Thursday, November 25, 2010

pancakeFEATURES: IFB's Links à la Mode & MTV Style's Top Style Blogger Looks

Thank you, Independent Fashion Bloggers for picking pancakeSTACKER's post as one of your "20 best links" for the week of November 25th! What an honor to be featured!

links a la mode


Giving Thanks
Edited by: Holier than Now
It's Thanksgiving here in the U.S. and many of us are looking forward to the Black Friday sales - oh wait, I mean spending time with our families and friends! But it's wonderful (and kind of weird) that so many of the people that influence and support us on a daily basis won't be gathered around our table; they'll be hanging around our web address, retweeting our (sometimes) witty comments, liking our latest post on Facebook, etc. Whether or not you celebrate turkey day, as a blogger it's hard not to be full of gratitude for the resources we share on a regular basis. This week, Tickle Me Chic helps ban the blogging blues, Previously Owned does your holiday gift shopping for you, and Make the World a Prettier Place sums up the reason so many of us are grateful just to be alive (hello? fashion!) with a visual history.


Links à la Mode: November 25th
SPONSOR:
Shopbop bags: Burch, Matt & Natt, Minkoff, IRO, Botkier, Gryson, LAMB, Chloe, BE&D, DVF



UPDATE: Two features in one day?? Thank you, MTV Style for including me as one of your "Top Style Blogger Looks of the Week!" Words cannot express how exciting this has all been! To check out what MTV said, head on over here, or to see which outfit post they're talking about, click here.


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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

BARE-ing It All

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a relaxing day before Thanksgiving! If not, get rested up, as it takes a well-prepared body and mind to take full advantage of all that feasting. As you might remember, a couple posts back, I promised to show you all some of the shots I was able to take at the Fashion and Internet forum held at UC Berkeley. Well, here they are! I spotted a lot of stylish students, and before everyone rushed back to hit the books, I made sure to stop a few and steal a few minutes of their time.
Structured shoulders, high-waist trousers with amazing button detail, a killer satchel, and a touch of color on her finger -- this CAL girl brought her best.
John Kim, BARE Magazine's Editor-in-Chief, stands out in his belted, army green jacket and quirky style.
Back in black: This trendy girl kept it simple with the all black ensemble, while letting her accessories speak for themselves. Can we talk about those shoes?
Originally from Arkansas, Michael, from The Art Institute of California - San Francisco, shows us that cutouts really are the next big thing. Michael let me know about his great upcoming event, so if you are in the SF Bay Area, make sure to check out the Arts of Fashion Foundation's symposium and fashion show happening this Dec 3-7! (Feel free to email me for questions)
 Wearing knit socks with black booties, a casual denim shirt dressed up by her fantastic overcoat, and a simple black skirt, this fabulous first-year embodies the perfect fall semester look.
Photos by: Chandamheer

So what do you all think? Who sported the best look and why? I know this post is a little short, but I assure you that I have some fun news and some more fantastic posts to share with you all soon, so I hope you will all be on the look out for them. And, before you leave, don't forget to enter my $55 giveaway, if you haven't already.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  And remember, tomorrow, just like every other day, is the perfect time to let everyone know just how much they mean to you, and how thankful you are to have them in your life!

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Monday, November 22, 2010

pancakePRIZES: $55 CSN Stores Giveaway

Hello everyone! I hope your Monday has been going well so far, and if not, I hope to bring you something that will liven it up a bit. In the spirit of Thanksgiving (also known as MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY, EVER), I wanted to show you, my followers, just how thankful I am for your continued support of my blog. So why not start off the week with a giveaway??



As I mentioned before, I have been saving up some of my best goodies to share with you all! This time, I have partnered with the kind folks of CSN Stores to bring you a $55 giveaway!  In case you are unfamiliar with them, CSN Stores is comprised of over 200 online stores where you can purchase anything from handbags and luggage, to counter stools and for your new apartment! They've got just about everything you need, and they're only a click away.


HOW TO ENTER:
Entering is simple and easy! All you need to do is: (1) become a google follower of my blog and (2) comment on this post only with a direct link to the item(s) you'd buy with your $55 gift code from CSN's website. It's that easy! Don't forget to leave your email address, so I can contact you if you win!


BONUS ENTRIES: Leave a comment for each additional entry if you...
  • Become a follower of my TWITTER 
  • Become a follower on BLOGLOVIN'
  • Subscribe to my RSS FEED
  • Become a follower of CSN Stores on Twitter
  • "Like" CSN Stores on Facebook
  • Tweet about my giveaway with this message: "Have you entered @pancakeSTACKER's $55 @CSNStores giveaway? Enter here: http://pancakestacker.blogspot.com #pancakePRIZES" (3 entries max per day)
  • Post about my giveaway on your blog with a link back to this post. Please post the link to your post as well. 
  • Add pancakeSTACKER to your Blogroll.  Please post the link to your blog as well. 
  • Tell me what YOU are thankful for this Thanksgiving season :)

This giveaway will be open for two weeks, until the 6th of December at 12:00pm PST. The lucky winner will be chosen at random (via random.org)! Good luck, everyone!

This giveaway is open to all readers, but please be aware that CSN Stores only ships to the US & Canada, and shipping rates may apply to those with Canadian addresses.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

pancakeREVIEW: My Name Necklace


Before I begin this post, I just want to say that I have never been so excited to receive a package in the mail. A few weeks ago, I was asked by My Name Necklace if I wanted to receive a personalized necklace to review on my blog. You better believe that I jumped on the chance! I mean, when you have a name like Chandamheer, finding a personalized key chain, necklace, bracelet, you name it, is comparable to finding a needle in a haystack. As soon as I was told my that my necklace was on the way, I made sure to check my mailbox right when the mailman arrived, in hopes that my little package would find it's way into my hands. Lo and behold, one afternoon, I finally received it! And let me tell you, it was everything that I could have wanted!

Dress: Vintage; Sweater: Guess; Belt: Forever 21; Flats: Target; Necklace: gifted by My Name Necklace; Photos of me by: DJ Lan; All other Photos by: Chandamheer

My necklace is silver and 18-inches long, but you can customize yours to fit your own size and style.  It's comfortable to wear around my neck, and the best part is that it's personalized just for me! Even before I was asked if I wanted a necklace, I used to play around on My Name Necklace's website to view how my name would look around my neck. I highly encourage you to visit their website if you'd like to see how your Name Necklace will look on you, or to view their other fantastic products!! If a necklace isn't for you, they also have customizable rings, bracelets, and more (and they offer FREE SHIPPING!). I've already gotten many complements on my necklace, and I'm just so happy to be able to wear something as unique as this. Carrie Bradshaw, eat your heart out! 

PS: I hope you will all take a moment to visit My Name Necklace by clicking here! 


If you'd like to participate in a pancakeREVIEW, please visit the pancakePARTERNSHIPS section of my blog, or email me for details!

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Changing Fashion: The Internet & Blogging Panel with Late Afternoon, On The Racks, and The Face Hunter

Liz of Late Afternoon, Laura of Shop It To Me and On The Racks, Yvan of the Face Hunter (photo from here)
So, as I mentioned in my last couple of posts, I had the pleasure of attending a fashion and blogging forum that was put on by UC Berkeley's BARE Magazine and Fashion and Student Trends club last week. I was surrounded by fellow Bay Area bloggers and budding fashionistas, as we all listened to Liz Cherkasova of Late Afternoon, Yvan Rodic of the Face Hunter, and Laura Ellner from Shop It To Me and On The Racks answer questions and speak about their online journeys. Some of the topics covered included: the future of blogging, the role of the blogger, and the how the internet has changed in general. Since many of you mentioned how much you wish you could have attended this enlightening event, I thought I would try to do my best to make you feel like you did. After a few photos, read the top ten things I took away from last Wednesday's event.


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Monday, November 15, 2010

We're Going to Paint the Town Orange and Black

I wanted to take a break from my NYC overload and share some photos that were a little closer to home. As some of you might know, my dear San Francisco Giants won the World Series a few weeks ago! It has been a very exciting time for us here in the Bay Area, and the streets of San Francisco have never felt more alive. You'd think that weeks after the win the lines to enter the Giants Dugout stores in the malls would die down a little,  right? Well, guess again. Scores of people still want a piece of SF history, and who can blame them? I would be lying if I said I was a die hard baseball fan, but I've always enjoyed spending parts of my summers at home at the park. When you're rooting for your home team, stuffing your face with garlic fries, and enjoying the company of old friends, what can be better? While I wasn't able to make it inside the ballpark for any of the games this time around, I did take advantage of the Giants atmosphere all around the city. Below are some photos I took from the last game at home before the Giants took Texas. Can't you just feel the excitement?
Gotta hand it to those who waited in the freezing SF bay hoping to catch a fly ball!
Them be fightin' words: The message to Texas was loud and clear
Fear the Beard.

Photos of me by: DJ Lan; All other photos by: Chandamheer

PS: If anyone has trouble seeing any of the photos in my previous post, will you please let me know! I think I've exceeded my photobucket bandwidth for the month, which means time to upgrade. On this note, what do you guys use to host your photos? I appreciate any feedback! 

UPDATE: Sorry, everyone! I'm having a bit of blogger trouble with my photos. It seems that my bandwidth for photobucket won't be restarted until next week. Hopefully, all my future posts will be ok. Sorry for the inconvenience!! I've been trying to fix it all day :( 

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Friday, November 12, 2010

What's Up Buttercup?


Hello everyone! I just wanted to leave you with a quick little Friday evening post to update you on what you can expect to see on pancakeSTACKER in the weeks to come! I'll be taking a little break from my NYC photos, but don't worry, I'll be sprinkling them in sporadically. Along with my favorite Angel, Adriana Lima, here are some of the exciting posts that I have in store for you!
  • Early next week, I'm going to feature my first sponsor and the beautiful item I was sent for my pancakeREVIEW series. If you need a hint: Think signature Carrie Bradshaw. 
  • For all my loyal readers and amazing followers: another new sponsor is offering a great giveaway to their online store! Handbags, shoes, cute items for the home? What could be better? 
  •  I'm thinking about launching a Facebook page. Does this sound like something you'd "like" to see?
  • Read a recent interview I did for another amazing blogger! Once it's up, I'll tell you all about it!
  • For all my Bay Area lovers, this one is for you: Giants win the World Series, SF Food Diaries, and some scenic SF photos? I'll show you why I love to call San Francisco Bay Area my hometown. 
  • I have a some CAL street style to feature from a recent stop to Bare Magazine's Internet & Blogging forum. Did I snap your photo or leave you with my business card? If so, stop by soon and let me know what you think!
  • Photos of Liz from Late Afternoon and Yvan Rodic from Face Hunter. See what they had to say about growing social media platforms and their advice for bloggers!
  • And of course, more food and outfit posts to keep you coming back for seconds.

All photos taken from Elle Magazine, March 2009

I hope you are all as excited as I am to see all of the pancakePOSTS I've been waiting to serve. I promise they will be equally, if not more, filling and delicious as all the posts you've read up to now! Stay connected and follow me with google friend connect and bloglovin' for your latest pancakeSTACKER updates. Have a wonderful weekend!!


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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New York: A Food Diary (Part One)

Get your napkins ready, because this post is meant to make your mouths water. For me, one of the best parts about traveling besides the beautiful people, the phenomenal cultural experience, and the cheesy tourist spots that I always seem to fall for, is the get-in-my-belly-because-you-look-so-good FOOD. To prepare for my NYC trip, I Yelped like a madwoman, Googled "New York eats," and re-watched every episode of Sex and The City as I channeled my inner Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte, and took notes on every notable place the foursome dined in. Some will call this extravagant. I, on the other hand, call it being prepared. A serious eater takes serious steps. Below are some of the many places I had the pleasure (or displeasure) of tasting.


Serendipity 3  225 E 60th St.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

pancakeLEFTOVERS: October

Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see...
Hello everyone! It's been a busy October filled with the usual highs and lows, but now that it's November, it's time to keep pushing forward. I am steadily working towards my goals and making plans for some (hopefully) exciting life changes in the next upcoming months. I've decided to take back control and start embracing the moment. My first change? Natural November! What's that you might ask? I'm glad that you asked! Natural November is my personal quest to get back to basics and unearth the things that make me truly happy. One part of this is getting back into shape, and although this might sound silly, not straightening my naturally curly hair for all of November (Willow Smith's Whip My Hair, anyone?), so that I may appreciate my natural self. I don't want to get too profound or sound too preachy, but after reflecting back onto the past month(s), I realized just how much I'm looking forward to a change for the better... and that change has to start from within, both mentally and physically.


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Monday, November 1, 2010

A Walk in the Park

While strolling through Central Park one day, after an unplanned two mile hike around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir (yes, you read that right, I walked in a circle for like an HOUR because I somehow thought I was taking a short cut to the other side of the park, and yes, I am still shaking my head at myself for my "What was I thinking?" moment), I finally found my way to the sweet spots of the park. And as a side note: I have a whole other blog post dedicated to the beauty that is Central Park, so wait 'til you feast your eyes on that! There was so much energy and life all around juxtaposed against a setting of utter tranquility and peacefulness. I couldn't help but stop and take photos on the picturesque stairs, as a saxophone player performed a soft melody in the distance. The whole sight was just too good to be true that I honestly felt like I was on the set of a movie scene. But, to be fair, I felt like that the whole time I was in New York. 
Dress: Forever 21; Tights and Sunglasses: Nordstrom; Necklace: Top Shop; Boots: Nine West; Photos of me by: Alex L; All other photos by: Chandamheer.

Can you imagine how ridiculous I looked walking around the reservoir while everyone else was in running gear? Don't even get me started... Anyways, hope you all had a wonderful Halloween weekend and have a great start to your week! Don't forget to follow me with google friend connect and bloglovin'! (You can click on the link to follow with google or click on the button below to add me via bloglovin'.)


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