WEST ELM PHOENIX POP-UP SHOP WITH CITIZEN HD

Hey, hey, hey! Scott and I have some big news -- we'll be popping up at the newly opened West Elm Phoenix location this Saturday, July 22nd from 12-3pm! Come see us and pick up a handmade gift for all those rad folks in your life [and maybe a few things for yourself too -- ;)]. If you’re local or happen to be in the area, be sure and leave a comment letting us know if you can make it! We can’t wait to see so many of ya’ll there!

Hope you're having a great one, and I'll be back soon!

-Chelsea xo

AN AFTERNOON AT THE PUEBLO

Since spotting this darling plant shop on Instagram a few months back, I've been dying to visit The Pueblo! Located in the historic Brill Pharmacy building, and right across the street from the recently (re)opened Gallo Blanco, The Pueblo is a curated nursery filled with plants of all sorts, pots of all sizes and the sweetest greeter that might just give you a cold nose welcome. A little stroll through their shop is sure to give you a taste of green thumb envy, but the folks who run it are super knowledgable and equally friendly, so trust me when I say that you're in good hands here!

Scott and I spent a good amount of time combing through every inch of the shop before finally deciding on a few plants + pots to take home. The Pueblo is the sister shop to The Bosque, downtown Phoenix's only plant shop and a space that is equally as cute as this one. We actually stopped by The Bosque on our way here a few weekends back -- making the afternoon a plant tour of sorts. If it wasn't so hot out, I might have talked Scott into driving us down to Dig It, but we'll save that trip for a cooler day. 

With summer in full swing, I've been trying my best to pull out my sundresses and rock those bare legs on the hottest of days in Phoenix. I'll admit, I love buying dresses (especially for special occasions -- birthdays, holidays, etc.), but I'm not the best at wearing them everyday. This beauty was this year's "birthday dress," and is honestly one of my favorite items in my closet currently. If you're interested, it's on super sale right now and would look so cute dressed up with heels + a clutch, or dressed down even more with a jean jacket and a pair of white Vans or Converse! I'm planning on bringing it with us to London and Paris, so I'm sure you'll see it around here again soon. 

This snake plant + white pot ended up coming home with us! These tall guys are know for their air purifying qualities, making it a great plant to keep in your bedroom. We actually have a much larger one in our living room and I've loved seeing it get taller and taller or the the past year that we've been in our home.  

The Pueblo also has an outdoor greenhouse! I hear this area is much more lively during the cooler months, so I'm excited to come back in the late fall/winter to get the full experience. 

Madewell Bandana                                                                             
Madewell Magnolia Tie-Back Dress (on super sale!)                                                                              Ellen and James Rattan Bag                                                                                                              Vince Camuto Sandals (similar + on sale!)   

If you're local to the area or just stopping by, I would definitely suggest taking a peek at The Pueblo and The Bosque for all your plant needs (and let's be real, I bit of plant eye-candy for all you plant lovers out there).

Happy Wednesday, friends! Thank you so much for stopping by!

-Chelsea xo

SIX SUMMERY LIPSTICK SHADES

Over the past eight years, I've shared a few thoughts here and there on my beauty routine and favorite beauty products. In fact, I recently shared my summer beauty routine + favorite products, and last autumn I shared my fall beauty picks, but today I thought it would be fun to elaborate more on my love for lipstick and share six summery lipsticks shades that I've been loving this season - from reds to dark pinks and almost nudes, and from high-end to drugstore prices -- there's a color and price point for everyone here! Curious as to what shades you could find in my makeup bag as of lately? Here's the full scoop -- 

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Persimmon - The shade featured is actually in Palomino, an old favorite that I've had in my collection for a few years now. However, I feel like Persimmon is an updated version and would look great on so many skin tones! I'm a big fan of bright, bright lipsticks during the summer, and this one is sure to bring some brightness and color to your everyday summer look! 

Nars Lipstick in Heat Wave - An old trusty favorite that I've had in my makeup bag for years, Heat Wave is a classic Nars shade and is the most perfect orange-red matte lipstick out there! I've heard that Taza is also a fan of this color, and ya'll know she has great taste in lipsticks!

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Feels So Grand - A new favorite that I recently purchased after seeing a recommendation from Something Sakura! I'm actually a big fan of the formula, and love the shade. If you're liquid lipstick lover, I have a hunch you're going to love this shade!  

Wearing my favorite pink as of lately - Fanfare! PS find this rad tee in my friend's sweet shop, Keep it Wild! 

Nars Lipstick in Funny Face - Another Nars classic that I've been rocking for many years now! It's a great pink-blue and can be applied lightly for a brighter shade, or darker for a deeper look. 

NYX Matte Lipstick in Tea Rose - If I had to pick one lipstick to wear every single day from here on out, it would be this one! It's the perfect "my lips but better" shade and looks good throughout all seasons! It's super inexpensive too, which makes me love it even more! 

MAC Lipstick in FanFair - This has been my go-to shade as of lately! A beautiful pink that brightens the face and lasts in this crazy summer heat! 

Ok, now it's your turn to share your favs! What's your go-to summer lipstick shade? What brands or formulas have you been loving lately? I've always got my eye on Bite Beauty, but am truly a MAC gal through and through! Be back soon!

- Chelsea xo

DARE TO BE BRAVE WITH GOT2B

Oh, hey there! The weekend may almost be over, but I'm still feeling rather STOKED that Scott and I got to spend the past few days planning ALL the adventures, starting to pack, and brushing up on our French for our trip across the sea! It's been 10 years since my last flight out of the states, so I would be lying if I didn't say that I have a few butterflies in my stomach -- but ya know, it's all a part of the journey and I'm SO excited for this amazing experience to begin! Also, now that we're starting to pack, I would love to hear what's everyone's must haves for international travel? And don't forget that there's still time to share your own #dare2bbrave moment! Enter the got2b USA photo contest for a chance to win your own adventure to Complex Con this November! Here's to a great weekend, sweet friends! I'll be back soon!

-Chelsea xo

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KEEPIN' IT WILD

Hey friends! Can you believe we're already almost half way into the month? I know I probably say this every season, but I swear -- this summer is going by so fast! And on that note, I want thank ya'll so much for your sweet words and recommendations in regards to our big summer trip news! We are SO excited to be heading on over to the other side of the pond (and beyond), and are super, super stoked to be able to share all about our trip with ya while we're over there! We leave in just about two weeks, so I guess we should start packing soon - haha! Anyways, I also have some exciting news -- this sweet Yosemite tee is now available in the Keep It Wild shop! I'm sure their National Parks Collections will sell out fast, so I would suggest that you RUNNN (not walk) to their site ASAP to pick up your very own! 

Aside from prepping for our trip, Scott and I have been focusing on a few big projects (include a few home updates - promise to share more on those soon) recently. Since the opening of the new West Elm location (with their very own Citizen HD pieces in tow), Scott has been working on customer orders, prepping for pop-up shops and get things all set up before we hop on a jet plane! Ya'll, he's been working SO hard and I'm SO proud of him! Feeling so blessed to see him doing what he loves most every day! xo

How has everyone's week been? This past week has been a bit nutty with work, projects and evening plans, but I am excited to hopefully get in a little R&R this weekend before "the big push" that I imagine is going to happen a week or so before our trip. I keep asking myself if we're forgetting anything big (tickets - check! passport - check! travel attire - check? ECK), but I already have a feeling that everything will follow into place. Lately I've found myself stalking a few of my fav UK YouTubers/bloggers to see their favorite places and spaces in the city! I'm secretly wishing that I'll run to Kate La Vie, Wish, Wish, Wish or maybe even The Anna Edit while we're out there -- but I guess we'll just have to see! 

Cuyana Summer Hat                                                                             
Keep It Wild Yosemite Tee                                                                                                            Madewell High-Rise Skinny Jeans                                                                                                       Ellen and James Rattan Bag                                                                                                              Nisolo Huarache Sandals   

What's the rest of everyone's week look like? Beating the heat with ALL the iced coffee, I hope! I'm going to be finishing up a big project, working on my packing list and dreaming of the two full weeks of cooler weather on the horizon, haha! Anyways, I'll be be back soon, friends! Oh, and don't forget -- order your Yosemite tee now while you still can! ;) 

-Chelsea xo

WE'RE HEADED TO...

Ok ya'll, I know I've been hinting here there about a BIG trip Scott and I are gearing up to go on later this month -- and today I thought it was finally time to share where we're headed! Scott and I have been dreaming of this trip since we were teenagers and are SO excited to share that after years of dreaming, saving up and finally booking those spendy plane tickets -- we're headed across the pond to London and Paris!

I can't even get over how amazing it feels to finally have this trip on the books after years of dreaming that one day we'd get there together! We'll be spending five days in London and six days in Paris, so if you have any suggestions -- we're all ears! At the top of our list so far:

London: Buckingham Palace, Sketch, Hyde Park, Harrods & the London Eye! 

Paris: Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, Sezane, Catacombs of Paris, and Versailles!  

I've been keeping a tight eye on all things London + Paris lately, including digging through some of my fav UK + Euro based Instagrammer's feeds for shopping, coffee + food and adventure inspiration! We truly can't wait to take ya'll along with us on this trip of a lifetime and promise to stay in touch here and via Instagram while we're there! 

It feels so good to finally let the cat out of the bag and I can't thankful ya'll enough for being excited with us! Now it's time to brush up on my French and get my London lingo down! I'll be back soon, friends -- but until then, au revoir! 

-Chelsea xo

*Photo by the amazing Dawn Photo!