Monday, July 25, 2011

Food & Accessories. What’s New?

I hope everyone had a glorious weekend! First of all, I cannot BELIEVE how close I am to 100 followers! You all are amazing and it makes me beyond thrilled to know that people out there enjoy reading my little blog. So, thank you to each and every one of you for your wonderful feedback and for taking the time out of your day to stop by!

Okay, now on to this past weekend - Pioneer Day here was nothing to write home about. Fireworks and that was about it. It’s too bad we’re not all required to dress up like pioneers for that day. In elementary school we had “Colonial Day” where we wore Colonial-era clothes, built barn houses, and played traditional Colonial games. No joke. It was better than Field Day. And usually nothing is better than Field Day.

If you follow me on Twitter, you’d know that I thrifted two stellar watches last week. If you don’t follow me on Twitter, you’re probably missing out. I like to think that I can be pretty funny sometimes and have random things happen to me that I tweet about. So, follow me will ya? Anyway, you can see one of the watches in the picture below. I’m obsessed with it and would wear it to bed if I could. It’s that stylish that it would even go with my PJ’s. I kid. Maybe.


The earrings and necklace are from Kohl’s. Do you guys know that I find some of my favorite jewelry at Kohl’s? There is almost always a decent sale going on (because come on, this girl doesn’t pay full-price for hardly anything!) and Kohl’s has some awesome designers such as Vera Wang and Lauren Conrad. Both class acts. The fun coral beading in this jewelry goes with just about everything – from neutrals to bright colors. I love rocking bright colors together!


You want to know what I’m excited about lately? My bangs growing out. Don’t get me wrong, I love my side bangs but since I have fine hair, sometimes they would just get piecy and awkward and just lay on my forehead. I love that they’re long enough now for the swoop. You know what I’m talking about. The swoop!


Top: Boutique in Virginia | Earrings/Necklace: Kohl’s | Watch: Thrifted | Nail Polish: Essie Sand Tropez

In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, I think Gretchen from The Real Housewives of Orange County {the best housewives, if you ask me} has a perfect example of the Swoop!



This weekend consisted of things like a yummy Cheesecake Factory dinner. Regardless of how many calories were consumed, it was a pescatarian’s dream!

Fried Mac & Cheese | Crab Dip | Crab Cakes | The Everything Pizza | Tuxedo Cheesecake


Crab Cakes



Sno cones were also enjoyed later on during this hot weekend. I got the margarita flavor with ice cream on the bottom and it was deee-lish!

Sno Cones

Oh, and if you’re curious what my “frustrated” face looks like… here it is:


How were your weekends? If you could dress up from any era for a day, which would it be? Please someone say the late 80’s/early 90’s :) You know it’d be fun.



ashley said...

I agree- I have always thought Gretchen's hair was perfect. What do you curl your hair with? An iron? A chi? I like the loose waves.

p.s. that food looks delicious

CMae said...

I think Gretchen Rossi is Beautiful! perfect skin hair body you name it! Great style too of course!

Can't wait to wash Ashley Herbert call her sister a bitch on national television! ha!! Drama drama Drama! That is the episode airing tonight right?

jess | 4th + south said...

That food looks amazing esp. the crab cakes and dip! Yum!

Katie said...

Us pescatarians both indulged in Cheesecake factory! haha I'm so glad you eat the same as me so we can compare and help eachother out if need be!!!

I got a shrimp pasta bc I was CRAVING carbs! lol

Torie said...

I would totally dress up from the 1920's and early 30's. All the flapper dresses and speakeasy style totally intrigues me. (If not, I'd pick 50's - pinup style :) )

Your photoshoot is adorable, as are you dear. :) BACHELORETTE, I AM SO EXCITED!

Heather from said...

Girl, I seriously have thinking of doing a link-up with what we looked like in the 80's.. I think it would be so fun. Your watch..awesome..& cheesecake factory is one of my fav's.

Fashion Meets Food said...

Your food looks absolutely wonderful and I am adoring all your jewelry!You have a lovely blog and I am your newest follower!


Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

So proud of you for thriftig! Woo hooo!! I love Gretchen too! She is def my fav!

Thanks for the bachelorette reminder!

Miss K said...

Gretchen is super crazy, but she has amazing hair. i wish mine was like hers too! i heard that on one season's reunion she showed people how she did her hair, but i haven't seen it for myself

natasha {schue love} said...

Yummy food! And I would love Gretchen's hair too!

Kristy said...

I just love you, Chelsea!! You are too cute!!
Totally can't wait to watch The Bachelorette tonight!!

Megan said...

you look adorable! and i wish so much i could watch bachelorette right now AGHHHH :(

but if i could choose an era, it would soo be 80s. i dont know specifics of 80s style, but i just love how anything goes and its so colorful. i normally wear alot of black, but i dont intend to!

Young People in Love said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this post! The clothes, the FOOD, and the bachelorette shout out :)

Darling blog. For realz.
Following now!


Alysson said...

you remind me of gretchen! gorgeous! and YUM on all that food!! XO

Ashley said...

i cant stand gretchen but i LOVE LOVE LOVE her hair! AND the OC housewives rock!

sounds like a solid weekend! :)

16 minutes to the bachelorette! eek!

Megan said...

You are SO pretty! And I definitely know what you mean about the swoop!!

Ashlyn said...

Love the watch chels! Told you you would score something thrifting! -- i love cheese cake factory. Yummo guac & happy hour specials {$5 apps and cocktails}

Lindsey said...

You look so cute! SO CUTE! I love Kohls for everything, but always forget to go shopping there. That Cheesecake Factory food looks amazing. There is a shrimp pasta dish I love there. Jealous of your weekend. Looks like so much fun!

JelenaDoll ~ said...

Wow that womans hair looks gorgeous! I want it too! but than again, all we need to do is buy us some hair extensions :p Very pretty photos btw :))

Val said...

I'm so in love with Gretchen's hair and look at all of that yummy food.

jessica lynn said...

i want gretchen's hair too! love her swoop!