August 17, 2011

Mesa Streets

Now that I'm back home I'm trying really hard to dress for the weather (so I don't die of heat stroke, ya know), but I am finding this hard to accomplish. The other day I adorned a pair of boyfriend shorts and a tank top, but I just didn't feel right, so of course I had to balance out the two with a cardigan. In all honesty, I may never be broken of my hard feelings toward shorts, but while the weather is still in the 100's I'm going to try and wear them as any good Arizonian should (or at least the ones that want to stay cool).

I find comfort in layering, and being surrounded by the old downtown streets of Mesa. I swear this area has some of the best brick buildings in the whole Valley. I really missed coming down here while I was away.

Over the past few years downtown Mesa has really turned into quite the hip place. There are lots of cute shops, restaurants, and an amazing sweets shop down here now. A few months ago Urban Picnic opened up and I have yet to go there. After hearing rave reviews from Angela, and Lauren, I just know that Scott and I will love it. I'm thinking a lunch date there this week would be perfect!

On a different note, for awhile now I've been obsessing over first knuckle rings. For awhile I scoured Etsy and couldn't find exactly what I wanted. That is, until I discovered Sarah's shop. I recently received two first knuckle rings from her (sterling silver, and oxidized sterling) and I'm officially in love with them. They're so darling! I kind of feel like I have Katie to blame for this obsession, because she has darling first knuckle rings!

This week is busy, busy with school starting, doctors appointments, and running around town. I wouldn't change it for the world though. It's so good to be home!

Outfit details:
Cardigan: from my mom
Blouse: Target
Branch necklace: gift from Courtney/Dolly & Boy Jewelry
Shorts: Gap
Sandals: Saltwater Sandals

What are you up to today? What is your latest obsession?
-Chelsea XO


  1. I just love your outfit, and the color of your shorts!
    Mesa sounds like such a cute little town. I'd love to visit AZ someday, so I'll have to add Mesa to my list of places to see there.

    I'm currently obsessed with stacking rings! I don't own an actual set of stacking rings, so I've just been stacking a few mismatched ones of my own. I love the way it looks!

    Have a lovely Wednesday, Chelsea!
    xo, Allie.

  2. Oh my, your outfit is so cute but you are crazy girl! I would pass out if I put on a sweater for 30 seconds :) I hit downtown Mesa yesterday. I love it there!

  3. you look gorgeous lady! I love your shorts and sandals. I have missed your blog posts! Hope you are having an incredible summer, drinking your favorite ice coffees :)

  4. i love your shorts! they are such a beautiful color!

  5. Aw but you look so cute in shorts. :)

    That first knuckle ring is cool, I can't believe I haven't heard of them/seen them before!

    P.S. Received your letter. Many thanks! Will reply soon.

  6. You look adorable, as always! <3

  7. Oh my what a cute outfit! Also - your darling knuckle ring made me go straight to that shop and buy one too! My good friend Kristine wears multiple knuckle rings every day and I have always wondered where to get them! Thanks for the inspiration and the link!