Summertime Outfit Woes

I’m going to be real with you guys. I hate my capsule wardrobe in the summer. Okay maybe not hate, but I get the blues sometimes. It’s hot and it’s like I forget how to dress. I have this strange need to buy all of the summer trends when they surface, but of course, I never do. I feel like my wardrobe compared to others is so boring in these warmer months.

Currently, I’m wearing some olive green shorts and of course my gray Madewell muscle tee. It’s very simple…maybe a little too simple. I’m just spending the afternoon at the coffee shop, so it doesn’t really matter too much what I wear right?

It’s really when I go out with friends (in the summer) that I have issues with my outfit choices. I see these Instagram post with all these beautiful summer outfits – mainly dresses and I just want to buy them right then and there. Thank you social media marketing!

Awhile back in some lost blog post, I said that I have some “wildcard” pieces in my capsule wardrobe. However, I tend to get rid of those pieces because I’ll wear them and then forget about them which defeats the purpose of a capsule wardrobe.

Basically, I’m struggling with being too simple or being too trendy and I’m trying to find something in the middle. One second I think I have it all figured out, but I really don’t…well, at least not in this type of weather or in the nighttime. I do have two outfits that I love wearing out as well as on a normal day, but that’s only two outfits.

So, what I’m trying to say is that over the next few weeks, I’m going to try and figure out how I want to spice up my summer wardrobe whether it be adding accessories, changing up my shoes or even wearing my hair in different styles. I’m open to any suggestions, so feel free to leave a comment about how you dress for the summer! Thanks for reading.

ChelsiKay

 

Summertime Outfit Woes

The “Hangover” Routine

So last night I went out, as I do most summer nights on the weekend. I went to my favorite rooftop and basically kicked off my Summer by drinking (alcoholic)  peach slushies on a nice warm summer night.

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Naturally, I woke up in the morning feeling kind of blah and dehydrated. I won’t go as far as to say I was hungover, but I was feeling some after effects for sure. So of course, I have a whole routine to bring me back to life…especially my skin.

First off I start by going ham with the water. I’ve probably had about four or five glasses of water today and I’m still so thirsty. I like to drink alkaline water because it supposedly rids the body of toxins…but I also like my good ‘ol filtered water too.

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For whatever reason, my nail polish always gets chipped on one or two of my nails whenever I go out. Last night, they got pretty messed up somehow, so the blue will be coming off right after this blog post. Any good nail polish color recommendations?

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As I’m typing this, I have a hydrating mask on my face. I have the Farmacy Honey Potion on to be exact. This mask never fails to make my skin feel so smooth and look glowy, which is great after a night out drinking.

Normally, I would include a lip mask as well, but I currently don’t have one on me. I like to get the sheet lip masks from Sephora for $3. They actually do work especially after a good lip scrub!

Last, but not least, I rest! I use this time to catch up on my shows and get some much-needed sleep. It’s great to go out and enjoy yourself, but it’s even better to take care of yourself after a long night. I’m a huge fan of pampering myself even if I have no reason to! I plan to write more about self-pampering in the near future because it’s so important!

That’s it for tonight, you guys. As always, thanks for reading!

ChelsiKay

 

The “Hangover” Routine

A Post About the Beach

Yesterday, I made my way to the beach, which is why I did not post. I’m here today though! I wanted to share some pictures with you guys and talk about my grand ‘ol time at Ocean City.

Now, Ocean City isn’t my first beach of choice, but that didn’t stop it from still being a beach! I LOVE the water and being near it, so I was extremely happy!

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These were me and my friend’s beach “essentials” – the quotations because the Instax cameras were completely unnecessary, but made the experience that much better.

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My mom got this really cool bag in her PopSugar Box and decided to lend it to me for the day. The bag is by Stephanie Johnson and apparently, she makes other really cool bags as well. The bag was perfect for the beach because it doesn’t get sandy or wet! Also, it’s super cute!

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Obviously, I had to take pictures with the Instax camera, hence why I brought it along with me. I was a little nervous about the pictures developing because of how bright it was outside, but most of the pictures turned out so well!

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And of course, I had to speak about my swimsuit that I got from CupShe. I ordered it last month for my Miami trip. It is a super cute swimsuit, but it does not fit in my slow fashion parameters whatsoever. The bottoms are slightly too big, however, I didn’t get in the water because it was FREEZING!

Overall, the trip was really fun and wasn’t too bad of a drive at all. I hope to go at least one more time this Summer. I’ll be sure to take even more pictures if I do go and post them on another blog post as well as my Instagram!

ChelsiKay

A Post About the Beach

Fridaze Outfit of the Day + Hair

Today is a really good day so far! It’s a nice mild cloudy day with a slight breeze. There is nothing I love more than overcast weather…I know, I’m weird for liking slightly gloomy weather. That’s me though!

One of the reasons today is such a good day is because my hair looks pretty damn good. I even posted it on Instagram.

Today I went with a pair of dark wash blue jeans and a royal blue top along with a hooded kimono/cardigan. I’ve been gravitating towards this color blue this whole season…I’m honestly not sure why either.

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Top: Francesca’s 

Jeans: American Eagle

Sandals: Sam Edelman 

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I love (faux) silk tops for breezy, mild days like today. They’re so effortless and simple, but can easily be dressed up or down…I think I may need a few more in more colors – preferably neutral colors.

Well, that’s all for this wonderful Friday, I hope you guys enjoyed this week’s posts because I sure loved writing them!

ChelsiKay

 

Fridaze Outfit of the Day + Hair

Back at it again with the CLEAN EATING

Ever since I’ve gotten back from Miami, I’ve been eating not so clean. I haven’t been eating extremely bad either just not as clean as I normally do. I’ve been going out a whole lot more than usual since the weather is warmer. What can I say? I love rooftop bars!

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It’s no secret that alcohol isn’t great for you and neither is most bar food. So, today I took it upon myself to go to the grocery store and buy whole foods. That’s not to say I won’t be going to the rooftops anymore, but I am going to be a whole lot more mindful of my intake of well anything again.

Before Miami, I was eating more salads, drinking more water and eating frozen and canned vegetables. Now, I’m taking it a bit further and I plan on eating fresh veggies that I can eat raw, steam, or sauté. Of course, I’m still going to be eating salads, but I want to start eating more of them more often.

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As for meat goes, I’m already a chicken and seafood girl and only indulge in red meat very rarely. As I’m typing this I am eating a salad that has lettuce (duh,) green onions and cucumbers with some salt and pepper and homemade honey mustard dressing.

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One cool thing I noticed while shopping today, the vegetables (lettuce, green onions) smelled extremely fresh like they were pulled straight from the dirt earlier this morning.  I am very much here for that!

Also, it might as well be Summer now because I found a really fresh watermelon that is so sweet! Look for black spots on the melon. This shows that bees have pollinated the watermelon, which gives it that sweet flavor! Fun fact!

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Well, that’s all for today. I wanted to get back on my clean eating game and include you guys in it. So, I hope you enjoyed this post! Thanks for reading.

ChelsiKay

Back at it again with the CLEAN EATING

Not Your Mother’s® NATURALS

As most of you know, I have naturally curly hair that more often than not, gives me the blues. Over the past couple of months, I fell into a routine that I really liked for my hair. I would wash it with conditioner, put in all my styling products and then braid it up for the night. The next day I would usually take down the braids to reveal crinkly curls that last about 3-5 days. I’m a very lazy natural because I do this every week and leave it alone until it is time to wash it again. Occasionally, I do re-braid it, but I mostly just put it up into a big ‘ol puff.

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I noticed that my hair wasn’t really maintaining length even with my super simple routine and products that contained little to no protein. I realized that my detangling method was the problem, which you can read about here. Two weeks ago I did my six month trim that I so desperately needed and ran across a natural hair care line that really took me by surprise.

I am not a hair care junkie by any means. When I find a product that really works for my hair, I will stick to it and repurchase it. I do wish that I was good at making my own products, but I’ve tried and my hair does NOT respond well whatsoever.

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Anyway, the product line that I ran across was Not Your Mother’s® Naturals line that has a nice variety to choose from. Sometimes, you have to choose them all though. Every product is only $9 and every now and then Ulta has a buy one get one 50% sale. I’m not much of a bargainer, but that’s a steal!

Initially, I chose the Coconut Milk & African Marula Tree Oil Smoothing Cream and the Tahitian Gardenia Flower & Mango Butter Curl Defining Combing Cream. Yes, I know…such a mouthful! I’ve never actually been in love with a hair care product until I tried these products. My hair stays moisturized for at least three days and doesn’t even frizz up too much in the humid weather. NO natural product has ever been able to do that for my hair EVER!

What I love most about these products is that you can use them together without getting a white cast on your hair or crazy product build-up. I try to use at least two together and that gives me the best styles I’ve ever had. Also, my hair is starting to retain length again AND even getting longer.

Today I plan on trying out the Royal Honey and Kalahari Desert Melon Leave- in Conditioner along with the Curl Defining Combing Cream (pink bottle) to see what effect that gives me. So wish me luck!

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If you’re a curly natural too or even have curly/wavy hair then give these products a try because they smell good, they work and they’re inexpensive! If you’re not a fan of heavy creams that may leave a greasy feeling in your hair then I do not recommend this product for you. I prefer it because my hair sucks up everything.

What are some hair care products that you are in love with?

 

ChelsiKay

Not Your Mother’s® NATURALS

Going Braless Pt. 2

I didn’t post yesterday, but there’s a really good reason for that…I didn’t know what to post about. Then I thought about how well my whole “braless journey” is going especially now that it’s hot again.

Last summer I gave up the boob panties aka the bra. That’s not to say I don’t wear bras anymore, but I more often than not opt out. If you want to read my Pt. 1 about going braless last year then click here.

Even in the winter, I didn’t really choose a bra because of the bulky layers I would be wearing. It wasn’t until Spring started that I would reach for a boob holder. I’ve traded in a good portion of my bras for pasties, bralettes, and the occasional bandeau. Now that Summer is right around the corner….so long bras!

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I’m a huge fan of bralettes! For one, they are extremely cute and they are surprisingly comfortable. American Eagle, Urban Outfitters, and Free People have some of the nicest bralettes, even for the big busted ladies out there.

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I also really love pasties. I was so afraid to wear them at first, but now I’m pretty much hooked on them. I prefer the silicone ones over the stick on ones, but the silicone pasties do tend to gather sweat more so than the stick-on pasties. You can find many many types of pasties on Amazon. If you do plan on getting some silicone pasties, then make sure to read the reviews to see if you’re getting the good kind that lasts longer.

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One thing I did notice about going braless was that my “girls” actually got perkier! Either I’m just getting older or the lack of restriction is letting them breathe and promoting growth (lol.) Anyway, my “braless journey” is still going very well and I recommend considering doing so. The freedom is amazing! Thanks for reading!

ChelsiKay

 

 

 

Going Braless Pt. 2