Something in my Button Up

Everyone should have at least one dress shirt in their closet. I love that this one is a little different because it features a strap that allows it to be worn off the shoulder. It’s also a little oversized which I think gives it a more effortless look.  I kept it simple styling it with a pair of ripped jeans and a block heel. How would you style this shirt?

SHOP THE LOOK:

Tobi Dress Shirt

Zara Ripped Jeans (Similar)

Zara Pointy Toe Chunky Heel (Similar)

SOMETHING IN MY VELVET JOGGERS

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I LOVE the velvet tend (I spoke about it briefly in my last post) so when I saw these velvet joggers at Zara I knew I had to grab them. I wanted the main focus to be on the joggers, so I styled them with a simple black t-shirt and leather jacket. I also paired them with my Nudist heels by Stuart Weitzman but another option would be to style them with a pair of sneakers. Either way, it’s a fun way to wear the trend 🙂

SHOP THE LOOK: 

Black T-Shirt

ALLSAINTS Balfern Leather Biker Jacket

Zara Velvet Joggers

Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong Leather Sandals

Saint Laurent 59mm Sunglasses

10 FALL FASHION TRENDS OF 2016

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I have to say, fall is my FAVORITE season to shop for. I love all the layering, textures and shoe options. Therefore, I decided to share some of my favorite fall fashion trends!

1. Uneven Hem Denim: This trend takes your average jeans and makes them look effortlessly cool and chic. Pair with some booties, loafers or my favorite, pumps! Also very popular is the mom jean. Sometimes the mom jean may be combined with the uneven hem trend which I prefer. I actually DIYed a pair and they came out awesome so that may be an option for you.

2. Velvet Everything!: Velvet is huge this season. I’m seeing it on anything from bags, to shoes, to clothing. Something like the velvet Gucci bag is great because it incorporates another trend that is still huge which is the crossbody bag.

3. The Oversized Denim Jacket: I’m not sure how long this trend will really be around, but while it is, I will be wearing it. Not to mention, it’s a really comfortable way to wear a denim jacket.

4. The Over The Knee Boot: Similar to the leather jacket, I believe this trend is here to stay. Wether it’s a heeled version or a flat version, they can instantly make an outfit. Plus, you can look great while staying warm.

5. The Leather Biker Jacket: I mean does this trend ever really go away? This is my ultimate staple piece. From girly dresses to black jeans and a t-shirt, the leather jacket will always edge up an outfit.

6. The Athleisure Trend: Who doesn’t love to be able to wear your track pants, sneakers and leggings out the house without ever attending a yoga class. Me!

7. The Silk Cami/Slip Dress: This trend is sexy and feminine. Wearing this trend in the colder months can be challenging, but add a long sleeve top underneath and you’re good to go.

8. The Loafers: I love the loafer trend because I think it’s a great way to add menswear into your wardrobe without it being too much. Throw them on with your uneven hem mom jeans and you are instantly on trend 😉

9. The Choker: If I had to pick one jewelry trend for the season it would be the choker trend. It’s appropriate all year around, but something about a choker says fall to me.

10. The Embroidered Bomber Jacket (Anything Embroidered): Embroidery is everywhere thanks to Gucci. Like the velvet trend, I have seen it on jackets, shoes, bags and clothing. The embroidered bomber jacket is a fresh new take on your average bomber.

 

HOW TO GIVE YOURSELF A GEL MANI AT HOME

Who else hates going to the nail salon and waiting hours to finish the usual gel manicure? I have become so impatient and simply don’t want to spend the time (and money) at the nail salon.  That’s why I decided to start doing my gel manicure at home! Don’t get me wrong, it still takes forever but at least I’m in the comfort of my own home watching Netflix while doing it.  Here’s a step by step video walking you through my process featuring Madam Glam!

For direct links and additional information, open the description box of this video while in Youtube. 

BACK TO SCHOOL OUTFIT IDEAS

Back to school time is here, so I put together four outfits that are practical and can be worn comfortably throughout the school day. These outfits are featuring key pieces everyone should own. Including: a denim jacket, black skinny jeans, a blazer etc. So feel free to mix and match! Click the video below to watch and while you’re there, open the description box for full links to all the items shown.

Have a happy school year!

xoxo,

Chelsea

BACK TO SCHOOL

Summer Brunch In Soho

Brunch? Yes please!

BRUNCH

Yesterday, I decided to head into Soho for brunch at Jacks Wife Freda located at 224 Lafayette between Spring and Kenmare Street.

 When we arrived, the wait was about 40 minutes long. I had expected that because I have only heard good things about this particular spot (also we arrived around noon).  The hostess was very sweet and I was immediately impressed with how calm her demeanor was for how stressful this job could be.  After about 45 minutes we finally got seated. It was a little crammed but thats New York for you.

Our waiter was just as nice as the host. We started with their amazingly refreshing drinks as the waiter had suggested. I chose an iced green tea made with matcha and my friend and sister both chose a watermelon water. I tried both. The watermelon water was the better out of the two. It was just like biting into a fresh cold watermelon with chunks of the watermelon right inside the drink, yummm.

(All the rest of these pictures are from Snapchat: Chelseaabella)

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My friend and I ordered the same thing. The Green Shakshuka which was very good. My sister had the Mediterranean Breakfast. Although I didn’t try hers, she said she wishes she could eat it everyday. Lastly we got one of their amazing waffles for the table. Everything was fairly priced (especially for NYC) and surprisingly more on the healthier side. All and all we really enjoyed ourselves and I would definitely recommend them!

After brunch we strolled down the streets of Soho looking for some New York City art work.

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We ended our day by hitting up 10 Below on Allen Street. My friend had recommended it and I was down for some ice cream on such a warm summer day. They were packed. We waited online at least 20 minutes before we got to place our order. They had R & B music blasting so I was cool with the wait 🙂

They had 9 flavors to choose from. 8 original flavors plus one special. I’m a huge coffee flavor fan so I went for No. 5 “I Love You A Latte”…too cute. Not to mention they add condensed milk to it. I LOVE condensed milk.

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The coolest part about this place is that they serve fresh, made-to-order ice cream. If you follow me on Snapchat then you know what I’m talking about.

They charge $8.00 for the one size they have available which is on the larger side. You also get unlimited toppings with that price. 

After about 35 minutes (all together) we had our ice cream. The time and energy they put into making the ice cream right in front of you translates to how good it taste. I opted for no toppings and it still was the best coffee ice cream I have ever had. I’m still dreaming about it.

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It was a delicious end to a great day. What are some of your favorite things to do in Soho?

xo,

Chelsea

Something In My Mules

 

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3 3 shoes 5 6 Yesterday I went into Soho (one of my favorite places in NYC) to grab some brunch at Jacks Wife Freda (to hear my thoughts click HERE)  and to also do some light shopping. We also checked out some of the local murals (very touristy of us lol). Lastly we stopped at this delicious ice cream spot called 10 Below for dessert. With all that being said we did A LOT of walking.

I was so happy I opted for my Urban Outfitter mules. They are super comfortable and because the heel is so low, I could have walked in them all day, which I basically did.

The mule trend is something that comes in all heel heights/styles but because I’m on the taller side I decided to go with a lower style mule.

It was pretty hot this day so I kept it simple and casual with my white v-neck tee, Levis cut offs and for interest I added a grey vest from Topshop.

SHOP THE LOOK:

White V Neck Tee Shirt

Longline Vest (Sold Out – Similar Option)

Leather Belt

Levi Shorts (mine are thrift-ed)

Patti Low Heel Mule

Chanel WOC

Quay High Key Sunglasses (Sold Out – Similar Option)

 

Something Styling Culottes

2 3 4 16 18 21 22 20 10 The culottes trend is something some people either love or hate. I really wanted to play around with the trend and see if I would like it on myself. I purchased mine from Forever 21 (as I showed in a haul) Score because they were so inexpensive yet great quality and they came in this nice neutral color, oh! and they had pockets, everyone likes pockets 🙂

When styling culottes everyone has their own way of doing it but in my opinion I think it’s all about proportions. Because the pants are flowy and cut right below the knee, I love complimenting that proportion with a crop top. Especially because they are also high waisted. This one from NA-KD has a choker attached which makes it a little different from your average crop top. Another option would be to tuck in a t-shirt/tank top into the pants to compliment the look. To finish off the look, I added some strappy heels from Zara (I think culottes look the best with heels) and my All Saints leather jacket to add a little edge.

What do you guys think of this trend?

SHOP THE LOOK:

Pleated-Front Culottes

Culottes (More Options)

Off The Shoulder Crop Top

All Saints Balfern Leather Biker Jacket

Zara Leather Jacket (Less Expensive Option)

Zara Lace Up Heel (Similar – Original Sold Out)

Saint Laurent SL 1 Flat Top Sunglasses

QUAY Barnun Sunglasses (Affordable Option)

CHANEL Black WOC

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