Style Chocolate Chip: July 2014

Striped Summer Tote

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Top- Pim+ Larkin | Jeans- Joe's Jeans | Shoes- Converse | Bag- Kate Spade eBags c/o | Sunnies- Marc by Marc Jacobs | Necklaces- Purple Peridot c/o , Accessory Concierge c/o | Watch- Michael Kors | Bracelets- Itchelita Jewelry c/o |

Today I am teaming up with eBags to show you how to wear the perfect summer tote! Big bags have always been my personal favorite... they fit just about everything. I think it has a lot to do with my overpacking problem... I always like to be "prepared", so I take lots of things with me everywhere I go. When it comes to finding a handbag, I like to choose bags I know have enough room for me to carry all my necessities. For summer I fell in love with striped tote. The color is amazing and stripes are one of my favorite prints ! 

Today I wanted to share how I would wear my bag with a casual outfit. I find I get the most use of my totes when I have to go shopping or when I am traveling. (Oh also, for casual flower stops when I walk around with beautiful flowers in my bag .... haha, everyone does this right?!!) A personal peeve of mine is using plastic bags ( usually Target, or grocery stores). I hate, hate, HATE when cashiers give me a plastic bag when all I bought was a nail polish or shampoo...I feel it is such a waste to use plastic bags in those situations because I am going to throw the bag away anyways. This is when the big bag comes in. When ever I make a Target stop, I throw all my goodies in my tote and I am good to go. Functionality meets beautiful bag, check! 


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Summer Dress Code: White Backless Maxi Dress

Friday, July 25, 2014

Dress- Hope's c/o (use code: stylechocolatechip for 10%off ends July25th ) | Necklace- Chloe & Isabel c/o | Bag- Tory Burch (old, similar style here, similar color here ) | Sandals- Report (now on sale!) | Rings- Ariella Collection (similar here) | Bracelets- Loft, SageKandCo | Watch- Michael Kors

It is finally, Finally Friday.... YAY!

I feel like everyone has "their" color. The one color that they feel looks the best on them. For me, that one color is white! I love how refreshing and effortless white clothing can be, especially for summer! This dress from Hope's is, by far, my favorite in my closet right now. The embroidery, the flowy fabric, and the backless makes my heart skip a beat. This dress also comes in lavender, black, mint and (of course) in white. I highly recommend getting this dress, the skirt has a couple layers (aka not at all transparent!) and the fabric is super soft! Bottom line, I'm obsessed- it's a great dress! 

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Summer Lovin' : Ripped shorts and low back top

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Top- Hope's c/o | Shorts- Hope's c/o | Bag- Rebecca Minkoff (similar here) | Sandals- Schutz (sold out, love this style, and similar style here ) | Sunnies- via Nordstrom | Rings- Chloe & Isabel c/o ;  ILY Couture | Necklace- DIY Project :) 

You know what day it is?! It's Hump Day! Happy Wednesday!

To survive this summer heat, shorts are an absolute must! So, today I am teaming up with Hope's to show you one of my favorite summer looks with ripped/ distressed shorts. High waisted shorts, like these, have been on my shopping list for quite so time now. However it has been mission impossible to find some that cover my booty (most versions of these shorts are cut way to high for my liking)! However, this pair is just perfect! I can honestly say I feel 100% comfortable in these shorts (I did size up, so they would fit a little more "boyfriend").  There is something special about distressed denim that makes me feel comfortable, it's almost like wearing a second skin. It is just so darn comfy!! I also, fell in love with the back of this top, aren't the colorful details just dreamy! I wore this outfit this past Sunday, and go so many compliments on this top. Once, you see the details you definitely have to take a second look. 

Hope's is offering 10% off your purchase until July 25 with code: stylechocolatechip ! So make sure to snag a couple summer goodies- they have really cute stuff over there! 

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Feel Good, Always

Monday, July 21, 2014

 Tank- Joy & Crown | Jeans- Love Bellissima | Necklace and Bracelet- Shop Compliment | Sunnies- Subsidy Shades
Shoes- Sam Edelman


Today I am extra excited to share this FEEL GOOD Giveaway!
Feel Good? Yes, Do Good, Look Good, Feel good!! 

I am so humbled and proud to be teaming up with some of my favorite FEEL GOOD brands! The Feel Good Giveaway is about more than just things.. it is about spreading a "do good" message. These amazing brands have made it their mission to make a positive difference in the world!

In a nutshell: Love Bellissima is a boutique that promotes loving yourself and your body. Joy & Crown is a t-shirt company that creates inspirational designs and spreads uplifting messages. Shop Compliment is a hand-crafted jewelry company that shares a compliment in every box to promote using your words to spread good in the world. Subsidy Shades is devoted to raising funds to create forever families via adoption by donating to families in financial need. You can also read more about their individual missions on their websites. 

Love Bellissima is giving away a pair of Rock Revival Jen Ankle Skinnies, Joy & Crown is providing their "Love is Eternal" tank, Shop Compliment is gifting their Gratitude necklace and Bracelet in mint, and Subsidy Shades is sharing their tortoise wayfarers !! The outfit is valued at over $200. 

The giveaway is being held on Instagram... soooo hop on over there and make sure you follow along for your chance to win!

It is incredibly easy to enter... just follow all of the Feel Good brands and me on Instagram. That is it!! How will we know you entered?? All new followers will be tracked with an App. We will check you have followed everyone and announce the winner on July 24!

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Good luck everyone! 

A special thanks to these amazing brands! And thank you for everything you do to make the world a better place! XO

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Summer Brights: Floral shorts and Neon Blouse

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Top- EXPRESS (color sold out, similar color here and here ) | Shorts- (similar options here and here) | Sandals- Report on SALE! ( love these and these now on sale!) | Bracelets- Itchelita Jewelry c/o here and here ; Gigglosophy c/o | Watch- Michael Kors | Necklace- Kate Spade (similar here)  |

Lately, I have been wearing loose shorts like this non stop! They are definitely my summer wardrobe staple. They are the only thing I want to wear when it gets too hot (which is like everyday). Weather forecasts predicted that temperatures would cool far I have not felt the "cool down". 

All year I wait for summer because it is a "feel good" "VACAY" type of season. I love how relaxing and endless the long days can be. I also love sunny beach days and the L.A. and O.C. Country fairs (seriously, the food! #getinmytummy )! It doesn't get any better than Cali summers!! I am bias of course, but who doesn't love summers in their own home town?

What is your favorite thing about summer?

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Monday Must: Shop Summer Essentials

Monday, July 14, 2014


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Happy Monday everyone!!

Today I am sharing a couple items topping my list for summer. I think these items are essential in a summer wardrobe!

Here is why...

Rompers // They are an "all in one outift" ! They are so effortless and chic. I also love there easy transition from day to night depending on accessories. There are so many beautiful prints out there, beautiful solid color options, and creative silhouettes. 

White denim // I think this a must, MUST add to your denim collection. White is a refreshing color that is perfect for summer trends. For a relaxed look try distressed styles with lots of rips. 

Gladiator Sandals // I love, love LOVE gladiator sandals. By far my favorite kind of sandal! I especially love gladiator sandals that lace up. My oldest pair of shoe is a tan lace up gladiator sandal (I've had them for over 5 years!) Year after year gladiator sandals are always "on trend". This year knee high sandals are a huge trend (I especially love this nude one)!   

Colorful Clutches // There are so many cute options for clutches. They vary in pattern, color, embroidery, and shape. Creative designs are a perfect pop to any summer outfit!

Hobo Satchel // I love the versatility of a structured hobo handbag. It can easily be paired with casual outfits or dressier ones to create an effortless bohemian chic look. 

Gold Accessories // These are jewelry staples that can easily be paired with other accessories. Classic shapes will match just about every other accessories you already own.

Timeless Sunglasses // When investing in sunglasses (because lets be honest, a good pair of sunnies can cost quite a bit of $$$ ), it is important to find a shape that will be wearable season after season. Aside from the classic aviator , cat eye sunglasses are also a very common style. I personally, love this style because it is a subtle "cat eye" that is quickly becoming timeless.

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Statements: Neon Blouse and Colorful necklace

Friday, July 11, 2014

Top- EXPRESS ( color sold out, similar style here) | Jeans- GUESS ( other options here and here) | Heels- Prima Donna ( similar here and  here) | Bag- Loft ( similar here) | Sunnies- Prada | Necklace- T+J Designs c/o | Watch- Michael Kors | Bracelet- Itchelita Jewelry c/o |

Lately, I have been wearing a lot of casual outfits. So today, since it's friday, I am sharing a more dressy look, by dressy I mean I am wearing heels :). It is no secret I love bright colors, so this neon blouse and statement necklace combo was a no brainer. I've had this neon top for over a year now, and is till one of my favorites. The simple silhouette is extremely versatile! I like to invest in solid color tops because I feel like I can get the most use out of them and are by far the most timeless pieces of clothing. Another closet staple, especially for summer, is white denim. I love wearing white when it is hot, because it is much more refreshing. I am all about 

TGIF! Happy weekend!! 

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