh, you look absolutely lovely from head to toe! Happy new year hun:)


Indira said...

That skirt is nice! Good look.


annette said...

Happy New Year dear!! You must LA to that list of things to see! (and shop!) Loves the outfit... you always do prim, proper, playful right.


Lesley said...

Zara has the best jackets! I'm convinced! :-)

LyddieGal said...

adorable look! I love the mix of textures and the cute polka dot skirt!

Chic on the Cheap

kileen said...

i love this outfit on you! the polka dots are so playful and it balances perfectly with the girly ruffles of the shirt. and i love your chanel purse!


MrVDW said...

that skirt is really cute!

Angy said...

great outfit and great blog! follow you with bloglovin, follow me back ;)



♔Reyna♔ said...

love this outfit! I think it's one of my faves.


Mary said...

I love your skirt!Fab!!
I just found your blog,it's very cute!I added to your followers:)
xx Mary

Youa said...

I love the outfit. The colors all blend very nicely.

Happy New Year, Carolina!

The Backseat Stylers said...

I haven't been so in love with Alice + Olivia in the past, but I just but my first piece from them and I'm really starting to like their stuff. We shall see if they become a regular in my closet like they have yours!

Happy new year! Can't wait to see what you get up to in 2011!

herwaisechoice said...

All of the textures and details of this outfit are amazing! So simple in nature but the elements together make it special. Classy and glamorous as usual, Carolina :)

Happy New Year! Hope to see you posting more this year.

~Chelsea said...

Loving this look! And I think it's ok to go broad on your resolutions...sometimes we don't always know our path up front! Here's wishing you a fab 2011 ;)


Anonymous said...

ANOTHER Chanel bag? Jealous. If I sold all your designer bags I'd probably be able to survive for a good year. Hahaha! The jacket is so you. I think it's become a statement piece that defines "Carolina from Closet Full of Nothing." This was the skirt that you bought from Holts with the additional 10% off card, right? Good choice! It's so versatile and I love the print. By the way, have you heard that Holts is having an addition 20% off sale items this weekend? Ahh! I'm so tempted to look at bags :S

Glad that 2011 is going well for everyone. I think this year will be a great year. It's a great opportunity to do things that we weren't able to do last year. Arn't you so excited!? I hope all your travel plans work out! I'd love to see your jetsetting style ;)


Krizia said...

Great outfit, as usual!
I wish you all the best in 2011!

x Krizia


Glamour Bbey. said...

Such an amazing dress! you look so beautiful dear xx

Anna Bonfiglio said...

Hello beautiful! Very interesting photos! I'd like to follow you with all my heart .. Would you like to follow each other? Pass to my blog and tell me what you think, I also accept constructive criticism, of course:)

Barbie said...

Cute outfit! I feel like I wouldn't be able to pull it off though... lol

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Je suis Sophie said...

This is such a cute outfit!
Perfect texture match!

x Je suis Sophie

lisa said...

love your blog!! you are so gorgeous! love the detail on your skirt


Bren Herrera said...

how adorable. great outfit... a great look for a sexy, flowy date!

And following. hope you don't mind one back !:)

B So Chic!

sharonlei said...

Happy New Year my love! You are looking fabulous as always. I absolutely loved how you styled your sweet Alice + Olivia skirt. :)

I wish you the best 2011 has to offer hun! And hopefully this is the year I'll get my bootie to Van, so we can finally meet! Much Love Carolina!!!

xx Love & Aloha

Fashionaddict said...

This outfit is exactly the kind of thing I want to be wearing this year - I'm loving the prim, feminine trends out there at the moment and I think you're doing it brilliantly!

Great blog - I'm now following :)

Would really appreciate if you'd check out my blog and follow back!



City Chic Chica said...

Fabulous outfit. I am IN LOVE with your skirt and bag...

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Megan. said...

love this outfit!! I want your bag!!! :P x


Fabiénne said...

love the blog and the skirt!!


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