Today’s Outfit: First Day!

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Outfit details: Slip: Free People, Beige slip: Nordstroms; Long sleeve: J. Crew; Boots: Zigi Soho; Knee high socks: Chinese Laundry; Necklace: c/o Lilac Bijoux

Hi guys!

Here’s a quick post of my outfit on my first day at Free People! I think I’m starting to get used to this 30 degree weather. ;)  Everything’s going well here in Philly, yet I’m a bit homesick.  I miss all my friends and family back in California, but FaceTime is seriously a lifesaver haha.

Have a great weekend!

xo, Chesley

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Today’s Outfit: Sugar Plum

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Photos by Devin Alexander, Makeup/hair by KC Witkamp

Outfit details: Sweater: c/o Lulus; Shorts: Forever 21; Beanie: Cotton On; Necklaces: Lily Wang from eBay; Booties: GoJane.com

Happy Friday!! :) Wow this week went by so fast.  I started my first day at Free People in the home office on Monday and it has been an amazing first week. The orientation, the meetings I’ve attended, and the people I’ve met and work with make this experience so memorable.  I definitely won’t forget my first week here at Free People. I still feel like I’m dreaming haha. ;)

Recently I’ve been pretty obsessed with the color combo: mustard yellow and plum.  It’s such a great color for Fall/Winter as it feels very warm, comfortable, yet luxe at the same time.

Have a great weekend! I’ll be exploring more of Philly with my dad!

xo, Chesley

P.S. Sorry for the lack of posts lately, it’s been so hectic here!

Today’s Outfit: Ring in the NEW YEAR!

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Photos by Devin Alexander, Makeup/hair by KC Witkamp

Outfit details: Dress: This is a Love Song c/o Melt Management; Jacket: H&M; Booties: Zigi Soho; Necklace: Forever 21

Happy New Year everyone! 2012 has been a crazy and amazing rollercoaster, full of ups, downs, and challenges and opportunities that I couldn’t have imagined.  Looking back at this past year in my previous post, I am so thankful and blessed for what life has brought me this year.  And because of that, I am even more ready and excited for 2013!  Do you have a New Year’s Resolution? I’m still working on mine. :)

I finally made the big move to the East Coast and am loving it in Philadelphia! Thankfully my dad is here for 2 weeks to help me move in and get settled. I’ll keep you all posted on my new adventure in Philly! <3

I look forward to 2013 with you all!

xo, Chesley

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HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY BLOG! :)

AHH! I can’t believe it! It’s been a year since I started my fashion blog. :) I’m still in shock, has it really been a year?! Words can’t express how blessed I am to receive the opportunities I have with my blog.  I put blood, sweat and tears into this blog since the beginning and of course it’s paying off, big time. ;) I love connecting with YOU and listening to what you think of my outfits, style advice, etc!  Seriously, you all keep me going and I cannot thank you enough.

To celebrate the ONE YEAR, I posted my fave pic or defining moment from each month! Enjoy!

December 2011: My very first blog post, and one of my favorite pictures!

January: My first shoot with hair/makeup done by my amazing friend KC Witkamp! Lovedd the makeup/hair. <3

February: Made it onto the front page of LOOKBOOK.nu! This outfit was so much fun to put together, especially those red flats!!

March: One of my most popular outfits on Lookbook!

April: When I got sick of my hair and played with extensions. ;) lol!

May: My birthday month! And also the first time I was featured on Marshalls’ Facebook page! And of course, this dress from Marshalls was Free People. ;)

June: When I was asked to style all the mannequins at Mission Valley’s Nordstrom Rack!!

July: One of my favorite work-chic outfits I styled! I loved playing with all the layers.

August: Found such an awesome door and this royal blue matched perfectly!

September: When I fell in LOVE with the brand Maurie & Eve, thanks to Melt Management! <3

October: Finding out I’m featured on LUCKY Magazine’s November Issue!!! AHHH Milestone moment for me!

November: Unbelievably excited to find out I got the job at FREE PEOPLE! ;)

December: THANKFUL AND OVERJOYED with all my beautiful and loyal readers who have kept up with my blog since the beginning!! If it wasn’t for this blog I wouldn’t have had the opportunities I was given.  THANK YOU THANK YOU! <3 Love you all!!

Today’s Outfit: Oxblood, right?

Photography by Kyle Ong

Outfit details: Jacket: ZARA; Skirt: c/o ROMWE (similar); Top: Forever 21; Booties: Dolce Vita; Beanie: Cotton On (similar); Necklace: c/o Lilac Bijoux

Hi my beautiful readers!! Can you believe Christmas is coming SO SOON?! Ahhh, I still haven’t finished my Christmas shopping haha.  With Christmas around the corner, that means I’ll be moving to the east coast very very soon. (insert scream here). I’m so excited, anxious, nervous, giddy, etc etc etc! I have no idea how I’m feeling anymore haha. :) Though I’m super busy with all this going on, I gotta keep up with my blog for you!

Burgundy and oxblood are gorgeous colors this season, it’s such a rich, luxe color that spices up any look.  I love this faux leather skater skirt from ROMWE, this color goes well with neutrals, and I made it even edgier with my Zara jacket, a beanie, and fun booties!

How do you wear oxblood this season?? ;)

xo, Chesley

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Today’s Outfit: Floral Punch

Outfit details: Top: c/o Lulus; Jacket: Nasty Gal; Jeans: Forever 21; Heels: JS by Jessica; Necklace: gifted Sira & Mara USA

I’m keeping this post short & sweet! This floral peplum top from Lulus is AMAZING, I love the cut, the print, and the feminine silhouette. Definitely my style. ;) I added more punch with this coral moto jacket and edgy heels!

Love you guys! Thank you for your constant encouragement and warm wishes on my new endeavor! <3

xo, Chesley

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Today’s Outfit: I’m READY!

Outfit details: Dress, Cardigan, Necklace: Free People; Arrow necklace: c/o Lilac Bijoux; Beanie: Cotton On; Booties: GoJane

Hi loves!

As you might remember in a previous post, I have HUGE news to tell all of my amazing readers. Are you ready?? ….

You’re looking at the newest Web Stylist for Free People at the Urban Outfitters’ headquarters!! :) And, the headquarters is based in PHILADELPHIA! I’m moving to the East Coast, baby! I am beyond excited and still in shock.  It’s been a huge dream of mine to move to the East Coast, and I’m finally starting to achieve my dreams in my career!

It’s been a long but worthwhile journey getting to where I am in my styling career, and I cannot be more thankful for all of my loved ones’ support and encouragement.  I don’t think I could have done it without you guys (you know who you are!).  As you might know, I started styling about four years ago in college and have fell in love with this career ever since.  I’ve always been interested in fashion but I knew that fashion design wasn’t for me.  I’m more about the overall vision and aesthetics, so styling just worked perfectly!  There have definitely been a lot of ups and downs throughout these four years, but I overcame and dealt with each obstacle head on, thanks to my amazing team and support system!!

Here’s to a new and exciting chapter in my life! Philadelphia ain’t ready for me. ;)

I want to thank all of my amazing readers for your constant support and loyalty, this blog is almost hitting its 1 year anniversary and the success is all thanks to YOU! Thank you thank you thank you!! I’ll be sure to keep up with this blog when I move to Philly and share with you all my new experiences!  And if you recommend any places I have to see, eat, or any good areas to live in South Philly that you can suggest that’d be amazing!!

AHHH! <3

love you all!

xo, Chesley

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Today’s Outfit: Blush Comfort

Outfit details: Booties: c/o Jellypop; Cardigan: nowistyle.jp; Top and jeans: Forever 21; Bag: nowistyle.jp

Sometimes all you need is a pair of amazing Jellypop booties to get you through the day. ;) This is definitely one of the most comfortable outfits!! I love the oversized knit cardigan, it’s perfect for layering with sweaters, scarves and more for an awesome Fall look.  I kept the colors very feminine and light with this blush pink bag, taupe booties, and blush top!

I just received some AMAZING news that I cannot wait to share with you!! <3 Stay tuned! ;)

xo, Chesley

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Today’s Outfit: Fallen Leaves

Outfit details: Jacket: OASAP.com; Boots and Dress: gifted nowistyle.jp; Hat: Cotton On (similar); Bag: London Fog; Lace top: H&M (similar)

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great Halloween :)  I can’t believe it’s the first of NOVEMBER, time flies by sooo fast.  I decided to sit this Halloween out and relax at home after completing my huge projects at work.  It definitely felt amazing. ;)

This is for sure my Fall appropriate look that highlights LAYERING.  I love layering different textures together to create a cohesive Fall look.  I’ve been on the lookout for utility style parkas and anoraks and this beige one from OASAP is amazing! It fits perfectly and is perfect to layer with!  And this gorgeous velvet dress and high boots are Fall essentials to create an error-free Fall outfit.

What’s your favorite thing about Fall??

xo, Chesley

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Get Her Look: Ashley Madekwe

Photo credit: HawtCelebs

3.1 Phillip Lim blouse, $127; Cacheral skirt, $175; Tinley Road earrings, $14.97; Poppie Jones bag, $24.95; JustFab heels, $59.99.

So I have to admit, I am obsessed with the tv show REVENGE!  Who else watches it?? I’m hooked. Ashley Madekwe is not only an amazing actress on the tv show, but her style and fashion sense is an inspiration for many, including me!  I love her style on the show and off duty, she masters the relaxed, comfy chic look very well!  This specific outfit from an event is the perfect blend of sophistication and class.  The light pink sheer blouse with a geometric printed dress create a very feminine silhouette, and the studded bag and chunky heels add the right amount of edge.

xo, Chesley

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