Shopping at Charlotte Russe

burgundy lace bodysuit
The burgundy lace bodysuit has been used in a lot of photos and videos because it is one of the nicer tops in my wardrobe right now. I need a lot more tops.

Did some shopping at Charlotte Russe back in October and November because I wanted to write a review about Charlotte Russe. Charlotte Russe has crossed my radar a number of times and I’ve always been curious about the experience of shopping at Charlotte Russe. I’m glad I finally got around to finding out. I know Charlotte Russe isn’t for women my age, but I wear what I want to wear and I’ll buy it from where ever sells it.

So I purchased while shopping at Charlotte Russe…

  • A burgundy Waterfall Duster Cardigan
  • A black Tulip Shift Dress
  • A tan Ribbed Bodycon Midi Dress
  • A pink Eyelash Lace Bodycon Dress
  • A Velvet Cold Shoulder Bodycon dress
  • A white Asymmetrical Ruffle-Trim Skirt
  • A burgundy Lace Bell Sleeve Bodysuit
  • A pair of fishnet tights
  • A blue Faux Suede Midi Slip Dress

I was much in need (and still am) of clothing for my photo shoot and video shoot wardrobe. You can’t exactly keep wearing the same things over and over. I can appreciate now what it’s like for the famous ladies out there. Not that I am trying to put myself into this category. But I am out there promoting my singing and songwriting on social media so I need to have a wardrobe that is fairly extensive and regularly updating. In my every day life I don’t really care. I have only a handful of things that I wear routinely (seriously). This dates way back to my adolescence and teens and was a source of frustration for my mother. Because as you can imagine, if you only wear the same thing all the time, you’re not laundering it very often. I guess I should be embarrassed to admit that I am still like this. I will wear the same thing for many days in a row.

Here are some photos from the various photo sessions I’ve done since purchasing the items above. They serve well for the purpose they were purchased. They fit well. Like I said, not for every day wear. I’m not showy when it comes to fashion. I prefer to be comfortable. I do enjoy dressing up for photos and being able to experiment with a variety of styles. But most of the things I buy are things that won’t get worn except for pictures and videos because they are not my everyday wear style.

burgundy Waterfall Duster Cardigan blue suede slip dress
Me wearing the burgundy cardigan and the blue slip dress on December 17 trying to do some recordings of myself singing O Holy Night to promote on my Instagram.

I kinda ruined the cardigan not too long after by tying it at the waist. But really, I think that it got ruined is more to do with the quality of it because I should have been able to belt it without it being ruined.

Wearing the pink eyelash lace bodycon dress in an Instagram promotion for my singing and songwriting adventure.

Yes, I pretend that I am a model for a living. Guess that’s why I don’t make any money. Working for myself, by myself, it amounts to insanity I guess. But it’s what I do. You might classify it nothing but for me it is life.

burgundy lace bodysuit
The burgundy lace bodysuit has been used in a lot of photos and videos because it is one of the nicer tops in my wardrobe right now. I need a lot more tops.
charlotte russe dress faux gold choker necklace
Trying to be cute a creative, taking a selfie of me and my camera and my tripod. My camera and my tripod are among the most important things I own. They aren’t just helping me get my pictures and videos produced, they are helping me build up myself and pull up myself.

These are just some of the items that I purchased from Charlotte Russe. I also picked up a handful of things from Forever21 and Macys. Hardly enough to cover my needs but at least I have a few more options for my photoshoots than what I had before.

As for shopping at Charlotte Russe, it wasn’t too bad. I didn’t enjoy the long wait to receive the items; but the items are good enough for wearing out. I wouldn’t wear them out personally, because I don’t wear shot tight dresses or low cut dresses in public. Maybe the cardigan, but like I said it’s already ruined. The items were cheap. I bought them on sale. They are obviously not the highest quality, but they aren’t the shoddiest things I’ve ever purchased either.

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Singer songwriter Adelamonica AKA Avenue Sixty editor in chief. Writing as Monica for The Monica Archives. Writing has always been one of my passions. In fact, when I was a teenager, I used to tell people they should remember my name, because I was going to become a famous author. I used to live to write and write to live--not in the sense of writing for income but writing to combat depression and to feel a sense of purpose. I've written novels, poems, articles and essays that I tried unsuccessfully to get published over many years starting in my teens. When I discovered blogging several ages ago, I turned to that avenue as a means of doing what I love without having to worry about publishers and their rejection letters. Modeling is also something I have always enjoyed and something I wanted very badly to do as a teenager. So badly that I used to lie and tell people I was a model. I would carry around a large portfolio style photo album and claim it was my modeling portfolio. But, as with my writing, the people with the power to make my modeling dreams come true saw nothing in me that made them stop me in the streets of New York to offer me a modeling contract with their agency. So when I discovered the ability to photograph my own self (before cell phones and selfies) I took up a hobby of pretend modeling at home and that hobby has remained with me throughout my life as a form of self expression and self therapy. I ask that you kindly excuse my lack of worldliness and any instances where I demonstrate lack of tact or lack of knowledge and even lack of basic intelligence in my writing and posing. I'm just here trying to have a little fun doing the things that make me happy. I'm just an average human for whom writing and posing and singing and dancing and the other things I do are ways I express myself and keep myself going on this ever challenging journey of life. I hope you will find something even remotely useful or interesting in the things I share.


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