Thursday, December 11, 2014

Holiday Wishlist

Holiday Wishlist

Holiday Wishlist by chelseaden featuring ivory rugs

I'm cutting it a little close, but I wanted to post my own holiday wish list full of all the glitter a girl could ever want for Christmas :) Hope everyone's week's going well and your holiday "To Do" list has stayed at a reasonable length. Tomorrow's Friday so get ready for that weekend! Happy Holidays!

Stuart Weitzman thigh boots

Alexis Bittar white necklace

Vanessa Mooney bracelet

Post earrings

San Diego Hat Co hat
$58 -

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Above the 101

What I'm Wearing
Sunglasses // Wholesale Celeb Shades
Blouse // H&M
Skirt // Silence + Noise
Watch // Vintage 
Socks // Hanger 221 Santa Barbara
Bag // Forever 21
Rings // H&M
Flats // Makemechic
"We do not know the true nature of change by it's moment of occurrence, but by the consequences of it taking root in our lives"
-Sarah Varcas
All things change and all things must change. This is something I'm slowly coming to terms with and will probably continue coming to terms with for the rest of my life. With one chapter coming to an end I'm looking towards the future to see what's next...Starting with a change of locations, followed by some new experiences, people, and most likely a large amount of adventure and mischief. But for now, it's time for work, work, work! 
I shot this look at the spot by the ocean that I love so much, and was excited to see that I got some shots of the 101 behind me in some of them.  Driving down that stretch of road to LA is one of my favorite times; there's always surfers, dolphins love swimming by, and the ocean breeze smells so good. It's California at it's finest, and I was there for a pretty incredible sunset. I had to take some shots of the ocean to share because I couldn't take me eyes off it! Thanks for stopping by!
Get this look for $120+ on Lookastic: White Long Sleeve Blouse, Black Leather Skater Skirt, Black Leather Satchel Bag, Black Suede Over The Knee Boots, Black Leather Watch, and Gold Necklace

Happy Tuesday :)

Monday, December 8, 2014



I would love to wear this to any and every holiday party this year. It's perfect for this California weather, and the style is such a fun one to wear. The socks, beanie, and cardigan give it that warm touch to match that holiday feeling while the edgier silver and black jewels and leather accessories give this outfit a kick that rocks! 

Monki knit top
$56 -

Red shirt
$20 -

Black skater skirt

Topshop socks
$5.49 -

Peep-toe boots
$50 -

Monday, December 1, 2014


What I'm Wearing
Scarf // unknown (Birthday present)
Sweater // Crossroads Trading Co.
Denim // H&M
Shoes // Makemechic
Rings // H&M
Hello everyone and happy December! My monday started off on a lovely note; I woke up early to post this since I was called in to work at my vintage shop today, but just got the lovely news that I don't have to come in until the afternoon! Therefore my morning is going to be spent lounging around drinking hot hot hot coffee (mmm just the way I like it!) and making jewelry. And to top off everything, and I mean top it off, it's a rainy day in Santa Barbara, something we haven't seen in a long, long time. And it's finally December. I really love this whole time. Throughout the course of this month I'm planning on drinking lots of warm, tasty sweet drinks, listening to the most classic of holiday music, and keeping a constant flow of blankets, oversized sweaters, and wool socks if not on me, very, very nearby. And last, but not least, there will be at least one gingerbread house decorating night, where I'm sure I'll just end up covering some poor gingerbread man's home in a rainbow downpour of frosting(it happens every year). So happy holidays, happy Monday and a happy start to December!
Get this look for $24+ on Lookastic: White Pea Coat, Red Geometric Scarf, White Cable Sweater, Blue Jeans, White and Brown Floral Canvas Tote Bag, and Beige Leopard Slip-on Sneakers

Saturday, November 29, 2014


I'm now going to be posting mood boards and outfit ideas to my blog that can be easily shopped as a regular thing, and to start I posted a look of mine that I would literally wear everyday and not think a thing of it because I can't get enough of black, white, and gold! Besides that, I've been looking for a hat like this one everywhere so I'm pretty excited to have found such a rad one. Hope you enjoy and are having a happy weekend! 

Long sleeve sweater
$12 -

Frame Denim distressed jeans
$385 -

Jeffrey Campbell short boots

Rag bone leather backpack
$875 -

Forever 21 jewelry

Friday, October 24, 2014

Vintage Linings

What I'm Wearing
Leather Jacket // Tobi
Crochet Crop Top // Free People
Earrings // Vintage
 Monday fell in with a thud and a bang as I felt the last little bits of the days that were and then passed, fade out with the sun coming up.  My eyes chased around these four walls, still looking exactly the same, but somehow the tone of it all spoke something changed; it's a deceiving fullness that I'm finding to feel more empty than anything else. I got wrapped up so tight in the feeling of your home that I lost the direction to my own.  So here I go, hand on my heart, no clear direction in my mind, headed straight for home. 
This outfit was very much needed. I've been really missing my more feminine style, that tends to fall away a little when the colder months comes around (I just want to layer and be cozy!) but Santa Barbara is making sure I pace myself with the seasons because it is still just so hot! I'm really loving the 60's and 70's trend that's going around so I wanted to play with that style myself with this Free People Knit crop top that is just so fabulous, but can be hard to style with other things. I found though that it made for a perfect layered up, feminine look with this American Apparel Skirt, and touches of gold in the jewelry. To add my little bit of edge I added a cream leather jacket over it all and topped it off with some amazingly vintage style sunglasses that I am over the moon about by Wholesale Celeb Shades, and some classic pointed toe nude heels, just because :)

Get this look for $67+ on Lookastic: Beige Leather Jacket, Pink Crochet Cropped Top, Gold Necklace, Brown Sunglasses, Pink Chiffon Skater Skirt, Beige Snake Leather Pumps, and Gold Watch

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Drive Darling

What I'm Wearing
Bowlers Cap // H&M
Sunglasses // Celeb Wholesale Shades
Gold Sequin Tank Top // Free People
Denim // Kill City (Wasteland LA Denim)
Chain Necklace // Vintage
I've found some sense of being in this place. Once again recognizing the feeling of my own hands building up a life I've forgotten to keep dreaming of. Dreams that got lost somewhere between the realities of existing, and the actuality that I'm a part of it; a part of the realness of living. That thought has left my mind a bit more naked, more raw, less sheltered; I've learned to hold onto that nakedness and embrace the absolute vulnerability that comes with it. Within vulnerability lies the potential for beautiful and triumphant breakthroughs. I'm beginning to see that when I get tossed into that place of fear, when things don't feel right, there's an opportunity for acceptance, acceptance for myself, and for my situation and where I'm at. I can know that what I'm feeling and what I'm doing is absolutely and perfectly correct. And when I can accept all that is without trying to control or change it, I can let go, which only makes a big pathway for the good to come. It's a process that I'm learning to appreciate slowly, because it is pretty magnificent in the whole scheme of things.

Here's a casual Wednesday look. This outfit is something I feel totally and absolutely comfortable in. I could wear it anywhere and feel ready for anything. This leather jacket was given to me by Dad a couple Christmas' ago, and with his passing this previous year, it's become something I really treasure. I feel so grateful to have something so amazing like this leather jacket to remember him, along with other things, but this is definitely one of my favorites. I love a good head to toe black outfit, especially when I can wear my bowlers cap. The Free People top really helped to give the look a softer touch with the little bit of sparkle. Not to mention these amazing cat eye glasses that give it some femininity.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Old Pine

What I'm Wearing
Hat // Forever 21
Crop Top // Pacsun
Shorts // Bought on Melrose in LA
Bag // Billabong
Sunglasses // AMI Clubwear
Gray Sparrow Socks // Sammy Icon
Boots // Dear Diary
Necklaces // vintage chain, Chelsea Den Jewelry

Autumn is my absolute favorite season, and being from Colorado originally, I'm used to some pretty beautiful ones. Having lived in California for coming up on four years now, I have to say I really miss seeing the leaves change, feeling the wind shift to a colder season, and how the air just smells different. Santa Barbara has literally gotten hotter since summer ended and I'm trying not to complain, but I want to start bundling up so badly! As much as I want to layer up and break out my coats, the weather just does not agree, therefore I'm faking Autumn-layered-up outfits with oversized cardigans, short shorts, hats, socks and crop tops!