December 18, 2014

HOLLY JOLLY



Have a holly jolly Chris--- I mean, hello! How's it going there? Sorry I've been a little MIA around here - this week has been just nuts. Between working late, wrapping Christmas presents, watching way too  many episodes of Gilmore Girls and finding the most amazing Christmas house with Scott and Rob and Christina, I've been falling asleep most nights before I can even open my computer (for real, ask my husband - haha). Busyness aside, I am absolutely stoked that Christmas is only a week away. I know I say this every year, but it's amazing how quickly this magical season goes by. Wasn't it just Thanksgiving? I guess I'll just be cherishing every moment I can while it's still here! Hohoho! ;)









Outfit details:
Aerie scarf
Free People sweater
Madewell top
American Eagle jeans
Mesa Booties c/o Minnetonka Moccasin

It has been extra chilly in Phoenix the past few days - just in time for Christmas, ya know! It's so nice to finally be able to bundle up every morning and drink hot coffee non-stop (and maybe some hot coco too).  I'm seriously looking forward to the weekend, though, and being able sleep in until it's light out. I also have a very short work week next week, and then a handful of days off the following week. It's going to be the best. Anyways, I'm off to watch more episodes of Gilmore Girls and maybe paint my nails. I'm thinking bright red for the holidays! Happy Thursday, loves!
-Chelsea xo

December 15, 2014

#MOMENTSOFCHIC



Happy Monday, darlings! Today I've teamed up with Piperlime for another round of their #MomentsOfChic campaign to showcase two lovely pieces from their fall line. This marbled sweater (on super sale right now!) has been on non-stop rotation lately, especially during the last few days when I've need a few extra layers to keep warm. I'm also in love the color of these J brand skinnies - I'm usually not one for colored jeans, but these are too perfect not to love. 








J Brand Jeans c/o Piperlime

I can't believe how quickly the weekend went by! On Saturday, I co-hosted a baby "sprinkle" for one of my dearest friends, and Scott had a booth for Citizen Home Decor at a local craft fair. During the evening we did a little Christmas shopping and picked up dinner to-go at one of our favorite local restaurants, Chop Shop Co (Scott has his handmade ornaments for sale at their Chandler location now!). On Sunday, we went out for bagels and coffee and then did a little cleaning around the house. During the afternoon and evening we attended a holiday food drive hosted by our sweet friends, Rob and Christina of New Darlings, and then went home to take some photos, eat dinner and get ready for the week ahead. All in all, it was a pretty wonderful weekend! Today we're back to the grind, but I've got my coffee and I'm all set to go for the day -- anyone else with me? Heading out the door now and it's brrrrr chilly outside!
-Chelsea xo

December 11, 2014

DECEMBER IN THE SOUTHWEST








Outfit details:
Gap scarf
Nordstrom Rack jacket
Free People dress
Nordstrom Rack leggings
Minnetonka Moccasin Mesa booties c/o Minnetonka Moccasin

It's December 11th and it was 70 degrees outside today - WOW! While we may be in the Christmas spirit around here - Christmas tree up, presents wrapped and under the tree - Phoenix hasn't quite caught the memo just yet. Truth be told, I'm not going to let that get me down, though. The holidays are my favorite time of year and this year is extra special because it's Scott and I's first married Christmas AND I have a brand new niece to celebrate with. This weekend, I have major plans to finish my shopping up (fingers crossed) AND take part in all the holiday festivities I can - Christmas lights, hot coco drinking, cookie baking, present wrapping and more. 

Who's with me?
-Chelsea xo

December 10, 2014

TEA TALK X ZAPPOS FOR THE HOLIDAYS



Hello! Today I've teamed up with Zappos once again for another fun post! This time around, my challenge was to style up the same two pieces from my last Zappos featured post - a pair of Paige denim jeans and Freebird boots - but with a holiday twist! Since most of the holiday gatherings I usually attend are pretty low-key, I decided to go with a festive, but casual look. It's crazy to think how close we are to Christmas and New Year's already, so I'm definitely trying to savor ever jolly, Christmas magic filled moment! I'm actually still working on my shopping and have been browsing around Zappos for the perfect present for a few special people in my life. They have best selection of shoes, clothing, accessories and more, so I know I'm bound to find something awesome for my loved ones! Also, a huge bonus is that they have fast shipping - perfect during the holiday rush!








Outfit details:
Freebird Bolo Boots c/o Zappos

A little life update -- this week has yet again been another busy week, but, I've gotten to spend some time with my new, teeny, tiny niece - she's 2 lbs 15 oz and so, so feisty! She was 10 weeks early, but she just couldn't wait any longer to be with us. Momma and baby are both doing very well, though, so I'm incredibly thankful for that! Anyways, tonight Scott and I are going to see Jenny Lewis and Ryan Adams and I absolutely can't wait!

What does the rest of your week hold?
-Chelsea xo

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December 8, 2014

THIS MONTH - DECEMBER



Eating - a mixture of holiday treats and lots of veggies + hummus.
Drinking - hot coffee, chestnut praline lattes, hot coco and lots of water.
Working - on getting our house completely decorated and marking things off of my Christmas shopping list left and right.
Learning -  how to play the guitar (again).
Listening - to my Spotify Christmas playlist and Ryan Adams -- seeing him on Wednesday!
Reading - The New York Times every morning and more articles on Refinery29.
Watching - cheesy Christmas movies - ya know, the Hallmark kind!
Walking - all around the shopping malls this time of year. ;)
Wearing - my new favorite jacket - a Marsala colored moto jacket.
Wanting -  everything currently in Madewell - their winter collection can do no wrong.

What has your month looked like so far?
-Chelsea xo