Monday, September 30, 2013

Boyfriend Shirt

Lately, I've been spotting a new trend: tying a shirt (usually plaid) around your waist. I'm especially loving this trend because it adds some depth to your outfit and you have a shirt handy if you get a little chilly. Plus, 90s plaid (think Cher circa the Clueless movie) is back. I found this perfect plaid flannel hidden in the back of my boyfriend's closet and "borrowed" it (forever). I decided to keep the rest of my outfit simple with a fitted black dress so things wouldn't be too bulky around my waist. These pictures were snapped last weekend during a brief spontaneous trip to Soho, NYC! I threw on my favorite Nike sneakers so my feet would survive a long day of roaming, shopping and eating.

Happy Monday!

H&M Dress
[Plaid shirt borrowed from my boyfriend]
Nike Sneakers
Marc by Marc Jacobs Bag
Marc by Marc Jacobs/J.Crew/Alex&Ani Bracelets
Free People Sunglasses


Sunday, September 22, 2013


Fall has officially arrived but I'm still trying to take advantage of these last few warm days of summer. This new LBD that I picked up last week is the perfect transition piece from summer to fall with its summery silhouette combined with a thicker fabric. 

I decided to dress it up and take advantage of the sunny weather with some sandals and a statement necklace. But I also can't wait for it to get colder so I can wear this dress with some tights, boots and a flannel or cardigan thrown over it!

Free People Sunglasses
Anthropologie Necklace
J.Crew/Alex & Ani Bracelets

Happy Monday!


Monday, September 9, 2013

White on White

Happy Monday! Last weekend I eagerly broke the rule of "No White After Labor Day." There's something about a white on white outfit that I find refreshing and chic. This all-white palette also provided the perfect base to highlight my favorite recent purse: this J.Crew bag! Lately, I've been drawn to more structured bags and I loved the elegant design and color of this J.Crew one. The size is also perfect because it's roomy enough to fit all the essentials but small enough that it isn't too overbearing. The cross-body strap option is also a plus! 

As I said last week, my boyfriend got an awesome new camera! He's still in the process of getting used to all its new features but we've had a great time playing around with it so far! So stay tuned :) 

Madewell Shirt
Zara Skort
Zara Heels
J.Crew/Alex & Ani Bracelets


Thursday, September 5, 2013

According to my phone...

Happy September! (Where did August disappear to?!) Sorry for being so MIA the past couple weeks! I was back home in Seattle spending time with my family and enjoying the last few moments of summer vacation. I'm back at school now and am excited to start posting more regularly again!

I also have another exciting update! My boyfriend just got a brand new camera and I can't wait to start playing around with it and posting better pictures, so stay tuned! In the meantime, here are some snaps from my last few weeks of summer :)

{Poolside in San Diego}


{Brunch after a redeye flight back to Boston (and reality)}

{The September Issues & some new rings}

{The Nordstrom at home now has its own bar!}

{DIY decorations for my mom's birthday dinner}

{Walking around Seattle with my sister}

{Gas station ice-cream stop while road-tripping to Oregon}

{Seaside, Oregon}

{Pretty mural in Seaside, Oregon}

Follow me on Instagram @chelseaakim for more pics!