Chelsea Crockett

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Hottest Trends from the 2016 Emmys

The Emmys is one of the most famous and watched award shows of the year.  I always love looking at all the elegant gowns and beauty trends and seeing which…

The Emmys is one of the most famous and watched award shows of the year.  I always love looking at all the elegant gowns and beauty trends and seeing which ones all the stars are rocking!  I’ve noticed a few common trends that seemed to stand out to me.  So, here they are! 

  • Sleek hair.  I love clean-cut sleek hairstyles that make an outfit look even more elegant than it already is!  The picture on the right shows Sarah Hyland wearing a sleek, low bun along with many other celebrities on the red carpet.Chelsea Crockett - Sarah Hyland
  • Bold lips.  I’ve always been a big fan of bold lips, and it seems like the celebs on the red carpet were too this year!  A bold lip always seals the deal when it comes to makeup, and the celebs that rocked this proved it!
  • Smoky eyes.  The smoky eye trend has been around for a while and continues to show up everywhere! 
  • Low buns.  Low buns can either be formal or messy.  At the Emmys, a lot of women were rocking the sleek, low bun hairstyle which I loved!
  • Gold tones.  Gold is one of my favorite colors to accent with.  There were a lot of gold dresses and makeup looks that were seen on the red carpet (especially gold-based eye shadow!).
  • Highlighted skin.  A lot of celebs pulled off the natural glow look along with a little highlight!  A little highlight never hurts! 🙂

Which trend is your favorite?  Let me know in the comment section below!

          Chels

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2016 Fall Shoe Trends (According to New York Fashion Week)

Sadly, there aren’t many days of summer left. Actually, who am I kidding, I’m not sad about that at all! I love fall weather, from changing leaves to chilly weather…

Sadly, there aren’t many days of summer left. Actually, who am I kidding, I’m not sad about that at all! I love fall weather, from changing leaves to chilly weather and fall fashion. I especially love fall shoe trends. In honor of New York Fashion Week this week I have created a guide to the top 2016 fall shoe trends.

  1. Borrowing from the boys: This fall one big fashion statement is borrowed from the boys, and that is loafers and oxfords. These primarily guy-ish shoes are given a girly twist, from adding metallic finishes, chunky heels, or fun tassels.images
  2. Buckle up: Lace-up shoes and shoes with lots of straps were hot this summer, but this fall the new “in” detail is buckles. From buckles on pumps, flats, booties and beyond! This trend is super edgy.
  3. Velvet details: Velvet is such a cool fall/winter fabric. This fall you will be seeing a lot of velvet! From velvet booties to pumps and heels. I love the elegant, retro vibe that it brings!
  4. High as your thigh: Thigh-high boots are still the “big thing” this fall. They are dramatic and bold. I love lace-up and open-toed styles!

Stay up on all of the trends and be the most fashion forward gal in your group. I love rocking fun styles like these!

XOXO, Chels

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Fashion Staples to Take With You to College

There are some items of clothing that never go out of style. I tried to pack as many of this sort of thing to go to college with me as…

There are some items of clothing that never go out of style. I tried to pack as many of this sort of thing to go to college with me as I could. I love dressing trendy and stylish, and there are clothing items that you can literally wear tons of ways and with tons of different combinations (aka your basic white V-neck t-shirt) and will always be in style. Here are a few closet staples that I made sure not to leave Illinois without.1cf6273d9462ef3c7090e1eb2c2c40fe

  1. Simple white button-down shirt: Layer it under a sweater, vest, blazer or wear it by itself. There is nothing classier or more versatile than a simple white button up.
  2. Nice pair of black slacks: Everyone needs a dressy pair of black slacks for any professional event or interview that may arise! You always want to be prepared.
  3. Classy fitted blazer: For job interviews, dressy parties, or professional school events.
  4. Trendy leather jacket: I love an edgy leather jacket.
  5. Pair of classic dark denim: A pair of dark denim pants can be paired with pretty much anything and can be both dressed up or dressed down.
  6. Classic denim jacket: For those chilly summer/fall evenings.
  7. Flattering denim shorts: A cute pair of denim shorts that fit well are essential to any wardrobe. They’re super versatile and never go out of style.
  8. Cute black jeans: I love a nice pair of black denim. They’re a little more edgy than standard blue jeans and pair well with all kinds of tops, from dressy to casual.
  9. Standard white v-neck: The perfect lazy day top. Pair with simple jeans and white Keds for an effortlessly easy ensemble.
  10. Nice trench coat: For the days when it is too warm for your winter coat but too cold for a jacket.

Keep these items in your closet and you will never run out of things to wear! So many combos!

XOXO, Chels

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3 Must-Have Pairs of Sneakers for Fall

Sneakers are some of my favorite shoes to rock when the temperature starts to drop.  Sneaker fashion like the pictures above is comfy and not hard to throw together!  In…

Sneakers are some of my favorite shoes to rock when the temperature starts to drop.  Sneaker fashion like the pictures above is comfy and not hard to throw together!  In the fashion world, you can never go wrong with pulling off a retro look, which I think is what these sneakers have in common!

  1. One of the biggest sneaker trends right now is the Superstar Shoes from Adidas.  Chelsea Crockett - Sneaker FashionThey have the original white with black stripes but also pink, black, and all white ones, too!  They’re super stylish and go with just about anything.  They’re usually around $80, but you’ll definitely be getting your money’s worth!
  2. With Nike and Adidas being two of the most popular shoe brands, New Balance often gets overlooked.  They offer so many pairs of stylish sneakers!  I’m a huge fan of the suede material and you can find a lot of pairs of New Balance tennis shoes with it.  If you’re not into the suede-ish material, you can find tons of other pairs as well!
  3. Roshes are one of Nike’s biggest sellers.  I feel like almost everyone I know has a pair!  Not only are they easy to throw on, but if you get a neutral color, they’ll go with just about anything!

Which of the three is your favorite style?  Let me know below! 🙂

Xoxo, Chels

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4 Ways You Should Update Your Fall Wardrobe

Sooner than later, the leaves will be changing and the temperatures will be dropping.  That being said, some fall wardrobe updating will need to be done!  There are lots of…

Sooner than later, the leaves will be changing and the temperatures will be dropping.  That being said, some fall wardrobe updating will need to be done!  There are lots of new trends to be aware of this upcoming season.  Different materials, patterns, and looks are going to make their statement in a month or two.  Keep reading to find out how you can be up-to-date!Chelsea Crockett - Long Line Vest

  1. Instead of puffy or fleece vests, try rocking a long-line vest like the one on the right!  They’re much more stylish and can be dressed up or dressed down!
  2. Although army jackets are super cute, try wearing a bomber jacket instead.  They have a much more retro feel to them and come in many different colors and patterns!  This is one of my favorite trends going into fall 2016.
  3. I have tons of dresses that I love to wear especially in autumn, but one trend that I’ve been seeing everywhere is suede dresses.  I love the material and the look it gives off!
  4. Instead of layered or chunky necklaces, don’t be afraid to be simple with chokers!  There are so many different kinds.  You can get a tan suede double stranded choker or a thick black stranded one, whatever you want!

Which fall trend will you be rocking this season?  Let me know below! 🙂

XO – Chels

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Lace-Up Flats Fashion

One trend I am really loving is the “lace-up” fashion trend. There are tons of ways to wear this trend, from shirts that lace-up at the top, to dresses that…

One trend I am really loving is the “lace-up” fashion trend. There are tons of ways to wear this trend, from shirts that lace-up at the top, to dresses that do the same, and even flats that lace up and tie behind your ankles. Today, we are going to focus on lace-up flats and how you can style these trendy shoes. They are so versatile!dress

  1. Casually, with shorts: If you are a casual gal and are looking for an easy but stylish outfit, pair a simple white shirt with cutoff jean shorts and lace-up flats. The flats will give the outfit a fashion-forward flare while the shirt and shorts keep things simple.
  2. Cute, with a dress: If you want to show your dressy side, pair a simple dress with lace-up flats. Because the shoes are your outfit’s focal point, wear a dress that does not have a pattern on it. I love a white dress, nude flat combo!
  3. Effortless, with jeans: Looking for an effortlessly chic outfit? Pair ripped black skinnies with a white shirt and black or nude lace up flats. Easy, simple, and fashionable.

What is YOUR favorite way to wear lace-up flats?

XOXO, chels

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Newest Obsession: Acid Wash Print

The one thing I like about fashion is all the prints, patterns, and colors you can mix and match to find your perfect look.  Recently, I’ve found many stores and…

The one thing I like about fashion is all the prints, patterns, and colors you can mix and match to find your perfect look.  Recently, Chelsea Crockett - Acid Wash DressI’ve found many stores and boutiques that offer all different articles of clothing in the acid wash print, and I love it!  Here’s a little insight and what my take is on this trend!

If you’re going for a retro or grunge look, then this print is the perfect way to do it!  Chelsea Crockett - Acid Wash ShirtMy favorite way to rock this trend is with a casual dress like the one on the left.  Pair these dresses or tops with silver jewelry and a pair of booties, sandals, or even converse if you’re going for a more casual look.  If you want a subtler acid wash look, you can find t-shirt dresses and simple tees like the one on the right.

With acid wash, there are different types of color pairings that make for the cutest outfits!  Like the picture on the left, you can find white and navy or even pinks, purples, etc. like the picture above.  If you want a similar pattern but one that is less grunge, try marble print.  These two styles are very similar, but marble print is a little nicer!  Decide for yourself which one you like better!

XOXO – Chels

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Mirrored Sunglasses: The Newest Trend

Sunglasses are always changing styles and trends at all times throughout the year.  That being said, summertime is the perfect time for purchasing a new pair of sunglasses for those…

Sunglasses are always changing styles and trends at all times throughout the year.  That being said, summertime is the perfect time for purchasing a new pair of sunglasses for those long days in the sun.  Mirrored sunglasses are a huge trend in the accessory world at the moment.  Here are a few of my fave brands and products that are worth a look!

My favorite feature of this trend is the variety of different colored lenses.  Whatever your favorite color may be, you can find different shades and hues of which you prefer.  If you like bright colors, you can purchase a pair like the ones below.  You can find them in pink, blue, green, purple… the possibilities are endless.  Maybe even get a couple pair to match with your outfits!  Chelsea Crockett - Mirrored Sunglasses

There are several brands that have paired this trend with fun frames to make unique, stylish sunglasses.  If you’ve read my article about Quay Australia, then you know they’ve perfected this look!  They are just one of the several brands that offer fun, mirrored sunglasses that bring accessories to a whole new level.

Jump on the trend and purchase a pair for yourself!  What other styles are you into this summer?  Share with me below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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The Look for Less: Summer Edition

During summer, it seems that all of the hype revolves around pricey brands and products that empty out your wallet.  You have to save up your money and then spend…

During summer, it seems that all of the hype revolves around pricey brands and products that empty out your wallet.  You have to save up your money and then spend most of it on one product.  I’ve taken note of the most popular trending products and put together a “look for less” guidebook so you can save money but still be up to date with the cutest trends!

  • Birkenstocks.  Don’t get me wrong, these shoes have become a major trend.  Chelsea Crockett - Triangl SwimsuitBut each pair is usually around $100!  Kohl’s, Payless, Target, etc. all sell sandals with the same exact styles as Birkenstocks for prices as cheap as $15!
  • Triangl Swimsuits.  These swimsuits can be super pricey but tons of stores have started coming out with similar styles!  Target, Victoria’s Secret, and several online stores are all good places to look.
  • Rayban Sunglasses.  Raybans are usually very long-lasting, high-quality products, but if you want a cheap pair with a similar wayfarer or aviator style, check out Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, or H&M.
  • Ripped/boyfriend Jeans.  Although it’s useful to invest in a good pair of jeans, you may just want a pair to wear every once in a while.  Forever 21 sells quality jeans for much cheaper than other stores like American Eagle or Express.
  • Boho Jewelry.  Jewelry that has a Boho feel to it isn’t very hard to find!  My favorite places to look are Francesca’s and Urban Outfitters.

What’s your favorite trend of the summer?  Let me know below!

XO – Chels

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Sand Cloud Towels & More

I love companies that donate some of their proceeds to a good cause.  That way, my purchase not only helps a cause in need but makes me feel better about…

I love companies that donate some of their proceeds to a good cause.  That way, my purchase not only helps a cause in need but makes me feel better about where my money is going.  Sand Cloud is a brand that donates 10% of their sales to marine wildlife organizations that share their same mission! Chelsea Crockett - Sand Cloud Towel

Sand Cloud doesn’t work alone.  They’ve partnered with companies that work to preserve marine wildlife as well such as Oceana, San Diego Coastkeeper, and Surfrider Foundation.  For example, they partnered with San Diego Coastkeeper to host a beach cleanup to continue protecting the beaches they love!  Tons of Sand Cloud fans joined the team and helped to eliminate trash such as plastic wrappers and styrofoam cups.

As far as their merchandise, their several different patterned towels are the focus of their brand.  They also offChelsea Crockett - Sand Cloud Toweler water bottles, backpacks, and phone cases, as well!  Their towels, like the one on the left, are sand resistant and good for laying out at the beach.  They have tons of different colors and patterns that have a boho feel to them.  If you’re super interested in the brand, you can even sign up to become an ambassador and receive discounts and other rewards.

If you’re hittin’ up the beach this summer, I urge you to sign up today and order your own Sand Cloud towel!

Love, Chelsea

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Choker DIYs

Many of the popular trends from last century are starting to make their way back into the fashion world.  One of which is chokers, which have started to appear in…

Many of the popular trends from last century are starting to make their way back into the fashion world.  One of which is chokers, which have started to appear in stores and sold by various brands across the board.  You may want a specific choker that you can’t find online or in stores, so… why not make it yourself?

If you like simple, create your own ribbon choker.  This is probably the easiest way to make your own necklace!  Just purchase some black ribbon, whatever you prefer, and measure its length to fit around your neck.  You can either make it a little longer and tie it behind your neck or you can fasten it together with a mini safety pin.  How quick and easy is that?Chelsea Crockett - Chokers

For me, I like to add a little more to my choker such as beads or dangles.  You can find these at most craft stores!  Pick out your initial, your favorite animal, etc.  Customize it as you wish!  You’ll also need a thin black ribbon or thick string to slide your bead onto.  If you want a super simple way to keep it on, just tie a small bow behind your neck.  Your hair will most likely cover it!

Which are you going to make?  Tell me how it turns out in the comments below!

XOXO – Chels

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Fourth of July Outfits: What to Wear in 2016

Fourth of July is the perfect day for boating, barbeques, and celebrating the awesome country we get to call home! It’s also the perfect day for dressing up in your…

Fourth of July is the perfect day for boating, barbeques, and celebrating the awesome country we get to call home! It’s also the perfect day for dressing up in your most stylish red, white, and blue gear. This year, I decided to put together a few looks that put a little twist on fourth of July attire.

Chelsea Crockett - Fourth of July JacketThe first look is the picture on the left. I love this statement jacket that pairs perfectly with a simple outfit! A pair of black shorts and a black tank top is all you need with this jacket. Finish it off with a cute pair of sunglasses and sandals or converse. If you start to feel the heat, roll up your sleeves like she did on the left!

Depending on where you live, it may be too chilly to wear shorts and a cute tank.Chelsea Crockett - Fourth of July Sweater You may need long sleeves or pants. Depending on what events you’re attending on the fourth will determine how festive you’re going to dress. If you’re attending a theme party, why not go all out and get a fun pair of fourth of July leggings?! If you’re just hanging out with friends, try a flag sweater like the one on the right to pair with some jean shorts.

These are just a couple looks for the upcoming holiday! What are you wearing this year? Tell me below!

XO – Chels

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Quay Australia Sunglasses

Born in the land down under, Quay Australia has been manufacturing sunglasses since 2004. They started roadside on the festival circuit only to windup selling their line of sunglasses internationally…

Born in the land down under, Quay Australia has been manufacturing sunglasses since 2004. They started roadside on the festival circuit only to windup selling their line of sunglasses internationally in 2009. Their brand has spread throughout the world and all of social media. Even celebs have been spotted rocking their shades!

Quay Australia is not like other brands of sunglasses. They offer tons of unique styles that aren’t like the classic looks such as aviators or wayfarers (although they do offer those as well!). Chelsea Crockett - Quay SunglassesA handful of celebrities have been seen wearing them including Shay Mitchell, Gigi Hadid, and Cara Delevingne! The shades and even the rims themselves come in different colors and patterns.

One of the most popular styles is called “my girl.” Even in this single style they offer four different color combos! The girl on the left is wearing them in the black/pink combo. They also have black/blue, clear/silver, and brown with speckled rims.

Another popular style is called “muse.” If you like simple and the aviator look, then you’ll love these! They also come in four different color combos as well. If you like more of a unique look, Quay offers tons of these too! Most pairs are around $60 which isn’t a bad deal when you compare their prices to other brands.

Especially since summer is in full swing, I urge you to buy a pair for days in the sun! 🙂

Love, Chels     

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3 Swimsuit Cover-up Styles for Summer!

Whether you live by the beach or the pool, you’ll not only need cute swimsuits to wear while spending your days in the sun but stylish cover-ups to go along…

Whether you live by the beach or the pool, you’ll not only need cute swimsuits to wear while spending your days in the sun but stylish cover-ups to go along with them! There are three styles that are unique, trendy, and perfect to quickly slip on over your suit.

  1. Wrap cover-ups are one of my favorite trends this summer. The picture on the right shows an example of a stylish wrap dress that’s super easy to throw on for days at the beach. I love how simple and light it is for long days spent in the sun!Chelsea Crockett - Wrap Cover-up
  2. When I think of a cover-up, I want something that’s light and can bear the heat. Lace cover-ups fit this description perfectly! Such as the one above, lace allows a breeze to cool you off much easier than other cover-ups. It’s my go-to for a hot day in the sun :)!
  3. Tunic cover-ups are more on the fashionable side. You can find them in all different colors, materials, patterns, etc. These are more common and easier to find throughout the mall, at department stores, etc. Along with lace cover-ups, they’re light, cool, and easy to throw on!

Which style is your favorite? Let me know below!

XO – Chelsea

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Add Some “Prep” to your Spring Wardrobe

Are you a preppy gal? Do you WANT to be a preppy gal? If you said yes to either of those questions, you are going to want to keep reading!…

Are you a preppy gal? Do you WANT to be a preppy gal? If you said yes to either of those questions, you are going to want to keep reading! Spring, to me, is a time for pastels and pretty dresses. And preppy styles, of course! Spring is full of mild weather, blooming flowers and blue skies, perfect preppy attire weather if you ask me! Here is my guide to everything essential for the springtime prepster.

  1. Sweet sundresses: I LOOOVE when the weather is warm enough to break out my sundresses! Sundresses are great for running around town doing errands, for a day out with the gals, for Church, or even date night!2c550a2f63d74ded18a84f691c2825fe
  2. Floral skirts: So feminine and so classic! After months of hiding your legs under jeans and leggings, let them free in a sweet floral skirt. Pair with a simple pastel blouse to balance the look.
  3. Pastel button-ups: Oxfords are a preppy wardrobe staple. Pretty pastel ones are a perfect addition to your springtime get-up. Experiment with patterns like gingham to mix things up! Roll the sleeves when it starts warming up, and pair with a monogrammed necklace to finish the look.
  4. Classic trench coats: Springtime = rainy days galore! How do you think those May flowers get their beautiful blooms? April showers, of course! Beat the rain and chilly mornings with a classy camel trench coat. They are so versatile and timeless, so they go with just about anything!

There you have it, the 4 pieces to add some prep to your spring wardrobe!

XOXO, Chels

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Festival Style 101

Festival season is amongst us! Coachella in April and many more to follow throughout the summer that are on my not to miss list. Festival style mainly revolves around the…

Festival season is amongst us! Coachella in April and many more to follow throughout the summer that are on my not to miss list. Festival style mainly revolves around the Boho-styled look. Lots of jewelry, fun patterns, and unique materials are fun to experiment with for your festival! Here are some pointers when picking out your outfit!

At festivals like Coachella, picking out your outfit is only the first step. Accessorizing should be your main focus in putting together your look. Fringe purses, circulaChelsea Crockett - Festival Jewelryr sunglasses, and chunky rings are all in this year. The picture on the left shows someone who took accessorizing to another level. Metallic tattoos are so cute and can be bought in gold or silver to match your jewelry. Check them out!

As far as the actual outfit goes, Boho patterns are where it’s at. Loose patterned shorts and rompers are not only comfy but stylish! I’ve recently been seeing two reoccurring trends in upcoming festival style: hats and midi cardigans. Hats are fashionable and are perfect for being in the sun all day! As for midi cardigans, ones that are patterned and light-weighed are cute and good for the heat.

If you’re going to a festival this year, which one? Also, what look are you going for? I may need some ideas :)!

XO – Chels

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