Wednesday, July 1, 2015

truelaunch

You can now find me at www.truelane.co (not a typo--.co) and contact me at chelsea@truelane.co. Zipped will soon be redirecting, so give your hugs and blow your kisses.


Monday, June 29, 2015

bag, borrow, or steal

 Forever 21 dress and sweater, Celine handbag via Bag Borrow or Steal, Aldo flats, Ray-Ban sunglasses

There's something about a designer handbag that sets my heart racing. I can't call it shallow, because we all have our weaknesses. I've appreciated high-end designers since I was in my teens, but never thought I'd get the chance to carry around a flawless piece of leather worth more than some cars until something like middle-age—until I discovered bag rentals. Bag Borrow or Steal (yep, the same one from the Sex and the City movie) is a fascinatingly addicting website where you can rent out gorgeous designer bags month to month and add a little pizzazz to your normal weekday wear. I've been toting my dream bag, this little Celine luggage tote, around for a few weeks and it honestly takes any old outfit to the next level. I can't wait to choose my next bag! This is one way to style it for a day out: care to see what I keep inside? Keep an eye on the Bag Borrow Steal blog for a "what's in my bag" post...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

spots + stripes

 Aeropostale tee, Aritzia scarf, DSTLD denim, Aldo flats (order a full size up), J.Crew handbag, Ray-Ban sunglasses

There's nothing like forgetting to cut off your concert bracelet to bring you the best of last night's memories. I twirled this little green paper around my wrist all day, remembering how Penn Badgley smelled and how he said my name and the way his arm felt around my waist. That guy is g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s. Those lips, man. That hairrrrrr. I've been absolutely swooning over the fact that I had the opportunity to meet Blake Lively--Serena Van Der Woodsen--at a glitzy, Upper East Side gala and Penn Badgley--Dan Humphrey--at a sweaty rock show (just in case you aren't familiar with Gossip Girl...read up and watch now). Mothxr looks great and sounds great live. They opened for San Cisco Monday night at the Triple Rock, but if you get a chance to see them in your city, I highly suggest experiencing it. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

biker boots

 Bella Luxx top (similar), AG cargo pants, JustFab boots, J.Crew tote

There's nothing like a killer pair of ankle boots to take your look from meh to YES. I love that this pair is kind of a boot but kind of a sandal with the heel cutout. I could never quit my boot collection during summer months, but these babies make it a little easier to let the feet breathe. I would love them paired with a light, girly sundress for some serious contrast. Of course, I don't own any dresses like that, but what are imaginations for?

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

laced up

 Sincerely Jules tee, JustFab jacket + handbag + denim, Aldo shoes, Ray-Ban sunglasses

Working in a casual corporate office, I try to have a little fun on Fridays. I had a very specific outfit in mind when I woke up on this particular one, but my new shoes didn't fit and this and that and the other thing went wrong. I ended up in this black and white standard, but with a fresh twist thanks to these Aquazzura-lookalike flats. It's so much easier to dress for 70 degree days instead of 7. Summer solstice, you are more than welcome this weekend.

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

summer pop

 Bella Luxx top, Flying Monkey denim, Aldo flats, Kate Spade Saturday bag, Forever 21 cuff

This bag will be a forever favorite of mine, and it's become even more of a treasure after Kate Spade Saturday closed their doors. They carried pieces perfect for my wardrobe of smart and casual businesswear, which I updated for summer in the above photos with a breezy tank and bright lip. Speaking of, I'm taking suggestions for a new favorite red lipstick. I want something low-maintenance and not glossy, maybe a stain? Go. 

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

june breeze

Aritzia top, BCBGeneration shorts, Shoedazzle sandals, Big Buddha handbag, Alex and Ani bracelet


So ready for hot summer days, long summer nights, breezy tops and fringe everything. I think a lot of gals out there can agree warm weather tends to unleash your inner bohemian. It's just easier to not care when it's ninety degrees out. I waste a lot of brainspace trying to get the motivation to work out and get toned and blah blah blah, but when the warm weather sneaks up on me, I throw on my short shorts without a second thought because, like I said...who really cares? You know that feeling of always worrying what other people think about you? Let's be real: no one is thinking about you that much, so you shouldn't either.