November 30, 2011

Yellow Leaves

A have a favorite neighborhood in Tempe. I'm pretty sure it's everyone's favorite because all of the house are unique, and their trees always have their leaves change to the most beautiful colors around this time of year. Every time I drive down one of their streets I can't help but just take in all of this emotion that comes along with fall nostalgia (and now onto those winter thoughts).



When I put on this outfit I felt very studious. Like I should be going to school in England and sipping hot tea and eating scones at Harrods for an afternoon snack (I did this once and it was a dream come true! Can I please do it again?). I love this sweet wrap around skirt with the big buttons, my A Beautiful Mess necklace (Elsie did such an amazing job designing it!), and my cute new satchel I got on super sale from Jcpenney! It's definitely an outfit I would like to repeat!






Now that this semester is winding down I'm in crunch mode. I'm eating, sleeping, breathing homework and worrisome thoughts that I won't finish every project I need to have overcome me (I know I will, but I always worry). Last night Scott and I took some time to just enjoy some yummy coffee and the company of sweet friends. It felt really good just to breathe for a few, and talk about something that doesn't involve school work.


Do you see the leaves falling? It's a miracle! I could have sworn I was in the Pacific Northwest when this was happening!





The leaves in this spot were just truly stunning! Scott and I just couldn't get enough. I would have stayed here all afternoon! There is a sweet coffee shop down the street that I would have loved to pick up a hot latte from and gone on an extra long walk around the rest of the neighborhood.








Outfit details:
Cardigan: Last Chance
Top: American Apparel
Call It Spring satchel: c/o Jcpenney
Flats: Ruby & Bloom

Today I have to continue studying for a final test, and attend class later in the evening. I also plan on sipping a lot of tea and coffee because lately I have been so cold. I know it's not very cold outside, but I'm always cold! I also plan on working on our advent calendar, and wrapping up a few odds and ends I've been meaning to get done.

What's on your agenda today?
-Chelsea xo

November 29, 2011

Thankful Thoughts



Tonight I'm thankful for sweet lady friends who like to get together and enjoy yummy coffee drinks and talk about exciting plans, and who send out lots of inspiration to float around in my mind. I'm also very thankful for my sweet guy who goes with me to doctors appointments, cares for my wounds (small ones on my feet), and drives me around because it hurts too much to push on the peddles of my car.

I have a lot to be thankful for. Thank you sweet friends and amazing boyfriend for making my night!
Love,
Chelsea

November 28, 2011

Closed // Ugglebo Clogs Giveaway

Today we have a lovely giveaway from Ugglebo Clogs! They are giving away one pair of their beautiful handmade clogs to one lucky Tea Talk reader. The winner will get their choice of the three styles featured below (the Milan, Seine, and Victoria), in the color of their choice!



To enter you must:
-Be a Tea Talk follower
-Check out the Ugglebo Clogs website and leave a comment letting me know what style is your favorite! Don't forget to leave your email address as well so I can contact you if you win.

Extra entries:
-Follow Ugglebo Clogs on Twitter and leave another comment letting me know you did so.
-Tweet about this giveaway including @chelseabird and @UggleBoClogs, and leave another comment letting me know you did so.
-Blog about this giveaway, including a link to Tea Talk and UggleBo Clogs, and leave another comment letting me know you did so.

Good luck to everyone! Don't forget to check out Ugglebo Clog's awesome holiday sale that they have going on right now!
-Chelsea xo

EDIT // And the winner is:
Congratulations Vanessa! I will be emailing you soon!
Than you SO much to everyone to enter, and a big thank you to Ugglebo Clogs for hosting this giveaway!

Red and Black

And the weekend is over! Oh man! It was nice to have such a long break from school, but I guess I'm ready to get back to the grind.




A few days ago I picked up this faux leather jacket from Jcpenney. For years now I have been coveting over one, but never seem to find the most perfect one. Well, fast forward years later and Scott spots this one at our local Jcpenney and says that I NEED it. It's the perfect cut (not too short, and the arms are longer than most leather jackets I have seen), feels great for faux leather, and is extra cute (Scott would say edgy, but If said it he would laugh at me!).


As you can tell the jacket ended up coming home with me and I'm so glad it did. I'm very excited to wear it this winter, and layer it with a few pretty cardigans. I also picked up this red slouchy beret and I'm in love with it! I've been wanting a red hat for ages, and I was happy to find the perfect one. I don't wear the color red often, but I feel like red is my color.





This weekend Scott and I spent some time getting in the holiday spirit. We picked out a new faux Christmas tree (is it weird that I've never had a real Christmas tree?), and a few pretty new ornaments. We also spent some time wandering the aisles of Trader Joe's and World Market, coveting over all of the Christmas goodies and decor.




Did you guys do any Black Friday shopping? Scott and I stopped by Jcpenney to check out all of their good deals! I might have picked up a Call It Spring satchel bag for myself! ECK!



Today I have school work to attend to, little odds and ends to do, and lots of coffee and tea to drink. Right now I'm obsessing over this vanilla and cinnamon tea I picked up at Trader Joe's! It's SO delicious!

Outfit details:
Faux leather jacket: c/o Jcpenney
Red beret: c/o Jcpenney
Cardigan: Target
Shirt: Urban Outfitters
Jeans: Levi's
Flats: Ruby & Bloom

What are you up to today?
-Chelsea xo

November 26, 2011

Clogs The Word

This mini-holiday was just what I needed! After taking the past three days off for myself I feel completely refreshed, and ready to take on those final papers! I've also fallen in love with the most amazing tea from Trader Joe's, and I'm getting excited about winter outfits! Tis the season!





Recently I received these adorable Victoria clogs from the sweet folks at Ugglebo Clogs. For years I have been a clogs fan, but this pair takes the cake for being the cutest pair I've ever own (by far).


"Ugglebo Clogs is a Swedish Clog company that focuses on providing the most beautiful traditional clogs, high-fashion clogs and clog boots in the footwear industry. We started creating clogs during the 1960’s and 70’s when fashion was reaching new heights that were never before seen and we’ve stayed true to the evolving fashion trends in the years to follow! We craft our footwear using the finest leathers, wooden bases, and metal hardware available. (...) Ugglebo focuses on the exceptional legacy of the Swedish clog making industry while incorporating a contemporary approach to its collections."


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Our mission is to create raving fans by making our customers’ day a little bit better – every time. We will strive to lead the market using innovation, creativity and environmentally friendly products, offered at a fair price, to fulfill our customers’ expectations of value, aesthetics and quality. We will do so with the best customer service in the footwear industry."


After wearing my Victorias around in downtown Mesa for a bit I am absolutely in love. The quality of the pair is amazing! From the leather, to the wooden bottoms, it's all quite impressive. There is no doubt that these gorgeous clogs are handmade, and that so much love and care goes into making each clog.


I also love how versatile they are! Being that I live in Phoenix and we almost never get snow here (I swear we did a few years ago!), these are an all-seasons can of clog for me. Next time I wear them I'm excited to pair them with tights and a cute dress. I also love the little heel! Being that I am usually a flats girl, I found no problem walking around in these with ease. They are definitely comfortable, and add a little bit of class to any outfit (who doesn't love a great clog?).


I swear, these are going to be my go-t0 shoe for winter. They do need to be broken in a little bit (as all clogs do), but I see no problem in that happening quickly! I can't wait to wear them again. Also, did you read that they are handmade in Sweden? This Swedish girl is definitely into that!


Last month Ugglebo Clogs launched their Fall/Winter line of boots and urban style clogs. You can check out all of the styles right here! Right now I'm coveting over the Seine from the urban styles, and the Milan from their classic styles!

Outfit details:
Blouse: Gap
Jeans: Levi's
Watch Fossil

Which pair of Ugglebo Clogs is your favorite?

-Chelsea xo

November 25, 2011

Thankful


I have a lot to be thankful for in my life, but I am most thankful for this wonderful guy. He has the kindest heart, and treats me like a queen. Thank you for making my life so amazing, John Scott.

I am also thankful for good coffee, blogging, my family, sweet friends, living healthy, and my education.

What are you thankful for?
-Chelsea xo

November 23, 2011

Fall Path

It's almost Thanksgiving and the trees around here have finally decided that it should really look like fall! Throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan area there are very different landscapes, and in parts of Scottsdale it almost feels like we're in Colorado, or even up in the Pacific Northwest. Scott and I were in the area yesterday, so we decided to go on a little walk and admire all of the beautiful colored leaves before they're all gone!




I'm kind of sad to see all of the fall nostalgia washing away nowadays, but I know the holidays are almost here and I have all winter to enjoy some cooler weather, warm clothes, hot coffee, and most definitely snow.


Lately I've been wearing my Vanilla and Lace blouse so often! I purchased it back in October, and it has quickly become of my favorite garments. Abi of Vanilla and Lace makes some gorgeous pieces, and I now have my eye on one of her pretty dresses! If you've never checked out her shop before, I highly suggest you do so! She has so many pretty garments!



The chilly weather has really come and go lately, but while it has been here I've been having fun bundling up in my new winter coat. It's from Lulus, and is probably the best winter coat I've ever owned. I'm excited to stay warm, and still look fashionable this winter!



Scott and I are both officially on Thanksgiving break today (although, I will probably still work on my final papers)! So many great movies came out recently, so we're thinking that maybe we should check one of them out today. I really want to see The Muppets, and My Week With Marilyn! I also really want to see Like Crazy again as well!



Aren't Scott's red socks cute? He had been looking for a pair for a few weeks now, and we finally found the perfect pair the other evening! He's going to look very festive this holiday season!



Outfit details:
Cardigan: Target
Black jeans: Levi's
Sandals: Salt Water Sandals

What are you up to today?
-Chelsea xo

November 22, 2011

Scottsdale Bicycle Ride

You know what I love? A beautiful fall day! You know what I love just as much? Bicycle rides with my guy! A few weekends ago Scott and I went on a bike ride around a gorgeous park in Scottsdale. It was a cool day, and perfect for a little ride around together.



During our ride we found this amazing little bridge. The Phoenix Metropolitan area isn't really known for having many walking bridges, so this seemed like a little hidden gem. After finding it, we knew we couldn't pass up taking a few photos on it.



On this day I was rocking a pair of Roxy Glider skinny jeans. The sweet folks over at Roxy were kind enough to send them to me, and I have to say, they fit like a glove! For years I have been a Levi's only girl when it comes to denim, but these Gliders are giving my Levi's a run for their money. They are so comfy, and the length is perfect! Usually all of my jeans are a little too long (I'm about 5/4 1/2), but these hit my ankles just at the right spot! I'm thinking that maybe for Christmas I would like a darker pair!






This afternoon was honestly picturesque. It's moments like this that make me feel so thankful to be where I am in my life, and to have someone so special close to my heart. I really am such a lucky lady!


Really, though, this guy makes my whole life better. Ok, ok. I'll stop being mushy now!




I have a feeling this beautiful bike riding weather is going to stick around for a bit. Here's to many more bicycle dates this coming season!



Outfit details:
Cardigan: Banana Republic
Shirt: Target
Cynthia Rowley tooth necklace: c/o Roxy
Glider jeans: c/o Roxy
Shoes: Minnetonkas

Do you ever go on bike ride dates? If so, what kind of bike do you have? What are you up to today?
-Chelsea xo