31 October 2012

all hallows eve

I WAS FEELING the fall air in this outfit, pairing together two of my favourite shades this year: mustard yellow and a jewel tone cobalt blue. I purchased this sweater last week and it's been such a cozy, versatile piece. I never realized how essential a cable knit sweater is  I've been pairing it with jeans as well as throwing it over a dress to add a layer of both warmth and colour. 

Also, today is Halloween! I'm dressing up as a fabulous hollywood star (I'll be showing a sneak peek on Instagram later) and heading to a hall party with my beautiful friend Marissa from Never Dress Down. If you haven't checked out her fashion/photography/design blog, you must. Have a safe and spooky Halloween everyone!

Sweater, F21 | Skirt, trench and tights, H&M | Booties, Aldo | Hat, Gap | Clutch, Topshop

Photography by Andrew Cho

30 October 2012

cozy sweaters

THE DAYS ARE getting colder and with watching coverage of Hurricane Sandy hitting the East Coast, all I want to do these days are curl up with a cup of tea and a cozy sweater. This amazing sweater that I purchased at the Topshop Vancouver opening the other week has been my go-to, dressing it up with boots and a blouse, or down with other warm pieces like this cashmere maxi. Although I'm sad to see the warmer days go, it's been nice to pull out my favourite winter items and style them in new ways this year. Have a lovely Tuesday everyone - I have an exciting giveaway for you tomorrow!

Thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the storm in the East. Stay safe and dry! 

Sweater (similar) and clutch, Topshop | Blouse, Esley via Muse Social Fashion House | Scarf, Zara | Booties, Nine West | Mint Bracelet, LOVECOCO | Watch, Michael Kors

Photography by Kelly Swanson

23 October 2012

autumn colours

FALL FASHION HAS officially arrived! The leaves are changing and Vancouver is starting to turn into Raincouver very quickly. But I've surprisingly embraced the rain this season and have happily been wearing my favourite pair of cognac leather boots from Aldo (similar to this pair). You really can't go wrong with an over-the-knee boot. Paired with a simple black dress, jean jacket, and a scarf full of autumn colours, I was set for running a few errands around town. 

There are so many great fall trends showing up everywhere and I can't wait to get my hands on a few! I'm obsessing over ankle booties, moto jackets, leather skirts, smoking slippers, and slouchy cardigans. Oxblood/burgundy is definitely the new black this season and in addition to a new blouse and a new pair of jeans in that shade, I'm also coveting this beautiful Marc by Marc Jacobs oxblood shoulder bag. Yes, please!

Jacket, Gap | Dress, Aritzia | Boots and purse, Aldo | Watch, Michael Kors | Sunnies, Oakley

17 October 2012

rainy days and polka dots

WE'VE BEEN LUCKY in Vancouver to have had so many weeks without a drop of rain. So when it was a little gloomy outside the other day, I just embraced it and braved the raindrops to shoot this outfit. Again with the burgundy/oxblood pants, but when I realized how well they went with this peplum top I couldn't resist pairing the two together. Throw on a pair of comfy heels and I was set!

In other news, I'm one to always extend my birthday to the last possible minute. You only turn 21 once right?! Andrew saved my gift until we got to New York City and I left with the most beautiful pearl bracelet from Tiffany & Co. on Fifth Avenue. Living my Audrey Hepburn/Holly Golightly dream! I've been wearing it constantly  It's such a special piece. Thank you babe, and everyone else who made my birthday so special this year! xo

Peplum top, H&M | Jeans, Zara | Heels (similar), Vince Camuto | Clutch & studded bracelet, Aldo | Watch, Michael Kors | Pearl bracelet, Tiffany & Co.

Photography by Andrew Cho

16 October 2012

brooklyn and soho

THIS SKYLINE STILL takes my breath away. Walking the Brooklyn Bridge was definitely a highlight of our trip to New York City, and I can't wait to walk it again someday. We took the camera out for the day and Andrew got a few amazing shots of the bridge and Manhattan in the distance. The weather was nice, not too hot or cold, but it definitely called for a jacket and scarf! And, I know, I'm wearing leopard print again. It strangely found its way into every outfit I wore on the trip... We also walked around SoHo and did a bit of shopping but surprisingly I stayed modest and didn't buy that much! A first for Chelle :) Have a wonderful day everyone!

Jacket, Three Stones | Booties, Aldo | Scarf, Zara | Purse, Coach

15 October 2012

leopard in the city

NEW YORK CITY. Take me back to this beautiful place. The second time visiting this year, Andrew and I took NYC by storm. We brought out the camera for our trip to Central Park (which was conveniently a short jaunt away from the apartment we stayed at) and so here's a photo diary of our day. We made like tourists and visited the iconic Bow Bridge and decided to row a boat around the lake which was a true New York experience. We then took to the Upper East Side with the stunning buildings on Fifth Avenue, and of course, the Metropolitan Museum of Art  I had to have the quintessential soft pretzel on the steps of the Met. We had a delicious dinner at Sushi Yasaka and then headed out to East Village to dance the night away at Webster Hall. All in all... Amazing. I can't wait to go back!

Pants and loafers, Zara | Blouse, H&M | Belt, Nine West | Purse, Aldo | Sunnies, Oakley

02 October 2012

manhattan bound

I said yesterday that I had an announcement to make, and here it is: I'm off to New York City! Andrew and I spontaneously booked a trip and we leave Friday morning for the Thanksgiving long weekend. I am so excited to visit my favourite city in the world... Again! I can honestly say that I left my heart in Manhattan. The crazy lights of Times Square, getting lost on the streets of SoHo, strolling through Central Park  It was everything I wanted and more. 

We're anxiously planning what to do (and me planning what outfits to wear) and I would love to know if you have any recommendations. Favourite restaurants, favourite places to shop, any hidden gems. I would be amazing to know your New York City secrets!

“I look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around looking for action, love, and the world's greatest chocolate chip cookie, and my heart does a little dance.”   Nora Ephron

01 October 2012

leopard and studs

I ROCKED THIS outfit on the day of my birthday and received so many compliments on my fabulous blouse from Muse Social Fashion House. The colour, the studded collar, and it has an open back as well  Amazing. Trendy and such a feel-good top, I have already worn it countless times! I also received these amazing Aldo leather booties with leopard print as a gift from my mama. The perfect height and oh so comfortable, I could wear these babies with basically everything in my wardrobe.

Also, I have some exciting news to announce tomorrow! Happy Monday everyone.

Blouse, Esley via Muse Social Fashion House | Skirt, H&M | Belt, Nine West | Booties, Aldo 'CEDRINA' | Purse, Litte White House | Sunnies, Oakley

Photography by Andrew Cho