December 17, 2011

Urban Afternoon

Have I ever mentioned how thankful I am to live in an urban area? I love the tiny streets, the history behind the historic buildings and homes, the sweet local businesses (Frances, Smeeks, Short Leash Hot Dogs and The Grow-Op), and all of the amazing coffee shops (of course). I've spent a good part of my life in small towns (think rural Colorado), but I've learned that nothing beats the city. I am a city girl for life.

On Wednesday I had my very last Grad school class of the semester. I was so ready to turn in the 12 page research design paper I had been working on for over a month, and to have no obligations to school work for a few weeks. Before Scott and I headed down to my school, we stopped in downtown Phoenix for a little coffee date and a walk through at a local festival.

At the festival we spotted our favorite Short Leash Hot Dog food truck. Coincidentally Scott was wearing his Short Leash t-shirt, and he felt very in style for the occasion. Scott and I absolutely love Short Leash, and always feel very welcome by Brad and Kat (the sweet owners) when we step up to the truck. If you're local and haven't checked out Short Leash Hot Dogs yet, I highly suggest you do so! I LOVE their veggie dogs, and Scott loves mixing it up with their specials and awesome mix and match toppings.

I recently picked up this fun hat from Jcpenney. I've always admired ladies for wearing this type of hat, and feel it adds something special to an ordinary outfit (not to mention it majorly protects your face from the sun!). Scott might have had to talk me into getting it, but I'm so glad that I did. I feel like it's going to be a great transitional piece throughout the seasons, and will be great for protecting my face from the harsh Arizona sun.

This mustard colored blouse was one of the items I picked up in my first Jane By Design Style Challenge! I'm loving the color, and how easily it can be layered with.

Since I don't have any school obligations today, I will be spending the day Christmas shopping, sipping iced coffee, reading The Hunger Games (I just have to), baking cookies, and spending time with my love.

Have I ever told you how thankful I am for this guy? Well, I very much am! He makes every day brighter around here!

Outfit details:
Floppy hat: c/o Jcpenney
Cardigan: Banana Republic
Marine layer scarf: Levi's
Mustard blouse: c/o Jane By Design Style Challenge
Jeans: Levi's
Moccs: Minnetonkas

T-minus one day until we head to Las Vegas for a few days! Did I mention yet that we're going to Las Vegas? I can't wait to enjoy some yummy treats, see a few shows, and show Scott around! Oh, and I'm hoping to get to see the sweet Vanessa as well! It's going to be a great trip!

What are your plans for this beautiful Saturday? Have you finished all of your Christmas shopping yet? What's on your wishlist?
-Chelsea xo


  1. I love Short Leash veggie dogs! I'm glad you got the hat- it looks great with your hair! :)

  2. congrats on your last grad class lady! that must feel spectacular!!! have a lovely shoppin day!

    <3 steffy

  3. Now I feel like I really *need* a pair of moccasins.

  4. sounds like a great day! congrats on finishing grad school and that paper!


  5. Love the little hidden striped detail on the inside of that cardigan. I would wear every little piece of this outfit.

    And Harbor is a huge fan of me in hats, so I totally get the "coaxing" that Scott had to do to get you to snag it. ;) You look so sweet in it. It's very "you," and goes really well with your long hair.


  6. Love love love love loveeeee your outfit! So glad he talked you into that hat. It brings your outfit together. I also love the color combination. I never would of thought to do that.

    You make me want to go out to local restaurants with my boyfriend so badly. You two seem to have a perfect day every day -- So jealous!

  7. i absolutely love this look- the colors and especially that hat. you pull it off beautifully. when i wear hats like that they somehow make my nose look massive- dont ask. you have this amazing and organic hippie chic that i wish i exuded.


  8. I love your hat Chelsea! You look adorable in this outfit. The lighting in all of these pictures is great.

  9. ok i LOVE your outfit girl, especially the fun hat!! :D