Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Moment I Knew…

The moment I knew I liked you came about 30 minutes into our first chat on OkCupid. We were discussing reading and running, and basically anything but sex, which was a wildly refreshing change from all the sleaze-balls who’d messaged me in the weeks prior. It was nice to just sit and chat with no pressure to tell you “what I’d do to you if we were together right now”. Of course, that all came up later, but I already liked you then.

The moment I knew I wanted to meet you came about 2 weeks after we started chatting on OkCupid. I’d been putting off planning an actual face-to-face meeting with you, putting you on the back burner, and I’m not really sure why. I suppose it’s because I had so much fun talking to you, and I was afraid you’d be different in real life, like so many dates before you. I didn’t want to let go of the nice flow we had going. After a string of absolutely awful dates with guys with not-so-pure intentions, though, I was ready for someone different, and I decided it was worth the risk. So when I knew I had the apartment to myself for a weekend, I invited you over.

The moment I knew I wanted you to be mine came at about 11 PM the night of our first date. What an incredible day that was! I felt totally comfortable with you. We ordered pizza, and watched Mission Hill, which I hadn’t watched since I graduated from college. I was impressed that you’d come prepared for the night with more than just condoms, although that sentiment was much appreciated as well ;).

Then we decided to go snuggle up in my room and watch something online. You pulled up The Comedy Button’s “Alcoholocaust” episode on YouTube. There’s something to be said for a group of people who drink nasty beverages-both alcoholic and non-and eating shitty, expired snacks for the entertainment of their fans. And there’s definitely something to be said for a group of people who drink old Vietnamese alcohol that comes in a bottle that also houses a dead snake with a scorpion in its mouth. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed at something so hard in my entire life. It was the icing on top of an already incredible cake of a day. I slept better than I had in ages that night with you enveloping me, and I was sad to bring you to the train station the following morning. Two weeks later you asked me to be your’s, and I didn’t come down off the high for about a month.

The moment I knew for certain-as if I had any doubt to begin with-that you were a keeper came a little over 2 months into our relationship, on my birthday. We’ll try to avoid too much of the nitty-gritty depressing details, because we all know what went down that day, but you were amazing. When my mom called as we were walking out the door to start celebrating the day, you immediately wrapped me up in your loving arms and just let me cry. You kept me distracted all the way to the hospital so I could drive.

The greatest thing for me, though, was when we walked into the room. My entire immediate family was there, surrounding my father, who was laying there with unseeing eyes and more tubes than the New New York transit system. It must have been the most uncomfortable moment possible for you, but instead of putting your head in your shell and shying away from it, you immediately took me into your arms and spent the rest of the day making sure I was okay. You must have been dying from discomfort, but I never once felt like I needed to comfort you. I knew in that moment I could count on you to be there for me at my best and at my worst.

Each passing day brings about a new reason to be certain I want you around for a very long time (would you like to stay forever?). I’ve waited a long time (my entire life!) and kissed a lot of frogs to get here, but I can’t imagine life without you.

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Spotlight On…Worthington

I will admit, I had a very tough time picking a topic for the first “Spotlight On…” post. I went through a whole mess of different ideas in my head but ultimately decided it was best to keep to the things I know best. As far as my wardrobe is concerned, there is nothing that I know or trust better than Worthington. I’ve never had trouble finding something that I liked, and their clothes are always affordble. You can find all of the items shown here at JC Penney, and I promise you will not be disappointed!

Let’s start with tops:

Blouses

Clockwise from top left: Pleated Bow Blouse, $18 // Tie Front Blouse , $18 // Pleated Neck Top, $16 // Belted Pleated Neck Blouse, $10 ON SALE!

I’m IN LOVE with the gorgeous mint shade on the Tie Front Blouse.

Also, see how I styled the Pleated Neck Top for Election Day here.

Some cozy sweaters:

Sweaters

Clockwise from top left: Short Sleeve Cowl Neck, $14 // Peter Pan Color Block, $11 // Kimono Cardi , $14 // Long Sleeve Cardi, $12

All items in this category are ON SALE!

See how I styled the Long Sleeve Cardi here, here & here.

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Big Boots

Good Morning Fashionistas! So it snowed like CRAZY the other night in Connecticut. I woke up fully planning on a run yesterday, but the road and sidewalks were completely covered in snow. Luckily they were cleared enough for me to at least get a short run in last night after work 🙂

Instead of running in the morning, I took advantage of the extra time and caught up on a few of my favorite blogs. Then, around 6:45, I got out of bed and started getting ready for my day. One great thing about snow is that we get a dress-down day at the office, so I got to wear jeans, which rocked! Once dressed, I rolled up the legs of my jeans and pulled on these babies:

 

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Boots: Old Navy (old, similar)

Now, you’re probably wondering about the title of this post (which you totally read wrong, admit it!). To put it bluntly, I have HUGE runner’s calves. This leaves me unable to fit into normal knee-high boots without going up a size or two. These boots are a size 10. That’s right, a TEN! My normal size is a 5.5, maybe a 6 if I’m lucky, meaning that these boots are literally 5 sizes too big. I wear two pairs of heavy socks to make them fit, but after that, they’re wonderful! These are my go-to boots for snowy days. They keep my pants out of the snow and my feet dry. They’re also fuzzy on the inside, so they keep my feet toasty warm too! The compromise is totally worth it 🙂

Have you ever made a compromise for the sake of fashion? Maybe you bought something a size too big or in a different color than you would have preferred? Tell me your story!

Happy Almost Friday Everyone!

❤ Chelsea

Where Have You Been?

Good Morning Fashionistas! Today I’d like to apologize (yet again) for not posting much lately, and I want to take a few minutes to explain why. It’s not an issue of being too busy, or of not wanting to. Believe me, I love you guys and I hate to leave you hanging! So here’s the scoop:

As you already know, I’m a runner. I’m currently in training for my longest race yet (5 Miles!), and as a result have been running about 4 days a week with gym days in between. I’ve also been trying to eat as healthy as possible to get my body into the best shape possible. As a result, I’ve been slowly but surely losing weight. Don’t panic, though, the curves are here to stay, they’re just becoming more toned!

Big Butt

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Because of this, though, I’ve sort of been refraining from doing too much clothing shopping. I want to wait until I’ve dropped a size or two before I really go out and get anything new. The problem with this, of course, is that it leaves me rotating the same clothes that you’ve already seen here. Any shopping I’ve been doing lately has pretty much been either workout gear (I just ordered my first pair of Vibram Five Fingers. They were over 50% off, how could I NOT?), jewelry, or shoes. Shoes I will never stop buying, because they will always fit, whether my pants are a size 16 or a size 6.

So here’s what I’m gonna do: While in the midst of this weight loss process, you won’t see full outfit posts, since I literally have nothing weather appropriate that you haven’t already seen. What you will be seeing is a LOT of shoes (I know Kristi will be loving that!). You will also see LOTS of earrings, necklaces, rings & bracelets. I will also be posting a weekly “Spotlight On…” post. This will be a post that highlights something fashion-related that I think deserves recognition. This could be anything from a store, a trend, colors, designers, other bloggers, and everything in between! I’m also totally open to suggestions. If there’s something that you’d like to see on here, please let me know!

I hope you guys enjoy all the upcoming content, and I PROMISE there will be new content this week! Be on the lookout for a shoes post and my first “Spotlight On…” post before the week is out 🙂

 

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

❤ Chelsea

 

 

Hello!

Hello Fashionistas!

Sorry for being so sporadic with posting lately. Things have been a little more than busy, mostly in a good way. I haven’t had a spare second to take photos, in spite of getting a new tripod for Christmas, or think about much of anything besides what I was doing right in that moment. More on that later this week!

I did, however, post my very first guest post for Nikki at nb.Adore Style! I made a fun and interactive tutorial on how to make mini bow earrings. They’re one of my favorite crafts to make, so check out the tuturial and try them out for yourself. They’re also available for sale on my Etsy Store.

I hope everyone’s new year is off to a good start. I rang in the new year with Bill and his sister in NYC, which was a total blast! I wish I had taken a few photos, but I was far too busy enjoying myself to take any, hehe.

How did you ring in the  new year?