Monday, December 19, 2011

The One Hundred: The C's

In case you're a new follower of AthePofP, I've been reading Nina Garcia's The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own, and have been going through the list finding out which ones I already own.  You can see the A's here and the B's here. It's actually been quite fun, and so far I've only fallen short on two, a bikini and a boyfriend sweater.

This past week while I was supposed to be Christmas shopping for others, I picked up this baby at TJMaxx for $3, and can't wait to read it:
The C's


1. ) Cable-Knit Sweater The above pictures are of some of my cable knit sweaters from years back.  They're more of a thin cable-knit as opposed to the chunky, more common cable-knit sweater, but as someone who's always been weight conscious, I know better than to wear something that adds more 'bulk.'  These pictures are from Christmas 2006 and Christmas 2007, and I found them while going through old pictures.  Man I was skinny.  And I thought I was so fat.  Anyways...



2.) Caftan (or kaftan)
I think there's a fine line with this one between stylish and the 1970's.  Why do I have one? A surprise 70's themed birthday party for my brother in law Jon last spring.  Case and point, right?



As usual, I waited until the last possible moment to shop for the party, but ended up lucking out.  Tremendously, right? Ha! I walked into Goodwill and this beaut' was hanging there.  I laugh, but this is actually a beautiful caftan and I've kept it since.  It's quite stylish over a bathing suit with metallic flip flops.  Nina writes that a caftan epitomizes "lounging and luxury," and this is so true.  It's a glorified moo-moo though, am I right?


3.) Camel Coat
Alas, I do not have a camel coat.  I have a winter-white, a burgundy, a pink (go figure!), and a black wool coat, but not camel.  Over the years I've come close to buying a camel wool coat, but always go with the more fun, bright colors! I'm sure someday I will...

4.) Cape
I actually have a few of these, I love them that much.  They are very flattering, regardless of your shape, and so warm!

Yes, this is a cell phone picture of myself taken by myself.  No, I'm not flipping you the bird.  Yes, I'm wearing a cable-knit cape!

"Go in peace, my daughter.  And remember that, in a world of ordinary mortals, you are a Wonder Woman."
-Queen Hippolyte

5.) Cashmere Sweater
I've had quite a collection of cashmere sweaters, but have given them all away due to the static with my hair.  I can't stand it.  I think I should get credit though, right?

"Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury."
-Coco Chanel
6.) Charm Bracelet
This is the closest I have to a charm bracelet, as I'm not a huge fan.  Charm bracelet's are a great way to carry memories around with you on your arm.  I remember when I sold jewelry charms were quite popular and it was interesting to see what charms we would get in.

I have the above Pandora bracelet, but it's completely void of charms.  I bought it as an incentive to lose weight, buying myself the beads for certain amounts of weight lost.  As you can see, that never happened.  I did lose enough (from that point) for 2 beads, but I'm not a fan of Pandora beads and decided I liked it plain!

Here are some famous charm bracelets:
Marlene Dietrich- one made out of poker chips given to her by Frank Sinatra
Elizabeth Taylor- one of all hearts signifying her love of her children, friends, and husbands.
Mrs. Walt Disney- bracelet from Walt with 22 miniature Oscar's, one for every one he won.


7.) Clutch
I have a few I've picked up over the years, but thought this Michael Kors' one was gorgeous! Then again, I don't think I've ever seen anything by Michael Kors that I didn't absolutely love...

I think I can count on one hand the times I've actually carried a clutch as I am a fan of big bags. 
8.) Cocktail Ring
If you know me, you know I'm a jewelry freak, so of course I have multiple cocktail rings, including quite a few from my stint as a lia sophia advisor. 
But seriously, look at those 'cocktail' rings!

9.) Converse
Yeah...I was as surprised as you are, but it's another check mark for me, so I'll take it! I learned that the term "chucks" refers to the high top version, after Chuck Taylor, a high school basketball start in 1918 began wearing them.  Later, he promoted and lent his name to the high topped version.

I want these:
I'd never wear them, they're just pretty to look at!

10.) Cosmetic Bag
I used a Vera Bradley cosmetic bag for years that my sister in law gave me for Christmas, but only recently switched it up as it was looking quite worn.  Oh, and I got this one for under $10 at Bath & Body Works.  Seriously.  Pink and Purple Cheetah.  This is inspiring me to do a mani to match...  Anyways, like Nina says, it's what's on the inside that counts! (Another blog post for another day...)

11.) Cowboy Boots
Ugh...sometimes blogger REALLY gets on my nerves...this city girl does have a pair of cowboy boots, but it keeps uploading my picture horizontal.  Boo.  The funny thing is I had these boots long before meeting my husband, let alone moving to VA!

"Living on nothing but a young girl's dreams, with my cowboy boots and my old six string..."
-Mary Chapin Carpenter

12.) Cuff
I also have a beautiful cuff bracelet that my brother bought me overseas:


So that's the C's...I didn't realize there were so many until I was at least halfway through, I apologize for the heavy post!

How many of the C's do you have?

My score so far:
A's: 4:4
B's: 7:9
C's: 11:12

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