Category: Fashion

Black & White Gift Guide + LikeToKnow.It!

Today’s post has some exciting stuff going on! Im posting another gift guide that is themed black & white + I’m really excited I’ve finally been accepted to like to know it!

I’ve applied before & got denied so I worked on some things and with the help of a blogger friend got accepted! This was a small little goal of mine so I can’t lie that I was really excited! This blogging this is a hobby of mine and accomplishing any goal is always fun! So yay to the fact that you guys can now screen shot or go to your LIKEtoKNOW.it app and shop from there! And p.s. thanks to anyone who gave me the push to apply again! Love y’all!

Now, let’s get to it with the gift guide! Black & White, the classic color combo together or alone! Everything looks cleaner/more elegant in black & white! Even gifts! You know the drill – everything on this list is under $100! Details will be listed below, click the links to shop them! Since it’s my last color list, I hit y’all with 11 instead of 10!

ONE • Marble Wine Cooler Pottery barn $60 | the perfect gift the hostess with the mostest!!! This wine cooler is so different because I feel like you normally see them made with metals! This is nicely made and has a great price point! This would look so cute sitting on a bar cart, your butlers pantry, or even some where on your kitchen counter! Marble always makes for such a nice clean look!

TWO • Sleep Mask amazon $6 | can’t sleep? not dark enough? just want to have some silk on your eyes? then this is your gift! Haha! This is a cute little eye mask, you have to admit! It’s the perfect gift if you need something small for a girlfriend who likes her beauty sleep!

THREE • The Wet brush $8.99 | of course a brush is going to be on a hairdressers list! We call this the magic bush at work! BECAUSE ITS MAGIC! I am notttt kidding, this things gets out knots & is my favorite brush to brush out my curls! This gift is perfect for literally anyone – your girlfriend that’s into her hair, a young one that hates brushing their hair, or a mom that’s sick of morning hair brushing drama with their young one every morning!! (we’ve all been there pahaha, bathroom counter with our moms about to kill us! NO BUMPSSS). Click here for the white glitter one!

FOUR • Black & white Stripe Robe PB Teen $79 | omg this robe looks so comfy and cozy! I actually might put this on my own Christmas list!! It’s fur lining would be so warm in the mornings or right out of the tub! Plus, I love the look of the stripes!!

FIVE • 2018 Agenda sugar Paper $28 | i am a huge agenda person! Anyone who knows me well can tell you I always have my planner in my purse! I’m a sucker for good ole fashion writing things down haha! This planner is a nice size, has a calendar at the beginning of every month and has weekly pages with lots of room to write on everyday! A great gift for your girl that likes to be, or maybe needs to be organized too!

SIX • Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Deodorant Sephora $27 | okay, I know your thinking this is a weird gift butttt, it’s really the perfect gift for your girl that like to live luxuriously! I mean $27 deodorant? Can you get any more fancy then that!? (probably so, but still!). I am obsessed with this stuff ever since I bought it! To me it smells pretty & not like deodorant!

SEVEN • Black Tassel Earrings Baublebar $42 | I have absolutely no reason other than the fact that I am obsessed with tassel earrings for this to be in the list! Any girl would love this as a gift because sorta expensive statement earrings are something we question if we really want to buy for ourselves! The black is a great pick because they match anything and will get more wear then another color!

EIGHT • Marble Brush Set Sephora $49 | loving this brush set because, well duh, it’s marble! Also it has a great price point to me because your getting six brushes & they come in a acrylic box that you could set on your vanity, or bathroom counter to store them + makeup! Is it just me or does makeup a nice new set of makeup brushes make getting ready more exciting!?

NINE • Unclipped Curling Wand Paul Mitchell $99 | i can’t stress enough how much I stand behind Paul Mitchell’s hot tools. They LAST, they WORK & they have an amazing WARRANTY! If you ever buy any tools from Paul Mitchell they will last you for years! This Unclipped curling iron is a 3-in-1 it come with interchangeable wands to give you a different type of curl for different looks! I know I do the flat iron to curl but I find MANY of my clients have a easier time getting the same type of look with a wand. For $99 this is a great buy & you can’t go wrong getting any woman a hair tool!

TEN • Pom Pom Throw Blanket Apollo box $49 | your gift for the girl who loves to decorate! Or the girl who loves Pom Poms! This is one of my favorite Pom Pom throws I’ve seen because it’s still really simple but on trend with the Pom Poms! I love the white but they also have a few other colors!!

ELEVEN • Marble Metal Drink Bottle cotton $19 | marble is obviously a trend on this gift guide! I love these because they are cuter than your regular water bottle & keep stuff extra cold! This would be great for someone who is into fitness, or is great for someone that you know is always carrying water around! The print is so cute & it will match any workout attire! We all know that’s important!!!

Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Tan booties!

I am always on the lookout for cute & comfy booties + I am a girl who loves a good shoe find! As I’ve said before I’m one of those who will buy a shoe from target and turn around and buy a pair of shoes from Neiman, I do NOT discriminate pahaha! Unfortunately!

I find it so hard to find the perfect tan color in a shoe! Don’t you guys?! Sometimes they are too brownish or sometimes they end up having a grayish tone! I can’t tell you the amount of times I’m like oh I can wear these with this tan sweater I have & then when I put it on I’m like welllllll, hollldddd up – these suckers look gray! The wrong color shoe can end up throwing off your whole outfit!

So, when I came across these I added them to my cart right away! The tone was perfect to me!! Plus, I loved chunky heel & the cute little tie detail in the back! These are also pretty comfy! I was surprised because they were from forever so I expected them to hurt a little worse! The true test of shoe comfort for me is wearing them to work! These kinda started hurting me towards the end of my 8 hour day BUT it was because I should have sized up! These have a bit of a pointy front so size up or plan on wearing them with a very thin sock!

For $32 I would say this is a good buy for a cute bootie! Linking them below the picture – click the link & you’ll be able to add them directly to your car!

CLICK HERE

Happy shoe shopping y’all!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Star pjs

Hey guys! Finally hopping into bed tonight and getting around to doing a post. Today was a rough day back at work, I have to admit! My eye was practically swollen shut and as soon as I started my first highlight I was like okay thisssss was a bad idea – needless to say everyone’s hair still came awesome!

I did end up cutting my day short though, my meds were making me feel yucky and having one contact in one eye was making me feel dizzy + I have to admit I am a little vein and seeing myself in the mirror like a hot mess frustrated me. At least I can admit my faults though right? I came home, had a small breakdown in the bathroom, Ryan let me cry it out for a second and made a few jokes and then all was good (I have to say he’s always the best at that)!!

All that has led me to this point … laying in bed, blogging about pajamas! It’s funny but if we’re being honest here for the past few years my pajamas were a shirt and some boyshort undies! Once Ry asked me to move in I was like oh no! I need to invest in some actual pajamas & they have to be kid friendly! Needless to say I went pajama crazy & of course love any excuse to buy any type of clothes!

This also probably sounds really silly but a cute pair of matchy pajamas really makes feel like I have my life together pahaha! I’m convinced it helps to aid in having a good nights sleep & a good morning! I recently got these cute star pajamas from ASOS! They were a set, and ya gotta love pajama sets! They were only $35! Now ordering from ASOS is always tricky to me, my best advice when ordering online it to just take your measurements before you order! These came in and were cute but still a tad too big for me! I would deff size down in them!!

I love the star pattern on these because, duh – sleep, stars, ya know lol!! I’ll link this exact pair below & link a few other pairs of cute star patterns for you guys with pictures! The little sleep shirt is soooo cute too, I think I’ll be getting one!!! Perfect Christmas pjs if ya ask me!

pj set | $35

sleep shirt | $29

romper | $35

pj bottom | $35

Let me know which ones y’all pick! Happy holiday pj shopping dolls!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Gold Christmas list

Hey y’all! It’s time for another Christmas list! GOLD is the color this time! I’m blogging in the waiting room at the surgery center this morning, first time for everything!! Today I’m having basal cell skin cancer removed from my face, needless to say I am superrrrr paranoid. I’m typing this in an attempt to keep my mind off of what’s about to go down, between this and the valium kicking in I think it’ll do the tick (that or this blog post will be really jacked up lol)!!

Filling you guys in so if any of my clients see me the next few days will know why I look like Frankenstein & incase I slack on the blog posts you know why!

Now, back to the main event – GIFT GUIDE! I gathered up my top 10 favorite/cute gold gifts I could find & of course they are all under $100! Pick your favorite number below & scroll past the pictures to see the description! If you want to scoop one of this gifts up, click on the pink link and it will bring you directly to the page so you can purchase!

ONE • Engravable Bar Necklace Stella&dot $60 | this necklace, I love it! I saw it on one of my clients about a year ago & had to ask where it was from so I could get one for myself! Anyone who knows me would probably tell you I’m not a huge jewelry girl, but this necklace is simple/dainty and that’s why I love it!! I got my initials but you can personalize it with your name or even a special date, which is really cute!!! This is also very nicely made and over the time I’ve had it has never turned color on me, which is something that is a win in my book! Scroll to the end of this post to see it on in a picture!

TWO • ElixIr Ultime Kerastase $58 | the holy grail of hair oil! This stuff sells like hot cakes at the salon! It is for all hair types and has multiple uses, giving you a lot of bang for your buck!!! Use it as a pre-shampoo, use it before blow drying to help with heat protection and smoothing, use it after blow dry as a smithing finish oil + use it on your body! No lie, put this stuff on when you have a fancy night out and are showing some leg, you’ll love how good it makes your legs look!!!

THREE • Invisibobble Hair Rings Sephora $18 | my absolute favorite hair ties! These would make a great stocking stuffer or a awesome small gift for your girlfriends! I love these because they are more beneficial than you’d think! They don’t leave creases in your hair, they are less likely to give you headaches & the material they are made out of leaves you with no ponytail breakage! Plus, these colors are so cute!!

FOUR • Tic Tac Toe Game Shopbop $50 | how cute is this game board?! This is the perfect little gift to give to someone who’s looking for some home accessories! It would look adorable on a coffee table, office desk or even a on little side table in your den! This is a piece you know that no one else will have and it makes for a good drinking game! Cheers to that!

FIVE • Leopard Accent Plates Ballard designs $49 | helloooo, I am obsessed!! These come in a set of four and would look so cute set out on your kitchen table with gold cutlery! Again, this makes a great gift for someone whose into home decor!! I love the gold detailing on the sides and like how the leopard print is not too overbearing because it’s a lighter color!

SIX • Gold Ballon Dog land of nod $55 | as I’m typing this I’m realizing I must have been on a home accessories kick when I did my gold list pahaha! I love this little ballon dog because it’s so different! It would make a great bookend, look so cute on a office desk or even on a dresser in your bedroom!!

SEVEN • Drusy Stud Earrings Kendra Scott $65 | the gold detailing on the side of these is so cute!! Again, love these because they are simple & dainty! If anyone that loves me is reading this, I’ll take a pair!!

EIGHT • Cheese Board West Elm $53 | need I say anything else other then cheese? Plus it’s gold? And marble?! YES PLEASE! such a cute gift for a friend that you know is a hostess with the mostest! Guaranteed to please anyone who likes to entertain!!

NINE • Gold Stemless Wine Glasses Nordstrom $40 | treat your friend, or yourself to these beauties! Because everyone loves a glass of wine! The gold on the bottom of these takes these a step up then your normal wine glasses + makes them a little more elegant! Comes in a set of four!

TEN • NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette Sephora $59 | one of my favorite things on this list! I am obsessed with it! I have to say though I am not really a eyeshadow girl, I’ll only put it on every now and again when I am going somewhere fancy! That being said I love this because they are all really neutral colors! I got this palette around the time that Kylie Jenner was releasing all of her eyeshadow palettes, I loved the colors but was not getting online at a certain time to get them before they sold, too busy for all that! Apparently this palette isssss limited addition though – get it while ya can!!

Happy Gold Gifting Y’all!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

blush duster

Hey dolls! I’m finally blogging tonight from my own bed! It’s a little late but my day today was crazy, so writing a post around 10 o’clock it is! My Disney trip with Ryan, Hayden, his parents & his brothers family was a blast! I have to say his family is the best and being around them has always been easy/fun because they are genuinely sweet & so welcoming! I wouldn’t change a thing about our trip other then the humid weather that made my #chelseycurls fall pahaha!!!

I am certainly whipped from Disney though and ran around like a chicken with my head cut off today trying to see some of my family that I’ve been missing (I am a huge sucker for my family, I miss them when I go anywhere) and get some Christmas things done because I’ll be out of commission for a few after having a small surgery this up coming Tuesday!! So I’ve packed my days full up till then!

With all that being said my entire weekend was pretty eventful, we got home Friday night around 7:30 pm and I was up and rolling into work for 7:30 am Saturday morning! I got home around 5:30 and knew I had to juggle my evening between my brother who left to go back to Boston for school this morning and my bestest cousin Emily who was getting engaged!!

I got to pull off both in a timely manor all while wearing the cutest little pink duster! I wanted to wear something that didn’t come off too dressy for dinner but was dressy enough to wear at a mini engagement party!

I got this duster a few months ago and knew it would be great to wear within the first few weeks that we would start getting some cool weather around here, so I purposely saved it! They are sold out in this exact one but I am linking similar choices below!

I chose to wear this with a simple black cami dress underneath. I feel like when wearing dusters, kimonos, & long line cardigans they should always be the main focal point of your outfit. Keeping what’s underneath simple let’s the duster, etc. steal the show! Also, i’ve learned to really appreciate when I find a good basic! This black tank dress I can wear time and time again because it’s a workable piece of clothing. Layering it with different things can change the look up so easily!!

I paired this look with a simple ankle strap shoe and some black fringe earrings to tie it all together! I will definitely be able to wear this again paired with jeans or maybe leather leggings over the next few months, so it was a good buy in my book!

Duster | LuLus $62 , Nordstrom $37

Dress | Forever21 $17

Shoes | LuLus $29

Tassel Earrings | Amazon $10

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Chunky chenille sweaters & jean shorts…

Well if that isn’t our typical winter attire in the in the south! I don’t know how it’s feeling at home but in Florida it’s feeling pretty warm! Still a little chilly at night so, short & sweater weather attire it is! I wore this cute little fit to dinner with Ryan on our date night in Disney! I know this pictures not the bestttt but I’m working on my outfit picture taking skills! And trying to get more comfortable taking pictures by myself with people around pahaha! It’s weird because I’ll selfie the day away but then I get camera shy and chicken out when I ask Ryan to take a picture of me by myself?! Ughk! I don’t know how all these bloggers do it!

I paired this big, super soft chenille sweater & jean shorts with a tucked in soft pink satin camisole to give it a more dressed up feel while still looking relaxed since we were just going walking around Disney springs and not doing anything too fancy! I also threw on some big tassel earrings to help give the same affect! Tassel earrings can always help add some fancy to any outfit! I think that’s why I’m such a fan!

I got these earrings from a store on magazine but I’ll link a similar pair below that would match this look! Also, these jean shorts are super old (regular jean shorts, not high-waisted), I know we all own jean shorts haha so pair them with your favorite ones! This obviously would look adorable with a pair of distressed jeans and some light colored booties too for the colder months to come!

Today’s the day to shop because it’s Black Friday, and most of this outfit is from express who is offering 50% off everything!

Sweater | HERE

Satin camisole | HERE

Similar fringe earrings | HERE

How cute are these? They’d be perfect paired with that cami!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Blush Christmas list

Hey y’all! I know it’s a little pre-mature, but maybe not because people like to get our Christmas shopping done in a decent time frame before Christmas lol, unless your like me! I’m totally always last minute with Christmas shopping! I have a few Christmas lists prepared for you guys over the next few weeks! I’m still in Disney and totally being rude posting this on the jungle cruise so we’ll make this short and sweet!! This blush Christmas list has some cute stuff on it and any of my family and friends can feel free to get me anything on any of these lists I post pahaha!!

F.Y.I. – Everything on this list is under $100 and I’ll link the cute pink shoes under the list!

ONE • Reversible Tote & Wristlet Nordstrom $48 | love this because it’s simple but brings 3 different things to the table haha! A blush purse, a cream purse, & wristlet! This bag is huge which makes it a winner to me because I love just being able to throw everything in my bag, while still having a small spot to put all the the important stuff (the wristlet)! Blush is great for all seasons of course & then you can wear the cream for the warmer seasons! The material is also great because it’s easy to wipe if it gets a little dirty!

TWO • Faux Fur Blush Pillow Lauren Conrad for Kohls $32 | because blush is BIG in decor right now. I wishhhhh so bad Ryan would let me run wild with that lol but since I’m the only chick in the house that’s not allowed!! I also think it’s a big fad at the moment & that’s why I love that this pillow isn’t too costly! This would be cute with just one thrown on a chair/sofa for an accent pillow or grab two and use them on your bed!

THREE • Happy Hour Water Bottle typo $12 | Today every hour is happy hour! This is so cute for your fitness girl, or just the girl who loves to run around in her workout clothes and pretend she’s into fitness (cough,cough, like me).

FOUR • Monogram Bootie Slippers $52 | I’m not normally a monogram lover but these look so cute & cozy! I love how they have the knitted look and the fur coming over the top! Perfect for running around the house and keeping your toesies warm!

FIVE • Marble Blush Phone Case elemental cases $29 | who doesn’t love a good marble phone case?! I love how this has hints of white and gold in there as well! This is one I will definitely be getting for myself!

SIX • Jewelry Box shopbop $40 | How adorable is this pastel glass jewelry box? Any girl can appreciate a place to put her jewelry, not to mention this would look so cute sitting on any vanity, dresser or bathroom counter to add a girly touch!

SEVEN • Silk Sleep Mask pottery barn $45 | Perfect gift to pamper yourself & your skin! This super soft eye mask will defiantly help with your beauty sleep! I think this is a great gift to treat yourself or someone else!!!

EIGHT • Basketweave Throw Blanket West elm $79 | this blanket is so soft and cozy, again the blush decor is so in right now so it’s a good way to give a little blush touch without overdoing it!

NINE • BECCA X Chrissy Teigen Glow Palette $46 | one of my personal favorite make-up palettes! I am a blush FREAK, never leave the house without it and people who know me know I pile it on! It’s a problem! I love how this has the blush, a bronzery blush and the highlighters! It’s amazingly priced and any girl would love to get this as a gift!!

TEN • Better than sex mascara by too faced $23 | the most AMAZING mascara I have ever used! I’m obsessed with it! With a name like that you know it’s gotta be good! It doesn’t fall and gather under your eyes and it makes your lashes look their fullest! Put on about 3 coats and it can definitely mimic a false lash strip! This mascara has my #1 vote!

So, you can find a similar pair of these shoes here mine were from target but you can find a similar pair of j/slides that are just as cute for $47! I love these because they make your sneaker a little more dressy + what gets girlier than a pink satin sneaker?! They look so cute paired with leggings or even Jean shorts and a white tee!

Happy blush shopping gals!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Rust kimonos & Christmas cruise attire

Hey y’all! It’s been a long few days without WiFi pahahaha!! We are debarking the ship today, it was one of the nicest cruises I’ve been on and was a blast!!! We snorkeled in Nassau, road bikes around castaway key island and found a billion starfish in the water! However, I can’t lie my Disney world anticipation has been full force all 3 cruise days!!!

We decided to get all dressed up for a Christmas picture last night & I thought you guys might want my outfit deets!! This kimono was only $17 and I am OBSESSED with the color! I’m into anything rust colored this winter and this would look great paired with some jeans to dress it down or even with some fancy shorts/a dressy skirt for a holiday party! My dress underneath I wanted to keep a simple color so I went with this nude colored faux suede dress $25 – this was a good buy because I know I can reuse and pair it with different things! Of course I went with fringe earrings because … I have a fringe earring addiction!

Please excuse my cruise photo, it was my only option…

kimono | here

Suede dress |here

Similar fringe earrings | here

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Nylon legging

Loving these nylon legging I snagged from Forever 21, they remind me very much of the few pairs of koral lustrous leggings ($88) I have but for less than half the price! Of course they don’t feel as awesome, but for the look they work! I’ve never been on to discriminate against price, some things I love are a ton of money and some things I love can obviously be $10! Its a win, win!! I got a pair in both this Hunter green color & black – they are out of my exact legging in this color but I linked two similar below. They are around $12!

Find them

here & here

I love these because they can be worn with workout attire to the gym, comfy clothes for a more chill look, or you could throw on some heels + a chunky sweater and dress them way up! VERSATILE IS ALWAYS A WIN!!!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Express sale

I figured some of you guys would want to know EXPRESS is having 40% off today! I haven’t shopped it yet – but you know I will pahaha! They have the cutest sweaters, which would even make a cute Christmas gift for one of your girlfriends or family members!!

Loving this

this

this

& sooo love this, because chenille is so in for the winter! Thinking it would be super cute with a white pair of jeans for the holidays and a taupey light brown bootie!!

Just keeping ya’ll in the sale know! Let me know if you guys like being filled in on the sales!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae