Sunday, June 9, 2013

Minty Lace & Introducing Lalamagic

As I slowly become more familiar with the fashion blogs that I follow regularly, I am always so impressed with how consistent their styles are with each post. Wendy’s look book graces us with high-end classy sophistication and elegant couture. Mara from M loves M showcases vintage-inspired, whimsical feminine beauty. Sarah from Classy girls wear pearls shares her creative, preppy New England fashion. All three of these ladies are so different, but their styles are all individually beautiful. I was just thinking the other day that I cannot seem to pinpoint what kind of style defines me. I suppose it’s probably because I recently discovered fashion, and I’m still trying to decide what category of style describes me. My closet is a haphazard explosion of randomness that doesn’t translate to anything consistent. One day, prep seems cool, then the next day I’m in love with elegant couture. Some days I just don’t know at all, and I’ll wear an outfit in preparation for the Zombie Apocalypse, or pretend I’m a CIA agent.

I have noticed however, that I tend to gravitate towards vintage inspired things. Floral, lace, bows, peter-pan collars, patterned dresses and flared skirts always catch my eye. Perhaps add in a hint of modern, business casual infusion. What would that be called? Modern Vintage? That doesn’t make sense. Isn’t that an oxymoron?

My favorite boutiques that sell vintage inspired items have been Ruche and Modcloth. Last year, I also came across a lovely little boutique called Lalamagic. I admired it from afar for a while, as I found their clothing items uniquely different from the rest. The details of their pieces seemed more intricate. The colors, patterns and textures of the items enhanced a feminine vintage, yet modern touch. Recently, I was lucky enough to get to know the shop owner of Lalamagic, a wonderfully sweet girl (also named Grace) who opened this boutique to display her love for vintage inspired things. After trying some of the pieces from her store, I must say that all my expectations have been exceeded. This mint green top has been worn several times to work already as a single piece or used as layering, and the quality is excellent. I’m grateful and happy to be able to form a blog partnership with Lalamagic, and hope that you’ll also be able to experience the beauty of their products too. Right now they are also having an EXTRA 15% off summer sale items.
Blouse: Generously contributed by Lalamagic     |      Lace cardigan: TJmaxx (old)   |     Bottoms: BR       |     Shoes: Ferragamo

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  1. that blouse is soooo pretty!! LOVE it!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  2. that outfit is so rocking.....peaceful and blue....and the baby is cute too...

  3. i love wendy's look book and classy girls wear pearls
    such great blog and impeccable styles!
    love your outfit, so sophisticated and chic

  4. I LOVE that blouse with the lace jacket! You look so beautiful!

    xo, Jessica

  5. Such a classic look. You look like Jackie O. Love it.

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  6. So girly and feminine! Love it!

    xx Oksana

  7. That blouse is so cute and those BR pants fit you so well! And Modern Vintage sounds good to me! I can't define my style as well and I agree, some bloggers out there have gotten it down cold. Let's figure it out together (soon!) :)

    Reaches the Sky

  8. Oh I absolutely love how you put together your outfit. You definitely have me fooled because I think your closet is pretty much curated perfectly (as seen through your OOTD posts).


  9. Okay I love that last picture of you and your baby. SO sweet. I think this is so pretty! I like the phrase 'modern vintage.' My style goes back and forth. Some days girly, some days not.


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  10. What a beautiful put together look. I love the bow blouse!

    xox Lara

  11. Christy, you have such a sweet look. I think you're so classic! I have a little of everything in my closet too. I tend to keep things really simple. HaHaHa Very minimalistic. Love your bow top and that jacket is fab!

  12. I love this outfit, so pretty and put-together. I feel the same way about my own style, I'm not sure I fit into just one fashion category. I'm your newest follower!
    This Ever Evolving Life

  13. You look very feminine in this outfit, Christine. Love all the girly details =) The last picture of you and Grace is just too cute for words. Hope you had a great Monday.

  14. THanks for stopping by my blog with your super sweet comment.
    I love the blouse, and I think Vintage Modern makes alot of sense to me!

  15. Love this feminine look :) Mint is one of my favorite colors of the season!! Awesome how you are rocking the Ferragamo's!!!

    Veloria in velvet

  16. I can really relate to this post! Since I also recently started blogging, I was also really trying to figure out what "defined" me in terms of my personal style but realized I kind of came to a mental block when I was thinking about it. I also learned that fashion can really be anything you want it to be, even if you can't put it into words what your exact style is. In my eyes - I feel that the words in your posts and outfits show that you are an extremely elegant and sophisticated person (and passionate!) :)

    p.s. - I LOVE the mint colored blouse - I'm posting about mint tomorrow too! :)

    have a great week!


  17. you are one hot but sweet mommah! i wish i were that slim lol! before i think about which style im in, i must lose weight first.... thanks for the inspiration Christy..

    P.S. how's father's day project going? i have just posted 8 different cards that i machine stitched :) hope it can inspire u..

  18. Love your outfit :) and your daughter is so so so cute!!

    That Girl Named Mandy

  19. nice look :)

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  20. Thank you for visiting my blog dear!
    What a beautiful feminine and elegant look!
    awww, your daughter is so cute :)
    I'm your new follower! Just love your blog <3

  21. You look so cute! I love vintage, but I don't always have time to shop at thrift stores and consignment stores. That's why companies like lalamagic are awesome! Thanks for sharing them with us.

    Oh and thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog! I am so glad you stopped by and I am a new follower of yours as well!

  22. You look so beautiful in your pictures. I love that lace blazer and your top is so pretty. I too love vintage inspired items.

    Tracy @

  23. I also see a lot of fashion inspirations and lah~ I can't help but drool! But I can't keep up with some of the fashion blogger styles haha! Can't blog daily! Eeeek!

    I like your take on modern vintage though, CHristy! Pretty neat!

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  24. Lovely outfit! So pretty and sophisticated.

  25. I LOVE your style! My favorite pic is the one of you with your baby in the stroller it belongs in a magazine!!! :)

  26. Such a classic and pretty style you have girl! You make it look so effortless!!

  27. Modern Vintage makes perfect sense...and it looks well on you!

  28. This is such a classy and beautiful look. So feminine and pretty! The mint blouse is amazing and I'm loving the lace cardigan you layered over it. Brilliant!

  29. Such a gorgeous outfit :) It's really girly with the pretty colours and yet still smart. I adore your Ferragamos!
    Following you now - love your style :D

  30. I appreciate your concern about different styles, I myself like different variations, and adjust my style to my mood, sometimes funky, sometimes classic and sometimes preppy!
    Your is stunning, you look very chic in this outfit!
    So feminine! Cute little baby!

  31. What a pretty, ladylike outfit! Your mint blouse and lace jacket are beautiful together. As much as I love seeing bloggers whose style is completely consistent, for me fashion blogging has been about the journey towards finding my own style... and as they say, they journey is more important than the destination :) The best you can do is wear what makes you feel good!

  32. I really enjoyed the secret agent and apocalypse posts. They were so fun to read. You've got a great sense of humor. Your smile is enchanting. Especially when you're with Grace. I love this classy outfit. Those are great navy pants. I wish you the best.

  33. love the pretty lace cardigan! after browsing a few of your posts, your style is kind of romantic which fits well with modern vintage :)
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  34. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I am looking forward to following you. I love your outfit, especially your handbag. xoxo.

  35. This is such a pretty outfit. I'd love to wear this to work! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I'm so glad you did so that now I can add you to my list of daily reads :)

  36. Ps... I think it's ok to not have a defined style, or to switch it up frequently. I switch between classic, trendy, edgy, and bohemian. It all depends on my mood.

  37. Such lovely photographs, you look great in all of them :) Mint green is definitely your colour! :)

  38. Wow you are so pretty! Love your style (mint is such a great colour).

  39. love this look on you! you look so adorably professional!

  40. I love your entire look! So classy and sweet c;
    The blouse is lovely! Xx

  41. I love this outfit! So sophisticated and chic! I was lead to your blog from coffee beans and bobby pins and I am so glad I was! I love your blog! Such fun stuff here! I will definitely be following you on bloglovin. Happy Friday!
    xx. McKenna Lou
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  42. what an adorable dainty outfit! you look so pretty!

    Lady à la Mode

  43. Lovely blog!!! And I totally love your classic look... I found your blog from Coffee Beans & Bobby Pins, Friday's Five! Totally following you via Bloglovin!

  44. Love this's so incredibly pretty on you!! That blue is gorgeous and the it all!

  45. I love the way you dress, so elegant!!
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  46. Love the look - very feminine and delicate :)

  47. You look SO pretty! That blouse is gorgeous, and I love the romantic look of it, especially with that lace cardi :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  48. great cardigan! loving the vintage lace look!

  49. Love mint, also love getting things gifted!!! ;)

  50. Beautiful! Love your vintage inspired look! This so classy! Your blouse is beautiful! Your daughter is so adorable, God bless her!!

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  51. I love your mint top and lace cardigan. You look so beautiful! I think your style is classic and sweet. But I do love it when you prep for zombies or pretend to be in the CIA... we all have days when we just want to be silly right? Love the Grace photos! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  52. Loving the cut of those Banana Republic pants! So stylish, and cropped at the perfect length! You look lovely! Thanks for commenting on my blog Christy!

    Bold Subtlety

  53. I really love your style. This outfit would be gorgeous for work as well. Plus that last photo is so cute!

  54. I found your blog ad you have a great style. Congrats.
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  55. I LOVE this post:)

    Check out my new blog post and have a great day dear:)

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  56. Your style is so sweet! Thanks for stopping by.. now following and hope you can follow mine as well!
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