Starting out with a boom… and a giveaway!

This has been a long time coming for me. I’ve been kicking around the idea of starting a style blog for over a year now, and finally I’m finally making it happen! To anyone who has ever told me “you should have a blog,” this is for you. Cheers!







Outfit details:

Tops: Converse One Star collared shirt, Phillip Lim x Target sweatshirt
Skirt:Β  Madewell
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Bag: Phillip Lim x Target
Accessories: Melinda Maria ring (similar here and here), Stella & Dot stacking rings and bracelet, J. Crew Factory earrings, Chanel Rouge Noir polish, Burberry watch (similar here), UP by Jawbone wristband

Photographer: Ryan Chua


Now about that giveaway…

Update 11/5/13: Thanks to everyone who entered. A winner has been chosen… Congratulations, Paty!

I bought an extra Phillip Lim x Target mini satchel in black and to celebrate the launch of my blog, I’m giving it away to one lucky reader!


  1. Follow me on Instagram and like and repost this picture with the hashtag #closetluxegiveaway (no giveaway accounts and make sure your IG is public during the giveaway period)
  2. Follow me on Bloglovin
  3. Reply to this post with your IG and Bloglovin usernames
  4. Winner must live in the US

The giveaway ends next week at 11:59pm PST on 11/04/13. I will announce the winner once I’ve contacted them via Instagram and email. Good luck!

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  • Reply cailync

    I love your outfits. Cute Philip Lim bag as well πŸ™‚

    October 28, 2013 at 11:41 am
  • Reply extincshion

    I like this style !!

    October 28, 2013 at 1:09 pm
  • Reply Ashley Bree Perez

    I love your styleβ™₯ the bag is gorgeous! I am hoping to get lucky and win:) my instagram username is breelovesfashion8 and my bloglovin username is breelovesfashion8. πŸ™‚ Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

    October 28, 2013 at 1:19 pm
  • Reply Judith

    I wanna start by saying thank u so much for this opportunity that you’re giving us. Followed you in iG @fashionista_judith & repost this pic. Also following you on bloglovin @judithlovesavi. Btw what a pretty outfit you have in there & I lust your Sam Edelmam booties. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

    October 28, 2013 at 3:10 pm
    • Reply Judith

      I live in Bay Point, CA. hun……πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

      October 28, 2013 at 3:11 pm
      • Reply Christina

        Thank you for the kind words and good luck with the giveaway! Bay Point, huh? A local girl! πŸ™‚

        October 30, 2013 at 10:50 am
      • Reply Judith

        Yes hun!….I used to live in SF also…..hoping & praying to win this hun I’ll been searching for it but didn’t have any luck……thanks again for this opportunity hun!…..;-)

        October 30, 2013 at 2:45 pm
      • Reply Judith

        My email:

        November 5, 2013 at 12:11 am
  • Reply Erica

    Love this look Christina! Especially your boots – combining edge/attitude with chic πŸ™‚
    Been following you on IG under refined_couture, and bloglovin is Erica.
    Also, not sure if you know but your social media icons don’t link properly! πŸ™
    Looking forward to seeing more posts πŸ™‚

    refined coutureΒ 

    October 28, 2013 at 3:51 pm
    • Reply Christina

      Eek! Thanks for the kind words and letting me know about the links not working, fixing them right now!

      Love your blog too! πŸ˜€

      October 28, 2013 at 3:56 pm
  • Reply Kate Styled Pretty

    Congrats on starting the blog! Can’t wait to see what else you have in store!
    @katestyledpretty & Kate Styled Pretty

    October 28, 2013 at 4:18 pm
    • Reply Christina

      Thank you! Good luck with the giveaway!

      October 30, 2013 at 10:51 am
  • Reply Heather

    Congrats on the new blog! I’m hnblovely on IG and Bloglovin.

    October 28, 2013 at 4:33 pm
    • Reply Christina

      thank you and good luck!

      October 30, 2013 at 10:52 am
  • Reply lifeonprint

    Love this! Thank you so much for the chance!! Followed you on IG (lifeonprint2) and reposted the giveaway pic. I also followed you on BL: Cindy H! Have a gorgeous evening!

    October 28, 2013 at 8:16 pm
  • Reply Ryan C

    Amazing first post!! Congrats!

    October 28, 2013 at 10:41 pm
    • Reply Christina

      Thanks, I couldn’t have done it without you!!!

      October 30, 2013 at 11:04 am
  • Reply Jennifer Pearson

    Hi! My Insta name Jennifer80 and my blog is Snowsqyurr

    October 28, 2013 at 10:54 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Pearson

    Hi! My Insta name Jennifer80 and my blog!! Love you!!! Xoxoxo thanks @luluandolive

    October 28, 2013 at 10:58 pm
  • Reply keeptahoeblue80

    My Insta is Jennifer80 xoxox Love you!

    October 28, 2013 at 11:06 pm
    • Reply Christina

      Did you want to enter the giveaway, doll? You’ll need to follow me on bloglovin ( and let me know your Bloglovin username, and unlock your IG next Mon/Tues so that you can be in the running! I definitely want to give you a chance to win the bag.

      Btw, love your name, keeptahoeblue80! My next outfit post (this Friday!) is about my recent visit to South Lake Tahoe. πŸ˜‰

      October 30, 2013 at 11:02 am
  • Reply Lia

    My IG & bloglovin is heyylia. I came across your instagram when looking at the hashtags for phillip lim on instagram. I’ve been wanting this purse for forever! I’ve never won anything before so hopefully this is it (:

    October 28, 2013 at 11:25 pm
    • Reply Christina

      Lia, I’m glad you saw my giveaway! Good luck!

      October 30, 2013 at 11:03 am
  • Reply valencia

    Hi! Adore your shoes and skirt <3 <3 and you are very pretty as well! Followed you on instagram, my instagram is @streetstylecatwalkfashion (still new on instagram) hehe and bloglovin username is valencia
    Thank you for the opportunity!

    October 29, 2013 at 2:03 am
    • Reply Christina

      aw, thank you! best of luck to you with the giveaway!

      October 30, 2013 at 11:06 am
  • Reply Julie L

    IG: jules792000
    Boglovin: jules79

    What a great contest! Thanks! πŸ™‚

    October 29, 2013 at 10:33 am
    • Reply Christina

      I’m glad you like it! Good luck!

      October 30, 2013 at 11:06 am
  • Reply CelestineSF

    A perfect start to something awesome and fun. Keep them coming Christina ❀️

    October 30, 2013 at 8:52 am
    • Reply Christina

      Thank you!! Hope to visit your store again soon πŸ˜€

      October 30, 2013 at 11:07 am
  • Reply Stephanie

    Love your style! and thanks so much for the giveaway. My IG is nillaicecream and my blog lovin name is stephsprinkles.

    October 30, 2013 at 5:56 pm
  • Reply Sokonthea Phan

    love your outfit and you’re gorgeous. thank you for having this giveaway. that purse is oh so cuteee.
    my ig is soki_lee and my bloglovin’ name is sokonthea phan

    October 30, 2013 at 7:39 pm
    • Reply Christina

      Thanks so much for your kind words and entering the giveaway! Good luck!

      November 2, 2013 at 10:29 pm
  • Reply Lee Libro

    Looking forward to following your blog!
    Ig name : LiteraryLee
    BlogLovin: JaneBejeweled

    October 31, 2013 at 5:41 am
  • Reply Naquelle Perez

    I just went yesterday to target to see what they had and there was nothing πŸ™ I hope I win! This would be amazing! πŸ™‚

    October 31, 2013 at 7:20 am
    • Reply Christina

      I went to my local Target the other day, too, and just a few things were left on the clearance racks. Hopefully luck will be on your side when I draw a winner! πŸ™‚

      November 2, 2013 at 10:29 pm
  • Reply Naquelle Perez

    Oh and my IG is kellyisakillaah

    October 31, 2013 at 7:22 am
  • Reply Naquelle Perez

    I just made a blog on bloglovin so idk how to work the username but my name on there is naquelle perez

    October 31, 2013 at 7:23 am
  • Reply Joyce J.

    IG: iamgrateful5

    Bloglovin: joyce713

    October 31, 2013 at 12:27 pm
    • Reply Christina

      Thanks for entering the giveaway, Joyce, good luck!

      November 2, 2013 at 10:28 pm
  • Reply paty

    Love the outfit looks so good on you,, instagram cali_munekita bloglovin is jordanka patricia pulido thank u for the chance (: β™šβ˜†

    October 31, 2013 at 1:25 pm
    • Reply Christina

      Thanks for entering the giveaway! Good luck!

      November 2, 2013 at 10:27 pm
  • Reply Allyson Huntsman

    Omg when I saw that sweater in the look book I was thinking it would be so hard to style. You ROCKED it!! Love the blog!

    November 1, 2013 at 9:12 pm
    • Reply Christina

      thanks, Allyson! Hope to see you again soon! πŸ˜€

      November 2, 2013 at 10:17 pm
  • Reply Nicole Ibarra

    Instagram username: nicole_ibarra
    Bloglovin username: nicole808

    Hope I followed all the steps to enter correctly. 😊 Love your blog and instagram page. It would definitely be a treat to win this bag.
    Sending some aloha all the way from Hawaii,

    November 2, 2013 at 11:27 am
    • Reply Christina

      Hi Nicole, it looks like you did! Aloha and good luck! πŸ™‚

      November 2, 2013 at 10:17 pm
  • Reply Tavy

    I followed you on Instagram – x_tavvyyy
    & bloglovin – tavyrayx . Thank you for this giveaway .

    November 3, 2013 at 11:17 am
  • Reply Sarah

    Hi Christina,
    Glad to know another petite fashionista! I’m petite but not quite the fashionista but trying! I’m entering your giveaway, since I’ve had no luck with my local Targets. I also live in Cali. My Bloglovin UN: tasara and IG name: tasara

    November 3, 2013 at 11:41 am
    • Reply Sarah

      Oh my, I made an error in that comment! I meant to say sarahta for my IG name, not tasara.

      November 3, 2013 at 10:38 pm
  • Reply Melissa Pereira

    Awesome giveaway!

    Insta Name (Melisssa_sweetstyles)

    Bloglovin (Melissa Pereira- Melissa’s Sweet Style)


    November 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply Melissa Pereira

    Awesome Giveaway!

    Following on Blogloving and Instagram

    Insta Name – Melissa_sweetstyles

    Bloglovin Name – Melissa Pereira (Melissa’s Sweet Style)

    Good luck to me!


    November 3, 2013 at 3:10 pm
  • Reply Kiomy Bonilla

    IG name cityhipinacountryzip
    Bloglovin: cityhipinacountryzip (Kiomy Bonilla)

    love the blog…


    November 3, 2013 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply sadie929

    Amazing giveaway!

    Instagram: @chic_sadie
    Bloglovin’: Sadie Yanez-Laracuente
    Blog: Chic Avenue Daily


    November 3, 2013 at 5:39 pm
  • Reply PashunTrisha

    Following on:



    And the lucky winner is…….ME! crissing my fingers.
    Totally in love with this number from Philip Lim for Target.

    November 3, 2013 at 8:24 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Arrington

    OMG!!! I need this in my life!!!

    Amazing Giveaway!!!

    Instagram: jenbunny1230
    Bloglovin: Jennifer A

    November 4, 2013 at 5:59 am
  • Reply Anh Kim Duong

    Thank you so much for posting this giveaway, I didn’t get lucky enough to snatch up one of Philip Lim gorgeous bags. Beautiful outfit, I love the details!!
    Instagram: anniebalandyy
    Bloglovin: Anh Kim Duong

    November 4, 2013 at 11:53 am
  • Reply Sue Anne Cho

    What an amazing giveaway! My IG name is @heartofplastic and Bloglovin’ is Sixth Tractate. Hope to win this bag and feature it on my IG and blog! XOXO

    November 4, 2013 at 1:06 pm
  • Reply mommabrooklyn

    I was looking for a giveaway so i can get this. Been looking for the bag since i found out that its on clearance. But some people are selling this way too expensive and m a momma and m on a budget. I really really want this for my bday so bad! I have the sweater dress and another green sweater for this collection nd this time i want a bag. Im so desperate to gt that sweater too:(

    Bloglovin: mommabrooklyn

    November 4, 2013 at 2:28 pm
    • Reply Christina

      I saw all those people selling it for like $70+, it’s crazy! Well, hopefully luck will be on your side tomorrow when I draw a winner. Happy Birthday!

      P.S. Thanks for the reblog!

      November 4, 2013 at 2:38 pm
  • Reply Jen

    Congrats on the new blog! Looking forward to seeing more! IG & Instagram name: jewelsbyjen

    November 4, 2013 at 6:50 pm
  • Reply Andrea Darst

    Bloglovin – Andrea Darst
    IG – @adarst213

    November 4, 2013 at 9:30 pm
  • Reply veronica g

    Yes. Cant wzit, I love the winter weather. Looking forward to your blog!

    November 4, 2013 at 9:38 pm
  • Reply Katerina

    Hey Christina! I just Reposted the Giveaway and hash tagged on IG ! Liked it, Followed you on IG, &Followed you on Bloglovin πŸ™‚ My Instagram IG account name is @Ktzeo_Xo and my Bloglovin account name is just my 1st name Katerina . I really really hope I’m lucky enough to win this bag Aah! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜„πŸ‘œ I Love it. Followed every step in order and I’m keepin my fingers crossed. I’m in love with fashion& my IG is @ktzeo_xo πŸ™‚

    November 4, 2013 at 10:42 pm
  • Reply Katerina

    Actually my BlogLovin Username is : Katerina75
    And my Instagram is : Ktzeo_Xo

    November 4, 2013 at 10:55 pm
  • Reply Shelly

    Love all the pieces to this outfit, such a cute bag and shoes! (:
    my instagram name is shellayyonoc and my bloglovin is shellycono (kittywittyy)
    Such a fun way to start off a blog, goodluck(:

    November 4, 2013 at 11:10 pm
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