The SCARF PRINT DRESS | THE CHIC LIST

scarf print, scarf print dress, silk scarf, Versace, vintage Versace, Italian style, Italian fashion, outfit of the day, style diary, outfit inspiration, what I wore today, curly hair, gold earrings, vintage earrings, jacquard print, statement dress, jacquard shoes, strappy heels, historical buildings, Bakersfield, Kern County

There’s power in patterns. They are like roadmaps to who we are—whether that’s a recurring behavior or an echoed motif throughout an article of clothing. As a forward thinker with a vintage soul, I embrace change like an old friend. Meanwhile, I tend to make a tradition of what works. I’ve always been a repeat […]

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CHANNELING GRACE KELLY AT THE DIOR POP-UP | THE CHIC LIST

Dior, Dior Pop-up Rosewood Miramar, Rosewood Miramar Beach, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Meghan Markle, Karen Millen, summer fashion, summer 2021, Louis Vuitton, silk scarf, beach fashion, Grace Kelly, Grace Kelly style, American Riviera

As we were snaking the path of the pearl white Rosewood Miramar Hotel, the grounds laced with well-manicured green shrubs, my blogger bestie, Mari and I realized we were lost. That’s when we came across a petite woman with black kitten heels, the words, “Dior” printed on the white ribbon bow. They were like Dorothy’s […]

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THE POTTERY TOP | THE CHIC LIST

artsy top, corset top, printed top, statement top, Reformation, sustainable fashion, Uncommon James, Gorjana, fashion, summer style, summer 2021 style, outfit ideas, style diary, Boyish Jeans, high waist jeans, wide leg jeans

We all have that top. It’s the garment, so avant garde, so unique that you equate to a priceless artifact that belongs in a museum. Well, for me I can’t help but feel this way about this corset top with a Hellenistic print on It, because it legit looks like Grecian pottery from ancient times—so […]

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PRINCESS DIANA OFF-DUTY STYLE | THE CHIC LIST

Princess Diana style, Princess Diana style, off-duty style, model off-duty, Princess Diana fashion, Diana Spencer style, Diana Spencer, The Crown, white shorts, bermuda shorts, '90s style, nineties style, nineties fashion, outfit of the day, casual outfit, retro fashion, vintage fashion

Princess Diana was known as the “People’s Princess.” She was a combination of relatable and aspirational in the way she cared about others and the way she dressed. I’ll never forget seeing a picture of her for the first time amongst my mother’s mementos in my grandparent’s house. I was about eight years old, and […]

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MOTHER’S DAY AND MAMA’S CLOSET: | THE CHIC LIST

red heels, Christmas outfit, Christmas decorations houndstooth dress, gold hoop earrings, Christmas fashion, holiday fashion, holiday style, holiday outfit, red lips, green dress, shoulder pads

“Oh my goodness Kristin, I love your suit. Where did you get it?” “Oh my goodness Kristin, I love your [green and blue houndstooth] dress (pictured above). Where do you shop?” Every time I get these questions, I grin at the appraised garment with delight, and say: “It’s this really chic boutique called “Mama’s Closet.” […]

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blog posts that brought me joy this year – the chic list

Pasadena, Pasadena City Hall, Jeffrey Campbell, blue dress, mermaid dress, cocktail dress, ruched fabric, ruches dress, see through heels, strappy heels, Lucy Paris, California, fashion blogger, fashion, outfit of the day, lookbook, look of the day, style diary, think positive

The year 2020 was a difficult for all of us, but in the midst of adversity, I must be grateful: I’m thankful to God for my family, my friends, art and the ability to create. It was to storytelling through writing, music and my love for fashion that I turned to keep busy during the […]

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The patchwork coat – the chic list

patchwork coat, quilted coat, topper coat, Fifteen Twenty, patterned coat, white turtleneck, Zara, Zara turtleneck, knit skirt, waist belt, satin belt, vintage earrings, neutral outfit, monochrome outfit, winter wear, winter wardrobe, winter fashion, winter 2020, fashion blogger, blogger style, nude pumps, avant garde, historic architecture, gilded age architecture, jazz age architecture,

Dolly Parton once wrote song about a “coat of many colors.” Well today, I have composed for you an ode to a coat of many patterns. This is my tribute to the patchwork coat, a conversation piece that feels and looks like a bedspread when you put it on but is totally acceptable to strut […]

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give me all the Toile – The chic list

toile, toile print, French fashion, French Countryside, historical architecture, Pasadena City Hall, Pasadena, sundress, Lucy Paris, puffy sleeves, Emily in Paris, girly dress, fashion photography, fashion blogger, style blogger, style diary, sweetheart neckline, french girl style, vintage style, vintage dress

I love clothing that tells a story. Toile to me is a type of hieroglyphic—the blue clothing dye on this dress depicts pastoral scenes of a French couple in the countryside sitting under a flourishing tree while staring into each other’s eyes. Their expressions are brimming with life, as their romance seems to bloom as […]

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Gucci osteria de massimo Bottura makes the ‘the chic list’

Gucci Osteria de Massimo Bottura, Gucci, Gucci restaurant, Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills City Hall, fashion blogger, luxury lifestyle, Danielle Bernstein, Danielle Bernstein Collection, strappy heels, jacquard, polka dot dress, dress with slits, fashion editorial, Tezza App, outfit of the day, vintage outfit, vintage dress, vintage fashion blogger, puffy sleeves, Los Angeles, LA blogger, lifestyle, restaurant review

Feast your eyes…and your stomach on the Gucci Osteria de Massimo Bottura, where your boutique-sized Italian cuisine is served with a large helping of fashion. Bon appetit, indeed! But before, I get into the Gucci goods, I must take you to the very beginning… On another mundane morning, breakfast and the promise of coffee immediately […]

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Bike shorts are here to stay! Here’s a chic way to wear them

bike shorts, cycling shorts, bike short outfit, '80s style, '80s jacket, shoulder pads, white jacket, castle, fashion editorial, couture week, Balmain couture, Balmain, digital fashion week, fashion blogger, style blogger, style diary, outfit of the day, lookbook, California fashion blogger, Princess Diana style, street style

Bike shorts, they’re cyclical! The trend came back around (hehe) last Spring, thanks to street style stars like Hailey Bieber channeling Princess Diana (the reigning royalty of the trend) and Emily Ratajkowski. I thought the fad would fade out fast. Summer fashion month has proven that bike shorts are here to stay. I finally caved […]

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