You’re No Angel Either – How to Dress With Edge

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I receive ton of emails from women (some bloggers too) about wanting to achieve edgier styling. This look made me think of how simple these styles are to achieve. PHere are a few tips that I want to share with you:

1) Keep your color palette neutral. The only bold colors that you should have are accent pieces or makeup items (like lipstick).

2) Play around with layering. Challenge yourself to find a few different ways to wear your favorite pieces. You’ll be surprised and pleased by the things you come up with!

3) Embrace imperfection! Holes, burn outs, bleach stains and ripped clothing are grunge staples. The more character, the better – so don’t throw those distressed boots away!

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Today, I’m wearing the Destroyed Graphic Print tee and Everything Rosey pencil skirt from Free People. The boots are Jeffrey Campbell and the faux leather bra is from Forever 21.

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As always, if you have any more questions on how to put things together or are interested in scheduling a personal shopping session, email me at glamourcommander@gmail.com.

How to Do Modern Grunge

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Who remembers Guacamole in Georgetown? What about Smash? Add Urban Outfitters to the mix and you will find my teenage go to stores in DC! Fishnet tees and doc martens – it’s pretty safe to say that I haven’t changed much. As you get older, the idea should stay the same but the styling should change – think fuzzy sweatshirts with plaid maxis or high heeled moto booties. Add a designer back pack too and make Kurt Cobain proud.
Need help with your ‘Modern Grunge’ look? Email glamour commander@gmail.com for advice.

Wearing A New Hat As A Free People Senior Stylist

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It’s been 3 months of awesome. In April, I took my talents part-time to Free People Pentagon City as a senior stylist.

What does that title consist of you say? I do the same personal shopping work that I do with Glamour Commander but with a twist. Customers can schedule appointments in-store or drop-in for advice or personal styling for Free People looks.

The service is free and so helpful! There’s a pyrotechnic quality to the relationship that I have with customers there. We make solutions and – boom! We develop their personal style with out-of-the box pieces and – bang! The customer leaves with a stronger concept of their style and major confidence and – pow!

I love what I do at Glamour Commander and Free People. It’s more than personal shopping. When you look good you feel great. When you feel great, you do great things.

Make sure to stop by or schedule an appointment with me at freepeoplechela@gmail.com. I also post a Senior Stylist “Pick of the Week” every Sunday/Monday via the store Instagram (@freepeoplepentagoncity). Here’s a few pics of past picks:

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Here’s one of my favorite customers in a look that I styled for her concert date:

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Okay, I’m guilty. I have that necklace too and love it! I hope to see you soon – we can pick some things that you’ll love too!

-Chela xoxo

GC Mini Fashion Doc…Coming Soon!



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The GC is filming a mini fashion documentary! In less than a minute, the film will go behind the scenes of founder/owner, Chela and her life. Shot by Andy Fernandez, it’s sure to be highly detailed and fresh. We’ll have more info on the premiere soon -stay tuned, Glams!

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Are you as excited as we are, DC?!

Style Inspiration-The Preppy Punk

The Preppy Punk
Forever inspired by Clueless and my punk roots as a teenager, I have decided to marry the two for my Fall 2014 inspiration. Your thoughts?

DC Girls Citywide Scavenger Hunt

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We’re a month away from the DC Girls Citywide Scavenger Hunt!

Complete fun missions with your team of friends, enjoy good eats at our Yards Park barbecue. Will your team win Sephora gift cards and dinner on us?

Hurry, team space is limited. C
Visit mkt.com/glamour-commander-consulting to purchase your ticket – only $18/per person!

May the odds be in your favor!

Wear it 5 Different Ways- The Boyfriend Tee

We are mothers, graduate students and entrepreneurs. We need pieces that we can wear more than once, no?

I’m so busy running my business and being a Mom that shopping for a last minute piece is out of the question for me most times. I have learned the art of wearing one piece many different ways – AKA “remixing”.

I purchased a cool Keith Haring looking Men’s shirt that I affectionally call ‘The Boyfriend Shirt’, from Urban Outfitters for $9.99!

How I Rocked It

Look #1- Shopping With the Girls

I wore a cool tutu and Levi’s jean jacket to make the boyfriend tee fun!

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Look #2 – PTA Meeting

This is a cool Rockmom look! Studded loafers, a fatigue gun hat, leggings and a blazer. You’re ready for an afternoon with your kiddo.

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Look #3 – Farmers Market Chic

It’s Saturday morning. You rush out of the house with a hat over your bedhead, no makeup, and denim overalls. You throw on your favorite pair of heels so you won’t feel super short when you stop by the deli.

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Look #4 – Date Night!

Art Gallery viewing followed by dinner with the beau. He’ll be impressed with your artsy tee – tucked in your tulip skirt of course.

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Look #5

I would wear this on set. I love being comfortably chic while I’m working. Leather skinnies, my fianc√©’s J. Crew flannel and a pair of sexy heels do the trick.

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Now it’s time for your to snag your very own boyfriend tee. Email how your wore yours to glamourcommander@gmail.com. I would love to see what you’ve come up with!

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