Now that I’m in my twenties, I’ve discovered that some of my favorite things about myself were some of my biggest insecurities as a child. Since losing three of my closest family members, I’ve found comfort in the realization that I am an accumulation of their traits. My reflection shows so many pieces of my loved ones, and I know without a doubt that this is how I was destined to look. stripes and hohThat’s why I love adorning myself in delicate gold jewelry. It’s truly timeless, and it never distracts from the girl in the mirror. 

Earrings: A.V. Max (Rocksbox)

Necklace: House of Harlow 1960 (Rocksbox)



PS: My readers can get their own Rocksbox for free with my promo code! Just enter “chicandchaixoxo” at the checkout and your charge will be voided. :) 

Tales of a Summer Fairy Princess

IMG_1243 copyAs a kid, I spent many summer nights twirling in the yard while wearing my favorite colorful sundresses. Sometimes, I imagined I was a fairy princess as I leaped after lightning bugs and tip-toed through the cold grass, dirtying my pale feet without a care in the world until my mother called me inside. Continue reading “Tales of a Summer Fairy Princess”

High Tides, Good Vibes

Processed with VSCO with m5 presetSalty hair and sun-kissed skin: the best accessories for sand colored clothing. There is something so pure about slipping into a flowing top and watching the ocean from afar. I feel humbled, inspired, and calmed by the subtle roar of waves crashing in the distance. My inner Pisces is at peace as I soak up this simple view of the world. Continue reading “High Tides, Good Vibes”

Sweet Simplicity

10It’s pretty obvious that I love having time to put together a nice outfit, but lately, I’ve been feeling refreshingly low maintenance. From bed head hair to barely there makeup, getting ready in a pinch has never been so easy. One of my go-to formulas for creating a casual summer look involves teaming a sleek tank with a pair of high-waisted denim shorts and a splash of accessories. The possibilities are endless, but the outcome remains the same: an effortless getup for those chill June/July days. Continue reading “Sweet Simplicity”

Perfectly Imperfect: Get Empowered with the Stars of MTV’s “Girl Code”

The strive for perfection seems to drive our Instagram-obsessed world. We need the perfect clothes, the perfect hair, the perfect makeup, the perfect shot. But how many of us are actually perfect?


The fact of the matter is that perfection isn’t natural…and that’s ok!


I recently had the opportunity to interview Carly Aquilino and Nessa Diab, stars of MTV’s hit show “Girl Code,” about their “Perfectly Imperfect” initiative, a campus tour designed to empower college women through conversations regarding emergency contraception. During our discussion, these ladies taught me so much about liberating myself while embracing life’s imperfections-important lessons that I want to share with all of my followers!

Read on to find out what being “Perfectly Imperfect” means to Carly and Nessa and how you can join the initiative. Continue reading “Perfectly Imperfect: Get Empowered with the Stars of MTV’s “Girl Code””