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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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Top 5 Fall Nail Colors

Fall/winter is my favorite time of year when it comes to nail trends. The tones are so rich and deep, plus they are very versatile and look good with just…

Fall/winter is my favorite time of year when it comes to nail trends. The tones are so rich and deep, plus they are very versatile and look good with just about any outfit! I can never decide which fall color I want to paint my nails because I love them all, but here are my top 5 go-to’s.

  1. Burgundy: Burgundy is classy and sassy. It is such a rich color, and I feel super feminine when I wear it. It is also a great fall/winter color because of the changing leaves and warm tones of nature.nails 1
  2. Grey: Grey is the perfect winter nail color because it is just dark enough to be “winter’ish”, but not as dark and severe as black, and not as summer-ish and peppy as white.
  3. Hunter green: You may not think that hunter green is a good nail color, but you would be mistaken! It is an untapped gem. Christmas colors are red and green, so some green in your look is encouraged. Hunter green is subtly green, so no need to fret if you are uneasy about wearing green on your nails.
  4. Dark sparkles: Want to show your mysterious side, playful side? Opt for dark polish with subtle sparkles!
  5. Nude: You can never go wrong with a perfectly pretty nude nail. If you aren’t sure what your Christmas has in store for you outfit wise, nude is a good bet because it goes with anything.

Happy polishing!

XOXO, Chels

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Toasty Marshmallow Iced Coffee

Iced coffee is such a yummy treat, no matter if it is hot or cold outside! There are so many fun fall variations, from pumpkin spice to toasted marshmallow. Yes,…

Iced coffee is such a yummy treat, no matter if it is hot or cold outside! There are so many fun fall variations, from pumpkin spice to toasted marshmallow. Yes, toasty marshmallow coffee! Here is how to whip up a cup for yourself.

Ingredients:

  • 3 quarts of brewed coffee, cooled2a632a1fe8594e91870299de773d64fa
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Milk or almond milk
  • Marshmallow cream

Brew a pot of coffee and let it cool in a pitcher in the fridge over-night. Combine the sugars and 1 cup water in medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, and boil for 2-3 minutes until it is syrup-like. Stir sugar syrup into the pitcher of cold coffee.

Next add all of the milk to the pitcher. This mixture is good for a week! Pour your coffee into a cup filled with ice, top with marshmallow cream, and voila! It’s like a bonfire in a cup!

XOXO, Chels

Photo via:

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Recipe via: confectionalism.com

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Best Things About Being Single in the Fall

Its fall yall! It’s a great time to be alive…and to be single! Yeah, going to the pumpkin patch with a cute dude sounds super fun, but you know what…

Its fall yall! It’s a great time to be alive…and to be single! Yeah, going to the pumpkin patch with a cute dude sounds super fun, but you know what else sounds fun? The stuff below! Here are a few reasons why being single in the fall is fabulous.

  1. Guys in flannels: fall = flannels, flannels + cute dudes = heart eyes emoji. And you can stare because you are single!single 4
  2. Guilt free PSL indulgence: You won’t have to worry about a guy saying “don’t you ever get tired of pumpkin spice..?”
  3. No cheesy couples Halloween costume: Yes, couples Halloween costumes can be cute, but they’re sometimes slightly obnoxious. Like, if I want to be Elsa from Frozen, no one can stop me! I don’t need a dude to sing “Let it Go” at the top of my lungs with. I’m a solo act.
  4. Candids.: You and your gal pals can take “candid” pictures of yourselves mid-laugh in the pumpkin patch, looking like Instagram models. You don’t need a guy to have a impromptu photo shoot, that’s what bffs are for. Guys are not so good at staged candids. “Look happy! You look mad. Just act like you’re happy then! Ugh, my friends are way better at this than you are.” That is how I imagine that conversation with a guy going.

See? Being single during the fall can be loads of fun. Having a guy is fun too, and there are tons of fun fall date ideas out there, but this post is for my single ladies.

 

 

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White Hot Chocolate Featuring: Pumpkin Spice

What is better than coming home to a nice warm cup of hot chocolate after a chilly, tiring day? A cup of pumpkin white chocolate hot chocolate! As you all…

What is better than coming home to a nice warm cup of hot chocolate after a chilly, tiring day? A cup of pumpkin white chocolate hot chocolate! As you all are probably sick of hearing, this is the season of the pumpkin. I fully intend to take full advantage of it! Here is the recipe to pumpkin white chocolate hot chocolate.

Ingredients:

  • 15 oz can of pumpkin pureepumpkin 2
  • 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 cups of milk (almond milk or regular, whatever you prefer)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips

In a large pot whisk together the pumpkin, milk, sweetened condensed milk, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla until it is smooth. Put the pot over medium heat and let it simmer, but not boil. Stir in the white chocolate chips until they are melted. Pour yourself a mug full, and top it with whipped cream if you’re feeling brave! Take this to your next bonfire to keep all of your friends nice and toasty. They will love it!

 

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: mostlyhomemademom.com

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Fun Fall Date Ideas

Fall is one of my favorite times to go on dates. The weather is just getting to be chilly, which means you can dress cute without being worried that you…

Fall is one of my favorite times to go on dates. The weather is just getting to be chilly, which means you can dress cute without being worried that you will sweat your brains out. Plus, your hair won’t plaster to your forehead or go poofy with humidity! SCORE! Anyway, autumn holds lots of opportunities for super fun dates. Here are just a few of my favs!

  • Corn maze: Go get lost together in a corn maze! You will have a blast trying to find your way, bumping into each other, 15-Fabulous-Fall-Date-Ideas-Pumpkin-Patch-Datelaughing the whole time!
  • Pumpkin picking: Go have a blast picking out the perfect pumpkin! You will have so much fun riding out to the patch and trying to find a better pumpkin than the other ;). Plus, you can make pumpkin pie or roast the seeds with the insides of your precious pumpkins!
  • Pumpkin decorating: After you go pick out the pumpkins together, have a decorating contest!
  • Haunted house: Getting to jump into your boy’s arms when a creepy zombie scares you= the best kind of date. 😉
  • Apple picking: Go apple picking together, then make yummy treats with the apples you picked!
  • Go to a football game: Football games are one of the best fall activities if you ask me. You will have a blast cheering on your favorite team together!
  • Rake leaves…and then jump through them: Pretty self-explanatory. Leaves + you + your man + a couple of rakes = hours of fun and a leaf-free yard.
  • Have a Halloween movie marathon: Grab that pumpkin pie or apple dumplings you made together, cozy up, and turn on a good Halloween movie!

Don’t have a boy toy? Grab a gal pal and do all of these things together! They may take a little bit of tweaking, but they will still be a super blast!

XOXO, Chels

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Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow? Yes Pleases!

Puppy chow is probably on my list of top 10 favorite foods. Not even kidding. I cannot stop myself when there is a bowl of it in front of me….

Puppy chow is probably on my list of top 10 favorite foods. Not even kidding. I cannot stop myself when there is a bowl of it in front of me. It just magically disappears. Anyway, what sounds better than fall flavored puppy chow? Not much. Not much at all. Here is how to make pumpkin spice puppy chow!

Ingredients:

  • 7-8 cups Cinnamon Chex cereal30a38f6be09a02a8e7fe762ffc8fad4f
  • 12 ounces orange candy melts
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 cups candy pumpkins

Pour the Chex cereal into a bowl and put to the side. Melt the candy melts for 20 seconds, stir, melt, and stir until they are melted. Stir 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, the cloves, allspice and nutmeg in to the candy melts until it is combined. Pour this mixture onto the cereal and stir gently to coat all of the squares. Be gentle! Pour the powdered sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon into a large Ziploc baggie. Pour in the coated squares and shake until they are all coated in sugar. Pour in the pumpkins and toss some more. Store it in an air tight container, or just eat them all right then and there! No judgments here.

Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe: Sally’s Baking Addiction

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10 Reasons Ladies Love Fall

If you asked a group of 100 girls what their favorite season was, I guarantee you at least 80 of them would tell you it is fall! There is just…

If you asked a group of 100 girls what their favorite season was, I guarantee you at least 80 of them would tell you it is fall! There is just something about that sensational season that we all cannot get enough of. All of my beauty guru gals out there love fall especially! Autumn is a great time for beauty and fashion and everything girly. Here is why!

  1. You have an excuse to change your hair color: In the cooler fall months I like to dye my hair dark brown or even chestnut. FullSizeRender (21)Richer hair colors are just classic for fall!
  2. Knee high socks, baby: I love knee highs, especially with a cute skirt and nylons! Such a cute combo. Plus, I can skip shaving for a day or so. Score!
  3. It is completely acceptable to burn cozy candles: Hello, pumpkin pie candles. I’ve missed you so.
  4. Makeup shades change: Our trends go from soft pallets and bright pinks to rich reds and smoky eyes.
  5. Nail polish hues go edgy: I love a good oxblood nail polish. It makes me feel powerful and fierce.
  6. Trade strappy sandals for beautiful boots: Nuff said!
  7. Out with the humidity: In with the manageable hair! I can actually curl my hair without it drooping or frizzing when I step outside! Hallelujah!

These are just a few reasons we Insiders love fall. This list gets me so excited for fall to come in full swing! What are some reasons that YOU love this time of year?

XOXO, Chels

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DIY: Fall Face Masks!

            Hey insiders!             As autumn rolls in, so does cold, windy weather.  This type of weather can irritate and dry out your skin.  Face masks and scrubs will be…

            Hey insiders!

            As autumn rolls in, so does cold, windy weather.  This type of weather can irritate and dry out your skin.  Face masks and scrubs will be much needed, but also over-priced and very expensive.  Here are a couple DIY recipes that you can make at home and avoid breaking the bank!

            Pumpkin Face Mask.  For this recipe, you’re only going to need three ingredients: 2Chelsea Crockett - Pumpkin Face Mask teaspoons of pureed pumpkins (or canned), 1 teaspoon of organic Greek yogurt (milk can be substituted), and a half teaspoon of organic honey.  These products will help soothe and exfoliate your skin with the vitamins they contain.  To start off, take all of your ingredients and mix them together in a bowl.  Then apply the mixture to dampened skin and leave it on for 10 minutes.  Then rinse off with a warm washcloth.  You can repeat this process up to once a week!

            Cinnamon Face Mask.  Once again, this recipe only includes three ingredients: 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon of nutmeg.  Mix them all together and spread it evenly on your face.  Leave on for up to an hour.  It’s a long time but the results are worth it!  Rinse off with warm water and repeat 2-3 times a week.

 

                                                            Enjoy!

                                                                 Chelsea

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Edgy Accessory Must-Haves for Fall

I’ve recently been on an accessory kick. I love all the new, edgy jewelry and shoes that have come into the fashion world! Since I’m an Instagram fanatic, I’ve seen…

I’ve recently been on an accessory kick. I love all the new, edgy jewelry and shoes that have come into the fashion world! Since I’m an Instagram fanatic, I’ve seen tons of chic looks that are ten times more stylish due to the trendy accessories they pair with it. Here’s a little insight on the newest ways to accessorize!

  • Gold and silver watches, such as Michael Kors and Fossil, have been big for a while now. I saw on Pinterest that stores are starting to sell matte black watches! How edgy is that? Some of the watches are accented with silver or gold so you can pair the rest of your jewelry accordingly!
  • I love owning a couple pairs of rain boots to change out for the rainy/snowy weather. Instead of patterned, glossy boots, stores are starting to take a turn to matte dull colored ones. I’m obsessed! A brand of boots called Hunter has a wide variety you can choose from. They might be expensive, but their quality is great!Chelsea Crockett - Wedge Booties
  • Since boots are the big thing for fall and winter, you’ll need some that can dress up an outfit! Wedge booties are SO cute and come in all different kinds. The ones on the right are one of my fave pairs!
  • Last, but definitely not least, are boot cuffs! Instead of finding socks long enough to stick out of the top of your boots, you can get knitted cuffs to do the job for you.

What’s your go-to fall accessory this season? Let me know below!

XO – Chelsea  

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Mini Caramel Apples Recipe

This recipe for mini caramel apples was too cute to resist! And with autumn right around the corner, why not share a fall-inspired recipe? It’s pretty simple and perfect for…

This recipe for mini caramel apples was too cute to resist! And with autumn right around the corner, why not share a fall-inspired recipe? It’s pretty simple and perfect for a bonfire or Halloween party! Here’s what you need to get started:

First and foremost, you’ll need these ingredients: about 5 of your favorite kind of apples (this can change depending on the amount of people you’ll be serving), caramel (this recipe calls for a pack of the Kraft caramels), and nuts, which are totally optional! You’ll also need a melon baller and some wax paper to lay the caramel apples on at the end.Chelsea Crockett - Mini Caramel Apples

Start by taking the melon baller and scooping out spheres of the apple. Side note: make sure the apples are room temperature. This will help the caramel stick at the end. Next, you have to make your caramel. There are several ways of doing this, just pick your favorite online recipe! Get your wax paper ready and spray it with cooking oil. Punch in sucker sticks into each ball and dip them into the caramel. Make sure the caramel is chilled so it’s slightly thick. This way it won’t slide off as soon as they start to cool.  (This is where you add the nuts if you would like!) Also, leave them sitting out to cool instead of putting them in the fridge. Lastly, enjoy!

Love, Chelsea

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Halloween Cake Pops!

Tis’ the season of Halloween treats and festivities! There’s nothing I love more than finding fun recipes to put my baking skills to use. Cake pops, in particular, are some…

Tis’ the season of Halloween treats and festivities! There’s nothing I love more than finding fun recipes to put my baking skills to use. Cake pops, in particular, are some of my favorite treats to make. Take a minute to Google image all of the different Halloween pop ideas. You can make ghosts, mummies, jack-o-lanterns, black cats, monsters, etc. The ideas are endless. Not only are they cute but they taste even better!Chelsea Crockett - Spider Cake Pops

If you’re creative in the kitchen, you may be able to come up with an idea or two on how to decorate your cake pops. My favorite ones, like the pops on the right, call for chocolate cake batter, black sprinkles, black icing, black licorice, and the edible hard sugar that acts as the eyes (you can even make them out of icing too!). How simple is that? Another recipe calls for white icing and Oreo cake batter decorated with googly eyes. It was the cutest tray of little white ghosts that tasted delicious as well!

So what are you waiting for? Grab some friends and ingredients and let the baking, icing, and eating begin!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte

Save yourself a trip to Starbucks and make your own pumpkin spice latte! This recipe is uber easy, made from all real ingredients, can be made in a big batch…

Save yourself a trip to Starbucks and make your own pumpkin spice latte! This recipe is uber easy, made from all real ingredients, can be made in a big batch for all of your gal pals to share, and makes your house smell amazing when you make it. J Oh, and it tastes heavenly!

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 cups of strongly brewed coffeeslow-cooker-pumpkin-spice-latte_02
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 3 cinnamon sticks

Grab your crock pot and combine the milk and coffee in it. In a large bowl whip together the pumpkin, vanilla, sugar and cinnamon. Pour it into the crock pot and mix it together well. Throw in 3 to 4 cinnamon sticks and cover the crock pot up. Cook on high for two hours. This recipe serves 15 people, so if you don’t have that many people over to enjoy your creation, just cut the recipe in half!

 

This would be a great bonfire treat to keep your tummy warm, or a great hay ride refreshment. MMMM!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe via: thrivinghomeblog.com

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

What is better than a slice of pumpkin pie? A pumpkin pie SMOOTHIE of course! When I think of fall I think of thanksgiving and with thanksgiving comes pumpkin pie!…

What is better than a slice of pumpkin pie? A pumpkin pie SMOOTHIE of course! When I think of fall I think of thanksgiving and with thanksgiving comes pumpkin pie! This smoothie is not only delicious, but it is also good for you! It is packed with fiber and protein. Much better for you than for than an actual slice of pie! Here is how to whip up one for yourself.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1 large ripe bananaPumpkin-Pie-Smoothie-31
  • 1 cup unsweetened soymilk or coconut milk beverage
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 5 ice cubes

Combine all of the ingredients into your blender and blend until it is smooth. This makes 2 servings, so share it with a friend! This would be a yummy afterschool snack or a delicious sleep over treat!

Eat up!

XOXO, Chels

Photos via: galonamission.com

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Tips for a Successful Homecoming!

Since it’s my season year, this is the last homecoming I get to experience before I graduate. I’m hoping to make it the best one yet! Homecoming night is filled…

Since it’s my season year, this is the last homecoming I get to experience before I graduate. I’m hoping to make it the best one yet! Homecoming night is filled with tons of memories, pictures, and festivities and will be added to the list of your favorite high school memories. Over the years, I’ve noticed a few things that are perfect for a homecoming do’s and don’ts list.Chelsea Crockett - Homecoming Dress

  • First and foremost, allow yourself plenty of time to get ready. Too many times have I seen girls stressing about a time crunch or having a panic attack while trying to finish their hair and makeup. Start with more time than you think you’ll need just in case!
  • I always hear about girls stressing to find the perfect date. Don’t worry, that’s not all what homecoming’s about! Sure, it’s fun to have a date, but going with a group of friends is just as fun! Side note: if you have a date, don’t cling onto him the whole night. You can have fun with him and all your BFFs at the same time!
  • As an avid Instagrammer and photographer, I like capturing every moment (ask my friends, they’ll tell you!). Make sure you take lots of pictures to remember your fun night! You’d rather take too many than not enough.
  • This tip is pretty obvious, but can often be forgotten. Plan ahead! If you need to make dinner reservations, do it weeks ahead. If you need jewelry and heels to finish off your outfit, get them far in advance. You’d rather be safe than sorry!
  • Lastly, have fun! Homecoming is a night to have a blast and make tons of memories with your friends. Don’t get caught up in the stress of the night!

Have fun! – Chelsea

 

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