Hi Everyone!

First off I need to take a minute to apologize for being MIA for the past couple of months.  My laptop stopped working back in the beginning of November and Santa didn’t bring me a new one until Christmas Day.  (Worth the wait because I got my first EVER MacBook Air!)  THEN.. my website was down for about a month and was just fixed this past week.  A plugin for MailChimp threw it out of whack and I wasn’t able to log in to my “back office”, so I had to call upon my website designer for help.  With the holidays, she was out of town so I had to wait a couple of weeks before it was fixed.  I can’t tell you how relieved I am that it is fixed, but I’m learning everything all over again! It was definietly a process to go from Microsoft to Mac.  It even took a couple of days to figure out how to upload Photoshop to the new computer.  Boy have I learned a lot the past few weeks!

But anyways.. I’m happy to be back and I’ve set some pretty hefty goals for 2017 as far as blogging goes, so thanks for following along.

With that being said.. who’s ready for Valentines Day?? I’m thinking everything pink (I’m over winter and am glad we have a bit of a break here in the Northeast) and these are a few of my favorites to help me get gussied up.

Santa brought me the T3 Curling Iron for Christmas (I love wrapping up gifts for myself.. my husband does it all of the time) and I can’t wait to use it.  I haven’t used it yet because I’m waiting for my vanity to be refinished so I can set it on there so it won’t get ruined.  My cat likes to chew cords, so it’s worth the wait to use it.

I hope you all are having a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

XO XO – Chanda

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steele-divided-canvas-trunkWe made it to the weekend!

We started renovations on our laundry room last weekend, so I thought I would start sifting through HGTV.com for inspiration.  It’s a small room so I’m looking for light and airy.  Glass block windows don’t let in a lot of natural light, so I will have to make up for that with artificial light and light colored walls.

I can’t wait for it to be finished.  I am very routine and when one is interrupted, I struggle a little bit.  The big challenge will be when everything is pulled out of the room (aka the washer and dryer) when the floor is tiled and I have to wait for it to dry.  I’m hoping that won’t take more than a couple of days.

A new laundry room is cause for new products to try.  I can’t wait to give the pods by The Honest Company a try.  I’ve heard they have great reviews and I’m all about better items for the environment.  I’ve been wanting to try the Downy beads for a while… does anyone know how they work?

When I do the final reveal, I’ll make sure I post some before pictures so you can see the progress.  I’m beyond excited that I’m finally getting my dream laundry room.  Maybe I’ll want to do laundry more often!  What are some items you have incorporated into your laundry room to make it more appealing?

xoxo Chanda














img_4122Happy Wednesday Everyone!

I’m excited to finally share the highlights of Buffalo’s own Crown Runway Show during Queen City Fashion Week!

I had the pleasure of attending the main event last week as an influencer/blogger and I couldn’t be more proud of the talent in this city.  From the creators, to the business owners, to the models owning the runway… Buffalo, this was your night to shine.

The show was held at the beautiful Foundry Suites and if you’re ever in the Buffalo, NY area.. this is a must stay! The open ceiling with its industrial look and brick walls was the perfect setting for fall fashion.

I arrived early so I could take a few photos and find my seat.  I was honored to be front row and for a brief moment felt like my blog Taylor Reese had finally arrived.

A big thank you to Creative Director, Rachel Good for giving me an all access backstage pass.  This was my first fashion show and was great to see what really goes on behind the scenes.  You don’t know the extent of what goes into putting on one of these shows until you see it first hand.  It was nice to meet some of the local boutique owners while making my rounds, but with all the mayhem going on.. I could never remember all of their names.

I also had the pleasure of speaking with Founder, Rick Warne before everyone started to arrive.  Hearing his passion I know that Queen City Fashion Week is only going to grow and get better year after year.  The night had just begun and he was already looking forward to 2017.  You can catch more of Rick’s photography and blog HERE.

Two of my favorite boutiques making their debut on the runway were Blush and Village Designs Elmwood.  You can shop locally or shop online. You can also follow them on Instagram HERE and HERE!  All eyewear was courtesy of Visual Eyes.

There were several designer vendors there for everyone to shop before/after the show(s).  Stella & Dot was there and is a huge weakness for me.  I have some jewelry pieces from them and always get compliments on them.  You can check out the stacked rings I wear every day HERE.

I hope you get the chance to check out some of the boutique websites I’ve added to this post.  If you are local and were at the show, I would love to know what you thought about it.  If you are from out of town, does your city host similar shows? I would love to hear from you.

xoxo Chanda

P.S.  Here are a few videos of my favorite outfits from the night.