Chelsea Crockett

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How to Style a Half-Bun

Half buns are all the rage. Now, this hair style won’t save your neck from sweating, but it WILL keep your hair out of your face in a casually chic…

Half buns are all the rage. Now, this hair style won’t save your neck from sweating, but it WILL keep your hair out of your face in a casually chic way. That is all a girl can ask for in a hair style, is it not? Here is why this hairstyle is making waves.

  1. It is a happy medium: If you want to wear your hair down but you also want it out of your face, then this hairdo is your bff. Instead of pulling back your bangs with a bobby pin, pull it up in a half up bun!half bun 2
  2. It is uber easy: It takes less than a minute. For real. Use a texture spray to give your hair some waves and grit. Take sections of hair from temple to temple and sit the knot high on your head if you have a short face. If you have a longer face or narrower forehead then position the knot towards the back of your head.
  3. It is super stylish: Some of my favorite style icons have been putting their own spin on this style. And rightfully so! It looks so effortless and chic and the same time, and not a lot of hair styles can do that! Plus you can literally wear this hairstyle at any point in the day and to virtually any place, from the gym to dinner out!

I am sold. Half bun here I come!

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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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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5 Things You Should Never Wear to Work in the Summer

Where I live the temperature has been in the upper nineties, and even the 100’s these past few weeks. Needless to say, we are all sweating our brains out! If…

Where I live the temperature has been in the upper nineties, and even the 100’s these past few weeks. Needless to say, we are all sweating our brains out! If you work in an office or a professional setting it can be hard to dress for work when you know that you have to be professional all whilst trying not to die of heat stroke. There are a few things you should avoid wearing to work in the summer, even though it may be tempting! But, no matter enticing it may be to wear them, you want to stay appropriate and professional. Here are 5 things you should never wear to work in the summer.

 

1. STRAPLESS ANYTHING

Showing your shoulders in a work setting just isn’t professional, no matter how cute that strapless dress or tank top is. Layer a blazer over it to make it more work appropriate. Plus, adding a blazer will jazz up your outfit!

2. FLIP FLOPS

Flip flops are best saved for the beach or the pool, not for work! Yes, they may have rhinestones on the straps, but that doesn’t make them any more work appropriate. Opt for a pair of flats instead!

3. SHORT SKIRTS/DRESSES

If you cannot bend down without fear of flashing your co-workers, then your dress or skirt is too short! Keep it classy. I know you want to show off your killer legs, but save that for a night out with your friends!

4. SHEER CLOTHING364e3120ffcf73dad611fcdfdffc81ca

Yes, sheer fabrics allow your skin to breathe and keep your body cool in the hot weather, but they are not work appropriate. If you can see bra straps or underwear through your clothes, it should be a no-go!

5. OVERSIZED CLOTHES

Oversized clothes are all the rage right now, but they are not work wear! You want to look clean cut and classy, not frumpy. Save your comfy oversized ensembles for outings with friends or family!

 

What do YOU think is a clothing item you should never wear to work in the summer? I want your input!

XOXO, Chels

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Style Tips from Gossip Girl’s Queen B

I love the show “Gossip Girl.” Where do you think I got the idea to sign my blogs “XOXO, Chels”? Plus, Blair Waldorf is my style idol. There are a…

I love the show “Gossip Girl.” Where do you think I got the idea to sign my blogs “XOXO, Chels”? Plus, Blair Waldorf is my style idol. There are a few valuable lessons we can learn from queen B. Here are the style rules that Blair wouldn’t get caught breaking.

 

  1. ALWAYS dress to impress: It doesn’t matter if you are just running out to grab a cup of coffee or running errands, keep it stylish!Leighton+Meester+struts+olive+green+coat+Longchamp+PooAOYVlx4kl
  2. Store flip flops in your evening bag: Or any bag for that matter. If you keep a spare pair of sandals on hand you can wear your cutest, most uncomfortable shoes knowing you have a backup pair of shoes just in case your feet feel likethey are about to fall off!
  3. Try out different hues of the same color in your outfit: What I mean by this is if you are wearing hot pink pants, wear a lighter pink top and maybe carry a deep burgundy handbag. Wear different shades of the same color! This will give your outfit lots of definition and pizazz!
  4. Coordinating your shoes with your purse is A-OK: If you want to coordinate the pattern/color of your purse with your shoes, do it!
  5. Sit like a lady, always: Sit in a way that would make your momma proud; back straight, ankles crossed!
  6. Animal print is okay in small amounts: Animal print is just fine as long as it is worn in small, classy doses!
  7. Red accessories are always a “yes”: Who doesn’t love a lady in red!
  8. Headbands: Never underestimate the power of ‘em.

 

As said by Blair herself, “Fashion is the most powerful art there is. It’s movement, design, and architecture all in one. It shows the world who we are and who we’d like to be.”

XOXO, Chels (and Gossip Girl)

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The Varsity Jacket- What it is and How to Style it

When our parents were in high school, a way to show your girl that you wanted to “go steady” with them was to give them your letterman or “varsity” jacket….

When our parents were in high school, a way to show your girl that you wanted to “go steady” with them was to give them your letterman or “varsity” jacket. Nowadays, they are an up and coming fashion statement! I myself am rocking the trend, and I think that you should too! Here are a few ways to do it.varsity jacket

  1. Layer it: Do you have a favorite hooded jacket or sweatshirt? Put it on and then layer your varsity jacket over it! Not only will this keep you warm, but it will also add character to your outfit. Add in a beanie and you will have a totally cozy combo.
  2. Keep it simple: Pair your varsity jacket with your favorite pair of jeans and some white Keds. This gives your ensemble a little throwback flare and is nice and simple. If you want to add even more “cute” to the combo, braid your hair and add a ribbon to the bottom of it. Adorable!
  3. Dress it up: If you want to take the dressier route, layer your letterman jacket over a dress or a skater skirt! It will give an edgy flare to your girly dress.

I wear my varsity jacket alllll the time! Try one on for size, I know you will love it!

XOXO,Chels

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