Friends. It was 102 degrees today in Utah. We don't have air conditioning (except a small window unit in our room, thank goodness.) It's HOT. SUMMER IS HERE! And while I'm super stoked about all the summer things we've got planned this year, like a trip back East for Beach Week and a day at a water park here in Utah, I'm already over the heat. I'm a fall girl - give me all the cozy leggings and sweaters and jackets and scarves. BUT! I'm trying really hard to not rush through the present and enjoy time as it is right now, instead of complaining and waiting around for the summer heat to end. No sense in waiting for cooler temps to live a vibrant life, right? As . . .
*Affiliate codes used. Thank you for supporting Hey There, Chelsie HAPPY SECOND DAY OF SUMMER AND HAPPY ALMOST 4th OF JULY! I don't know about you, but even though this year is literally flying by, I'm so, so stoked that it's summertime and that the 4th of July is around the corner. It's probably my 3rd favorite holiday of the year (Christmas being number one and Thanksgiving being number two, obviously.) Growing up, we would spend the 4th having big BBQ's at my grandparents' house, swim in their pool, and go watch the fireworks all together as a family. I have nothing but fond memories of the 4th and it's been really fun to create memories and traditions with . . .
Affiliate codes used - see policy for full disclosure. Thanks for supporting Hey There, Chelsie! Dress - Rustic Pineapple Boutique (on sale for $23.00 - I'm wearing Medium) | Jacket - Old Navy (on sale for $29,.97 - wearing size Medium) | Lip - Dose of Colors in Pinky Promise | Sandals - Burlington I've been laying low for most of the last week, doing some soul searching and trying to figure out what the next few months are going to look like for me and my little family. I'm not going to lie, things have been pretty good recently - in my personal life, in my work life, and in my blog/business. I attribute it a LOT to the personal development work I've been . . .
I've been doing monthly Stitch Fix try-ons and unboxings on my Instagram stories for a few months now, and a few weeks ago after sharing my May try-on, someone requested that I try out ThredUp's Goody Box service. I've been a BIG fan of ThredUp for years and years (read more about my experience with them here, here, & here) but I hadn't heard of their Goody Box service until this follower asked me to try it. I hopped onto the ThredUp website and quickly found the Goody Box section and ordered one within 10 minutes. I was really excited to see that the Goody Box was a similar service to Stitch Fix - and possibly even better! Ordering the Goody Box was super . . .
This post has been sponsored by Zappos. All opinions are my own JUNE FIRST?! HOW IS IT ALREADY JUNE FIRST?! Seriously cannot believe how fast this year is flying by - it is honestly freaking me out a little. Wasn't I just listening to Christmas music? (Oh wait, I was just listening to it because I believe in Christmas music all year round.) Anyway, June 1st means that warm weather has finally arrived in Utah - we're already pushing mid 80's and will probably be in the 100's by the end of the month. It gets HOT here and while I love trying out trendy summer styles, let's be 100% honest: on an everyday basis, I'm in the most comfortable, casual summer outfit I can . . .
This post was sponsored by Zappos. Hi. It's been a CRAZY two weeks full of traveling and friends and insanity. If you didn't catch my Instagram stories, here's a brief recap: two weekends ago, Dustbust and I jetted to Las Vegas for a quick weekend getaway to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary. We spent two and a half beautiful days exploring the strip, eating all the food, playing some Blackjack and catching up with dear friends of ours. We came back home, continued to work on our backyard project (full reveal coming next week) and got the house ready for GIRLS WEEKEND. My three best friends Erica, Taylor & Amanda, flew into SLC from ALL over the . . .
This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own Spring is here. Even though I woke up to an inch of snow yesterday morning, I believe that it's here. I mean, we had perfect 70-degree weather this last weekend and the snow melted by the early afternoon, so I'm going to believe the snow was a fluke and that the warm weather is going to stay from here on out. So, I've been knee-deep in spring cleaning (we're doing a spring cleaning challenge in the #yearofme FB group) and I decided to take all my spring and summer clothes out of storage, wash them, and hang them up. As I was organizing my closet, I became painfully aware that I didn't . . .
We're entering week two of our Spring Cleaning challenge in the #yearofme Facebook Group (click here to join!) and one of the challenges coming up is to tackle the closet. Closet clean outs are my favorite because it gives me a reason to go shopping after (I'm in the mentality of "the more I get rid of, the more I can replace!) But really, cleaning out a closet can be kind of frustrating because once you get rid of all the clothes you've been hanging on to for old times sake or clothes that "might" come back into style or clothes that just don't fit right anymore, you might be left with the skeleton of once a full closet. And, because we know that it takes time to . . .
Affiliate links used. Okay wait, is anyone else seriously freaking out about how March is basically almost over and spring is pretty much here (at least in Utah - hey-o 60-degree weather!) Usually the winter months drag by for me, but I've seriously been so busy and my schedule has been so full that the days are flying by. And yes, as a matter of fact, I have been saying NO to a lot of things so I can live my best #yearofme, but there have been a lot of things that I've wanted to say YES to and it's kept my plate full. It's no walk in the park working a full-time job, running a blog/biz, helping to run the youth group at church, getting to the gym on a regular . . .
It's been a while since I got a Stitch Fix and since my last one was my favorite one of all time, I was excited and felt fairly confident that this one would be awesome, too. Spoiler Alert - this may have been one of my least favorite fixes, ever. I wasn't excited about anything that was sent to me and was a bit confused since my previous fix had been so awesome. If you haven't heard about Stitch Fix, here's how it works: You fill out a style profile on Stitchfix.com and link up a Pinterest board to clothes you like. You pay a $20 dollar styling fee and can write a note with any special requests for specific clothing you may be looking for. A stylist picks out 5 . . .
Affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. I always feel like Valentine's Day sneaks up so fast. All of a sudden it's February and Valentine's Day is right around the corner and what do I even wear because is it winter or spring because Utah can't make up it's mind. I'm still basking in the New Year, New Me glow (and recovering from the heartbreaking loss of the Superbowl) and more focused on the three day weekend coming up and now Valentine's Day is literally next week. What the heck? Anyone else always feel blindsided by Valentine's Day like I do? Dustin and I usually keep Valentine's Day low-key around here. My birthday is in March and our . . .
You all know that it's been a journey, but I am finally at the point where I'm (mostly) at peace with buying clothes for myself because I'm confident enough in my skin and body to want to dress it up. However, like I've maintained before, I don't have all the money in the world to buy something new every day. That's why it's super important to me to style things as realistically as I can on my blog - because I can't be the only girl who wants to get the most out of my closet, right? I'm so excited to bring back my unnamed (but now named) series where I style a staple piece in my closet three different ways to hopefully give a little inspiration to those looking to . . .