Chelsea Erica Smith

Native Portlander with an LA vibe, a Miami closet, & a New York attitude.

Fashion, Travel

New York Fashion Week ReCAP

          Phew. What a jaw dropping experience.  After being in Aspen, you don’t know what you’ve got til’ it’s gone and by that I mean GIVE ME UBER.  Something that drove me MAD in rural Colorado was simply that I didn’t have the power and freedom to break free when I wanted to.  There aren’t too many ways to get around out there.  You have to sit at the bus stop and ...
Fashion, Favorites

February Favorites

Happy Snow Day! I find it incredibly hard to do ANY-THING productive during a winter wonderland. Although it’s really more like a light dusting, the city is still rustled up a bit.  You know, people can’t get into work, the traffic is terrible, and people are driving like Californians.  I figured I’d give you a little something to enjoy on your day off, day in, or day– passing time at work! Here are a few of my February ...
Life

How Saying “No” Made Me $8K Last Week

Hopefully you don’t see me as a quasi hypocrite because I will be traveling ALL over in February.. but 2 weeks ago, I was offered a pretty riveting opportunity to go to Tulum for 5 days.  My friend Hannah (flight attendant) offered to hook it up with the plane ticket and the whole week’s stay would only be $400.  I had nothing planned that week (besides the Saturday wedding, but I’d be back before then), so I thought about ...
Blogging, Business, Favorites

New Year, New Business Plan: The 411

Alright folks, I wanted to take some time to chat with you about some changes that will be happening this year (and launching by Feb. 1st). Over the last two years, I have tried to home in on what my blog really should become.  It started as a One Stop Shop for everything Chelsea, but was kind of all over the place.  I didn’t blog about outfits I actually wore.  I tried to do it all, involving work outs and meal plans and ...
Interior Design

2019 Downtown PDX Apartment TOUR

Wow. This has sure taken me a hot minute to get up. Only been in this apartment for 8 months! It’s finally all together and I topped it off with a couch and wifi.  Some of these photos were taken months ago and quite frankly, I’m just too lazy to take new photos!  I’m not sure if I’ll stay or move in May, so I figured I should get up my interior PRONTO.  Hope you enjoy! ENTRY WAY The Entry Way is the ...
Blogging, Business, Self Help

Resiliency: The Word to Focus On in 2019

Living downtown, I don’t get in my car often, however, when I do I’m not worried it will be broken into. My car is in an open lot RIGHT across the street from a slew of homeless folk propped up like they own the block. I get asked quite frequently if my car has been broken into, and I reply “nope, never, I don’t keep anything in it.”         Back in college (with my old Subaru), I had quite a ...
Blogging, Business, Instagram

If You’re a Blogger; Be Alaska and Not Spirit

How to Provide the Ultimate Value for your Fans, Followers, and Trusted Social Media Admirers.
Blogging, Business, Self Help

10 New Years Goals for the Entrepreneur

  Feeling warm and fuzzy yet? Christmastime is a trip! Everyone is in this intense cross between stressed out and happy bliss.  I, however, decorated 2 weeks before Thanksgiving & had 100% of my gift wrapping done this last Monday. #AheadOfTheGame Trevor and I have an early Xmas Gift Exchange before he leaves to his Fam in Vegas (I’ll be joining him the 26th, gotta love Vegas!), and so I am ALL set. Mmm, although this is ...
Business, Life, Self Help

How to Listen to Your Gut (In Life + In Business)

I was recently inspired to write in a new light; more personal, more story-sharing, & more intimate.  I’m not talking “tell you in depth about the kind of birth control I use or what toothpaste I like,” but more about the peculiar, special way that my story has become my story.  I’ve been probed by YOU, my close friends, and coworkers to go into DE-TAIL. So, here I go. I’ve never been one to get super spiritual, not because ...
Business, Self Help

Top 5 Necessities of Starting a Business

Hello, hello! It’s been a minute since I did a post on building a business, and hey, that’s what I came here to do… so I’d better get cracking! Recently I’ve had a few women approach me (whether it be an old friend, an Instagram follower, or a client), and just want to sit down and ask questions. Where did you start? How do you brand yourself? How do I scale? What is the next step? These are just a few questions that these wonderful women ...