March 10, 2014


Hey-oo, Monday! My sleepy dreams are telling me NO, but my 7:15am doctor's appointment is giving me a big ol' slap in the face. Well, I'm beating the monday blues with some hot pumpkin spice coffee (not ready to give it up yet), and my "Choose Joy" t-shirt from Arsenic & Lace. I love the positive message this comfy tee gives off, and what better day to wear it then today, the "dreaded Monday." Choose joy, sweet friends, today's our day!


This weekend went by in a hot minute! On Friday, Scott and I hung out at home and stopped by Target for a non-sensical stroll through the store, ya know, the kind that costs you $40 and you end up leaving with a cart full of random things. Ya, we're one of those people (too!). On Saturday, we celebrated a close friend's birthday with Raising Cane's secret sauce and french fries, and then topped it off with another trip to Target - but it was at the good Target on the other side of town, so, ya know, we had to. On Sunday, I got up early and bought a dozen donuts to munch on throughout the day, cleaned up a bit, and browsed around the mall in search of new shoes. I've battling what I hope is only an allergy related cough, and my throat has been so sore lately, so lots of hot green tea and honey was sipped on all weekend. What's your favorite sore throat remedy?

Outfit details:
Choose Joy Top: c/o Arsenic and Lace
Skirt: Nordstroms Rack
Flats: Tory Burch

It's going to be in the high 70's and 80's here this week, and I can't decided whether to mourn the loss of the cool winter breeze, or to indulge in the warm sunshine. For now, let's just say I lie somewhere in the middle - not ready to give up my layers, but enjoying the pre-spring warmth on the daily.

How was your weekend?


  1. I love your top, such a sweet message to send out to everyone who sees you! I'm so jealous of your weather! I live in Ohio and we just just another winter storm warning (boo!). Have a lovely day :)

    1. Hi, Amia. Thank you so much for your very sweet words! I hope some warmer weather comes your way very soon, and that you're having a lovely day as well! xo

  2. Such a cute tee and skirt Chelsea! xo

  3. I read somewhere that you can hang eucalyptus leaves in the shower and the hot steam releases something in it that battles cold symptoms & headaches. I haven't tried it yet though but it might be worth a shot!

    I'll trade you some Canadian winter for your weather if you really want some layers ;D

  4. i love the is so positive! i hope i also got some shirt which can bring some positivity in my day..but temporary i realised i had none..i guess shopping mode ON!!

    xo josephine

  5. Love that tee, girly! Plus you styled it perfectly with the skirt & pretty flats! I'm all about choosing joy, it makes such a difference and sets my week off to a great start!! All the best with your sore throat too! xoxo

  6. I am choosing joy this weekend and it is amazing what a new perspective can do for you! Adore the outfit. Have a fab weekend, Chelsea :)

  7. Um, I'm stealing this outfit, FYI. :) SO CUTE. Diggin' the knife pleats.

    xx, Genevieve -- Hope you'll follow back!