October 29, 2014

AN AUTUMNAL RED



The Autumn leaves have hit their peak and are on their way out, but for now, I'm going to enjoy every bright, perfectly colored leaf that we caught on camera while up in Flagstaff a few weeks back. For a lady who really has no recollection of a true red, orange and yellow fall (although, my mom assures me I saw plenty of it when I was little), I was in heaven walking down the color lined streets, hot coffee in one hand and my hubby's hand in the other. We stopped along our chilly walk to snap these photos, all the while dodging looks and hoping the owners of the house didn't come outside. These colors were just too good to keep walking, if you know what I mean.






Outfit details:
Target hat
LOFT sweater
Madewell jacket and bag
American Eagle high-waisted leggings

It's Wednesday and the horrors of the haunted hump day are upon us (it is Halloween week, ya know). Well, not really, but I did spill a large iced coffee all over myself while sitting at my desk at work - whoops! I'm hoping that tonight redeems itself with an evening of spooky movies, pumpkin carving and more iced coffee, because I really wanted that drink! 

How has your Wednesday been so far?
-Chelsea xo

October 28, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HUSBAND!



Happy Birthday, dear husband of mine! Today you're 26 and entering a whole new year of life. During your 25th year you started grad school, worked hard on Citizen Home Decor, and mostly importantly, vowed to love me for all of the days of your life. I've always said that 26 was a lucky number, and while 25 was an exceptionally amazing year, I have a feeling that 26 is going to be that much more special.

Here's to an amazing year, my love. I'm so lucky I get to live life with you!
-Chelsea xo

October 27, 2014

ALONG A WINDING ROAD



Autumn in Northern Arizona is like a dream! Unlike Southern Arizona, they see changing leaves, have cooler temps and get snow in the winter months. While I'm not sure I would want to live there all the time, it feels like a huge blessing to be able to drive a few hours up the mountain and be surrounded by such beauty! On this particular day, we took a winding drive down from Flagstaff to Sedona to see the fall colors that line this tiny path. While the drive was a little iffy at places, the colors and cool breeze were totally worth it. 













Outfit details:
Target hat
Forever 21 sweater
American Eagle high-waisted leggings

I'm hoping to take one more trip up north before the leaves all fall and winter starts to make its way through. This week is another busy week, but it's going to be an amazing one at that! Tomorrow is Scott's birthday, Friday is Halloween and Saturday is my mom's birthday! I also fully intend on indulging in all of the Halloween goodness while I still can - watching my fav Halloween movies - Hocus Pocus, Halloweentown and The Addams Family, sipping on pumpkin spice coffee and eating ALL of the candy corn! Oh, and I still need to think of a costume for Friday! I might just stick with my go-to witch look, but maybe this year I'll change it up a bit. Any suggestions?

Happy Monday, sweet friends!
-Chelsea xo


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