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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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Tulle and Lace Dress

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Tulle and Lace Dress
Tulle and Lace Dress
Tulle and Lace Dress
Tulle and Lace Dress
Tulle and Lace Dress
Tulle and Lace Dress
Tulle and Lace Dress
Tulle and Lace Dress
Tulle and Lace Dress
Tulle and Lace Dress
Tulle and Lace Dress
Tulle and Lace Dress
Tulle and Lace Dress

This is it. The dress I am wearing to my Wedding rehearsal dinner. I like to think of Carrie Bradshaw approving. THE Carrie Bradshaw we all know and love, who fed herself with Vogue when first moving to New York. And the modern/prequel Carrie (who is equally as adorable and fashion-forward!) Tulle is never a bad idea. I have a very feminine side when it comes to dressing. My tomboy days from middle school, long gone. What do you think of this dress? I’m thinking of wearing with a black lace bodysuit under for the dinner, a little less risque.. πŸ˜‰

I’m supposed to be a demure bride remember.. πŸ™‚

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POOF! APPAREL LACE & TULLE DRESS

LULU’S SUEDE BOW HEELS

CHANEL MINI BAG THANKS TO BELLA BAG

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THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS! <3

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Royal Blue Dress

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Royal Blue Dress
Royal Blue Dress
Royal Blue Dress
Royal Blue Dress
Royal Blue Dress
Royal Blue Dress
Royal Blue Dress
Royal Blue Dress
Royal Blue Dress
Royal Blue Dress
Royal Blue Dress

Spring is finally here and ready to stay. I’m so excited. I can bare leg again. πŸ˜‰ I’m also excited because this is my last week being single. I’m getting married this weekend!! I was trying on options for the rehearsal dinner. This dress is in my top 3…

This beautiful dress, with its royal blue hue and sweetheart neckline, didn’t need much (no pun intended) to dress it up. Remember the last time I wore this jacket Chanel on Chanel? I thought it was time to bring it out again, pairing perfectly with my mini Chanel bag and bow-adorned velvet heels.

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LULU’S DRESS

CELINE AUDREY SUNGLASSES

MAYBELLINE LIPSTICK

CHANEL MINI BAG thanks to BELLA BAG

HERMES CLIC CLAC BRACELET

LULU’S VELVET HEELS

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HAPPY MONDAY! <3

Thank you for all of your comments! πŸ™‚

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Before and After DIY &quot;Wooden Letters&quot;

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Before and After DIY &quot;Wooden Letters&quot;

I have been on a hunt for the perfect wooden letters (in vintage white) with my initial “E” and my soon to be last name initial “K”. Though, I never thought it would be so hard to find white wooden letter initials. The other day, whilst looking for some home goods at TJ Maxx, I stumbled across these … unfortunately in a green color I didn’t quite care for. So much so, I passed them up. After a conversation with my Mom about it, she was the one who advised me to just paint them. So indeed I did. I got in my car, drove straight to TJ Maxx, and alas, my lucky initials were still there. Thanks for the idea and encouragement, Mom! πŸ˜‰

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Mini Chanel

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Mini Chanel
Mini Chanel
Mini Chanel

To think after so many years of yearning for a Chanel bag, the larger ones always catching my eye, I’m in love with something else. When I got to play with this little one, I fell head over heels. So very much. In fact, I think my new favorite kind of Chanel bag comes small (with an extra long cross-body chain strap!) Great bag to take from day to night; easily. A wardrobe staple, indeed!

Outfit coming soon….. πŸ˜‰

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CHANEL MINI FLAP BAG

HERMES CLIC CLAC BRACELETS

THANKS ^ TO BELLA BAG

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Cropped Sweater

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Cropped Sweater
Cropped Sweater
Cropped Sweater
Cropped Sweater
Cropped Sweater
Cropped Sweater
Cropped Sweater
Cropped Sweater
Cropped Sweater
Cropped Sweater
Cropped Sweater
Cropped Sweater
Cropped Sweater

After trying on this scrumptious tangerine cropped top, I couldn’t wait to take photos. It begged to be paired with my light-washed, high waisted jeans. The ripped knees sold me. How could I pass that up? I enlisted my Mom’s help in capturing this look in her house. She had as much fun as I did. Thank you, Mom! πŸ™‚

P.S. You probably can’t tell, but the family tuxedo cat, Scout kept trying to photo bomb the shoot. Ha! πŸ™‚

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POOF! APPAREL CROPPED SWEATER

MAYBELLINE LIQUID EYELINER

ASOS RIPPED AT THE KNEE JEANS

PROENZA SCHOULER PS 11 BAG (mini here)

REVLON RED LIPSTICK

ZARA BOOTS

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Kissing Elephants Shift Dress

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Kissing Elephants Shift Dress
Kissing Elephants Shift Dress
Kissing Elephants Shift Dress
Kissing Elephants Shift Dress
Kissing Elephants Shift Dress
Kissing Elephants Shift Dress
Kissing Elephants Shift Dress
Kissing Elephants Shift Dress
Kissing Elephants Shift Dress
Kissing Elephants Shift Dress

Inspired by India, the kissing elephants print on my dress that is. Though, I would like to say how much I enjoy the music from India… especially the haunting sound of the Sitar. I had fun wearing this dress, perfect in shape and design- it almost didn’t need anything else. I figured over the knee boots (a la the sixties “go go boots” style) and a nice pop of red were the perfect, subtle touches. A waist-cinching belt, the final addition. And, voila! I could easily dress this dress down for the day, as I could dress it up for night. So fun and fabulous!

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KISSING ELEPHANTS SHIFT DRESS by SYMBOLOGY

MAYBELLINE RED LIPSTICK in ROYAL

H&M PARIS COLLECTION BOOTS

OPI POLISH IN ALPINE

CHANEL JUMBO FLAP BAG thanks to BELLA BAG

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What do you think about today’s outfit of the day? Thank you for your comments! πŸ™‚

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Home Away from Home

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Home Away from Home
Home Away from Home
Home Away from Home
Home Away from Home
Home Away from Home
Home Away from Home
Home Away from Home
Home Away from Home
Home Away from Home

Whenever I am at my parents’ place, I feel like I have a second home. I have a bedroom still in tact with some of my things. I stay in my room when I come to visit. Once I get married, though, I will have to say goodbye to my room, but not to my family or the home cooked meals. I’ll visit often, I’m sure. πŸ˜‰

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Hope you enjoyed this quick little sneak peek.. Happy Sunday! ;D

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Maroon Sweater and Ripped Jeans

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Maroon Sweater and Ripped Jeans
Maroon Sweater and Ripped Jeans
Maroon Sweater and Ripped Jeans
Maroon Sweater and Ripped Jeans
Maroon Sweater and Ripped Jeans
Maroon Sweater and Ripped Jeans
Maroon Sweater and Ripped Jeans
Maroon Sweater and Ripped Jeans
Maroon Sweater and Ripped Jeans
Maroon Sweater and Ripped Jeans
Maroon Sweater and Ripped Jeans
Maroon Sweater and Ripped Jeans

These jeans are super thin and super soft. I love how effortless the rips in the knees are done. No need to “break these in” they’re ready. Ripped at the knee jeans are quickly becoming my new favorite thing to wear. Get them here for $60?! Crazy! πŸ™‚

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Despite the beautiful bouquet of flowers displayed in the background, it’s still been chilly around here. What is up with Spring this year? Hence the cozy sweater. I guess I better enjoy the last of these cool days, because then I’m sure Summer will be sure to hit hard.

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P.S. DID YOU CHECK OUT VINTAGE KATE MOSS ON MY BAG? πŸ˜‰

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CÉLINE AUDREY SUNGLASSES

OMGFASHION SWEATER

OMGFASHION MAGAZINE CLUTCH/BAG

ASOS JEANS

SHOEDAZZLE FLATS

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&quot;My Outfits&quot; …all in One Place

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&quot;My Outfits&quot; ...all in One Place

My favorite part about having my fashion blog (for six years now) is that I can look back on my personal (but very public) style diary. A diary that allows me to remember my looks and sometimes even recreate them when I don’t know what to wear. I can take a trip down memory lane to see exactly what I was wearing and who I was (fashion-sense speaking) five or six years ago. In case you too want to take a peek of any (or all) of my current and past looks just click my outfits tab under my blog header above. You can also find it in my sidebar to your right. Each image is directly linked to the outfit post it came from. Have fun letting me know your favorite looks via the comment box.

That’s my other favorite part about blogging. reading YOUR comments. Thank you! πŸ™‚

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Custom Closet

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Custom Closet
Custom Closet
Custom Closet
Custom Closet
Custom Closet
Custom Closet
Custom Closet

I am so excited to finally reveal one of my biggest dreams to be coming true… soon. I am moving to a new place and have always had the idea of turning one spare bedroom into an entire closet for myself. I thought to myself, now how can I do this without it looking cluttered? I found a design consultant who sat down with me and drew a few options. I realized I needed a lot of shelving and aesthetically pleasing organization. Being a Fashion blogger, I have a lot of clothes. (How much is too much?) I will probably have a huge giveaway to my close family and friends, but still need room to organize the rest. The project begins in a few weeks. I cannot wait! The design I finally settled on, includes turing the already existing walk-in closet in the room, into a walk-in shoe closet. They will be installing shelves for me. Perfect for shoes (and no dust!)

I’ll be sure to show photos once I get all of my clothes in there. Probably take me a few weeks. But please be patient with me, it will be worth it. πŸ˜‰

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All Eyes on Me

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All Eyes on Me
All Eyes on Me
All Eyes on Me
All Eyes on Me
All Eyes on Me
All Eyes on Me
All Eyes on Me
All Eyes on Me
All Eyes on Me
All Eyes on Me
All Eyes on Me
All Eyes on Me
All Eyes on Me

My favorite thing about Spring is when the weather begins to warm up, but only just enough so a sweater can still easily work its way into my wardrobe. πŸ˜‰

Evil eye charms have always been a favorite Greek accessory of mine. They are said to ward away any evil thoughts or negative energy sent your way. So much so- these “evil eyes” are said to block all evil for you. In fact, if you are wearing a glass charm and find one day that the eye has cracked, it means you had some bad energy in your way, and were saved. Way to go, KENZO! πŸ˜‰

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CÉLINE AUDREY SUNGLASSES

KENZO PARIS SWEATER

HAIR by DeeDee // ATOMIC SALON

LIPSTICK in RUBY by REVLON

DIVA NY SKIRT

ALEXANDER WANG HEELS

PROENZA SCHOULER PS11 BAG

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I’m Almost Not Crazy

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I'm Almost Not Crazy
I'm Almost Not Crazy
I'm Almost Not Crazy
I'm Almost Not Crazy
I'm Almost Not Crazy
I'm Almost Not Crazy

Says… my shirt. Courtesy of StyleMint by Mary-Kate Olsen and twin, Ashley Olsen. This has to be (hands down!!!) the softest T SHIRT I have ever worn. EVER! Worn before here. These girls have always been style icons to me. Always breaking the rules and creating trends long before anyone else. The best part? How effortlessly they do it. Gotta love the Olsens (and their clothes!!)

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CÉLINE AUDREY SUNGLASSES

STYLE MINT T SHIRT

SOLD DESIGN LAB JEANS

ESSIE POLISH IN LILACISM

ALEXANDER WANG HEELS

PROENZA SCHOULER PS11 BAG

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Emerald Dress and Leather

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Emerald Dress and Leather
Emerald Dress and Leather
Emerald Dress and Leather
Emerald Dress and Leather
Emerald Dress and Leather
Emerald Dress and Leather
Emerald Dress and Leather
Emerald Dress and Leather
Emerald Dress and Leather
Emerald Dress and Leather

Transitioning from cool winter wear into Spring ready clothing, should not be looked at as a challenge, but embraced as an adventure. I felt like a Gypsy ready to read your palm whilst strolling around the woods in my outfit. Emerald has always been a favorite color of mine to wear. Maybe it’s because it marries so well with the color of my hair and skin complexion? When in doubt, I love to wear: white, black or green! πŸ™‚

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WRAP DRESS thanks to LULU’s

BEBE LEATHER JACKET

CHRISTINA WILSON NYC WRISTLET BAG

SCARF thanks to SUBTLE LUXURY

H&M PARIS COLLECTION OVER THE KNEE BOOTS

RINGS thanks to COLBY JUNE

CHANEL BAG thanks to BELLA BAG

LIPSTICK by MAYBELLINE

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Red Carpet Ready | Oscars 2014 Inspiration

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Red Carpet Ready | Oscars 2014 Inspiration
Red Carpet Ready | Oscars 2014 Inspiration
Red Carpet Ready | Oscars 2014 Inspiration
Red Carpet Ready | Oscars 2014 Inspiration
Red Carpet Ready | Oscars 2014 Inspiration
Red Carpet Ready | Oscars 2014 Inspiration
Red Carpet Ready | Oscars 2014 Inspiration

When it comes to celebrities on the red carpet, I don’t think I’m the only girl out there coveting so many of these beautiful dresses. Some gowns so perfectly suitable to the star studded events they attend. Some of them should be framed and saved in pristine condition … forever!

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What do you think of my red carpet look styled my way? T.J.Maxx and Marshalls carry high quality, on-trend brand name and designer fashion! And Marshalls is exactly where I found so many pretty dresses to select from. I hope you like what I chose. What will you find?

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T.J.Maxx and Marshalls provided a gift card for me to shop and find a similar dress inspired from the 2014 Oscars. I’m very happy with my find! πŸ˜‰ Thank you!

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RED DRESS HERE

CELINE AUDREY SUNGLASSES

LA FIORENTINA SCARF

ZARA SANDALS