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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

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

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

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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Blood Orange Cocktail

My very Own Cocktail creation… The Blood Orange cocktail ( to make a mocktail leave out the Vodka) As many of you know I love to entertain …. One of my favorite things is to come up with NEW cocktail’s… Here’s one of my favorite’s The BLOOD orange cocktail perfect for Halloween Today! Hope you enjoy & let me know if you try it🎃 Happy Halloween my lovelies 😘 D’Arcy

You’ll need

Martini Shaker
3/4 cup oj
2 tbsp Earth & vine blood orange concentrate
Blood orange sparkling Soda ( target brand)
Shot of vodka ( grey goose is our pick)
Ice
Garnish with orange slice or candied orange wedge

Place Ice, oj & blood orange concentrate, vodka in martini shaker…
Give a good shake….
Pour into glass and top off with Blood orange soda and garnish with orange slice🍸

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How to wear so of Fall’s Trends right NOW

How to wear some of Fall’s Biggest Trends Right Now

Plaid fringe cardigan $45.99

Plaid fringe cardigan $45.99

 

 

We get it: It’s Hot out! Nobody wants to hear about puffer vest, beanies and boots. In the Midst of a late summer heat wave or Indian summer. We can daydream about the cooler season head or be tempted by the cooler mornings and changing leaves.
    Fall is one of My favorite season’s  and All the September magazine issues are out! Full of This year’s Trends, picks and styling guides…
Here’s  Some Tips on how you can wear some of this season’s trends with out suffering in the heat!
   Plaid… Plaid can be purchased in anything from a mini skirt to a jacket…

I love wearing a plaid skirt with a tee and styled with this SEASON’s HOT choker trend…

This seasons Hottest trend.. The choker wear with anything for that cool factor

This seasons Hottest trend.. The choker wear with anything for that cool factor

Plaid skirts worn with a tank or tee looks Fall and add jacket when it gets cooler

Plaid skirts worn with a tank or tee looks Fall and add jacket when it gets cooler

Denim… Patched denim or distressed Boyfriend or skinny jean paired with a tank or tee layered with a fur vest on a chilly night or here shown with a top layered over lace and a  pointed heel finishes off the look!
Leopard is always a Fall staple
Tans are a hug Fall trend wear with distress jeans or shorts even with the color blush

Tans are a hug Fall trend wear with distress jeans or shorts even with the color blush

Plaid cardigan , skinny jeans Tee with cool necklace is perfect 75 degree day outfit!
Plaid fringe cardigan $45.99

Plaid fringe cardigan $45.99

Tan… A color Trend
Tan on Tan or Tan with Blush or shown here Tan with black is a fun combo that can be Worn  paired with something ruffled gives you a fall look with out the heat!
Criss crossed tee trend…
The cool and comfort of a tee with a touch of edgy style… I paired with Our BEST selling camo joggers! Prefect transition outfit
chris cross tee's and camo distress jegging

Chris cross tee’s and camo distress jegging

I hope you picked up some Tips and have a wonderful  week that doesn’t have you sweating in September.
D’Arcy

 

Chic Style

My Favorite ways to wear DENIM in the Summer!

Denim is a Staple Item in everyone’s closet….easy to transition into any season!    Denim isn’t just in jeans… It’s a great Fabric and in style in everything from jackets, dresses, skirts and shorts. Easy to pair with other  favorite pieces in your closet. I have a couple of my favorites and some denim tips to share.

Heres a few of my favorite pieces And a couple of my favorite way to wear denim in the Summer time…Everyone has their go to jeans, here’s mine!

I love Kut from the Kloth and its sister companies STS see through Soul and Edyson. I carry mostly these denim Brands in our shops for several reasons. Their Price point is awesome $59-99, the quality of denim is great, and they have a body style that fits every body type. Kut from the Kloth sizes 0-14 & Edyson 25-31 are a TRUE woman fit, StS is a junior fit 1-13. I love carry products I believe help make a woman feel great!

 

Tips

Buying Denim buy tight, it stretches with wear…

Washing denim doesn’t need to be washed every wear ( if it’s dirty wash them) The more you wash your jeans the more you break down the fibers and shorten their life. You can always spot-clean stains.

Slow down fading,  wash in cold water and inside out.

Avoid Shrinkage, Air dry it yield the least amount of change!

Best way to store jeans is folded in your closet.

Denim is ALWAY’S a smart buy it transition into every season! Just keep it a classic wash and fit!

SUMMER time TIPS

Wear Chambray or a Tencel Jean look for a light weight and easy to wear.

Wear a boyfriend fit Jean or short… They fit looser and can breathe easier.

Pair with Cotton tees or tanks that breathe and a cute Sandal to keep keep the rest of your body cooler!

 

Here’s a few of My FAVORITE jeans and  GO to looks this Summer

My 4 favorite pairs of jeans!  Diana skinny in vintage wash ( fits me like a tight straight leg)  Diana skinny in white Edyson Sloan in distress Sts skinny boyfriend in dark distress

My 4 favorite pairs of jeans!
Diana skinny in vintage wash ( fits me like a tight straight leg)
Diana skinny in white
Edyson Sloan in distress
Sts skinny boyfriend in dark distress

Edyson Sloan jeans distressed and tight, Kut from the Kloth tank in fire, Tory Burch sandals. Tiffany glasses, atenti floral bag, free people & zenzii jewelry

Edyson Sloan jeans distressed and tight, Kut from the Kloth tank in fire, Tory Burch sandals. Tiffany glasses, atenti floral bag, free people & zenzii jewelry

Diana white jeans, Kut from Kloth tencel button up top, camel strap clog sandals, Michael Kors jewelry, Tiffany glasses and Hermes belt!

Diana white jeans, Kut from Kloth tencel button up top, camel strap clog sandals, Michael Kors jewelry, Tiffany glasses and Hermes belt!

Boyfriend cut distress short by Juicy Couture  Free people lace and black tank Boots by Steve Madden , free bird Cluch princesses and butch Bangles Alex & ani and Juicy couture  Necklace Zenzii

Boyfriend cut distress short by Juicy Couture
Free people lace and black tank
Boots by Steve Madden , free bird
Cluch princesses and butch
Bangles Alex & ani and Juicy couture
Necklace Zenzii

Chambray loose shorts by Jolt Crochet blush top by mystic Prysm  Jack Rodger sandals  Glasses Tiffany Planner  Kate Spade Jewelry Zenzii

Chambray loose shorts by Jolt
Crochet blush top by mystic Prysm
Jack Rodger sandals
Glasses Tiffany
Planner Kate Spade
Jewelry Zenzii

 

In the mood for some shopping? Here are a few of OUR favorite New arrivals that hit our SALE’s floor at Chic Style.

Our favorite In stock jeans

Our favorite In stock jeans

Chambray & Tencel dress by Kut from the Kloth

Chambray & Tencel dress by Kut from the Kloth

The perfect denim shirt and the Best fitting denim Jacket you'll ever own!  Jacket is Kut from the Kloth  Online and in shop www.chicstyleutah.com

The perfect denim shirt and the Best fitting denim Jacket you’ll ever own!
Jacket is Kut from the Kloth
Online and in shop www.chicstyleutah.com

 

Welcome to Our Home 4th of July Style

Perfect center piece for your 4th of July Table or buffet table... Vintage coca cola crate filled with carnations to create a flag!

Perfect center piece for your 4th of July Table or buffet table… Vintage coca cola crate filled with carnations to create a flag!

I love decorating and entertaining for the season’s. 4th of July is one of my Favorites, the cheery color’s and the spirit of America. Living in Utah ( one of the most Patriotic states) Makes it even more fun! Everywhere you look homes, business and parks are decorated in the spirit of 4th of July!

Here I am Welcoming you into our Home for a peek at how I bring the Spirit into our home and some of My families favorite 4th of July treats!

Having a Party? Above is a fun table center piece, a vintage Coca Cola crate ( I found mine on etsy) filled with dyed carnations.  When hosting a party I love to make sure my front porch & door and entry way are decked in the spirit of the Party!  Here’s a peek …..

Adding a touch of 4th to the Front door

Adding a touch of 4th to the Front door

Welcome your guest to the 4th celebration.

Welcome your guest to the 4th celebration.

Detail on the front porch

Detail on the front porch

Details on the front porch

Details on the front porch

Details on the front porch. A welcoming bench decked in the spirit of the 4th

Details on the front porch. A welcoming bench decked in the spirit of the 4th

Front entry table changes with the seasons at our home... A fun touch to welcome your guest and let them know the feel of the party

Front entry table changes with the seasons at our home… A fun touch to welcome your guest and let them know the feel of the party

Detail of the front entry table... Cherries and red vines add a fun touch

Detail of the front entry table… Cherries and red vines add a fun touch

Front entry way table... It's all in the small details

Front entry way table… It’s all in the small details

4th of July Strawberry

4th of July Strawberry

One of my families favorite treats!
Sure to be a hit at your Forth of July gathering…
You’ll need:
– A basket of washed and dried strawberries
– A bag of white chocolate melted (I do microwave in glass bowl) Blue sugar sprinkles:) (red white and blue confetti sprinkles is cute too)
– Tray lined with wax paper
Easy to do with the kiddos❤️
Dip dry strawberry in chocolate 1/2 way then roll 1/2 of chocolate in sprinkles… Set on tray. When finished place in refrigerator to set 🙂     Note…. Did you get our shops Email this Am? I enclosed this fun recipe…. Sign up for emails at www.chicstyleutah.com

4th of July "sparkler" kid friendly drink

4th of July “sparkler” kid friendly drink

I found this Yummy drink years ago on Pintrest and have been making it ever since.

You’ll need

bottles ( I used starbuck’s iced coffee bottles soaked labels off)

sparkles ( party supplies)

sobe pinacolada , blue G2 gatorade, Red Cranapple juice

pour slowly over ice in bottles ( other wise it mixes it up)

heavest sugar content first …. Red, white, blue…… A huge hit with the kids

 

4th of July Sangria

4th of July Sangria

A huge Hit with the adults….. Red white and Blue Sangria Yummy

Watermelon mint salad! One of my most favorite salads and a Big hit at any Summer Party.

Watermelon mint salad! One of my most favorite salads and a Big hit at any Summer Party.

I had this salad over Kale at the Aria in Las Vegas a couple years ago by the pool… My mom and I loved it so much we looked all over for a like recipe…. We found this really close one on Walmarts Pintrest board….. It’s great served over Kale like the Aria did it….but is a equal hit served just like stated! Yummy and a perfect salad for any summer occasion!

Hope your enjoyed a peek into how we celebrate this Countries Freedom! Have a safe and blessed 4Th of July, ❤️D’Arcy

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