An Empty Closet But Everything To Wear

posted by on 2011.06.23, under Chriselle Inc., Outfit Of The Day

Sometimes we all get so caught up in something “new” to wear that we forget about our basics. I had an A-ha moment this morning as I sat dauntingly in front of my closet with thousands of fancy pieces but absolutely nothing to wear (yet again? yes I have those moments too!) Decided to get back to the basics with a loose soft cotton top & my fave pair of jeans!

HOW BORING (you might say) …BUT the key is to Accessorize your basics with the right pieces so you don’t have one of those moments. You know…your “I’ll just roll out of bed and throw on jeans and a T-shirt” type of look.

1. You can NEVER go wrong (especially in the summer) with a Panama hat..its near impossible to not look chic in one of these babies.

2. Love the look of men’s belt (this one is from my fiance’s closet..thanks baby! i’ll put it back in the closet tonight :P )

3. OBSSESSED with thick wooden bangles. I love the idea of mixing & matching different types & sizes of bangles. Gives an outfit a boho summer vibe!

4. although this Michael Kors crossbody  purse fits just about 2 credit cards & a lipstick…definitely not the most practical but YES the most awwwwe-dorable thing I have laid my eyes on this season!

So the next time you say ” A full closet and I have nothing to wear”… Think again. You just might say “An Empty  Closet But Everything To Wear”

How do YOU dress up your jeans and T? I would love to know! Leave a comment here, Tweet me, or Facebook me with a pix of how YOU dress up your basics!

(shirt- American Apparel, Jeans- Jbrand, Hat- H&M, Belt- borrowed from the fiance, Earrings- vintage, Bangles- Forever21 & BCBG)

Love,

Chriselle

Prints Charming

posted by on 2011.06.13, under Outfit Of The Day

Strong coffee & frothy lattes, a messy side swept updo, & red liptint  has been the remedy to early early mornings.

This past weekend took some time to get re inspired by my very own closet. Have you ever been completely & utterly bored by your own closet? I’ve had this silk blouse and floral skirt for years and have sadly retired them to the back burner for quite sometime now, but it just takes a new pairing/combination to be re -inspired by those old pieces. Both pieces are interesting (in color & print) on their own, but together, they make a strong statement. I’ve been utterly inspired by the seemingly “wild” aspect of mixing prints. The trick to pulling off “print on print” is to counterbalance the scale of different prints. In other words have one large print and one small print, and keep both in the same color family so the look makes more sense. We can call this organized chaos!

I challenge you this week to think outside of the box and pair up  2 pieces you would have never thought to pair together! (trust me..its quite liberating!) And please leave a comment here, TWEET ME, or FACEBOOK ME with a picture of your new combo! Would love to see what you ladies come up with!

HAPPY MONDAY & HAPPY Prints Charming!

(Blouse- Elizabeth & James, Shirt- American Apparel, Skirt- H&M, Necklace- bought from a street vendor in Guatemala, Rings- vintage, Bracelets- BCBG, Earrings- Forever 21, Purse- Hermes)

Love,

Chriselle

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