Posts tagged Trends

So you’ve heard all about the ShopBop sale by now…

You still have a day to shop so I’ve put together my dream wishlist of pieces currently on ShopBop in for those soon-to-be mamas and those busy moms on-the-go. Enjoy!

For the stylish expecting mama:

  1. Bodycon Layering Dresses by Ingrid & Isabel (Image 1 here, Image 2 here)


I was obsessed with knit bodycon dresses all throughout my pregnancy. It is just too easy to layer a printed kimono, long line jacket or cozy sweater and constantly change up the look.

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2. The Maternity Jumpsuit by Hatch (here)

1st Trimest

1st Trimest

2nd Trimester

2nd Trimester

Whether you are 3 months or 6 months, jumpsuits were my most unexpected pregnancy style find. They give that extra room around the middle while still allowing you to be comfortable and on-trend. Check out some of my favorites below.

3. That Knot Life (Knotted Sweater here)

1st Trimester

1st Trimester

4th Trimester- 1.5 Month Post-partum

4th Trimester- 1.5 Month Post-partum

Not quite ready to let the cat out of the bag? Knot front details are an easy way to hide a growing baby bump. I used this trick well into my 2nd trimester.

STYLIST TIP: You can continue to wear these styles throughout your 4th trimester as you let your waistline discretely shrink back to it’s pre-baby size.

For the new mama with little time but a whole lotta style game:

1. Trend watch! Fashionable slippers (These beauties here)


You know what wasn’t hard to find? Examples of me rockin’ my fashionable slippers. Even before baby, these were a staple in my wardrobe. They are trendy, comfy and oh so easy. Clearly they make me pretty happy as well considering the laughter in each of these photos. :) See some of my favorites below with some budget friendly alternatives as well.

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Speaking of things in all my photos…

2. Belt Bags are back in style and I’m IN LOVE. (especially this one by Anine Bing)

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What could be a better trend for mamas than the belt bag trend. Hands free, stylish and a throwback to our youth. I think all of our mothers owned a fanny pack or two in their day.

3. #GIRLPOWER (this Tee here)


Alright, here’s the deal. We are busy, sometimes breastfeeding, we are a little bit (okay a lotta bit) tired and we just grew a human inside of us for over 9 months. We could use a daily reminder that we are superheroes. Why not indulge in some #FEMALE themed gear for that extra reminder that “You got this Mama!”

So what is this sale anyways?

Here’s the deal. ShopBop is currently having a sale from now until tomorrow, April 12th. You take 20% off orders under $500 or 25% off orders of $500 or more with code EVENT19.

Alright, one for the road. I just couldn’t help myself If you still haven’t found anything I’ve included my wishlist Spring items in the widget below. Happy shopping!

With love,


SHOPBOP SALE ALERT! Our favorites in every trend

ShopBop is having an awesome sale this week and guess what?

I’ve done the heavy lifting for you and found some of my favorite pieces on sale over at the ShopBop site from my IG looks. Don’t you worry, there is a little something for every one here. So let’s get started.

From my recent looks:

  1. For Love and Lemons one-piece bathing suit.

Remember this amazing For Love and Lemons one piece I rocked with the fam this weekend? Well, head over to ShopBop here to get your own (on sale!) And check out a few of my other Spring getaway recommedations in the widget below.

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Throwing it back to my pre-pregnancy days with this amazing dress by Cleobella. You can get the same one here.


This 3D hearts Chaser sweater is comfy, casual, cute AND on sale! These are a few of my favorite things….

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Every time I rock these silver glitter ankle boots Rachel asks me where they are from. Clearly, they are quickly becoming a staple in my wardrobe. Get your own pair here.

Remember these joggers from my coffee date with Senna and 5oclocksunday. Well they are by David Lerner and you can find them here. You are welcome, you officially will live in these because unlike your lazy day sweats these are acceptable for day to day life ;)

So what is this sale anyways?

Here’s the deal. ShopBop is currently having a sale from now until April 12th. You take 20% off orders under $500 or 25% off orders of $500 or more with code EVENT19.

Better get to shopping! Oh, and stay tuned to tomorrow’s post about my current ShopBop obsessions to help you stylishly conquer your mom style and up your pregnancy OOTD game.

With love,


Holiday Party Looks: Christmas & New Year's Eve

What I'm wearing this holiday season!

Party dresses are one of the most exciting parts of the holiday season. Each year, I look forward to having more than one excuse to pull out the heels and get dressed up. This year, I loved my outfit choices so much that I decided to share them with you on a special Holiday Dress-Up post. I've also included some alternative options for each look that almost made the cut. 

Holiday Party with Friends

All photography by Rachel Brooks of 5 o'clock Sunday

All photography by Rachel Brooks of 5 o'clock Sunday


Rock the red

it's the color of the season for a reason ladies. 

I mean, this outfit speaks for itself. The minute I saw it on the rack I knew I had to have it. There is a subtle hint of sexy with the lace bodysuit but it's surprisingly modest when you put it on. I couldn't wait to find a party to wear this little number to. When I saw the red leather jacket to go with it, I was absolutely ecstatic! I paired it with my favorite gold Gorjiana earrings, a simple gold Motif necklace, and my go-to nude Ego stilettos to elongate my short little legs with such a long skirt. Scared of an all red Christmas outfit? Don't be! Nothing is more festive and this is the one time of year that red actually helps you blend in rather than stand out. This is the perfect statement-making look for a holiday party with friends.

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New Year's Eve on Vacation


I’ll be in Hawaii this year for New Years, so I needed something festive but comfortable and not too warm. This dress had all the pizazzyou want when ringing in the New Year. It is also the perfect shape for an event with my in laws (who I will be traveling with). You don't need to add much to make this outfit complete, which is exactly why it was perfect. Add some beachy waves, some fuzzy Ego shoes, a slew of layered necklaces and let those stars do the talking for you. Oh, and I can't forget my favorite Auguste clutch.

Hint: If you are spending your holiday somewhere a bit colder, add a giant fur coat and some sky high booties for an equally perfect pairing. 


Effortless but beaded

didn't think there was such a thing? Meet this simple beaded slip dress. 

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Hanger appeal vs. Real Life

this dress is exactly why you try things on. It's so flattering!


This dress’ hanger appeal vs. real life appeal was insanely different. I loved it when I saw it but I cannot express how much more I fell in love with it once I put it on. The shape of it, the cut, the neckline - oh my goodness. The waist line hits at the perfect place at my natural waist. A perfectly placed waistline is the key to making you look as trim as possible, and the slit elongates your legs in the best way! I wanted to down play the sparkles making it a bit more subdued. To achieve this look, I added a chunky Gorijana necklace, and my red-hued Auguste clutch.

Plus, I added my favorite part, the velvet mules I designed myself from Shoes of Prey. This company is makes shopping much more fun with anyone with an itch to create that shoe you've been dreaming of but just can't seem to find anywhere. First, you choose a type of shoe and then pick whatever color/colors you’d like it to be. It’s so fun, and they are insanely comfortable and unique shoes. 

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This two piece set from Show me Your Mumu is the perfect slightly casual holiday dress. Mumu is one of my favorite brands and they have expanded their style soooo much in the last year. This crop top also has shorts to go with it, if you prefer. I threw on stilettos by ego to dress it up, but my go to probably would have been some open toes booties, depending on the occasion of course! My star necklace from
Gorjiana is a new fav. So simple and gorgeous. I clearly have a crush on that brand as well ;)  

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Happy Holidays!

Kisses, Chantelle

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


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.