Lady in Red <3

Lady in Red

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OUTFIT DETAILS

Bikini: Teeny B  Bracelets: Gorjana

Ok so sometimes I just like to rave about products I love! This has to be my all time favorite bikini! I have the pleasure of being a model for a swimwear company called Teeny B Bikinis, and let me tell you, their swimsuits are absolutely fabulous! From fun colors, to all sorts of coverage (or not so much coverage), you can find your perfect swimsuit in their lines!

One thing I love about Teeny B is the fit! I swear every single one of their bikinis fits me like a glove! A lot of my friends that I have brought to the line enjoy the fit as well. They have such a wide variety of suits, you’re definitely going to find something flattering in their mix.

This particular suit has become a new favorite of mine. The high waisted thong bottom lays right at my waistline, and the mesh insert top is covering but also cut in the right places for a sexy look! I get soooo many compliments on this bikini! It’s also super comfortable, and the red coat color really pops!

If you’re looking for the perfect jewelry to throw on for a little something extra for your swimsuit, I highly recommend you check out Gorjana’s pieces. Their daintier pieces are perfect for a poolside, or beach vibe.

Swim looks are a thing of mine! So stay tuned for more poolside vibes and beachwear!

<3 CD

 

Fit style and Fuel Meals!

Fit style and Fuel Meals!
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OUTFIT DETAILS
Top (similar): Lululemon Pants: Lululemon Sweatshirt (similar): Forever 21 Jacket: Boda Skins Earrings (similar): Bauble Bar Earrings (similar): Gorjana Sunglasses: Maho Shades Purse: Chanel Shoes: Christian Dior Meal Prep : Fuel Meals
 So I am going to be honest, my day to day attire isn’t always so glamorous! I am the yoga pant queen!! Part of my lifestyle is working out and eating healthy! I try to do some sort of work out at least six days out of the week! (If I can manage six). So instead of having to go home and change before a workout, I typically just wear exercise clothes all day!
My typical pant choice is anything Lululemon. These particular pants are the nulu fabric which is a buttery soft fabric that I can’t stay away from! I now have 6 variations of this pant in this material!
My sports bra is also Lululemon! I find that Lulu carries a wide range of sports bras, and they really do well for me since I am a little larger chested. You can find them in all different fabrics, styles, and colors. This particular bra is the luxtreme fabric with an adorable mesh top.
My sweatshirt, jacket combo is something I do often! My leather jacket is Boda Skins, and they have recently become a favorite brand of mine. Stylish, chic, can be dressed up or dressed down, its definitely a go to jacket for me. I also own it in brown. Added bonus, their jackets are on the more reasonably priced side of leather jackets. My cropped sweatshirt I found at Indigo Germantown. I love throwing on a light sweatshirt for an extra layer of warmth.
My shoes are just throw on sneakers, that aren’t necessarily for working out. These particular shoes are Dior, and I chose them because we have the same initials, CD. I usually take Pure Barre classes, or go to kick boxing, where shoes are not required, so throwing on a cute pair always adds a little to my outfit!
For accessories, I usually just throw on pieces that are easy to get on and off during my gym session. A fun pair of earrings, or set of bracelets can really just add a little pop to your casual outfit. My sunglasses are Maho Shades. I came across this company when I was in Gulf Shores, Alabama. They have great styles, colors, and a great price point! Some days I just feel like adding a little something extra to my fitness look.
Lets talk about these Fuel Meals ! YUM! I have become obsessed with these healthy meal prep options. If I get off track, or eat out too much junk food, I love having a week where I just eat these meals. They are made to accommodate your eating style! You can do a larger protein packed portion, or a smaller healthy choice, and what i love about them is even though they are healthy, they are super delicious. You can choose anything from meat packed dishes, breakfast options, vegan, paleo, gluten free, or a vegetarian option! My favorite is the kale and mushroom bowl that I am eating above. I love to add in a meatless day once a week, and this mix is so delicious!
You can use code Christen15 for 15% off your meal order! I recommend ordering every other week!
<3 CD

Live Love Layer! with Gorjana

Live Love Layer! with Gorjana

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OUTFIT DETAILS

Top: For Love and Lemons Bodysuit Jeans: Rag & Bone (similar) Rings: Gorjana Earrings: Gorjana Shoes: Valentino Rockstud Purse: Chanel

So let me start by saying this outfit is SO ME! I am all about a bodysuit, destroyed baggy denim, and great jewelry!

This bodysuit is made by For Love and Lemons, and I get so many compliments on it. I love the white ruffle classic look, with a sexy twist of lace! I do recommend a white lace bra or tank under it to keep things covered!

My jeans I have on are Rag & Bone, probably one of my all time favorite denim brands. They always fit exactly how they are supposed to. This particular pair is no longer for sale. I did however attach a killer pair, from a different brand, that is similar and a better price range! If you are looking to splurge on denim, I highly recommend Rag & Bone! I love this pair in particular because its a very loose fit, and they are very destroyed. You really can match them with so many great tops, and they will definitely casual out your look.

My gems in this post are 100% Gorjana and I couldn’t be more obsessed with a brand! I actually built this post off of these pieces. My rings are the Amara set, they are very light weight and stackable, which I love. Gorjana is doing a ton of stackable pieces! So live love layer! My earrings I chose are the Tulum Gemstone Tassel Earrings. I am loving this tassel trend that is going on right now, and these are the perfect pair. They come in multiple colors so you can match them with any outfit! They’re subtle but they also add some pop to your look!

For shoes, I chose the Valentino Rockstud pumps. This pair I have had for a little bit, but they do make them in multiple colors, and materials! A great and comfortable shoe choice. To be honest, I am not great on heels, but these I can manage.

My bag is one of my favorite little Chanels. It is still in circulation, so you can probably find it through a Chanel boutique.

I love being able to share some of my favorite pieces with you and why I chose them! This is something I would wear to a basketball game, a night out, or even just to a casual dinner!

<3 CD

Picking the right look for a portfolio shoot.

Picking the right look for a portfolio shoot.

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OUTFIT DETAILS

Bodysuit: Privacy Please Jean Jacket: Blank NYC Tee: LNA Jeans: J Brand Sweater (similar): Callahan Bra Cami: For Love and Lemons

I get asked often “How do I pick what I am going to wear for a portfolio shoot?”. When picking outfits for a shoot, I usually try to do something different than what I did the last time I shot. I look for things that are simple and classic, but still show off my best features. You want the outfits and pictures to me memorable, and show your personality, but you don’t want to overwhelm the photos. Bodysuits, denim, tees, oversized sweaters, sneakers, etc. are all great things to go to when planning looks for your shoot. Simple is perfect! These photos are from a shoot I did to update my book!

<3 CD

My Christmas outfit everyone is asking about!

My Christmas outfit everyone is asking about!

OUTFIT DETAILS

DRESS: Lovers and Friends (in black/my color sold out) EARRINGS: Bauble Bar (similar) BOOTIES: Brian Atwood

Christmas is one of my all time favorite holidays, so every year at my family get together, I usually dress up! When I saw this dress, I knew immediately it was the one! The velvet fits like a glove, and the color was great for the holiday vibe. My earrings are my new favorite, purchased from a store in Germantown, TN called Indigo (yes they ship). I have been wearing them quite a bit because they add so much to an outfit. My booties I have had for several years. They are Brian Atwood, platform booties, covered in feathers (swoon). This outfit is perfect for any parties, or events this season!

<3 CD

Staying cozy, yet cute in this winter weather!

Staying cozy, yet cute in this winter weather!

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OUTFIT DETAILS

SWEATER: Cupcake and Cashmere JEANS: Hudson Denim WATCH: Rockwell Watches BRACELETS: David Yurman SHOES: Christian Louboutin

The last few weeks have been COLD! This sweater from Cupcake and Cashmere is super soft, and cozy for this weather, yet still has a stylish cutout shoulder. I paired the sweater with my distressed Hudson denim. These jeans are lined with thermal material! Extra warm! I am a huge fan of Hudson, they fit really well. Now, let me talk about my all time favorite watch brand, Rockwell Watches. I am sure you will see them often on my blog! Their watches are versatile, and great looking. The great thing about their company is they have such a wide range of pricing, you will be able to find whatever you are looking for in your budget. I always throw on a little bit of David Yurman with my watches. Such classic bracelets that really go with anything. My suede Christian Louboutin Decolitish heels are the icing on the cake. Such a gorgeous shoe. The neutral color goes with anything. Definitely a go to pair for me.

<3 CD

Getting Started

Getting Started

Let me start by saying, I am extremely excited to be starting this blog! It is something I have wanted to do for a very long time, and it is finally coming together! To Dye For is a combination of fashion, travel, and FOOD! I wanted to try to combine my love for food and cooking, my career in modeling and fashion, and also my travels through my career, in one place. I constantly find myself representing new brands, traveling to new places, and eating new food, and I wanted to be able to share all of the spectacular things that I come across with you guys! In this blog I will share my travels, style, great eats, and yummy recipes with you!

Stay tuned for more posts!

<3 CD