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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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Little White Lace Top

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Keeping today’s look classic and crisp with just a splash of citrus and shine. 🙂

I found this cute little orange skirt (by Tibi) on the rack, the last one, and in my size at T.J. Maxx. I grabbed it without hesitation, of course. It complemented the lace top I have been wanting to wear for a while now. I feel my best self in this outfit because it’s something I would naturally wear; neutrals and classic with just enough bold accents added in to make my look stand out. I could wear this to work, to dinner or to a party. And be comfortable the entire time with what I am wearing and feel refreshed.

P.S. The jewelry is a mix from both T.J. Maxx (bracelet is by KC Designs) and necklace is J. Crew. So fun. I love mixing and matching my accessories. What do you think about my look today? 🙂

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FRONT ROW SHOP LACE TOP

Shop the rest of my look below…

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T.J. Maxx provided a gift card for me to shop my personal “best self” look. I’m already a big T.J. Maxx fan. This was a fun fashion adventure! Thank you.

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These Zara Sandals

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These Zara Sandals
These Zara Sandals
These Zara Sandals
These Zara Sandals

ZARA SANDALS (similar here and here)

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Yes, I’m so glad I got them. This was actually a challenge for me, as I rarely buy white ANYTHING. Well at least white shoes or pants- since my fear of them getting dirty too easily frightens me. However, these pretty sandals are rather tough. Their chunky heels sold me in a heartbeat. Coming to the blog in an outfit post soon… actually been taking more outfit photos than usual, and I need to get back on track with sharing them ASAP! 😉

Stay Tuned! 😀

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P.S. Last week I recycled my old clothes w/ @HMUSA + @DoSomething‘s Comeback Clothes.

Text WORN to 38383 to find out how you can too!

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Little Black and White Shirtdress

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Photos by Terrica Eps Photography

I styled this look together when I was trying to decide what to wear to my husband’s company party over the weekend. It’s always held outdoors at a country club and includes a delightful dinner outside. Knowing this, I decided my outfit had to complement the weather. A shirtdress with a waist-cinching belt seemed perfect. After the meal, we usually all head indoors for dessert, coffee and various prize-winning games. (Last time we won a $7K Home Makeover!) Let’s see if we win anything as equally awesome this time? Anyway, since it tends to get chilly inside, I opted for a classic white jacket to throw over my shoulders. My favorite Balenciaga first bag and strappy Nine West gladiator heels in tow. 🙂

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FOREVER 21 SHIRTDRESS

MAYBELLINE LIPSTICK

J. CREW JACKET

CELINE AUDREY SUNGLASSES

EVER EDEN CUFF

NINE WEST SANDALS (similar here / more here)

NAILS BY O.P.I.

BALENCIAGA FIRST BAG

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GIVEAWAY with ghd hair styler! Good Hair Day, Every Day!

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GIVEAWAY with ghd hair styler! Good Hair Day, Every Day!
GIVEAWAY with ghd hair styler! Good Hair Day, Every Day!
GIVEAWAY with ghd hair styler! Good Hair Day, Every Day!
GIVEAWAY with ghd hair styler! Good Hair Day, Every Day!
GIVEAWAY with ghd hair styler! Good Hair Day, Every Day!

Want to win a flat iron that battles rain, frizz and everything else that causes a bad hair day? Well bad hair days no more. I should know. I tried this gdh pastel styler flat iron out first hand, and I must say after dealing with frizz-inducing humidity and bed head hair in the morning, I don’t have to worry anymore. Just wash, dry and then flat-iron. Bam! You’ll have straight, frizz-free, shiny hair in no time. (P.S. the box is too cute!!) You can also find some cute hairstyle ideas here. Definitely a go-to product for me. Now one of you, my lovely readers, has the chance to win a ghd styler in limited edition periwinkle pastel (a $199 retail value!)

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ENDS 6/16/14

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New Balance

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Today I am debuting both my new shoes and my new haircut. I chopped nearly six inches of my locks off. So worth it. Perfectly low-maintenance and just in time for Summer… I love it!!

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About today’s look of the day… ever since I met my (now husband) 2 years ago, I always liked his black and white New Balance sneakers. A trendsetter he is, huh? 😉 Then, maybe six months later, these same sneakers (among Nikes, and other neon-bright running shoes) started popping up on girls everywhere from fashion editors to fashion bloggers … I was reminded again of how much I wanted some. So cute but too casual? Fear no more, I took on this self-challenge to dress them up in an unexpected way. Usually sneakers are worn with jeans. I negated the idea and came up with this shiny new look of the day instead. Do you like my outfit? 🙂

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THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS 🙂

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NECESSARY CLOTHING LACE CROP TOP

NECESSARY CLOTHING HIGH-WAIST SHORTS

J. CREW NECKLACE

ALEXANDER WANG DUFFEL BAG

NAILS BY O.P.I.

MAYBELLINE LIPSTICK

NEW BALANCE 574 SNEAKERS

^ (for women’s sizing size down 1.5 sizes)

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Mixed Denim

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Ph. by Jason

An afternoon in the Gardens was just what I needed. Fresh air, lunch and a beautiful walk amongst the flowers. Not to mention, a great backdrop for this latest installment of outfit photos. Hope yo…

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Wilma Flinstone

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Wilma Flinstone
Wilma Flinstone
Wilma Flinstone
Wilma Flinstone
Wilma Flinstone
Wilma Flinstone
Wilma Flinstone
Wilma Flinstone

When I pulled this strapless dress on, it instantly called for a chunky statement necklace. This orb adorned (almost choker-like) necklace was key. It kind of reminds me of Wilma Flinstone. I love it! What do you think of my outfit today? 🙂

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS!

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RACHEL ROY DRESS

VINTAGE NECKLACE

H&M ROSETTE CLUTCH

H&M SANDALS

NAILS BY O.P.I.

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Pretty Little Liars Dress

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Playing in my own backyard, is where today’s outfit post of the day takes place. This cute little summer dress was designed by Mandi Line (Pretty Little Liars’ costume designer) for Aeropostale. This dress in particular was thought with Hanna Marin (Ashley Benson) in mind. I love the chambray print and design. Too cute (and comfortable!!) I dressed it down with some lo-top white converse. For fun, I piled on the jewelry.

Happy Tuesday!

Thank you for all your comments! 🙂

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AEROPOSTALE X PRETTY LITTLE LIARS DRESS

RAY BAN WAYFARER SUNGLASSES

CONVERSE ALL STAR SNEAKERS

ERIN WASSON “LOW LUV” SILVER CUFF

ONE NAME NECKLACE IN GOLD

BAG c/o FREE ENDEARMENT

MAYBELLINE LIPSTICK

NAILS BY O.P.I.

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Secret Garden

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Wore this to the flea market last weekend. It was a wonderful day with a bit of a breeze and plenty of sunlight. I have been wanting to wear these shorts for the longest time, but nothing seemed right with them. Until now. The splash of tangerine and mint sandals seemed to work seamlessly well. (I can almost see Marissa Cooper from The OC in this, no?) Then, I spotted this empty area, full of beautiful green foliage. I told my husband, let’s shoot over there please? Luckily, he happily obliged. I think part of fashion blogging has become as much about “the location” as it is about “the outfit” … a sometimes tough but fun challenge. Hope you like both today. 🙂

HAPPY FRIDAY!!

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AEROPOSTALE TOP

CELINE SUNGLASSES

HERMES CUFF

VINTAGE NECKLACE

ZARA SHORTS

BRECKELLE SANDALS

NAILS BY O.P.I.

BALENCIAGA BAG

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Walking in Wang

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Walking in Wang
Walking in Wang
Walking in Wang
Walking in Wang
Walking in Wang
Walking in Wang
Walking in Wang

Ok, so Alexander Wang, I’m a bit obsessed with your shoes. Hope that’s OK? 😉

OUTFIT 1

ZARA TRF Floral Jacket
ROUGE et NOIR Shredded T-Shirt
COVERGIRL Lipstick in Fairytale
POSHLOCKET Wrap Bracelet
DANIELLE NICOLE Mia Tote
CALVIN KLEIN Denim Shorts (vintage)
ALEXANDER WANG Wedge Sandals

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OUTFIT 2

MOTEL ROCKS! Scuba Dress
POSHLOCKET Wrap Bracelet
ESTELLE DÉVÉ Silver Rings
SHOP GOLDIE Leather Jacket
DANIELLE NICOLE Tote Bag
ALEXANDER WANG Sandals

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Wedding Dress Photos

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Finally, my Wedding photos came back. Today, I am proud to share with you… some of my favorite photos from the best day of my life. My Wedding day this past April! 🙂

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Hope you enjoy!

Professional Photos by Rob (others- thanks to family & friends)

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Makeup by Amber and Cake by a local I can recommend you if you message me 🙂

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*Dress was custom made for me from Europe.

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Thanks for all your comments!!

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Greek Dressing

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Greek Dressing
Greek Dressing
Greek Dressing
Greek Dressing
Greek Dressing

TOGA STYLE DRESSES HERE

SAM EDELMAN HEELS

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Togas were initially worn in Greece, in ancient Rome. Today, at fraternity parties. The toga (one-shouldered dress) is a fun and easy wear. So simple: just add some heels and neutral makeup. Maybe try a new hairstyle (braids, big waves?) I’m not good at hair, so I stuck with my flat-iron on this one. 😉

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HAPPY SUNDAY!

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS!