Monday, January 30, 2012

Spring 2012 Trend: Neon

Spring's Neon Trend

We were recently asked to comment on the Spring 2012 neon trend and here was our response:

"The warmer weather is definitely bringing the bright neon colors with it.  Runway trends show that citrus neon colors are all the rage this season.  Think lemon, lime, and gorgeous coral colored grapefruits.  These are the kinds of colors to tastefully incorporate into your wardrobe.  Many people may be intimidated to use such bright colors but you can use these in your everyday wear in a small way.  Whether it be a pop of color in your shoes, in your necklace or your clutch, neon accessories instantly wake up your outfit.  Or you can neutralize the bright colors with a classic crisp white button button or a chambray shirt.  Or, if you're daring enough, follow the colored denim trend and invest great coral-colored skinny jeans."

Here's a sneak peak of the CLC take on the citrus-y neon trend  :)

Genevieve medallion necklace
Spring 2012
Cayetano Legacy Collection

Monday, January 23, 2012

Everyday Style

One of our favorite coffee table books is Lauren Conrad's, "Style" book.  Here are some great tips we got from her to help you look fab every day of the week.  You don't have to go to a party to look your best - you can go to the grocery store and still look glam.  :)

1) start with one easy basic piece and layer from there.  whether its a nice solid dress, skinny jeans, a comfy sweater - effortless doesn't have to look frumpy.

2) use a stylish bag - hardware makes a big impact - especially if its gold which always looks luxe.  Think of how classy a chanel bag looks with the signature gold chain straps.  Or for the hot mamas out there who need a big bag to lug baby's diapers, snacks, toys, etc, gold studs, zippers, buckles on a large satchel always look good

3) pick what flatters - if you are top heavy, you don't want to choose a big flowy/slouchy top, instead focus on great skinny jeans.  If you are curvy, use a structured boyfriend blazer.  Nothing pulls your look together the way a blazer does. 

4) Try a pop of color - add a deep jewel toned color in the winter or a fun bright color in the warmer months to make an impact.  We like to add our pops of color with accessories.  Whether its a great bright necklace, a cute pair of shoes, or a bright colored bag. 

5) Pay attention to your shoes - Shoes are usually an after thought as we run out the door.  And choosing the wrong ones can really ruin an outfit.  Make sure they are comfortable.  Don't buy those sky high shoes that you can't walk in.  Who are you kidding?  You'll spend all this money on those shoes and they'll just end up staying in the box because you know you'll be in pain when you wear them.  Invest in comfortable stylish shoes.  Our go to shoes are nude pumps - they elongate the legs and go with any outfit.  Our other go to shoes are great flats that have a beautiful jewel at the top.  They really make a statement

Happy Dressing!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

{Video} Inspiration: Chanel Pre-Fall 2012 Paris Bombay Collection

Wanted to share the whole Karl Lagerfeld for House of Chanel Pre-Fall 2012 show you with you so you could get a feel for the luxurious decor, settings, music, beautiful clothes, and of course...statement jewelry. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Inspiration: Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Pre-Fall 2012

Opulence, grandeur, luxury, statement pieces.....these describe Karl Lagerfeld's amazing designs for House of Chanel, Pre-Fall 2012.  This show was the perfect combination of Parisian glamour and Indian flare.  For true lovers of statement jewelry and works of art like we are, this show satisfied our fashionable appetite.  Check out these amazing statement necklaces.  We can't help but be inspired to incorporate some of these looks into a Cayetano Legacy design in the near future.  Ah-ma-zing!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

8 Ways to Keep New Years Resolutions

We've compiled 8 great ways to stick to your new year's resolutions for 2012. 

(Ok, I'll be honest, i looked at my resolutions from 2011 and its exactly the same list for 2012 - i didn't even realize it.  So like a mad person i searched through tons of articles on how i can stick to my resolutions this year and make sure that i follow through.  And i wanted to share these with you - incase you had the same problem :) )

1) Write it down and make sure the list is somewhere visible where you can constantly see it.  I wrote mine last year in my task notes on my phone and guess what - i forgot about it.  Get out your pretty pen and your pretty stationary, write down your goals and post it right next to your computer or bedside table

2) Baby steps - write down the small steps needed to follow those resolutions.  If you want to lose weight, don't just say i want to lose 10 pounds.  write down what you will do to achieve that.  i.e. - i will go to the gym 3x/week.  I will not eat after 6 pm.  i will lose 1 lb/week for the next 3 months. 

3) Program the subconscious mind - live/breath/dream your goals - read your goals every night before you go to bed so you can reflect on your day and plan out how you're going to make those happen the next day. 

4) Increase your desire to reach your goals - envision the rewards - i.e. - picture yourself on the beach wearing that bathing suit you've been eyeing, picture yourself, or maybe your goal is to be an author, picture yourself on the cover of the book

5) Find a buddy to hold your accountable - send each other a letter with your goals.  Call each other once a month to talk about the progress and what you need more encouragement on.

6) Allow mistakes - just because you had one bad day doesn't mean you should forget the whole thing.  Just keep moving forward

7) Set up a reward system - what motivates you?  a nice mani//pedi?  a little retail therapy?  if you meet your small step goals, reward yourself once a month

8) Make it a habit - you need to make a commitment to at least 30 days before these changes in your life actually become a habit and become a natural part of your daily routine without you constantly thinking about it

Good luck !!!!  Make 2012 your year!!!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!!

Wishing all of you a Happy New Year.  May 2012 be the year you follow through with your resolutions and goals, may this be the year you follow your heart, may this be the year you follow your dreams.  

2011 was such an amazing year for CLC.  We have all of you to thank for helping us shape our business and follow our journey on our passion project. 

Here's to great things in 2012!