Less Is More

posted by on 2014.02.07, under Outfit Of The Day, Outfits


Photography by Calvin Lim

As the saying goes, less is more. Especially when it comes to basics. Having pieces in your closet that can be worn for many different occasions as the base of your outfit is the essential of building a great wardrobe. This grey dress is a great example of one. I can easily wear this on it’s own in L.A. but I can pack it for a trip to New York and use it as the base layer to my outfit there.

Speaking of New York, I landed safely here the other day, but it took way longer than expected. Thankfully I was traveling with my awesome friend Jana. All that time spent in the airport, we were able to catch up about what’s going on in our lives. And  we even enjoyed 2 meals (yes thats how long it took)  as we waited for our flight to finally arrive. I’m so glad we had each other to pass the time away.

Yesterday, was the first day of fashion week and I kicked off the week seeing some amazing shows! If you want to join me at the shows, make sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter to see all the action of NYFW from my perspective. I’m excited to continue the fashion fun today and the rest of the week.


Dress-  Nordstrom (similar here & here)

Denim Jacket – 7 For All Mankind (similar here)

Hat- Club Monaco (out of stock similar here)

Sunglasses- Rayban

Purse- Rebecca Minkoff


Too cute… I love casual chic looks because anyone can pull it off.
Kassandra Brooks


Kassandra Brooks ( February 19, 2014 at 2:02 PM )

Awww! I saw you right before Herve Leger but didn’t get to say hi! Hope to see you again here,

Kristi ( February 10, 2014 at 5:21 AM )

    Aw! Say Hi next time!! Stay warm out here love!

    Chriselle ( February 10, 2014 at 1:50 PM )

Lovely pics!!

Eunice ( February 9, 2014 at 10:25 PM )

    Thanks Eunice!

    Chriselle ( February 10, 2014 at 1:50 PM )

Amazing pictures!

♥ Oxana
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Oksana ( February 9, 2014 at 4:57 PM )

    I appreciate the love on these photos Oksana!

    Chriselle ( February 10, 2014 at 1:50 PM )
The Bag Report ( February 9, 2014 at 4:24 PM )

    Thank you!

    Chriselle ( February 10, 2014 at 1:50 PM )

I love your blog! Your style is amazing. You have a new follower. :-)

Abrielle ( February 9, 2014 at 2:50 PM )

    Abrielle, welcome to my blog! I appreciate you taking the time to read thru my posts and I’m so thankful to have you as a new reader!! See you back here soon!

    Chriselle ( February 10, 2014 at 1:51 PM )

I love that soft grey dress!! Looks super comfortable! :)


Newborn Fanatic ( February 9, 2014 at 1:47 PM )

    Thats why I love it! It is!

    Chriselle ( February 10, 2014 at 1:51 PM )

Love this post <3 amazing place and words

Nabil ( February 9, 2014 at 12:19 PM )

    Nabil Thanks so much!!

    Chriselle ( February 10, 2014 at 1:51 PM )

Honestly, fashion blogging makes every blogger seem like they dress up every single day, but I like how normal and accessible your outfit is. It shows that you have a more casual and personal side to you that not a lot of bloggers share.

Where’s the cafe btw? It pass by that cool architectural building a lot, but didn’t know there was a cafe across from it.


Maggie ( February 9, 2014 at 1:33 AM )

    Yes we can’t dress up everyday it’s exhausting ! ;) The cafe is at the top of ace hotel in DTLA!

    Chriselle ( February 10, 2014 at 1:52 PM )

gorgeous building!!

xo, Liz


liz ( February 8, 2014 at 8:04 PM )

    I know I love it too!

    Chriselle ( February 10, 2014 at 1:53 PM )

I’m impressed by the architecture of the building and the interior design.


Tra Mi ( February 8, 2014 at 7:01 PM )

    Same here it’s so amazing in person!

    Chriselle ( February 10, 2014 at 1:53 PM )

Please follow my fashion blog http://heavenisaplaceonline.blogspot.com/ instagram.com/helena_tsk I’m just starting here-I follow back!

Elena ( February 8, 2014 at 10:42 AM )

You’re right! This look is simple but stunning,

Kristi ( February 8, 2014 at 4:56 AM )

Love this outfit! Pretty simple but looks amazing!

I hope you have a great time in NY! <3


Alina Ermilova ( February 8, 2014 at 1:01 AM )

Wow! You look fabulous! This places is wonderful!


Petra Horváth ( February 8, 2014 at 12:25 AM )

Such great photos, I love your outfit and that little black and white photo! So inspiring, Well done, Chriselle, you rock!

Simona Huidiu ( February 7, 2014 at 11:12 PM )

Love this simple look, and awesome view =)

mc ( February 7, 2014 at 8:37 PM )

Your outfit is cute, but what really vows me is the place. What an amazing view.

Kiki ( February 7, 2014 at 8:29 PM )

Simple pieces like this one aren’t as fun or va-va-voom. BUT they are the most loved and worn pieces usually right?? They are the bread and butter to any wardrobe!




Eye Like Fashion ( February 7, 2014 at 5:46 PM )

If any of you are interested in all things New York Fashion Week, then take advantage of an amazing opportunity to watch all of the hottest shows through YouTube livestreams!

They can be found at the official Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/mbfashionweek

Don’t forget to subscribe to the channel in order to keep getting all of the latest updates!

Nanor Hart ( February 7, 2014 at 3:56 PM )
monkeyshines ( February 7, 2014 at 2:35 PM )

I couldn’t agree more ;) XO


Marija ( February 7, 2014 at 2:18 PM )
Saša ( February 7, 2014 at 1:14 PM )

Grey is one of my favourite basic colours…have a lovely time in New York. x


Jessica Rose ( February 7, 2014 at 12:31 PM )

I love how casual it all is!!


Erica M ( February 7, 2014 at 12:22 PM )

Hope you’re enjoying NY! I love the idea of staples in the wardrobe you can wear for any occassion and season, this is such a cutesy cafe to shoot at!



Vivian ( February 7, 2014 at 12:12 PM )

less is more, well said. easy outfits are the best for fridays

Belen Baquerizo ( February 7, 2014 at 12:05 PM )

so cozy place

Inna ( February 7, 2014 at 12:02 PM )

Gorgeous photos! I like your hat, looks very chic!


Tanya Sc ( February 7, 2014 at 11:51 AM )

Simple and elegant!!!

Redhead Illusion

Redhead Illusion ( February 7, 2014 at 11:26 AM )

Yep, less is more. The simplest pieces are the ones who can work magic by itself or layered with other simple pieces to create 1 unique look. P.S. Lovin that cafe! Where is it located in dtla?

Have a fabulous weekend!

New Post up…

Tsangtastic by Jenny Tsang ( February 7, 2014 at 11:22 AM )

Great outfit!!!

Tahirah D ( February 7, 2014 at 11:21 AM )
Hana ( February 7, 2014 at 11:04 AM )


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