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”

That was So Last Decade: My Style Evolution

It was a wintry afternoon in 2010 during cheer practice. I was bundled in a hot pink Victoria Secret Pink crew neck, black velour track pants and knitted black Uggs when my fellow cheerleader and friend turned to me and said: “Kristin, I love your outfit. You have the BEST style.” The last five wordsContinue reading “That was So Last Decade: My Style Evolution”

Trend Report: Berry Bold

Red and pink have traditionally been synonymous with the month of love, but the color combo definitely had some major moments this summer and are continuing to be in spotlight this fall. The color scheme has graced the July issue of Vogue Italia and even the red carpet of Venice Film Festival through stylish starletsContinue reading “Trend Report: Berry Bold”

Ensembles and Exhibtions The Crown Costumes at the Paley Center

The Crown is one of the most expensive shows ever made according to Business Insider (and costs even more than the actual Queen Elizabeth “costs the UK” according to the BBC, so granted, the costumes are going to be equally resplendent. Now, having the opportunity to see, in person costume designer Michelle Clapton’s (she alsoContinue reading “Ensembles and Exhibtions The Crown Costumes at the Paley Center”

How Neutrals Can Accentuate Inner Beauty

Santa Barbara is a place of simplistic beauty, especially the Santa Barbara Mission. The Spanish colonial motifs of white clay-work accented with burnt pink stair rails and gorgeously crafted wood doors display the artistry and hard work of the Chumash Indian tribe that inhabited the region in the seventeenth century. Within the walls they hadContinue reading “How Neutrals Can Accentuate Inner Beauty”

How to Style a T-shirt As an Overdresser

She exists. She’s the dreamer, but also the doer. She shows up and hopes to make a statement in the process. She’s in all of us–that girl who likes to dress up and be equal parts intelligence and elegance. That girl is innate in my personal identity. And that is why the majority of theContinue reading “How to Style a T-shirt As an Overdresser”

Monochromatic for the Maximalist

For whatever reason, I’ve had a new color–or lack thereof–obsession this season: beige. The muted color is quite overlooked at times, but I can assure you that wearing it will not make you fall flat. In fact, the skin-toned hue is the perfect clothing staple for emulating natural beauty and provides the perfect opportunity forContinue reading “Monochromatic for the Maximalist”

Krischic’s Guide to French Country Style

In the midst of a Malibu heatwave, my mind drifts back to the vineyard landscape of Napa at the height of summer. The heat was dry rather than humid, and the sun cascaded over the grape leaves rather than the ocean. While a seaside scene is hard to beat, there is a hidden beauty toContinue reading “Krischic’s Guide to French Country Style”

Krischic at Castello di Armorosa

Stepped inside a fairytale, a 10 year old medieval castle made of breathtaking stonework…filled with colorful medieval frescoes depicting age of old–kings, knights, noble crests. I was imaginitively raptured to a century where lords and ladies sat around a table and drank their wine from goblets while drinking in the melodies of minstrels–the setting ofContinue reading “Krischic at Castello di Armorosa”

Girl in Gingham

We may live in a minimalist age, but I’ve always been more drawn to the maximalist trends evident in brands like Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana. Embroidery, embellishments, and rich colors when done tastefully can bring back an air of monarchial grace of the Renaissance noblewomen. Thankfully, Zara a more affordable option, is filled withContinue reading “Girl in Gingham”