The Guide To Shopping Online

Hey y’all! Here’s a blog post to make your Tuesday work day a little better. Hopefully?! I’ve been working on this post for a long time for you guys! Shopping online is something I find is a “love it” or “hate it” type thing for people. More so “hate it” but the most common answer I get when I ask “why?” Is because they are scared of it! “How do you know what size to order and how it will fit” is one of the biggest responses I get when people ask how I mostly shop online!

Now, I’m not kidding you. I buy 97% of my wardrobe online. I HATE going to the mall. I HATE feeling rushed while I’m shopping & I hate being bothered/pressured when I’m shopping! Online shopping on the other hand is a dreammmm 😂 I can do it on my sofa for 6363637 hours, not be rushed, pressured, or bothered! I also tend to think more rationally because I can let stuff sit in my cart while I shop around!

This post is here to help make YOUR online shopping experience just as fabulous!! I’m sharing a few little tips and tricks I use that make 98% of my online buys a win! Since I’m a pro, I’ve learned some things over the years! Let the tips begin …

• Keep your measurements handy

Pull out your tape measure & write your measurements down! I keep them typed in the notes of my phone so they are always there anytime I need them! Now I’m actually surprised by how many people don’t even know how to measure themselves so I’ll post some tips below! I always measure myself with just underwear and either no bra or an unpadded bra to make sure I’m getting the most true measurement!

• Check out their sizing guide

So, THIS is where those measurements come into play! When buying online always check out the website you are ons size chart! By now we all know different stores, run different sizes! Check out the size guide and compare its measurements with yours!

• Compare on the model

Okay – I have gotten really good at this & I find it helps so much! Most websites now a days will tell you what size the model is wearing in the picture details! They will list her height & a small, medium, or large! This is so helpful! If your looking at dress but are wondering where it will hit, check out where it hits the model & compare to where that means it will hit you! If I feel like a top looks short on a model, I know that won’t flatter me, so in situations like these I will size up! Or, if I think it makes a model look more fluffy then she really is, ill size down because I know it will just do the same to me!

• If you have time & are unsure – SIZE UP!

Anytime I have an event coming up, if I’m a few weeks out and am unsure of what size to order, I will size up! I’d rather order a little big and have it fitted by my seamstress then have no outfit at all or to be in a outfit that’s too tight & not flattering!

• Read through those reviews

This is the most helpful thing! Most websites have reviews listed for items of clothing your looking at! I try to read a few good and a few bad to make my choice of wether or not it’s a buy! Most of them have a place where people will fill out their height, weight, & normal size + what size they bought and you can compare yourself to that as well! Sometimes someone your height and weight may say “this was too tight for me” or “loved where this length hit my legs” this all helps when trying to decide what will look good on you!

• know what sizes work where

I also keep a note of this in my phone. If I’m always a medium in dresses at forever 21, a size 4 in loose dresses or a 6 in tight dresses at ASOS, I have it written in my phone! This makes it a no brainer when I go to make other purchases because I already know what did or didn’t work for me!

• size doesn’t matter

Okay this goes for online shopping & real life! We’ve all been there. I’m ordering this 27 in jeans because there’s no way I’m wearing a 28. Whatttt? Then I get home and wonder why I can’t wear a crop top with my jeans because I have fat rolling over the sides! HELLO! This is just making everything look worse! Listen, I’ll order a Small in one shirt and a large in the next because it’s not about the size it’s about how something is going to fit and compliment your body! No one knows you bought a 28 instead of a 27 and it’s probably more flattering because it fits right! Go with the size that fits your body!

That’s pretty much my ordering online spiel! If you guys can think of anything I may have left out or have any other questions about ordering stuff online comment below or email me! But I think I covered them all!

Happy future online shopping! Hope this helps!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Tuesday Shoe Day

Hey y’all! Happy Wednesday.. yes, I slacked on my Tuesday shoe day but with good reason! I did my research and put together the ultimate summer espadrille shopping guide!

This summer is all about the espadrille trend and I’m all about it too! I’m into the flats, the slip ons & of course the classic wedge!

So, let’s get into it! Here are some favorites I have & are doing my best to get into my closet! Prices vary but a good pair of wedges are always worth the dough!


Nordstrom | $119

I have these & I love them! So comfy! The color matches with all kinds of things & they can dress up a outfit or dress it down!

Dillard’s | $79

Dillard’s | $39

Ahh I want these in gray so bad!!! They look like they would match lots of clothes and would look so cute with jeans, shorts, or a dress! Plus, the price is a real winner!

Target | $32

Dillard’s | $89

I absolutely love these and am getting them for work! I love a one strap shoe & these look super comfy!!

ASOS | $42

Zappos | $89

I love BOTH of these!! I think the jean color is so cute & the floral is THE BEST! I’m obsessed! A great shoe to go for a different look!

Dillards | $79

Zappos| $59

ASOS | $40

Dillards | $89

Including this pick because these are so popular this year! They look so cute on everyone!! They come in a wedge or a flat!


Dillard’s | $80

Dillard’s | $99

Blue | Pink | $79

I love these! They are so freakin cute! What else can I say?! WANT!

Nordstrom | $99

ASOS | $32

Including this two pack because it’s a STEAL and I love the white, will match everything & can take any outfit and make for a relaxed casual look! I also LOVE the crawfish ones because, duh, Louisiana!!!

Target | $19

American Eagle | $29

OKAY, not a gigantic fan of these but I know a lot of people are. The only thing that makes these okay to be on my list, (because I am completely against Birkenstocks) is that they are metallic gold & espadrille! Case closed!

Zappos | $62

ASOS | $40

LOVE THESE! so cute & different! Love the tie-up ankle & the floral detail! Price point is a winnnerrrr!

Zappos | $109

That’s my espadrille picks y’all! Filling a slider below with other options as well that caught my eye!


Happy summer shoe shopping!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

📸 : Krista Cheramie Co.

Floral Polka Dots

Let’s brighten up our Monday with this gorgeous under $40 dress shall we? 😂 okay, so today in New Orleans is GORGEOUS – it doesn’t really need brightening up! But still!

I had a few events coming up that involve classy dresses so I went on a hunt for a few that I’ll be sharing with you guys over the next few weeks!

I wore this dress to Hayden’s fist communion and I thought it was perfect for church since it had a higher neck line. It’s not too short and I loved the mix of the blue polka dots & pink Flowers! I also love the little details of the ruffles on the sleeves, chest area & on the bottom!

This is a VERY light weight fabric so it is perfect for summer events. Maybe as we get more into the HOT summer months I’d obviously reach for this for a night time summer outdoor wedding. Or again for something in a church setting!

I purchased this dress from ASOS in a us size 6. I could have gone for a 4 if I wanted to create a more fitted look. There are definitely some places this could have been taken in just to explain to you guys for sizing reference!

Linking the dress HERE for you guys!! I paired it with a blush ankle strap heel but this would look so cute with an espadrille or a tan or even navy heel!

Be on the look out for some more cute summer dresses headed your way & everyone have a fabulous Monday!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae


📸 : Krista Cheramie co.

blushin’ jeans

Hey y’all! Keeping today’s hop on short and sweet because, duh! It’s Saturday! And my days been a little crazy, started with Hayds first communion, (he was such a little cutie up there on the alter acting like a angel 😇😂) then I headed to work in the monsoon that this beautiful Saturday has brought us, and later tonight we’re going to melting pot to celebrate some more!

I wanted to share these jeans with y’all & the similar pair I found because they are on sale! I’m also sharing this cute too because it is flattering for all body types and is definitely a staple summer piece! It is a little pricey but it’s versatile so it can be worn casual or dressed up creating lots of outfit options!

Madewell | $54

Here I’m pairing the shirt with blush colored jeans I found at Abercrombie! I can’t believe I’m saying this but I think I have a new found love for Abercrombie jeans! I absolutely LOVE how these fit, I love the cut & where they are hitting me in the leg! These were a overall win for me! I am normally a 27 in jeans but sized up to a 28 because, ABERCROMBIE, need I say more? Anyway, I am also linking a pair I tried on at American Eagle that I almost got before these stole my heart! Both were a great fit but the American eagles have more of a jean legging feel!

Abercrombie | sale $44

American Eagle | $37

My hair scarf is also from madewell im linking it below the photo but want to say how much I am loving this trend! It’s so in and it’s a great way to spice up your hair style without having to change anything! This is a fun way to add an extra accessory to a look & for $12 I’ll take it!!

Madewell | $12.50

And that about sums up my fit! I hope everyone has a fabulousssss Saturday night and a relaxing Sunday!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae


Shoot for the stars … and good ice cream!

Here we are! Middle of the week! Amen! Hope everyone’s week is going fabulous! I’m hoping on to share this HOTTTT sheer blush star bodysuit! Jezzz! Say that 3 times fast!

So, I got this body suit months ago and have been waiting to share with y’all!!! It’s sheer so it’s perfect for summer & it can be worn with a ton of different things! Jean shorts, jeans, a cute summery skirt! I’m thinking of endless possibilities haha! You can also obviously pair it with heels or a cute white sneaker to dress it down with shorts! Ummmm, plus it’s $10. Your welcome!

Forever 21 | $10

It’s on sale today and some of the sizes say low stock so I’d scoop it up if you love it! I don’t know how others personally like how their body suits fit but, I like to size up so I feel not so tight and more comfortable!

Also, those photos were taken at Drip Affogato Bar in New Orleans! The ice cream was SO GOOD (i’ve been wanting to go back) but apparently they pour coffee over their ice cream and it’s supper yummy too. I’d believe it if I didn’t think coffee was the grossest thing ever! 😂 just keeping it real!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

📸 : Nina Cecilia

Tuesday Shoe Day

As promised here’s my first annual “Tuesday Shoe Day” (props to my friend Krista for this cute idea, btw!).

This Tuesday it’s all about the tennis shoes! Okay, maybe it’s all about the tennis shoes all the time really because I am a tennis shoe addict!

Today I’m sharing these ADORABLE Adidas! I love the color because it’s girly & perfect for spring/summer! I also love how there’s touches of white in it as well! These are super comfy and will match with any neutral color!

I got them in Boston and thank jesussss I did because I planned to wear these $300 wedge sneakers in New York and Ryan (in natural Ryan fashion) forced me to put the adidas in his backpack because he was convinced I wasn’t going to make it in the overpriced wedge fury top sneakers. Y’all … he is always right … I didn’t even make it to our plane in the airport with these wedges on! I changed into the tennis shoes & never looked back 😂

Lucky for me these aren’t your normal sneaker they are super cute & looked adorable with my black LuLus & cute pink sweater!

Lesson learned, buy the adidas!

Link below photo

Zappos | $85

Any tennis shoe under $100 is a winner to me! Happy Tuesday y’all!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Makin’ your hair last!

Happy Sunday y’all! Hope everyone’s weekend was as easy as mine was! (Besides the fact that Ryan’s boat sunk at the marina Friday morning, talk about a summer bummer!) other then that my weekend was pretty lax! Friday Ry boiled crawfish for me and one of my best friends holly – 30 pounds for just us 😂 he makes THE BEST crawfish and is obviously THE BEST for doing that for us! Saturday & today we laid pretty low, which was nice!

Tonight on the blog I’m sharing a few hair secrets to keep your hair lasting & looking good even when it’s dirty as heckkkk!!!

My best hair schedule is to wash my hair on a Sunday night or Monday & then to not wash again till Thursday that way Friday & Saturday my hair is a little roughed up and not so fresh, I.E. so it holds a style!

Here’s a few things I have/do to make this schedule work & to keep it fresh ….Besides my favorite dirty hair time saving secret, if your just joining reading the blog click HERE  to check it out! This was pretty mind blowing for a few people!

• invisibobble hair rings – I gym it about 4-5 mornings a week. These are ABSOLUTELY hands down the ONLY pony’s I have ever experienced not leaving a crease in my hair! This obviously helps you keep your style and saves your time so your not stuck trying to get a ring around your head out! They are $8 and completely worth it to me!! Grab them HERE, they also have all kinds of different colors so you can match them to your hair!

• Keeping the nasty smells out – hellllooo, the only thing that’ll make me second guess hibachi is that my hair will smell like it for days after! Ever been to a bonfire? Now THATS the worst! Or even just that I’ve been outside all day smell! I’ve done my research & tested some things out that I can tell you totally work and now I am scared to go to hibachi no more!

Here’s the fix : turn that blowdryer on cool, blast your hair for a few minutes, now sprits a little dry shampoo or perfume all over the head (do this sparingly, don’t douse it) and brush it through, again hit it with the cool air for a few minutes, I will also brush through my hair while doing this!

Voila! You’ll be amazed at how well this works! Of course there’s a science behind it, cold opens up the hair cuticle making for better absorption of a different/more pleasant smell!

• Dry Shampoo – I am pretty amazed at how many people don’t try this or want to believe the hype. I was like that at first as well. Buttt, my tune changed once I started to find my perfect dry shampoo matchs & now its probably in my top 5 hair must haves! Spray a little on your roots, tousle with your hands or brush through while blowing it around with the blowdryer that way you are getting it all around your scalp! It’s that easy! This freshens it all up & adds tons of volume if your using the right one! My new obsession is Paul Mitchell’s invisiblewear blonde dry shampoo & you can grab it HERE in your color!

• Keep your hands off – this only makes your hair greasy faster & if you constantly mess with your ends it will make them frizzy & messy looking!

• DON’T overload the hair products – yes, I am a hairdresser. I do have about 483673 hair products at my whim, however, can you guess how many I put in my hair when I get out the shower? 2, maybeeee 3, tops! The only reason it has been 3 lately is because I’ve been getting into using a primer first! Using too many products will only weigh you down & make your hair greasy! Focus on using products for your two main concerns & move on. (Hairspray doesn’t count here).

That’s the low down on a few of my little hair tips & tricks! I hope y’all have a fabulous Monday!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

April 2018 Life Update

Okay – I thought it would be fun to start doing tradition blog posts with you guys! I’m thinking every Tuesday with be Tuesday shoe day? Every 1st of the month I’ll share my monthly must haves & Every 3 months I’ll do a life update to fill you guys in on what’s going on with me, my goals for the month/all the things I’m loving! I’m brainstorming up some more but for the moment that’s all I got 😂

So, here goes the first “Life update”! Let’s do this …

what’s been going on and what’s to come?

So last month was crazy busy & this month is not. I am 100% looking forward to NOT having anything major to do!! Last month I visited Colorado and Boston + New York, while I love vacationing they kinda interrupt the swing of things and it makes it hard getting back in the motion! All that’s on my calendar for this month and next is Hayden’s communion, my best friend Vanessa’s baby Kollins’ baptism and Boston again at the end of may!

I’m excited about this Boston trip because it means my brothers coming home & because we are making it a girls trip with my aunt Renee!

I also have a little hair project I am working on that is pretty exciting & a big deal butttt I’m still tweaking the details so I can’t wait to share with you guys in hopefully a few weeks!

NOLA to do’s for me right now..

I have a few Nola restaurants on my mind right now, I want to get to Turkey & The wolf & bakery bar! OINK,ONIK! I’d also love to make it to French quarter fest one day this year.

Others on my list include some boat days on the lake & I’m craving a Sunday funday in the quarter – I will probably bug Ryan or someone else to do that soon so get ready people if y’all are on my list of besties to bug!

Goals for this month..

Start and finish reading “BODY LOVE“. This is a book I’ve heard tons of things about, it talks about finding your comfortable weight and knowing your body’s do’s and dont’s so that food is not always a constant thought or battle for you! I need a little extra motivation right now and reading a health book always seems to help!

• Extra family time is on my list right now. I have been so slammed I tend to let the days and hours get away from me. I need to be intentional about my time & what’s most important at the end of the day!

• Get my closet more organized #springcleaning

• Finally watch “The Greatest Show Man” I started this the other night but couldn’t hold my eyes open!

• Complete the BBG ( bikini body guide ) on the sweat app! So I downloaded this app and this week is my first week in! It’s a four week program for the first set and continues on to different levels as you become stronger!

Stores that I am loving..

Forever 21 , always a great pick for trendy and inexpensive clothes! American Eagle , okay NEVER would I have thought this was on my list. It totally is, their summer stuff is SO CUTE right now! Trust! Free People , this is an expensive problem but I can’t help it!

Blogger that inspires me..

Emily Gemma. I’ve been following her for years! I am obsessed with her style & closet, although I can rarely afford everything in it! I also really love her style of blogging and how she is just SO real with her followers + she is really good with stories and lets you into her daily life! Check out her blog here.

Last movie I saw that’s worth talkin’ about…

Coco, I watched it on the plane on the way to Boston. I am aware that I am 29 but I am a sucker for a good Disney movie! The story behind this was so cute & is all about following your dreams even if your not doing what everyone thinks you should be!

That’s it for my first official life update post! If you guys want to shop anything in this post, like that body love book, scroll down to the slider & it’s all there! Just click the arrows 🙂 I hope you all have a fabulous Thursday!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

📸 : Nina Celie


spring cleaning : body style

Hey y’all!! I’m officially back from our tip and am working on getting back in the swing of things! Why is that always so tough after a vacay!?

I know one thing, it’s officially time to get my ass in gear! LITERALLY! Starting Monday I’m getting back in the mode of eating right & starting a new workout program! I am pretty good at getting in the gym every morning butttt my eating habits lately have not been my best! I tend to have free for all’s when I know “oh I’m on vacation” or “oh we have this and this going on so there’s no point in making the good choice now if I’ll be cheating then”.

Anyway, as I’ve gotten older I know what works for my body and what doesn’t. It’s just getting the willpower to hunker down and do it! I have the type of body that I could go to the gym 4837363 times a week and that doesn’t help! It’s allll what I put in my mouth and I have to be really dedicated and accountable to knock the 5 pounds off! It’s the first few weeks that really suck getting into that habit, but once I get over the hump I’ll do pretty good!

I’m posting today to share one simple little trick that always works when it’s time for me to get in gear and helps get me excited about!


yes this is totally stupid and materialistic but it’s the truth & I’ll own it! Here’s a list of a few things I’ve recently purchased and want because they are cute and will put me in a good mood when it’s time to workout or eat right in cute yoga clothes!

Jump rope | $8

Sports Bra | $15

Leggings | $22

Tank | $12

Leggings | $22

Sports Bra | $12

Flower Water Bottle | $20

Sports Bra | $14

Leggings | $19

Lace Up Leggings | $24

Sneakers | $80

Leggings | $19

Sports Bra | $14

Leggings | $22

Cute workout accessories, a fun new water bottle or a matching workout set will almost always do the trick for me! I’m obsessed with that pink jump rope and can’t wait to skip the mornings away 😂

Send me your well wishes come monday! If y’all have any fun tips or tricks y’all use to get motivated send them my way!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Lace + Bell Sleeve Top

Hayyy! I’m currently flying from Nola -> Boston but wanted to hop on because I’ve been super excited about sharing this top with y’all!

I’ve seen this top of top on various different sites for an expensive price so I was so happy when I found it for $24. I had purchased it in Black for work and got sooo many compliments, which meant I obviously had to go for the white too!

Forever 21 | $24

This can be styled with jeans and a dressy shoe or even jean shorts and flats! I tried to take a photo for you guys with shorts and wanted to show y’all a normal jean shirt but I was in the midst of packing for the trip and I forgot! I also took another photo close up to try to show y’all the sleeve!

Linking my shoes for both pictures below for y’all in the slider!

I’m going to try to post while on vacay but also want to spend time with the fam so if I’m M.I.A. I’ll be back when I get home!


Y’all have a great weekend my little blog fam

XoXo, Chelsey Rae