LookBook: Spring Transition

chelshoot2-4In San Diego, transitioning from winter to spring isn’t as extreme as most places (I’m looking at you, New York!) but there are a few things I look forward to still.  I move my heavier coats into the garage and dig through my shorts to remind myself and my white legs what I own.  I’ve come to embrace my paleness and don’t bother with sunless tanners anymore.  I get tempted by the latest greatest sunless tanners on the market but I’ve never found one that looks quite right.  Oh well!!  I’m still taking these pale legs out!  My favorite way to transition into spring/summer is to wear shorts with a sweater or jacket.  It’s a comfy easy way to layer for the cool evenings.

P.S.- I found this rad Chanel bag at a consignment store here in San Diego.  I basically fell on the floor when I found it.  My momma taught me never to pay full price for anything (not that buying a Chanel 2.55 full price was ever an option)!  Try checking out online consigners like Shop-Hers or TheRealReal to score your designer deal.

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Denim Jacket: Vince (Similar), Tee: J.Crew, Shorts: Zara (Similar), Sandals: Stuart Weitzman (Similar), Necklace: Eddie Borgo, Sunglass: Ray-Ban ‘Clubmaster’, Bag: Chanel (via Consignment)

Photos by @Corneliusj_photo

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LookBook: Polka Dot Romper

chels13The real reason I love a fun romper is because it’s the best lazy day piece that still looks great on.  One and done.  I just accessorized with simple gold jewelry and nude gladiator heels.  I love this Eddie Borgo gold choker too.  It’s a little dramatic but not a huge “look at me” statement piece.  The romper is full of polka dots!  That’s loud enough as it is.  This outfit is going to be my spring go-to for sure.

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LookBook: Sydney

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Oh Sydney.  You are so beautiful.  It was a stunning few days we spent in Sydney for the end of our Australia visit.  Never a cloud in the sky and the temps were perfect for a full day of wandering.  We really enjoyed visiting the tourist sites like the Sydney Harbor Bridge, the Opera House, and the Royal Botanic Gardens.  It was a bit windy along the harbor so I totally had a Marilyn moment or two (or three!).  Sorry about that folks!  I miss this place so much.

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 Sunglasses: Ray-Ban ‘Club Master’, Top: Zara (Similar), Skirt: Kate Spade New York  (Similar), Shoes: Chanel (via Shop-hers.com), Bracelet: McQ by Alexander McQueen

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Nordstrom Designer Preview

IMG_20150319_192106243OMG.  The Nordstrom Designer Preview is my absolute favorite show I get to help put on every year.  Who wouldn’t want to touch all these beautiful art-like pieces of designer clothing… and get paid for it?!  Even more so, it’s inspiration for my real life looks for the coming season.  Here are my favorite outfits from the event.  P.S. – My birthday is coming up if anyone is looking for ideas. *wink wink*

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Denim on Denim Look

DSC_0059Today is day 4 of my Take One, Pass It On Challenge!  Woot Woot!  For those of you that haven’t been following along so far (How Rude!), the challenge is to take one item from my previous look and remix it into a new look!  In my last look I wore these white jeans with a flamingo print top.  Today, they’re being remixed with a Peter Pilotto for Target shirt and jean jacket.  It’s denim on denim without feeling too “Cowgirl Chic.”

I’m keeping up this challenge for a full 30 looks!  Do you think I can do it?!

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Jacket: Burberry (Similar), Top: Peter Pilotto for Target, Jeans: Citizens of Humanity, Shoes: Sole Society c/o, Ring: Samantha Wills (Similar)

3 DAY REMIX ROUNDUP

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Take One, Pass It On Challenge

DSC_0101How often do you stand in front of your closet and think, “I have nothing to wear!”  Chances are that’s a total lie and we’re just not feeling creative that day!  That’s why when I read about Sarah’s Real Life Take One, Pass It On Challenge I so wanted in on the fun!  The idea of the challenge is to take one item from the previous day’s look and pass it on to the next look.  For example, today’s outfit is a comfortable flowy top and twill turquoise pants.  I’ll be passing on the top tomorrow for a completely different look!  Then I’ll pick one piece from tomorrow’s look and pass it on to the third day’s outfit!  Get it?!  P.S.- You can’t repeat an item more then once.  So I can’t wear the same shoes for 30 days and call myself a winner… that’s just plain cheating!

It’s so easy to get stuck in a routine of wearing certain tops with certain bottoms.  Most of our stuff is so much more versatile then we give them credit for!  I’m going to try this challenge for a full 30 days!  I know, it sounds totally nuts but it’s time for a closet overhaul without buying a ton of new stuff I don’t really need!  Thanks for the great idea, Sarah!

DSC_0099Today’s look was casual, causal, and more casual… with sparkles!  I mean, isn’t every day better when you’re wearing sparkly shoes?!  These kitty flats are just the pick-me-up I need on a blah morning.  It’s also fun to add an unexpected lip color during the day too. Here I’m wearing Maybelline Lipstick in Vibrant Mandarin.

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Top: Halston Heritage (Similar), Pants: 7 for All Mankind (Similar), Shoes: Charlotte Olympia, Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane (Similar), Bracelet: Kate Spade

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