October 31, 2011

Sunset Bridge

Happy Halloween! It's one of my favorite days of the year! I've always loved Halloween, and the fall season has always held a special place in my heart. This year Scott and I don't really have any big plans, but I hope we will be doing something fun to celebrate. After all, it is the spookiest day of the year!

This weekend seemed to go by so fast! On Friday we had a full day of celebrating Scott's birthday! We went out for birthday lunch and dinner, did a little shopping, and ate delicious cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. It really was such a lovely day! Most of Saturday and Sunday was spent doing homework, and running errands. On Saturday around sunset we did go out to Tempe to check out the new walking bridge that just opened. There was a chill in the air, and I couldn't help bundling up in my favorite cardigan and new boots.

This wooden J was giving to me by (John) Scott as a part of my anniversary gift. Wood is the traditional five year anniversary gift, and it was so thoughtful of him to think of something like that. I absolutely love it!

I recently received these Jackie Boots from Blowfish Shoes. I'm in love with how light they are, and the full zipper is perfect. I foresee wearing them a lot this winter! I can't believe it's finally getting cold! ECK!

Scott and I both really love this new bridge. We've been waiting forever for it to open. It's main purpose is to shade rubber "bladders" that hold our lake together, but it's gorgeous, and taking a walk down down it during sunset is the best. I feel like we will be spending lots of time here this fall and winter, taking walks down it and around Tempe Town Lake.

Our views this evening was picture-esque. It was so gorgeous out, and the weather was perfect.

The little grey clouds on the top right were from fireworks that were going off during the big ASU Homecoming game. I'm not a big football fan, but I think it's great that we won our game that night.

The sunset in the other direction was unreal. Scott and I must have taken a million photos between our camera and Iphone. It truly was a beautiful evening, and was exactly what I needed to refresh from my continuos study sessions.

Outfit details:
Cardigan: Target
Blouse: Gap
Necklaces: Anniversary gifts
Jeans: Levi's
Jackie Boots: c/o Blowfish Shoes

Do you have any spooky plans for Halloween? Do you have any traditions you do on All Hallow's Eve? I'm looking for something special to do this evening!
Happy Halloween!
-Chelsea xo

October 30, 2011

Fall Weekend

This weekend has been full of celebration, and overwhelming study sessions. Grad school is currently kicking my butt, but I know I will get through it. I wanted to stop in just to say hello, and to say I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.

Overlooking the lake on the new bridge that just opened in Tempe.

"Happy in love."

& because two is always better than one.

Here's to being productive this afternoon, and hopefully having a little bit of fun later today!

How has your weekend been? What are you up to today?
-Chelsea xo

October 28, 2011

Happy Birthday, Sunshine

Dear John Scott,

Happy Birthday, my dear! Today you are 23, and I feel so lucky to have been able to spend your last six birthdays with you.

Today was full of celebration, good food, time spent together, and yummy cheesecake.

I truly hope you had a wonderful day. Birthdays are always so special, and I cherish the fact that we get to spend all of our birthdays together. Celebrating with you is the only way to ring in a new year of life.

You are the most kind, loving, and gentle person I know. Thank you for taking care of me all the ways you do. I'm so thankful for your love.

Now that you're 23-years-old you can no longer say that I am older than you, although, I guess you can argue that I will always been six months older than you. I think it's time to cut the cougar stuff though, you're old just like me now!

Happy Birthday, my love! Here's to another wonderful year of life together! I just know 23 is going to be a great one for you.


October 27, 2011

Abandoned Expression

I know I've said it before, but I'm saying it again, fall has finally come to Phoenix. It was in the 60's this evening and the wind was blowing cool breezes through the city. A cardigan was just not enough to keep me warm. I don't entirely want to get my hopes up, but I hope the cool weather sticks around now. I'm so ready for some good layering!

This week has just seem to wiz right by. Scott and I had such a nice anniversary (we even met a sweet blog reader while at Cibo for our dinner date!), and I'm so excited to continue our celebration today and tomorrow for Scott's birthday. We're taking Scott's little sister out to the State Fair today and they're going to ride the rides (I get sick). I'm pretty sure some kind of fair food will be eaten as well!

Lately I've been living in these Frye boots. I got them this summer in a small town outside of Vail, Colorado. I had always wanted a pair, so I decided it was finally time make the plunge and just get them. I have a feeling they're going to last forever!

This abandoned, miss-matched painted mill is one my favorite buildings in Mesa! It has so much charm to it!

Outfit details:
Jean jacket: Levi's
Blouse: Levi's
Bracelets: Kate Spade and vintage
Jeans: Levi's
Melissa button boots: Frye

Today I still have quite a bit of work to catch up on, and hope to be very productive before we leave for the fair later this evening. I will probably have a cup (or two) of Trader Joe's pumpkin spice coffee, and might listen to Stay Up, Go Dancing by Death Cab for Cutie on repeat.

What are you up to today? Is it chilly where you live? What's your favorite hot beverage? I'm in the mood to try something new!
-Chelsea XO

October 26, 2011


This evening I wanted to stop in to tell everyone about Frocktober! What's Frocktober you're asking? Frocktober is an effort to raise awareness and funds for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation in Australia.

(wearing one of my favorite frocks this summer.)

So how does someone participate in Frocktober? It's so easy! You can host a frock swap (sounds like SO much fun), rock a frock for the rest of the month, or blog about your adventures wearing your frocks! Find out more ways to get involved here.

You can also check out the Frocktober dress at Modcloth! They will be donating 20% of the proceeds from the dress to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation in Australia. Even though October is almost out the door, it's not too late to participate! It's truly a great cause, and what a fun way to be involved!

Are you participating in Frocktober?
-Chelsea xo

Levi's Curve ID Mirror, Mirror Campus Tour at ASU

Last week I had the privilege of attending the Levi's Mirror, Mirror Campus Tour when it came to ASU. I was invited to come check out the event, get fitted, and enjoy some sweet treats.

The event was for women, but Scott was so great and came along to take photos for me. I swear, I'm the luckiest lady alive (he's always doing such nice things for me).

When we got there I got signed in via Ipad (so neat). After I was done I was taken up on the stage to get fitted. Levi's has created this whole process of measuring your body for the perfect pair of jeans (for your body!). In the past I've been measured at my favorite Levi's store and have tried on the jeans I was suggest (Demi Curve). The jeans fit really great, but I wasn't crazy about them because I'm a Levi's leggings girl for life.

This time around I was also suggested the Demi Curve, as well as the Bold Curve. At the event they had a boot cut Demi Curve, and a skinny leg Bold Curve for me to try on. I'm truly not a boot cut girl, so I went with the Bold Curve skinnies. The overall fit was pretty great, but I would prefer a higher rise and shorter length (which I hear they have at the stores).

After I was done trying on my jeans I voted for which scholarship fund I would want the money that Levi's will either be donating to ASU or UofA to go (depending on who had the most people turn out for the event), and hit up the nail polish and candy bar for a sweet treat to-go.

The event overall was really great. I also could have had my hair and makeup done, but I had to run to get to a meeting! I'm really grateful that Levi's invited me and that I was able to attend. If you've never been fitted for a pair of Curve IDs, I highly suggest you do so! If you're local, you can get it done at the Levi's store at Tempe Marketplace.

Outfit details:
Blouse: Levi's
Skinnies: Levi's
Purse: Fossil
Moccasins: Minnetonka's

Today I have to go into school early and meet with my advisor/the director of my program to pick out classes for next semester. I also have quite a bit of reading to do, and will hopefully get to my emails!

What are you up to today? Have you been measured for your Curve ID?

October 25, 2011

Purusha Wear

First off I want to say thank you to everyone who wished Scott and I a happy anniversary yesterday. We had a lovely day, and the most perfect dinner date. I'm so lucky to have such a wonderful guy in my life!

So in honor of our love and anniversary we have a couples outfit post! These photos were taken pre-haircut, but I kind of love that. Scott and I are both rocking pieces from Purusha. The line was established in 2008 by a sweet lady named Hayley who wanted to create modern clothes for women (and men) that love both their body and minds. All the garments are domestically made, hand dyed, and hand screen printed by Hayley herself.

Both Scott and I are super impressed with the quality, and the thought behind the clothing. I'm rocking the Naomi Earth Mandala Wrap, and Scott is wearing a custom tee. I'm in love with the details and colors of both.

The quote on the back of Scott's shirt is the best, it says "for small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love." I feel like it's pretty fitting right now in our lives (and forever, of course).

We wore these outfits to my evening class. As I mentioned in another post, I enjoy looking life myself and being comfy during my three hour, jam-packed class session. The wrap offered me that extra comfort and warmth that I needed while sitting in that chilly classroom.

If you haven't checked out Purusha yet, I highly suggest you do so. I love that everything is of high quality, is all made domestically, and that the owner of the shop is so involved with every process.

Outfit details:
She //
T-shirt: American Apparel
Jeans: Levi's

He //
Purusha grey t-shirt: c/o Purusha
Commuter Jeans: Levi's
Sperry's: Topsider

Today I have quite a bit of work to catch up on, so I will be dedicating most of my day to that. For now, I'm sipping iced coffee and trying to breathe during my "calm before the storm."

What are you up to today? Have you heard of Purusha before?
-Chelsea XO