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Fashion Chalet

Erika Marie is a writer, fashion blogger, Audrey Hepburn aficionado and culinary enthusiast based in Raleigh, North Carolina.www.fashionchalet.net

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Downtown Savannah

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Downtown Savannah
Downtown Savannah
Downtown Savannah
Downtown Savannah
Downtown Savannah
Downtown Savannah
Downtown Savannah
Downtown Savannah
Downtown Savannah
Downtown Savannah
Downtown Savannah
Downtown Savannah
Downtown Savannah
Downtown Savannah
Downtown Savannah
Downtown Savannah
Downtown Savannah

I wore this while we explored a variety of antique shops, Downtown Savannah. The weather was perfect, not too hot or too cold. Just right, with a touch of sun. The shoes did give me blisters unfortunately though. They were new and it was my first time “breaking them in” not such a great idea… I felt better when we popped into a CVS for bottled water and the checkout girl complimented my shoes profusely. I blushed and smiled back a warm thank you. πŸ™‚

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I put this look together at home, when I first started packing for our honeymoon. I’ve been waiting to wear this little crochet top, although somewhat see through, for some while now. I thought it would look adorable with these shorts and shoes. Then I thought, hmm, is this too risky? You can see my bra through this top. So, I turned to this soft sweater as a semi cover up piece.

What do you think of my look of the day? Thanks for your comments! πŸ™‚

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LAUREN CONRAD CARDIGAN

JEE VICE SUNGLASSES

POOF APPAREL TOP

GOODNIGHT MACAROON SHORTS

BALENCIAGA CITY BAG

TOI ET MOI WEDGES

NAILS BY O.P.I.

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Savage

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Savage
Savage
Savage
Savage
Savage
Savage
Savage
Savage
Savage
Savage
Savage
Savage
Savage

I took a racer back maxi dress and wore it alone at first, yet found it too plain, boring and blah… by itself. Then, I threw this boxy cut t-shirt on top and knotted it at the waist. Making it less about messy layers and more about clean layers. Do you like the final look?

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FOREVER 21 MAXI DRESS

ZARA TRF T SHIRT

FIBI & CLO SANDALS

CHRISTINA WILSON NYC BAG

JEE VICE SUNGLASSES

LIPSTICK BY MAYBELLINE

NAILS BY O.P.I.

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Cry Baby

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Cry Baby

Why is it that women in comic books always look so perfect? Almost like a Barbie doll. They’re eyes are always large, their lashes long and their cheekbones chiseled to perfection. When I was little, I wanted to be Veronica Lodge (of Archie comics fame.) I guess I understand why. Because even when a female comic starts to cry, she still looks so perfectly beautiful…

Remember that when you hug, visit and call your Mom today.

To me, my Mom is a Superhero! HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

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Did you ever enjoy reading comic books? Which ones? πŸ™‚

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Little Blue Dress

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Little Blue Dress
Little Blue Dress
Little Blue Dress
Little Blue Dress
Little Blue Dress
Little Blue Dress
Little Blue Dress
Little Blue Dress
Little Blue Dress
Little Blue Dress
Little Blue Dress
Little Blue Dress
Little Blue Dress
Little Blue Dress

On this breezy afternoon exploring downtown Savannah’s antique shops, I wore a little blue dress. Originally found in Old Navy as a tunic, I wanted to wear it as a minidress. Extremely comfortable. I’m so glad I found it in my size. Isn’t the little owl coin purse too cute for words? I found it in a shop along Savannah’s riverfront, I fell in love. Made with love in Peru. I enjoy supporting handmade creations. πŸ™‚

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OLD NAVY DRESS

BALENCIAGA BAG

BAMBOO SANDALS

NAILS BY O.P.I.

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Your Eyes Should Sparkle and Dance with Laughter

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Your Eyes Should Sparkle and Dance with Laughter

How do you look at life?

What makes you happy?

What makes you smile?

What makes you love unconditionally?

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“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

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When I’m feeling down, here’s a list of a few simple things that can turn my frown upside down

into a vibrant smile!

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Painting my nails. There is something so therapeutic (and calming) about doing this while watching TV or listening to a favorite playlist.

Watching my Favorite TV Show. There are few shows I connect with, but when I do, it’s a keeper. I tend to go for high school centric, dramas and comedies. When I feel the need to pop in something that will make me smile it’s usually: Gilmore girls, Sex and the City or Modern Family. When I want something darker or mysterious. It’s Pretty Little Liars, Dexter and Fargo.

Eating a Salad. One of my indulgences is making myself a large bowl of salad for lunch. I mix in romaine greens, feta cheese, dried cranberries, chopped green onion, shredded cheddar cheese, cherry tomatoes and then douse it all in Wishbone Italian dressing. Divine!

Go to the Beach! Nothing better than the beach. The salt air, the sound of the ocean. A picnic with your soulmate perhaps? Yes, the beach cures most everything.

Kisses and Hugs. Everybody always feels better after a little bit of affection.

Looking at Old Photos. I always enjoy opening up an old photo album of me as a kid. Seeing moments from the past that quickly evoke memories of that childhood giddiness and an instant smile. Like the time my cousin and I dressed up for a halloween party, she was 5 and I was 7. Ballerina and Princess, respectively. Bobbing for apples and trying not to lose our tiaras in the water.

Sleeping. They say if you get enough sleep each night, you can lose weight, look prettier and feel more energized. It also keeps the grumpiness away. So spray those pillows with some lavender, cuddle under the sheets and allow yourself a sweet 8 hours of sleep.

Animals. Maybe you had a bad day at work, or an encounter on the road. When you get home and see your kitten tumbling on the ground out of excitement of your return, you’ll smile. Or when she reaches her paw out to pet you.

Music. I’m pretty sure they’ve run tests on this. A person who hasn’t listened to any good music they personally enjoy in over 48 hours versus the person who listens to their favorite mixes every day has to be a lot more joyful than the former. I know a good song can cheer me up.

SMILE! It’s contagious. You never know how you are affecting someone’s day with just a smile. And hey, you’ll probably feel better for it too. πŸ™‚

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Pretty Pearls

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Pretty Pearls
Pretty Pearls
Pretty Pearls
Pretty Pearls
Pretty Pearls
Pretty Pearls
Pretty Pearls
Pretty Pearls
Pretty Pearls
Pretty Pearls
Pretty Pearls

Such a classic piece of accessory. Whether worn in its classic form, with a little black dress a la Coco Chanel or modernized with a Karl Lagerfeld -esque twist on Chanel; it works. Always. Who didn’t love the way Carrie Bradshaw layered a million around her neck on Sex and The City series? Or when she donned them whilst trying on wedding gowns for Vogue? Oh my! Then there is the California way of wearing pearls: think Naomi Clark on the new 90210, who casually throws on a strand or two with a cardigan and fitted pencil skirt. Or me, who will wear them as earrings or stacked on my wrist. Or Gemma Ward looking like a ballerina in the Circus with baubles as large as buoys around her neck. Breathtaking. Then there’s Chanel Iman who pretty much layered strands of pearls everywhere for H&M! Pearls are pretty. The End! πŸ™‚

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It’s a good thing Mesenso.com is ready to launch in just a few weeks. We can all get our pretty pearls fix and party. Have fun browsing. I know I will. πŸ˜‰

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Duo Boots

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Duo Boots
Duo Boots
Duo Boots
Duo Boots
Duo Boots
Duo Boots
Duo Boots
Duo Boots
Duo Boots
Duo Boots
Duo Boots
Duo Boots
Duo Boots
Duo Boots
Duo Boots
Duo Boots
Duo Boots
Duo Boots
Duo Boots
Duo Boots
Duo Boots
Duo Boots

Taking inspiration from my maternal grandmother is how I came upon this look for today. She is a big fan of blazers. I’ve always admired the way she can wear a large blazer over a flowy, long skirt at the same time. As much as I love the tailored and fitted look of a baggier jacket or blazer with skinny jeans or slacks, I’ve always wanted to try layering over a dress or skirt. I decided to take the challenge and try it myself. Opting for a hi low, maxi skirt seemed right. Then of course, the boots. I couldn’t wait to wear the boots with a bit of leg showing.

I think overall this works. I hope I made my grandmother proud? πŸ™‚

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LAUREN CONRAD BOYFRIEND BLAZER

JEE VICE SUNGLASSES

ZARA NECKLACE

H&M T SHIRT

PROENZA SCHOULER PS11 BAG

ROMWE HI LOW SKIRT

DUO BOOTS

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Words of Wisdom, Love and Friendship on Sex and the City

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Words of Wisdom, Love and Friendship on Sex and the City
Words of Wisdom, Love and Friendship on Sex and the City
Words of Wisdom, Love and Friendship on Sex and the City
Words of Wisdom, Love and Friendship on Sex and the City
Words of Wisdom, Love and Friendship on Sex and the City
Words of Wisdom, Love and Friendship on Sex and the City
Words of Wisdom, Love and Friendship on Sex and the City
Words of Wisdom, Love and Friendship on Sex and the City
Words of Wisdom, Love and Friendship on Sex and the City
Words of Wisdom, Love and Friendship on Sex and the City
Words of Wisdom, Love and Friendship on Sex and the City
Words of Wisdom, Love and Friendship on Sex and the City
Words of Wisdom, Love and Friendship on Sex and the City
Words of Wisdom, Love and Friendship on Sex and the City
Words of Wisdom, Love and Friendship on Sex and the City
Words of Wisdom, Love and Friendship on Sex and the City
Words of Wisdom, Love and Friendship on Sex and the City

HELLO, MAY!

I thought I’d kick of this exciting new month with some inspiration from Carrie Bradshaw and the girls. A show I can always come back to, and feel like I’m part of the gang. The fifth best friend. I never get bored of the story lines, or the fabulous clothing. This show will always be on-trend with its still-current topics and fashion!

I LOVE SEX AND THE CITY! πŸ˜‰

Who is your favorite character? What is your favorite episode? Please share!! πŸ™‚

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Ballerina Bride {After the Wedding}

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Ballerina Bride {After the Wedding}
Ballerina Bride {After the Wedding}
Ballerina Bride {After the Wedding}
Ballerina Bride {After the Wedding}
Ballerina Bride {After the Wedding}
Ballerina Bride {After the Wedding}

When you exit your wedding, you have to leave your wedding dress behind. My Mom took care of that for me. She will save it somewhere special for me. I chose to wear this little black lace number as my wedding exit dress. I felt like a ballerina. It matched my wedding shoes perfectly too.

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CHANEL BAG THANKS TO BELLA BAG

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I’M A WIFE NOW! <3

HAPPY MONDAY

THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMENTS! πŸ™‚