Basic Witch Halloween

Hey y’all! Hoping on to share two cute Halloween ideas with y’all! .. ones SUPER basic and actually a costume I hold near and dear to my heart, because I do it every. single. year. The other is going to be a first for me! I’m stepping out of my comfort zone!

I’m actually typing this up while in line for a ride at Disney world, so this post is kinda shitty but you get the gist! … I took some pictures quickly of my costumes before I left the house and couldn’t actually find a big part of my second costume lol but I’m still tagging it so y’all can see it! Wanted to get this post out in time for y’all to order!

First up is the classic cat! Helllooo, this is so easy and it’s just what I need .. ears to throw on after work while I’m in a rush to get to trick-or-treating or a costume party! Normally I wear all black, but this year leopard is in, so I’m stepping it up!

Leopard Bodysuit | $15

Cat Ears | $8

Second on the list is 80’s workout Barbie/Girl! Again, simplicity is key for my life. Lululemon leggings and a metallic bodysuit it is! Im missing the leg warmers and sweat bands because I was in a rush to leave the house for our trip and I think the cleaning lady hid them from me! But once you threw those on this would be so cute!

Metallic Bodysuit | $16

comes in TONS of other colors! Gold, Silver, Pink, Green etc.

80’s Workout Accessories | $15

Happy costume-ing y’all!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Sweater Weather

I feel it yalllll!! … I think fall is slowly making its appearance! Whatcha think?!

Sharing this SO CUTE + COMFY chenille sweater today! I am obsessed with the way chenille feels!! Paring this sweater with some wide leg jeans & a cute belt! Keeping’ it simple! … you could also totally pair this with a skinny ankle jean and a cute pair of tennis shoes for a really causal look!

Chenille Sweater | $38

I sized down in this sweater. It is VERY nicely made and comes in dark blue & taupe as well!

Flare Jeans | $78

Y’all have seen me tag these a billion times! Best jeans ever! And you can NOT beat the price!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

How to care for your Pumpkins + Workout Attire!

Happy Thursday people! Today is a weird mixture of things on the blog but just roll with me!

First let’s talk about pumpkins … recently while visiting a pumpkin patch in bay St. Louis I got the down low on pumpkin care. Umm, who knew these things could be babied? APPARENTLY there’s s few things we can do to keep them with us until September!

• Don’t pick them up by their stems.

• Don’t let them collect moisture/leave them out in the rain. (You should bring them inside to keep them dry, however, this is an issue when you have 3836647 million on your porch like me.)

• Don’t let them sit in water.

• If they must be left outside and do get wet, turn them upside down/stem facing down. This allows the water to not sit in the bottom of the stem.

All of this is supposed to prevent them from rotting.

Now, on to workout attire.

Recently I’ve discovered a company called Girlfriend Collective. They make workout clothes out of recycled goods, which is pretty cool. I mean your basically shopping and helping the environment!

Anyway, I love these honestly because they do remind me of Lululemon. They are a tad cheaper which is a win win. The quality of the compression leggings are amazing and they don’t ride down + are super soft and comfy!

The set I’m wearing in the picture above is there light color and the thing I love about the sports Bra that’s under my jean jacket is that it is long line and I’m not stuck showing tons of tummy!

I would size up if you order from this line!

Linking my exact look below but tagging others in a slider after that! They have TONS of fits in pants and bras!

Compressive high-rise leggings | $86

Longline Bra | $38

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Faded Denim Jacket | $34

Let me know if you guys have any questions! This workout attire in my option is COMPLETELY worth the price. I am one to buy cheaper workout clothes or leggings here or there but they fall apart half the time honestly! Workout clothes and leggings are something we run around in a ton so why not spend money on something good that will last!?

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Off the Shoulder Sweater

Hey y’all! Sharing this ADORBS off the shoulder sweater this morning! We’ve been seeing them everywhere and y’all know I had to find it for $19, haha!

I paired this with some cute new jean shorts I got, mostly for my sanity because it’s hot as all hell when your trying to shoot a sweater in 90 degree weather! But of course this will carry you through the winter!!

Off The Shoulder Sweater | $19

Sweater comes in all kinds of colors. Blush, gray, white, cream, etc.

Distressed Shorts | $43

I sized up in these but wish I hadn’t. Order true to size and they will stretch!

Medium Hoop Earring | $25

Tagging other items below in the shop the post slider!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

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Invisiblewear

Happy Fridayyyyy people!! I’m hopping on today to tell y’all about my ABSOLUTE favorite line from Paul Mitchell so far!

I’ve talked a little bit about this line but have never gone in depth about why I love it! … does anyone else hate that fresh washed hair feeling for like the whole day and a half after you wash it?! My hair falls flat and I have to work to make it act right! This line cleans the hair but, without making it feel that way!

The whole line, to me, is about giving your hair some texture & helping it really hold that style and oomph!

Listing all my favorite products below!

Invisiblewear Shampoo | $24

Invisiblewear Conditioner| $25

This shampoo and conditioner is what got me hooked first! I am obsessed with how when I wash my hair it doesn’t make it so soft to where it doesn’t do anything! They are VERY light weight, so they won’t weigh the hair down/make it greasy and they don’t have too much of a smell!

Invisiblewear Blonde Dry Shampoo | $18

Invisiblewear Brunette Dry Shampoo | $18

These dry shampoos are amazing! Lots of other dry shampoos come out in a powdery form leaving somewhat of a haze over our roots – this dry shampoo was created to be invisible, when you spray the blonde or brown there is no haze and it just blends into your roots because it is actually coming out in a color that matches. I won’t live I love this a little extra when my roots are bad because it helps lighten them up a bit + if your brunette and have some grays this will be your friend too!

Invisiblewear Undone Texture Hairspray | $19

THIS STUFF IS AMAZING!!! …. I am obsessed with this! If you spray before you curl on dry hair this will help give texture and hold your curl!! This is not a heavy spray at all, you spray and the hair is still workable! Fine haired girls, this is your best friend!!!!

Invisiblewear Pump Me Up | $23

Another one of my favorites! This is one of those little products you put on your roots after your hair is dry for texture and volume! It works amazing & the best part about it is that the powder is translucent! Again, invisible on all hair colors! Use sparingly!

That’s it on my list! The thing I love about Paul Mitchell is that these products are so nicely made, there’s so much thought about the user that goes into them and they are really SO affordable! No one reading this blog better have crappy cvs stuff in their showers/tubs! If I find out y’all are all in trouble pahahah! No seriously, that stuffs not good for your hair! At least use something from ulta or Sephora – just don’t do drug store brands! I’m sure the products above are only a few dollars higher then those and it’s worth it for the integrity of your hair & for it to not just be getting coated in a waxy conditioner!

Choose your hair products wisely people 😜

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

TUESDAY SHOEDAY

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve had a Tuesday shoeday, so I’m sharing these cute booties with y’all on here today!

Y’all, I so badly want to rock this white bootie thing because it is so in right now but I just feel like I can’t pull it off! My thoughts were to get an almostttt white Bootie to at least feel like I’m some what apart of the trend!

Natural Colored Bootie | $140

So these are a little more on the pricey side, but they are SO nicely made and actually super comfy!!! Normally I say to size up in booties but these run bigger, so order your normal size and you’ll still be able to wear it with a sock! This color obviously matches any and everything!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Favorite Keep It On Track Apps

Hey guys! I’ve been wanting to work on this post for y’all for a while now! Finally getting it together and getting it up!

If you’ve followed along for a while you’ve got the memo over time that I’m a chick that A) enjoys to eat and B) has to work to keep it off. Wether it be working to keep it off in the kitchen or the gym – Its a constant battle and I really need to buckle down when/if I want the scale to go down haha! But generally I am a good girl all week and then come Friday, I literally just jack it all up and eat whatever I want because … it’s the weekend duh! I guess that’s my form of “balance”.

I wanted to share a few apps with you guys that I’ve used when I’m trying to maintain or lose …. and I REALLY LOVE them! They help keep me on track when I need it and they’ve even helped me workout (because two of them are workout apps). Some are free and some will cost ya $20 a month!

Let’s get right into it! Below each app I am posting screen shots so y’all can have a little preview!

SWEAT | $20 a month

I’m listing this app first because I absolutely LOVED it and saw real results! Kayla Itsines is the creator of BBG (the bikini body guide) it’s a 4 week program. Each week you have 3 resistance workouts and 3 cardio workouts. The resistance workouts are 28 minutes long and are broken up into 7 minute intervals. The cardio can be anything you want (walking, running, biking, elliptical) for 30 minutes! I love this app because it shows the person actually doing the workout (like a video) & not just a photo. Over the winter I went outside every morning in the backyard and completed these, but then as it got hot I backed off haha! The workout is too loud to do inside for me because it requires jumping jacks and stuff like that, so I’m scared I’ll wake the boys up at 5am. Around my 4th week I really started seeing a change in certain parts of my body and noticed things were firmer. If you google the reviews on this you will be blown away by how many people think it’s a successful program. I also will say that it makes you check off the workouts you’ve done so it makes you feel accomplished and hold you accountable to keep going! I’m actually looking forward to it getting cooler so I can start this again!

8fit | free

Posting this app after sweat because it’s a LOT like it. Almost identical + Free = YES PLEASE! One of my clients that’s a trainer actually showed this to me and again I love it because it’s videos of workouts. This is a lot like the BBG concept, telling you to do the round on repeat for certain amount of time or reps!

Weight Watchers | $20

I can not say enough about how EASY & EFFECTIVE this program/app is! This is the only program (we’ll call it that instead of a diet) I’ve ever used that actually kept weight off without gaining it back as soon as I got off of it. This is because weight watchers doesn’t restrict what you can have but teaches you to be mindful of portions and shows you what foods you should be intaking the most! One you get used to seeing/knowing how much and what you can have it becomes second nature. The app makes the whole process A COMPLETE BREEZE! billions of people use this so it is so easy to type something in and if you can’t find it or don’t feel like it, there is literally a barcode scanner that will enter it all in for you! For those that aren’t familiar with it weight watchers helps you reach you goal of loosing or maintaining by telling you how many points you can have a day! As long as your staying within your points, I guarantee you’ll see results quicker then you’d think!!!

Lifesum | free or $4 a month

This app is one of my favorites because it allows you to track your foods and daily habits. It can tell you how many calories you should have daily to maintain or reach your goal and also has a ton of recipes to help you get there! They all looks SO yummy!!! It also has different meal plans with different type of recipes like if your trying no carb, keto or things like that! The pro offers more and can be customized to your needs I think!

workouts | free

This app is free and is good for those who just want to put together their own little workout on your own time! Maybe you just want to do and workouts every night before bed, or try some booty moves before you hope in the shower every morning! This app lets you pick your section and you can complete from there! Again this app shows videos!

MINDBODY | free

I love this app because it keeps all your local workout classes in one little area! Here you can look at all the classes going on around you, sign up for them + add them to your calendar! It’s great to be able to explore what wellness + beauty business are around as well.

7M | free

This app is another great app for a HITT workout! Mimicking BBG again with the 7minute rounds – only here you can pick if you want to just do one round or maybe go for 3?! My favorite thing about this app is that the intervals are quick! So you don’t get bored!

That’s all I got! If any of you guys have any exciting apps that you use or have any diets + workout classes you’ve used and loved let me know!!! And of course if yall have any questions about any of these, feel free to ask me!!!

Happy Monday y’all!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Pink bodysuit + Bell Bottoms

Happy Friday y’all! Hoping on to share this outfit quick, quick with you guys!

I’m sure I’ve said it 82736464 billion times but I love bodysuits! They are the easiest thing to throw on and change bottoms or accessories creating completely different looks!

I threw this one on with some bell bottom jeans to create a little bit of a more dressed up jean vibe! Since the fabric on the bodysuit looks a little more fancy I didn’t want to pair it with jeans that had holes!

I went with some simple necklaces to add a touch of accessories without being obnoxious because I feel like the pants are what you eyes travel to directly and you want everything to be a even flow. Sometimes I feel like with the right top you can do major earrings with bell bottoms but if not I just like to keep it simple!!

Sheer Bodysuit | $16

I sized up in this because of where it’s from but I didn’t have to! If you purchase order your normal size!

Flare Jeans | $78

Y’all these jeans are THE BEST! Also, can you beat this price for a nice pair of jeans like this? Ummm, no, is the answer! I purchased them in this color which is “rich blue” but they have tons of others!

Pendent Set Necklace | $6

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

WERE ENGAGED!

So this post is a little late to the game haha! I have been so crazy busy I haven’t gotten around to it but I’ve been meaning too because I want to answer all yalls questions about how, who, what, when, where and get y’all all filled in!! I love being able to share my life with you guys and y’all have no idea how much every sweet comment & well wish means to me! Y’all are the best little blogging family and I appreciate every one of you guys that read/follow along!!

So here it goes – our engagement story!

If your new to the reading game, I’ve been with Ryan for about 2 and 1/2 years now. We moved in last September because we both agreed that we thought it was important to live with someone before you married them. Throwing that out there to say that we have had a few talks about marriage obviously being the end goal but neither of us were the types to run around mentioning it everyday.

One particular talk happened after coming home from someone getting engaged, we were talking about how pretty her ring was. When I mentioned how she did a good job picking out her ring, Ryan went on to express how much he thought that picking a ring out should be a surprise, he would never take someone to pick out a ring and that it’s a special gift from the guy to the girl. He also continued on to say that he feels the whole thing should be a surprise. YALLL, WHATTTTT. Those of y’all that know me. Can y’all imagine me in this conversation. “yea totally” “yea surprise are so special” … Inside I’m like hoooolyyyy freakinnn control freak is this dude serious?! The thoughts in my head were like Jesus Chelsey if you ever get engaged you’ll be wearing workout leggings and end up with some kinda heart shaped purple diamond on a big bulky band or something. (nothing against heart shaped/purple diamonds, they just aren’t my thing.)

I have never even told Ryan my thoughts after this conversation, so if your reading this, I totally love you & believe that you have amazing taste however I am the most picky chick with jewelry and I was scared for my fingers life from that point on when the thought of us getting engaged would cross my mind. I was also petrified at the thought of never knowing that it was coming because I hate surprises and knew I wouldn’t be dressed in something amazing and accidentally white! …. just saying!

Anyway, fast forward. August 16th I didn’t wake up feeling like any other day. I woke up feeling like I was 30 … EW! Ryan brightened my morning by surprising me with the best gift, a new purse I had my eye on- I was officially convinced 30 wasn’t going to suck! I headed to work and celebrated there with fabulous work fam & picked Mexican for my dinner of choice that night! .. side note : One of my clients actually text me in the morning and was like omg I had a dream you got engaged … my reply was “pahhh I wish! I just got a new purse so that’s not happening too” apparently she’s psychic and me and Ryan cracked up at this a few days later!

so back on track … My birthday was on the 16th and Hayden’s birthday is on the 18th, Ryan wanted to go out to dinner just us three on the day in between, the 17th. He asked what we wanted for dinner and desert. We picked Venezia’s for dinner, I threw on jeans, a causal wedge, and a flowy top. The flowy top was a must because obviously I knew I had plans to eat everything in that place. Dinner was deliciousssss and when we left I proceeded to get in the truck telling the boys “this is the best night everrrrrr! I had lobster & Alfredo all at once in the same meal” plus we were headed to get ice cream at Shake Therapy so that was a hugeeeee cherry on top.

We got our shakes and while we were sitting there drinking them, Ryan was randomly like “let’s go drink these out by the river” … okayyyyyyyy I thought, we hopped in the truck and headed over to where we could sit on the river and drink our shakes. “Whattttt are we doing?!” Me and Hayden continued to ask on the way but I was like whatever Chelsey maybe he’s just trying to be fun and do something different for yalls birthday?! We got there, joked around for a minute and Ryan was like hey let me take a picture of you and Hayden. We took a few pictures, being silly because I think me and Hayden were both like whattttt the hell is going on here lol! Then Ryan asked Hayden to take a picture of me and him but on his phone not on the good camera. I’m a pro at wanting to take pictures so I patiently waited for him to walk on over.

When he did he stood by me for a sec and then started to bend down.”what are you doing” came out of my mouth a few times, “are you kidding me” and then “aweeee I love you” while I bent down to hug him. Ryan proceeds to crack up laughing on one knee “I didn’t even say anything” at this point I’m sitting on his knee and am like “well sayyyy it, say ittttt” pahahaha!!! He asked and of course we all know I definitely said yes! It was so funny y’all, I was so surprised and just shocked & it was such a blur! Thank god hayden was actually videoing and not taking a picture! I have the video but haven’t decided if I want to share it on here just yet Incase we do something with it for the wedding?!

In the midst of all this I didn’t even really pay attention to the ring. I was so excited and jumped up and down like a little girl, shed a few excited tears, and all 3 hoped in the truck to leave and start calling people! … on the walk to the truck it set in, waitttttt a second what does this ring even look like?! Heart shaped diamond city?! I flipped on the light in the truck and was like thankkkkk Jesussss this is perfect! He got me a round diamond on the most dainty band with small little diamonds around it! It was SO perfect, he did an amazing job picking it out all on his own! Now, how the heck did he know what I would have liked?! I’m like “how did you even know what I would have liked?! It’s perfect!” He actually had the jeweler come to the house and use my rings to see what size and type of jewelry I had! Most of my jewelry is super dainty and gold, so they rolled with it! Obviously the ring is a minute detail here but it’s every girls big deal haha!

End of the story is that A) I can’t believe this guy actually pulled off this amazing of a surprise. B) that my 30th birthday proved to be the start of some amazing times + the lobster and Alfredo was NOT why the 17th would end up being the best day ever. And C) I wouldn’t have wanted to experience this any other way or with anyone else! I am so over the moon that I get to spend the rest of my life with Ryan + Hayden and I know without a doubt in my mind that Ryan is the BEST fit for me! He brings out the best in me & complements me as a partner so well. I know in him I have a lifelong friend/love! From the day I met him he opened my eyes to the way a relationship and love should be and I’m so blessed/thankful to have found that with him! … I know I’m getting all mushy on y’all haha!!!

Now – heres a lot of questions y’all have been asking!

• Did my parents know? No haha Ryan told not a single soul! How? I don’t know because that would have killed me!

• Did Hayden know? No. He found out right when I did!! What’s funny though is that at dinner we played truth or dare and the two times Ryan said truth Hayden asked “when are you giving Chelsey a ring?” “No really when are you and Chelsey getting married?” He had esp that day!

• Have we set a date? Yes officially! Our regular anniversary is May 6th. That doesn’t fall on a Saturday though so it will be May 4th! I’m excited we are doing that and keeping it around the same time!

• Are we having a big wedding? NOPE! we are keeping it small.

• Whats the plans? We had a little hiccup in our venue plans last week but did damage control and officially locked down the venue two days ago! It will be a destination wedding, but isn’t actually too far haha! We are getting married at a gorgeous spot in Bay Saint Louis. We flirted with the idea of the beach, or maybe even Mexico but both fell in love with the Mississippi thing because we are actually building a camp in the area and feel like it’s perfect because it’s a place we’ll have ties too!

• When’s the parties? we’re not having any! Haha! I think we mutually decided we don’t want a big fuss over any of it + we already have too much stuff! Combing two houses into one has left is with a large storage unit lol!! So parties/ no presents!

That’s all the news I’m sharing as of yet! I plan on keeping y’all posted along the way and am thinking of doing some blog posts with wedding planning tips if some of you guys would like just one big one on that? I know a lot of my followers are between their mid 20s to late 50s and that tons of y’all are already married haha! BUT I know there’s a few that might appreciate the info as well!!

Looking forward to sharing this journey with you guys & again I’m so thankful for each and every one of y’all that follow along and show the love!!!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

PJ heaven

These pajamas are making sure we have sweet dreams.

When I posted these pjs on my insta story you guys flooded my DMs with questions about where I got them! It got me to thinkin’ I haven’t done a pj post in a minute! Linking these 3 & a few others I thought you guys might like below!

Shimmer Pleated Short | $40

Shimmer Pleated Top | $40

Satin Leopard Short | $35

Velvet Ruffle Cami | $40

Velvet Ruffle Short | $35

These colors look different but I promise they are the same like in my picture haha!

Crushed Velvet PJs | $20

Foil PJ Set | $35

Dusty Pink Satin Robe | $24

Satin Leopard Cami & Short Set | $50

Pajama Satin Short Set | $27

Chiffon Pleated PJ Short | $36

Chiffon Pleated PJ Top | $34

Leopard Print PJ Set | $22

Happy pretty pj sleepin y’all!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae