Cha Cha-ing Into the Week

As the Great Freeze of 2018 thaws out, I wanted to show you guys a fun, flirty outfit to start out this week!

IMG_7404I have always had a difficult time styling this skirt. I have owned it since high school and every time I try to play with it, it stumps me. That was until I stumbled upon this fun sweater!

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This skirt makes me want to do a little salsa or eat a little salsa and shimmy my hips. The movement in the fabric is so fun!

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Outfit Details

sweater – Zaful

skirt – Express (old) ((identical version here))

earrings – Target (similar pairs here & here)

shoes – Forever 21 (old) ((similar here, here, herehere, & here))

This outfit is a guaranteed good time! Shimmy and shake your way through the school week and wear this to dance through the weekend. xx

Emily Watts Photography 

NY Hat & NY Dreams

Hope everyone’s holidays were full of love and family! As I had mentioned in my previous post, I have some exciting news for you all:

Drum roll, please…

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I will be spending my summer in New York interning for Trina Turk!

I have never been so excited for something in my whole entire life. I have strictly been listening to New York themed music since I received the news! So if any of you guys will be in New York at all this summer please email/text/DM me so we can meet up, I would love to hang out with you all! (I would also love recommendations for things I need to check out while I am in the city so holla at me please)

There has been a recent cold front here in Louisiana and I am loving it! I use any excuse to whip out my cold weather gear (this body was meant to be covered).

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Outfit Details

coat – Forever 21 (I also love throwing this coat on with athletic clothes and sunglasses for a chic errand look)

sweater – Love Boutique (old) ((I struggled finding similar sweaters but I have some suggestions for other sweaters that would give a similar look here, here, & here))

jeans – Asos

shoes – Target (adult version here)

baseball cap – Lids

2018 is going to be a BIG year for me and for Crème de la Claire, I am SO excited to share this journey with y’all!

Emily Watts Photography

Festive Fashion for the Holidays

With Christmas rapidly approaching (less than a WEEK) I am scrambling to make sure all of my outfits are in order! Today is one of the last days to get your express shipping so your items come in before Christmas so make sure you online shop till you drop today.

For Christmas Eve outfits, I always try to dress up a bit because we attend Christmas Eve mass. I also try to incorporate a holiday color into my outfit because I just really love being festive! The winter is the perfect time to play with textures. This velvet red top is the perfect piece to spice up your holiday wardrobe!

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Let’s talk about this jacket for a second, I got it at TJ Maxx (#maxxinista) for $25! AND the fur collar is detachable. I’ve been in love with it since I laid eyes on it. Not only is it fabulous for spicing up a holiday outfit, it is also super cute with an all black athleisure look (let me know if y’all want me to shoot that look for you guys)!

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why do I look like I am waiting for my husband to return home from war ??

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Outfit Details

Jacket – TJ Maxx (similar here, here, & here)

Blouse – Asos (also fab here)

Skirt – Forever 21 (similar here & here)

Tights – Target

Boots – Forever 21 (similar here & here)

Earrings – Asos (similar here & here)

I hope your holiday season is full of family, friends, & traditions (& honey ham @mom&dad)!

I have some fun new posts in my repertoire so please keep Crème de la Claire on your radar. I also have very exciting news I plan to announce after new years! xx

Cool Girl Vibes & Coffee

Okay… obviously when you think “cool girl” you do not think Claire Plauche. You think people like Kendall Jenner, the Hadid sissies, or Rihanna… which is completely valid considered I trip over my own feet & make puns like “Daddily Cooper”.

However, I feel like I have finessed my way into having a relatively cool girl style. For my Sunday errands I try to leave my yoga pants at home & go for something less athleisure but still comfy & easy to get around in while being ~cool~.

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I have come up with an equation for cool girl style:

Sneakers + Novelty Accessory + Basics = Cool

The sneaks say “IDGAF” while the structure of the sweater & shorts says “my life is together”. It’s all about the balance! & always throw in a pair of hoops for extra sass.

My novelty accessory in this look is my LA Dodgers baseball cap. I do not really keep up with baseball at all if I’m being honest, I just really love the fit & color of this hat. Other fun novelty accessories could be these sunglasses, this necklace, or this bandana. The possibilities are endless!

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Outfit Details

sweater – Goodnight Macaroon (old) ((similar here & here))

hat – Urban Outfitters

shorts – Free People

shoes – KidsShoes (lol) (similar adult version here & here)

hoops – Target (or as the boujee people like myself say, Targé)

Lately I had been noticing everyone in Baton Rouge had been posting pictures from a new coffee shop. Y’all know me… have a local artisan coffee shop, will travel.

French Truck Coffee recently spread its chain from New Orleans & opened up shop in BR off of Government street. It is 100% worth the trip there.

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^You can’t fake that kind of happiness, people.

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gettchu somebody that looks at you the way I look at my iced coffee

My order? Their signature iced Nola coffee!

Go be cool like me & get caffeinated, my friends! xx

Emily Watts Photography 

Pumpkin Patch Playing

It’s Fall, y’all!

Even though it’s in the upper 80s, lower 90s everyday here in Louisiana, I find myself yearning to wear sweaters & boots. It is difficult finding the balance of getting to wear fall clothes without having a heat stroke or breaking out into a heat rash like I did last week.

Since it is difficult to dress the Autumnal part, I compensated by decorating my house for the Fall & Halloween season instead of studying for my midterms (#priorities). To fully get into the Halloween spirit I had to make a trip to one of my favorite Fall places, the pumpkin patch!

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I use the term “pumpkin patch” very loosely… it’s more like a nursery with a slim selection of pumpkins. But hey, beggars can’t be choosers!

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Y’all… this SLEEVE! I love fun sleeves so I did not mind splurging on this insanely soft sweater.

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Outfit Details

Sweater – Gianni Bini

Skirt – Forever 21

Hat – Love Boutique

Shoes – Target (old) ((similar at WALMART))

Earrings – Asos

I wanted to show you guys some of my favorite pumpkin carving/decorating ideas to get your house all dolled up for the spooky season. Let me know which one you think I should do for my front porch! xx

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*Emily Watts photography*

Game Day Stylin’

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Football Season!!!!

In honor of LSU’s first home game tomorrow I’ve compiled some of my favorite affordable game day pieces for all you Tigers out there!


Tops

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1. Yellow Seersucker Peplum Tank (catch me in this for the first home game)

2. Lilac Embroidered Blouse

3. Tiger Muscle Tee

4. Light Purple Mesh Tank with Sequins


Bottoms

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1. Raw Hem Denim Mini Skirt

2. Yellow Skort

3. Classic Distressed Denim Short

4. Faux Leather White Frill Skirt


Dresses & Rompers

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1. Lavender Floral Romper

2. Light Yellow Ruffle Dress (I own this dress in red & it has SUCH a flattering fit)

3. Purple T-Shirt Dress (only $8!!)

4. Yellow Mesh Romper with Floral Embroidery 


Shoes

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1. Faux Suede Embellished Boot

2. White Platform Sneakers

3. Nude Ankle Tie Sandals

4. Metallic Mule


 

In the South people tend to get very dressy for football games. This football season I decided to aim for more of a comfortable, effortless look.

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This look low-key screams Vanessa Hudgens circa “Sneakernight” & I am 100% okay with that.

Tank – Hemline

Shorts – Urban Outfitters

Sneakers – Kids Shoes (ha ha I know… I wear children’s shoes…)

Purse – Target (new. favorite. thing. Bumble Bees are my spirit animal so I am LOVING this purse)

Hoops – Target (can’t find on website) ((similar))

Sunnies – Forever 21 (old) ((similar))

Everyone have a safe BUT LIT (& well dressed) football season! & as always, GEAUX TIGERS! XX