February 4, 2016

Sneaks in Seattle

For a Saturday in Seattle I went true weekend casual in a sweatshirt top, skinny jeans, and sneakers.  When keeping it casual I always like to keep it cool.  I find myself almost exclusively pairing my leather jacket with some sort of a sweatshirt.  And, embarrassingly I get excited for the weekend so I can throw on a pair of fun sneakers!

Top: Joie- Tammy Sweatshirt
Denim: 7 For All Mankind- Skinny Jean
Jacket: Moschino Love- Similar Here and Here
Shoes: Nike- Blazer Mid Sneakers
Bag: Madewell- Bucket Bag
Sunglasses: Karen Walker

January 31, 2016

SAG Award Standouts

I realize this red carpet round up is coming a day late.  I was traveling this weekend but made sure to re-cap my favorites from the red carpet as soon as I returned.  I haven't even been able to watch the show yet, but did get enough tidbits to know that the adorable Jacob Tremblay stole the show...again.  I couldn't help but add him to my round up and if you don't know who or what I am talking about see HereHere and Here!
Since I haven't watched the full red carpet special or the show, I haven't quite wrapped my head around any overwhelming trends.  There were quite a few ladies looking beautiful in blue, many of them making my top ten!  Otherwise it seemed like a diverse array of dresses, colors, and details.  Not one overwhelming trend but a few different ones, like florals, allover sequins, slim column dresses, and unexpected trims (I am looking at you Brie Larson)!

So here it goes, better late than never, my SAG standouts...

Naomi Watts in Burberry

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

Kiernen Shipka in Erdem

Tina Fey in Prabal Gurung

Saoirse Ronan in Michael Kors

Claire Danes in Stella McCartney

Helen Mirren in Jenny Packham

Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab

Jacob Tremblay and Brie Larson

Brie Larson in Versace

Jacob Tremblay in a three piece pinstripe suit by Appaman

All Images by Getty Images

January 25, 2016

Rosé Please

I love a good graphic tee or tank. These days there are a ton of brands making cute clothing with fun sentiments. One of my favorites is Daydreamer Clothing, they have a lot of cuteness to choose from. Being a Rosé lover myself, when I saw this tank I had to have it. The best thing about a great tee, is that it can be dressed up or way down. I have worn this tank everywhere from on the beach over a bathing suit,  to in the city with pants, heels, and a blazer. Somehow it always works, and adds a fun twist to any outfit!

Tank: Daydreamer- similar Here and Here
Pants: Joie- Mariner Pants
Blazer: Madewell- similar Here
Shoes: J. Crew- similar Here and love These with fringe!

January 10, 2016

They're Golden

Another year, another Golden Globes red carpet Sunday!  Now that I have been doing these red carpet top picks for a few years, my friends have started to text me during the day in anticipation.  They know I am watching  and picking my favorites, so they make sure to share their thoughts or ask for mine.  I love receiving their comments, and knowing watching the red carpet is just as fun and exciting for them as it is for me!  One was taken by all of the capes that floated down the carpet. Another was proud of her correct prediction of white being a big color of the night.  Another simply asked me which dress was my favorite.  Presumably as someone who watches this show every year and comes up with a list of top picks, determining a favorite would be easy.  But, not this year.  There were many beautiful dresses worn by stunning women, but I couldn't name just one top pick.  Some years there is that perfect combination of dress and actress, and they are with out a doubt the standout of the night.  This year I dare say I didn't have a favorite.  With that being said, it was very difficult to keep my top picks to 10.  I could have easily listed a top 15.  But, I took the challenge and picked my top 10, which if I am being honest are my favorites for the combination of the dress and the actress who wore it.

Brie Larson in Calvin Klein

Rachel McAdams in Lanvin

Joanne Froggatt in Reem Acra

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Atelier Versace

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Taylor Schilling in Thakoon

Jenna Dewan Tatum in Zuhair Murad Couture

Lily James in Marchesa

Cate Blanchett in Givenchy

All images by Getty images

January 9, 2016

A Morning in Palm Springs

This year we decided to road trip down to Arizona for the holidays.  In planning our open road adventure, it seemed like an obvious choice to stop in Palm Springs as our halfway point.  If you follow me on Instagram you probably already saw that we stayed at The Saguaro hotel.  It's bright colors and retro atmosphere made for a fun and relaxed environment.  Once we arrived and checked in, we didn't have to travel far for some solid margarita's and tacos.  We had a great casual dinner and drinks at El Jefe in the hotel's lobby.  Before we headed out to continue our road trip to Tucson the next day, we headed over to the Parker Palm Springs for a delicious brunch at Norma's.  The food was really good and the people watching was even better!
After brunch I had to take a moment to do a little exploring in and around the hotel.  The grounds are beautiful including a little garden oasis filled with hammocks! If you are heading to the desert any time soon, I recommend both places to stay and to eat!
Whenever I am traveling by car or by plane, I pack my bags exclusively with comfortable clothes, like over sized sweaters and baggy denim.  This trip was no different.  My favorite go to sweater these days is an over sized shawl like vest from Topshop, which in now on super sale (Here).  My vest paired with baggy jeans, booties, and a cute floppy hat, was perfect for brunching followed by five hours in the car!

Vest: Topshop- Fringe Maxi Vest
Denim: J. Crew- Boyfriend Jean
Hat: American Apparel- Wool Floppy Hat
Shoes: Sam Edelman- Petty Suede Bootie
Bag: Madewell- Bucket Bag
Sunnies: Karen Walker

December 30, 2015

2015 Chicest Chicly Moments

As 2015 comes to a close, I wanted to look back at some of my favorite moments on Chicly Coastal.  Many of them coincided with my favorite adventures and events this year!  With some life changes over the past months, blogging took a backseat.  I hope you will all be happy to hear I am working on refocusing on this little website of mine, and bringing many more diverse and exciting posts in 2016.  Here is to a a New Year, and many more Chicly Coastal moments!




September 20, 2015

Red Carpet Ready at the Emmys

It is always fun to kick off the new TV season with a Sunday evening watching the Emmy Awards!   The red carpet this year was hot hot hot, no literally it was over one hundred degrees.  Everyone on the carpet seemed to be just trying to survive, and get into the air conditioning as quickly as possible.  Because of the very warm weather I was surprised to see so many black and long sleeved dresses.  There really was a surprising amount of black dresses, so much so I missed seeing bold colors and prints.   Usually when I am picking my red carpet favorites I stick to what looks beautiful and stuns on the carpet.  This year, in the sea of safe choices and colors, I picked a collection of risk takers to round out my top ten...

Cat Deeley in Monique Lhuillier

Kiernan Shipka in Dior

Amy Poehler in Michael Kors

Emma Roberts in Jenny Packham

Claire Danes in Prada

Joanne Froggatt in J. Mendel

Kerry Washington in Marc Jacobs

Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell

Ellie Kemper in Naeem Khan

Sarah Hyland in Zac Posen

Photo Credit: Getty Images