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Friday, September 19, 2014

Confessions: Tempering My Chanel Obsession


CHANEL. CHANEL. CHANEL. It's always challenging having expensive taste but being on a college student budget! Okay, that's an exaggerated and superficial statement. Honestly, I could have far more severe issues. However, we might as well talk superficially to take our minds off any real problems. Let's talk Chanel and my uncontrollable and slightly ridiculous obsession with it. 

It's definitely no secret that I am in love with the Chanel Fashion House. I don't just like it like I like Bobba Tea and Pinterest and any other trendy fad. I actually am obsessed with all things Chanel. Embarrassingly, I am so passionate about this luxurious designer label that I have teared up on more than one occasion while browsing the Chanel Boutique. That's a true story!  Every time I spot a Chanel handbag I become slightly giddy at the sight of the beautiful caviar or lambskin quilted leather, signature chain strap and double-C logo. I've already tried several times to convince my generous father to help me purchase a Chanel bag so desperately stating that it's an "investment and will increase in value." It hasn't worked. And although I still covet a Chanel Classic Flap Bag, I have given up on owning one anytime soon because quite frankly as a college student, I have more important things I can do with that hefty chunk of change. Don't get me wrong, I have not completely withdrawn myself from the Chanel World. That would be much too hard and would give me serious Chanel withdrawals. 

Instead, I have found more wallet-friendly ways to temper and satisfy this obsession. I have made much smaller yet still substantial Chanel purchases. First off, I adore my Chanel brooch and ring which don't get me wrong are still small investment pieces. I also swear by my Chanel beauty products which I use every day without fail. I strongly recommend the Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation along with the Lift Lumiere Eye Contour Concealer. Those are my go-tos for a flawless face.  I even have added Chanel details around my bedroom. My fashion book sits at all times on my coffee table and I have also incorporated my passion for Chanel in my dorm room. I have a a few of my favorite Chanel inspired art prints (shown below) hanging as part of a wall gallery. Oh . . . yeah . . . look at the top of this page. Hehe. Thanks Un Toque de Angel for the Chanel illustration to complete my blog layout! 

So, although I may not be a Chanel handbag owner at the moment, I still have been able to temper my Chanel cravings and enjoy the amazing things this luxury designer brand has to offer. I appreciate and fondly enjoy all of my small Chanel goodies and have  recognized that I can truly experience Chanel even as a student on a budget! I'm even hoping to apply for a job with Chanel in the future!! And when the day comes when I finally own a Chanel Classic Flap Bag, it will be that much more special to me!



Sunday, September 7, 2014

Transitional Dressing Ft. MCM

Zara Denim Vest. Zara Skull Tank Top (old). MCM Handbag (vintage). Zara Black Leggings . Nike Air Max 90 Sneakers (similar here). Gold Saturn Ring. Black cuff (old). GAP Wide Brim Hat (similar here). This is probably my favorite time of year but I also find it the most difficult to dress for. I can never quite tell if it is warm or cool out let alone what to wear! So I always tend to dress right in the middle. I love intermingling my summer and fall wardrobes, creating a perfectly chic and casually cool outfit. First off, I just need to take a moment to admire this handbag. I have been obsessed... I mean obsessed with MCM handbags. I completely love that MCM takes such a different approach to fashion; each fashion piece is classic but with a subtle (and slightly edgy) twist. I had been searching non-stop for a handbag that was functional for college yet fashionable and couldn't find anything that wowed me. Then, when I finally stopped searching I found it! I stumbled across this vintage MCM handbag and nearly died of excitement. It was everything I wanted and then some. I even scored a super cute matching makeup bag. Let's just say I lucked out! So enough with the bag... I think you can tell how much I love it and you can tell how perfect it is by the extensive closeup photos I shared with you! I paired this beauty with a simple yet edgy outfit - my favorite wide-brim fedora, oversized jean vest, a super cute tee, and my fave sneakers - and voila, a perfect in-between-summer-and-fall outfit! 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Giveaway {Closed}: Shark Tooth Necklaces By RUBY


UPDATE: We have our winner! Congratulations to Jessica Gemma, Heather Sebastian and Chic Southern Charm. Please respond to the email that I have sent you so I can send you your prize. *I will draw a new winner if I do not hear back from you in a week.

Summer is finally here and what better way to kick it off than with a piece of jewelry inspired by the sea?! I am beyond thrilled to be collaborating with RUBY,  a South African jewelry and accessories brand. RUBY was founded ten years ago by designer Robyn Lidsky. Since, the company has been designing unique and stylish accessories while doing incredible things for the surrounding community; many of the jewelry pieces and accessories are created by the Ruby Beading Circle in Cape Town.

Unlike any of my previous giveaways, I will be giving away three RUBY shark tooth necklaces. Each shark tooth fossil is plated in either sterling silver or 24k gold and placed on a long, delicate chain. These necklaces are perfect to be worn on their own (as they do make quite a statement!) or even layered with a shorter necklace. Three winners will be chosen and necklaces will be assigned randomly. Follow the simple instructions below to enter to win one of these necklaces and best of luck to everyone.  

Who Can Enter: Open to residents of the United States. 

How to Enter: You must be following me on Bloglovin' (here). Leave your email in the comments below (if you don't have a Bloglovin' account you can easily make one).

*Additional Entries (+1 each, include an additional comment for each one with the extra entry you completed and corresponding account username): 
  1. "Like" the Ruby Facebook page (here
  2. Follow Miss City Chic on Pinterest (here)
  3. Follow Miss City Chic on Tumblr (here)
  4. "Tumble" and/or "pin" one of the post images and include the link to my blog
Duration: This giveaway will be open until June 30th at 11:59 p.m. Winners will be chosen and notified within a week.


Best of Luck! 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Vintage 1990s Moschino Bucket Bag

This past weekend I made the best shopping decision ever; I reluctantly ventured into a quirky consignment boutique. From the outside it looked like an old home, however inside the store was filled with designer goodies - Chanel costume jewelry and handbags, a Versace Versus backpack and much much more. Short and simple... I was in designer heaven. As I was browsing, I stumbled across this vintage Moschino bucket bag. I honestly was shocked considering I have been on the hunt for a black bucket bag for a while and I am obsessed with Moschino so put together this bag is perfection. I scored this bag for only $100. It is a 1990s nylon and leather Moschino Redwall bag in awesome condition and even has the signature gold logo lettering on the handle (Bonus! It matches my belt.).  Overall, you can say it was a great find and I could not be any happier. It was definitely one of my best purchases and I am beyond thrilled. 




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