Chelsea Crockett

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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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Tassel Fashion

The “tassel” trend is one of my faves right now. My favorite store in my hometown, “MOD”, has some great tassel pieces that I have my eye on. I know…

The “tassel” trend is one of my faves right now. My favorite store in my hometown, “MOD”, has some great tassel pieces that I have my eye on. I know this fashion trend will be in full swing this fall, so I want to make sure you know all the details! Here are my favorite ways to rock the trend.tassel

  1. With necklaces: I love the tassel necklace trend. You can spruce up any simple ensemble with a spunky tassel necklace. I love the pops of color and accents they add!
  2. On handbags: This is such a fun way to make your outfit pop! Keep your outfit simple, wear whites or other neutrals, and add in a handbag featuring tassels. I love the fun playfulness of them!
  3. On apparel: Show your fun, fashionista side by wearing pieces that feature tassels! I love this shirt that has tassels on the bottom. Wear it with a pair of jeans and cute flats and you are ready for a fun day out on the town, or it can even be a simple date night outfit!

Will you be rocking the tassel trend this fall?

XOXO, Chels

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Flannel Fashion

Flannels are a pretty diverse piece of clothing. They can be worn in so many ways, from wrapped around your waist to layered over a dress to simply buttoned up!…

Flannels are a pretty diverse piece of clothing. They can be worn in so many ways, from wrapped around your waist to layered over a dress to simply buttoned up! Besides being oh-so-warm and cozy, they are also pretty darn cute. Here are 4 ways to fashion your flannels this season.

  1. If you live somewhere where the weather is not too chilly during the winter months but can get a little brisk at times, you can layer a unbuttoned flannel on top of a floaty dress and pair that with boots and sunglasses. If you live where it is chilly, add some tights under the dress to make this outfit work for you!130f87ce746fbc7b509533fa9aa75955
  2. An all-black outfit is necessary every once in a while. Want to feel chick and edgy? Pair some black skinnies with a simple v-neck tee and a black and white unbuttoned flannel. Toss on some boots and a statement necklace and you are ready to rock.
  3. If you have a preppy side, which I think we all do deep down, layer a checked flannel under a cute sweater. Let the collar and the cuffs of the sleeve pop out of the sweater to show the pattern. Add in a statement watch, some bangles, and riding boots to finish off this look.
  4. Add a feminine flare to your flannel by tucking it into high-waisted jeans. Wear some classic nude or brown booties with this to create a sort of retro, classic, almost western look!

How will YOU wear your flannels this fall?

XOXO,

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Coat Layering 101

In my book, a layered outfit is the best kind. It mixes different styles, colors, and textures to form an outfit that is perfectly put-together. A well layered outfit not…

In my book, a layered outfit is the best kind. It mixes different styles, colors, and textures to form an outfit that is perfectly put-together. A well layered outfit not only keeps you warm, it also adds dimension and personality to your look. Here are 3 outfits that show you how to get the most out of cold-weather coat layering.layering

  1. Leather layering: This outfit combines a plaid flannel with a slouchy cardigan and a leather jacket. Layering the chunky cardigan under the leather jacket not only keeps you warm, but also adds a layer of texture to the look of the outfit!
  2. More leather layering: Okay, so you have probably noticed I like leather jackets. Sue me! This time we are layering the leather jacket UNDER something. Pair a simple tee, such as a striped tee, under a leather jacket, then layer that under a colored coat. The coat doesn’t have to be colored, but if you want to spice things up choose a color that is still versatile but is also a statement!
  3. Moving to denim: This time we ditch the leather jacket for denim. Layer a simple tee under an unbuttoned denim shirt. Then add a simple coat over that for a subtle, understated look that is still trendy!

Get creative with coat layering. Have fun with it! Not only will it keep you looking cute, it will keep you cozy too!

XOXO, Chels

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Trench Coat Fashion

To me, there is no clothing item more classic than a tan trench coat. They are timeless, can be paired with pretty much anything, and never go out of style….

To me, there is no clothing item more classic than a tan trench coat. They are timeless, can be paired with pretty much anything, and never go out of style. If there was one piece of clothing I would recommend for every closet, it would be a tan trench coat! Here are a few of my favoirte ways to wear them this fall and winter.trench 1

  1. Classy and casual: For running around town or any casual occasion, pair a simple striped shirt with some dark jeans, and simple ankle booties with a trench coat for a slightly nautical, classy look.
  2. A bit more dressy: If you want to dress things up just a smidge, layer a patterened button-up under a simple sweater, and pair that with a pair of black pants for a preppy, put-together look.
  3. Dressing it up: If you’re feeling really dressy, pair a cute collared dress with your trench coat. The collar will add a sweet simple touch to the outfit, and the dress gives the ensemble a feminine flair!

So what do you say, is a trench coat on your wish list now?

XOXO, Chels 

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Fall Fashion: White Jeans

Who says you cannot wear white after Labor Day? I petition that we throw that rule out the door! Why put those perfectly good white jeans away for the fall/winter…

Who says you cannot wear white after Labor Day? I petition that we throw that rule out the door! Why put those perfectly good white jeans away for the fall/winter when you could rock them all year long? Beats me! Here are my favorite ways to wear white jeans in the fall.white pants 1

  1. With a neutral sweater: If you are looking for a casual outfit to wear to school, pair your white skinnies with a neutral colored oversized sweater. Add in a thick brown belt and some nude flats or Sperries to complete the look!
  2. With a jean jacket: A dark jean jacket adds so much dimension to a simple outfit. Pair white jeans, a simple gray shirt, and a denim jacket for a simple, sweet fall look. Toss in some suede booties to complete the ensemble!
  3. With gingham: Oh my goodness. I just love gingham. It is so classy and cute and vintange and just all around adorable! Tuck a gingham button up into your white jeans, or just tuck in the front and let the rest of the shirt hang loose, and layer in a thin tan belt. I would wear some white Keds sneakers with this duo!

People will forget the phrase “don’t wear white past Labor Day” when they see how cute you look in your fall white jeans ensembles!

XOXO, Chels

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Pretty in Plaid

To me, one of the classiest, most preppy patterns is plaid. Wouldn’t you agree? The best time to wear plaid is during the autumn and winter months, and luckily those…

To me, one of the classiest, most preppy patterns is plaid. Wouldn’t you agree? The best time to wear plaid is during the autumn and winter months, and luckily those months are upon us! Here are a few of my favorite ways to pair up plaid this season.

  1. Dress it up: Layer a chunky cableknit sweater over a plaid skirt or dress for a layered fall look. Add in some booties and a felt hat to complete the ensemble! I love this pairing because it is just too cute for words! So pretty and preppy.plaid
  2. Layer it up: Pair your favorite plaid flannel with a puffy or faux fur vest for a cute, simple, everyday look! Add some brown riding boots and you are good to go. If you want something casual, Pair a solid long sleeved tee with dark pants and a plaid flannel wrapped around your waist.plaid 3
  3. Scarf it up: The easiest way to wear plaid this season is to wear it in scarf form! Pair a plaid scaf or blanket scarf with your favorite sweater to add a little extra oomf to your outfit.

Ahh plaid, you never disappoint! There are so many more options on how to wear plaid, this is just a few! Comment below with some other outfit ideas on how to wear this preppy pattern.

XOXO, Chels

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Fall Faux Fur Vest Fashion

Okay so faux fur vests are everywhere right now. And I have to say, I am digging it. I might, just MIGHT have bought one from the Target kid’s section…

Okay so faux fur vests are everywhere right now. And I have to say, I am digging it. I might, just MIGHT have bought one from the Target kid’s section the other day. Hey, it was cheaper than the adult one! No shame. Here is how to dress this trend for every occasion.

  1. Casual: Layer a plaid button-down shirt with your fur vest for a great everyday outfit! Pair with some suede booties and aviator sunglasses and you are all set.
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  2. Semi-casual: I love long-sleeve t-shirt or tunic dresses. Paired with a fur vest? DROOL! Add in a floppy hat and chunky heel booties for a super trendy ensemble. Wear this shopping, out to lunch with friends, or to a fall party!
  3. Dressed up: If you are looking for an effortlessly chic outfit, look no further than black jeans or leather leggings, a black blouse or tunic, and a faux fur vest. Add in some black suede booties, a black leather tote, and some trendy shades to complete this night-out worthy look.

I know what you’re thinking. Where can I find an adorable faux fur vest?! I have found cute ones at TJ Maxx and Target, but they are pretty much everywhere!

Happy hunting!

XOXO, Chels

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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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How to Style Oxford Shoes

Oxford shoes aren’t just for dudes any more! The style of shoe is making its way up the Hollywood fashion ladder and even Taylor Swift is sporting the trend! They…

Oxford shoes aren’t just for dudes any more! The style of shoe is making its way up the Hollywood fashion ladder and even Taylor Swift is sporting the trend! They are classy, preppy, and fashionable. Here is how YOU can work Oxfords into your wardrobe.ladies-flat-shoes-1

  1. Casual: The easiest, most casual way to wear Oxfords is with some skinny jeans, a white cotton button up, and a cute pair of sunglasses. If you are feeling sassy, toss in a hat and statement purse!
  2. Semi-Casual: Take Taylor Swift’s style advice and pair a neutral pair of skinnies with a preppy sweater, leather handbag, and retro shades.
  3. Dressy: The “dressier” option is to wear a cute printed dress with nylon tights, a cardigan, and Oxfords! I love the “scholarly” look this gives. It is a little vintage, a little classic, but a lot of cute!

So ladies, this fall will you be sporting some Oxfords? They come in all  types, from simple leather to bright colors and everything in between! There is something for everyone. 

XOXO, Chels

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How to Mix your Summer and Fall Wardrobe

Does the thought of putting your summer clothes away until next May make you die a little on the inside? You aren’t the only one! Luckily there are ways to…

Does the thought of putting your summer clothes away until next May make you die a little on the inside? You aren’t the only one! Luckily there are ways to incorporate your summer wardrobe into your fall one. Here are a few ways!

  1. Pull on some pants: Layer some pants under your tunics or sundresses to transition them from summer to fall! Play with the proportions and patterns. For example, layer a pleated white tunic with some earth toned leather leggings!4lc6ef-l-610x610-jacket-leather-boho-chic-dress
  2. Layer in a jacket: A moto jacket/ army jacket is great to layer over frilly loose summer tank tops that you definitely wouldn’t be able to wear without a jacket. Plus, the jacket makes the tanks seem less girly, it gives your outfit an edge!
  3. Blazer love: layer a blazer over a sundress for a classy, preppy fall look!
  4. Color craze: Who says fall has to be about monotone colors? Spice it up! Pair summer clolors, like blush, with fall colors like army green to create a dynamic duo!

See? Transitioning from summer to fall isn’t as tragic as it may seem when you can take your fav summer styles with you!

XOXO, Chels

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Fall Stripes Fashion

Fall stripes are the best kind of stripes in my book. There are so many fun ways to layer your striped attire, and the only time to layer is in…

Fall stripes are the best kind of stripes in my book. There are so many fun ways to layer your striped attire, and the only time to layer is in the cooler months! Now that’s ONE positive thing about cold weather! 😉 Here are a few of my favorite ways to layer stripes.

  1. With a military flare: Pair a striped maxi dress or t-shirt dress with an army vest or an army green military jacket! You could even toss on a pair of black skinnies with a black and white striped shirt and military jacket.fall stripes fashion 3 Don’t forget a cute pair of booties!
  2. Edgy casual: Pull on your favorite pair of ripped frayed skinnies with a striped tee and a pair of converse for an effortless edgy look. You could even swap the striped tee for a striped tunic for those chillier days!
  3. Cute and classy: I think this look might be my favorite of them all. Pair a loose long sleeved striped tee with black skinnies, nude suede booties, a chunky nude scarf and a black felt floppy hat for a look that is too cute for words!

Fall in love with stripes this fall!

XOXO, Chels

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Mad for Moto Jeans

Last year floral jeans and bold prints were all the rage. This year, texture is what we are loving. Moto jeans are an edgy, unique, fashion-forward statement that I am…

Last year floral jeans and bold prints were all the rage. This year, texture is what we are loving. Moto jeans are an edgy, unique, fashion-forward statement that I am excited to work into my wardrobe. They have just enough texture to be different from the crowd, but are not flashy and do not draw too much attention. They are a subtle statement. Here are 3 ways you can make moto jeans your own this fall.

  1. Casual and comfy: Pair a neutral sweater with a distresses, earthy shade of moto jeans. Add in some neutral suade booties or neutral flats and a fringe purse for an everyday look.Moto jeans 2
  2. Edgy: Grab a pair of black or burghundy moto jeans and toss on a black sweater and a leather jacket to turn some heads. Toss in some black chunky booties, a black or burghundy clutch and some black wayfarer shades to complete the look.
  3. Denim: Slide on some denim moto jeans with a simple sweater, printed flats, and an animal print handbag.

I want your style tips! How would YOU wear these jeans? What would you pair with them? I want to know! Comment below.

XOXO, Chels

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What to Wear to Your Boyfriend’s Thanksgiving…

Do you have a boy toy? Whether you have been dating for 3 months or 3 years, going to his family get-togethers can be nerve wracking, am I right? You…

Do you have a boy toy? Whether you have been dating for 3 months or 3 years, going to his family get-togethers can be nerve wracking, am I right? You want to impress them and make them like you. Well my friends, today I am here to help you pick out the perfect “impress his parents and grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins” outfit!boots

Some important things to consider are comfort, modesty, and the setting. When you are comfortable and confident in what you are wearing, it shows! This also goes with the modesty factor. You want to dress modestly to show what a mature, respectable, classy young lady their beloved son/grandson/nephew/cousin is dating! When I say the setting I mean this: is his family a more casual group or do they dress things up at get-togethers? You might want to ask him (or probably his mom) what kind of attire is the norm at their family holiday get-togethers.

Here are some outfit suggestions:

Casual: If they are more of a “jeans and t-shirt” kind of family, then wear a casual pair of dark skinnies, a cute sweater and scarf! Totally adorable, nice and cozy and casual!

Middle: If they are sort of an in-between casual and dressy kind of family, then I would go with black skinnies and a nice blouse and flats, or black skinnies and a sweater poncho and booties, or my personal favorite, black skinnies, tan booties, a nice cream colored blouse, and a faux fur vest!

Dressy: If they are a classy, dressy family then I would wear tights and a dress or skirt, a nice sweater or blazer over it, statement jewelry, and neutral makeup. The neutral makeup tip goes for all of the outfits, don’t go crazy with the eye shadow or lip color. Subtle is best when around your BF’s fam!

I hope these tips help ease a little bit of the “meeting the fam” nervousness! Don’t you worry, they are going to LOVE you.

XOXO, Chels

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Fall Must-Have: Leather Leggings

We’ve all seen the movie Greese, and we have all wished we were Sandy in the very last scene with her sleek black leggings and fabulous leather jacket with her…

We’ve all seen the movie Greese, and we have all wished we were Sandy in the very last scene with her sleek black leggings and fabulous leather jacket with her bouncy blonde hair. She totally rocks the look! Well, lucky for you, leather leggings are making a comeback. Don’t believe me? Here are a few super cute outfits that will have you totally convinced:

  1. Leather leggings with slouchy sweater: This is the most casual of the outfits. When you want to feel comfortable and laid back but still look super chic doing it, then this outfit is perfect. The leather leggings spice it up a bit while the sweater keeps it casual.
  2. Leather leggings with jean button up: This outfit is kind of the “in-between” outfit that can be worn as an everyday sort of ensemble. Pair your leather leggings with a jean button up, neutral infinity scarf, and nude booties. You can wear this outfit almost anywhere, from school to shopping or even just out running errands! It combines the edginess of the leather with the subtleness of denim to create a perfectly balanced ensemble.leather leggings collage
  3. Leather leggings with peplum blouse and blazer: This is the dressiest option of them all. Pair your leather leggings with a peplum top, blazer, a cute clutch, and your favorite dressy heels. This outfit can worn to any dressy occasion!

You can find leather leggings in stores like Forever 21, H&M, or even Abercrombie! I will definitely be rocking the leather leggings trend this fall. Will you?

XOXO, Chels

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Fall Fashion Must-Have: Bean Boots!

Have you ever heard of “Bean Boots”? They are adorable, preppy boots that keep your toes toasty warm in the cold weather. There are a few fashion trends that incorporate…

Have you ever heard of “Bean Boots”? They are adorable, preppy boots that keep your toes toasty warm in the cold weather. There are a few fashion trends that incorporate these toasty warm booties that you just cannot ignore this fall. Here is how to rock Bean Boots!

  1. Dress ‘em up: If you are a lassie that likes to dress it up, I have an idea for you. Pair your Bean Boots with dark tights, a grey wool skirt, wool socks, a simple striped shirt and a camel pea coat! I absolutely love how this outfit looks with all of the pieces put together, the Bean Boots adding a little gritty flare to an otherwise preppy outfit.bean boots
  2. Keep it simple: Layer a simple flannel shirt with a vest, dark skinnies, and wool socks peeking out from your boots. This look has a woodsy flare that I love.bean boots 1
  3. Keep it cozy: Grab some black leggings, an oversized sweater, and some warm wool socks. This is the perfect cozy rainy day or snowy day outfit.

Bean Boots are such a cute and classy way to keep those toesies warm this winter. Check ‘em out!

XOXO, Chels

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