San Diego: Where to Eat and Stay | The Chic List

As wanderers, we have two things we yearn for: a sense of adventure that comes with the winds of change while drive with the windows down toward a destination. The second thing is a sense of home when we’re away from where we dwell. Well, there are two things for me, in particular that canContinue reading “San Diego: Where to Eat and Stay | The Chic List”

FALL 2021 TRENDS AT THE BEACH | THE CHIC LIST

Here in Southern California, the weather is gradually catching up to other fall customs like pumpkin spice everything, the beginnings of the 2021 award season, and fashion week. The fall runways tend to inform trends of the season with an autumn in New York state of mind: Meanwhile on a late-summer getaway to San DiegoContinue reading “FALL 2021 TRENDS AT THE BEACH | THE CHIC LIST”

The SCARF PRINT DRESS | THE CHIC LIST

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 repeatContinue reading “The SCARF PRINT DRESS | THE CHIC LIST”

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

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’sContinue reading “CHANNELING GRACE KELLY AT THE DIOR POP-UP | THE CHIC LIST”

THE POTTERY TOP | THE CHIC LIST

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—soContinue reading “THE POTTERY TOP | THE CHIC LIST”

PRINCESS DIANA OFF-DUTY STYLE | THE CHIC LIST

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, andContinue reading “PRINCESS DIANA OFF-DUTY STYLE | THE CHIC LIST”

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

“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.”Continue reading “MOTHER’S DAY AND MAMA’S CLOSET: | THE CHIC LIST”

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

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 theContinue reading “blog posts that brought me joy this year – the chic list”

The patchwork coat – the chic list

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 strutContinue reading “The patchwork coat – the chic list”

give me all the Toile – The chic list

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 asContinue reading “give me all the Toile – The chic list”