Chelsea Crockett

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Spring Strawberry Treats & Snacks!

Food inspiration can come from a multitude of different things… and since it’s spring, fresh fruits will be sprouting up left and right. It’s time to think about some healthy…

Food inspiration can come from a multitude of different things… and since it’s spring, fresh fruits will be sprouting up left and right. It’s time to think about some healthy spring snacks and treats. Where I live, strawberries will be ripe for picking in about one month.  Whether you get to go and pick them or buy them at your local market, strawberries are a delicious treat!  They are low in calories and fats but rich in nutrients, minerals, and vitamins.  Strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C which is a powerful natural antioxidant.Chelsea Crockett - Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Cake

Therefore, let’s talk about some awesome snacks made with this yummy fruit!  A mom of one of my friends makes a delicious truffle filled with layers of chocolate cake, chocolate pudding/whip cream mixture, and sliced strawberries.  It’s to die for!  Sometimes she just buys a store bought cake and crumbles it up to form the layers.  It’s one of my favorites!

Another snack that I love with strawberries may sound a bit weird… but don’t judge me until you’ve tried it :)! You take fresh strawberries and dip them in a little sour cream and then brown sugar… it’s divine!  It sounds gross at first but the combination of those ingredients is absolutely delicious.  You should give it a try!

Share your favorite treats with me in the comments below. I’d love to hear some of your favorite berry recipes for spring!

XOXO, Chelsea

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Jumpsuits and Rompers 101

Jumpsuits and rompers are the ultimate all-in-one outfit.  They’re so easy to slide on and run out the door.  With spring approaching, we’ll be seeing a lot more rompers everywhere,…

Jumpsuits and rompers are the ultimate all-in-one outfit.  They’re so easy to slide on and run out the door.  With spring approaching, we’ll be seeing a lot more rompers everywhere, but it’s important to find the right romper or jumpsuit for your body type!  Keep on reading to find out which is best for you!Chelsea Crockett- jumper

Jumpers trend to be longer in the leg, especially if they are wide or flare legged.  If you have long legs and a short torso, then the jumper is for you!  It will make your legs look longer and since there is more material in the leg area, you won’t find extra fabric bunched up around your stomach.  If you’re petite, stick with the normal romper

When it comes to picking a print or color, stick to solids!  Since a romper or jumper is basically pants and shirt put together, prints can be overwhelming.  A solid color can be easily pared with any kind of accessory and are perfect for casual or dressy events.  Before you leave the house, don’t forget your shoes!  If you’re wearing a jumper, wedges or heels are most ideal.  It’ll help lengthen the leg and balance out the outfit.  Stick to flats or sandals if you decide to rock a romper

I hope you’ll find the perfect one piece outfit for this spring or summer!

 

Chelsea

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Sporty Looks for Your Favorite Spring Games

Since hockey season is nearing to an end and baseball is just about to begin, you’ll need some tips on how to look sporty yet stylish for each and every…

Since hockey season is nearing to an end and baseball is just about to begin, you’ll need some tips on how to look sporty yet stylish for each and every game! Sporting events are some of my favorite things to attend with my friends or family, and to look cute while doing so! There are so many different ensembles of outfits to create, here are a few of my faves :)!Chelsea Crockett - Sports Outfit

Your simplest and easiest way to go is a casual outfit. Just throw on a pair of leggings and your favorite team’s oversized jersey or t-shirt. As for adding a little more to your outfit, throw in a cute headband or bandana that matches your team’s colors. Accessorize with some fun colored beads or socks!

For a less casual look, the outfit on the right is so so cute! Whatever your team’s colors might be, find a matching flannel that goes with them. Wear your jersey and tie your flannel around your waist! In my opinion, the ripped boyfriend jeans complete the look. So… find yourself a pair to rock with some retro converse. I think even the sunglasses are a stylish touch!

If you’re going for a dressy look, it probably isn’t too easy to come up with something formal for a sporting event… but hopefully I can help with that! If you have a skater skirt, tuck in your shirt or jersey and rock it with a pair of booties. If you have time to shop around before game day, look for a jersey dress. They’re so cute but sometime tough to find!

What’s your go-to sports outfit? Lemme know insiders!

XO – Chels

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Fall Hair Trends

Are you wondering what fall trends are in store for your luscious locks? I’ve got a list that will give you an inside look on what trends are to come…

Are you wondering what fall trends are in store for your luscious locks? I’ve got a list that will give you an inside look on what trends are to come this Fall.

Braids! This Fall, braids are coming in hot! Braids are a great way to pull your hair out of your face and make a fashion statement at the same time! Perfect! Some great braids are fishtail braids, French braids, Dutch braids, and just your everyday original three stranded braid!

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Beach waves! I looove this trend! It looks so effortless and can make you look like you just came from a day at the beach. Some ways to achieve this look are to apply “Not Your Mother’s” Beach Babe spray to your hair (grab it here:http://tiny.cc/NotYourMothers_BeachSpray). It works amazing and smells like coconuts! Bonus! Another way is to loosely curl a few strands of your hair, let them cool, and then brush them out. Easy!

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Low Buns! Just by pulling your hair into a bun at the nape of your neck can instantly give you a sweet, put-together look. You can do this with a regular bun, or you could even braid your hair and then twist THAT into a low bun!

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Now that you know what trends are in store for you this fall, you can rock these looks knowing you are real fashionistas.

Give me your comments below with what hair styles your like.

Love,
Chels

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Summer Fun for Big Kids

Big kids can have a blast in the spring and summer, too! Little kids can’t have all the fun! Here are some ways big kids can rock the warm months….

Big kids can have a blast in the spring and summer, too! Little kids can’t have all the fun! Here are some ways big kids can rock the warm months.

Use an inflatable boat as kiddie pool. That’s right, an inflatable boat! It is the perfect size for a teenager to sit it, and it is small enough that the water will stay warm and heat up really quick. When you are sunbathing on the lawn or by the pool, you can grab a book and hop in your personal pool.

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Inflatable twister. I seriously love this idea. Twister is already a blast, but when you blow it up and make it adult-sized, that makes it even better! This game is great for any teen party, and EVERYONE will want to join in! Twist away!

I am so excited to try these awesome ideas! Are you?Inflatable outdoor movie screen. This is a great idea for any summer or spring evening. Grab a group of friends, a great movie, a projector, and this cool movie screen! You can have the ultimate movie night! I cannot wait!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Blueberry Lemonade

How incredibly refreshing does blueberry mint lemonade sound? I say it sounds crazy good. To me, there is nothing more refreshing than a tall glass of lemonade. Here is the…

How incredibly refreshing does blueberry mint lemonade sound? I say it sounds crazy good. To me, there is nothing more refreshing than a tall glass of lemonade. Here is the recipe for this dapper drink!chelsea crockett blueberry lemonade

Ingredients:

–          1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

–          ¾ cup superfine sugar

–          4 cups water

–          1 cup fresh blueberries

–          1/3 cup fresh mint

Juice your lemons into a large pitcher. Add your sugar and water, and then stir to dissolve. Add the blueberries and mint, then let the mixture sit in the refrigerator overnight before you serve. The longer you let the mixture stand, the more the flavors will mingle. I personally have a pitcher of this stuff sitting in my fridge right now! You can bet your bottom dollar it will all be gone in a jiff!

Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

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Floral Frenzy

Spring is one of the prettiest times of the year! All around you, flowers are starting to appear! Flowers are not only gorgeous and a perfect gift, but a fashion…

Spring is one of the prettiest times of the year! All around you, flowers are starting to appear! Flowers are not only gorgeous and a perfect gift, but a fashion statement as well. What better time to rock some sunflowers than spring?Chelsea Crockett - Floral Necklace

If you’ve checked out the latest issues of fashion magazines, you have seen all the popular trends that involve floral jewelry. Chunky necklaces, like the one on the right, are super cute and classy.  To check out some of these necklaces, click here!  Other accessories, such as earrings and bracelets, are just as stylish. It totally fits the mood of spring!

Chelsea Crockett - Flower BraidOther accessories can be found right outside your front door :)! I know a lot of us have tumblrs, and I’ve seen this on my feed many times. Go outside and pick out some flowers, depending on how long your hair is. Then braid, or fishtail, your hair. After your hair is in a nice (or messy!) braid, put the flowers randomly throughout your hair. Look at the pictures on the left for example, so creative!

To state the most obvious trend for spring is the floral pattern. This pattern is cute on almost any article of clothing. My favorite place to see this design is on simple sundresses! They’re perfect for a day out shopping or lunch with your friends!

Happy spring! – Chels

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DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is the perfect time for showing our moms just how much we appreciate them! Think of how much your mom has done for you without complaining and grumbling….

Mother’s Day is the perfect time for showing our moms just how much we appreciate them! Think of how much your mom has done for you without complaining and grumbling. Whether it was taking me to dance practice or dropping me at a friend’s house, my mom was happy to do it. Here are a few ‘do it yourself’ gifts to show a way of repaying them this Mother’s Day!

Chelsea Crockett - Painted PotsHere is a perfect suggestion for those who are a little more artistic! If your nearby pottery shop doesn’t sell one, find a different store where you can buy a pot. If you can find a white one, even better! Then buy some acrylic paints and go to town! After finishing your masterpiece, let it dry and add some of your mom’s favorite flowers. Don’t forget to keep them hydrated and in the sunlight!

For those who struggle with their artistic side, here is a perfect way to thank your mom for all she’s done. For the nights your mom has stayed up waiting for you to get home or taking care of you when you’re sick, make her a sleep basket. If your mom’s a tea drinker, get all different kinds of tea for her to make before bedtime (peppermint, green, lemon, etc.). Other things to put in the basket could include a candle, lotion, sleep mask, blanket, “do not disturb” sign, etc.

Another cute idea is to take a bunch of old family recipes and make them into one big cookbook! Or try a coupon book with things such as “good for one family game night/movie night” or “good for dinner cooked by me!” Stuff like that shows that the little things do count!

Comment below any other cool ideas you have in mind!  XO – Chels

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Pretty Pastels!

           One of my favorite spring trends is pastel colors.  They’re classy, elegant, and timeless!              Pastel dresses are perfect for almost any occasion.  A picnic in the park, a…

           One of my favorite spring trends is pastel colors.  They’re classy, elegant, and timeless! Chelsea Crockett - Pretty Pastels

            Pastel dresses are perfect for almost any occasion.  A picnic in the park, a first date, or church on Sunday morning are all opportunities to rock your favorite spring dress.  Light pink, baby blue, or even a mint green look great with some white sandals and a bright handbag!

When you clean out your closet for the incoming seasons, don’t think too fast about tossing out your sweaters.  You can find super cute crop sweaters in different patterned or solid pastels at almost any store.  Putting together a crop sweater and a skirt or shorts is the perfect combination!

Besides sweaters and dresses, pastel handbags are stylish and just as elegant!  Although they’re a lighter shade, they can still add a pop of color to a neutral outfit.  Don’t be afraid to put a pastel shade on your nails as well!

Say good bye to winter and hello to spring!

-Chelsea

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Spring maxi skirts

I love maxi skirts! Even better? You can rock ‘em in the spring! There are quite a few different ways that you can style them, and here are a few…

I love maxi skirts! Even better? You can rock ‘em in the spring! There are quite a few different ways that you can style them, and here are a few examples:spring maxi skirt

  1. Tank and leather jacket: If it is still a little chilly, this outfit is the best. Pair a white tank with your favorite bold colored maxi skirt and a leather jacket. The jacket will keep you warm, while the skirt and tank will keep you cool.
  2. Denim shirt: I love this look. Grab a light colored maxi, like coral or light purple, and pair it with a denim button up. Perfect combo of cute and casual!
  3. Loose white tee: if you are out and about running errands, you can toss on a loose white v-neck and your breezy maxi skirt and off you go!

I am so excited to break out my maxi skirts this spring. Are you?

XOXO, Chels

                       

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Spring 2014 Face Masks

Summer is almost here, which means less face makeup! I like to wear less foundation and cover up in the warmer months because I will just sweat it off anyway,…

Summer is almost here, which means less face makeup! I like to wear less foundation and cover up in the warmer months because I will just sweat it off anyway, and I am in the water a lot! This means that my bare skin is exposed, which means any acne or irritations I may have are exposed too! By regularly applying face masks, you can prepare your skin for the warm months and get it ready to be shown off!

 Avocado Egg White Face Mask Recipe: this mask combines the oil fighting powers of avocado and the pore tightening moisturizing properties. The reason that oily skin gets so oily is because the skin is dehydrated beneath the surface, so it tries to compensate by becoming oily. Combine half of an avocado and the whites of one egg to create this mask.properties of egg whites. It does wonders for oily skin! Avocado is well-known for being beneficial to dry skin due to its

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Heavenly Honey Citrus Mask: Want beautiful, healthy, glowing skin? Combine 3 tablespoons of orange juice with half a cup of honey. Apply this mixture to your face and leave it on for a half an hour. After the time has passed, rinse it off with lukewarm water, then cool water, then moisturize! Sounds good enough to eat!

I can’t wait to try these! Can you?

XOXO, Chels

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Easter Sunday 101

            Easter is just around the corner.  It’s one of my absolute favorite holidays!  Easter is celebrated because Jesus, the son of God, rose from the dead and heroically gave…

            Easter is just around the corner.  It’s one of my absolute favorite holidays!  Easter is celebrated because Jesus, the son of God, rose from the dead and heroically gave His life to die for our sins!  Not only are we celebrating a life-changing event, but also starting to see the beautiful switch to spring weather! Chelsea Crockett - Easter Dresses

            Since I was little, Easter Sunday has always been special in our house.  My sister, brother, and I put on our Easter outfits and are ready for church and other festivities!  Easter Sunday is a day that we dress up to go to church, lunches, dinners, etc.  Therefore, it is time to start looking for that special Easter dress!  Some of my favorite online spots to look at for this occasion are Windsor, Simply Dresses, and Lulu’s!

            Easter Sunday is a way to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring!  Time to think about the new trends for dresses.  Whether you are looking for lace, high/low, off the shoulders, or cut outs, the above mentioned sites are a great place to start!  And don’t forget about shoes to match.  Time to break out those long awaited peep toe pumps or glittery sandals!

                                                                  Happy Easter Everyone! -Chels

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The Tricks to Layering in the Spring

 Spring can be a confusing season, since it can be a mix between summer and winter weather.  As the cool winter air turns into the crisp spring weather, layering is…

 Spring can be a confusing season, since it can be a mix between summer and winter weather.  As the cool winter air turns into the crisp spring weather, layering is an important art to master in the fashion world.  It’s an easy way to be able to break out some of your warm-weathered clothing without freezing in the cool March temperatures.  Check out my simple ways toChelsea Crockett- spring layering layer in the spring.

            The #1 tip to layering is to keep the bulk to a minimum.  It’s easy to throw on an abundance of clothing, but the outcome may not be flattering.  Keep your base outfit form-fitting.  A blazer is a great way to add warmth to an outfit without making the outfit look bulky.  It can be paired with a simple dress or jeans and a tee/button-up.  The same goes for a vest.  If you want to wear one of your favorite dresses, but the weather might be too cold for it, don’t worry!  Try pairing your dress with a jean jacket and light, silk scarf.  If it’s too chilly to wear sandals, opt for a pair of flats or knee high riding boots to complete your look.  If it’s too chilly to wear your favorite spring button up, try throwing on a crewneck sweater over the shirt, pulling out the collar and rolling up the sleeves.  Make sure to wear bright colors to really capture the essence of spring!

            Layering is so important, especially during the months of crisp, cool weather.  Experiment with your clothing, and soon enough, you’ll be a layering expert!

Love,

            Chelsea    

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Prom Nails: What’s Hot This Spring!

            Along with the perfect dress and pair of shoes, accessories and a trendy set of nails are much needed.  There are some shades, colors, and styles that are timeless…

            Along with the perfect dress and pair of shoes, accessories and a trendy set of nails are much needed.  There are some shades, colors, and styles that are timeless and perfect for any prom theme.  Others are popular and trendy this season!  Check out my suggestions below!

            First off, the obvious neutrals.  Cream, brown, tan, etc. will always complement your dress well.  Also, you can’t go wrong with simple French tips.  They’re elegant, classy, and a timeless design to go with any gown.

            Another popular style that seems to be all around my school at least, and I’m sure yours too, is solid nails with a sparkly ring finger.  Look to your right for an example.  Adding a little shimmer to your fourth finger will bring more attention to your gorgeous jewelry and sparkly dress.

            Chelsea Crockett - Ombre NailsWe can’t forget about ombré nails!  Seen recently in New York Fashion Week, ombré is a classy way to show off your creative side.  Whatever color your dress may be, you can coordinate your polish, as well.  There are plenty of tutorials on how you can achieve the perfect set of ombré nails.  

            Let me know in the comment section below what trend you’re rockin’ this prom!

                                                              XOXO, Chelsea

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