LookBook: Simplicity

chelshoot2-35Sometimes a little simplicity can go a long way.  Not every outfit needs to be full of color and patterns.  A simple look like this relies on the fit of the clothing to make it chic.  I also matched my bag to my shoes to make the look appear more intentional and not just grab-and-go.

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chelshoot2-31chelshoot2-34 chelshoot2-36 chelshoot2-32Top: J.Crew, Pants: Citizens of Humanity ‘Rocket’ (Similar & Similar), Heels: Kate Spade New York, Bag: Chanel 2.55 (via consignment), Jewelry: Rocksbox (Use code ‘wanderinginheelsxoxo’ to give Rocksbox a try for a month FREE!)



Up In The Air


Man, I am so not a fan of flying.  I love travel, experiencing new places and cultures, and sampling my way through new foods but I just don’t like the act of travel.  So I distract myself by taking pictures, reading magazines, and catching up on shows like Game of Thrones and The Sopranos that I’ve downloaded.  These pics are from my last flight to Washington for a bit of crabbing and 4th of July festivities.




Tank: J.Crew, Skirt: Splendid, Sandals: Stuart Weitzman


What I Wore: Cobalt Blue


Cobalt blue is really having a moment right now.  I’m stoked because blue works for my skin tone.  The pale pastels that are coming out this spring though… not so much.  So I’ll stick with beautiful bright blue cobalt, please!  I totally scored this skirt on mega sale at J.Crew after the holidays and this shirt from the Peter Pilotto for Target collection was purchased with a gift card.  Don’t you love a good deal?!  I know it’s strange but I love the things I’ve found a deal on more than the things I’ve paid full price for!  I guess that’s the frugalista in me.


Top: Peter Pilotto for Target, Skirt: J.Crew (Similar here & here), Shoes: Sole Society c/o (Similar), Bag: Frye (Similar), Bracelet: Hermès (via TheRealReal)


Pants On Repeat

DSC05861I warned you I’d be wearing these pants a lot this winter.  Even though every time I put them on, my boyfriend teases me with things like “You’re wearing your pajamas outside again?”  But when pants like this are sitting in my closet, I’m wearing them!  Pajama look or not!  hehehe.  I try to make it less bedroom looking by piling on lots of jewelry.  Stacks of bracelets glam up everything!

DSC05871DSC05880DSC05891Top: Zara, Necklace: Zara, Pants: J.Crew, Bracelets: Kate Spade (Both outside ones) & J.Crew (middle), Shoes: Chanel (via Shop-hers.com)


80 Degree Winter

ootd pajama trendSo California has decided to not participate in winter this year.  We got like 3 sprinkles of rain and that was it!  It’s summer again.  From what I understand, temperatures are expected to drop but for now, my look is more spring time than winter.

These velvet pajama pants are hands down the most comfortable thing I own.  They’re lined with a silky material and feel so luxurious on that these will be making a regular appearance in my wardrobe over the coming months.  I mean, if its secretly pajamas, I’m in!

DSC05687 DSC05680 pajama style

Top: Halston Heritage, Pants: J.Crew, Shoes: Sole Society c/o, Necklace: Samantha Wills, Bracelet: Brighton


Hike to the Northern Point of Oahu

Hiking in Hawaii

When I think of hiking in Hawaii, I think lush tropical flowers, waterfalls, and vine canopied trails.  Not so  much on this hike.  The manager of the house we rented suggested we take a hike to the Northern tip of Oahu to catch a glimpse of seals lounging on the beach and get an amazing sunset view.  Sounded great!

Well, the hike was not exactly as described.  It was essentially an off-roading track thats main features included tire tracks, empty beer cans, and panties left behind.  Not exactly the picturesque trail we were expecting.  We turned back after talking to someone that said we had a long ways to go… by car.  Since we didn’t want to be walking back in the dark and wine on the beach sounded so much better, we turned around.

The best part was climbing over the rocks along the beach.  Here are some shots of that portion of our walk.  The moral of the story, take advice with a grain of salt and make the time to research the destination yourself.  Oopsy!

Wandering in heels

Rocky Beach

hillside of oahu

Random office chair left behind

Random office chair left behind

rocky beach

Wandering in heels

Wandering in heels hiking

Top: Equipment,  Swimsuit: J.Crew, Shorts: Jolt, Shoes: Toms

Monday Must-Have Lust List


Anybody that even kind of knows me knows that I have a teeny tiny (ok, HUGE!) obsession with shoes.  Like, it’s unhealthy.  So when I got wind of the Sophia Webster for J.Crew collection, I nearly had a shoe induced heart attack!  The only problem with the unveiling at NYFW is that I have to wait until Spring 2014 to get my hands on them!  The torture!!

Jcrew x Sophia webster


I love when fashion and charity collide.  It’s impossible to have buyer’s remorse when you know your purchase is doing some good!  The Home T-shirt is a great way to do good AND be fashionable… basically the best combo ever, right?  For every purchase, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to multiple sclerosis research.  Now show your state some love!



You read that right!  On this week’s Lust List is Overalls!  Remember those pants with a bib look you probably rocked in the 90s?  They’re baaaaaack!  So turn up some Nirvana and slip into some overalls, right now!  Make them a little more modern by trying them in leather (or faux!) or a dark wash denim.  I like these and these.

Faux Leather overalls


I have spot reserved in my heart just for Kate Spade.  The colorful girlyness is basically me spot on.  I feel like they are reaching into my brain and making clothes specifically for me and my style.  This season was no exception!  Inspired by traveling through Europe, this collection is fun, flirty, and totally wearable!  Is it Spring 2014, yet?

This is one of my favorite looks from the collection…

Kate Spade Spring 2014


The World According to KarlThe illusive and always sunglass clad Chanel designer, Karl Lagerfeld, is now sharing some words of wisdom with us underlings in his new book The World According to Karl.  His notorious wit (in both the good and shocking spectrum) are synonymous with the man’s impeccable style.  I’m looking forward to this collection of word gems.  Here’s a small sampling of Karl Quotes: “Think pink. But don’t wear it.” “I like everything to be washable.  Including myself.” “I only know how to play one role: me.”  Releases September 17, 2013.

Happy Reading!