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#Flatlay Friday

Happy Friday and 3 day weekend!

I just wanted to share with you some of our shops Favorite #flatlays and Tips on how to create a great #flatlay (in case you like to share your #ootd) on your social media.

We have been told we are #flatlay queens! were proud to take that title!

A couple of great tips to follow when laying out your outfit are as follows….

# choose your color theme and or theme and make sure it has balance…. like in Interior design you work with odd numbers!           (MOST  peeps want to work in even numbers and it really doesn’t create the balance as odd numbers do!)

# USE props that fit the look of your outfit….Plants, books, magazines, Bowls, Holiday decor etc.

#lay it out Look through your lens see is you need to adjust anything.

#Play with folding, angles, side beside and Layering over or under.

#Make sure your outfit is in frame and no shadows from above lighting

# Have fun & play with your clothes!!!

Below We have choose several different ways you can layout a perfect #flatlay take a peek, be inspired to even copy some for an outfit or a creative #flatlay. Enjoy your weekend, ox

Valentines Day gift’s & outfits

Our Fashion Segment on Fox13 The Place

Black with a pop of red is classic romantic & Valentines day

Be my Freaking ..Tee $24.99,Heart choker $9.99

Eye mask SALE $10 voluspa candle $27.99

Suede ball caps $17.99 and lip scarf $14.99

ox cup $10.99, heart wand $1.99 , Heart pocket $4.99

Sweet Heart neckline lace tunic $34.99 on website

sweetheart lace tunic top

Danielle floral maxi skirt $44.99 on website

 

Need a outfit or a Valentine Gift? we have got you covered!  So many cute options available in shop and online! Above we posted some of our favorites. We Also have bath products, perfumes, lotions, and our Best selling candles and chocolates available online and in shop!  Need an outfit? Our Free styling service can help you find the perfect outfit! We got New arrival’s to suit every look, from skirts, dresses to skinny jeans! Let us help you look fab this Valentines day!

Hope to see you soon, D’Arcy @ Chic style

Don’t forget to check out our facebook, Instagram and our Live stories for up to date arrival’s!

Going on Vacation?

Hello, Crazy Winter we’re having! I hope some of you get to escape to somewhere warm soon! We have been getting in New arrival’s Daily, for Spring and those of you needing resort wear. Here is a few of our Favorites that are easy to travel in, pack and comfortable to wear. All can mix and match, wear with flip flops of tennis shoes! We love these items can also be dressed up or down, look darling with Bathing suits or paired with A denim jacket!

All these piece are right on trend, travel well and can be worn All Spring & Summer.  Like what you see you can shop our Store front in South Ogden or simple shop from your home on our site! www.chicstyleutah.com … Looking for Ideas to Style these pieces? follow us on instagram & facebook @chicstyleutah

Have a wonderful week!

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Rosie Top ruffle sleeve $29.99 coral,grey,sky blue

Stripped skirt is one of our Best sellers! Easy to travel with and perfect with tanks & tee’s! $29.99

tennis shoe

designer inspired tennis shoes, $19.99 mauve, grey, white

Easy to wear fold over stripe pant! wear with converse or flip flop! Great for Traveling! $28.99

Bobbi Tank dress, Racer back, pocket detail maxi dress! $24.99 sm med large in black,mauve, grey

 

Friday Cocktail Hour

Friday cocktail hour

 

One of My Favorite Cocktails I created… Vanilla Pom
I get more Call’s about this drink “how do you make or what was that signature cocktail you severed ?”

It’s the Vanilla Pom and super easy to make and your guest will be calling you😘
You’ll need….
Pom 100% pomegranate Juice
Vanilla Vodka
S.pellegrino or club Soda
Ice
And lime or pomegranate seeds for garnish.

2 parts Pom, 1 shot of Vodka (vanilla vodka is the key) ice & stir
Add 1 part Pellegrino which give it the right amount of sparkle ✨
Garnish and serve

Hope you enjoy your Friday night and remember to drink responsibly ❤D’Arcy

Tuesday’s Tip=White teeth …BOOM

I often get asked how I keep my teeth so white?  My tip is these little tooth paste tablets ” Boom toothy tabs”  it’s charcoal & chili blend help keep teeth white.  Don’t worry the chili part doesn’t make them spicy! Although the charcoal part makes you unattractive for a couple minutes, it’s worth it!  These baby’s don’t harm your enamel and keep your teeth sparkling white.  $9.99 a bottle, available at Lush shops.   For those of you who know me know I am a huge Iced Tea drinker , Yes you can still have White teeth. Now I do use Crest White stripes for 1 week every year at the beginning of summer these little tablets are my white smile maintainers.  Hope you enjoyed my Tuesday’s tip ❤️D’Arcy

Let me know if you try them and how you liked them. ( this post is not sponcered in anyway)

Toothy tabs by Lush

So sorry for the unattractive photo… But I thought it’s very important to know your tooth brush and foam will be black! It’s ok it doesn’t stain and washes out.

 

 

 

Another photo I am sorry about, post so visual… But I was worried the first time I tried these and had a black mouth❤️ It’s ok and washes right off without staining😘

White teeth with out harming your enamel

2016 Recap… Favorite’s and Life changing ,A look back💕

2016 Recap.. Favorite’s and Life Changing… A look back💕

NYFW Red carpet event @ Inglot Studio

NYFW a bucket list dream and being able to share with my sister

One of Our Boutiques that I carefully designed and created!

Fox 13 News A Fashion Segment on “The Place”

Ritz Carlton St.Thomas ,20 year wedding anniversary

Getting Back to my Bikini body…

My men on a Family Trip to Santa Barbara

Homeless bags, giving more and accomplishing more random act of kindness

Becoming the Model for the shop

As 2016 came to a end I needed to Share some of my greatest memories, Accoplishments and life changers… 2016 was a big year of change for me in Many ways from health, business and lifestyle.

I have loved Fashion & interior design since I was a little girl Designing Barbies Dream house and Building her wardrobe. So of course I have dreamed of going to New York Fashion Week since I was a little girl. It was a dream come true to exsperience this & being able to share with my sister made it icing on the cake. ( read about our Trip here)

Making Changes in business….my husband and I have owned Chic Style clothing boutique for 7 years. It’s been a dream, Hard work, reaching goals, long Hours, lost family time, big learning lessons ( good & bad) building wonderful relationship and helping woman look and feel good…. We built to 3 stores a website and a monthly Subscription business in this time with a goal of 5 shops… Lots of Prayers and some bumps ,we were on our way to the 5 and along the way ( and more prayers) our goals changed…. We realized Bigger isn’t better, Work smarter not harder and Our family was growing up to Fast and were missing it!  We down sized Now to Our 1 South Ogden shop a website and our subscription box. We have other dreams we are wanting to accomplish (which we will share soon) we are Happy with our dession’s ( don’t think tears weren’t shed and some heartache felt, even some failure thought) But as time went on we knew we made the right choices. Because of the choices we made in 2016 we were able to spend more time with Our boys, go on vacations, devote more time with God and I believe where on the right path for 2017 in business and life. Thank you for supporting us and sharing us on our journey as small buisness owners💕 ( more one our Buisness story here)

A business goal achieved…. Making it on Fox 13 News with a fashion segment on  (The Place)  was a big goal achieved with the help of my friend Jen Berns I got a call to do my first tv spot and was lucky enough for it to have gone well that I got asked back In November and looking forward to two more segements in January and February. I know God had his had in this and believe me I am counting my blessings🙏🏻

20 years of Marriage is My biggest accomplishment of 2016, I am Lucky to be Married to a man I adore , My best friend, who shares the same values and supports my goals. Being married 20 years has been truly easy to this loving & easy going man. We celebrated with a first class Trip and our First ever vacation with out our kids (our trip post here) to The Ritz Carlton St. Thomas  and then off  with 8 of our friends on a private yacht to tour the BVI’s truly a trip of a life time. Wishing  I was planing this trip again it was so fabulous! Almost a “pinch me” is it real kind of trip!

I shared my Health , Hormone and weight challenge with you several post back (read here) I finally got answers, felt better and got my bikini body back, not perfect in any way and still working on it but at least I feel like I can be seen in a bathing suit again😘 ( this is a big deal to a girl who loves the beach and her Sunday lake day’s)

My men❤️ What I live for …. I couldn’t imagine my life with out them! Because of our Buisness choices this year , we were able to have more time to share as a family and go on some much need vacation ‘s.  2016 was the First time I ever made a list of resolution ( I will share my 2016 list with you & the results in  the next week) 1 of my resolutions was to getaway more & travel. I really wanted to go somewhere every month, even if it was a little weekend getaway !  Resolution achieved✔️ It made the year so enjoyable I made it be a 2017 resolution as well! It is life changing and really is worth taking the time to make a break a priority.  Fun family bonding and great memories made.

My Family and I try to give back and help others. 2016 I made another Resolution to Give back more, help more and come up with more Randome acts of kindness. We were able with the help of Many Family & friends to reach our Goal of 200 Homeless giving bags (we achieved 212) Next year our goal is 500.  I will be doing a post on our details of what’s in our bags and our process this month so stay tuned.    As for our Random Acts of Kindness … I am a Junior league Member and this year one of the members came up with a challenge, which was perfect because I was already thinking of ideas to put into play… With a their challenge I was given 50 cards to attach Random acts too and pass out…. What a joy to see the look on people’s faces. It really does make your life better to be able to GIVE❤️  If you want to see what I did check out my Instagram @darcyvandenberg to see the post.

Owning a Boutique, selling clothes is the main part of  our Buisness. I realized what ever I wear in our shops I sell out of. A light went on ( yes it only took 6 years)  I need to Model the clothing  and post the new arrivals. I did think of it Earlier but honest I didn’t have the time to model and set up shoots with 3 shops. One of the positive things to come out of down sizing and boy has it helped sales. People having been loving it and comment how much they love the change.  Happy  I could use some tips from my old modeling  days and my hubby is a decent photographer.

I hope you enjoyed my recap of 2016, I love sharing with you my Top 9  ❤️D’Arcy

New Year’s Eve Bringing in 2017

Tonight we’re saying good bye to 2016 and Ringing in 2017 …. Are you having a party, Hosting friends , heading to a big shindig or staying at home watching the Ball drop?  Any way you choose to celebrate I hope your New year brings you blessings, love, dreams achieved and a healthy 2017.

Here’s a little peek into our Space, My Hubby built our Bar for my Birthday last year and I really do need to do a post just about it! I love to entertain and it has brought us much enjoyment. This is where we spend or Sunday’s With family and friends❤️

For Tonight We are still deciding if we’re heading to our close Family friends for a party or staying home and chilling… We’ve had a crazy season in Retail and our Boys are not feeling so hot ( one has a concussion from a ski accident….. And the other caught my nephews cold over Christmas) so we’ll see what their wanting to do. We always spend New Years with our boys and lucky to have Friends that love to throw Family parties not just adults so tonight our plans our up to our boys….So your Thinking Why is our bar decorated? Well if you know me you know I love a chance to decorate & I found some cute New things this year & mixed with some old Things, I think I came up with a cute New Years Eve display to celebrate 2017 No matter what we decide to do🎉🍾

View of our Bar room, set up for Bringing in the New Year.

Festive decor garland purchased on etsy, cheers light available at Target, disco balls Ti pan, sip & cheers bottles anthropology, DIY champagne bottle , stir sticks and other accessories Target! Sequins runner Homegoods

New Year’s Eve 2017 a little peek at our festivities happening in our Bar

Champagne toast DIY glitter Champagne bottle , see prior post on how to make🍾

Every closet should have a little Black dress  this one I purchased at Nordstrom over the summer just to have on hand

if I was ever in need of a cocktail dress.

Perfect little black dress & accessories

Accessories statement Bracelet , Rhinstone earring's and Yves St Lauren lipstick

Cocktail dress by Adrianna Papell @ Nordstrom

Badgley Mischka Silver wedge with Rhinstone detail

With out knowing our plans for this evening I put together some outfit choice’s just in case… A girl needs opptions  and I like to be ready 😘 I really do suggest having a couple of little black dresses and some fancy not practical shoes in your closet, you never know when you might need! As for the shoes this could be cute on a date night with Jeans and a tee with a leather jacket…. Or in the summer with shorts and a tank❤️ Always thinking ahead….  I consider  this one of the basic’s Every girl should own. I post a couple days ago some cute top options that would be cute with leather pants and heels for a festive look with out being so dressy.   So do your self a favor and be on the look out for both…. I hope you enjoyed a sneak peek into our Home & my closet.

No matter what your doing to ring in the New Year I hope you look smashing and  Make it a Great and festive night! Be safe and responsible ❤️D’Arcy

Getting ready for New Years Eve ….Nails, Champagne & clothes

New Year’s Eve nail and Diy Glitter Champagne bottle

 

Sparkle and Glitz

2016 is coming to an end….  Later this week All post My 2016  resolutions and how it turned out

( It was the first year I made any Resolution’s)  As we get closer to New Years Eve I thought I would share a couple things I did to get ready for the night. First thing was I had my cute nail girl do my nails In a fun champagne toast theme… I hadn’t decided what I was wearing so we went with a mix of  things. Red on 3, 1 white with rose gold & silver  glitter over white and a black nail with a hand painted silver flute….. Now I can pick any outfit and it will work knowing my festive clothes are All in those tones….

2nd was to create a DIY project with a bottle of Champagne ….. Everything looks better with glitter 💕 You’ll need a bottle, mod podge,  a brush and glitter of your choice ( I did gold , rose gold and silver)  spray sealer .   cover bottle in mod podge roll or sprinkle fitter on and let dry… Repeat if layering color’s , let dry  then spray with sealant or cover with mod podge again let dry… Voilà a pretty Bottle for your New Years festivities 🎉🍾

3rd.  Finding a festive outfit in your closet…. Funny thing, I went into my closet and pulled all my sparkle or festive tops, any thing with beading, sequins or flash…. It all happened to be in the same blush, gold, white, cream family…. I am drawn to sparkles, beading and metallic so I had a few good choices to pick from out of my years of collecting. TIP it’s good to save classic dressy pieces.  I was only pulling tops or vest to see what I could come up with. I found some cute items that would go perfectly  with Black leather pants and heals…. Add some fun accessories and your set. Knowing  we are probably going to a house party , Where you want to look festive but not over dressed. ( we were invited to a black tie cocktail party as well and will show that outfit tomorrow)  hope you find inspiration in this post and can dig up some great treasures in your closet.

Happy Last week of 2016 ❤️D’Arcy

Holiday in Pink

Holiday in PINK

Re-thinking the Traditional Holiday red & green for This years Holiday Color💕 it’s ok not to do the traditional color’s and decorate & wear color’s that make you happy.  Pale pink is my favorite color, I think it makes for a fun Holiday color , Soft, looks pretty with fresh greenery and perfect in Snow. Nothing like a big cozy sweater in your favorite color to help you enjoy the cooler weather and enjoy the Holiday festivities .  Branch out and choose a color that makes you look and feel good😘

Sweater by Leith , jeans by Edyson, shoes Badgley Mischka, large pink ring Zenzii, eyeliner Teddy by Mac and Lipstick and liner Chanel 05  mordore nude liner / 54 boy lipstick

Enjoy your Holiday season ❤️D’Arcy

 

Wardrobe Stylist…. A service You just might NEED

Closet Closet

Do you have a unorganized closet?
Do you love to shop and don’t know what to wear?
Do you need someone to tell you what to keep and what to toss?
Do you need outfits created from what you own?
Do you need a wardrobe facelift?
I Am your Style Girl… I will come to your home and Redo Your closet with what you have!

Style your wardrobe & closet Organization includes

10-20 organized & styled outfits created

Closet organized … What to keep & toss tips

Tips on what should be on your list for your next shopping Trip

Fee add ons to your Closet Styling & organizing

decorating your closet

shopping for organizing storage solutions

additional outfits styled & created

fee’s start at $500 and go up from there…. This is a time consuming process.

Owning a Boutique and having a interior design back ground I often get asked can you come and dress me or come redo my closet!!! Yes Yes I can!  In the shop we help people put together outfits all day long.. Even if they bring in something they bought else where, we make a outfit out of it! It’s a free service we love to help customers look good.  We knew this has been an issue with as many people over the years that say”I just need help or I just don’t know what to put with what!” And ” can you just come home with me?”   Well Now I am happy to come to YOU and help you get organized!

A organized closed with pre styled outfits helps you start your day out right!  How happy would you be walking into a closet knowing you have stylish, put together outfits ready no matter what your day has in store. ( no closet to small or too big )

Interested? Contact me via email , leave a comment here or contact me at shop 801-479-0664

This is a by appointment only service and can take a day to a week to have a Wardrobe styled closet….I have limited space each month, get on my calendar:)  Makes a great Christmas gift

Get Styled D’Arcy

For outfit inspiration’s and to see what we can do …. Visit our Instagram page

@chicstleutah or @darcyvandenberg

Here is some of our latest outfit post……

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