Yellow Wrap Dress

I love the ease of this flowy summer dress. Yellow is not a color I typically go for (especially with a pattern). However, since coming back from Italy I have been adding more and more colorful mini dresses, like this …

Skort is the Answer

Has anyone else been feeling the heat this summer? Summer’s in Houston are what I imagine it would be like to live in an oven, an oven with a high humidity index. Outdoor activities range from energy draining to dang …

SKIN HYDRATION & PROTECTION

Today I want to share two skin care brands whose products I have been using, and loving, the past two months; Lumene Lahde and Dermalogica. With an emphasis on hydration, Lumene Lahde is a Finland based skin care brand which uses …

Moments In Ballet Class Every Ballet Dancer Can Relate To / When Old Injuries Come Back to Haunt You

This week will be just over a month since I have started going back to ballet classes. If you are just tuning in, I have been taking open adult ballet class at Houston Ballet. I have averaged about 1.5 classes …

White Denim and Summer Duster

I think it’s safe to say I miss Europe. Matt and I lived in the UK for the beginning of 2017 and all I can think about is finding beautiful locations around Houston that remind me of London, Italy and …

The Best Beauty Tech from The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

 I went through the “beauty” section of the Nordstrom Sale to share with you what beauty tools I think are worth your investment this year! Keep reading for my top picks in anti-aging devices and more!

Developing Different Goals in Dance

When I was still training I went through this mental block with pointe shoes. Basically, I disliked my feet in pointe shoes so much that I dreaded putting them on. My whole life I didn’t have flexible feet, I had …

Long Weekend at The Montage Deer Valley

Nestled into the Deer Valley mountainside this majestic, alpine retreat is a great summer getaway! It sits at about 8000ft in altitude and in winter is home to award winning snow. No joke, I was told about this snow many …

Who Can Take an Open Adult Ballet Class and What To Wear

When I tell people I recently got back into dance and am taking open adult ballet classes at HB ( Houston Ballet) the two immediate follow-up questions are: 1. Can I take these classes? 2. What do I wear? So let’s tackle …

Summer Beauty Loving Round-Up

My skincare or make-up routine is one of the “most asked” questions I get. I am lucky that I get to discover a lot of new products and I am always sharing with you on instagram stories, but we aren’t …

Stars and Tights, Workout Wear for The Summer

As I get back into ballet this past couple of weeks I find my yoga practice to be improving ten fold. I took a hot yoga class on Monday evening with Matt and all the stretching and strength in the …

All The Different Ballet Teachers You Meet Along The Way

Ballet/ Dance teachers; we love them, we hate them, they inspire us and push us to our limits only to help us achieve success! At some point, we look back a wish we could have applied their knowledge more wisely and …

First Day Back In Ballet Class vs Second Day Back

We had this joke back at my ballet studio in Toronto, where the first day back to class after a break, like a vacation or some short time off, you feel amazing! Everything is ON. You don’t have sore or …

Coming Back to Ballet After “Normal” Life

Not many people who meet me as an influencer / fashion writer know about my ballet past. It actually surprises me when I realize that some of my closest friends now don’t know “ballerina Chiara”, especially since I identified with …

My Favorite Workouts (in Houston)

There are so many different workouts, class styles, apps etc out there it can be hard to find which workout is right for you. I know that with my years of dance there are few types or workouts I can …

Shop for a Cause at Theory Benefiting Blue Cure

I’m really excited about my upcoming event June 14th with Theory because not only am partnering with a really cool brand and 10% of the proceeds from sales goes to an organization I have been involved with for a while …

Wearing the Pants on Date Night or GNO

I’m not here to give dating advice but I will say that a hot pair of black pants are key in my  wardrobe. Finding a GOOD black pant that is fitting for a date night/ girls night out with a …

The Ultimate Low Back Dress For Your Hottest Summer Ever

This summery, open back dress is another favorite from designer Sararose’s Stix and Roses line.  A low back black dress made of bamboo and lycra is a summer staple and should make it’s way in your closet ASAP. I love …

Star Print for Summer

I’m all star-eyed over this silk wrap dress by Zoe Karssen. I picked it out from Richly Clad recently. It is such a great piece summer. I paired it with silver heels to keep with a starry night/ outer space …

Statement One-Sleeve Trend and a Hair Secret

I never thought I would be a huge fan of the statement one-sleeve trend but here I am embracing the asymmetry of it all! This trend is a wonderful summer wardrobe must have, especially if you a feeling like you …