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)
How to wear some of Fall’s Biggest Trends Right Now
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…
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
Plaid cardigan , skinny jeans Tee with cool necklace is perfect 75 degree day outfit!
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
I hope you picked up some Tips and have a wonderful week that doesn’t have you sweating in September.
One of My favorite Times of the year!
Las Vegas market week…
This is the Time where every Clothing & accessories manufacturer in the industry comes together to fill EVERY convention center in Las Vegas with their Lines from immediate Fall/winter collection to Spring 2017… (Yes I’ll be purchasing Spring 2017 NOW)
It’s Exciting to see ALL the New collection and trends!
The Booths and display are works of ART… The creativity is mind blowing! Inspiration is everywhere!
I Shopped for this Fall last Spring so it’s been arriving in shop already and more everyday until Christmas… So be sure to stop by the SHOP & see what’s arrived from market already!
I am always on the hunt for NEW lines, different merchandise you may not see elsewhere! Staying ahead of trends and watching for that NEXT COOL item! Love keeping our CHIC cliental in things that make you look and feel great!
I’ll be looking for more cool looks and trends to bring back to you NOW and for Spring 2017. Make sure to follow our Instagram chat video for my live chats and what’s happening!
I’ll post some “Be the Buyer” pictures On Our VIP Chic Style Facebook page…so make sure to join in and HELP us shop…
What going to be your favorite Fall trend this year?
What color are you hoping is BIG for Spring 2017?
Is there a brand you want us to carry or look into?
I get asked this question a lot what’s your favorite denim jacket or what jacket do you use the most?
Kut from the Kloth’s denim jacket in any wash is Perfect!
Here are some of the reasons I am telling You this is the PERFECT denim jacket.
It fits better then any denim jacket I have owned or tried on, it tucks In at the waist just enough to make it NOT boxy. It hits at the perfect spot to wear with anything from a dress to shorts, it’s soft and not to heavy. It’s price point is $79-89 which is a great medium price for great quality. I carry brands I Love and stand by in our shop and this is one I can’t get enough of.
I own a Levi denim jacket and a Miss me denim jacket both I paid too much for and I never wear, either because to heavy or scratchy and because the fit isn’t just right.
A perfect reason EVERYONE should own a great denim jacket…. It’s timeless, it’s a perfect layering piece with lace dresses, pencil skirts, shorts, jeans, slacks and even tunics & leggings. I found I keep one in my Car all year long because you never know when you might need a little jacket and it’s goes with everything .
I have had customers buy cheaper denim jackets and more expensive ones and I get the same response.. I just love my Kut jacket I don’t wear the other ones! Even had a couple of customer’s misplace their favorite Kut jacket and ran to the nearest Target to grab a cheaper one… Thinking it’s just a denim jacket and sure enough they came and bought another Kut jacket because it just wasn’t the same!
If you don’t own a Kut from the Kloth Deenim jacket make it your next purchase! Every wardrobe needs a Great Denim jacket!
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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!
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
In the mood for some shopping? Here are a few of OUR favorite New arrivals that hit our SALE’s floor at Chic Style.
Just a little taste of what I have been wearing this Spring!
A normal Spring in Utah is A little Rain and in the 60’s and 70’s Mostly Sunny…. But this year It’s been A lot for Rain and Mostly 50’s and a little 60’s & 70’s with sun… Very little! I am a born and raised California girl so I love Sun shinny days and our ” Seattle” weather in Utah is Killing me! So this Spring isn’t full of dresses and short’s of us…. It’s more like Jeans and a light sweater and more days with Hunter Boots then I would prefer😘
Spring….longer day’s, flowers blooming, green trees & Grass with Birds singing. For a lot of us this always means Spring Cleaning…. For me I have cleared out Closets, drawers, storage area’s… I love starting Spring & Summer with a FRESH closet. I can see what I HAVE and what I want to add to My wardrobe… Owning a clothing Boutique has its perks 😊 Most All my wardrobe come’s from Our shop!
This Spring I added in Some Fun New pieces, A fun little Birdie shirt ( that screams Spring to me), White Jeans, ( I LoVE White Jeans and have a couple pair’s) Olive Cargo shorts, striped dress ( can use as a duster come FALL), this Season’s MUST have strapped clog sandal, floral Tee ( you always need a little Floral for spring) and Concert tee a must Have for Concert season coming up…. I also added in some New Jewelry …Airplane Necklace for our Vacation😉 Some fun colorful earrings 7.99 on our website and in our shop. It’s My favorite shape ( see the yellow ones in the photo below) Light weight and easy to wear, I own almost every color.
Each outfit below is a mix of Old and New with budget friendly and some Not budget friendly pieces. Mixing up your patterns and playing with some color is fun for Spring. Wear what you love and try something New this Spring!
Hope a couple of My Spring Outfits inspire A Outfit for YOU!
Have a Great Week ❤️ D’Arcy
Stripe & Bird Shirt $39.99, Edyson Jeans $89.99 shoes by Poetic Licence , My Favorite Earring Shape $7.99
A little peek into My Mother’s Day! The real Day not the Instagram or Facebook how people view your day… Day
Mother’s Day has a different meaning to everyone…..
Some like to share it with all the family….( mom’s, nana’s auntie’s etc)
Some like to be lazy and not get Out of their pj’s…
Some like to get all dressed up and go to Brunch….
Some just like to be remembered….
As for Me ,Mother’s Day I would love to do all of the above but of course that’s not possible!
We don’t live near our family, so it’s just the 4 of us! I never have big expectations for Mother’s Day as they never seem to be what I would picture in my head! ( 1 Mother’s Day I was electrocuted 😁) I am a Mother of boy’s and I try to teach them to be loving , caring and thoughtful…. They’re good boys… But Thinking of me isn’t always on the top of they’re list ( we’ve had long chats over this!) so being truly honest here…. I don’t have big expectations!
( nor do I think I need too, a what can I do for you today mom? Would be awesome)
This year is been a crazy couple of weeks and I just wanted a day in my Pj’s relaxing, a good breakfast
( would have loved a stack of something sweet😍 but not possible on Whole30) scrolling through Instagram and watching hallmark channel and HGTV!
My day started off the way I was hoping…. Except the 6 am enteral alarm clock!
Hubby Made a perfect whole30 breakfast, and we laid in bed watching Joel Olsteen and scrolling Instagram until my boys got up around 10…. No Happy Mother’s Day ( oh 1 kid was at sleep over so hubby ran and got him)
First thing out of my oldest Mouth is what are we doing today…. We’re not gonna just stay home and do nothing are we!!!! Still no Happy Mother’s Day
My Hubby and youngest came home with a card and flower ( which I know was purchase that morning) and we are doing something today right? I really should have said did you guys plan something but I didn’t….I went back to doing what I wanted to do which was lounging around!
Around 1 my hubby asked” what do you want to do?” I stated the above and said but our kids would love to do something!….. He said well it’s up to you!
So…. Because I am a MoM…. As most of us are, that put our kids wants before ours…. I said ok let’s go to Movies and dinner….not to see Mother’s Day as I would have picked but to see Captain America because of course I am a MOM of boys❤️
The movie was great and our Dinner at Twigs was awesome, we even squeezed in some shopping…my day didn’t go as planned but I spent it with The ones I love Most!
Let’s face it any time we get to spend the day with no phones and your boys attention is the Best gift you can get❤️
Most of us Mom’s don’t have have the perfect day or the perfect family but in each day I hope we can teach and learn lessons to be the best person we can be!
I hope your Mother’s Day turned out to be what you had planned or even better then the plans in your head❤️
Have a Beautiful week, D’Arcy