A couple weeks ago, I teamed up with some amazing blogging friends of mine in Utah and a fantastic Lularoe consultant to style several dresses from her inventory. We were all feeling some spring fever, but since it’s still February in Utah, we decided to pick dresses that we could transition from winter to spring, in order to get the most our of our closets! I’ve tried a couple pairs of leggings from Lularoe, and as fun as they are, I will say that I think they are a tiny bit pricey (especially since I found the exact dupes from Simple Addiction.) But, I hadn’t tried their dresses and was excited to see how I felt about them. Hannah has an amazing selection of . . .
Well, it’s been a whirlwind of a week. Dustin and I got pre-approved for a home on Tuesday and immediately jumped into house hunting on Wednesday because we’re kind of in a time crunch since our apartment lease is up on the 21st of March. We’ve looked at 7 homes in the last few days and put an offer in on one, but are currently waiting to hear back from the sellers. On top of the house hunt, Dustin’s parents came to town to visit us this last weekend and I’m working full-time for the next few weeks to cover for another employee. Things don’t look like they are going to quiet down anytime soon, either, because we’ve got 2 weddings (including my sister’s,) a trip to . . .
I feel like I'm a broken record for saying the same thing over and over again, but seriously: things have been so insanely busy since the new year that it's been hard to keep my head on straight. Between my new job, my blog, my photography gig on the side, house hunting (more on this soon,) blogging events and collaborations, and the NFL playoffs, I feel like I'm going a million miles a minute in every direction. I can barely keep my eyes straight and most of the time, I feel like I'm truly the definition of being a "hot mess."I'm not complaining - it has been so good to be busy in this kind of way. I'm not complaining - it has been so good to be busy in this kind . . .
Well, it's been a hot second since I got myself a Stitch Fix, but since I always get so bummed after Christmas (because no more Christmas music) I decided I would treat myself to a fix this month. I think the last fix I got was in August and I didn't even blog about it. The last fix I think I shared was back in March of last year, and that was my best fix to date! This one was...not my favorite, but it was fun to get a package in the mail and to see all the things my stylist picked out! In case you haven’t heard of Stitch Fix, it’s a pretty fun clothing subscription service. You fill out a style profile and link up a Pinterest board to clothes you like. You pay a . . .
Last year was the first year I decided I would give myself a word of the year, after going back and forth over it for a few weeks. It was a trend I had seen going around my blogging community and my friends on Facebook for a couple years and originally had thought that it was a ridiculous practice. But, I learned the error of my ways and decided to give it a go last year and boy, was it more guiding and successful than any resolution or goal! Last year, my word was "Fearless." I chose that word because I wanted to really work on living my life as vibrantly as possibly during 2016. In order to do that, I needed to let go of a lot of my fears and anxieties that . . .
*Affiliate links may be used in this post - clicking them does not cost you anything! Thanks to thredUP for partnering with me today to style this pretty green dress for the holidays! Even though it's past Christmas, this holiday outfit is still perfect for New Year's Eve! I kind of wish there was more than one week between Christmas and the New Year because I have so much I want to say and share about this past year and about this coming year. But we only have a week, and I didn't blog yesterday because Dustin and I both had the day off and I was trying to keep a nasty cold at bay and also because I just wanted to eat discounted Christmas chocolate and . . .
I received free product in exchange for this styling. All opinions are my own. The Simple Addiction Coupon code is NOT an affiliate link! December seems to hold the busiest weekends of the month. Between holiday parties, holiday errands, and holiday dates, we are ALWAYS on the go during December weekends. I'm typically a homebody and introvert and prefer to stay home during the weekends, snuggled in with Rosie and Dustbust, but I do not mind staying busy during December because I want to experience the holiday season as fully and vibrantly as possible! I'm working on a big fatty list of Holiday date ideas for next week (I know, I'm getting it out later than . . .
PR samples - I was sent a sample to style. All opinions are my own. This year has been insane for me and my little family and between all the changes that we've gone through, I'll be the first to admit that my blog has suffered at times. Now that life is settled down just a tiny bit (as in, instead of it feeling like a hurricane, it feels more like a tropical storm) I feel like it's time to start fresh here. I know that there are some new faces around HTC, especially from Instagram, so I wanted to just take some time and reintroduce myself - to show you that there is a real human being writing the words behind this screen and that my life is not picture . . .
affiliate links: clicking on a link may result in a small commission for me at no extra cost to you. Thanks for helping me run HTC! PR samples: a few of these pieces were sent to me over the last few months to style. Many of these pieces I bought with my own money Man oh man, this post has been a lot more work than I thought it would be, but I'm super excited to share it! After living in two VERY warm states (Arizona and Lousiana) for the last year, coming to Utah and experiencing a real fall was kind of a shock to my wardrobe. I had gotten rid of almost all my coats, sweaters and layering pieces during our moves and found that I didn't own a lot of warm . . .
It's been an interesting week, to say the least. Last time we chatted, I told you all about Dustin's new job offer and how excited we were for him to get back to chasing a career in software sales. He started on Monday and so far, it's been everything we wanted it to be and more. What I didn't say was how I accepted a part time receptionist job at a nail salon and then backed out a week before I was supposed to start. I guess I just don't know whether I'm coming or going and I've been a bit confused these last couple weeks about what I want in life. What do I want to achieve? Dustin keeps asking me that question: What do you want to achieve in life? I know he's . . .
Is anyone else in pure disbelief that it's going to be November tomorrow? I feel like most of the year has passed by relatively slowly, but ever since September hit, things seem to have started moving at 10X the normal speeds. I am mostly excited about it being November because I can officially start getting into the Christmas spirit without getting too much flack from my husband. But I also wouldn't mind if time slowed down just a tiny bit because my favorite time of year always seems to go by too fast. I just love wearing all my fall clothes and piling on all the layers! (Sharing one of my favorite layered looks with this post to give ya'll some fall layering . . .
I received free products in exchange for styling them on this blog. All opinions are my own! Affiliate Links: Clicking on some links may result in a small commission at not additional cost to you. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Hey There, Chelsie. Oh leggings season. The best time of the year. The leaves are turning, the weather is getting cool and I can wear leggings on repeat without needing a reason why. Before I jump into these two different style ideas I wanted to share today, I first want to take a few minutes to express my point of view on leggings, because I know that there is a lot of controversy surrounding them and how they should be . . .