Birthday Lunch with My family at Maggiano’s @ fashion Show in Las Vegas
My long Time girlfriend Opened a Boutique ( a dream of hers for years) Rowan on Santa Claus lane in Carpinteria….so it was a Joy to go visit her, Shop her Boutique and go out to Lunch❤️
My Men❤️ Sunday Breakfest and a morning Beach walk!
Turning 45….. Wow I don’t feel 45… Where does the time go? I can honestly say age really doesn’t matter, It’s all in how you feel and act. I try to take care of myself, stay busy and love life…. Rocking in 45 is just another number BUT the Long weekend celebrating it was a blast! I couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate….Wonderful people, good food, some of my favorite Things & My loves all in the City & the Beach! One Happy Girl! Thanks to everybody who helped celebrate with me. ❤️D’Arcy
This outfit Black waxed Jeans ( jbrand) black crisis cross tee, and sequined jacket (j crew) black clutch Jimmy Choo and black open toe booties by Vince Camuto… Worn to 2 shows I had to rush from one too another without change…. Leanne Marshelle show & the Sherri Hill show
NYFW …. The clothes! What to wear when you attend NWFW In the Fall….With this being My First Time, not a lot of time to plan and unusually warm weather, I felt I did pretty good on the packing and choosing the right outfits for for shows, travel, sight seeing and Nightlife. I didn’t feel out of place or uncomfortable in any situation but I did learn pack only clothes that photograph well ( I wore a pretty dress that I love to the Social House event and It doesn’t photograph well…. It was perfect for Brunch which I knew It would be but I knew in my heart it wasn’t going to photograph well and it didn’t!) not having time to change to get to Social House…. I missed out on Having some great photograph opportunities….
I would make changes for sure….. Pack More skirts & dresses, only clothes that photograph well, I didn’t need as much jewelry as I packed…. ( narrow down Jewlery to go with each outfit!) being my first time I brought Casual and dressy for each outfit❤️ I also brought to Many shoes Way to Many Shoes Narrow down to My Favorite Black Heel’s, shoes to match My dressier dress, 1 pair of sandals , pair of Tennis shoes and 1 flip flop and 1 Bootie or wedge! Really Take the time to match. Shoes to multiple outfits…Shoes weigh a lot and you really need the spare weight!
Things I packed that I was so thankful for…. My black waxy leather jeans I wore 3 times and made 3 completely different outfits with differnt tops, jacket, shoes and accessories ( sorry we were rushing so much of the Time we forgot pictures of some outfits) my leather jacket… Not because it was cold ( it was unbearably hot a couple of the days) but to add a cool factor on your shoulders! My Hobo bag ❤️ goes cross body for sight seeing And travel day’s,(www.chicstyleutah.com) 1pair Of trendy jeans, shoe pads, gel for the heels, foot cream, Bandades, 2 portable charges, airborne and aspirin.
More Packing Tips in a feature Post!
Hope you find some inspiration in some of what We wore for New York Fashion Week ,
Our First NYFW kicked of With a fun Meet & greet at the Gansevoort Hotel and Rooftop Bar in the Meat packing district…. So Beautiful and a fun way to kick off the Week. ( details on what we wore in a up coming post)
LULUS Style Studio…. Influencer and Blogger party
We were spoiled with drinks, treats and Swag….sponcered by NYX,The Balm, Amika, LVX, Nu.ME. LaqA&co., black Swan, Herbivore, Winky Lux, Pop chip, Kind, Sigma and Woodsee…. Hosted by LULUS… Such a fun Time socializing, meeting our Style Collective sister’s & other influential Bloggers , being treated like a queen! (More About the Swag and WHAT we wore)
Then off to the Roof Top Party at the Standard…. The night life in NYC is crazy bars & clubs stay Open until 4am…. If I wasn’t on Utah Time I wouldn’t have been able to keep up❤️
The Shop Style Social House at the Glass House, a Blogger and influencer party with beautiful views, fun photo opportunities , Tons of Swag and great company was Another great event with so much to take in….Beening our first time we didn’t know what to expect and really didn’t allow for enough time to exsperience ALL they had to offer. ( We had a fashion show to get to) If I am LUCKY enough to get a chance to go again I would allow for a several hours to enjoy all they had to offer…. Beautiful views & professional photographers, yummy treats, clothing, accessories and stationary booths. ALL with Swag ( You’ll read more about this soon) sponcered by Yumi Kim, sole society, square Cash, Gigi New York, Vestiaire, signature Hallmark, Bauble Bar, Sam Edelman …HOSTed by Shop Style
Our last day in NYC…. Today we Skipped our Morning FAShion Show , Packed up and headed for New York bagels , a walk in Centeral Park, Took a breather and enjoyed the LAST few hours we Had to TAKE in NYC…. We did have to Grab the last of Our Treats to take Home to Our families… ( mine requested FOOD) more about that in next couple post🍴
NYFW ( New York Fashion Week) A dream since I was 10!
As a little girl I played Barbies just to dress her and design her house… I have love Fashion from planing my school outfits to getting dressed up for Dances or compete in Pagents! As I grew I scoured Magazines and love to window shop and of course shop! I would watch the award shows just to view the red carpet. To attend NYFW Was one of my biggest dreams. Not to just Fly to New York and be in the city the week it was happening… But to actually be apart of shows, parties, influencer parties and soak in the excitement of what Fashion week is all about!
My Dream came true when My sister called and Said “I got contracted to do Make up for NYFW… You should come with Me!!” WHAT … Is this really happening!!! It was and so the planning, contacting and research began!) oh…. And what was I going to wear!!!! ???? Between Owning a Boutique, my contacts with Style Collective, contacts I have made over the years and of course My Sister’s ( Tiana Holiday) contacts and connections we started to plan our Big week…. We had just 3 weeks to Plan and organize what would be our first vacation ever together, not to mention a dream come true for both… And we get to exsperience it together! Pure Joy❤️
I will be sharing our exsperience in 6 parts…. The Breakdown of NYFW
The Fashion Shows
My Outfits ( and some of my sisters)
The shows…. This is not an easy task to get into a Show Small or Big…. So we were Blessed to attending 1 show let alone 6 shows with seats ( shows have seats and standing at each show) Specially at such short notice! (God was really working for us) People work at getting into shows for months prior!
Here is a peak at the Shows I was LUCKY to attend.
The Austrian swim resort showcase
Christina Ruales dance performance collection
Leanne Marshall Runway showcase
Sherri Hill at Gotham Hill
Anniesa Hasibuan collection at Skylight @ Maynihan station THE DOCK
Seeing shows first hand and being able to see a good verity of shows, from New designers to established designers was such a treat! The Quality of clothing, the craftsmanship and detail was amazing on different levels. Some of the shows weren’t my style but you could appreciate the Craftmanship or Just one piece you could see how you would style it! I love the Venues, each so different and ALL over the city! Exciting to feel the different energy of each show and of course people watch! ( people watching is one of my favorite things! I could hear my mom telling “their story” in my head❤️) Fashion is different to everyone… Quality, design, Trendy, personal flare, affordable , expensive , classy AND at Fashion week you see it All!
Truly felt blessed to have gotten this exsperience and I have to tell you it was better then any of my hopes & dreams! Now that I have done it once and learned so much… I would love to plan really plan really prepare …I ‘ve got the bug and do it again next year! I have a better Idea of what to expect, what to pack , how to plan, what events to do again, what to show up extra early for and what to skip!
Hope you enjoyed the shows through my eyes and looking forward to Post 2 of NYFW…
Do you have a question or want me to share something about NYFW? Leave a comment I am Happy to share my point of view from A newbie❤️ D’Arcy (My Style over 40)
First off I have to share How blessed I am to have come this far I could not Have done it without you and your support! I am truly honored and humbled that out of All the places and choices you have to shop you pick Chic Style as one to support. My family and I are so thankful that you support our Family business and we get to do what we love❤️
Making it 7 Years is a true blessing…. We have gone through growth, bumps, joy, heartbreak, lessons and God blessing all with your support! We truly are thankful for you and the support you give us! Building A business is hard work,requires long hours, sweat, passion and a lot of love & or course great clientele. Building the friendships we’ve gain over the years is a blessing and one of my biggest joys. I love the chatting, getting to know you, about your family and lives! Getting to be apart of dressing you and picking out that perfect outfit, dress or even gift makes it that much more rewarding!
I thank you❤️
This weeks Celebration August 8-13th is about Thanking you! We will be serving daily Cupcakes by Lovely cake’s ( a new south Ogden bakery), prizes, gift with purchase, so many deals on Must have FALL item’s ccbeanies $10, blanket scarf’s $10 $5.00 leggings & statement necklaces , $12 tees, $30 jeans and a shop full of the latest Fall arrival’s…. Don’t forget 20% off 1 item with email or text✔️
Turning 7 …. Wow I can’t believe how fast the time goes…I can truly say I feel great about where Chic Style has come and where our business is going! We have so many Great things in the works for you to share in!
Our website is one of the things we have been working on… Bringing you more items we carry in the shop online, so if your a online shopper keep watching our online shop! www.chicstyleutah.com
Our blog has been another place we have been trying hard to keep you informed and getting closer to knowing Me & My style, a touch of our “home” & outside the “shop life”… Not to mention tips and my fav’s! We post once a week so I hope you signed up to receive the email link! (On website and in emails)
Once a week Email and VIP text is a great way to stay connected, get a deal or coupon. ( link on website) we Do Not spam or share our list! We love our customer’s and do not want to bam bard you so we do 1 email & 1 text weekly💕
Our Instagram chicstyleutah & our Chic Style VIP Facebook page is the way to check out our Daily arrivals, giveaways, outfit inspiration’s!
Chic Stylebox is our monthly subscription box for $21.99 2-3 fashion accessories mailed to your door that really is a great deal and makes for a great gift! Who doesn’t want a surprise box coming to your door! www.chicstylebox.com
Chic Style South Ogden ( Our boutiques store front) has been getting a facelift a little at a time so if you haven’t been in a while come see all our changes! Also note we have been working really hard at finding ALL the latest affordable fashions and stocking more Items then we ever have! NEW merchandise Dailey!!! 1695 east Skyline dr, South Ogden Ut. 84310
Our Latest Excitement….Our New Clothing Line Will be launched by Christmas! I have had a dream of having this line for several years now and It’s finally coming True…. Stay tuned❤️
Thank you for Sharing in our dreams and helping our family business grow and be the best it can be we appreciate your support and love!
Thank you, D’Arcy, Ben, Hudson, Hampton and the Girl’s at Chic Style
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 …..
One of my families favorite treats!
Sure to be a hit at your Forth of July gathering…
– 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
I found this Yummy drink years ago on Pintrest and have been making it ever since.
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
A huge Hit with the adults….. Red white and Blue Sangria Yummy
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