My Dorm Tour

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So, last week I moved into my university in California; The most exciting part was finding bedding, accessories, and decor, so I am going to show you the fun/minimalist items I purchased and set up!

Set Up: I share a pretty large room with two other girls; The middle of the room is my section. Here is my minimalist section, full of black, white, and gold. I will add where each item was purchased below!

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Bed Bath & Beyond Velvet Comforter

Jersey Style Sheets

Plush Blanket

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Desk Supplies:

Plate, Cup, Mug

Clock 

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Makeup Organizer

Mirror

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Makeup Product Post Coming Next

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Personal items: sunnies, wallets, hair accessories

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Hair Care, Bath, miscellaneous

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Computer Cover Case – Marble

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Boyfriend Pillow

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NEXT POST: MY MAKEUP PRODUCTS

XOXO

MJC

The Best Dupes

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When you see Beyonce walk a red carpet in stunning, glittery heels or see pictures of Justin Bieber in the coolest reflective shades, you can’t help to think where their hot items are from, and if the cost would break the bank. Well, the items might leave a dent in your bank account, so it’s better to find great dupes for a fraction of the cost. Here are some of my favorite dupes!! 

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TOPSHOP denim winning all the way!
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Anything fringe is the way to go!

 

A Lush Cosmetics Skin Care Review is coming next week, keep your eyes open 

 

XOXO

MJ C 

Mixing Summer and Fall Trends

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Unfortunately, Summer is coming to an end. Fortunately, us fashion lovers can transition from summer prints to winter fur. Winter is the best time to explore fashion trends due to the amount of layering options available. This year, trends are very staple. Here are a few looks mixing our summer favorites (mini skirts, chain heels, and Fendi fur monsters) with the new fall favorites (leather, shearling, and mini bags).

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First Outfit: Jacket, skirt, Bag, Shoes

Second Outfit: Blazer, Pants, Heels, Bag

Third Outfit: Bomber, Skirt, Furball, Boots, Bag

These items are on the expensive side, so watch for my next post, where the dupes will be posted!!

XOXO

MJC

Sneakers of The Season

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Sneakers are IN and have been for about a year now. From sporty to casual, sneakers have been spotted everywhere from runways to movie premieres to clubs all over the world. Here are the top sneakers of the season, and some of my personal favorites. Sneakers of The Season

 Where to find

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Here are a few photos of my own favorite sneakers

 
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XOXO
 
MJC
 

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

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