December 4, 2012


Yesterday I took a beautiful drive through an old neighborhood in Central Phoenix. Over there the homes are older, unique, and perfectly decorated for Christmas already. They also have a local tree farm/nursery that looked quite charming from the road, and is definitely a place that I want to go back and visit before the holiday season is over.

I find it quite refreshing to drive around a part of town that you're unfamiliar with. Although I know the cross streets and the general area fairly well, I don't think I've ever just taken a drive and explored what the area has to offer. Situated not too far from my favorite parts of town, Central Phoenix offers the charm of a city that feels so far away from the dessert (the trees in the area are amazing - still filled with golden yellow leaves!). On my way home I also stopped by a local coffee shop off of 7th Avenue that I haven't been to in years, and was pleasantly surprised to find that the coffee and treats were even better than I remembered.

Outfit details:
Cardigan: Banana Republic
Shirt: Vanilla & Lace
Necklace: c/o A Lovely Little Shop
Jeans: Levi's
Purse: Kate Spade
Sandals: Saltwater Sandals

Yesterday I was in the area to model for a photo shoot with Emma Magazine, a fairly new, locally produced magazine. The whole experience was really great, and I can't wait to share the January issue with you all when it launches.

What are you up to today?
-Chelsea xo


  1. I love driving around old this city (Toronto) there are a lot of them!!

    I love the color combo of your outfit :)

  2. love your top! thanks so much for the sweet little post! :)