Monday, February 23, 2015

All Star

What I'm Wearing
Crop Top // American Apparel
Denim // WellBinder LA
Round Folding Flash Sunglasses // Ray-ban
Off-White High Tops // Converse Bought at Undefeated
Burgundy Vegan Leather Bag // Matt & Nat
Silver Coin Necklace // Chelsea Den Jewelry
Eagle Necklace & Watch // Vintage
Bracelet // Raw Ruby Gemstone Bracelet

I'm not sure I can remember exhaling at all; moving into the feeling that your breath on my skin could suffice for us both. 

Happy Monday Everyone! And how was your weekend? Mine was so relaxing and productive all at the same time. Saturday I went to the beach with my dog and boyfriend. That little Husky of mine loves swimming in the ocean and I LOVE that I have a dog that loves that ocean as much as I do. A little farther down the coast from Santa Barbara is a Nature Preserve for Seals, which is so cool to go see (Carpinteria Bluffs National Park) if you're ever around santa barbara take a nice walk and check it out. Anyways, sometimes a stray seal or two will just ride the tide and it will take them North where they climb onto our favorite beach. On Saturday a mama seal and her pup were on the beach and we got to watch them just roll around on the sand ( I added a photo below), until they eventually got back in the water and headed home South. I then spent the rest of my day making jewelry and eating yummy food. My sunday looked pretty much the same minus the beach, so I'm feeling extra blessed and super grateful for where I'm at in life, but always ready and working towards new adventures, experiences, and opportunities to keep moving forward! So that's my mini feel good rant.  
And while we're on the subject of working and new opportunities I have recently teamed up with a pretty cool brand called WellBinder. They're a new denim line straight from Los Angeles, my favorite city, plus I've been on the lookout for a casual acid wash jean, so it looks like we're simply a match made in heaven. These jeans are so versatile (they look great with a classic nude pump) but for this particular look I wanted to do something fun and funky for warmer days, yet still very wearable on the street. I started by pairing the denim with a turtle neck crop top to really push the early 90's feel, and then went with a denim button up to take it all the way. Topping it all of with some hightop converse to truly add some fun funk, a red lip and matching leather cross body bag to add a little maturity, and some layered up chunky necklaces because why not?? A little sparkle never hurt anybody.
Happy Monday everybody, have a wonderful week, make sure to do something good for your soul.

Get this look for $63+ on Lookastic: Gold Sunglasses, White Cropped Top, Silver Necklace, Light Blue Denim Shirt, Light Blue Acid Jeans, Burgundy Leather Crossbody Bag, and White High Top Sneakers

Photography by Ashley Robinson
Post Processing by Chelsea Dennis


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Let's Get Lost


What I'm Wearing
No Fun Beanie // No Fun Press
Round Folding Flash Lenses Sunglasses // Rayban
Black Top // Tobi(Tops)
Black and White Knit Cardigan // Forever 21(Cardigans)
Blood of the Young Watch // No Fun Press
Nike Roshe Flyknit Sneakers // Nikes 
Rings & Necklace // H&M & Vintage
Breathe me in. All I've ever wanted was my own kind of happily ever after, and you're showing some sure signs of what that could be.

It's NYFW and I'm all the way over in California scrolling through my Instagram feed admiring all of the beautiful clothes taking front and center on the New York City runways. If it weren't for the freezing weather I also keep seeing, I'd seriously be bummed that I can't be there myself. But luckily with all this amazing social media I get to (sort of) see the excitement myself from the front row of other fashion attendee's phones, and I have to say, I love it all! Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Mara Hoffman, Nannette Lepore, Fendi, and of course, that Tommy Hilfiger show on the football field?! Ughhh! I'm lusting over everything...Like always! 
I'm feeling the New York layered up vibes (I must be taking hints from all the New York posts I'm seeing) so I took advantage of one of the few cloudy/slightly chilly/foggy Santa Barbara days we've in a while, and layered up. Plus I got to style a look with these brand new Nikes that I'm so in love with... For the longest time I was really hesitant about the sporty-sneakers/casual-streetwear trend that's been happening, but once I gave in and did it myself I realized this is the coolest/comfiest, most convenient outfit ever... so shout out to all my ladies that have been rocking this foot-friendly trend all along, I absolutely get it, and my feet appreciate it too. 
Get this look for $155+ on Lookastic: Black and White Print Beanie, White and Black Knit Cardigan, Black Leather Crossbody Bag, Black Jeans, Gold Sunglasses, Charcoal Athletic Shoes, Black Chiffon Tank, and Black Rubber Watch


Photography by Ashley Robinson
Post Processing by Chelsea Dennis



Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Long Black Dress

What I'm Wearing // Coat-Nordstrom // Black slip-Vintage from the 1930's // Silver and Black leather Belt-Vintage // Necklace-Vintage // Long necklace-Chelsea Den Jewelry // Purse-Mat + Nat (Urban Outfitters)
It's been some time since I've posted a look. My holidays were so busy, and then I've been working on my jewelry like a manic, so my fashion blog's just been set back. But no worries! I'm working on new outfit posts, and am getting ready for a full year of sharing my fashion style regularly. The last year ended with my Vintage shop closing, which was a rather sad thing for me, but I still have pieces of it here and there to keep me close... Like this divine vintage slip from the 1930's that I choose to wear as a classic black dress. It's so old literally every hem is coming undone, giving me a nice sewing project every time I wear it ha! sometimes vintage is worth it, and this dress definitely is. I added an amazing belt that I got from my store. I've been wanting a silver chunky conch belt for some time now, and while this is a little different, I love the western style, and it's so much better than any conch belt I would have bought in a store new. The black necklace is also vintage from my store...The more I write the more I'm realizing this outfit post might be withdraw from working in my vintage shop, because that's all I'm wearing! Even though I'm sad to not have a funky little shop to hang out at, all things must change, and I'm taking this little bit of free time to get my other businesses up to speed, and get my jewelry company off the ground! 
I've got a million ideas for what I want to do with my jewelry, but one thing I'm most excited about is the donation portion of my jewelry business. Since I was young I've always been taught that people come first, and the older I get the more I realize that I have a passion for helping others; mainly those who can't stick up for themselves so well  (mostly children and animals)  so it's always been a dream of mine to somehow implement my various artistic outlets (fashion, design, and photography) with my passion for giving back. I researched a ton of organizations (which was a lot more overwhelming than I ever imagined) and sorted through the ones that aren't so good to find an amazing group that I'm so thrilled to support. Action Against Hunger is a wonderful organization that's doing a TON of powerful, planet changing things for our fellow humans likes getting food to malnourished children around the world, building sustainable water resources for communities that lack access to any at all, and many, many other things. A portion of every Chelsea Den Jewelry purchase will be donated to Action Against Hunger, and I made up a blog (http://chelseadenjewelrydonations.tumblr.com/) where you, as a customer, can see how your jewelry purchase went towards helping others. I honestly couldn't be more excited to be doing this, and am thrilled at the idea of including others in helping! If you want to read more about the organization and all that they do you can click
If you'd like to give the jewelry shop a peek you can click 
Get this look for $310+ on Lookastic: Black Silk Evening Dress, Burgundy Leather Crossbody Bag, White and Black Shearling Coat, Black Necklace, Black Sunglasses, Black Studded Leather Belt, and Silver Ring

Sunday, January 4, 2015

New Jewelry on Etsy

The Etsy shop has been restocked with all of the little bohemian treasures any wanderess could hope for, plus tons more. I've got necklaces, keyrings, bracelets, earrings, crystals, gems, leather, and all the little things in between. I'm already selling out of the tassel keyrings, but I'm getting back to work on the next batch of jewelry to be restocked, so go take a look while the stores still full, and add a little bit of lovely to your life! 
10% of your Chelsea Den Jewelry purchase will be donated to Action Against Hunger, an amazing organization that feeds malnourished children around the world, and also provides sustainable water resources to our fellow humans that don't have access to regular water supplies. You will receive a confirmation of your donation along with a shipping and tracking email. 

I put a lot of love and quality into the pieces I make. I create jewelry that I would (and do) wear on a regular basis, so please take a look, and if you see something you like, then you absolutely should treat yourself, because you deserve it! 

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Golden Christmas


What I'm Wearing
Dress // Tobi
Socks // Hanger 221
Flats // Makemechic

I wanted to do a Christmas post last year, but didn't feel happy with the photos I got so this year it simply had to happen! I spent the holidays with my boyfriend and my little Husky of a wolf Mika at my family's house in California. My family has always celebrated our big Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve so that our Christmas day could be spent opening gifts, lounging around, and relaxing...It's always the absolute...

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!
XO,
Chelsea

Stuart Weitzman thigh boots
bergdorfgoodman.com




Alexis Bittar white necklace
revolveclothing.com


Vanessa Mooney bracelet
dollskill.com



Post earrings
marcjacobs.com



San Diego Hat Co hat
$58 - nastygal.com



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


XO 
Happy Tuesday :)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Holidays


Holidays


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 - monki.com


Red shirt
$20 - newlook.com


Black skater skirt
choies.com


Topshop socks
$5.49 - topshop.com


Peep-toe boots
$50 - fashionunion.com