Posts tagged Fall 2017
Fall Fashion Must-Have Trends: Part 2

Fall '17 Trends Styled My Way

Here were are, talking about fall trends once again; and today I'm tackling multiple trends in just two looks. I know, I'm a bit of an overachiever. Some of my favorite key items this fall have been statement-making tops, asymmetrical cropped jeans, 70s throwback styles and my absolute favorite fall trend: luxe slippers. Once again, I've tried to make each of these trends my own by adding a bit of color, playfulness and California girl casual.

Trend 1: Statement Tops and Asymmetrical Cropped Jeans

All photography by Rachel Brooks of  5 o'clock Sunday  and Breana Taylor of  Brilliantly Bre .

All photography by Rachel Brooks of 5 o'clock Sunday and Breana Taylor of Brilliantly Bre.

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Wear it with

a statement top and luxe slippers. 

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This outfit is so versatile which is one of the reasons I wanted to feature it. Not only can it be worn from day to night but it's also a fashionable alternative to my typical jeans and t-shirt casual attire. Now let's talk about these slippers which are so comfortable and have become a surprising staple in my fall wardrobe. I was shocked at how many compliments I've received since I've been wearing them, from men especially. My fiancé absolutely loves them and they add that necessary playfulness to this classic outfit. I also chose to pair these jeans with a statement-making striped shirt with giant bell sleeves. This shirt is such a great find at only $10.99. These cropped denim jeans by AG are so incredibly figure-flattering. Choosing a high-waisted pair denim adds the illusion of an extra few inches of height-- which for those of us under 5' 7" is always accepted without complaint! 

Shown in this look:

Striped Statement Top

Assymetrical Ankle Crop Jeans

Luxe embroidered slippers

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Trend 2: 70s Chic

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I love incorporating a good John Lennon inspired pair of sunglasses in my daily rotation for an ode to 70s style. I paired these bright pink Ray Ban shades with a cropped fringe sweater and simple high-waisted skinny jeans. I used a monochromatic color palette to help incorporate my love for color into this throwback look. It's also a fresh take on a classic trend. 

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Wear it with

high waisted jeans.

Style Tip: A monochromatic color palette modernizes this look. 

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High-waisted skinny jeans (Currently on sale for $16.25) USE CODE: FASHION for an additional 10% OFF

Cropped and fringed sweater in Pink (Currently on sale for $11.49) USE CODE: FASHION for an additional 10% OFF

Note that I love this fringe sweater so much that I have it two colors. Here is another outfit option with the grey version that you can find here.  

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I always want to give a big thanks to Breana from Brilliantly Bre for helping take some of these photos because blogging is always more fun with buddies. So, what do you guys think about these trends, would you wear them? Which trend was your favorite and which new trend would you like me to try next? Leave your ideas and suggestions in the comments below!

With love, Chantelle


My OOTD: Under $100

What I wore for Friendsgiving... a budget friendly OOTD. You can thank me later, and ice-cream is appreciated. 

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Can you believe this OOTD is under $100?

Why else would I be smiling?

So I'm never one to shy away from paying for that one perfect piece that I know I'll love forever, but I will say that I much prefer adorable fashion finds that don't cost an arm and a leg. I especially love this when trying out trends that come and go quickly like these fringed denim pants. I still find it hard to believe that this whole entire outfit can be purchased for under $100 total and look this luxe on. Just to be sure, I put it through the hardest test I could find... Friendsgiving with some of my most stylish friends. I have to be honest with you, there were more than a few "where did you get that" comments. 

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Cropped and Fringed Denim Pants $21.34

Embroidered Booties $33.99

Cropped White Sweater $27.99

Fringe Earrings $3.41

+ 10% discount when you use my code! 


 Total: $78.05 ...Happy shopping!

With love, Chantelle

Fall Fashion Must-Have Trends: Part 1

Fall '17 Trends Styled My Way

If you are anything like me, you find runway trends intriguing in concept but hard to pull off once you bring them home from the store. I love playing dress-up, don't get me wrong, but sometimes trying out a new trend feels a little like putting on someone else's costume for the day. It's hard for me to take the risk of looking like someone else, rather than staying true to my own personal style. That's why this season I challenged myself to take some of fall's trickiest trends and style them up so that they could be seamlessly integrated into my day-to-day wardrobe. 

Trend 1: The Midi Skirt

All photography by Rachel Brooks of 5 o'clock Sunday and Breana Taylor of Brilliantly Bre.

All photography by Rachel Brooks of 5 o'clock Sunday and Breana Taylor of Brilliantly Bre.

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Wear it with

a cropped sweater and wool wide brimmed hat for a touch of California wine country cool. 

I've always found the midi length trend tricky at my height but the key to this look is some heels and a flirty edge. These full skirted midis from Zaful are adorable and shockingly flattering on. The only issue I have is that they tend to make me look shorter than I actually am. That's why I keep them high-waisted and always throw in a good heel. For the first look I took note from Northern California wine country and kept the colors neutral and the accessories a bit rustic. I absolutely loved pairing this modest cut skirt with something a bit sexier like this grey cropped sweater. Just a hint of skin modernized this look and kept it feeling California casual. 

Shown in this look:

Midi skirt

Cropped grey sweater

Wide brimmed hat

Leather gladiator booties

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Trend 2: Pretty in Plaid + Midi Skirt

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It's okay, we have all thought it before, plaid can sometimes make you look at bit like a librarian. Always one to step up to the challenge, I decided to make this trend extra difficult by combining plaid AND midi length. My solution to add some edge to an otherwise conservative look? Layer on the accessories, add a pop of color with a statement shoe and throw in one of my favorite graphic tees. The result? One touch Carrie Bradshaw, one touch Zoe Deschanel and I'm completely into it. 

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Wear it with

layers of eclectic jewelry and statement-making heels.

Shown in this look:

Midi skirt

"BASIC" Graphic Tee

Blue Fringed Statement Heels


Fringe Earrings


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Trend 3: Suede Mini Skirt

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Wear it with

textured knits.

As you've probably noticed, mini skirts are a staple in my wardrobe. They have become a bit trickier to make seasonally appropriate with my move to Northern California and the much cooler weather. I absolutely love this trend and the lace up details of this sueded skirt and decided to pair it with textured knits to make it more fall weather friendly. 

Shown in this look:

Wide Brimmed Hat

Grey Slouchy Sweater

Sueded Mini Skirt

Slouchy Socks

Booties with Side Detail

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And that's a wrap...

Stay tuned for Fall Trends "My Way" Part 2 where I tackle nautical stripes, fringed jeans and more.