October 31, 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!



HAPPY HALLOWEEN, ghouls, ghosts & goblins! All Hallow's Eve is finally here and I'm ready to run amuck, amuck, amuck! Tonight, Scott and I are taking part in the spooky festivities and dressing up for an evening of scary stories, homemade chilly and cornbread, and all the pumpkin treats we can eat! I already can't wait for the evening to be here, and promise to share our costumes on Instagram tonight - they're SO good! I hope everyone has a very safe and SPOOKY night! 

What are your plans on this most haunted day of the year?
-Chelsea xo

*Photo of myself and Christina of New Darlings. Taken by Kandis Marino!

October 30, 2014

ONE STYLE, TWO WAYS + MINNETONKA GIVEAWAY



I am so excited to announced that Scott and I have teamed up with Christina and Robert of New Darlings for the Minnetonka Moccasin "One Style, Two Ways" series. For this fun series, they've asked several bloggers to team up with a friend, or a couple in our case, and style one pair of moccasins two different ways. One of our favorite fall traditions is pumpkin picking at Schnepf Farms, and this year we were excited to continue the tradition with Robert and Christina. We didn't plan ahead of how we were going to style our mocs, but when we met up we realized that we both were feeling inspired by the autumn season, crisp mornings and our trip to the pumpkin patch. Great minds (and friends) really do think alike! We were also very lucky to have our new friends Kandis and Dan in town to take part in the fall festivities, and also snap these darling photos for us.


















Hers: Old Navy sweater, Madewell layering top, American Eagle jeans and Mesa boots c/o Minnetonka Moccasin. // His: Eddie Bauer flannel, Gap jeans and Moosehide Driving Mocs c/o  Minnetonka Moccasin.

As you can tell, we had way too much fun at the pumpkin patch together!

Now, it's your turn to have a little fun - Minnetonka has graciously offered one lucky Tea Talk reader their choice of one pair of Minnetonka shoes to take on their own fall adventures! Also, don't forget to enter their #MyMinnetonka Instagram contest  through November 3rd - show off your Minnetonka style for a chance to win a $250 gift card and a new pair of mods!

Don't forget to check us out on the Minnetonka blog today!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS: To enter you must be a U.S. resident. Giveaway ends on Thursday, November 6th. Enter below --

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*All photos by Kandis Marino

October 29, 2014

AN AUTUMNAL RED



The Autumn leaves have hit their peak and are on their way out, but for now, I'm going to enjoy every bright, perfectly colored leaf that we caught on camera while up in Flagstaff a few weeks back. For a lady who really has no recollection of a true red, orange and yellow fall (although, my mom assures me I saw plenty of it when I was little), I was in heaven walking down the color lined streets, hot coffee in one hand and my hubby's hand in the other. We stopped along our chilly walk to snap these photos, all the while dodging looks and hoping the owners of the house didn't come outside. These colors were just too good to keep walking, if you know what I mean.






Outfit details:
Target hat
LOFT sweater
Madewell jacket and bag
American Eagle high-waisted leggings

It's Wednesday and the horrors of the haunted hump day are upon us (it is Halloween week, ya know). Well, not really, but I did spill a large iced coffee all over myself while sitting at my desk at work - whoops! I'm hoping that tonight redeems itself with an evening of spooky movies, pumpkin carving and more iced coffee, because I really wanted that drink! 

How has your Wednesday been so far?
-Chelsea xo

October 28, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HUSBAND!



Happy Birthday, dear husband of mine! Today you're 26 and entering a whole new year of life. During your 25th year you started grad school, worked hard on Citizen Home Decor, and mostly importantly, vowed to love me for all of the days of your life. I've always said that 26 was a lucky number, and while 25 was an exceptionally amazing year, I have a feeling that 26 is going to be that much more special.

Here's to an amazing year, my love. I'm so lucky I get to live life with you!
-Chelsea xo

October 27, 2014

ALONG A WINDING ROAD



Autumn in Northern Arizona is like a dream! Unlike Southern Arizona, they see changing leaves, have cooler temps and get snow in the winter months. While I'm not sure I would want to live there all the time, it feels like a huge blessing to be able to drive a few hours up the mountain and be surrounded by such beauty! On this particular day, we took a winding drive down from Flagstaff to Sedona to see the fall colors that line this tiny path. While the drive was a little iffy at places, the colors and cool breeze were totally worth it. 













Outfit details:
Target hat
Forever 21 sweater
American Eagle high-waisted leggings

I'm hoping to take one more trip up north before the leaves all fall and winter starts to make its way through. This week is another busy week, but it's going to be an amazing one at that! Tomorrow is Scott's birthday, Friday is Halloween and Saturday is my mom's birthday! I also fully intend on indulging in all of the Halloween goodness while I still can - watching my fav Halloween movies - Hocus Pocus, Halloweentown and The Addams Family, sipping on pumpkin spice coffee and eating ALL of the candy corn! Oh, and I still need to think of a costume for Friday! I might just stick with my go-to witch look, but maybe this year I'll change it up a bit. Any suggestions?

Happy Monday, sweet friends!
-Chelsea xo


October 25, 2014

GIVEAWAY - A LOVELY, LITTLE SHOP

It's the weekend! To celebrate, I've teamed up with Chelsea of the A Lovely, Little Shop, a handmade jewelry shop that specializes in one of a kind pieces that feature vintage components, geometric shapes, and unusual elements. Chelsea has a wonderful eye for pairing unique pieces and color combinations, while maintaing a simple and subtle style that could easily be worn from day to night. I may be a bit bias, but I love Chelsea's work.

Be sure and enter today's giveaway for a chance to win a piece from the A Lovely, Little Shop!




*This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only*

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October 24, 2014

CHEERS TO EIGHT YEARS



Today is Scott and I's eight year dating anniversary! While on one hand, I want to shout it to the rooftops and celebrate, on the other hand I've been reminded that we are indeed now married and our new anniversary is in January. However, these past eight years have been the best of my life and I just can't help but celebrate our love today, October 24 - eight years to the day since you kissed me on the hand and asked me to be your girlfriend in your nana's Cadillac.

Cheers to eight years, my love! Here's to 100 more!
-Chelsea xo

October 22, 2014

FREE PEOPLE TREAT YOUR BODY & SPIRIT EVENT







Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending my local Free People's Treat Your Body & Spirit event! You may or may not know this, but I am a HUGE Free People fan - everything from their clothes, social channels and way of life speaks to my soul (no, seriously, I'm a FP girl for life), so I was very excited to have the opportunity to attend this local event. The morning consisted of a free class from Pure Barre, juice tastings from Sip Juice Bar and Chakra readings by Aveda. It definitely was a fun morning and my only wish was that I could have stayed longer. Thanks for having me, Free People Chandler!

-Chelsea xo