Monday, September 22, 2014

autumn alliterations

chelsea+lane+zipped+truelane+blog+minneapolis+fashion+style+blogger+aritzia+zara+scarf+kut+from+kloth+ash+footwear5Aritzia coat, Zara scarf, Kut from the Kloth denim, Ash Footwear sneakers via Pumpz and Co., Wessley NYC bag

Folks, it's that time of year again. Time for pumpkins and plaid, flannels and fireplaces, jackets and jack-o-lanterns. Autumn is my favorite time of year, and it only felt natural to dress the part over my birthday weekend to run errands and grab coffee with my sister/best friend/photographer. Here's to a long and dreamy fall season!

Friday, September 19, 2014

brick by brick

Kut from the Kloth jacket, Piperlime Collection top, Gap denim, Zara boots, Wessley NYC handbag, Ray-Ban sunglasses

Brooklyn nabbed a corner of my heart on this trip to New York. Arlena and Kayla took me to their favorite shops in Williamsburg before we took the train to DUMBO for that dynamic view of the Manhattan Bridge  Thanks to Kayla for shooting these photos!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

tales from tribeca

You'd think a girl would be more prepared for New York Fashion Week the second time around. Last year, I had Lindsey to make the calls and plan our events and all I had to do was show up (grateful eternally, Lindsey!). This year, I took matters into my own, procrastinating hands and it made for somewhat of a hectic frenzy right up until my flight.

Luckily, The Cosmopolitan hotel in TriBeCa came to my rescue with an open room Friday and Saturday night. Although this was my third time to the city, TriBeCa was an area unexplored for me. The moment my little yellow cab turned onto Duane Street, I fell in love.

If it's your first time in TriBeCa or even your first time in New York, I can't suggest this location enough. On the corner of Broadway and Chambers, I was just a short walk from the Freedom Tower and 9/11 memorial (go close to seven in the morning...the eerie silence instilled the best kind of reverence) and my favorite new Manhattan coffee shop, Laughing Man. Best espresso I've had since Italy!

Huge thanks to The Cosmopolitan and Triumph Hotels for putting me up. I can't imagine my trip without you and can't wait to stay on my next trek to Manhattan. I have a few more outfit posts from my time in the city, so keep checking back! And thanks for all the birthday wishes on social media yesterday. You all are the best.

Friday, September 12, 2014

blacks and blues

 KUT from the Kloth jacket and top, J.Crew Pixie pants, Steve Madden sneakers

I have a few more posts from New York that will go up next week, but for now I'm happy to announce that I'm starting this month as a KUT from the Kloth Style Muse! I'll be posting on their blog monthly on how I style my KUT, so be sure to keep up there. I was a big fan of KUT's jackets when I lived back home in Seattle, so it's fun for me to be working with them five years later. The blog world tends to bring your life around full circle like that once in awhile.

Hope you guys have a great weekend! I'm headed over to my sister's for birthday weekend celebrations...I'll be 23 on Tuesday!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

upper west side

I haven't done the best job keeping you all updated with my trip to New York, but I have to admit, it's a struggle to stay on top of social media and blogging when you barely have a free moment during the day. This was the busiest one yet. My roommates Lindsey and Adriana were headed out of town so we strolled Central Park and stopped at Magnolia Bakery for breakfast before I was off to Concept Korea and Naeem Khan (totally chatted with Connie Britton there WHOM I ADORE!). I finally got to meet my best blog bud, Kathleen, who guest-blogged this past Friday! Lindsey and I stopped by the Plaza for photos and the LOVE sign before she was off to the airport and I met Kathleen at a Juicy Couture event down in Soho. I was all over the city all day long, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Bella Luxx top, J.Crew pants, Wessley NYC bag, Ash sneakers via Pumpz and Co

Friday, September 5, 2014

New York Fashion Travel Guide - Guest Post from Kathleen of Inspirafashion

Hey guys!  Kathleen here from Inspirafashion.  I'm excited to guest post here on Chelsea's blog, because we've been BBFF: best blogger friends forever, since...we both first started blogging 4 years ago.  It's crazy how time flies.  But I'm so happy to have found such a great friend through blogging.  So story goes, we've never met in person, but will finally this coming NYFW!  Which is next week (again, time flew by!)  To celebrate and kick off our birthday month (fun fact: we have the same b-day, September 16th), we decided to do a spontaneous trip to New York, soo excited for the trip! 

We thought it'd be fun also to do guest posts on each other's blogs for a fashion travel guide to share with you all for some travel inspiration, and also it has helped me to brainstorm of what I'll need to bring with me. :)

I've put together a few essential beauty items I thought I'll need for the trip.  BB cream is a must, especially for days I'll probably need to run out the door quickly (4 days sadly isn't enough in NY!)  I suggest prepping way in advance for beauty products of what you think you'll need to pack before the trip.

I've put together a quick comfy outfit I'd imagine myself wearing out to travel to the airport.  It's always important to wear slip on shoes when going (you don't want to be embarrassed holding up the line when going through security), so I'd suggest some booties would be perfect.  Also, a nice parka is great in case it gets cold on the plane.

Lastly, here I decided to lay out some essentials for tech gadgets I'd like to bring, to capture the trip.  It'll be my first time in New York, so I'm going to probably have a case of photo-overload.

Hope you enjoyed this quick guest post!  Be sure to follow our instagrams for lots of pics during our trip! >> @truelane >>@kathleencarla



Monday, September 1, 2014


Day to day I love my black-on-black looks, but I try to make it interesting with shapes and textures. You guys know this. My style is classic with a little boho here, a little girly there, and a little edgy all around—showcased below with a flowy silk shirt, edgy sneakers, and the most bohemian fringed-out handbag.

Mango top, Ash sneakers, Marc by Marc Jacobs denim, Daniel Wellington watch, Cleobella bag