OOTW & Mulholland Drive!

Coffee black & egg white stripes sounded minimal and comfy for this outfit of the week look.  And let’s mix in some sultry grey skies & some trail trekking.  The skies were gorgeous-ly grey that day for this OOTW fashion video shoot upon the scenic hillside of Mulholland Drive!  Comfort was on my mind for this daytime ensemble.  So I went with a textured & striped top from Zara that I love to swim in (not literally ;),IMG_0432.jpg

my favorite pair of Rag & Bone skinny jeans,IMG_0433.jpg

a black leather-sleeved bomber coat from Madewell Rivet & ThreadIMG_0435.jpg

& grey suede “Manon” riding boots by Rosegold, to match the weather 🙂IMG_0436.jpgThis look would not have been complete without my Muskoka Nord orange agate fish necklace & Muskoka Nord Teepee choker!  I absolutely love the Native American vibes of these pieces.

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Muskoka Nord Teepee Choker & Kelley Fish Necklace | Available at MuskokaNord.com

Totally off topic, but I also have a thing for Swedish fish.  They are my favorite candy…like…ever!  Maybe someday they will also come out with Irish fish too? :)))))) #anIrishgirlcandreamIMG_0439.jpg

I love the big & chunky pockets on this Zara shirt.  Makes it awesome for holding things like a cell, lip balm, or….swedish fish. heheheeeIMG_0442.jpg

This look can easily be recreated to make it your own with any funk top, blue jeans, black jacket, tall boots & layering jewelry.  The beauty of fashion is that the possibilities are endless!   I hope you guys enjoyed this look and video.  Much love!! xoxo ~KelleIMG_0448.jpg

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February Favorites!

Happy weekend, loves!  My February Favorites are up early for once! ;)))  I’ll begin with my most coveted shadow of the month: Rimmel’s “Millionaire” single eyeshadow.  You will be a millionaire if you purchase shades as inexpensive as this one! This $2 shadow from the drugstore has been my most worn shade this month.      img_7314

I love how it is a your skin tone but better type of shade. It is a taupe shade that has a slight pinky mauve undertone and/or duochrome quality to it. When worn at night it looks fierce when paired with dark liner and a darker shade in the crease for a 60’s vibe.

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Rimmel Single Shadow, Shade: Millionaire

This shade also reminds me a lot of Too Faced’s Puppy Love from the Love palette.  The only major difference between them is that Too Faced Puppy Love shade is a little more pigmented and a smidge darker.  Get that gleam, girl.

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Rimmel Single Eyeshadow, Shade: Millionaire | Model: Kelley Whilden | February Favorites

I’ve also been loving Laura Geller’s Bronzing & Highlighting palette, in the shade: Porcelain/Fair.  It is a baked powder formulation, that is soft & smooth to the touch, & blends onto the skin like a dream.

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Laura Geller Bronzing & Highlighting Palette, Shade: Porcelain/Fair | February Favorites

In the palette are 3 bronzing/highlighting shades that can be worn individually, you can create combos,

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Laura Geller Bronzing & Highlighting Palette, Shade: Porcelain/Fair | Swatches | February Favorites

or swirl them into one shade.

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The Laura Geller Bronzing/Highlighting Shades can be worn individually or swirled into one. | February Favorites

If you are wanting something a bit more affordable, Physician’s Formula’s Butter Bronzer, in the shade, Bronzer, is a near perfect dupe for the Laura Geller Bronzer.

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A great dupe for Laura Geller’s Bronzing/Highlighting Palette is Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer in the Shade: Bronzer

When I swirl all three of Laura Geller’s shades into one shade, I honestly can’t tell it apart from the Butter bronzer on my skin.  Both bronzers look incredible on fair skin tones.

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When I swirl all 3 of Laura Geller’s shades into one shade, I can’t tell it apart from Physician’s Formual Butter Bronzer, Shade: Bronzer | Dupe

I’m a big believer that if you take care of your skin with great skincare products, then the less makeup you have to wear.  Doll Face Beauty’s Pore Perfection Mineral Mask, Invigorate Cleanser, & Clarify Balancing Tonic have been the highlights of my skincare routine in February.  Click here for my recent review & blog on Doll Face Beauty‘s gorgeous line.

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Doll Face Beauty | Pore Perfection Mineral Mask, Invigorate Cleanser, Clarify Balancing Tonic | February Favorites

When it comes to moisturizing my skin during the day, I have been loving La Roche-Posay’s Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer.  This has been my pre-makeup moisturizer on the days I wear makeup.  Love pairing it with my Garnier BB Cream.

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La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer | This has been my favorite pre-makeup moisturizer. | February Favorites

Unfortunately, this moisturizer doesn’t include the ingredients on the back.  This is kind of a bummer.

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La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer 

My favorite body lotion has been Andalou Naturals Mandarin Vanilla. It smells divine.  If you have ever had an orange cream-sicle pop, it smells exactly like them.

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Andalou Naturals Mandarin Vanilla Body Lotion is organic, vegan, 100% Non-GMO, &  paraben/sulfate-free. | February Favorites

This lotion has all sorts of yummy ingredients for your skin.  I’ve even used it on my face with no problemos.

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Andalou Naturals Mandarin Vanilla Body Lotion | Organic, Vegan, & 100% Non-GMO, & paraben/sulfate-free | February Favorites

Lately, it has been on the colder side in LA which can leave my hands feeling dry.  I’ve been loving Institut Karité Paris Rose Shea Hand Cream.  It leaves my hands feeling super soft.

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Institut Karite Paris Rose Shea Hand Cream | February Favorites

I try out A LOT of facial oils.  Oils are my preferred skin moisture method at night.  I’ve been loving Sculpt’s Coconut Avocado Face & Body Glow Moisturizing oil.  I apply it to my face before bed.  This oil is just the right amount of oil, and not too thick of a consistency. It has been replacing my bottle of kitchen avocado oil that I normally slather on my face lol.  The smell makes me want to eat it. LOVE IT.

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Sculpt Face/Body Coconut Avocado Glow Moisturizing Oil

It contains just a handful of healthy ingredients.  Paraben free and cruelty free.

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Love the healhy ingredients in Sculpt’s Coconut Avocado Glow Moisturizing Oil | Cruelty Free, Paraben Free | February Favorites

Another facial oil I have been loving is Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Bright Booster Oil Elixir.  If you are in to aromatherapy, this oil smells of lavender.

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Physician’s Formual Organic Wear Bright Booster Oil Elixir | February Favorites

It comes with a dropper to dispense a precise amount of oil.  This oil is a little too thick for me to wear before makeup.  So I have been wearing it at night and have been loving it.  Ahhhhhh the aroma of lavender.

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Physician’s Formual Organic Wear Bright Booster Oil Elixir | February Favorites

On the days when I throw my hair into a quick ponytail, I spritz my hair down with Toni & Guy’s Creative Style Spray Wax.  It is great for texturing the ends of my hair, as well.  A wax in the form of a spray.  Love that.

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Toni & Guy Creative Style Spray Wax | February Favorites

I’ve definitely had the feels for Spring.  I have been loving the bright butterflies on my iphone case.  You can find this one and many other styles at the Dollar Tree for $1.  That’s, right, only $1!  They have a great assortment to choose from for all different brands of phones.

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Butterfly iphone case | $1 from the Dollar Tree

After a day of high heels, I have been loving my Tieks By Gavrieli ballet flats.  These are the most comfortable flats I have ever worn.  I like to pair them with a t-shirt, skinnies, & some bright lipstick on days where comfort is key.  I modeled for Tieks a few years ago, and I have been in love with them ever since.  Finding a good pair of flats can sometimes be difficult.  These have bounce, hug my foot, and bend when I walk.

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Tieks By Gavrieli Cheetah Print Ballet Flats

They have colors, prints, & textures in every color and style under the rainbow and sun.  So finding a pair to reflect your personality is a sinch.  I love the Tiffany’s turquoise colored sole with the cheetah print.  Style plus comfort.

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Tieks By Gavrieli Ballet Flats | Teepee necklace by Muskoka Nord | Lunar pyrite stone necklace By Kelley Nicole Collection | Kelley Whilden | February Favorites

Hope you guys enjoyed my monthly favorites.  Wishing you a beautiful week ahead!! ❤  xoxo Kelle

New YouTube Background & Lighting! STOKED!

My dollingsssss!! Finallyyyyy, I have set up a new background & lighting for my YouTube channel! S T O K E D !! Be sure to subscribe to stay in the loop on my videos. They will include all things beauty, fashion, style, chihuahuas, & music!  :))))))  Thank you so much for your support!!! Much love & happy weekend!!! 🦋🌈🎤🎧🎼 #youtube #makeup #model #tips #music #fashion #style #videos

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New background & lighting for my YouTube channel! STOKED!! | Model: Kelley Whilden

Perfection is Boring! | OOTW | Fashion Film

TGIF, my lovelies!! I am so excited about sharing this video with you! You know you must enjoy what you do, when you spend 15 hours editing a 6 minute fashion film! LOL.  Spring is just about here and Los Angeles is preparing for the biggest storm it has seen in 6 or so years.  That said, sweater weather it is!  The sweater in this video is a vintage zip up sweater.  I found it at a thrift store here in LA,

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“Perfection is boring.  If a face doesn’t have mistakes, it’s nothing.”–Kevyn Aucoin | OOTW | Fashion Film | Kelley Whilden

and fell hard for it.  So cozy for rainy days, lyric writing, and hot cocoa.  The lace floral top is by Millau and the cutoff jean shorts are by Joe’s jeans.  The leather gladiators are by Bamboo and go great with shorts and boho dresses.  Love that they are nude in color too because they make your legs look sooooo long.  Illusions, baby, illusions!  Who else is a sucker for rose gold?!  The rose gold/gold two-tone belt by Marciano gets a lot of love for sure.  Love wearing it with jeans and tees.  The buddha necklace was a spiritual find on my last modeling trip.  It can be doubled up or worn as a really long necklace.  Love the sunshine color of its beads.  Hope you guys enjoy this look.  I had so much fun putting this film together for you, darlings!!!  Enjoy & have a rockin weekend!! ❤ ❤ ~Kelle

Imagination

Z09_4924.jpg‪”This 🌎 is but a canvas to our imagination.” -Henry David Thoreau🔮‬

Zippered leather top: Kelley Nicole Collection, @kelleynicolecollection ‬
‪📸Photo by: Patrick Massou, @patricfoto 📸‬

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Zippered leather top: Kelley Nicole Collection | Model: Kelley Whilden | Photographer: Patrick Massou

One Lovey Blog Award & Award Nominees! <3 <3

So blessed to accept this ‘One Lovely Award’ for my blog.one-lovely-blog-award-badge1.jpg Thanks to the AMAZING Gilts & Glamz for nominating me for this award! Your blog is so L-O-V-E-L-Y!!!  Be sure to check out her beautiful blog.  Her beauty posts are amazing and she gives great advice to
new new bloggers.  Thank you for making my week, Gilts & Glamz!! ❤ ❤

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SOME RULES:

Thank the person that nominated you and leave a link to their blog
Post about the award
Share seven facts about yourself
Nominate at most 15 people
Tell your nominees they’ve been nominated for one lovely award

Seven Facts About Me:

My chihuahuas are my children.
Starbucks Coffee gets my day started 365 days a year.
I wear mismatched socks (when I wear socks).  #superstitious                                                                              I love to sing.                                                                                                                                         Traveling is also a passion.                                                                                                                                I am a Leo.                                                                                                                                                                Life, for me, revolves around love, music, design & art.

The Nominations:
The Stylish Confident
Pinot And Peep Toes
Super Sweet Serendipity
Olivia Hollreiser
Simply Ellen
Holistic Beautyy
Tabitha Templer
Daniela Soriano
Fluently Fashion
Need That Makeup
High Chic Blog
Laura Kate Beauty
My Style Inside Out
Beauty Blush                                                                                                                                                    The Screenplay of Life Chronicles

Thank you once again to the lovely Gilts & Glamz for this honor.  I love that I can now nominate other beautiful bloggers!!  Seeing everyone’s individuality is so much fun for me as a reader!  I hope my nominees love their award! Congrats, dears!!

THANKS FOR READING!

Much love & God bless!!! ❤ ❤ ~Kelle

 

Happy Valentine’s Day! 💋💋💋

“Everything is so alive, that I can be alive. Without moving I can see it all. In your life I see everything that lives.”
Pablo Neruda

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Photo by Patrick Massou | Model: Kelley Whilden

Violets are blue & 🌹🌹🌹’s are my favorite shade of green & #oliveyou !!  Lime green roses from my love today. ❤ ❤

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Happy Valentine’s Day | Lime Green Roses

Wishing everyone a beautiful Valentine’s Day! Muahhhhhh❣️❣️❣️ 💋💋💋💋🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 ~Kelle