Saturday, July 19, 2014

Second Fleet Magazine



Hey guys! Check out my interview in this month's Second Fleet Magazine's issue where I talk about how my blog got started, trends I've got my eye on, and a peek into a regular day of fashion blogging! Plus this issue also features some pretty rad people, one being a super cool jewelry company that I need to check out! 
You can read the whole magazine online or be a doll and purchase a physical copy!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Excuse My French

What I'm Wearing
Bowlers Cap // H&M
Excuse  My French Tee // Neverson Empire
Shorts // Thrifted
Heart Tights // Betsy Johnson
Plaid // Urban Outfitters
Leather Jacket // Urban Outfitters
Boots // Forever 21
I don't know if it's just me, but things have seemed even more hectic than usual lately. Maybe that's the way my life will always go, and I can't say I'm complaining. I love being busy, and as much as it overwhelms me at times, having a million things to get done keeps my mind active and wanting to work more and more. I just recently took my jewelry to my first selling event and it was amazing. Getting to meet the people that will be wearing my jewelry, and talking to them face to face was such a fun and humbling experience. Thank you to all that came out and supported me and my jewelry :) I had the best time. And with that said I have restocked my ENTIRE store! If you're a lover of jewels take a peek at what I've got at chelseadenjewelry.com. This week has been oh so nice to get back to work on my fashion blog after all the craziness of my jewelry. I got to come home to a package in the mail from Paris, where I received my custom Excuse My French Tee that I am in love with. This brand Neverson Empire makes the coolest graphic tees and sweatshirts and then will customize it by putting your name on it! (or in my case I had them add my favorite word) I'm going to be doing a giveaway for your very own custom tee from Neverson Empire! All you have to do it is follow me on Instagram, leave a comment under my instagram post (see it here), and then follow Neverson Empire's Twitter  and InstagramThen on July 27th I will be selecting a winner at random!
I loved doing this outfit post. I went to one of my favorite cliffs here in Santa Barbara that I used to live by. There were men parasailing and they were so nice, they kept trying to get in my photos which I loved. Only one made it, and I thought it was so funny because you can only see the man's legs and the shadow from his parachute. (see if you can find the photo!) I had to take a picture of what was behind me because it's just too beautiful not to. Happy summer everyone! I hope you all have wonderful weekends!



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Nature Walks

What I'm Wearing
Shirt // Tobi
Denim Button Up // Urban Outfitters
Denim // bought at Crossroads
Boots // bought at Dear Diary in Santa Barbara
Jewelry // Coming soon to Chelsea Den Jewelry
I've been working really hard on focusing completely on my jewelry for the past couple weeks since I'm heading out this weekend to a big event to sell my jewelry line, but things are winding down and I've been wanting to post this for a few days now... So here it is! My quickie outfit post for today, but after this weekend I'm going to be fully back to fashion blogging. I've got a couple things coming up this month that I'm pretty excited about. First and foremost is this festival I'm taking my jewelry to. This is my first event that I'm attending as a jewelry designer selling my own things so I'm really excited/nervous...mostly trying to get myself as prepared as possible, and hoping for the absolute best! After I get back next week I'm restocking my jewelry store with everything I've been working on for the past couple months (yes..months) Shortly after that when the 22nd rolls around I'll be celebrating my golden 22nd birthday. And then a move to another city in this lovely state of California is in the lineup (more details on that in weeks to come). 
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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Free Fall

Oh freedom please take me and spin me around. my feet feel so heavy, rooted to this cold ground. my mind chooses to wander out of life day by day..while my mouth falls wide silent with all I think I should say. goosebumps on my heart, morning light on my legs. I tried wishing for strength, but was blocked out by your haze. there's some type of feeling dripping with the softest of touch. as I look out the window knowing time all too much...to know that this too is a thing of that past. there are such beautiful moments, but how long can good last.

-Chelsea Dennis

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Scenic Route

What I'm Wearing
belt/sash worn as a head wrap  // Misfit (gift from a lovely friend)
Crop Top // American Apparel
Tribal Knit Cardigan // Lush-sold at Urban Outfitters (bought at Crossroads Trading Co.)
Necklaces & bracelets // Coming soon to Chelsea Den Jewelry
Boots // Dear Diary in Santa Barbara
Tribal Beach Tote // Billabong (similar)
Summer is officially here. This month has been pretty jam packed full of traveling, reworking, and a good amount of sturdy work, but unfortunately I wasn't able to do so many outfit posts; something that will be changing very soon. I've filled up my recently added playlist on my iTunes with bundles of new music so I've got all I need for some productive work times ahead. I've been working on my jewelry side of business like a maniac! I've been so inspired lately to get my oh so young jewelry store off the ground and taking it's first steps. I've been beading, wiring, organizing, planning, jeweling like crazy and I love love love it. I'm currently stocking up for a big event that I'll be selling at, but I'll be adding some of it to my store for a quick preview before it all goes to happy homes! Otherwise I've been mostly trying to fall back into pace with a life that feels familiar to me. These past couple months have been an absolute whirlwind and I have to say I couldn't be more excited for some quiet, steady work only broken up by the occasional trip to that big beautiful ocean of mine (yes, I'm claiming it, but you can have it too!)
I was feeling withdrawals from not posting, so I did an easy outfit post in my own house. My little pup, Mika, had to show her face a little since it's her house too. This look is one that I love so much since it has such an indie/boho vibe. I first paired together a light crop top with some fun summer dolphin cut shorts. Then layered a tribal knit over and let one shoulder slouch for a laid back look. I then used a belt that is divinely handmade, and wrapped it like a head wrap to tie in the colors of the knit. Lastly finishing the look off with a bunch of accessories to really push the bohemian feel; I went with some brown ankle booties and a matching belt to tie in the browns, then adding some of my new jewelry from my new tribal line that will be released in weeks to come online. I'm wearing a couple necklaces, and some layered bracelets; my personal favorite is a rose quartz bracelet to keep the love coming my way all day.
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Thursday, June 19, 2014

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Pinching my thighs, with sun on my spine
Feeling each and every ray of warmth, like fingertips beneath my skin
I took a deep breath and inhaled you in, along with this soft day
But was left alone with the all too quietness of my blank naked bones
Sometimes in the stillest of moments I think
I can feel the whole Earth down to the bottom of the deepest ocean
And then all the way to the limitless bounds of the atmosphere
Until the very fiber of my being has been twisted and spun
Turning into some figment choosing to exist neither here nor there
But rather in my own glinting world of impossible feats and unrealistic ideals 
of happily ever afters and a love that burns harder and stronger
Than anything we've ever known to be true

-Chelsea Dennis

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Feel the World Beneath Us Start to Slow


What I'm wearing
Necklace // Rowsden Jewelry
Heels // Forever 21 (heels)
Feeling the wind and a pull on her heart she flew through fields of wildflowers. Knowing all too well the expectations waiting outside this vast space, and how easily she could escape from it all. Time falls short in her mind, each time faces begin to turn. Life was a game that she felt had more innocence in the rules than the people around liked to let on. Somehow between the grime and dirt of everyday happenings she found solace within her own naive reality of sweet songs and love notes. Hidden underneath skies of tall grass in her little secret garden she thrived, building up a world in her head too lovely to exist in real life.
This Sunday just feels so calm and steady-which is the nicest contrast from my as-of-late-hectic reality. This song has been running through my head on repeat all morning so I thought I would share it. I'm feeling excited about this week because I am now in the countdown to my one year anniversary for my blog. It was one year ago that I found out my life was taking a very unexpected turn. My years and years of knowing I wanted to be a fine art photographer all changed around this time last year when I realized just exactly what I wanted to do-this fashion blog, my jewelry, fully commit to my art, just a big huge life full of creating and beauty. I was a little lost up until that point, working really hard at something I wasn't that passionate about. Now one year later I've created a business plan for myself, and not only that, I wake up everyday so absolutely in love with what I get to do. I feel like I've only barely gotten started and still have a lot to learn and long ways to go, and that thought makes me so happy! I feel so lucky to have found my passions, even though being an artist can be a rather stressful life, I wouldn't give it up for the world.
 Now really fast about the outfit- I got this dress from the American Apparel Warehouse down in LA, if you're ever in Downtown Los Angeles I highly recommend stopping here. I have wanted this dress for a year and when I finally went down to get one they only had teeny sizes-oh well! I do not normally condone buying clothes that are too small, but I had to make an exception-it was the last one..I Paired it with a simple brown belt to give it a little something more and then some brown heels that have the same criss cross laces similar to the back of the dress.

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