Sunday, March 22, 2009

Pretty in Pink

God sent me a little angel today, and it goes by the name of Sephora. That store is amazing, a bit overwhelming, but amazing nonetheless.

You can try everything without being eyed by pesky associates. The specialists aren't pushy like department store make-up counters who push that their line is the greatest out of the twenty other competitors. Sephora's peeps are there to HELP, not sell, and they are experienced on the pros and cons of everything in that store. They have free samples when you reach a certain amount or if you want to try out a product without having to buy it first.

My best friend turned me on to Lorac, pronounced La-Rock (we've been apparently mispronouncing it for a couple years). It's natural, fragrance and oil free. The last time we were together, she had this amazing blush (the color is Desire) and I wore it the entire time we were together. It's incredibly smooth, soft, and easy to apply. Well, today I got it, along with some other make-up necessities.

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Also, I discovered and tested out this clear lip gloss by Smashbox that uses your "natural skin chemistry" and creates a gloss shade all you own. A fellow customer put it on before me and hers turned a light shade of purple, mine turned a great shade of pink.

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Now, go get pretty!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Late Night Ch-Cha-Changes

The past few weeks I have been watching Late Night with Jimmy Fallon off and on, mainly because he took my favorite guy's spot, the awkwardly charming and hilarious Conan O'Brien!(Coney, as I like to call him). I made a point to watch Fallon's first episode, and there were several moments that I cringed at the awkwardness and nerves he had going on. However, I've got to say he has improved a lot. I had given up hope during his first week when he laughed at his own jokes and awkwardly read his monologue, but the other night I tuned in again, and he made me laugh ...several times...and out loud.

So on those nights I don't have to be up early, I'll be tuning in to support the new guy and patiently waiting for the arrival of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.

Which reminds me, I've got to work on getting tickets for June 1st :) I've seen him in New York, now I've got to work on seeing him here in L.A.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Morning Rally with Rachel Pally

Working at Bloomingdales does have its perks, and today one of them was the chance to meet Rachel Pally. Prior to the store opening, associates had a little seminar to learn more about her spring and summer lines directly from the designer herself. I've got to say, I was impressed by how young she is and her company philosophy of having her clothes fit every body type and age range. As she stated, her entire family (from her young teens to her grandma) wears her line, which explains in itself how versatile her brand is.

The next time you notice her clothes, take the time and try one of her pieces on. They hug in just the right places and with the jersey material, it's comfy and dressy at the same time. You can dress her pieces up, layer, wear them to the office or out on the town.

Here's one of my favorites...
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Check out her site to see which one you'd like to add to your wardrobe.
www.rachelpally.com

Friday, March 6, 2009

Getting Out of the Rain and Into a New Store!

On my recent day off, I decided to finally take the advise of one of my co-workers and check out a resale boutique by the name of Lucky You, blocks from my place. I drive by it practically everyday, and on this particular rainy day I decided to venture in, not knowing what to expect or what treasures I might find.

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I was greeted warmly by the owners, Gina and Dina, and immediately felt at ease (unlike those stuffy and pretentious boutiques we all have experienced). One more thing the place has going for it, is that this little shop is entertaining as hell. While I was there, 3 middle aged women (regulars, of course) were opening up to the owner about their personal lives. Nothing was off limits...husbands, past addictions, diets, beauty secrets, and more. Several times, the owner was referring to herself as a therapist and mentioned how it was a "way for her to give back" to her customers. The place is a mini soap opera, and as I remarked to the owner... a reality show waiting to happen.

So let's get to what I discovered...lots of items have tags attached. For instance, one that caught my attention was a Free People black v-neck shirt with purple stitching. Other items I found while I was there include Kate Spade slip-ons that reminded me of the line Keds put out seasons ago (the one that Mischa Barton was the face of), a Banana Republic blazer that fit to a 'T', a Nanette Lepore tweed blazer, tons of designer jeans (joes, c.o.h, sevens), and a Barney's Co-op sequined oversized maroon top that would be even better with a belt over the top.


While I would have loved to walk away with most of the items I found, I decided to simply walk away with a tweed newsboy cap that I'll be more than happy to wear on another similar rainy day, and for a price of only 4 bucks I'll be sure to keep checking back to this little shop and so should you.

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If you are interested check out www.luckyyouresale.com

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Let me introduce myself...

So here it goes, the first blog.

Basically my intention is to create a little place where I can talk about things I love. Fashion, pop culture, and whatever tidbits I feel like sharing along the way. I’m not going to idolize celebrities or rip them apart, but I may comment on them here and there.

I want to create a fashion nook for the real people like you and I. You know the kind, the ones that live the life of bills, budgets, and the decision between that Forever 21 top or that designer one 10 times the price.

So, who am I? I’m in my early twenties trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. If my life were split into sections it would go something like this…

Step 1: I attended F.I.T (Fashion Institute of Technology) in the best city in the world, New York City. Specifically the area of midtown Manhattan that also shares my name, Chelsea.
Step 2: Graduated from UCF with a complicated degree focusing on communications, humanities, and film, plus two minors.
Step 3: Which brings me to today, living in L.A, working a monotonous retail job @ Bloomie’s, and wanting something more…way more. And I’m not just talking about that Marc Jacobs bag.

I’ve become somewhat disconnected from the fashion I love while working this job, its not that same passion I once had, the kind I saw in the streets of New York as a bright eyed and na├»ve girl stepping foot on those loud, bustling streets. My hope is that this will be an outlet to get back to that "place".

So that’s me in a nutshell. Check back soon for a little review of a local resale boutique I just visited on my day off!
 

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