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The Info Guide to College Formals

If you’re still in high school, you may be unfamiliar with the term “formal.”  Formals are kind of like the college version of a homecoming dance put on by a…

If you’re still in high school, you may be unfamiliar with the term “formal.”  Formals are kind of like the college version of a homecoming dance put on by a fraternity or sorority!  If you’re new to the college world and need some advice on an upcoming spring formal, here are some tips and pointers!

  • You don’t have to have a date in order to go to formal. Chelsea Crockett - Romper More girls go solo than you think.  Get dressed up, grab a group of friends, and go have fun by yourself!
  • Although you should dress up, dresses aren’t a must.  You can rock a fancy romper and heels (such as the picture on the right) or a stylish jumpsuit.  Unlike high school homecomings, you’ll see tight and loose dresses, dresses and rompers, wedges and heels, etc.
  • Don’t be afraid to hit the dance floor.  Unlike high school dances where it can sometimes be awkward to dance, most people will be dancing at formal!  No one cares what you look like or whether or not you have a date.  Get out of your chairs and dance like crazy!
  • You can make plans before and after just like you did for high school dances.  Get ready with your friends beforehand, make dinner reservations, and host an afterparty! 
  • Formals are a lot more laid back, and a lot less stressful, than prom and homecoming.  Like I said, you don’t have to bring a date or make a day full of plans surrounding the event.  Just simply have fun! 

Have fun at your formal and make lots and lots of memories! 🙂

Love, Chelsea

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5 Prom Myths for the First-Year Prom Goers

My first time going to prom, I had several questions and expectations about what prom would actually be like.  You may be thinking that prom is just like the movies,…

My first time going to prom, I had several questions and expectations about what prom would actually be like.  You may be thinking that prom is just like the movies, which in some ways it is… But in others, it’s just the opposite.  Here are 5 busted prom myths for the first-year prom goers!

  • You can’t go if you don’t have a date. Wrong!  Chelsea Crockett - PromYou can absolutely go solo!  Don’t let not having a date stop you from having a great night with your friends.  Make tons of memories whether you go with someone or not.
  • Prom is always expensive. That’s not always the case!  You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on your dress, shoes, etc.  If you shop smart, you can look like a million bucks at prom without spending much at all.
  • Prom night is going to be just like it is in the movies… Not exactly! Although prom night has a lot of potential, don’t stress if it’s not the absolute best night of your life.  That being said, it can also be everything you want it to be!
  • You absolutely HAVE to go to prom. Although I highly encourage it, you don’t have to go to prom!  If it’s not really your thing, don’t feel like it’s mandatory.
  • Winning prom queen is the most important thing about prom. Although prom king and queen are a pretty big deal, it’s not the only thing that happens at prom.  Don’t feel too bad if you’re not on the list of nominees!

Now that you know a little more of what to expect, make the most of your prom night!  Remember, you only do high school once!

Love, Chelsea

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What Color Prom Dress Looks Best on You?

Whether it’s your first prom or your third, it never gets any less exciting!  I know I’m not the only one who loves shopping for the perfect prom dress.  Figuring…

Whether it’s your first prom or your third, it never gets any less exciting!  I know I’m not the only one who loves shopping for the perfect prom dress.  Figuring out the right style, color, and all around look that I’m searching for can be tough, but once I find the right one, it’s worth it!  If you need a place to start, here are some pointers on which color dress would look best on you!

Chelsea Crockett - Prom DressIf you have dark skin, any pastel or bright shade will most likely look good!  Try colors on the warmer end of the spectrum such as pinks, yellows, purples, etc.  These will bring out the warmness in your skin tone and highlight your skin’s glow. 

If you have tan/olive skin, focus on complimenting your undertones.  Olive skinned girls are lucky because almost any color will look good!  I suggest a deep green or red, maybe even a burgundy shade like the dress on the left.  Especially if you have dark hair, try one of these colors!  If you want to really highlight your skin tone, try a bright pink that will make you look extra tan!

For the fair skinned ladies out there, pay attention to the undertone of your skin, whether it’s warmer or cooler toned.  If you have naturally rosy cheeks and a warmer skin tone, try earthy shades.  These will look beautiful on you!  If you have cooler undertones, look into purples, pinks, and blues!

I hope this narrows down your search options so finding the perfect prom dress can be a little easier!

XO – Chelsea

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Prom Prep: DIY Ways to Break-in Your Heels

Prom season is right around the corner and it’s never too early to start prepping for it.  Not only is it a priority to look good on prom night, but…

Prom season is right around the corner and it’s never too early to start prepping for it.  Not only is it a priority to look good on prom night, but to be comfortable, too!  I’d say the most painful part of the prom process is wearing heels for hours during pictures, dinner, dancing, etc.  I found a few DIY ways to break-in your heels that’ll make wearing them all night a piece of cake!

  • If your heels are too tight, stretch them out using ice!  Fill up two freezer bags with water and seal them tightly.  Place the bags in your heels then put them in the freezer until the water freezes.  Then, take out your heels and let the ice thaw until you can slip out the bags.  Your heels should be much looser and comfier!Chelsea Crockett - Prom Heels
  • Speaking of making your heels more comfortable, using heat to stretch out the material is your best bet!  Take a blow dryer and blast your shoes with hot air, then bend and twist your shoes while they’re still warm to loosen them up!
  • One of the worst parts about wearing new shoes is the possibility of lots of blisters… Yikes!  As weird as this might sound, try rubbing deodorant on the places on your foot where you might blister.  This will provide a small barrier to prevent any rubbing!
  • When you get a new pair of heels, the bottoms of them will most likely be slippery.  Take sandpaper and rub the bottom of your shoes with it.  It’ll give them a little grip and friction!

Which DIY are you going to try out?  I hope it helps! 🙂

XO – Chelsea

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Winter Dance Attire & Essentials

With winter approaching, it’ll be that time of year for winter dances, balls, formals, and much more! You’ll need all of your stylish dance attire including a dress, shoes, and…

With winter approaching, it’ll be that time of year for winter dances, balls, formals, and much more! You’ll need all of your stylish dance attire including a dress, shoes, and not to forget accessories. There are certain trends in style right now that will surely make you best dressed at your event! 🙂

First comes first, your dress.  It’s good to stick to winter colors instead of bright, summer colors or patterns.  Neutral colors such as black, cream, and silver are all good choices! Chelsea Crockett - Black Dress If you like a little color, maroon, dark reds, greens, and blues are winter appropriate and super popular for the season.  As far as style, I love simple dresses that are timeless.  The picture on the left is a good example of this!  I also suggest finding a dress with sleeves.  Wearing a jacket with a sleeveless dress can sometimes be a pain.  Sleeves are a good substitute that permit to the weather!  Another cute style is off-the-shoulder.  You can still find sleeved off-the-shoulder dresses that are good for the cold weather.  As far as shoes go, heeled booties are both formal and weather appropriate!

Windsor is one of my favorite places to dress shop.  They have so many dresses like the ones I described above!  Other good places to look are Dillard’s, Nordstrom, and Forever 21.  I suggest shopping in stores instead of online to guarantee the perfect fit!

Which look will you be rocking for your winter dance?  Let me know in the comments below!

Chels

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Prom Hacks 2016

Prom can be a difficult night to plan and prepare for. There are so many things you should have set even weeks or months in advance! Along with your plans, it’s a necessity to…

Prom can be a difficult night to plan and prepare for. There are so many things you should have set even weeks or months in advance! Along with your plans, it’s a necessity to have your dress, jewelry, shoes, and everything else ready to go. Let me tell you, it can be stressful! I found and came up with some tips and hacks that will make prom flow much easier!

  • Oftentimes when I wear a pair of heels, my feet slide all over the place. Chelsea Crockett - Lipstick TipSpray your feet with hairspray, especially the heel, before putting on your shoes. This will prevent them from slipping all night long!
  • One of the most annoying things about makeup is how quickly it can fade or rub off. If you want your lipstick to last longer, add a thin layer of lipstick, then a layer of powder, followed by another thin layer of lipstick or gloss.
  • Carry a mini beauty kit in your clutch. Always have lip gloss, bobby pins, gum/mints, powder foundation, etc. Throw in whatever can fit and whatever you think could come in handy.
  • If an unexpected pimple pops up, there’s not much you can do to automatically get rid of it, but you’re not out of luck! Take an ice cube and apply it to the area for 30-45 seconds. It doesn’t get rid of it, but it reduces the redness around it and makes it less noticeable!

What prom hacks are you going to use this year? Let me know below so I can use them, too!

Love, Chelsea

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How to Avoid Prom Drama!

I love prom and school dances but oftentimes they come with stupid drama that can be so easily avoided! Situations get made into bigger deals than they actually are which…

I love prom and school dances but oftentimes they come with stupid drama that can be so easily avoided! Situations get made into bigger deals than they actually are which can cause unneeded gossip and drama. I put together some tips on how you can avoid any prom drama this year so you can end the school year on a good note!

I know a couple schools around my area use social media to their advantage! A girl in the senior class usually creates a Facebook group for that prom year and adds anyone that is going into it! Then basically everyone keeps adding people they know that are going. The purpose Chelsea Crockett - Prom Articleis to post your dress once you finally purchase it. It lessens the amount of repeats and lessens the amount of drama when two girls have the same dress!

Once again, technology can save the day! If most of the people in your group have iPhones, make a prom group chat! Instead of one person coming up with picture and dinner plans, everyone can pitch in ideas and suggestions. You can even take a vote to make your schedule for the night! This way people can’t get mad about not getting a say in what their group’s plans are for the night.

Another tip is to plan ahead. Know who’s in your group, the time you’re meeting, where you’re going, etc. It’s never good to wait last minute. This will not only save you from unneeded drama, but will make your prom less stressful altogether!

Let me know how your prom night is :)! – Chelsea

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Prom Dresses 101

I know it’s only the end of January but with spring approaching, we all have one thing on our minds…  What will my prom dress look like this year?  As…

I know it’s only the end of January but with spring approaching, we all have one thing on our minds…  What will my prom dress look like this year?  As girls, we love to dress up and have that extra special night with the perfect dress, shoes, hair, and makeup!  This year is no different.  You may think it’s too early to be thinking of prom dresses, but I think Chelsea Crockett - Two Piece Prom Dressthe earlier the better! The faster you get your dress, the less you have to worry about copying someone else or duplicating their dress.

What’s nice about this year is that almost any dress will fit the fashion scene.  If you like long and straight, glittery and full, or even a two piece dress, then you are in luck.  You’ll be ready for the red carpet look.  My suggestion would be to get online and find the style you’re looking for that best fits your body type and your inner fashion style.  Many of the dresses have open backs or high neck cuts.  If you want to be the princess of the ball, perhaps a gown with sheer sequins or tiny sparkles will give you that extra feminine look.

One of the looks I love for this year is a trendy two piece gown.  Many of them have sequins and cut outs to give just the look you are going for.  I still haven’t decided which dress is my exact favorite but I can sure spend endless hours looking at beautiful dresses online and in magazines.  It’s not too early to get started!

Happy shopping! – Chelsea

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Winter Dance Guide

Dances in the spring and fall can be easy to shop for. The weather’s still warm enough for open-toed shoes and jacketless ensembles. On the other hand, winter dances can…

Dances in the spring and fall can be easy to shop for. The weather’s still warm enough for open-toed shoes and jacketless ensembles. On the other hand, winter dances can be a little tricky. Should you get a short or long dress? Should it be sleeved or sleeveless? I’m here to answer your questions!

  • Short or long dress? Oftentimes, whether you wear a short or long will depend on how formal your winter dance is. Chelsea Crockett - Jacket and DressBut if you can go either or, I suggest a long dress or a short, sleeved dress! This way you can be a little warmer than if you wore a sleeveless, short dress.
  • Inside or outside pictures? Finding a place for pictures is always a struggle. For the cold weather, I definitely suggest finding a pretty place inside to take your pictures. This way you’re not miserable in the cold and you don’t have to worry about any wind, rain, or snow to ruin your night!
  • Jacket or no jacket? This goes back to whether your dress is sleeved or sleeveless. If your dress is sleeveless, then a jacket is a necessity. I suggest either a fancy pea coat or a short, nicer jacket or sweater.
  • Heels or booties? As far as shoes go, it’s up to you! Although it’s cold, heels are still fine to wear to your dance. If you’d rather have closed-toe shoes, buy a pair of heeled booties!

I hope I helped you solve any of your winter dance struggles! Hope you have a fun night :)!

XO – Chels

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3 Homecoming Must-Haves: Guide to a Perfect Outfit

Homecoming season is here and I couldn’t be more excited! Getting dressed up, taking a million pictures, a night with all your BFFs… Three of my favorite things in one…

Homecoming season is here and I couldn’t be more excited! Getting dressed up, taking a million pictures, a night with all your BFFs… Three of my favorite things in one night! Although the night itself is extremely fun, leading up to the event can be pretty stressful. You must find the essentials needed to make your outfit amazing. Here are 3 things you can write on the top of your Hoco to-do list! 

First comes first, you’re going to need a fabulous dress (duh!). Windsor, BeBe, and Express are only a few of the several stores you can shop at! Keep in mind the style and color you want. Walking into those types of stores without an idea in your head can sometimes seem overwhelming! And if you find a dress you love while on the search for another, try it on too!Chelsea Crockett - Heels

Second, you’ll want to purchase some stylish heels. (Depending on the type of person you are, you may want to wear flats. You decide!) If your dress is super simple, I suggest rocking some statement heels! If your dress already has a lot going on, then tone your shoes down with a solid color pair of heels. 

Lastly, you’ll need lots of accessories to finish off your look! It’ll all depend on your dress and shoes, but I suggest wearing a necklace, earrings, and a clutch. Consider the style and how formal your dress is. You don’t want an extremely formal dress with over the top earrings and an over the top necklace. Make sure everything balances and fits together!

I can’t wait to see what gorgeous outfits you come up with for homecoming!

Love, Chels

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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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3 Go-To Homecoming Hairstyles

For homecoming, us girls don’t only need a stunning dress and a fancy pair of heels, but a gorgeous hairstyle, as well! For prom, I usually like to go to…

For homecoming, us girls don’t only need a stunning dress and a fancy pair of heels, but a gorgeous hairstyle, as well! For prom, I usually like to go to a salon and have my hair fixed, but for homecoming, I like to try new ideas that I can style myself.  So… I decided to put together a few of my favorite looks.Chelsea Crockett - Loose Curls

If you have long hair, you might want to try some beachy waves with a wand! Take half of your hair in the front and pin it back with bobby pins. Be sure to tease the upper portion of the back of your hair. Make sure your waves are messy yet dressy like the style on the right!

Another look for medium to long hair is a lower messy bun.  You can leave some pieces out to frame around your face.  Tease the back of your hair slightly and wrap the hair into a messy bun.  I love to google images of messy buns and then reenact them on my own hair.  You can also find tutorials all over the internet to help you get just the right look!

For those of you with super short hair, headbands are really in and fun to add to your look. They can be casual or elegant.  Be sure to shop for a headband that matches your dress. They’re stylish and let you do something fun with your hair!

Whatever your look is, enjoy your evening!  High school goes by so quickly….make the most of it!

XOXO, Chelsea

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How to stress less

Stress is no good. It isn’t good for your body, it isn’t good for your emotions, and it sure isn’t pleasant for the people around you either! When you are…

Stress is no good. It isn’t good for your body, it isn’t good for your emotions, and it sure isn’t pleasant for the people around you either! When you are stressed, your quality of life is not high and you just aren’t a happy camper! Here is how to stress less so that you can be a happier, healthier you!

  1. Dance it out. Feeling stressed? Blare your music and just dance.
  2. Talk about it. Grab a girl friend, take her to Starbucks, grab a latte, and just talk to her. Spill your guts to her. It will make you feel so much better!53d9b1416a0558.85782649
  3. Take a walk. Exercising gets your endorphins pumping, which make you happier! Being happy helps lower stress. Also, I have found that exercising gives me great time to think.
  4. Go to bed earlier! If you are sleepy, you are unhappy, which can just lead to more stress!
  5. Hug it out. Seriously. Grab your mom, and give her a good ole bear hug.
  6. Do something good for others. When I am serving others, it makes me so happy! I love knowing I am helping someone else and making a difference in their life.

Do any of these things help you stress less? I have so much going on in my life right now, so it really helps to be able to handle my stress in a positive way. How do YOU stress less?

XOXO, Chels

 

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Just Dance 2014

We’ve all heard of Just Dance, a creative, brilliant, and fun game to show off your best dance moves with your friends or family.  Ubisoft just released the newest version…

We’ve all heard of Just Dance, a creative, brilliant, and fun game to show off your best dance moves with your friends or family.  Ubisoft just released the newest version of theChelsea Crockett - Just Dance 2014 Game game: Just Dance 2014, the sequel to Just Dance 4.  This version, believe it or not, is even better than the previous ones!

This game is available for Xbox, Xbox Kinect, Wii, and Play Station.  You can buy it at Target, Game Stop, Best Buy, Walmart, and can even click here to buy it right now on Amazon! Chelsea Crockett - Just Dance The game includes dozens of the hottest songs such as “One Way of Another” by One Direction, Katy Perry’s “Roar,” “Applause” by Lady Gaga and many, many more!  It’s a perfect game for parties or even sleepovers with your friends.  Not only can you play by yourself or with friends, but there are more modes made just for this game.  On-Stage mode, Party Master mode, and Classic Free Dance mode are just a few of the many different ways to play the game.

So if you’re looking to put your dancing skills to the test, Just Dance 2014 is the way to do it!

-Chels

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Save Money on Prom!

Prom can be an expensive adventure! Knowing how much it costs can sometimes put a damper on your excitement because you are constantly worrying about money. Here are 3 ways…

Prom can be an expensive adventure! Knowing how much it costs can sometimes put a damper on your excitement because you are constantly worrying about money. Here are 3 ways to save some moolah on prom so you can have the best night ever!

  1. Dinner: with a little planning ahead, you can save loads on your prom dinner! Use the site resteraunt.com to buy giftchelsea crockett homecoming cards for less than they are worth, for 10$ you can get a card worth 25$! Holy moly! And if you have a big group, you can get a 40$ card worth 100$!! If you all chip in, it will be super cheap.
  2. Hair: Instead of spending more than 50$ on an updoo, have a friend do your hair! If you have a girl friend that loves doing hair and is talented at it, she will be honored that you want her to do your hair!
  3. Pictures: If your parents or someone in your group’s parents have a nice camera, have them take your prom photos instead of spending money on a photographer! My dad takes my group’s pictures every year. He loves it! DaddyLiciousInsider!

Saving money is always a good idea, especially on things as pricy as prom! Hopefully these tips help you save on your big day!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

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Windsor Homecoming Dresses

With Homecoming dances right around the corner, I bet you’ll be shopping for a fun dress.  Whether it’s high-low, glitter peplum, or color block sequin, Windsor has what you are…

With Homecoming dances right around the corner, I bet you’ll be shopping for a fun dress.  Whether it’s high-low, glitter peplum, or color block sequin, Windsor has what you are looking for.   They offer nice dresses that won’t break the bank!  So if you are a girl on a budget, go to Windsor and start shopping now.Chelsea Crockett - Windsor Dresses

Once you’ve chosen your dress, remember to top it off with some jewelry. Windsor also offers earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings that will add bling to any look!  Remember not to overdo it with bling if your dress already has sequins and/or glitter.  Tasteful earrings and a bracelet will be plenty.

Last, but not least, your new outfit will require some amazing shoes.  Comfort is always important when choosing your shoes.  However, sometimes us girls have to suffer a little in sparkling heels to put the cherry on top (or bottom! Haha) of our dazzling homecoming look.  Once again, Windsor has it all!  They offer T-strap, ankle cuff, whisky open toed pumps, and lace crochet booties.  So, what are you waiting for?  Grab a friend and go shopping or get online as soon as possible!  Happy homecoming!

Love, Chels

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