First Blog Post 2016

Nothing like a new year to finally begin blogging again! I decided that I didn’t want to wait any longer to bring new content to you all.  My post are going to be mainly fashion related but I now have a platform to share other things that I don’t necessarily want to put on my youtube channel.  This will make it more convenient for those of you who ask for look books, outfit of the days and even my boyfriends cooking recipes, yum.  So I hope you all follow me on my social media platforms so you are notified when new post are up. Thanks for coming along on this journey with me!

xoxo,

Chelsea

 

 

 

My First Apartment!

Hey guys! long time no blog (inserts covering eyes emoji here) I’v been on a little hiatus from youtube and blogging because I finally moved into my new apartment! And it has been super time consuming to say the least. I’m sooo excited because this has been a long time coming.
My boyfriend and I moved out together January 2nd 2015 and it’s been crazy ever since.  I still have a bunch of boxes everywhere and as if we didn’t have enough going on we added a puppy into the mix.
  Everyone meet Eski 🙂
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 I know, can she be any cuter? Shes a 4 month old Shiba Inu pup and I’m in love. Safe to say shes like my own child but I’ll blog more about her in the future.
Anyways back to my apartment.  We are renting from family on the upstairs of a “mother daughter” style house.  I’v been trying to organize but lets face it I have a lot of clothes, shoes, makeup etc and my boyfriend has his fair amount of stuff too.
As we get more settled in I also have been buying more and more home decor items! I actually love shopping for home decor items.  It has been my new obsession. Not to mention Pinterest has been everrythinnng. Where has it been all my life?!
I wanted to share some purchases that I have recently made.
Furniture:
ghost chair
This is going to be my vanity chair
(Amazon: Casper Dining Armchair in Clear)
chouch 2
The couch for my living room
(Walmart Axis Sofa in Graphite)
rug 2
Faux fur rug for my living room
(Esty 5 x 7 area rug)
Mirrored Console Table
Table for my living room
(Target Mirrored Console Table)
 
Some Decor Items:
I did do some more shopping than what is shown but I picked up the other items from places like Home Goods, Marshall’s etc. So I will be taking pictures of those items and posting it under the “Home Decor” tab (once I make that tab) and I will also be posting an apartment tour and home decor haul to my youtube channel.
I will be updating you all here and on my youtube throughout this journey!
xoxo,
Chelsea
 

Black Friday Beauty Deals

Ahh Black Friday is tomorrow and I’m loving some of the deals that are going to be happening! Here are some that I have my eye on from Sephora (I’v herd great things about all products listed):
Philosophy Limited Edition Purity Made Simple (12 oz) $10 (Sephora)
BITE BEAUTY Lush Lip Trio Minis (3 x 0.06 oz Lush Fruit Lip Gloss in Strawberry, Currant ,Rambutan) $10 (Sephora)
Tarte Magical Moments Deluxe Best Sellers Essentials Set (0.05 oz LipSurgence™ lip gloss, 0.15 oz Amazonian Clay 12-Hour blush in Magic, 0.13 oz Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara) $10 (Sephora)
NEST Fragrances Rollerball Trio (0.6 oz Midnight Fleur Rollerball, 0.6 oz Dahlia & Vines Rollerball, 0.6 oz Indigo Rollerball) $10 (Sephora)
 
I’m not sure if these items will be online and/or in stores but I’m going to be on the look out tonight! The rest of the Sephora items for $10 are listed here: http://www.pinterest.com/sephora/black-friday-2014/
Also here are some other deals that I’m interested in that may be of interest to you:
Where I buy most my false eyelashes from
Live now: http://www.ladymoss.com
The Original Makeup Beauty Box (Originally $119 & Deluxe is originally $159)
Live tomorrow at midnight: http://www.originalbeautybox.com/shop/
Morphe Makeup Brushes
Live Now: http://morphebrushes.com/index.php
Tom Ford Limited Edition Lips & Boys Collection (Mini Sized Lipsticks) $32 
(Original Size Lipsticks are $50)
If anymore deals pop up I will be updating this post!
Happy shopping 🙂

Louis Vuitton Rant

So about four years ago my boyfriend surprised me with a Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 as a birthday gift.  I was in love because I had been wanting this bag for a while.  I used it as my everyday bag and would sometimes switch it out with a black bag depending on my outfit (although this bag really does goes with everything).  It soon became my favorite bag.  I had herd a lot of people who owned Louis Vuitton bags say that the more you wear them the better the leather looks because it starts to wear in. Because this was my first Louie bag thats what I expected.
Well that wasn’t the case for me.
I would say for about the first two years my bag was in great condition.  I always take care of my stuff because one I work hard for the things I buy and two I’m not rich so everything I buy means something to me.  Like I said this was a gift but you get what I mean.
I noticed around the third year of having the bag the leather and stitching started to come apart on the bottom four corners.
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louis v 2
View of the bottom of the bag
Mind you it didn’t really bother me that much because I figured putting it down on different surfaces may have caused that overtime.  But it was still frustrating to think my boyfriend spent $1000.00 on this bag and it wasn’t holding up as expected.
I probably should have taken it to Louis Vuitton when I noticed the damage but like I said it didn’t really bother me because it was on the bottom of the bag and I couldn’t see it getting any worse.
Fast forward to a couple months ago.  I noticed my bag had a small crack on the front of it.  I was like you got to be kidding me.  This time I was pissed and I didn’t understand why this was happening.
About last month I noticed that the small slit of a crack had become a full on tear of the leather!
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Closeup of the tear
I had done nothing to have this happen so I figured if I called Louis Vuitton and went into the store they would be able to repair the bag or help in some way.  A couple of days later I called the store that the bag was originally purchased from and asked them what I should do.  They basically said they could’t help me over the phone because they would need to see the extent of the damage, which is understandable.
I went into the Louis Vuitton store not too long after and explained to a sales person the problem I was having and how I didn’t understand how this could happen.  She was kind of cold and basically said she couldn’t do anything and gave me a card to a shoe repair place that may or may not be able to help me.  Are you kidding me?!  A shoe repair place?  On her defense, I’m sure she didn’t have the power to really help me in that situation but I felt she could care less.
I asked her “why would this happen to my bag?”
Not to get confusing but right behind the tear on my bag  there’s a small pocket.  I use it to put my keys or my phone maybe a lipstick but it’s small so you really can’t put much in it unfortunately.  For the price you would think it would have a decent size pocket, this bag only has this little one.  Where I’m going with this is that she explained to me that because I was putting my phone or keys in that pocket, the leather began to stretch and it’s possible that’s what caused the tear.
louis v 5
I’m holding up the opening of the pocket in the inside of the bag
 
I couldn’t believe that.  What the hell is the point of having the pocket for?! My boyfriend paid $1000.00 (did I say the bag was $1000.00) and I can’t even use the side pocket of my bag?! Ridiculous.  Not to mention she couldn’t explain why the bottom of my bag looked the way it did.
All in all I was expecting her to tell me they could repair the bag or give me some kind of store credit beacuse it’s “not fixable”.  That didn’t happen.  I was in the store maybe 5 minuets and that was it.  She was done “helping” me.
I can definitely say I am never purchasing a bag from Louis Vuitton again.  I think it is absolutely ridiculous for a company (especially one that is as big as they are) to have such horrible costumer service and policies.  They didn’t even try to help me which is what upsets me the most.  Not to mention I have bags that are way cheaper that have lasted me much longer.
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 How the bag looks on the other side
Update to today, It’s very hard to wear this bag considering it may continue to tear and to be quite honest it now looks like a fake. I might as well have gone to Chinatown.  I might try to contact corporate and see if they can do anything but I doubt they will.
I do still love this bag so I’m going to continue to wear it until it really can’t be worn anymore.
My advice is to do your research when it comes to designer bags, or anything designer for that matter.
Also be educated on how to take care of whatever item you purchase because had I known I couldn’t put anything in that pocket then I would’t have.
Lastly of course there are worse things in the world than me having a problem with this bag but I just wanted to share just in case I could help someone else.
xoxo

Christmas Wishing

Okay I know, Thanksgiving isn’t even here yet but I can’t help to think of all the “luxury” pieces I would love to see under the Christmas tree! Here are some things I’m currently lusting over:
christmas wishing  
 
From left to right: 
 
 
Stewart Weitzman The Lowland Boot $785.00: http://www.stuartweitzman.com/products/lowland/
 
 

 

First Blog Post…Kinda

Hey guys! Sooo this is my first blog post…totally weird for me because I always thought I would only stick to Youtube but I suddenly felt inspired & there’s always a first time for everything….right?

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