Sunday, September 30, 2012

MIXMOSS: Pleats and Peplum


The second piece I got from MIXMOSS is this chiffon skirt.

Chiffon material.
Color -- Khaki.
Pleated & flowy.
Garterized waist band.
Super affordable.

I paired it with my bright orange loose top from Gap to liven up the look since the skirt's color is a bit dull.
I thought it would be more flowy and loose (because that's how it looked like in the website) but it's actually kind of tight, especially in the waist area. 
I mean it still flows and all but not as much as I want it to. 
However, I really love how I can wear it with different colors and prints!

Flounce Embellished OL Chiffon Blazer

This blazer is the third piece that I received from MIXMOSS

Light and airy.
Thin, chiffon material.
Shoulder pads add a vintage feel.
Peplum back.
Floral print arm folds.
 One button.
Very cheap!

Out of all the items I got, this is blazer is my FAVORITE!
I love the contrast of the white with the floral print in the arm fold. 
It's really girly and fun. 
I think adding this blazer to the outfit, completed the whole look. 
It gave the ensemble a clean and polished vibe. 

For accessories, I wore my gold long chain pearl necklace from Forever 21. 
I stacked my gold Fleur De Lis bracelet, from New Orleans, with my other silver pearl bracelet.
I finished off the look with my gold bandage sandals. 

ADVICE: Add a few more inches to your measurements when ordering. Their sizes run kind of small. 


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Friday, September 28, 2012

Chicnova Giveaway Winner!

(drum roll please...)

Entry #158, Jan Sabado Miguel!


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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

MIXMOSS: Polka Dots


Chiffon material. 
Very light and airy.
Puffed sleeves that add a feminine touch.
Love the polka dot detail.
Coral and teal look great together.
Cinched waist that gives shape.
It's SUPER cheap which I thought was really amazing.

I paired this with my coral/red shorts from Old Navy. 
I accessorized it with my AliExpress leaves necklace, gold bangles, and a gold cocktail ring. 
I wanted to keep my jewelry simple since the top is a bit loud.
For my shoes, I just wore a pair of simple gold flats.
I kept my hair up in a bun to keep it out of my face. 

When I saw this on MIXMOSS, I thought that it would be a dress. 
(Since it did say "Dress" in the description.) But when it came in the mail, I found that it was way too short to be worn as a dress.
So I'm just going to be wearing it as a top instead.
Do watch out for the sizing when you are ordering. Make sure that you measure correctly and accurately. :)

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Monday, September 24, 2012

SOTW: Live While We're Young


This song has been on replay this weekend and will continue to be on replay this whole week. 
It's too catchy. :D

Just a little something for all you Directioners out there.


Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Week Ender: FALL is upon us!


Fall is FINALLY here!
Even though the weather hasn't really changed a bit (it's still really hot here in LA), I'm still excited for the coming cold season.
I am definitely going to be bringing out all of my scarves and hats today. I cannot wait to start using them. Yay!!! :D

In other news, have you guys checked out my recent posts? If you haven't gotten the chance to, here they are:

Also, DON'T FORGET to join my two GIVEAWAYS!!!

1. $30 Chicnova Coupon -- ends on September 25, 2012
2. $50 worth of clothes from MIXMOSS -- ends on October 20, 2012

Wishing all of you a very HAPPY and ENJOYABLE weekend!!!
Love you guys ♥

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

GIVEAWAY: Mixmoss $50 Gift Card -- CLOSED

Hi Guys!!!

Today, I have for you, yet another giveaway!!!
How exciting is this?!

Mixmoss is an Internet fashion shop with a variety of Women's fashion clothing for Retailers, Wholesalers and Drop Ship customers. We mainly focus on selling high quality European/Japanese/Korean ladies fashion. We also aim at providing a wide range of trendy products and one-stop service to worldwide retail shops and wholesale companies.


Read My Life As Carrie is teaming up with Mixmoss to give one lucky winner $50 worth of clothes.

How to enter:

All you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter form below.
You must do all mandatory entries before getting to the extra ones.

This is an International Giveaway.
It will end on October 20, 2012, 9:01 PM, PST


Monday, September 17, 2012

Fall Fashion Accessory: Vintage Cluster Leaves Necklace

Happy Monday, everyone!!!
I hope you guys had a very lovely weekend with all your loved ones.
For me, I just lounged around and relaxed while reading and eating cookies. Lots and lots of cookies. :)

Anyways, have you guys heard of AliExpress?

We’re an online shopping site that features a wide
variety of fashion jewelry and other products. The twist is that all
sellers on the site are based in China, which allows you to get new styles
straight from the source at really fantastic prices.

AliExpress is a company that specializes in unique fashion accessories. But they also carry a bunch of other products -- apparel, toys, electronics, etc.
I know I say this all the time, but they have so many choices, you won't be able to choose just one.
I am totally head over heels on all their statement necklaces!!!
And they're all very very affordable, I promise.

I am a necklace kind of girl, so I think you can imagine how excited I was when Priscilla contacted me about a review.

I got my necklace a few days after ordering it.
It's packaged in this beautifully tied box.
I just love the colors of the ribbons -- purple and yellow = LAKERSSSS!
(I'm not really a hardcore Laker fan, but my brother is, sooooo you get the point.)

Vintage Cluster Leaves Necklace c/o AliExpress powered by Alibaba

This necklace comes in gold & silver.
I received the gold one.
I know the flash of my camera made it look a little "bronze" but it's really gold, I swear.
The necklace does tend to change shades though, depending on the lighting and the angle you're seeing it from, which I think is pretty cool.

Above are the right and left view of the necklace.

The chain has a pattern which I really like. It adds a bit of character to the necklace.
It's not too short to the point that it's a choker necklace, but it's not too long either. 
It has a traditional clasp so it's easy to wear and take off.

Now, my absolute favorite part is the leaves!!!
Ah, I seriously love the vintage detailing. It's not just your ordinary pendant.
The pieces of leaves are clustered to form a large one.
This necklace is a bit heavy.
I prefer heavy jewelry over light ones just because I know that it is of good quality.

I wore this necklace with my Armani Exchange floral ruffled top and it looked awesome!!!
I actually got a few compliments on it. ;D

For those of you who run an Etsy shop or a mini boutiques, you can buy AliExpress products in bulk for a reasonable price.

Also, don't forget to enter my Chicnova giveaway!!!
You can win a $30 coupon. :D

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

GIVEAWAY: Chicnova $30 coupon -- CLOSED

Hello, everyone!

I am super excited for Fall. I cannot wait to bundle up and be all warm and cozy.
OH MY GOSH, and scarves!!! They're my absolute favorite accessory.
It's just so easy to throw on and it's amazing how they automatically dress up an outfit.

I know Fall fashion consists of warm colors -- browns, nudes, burgundy, orange -- but what can I say, I'm a very colorful person, literally and figuratively.
I looooove dressing up in bright colors and unique patterns.
So just because Fall is right around the corner, it doesn't mean we should stop incorporating color into our outfits, right?

Here are a few of my Fall essentials from Chicnova:


Read My Life As Carrie is teaming up with Chicnova to give one lucky winner a $30 coupon code.

How to enter:

All you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter form below.
You must do all the mandatory entries before getting to the extra ones.

This is an International Giveaway.
It will end on September 25, 2012, 9:01 pm, PST.


Cutieshey Clothing Giveaway Winner!

The winner of the $50 gift card to Cutieshey is Entry #16, Olivia of Hello, Olivia!

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I will be in touch. :D

I'd also like to take the time to thank EVERYONE who participated.
Don't be sad if you didn't win. There will be plenty more chances in the future.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

DIY: Arm Cutout T-Shirt

Hello everyone!!!
What I have for you today is a DIY. How exciting is that?
I really love DIYs. They're so much fun to do.

I'm going to show you guys how to make this "arm cutout t-shirt".
It's really simple and it takes about 10 minutes max, I promise.
I love these kinds of tops because they have a little sexiness to them.
You're showing skin, but not too much, which is good.

So, onto the DIY:

What you will need:

- a plain t-shirt 
(I got mine from Walgreens. Neon is the "in" color so I was super excited that they had it.)
- a pencil
- pair of scissors

Turn your t-shirt inside out.
Then mark a curve from the shoulders to the edge of the sleeves.
This will show you where to cut. It will also help give you a clean line.
Start to mark about 2 inches away from the neckline and end it about an inch and a half away from the end of the sleeves.

Afterwards, follow your mark and cut the curve.
Don't hesitate to just go ahead and cut.
Stopping then cutting and stopping then cutting will give you an uneven line which you don't want.

And that's it!
I decided to leave the the neckline and the seams because I didn't want it to look too "cut-out".

You can dress this up so many ways -- pair it with a big statement necklace or add a detachable collar for a more "sophisticated" look.
I hope you guys enjoyed this DIY! I know I did.

Send me a picture on twitter if you do end up trying it out. I would love to see it. :D

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Love Clothing: Dress for All Seasons

Love Clothing is an amazing clothing store that carries clothes for both men and women.
They have a variety of clothes -- trust me, you won't be able to buy just one.
They deliver to over 100 countries and they offer free shipping on all orders over £30.
They also offer free returns & exchange. PLUS, their items are SUPER affordable!

Today, I'm gonna share with you guys some of their dresses that caught my eye.
I categorized them accordingly so you guys will have a better look at what kind of dress you need for your next date, function, or event. :)





Love Clothing is also having a £2000 Shopping Spree Giveaway. 
All you need to do is enter your email. 
Be sure to go check it out! 

I hope you guys visit their website! You can click on their Love Clothing banner on my sidebar to save time. :)
I am positive you guys will love every single piece.

Which one of these dresses did you guys like the best?

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