September 30, 2011

i love colors

we love


i was so excited to get these. i couldn't even wait until the morning to take photos with decent, natural lighting. i HAD TO try them on as soon as they reached my door!

this various selection of tights and socks was sent to me by the kind people at we love colors! i've been wanting to try their stuff forever, since i hear so many great things about them. so i ordered a pair of tights (seen yesterday), which i LOVED. then a representative from the company emailed and said they wanted to work with me for the blog :)

i know this kind of stuff really isn't a big deal, and happens every day. but it's really exciting for me!! i never thought i'd reach the point with this blog where i'd actually be sent things to model. i'm pretty happy about it, especially since i really do love their products.

anywayyy, being fall and all, i guess you'll be seeing me clad in a variety of legwear from we love colors :)

so, what's your favorite way to keep your legs warm in the fall? tights? leggings? knee highs? thigh highs?


xoxo, have a fun friday night everyone!
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September 29, 2011

feeling rusty

morning!

here are some more clear outfit shots from saturday.
(photos by matt panton)


chan outfit

chan outfit 3

chan outfit 4


i'm pretty crazy about the tights. news- i have an announcement having to do with this company, but it will have to wait until tomorrow :)

booties

top- ebay
cardi- heritage 1981
dreamcatcher necklace- foxwoods casino
shorts- urban outfitters
tights- we love colors (microfiber tights/ color- rust)
boots- thrifted

chan outfit 2


more jumping! this (awesome) pose must've been a relic from my cheerleader days...

chan jump


x
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September 28, 2011

just monkeying around

chan playground


on saturday, we met up for brunch with our friends jeff and michelle. on the way out, we spotted a nearby playground. our vodka-sloshed brains thought it was a great idea to go over and check it out.


michelle.

michelle face


honestly, there is something that's just great about being on a playground... or anything having to do with feeling like a kid again.

myself and most people i know are bogged down with bullshit. jobs they hate. unemployment. immense college loans. creative unfulfillment. responsibilities, bills, worries, etc.

even if you can't get away from the situations, i think it's important to take regular breaks from the feelings that come with them. maybe even to remember a simpler time...

playground play

boys playground


we hear it every single day, every moment of our lives. the world tells us explicitly and implicitly "grow up. stand up straight. act like an adult." and certainly we do need that... to a point.

i personally think we also need to remember how to be silly and free. ESPECIALLY in such stressful times. it's a balance...

upside down

chan michelle


boys..

boys jump

boys jump 2

girls jump 2


wherever you are in your day today, take a moment to remember a time when you were happy and carefree. (perhaps that's where you're at anyway... if so, you're lucky!!)

know that life always changes, for better and for worse. and it can be that way again.

off to yoga!


(outfit deets tomorrow! xo)
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September 26, 2011

Vintage Obsessions with Lala Fauxbois

time to turn my space over to lisa, who is one of the sweetest girls that i've met through blogging. just look at how super cute she is!! show her some love by visiting her blog :) xo



Hello! I'm Lisa and I blog over at lala faux bois. I'm a pretty new blogger and this is my very first guest post ever! I'm so excited that it's on Chantilly Songs because I'm such a fan of her blog and music!

One of the things I blog about is my obsession with vintage, and since I know Chantilly loves it too, I thought that would be the perfect thing to write about over here! This entire outfit is second hand and I love that every piece has it's own story.

I've been wanting a pretty embroidered dress and I was pleased as punch to find this at a vintage store last week. I found this belt and leather clutch at the same stop.



I thrifted these platform shoes years ago and the necklace is a treasured piece that my Grandma found for me at an estate sale.




If you'd like to see more of my obsessions with travelling, vintage, and making stuff, come stop by the blog or say hello on twitter!



~~~~~~~

also, announcement! the winner of my fantastic giveaway last week is giveaway is ashley brooke! awesome! i'll be contacting you soon, ashley :)

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September 25, 2011

mystic continued...

hey gang...

it's been a busy weekend! i guess i've been out there living life and all that.

i know i've had a few people email me about partnering and such, and i've probably been slow to answer you. i'm going to be catching up tomorrow... sorry if i've been a little unresponsive :)


i figured now would be a great time to post a few quick pictures, of the tons that i took when i was visiting my parents. mystic is a cute little town in connecticut. right across from the aquarium we visited (pics posted last week) is a place called "old mystic village," basically just a little area of shops.

all the buildings in the "village" were built to resemble old new england colonial houses. i've known about it all my life, but haven't been there since i was maybe five. it's a big tourist attraction (particularly pretty around christmas time). there's a duck pond, a water wheel, and all sorts of cute things.


olde mystick


country store


little danish girls


duckies


mama goose


mystic flowers


and of course there was a coffee stop...

mysic coffee


look at these two crazy kids. (aka my parents.)

parents coffee



actually i have even MORE pictures, but i will stop here for today.

hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and the winner of the giveaway will be announced shortly. thank you all so much for your participation! more to come, i promise!! xoxo


iced coffee
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September 22, 2011

the three pattern blues

continuing the theme of the 3-pattern mixing, here's some dots, stripes, and paisley for ya...

chan outfit 1

chan outfit 3


well, perhaps you can't see from here, but that scarf definitely has paisley in it :)

i feel like this look turned out more winter-y than fall-y, but whateves. i've been dying to wear this sweater since i thrifted it back in june. it's so soft and cozy! (even though it's 100% acrylic...)


chan outfit 8




dress- thrifted
sweater- thrifted
scarf- thrifted
leggings- f21
socks- uniqlo
boots- blowfish java



chan outfit 7

chantilly outfit 9
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September 20, 2011

on being alone

chan alone



truth be told, i like alone time.

i'm very much a "need space" person, and feel it's necessary for me to even be a functioning human being. i get stifl-ey if i'm around too many people and too much energy (which is easy in the city.)


the other day, i needed to go to ikea to pick up a few things, but had procrastinated until late in the day. finally got my ass in gear at 6pm, and left the house in search of curtain panels and rail tracks.


now in brooklyn, an ikea trip is no simple thing. it is a process...

so i hopped the appropriate train...
but unfortunately, the train was skipping the stop in which i needed to catch the shuttle bus...
so i got off at the next stop...
walked around aimlessly until i stumbled upon the shuttle bus...
waited...
and took the bus to an almost empty store.

it's a moment i can't really describe accurately, because i'm not sure that it's even real... that spooky-alone feeling you get when you're walking down a chilly road at dusk. when you're browsing a ginormous, mostly empty furniture store all by yourself. everyone else has gone home.

it felt special. no one bothers you, no one can asks you where you're going, no one is watching you. responsibilities are nil, and possibilities are infinite.

does anyone else feel like this? maybe it's just because the city itself is full to bursting with people. even my own household always seems to be crowded with so many energies... i can't ever really seem to find the peace and solitude that i crave. i did this time. at a furniture retail chain, of all places.

sigh well, it might not be as cute and kitchy as say this video, but it was a poignant life moment. even if it sounds abstract and overly philosophical...



how's about you?
are you a "need space" person, or "people" person??



meh... abstract tangents.... regularly scheduled posting (outfit time!!) returning tomorrow.


xo
ps, don't forget to enter my giveaway!
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September 18, 2011

life moment # 34,025

scout & plant...

scout moment


happy sunday :)

xx
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September 15, 2011

beautiful sponsors

it's that time again... please have a look and read about some of the lovely ladies that keep my site going:) they are all amazing. thank you!!


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Hello friends of Chantilly! My name is Lisa and I blog over at lala faux bois. It’s the story about my obsessions with travelling, vintage, and making stuff. I live in Phoenix with my husband, our two kitties, lots of bicycles and thrifted treasures. I plan to one day live in the Brady Bunch house and fly around the world in a mint green airplane. I would love it if you came by to say hi!

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