Chelsea and the City



April 2014



Try The Trend: Cropped

Wednesday 23 April 2014

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Though I’m not brave enough to rock a bare midriff, I’m starting to warm up to the trend for Spring. Layered over the right top, the look can be a little “as if!” and a lot chic. This minimal cropped bralet by Acne Studios is just classic enough to add to my wardrobe without feeling like I’m investing in a passing trend (plus, it can be worn under looser tees for a little dash of badass) and you know I love to pair everything with the right boyfriend jeans. Finish the look with black heels (like this pair from Zara) and you’re ready to try the trend!

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April 2014



Guest Post: Likes of Us

Monday 21 April 2014

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I’m honored to have a few fabulous friends (and incredibly talented bloggers) guest posting for me while I’m away visiting family. Alecia is the blogger behind Likes of Us and one of the most genuine people I’ve “met” online. Today she’s sharing a few gorgeous floral pieces for Spring!


What would spring be like without florals? ……definitely not as fun if you ask me.

My closet is a clear indicator that stripes are by far and away my pattern of choice, however with the change in season I like to branch out of my comfort zone with some fashionable florals. These are a few of my top choices for spring.


Visit Alecia’s blog Likes of Us for more inspiration!



April 2014



Guest Post: Catalina Creative

Friday 18 April 2014

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I’m honored to have a few fabulous friends (and incredibly talented bloggers) guest posting for me while I’m away visiting family. Natalie and her design project/lifestyle blog, Catalina Creative, are two of my absolute favorite things! Since she’s a D.C. native, Natalie offered to share the perfect outfit (and a sweet dinner destination) for those of you visiting the city this Spring.


Topshop Split Side Tee $72.00, Diane Von Furstenberg Benett Orchid-Print Silk Tapered Pants $300.00, Topshop Rose Gold Toe Sandals $110.00, Topshop Leather Side Bar Clutch $76.00

Hello everyone! Natalie here from Catalina Creative. I was so flattered and excited when my friend Chelsea asked me to do a guest post while she’s away! With Chelsea visiting my area, I chose a DC spot for a What to Wear & Where post. I’ve been dying to go to Table on N Street for dinner and drinks on a warm evening. Preferably, on their chic little patio with good company. As a restaurant that embodies simplicity in the most stylish way, I thought it fitting to wear a simple outfit with a pop of print. And I’ve been holding onto these orchid print pants to share for a while! How classic and feminine are they?? Please stop being $300 so I can own you. While I’ll be wishlisting those slacks, these Topshop shoes are currently being mailed my way! I was so happy to find Spring sandals with a mix of neutrals and the perfect little gold detailing.

How would you ladies pair these perfectly printed pants on a spring day?

Visit me over at Catalina Creative​ for more What to Wear & Where posts!




April 2014



Guest Post: A Dose of Pretty

Wednesday 16 April 2014

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I’m honored to have a few fabulous friends (and incredibly talented bloggers) guest posting for me while I’m away in Washington D.C. A Dose of Pretty has become one of my favorite daily reads and Sara is one of my dearest blog friends. I can always count on her for a quick text of encouragement, a few killer weekend ideas or, like today, amazingly inspiring favorites.


I’m so honored to be taking over Chelsea’s blog while she’s getting some much needed R&R with family and friends. Since you might not know me I thought I would share some of my favorite things as of late. I hope you enjoy reading about them!

+ My Fujifilm Instax Camera: I’ve taken it to the beach a few times and I can’t wait to take it with us on vacation.
+ Lucy Laucht’s instagram account {@lucylaucht} never fails to keep me inspired.
+ I love having fresh flowers in our home. It brightens up my day.
+ For weekend dates with the hubby I love wearing distressed denim with heels. I’m still a fan of Gap skinnies and boyfriend jeans. The J.Crew Everly heels are the most comfy heels I’ve tried.
+ And a few other random favorites: distressed denim {these Rag and Bone shorts are a new acquisiton}, embellished sandals, and coffee table books.

Be sure to stop by Sara’s blog, A Dose of Pretty, for more of her favorites and follow her Instagram for more gorgeous shots!





April 2014



Keeping Up With Chelsea

Tuesday 15 April 2014

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I may be taking a few weeks away from the computer (don’t worry, there will still be AWESOME things coming at you while I’m gone) but with so many ways to follow along, you won’t even notice I’m missing! Be sure to check out Chelsea & The City elsewhere on the web for a little inspiration and a whole lotta vacation details:

In need of some retail therapy? There are new items in the shop!