Chic Space + 5 Tips To Success

posted by on 2014.03.31, under Chic Space, LIFESTYLE, Outfit Of The Day, Outfits





When asked,  “What was your break thru moment?” in my recent  interview with Who What Wear for their article on How To Really Make It As A Fashion Blogger, I answered “When I hired my first employee and got my office space!”

I recall the anxiety I had 2 years ago when I placed the down deposit for this office.  At the time I was making just enough to get by, but knew it was the next big step for me to take in order for me to grow my business. Sometimes you just have take that leap of faith, and believe that things will work itself out!

I often times get asked, “What are some things you did to get to where you are?” So I thought I would share with you  5 things I did when I started my own business, and still currently doing today!

1. VISUALIZE- know what you want and replay that vision over and over in your head until it becomes a reality!

2. STICK TO A SCHEDULE- The best part of being in business for yourself is the freedom, but nonetheless create a schedule and stick to it. I treated this as my very own “corporate” job and stuck to a schedule. It takes discipline!

3. COLLABORATE- 2 is always better than 1! Find like minded passionate people to collaborate with! I still currently do this with my peers around me.

4. NETWORK- This was the scariest thing for me when I first started, but it was monumental to my success. I put myself out there , and attended as many events as possible.

5. NEVER GIVE UP- The road to success is never an easy one, and that is why its so critical to surround yourself with people that support you and your dream!





Photography by Tim & Co

These photos above were taken for my interview with The Korea Times. I got a chance to share with them my childhood upbringings in Korea, my obsession with 90′s K-pop, and how social media has changed my life. You could read the full article HERE.

HAPPY MONDAY , and don’t forget to dream big this week!

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Blazer: Finders Keepers (similar one HERE & HERE)

Blouse: Mens Button up

Jeans:  Rich & Skinny (On major Sale)

Heels: Proenza Schouler (in white)

Mirrored Desk (similar one Here & Here)

Gold Hide Rug


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stone island jacket sale ( April 13, 2014 at 1:16 AM )

Beautiful office, the pictures are georgous! Those five tips were so helpfull and same goes with the interview in WhoWhatWear. Thanks for sharing!


Laila ( April 6, 2014 at 11:57 AM )

I love this post. I’m not a fashion blogger but I found this helpful! The tips are good, I transposed them into my lifestyle/inspiration/thoughts about life blog! I also wanna thankyou for how much you’ve helped me. I’m not amazing fabulous at fashion without lots of guidance, and as I’ve taken your tips I’ve noticed I’ve being taken more as a placement student (intern) and I’ve also known what works for me more, thanks for helping me live my dream by living yours!

Rebecca ( April 6, 2014 at 7:49 AM )

Hi Chriselle, I’ve been following you well over 4 years and half now and you won’t believe it but this is the first time I’m commenting on your blog or anyone’s actually! Tbh, this post just made me want to comment because I want to tell you how amazing you are, especially to me ( a 17 year old (nearly 18)teenage girl making her plans for the future!). It is amazing to see how far you’ve managed to come over the years and how your determination has never fail to let you down! I’m always checking your YouTube,instagram and blog for updates and they do make my day! Firstly,let me tell you how much you have inspired my fashion sense through your instagram posts and YouTube especially when going to college(what a nightmare to find a new outfit everyday especially when you’ve got to the middle of the year and you feel like you need a whole new wardrobe!) Haha. I literally love your office by the way(not to mention with your interior design skills!), I hope one day I can make mine as wonderful as this! Btw before I forget, let me tell you, since you’re from Korea, I’m a total K-POP fan!!! And the dramas of-course (they are my weaknesses)! I would love to meet you one day, I hope you come to London soon!
Lots of Love! xoxox

Deepam ( April 5, 2014 at 3:55 PM )

Great advice! Your office is absolutely beautiful! Visualizing where you want your business to go is definitely a huge part! Thanks for the great tips! xo

Caroline ( April 4, 2014 at 4:15 PM )

    Thank you Caroline! Visualizing is everything! Hope you have a great weekend! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( April 5, 2014 at 10:24 AM )

You have a gorgeous office!

My fashion blog:

Connie ( April 4, 2014 at 1:26 PM )

    Thank you connie!!! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( April 5, 2014 at 10:24 AM )

Loved this post! Thank you for sharing these tips :) Your office space is beautiful and you are such an inspiration – I wish you all the best in what you still want to achieve.


Marianna ( April 3, 2014 at 9:04 PM )

    Thank you marianna! Your support means so much! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( April 5, 2014 at 10:29 AM )

This space is a dream!!

Katie Doherty ( April 2, 2014 at 6:07 PM )

Really admire you for holding on to your dream and thank you for sharing your tip to success! Way to go, Chriselle! :)

Pamela ( April 2, 2014 at 8:42 AM )

Hello Chriselle:) you’re a great person and deserve your success. Thank you for the “rules”:) I think this is the secret of success but not only for business:) xx

Christelle ( April 1, 2014 at 10:45 AM )

    Hi Christelle (hey! we have similar names ) , Thanks so much and I have to agree with you! I believe how you do anything is how you do everything..these are great “rules” to apply to your overall life! Thanks so much for your sweet comment! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( April 2, 2014 at 1:36 AM )

Love how you designed your office space. So clean and open, and an inspiration to [finally] work on my own office! Thanks for your tips!

Josephina of

Josephina ( April 1, 2014 at 9:03 AM )

    Thank you Josephnia!! I’m so glad that you love the office! Because my mind is always so cluttered with different projects and ideas I wanted to office to be a place for me to breathe and think clearly. It was important that I kept everything very minimal and airy :) xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( April 2, 2014 at 1:40 AM )

What a fab office!

Garance ( April 1, 2014 at 3:28 AM )

    Thank you Garance! Glad you love the office ;) xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( April 2, 2014 at 1:47 AM )

Your office space is great with lots of daylight. I love such spaces. So you’re an Asian. I’m an Asian too ( I’m an Indian). Thanks for sharing your tips for success. Your success story is really inspiring.

pallawi ( April 1, 2014 at 12:37 AM )

    Thank you so much Pallawi! Great lighting is so key , and when I found this space I was instantly sold when I saw the great window light! Thank you for reading my story, we have to continue to inspire one another :) xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( April 2, 2014 at 1:48 AM )

You’re an inspiration Chriselle!!

Sophia Do ( March 31, 2014 at 9:13 PM )

    Thank you Sophia!!! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( April 2, 2014 at 1:49 AM )

Great advice! Simple but definitely easy to forget when you have a lot going on. And love the studio space!


Allison ( March 31, 2014 at 7:53 PM )

    Hi Allison! Thanks for your comment. Its sometimes the most simple things in life that we often times overlook! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( April 2, 2014 at 1:50 AM )

Just read your article with them! I’m so happy for your success Chriselle. I know a lot of handwork went into it. <3 I knew you were going to be big from the moment you started that one video with Michelle Phan.


Maggie ( March 31, 2014 at 7:35 PM )

    Thank you maggie! I’m so happy to hear that you read the article, and I truly appreciate your support since the start of it all :) Lots of love to you!! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( April 2, 2014 at 1:51 AM )

I love the space (and the shoes!). The zen like ambience must create a great canvas to start each day. As I am just starting my blog, I can emphatically state that the networking part is also very scary for me. But each day, as I push myself to do something else outside of my comfort zone, I find it gets easier and easier. Love your blog!


Victoria ( March 31, 2014 at 6:48 PM )

    Hi Victoria! Exactly! My mind is usually cluttered with projects, deadlines, and never ending ideas! When I got the office space I knew instantly I needed the place to be minimalistic, light, and clean. It is a great canvas to start each day. I’m glad to hear that you are challenging yourself with something that you feel uncomfortable with. There are great things that come outside of your comfit zone, so keep at it!! Thanks so much for your sweet comment, and have a wonderful day! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( April 2, 2014 at 1:52 AM )

This is a great article–I love it! Hard work always pays off and it’s so great to see you so successful! xoxo, Elle :)

Elle Choi ( March 31, 2014 at 5:43 PM )

    Thank you Elle!!! Hard work NEVER gets overlooked!! Thanks so much! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( April 2, 2014 at 1:53 AM )

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS POST! I’m currently struggling to grasp what I want to do and I definitely wanted to be my own boss ^_^ It’s the dream, thanks so much for sharing your dream.

khatsii ( March 31, 2014 at 5:05 PM )

Wow! I love the decoration in your office!!! Looks inspiration to me :)
You are amazing :)

Zara ( March 31, 2014 at 5:00 PM )

i love that you shared you tips and your office is beautiful.

shandy ( March 31, 2014 at 4:11 PM )

Hey Dear Chriselle!
I really enjoyed this post! What you said is so true never give up, networking, stick to schedule …
This is what I try to do as well with my new beauty and lifestyle blog featuring Miami and Paris. I hope I will have the same success as you !!
Please keep going you are one of my greatest source of inspiration !!
Thank you


alixe boucard ( March 31, 2014 at 3:29 PM )

Amazing and so chic place!!

Love all

Suliane Vieira ( March 31, 2014 at 2:52 PM )

Congratulations for the article and thanks for sharing advice with us. Love it.

P.S. Gorgeous office space.

Fabulous 30s

Fabulous 30s ( March 31, 2014 at 2:39 PM )

Amazing office. Congratulations for ur success!

irene laura ( March 31, 2014 at 1:11 PM )

Congratulations on the article, as I will be reading it momentarily. I love your office space! It’s wide and open and I think that’s key to visualization. And oh that natural lighting. Loving this post and looking forward to more BTS posts :) Happy Monday, Chriselle! x

Supal {chevrons and éclairs} ( March 31, 2014 at 12:31 PM )

I have to say it takes a lot of courage to do what you did! There were times before when I was utterly lost to what I was planning in life. I would say for now I am still trying to figure out what my goals are and how to achieve it slowly.

H.A.F. Addict by Laurina W ( March 31, 2014 at 12:08 PM )
Feyi A ( March 31, 2014 at 12:05 PM )

Your space is absolutely gorgeous! I love the rug, and how open it is.

– Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

Alexandra Aimee ( March 31, 2014 at 12:02 PM )

I love your office! It’s so beautiful and inspiring. And your career advice is on point. Thanks for sharing Chriselle!

xo, Alina

STYLE BY ALINA ( March 31, 2014 at 11:41 AM )

Such a beautiful office space, decor inspo!



Vivian ( March 31, 2014 at 11:33 AM )

I love your office! And thanks for advice, you’re big inspiration for me!


Fashion Party blog ( March 31, 2014 at 11:33 AM )

such an inspiration! thank you so much. I’m working hard at achieving these dreams :)
Xo, Belen

Belen Baquerizo ( March 31, 2014 at 11:31 AM )

love this!! great space

Liz ( March 31, 2014 at 10:22 AM )

Love your office place. Thanks for sharing your tips Chriselle =)


mc ( March 31, 2014 at 9:42 AM )

Thanks for always inspiring us Chriselle! Those tips are really helpful <3
xoxo, Claire from Vancouver, Canada

Claire ( March 31, 2014 at 9:28 AM )

Thank you for sharing! Love your shoes!

Courtney ( March 31, 2014 at 9:22 AM )

Amazing space! Thank you for sharing those tips, they are really helpfull! x

Rougeuse ( March 31, 2014 at 9:20 AM )

Great tips! Love your blazer too.

Fashion Snag ( March 31, 2014 at 9:14 AM )

As a newer fashion blogger, these are great tips and reminders! Also, your office space is so dreamy and gorgeous. I would absolutely love to work in a space like that!


Dana Frost ( March 31, 2014 at 9:08 AM )

This article is so inspiring! Your office looks as the ideal place to work in!

Thank you for sharing

Iulia G ( March 31, 2014 at 8:52 AM )

Thank you so much for the tips, you just make my day. :) I are a person who inspires me everyday in order to continue with my goals in life. Amazin pictures! <3 Keep inspiring us Chriselle!

Liz ( March 31, 2014 at 8:33 AM )

I love the article. What got me on board the K-wave was actually Korean fashion. I watched a drama 5 years ago and I realized that Korean fashion suited my taste. K-designers are so innovative! From a K-drama addict I ventured into K-pop and into Korean variety (which to be honest has become the highlight of my day when I am feeling like I need a boost of positive energy and motivation). I won’t lie: when I first found your blog, your being Korean played a great role in my following you, but what really anchored me was your impeccable style and positive energy. I really hope you get even more successful in the future. ^^

Dilek ( March 31, 2014 at 8:25 AM )

Thank you for this positive post! I will make sure to remember you key points as it’s easy when the road gets rocky to forget about our objectives and/or loose faith.

Your office looks amazing! Could you give us some tips in a next post on how to decorate an office space or a room for people who work at home? What are the key pieces anyone should ads? I would love to read something on that!

If I may suggest you something ;-) It would be great to add an archive button (and next-prev buttons) to your blog as I would love to be able to visit your earlier posts and see how you worked your way up to where you are now.

Valentine ( March 31, 2014 at 8:22 AM )

Beautiful chic space! So lovely!


Kristi ( March 31, 2014 at 7:55 AM )

Awesome tips. Love it<3

New on

sasa ( March 31, 2014 at 7:46 AM )

Loving your beautiful studio! It’s so pretty and comfty! :) I love the idea of having fresh flowers in office!


andreavytlacilova ( March 31, 2014 at 7:27 AM )

Great words!!! I’ll try it!!!


SweetFreckles ( March 31, 2014 at 7:17 AM )

Oh my god your space is amazing!! I would love to have a studio like that!

Victoria Caulfield ( March 31, 2014 at 6:55 AM )

your space looks amazing!

Leesa ( March 31, 2014 at 6:35 AM )

I’m obsessed with your office space! I love the brightness of it! Very pretty!

Jamie W

Jamie W ( March 31, 2014 at 6:28 AM )

This office space makes it exciting to come to work. It’s so airy and chic. Love your actual stylish work attire!



Eye Like Fashion ( March 31, 2014 at 5:32 AM )

Amazing pics, this is a great space!

Viky — MySecretFashionPoison

MySecretFashionPoison ( March 31, 2014 at 5:14 AM )

So inspiring ! Thank you for sharing these tips. What a chic place btw ! Great post. :)

Sincerely, Yann.

Yann Bunzll ( March 31, 2014 at 4:20 AM )

Beautiful space, my dream for a nice working.
Thanks for your comment.
Come check my new post
See you soon.

FREED MODE ( March 31, 2014 at 4:16 AM )

I love the desk and your whole outfit is beautiful

StyleSpectra ( March 31, 2014 at 4:03 AM )

amazing photos!!!

xoxo from rome

kcomekarolina ( March 31, 2014 at 3:50 AM )

Love your office space! Must be such an inspiring place to work :D thanks for the tips too! They’re a great reminder of what I need to do :D Maya – Archistas

Maya ( March 31, 2014 at 3:42 AM )

Beautiful space and great tips. You’re an inspiration!

Natali ( March 31, 2014 at 3:15 AM )


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