COCO KELLEY + CHICO’S!

It’s always fun when you get a sneak peek at what’s coming from your favorite brands before they arrive on the shelves or in the store. So I was pretty excited when the team from Chico’s reached out to me to shoot a little somethin’ for their site and catalog, and I found myself in upstate New York, layered in vests and sweaters, talking fall fashion…

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And I happily said yes! And when I saw some of their latest fall pieces, I have to say I was impressed – especially with the variety of vests, which I’m obsessed with this fall. This little army jacket with sequins was calling my name, so we layered it over a shimmery sweater and denim for a perfect fall look.

And then…

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We put together this cute little video with my tips on how to pack for the perfect fall getaway! Appropriate, since I’m planning one of those myself at the moment. Of course it’s all about layers and pieces that you can mix and match… but you should just watch it to see!

It was so fun to be on set for the day – especially in this gorgeous location (yes I wanted to steal the car too…) 

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The selections for fall are really taking Chicos’ styling in a direction that I’m digging. Don’t believe me? Check out these favorites …

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1. blouse // 2. fur vest // 3. leopard skirt // 4. charcoal pant // 5. tassel earrings // 6. gold cuff // 7. boots

Or you can just head to the Chico’s website to see all of my picks, and read a quick little interview they put together as well!

15 responses on “COCO KELLEY + CHICO’S!

  1. Cassidy

    Hi! Love this so much especially because Chico’s has such great fitting clothing for petites. Thank you…

    I was wondering.. I love the tassel earrings, but where did you find the tassel necklace? Is it Chico’s, too?

    Thanks again!
    Cassidy

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      Yep! Everything you see here is Chico’s so if you can’t find it on the site, I’d contact a store! It could be an item that’s not out yet! Thanks for the sweet comment too!

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  2. Desirae

    Wow, Chico’s is cool? There is oddly a store less than a mile away from me and I’ve never been in (I always thought they sold clothes for older woman). Guess I’ll have to pop in now!

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  3. Elaine

    It’s nice to know that Chico’s has a lot of vests – – I love them more than sweaters. As odd as it may sound, I like my arms being free from too many layers! I always have long sleeves pushed up my arms so vests are perfect! Thanks for the sneak peak.

    Elaine
    http://www.OMGlifestyle.com

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OCTOBER MOODBOARD //

October is my favorite month. Because it’s the month I was born in, for me it’s the beginning of a new cycle. It’s also when fall really starts to settle in around here, so change is a big theme… Which may be why it also brings this need for me to cocoon myself in dark, rich colors and luxurious moments…

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At home, I rearrange and nest. I bring out the furry blankets and layer new pillows on the couch. I light candles, and tend to start using more of my antique decoratives. In the closet, I always go back to black. But this year, I think I need to get more of that rust into my wardrobe.

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street style by collage vintage // via coco kelley

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I’m sure this  month will bring some reflections with it as well… I feel like so many chapters are closing while new ones are being written – there’s a major shift going on in not only my life but those around me, and I can’t wait to see what it all brings.

images :: architectural digest // unknown // coveteur // lookbook.nu // emily blincoe // the design files // unknown // collage vintage // bolig

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ONE ROOM INSPIRATION :: A BOLD JEWEL BOX

I’ve enjoyed putting my sourcing skills to the test lately with these more unique inspiration rooms, but this bold beauty designed by design duo Tilton Fenwick might have been the greatest challenge yet!

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Barely a peek into the brightly colored space offers a glimpse at how saturated it is with print, pattern and jewel tones…

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And, indeed, it is quite the gem. When I design, color like this is reserved only for small spaces – rooms that you don’t necessarily spend a ton of time in, but want to feel really special. And, of course, it takes a certain person to appreciate it.

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But the most challenging part of recreating a space like this is that it’s so obviously been customized down to every stitch. Don’t expect ready-made items to pull together quite so seamlessly – when a space is this busy, every color and detail has to be carefully selected.

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But, of course, we did our best to get you started! Here’s how we’d get the look with some ready-to-buy items…

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Of course the sofa would be the hardest to recreate – in fact you’d have a better chance of starting with a vintage sofa to set the tone for the whole room if custom is out of your budget. Otherwise, you’re stuck with options like this funky little settee which will do the trick!

My favorite piece might be the bright fuchsia bench – probably because I’ve always wanted to incorporate this color into my spaces and have yet to be successful in doing so. But the best deal goes to the pair of white accent tables, for sure.

What do you think – would you reserve a room in your home for such a bold, expressive space?

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FASHIONABLE DETAILS :: CÉLINE WINTER 14/15

When you’re actually attending a fashion show, the clothing that swishes by you on the runway goes so quickly that you rarely have a chance to actually appreciate the details. The cut, the color, the fabric, the way it flows on the model – none of that is lost. But, the hardware, the craftsmanship, and the quality of the materials is insanely hard to register.

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That’s why these images by Kira Bunst, capturing the Céline Winter catalogue are blowing my mind. As is that bag (stunning!).

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The detail in a perfectly executed pleat.

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The texture of organza peeking out from the buffalo plaid sweater.

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That insane belt.

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We’re so used to consuming style through the lens of street looks and overdone editorials that sometimes we forget to stop and focus on the most simple of details – the art that is fashion. The part of fashion that isn’t about who is wearing what, or which trend is happening now, but rather about the clothes themselves. The stitch. The fit. The brain that dreamed up this garment or accessory. The creator.

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That’s the side of fashion I like to embrace. I’m also considering embracing this one-earring thing that’s happening right now. But in the meantime, I will be dreaming of that coat, that belt, and that bag.

 

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  1. Susan McDonald

    Gorgeous photos! And nice post! Thanks for helping point the focus back on the actual clothes, construction, fabrics and fit. It was refreshing to read your point of view on one of the fall collections, highlighting the sumptuous details! I noticed the single earring from this show a few months ago, (loved the vintage vibe!) and am also intrigued to try it!

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  2. franki

    Bloglovin WILL NOT let me in…so…went to GOOGLE!! You are so right, it is genius coming up with innovative fashion statements time after time. That pocket book purse is “da bomb!!” franki

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  3. Numero102

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful images ! You are right – the creative details are what’s most interesting about a particular collection and are always inspiring to learn.
    Love Céline and felt that there were a couple of strong collections at the Paris Fashion Week S/S15 too (like Valentino !) :) Thanks again !

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DULY NOTED :: 10.3

So…. this was supposed to have gone up yesterday, but life – as usual these days – got a little hectic and I never made it home in time to wrap things up! Lately this seems to be the story of my life. Even with my awesome interns to help me, I cannot seem to keep up – and there’s a pretty good reason why, which I’ll be sharing with you shortly…!

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1 // Any combination of walnut + brass is a win in my book, which means West Elm is winning bigtime these days with quite a few selections of pieces like this stunning side table. But, if this price tag is too rich for your wallet, try this one (at Target) instead. It makes for a fantastic runner up at only $60.

2 // On October 15th, we’re launching something new, which means of course we’re throwing a party. And I’m preeeeeetty tempted to build a whole wall of ferns for it now that I’ve seen this.

3 // In case you haven’t gotten the picture, I’m in desperate need of some downtime… which I probably won’t get until November. In the meantime, I’m going to pretend I’m here, in this gorgeous bath.

4 // This pretty little bauble from Elizabeth & James just got added to the birthday list.

5 // I may or may not have ordered a bucketload of goodies from the J.Crew Factory store, which I totally forget exists sometimes – this sweater amongst them.

6 //  Um, you guys. It’s so soup weather here in Seattle. I’m starting a major list of ones to try this fall,  and this Carrot & Coriander Soup Recipe one is definitely on top.

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