Monday, September 30, 2013

Fall Floral

A shirt dress in a floral and an oxford shoe in a metallic... I absolutely love pieces that have menswear silhouettes with feminine finishes and prints. I threw on my utility jacket to ward off the fall evening chill, and I ended up loving the contrast created by the olive drab against the silky sheen of my dress. Having fun with fashion is all about mixing ideas, colors, and texture. So don't be afraid to play with your clothes this season. Speaking of seasons, I can't believe it is already the last day of September...with that being said keep on the look out for my new blog design by Fabulous K coming soon. I am so excited for the changes fall can bring! Have a great week and thank you for reading. 

xo Christina 

 Dress: J.Crew; Jacket: J.Crew: Necklace: J.Crew: Shoes: Zara (similar here); Bag: Celine: Sunnies: Karen Walker: Lips: Face Stockholm for J.Crew in Peony Pink: Bracelets: Tory Burch and David Yurman

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Mad for Plaid

Happy Thursday! On my trip in D.C. last week, I did a fair amount of shopping. In every store I strolled though I noticed that tartan and plaid prints are out in full force for fall. Considering I wore a school uniform for all of high school, plaid skirts have never been one of my favorite items. This Zara skirt caught my eye and changed my mind. The plaid stitching has great three dimensional texture and vibrant color that gives it a rich look. Paired with my leather moto jacket and my new favorite metallic heels...I think I have avoided looking too school girl. Thank goodness those days are far behind me. I hope everyone is gearing up for a great weekend! Thanks as always for stopping by. 

xo Christina

Skirt: Zara; Jacket: Zara: Shirt: Madewell (similar here); Shoes: J.Crew( I am in love with them in every color); Bag: DVF; Sunnies: Karen Walker: Lips: Nars 'Mysterious Red'

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Leather Love

Hello Everyone! This past weekend I traveled to Washington D.C to visit my boyfriend Rob. While I was in our Nation's Capital there was a hint of fall crispness in the air that I have been eagerly awaiting to arrive in the South. If you look closely at the trees behind me, the leaves were just starting to turn yellow. I was loving it. Walking to dinner I wore this leather pencil skirt and striped shirt with leather sleeves. I really liked how the pairing of the two almost looked like a dress. I also loved how the navy nautical stripe dressed down this otherwise dressed up leather look. Not to mention... black and navy combinations have been really catching my eye lately. I hope everyone is having a great week! Thanks for reading. 

xo Christina

 Skirt: ASOS; Shirt: J.Crew; Heels: J.Crew; Necklace: J.Crew (loving this one here and bracelet version here); Bag: Celine: Sunnies: Karen Walker; Bracelets: J.Crew and David Yurman; Watch: Michael Kors

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Modern Lady

Modern yet timeless is the balance I always try to strike in my wardrobe. To meet the challenge, I am constantly on the lookout for classic silhouettes that have special details. This jacket fits the bill. It has a lady-like appeal, but instead of tweed, the texture is created by an embroidered faux leather. I must admit...I have gone a little leather crazy lately. I guess the first step is admitting you have a problem! This white dress is faux leather from last spring...but leather details are everywhere (and on everything) again this Fall. Great news for those of us who have fully embraced this trend!  I hope everyone is having a great week so far, and as always thank you for reading. 

xo Christina
 Jacket: Zara: Dress: Piperlime (old but loving this one here and here); Shoes: Zara (similar here) : Bag: DVF; Sunnies: Karen Walker; Lips: NARS 'Mysterious Red'; Bracelets: David Yurman and Tory Burch

Friday, September 13, 2013

And the Winner Is...

 Happy Friday everyone! Today is the day that I announce the winner of the Monogram Necklace giveaway. So I would like to extend a congratulations to the lucky reader: Mackenzie Hanna! Mackenzie, I will email you with the details on sending you your new adorable necklace. Thank you to everyone who entered! 

 In addition to my monogram necklace... here are couple of my favorite things lingering around my dresser. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! And thank you as always for reading. 

xo Christina 

Gold Monogram Necklace: My Monogram Necklace; Bracelet: JCrew; Turquoise Earrings: JCrew; Gold Knot Earrings: Kate Spade; Wallet: Tory Burch; Lip Pencil: Nars in Mexican Rose; Monogram Tray: Shop Dandy: Candle: Anthropologie: Mirror Frame: West Elm: Fashion Print: Brittany Fuson

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Denim on Leo

Happy Thursday Everyone! I have been wearing denim on denim a lot lately... to the point where it has become my go-to uniform. It just feels so easy, and maybe I can admit a little lazy. I continually crave ways to change up my lazy day loves into something new. My solution: the classics. A black pointed toe pump, a statement necklace, a leopard bag, and a bright lip has successfully taken my ensemble from errand running to drink sipping. And these days I need to do both! 

I hope everyone is having a great day, especially my Mom, today is her Birthday! So Happy Birthday Mom and thank you for always supporting my dreams and my closet... Love you!

Thank you for reading everyone.

xo Christina

 Chambray Shirt: Madewell; Jeans: Madewell; Shoes: Via Spiga (old but similar here); Necklace: J.Crew; Bag: Dolce and Gabbana (old, but similar here); Lips: Nars 'Heat Wave'

Monday, September 9, 2013

Monday is for Monograms: Monogram Necklace Giveaway

It is no secret to those who know me that I love monograms. I monogram everything: pillows, towels, wine glasses, pajamas, and yes jewelry. A monogram necklace adds a little personal touch to any style and it is one of those everyday pieces that makes me feel like me. Here I am wearing my gold block letter necklace alone, but I love to layer it with other necklaces for an eclectic feel. So with all that being said... one lucky reader will get a chance to win a monogram just like mine (obviously with their initials) from the lovely people at My Monogram Necklace.

Here is how to enter: 
1. Follow 'The Quarter Life Closet' on Google Friend Connect or BlogLovin
2.  Like 'My Monogram Necklace' on Facebook here
3. Send an email with your name to with the subject line 'Monogram'.

The winner will be announced this Friday 9/13!

Thank for stopping by and I hope everyone has a great week!

xo Christina

 Gold Monogram Necklace  (c/o My Monogram Necklace here);  Top: Madewell (old but similar here); Skirt: Madewell (old but loving this one here); Booties: Bloomingdale's; Sunnies: Karen Walker; Bag: Tory Burch (pink version here); Lips: Nars 'Viva Las Vegas' 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Relaxed Leather

Let's face it... after a holiday weekend most of us want to slip into a pair of sweatpants. But the need to feel comfortable is no excuse to grab for those faded college dorm pants. These leather version of my trusty sweats have the same ease as the original but are super fashion forward. I like to save the investing for classic pieces, so I was also happy that for these trendy trousers the price point is as equally comfortable as they are. I hope everyone has a great rest of their week and as always thank you for reading. 

xo Christina 

Pants: Nordstrom; Blazer: BCBG (also loving this one);   Shirt: American Apparel; Shoes: Via Spiga (similar here); Bag: Pelletteria Umberto, Florence Italy (similar here); Sunnies: Karen Walker; Earrings: JCrew(old but also loving these); Bracelets: David Yurman; Watch: Michael Kors


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