September 15, 2012

Around Old Downtown

The other day it hit me that Scott and I haven't really spent as much time as we usually do in downtown Mesa. An old favorite, this downtown space holds so many fun memories for the two of us, including Friday art walks, time spent wandering around the Mesa Arts Center, having a birds eye view while seeing The Decemberists at the arts center, taking more outfit photos in our favorite locations than I can even remember, spending so many hours antiquing at the best antique shop in the area, and also having delicious coffee at the best downtown Mesa coffee shop, Lo-Fi! Old downtown Mesa truly is a gem of an area!

I was recently sent these darling shades from Tortoise & Blonde and have been loving them lately. Tortoise & Blonde sells women's and men's glasses and sunglasses at inexpensive prices, and offer a 10-day home try-on so that you can get comfortable with your new glasses/shades before you order them. The company is also all for social responsibility, and has worked closely with a charitable organization to provide glasses, and also educate to lower income families on how to best care for their child's vision. Right now their new campaign features the slogan "Sit On Your Face," and I couldn't think of a better eyewear company to support!

Lately I've really been loving these Gap skinny jeans I picked up at Runway Fashion Exchange. As many of you may know, I am a Levi's girl for life, but these Gap jeans are giving my Levi's a real run for their money (it also doesn't hurt that they were only $12!).

This picture just makes me giggle so hard! I was actually looking into the camera lens (as I sometimes I do to adjust my hair or necklace) and Scott snapped this silly photo of me. He really is quite good at capturing those candid (and sometimes embarrassing) moments!

Outfit details:
Collins Shades in True Tortoise c/o Tortoise & Blonde
Cardigan: Banana Republic
Gap skinny jeans: c/o Runway Fashion Exchange
Lucky brand flats: c/o Marshalls

Today I'm camped out at a local coffee shop trying to finish up some grad homework, and start to figure out my plan of attack for three lengthy essays I have coming up! I'm hoping to get some serious work done today (crosses fingers!).

What are you up to today? Have any fun plans?
-Chelsea xo


  1. I really officially love that candid picture! It's one of my favorites. ^_^ You look adorable in this outfit - you really inspire me, Chelsea!

  2. Hey there--found you through the Lucky community. Love your hair! And congrats on the skinny jeans find.