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29 January 2009

I’ve been so ridiculously behind with tags (I’d say a few months behind, now?). I love doing them, but I get so caught up with ideas for new posts that I put tags aside. So I do apologize profusely if I never did a tag of yours; I’ve forgotten who’s tagged me & whatnot. But here are the long-due ones :). Have fun – or not – reading, darlings! But beware: a massive, word-heavy post awaits!

heart5 Tag #1: The ever edgy & chic Nina of Femme Rationale has tagged me a couple of times (sorry for not doing tag # 1 & # 2 earlier!). The first was that popular “go to the fourth folder of your pictures and select the fourth photo & explain it” tag. 

My Pictures > Spring 2008: Paris! > Montemarte Square

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I do apologize for the horrible photo quality; it was taken on a rather rainy night whilst my friends and I were rushing to meet the rest of our group (descending endless flights of slipper stairs simultaneously stuffing warm crepes to prevent them from getting soggy from the rain isn’t the best of circumstances!). It was the prettiest little place to dine; gorgeous, so warm, and so quaint! The food was absolutely delicious. I would like to add that it was my first time trying authentic Parisian escargots – and I loved it, surprisingly! 

heart5 Tag #2: List 16 random facts about me. You can read more in depth here, at my FAQs page!

  1. I’m a carb addict. I love all sorts of breads, and will not hesitate to reach for seconds from the adorable bread baskets at restaurants – but no butter, please!
  2. I absolutely love pretty stationary – journals, cards, letters, post-its, the likes. My lovely accessory-designer-to-be friend gifted me with the most beautiful collection of sticky notes from Anthropologie, well aware that I jot down random spurts of ideas (now I can do it with style!). 
  3. I carry post-its in my purse. Along with a pen, of course. 
  4. I’m pretty confident in calling myself the Queen of Procrastination. I think this particular fact is self-explanatory.
  5. heart5 Starbucks. 
  6. There is an ever growing makeup collection sitting on my vanity. I love looking at those little containers of gorgeous colors, but truthfully, I’ve only used, say, 20% of it? 
  7. I’m an Aries. It really does amuse me when I read descriptions of my horoscope – I am the perfect little Aries.
  8. Toblerone is my absolute FAVORITE chocolate of all time. The pyramids are as close to heaven as I can get as of now. I actually just finished my secret stash (well, it just happens to be stored in a drawer under my desk). Buy me one of those heavy bars of goodness and I shall do as you please.
  9. I would love to write a book or two one day, with the high hopes of getting it published. And have at least two other people, besides my mother and best friend, buy it!
  10. I simply cannot get enough of black, leather boots. Ankle boots, flat boots, knee high, calf high…
  11. My feet are ridiculously small. Size 5.5 on average, occasionally fitting size 6! Which makes hunting for shoes a bit difficult. Not that I mind – since it does serve as a good excuse to go out shopping more!
  12. I love America’s Best Dance Crew. 
  13. Philosophical books are one of my favorite genres. Most find them boring, but I beg to differ! 
  14. Purple is my favorite color. But I only own two or three articles of clothing in that hue.
  15. I really need to go shopping.
  16. I love pretty little lingerie. 

heart5 Tag #3: The latest, and a personal favorite was made by darling little Chloe! I shall link this in my FAQs page as well!

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  1. describe your personal style. This a bit of a tough one, considering that what I wear changes on a whim. On a general note, I’d like to say that I strive to achieve a sophisticated and classy look with basic tees or sweaters, skinny jeans, and a great pair of heels or boots. Yet my personal style constantly changes – it’s quite similar to the characteristics of a chameleon – as I’m inspired daily by the music I happen to listen to the night before, bloggers, or magazines. Oh – and it all depends on my mood too!
  2. what are the staples in your wardrobe? Skinny jeans, black heels, black boots, black v-neck tee, white v-neck tee, and a couple of great sweaters. Cocktail rings, and a big bag!
  3. what’s your signature look? The above. You can usually find me in a black top, silver necklace, medium wash skinny jeans, and black boots (in the fall/winter). With, of course, my much loved Balenciaga motorcycle in black and a large cocktail ring.
  4. what inspires you? Music, definitely! If I’m listening to an excessive amount of hip-hop, I’ll dress in a brightly colored graphic tee and light wash denim (distressed, not destroyed!), throw on a tailored vest, and finish the look with ankle boots (not exactly hip-hoppish, persay) and big jewelry. Or I’ll opt for one of two hoodies I own and glam it up with a bow in my hair. You get the gist of it. Bloggers always inspire me too; Jaime of Jaime Wears Black is a huge inspiration! Now that I think of it, everything inspires me. The movies I watch, the places I go, etc. – everything influences me!
  5. who is your fashion muse? Everything I come across!
  6. favorite purchase of all time? This is a tough one! But I do think it comes down to this gorgeous cocktail ring I bought earlier last year. It’s quite the heavy ring; gold, and completely covered with Swarovski crystals and beautiful swirls of black enamel.
  7. biggest splurge? Considering that the majority of my more expensive goodies are gifts or bought for me by the lovely parents, I would have to say that my biggest splurge (well, for me, since I do have a limited budget!) were a pair of Franco Sarto ankle boots. I haven’t yet worn them, but I do love them!
  8. what’s your beauty routine? Wash my face with a peach facial cleanser (I love it!); stare in the mirror and wonder if I should bother straightening my hair or leaving it in its wavy state; if the waves are actually nice I’ll leave it be/if not, I straighten away (only I’m too lazy to spend more than five minutes on my hair so it’s never straight); one coat of chapstick (or whatever kind of lip balm I have on me); a lipgloss that matches my outfit. C’est fin! Oh, and I change my nail polish once a week!
  9. what jewelry do you never take off? A thin, silver bangle with lovely etchings on it, a.k.a. the only bracelet that actually fits me. 
  10. what are you wishing for? The Miu Miu Vitello Lux with the bow detail, in that gorgeous light gray (alluminio!). It’s been years now! 
  11. what are your obsessions? Get ready for a long list, darlings! My ipod, music, toblerone chocolate, tights, black lace, nail polish, MAC, my phone, leather bags, Miu Miu bags, hot chocolate, Elle, Vogue Paris, Chanel, Gucci, Lanvin, window shopping online, lip gloss, Victoria’s Secret, perfume, Balenciaga Motorcycle bags, boots, ankle booties, the color black, leopard print, blogging, dancing, little black dresses, three-quarter length sweaters, basic tees, skinny jeans, oversize clutches, patent leather, gmail, cocktail rings, Michael Kors, Starbucks, bandage skirts, body con dresses. I think that’s a basic enough list!

heart5 Tag #4: 10 Things I Loathe, 10 Things I Love. Tagged by the super sweet Demi of Fashionably Early!

10 Things I Loathe

  1. The narrow-minded & prejudiced. Open your eyes! 
  2. Insects & bugs of any sort creep me out.
  3. Feeling ridiculously cold.
  4. The fact that I procrastinate!
  5. …& I can’t think of anything else… I really don’t hate anything/anyone!

10 Things I Love

  1. Life! 🙂
  2. Dance
  3. Fashion
  4. Writing/Blogging
  5. Friends & Family
  6. Bags, bags, bags!
  7. Nail Polish
  8. New York City
  9. my iPod
  10. You lovely readers!

xoxo,

La C.

P.S. Thank you Dana, of Chic Banana, for giving me this award! & much thanks to Sharon for the “Your Blog is Fabulous” award! I feel so honored to be receiving awards from such lovely people!

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62 Comments leave one →
  1. 29 January 2009 9:37 pm

    Carbs are some girls best friend, in one way, and I’m one of them too… And I’d definitely read any book written by you, so you only need one more reader 😉 Sorry I haven’t commented in a while, things have been crazily busy, but hopefully I’ll be able to be online more often from now on. I’ve still read all your posts, so I’ve been here in spirit, darling!

  2. 29 January 2009 9:39 pm

    What a fun post, I love reading and learning about you! And if there’s one thing that resonated strongly with me…it’s the fact that I can’t stand being cold either! And it’s ironic that I should have this fear in the tropics. But you know, when people get too hot, they make things too cool..and then I die. :/

    Such a great post, darling! You are fabulous! And I’d love to see a picture of that cocktail ring of yours! 🙂

    Love,
    SEAH :p

  3. 29 January 2009 9:43 pm

    Your blogging is always so fun to read! you come across as a very passionate person, which is awesome 🙂 xx

  4. 29 January 2009 10:39 pm

    what an awesome power post!
    so wonderful to get to know you a bit more.

    and to think i though i was the only one who horded toblerone…

    happy weekend girl.

    x
    melissa

  5. 29 January 2009 11:39 pm

    You love philosophical books? How cool- I majored in Philosophy! And I also have a bad habit of buying makeup because the bottle is pretty, but sometimes it’s so hard to resist.

  6. 29 January 2009 11:48 pm

    aw, thank you for doing the tags! so many things that made me laugh in agreement:
    #1 – carbs are my best friend & worst enemy
    #6 – when i need a pick me up i buy make-up…so i have a lot of crap on my vanity i never use haha
    #8 – i love toblerone, too
    #10 – it’s sick how many blk leather boots i have…and don’t wear
    #11 – and u already we have this in common

    really enjoyed this post! 🙂

  7. 30 January 2009 12:05 am

    ok, i fixed your link!

  8. *Andrea* permalink
    30 January 2009 12:18 am

    i love chocolate, starbucks and black leather shoes as well. i love reading your posts and would definitely buy your book ;D

  9. kristine permalink
    30 January 2009 12:40 am

    this really is a massive post!! i love reading this though; i love learning more about the ever mysterious La C. behind this amazing blog!!

    i shall be back this weekend to finish reading!

  10. Maisha permalink
    30 January 2009 1:39 am

    Uh..first picture..greatest night ever?
    Oh, memories.

  11. 30 January 2009 1:41 am

    Lovely post, it’s so much fun getting to know more about bloggers. 🙂 J’adore that Miu Miu too, I’m coveting a classic black one. One day!!!

    And thank you for your encouraging words! x

  12. 30 January 2009 4:27 am

    Hi there-fabulous post my dear and thanks for sharing the personal info, such a great read!! have a lovely weekend!

  13. 30 January 2009 4:53 am

    Hi darling! Thanks for the lovely post but hey that was 3 years ago and now my face is nothing but abysmal! 😦
    Do Cancer and Aries really match cuz we seem to agree on a lot of things and the most prominent are bags, bags, bags and nail polish. And by the way, we’re going to Paris this May for the hubby’s birthday.

  14. 30 January 2009 4:58 am

    I always put tags aside as well, and then forget them, which is never my intention. But I love to read other peoples tags, so I loved this 🙂

  15. 30 January 2009 5:48 am

    #6 — i totally only use like 20 percent of my makeup too. haha. and i have like a huge makeup case of them. =/ i wish i used them more often.

  16. 30 January 2009 6:12 am

    i am also a huge carb addict,sometimes i dont even eat else 😀

  17. 30 January 2009 7:36 am

    Carbs<333 Love them! Actually I love carbs more than sugar too (but chocolate is a kind of mix between the two?lol). I love white bread, it’s so good! And cheese! Why do I like only unhealthy food?

    I can’t wait to buy your books! You need to finish them soon so I can read them~ I know they are going to be awesome!

  18. 30 January 2009 10:01 am

    I always reach for seconds from the bread basket, too!

  19. 30 January 2009 10:35 am

    You know how they say the grass is always greener. . .? Well, it seems, when I’m shoe-sale-shopping, the only sizes left are usually 5.5., and I wear 8.5. It happens every time I find something great, dirt cheap at Cutesygirl.com.. So, if you like cruelty-free shoes, 90% of their stock is man made. Hope this helps you dear. kiss kiss p.s. Thanks for your lengthy post; most enjoyable.

  20. Michelle permalink
    30 January 2009 10:41 am

    every time i use a post it for myself, i think of you too, though mine aren’t as stylish, i will admit. it’s alright though, they’re only spur of the moment, possibly going to be thrown out soon kinds of things anyway.

    come to 8. New York City, and I will treat you to 5. Starbucks !

  21. 30 January 2009 11:14 am

    firs of all: i love this post, cause now i have the feeling i get to know the fabulous La C. a bit better.
    and 2nd: tag #2, nr.9: no worries, darling!
    including me, there are at least 3 people to buy your book! so go ahead and get done!!! 😉

    btw if you make my day and i make yours, soon one year will have more than 365 days!

    ok, well that was not so funny, but it just came to my mind when reading your comment 😉

  22. 30 January 2009 12:20 pm

    I love starbucks too! ah but it’s pretty pricey here :/

  23. 30 January 2009 12:20 pm

    oooh that was a great post 🙂 i’m a total carb addict too!!

  24. 30 January 2009 12:27 pm

    Hehe~ Post-its!! I carry Hello Kitty Post-its in my purse. lol. Epic post. :]

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    E> An

  25. 30 January 2009 12:54 pm

    I have dreams about that Miu Miu bag.. haha!

    And thanks about the microwave comment, doll. =]

    xxxx

  26. 30 January 2009 1:56 pm

    got to know you that much better. : )

  27. 30 January 2009 2:05 pm

    its so nice to get to know you a little better! you sound like a fabulous person and an amazing dresser!!

    xx

  28. 30 January 2009 2:06 pm

    I love toblerone, pff, right now you got me craving for the candy.

    Interesting to read such a post, looking forward to more!

    p.s. yea, I think I should keep it secret too 😛

  29. 30 January 2009 3:29 pm

    Great job catching up with the tags. I get impatient with my hair in the mornings too. 🙂

  30. 30 January 2009 4:04 pm

    enjoyed reading the tags and more about you, am also a carb addict especially warm bread with butter–yum!!! have a lovely weeked dear!!
    xoxo

  31. 30 January 2009 5:39 pm

    Thanks for sharing all this 🙂
    This is a funny post.

    xoxo

  32. 30 January 2009 5:57 pm

    “Purple is my favorite color. But I only own two or three articles of clothing in that hue.”

    Same! It saddens me.

  33. 30 January 2009 6:21 pm

    Love the Miu Miu bag!!!

  34. 30 January 2009 6:49 pm

    love love love toblerone! too bad nowhere to buy here. thanks for reminding me how good they are. it was an orgasm seeing that piece of pyramid heaven. 🙂
    hey i am adding you to my links (i am sorry it took this long, i thought i had you all along). would love if you could add me too. 🙂

  35. 30 January 2009 7:54 pm

    I am glad you finally got around to the tags! Are you sure we’re not long lost twins? We have a lot
    in common! I love fashion, music, chocolate, and carbs too.

    I know, some people just don’t understand! My sister and mother think I tend to overspend on beauty products and clothes.

  36. 30 January 2009 9:39 pm

    i have returned!<3
    i love reading about bloggers 🙂
    this post really made me want to mail you some toblerone and a starbucks giftcard
    haha i’m a chocolate addict too<3

  37. kristine permalink
    30 January 2009 11:06 pm

    i just finished reading your post!! so fabulous. it’s so awesome learning about you!! have a fab weekend!

  38. 30 January 2009 11:31 pm

    aww i loved this post! and i love YOUR blog, it’s so inspirational 🙂 and i so agree with you on loving starbucks hehe! and of course, i would love to! i meant to do it sooner, in fact, i thought i already did but anyways did it just now 🙂 looking forward to all your fabulous updates love!

  39. 31 January 2009 1:46 am

    Toblerone – yum!

  40. 31 January 2009 2:45 am

    great post. i find you absolutely adorable although i don’t believe i’ve ever seen a posted photo of yourself. your personality is charming 🙂

  41. 31 January 2009 6:24 am

    Great post, it’s lovely getting to know you a little bit better!

  42. 31 January 2009 6:52 am

    adore the tags! 🙂
    always fun to read tags.
    xx

  43. 31 January 2009 8:06 am

    Awarded – but you already have that award though.

    Anyway you’re fabulous.

    xx

  44. 31 January 2009 9:22 am

    oh yay! you are the sweetest, you did the best job ever on my tag! and thank you for saying such nice things. i love finding out more about you. you sound so delightful and fun and so full of happiness! how wonderful. reading this made me smile…
    xx your loyal reader,
    chloe

  45. 31 January 2009 9:53 am

    This really is a huge post! It’s fun to read random facts:)
    Now I’m in need of some Toblerone!

  46. 31 January 2009 10:32 am

    I love love carbs and Im an Aries too.. we are so awesome! (lol). That was really fun reading all those random facts about you– all the little quirks and the joy of finding out that we have quite a bit in common– we must be kindred spirits or something.. hehe..

    xo,

    Valentine

  47. 31 January 2009 12:12 pm

    Lovely post, Toblerone & the Miu Miu bag <3! And I can so recognize myself in all the ‘things I loathe’.

  48. 31 January 2009 1:04 pm

    cool post! tags are so fun to answer aren’t they? 🙂
    I love your outfit staples! basic but chic, it’s all in the accessories 🙂

  49. 31 January 2009 3:09 pm

    great post as usual! xoxo

  50. 31 January 2009 4:38 pm

    I can relate to lots of the things you said in the tag from Chloe. I too am very drawn to basic clothes, yet know I can explore with something all of a sudden. Nothing’s written on a stone. And yes, everything is an inspiration. How could you avoid it?

  51. 31 January 2009 5:19 pm

    La C! Well done on an enormous tag post! Your answers to the 16 things about you convince me that we’re twins! Haha.

    xx

  52. 31 January 2009 6:13 pm

    hehe, i love reading tags too!
    “a.k.a. the only bracelet that actually fits me”- do you have teeny tiny wrists too?! mine are so pathetically small that i have to get my dad to alter bracelets and i cant wear things like bangles without them falling off 😦
    lovely post, had fun reading!
    mxx

  53. 31 January 2009 6:38 pm

    I’m an obsessed with carbs as well!! Need to take a fair amount of them daily…if not I can’t be at full energy and mood:P
    Quite interesting to know all that staff about u at once!:)

    XX

  54. 31 January 2009 9:02 pm

    you deserve all the awards you get!
    it was fun to read this entry. my fave color is purple too but i have virtually no purple in my closet. crazy.

  55. 31 January 2009 9:20 pm

    Just wanted to say that I love reading the blog! Great work!

    Check out http://vintage-tea.blogspot.com/

    x

  56. 31 January 2009 11:48 pm

    Congratulations on the award! Such wonderful answers to the tags as well, it is so interesting to learn more about the ever-amazing LaC!

    I’ve got lots of catching up to do on your blog, I feel so deprived, having not read it for a week!

    I hope you are well and happy xx

    Also- I would defintly buy anything you publish, and make everyone I know do the same 🙂

  57. 1 February 2009 12:10 am

    I just have to comment because we have some things in common and a surprise about you i didn’t expect to find.

    I LOVE carbs with an extraordinary passion..not soo good on the booty but wonderful in the mouth. Ooohh and I also carry post its and a pen bc I need to write everything down in order to remember, im so glad that window vista has it on the sidebar! i love it! I also am an Aries. and I was surprised to see that you like ABDC! Honestly, you write with such a professional manner that it’s kind of hard to tell what kind/type of personality you have..soo when you stated that you love ABDC, i was kind of taken back.

    Sorry this is so random, i LOVE your blog, your entries, your pictures, and your sense of style. You are definitely a lovely inspiration for me.

    Peace&Love

  58. 1 February 2009 3:10 am

    I love that bag, I’m very jealous!

  59. 1 February 2009 12:34 pm

    loving that bag and your love of chocolate! although personally I’ve been addicted to dark chocolate m&ms for well over a year now. I legit have them every single day. I probably could have gotten 2 miu miu’s @ full price at this point! haha

  60. thebaglady permalink
    1 February 2009 3:24 pm

    this was such a great post! i love learning more about you!

  61. 2 February 2009 12:52 pm

    yummmm! i love toblerone. seriously.

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