Throwback Thursday: Akira Fashion Show Style

Hello!!!  While I finish up the Three Ways to Style the Elle Quilted Tee post I wanted to partake in throwback Thursday.  So to throw it back a little,  I found some wonderful pictures from when I attended the Akira Fashion show and I just wanted to do a quick showcase of the beautiful women that I attended it with. So let’s check out the beautiful attendees:

Kanae CloseUp






And yes there is some Closet Chemistry love you see there with my Leather Gored Skirt as well as a cool tulle skirt made by my wonderful mom.  Absolutely love the styling! Hell let’s see them again.



I hope you guys enjoyed the outfits in this post.


Closet Chemistry Sneak Peek: The Elle Quilted Tee

I’m pretty much always dressed up but sometimes throwing on a white t-shirt and jeans is my outfit of choice.  So, because I want to fill the boutique with versatile pieces, I’ve decided to do my take on the white t-shirt.  I want you all to be able to wear this on the weekend with jeans and chucks or with a pencil skirt and pumps for work.  I think I have accomplished this with the Elle Quilted Tee with it’s semi boxy fit and couture details inside and out. Here’s a sneak peek for you all as Bertha makes her modeling comeback.




I’m currently testing out the sample and will put it to the ultimate test later this week when I present my research at a STEM conference out in LA.  I’m thinking a black pencil skirt, the Elle Quilted Tee with a gingham shirt layered under it and my Nine West wedges will make for a great combo.

I hope you all enjoyed this sneak peek, stay tuned for the Cali reveal and don’t forget to comment below.


Closet Chemistry Reveal: Introducing The Kate

I’m so excited to introduce you all to a new member of the Closet Chemistry family, The Kate.  As soon as I saw this fabric I knew that this needed to be added to the boutique.  I immediately styled it in my head with my biker jacket as a midi length pleated skirt with pockets so I wanted to stay true to my original vision.  Today I decided to pair my piece with my Nordstrom basic sweater (seriously I own every color), motorcycle jacket and accessorized with my Zelene wedges and pearls.  I hope you all love the photos because I have been dying to do a shoot in this area for a while…and it was chilly! Information about the skirt is provided below.


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For the Sake of Transparency: Affiliate Links

I was listening to this wonderful podcast series by Elise Joy and a great topic about transparency with your readers came up. This made me realize that maybe I haven’t been transparent enough with certain aspects of my blog. By certain aspects, I mean affiliate links.  Now the last thing I want is the readers of my blog or Instagram followers to think is that I’m trying to bamboozle (or any other old-timey word for trick) them into clicking something where I could make a profit. So, for the sake of transparency, I do indeed use some affiliate links through Amazon.


Well for me it’s a big why not.  I use Amazon and MyHabit for a lot of my purchases and I have never been disappointed. So, all of the products that I add to my shop page are things that I think others will love and that I would most certainly buy myself.  I don’t get free products and I would never put something on my shop page that I wouldn’t actually purchase.

What does this mean for the readers?

Nothing really.  I’m sure you all have seen my Shop page of things that I am coveting or things that I love and I in fact do use some affiliate links through Amazon in that area.  However, I buy the products myself and I scour the internet to find these items so all you guys have to do is enjoy the page.  I will continue to post things with and without affiliate links but I’m not going to start trying to hit you over the head with purchasing these items.

The Shop page will be down today as it was brought to my attention that some of the links are acting wonky but I will have it back up tonight or bright and early tomorrow morning with all of the links working….and maybe some new things that I love.

I hope this was all transparent enough for you guys.


4 Important Tips Before Buying An Item That Needs to Be Fixed

Zara Revamp

For me I like to wander to clear my head and inevitably I wander into a clothing or shoe store.  Recently, I found myself in Zara at the clearance rack. Now, I always find a piece in Zara that just isn’t right on the clearance rack but this particular time after making my rounds, I thought to myself, “with a little love this could be awesome”.  Usually buying something just to fix it is something I frown upon but these pants were $10, 100% cotton and were the perfect build for some great culottes.  It would only cost me a little time and a little thread to make these my dream pants. If this scenario sounds familiar, I’m not surprised. I feel like this happens to a lot of people and sometimes a little guidance is needed. So, because I know that not everyone sews or enjoys sewing, I put together 4 cardinal rules you should think about before you buy a piece of clothing that requires fixing.

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