Under $25 Gift Guide!

Hey y’all! It’s officially gift guide time!!! Starting off with a simple one! Everything on this is $25 and under! These are all great ideas for secret Santa, coworkers, friends or even family!

Hover over the item and click it to be brought directly to the link to purchase!

Getting started with other guides for yall asap!

xoxo, Chelsey Rae

2019 Planners

Happy Tuesday y’all! Now that shopping is over and we are all poor I thought it would be smart to move on to planners! A.K.A. So I can schedule all my work and make all my money back 😂🤦🏼‍♀️ lawddd haha!

Anyway – If you know me, or have followed along for a while, you know a planner is CRUCIAL for my life!

I can’t function without one. It makes me stay on track during the day/weeks and is a good way to lay out all the things or goal you need to accomplish!

I love the planners that have a monthly view + a weekly view! I need alllllll the room!!

Sharing my picks below + my exact planner I got this year! … I normally stick to the “sugar paper” brand because I love their lay out. The one I got this year I LOVE the cover but when I opened it I was sad that it doesn’t have tabs! I’m keeping it but won’t do one without tabs next year!

Listing them below with a view of the inside as well!

Desk Planner | $34

This is the exact planner I got!

Agenda with pen | $24

12 Month Spiral Planner | $26

Flax Dot Planner | $34

Rose Gold Planner | $30

Spiral Dot Planner | $20

I also am tagging a few Erin Conrad ones because I hear those are AMAZING! Linking the covers I like next and below those are photos of the inside of the planners, they also have monthly & weekly views!

Leopard Life Planner | $38

Floral Planner | $42

Lux Life Planner | $45

Everyone loves these because they come with cute stickers and offer lots of different options to help keep you organized in the way that best fits you!

Happy Planning People!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Picks & Promo Codes!

Ahhh I am on major anxiety shopping mode today pahaha! We got a ton of stuff for the house that we need & a ton of clothes! The deals are just too good to pass up!

I’m sharing some of my favorite stores promo codes and picks that I purchased/liked below!

Ill be updating this through Monday for you guys!!

PROMO CODES & DISCOUNTS

BOOHOO | 60% off

Old Navy | 40% off sitewide

Express | 40% off sitewide

MADEWELL | 25% off with code “DEALWITHIT”

AMERICAN EAGLE | 40% off everything

FOREVER21 | $30% off everything

Pottery Barn | 25% off Sitewide

H & M | $30% off everything

Macy’s | up to 70% off

NORDSTROM | up to 60% off

Abercrombie | 50% off sitewide

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

November Recent Purchases

Hey guys! Happy Wednesday! I can’t believe tomorrow is freaking thanksgiving! With that being said – let’s make this recent purchases post short and sweet! .. because I know we all have major stuff to do haha!

This post is coming at the PERFECT time, because right now everything, and I mean EVERYTHING is on sale! I have begun to realize over the years that the week of thanksgiving has honestly better sales than cyber Monday! Last year I waited till cyber Monday and was sad when I realized I missed out on so many things being cheaper if I would have got it before thanksgiving! (Just a little tid bit of sales info for you…pay attention this year and you’ll be blown away)

Anyway, let’s jump in! This list is a tad longer then normal. I’ve been stressed with things between the wedding and the loss of a family member, when I get stressed it = shop! Scroll on and join me in my bad habit pahaha!

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Faux Fur Zip Up | $20

Also comes in black. True to size.

Shiny Nylon Legging | $13

Now comes in TONS of colors! Y’all go crazy over these every time I put them on the blog. YOU CANT BEAT THIS PRICE … and they are a dupe for $80 koral leggings! True to size.

Extra Soft Shift Dress | $24

I sized down to a small for this. Fits perfect!

Faux Leather Skirt | $18

Suede Bootie | $60

MAJORLY ON SALE! I am actually pretty sad I paid full price for these a few months ago haha!

Faux Fur Jacket | $60

Faux Fur Jacket | $40

Same exact jacket. Ones just cheaper – and I got the cheaper one! Duh!

Chenille Sweater | $26

This sweater is PERFECT for throw on and go + can be worn dressed up or down! I bought in pink and had to buy in white because I love the fit & bell sleeves! Fits true to size!

Leopard Double O-Ring belt| $11

Stripe Grey Sweater Dress | $45

Sized down. Very into sweater dresses right now!

Open Back Cream Sweater | $29

Cross Cross Bottom Dress | $18

True to size.

Chenille Sweater | $45

Tie Neck Blouse | $20

This is a fabulous top for the price! I am always trying to snag cute white tops like this that can be tucked into a skirt or a pair of nice pants for a dressier look! I find that coming across the perfect white top is tough so I snagged this right away)

White Puffer Jacket | $42

Cant beat this price!

Ruffle Trim Cami | $19

Had to size down a little!

Peep Toe Mule | $32

Pullover Sweater | $18

True to size! Love this sweater!

Glitter Flare Jumpsuit | $23

Cant pass this up! So cute! Thinking I’m wearing it to a cemetery!

Chenille Sweater | $16

The perfect chenille Sweater! True to size!

Balloon Sleeve Top | $20

Long Line Leopard Cardigan | $30

Black Double O-Ring Belt | $11

Faux Suede Trench | $49

Also comes in tan and olive green. As of now my grey color is sold out.

Fuzzy White Sweater | $20

can nottt beat the price!

Long Line Sweater | $24

Bought in cream and just purchased in black as well because I love the cream so much! Quality of it is nice and it goes with everything!

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Let me know if I can help y’all with any questions about fit!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

TUESDAY SHOE DAY

Leopard is big right now! Check out the slider below to see some of my favorite picks! The price of the item is listed with the picture! Click it and it’ll take you right where you want to go!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Holiday Family Photo Styling

Hey y’all! Happy Saturday! I know a lot of us are starting to take our family holiday photos so we can get our Christmas cards sent out!

Is it just me or is it always kinda a mini stressful ordeal?! Your like ahhhh what do I wear, wait what do they wear? What about my hair and makeup? Where will we do it? Will everyone behave? The list continuessss….

I can’t answer all those but I can help you out with one thing that makes your photo PERFECTION!

…. COLOR SCHEME.

Everything’s gotta blend! For these pictures I brought my outfit upstairs to Hayden’s closet and then both of ours back downstairs to Ryan’s haha. I laid our clothes out and picked out what looked most pleasing to the eye!

I put together a few color palettes for you guys to make it easy and have a few little tips!

• They say to pick 1 – 2 main colors (for example mine was pink) and then make the rest of the colors neutrals – denim, white, Tan (khaki), Gray, black.

• It doesn’t have to be the same shade of the color if you have a few people wearing it, just stick within that same color family.

• Balance it out. Don’t ALL wear yellow shirts if your color is yellow. One person wear a yellow shirt, maybe one wear a yellow hat, etc. you get the drift!

• Accessories can help incorporate the color too! Think earrings, belts, shoes.

Here’s color palettes below! If you see a blue or tan, think denim, khaki, or gold!

(I’ll also be linking my exact outfit at the end of this post)

(This is the exact color scheme from our picture for example … Hayden’s Gray Shirt, my white sweater, my pink pants, Ryan’s dark denim jeans and his white shirt)

Think of that with the ones below. Just buy clothes to match the colors.

Let me know if I can help y’all with ANYTHING! I loveeee styling and would LOVE to help!

– OUTFIT DEETS –

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

My Honey.

I know this blog is normally about fashion related things, how to cook something yummy, or even how to decorate – it’s about helping all my sistas & sharing lots of aspects of my life! This post is more on the sharing my life side…

Tomorrow I get to give my grandma “honey” an official goodbye. I’ve never really experienced the loss of someone SO close to me in my life yet. And I never even really imagined what tomorrow will be like….I kept thinking today to myself when I was shopping for something to wear “I can’t believe I’m shopping for this”. All I know is I’m sure I’ll be a basket case.

Ya know it’s funny, I don’t know why we tend to write these things on Facebook or social media, we know the person can’t physically read it but I guess we (or I personally) find comfort in being able to get the words out. I think maybe it makes us feel good to share our love for someone with the world & of course having people send some extra prayers your way is always amazing!

I guess I’m writing this post because I just want to get it all out & because this is something I can look back on….

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When I was 18 months old, my parents got divorced and my dad moved in with my honey and papa. I would continue to live there (obviously when it was my dads days) until my senior year of high school. This has been & will always be honestly one of my greatest blessings in life because it gave me the opportunity to become so bonded to my grandparents. Honey was in a way not just a grandma to me but a second momma! She always cooked for me, would pick me up from school, she took me shopping, she came on disney trips with me and my dad, and she never ever missed a grandparents day or a dance recital. She was always there to listen, and would offer the sweetest advice in return. Her sweet hugs & I love you’s we’re truly felt! She was the epitome of what a grandma should be. She just took care of me..

And it wasn’t just me that she took care of either, she was an amazing mom, the most loving and caring wife, she took care of her siblings whenever needed and as their lives came to an end, she even watched my younger cousins instead of them having to go to daycare. She literally lived for her family and the people she loved and gave without expectation of anything in return, she was completely selfless.

In the more recent years our tables had turned. Everyone honey took care of was taking care of her. She had spinal scoliosis which always bothered her, she had bad arthritis in her knees and a few other things that basically just made her “hurt all over”. All in all I think she was just tired and her body was just tired as well.

For a while now I’ve spent my Wednesday’s with honey. My nanny was always with her to keep her company and I wanted to relieve some pressure from her and my papa. She’d sit in her spot at the kitchen table and we’d watch family feud, full house, or dancing with the stars. We’d play battle, she’d talk about some of her childhood stories, or would just sit in silence when she’d want to. And she’d always always hold my hand (her hands were soooo soft, it’s so weird to say but my god am I going to miss the way her hands felt when she’d rub mine).

Having honey in my life taught me so many things. Little ones, like always having your face made up & your hair fixed. That the fridge is a place for your loved ones art and pictures, but that was the only thing that was okay to be messy … the rest of your house better be O.C.D. clean. She showed me how to make the BEST breakfast egg + cheese sandwich, and that you can cook a freakin hot dog in a cup of water in the microwave (now how handy is that?! haha). With all the small things she also taught me big things, things that I can only hope to carry through in my life as well as she did. Things like to always care for and think of my loved ones in everything I do, because it shows them how loved they are. To always show up and be there for your family/friends…. and that family is one of the MOST important things. To try to always see the good in others (“don’t be ugly”), and to see the bright side in situations. She taught me to pray – and to pray hard in times of need or guidance “god, hears you” he is always listening and in some way or another he will answer your prayer.

Tonight I am praying that my honey rests in peace and that me and my family can get through tomorrow as best as we can. I’m praying that honey can continue to live on through all of us, through our love and actions with others.

Ryan said something the other day that I keep finding peace in when I’m upset – he said “you can’t selfishly want to keep her here for yourself”. I know he is so right. I wanted her here for me, even when I knew (and maybe didn’t want to except) that she was in pain. I am going to miss her more than I even have the words to explain. Every time I think about that she’s really gone it feels like someone punched me in the stomach and knocked the wind out of me. Still, at the end of the day, she can’t be here because me or anyone else wanted her to stay. She’s in a better place, no longer hurting, and I know she is SOOOO happy to be with all her siblings and her whole holy crew that she constantly prayed to! I know she is smiling her smile down on all of us.

Honey left a legacy with our family, she was the most amazing and beautiful person inside and out. She was my angel on earth & now she’s truly an angel in heaven.

Thank god for pictures, videos, voicemails, & memories. They’ll be what I’ll have for now until I see her again! I love you honey!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Thanksgiving Outfits

Doing something a little different this post y’all! I normally just give y’all my favorite pieces at the moment – but over the week I thought, why not give them a whole outfit!?

wanted to get this out today so it definitely gives you time to order and it be here by thanksgiving! Some of these outfits are cute and comfy, and a few are more on the dressy side for those that have to get fancy! – I know one thing, I’ll be sure to have on an “all you can eat dress” pahaha!

Outfit collage will be posted and then links to the items will be bellow!

Tan Knee Highs | $100

White Corduroy Mini Skirt | $15

Fuzzy Knit Sweater | $33

Honey Chenille Dress | $48

Rose Chenille Dress | $48

Ivory Bootie | $148

Black Poncho | $25

High Rise Skinny Jean | $40

Black Slip On Mule | $23

Distressed Dark Wash Jean | $44

Floral Sleeve Top | $68

Studded Mule | $35

Tassel poncho | $18

High Rise Distressed Ankle Jean | $40

Wedge Bootie | $32

Leopard Print Dress | $38

Black Heeled Mule | $32

Black Fedora | $17

High Rise Distressed Ankle Jean | $40

Fringe Mock Neck Sweater | $25

Studded Mule | $25

Belted Drape Vest | $35

Knit Long Sleeve Top | $11

High Rise Button Front Skinny’s | $135

Medium Wash Flare Jeans | $62

White Tassel Poncho | $18

Cream Chenille Sweater | $38

Wedged Boot | $130

Taupe Fedora | $23

High Rise Button Front Skinny’s | $135

Fuzzy Tan Vest | $48

Knit Long Sleeve Top | $11

Studded Mule | $35

High Rise Ripped Jean | $45

Metallic Wide Leg Pants | $20

Chenille Sweater | $38

Rhinestone Duster Earrings | $13

I’ve paired things together with certain jeans or shoes but obviously the great thing about fashion is that we can make it our own! Just wanted to give y’all an idea of what I would pair it with! I feel like all the ponchos tagged are super cute and look like good quality fabrics. Also, obviously hats are big right now along with the mule. You may notice that my shoe picks are always a little more pricey – I’ve leaned as I’ve gotten older and wiser to spend the extra money on nice shoes. They are more comfortable and last way longer!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

– OTHER THANKSGIVING PICKS –

The Perfect White Bootie..ONE SALE!

It was ABSOLUTELY VITAL that I got on and posted about this! You guys have been loving this white Bootie & I’m soooo excited to share with y’all that it’s now marked down 40% off from $150 to $89! YOUR WELCOME!

Link below!

Ivory Bootie | $89

I DO RECOMMEND SIZING UP HALF A SIZE!

P.S. – it also comes in black!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae