My Fashion Wishlist

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When I was younger, my mom would make us fill out a poster board with her, with pictures of everything we wanted that year: a car, a toy, a boy, whatever She believes once you write or put something on paper, it’s certain to come true. I’ve had very grand luck in the past, so it’s time for a new board.  Now, it’s time to fill out my own board, with my fashion wish list. 

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I added of all the brands, just incase something caught your eye. I hope to buy myself these items soon in the future, and it feels good to put it all in one thought! 

My wish list doesn’t only contain items. Here are a few other things I want to accomplish.

  1. Start my own printed fashion magazine in 2015
  2. Guest write for Seventeen Magazine
  3. Reach 100k subscribers
  4. Post once a day on CandelaCouture

If you guys decide to make a Wishlist, take a picture and tag me on Instagram!

XOXO

 

MJX

 

New Brands Standing Out

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Over the past few years, I’ve been keeping an eye on specific brands; I watch them transition from season to season, studying how they transform from small brands, to household names. Three brands have caught my attention (mostly because they are sold at my fav department stores). Here are the brands and some pieces of the season.

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.13.46 PM IRO is from Paris and is known for it’s leather pieces and incredible cuts. Found in SaksScreen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.13.58 PM

Maje is a ready-to-wear brand that is also originated in Paris. It is now world-wide and can please all demographics. Found in BloomingdalesScreen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.15.47 PMSandro is also from Paris and is heavily known for its up-to-date trends. Velvet, leather , suede, and denim is their strong-suit. The best thing about Sandro: all clothing can be doubled as casual or formal wear. Also found in Bloomingdales

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Next Post coming today: My Wishlist for this season !

 

XOXO

MJC

Beauty Favorites of The Summer

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 During the summer time, you want to wear makeup, but manage to look fresh. Highlighting the face without looking greasy is a challenge, sweating off your bronzer is a challenge, and keeping your face well concealed is also a challenge. The hot summer is hard to deal with, but here are the best products to assist. Here are my favorite highlighters, bronzers, and concealers.Beauty Favorites of The Summer
Bronzers: Benefit Hoola, Chanel cream bronzer, Lancome Sun Bronzer,
Highlighters: Benefit Watts Up, Benefit sun beam
Concealers: Rimmel London, Revlon Photo Finish
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XOXO
MJC

Great Summer Sales: Zara

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You know what the greatest thing about the summer time is? The beach? NO. The heat? absolutely not!!! Answer: The semi-annual sales at all my favorite clothing stores! Clothing stores usually have sales twice a year, to introduce the new seasonal collections and get rid of the old one. Now, one of the best sales event happens at ZARA, because 95% of the store becomes a giant discounted room of goodies. This week, I visited Zara with my mom and picked up some awesome pieces for awesome prices! Here are a few of the items we picked up, all 30-50% discounted! Also, you can find all of these sale items at Zara Online 

Screen Shot 2015-07-11 at 11.25.21 AMIm really getting into the whole “denim, leather, suede” thing going this season! The big buckles, suede skirts, and crazy amounts of leather in an outfit are exciting. I LOVE the new belt trend (as seen in my previous article) as well. 

Pricing:

Most items in Zara at the moment are priced between 9.99 and 49.99 with a few exceptions.

The skirts were each about $29.99

The plaid sweater was $29.99

The tee was $12.99 and the crop top was $15.99

The dress was $39.99 and the shoes were $29.99

OOTD LOOKBOOK COMING WITH THESE ITEMS!

XOXO

MJC

Top 4 Affordable Online Stores

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Online Shopping brings some people to tears; they build anxiety figuring out size, color, and shipping processes. I PROMISE, IT’S FANTASTIC! I used to be the person who could only shop in the store. As I got older, I found less and less time to browse the mall. Now, I do a lot of online shopping before traveling, special events, or school years! When I have a busy schedule, I find it easy to leave 10-30 minutes at night to online shop or simply browse to keep up with my favorite and affordable online shops! Here are my top 4 online stores that won’t break the bank! Also, I added 5 tips that will make your online shopping experience enjoyable!!

1.Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 11.20.52 AMMy all-time favorite online store is Asos.com. Asos has everything you would ever need for ANY occasion. Asos carries thousands of brands, and also has the Asos Label on the website (which is extremely affordable and super cute). Also, Asos ALWAYS has 50% Sale or More on over thousands of clothing pieces, shoes, bags, lingerie, and accessories. I usually go to Asos when I am looking for something in particular, like a denim dress or red platform sandals! Another bonus, FREE SHIPPING ON ANY PURCHASE!

2. Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 11.16.36 AMMissGuided.com is an online store I’ve been aware of for a few years. It’s based in the UK, and is very similar to TopShop and NastyGal, but cheaper! MissGuided is very current, they are always keeping up with trends! Their materials are great, and their returns are very fast as well!

3.Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 9.05.29 PMNastyGal is one of the most popular online stores now! Their items are always up to date and trendy! NastyGal matches my style to a tee, the only minor problem: most things are more expensive than the other online stores. Nasty Gal is an online store where you shop max 5 items, unless you want to spend $2,000. The sale section is usually pretty decent though! Nasty Gal also just opened two locations in California that are amazing. 

4.Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 11.26.34 AMForever 21 is usually too hectic for me to walk into, but the online store is surprisingly amazing!! I was never a fan of forever 21 until I needed a few last-minute items for Coachella, and the online store saved my life! The online store is very easy to navigate, and has a much nicer variety than the store! You can use a keyword to look for any particular item you are looking for! The other day, I found a beautiful suede jacket for only $40!!! Check it out, I promise it won’t disappoint!

TIPS TO ONLINE SHOP:

1. Measure your body before buying from an unvisited online store

2. make an account before shopping, so you can save favorites and add-to-cart easily

3. Give yourself a budget before going on the site and stressing about your total

4. Make a list of necessities and key words before going on each site frantically

5. Check the online store’s policies before purchasing ANYTHING! You might not be able to return, or refund an item if it doesn’t fit right

XOXO MJC

Pastel Accessories Take Over

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This summer, pastels have taken over! Instead of neons and brights aztec prints, nudes and light colors are in. Pastel bags, jewelry, sunnies, belts, and even makeup have gone pastel! here are a few summer favorites. Pastel Accessories Take Over

Bracelets: Balenciaga

Sunglasses: RayBans

Earrings: Ted Baker

Belt: Gucci

Lipstick: Dolce and Gabbana

Nail Polish: Butter London

Obsession of the Month: Grungy Jewelry

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For the past year, bohemian and grungy styles have ruled the fashion scene including the streets of LA or the fashion week runway in Milan. The bold looks are taking over, and no better way to make an outfit bold than jewelry. Givenchy took this style to another level this year in both their mens and woman shows!
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Here are a few of my favorite pieces of grungy and statement jewelry that can be found anywhere from Saint Laurent to Forever 21!
Obsession of the Month: Grungy Jewelry

One of my big obsession are different types of chokers! For example, I belted choker or a metal choker with a half moon! Stacking rings is also a great way to add boldness to a look. The Dior pearl earrings or the Tiffany & co. earrings are a great way to be bold yet classy.

Thank You for reading! more jewelry post coming today
XOXO
MJC

Obsession of the Month: Bold Belts

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For the past few weeks, i’ve been in Chicago and LA. I’ve been observing street fashion thoroughly and have come across an insane amount of belted outfits. I use to dislike belts and found them cheesy and an unnecessary accessory, but I’ve decided to experiment with the new trend. This week I decided to purchase four cool belts and create unique outfits. Ive also been using celeb inspiration to create grungy incorporations. Here are a few of my favorite belts! Obsession of the Month: Bold Belts

Here are 3 of the 4 belts I purchased

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In my last post, you can see how I incorporated this belt into two outfits!
Here is Kendall Jenner rocking the belt look!
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XOXO
MJC

Outfits of the Week

HELLO! So i’ve been somewhat off the map for a few weeks now on CandelaCouture. I am currently in LA working on some projects, but still focused on my baby CC. Here are a few outfit breakdowns including pieces I’ve received questions on. I will also share some of my personal hot spots in LA to shop, eat and hang out this week on here.  I’ve also been getting into new fashion trends I want to share with you in a future post!! XO

Dress: Brandy Melville

Jacket: Levi’s Vintage

Bag: Givenchy Pandora

Phone Case: Moschino

Jean Skirt: TopShop

Top: All Saints

Jacket: Zara

Belt: H&M

Dress: Urban Outfitters

Jacket: Levi’s Vintage

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Skirt: Brandy Melville

Flannel: Ralph Lauren

Top: All Saints

Bag: Chanel Le Boy

Just a cute selfie :)

Top: All Saints

Belt: H&M

Skirt: Zara 

Shoes: Supergas

Bag: Louis Vuitton

Post Coming tomorrow on LA and worldwide hotspots!

XOXO

MJC

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