Art Is A LBD

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Photography by Karen Chen

As today is my birthday I can proudly say that I am a year wiser today than I was yesterday, I have come to a realization that the older I get the more simplicity I crave. Meaning eliminating all the noise around me, and focusing my energy and time to the things that really matter. Becoming clutter free not only mentally, but also physically. Over the weekend I took some time to clean out my closet because I believe that how you live on the outside will affect how you live on the inside. I’m one of those girls that can’t get anything done knowing I have a messy closet or room! Lucky for my sister, who recently moved from NY to LA , was able to benefit from this closet cleanse of mine! The things i’ve held on to are the most simplest  of pieces, whether it be a nice tailored blazer, numerous of basic white blouses, and a few other classic pieces. Although I love experimenting with trends I’ve come to a conclusion that the only things I don’t ever get sick of are the timeless classic pieces, this LBD being one of them.

This particular dress is one of five dresses from Kate Hudson’s LBD capsule collection for Ann Taylor, and it embodies the woman I am today or currently striving to be…simple yet strong. I absolutely love how powerful this dress looks on any woman’s silhouette. The body con dress shows off the woman’s curves in the most subtle way , yet the strong asymmetrical lines gives this sophisticated dress a bit of edge. Everything a woman should be- strong & powerful yet vulnerable at the right moments.

 I think it’s safe to say that my daily encounters with all of you (on the blog, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube) for the past few years have  played a powerful  role in the woman I am today. Thank you for allowing me to share my journey and passion with all of you for the past few years. Although today is my birthday, I wake up every morning feeling like the luckiest girl in the world as I get to do what I love most!

sig logo 9P.S I’m sure you have noticed already from my Instagram, but I gave the office a bit of a makeover, and added a few art pieces, by my friend Alan Chin,  to spice up the space!

OUTFIT DETAILS

Dress: Ann Taylor

Necklace: Luv AJ

Shoes: Sigerson Morrison

Purse: Givenchy

 

COMMENTS

Happy belated birthday, I was having final projects at school and work, but I jus hope you day was really nice and full of happiness. I loved the dress <3

Liz ( April 15, 2014 at 9:33 AM )

    Thank you so much Liz! I hope your finals went well! It was a lovely birthday, I appreciate you commenting on my blog! Please come back again! :) xoxo

    Chriselle ( April 16, 2014 at 11:29 AM )

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tiffany ???? ?? ( April 15, 2014 at 2:34 AM )

Your outfit is amazing! Happy birthday, Chriselle!
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Garance ( April 14, 2014 at 2:46 AM )

Chriselle, I love all of your work, you are a true inspiration to all, US Bloggers!! I am so happy to wish you an awesome & happy birthday…I pinned this gorgeous ensemble to my Pinterest Board, Bloggers I heart

Frederica Ehimen ( April 14, 2014 at 2:31 AM )

    Hi Frederica,

    Thank you for your sweet message! :)

    Chriselle ( April 16, 2014 at 11:33 AM )
Tra Mi ( April 13, 2014 at 10:29 PM )

Happy Happy Belated Birthday!
You look amazing in this dress and background is great as well
Bravo please keep going
xo
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Happy Happy Belated Birthday!
THat gold choker is absolutely gorgeous!

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Erica M ( April 11, 2014 at 7:37 PM )

happy birthday chriselle

Williams omowunmi ( April 11, 2014 at 5:42 PM )

Happy Birthday Chriselle!
Mine is tomorrow! April is a good month :)

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Colleen ( April 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM )

You look amazing in this place

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Jo ( April 11, 2014 at 2:05 PM )

happy bday girl!
you look stunning in this dress- adore the cut of it. so chic

ediot ( April 11, 2014 at 1:48 PM )

Happy Birthday Chriselle!

I love these photos, you look stunning and elegant :)

xo,
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Melissa ( April 11, 2014 at 10:20 AM )

You look stunning in this dress!
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Eva ( April 11, 2014 at 9:46 AM )

Wishing you a lovely birthday and a fabulous year ahead!
xx,
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Kristi ( April 11, 2014 at 7:53 AM )

Love the LBD and shoes:)

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sasa ( April 11, 2014 at 7:30 AM )

Hi can u fix ur bloglovin? The posts don’t show up properly on the bloglovin feed and I don’t feel compelled to read ur posts then. Thanks! Happy birthday–you look gorgeous as usual!

Jjjj ( April 11, 2014 at 3:54 AM )

Hi can u please fix ur bloglovin thing? Ur posts don’t really show up properly on the bloglovin feed and so I am not compelled to see ur post.
Thanks

Jjjj ( April 11, 2014 at 3:53 AM )

Happy birthday!!!
This dress looks incredibly stunning on you!

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Francesca ( April 11, 2014 at 2:51 AM )

happy b’day !!!! may this day be magic
lbd looks good on you

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Nathalie ( April 11, 2014 at 12:30 AM )

Happy birthday to you chriselle! You look rocking as usual. Your neck piece is divine. I agree with you, simplicity is a statement in itself.

pallawi ( April 10, 2014 at 11:50 PM )

Happy Birthday Chriselle! You truly are an amazing person!

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Simona Huidiu ( April 10, 2014 at 10:47 PM )

Happy Birthday. Gorgeous dress and amazing art pieces.

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Fabulous 30s ( April 10, 2014 at 9:21 PM )

Happy Birthday!… I love this dress the cut and the way it flatters your figure… So simple yet so impressive!

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Thefashiongals ( April 10, 2014 at 9:16 PM )

Love the black dress =) and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Chriselle! You’re an inspiration

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mc ( April 10, 2014 at 8:05 PM )

U look really sophisticated and powerful..I love the art piece

shandy ( April 10, 2014 at 6:22 PM )

Lovely way of contrasting the dress against the painting! And I’m glad to have found your blog last year, it’s very fun to follow you on Instagram too! :D Have a blessed year and may it be filled with more growth in your love and character–the best part about becoming wiser!

Ellie@Fit for the soul ( April 10, 2014 at 5:11 PM )

Oh my gosh, this dress is gorgeous! And I adore the incorporation of art into this post.

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Alexandra Aimee ( April 10, 2014 at 3:04 PM )

This dress is just stunning on you and the silhouette is everything! Loving the backdrop + photos too! Absolutely love, Chriselle! x

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supal {chevrons & éclairs} ( April 10, 2014 at 2:50 PM )

Happy Birthday! Very cool pics!
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Leesa ( April 10, 2014 at 2:08 PM )

Love the black dress, even it’s simple but has great cut <3

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monkeyshines ( April 10, 2014 at 1:51 PM )

Happy Birthday! You look lovely as per usual. That’s a great dress from the new LBD collection!

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Joules ( April 10, 2014 at 1:37 PM )

Happy Birthday Chriselle! That black dress definitely hugs your body well! Love the contrast with the black dress and colorful paintings! <3

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H.A.F. Addict by Laurina W ( April 10, 2014 at 1:27 PM )

Such a beautiful dress!!! So sexy!

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SweetFreckles ( April 10, 2014 at 1:21 PM )

awesome pictures and beautiful dress. happy birthday chriselle, i hope u have a good one.
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Jasmin ( April 10, 2014 at 1:01 PM )

Happy Birthday Chriselle! To another year of wonderful outfits and inspirations. You inspire me so much with your style and photography. And on the LBD…I absolutely love this dress on you. It’s elegant and beautiful. <3

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STYLE BY ALINA ( April 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM )

Happy birthday dear Chriselle! I celebrated my birthday 4 days ago so it seems we both belong to the Aries! I always felt that it was perhaps the (or one of them) strongest sign of all and very powerful. You truly are an inspiration, keep on inspiring all of your followers. Take care! xx

Aldís Amah Hamilton ( April 10, 2014 at 12:34 PM )

Happy birthday, Chriselle! Stunning post as usual. Love what you have been doing with your brand. Have a wonderful birthday!

Christine Choi ( April 10, 2014 at 12:21 PM )

Chriselle your enthusiasm and passion in your work inspires me everyday to chase down my dreams and not stop until I am doing what I love most- Blogging and Styling. Thank you for being such an inspiration and happy birthday!

Laura ( April 10, 2014 at 12:20 PM )

simplicity is the way to go! it definitely makes life seem more clutter free. by the way, happy birthday beautiful! x

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Joy ( April 10, 2014 at 12:10 PM )

Happy birthday Chriselle! You have been such a big inspiration for me! You look amazing! Once again, happy birthday! Enjoy this day to the fullest!

xoxo
Hanna

Hanna ( April 10, 2014 at 12:10 PM )

happy birthday! the pieces and you are absolutely gorgeous! :)

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Lauren R ( April 10, 2014 at 12:08 PM )

Happy birthday Chriselle! Every day, you continue to inspire me to chase my dreams. Have a wonderful celebration!

Emily ( April 10, 2014 at 12:07 PM )

Happy happy Birthday, Christelle!!! and thank you for all inspiration u are giving for us:)) You look with this dress so elegant and gorgeous:) love it
xoxo

Doris ( April 10, 2014 at 12:01 PM )

Happy birthday Chriselle. You look absolutely stunning. <3

Dilek ( April 10, 2014 at 11:45 AM )

Happy, HAPPY birthday to you!! You’re such a beautiful and inspiring young woman!
I’m very glad to be one of your readers :) Needless to say that this dress looks perfect on you!

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Natali ( April 10, 2014 at 11:41 AM )

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irene laura ( April 10, 2014 at 11:40 AM )

So elegant, I love the silhouette of the dress!

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Fashion Party blog ( April 10, 2014 at 11:21 AM )

Love the cut-outs on the dress!

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Kai-Li ( April 10, 2014 at 10:19 AM )

Wish you a very Happy Birthday Chriselle. May God continue to shower his blessings upon you and may you continue to strive for better and may success chase YOU every step of the way. You are a very inspiring person not just interns of fashion but as a human being. Have an awesome birthday.

Talking of closets, I always go for simple and neutral pieces for some reason. I guess they are easy to dress up or down. I need to clean my closet as well, my parents have been after me for such a long time but I’m the sort of person who doesn’t like to throw things away so its very difficult. But i’m thinking of giving it a try.

Once again, Happy Birthday. I know for us it may seem that you are lucky to have what you have but it takes a lot of hard work, dedication and scarifies to achieve the things you have achieved and be in a position where you are at the moment in your life. May god continue to bless you.

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Naaj Rona ( April 10, 2014 at 10:03 AM )

    Thank you for taking the time to write me this sweet message, it’s because of people like you that encourage me to do what I’m doing. Thank you for the support. I wish you many blessings as well, thank you SO mUCH once again. I hope to hear from you again Naaj! :) xoxo

    Chriselle ( April 10, 2014 at 12:20 PM )

Happy Birthday Chriselle! Also, great job on the closet clean out and what a lucky sister. Nothing feels better than cleaning your closet.

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Fashion Snag ( April 10, 2014 at 9:53 AM )

    It sure does! I feel free! hahaha, thank you for the birthday wish love! xoxo

    Chriselle ( April 10, 2014 at 11:17 AM )

Those art pieces are gorgeous, and so is that dress! Happy birthday, Chriselle! :)

Eunice Kim ( April 10, 2014 at 9:46 AM )

    Thank you so much Eunice! :) xoxo

    Chriselle ( April 10, 2014 at 11:16 AM )

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