March 18, 2011

Hotel on Central

Yesterday was St. Patty's Day, and although Scott and I didn't do anything to celebrate it, I still found it necessary to wear a little green.


Cardigan: Target; Shirt: Eddie Bauer; Bag; vintage Dooney & Borke; leather bracelet: J Crew, gift from Scott; Jeans: Levi's; Butter Wedges: c/o Blowfish Shoes


Scott and I were in downtown Phoenix so I could work on a few projects for two of my classes. We decided to take a little drive after my work was done, and ended up a few blocks away in front of this old hotel. When Phoenix was in the early stages, the road that this hotel sits off of (Central) was essentially THE street in town where everything happened. To this day the street stands as an important area in town, and some of my very favorite places line it (including my school, Urban Outfitters, Mercantile, etc.).



Since I was taking photos and doing interviews I wanted to keep my outfit pretty casual, but I did spice it up with my pretty Blowfish Shoes wedges and a vintage bag that I picked up at a thrift store in Idaho a few years ago.




Yet another thrifted find (I seem to be pulling out all of those lately). I paid $3 for this lovely little bag in Burley, Idaho a few years ago. The bag itself is way too tiny for every day, but I love sticking my ID, money, keys, and phone in there when a large bag isn't necessary for the occasion (which is during concerts mostly). I don't think I will ever get over being a large-sized bag girl.


This morning Scott and I are going on an adventure in Scottsdale, and will also be stopping by The Grow-Op to drop off a few materials that Scott put together for people to use to make mini garden boxes during this weekend's Art Detour in downtown Phoenix. Scott and I will unfortunately be unable to attend, but if you're in the area definitely check it out! I hear it's going to be a lot of fun!

What's your favorite old building in your town?
-Chelsea

16 comments:

  1. That minty sweater is adorable. I wonder what it looks like inside that building. Cool location for photo shoot!

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  2. oh i just bought a cardigan almost exactly like that yesterday at target! very cute outfit chelsea.

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  3. Oh my goodness! I think I am going to go buy those shoes right this second. I love them and they look amazing on you, especially with that cardigan! Okay, I just noticed your ring..am I losing my mind? Did I miss the fact that you are engaged/married? Or are you not? Fill me in!! Have so much fun in Scottsdale!! xo

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  4. cuuute love the mint and the olive together.

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  5. I love small bats and that one is super cool! Also the whole outfit looks amazing on you!

    http://anikmilk.blogspot.com/

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  6. I'm loving this outfit! Your shoes are adorable.

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  7. I am a big bag type of gal too. I carry everything in my bags from camera to books to knitting projects haha. I have a few small secondhand crossbody bags like yours for when I go out to places where big bags and knitting needles are impractical. Have a great weekend!

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  8. You have the best casual outfits. I love the color of your cardigan and those wedges! I want to get a few more small crossbody bags. I don't really need to carry much around campus. Keys, cash, ID and I'm good to go!

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  9. I moved to Seattle a few months ago from New Zealand and there is a park down the street from where i live. There is a huge brass/metal gas works plant at the park that i really love. It isn't a building but it is still very cool. Have a looksie at my Seattle blog to see it.
    www.gabriellelynnejohnson.blogspot.com
    :)
    Lovely shoes by the way!!! xo

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  10. oh gosh - those shoes! i'm all swoony over here.

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  11. Oh my goodness, that outfit is so lovely & those shoes are just the perfect touch, love this! I adore your chic & effortless style -it's so gorgeous! Looks like you guys had such a fun day. xx veronika

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  12. this is so lovely, chelseA! i love the look of the mint cardigan with the shoes and bag. Really awesome.

    have a great weekend!

    xo
    i wander, i wonder

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  13. Definitely one of the most stylish green outfits I have seen!! Love it!!


    XOX,
    Karen

    www.rubytuesdayfashionanddesign.blogspot.com

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  14. love those shoes - and yeah for bags for sweet deals!

    hmmm, favorite old building(s)...i love the line-up of old victorian houses downtown. they are quite impressive!

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  15. I love your choice of muted greens instead of that bright, loud kelly green everyone wears. Very cute. :)

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  16. Cute outfit!! I especially love your shoes.

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