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”

Here is the chic way to wear neutrals this summer

Looking expensive has less to do with the price tag of what you buy and more to do with how you style those items. One way to be perceived as a lady of luxury is to wear neutrals. Don’t get me wrong, I love wearing color, especially as an on-camera reporter, but my off-duty looksContinue reading “Here is the chic way to wear neutrals this summer”

Sibling Style: The Kristin and Sean Edit

Ever since I can remember, my brother, Sean Vartan and I have been best friends. Granted we’ve butted heads throughout the years due to the nature of our six-year age gap and the fact that I am a girl and he is a boy. Fellow brother-sister duos will understand this! But Sean and I alsoContinue reading “Sibling Style: The Kristin and Sean Edit”

Fourth of July Threads: Red, Tweed and Blue

Wearing tweed with toes in the sand rather than in pumps. That is the evolution of fabric iconized by Chanel since its genesis in 1924. Chanel commissioned dresses and suits to be fashioned in the fabric from a Scottish factory which gave the look a more traditional Scottish countryside aesthetic, according to Elle. Since then,Continue reading “Fourth of July Threads: Red, Tweed and Blue”

Everyone Has a Story — This is Mine

Whenever I describe to people why I chose journalism as my major, I say it’s because it’s an introverted-extrovert’s job. I have a love affair with telling stories. I love seeing a person’s face light up when they are orating something they are deeply passionate about, or an anecdote of their past that has shapedContinue reading “Everyone Has a Story — This is Mine”

Redefining the “Beach Body”

My mind and my heart belong to the past, and ironically, my body shape reflects that. I have a 1950s body that may not fit the context of today, but I don’t see it as outdated.   I love my curves, and the unique way they take shape to clothing. Yes, my shape may notContinue reading “Redefining the “Beach Body””

Parisian Chic Beachwear

The T-shirt and shorts combo is practically a uniform at the beach for a California native—other than a swimsuit of course. Well, I have been a Californian my whole life, and I break the style rules all the time. In terms of fashion, I don’t mind being as rebellious as a schoolgirl, modifying the constraintsContinue reading “Parisian Chic Beachwear”

Keeping it Krisbeach: Laguna Beach

As the sea sculpts the shore with it’s demanding waves, so has God and man cultivated the land of Laguna Beach, California into an artist’s paradise. Painters, writers and fashion enthusiast alike cannot help but feel inspiration all around them in this picturesque beach town, filled with art fairs (Like Sawdust), museums and storybook beaches.Continue reading “Keeping it Krisbeach: Laguna Beach”

An Antique Autumn Lookbook

I feel like I cheat on the present with the past on a daily basis. The past is evocative. The past is romantic. It’s a hopeless love affair that I cannot seem to quit and frankly, refuse to. I want to keep reading classic literature. I want to keep watching period dramas (Downton Abbey andContinue reading “An Antique Autumn Lookbook”

Color Play!

There is no season for color better than summer! Bright hues look great against sun kissed skin at any beach, fair, or summer music festival! If you are subscribed to my beauty/fashion channel on youtube, (keepingitkrischic), you may have seen this outfit in my OOTW video (among others, check it out)! My goal for thisContinue reading “Color Play!”