How I Style… Wood Watches

I would say I am more classic and traditional when it comes to accessories. I’m not one to wear overly flashy jewels but I do have a soft spot for rose gold. I was so over joyed when Jord Watches contacted me and wanted to work with me on this Campaign.

Before you take a peek at how I styled my Jord Watch, a little info about my Campaign with them.

•The winner will receive a $100 gift code towards the purchase of any watch they choose

• All entrants will be emailed a 10% off code regardless of if you win or not if you use my link! (That’s a win)

If you choose to enter use the link in my bio for 10% off & so Jord and I can keep track of all the participants!

Here is the link you can use:

http://www.jordwatches.com/g/chloeadara

So, onto styling…

My gorgeous watch is made of dark sandalwood and has rose gold elements on the face of the time piece. I am so obsessed with this watch because it’s easy to dress up and down, which in my mind makes it the perfect accessory.

Here is a detailed shot of the “Frankie” wood watch from Jord. I dressed it up on my Birthday with some rose gold flats and a rose gold outfit. The wood watch brought everything together.

Here is a link to the watch:

https://www.woodwatches.com/series/frankie/dark-sandalwood-and-smoke?code=sh_b&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7Juv5ovO4gIVgchkCh042wfIEAQYASABEgILJvD_BwE

In the next outfit, I used it as a minimal accessory with a beach outfit for a day in Malibu. The wood is a perfect nautical touch in my opinion and the watch was classy enough to dine out for a nice lunch at Malibu farms.

I am honestly so happy Nicole at Jord reached out to me. I am stunned at the craftsmanship of my watch and the small price. Jord Wood Watches is definitely taking steps to prove you can get outstanding, quality products for a low rate. Jord is a perfect gift for not only yourself, but for a significant other as well, as they carry Men’s, Women’s, and Neutral watches!

Don’t forget to follow Jord Watches on Instagram and head over to their website to find the perfect watch for you or a loved one.

https://www.jordwatches.com/shop/#%7C%7BAFFILIATE_SLUG%7D,%7B%7D%7C

https://www.jordwatches.com/shop/women/#%7C%7BAFFILIATE_SLUG%7D,%7B%7D%7C

https://www.jordwatches.com/shop/men/#%7C%7BAFFILIATE_SLUG%7D,%7B%7D%7C

https://www.jordwatches.com/watch-engraving/#%7C%7BAFFILIATE_SLUG%7D,%7B%7D%7C

Stay Trendy,

XOXO, Chloe

All About Me

Hey Readers,

I just wanted to jump on here and do an updated All About Me!

Hey, Hi, my name is Chloe S. I am 20 years old and I live in Sacramento, California. I started my blog about 3 years ago, this March🎉 and I have been writing ever since. I used to do a little bit of freelance modeling here and there but what never wavered was my love for writing. Combine the two, and there you have it, a Blogger.

I love writing about subjects I have a passion for, wether its Cooking, Relationships, Fashion, Lifestyle, Home Decor and so much more. I am mom to a little black holland lop named Ninja, and 2 succulents. I am a MAJOR foodie and I love cooking in my free time. I am currently about to start Cosmetology School which is so exciting for someone who loves hair as much as I do (weird right?), in all honesty, it’s mostly about helping people feel their best. If I can make someone’s day by doing their hair and makeup, good luck to anyone who tries to stop me.

I run a separate Instagram called Sacramento Blogger Collective which I started a year ago. My goal was to connect all the local blogger and influencers in my area with small businesses and photographers to promote local collaboration. I think social media is such a powerful tool when used correctly in a positive manner and I am trying my best to do just that.

Come say Hey to me on Instagram, I am always on there and love to meet new people, or just to stay updated on my Blog posts.

WWW.Instagram.com/chloeadara

Can’t wait to hear from you!

Stay Trendy,

XOXO, Chloe

Summer OOTD

So as the days get warmer I find myself favoring comfort over style, but I don’t want to have to give up style for comfort. As I’ve gotten older I realize you don’t have to, you just have to know what to shop for.

I put together this outfit a few weeks back and it was comfortable, cute and can be used day and night. You can wear this to a morning farmers market, or to an early evening dinner, like I did.

I paired a breezy linen midi dress from urban outfitters with some metallic rose gold flats that I thrifted in April.

I added a hat from target and some quay glasses to finish off the look.

Linen is great to keep you cool as it gets hotter and a wide brim had is not only trendy as heck but will keep your face and shoulders out of the sun.

As much as I love heels, I’ve been only into mules lately as they are classy and on trend, yet so easy to slip on and leave you without foot pain later on.

Link to the Urban Outfitters dress:

https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/uo-positano-tie-shoulder-midi-dress2?category=dresses&color=010&type=REGULAR

Link to the Target Wide brim fedora:

https://www.target.com/p/women-s-panama-hat-universal-thread-153-brown/-/A-53522783?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&CPNG=PLA_Accessories%2BShopping_Brand&adgroup=SC_Accessories&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=m&location=200807&gclsrc=aw.ds&ds_rl=1246978&ds_rl=1246978&ds_rl=1246978&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwuGUypmc4gIVFdlkCh2e0QJoEAQYASABEgIJpvD_BwE

lulu’s mules:

https://www.lulus.com/products/joelle-leather-rose-gold-loafer-slides/706532.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=706532&utm_campaign=PLA_loafers&pla=1&s_kwcid=AL%217824%213%21337857861778%21%21%21g%21645729312914%21&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3vvc2Zmc4gIVDNtkCh20fg7zEAQYBSABEgIXf_D_BwE

Similar shades:

https://www.amazon.com/Rimmed-Keyhole-Bridge-Sunglasses-Orange-Tortoise/dp/B01M0A13BS/ref=asc_df_B01M0A13BS/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=241890261093&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6642586979135980841&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=200807&hvtargid=pla-570568348064&psc=1&th=1

My Netflix recommendations

What you should watch, ASAP!

I am an avid Netflix user, like I really get my money’s worth. I get invested into a show and I don’t stop until I’ve binge-watched the whole series or finished it and whined that a new season isn’t out yet. I have mentioned before I am quite the show snob, and a lover of historical dramas, so there are a few in here, and some comedies as well. I hope you find some new binge-worthy shows. Happy watching!

1. The Crown

A retelling of the early life and making of Queen Elizabeth II. They really dive into her personal relationships and how it was for her acting as queen. MAJOR PLUS: Matt Smith as young Prince Phillip. Mmm. History Nerds WYA?

2. Scandal

Washington D.C Politicians that are very scandalous, it’s all about the people who make those scandals disappear. And a very, very scandy, and heartbreaking, love triangle. MAJOR PLUS: Scott Foley and Uhhhh, yeah just Scott Foley.

3. On My Block

The most realistic show I have watched about teenagers in a while. All of these teen shows depict teens at these grand parties and they’re all rich and everyone is happy and chad finally wins over Jessica. You know? It’s boring. This is real, about real heartbreak, betrayal, and situations people actually go through. It’s raw, with a hint of comedy. 11/10 recommend.

4. MadMen

I am obsessed with the 1950’s/60’s. This show really feeds my curiosity. From the fashion, the inside of everyday couples marriages, to people of the times’ irrational fear of ”The Bomb”. It is very fascinating. Granted it is slightly annoying due to the extremely misogynistic nature of ALL the men in the show, but again, it was the 50’s.

5. Peaky Blinders

British Gangsters. Guns. Money. Horse racing. British countryside. Cillian Murphy. What more could you ask for in a show? Oh yeah, it’s the 1920’s post WWI, and Blitz. Again, this is one for my history lovers.

50 facts about me

I did one of these a while back on my blog but I figured it was time to do an updated, and longer version. These are absolutely my favorite posts ever. Hope you learn something new about me and get to know me a little better.

  1. I am 18, soon to be 19.
  2. My dream school is Georgetown.
  3. I am an avid La Croix drinker, Passion fruit FTW.
  4. I love fog and rain.
  5. I am kind of obsessed with coffee.
  6. I am constantly writing stories. Short stories, long stories, and have been working on a novel for a year and a half. Hence number 8.
  7. I want to work in Sports Medicine as Team physician or have a Private Practice.
  8. But, my dream job is to be a screen writer.
  9. When I was born I was premature, and born 2 pounds, 15 ounces, and the doctors said I would most likely be very small my whole life.
  10. I am now 5’10 and have done almost every dance under the sun, along with cheer, and gymnastics.
  11. I lived in England when I was little. See Travel blog post.
  12. My favorite colors, are White, Grey, Black, and Light Blue and Navy.
  13. I am obsessed with movies and television, and am a huge film nerd.
  14. I have a love/hate for historical adaptations and period pieces though, because I am also a history nerd.
  15. I am obsessed with the East Coast. A hard life for a West Coat girl, born and raised.
  16. My style Icon is Jackie Onassis.
  17. My Celebrity crushes are… Bill Skarsgard, Cillian Murphy, & Paul Wesley.
  18. I am a Pescatarian.
  19. I used to HATE green tea.
  20. Now I cant go a single morning without it.
  21. I own over 15 film cameras and a large selection of lenses.
  22. I coincidentally, rarely shoot film.
  23. I have never broken any bones.
  24. I am german, yet barely know the language.
  25. I know basic French, basic Japanese, and I am currently learning Swedish.
  26. I prefer baseball over football.
  27. I am a Cubs, White Sox, & Red Sox fan.
  28. Shake Shack over In-N-Out.
  29. I cant keep a plant alive for the life of me, not even a cactus.
  30. I want to own a house in New England, by the time I am 30.
  31. I love the beach but have a terrible fear of the ocean.
  32. I also have a fear of sharks.
  33. I love every season, and cannot pick one as my favorite. I do dread California summers due to the heat.
  34. 3/4ths of my closet is filled with black clothing.
  35. I am a natural blonde.
  36. I am allergic to black olives and walnuts.
  37. I am a huge Fallout fan.
  38. I am an excellent cook and an even better baker.
  39. I prefer Instagram stories over Snapchat, I just wish they would step up their filter game.
  40. My favorite Disney movie is Ratatouille, and then The Incredibles.
  41. I prefer vintage/consignment shops over the mall.
  42. I LOVE PINEAPPLE ON MY PIZZA!!!
  43. I would seriously consider paying monthly for Vine if it came back.
  44. I do Yoga when I wake up in the morning and before I got to bed at night.
  45. I know every lyric to every Gorillaz song ever made. (A little obsessed)
  46. I have a Black Holland lop named Ninja, whom I love very much.
  47. 3 of my all time Favorite authors are J.K Rowling, Diana Gabaldon, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  48.  I prefer the Mountains over the Beach.
  49. I have terrible wanderlust.
  50. If I could move anywhere, it would probably be Rhode Island, or Cape Cod.

Music Playlist // Current Favorite Songs

With each month that passes, we have artists coming out with new content and new songs hitting the radio. I love finding new songs that I haven’t heard on the radio, and new artist that I didn’t know existed. I just love when that happens. Most of you know, but if you don’t, let me tell you, snapchat is a life saver. Whenever I’m out and I hear a song and I don’t know who the artist is I just whip out snapchat and hold the screen down and Shazam will tell me the song and the artist. I have found so many new favorite songs and bands that way. Also, Spotify is great at promoting and playing music that I haven’t heard yet and I usually end up loving all of its suggestions.

I have noticed lately that my music taste has been leaning towards songs with Rock and Roll influences. Not fully, but a little bit of classic and indie rock with a touch of bluegrass. I also have been loving alternative music and alternative rock. Pretty much meaning, stuff that doesn’t play on the radio. Don’t get me wrong, I love some good radio hits, but it’s usually the same popular twenty songs being cycled over and over and it can get very boring very fast. I hope you find some new favorite songs or artists from this list that I put together for you.

Now to my favorite songs

  • Lost in your Love – Colyer
  • Only Angel – Harry Styles
  • Bad Karma – Ida Maria
  • Mountain Man – Crash Kings
  • Barton Hollow – The Civil Wars
  • Blood in the Cut – K. Flay
  • Out for You – Colyer
  • No good – Kaleo
  • Best the Devils Tattoo – BRMC
  • In one ear – Cage the Elephant
  • The Ringer – Colyer
  • Wow – Beck
  • Whiskey Fever – Dorothy
  • Southern Gothic – Tyminski
  • Kiwi – Harry Styles
  • Enough – Colyer
  • My Sharona – The Knack

Also guys, please make sure to check out Colyer, one of my favorite artists. He is so talented and deserves so much recognition. The song I linked below is one of his newest singles and is already a classic, he also has so much other good music out, so… go check him out!

Instagram: @Colyer

XOXO, Chloe

Valentines Day Outfit Ideas

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Hello Lovers, Happy almost Valentines Day! I figured I would give you this post of Outfit Ideas a week early so you have a little time to curate an ensemble for next week. Since Valentine’s Day is on a Wednesday, I created 3 looks. One for the office, one for a date, and one for a night out with the girls.

This office appropriate look is cute enough go to wear out and appropriate enough to wear to the work place.

The red blouse is Anne Taylor with black buttons. Since it is sheer I just put a black half tank under it. The houndstooth skirt is from Forever 21. I paired it with some chunky black heeled booties from Target.

The next outfit is great for a date with your significant other. It is a red dress from 1. State, and I paired it with a vintage Leather Moto Jacket and plain black heels.

The next, and final outfit is prefect for going out with your girlfriends, I simply just switched the leather jacket for a light grey sweater embellished with giant red lips from H&M.

I hope you get some inspiration for the perfect Valentine’s Day Outfit and have a happy Valentine’s Day loves!

❤️❤️❤️

XOXO, Chloe

Style Steal – Kendall Jenner Street Style

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Supermodel off duty looks have been a go to outfit choice for a long time because usually everything being worn is on top trend, or is top designer. This outfit that I found Kendall wearing is something that I would wear in my Day to Day life, so I had to re create it. She was out grabbing juice in Beverly Hills the day this outfit was worn.

She is seen wearing white alligator ankle boots from The Row, priced at a steep $7,500. I am all for a cute ankle boot, but $7,500? Really? But she is Kendall Jenner, so…

She pairs them with some baggy denim mom jeans, with ripped ankles.

She is wearing a Black bralette as the main event, and to complete the outfit she is wearing a distressed and destroyed vintage Metallica Ride the Lighting oversized band T-shirt. Being a big fan of Metallica, I couldn’t find the heart to purchase a vintage T-shirt and just rip it to shreds, so I just purchased a random oversized black printed T-shirt.

So, I recreated this outfit easily, with two items that I already had, and a fun little DIY.

I went to the thrift store and purchased an oversized black star wars shirt and simply cut the same inverted triangle shape under the collar down to about the upper abdominal area. I paired it with a black lace bralette from Olivaceous La.

For jeans I went with a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans from American Eagle. For shoes I went with my favorite pair of black ankle booties, that are patent leather from Charming Charlie’s and accessorized with a simple pair of blue reflective aviator style sunnies.

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If you try out this look, let me know and send a photo!

Also, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram

@chloeadara

Thanks for reading!

XOXO, Chloe

Capsule Wardrobe

So you want to minimize your closet?

It’s daunting I know, trust me, I know. Being a blogger of Fashion and Beauty, I used to think I needed to have all the latest, trendiest pieces in my wardrobe, all the time. That can become hectic. I have always found tranquility in minimalism, as have thousands of other people. There are many factors that go into minimalism; practicing minimalism; being a minimalist, and one of those factors is that less is always more.

Less is always more.

It might be hard to grasp (when it comes to clothing) so I’ll break it down.

Example:

Over packing becomes Under packing.

How can you fit 200 outfits into 1 suitcase?

It is almost like an equation, but follow it carefully and you will an have unlimited amount of possibilities (in outfit choices).

If you pack 8 Skirts & 8 Tops that can all be interchanged, well that is already 64 different outfits.

If you stick to BWNGNG (black, white, navy, grey, nude, green), the ROYGBV of the neutral world, that is already 6 Top options, and then 2 other Tops, say Stripes and another classic print or logo top.

Bottoms: 8 Skirts

Add to your suitcase, the variables of 1 knit shrug, 1 cardigan, & 1 blazer, you have just increased the number of choices from 64 to 192.

That’s not including Shoes, Sunglasses, Hays, Belts, & Scarves, Ect.

Example 2:

Clear your closet.

No I don’t mean throw your wardrobe out, I mean clear it. Clear it of things you don’t ever wear, or haven’t worn in the last 6 months, of tacky, loud prints and colors. Keep it clean, simple, and classic.

You can follow this list from WhoWhatWear.com

I hope you utilize these tips, and this list on compact wardrobes and use them to create your own Capsule Wardrobe.

XOXO, Chloe

My Travel Bucket List + a peek into the past

When I was about 4, my mother and I moved to England. Though I was very young and the memories have mostly all faded away, lately I have been remembering things from our time there. Let me tell you, nostalgia is so bittersweet. My heart wants nothing more than to go back, now as an adult to our house in the British country side. We lived about 10 minutes outside Bury St. Edmunds, which we would frequent every chance we got, as it is full of livelihood like London, without the hustle and bustle of a big city. Bury St. Edmunds is about 35 minutes to the left of Cambridge and, nearly an hour and a half above London. We would wake up on any given morning and walk down the long, misty, gravel covered driveway and make our way down the dirt road, all bundled up, to a park in the middle of the field adjacent to the road. The house we lived in was a rather large, ivy covered, brick cottage. It was two stories high with a long circular drive way, a rose garden, a huge tennis court, and about 100 feet from the back door was a medium sized lake that a family of swans would swim around on. You get more bang for your buck when you don’t live in a big city, or romanticized place like California, or New York. In the winter it would snow and we would build snowmen *queue the song* outside, or skate around in puddles of water that had frozen solid overnight. I went to primary school in a little catholic academy in Bury st. Edmunds. We had to dress up in uniform, ties, blazers and all. We would travel to London on the weekends and walk for hours admiring the town. It was a dream, faraway now, but I am determined to go back. I have watched home videos lately from our time there and it makes me want to travel back so badly. Bury st. Edmunds and Cambridge are first on my Bucket List. While we’re near, stay and play in London for a day or two before making our way from Heathrow to Glasgow. Edinburgh, Scotland, then to Inverness. More often than I would like, my choices for places I want to travel to, have been influenced by Movies & Television. Film is such a big part of my life, its hard to not have it influence a lot of the travel decisions I make, wanting to go somewhere, purely for the nostalgic feelings I would get being there, and remembering the film or television show that influenced me to visit. My mother and I are lovers of Scotland for many reasons, Starz Outlander being a good 2/3rds of that reason. If you know, you know. I am a huge fan of good beer and great conversation, as many people from Scotland are. Also the pubs and the nightlife in Edinburgh are said to be awesome. Plus with my red hair, I mean, it’s just beckoning me to visit. Next on my Bucket list is traveling to Stockholm, Sweden. I am a lover of Coffee, and if you know a bit about the swedes, they have Fika, which is essentially, a break in your day, to sit with friends or loved ones, and drink coffee with sweets. I can get down with that. I’m also a fan of a certain, well-known, Swedish acting family. I have talked about Sweden a lot on my blog, because of the cities aesthetic, so I am planning on carving out 4 or 5 days to spend there. Next, being german myself, I have always been drawn to the country, I would especially love to go around the Holidays, as they have Christmas markets. If you’re a shopaholic and foodie, like me, it’s a must visit. Though when I picture myself traveling, it would have to be to Munich in early October to visit during the infamous Oktoberfest. I would probably sit around and stare at all the people (thousands of people travel to Munich every cal for Oktoberfest), and listen to the folk music in full Dirndl, braids and all all whilst in a Soft Pretzel coma accompanied by all the Doppelbock I could drink. Sounds like heaven to me. A little history behind Oktoberfest, incase you thought its just about eating and drinking, which it totally is btw, in the 1500’s some lawmakers in Bavaria were like “Hey, you can’t brew beer from april to september or else some wild bacteria and gross yeast will grow and we need to have some quality assurance here, so only the cooler months” aka October through the winter season. Besides Munich in October, I have wanted to visit the Nueschwanstein castle, one of the most gorgeous and ornate, castles in Bavaria that I have ever seen (on the internet.) tucked away in german countryside. It is said that the Nueschwanstein castle is the same castle that Walt Disney drew inspiration from when creating Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. With gorgeous country sides, coastal towns, and hip, fast cities, Berlin being #1 on my list, *cough cough* Atomic Blonde, Germany is a priority. Another big one, possibly the biggest on my list is Iceland. When I say its a dream of Iceland, I am not kidding. Several times I have had actual dreams of standing on a black sand beach looking out to the crystal blue water, watching massive ice chucks float near the shore. For year I have wanted to float in their famous natural hot spring in Grindavik, The Blue Lagoon. No actual movie influence here, just in awe of its natural cinematic beauty. I have thought of all the Film footage, Photography, and Instagram photos I could capture while visiting Iceland. Absolutely Top 5.

Next would be France. For many cities and reasons other than the quintessential but beautiful paris, which I have traveled to before when I lived in England. I have old friends that live in Paris and the South of France, Camille & Marie, if you read this, tu me manques, bisous. I am totally obsessed with coffee, I would probably go to Paris just to visit as many Cafés as I could. I am also a history NERD. Just a mere obsession with French history. 1449? English defeat in Orleans by Joan of Arc and troops. Dunkirk Beach. July 14th 1789? The storming, and burning of The Bastille. Uhhh… Château de Versailles. So many historical sites to visit, it would be a hay day. Last but certainly not least, Venice Italy. I could go on about the Food, Art, Music, and could go on for longer about how it was, next to Florence, one of the main birthplaces of the Italian renaissance, but I’ll just say this, The Tourist. If you haven’t watched it, you need too. Stunning graphics, and cinematography. Plus Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.

Okay so to recap so far, we have, Bury St. Edmunds, Cambridge, & London in England, Scotland, Sweden, Germany, Iceland, France, & Italy.

  1. London, England.
  2. Bury St. Edmunds, England.
  3. Inverness, Scotland.
  4. Scottish Highlands, UK.
  5. Sodermalm, Stockholm, Sweden.
  6. Oldtown, Stockholm.
  7. Café somewhere in Germany.
  8. Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria.
  9. Road in Iceland.
  10. Black sand beach, Iceland.
  11. Blue Lagoon, Iceland.
  12. Balcony somewhere in Paris.
  13. Le Tabac De La Sorbonne, Paris, France.
  14. Venice, Italy.
  15. Grand Canal, Venice, Italy.

For now, Internationally, that is all that is on my list, but I’m sure I’ll be adding new places soon. Inside the US, a couple of places that I’ve been itching to travel too, Los Angeles. A film capital. As a California resident, yes, I have been there many times before, but it is more of a yearly tradition to go there, that a new travel expedition. If anything I would be going to cross it off for 2018, but instead I might visit another film capital like Atlanta, GA, or Vancouver, BC. Next is Portland, Oregon, and  Seattle, Washington. Ah the PNW. Foggy, über trendy, and oh so nostalgic. I could not pin point the nostalgia that I feel for the PNW if I tried. It just has that vibe.  I figured they are so close, I might as well go to both. New York is next on the US list. I am thinking about going there for my Birthday this year. I think that would be fabulous, waking up in New York on my birthday. Again, about being a foodie, NEED TO GO. You already know I’m going to hit up By Chloe while I’m there.

Well, I hope you guys enjoyed this little nostalgic trip back in time, and My Travel Bucket List, I will update you all on any coming ventures outside of my lovely little Sacramento, and be sure to write some posts and Vlog about it as I will soon be linking my YouTube to my blog.

XOXO, Chloe