Abroad with Cuyana


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Photography by Karen Chen

It seems like just yesterday that I was in LA, but now I’m abroad again .. just kidding! I’m still in LA .. for now. The accessibility and luxury feel I get from my Cuyana dress, however, makes me feel like I’ve traveled somewhere exotic. There’s something so powerful about wearing silk that can remove you from where you are and take you into a land of luxury. If you don’t already own a silk dress, I highly recommend owning the Cuyana silk dress (I’ve got it in both black AND light grey!) It’s the perfect combination of lux and versatility this summer, two things I’m always obsessed about. I also decided to belt it with my husband’s worn & torn leather belt to give the dress a bit more shape, but I equally love wearing this dress just as is….clean and simple.

Another recent obsession of mine is my Cuyana leather tote bag.  It’s one of those versatile bags that works well for your every day workbag, carry on travel bag, and it’s a huge plus that my laptop fits in it . As a working woman who’s constantly on the go, I love the neutral color and durability that it gives me so I can take it everywhere I go. Definitely check it out in the more than 3 colors that it also comes in! This summer for me is all about luxury and keeping cool (but then again, when isn’t it?) so I’m really excited I got to share with you two of my essential items this summer. As always, stay chic!


Dress: Cuyana

Bag: Cuyana

Ring: Cuyana

Cuff: Cuyana

Shoes: Chloe

Belt: (Stole it from the hubs!)



  • Anne says:

    I love what you did with the belt there Chriselle! And you stole it from “the hubs”. LOL. You are so adorable.

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  • Tara says:

    Simple and chic!

  • LaRie says:

    Good one! I really thought you were abroad again. That’s why California is one of my favorite places in the world, so beautiful. Love your whole ensamble, especially that gold bracelet!!!

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  • You look chic and cool at the same time!!


  • Absolutely LOVE this dress…looks super cozy and I love the detail along the side. Super chic!


  • Katie says:

    Gorgeous photography! The location goes beautifully with outfit and accessories.

  • Melissa says:

    Such a pretty and simple look! Love that dress 🙂
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  • Vivian says:

    Gorgeous, simple and clean dress! You look fab, Chriselle~

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  • Juliana says:

    The combo of so soft and rough with the belt is genius. Great outfit. I enjoy watching your photos, they are so inspiring!

    XOXO JuJu

  • ALINA says:

    I love the structure and softness blend of this dress. It’s beautiful. =)

    xo, Alina

  • mc says:

    Love the relax-look outfit Chriselle. And love love the bag! =)


  • Shann V says:

    I only even buy silk dresses when I can. Unless I see something I reeallllly love in another fabric, I will usually only get silk because it’s such a great quality fabric, it feels amazing on and they can work through out the seasons and years. I can totally see why’s you want the same piece in every colour!

    The Fashann Monster

  • Leesa says:

    what a great dress!

  • Tina says:

    Amazing photos, Chriselle! That dreamy white dress is perfect against these beautiful backdrops! I can’t believe that you’re in LA, it really looks like you’re in a different country!


  • fabulous look!

    xoxo from rome

  • Claire says:

    Love the simplicity of the white dress! The necklace looks perfect on this outfit too <3

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  • TERESA says:

    Love the cuffs and that ring. Nice dress!

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  • These photos are beautiful, those walls are dreamy!


  • Colleen says:

    Great dress! I bought a silk dress this summer and I will definitely style it with a belt as you did…great tip!


  • Nicole says:

    I love the way you styled the dress with the belt–so flattering! I’d also love to know, if you have a moment, where in LA you shot this? It looks lovely!

  • Miri says:

    Love the dress and the bag! You look stunning!



  • Emma says:

    I love the little tail on the side the dress has

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