CH2T Styling: Holiday Looks with an Edge

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What’s more fun than styling looks for the holidays? Styling looks for the holidays with a friend! I was so excited when my girl Stephanie, (aka my Italian sistah from anotha mistah 😉), agreed to shoot a styling video with me! You may remember her from some of the sessions I styled for our friend Hattie’s jewelry line. She loves fashion as much as I do and we have similar taste – a lot of black, with edgy pieces & killer shoes. So for this video we decided to style 6 different looks using similar top & bottom combos, but wanted to show y’all how we put our own twist on each look. Watch below or on my IGTV channel!

Styling Video: 6 Looks to Rock the Holidays

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CH2T Styling: How to Style a Graphic Tee

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I don’t always wear t-shirts, but when I do, they’re graphic 😉 There’s just something about a cute tee with a catchy slogan or holiday theme, that makes me whip out my wallet faster than you can say “mom uniform.” It doesn’t help matters when your friend happens to own a custom t-shirt and embroidery shop, Landstaylor Designs, and taunts you with cute new styles on their FB page everyday. It’s ok girl, I’m not mad atcha 😉 As far as all the others I’ve acquired over the years? Most are a from a mix of Zara, Anthropologie, Banana Republic, or H&M and I’ve learned just how versatile they can be in your wardrobe. From layering over a dress, tucking into a pair of high-waisted jeans, or just throwing over a pair of leggings and adding a hat – I’m all about this look. 

Check out a video I just shot where I style each of my favorite ways to wear a graphic tee, and head on over to my IGTV channel to see more weekly styling videos!

Styling Video: Multiple Ways to Style a Graphic Tee

 

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CH2T Styling: 4 Ways to Style an Oversized Sweater

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With Thanksgiving just 2 days away, I’m sharing 4 of my fave ways to style an oversized sweater – for a comfy yet chic turkey day look! 

Watch my styling video below and check out my IGTV Channel for weekly style & beauty tips! 

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CH2T Styling: 6 Easy Spring Looks

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A couple months back I started sharing beauty and hair tutorials on my IGTV Channel which has been so fun, and I love hearing from people who’ve tried my techniques. Since this year my goal was to offer up more styling tips, and so many of my Instagram followers requested my next video be about styling – I launched my very first “CH2T Styling” video this week and I’m so so excited at the response it received! Now that the weather’s warming up, I decided to share “6 Easy Spring Looks” that has everything from casual everyday looks to fancier date night looks.

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CH2T Beauty: ABC13 x Five Minute Makeup Routine

So excited to share another video I filmed for ABC13’s “Mirror Mirror” with my lovely friend Rebecca Spera – who recently moved on from the network to start her own businesses, and be home more with her toddler and new baby. I can totally relate, since I made the same leap just two years ago after leaving my Digital Marketing Manager role at Los Angeles magazine. Since then, I’ve been able to focus more on growing my blog and personal styling services, while being able to spend more time raising my 4 year old and almost 1 year old (can you believe Cha Cha’s 11 months old today?!).

If there’s one thing I’ve learned since transitioning from “full-time working mom” to “part-time work-from-home mom” – it’s finding those #momlife hacks, as I like to call them. One that I’ve perfected over the years is my 5 minute makeup routine that takes no time at all, yet leaves you looking pulled together when you’re in a pinch. Watch the video below to see my 6 makeup tricks and read the story here on ABC13.

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CH2T Styling: ABC13 x Closet Cleanout

You might remember I filmed Wardrobe Transition Pieces for ABC13’s Mirror Mirror segment with Rebecca Spera back in January. Well I’m so excited to share the next feature we did for Mirror Mirror called “Closet Cleanout.” If you’ve been needing a little push to finally do some wardrobe spring cleaning, my favorite type of cleaning, then this one’s for you. For this segment, I’m talking about the four types of clothing you should get rid of to thin out your closet. Since I know it can be a bit of a painful process, I’ve come up with a fun way to make things a little easier on you with my “Closet Offenders” as I like to call them. You can watch the video below and read the full story here.

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CH2T Styling: ABC13 x Wardrobe Transition Pieces

Last month I had the pleasure of filming three segments for ABC13 with my friend/reporter Rebecca Spera – “Wardrobe Transition Pieces,” “Closet Cleanout,” and “Five Minute Makeup Hacks.” If you’re a local Houstonian, then you might have caught the first segment this past Wed afternoon. I modeled four different looks that are perfect for when you’re either in between sizes from just having a baby or on a weight loss journey. Either way, finding the right outfits for your changing body can seem daunting and take the fun out of shopping. So, I was asked to style versatile looks that are perfect for day or night, dressy or casual, and what must-have pieces you can pull from your wardrobe to get you through this transition. 

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Adventures in Shopping: Old Town Tomball

Let’s just set the record straight. I’m a sucker for anything old. Vintage cameos, antique decor, old towns – you name it, I covet it. It started with weekends spent strolling the quaint streets of Old Town Spring with my parents growing up, where the shops and restaurants make you feel like you’re living in an old west town rather than in the middle of the booming city of Houston. We’d spend hours at our favorite lunch spot, the British Trading Post & Tea Room, where my father bonded with a fellow Brit, Maureen, who ran the place with her daughters and quickly became like family. After moving away, I would plea for Grant to take me back any time we visited home, just to get a glimpse of my childhood memories.

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Top 5 Pins of the Week: Bombs Away

This past week I found myself turning to Pinterest more often than usual grasping for a little style inspiration. You might recall from our recent moving debacle, that somewhere in West LA a woman (or man for that matter) is walking around wearing half my wardrobe. Hence, I’m having to come up with more creative ways to make what clothes I have left work overtime. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Pinterest is your friend. I personally find it to be the best place to get a quick dose of fashion inspo, and the best part is that I can do it at night after I put the little guy down and have all my new outfit ideas ready to reference the next morning. Bazinga.

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Adventures in Shopping: Form of Flattery

Everyone’s heard the saying “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” I for one, have played that over and over again in my head ever since I was a young girl first exploring my sense of style – wondering how guilty I should feel going and buying that shirt or shoes that I spotted on a (seemingly much cooler) girl at school.

Fast forward 20 years, and I still do it today. The difference is, with the widespread popularity of style bloggers and fashion-centric social media sites (I’m looking at you, Pinterest), it’s far more socially acceptable. In fact, it’s customary and down-right necessary to turn to those whose style you admire as a way to even make it out of your closet in the morning. So alas my friends, I have learned to embrace the notion of imitation as a form of flattery, and I am here to tell you – it’s ok, don’t beat yourself up. We all do it.

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