Thursday, July 23, 2009

Guest giveaway: In CC’s Suitcase

Hi lovely readers, I'm having a wonderful time away. Thank you CC for this lovely post and I wish I'd packed these swimsuits and the white J Brand jeans for my trip. Enjoy...
Couture Carrie here, darlings! While Laura’s away on her vacation, CC is pondering what to pack for her beach getaway in August. Here are the essentials:

First, the bathing suits! Several bikinis and a maillot or two are essential. CC is definitely bringing this Zelda Sweetwater suit. Perfect for lounging on the deck in retro fabulous style!
Two-pieces are CC’s go-to for sunbathing. This Victoria’s Secret sailboat bandeau top and boyshort bottom are certainly making their way into the Dooney & Bourke luggage!

And CC may just have to take this vintage-inspired polka-dot Popina Swimwear suit as well!

Of course, CC will need some shorts. J. Crew has been the go-to this summer for this warm-weather essential. CC is loving this rugby stripe shorts. The tailoring is impeccable and the pattern is fun and surprisingly flattering! In this photo, I CC has paired the shorts with a simply white tank from Old Navy and a gorgeous
Tolani mauve zigzag scarf from

For those chilly summer evening barbecues, consider a cardigan or two, either in lightweight cashmere or a sturdy cotton/linen blend. This J. Crew cardi is embellished with ruffles ~ CC adores!

Some dark skinnies are essential, along with a pair of crisp white jeans. CC will certainly be taking these gorgeous J Brand beauties from Fabulous with a chiffon blouse for an evening on the town. Or pair them with a simple pocket tee for a chic sunset picnic on the beach.

This T by Alexander Wang boat neck dress from is perfection! It can double as both a day dress or cover-up, or, with some chic booties, an evening frock! Furthermore, the cotton is super-soft and comfy. This dress is positively dreamy ~ a very happy summer addition to CC’s wardrobe!

Naturally, a maxi dress is essential. CC is totally smitten with her new Yumi Kim Sari Abstract Rose dress, at Gorgeous print, impeccable fit.

So what will you be stuffing into your Louis Vuitton luggage for that
summer getaway?

P.S. A big thank you to Laura for giving me two guest spots on her fabulous blog during her absence. As always, this has been an enjoyable and fashionable experience!


Couture Carrie said...

Looks fabulous, darling! Thanks again, and hope your vay-cay is spectacular!

CC said...

have you been snooping in my suitcase, lol!
btw, check out my blog, just listed some fun new giveaways!

Pink Peony said...

very cute!

Melissa said...

I love the blue and white dress! Very elegant!

Flores Hayes said...

a great find for panda fanatic!
my roommate and i LOVE this bag

April Marie Claire- Girl Japan said...

I am in love with the first one.. voom voom =)