October 25, 2014

GIVEAWAY - A LOVELY, LITTLE SHOP

It's the weekend! To celebrate, I've teamed up with Chelsea of the A Lovely, Little Shop, a handmade jewelry shop that specializes in one of a kind pieces that feature vintage components, geometric shapes, and unusual elements. Chelsea has a wonderful eye for pairing unique pieces and color combinations, while maintaing a simple and subtle style that could easily be worn from day to night. I may be a bit bias, but I love Chelsea's work.

Be sure and enter today's giveaway for a chance to win a piece from the A Lovely, Little Shop!




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October 24, 2014

CHEERS TO EIGHT YEARS



Today is Scott and I's eight year dating anniversary! While on one hand, I want to shout it to the rooftops and celebrate, on the other hand I've been reminded that we are indeed now married and our new anniversary is in January. However, these past eight years have been the best of my life and I just can't help but celebrate our love today, October 24 - eight years to the day since you kissed me on the hand and asked me to be your girlfriend in your nana's Cadillac.

Cheers to eight years, my love! Here's to 100 more!
-Chelsea xo

October 22, 2014

FREE PEOPLE TREAT YOUR BODY & SPIRIT EVENT







Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending my local Free People's Treat Your Body & Spirit event! You may or may not know this, but I am a HUGE Free People fan - everything from their clothes, social channels and way of life speaks to my soul (no, seriously, I'm a FP girl for life), so I was very excited to have the opportunity to attend this local event. The morning consisted of a free class from Pure Barre, juice tastings from Sip Juice Bar and Chakra readings by Aveda. It definitely was a fun morning and my only wish was that I could have stayed longer. Thanks for having me, Free People Chandler!

-Chelsea xo

October 21, 2014

LUNCH AT MACY'S



Any time that we find ourselves in Flagstaff, Arizona, we like making the trip downtown to Macy's for a quick coffee or lunch out on the patio. When we arrived in Flagstaff this time around it was nearly lunchtime, so we decided to park the car and walk along the changing colored leaves to Macy's.



To be honest, I'm not even sure how we found out about Macy's. This quaint European coffee shop has been a staple in the Flagstaff community for years now, so I'm sure that somewhere along our travels over the years someone must have told us to stop in there. Whoever it was, I'm sure glad they did. The atmosphere there, especially in the fall in winter, is quaint and dreamy. Think Stars Hollow with a dash of that Flagstaff hippie vibe mixed in.







After we ordered inside and got our hot americanos to-go, we stepped outside and scored a spot at one of their tiny tables along the front of the coffee shop. We had a few minutes before our food came, so we sipped our coffees and admired the changing leaves together - yellow, red and orange - the colors that day were out of this world. For lunch, we had a classic Macy's dish - grilled cheese and a side. Scott had a southwest soup, which looked delicious, and I had salad with their house dressing. The grilled cheese was SO good and the bread was so thick. MMM!



Oh, don't mind us. Just two newlyweds taking in the fall weather. ;)





After we finished up our lunch we headed out for a little stroll around the quaint neighborhood surrounding Macy's. We were on the hunt for more changing leaves and boy did we find them!

Do you have a favorite coffee shop that you alway have to visit when you go out of town?
-Chelsea xo

October 20, 2014

THE PUMPKIN PATCH



BOO! Did I scare you? Maybe a little? Alright, maybe not at all, but it is the most spooky time of year so I thought I would give it a try! Lately I've been getting my fill of Halloween movies and spooky shows. Hocus Pocus, Halloweentownn, Halloweentown 2 - you know, all the basics. I also watched a few specials on the most haunted places in America and may have scared myself silly while watching them alone, at night, with all of the lights off - whoops.  






A few weekends back, Scott and I spent some time at a local pumpkin patch, Mother Nature's Farm. We've been going to this pumpkin patch in the middle of the city for years now, and every year it's just as adorable as the last. It was pretty warm out the day when we went, but the tiny pumpkins sure seem to put us in an Autumn mood. This past weekend we went to another, much larger pumpkin patch with a few years for a fun photoshooot and I absolutely can't wait to share those photos with ya'll very soon!





A sweet girl that saw us struggling to take a photo together offered to snap one of us because we looked "just so darn cute surrounded by the pumpkins." She was seriously the sweetest and we're happy to have this little memory forever. This week Scott is in New York City for a conference and I'm seriously missing him. We haven't really been a part in a long, long time, so it's strange not having him here, but I know that's he's having the best time in NYC and I'm so happy for him to have this amazing opportunity. As I type this, he's sending me photos of the Highline and it's making me dream of a NYC getaway - one day soon, I swear!




Outfit details:
Target hat
Free People dress
Anthropologie necklace
Nordstrom Rack leggings
Sam Edelman booties

What did ya'll do this weekend? Anything spooky or fall related? I would love to hear all about it!
-Chelsea x