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MY TOP TEN Pregnancy Looks

Growing babies is hard work…

might as well look good doing it.

So I don’t know if you heard, but Meghan Markle had her baby this week. And— like a total superwoman— looked super chic for her first post-partum appearance. I’ll be honest, it got me a little nostalgic thinking about my own pregnancy fashion. So I’ve decided to do a recap of my top ten pregnancy looks for you all. Just in case you are new here and didn’t get the chance to follow along in my #dressingthebump journey! I started my recap during the second trimester because that’s when my little bump really started to pop. What do you guys think? Which is your favorite look?

Look 5 My Top Ten

Look 1: Emerald green slip dress

LOOK 2: Shades of Red

Look 3: mix it up with Plaid and Florals

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Look 4: Gettin’ Wild in Cheetah Prints

look 5: luxe Layers

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look 6: Stay active

look 7: Dark as Date Night

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look 8: (ice)Cream and Sorbet

look 9: Wrap Dressin’ it up!

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look 10: She’s coming BERRY soon!

Shopping Guide

Want to recreate these looks? Some of these items are from last season but you can find similar styles in the shopping guide below.

ANIMAL STYLE, COACHELLA INSPIRATION (3)

SHE’S A WILD ONE…. COACHELLA EDITION

To continue my week of FOMO while I wait to see all of the festival looks pop up on Instagram, here are two more of my “if I was going to Coachella this is what I’d wear” looks!

Let’s stop by In-N-Out on the way, cause I’m in the mood for some fries… ANIMAL STYLE!

Photos by Haley Jacobsen

Photos by Haley Jacobsen

LOOK 1

I’ve really started to come around to animal prints, especially when it’s a bright and colorful twist on the traditional leopard print. I love the combination between a casual cotton t-shirt and a silky printed skirt. I also love the fact that I could dance the night away, ride the ferris wheel, AND lounge around in this skirt length without losing the comfort factor. It’s an unexpected hem length to find at Coachella, which makes it even more fashionable in my opinion.

  1. Hutch Leopard Skirt exact item (similar)

  2. Minnie Mouse Lauren Moshi Tee exact item (similar inexpensive)

  3. Kendal & Kylie boot exact (inexpensive Kendal & Kylie)

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Look 2: Oh, Miss Marilyn

I’m feeling some major Monroe vibes in this photo. I don’t know if it’s the hair, the car, or the animal prints, but this look feels super flirty. I love the heart shaped belt bag from weat and modern take on side swept waves. This stack of bobby pins by Sincerely Jules adds just the right amount of bling. Oh, and I finally found the right outfit to pair with these glittering ankle boots. It’s funny how they almost become a neutral piece in this busy combination. This look just feels fresh for Coachella right now. It really brings back those 50s screen siren inspiration. Any one have a mic?

  1. Leopard dress (exact by Lucy Paris)

  2. Glitter booties exact (similar inexpensive)

  3. Heart purse (exact by weat)

  4. Sincerely Jules bobby pins

Hair and Make-up

Aren’t these hair styles amazing? Want to learn more about how to recreate these easy festival hair styles? Check out my latest Festival Hair post here.

LAID BACK COACHELLA LOOKS (2)

LAID BACK COACHELLA LOOKS

Who says Coachella outfits have to be limited to fringe, cut-offs, and bikini tops? Sometimes a girl just wants to feel effortless, quirky, and comfortable. Here are my Coachella inspired laid-back looks to help you plan for this upcoming festival weekend.

Look 1: Retro Sorbet Colored Corduroys

Cropped, cute and colorful. Do you need anything else in a perfect pair of over-alls? I think not. The high-waist makes these flattering and I love the retro racing stripes down the side. Pairing this look with a simple tee and white sneakers keeps it feeling fresh and minimal. I nice contrast from your typical over-the-top festival inspired looks. Best part? I would totally rewear these in day to day mom life.

What you need:

  1. Corduroy Overalls - EXACT from Camp (similar in pink here and here)

  2. Creative Sneakers - Exact here (similar and my other fav tennis shoe here and in pink here)

  3. A Simple Simple White Tee here and here

  4. A scrunchy for when you’ve danced too much and need to throw your hair up! My cousin’s brand Lemonelle!

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Look 2: All White Everything

Because why not? You already know your outfit will be covered in dust when the festival is finished, so why not take the opportunity to rock head to toe white? I’ll say one thing, you will stay cool and stand out in a very casual way! Add a bandana to cover up your mouth if the dust starts to go crazy ;) There is no better time than a festival to pull up your hair and not worry about it, which is why I rocked a half up with this look. Want to recreate it? Check out my tips below.

What you need:

  1. Sporty White Shirt (exact from ASTARS)

  2. Drop Crotch White Joggers (exact from ASTARS)

  3. Creative Sneakers (exact from Andrew Stevens)

  4. Amazing Earrings

  5. Scrunchy (exact from Lemonelle)

'Tis the season...
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HOLIDAY LOOKS! 

We shot at Mission Loft , so fun and pretty and I had far too many cozy looks to share with you all!

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Margaret O'leary sweaters are my go to this snuggly cold time of year, seriously beyond obsessed ...and then here are some other goodies that are the exact or similar product to all the looks in the video.

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Shop items from these looks here!

Bestie Credits - Rachel aka 5oclocksunday

Photographer Credits - Haley Jacoboson

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Happy Holidays!

With love,

Chantelle

OOTD: Baby bumps and band tees

I love rock & roll,

so put another dime in the jukebox baby.

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Photos by Rachel Brooks of  @5oclocksunday.

Photos by Rachel Brooks of @5oclocksunday.

First trimester pregnancy dressing is difficult.

The bump is definitely growing, but not noticeable to everyone quite yet. I can't really show it off yet don't really feel comfortable in my crop tops and matching sets anymore. That's why I've been living in oversized tops and sweaters worn with leg lengthening jeans. These amazing flared jeans are so long they require sky high heels but I don't mind the extra height. This look is all Vici Dolls, one of my favorite places to shop right now. 

Want to recreate this look? Check out my shopping guide below for some of my top picks for graphic tees and jeans. 

With love,

Chantelle


Shopping Guide:

OOTD: Striped Jumpsuit

Now you see it,

now you don't. That's the way I feel about my growing baby bump.

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Photos by Rachel Brooks of  @5oclocksunday.

Photos by Rachel Brooks of @5oclocksunday.

jumpsuits as maternity wear...who would have thought ...

This striped jumpsuit from Swirl Boutique hides my growing baby bump surprisingly well. I had never considered jumpsuits as maternity wear but I am realizing quite quickly that I value comfort AND style while pregnant. But mainly I just want to be comfortable because when pregnancy fatigue hits, it hits hard. This little number is perfect for running errands around town and relaxing on the couch. 

Want to recreate this look? Check out my shopping guide below for some of my top picks for red striped jumpsuits. 

With love,

Chantelle


Shopping Guide:

Summer whites + Vionic heels

Who would have thought that heels could be built for comfort...

....but these heels from vionic combine support and style. 

Also, let's talk about this white two-piece set from Swirl Boutique? I swear, they have the best selection of fun, trendy but versatile pieces. Swirl has mastered cool Cali-girl style. I picked up this tied crop top and matching mini skirt the last time I was in Orange County visiting my sister. I have been loving this tied crop top style for the last season or two and think it's such a fun, easy and sexy shape. This low neckline, however, definitely calls for some layered necklaces. I chose two necklaces with very special meanings. The first is a personalized vertical bar necklace from GLDN with my wedding date engraved on it. The second is a personalized moonphase necklace from Moonglow Jewelry with an image of what the moon looked like on the night that I got married. I really love that these necklaces each tell a similar story but don't necessarily match each other perfectly. 


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Photos by  5oclocksunday

Photos by 5oclocksunday

Now back to those shoes. I'm not exaggerating the comfort. I was really impressed with Vionic's fashion-forward styles. I've included a link to these specific shoes below as well as alternative options in my shopping guide. My hat is from Lack of Color (my go-to hat brand), you really can't go wrong with their classic designs. And last but not least... did you notice my bright blue toes? 

Alright guys, what do you think? What's more important style or comfort? Do you have a favorite personalized piece of jewelry? Let me know in your comments below.

With love,

Chantelle

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Shopping Guide:

OOTD: Sundresses and Iced Coffee

All you need is some sunshine,

some Philz coffee and a sundress from Swirl Boutique...

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Photos by Rachel Brooks of  @5oclocksunday.

Photos by Rachel Brooks of @5oclocksunday.

Summer days call for a cotton sundress ...

This printed mini dress from Swirl Boutique was a great choice for a hot summer day. I love the simply, delicate print of the cotton which felt flirty and feminine as well as the flattering waistline. I accessorized this look with my personalized necklace from GLDN and my favorite weekend morning accessory... a Philz Coffee iced mint mojito. If you haven't had one of these babies you really need to head down to your nearest Philz and order one pronto. You may even catch a glimpse of me and Prosciutto waiting in line. 

Want to recreate this look? Check out my shopping guide below for some of my favorite cotton sundresses.

With love,

Chantelle


Shopping Guide:

OOTD: A boho maxi perfect for Valentine's Day

A bohemian maxi with just a little extra...

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Photos by Nicole of @43rdavephoto.

You all know that I love a great maxi dress...

I live in them!!! So, I was thrilled when I found this maxi dress by Cleobella. It's a great day or night V-day date outfit, and I love the cleverly placed florals ;) Cleobella can do no wrong in my eyes though!!!  ...hence why I paired it with their clutch. Regardless of what you wear this Valentines Day though, I hope you feel sexy and loved!!! 

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The bodice of this dress is so beautifully detailed that I chose not to over accessorize it and simply let the neckline do the work for itself. I paired it with a maroon suede heel by Sam Edelman and this oversized embellished clutch by Cleobella. 

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This outfit was originally posted on one of my favorite blogs, Advice from a Twenty-Something, my super cool girl crush Amanda Holstein's blog. She asked me to be a guest collaborator on her blog once a month (woohoo). If you want to check out our blog post on her site you can read more here. In the meantime, enjoy my shopping guide below with not only these exact items but my higher and lower priced alternatives so you can recreate a similar look that's all your own. 

With love, Chantelle

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Shopping Guide:

OOTD: Graphic tee and pleated skirt

Girl, you better "werk"...

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Photos by  5oclocksunday

Photos by 5oclocksunday

....when your work uniform is jeans and tees, how do you dress it up for the occasional meeting?

I feel really lucky that I usually work from home (if I'm honest, usually in my pjs). BUT, I wanted to find a fun way to jazz up the normal 9-5 casual work outfit! By throwing this skirt in your bag, you can head straight over to date night from work ;) or if you're like me and work from home, it's a great outfit for a more casual meeting. Either way, I'm obsessed with the print of this Cara Loren skirt (similar here)!

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I've been loving midi length skirts this year, and am surprised at how flattering they can be on my 5'5" frame. Of course, a good pair of platforms never hurt to add some height. I paired this Cara Loren pleated animal print skirt (similar here) with my favorite heel of the moment by Chinese Laundry. This rose metallic color has been shockingly versatile in my wardrobe and almost acts as a neutral when paired with the right color combinations. Now let's talk about this tee (also by Cara Loren), I'm not one to take myself too seriously -- as I'm sure you can tell -- which is why I absolutely love this "WERK" graphic tee. What better way to put on your Boss Babe face than by wearing a powerful graphic tee? 

Check out some of my other favorite tees in the shopping guide below.

With love, Chantelle

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Shopping Guide:

OOTD: When life gives you lemons.

When life gives you lemons...

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Photos by 5oclocksunday

....throw on a matching floral print and take some pictures.

I've been following the brand XIX palms for a while now - I'm pretty positive it's called Nineteen Palms but don't quote me on that. The lovely founder was one of the first few companies that I started working with in fashion and I've continued to be a fan of her bohemian printed dresses and flattering silhouettes ever since. Somehow, they always make me feel sexy and slim by accentuating all the right places. She has found the perfect point at your waist to make you feel 5 lbs slimmer (not that you need to be at all, you're perfect as is, little lady!). BUT, I feel like I can always down a pizza and still feel fabulously confident... and if that isn't a reason to buy a dress, what is?

Printed wrap dresses are part of my signature look and I try to use various styles of accessories to change the feeling of the outfit from boho, to edgy, chic or dressed up. This time I simply paired this yellow floral print with my rose-colored, velvet Chinese Laundry shoes from Zooshoo. These massive platforms are the first step to getting date night ready with my 6' 5" fiance!

Want this dress, you can find it here. Want more bohemian dress alternatives? Shop similar styles in my shopping guide below. 

With love, Chantelle

Shopping Guide:

Similar looks:

Lemon Print Dress  by Show Me Your Mumu

Lemon Print Dress by Show Me Your Mumu

Two-piece dress by XIX Palms

Two-piece dress by XIX Palms

Striped Wrap Dress by XIX Palms

Striped Wrap Dress by XIX Palms

OOTD: Effortless Vacation Style in Hawaii
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As you can probably tell from my Instagram feed, I've been traveling non-stop for the last month. First we went to Costa Rica, then to Orange County to celebrate the holidays and on to Hawaii to bring in the New Year. It's been an amazing break and a great adventure but now I'm headed back home to San Francisco and couldn't be more excited for everything that's to come in 2018. Luckily, most of my travel time was spent in tropical destinations so packing for a month straight was fairly easy. The trick to my vacation style success? Effortless dresses that are breezy, flattering and can be easily translated from beach days to dinner nights. This coral dress from The Knot Sisters is, by far, one of my favorites that I brought along. I've included a full list of my breezy dress favorites for you. If you want the exact dress I lived in this last month shown above, you can find it here.  Note: It's currently on sale! I absolutely love this brand's effortless Southern California style and the way they style their pieces is always perfectly on point. Don't believe me, just look at the photos below. 

With love, Chantelle

Shop breezy and beachy outfits:

More from the Knot Sisters

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All photos via www.knotsisters.com

 

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OOTD: Casual coffee date with a statement-making handbag
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Photography by my bestie,  Rachel Brooks  .

Photography by my bestie, Rachel Brooks .

You guys already know how much I love my coffee, and because it's a daily ritual of mine I tend to go on a lot of coffee dates. These photos were taken by Rachel from 5 o'clock Sunday, aka my bestie behind the camera most days. We were on our way to As Quoted, one of our favorite local coffee shops in Pacific Heights. You can catch me there devouring a sweet Maca toast at least 1 to 2 days a week so come say hello!

And I'll be honest, I'm usually running a bit behind when Rachel picks me up so anything easy, casual and comfy is my go-to. This outfit in particular is from my "Auntie's" shop. Honestly, there are times when a girl just does not want to squeeze herself into tight leggings and a crop top. That is why I was so drawn to this knit poncho and slouchy pant look.

I was worried that these earthy neutrals wouldn't feel feminine enough on me so I added an unexpected pop of baby pink. And that pink bag that you are drooling over right now? It's the Blake Collection from Teddy Blake and carries just about anything you can think of. The reason I love this brand is because the quality is really high while the price is shockingly less expensive than those high end designer bags. When I compare it to some of my luxury handbags I truly can't tell which is higher end. I suppose that's the key to great design, right? I also always try to buy bags in statement colors - like pink or blue - because it's an easy way to add interest to an otherwise neutral outfit but don't worry, this bag also comes in basic black.  

Oh and those shoes? Greats brand again, I wasn't kidding when I told you they were my new obsession. 

With love, Chantelle


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My OOTD: Pretty in Plaid for under $50

What I wore for a mid-week coffee date... a budget friendly OOTD for under $50.  

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I received so much positive feedback from my last under $100 outfit-of-the-day post that I decided to highlight more of my budget friendly looks with you here on the blog. This was one of my favorite outfits I put together from Zaful this season. If you haven't visited their website head on over today as you can find so many cute deals on clothes that are trending right now. This plaid skirt has made it's way through my weekly rotation far more than I initially expected and is great for everything from date night to coffee dates. I especially loved pairing it with this striped blouse for a modern mixed print look and another styling alternative to the plaid trend I mentioned last week

Shop this look

Plaid Skirt from Zaful $15.99

Striped Shirt from Zaful $15.17

 Total: $31.16 + 10% OFF Zaful if you use my code: FASHION ... Happy shopping!

Still want more? Shop alternative products...

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. 

Shop this look

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! 

Code: FASHION

 Total: $78.05 ...Happy shopping!

With love, Chantelle

OOTD: Embroidered Jeans
Photography by Nathan Martell

Photography by Nathan Martell

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I'm obsessed with these embroidered jeans from Shop Resurrection. There are comfortable and add something a little extra to my everyday denim look. I wore this outfit while shooting with Bedstu in Los Angeles and it was the perfect California fall look. Shop alternatives to these pieces above or check this out for another way to style your embroidered denim jeans. 

With love, Chantelle