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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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Top 3 Nike Must-Haves!

I know I’m not the only one who scrolls through Pinterest to find the cutest workout clothes and wants to buy it all. Nike makes the exercise world go around…

I know I’m not the only one who scrolls through Pinterest to find the cutest workout clothes and wants to buy it all. Nike makes the exercise world go around with their endless amount of products that are both quality and stylish. I could go on and go about every cute sweatshirt and each pair of shoes, but I thought I’d narrow it down to three Nike must-haves!

  • One of Nike’s most popular trends right now are Nike Roshes. They’re a different style of shoe that look and feel great! I’m obsessed with all of the different styles and designs. You can even customize your own with NIKEiD! That way you can have a pair you can solely call your own!  
  • If you’re a runner, then I’m sure you already have a pair (or two!) of Nike Pro Training shorts.  I’m in love! There are so many different patterns and colors to choose from! They’re great quality so you don’t have to worry about them riding up while you run. All in all, they’re light, stretchy, and stylish… Chelsea Crockett - Nike TurtleneckWhat more could you ask for?
  • This trend was really big last year, and is still super popular for the upcoming cold months! The picture on the right shows a turtleneck zip-up that is perfect for exercising outside once temperatures start to drop. There are tons of sweatshirts and hoodies you can choose from (the one on the right is particularly my favorite!).  

What’s your go-to Nike trend? Let me know below lovelies :)!

XO – Chels

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5 Reasons Heels Aren’t Worth it

High heels are totes adorbs. I will give you that much. But you know what totally stinks about them? How severely uncomfortable they are. Here are 5 reasons why high…

High heels are totes adorbs. I will give you that much. But you know what totally stinks about them? How severely uncomfortable they are. Here are 5 reasons why high heels aren’t worth it.

1. THEY ARE (DUH) UNCOMFORTABLE:

I have met girls that say they love high heels and could walk a mile in them. To them I say: lucky ducks! For the other 90% of us, we experience pain within 1 hour of wearing heels. Why be uncomfortable?

 

2. THEY HAVE NO SUPPORT:

Heels often offer zero arch or ankle support which can cause tons of pains throughout your body. The fact is that your feet were not designed to wear high heels, especially not every day for long periods of time.Comic-3638610742d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e_700b

 

3. THEY DON’T REALLY MAKE YOU LOOK TALLER:

Sure, that extra 2 or 3 inches feels like a ton of extra height to you, but to the average joe you look pretty much the same! If you want your legs to look longer you should wear shoes that have an open top so you aren’t cutting your legs off at the ankles. Also, pointy toed shoes elongate your feet and legs, so grab a pair of flats like this!

 

4.  THEY MAKE IT DIFFICULT BE ACTIVE

Do you ever see photos of models in magazines wearing 4 inch heels and running down the street to catch a cab, with their hair and dress blowing in the wind? Totally not realistic. If you have ever tried to get somewhere in a hurry while wearing heels, you know that the words “hurry” and “heels” do not go together.

 

5. THEY ARE JUST AS CUTE AS FLATS:

Trust me when I say that a cute pair of flats is just as chic as a cute pair of heels. You can look polished and professional in both! Plus, flats tend to be a bit more affordable. 😉

 

Don’t force yourself to suffer through a day wearing heels when you would be just as well of wearing a cute pair of flats!

XOXO, Chels

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Unique Summer Shoe Brands for the Great Outdoors!

Summer is the best season to show off your shoe closet. You can wear wedges, heels, sandals, sneakers, anything! I’ve seen a couple new brands pop up all around my…

Summer is the best season to show off your shoe closet. You can wear wedges, heels, sandals, sneakers, anything! I’ve seen a couple new brands pop up all around my school that have a different look and style to them. Plus, they’re perfect for the warm weather and days spent out in the sun!

If you’re an avid camp-goer, then I guarantee you’ve either heard of, or even have yourself a pair, of Chacos! For the past 25 years, Chaco footwear has been making sandals and other shoes solely for the purpose of adventuring the great outdoors. They have a different look to them but they’re so cute and easy to throw on! You can even customize your own on the website. How fun is that!?Chelsea Crockett - Birkenstocks

We all remember the old potato shoes that every one used to wear, well the brand that still produces those today have a new trendy design that I’m in love with! Birkenstock was originally a German company but now it has made its mark in the US! My favorite styles of their sandals are the Arizona or Milano styles like the ones on the right. They’re super easy to slide on and match with just about anything!

Which brand do you prefer? Or do you have another you like to rock? Let me know below :)!

XO – Chelsea

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Shoes Around the World

If you’re like me, then you’re an avid shoe lover!  Besides diamonds, shoes are a girl’s best friend.  It doesn’t matter where you’re from or where you’re visiting, you can…

If you’re like me, then you’re an avid shoe lover!  Besides diamonds, shoes are a girl’s best friend.  It doesn’t matter where you’re from or where you’re visiting, you can always spark up conversation about shoes with any girl!  Although we all share this same connection, the most popular type of shoe differs between countries.  Fashion, although a sort of universal language, can be very, very different. Chelsea Crockett- clogs

Ever owned a pair of clogs, Uggs, Hunters, or cowboy boots?  These are serious staples for different countries.  Clogs from Sweden, Uggs from Australia, Hunter rain boots from England, and cowboy boots from Texas have made their way around the world!  From the runway to the street, they’ve become some of the hottest trends.  College and high school campuses are flooded with Hunter Wellies on a rainy day, country concerts are full of girls rocking their favorite pair of cowboy boots, and thanks to the reinvention of the clog, throwing on a pair of clog wedges is all the rage in the summer.  Another fun international shoe is the moccasin from Canada!  Love throwing on a pair of these with a boho top of an easy and cute outfit look!

Crazy to think that some of your everyday shoes originated thousands of miles away!  The world has some amazing ideas!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Travel In Style

Since I am traveling to and from New York this next month, I thought these travel tips would be great to share! Today I am going to help you master…

Since I am traveling to and from New York this next month, I thought these travel tips would be great to share! Today I am going to help you master the art of traveling with style. It is a tricky talent to tackle, but we will get through it together.  The best advice I can give you is to dress in layers.  This way if you get hot or cold on the airplane or in the car you can just peel of a layer and still be looking cute. Another big bit of advice is to wear shoes that are easy to take off, and that are super comfortable to walk in. They need to be easy to take off so you don’t get caught up in the security line trying to hassle with your shoes. There’s always that girl who wears the boots with 12 million buckles and laces and takes 20 minutes just to take her shoes off at the security checkpoint. Don’t be that girl! Also, if you are traveling by car, wearing shoes that are easy to take off is a must so that you can remove them while riding in the car, but then slip them back on when you stop for food or at a rest stop.

Now what you wear also depends on the climate of your destination and the climate at your starting place. If you are starting out in a warm climate and traveling to a cold climate, then you are going to want to wear something very versatile. On your way to the airport and at the airport you can be wearing blue jeans and a v-neck with a neutral tank underneath. Then once you reach your frigid destination you can pull on a sweater over your shirt and then pair a cute coat over that and you are good to go! Another option is to start out with your jeans rolled up as capris, and then when you land you can roll them down. If you are driving the same rules apply!36ad7cf18115437fbfcf13f910cacf56

 If you are traveling from cold to warm I also recommend dressing in layers. While at your starting point you can wear a pair of warm leggings with a warm oversized sweater and cozy booties. Under the sweater you can layer a stylish v-neck and cozy tank. Once you get to your destination you can pull off your sweater and be ready to go!80713018292143726O421OP4Vc

 

When you are traveling from cold climates to cold climates or warm climates to warm climates it is much easier to choose what to wear. Just keep it cozy! Have a blast, wherever your whereabouts may take you.

Safe travels!

 

XOXO, Chels

P.s. Here are some cute boots to check out:http://tiny.cc/Womens_Boots

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How to Walk in Heels

This time of year around Thanksgiving and Christmas means lots of parties and get-togethers, which means dressing up! To some girls, the words “high heels” are curse words. Yes, heels…

IMG_6340This time of year around Thanksgiving and Christmas means lots of parties and get-togethers, which means dressing up! To some girls, the words “high heels” are curse words. Yes, heels can be uncomfortable and a little hard to commandeer at times, but there really IS an art to walking in heels.

  1. Start small: You wouldn’t run a marathon without training, would you? I certainly wouldn’t. That is why if you rarely wear heals, don’t reach for the 5 inch stilettos come formal. Start off with a 2 inch heel, just to get familiar with the feeling. If you slowly work your way up you will be rockin those 5 inch heels in no time at all.
  2. If the shoe fits…: Size DOES matter. You have got to make sure your heels fit right or you are in for a world of hurt. If the shoes are too big you will be walking around awkwardly all night and will probably feel like a clown with huge shoes. If the shoes are too small your feet will feel cramped and you will be feeling the burn. Your foot size changes over the years, so get your feet sized before stepping out in those stilettos.
  3. Take a breather: Take a sit. There is no shame in having a little break from time to time. When you rest frequently it keeps you walking more comfortably.
  4. Pump the breaks: Wearing heels naturally makes your strides shorter, so you have to take more steps than usual. Slow your roll! The faster you try and walk in heels the funnier you look.
  5. Move to a beat: When you are walking in flats do you think about the steps you are taking? Nope. The same goes for walking in heels, don’t over think it! Try and walk to a beat when you are wearing heels. It will help you even your strides and make your walking look effortless.

We hope that these tips will help you walk like Beyonce wherever your heels may take you!

 

XOXO, Chels

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How to Break In Flats

Flats one of my favorite kinds of shoes. There are so many kinds! There are loafers, ballet flats, dressy flats, casual flats, every day flats, so many options! The only…

Flats one of my favorite kinds of shoes. There are so many kinds! There are loafers, ballet flats, dressy flats, casual flats, every day flats, so many options! The only downside of flats is breaking them in. You want them to fit well and feel cozy! Here is how to break in your flats so that they fit just right and don’t give you blisters.

  1. Grab your hair dryer and heat up the inside of your shoes. Count to three pointing the hair dryer at your toes and then the6a661a7a3450375772427c4de2fc0cbd heel two times.
  2. Pull on your favorite pair of thick socks. I love fuzzy socks so I chose those. Put the shoes on immediately after you heat them up and have put the socks on.
  3. Once you have done these things wear the shoes around the house for a while. You may have to repeat these steps a few times until your shoes are broken in!

If you don’t break in your flats you are in for a world of hurt! The shoes can cause nasty blisters and be downright uncomfortable.

XOXO, Chels

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School Dances

School Dances is just around the corner.  I know you want to know the latest styles and trends to look your best.  My advice would be to stay true to…

School Dances is just around the corner.  I know you want to know the latest styles and trends to look your best.  My advice would be to stay true to yourself!  Do you like short and fun or long and classic?  The hottest colors and styles are something you can decide while staying within your budget.  After deciding upon a dress, your shoes will be the next decision.

Chelsea Crockett - Prom DressesYour shoes can be fun to choose but remember you have to wear them all evening long.  Be sure to choose a pair that fits well and compliments your dress.  Are you looking for strappy, heeled sandals, pumps or flats?  Silver, gold, or nude can top off any evening dress!  If your gown was affordable, then splurge on an adorable pair of shoes!

Last, but not least, your hair and makeup will be a big decision.  Will you decide on an up-do or go with long, flowing locks?  It’s always fun to make an appointment to have your hair done.  Every girl likes a little pampering!  Be sure to look at some of my beauty tips and tutorials for your evening makeup!  You can go for dramatic eyes and lips or soft hues with light glosses for your lips.  Whatever your decision is….Embrace your own style and make memories with special friends!

XOXO, Chelsea

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7 Shoes Every Insider Should Own

If you have seen the show “Sex in the City” or “Gossip Girl”, you know that shoes are a vital part of any wardrobe. Somehow, we girls always find excuses…

If you have seen the show “Sex in the City” or “Gossip Girl”, you know that shoes are a vital part of any wardrobe. Somehow, we girls always find excuses to buy a new pair of shoes. The only issue? Closets can only hold so many pairs of shoes and wallets can only pay for so many! There are a few pairs of shoes that every girl should own. They are considered “staples” to your wardrobe, and they don’t go in and out with trends. These pairs are foolproof, if you have them you will always have the perfect pair of shoes for every outfit.

Nude flats: These shoes are an easy solution to feeling put together and polished while on the go. They are the perfect mixture of ladylike and casual, which means that you can wear them with anything from sweet sundresses to cute cutoffs.

Casual Keds: Boy do I love me a pair of white Keds. They are the world’s most versatile shoe!See-by-Chloe-425-netaporter

Go-with-everything ankle boots: Pick a pair of neutral booties that are totally adorable as well as walkable. They will keep you looking cute all through the fall and winter months!

Summer wedges: When spring and summer show their face, you want to have a great pair of wedges on hand. These shoes pair well with sassy sundresses as well as casual shorts and denim, and they are easy to walk in!

Classic pumps: Your pair of go-to pumps will never let you down. From homecoming to nights out with friends to fancy dinners, these shoes won’t let you down! A great pair of nude or black heels are a must.

Everyday sandals: If you consider flip flops your “everyday” sandals, we need to change that!! Since flat strappy sandals are what we tend to gravitate towards during the summer months, pick out a pair that is neutral and goes with everything!

Riding boots: Every girl needs a good pair of brown riding boots. End of discussion. They are as chic as they are practical!

Do you have any of these styles of shoes in your closet? Then you are well on your way to being prepared for every outfit you could ever imagine!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

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Back to School Boots

Shoes are my favorite. Scratch that, BOOTS are my favorite! If you are like me, that means you are heading back to school soon. Booo! But, school doesn’t have to…

Shoes are my favorite. Scratch that, BOOTS are my favorite! If you are like me, that means you are heading back to school soon. Booo! But, school doesn’t have to be such a bummer. Know why? Because school means that you get to dress to impress every day! And what better way to turn heads than a great pair of boots. Here are my favorite boots for back to school!

Simple ankle booties: These boots can be worn with anything from dresses to skirts to shorts to jeans! It is still pretty hot when school is starting back up, so you definitely want to stick to shorter boots. That is why you can pair these simple booties with skirts or shorts! They are super versatile and add a can dress your outfit up.Cutout-Boots-Under-100

Cut out booties: Have you seen anyone out and about wearing these …boots? I love them. Why? Because they are so
different. They are subtly edgy, but also simple. You can also wear these with these with skirts shorts and dresses, just like the boots above. These boots also have a slight heel to them, so they give you a little extra oomf and can be worn in casual or dressy situations.

Fringe booties: These go with the boho trend that you will be seeing this fall. They are fun, flirty, and free spirited!

Will you be rocking any of these booties when you head back to school? I know I will!

XOXO, Chels

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Cute Keds

Have you seen my new video “Back to School: Outfits for Guys and Girls 2014!”? If so, you saw that in one of my outfits, I was rockin a pair…

Have you seen my new video “Back to School: Outfits for Guys and Girls 2014!”? If so, you saw that in one of my outfits, I was rockin a pair of white Keds shoes! I love these shoes because they are so versatile, practical, and comfortable! You can wear them with so many different styles of clothing. Here are three outfits to show you how you can rock white Keds!

Sundress outfit: Taylor Swift loves this combo. Wearing white sneakers with a sundress is a sweet, innocent ensemble. It also gives off a retro sort of vibe, which is what Taylor is all about! If it is cool outside, shrug on a cardigan. So retro, so cute!9c6b25aa8c26be1c7d5fd9d5ec8ef052

Shorts: This is also a cute ensemble! Like I said earlier, these white shoes are so versatile and go with literally everything. Pair them with high waisted shorts and a crop top, jean shorts and a cute shirt, or even khaki shorts with a striped shirt for a nautical, beach-y look!

Pants: Slip on your Keds with some dark wash skinnies and a striped shirt for a classy, nautical look like above. You can also pair them with distressed jeans and an oversized sweater for a cute comfy look.

I wear my white sneakers with EVERYTHING! Hop over to Shoe Carnival today and grab you a pair!

XOXO, Chels

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Beginner Tips for Runners

Hey everyone! Running is a perfect exercise to get fit and stay fit.  Most teens like to stay active, feel healthy, and be in shape.  Most sports, whether it be…

Hey everyone!

Running is a perfect exercise to get fit and stay fit.  Most teens like to stay active, feel healthy, and be in shape.  Most sports, whether it be basketball, soccer, etc., require some running in order to be a good player.  Other sports, such as cross country, track, etc., require almost only running.  Here are some helpful tips that you can use when training for your season or for simply getting into shape!Chelsea Crockett - Running Article

First off, being hydrated is a necessity for almost everything.  Whenever you go for a run, make sure you have water by your side.  Especially after your run, be sure to drink lots of water to replenish any nutrients you may’ve used up during your exercise.  H2O should start to become your “best friend” while trainingJ.

Second, purchase a pair of good running shoes.  Having good arch support and cushion in your shoes is much needed for any runner.  You can make sure you purchase the right pair of shoes by getting fitted at a local running/sports store.

Lastly, always have a buddy to run with.  You and your friend should run where there are lots of people so you’re never alone.  You want to avoid high traffic areas.  Safety should be your #1 concern when it comes to running!  Before and after your run, be sure to stretch out your muscles to keep from getting any injuries.  Oh yeah….I almost forgot…to help your run go quickly, put on your headphones and listen to your favorite music!  Before you know it, your workout is over!

Good luck!

-Chels

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From Drab to Fab: Redo Your Old Shoes

I saw a picture of an adorable pair of Kate Spade sneakers the other day. Then I took a look at the price. Yikes!! If you have an old pair…

I saw a picture of an adorable pair of Kate Spade sneakers the other day. Then I took a look at the price. Yikes!! If you have an old pair of white sneakers and a Sharpie, then you can get the look for wayyyy cheaper. Here is how I transformed my drab shoes into fab shoes!

  1. Locate a dime, a Sharpie, a pencil, and your sneakers. Use the dime and pencil to trace the polka dots onto the sneakers. I set a picture of the Kate Spade sneakers in front of me so that I could try and replicate the pattern as closely as I could.
  2. Take your Sharpie and trace the pencil circles with it. Then fill the dots in with the Sharpie. Make sure that the Sharpie is a thick Sharpie so that you can fill the dots in quicker.

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See how easy that was?! And cheap too! You can get the “Kate Spade” look without spending a ton of money! Do you think these shoes are cute? Comment below!

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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5 Pairs of Must-Have Boots for This Winter

Hey girls!             Boots are the best shoes to own during the winter.  Whether outside is snowy, rainy, or freezing cold, you’ll need a good pair of boots to keep…

Hey girls!

            Boots are the best shoes to own during the winter.  Whether outside is snowy, rainy, or freezing cold, you’ll need a good pair of boots to keep you warm and dry.  There are five types in particular that are a must-have in your closet. 

  1. Rain boots.  Chelsea Crockett - Hunter Rain BootsThese boots are perfect for not only rain, but snow, too.  Hunter rain boots are some of the best quality rain boots you can buy.  Although they’re more expensive than regular boots, they come in all different colors and styles.
  2. Combat boots.  These boots have definitely made their mark as a HUGE trend in the past year.  You can find combat boots in every shoe store from DSW to Payless.  They’re just what you need to spice up any outfit.
  3. UGGs.  UGGs are the perfect kind of boots to throw on with a pair of leggings and an over-sized sweater.  If UGGs are out of your price range, try checking out the brand Bear Claw or even Target for some look-a-like boots.
  4. Riding boots.  Riding boots are the perfect type of shoe to pair with a cute jacket and skinny jeans.  The fun thing about these boots is that you can either dress them up or dress them down to go with any outfit!
  5. Heeled Boots.  Since heels and sandals aren’t the best choice to wear in the winter, you have to have a backup pair of shoes to rock with your dresses!  Heeled boots are a super cute substitute for sandals during the cold seasons!

         Which type of boot do you prefer?  Let me know below!

                                                -Chels

Interested in checking out a few of these boots?  Look here:http://tiny.cc/Hunter_RainBoots, http://tiny.cc/Combat_Boots, http://tiny.cc/UGG_Boots

 

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