Chelsea Crockett

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3 Vintage Things to Put on Your Christmas List

Shopping vintage can give you some of the best hidden gems and forgotten styles out there! There are tons of styles that are making a comeback, along with different vintage…

Shopping vintage can give you some of the best hidden gems and forgotten styles out there! There are tons of styles that are making a comeback, along with different vintage things to add to your Christmas list.  Here are a few of my favorites to channel your old-school side!

One of my favorite throwback styles of shoes is Adidas’ Superstar sneakers. The original version was introduced in 1963 and is back in action!  The shoe is widely available and super affordable.  I love to throw them on with shorts, jeans, or even a cute T-shirt dress.  You can wear them with just about anything to create the perfect street-style look.

Chelsea Crockett - Calvin Klein CrewneckAnother fun vintage look is a Calvin Klein or Adidas crewneck sweatshirt. These slouchy, oversized sweatshirts are often color blocked for a retro fashionable style or solid with an apparent vintage logo.  This is a classic “90’s” look and can be paired with leggings and sneakers.  Check out the picture on the left for example!

Apart from clothing, Urban Outfitters supplies all your other vintage needs.  They sell old-school record players, records, and Polaroid cameras! These are the perfect addition to your Christmas list!  (The record player can even be a cute decoration for your room!)

Be sure to shop at your resell-it stores to see what you can find yourself!

Merry Christmas! – Chels

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5 Steps to Thrifting the Perfect Look

Thrifting is the perfect pastime.  It’s cheap, fun, and can bring out your creative side if you let it!  Many of your favorite looks can be recreated if you simply…

Thrifting is the perfect pastime.  It’s cheap, fun, and can bring out your creative side if you let it!  Many of your favorite looks can be recreated if you simply go to a thrift store with an open mind and a little creativity!  Here are 5 steps to master the art of thrifting. 🙂

  1. Be openminded. Chelsea Crockett - DIY High Waisted Shorts You will come across many interesting outfits, shirts, shoes, etc. (to say the least).  Maybe try on a few things that you think you’d never ever wear.  It may turn out to be your new favorite shirt!
  2. Be creative.  Think about how you can take one piece of clothing and turn it into a completely new creation.  There are so many DIY looks that you can create right in your room!  (If you don’t have a creative bone in your body, Pinterest is the perfect place to find some inspiration!)
  3. Think retro.  One of my favorite looks is DIY high waisted shorts.  Take a fun pair of mom jeans and cut them to the perfect length.  Roll the ends to create the perfect 70’s look like the picture on the right!  My friends and I have all done this and they’re so comfy!
  4. Go with friends.  Everything is more fun when you’re with your girls right?  Grab some of your friends and make a day out of it.  A second opinion always helps when shopping!
  5. Don’t go with a game plan.  If you go with a specific piece of clothing in mind, you might pass by tons of other things that may end up creating the perfect look!

What’s your go-to shop to go thrifting at?  Let me know below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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High-Waisted Swim Style

There is a swimwear trend that has been coming up through the ranks the last few years and is finally making waves. It is high-waisted swimwear! I have a few…

There is a swimwear trend that has been coming up through the ranks the last few years and is finally making waves. It is high-waisted swimwear! I have a few suits in this style and am a huge fan because they slim my waist and disguise my thighs. Here are a few of my favorite high-waisted suits!

  1. Scalloped: Scalloped swimwear is so cute. It is feminine yet simple. I also think it has a classiness to it.
  2. Girly: Bring on the fun prints and ruffles! I love the peplum style of this top because it hides any belly that we may be uncomfortable showing. The bottoms are also a great statement piece, I love the colorful print!
  3. Unique: I love suits that are different from the norm. This top is just that! It is long sleeved, which is not typically what swim tops are. If you are going to a beach that is a little chilly or clowdy, then this is a great option. It is also a good option if you are trying to avoid sunburn. I love the retro flare of the stripes paired with the simple sleek black bottoms.

I am totally hopping on board with the high-waisted suit trend, are you?

XOXO, Chels

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Swimsuits For The Fourth

The Fourth of July is time for 3 things: BBQ, fireworks, and swim parties! If you are planning on heading to a party this Fourth, you will want to be…

The Fourth of July is time for 3 things: BBQ, fireworks, and swim parties! If you are planning on heading to a party this Fourth, you will want to be rockin’ a sweet swimsuit to set you apart from the crowd. Show your personality and style with one of these three stylish suits!

  1. High-waisted: If you want to be both trendy and patriotic, then try out this cute combo. I love the flattering high waist and girly halter neck.red
  2. Spotted and retro: This suit is totally adorable. The polka dots and halter neck make this suit a crowd favorite. It is also modest and classy!
  3. Classic and gingham: If you want something fun and flirty, then choose a gingham bikini! This suit has a bit of a retro flare and is a classic look.

Have a safe and happy Fourth!

XOXO, Chels

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3 Creative DIYs for Reuse!

Everyone has old things they just throw away when they’re too vintage or simply old and rundown like a piece of furniture, clothing, etc. The amount of DIYs that are…

Everyone has old things they just throw away when they’re too vintage or simply old and rundown like a piece of furniture, clothing, etc. The amount of DIYs that are possible from these things is endless… You just have to find the right one for your outdated item!

  1. Old sweaters and t-shirts are always reusable. Maybe not wearable, but try turning them into a t-shirt quilt or maybe a sweater infinity scarf. Certain DIYs don’t take a lot of time but the results are great! There are tons of different options, you just have to look for them!Chelsea Crockett - DIY Key
  2. Old keys that aren’t needed anymore can make for a great necklace. Including the actually necklace chain itself, those two items are basically all you need! You can even decorate it different ways like the picture on the right.
  3. Old maps can have a lot more potential than you think. Pieces of furniture such as a lamp, canvas, etc. can be a perfect place to use it! Depending on the piece of furniture, you can papier-mâché the map onto it! You can look up several different recipes to do so.

Let me know how yours turns out! 🙂 -Chels

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Rock the Retro Look

Vintage & retro hairstyles are coming back with a bang! When I see pictures of women in the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s I am always so jealous of their hair….

Vintage & retro hairstyles are coming back with a bang! When I see pictures of women in the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s I am always so jealous of their hair. They wore it in such cool ways! Luckily, lots of those styles are making a comeback! Here are a few of my favorite retro hair styles and how to style them.

  1. Tied-up updoo: If you have ever seen pictures of “Rosie the Riveter” then you know where this style came from! I love it because it is a quick, easy, adorable way to pull your hair up. It is also great for second-day hair that is looking a bit greasy. The scarf hides it! Here is how to do it: Work some texturizing spray through your hair, then curl it with a large barreled iron. Spritz with hair spray, then pin random curls into a messy bun. Tie a pretty head scarf retro 4around your head to finish it off!
  2. Retro waves: When I see this hair style I think of knee-high white leather boots and some giant bug-eyed sunglasses! Or I think of Daphne from Scooby Doo. Either one works ;). Here is how to do this look: Curl your hair with hot rollers, then use dry shampoo at your crown for some volume. Tease it a bit at the crown, and then finish with a spritz of hair spray, not too much that it looks sticky or rough!
  3. Victory rolls: This hair style makes me want to put on a poodle skirt and go to the drive-in! So retro and so classic. It gives a great ‘40s vibe and would look absolutely adorable with a full skirt, lace dress, or silky blouse. Here is how to create this look: Lightly spray texturizing spray to give your hair some grip, and then blow dry it. Part your hair down the middle, then twist one side back and pin it into place at the nape of your neck. Then repeat with the opposite side. Connect the ends, twist them back into a soft bun, and finish with a light mist of hair spray.

These styles are great for a day when you are feeling like you want to mix things up. Plus, they are all easy to do! Which is YOUR favorite retro look?

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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Chic Ways to Rock a Sweatshirt!

Do you ever roll out of bed, throw on a sweatshirt with a pair of sweatpants and run out the door?  It’s such an easy outfit and super comfortable.  So…

Do you ever roll out of bed, throw on a sweatshirt with a pair of sweatpants and run out the door?  It’s such an easy outfit and super comfortable.  So what about those days you feel like wearing your favorite hoodie or sweatshirt, but still want to look nice?  I’ll show you a few simple ways to style an ordinary hoodie and make it extraordinary!   Chelsea Crockett- sweatshirt and button up

Vintage hoodies are the greatest.  Ask your parents if they have a sweatshirt from their collage days that you could style.  It’s no problem if they are over-sized!  For a simpler look, throw on an over-sized sweatshirt, a pair of leggings, leather boots, and an infinity scarf.  It’s a cozy look, but the boots make it look dressier.  For a dressier look, try wearing a button up shirt under your crew neck sweatshirt and pull the sleeves and collar through the openings.  Roll the sleeves of the shirt and crew neck, throw on a pair of skinny jeans and flats, and add a little bling like a chunky necklace for the final touch.  This look is so classy, yet comfortable.

If you have a solid or subtle colored crew neck, one with little print, try pairing it with some crazy prints.  Don’t be afraid to wear a pair of floral skinny jeans or a polka dot mini skirt. This is definitely the girly way to style a crew neck.  Next time you go to put on a sweatshirt, don’t just go for a pair of sweatpants.  Be a fashionista and turn heads with your creative styling!

Love,

Chelsea

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Thrift Shop Like A Pro!

Alright ladies, it’s time to channel your inner Macklemore! Do you ever love having an item of clothing that is unique?  Something that no one else has?!  Malls are full…

Alright ladies, it’s time to channel your inner Macklemore! Do you ever love having an item of clothing that is unique?  Something that no one else has?!  Malls are full of the same product that everyone owns, so finding something original can be tough.  This is where thrift shopping comes into play.  Thrift shops are the perfect go-to shopping destination for everything unique and different. Chelsea Crockett- Thrift Shop

The first rule to thrift shopping is to be patient. Most aren’t very organized and it can take a while to find a decent item of clothing.  Vintage sweatshirts, over-sized plaid, and high-waisted denim are some of things to be on the lookout for.  If you can find a pair of high waisted denim that fit you around the waist, but may be ugly or high water, purchase them and turn them into high-waisted shorts!  It’s also a good idea to check out the men’s clothing section for plaid and vintage tees.

If you’ve got a good chunk of time on your hands and are up for an adventure, then thrift shopping is the answer! You may be surprised what’s hidden throughout the racks.

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Slide Into Your Sandals!

Remember those easy sandals you used to slide into as a kid?  Sometimes they had two straps, maybe three, and you thought you were the coolest kid around?  Well, they’re…

Remember those easy sandals you used to slide into as a kid?  Sometimes they had two straps, maybe three, and you thought you were the coolest kid around?  Well, they’re back; and this time, they’re not only for kids, but for adults and teens as well!  It’s time to bring back an oldie but goodie, and slide into these revamped sandals!Chelsea Crockett- slide sandals

Birkenstocks were the “it” shoes to have when I was in middle school.  If you still have them, then break them out!  Whether it be a quick run to the mall or a casual dress up night with friends, these slide-in athletic sandals are perfect for any occasion.  In one simple swap you can upgrade your normal flip-flops!  Try a pair of black sandals with a casual sundress or shorts and a tee.

You may even see this style of shoe popping up at your mall in different colors and patterns!  Be adventurous with your style and try a floral pattern with a neutral dress or an army green color for a grungy street style look!  Jump back into your childhood and break out a pair of these comfortable, yet stylish sandals!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Full Skirts: They’re Coming Back!

According to Glamour magazine, full skirts are coming back, and I cannot help but agree! Full skirts are a classic fashion statement. Wearing a full skirt makes you look like…

According to Glamour magazine, full skirts are coming back, and I cannot help but agree! Full skirts are a classic fashion statement.

Wearing a full skirt makes you look like you have an itty bitty waist! How? The skirt is fitted closely around the waist and then flairs out as it comes to your knees. Full skirts are almost universally flattering because they define the waist, and make it seem small by comparison. They also give you a classic, vintage look. Full skirts never really went out of style, they were just pushed to the side to make room for newer styles such as the pencil

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 skirt. Full skirts give you a feminine, romantic feel. They are also super fun to wear because they swish and sway when you walk! When I am wearing a full skirt I like to spin around and feel the skirt fly around me. When wearing a full skirt, if it was made with a 

plain fabric, pair it with a patterned blouse! Add some chunky statement jewelry and some retro sunglasses and you will rock the look!

Looking for a vintage, classic, flattering look? Try on a full skirt, you will fall in love just like I did!

XOXO, Chels

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