Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Highlights

{Though it was hard for me to narrow it down, I was finally able to summarize my favorite looks from 2010 into collage form.}

I can't believe 2011 is already here. 2010 was filled with so many wonderful opportunities, extravagant surprises and dazzling events. I never knew that blogging could open so many windows and doors for me. From modeling for Coach to meeting some of my favorite fashion icons: Olivia Palermo and Alexa Chung. These were once just dreams. I still can't believe my luck of previewing collections at private parties in Soho, being elbow to elbow with Kelly Cutrone at the Mara Hoffman Spring Collection Show, attending New York Fashion Week, sitting front row at Ports 1961, attending a blogger brunch in the In Style Lounge, meeting with the Lucky magazine and Loft teams, making new friends and spotting one of my favorite models in the showroom, Anna Selezneva. Seeing Freja Beha open Ports 1961!!! The wish list I comically made in my journal when I first began blogging came nowhere near close to the amazing journey I have had the lucky chance to embark upon this year. I take nothing for granted and only hope to grow and learn even more in 2011.

Fashion has always played a large role in my life. Whether I am studying it, evolving with it or simply sharing it. I am very thankful for my amazing readers and supporters. Your feedback motivates me.



I can't wait to find out what's in store for us in 2011!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Exploring Central Park

{Bebe leather jacket, Alexander McQueen + Vintage scarves, Lacoste striped thermal, H&m leggings, Vintage bag, Fiorentini + Baker boots}

Fill me in, what plans do you have set for New Year's Eve? What will you be wearing? My tradition is to always wear something new with something old...

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Fashion Chalet + Koshka

Bloglovin' and Koshka recently invited me to collaborate on a special Holiday project. I was asked to style a shoot modeling my favorite Koshka piece. I chose this jacket for its versatility, color and intriguing design. I'm also partial to the way green has a way of complimenting my hair.

{Koshka jacket, Urban Revisions top, Superfine jeans, H&m rosette clutch, Ralph Lauren watch, Chloe wedges}

A huge thanks to Bloglovin’ and Koshka for letting me be a part of this great opportunity!

What is your favorite piece on the Koshka site?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Walking in Angela Chase's Shoes

{Barneys New York wool scarf, Etre Touchy gloves, Coach bag, Jeffrey Campbell boots, Vintage coat, Topshop skinny jeans}


One of my favorite lines from My So Called Life. I so relate!

Angela: So it keeps me going or something, like, I need it just to get through the day. It's, it's just...
Rickie: It's an obsession.
Angela: Right, and, and if you make it real, it's, it's not the same. It's not, it's not yours anymore. I, I don't know, maybe I'd rather have the fantasy, than even *him*.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

My Google Boutique

Google recently launched and I'm thrilled to have been invited to be a part of it. Their easy to navigate shopping site is addictive and dangerous - I feel like shopping every time I log on. Check out my boutique with all my current favorites here. I try to update every week.

You can now follow my boutique on

Maybe you'll find an idea or two for that list minute Christmas shopping? ;)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Just a Feeling

{littleplastichorses, tfs, frenchfrosting, nastygal, weheartit}

I'm often asked what inspires the way I dress. To be honest, many times it's really just a mix of things that vary by day. I may as well try explaining through muse boards. I hope you like my art work for the day.... an explosion of inspiration!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Green Anorak

{Aryn K anorak, Etre Touchy gloves, Superfine skinny jeans, Paul & Joe sweater, Nightingale bag, Dirty Laundry boots}

What are your plans for the weekend? I want to peruse some antique shops for potential gifts. Plan an outing to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I. Have lunch with friends at this new spot I recently discovered (completely healthy and vegetarian based.) And while away the rainy hours in a bookstore...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Gap Christmas

{Gap cape, Nightingale bag, Etre Touchy gloves}

{Isabel Lucas & Lily Aldridge ♥}

With some gifcards to burn, courtesy of Gap, I invited my Mom along for fun. She found quite a few layering pieces. Pieces I may later borrow.. I fell in love with this ash gray cape. I know it'll go with just about everything I wear this Winter Holiday. It's right up my color palette.

Have you been to Gap lately?

Monday, December 13, 2010

New York, I Love.

{Vintage coat, Target thermals, Forever 21 scarf, So Low leggings, Urban Outfitters Ecote bag, Fiorentini + Baker boots}

{I bought this Print while in Soho. Check out his collection of pieces here.}

My Favorite Things About New York:

+ Hole-in-the-Wall restaurants
+ Walking for miles... drinking in the atmosphere and the people around me.
+ Pinkberry!
+ Soho
+ The High Energy
+ I feel at home...

I'm on Netflix. Recommend away your best Netflix suggestions. I signed up for both mail and instant online streaming. It's an early Christmas present to myself. I see one movie or show every night before bed....

Saturday, December 11, 2010

My Favorite Highway

Current Favorites…

+ Eating Saltines, while standing in the kitchen, with strawberry jelly..
+ Spending absurd amounts of money on iTunes
+ Brewing decaf to accompany a Christmas movie every night

Things I Want To Do…

+ Work for a Fashion magazine (layouts, styling, writing…)
+ Attend Paris Fashion Week
+ Meet Lagerfeld in person
+ Order Croissants in Paris
+ Create a Carrie Bradshaw shoe closet
+ Visit Australia
+ Live in New York and/or Paris
+ Kiss in the rain! À la Breakfast at Tiffany's..

Books I Have Read Lately…

+ Twilight Saga, all 4
+ Christian Dior: The Biography
+ Kardashian Konfidential—don’t mock!
+ Speak by Laurie Halse Andersen (again, it’s that good)
+ My Diary from Middle School (hilariously filled with “love notes” to crushes, fashion doodles and quotes from my favorite TV shows scrawled in neon marker)

Fictional Characters I Wish I Could Meet In Real Life…

+ Angela Chase
+ Carrie Bradshaw
+ Edward Cullen
+ Holly Golightly
+ Katherine Pierce
+ Kelly Kapowski
+ Nancy Botwin
+ Naomi Clark
+ Pretty Little Liars Cast
+ Serena van der Woodsen
+ Seth Cohen
+ Stefan Salvatore (and Damon!)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Coach Holiday in Soho!

Coach Holiday in Soho! from Fashion Chalet on Vimeo.

I made this creative little flipbook at the Coach Holiday Blogger Event last month in their Soho location. Laurel and Jillian joined in on the fun.

Have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Snow Falls

Before jetting off to New York, for a single day, it snowed here in Raleigh. I had to go outside and play.

{Vintage coat, Scarf via Marshalls, Coach Sabrina satchel, Joe's Jeans, Timberland boots}

Next time, I'll make a Snowman family....