Category: Fashion

Comfy Shirts & Cute Bralettes

Okay, ya can’t lie NOTHING is better then a big comfy shirt & some lulus! Also, I gotta admit nothing’s better then a comfy bralette either! Unlike most women I am kinda a little weird and ALWAYS want to wear a bra! Even when I sleep!! Call me crazy but I think it kinda plays a part in keeping everything nice and still sitting where it was when you were 25 if ya catch my drift here! Pahaha! Y’all know I like to keep it real! P.S. – totally didn’t cover up my mohs scar for this picture but whateverrrrr, it’s super red but it’s healing at least!

This shirt, I have in 3 colors and I have been living in it! And this bra is just SUPER cute. I got it from blink boutique but I also have another just like it from free people! I’m weird about bra straps showing unless it’s a bra like this. It’s more for decoration I like to say! Now, regular bra straps showing, that’s a no for me personally. A racer back shirt should be worn with a strapless bra or covers if your a strapless bra hater, I just don’t think two bra straps hanging out of your shirt is the best look. Again this is my personal opinion buttt, just saying!!!

I’ve literally been living in these shirts because I LOVE how you can wear them with leggings and they cover your booty! Plus they are super warm! I throw them on to just hack around the house or to run to the grocery and all that good stuff! They can be worn tied up or not but I love them tied!! This type of outfit is normally my go to, so much so that I’m thinking of doing a blog post on some LuLus soon just to give you guys my take on them!

Linking all the deets to this outfit below!

Urban outfitters | $44

Free People | $36

Urban Outfitters | $44

American Eagle | $10

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XoXo, Chelsey Rae

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Mardi Gras Dress Time!

hey y’all! Okay sooo I’m totally staying up late and typing this post in the dark as Ryan sleeps because I know Mardi Gras will be here before we know it! Therefore, I wanted to get this post out to y’all in a decent amount of time! My day was pretty crazy but I made time to do my Mardi Gras dress research!!

Doing all this dress finding made me pretty upset I am not attending a ball this year! Backstory, I actually hate Mardi Gras pahaha! I know that’s totally not a Nola girl thing to say but I’m just being honest! I could think of a billion other things I’d rather do then stand out in the cold getting beads hummed at my face, having drunken people step on my cute shoes, & run into you all to get a crappy pair of beads that they will throw away as soon as they get home. I know, I know, those were pretty harsh words. But I can’t help it!

On a positive note I freaking love king cake + if I have somewhere to stand that has a bathroom or if you give me a ladder to stand on, this is a game changer (enter my inner 5 year old stuffed animal catchin obsessed self). I’d do anything for a stuffed animal back in the day … see the photo below for evidence!

Now on to the dresses, I thought since I’m not participating in any balls why not see what’s out there and help everyone else who is actually going to a ball! You can’t lie, getting all dressed up is half the fun right?! Here’s a few of my favorite picks below! I’m also putting a slider at the end of this post to show y’all some of my secondary picks! I can’t lie, they are all so cute!!

There’s some festive colors in this bunch! Green because of course, Mardi Gras! Some sequins, always necessary for festival season! Cut outs & even some velvet!! Sucker over velvet right now!

LuLus | $64

Agaci| $32

Missguided | $43

Forever 21 | $48

Agaci | $54

ASOS | $56

LuLus | $84

Missguided | $54

Forever 21 | $49

LuLus | $58

LuLus | $89

Forever 21 | $54

ASOS | $56

Forever 21 | $78

LuLus | $100

Missguided | $51

I would pair most of these dresses with simple jewelry & a one strap heel! I’m super jealous of everyone’s life who is going to ball and getting dressed up!! Let me know if anyone gets a dress and goes anywhere exciting! I’ll live vicariously through you!!!

Linking more dresses in the slider below!

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XoXo, Chelsey

Dog Beanies & Plush Scarfs

Hayyy y’all!! Yay for Sunday funday! Today me and Ry have been laying low! We had breakfast and ran to the grocery to get gumbo we vowed we’d make all week!! It’s simmering on the stove behind me as I write this & so far so good!!! I’m excited because I’ve been wanting to learn how to make a roux!! In other new, ITS FREAKIN FREEZING!!! Therefore the opportune time for Fara to wear beanie has finally presented itself! How cute/funny is this! I couldn’t help but die laughing when I looked at her! Of course she won’t really leave it on but still!! I’m linking a few dog beanie options at the end of this post just incase anyone else would like to torture their dog!!

I also wanted to share this scarf with you guys! It’s super cute & so warm and cozy, very plush & large!!! I love how it’s got a ton of different colors in it as well so it’s versatile when your trying to style it! White, Black, brown, and creams! Would look cute with jeans and a black and white top, or even leather/regulars leggings! Chic Wish | $25

Check out the sliders below for similar scarf options & beanie options for the special dogs in your life pahaha!

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Stay warm people!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Cold Vacay Outfit Planning

Hey y’all! It’s Friday! TGIF for the rest of you! I personally am stuck working till tomorrow haha! Life of a hairdresser!

I really have no point in this post other then to share the boots in this picture with you guys because they are SOOOOO FREAKIN CUTE! Winter boots are so expensive so these were a plus because they were under $40, they are different and perfect for walking around in the snowy sidewalks of wherever your visiting that isn’t in the south! Casual but cute! LOVE the fur detail & how they lace up the sides!!

We are visiting the slopes this year, Boston, & New York, allllll while it will be freezing! I have been majorly stocking up on my cold weather wear! I’m loving chenille this year, obviously, haha I’m sure you guys have noticed! The scarf in this picture is such a cute color and would match black, white, gray & even the right shade of brown, so it’s pretty versatile!! I also love the these teddy bear type clothes that are in this winter! I don’t think that’s what they should technically be called but that’s what I call it 😂 they are so warm and cozy! Obsessed!!!!!

I’m linking all the goodies in the picture below and the slider will have a few different options for y’all at the end of the post!!

Target | $37

Collection XIIX | $29

American Rag | $49

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Hope everyone has a fab Friday!
XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Ruffle Sweaters

Happy Monday people! How was everyone’s weekend?! Mine was pretty laid back, which is exactly what I was going for after all the holidays!

Friday me, Ry & Hayd went to see Jumanji, (probably about once a month me and Ryan pick a old movie from when we were little and make Hayd watch it 😂 sometimes at first you can tell he’s like wtff “this looks so fake” aka gremlins, but by the middle of most off the movies he is hooked! Point being he’s seen the first Jumanji & loved it) it was SOOOO cute! I was thinking when we sat down that there was no way it would be half as great as the first! Nothing beats Robin Williams of course, but it was definitely a good one! Saturday we stayed in & cooked on the new stove and then Sunday I had brunch with my little brother & parents before Seth hopped on a plane to head back to Boston!

Today we’re heading to Mississippi to meet with Ryan’s architect about building the camp! Which is pretty exciting! But on the ride over I figured why not blog about ruffley sweaters?! Duh!

How cute is this sweater?! & different then the norm! I got a ton of compliments on it! I love the bottom how it comes out a little. That is always flattering!! I paired this with jeans and OTK boots but also think it would look really cute with a pair of mules for a more casual look!

The exact one pictured is sold out in regular sizes, but they do have petite sizes! Sometimes when I run into an issue like this where I LOVE/GOTTA HAVE a shirt and it’s petite left I will just get the petite but in a size UP then what I would normally get. Most of the time petite is only smaller length wise, making the shirt shorter from top to bottom and in the sleeves! So if you size up your good!

Since this one was sold out I am also linking a few other ruffled sweaters that I thought were super cute! All tagged below 🙂

Melrose & Market | $32

Target | $20

Forever 21 | $22

Express | $41

Target | $20

ASOS | $35

Forever 21 | $45

Bp. | $29

These are a few of my favorite picks but I’m linking a few more in the slider below!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

The Legging Hook Up

Okay! Doing a quick post this morning! I came across the fact that these were restocked last night and knew y’all would want to know because the first time I posted them I got a huge response from everyone that loved them! Sharing them with you guys again, all sizes restocked & even more color choices!! ALL UNDER $15, can’t beatttttt thatttt!!

I am LOVING the green and purple for Mardi Gras and the gray color is super cute & different! I normally wear a medium & ordered a medium, they fit great! True to size for the win with these picks! The links below the pictures will bring you directly to the page!

click HERE | $10

click HERE | $10

click HERE | $12

click HERE | $10

click HERE | $12

I love all of these options because they can be worn to work out, with casual outfits, tucked into boots when it’s colder or even worn with like a cute sneaker for parades or a day of running around!!!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

OTK Boot Round-up

Happy Thursday people! I think I’m finally getting back in the swing of things after a few days off from the holidays! That’s not to say it hasn’t been hard getting out of bed the past few mornings haha! This extra cold weather makes you want to stay all snuggled up in bed! Or is it just me being lazy?!

With all this cold weather comes every opportunity to break out all the warm and cozy stuff! Enter – over the knee boots! I actually went a little crazy on Black Friday and ended up buying tons of boots that I have been waiting to share with you guys!! I’ve wanted to get with a photographer and take some outfit shots but with my face still healing and the holidays it’s been hard, so I’m like screw it! Here’s a mirror selfie! According to the feedback I get from you guys you could care less what the picture looks like as long as there’s some beneficial outfit tagging lol! Works for me!

I love over the knee boots! They not only look fab but it’s a extra layer on your leg to keep you warm! That’s a win, win! My only frustration with them is the ones that don’t stay up! I was very into ordering these boots and testing their stay up power for you guys lol I got really frustrated last year (or the year before, I can’t remember) when a ton of bloggers and boutiques were making such a big deal out of the Chinese laundry OTK boots. I got them in THREE colors and they DO NOT stay up! They bunch up the second I walk two steps and I look like I’m wearing boots from my junior year in high school! I’m here to be real about the clothes and the fit and had someone actually filled me on that I maybe would have gone for my gotta have it color and not went crazy buying three. Because they are super cute!!! I can’t lie, I still wear them and pull them up after every two steps! And, of course everyone has a different thigh and leg, so maybe that isn’t the case for everyone. But, I’m just saying. I find they slip!

So, with all that being said. I’ve done my homework and am sharing my ABSOLUTE faves with you guys + some I have my eye on! Let’s get right into it ….

LuLus | $99

This pair right here. I CAN NOT. My all time FAVORITE over the knee. HANDS DOWN! Can you tell I’m passionate about this? lol I am so serious! They stay up! They don’t bunch! They hit at the perfect spot!! They are 100% worth $99 any day of the week! Even the reviews can vouch for it! They are not heeled but I kinda like that because I can wear them for more casual looks. And to be honest, they are pretty high up on the thigh so a heel could make them look skanky! Just saying!

Steve Madden |$49

I purchased these for my gray boot. LOVE THEM! They hit right above the knee and again. Don’t slip! Great price point!

Marc Fisher | $114

These are a bit more pricey but, worth it! LOVE THEM. This was my brown boot of the season! They stay up well and I love the size of the heel because it’s not too much!

Treasure & Bond | $49

Love all these colors! These are on sale right now! 50% off on Nordstrom! I love how these are the same fabric everywhere! The heel isn’t wood so it’s not making your eye focus on a different detail! They also don’t have a tie meaning they will stay up on their own!

Steve Madden | $99

Do not have. HEAVILY have my eye on. I LOVE THIS COLOR. I actually kinda need this color because I don’t have. They look like they would stay up because they don’t have a tie. Those types tend to have a more of an elastic-y top which = no to little slip.

Steve Madden | $64

Love these. Probably buying them right after I finish this blog post! I can’t help myself! I love the color and I can tell I’d love the fit! They are on sale at Nordstrom for this price! Good find!

Chinese Laundry | $99

Including these since they are what’s in the picture. Ya know how I feel about them CLEARLY. However, I still torture myself and wear them because they are really cute. Whatever lol!

Linking a bunch of cute other OTK boots in the slider below! I am also linking some sweaters like the one pictured!

I love to pair OTK boots with some CLASSIC black leggings and a big ol’ comfy sweater! Although it may make you look like your 300 pounds! It is soooo warm and comfy (this is also a great combo for going to grab dinner because it’s an all you can eat outfit 😂 y’all know it’s so true!). Of course OTK always looks great with jeans and sweater, a cute skirt, and even the right type of dress/sweater dress! I tend to go for a more loose fitting dress if that’s the case because a tight dress + OTK = Julia Roberts on the corner in Pretty Woman. Of course that is always a classic, but only on Halloween!

If y’all have ANY questions about any that I’ve purchased let me know! And if y’all get any y’all have to let me know too!

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P.S. – I tend to size up with any type of boot, because, SOCKS!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Open Back Sweater Shoppin’

Happy Saturday y’all! Howww freakin’ freezing is it!? We have a wedding to go to tonight and I am seriously considering packing leggings in my purse for the 2 block walk from the church to the reception pahaha!

Actually its so freezing that taking this picture of my sweater was pretty funny. Me & Ryan ran onto the front porch, he’d snap a few, and we’d run back inside to check if we liked them before running out to take a few more 😂 I love the man for putting up with my shenanigans! Although, he did buy me this really cool robot picture taking thingy with a remote today … I wonder if he’s trying to tell me something lol!

anyway, back to the sweater – who doesn’t love anything open back?! Open backs always fun because it can be a little sexy without being too much! It just gives your outfit a different vibe and isn’t something you always find so it’s fun to switch it up! This year I’ve been seeing a lot of the twisted back sweaters and I really love them! I’ve even seen them worn both in the front and back so that’s a win when you can get different uses/looks out of the same thing!

I got this exact one pictured from a online boutique in Texas last winter but I’ve done some looking and picked out a few open back looks that I thought you guys would like! Scroll down to see em’ – some have twists, some have braids, some have ties, bows, and splits! Either way they are all super cute & different!

Forever 21| $17

Forever 21 | $45

Forever 21 | $19

Express | $30

Forever 21 | $38

Missguided | $38

Urban Outfitters | $34

Tillys | $27

Revolve | $45

Nordstrom | $65

Some cute picks huh?! All of these would look great paired with some jeans and over the knee boots or even some leather leggings and a pair of booties!

And of course a jacket since it is belowww freezing this weekend!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

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2018 NYE PICKS

Happy Wednesday people! Officially only 6 days left until we ring in the New Year which technically means days to order NYE outfits are dwindling! CUE PANIC MODE!

Anyone have any amazing plans for New Years? We have no plans yet lol but I’m the girl whose totally okay with standing in the driveway popping fireworks & playing with sparklers (my inner 5 year old comes out if you pull out a sparkler)!

Of course like any girl though, I love a reason to dress up in sequins! It’s actually been a few years since I’ve gotten all dressed up for NYE. I’ll be craving it again soon haha!!

In the meantime this blog is great because I get to live vicariously through everyone else! I kinda get to shop for everyone else & that’s what I love!

I’ve compiled a few sliders down below with tons of New Years options! You’ll see a few things on repeat here – Sequins, because they are kinda a New Years staple! Silk or Satin, starting to see this fabric everywhere! Very in! Velvet, how did velvet ever go out of style?! Lots of wrap or “front tie” dresses, this is the new thing right now. I can’t lie, I’m into it. Especially because it means I don’t have to suck in like a psycho all night at an event lol! Just keeping it real!

Use the arrows to move left to right, prices and places are written underneath each option & if you wanna shop it – all you have to do is click it!

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-VELVET-

 

-SILKY & SATIN-

 

-JUMPSUITS, ROMPERS, PANTS, & SKIRTS-

 

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Hope everyone finds the perfect New Years outfit! Y’all have to let me know if you scoop anything up from this list!

XOXO, Chelsey Rae

Comfy Christmas recovery

Hey ya’ll! I have to admit I am kinda excited all the Christmas craziness is officially over! We still have New Years but that has way less commotion that comes with it!

The salons closed today which was the NICEST surprise this year! I am 100% loving this laid back day!

with that being said, I’m keeping this post shorttt & sweet! I thought these joggers & sweater were so comfy cozy that I wanted to share them with you guys!

My sweater is on sale today but is low in stock! Grab it while you can!

Sweater | Old navy $35

Joggers | Old navy $24

Slippers | UGG $85

SIMILAR COMFY JOGGERS

Kohls $18

Nordstrom $54

Hope everyone has a relaxing Tuesday afternoon!

XOXO, Chelsey Rae

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