What’s New Wednesday: Denim

What’s New Wednesday: Denim

Denim, denim, who’s got the denim? We do!  I just listed nine pairs of vintage high-waisted jeans in various brands, colors and sizes.

I love turning these jeans into cut-off shorts but I figured I’d list them as-is so that the buyer can put their own spin on them.

These burnt orange Wranglers are my favorites and I really might have to keep them to myself. 😉

Shop Here: Chance & Coincidence


The First Ever “What’s New Wednesday”

The First Ever “What’s New Wednesday”

Now that I’ve moved all of my stuff into a studio/office space I can finally work on putting new stuff up regularly!  **STOKED**.  The site currently only has women’s clothing, purses and shoes but I will be expanding to include vintage and handmade goods and men’s clothing! I honestly could not be more excited.

Each Wednesday (unless something comes up) I will post a “What’s New Wednesday” to the blog to show you what’s been listed for the week.  So without further adieu…here goes week one!

Vintage floral and polka dot overalls: $78
More Details: Here

Vintage Oscar de la Renta for Swirl Jacket/Shirt Dress: $86
More details: Here

Vintage MuuMuu Maxi Dress: $100
More Details: Here

Vintage Black Floral and Butterfly Ichi Ban Kimono: $60
More Details: Here

Vintage Tweed Style Colorful High Waist Skirt: $46
More Details: Here

Vintage Coverall Jumpsuit (Unisex): $62
More Details: Here

Vintage Pajama Gown Tunic Dress: $36
More Details: Here

That’s it for now!  Further shopping details can be found at the link provided above each photo.  If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me!


Where is Summer? Throwback Thursdeeeee

Where is Summer? Throwback Thursdeeeee

First of all, where is summer?!  Seriously, WHERE IS IT?! Since it’s only January and we have FOREVER to go until those balmy months, today’s outfit post/DIY shirt is a throwback to warmer weather because I’m ready to start dreaming up festival outfits and sweating my buns off outside.  Anywho…

I had been seeing these vintage deep V tshirts EVERYWHERE except in a store where I could actually buy one.  I had seriously been looking for more than a year and then just decided to make myself one.  I found this ridiculous “cave art” tshirt at a thrift store and DIYd the shit out of it.  I ended up loving it so much that I wore it to a Tame Impala show at Red Rocks.





Shirt: Vintage and DIY by me
Boots & Sunnies: Forever 21

**these pictures were taken on a different day than the show…I was too busy pre-gaming in the parking lot….oops.

I may have made this last summer but I’m totally going to wear it and more like it alllll summer.  My question is…should I make some of these one-of-a-kind pieces for the shop?  Let me know!


Honey, I’m home!

Honey, I’m home!

So this blog has been around for awhile now and unfortunately it’s been dormant for most of its sad life. The past two years have taught me so much of who I am and what I want (and don’t want) and I’m ready to actually do this thing.  No more half-assed posts that I throw in there just because I feel pressured to do it or to just fill space. I’ve been planning and dreaming up this relaunch for months and I’m terrified and excited that the time has come to release it out into the world.

Anywho, without further adieu, welcome!

The new Chance & Coincidence will be a blog that focuses on my journey to creating and expanding my side hustle (aka my shop), outfit posts, DIYs, travel, tips, ideas, inspiration and things that genuinely make me happy.  I may occasionally throw in a story or a memory because let’s be honest–weird stuff tends to happen to me, but I’m going to try my best to be much more focused in my approach.  I’m hoping that as I do this more and more the blog will continue to organically grow into something that I’m truly proud of.

Take a look around…you’ll notice some new sections that I can’t wait to delve into in the coming weeks. This is what you can expect from each section–new and old:

Start Here/Meet Me: my about me section so that you can take a tiny peek into my head
Projects: DIYs, things I’m working on, etc.
Life: this will eventually be split into sub-sections but for now it’s a space for tips and tricks, anecdotes, inspiration, current music playlists, guest posts, things I’ve been into lately, fitness, food, things to do in Denver…anything that happens in life.
Adventures: pretty self explanatory–travel and things I get into
Style: Outfit posts, Style tips, things I’m dying to buy, etc
Shop: A link to the Etsy shop which will be relaunching with a new look in February and a link to “Gloria”…you’ll have to wait until Friday to see what the heck that is 😉

You’ll notice that the old content is still here but you can expect new content three days a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7AM MST.  Follow my Instagram or Snapchat (username: fallingupstairs) for daily posts.

What would you like to see on here?  Leave your ideas in the comments below!


Swimsuit Season is Upon Us!

Swimsuit Season is Upon Us!

Guys, I just bought a plane ticket to Florida in March and I couldn’t be more excited to get some vitamin sea!!! Of course this means I need, ok so I want,  new bathing suits.  (I actually didn’t buy any new ones last season so I feel like I’m totally justified in this purchasing decision.)

Anywho I’m one of those people that hates trying on swimsuits at the store so I tend to do my shopping online.  Here I’ve narrowed down my favorite shops (and why they’re my favorites) for grabbing a cute suit this season

Best Mix & Match: Target

Target is always a swimsuit go-to because they have many different options and they are beyond affordable.  Love a certain top but want more coverage on the bottom?  They have options for that.  This year I’ve found that Target has the easiest way to find the suit that best fits your needs.

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Photos: Target.com

Bonus: You can return things to an actual brick and mortar Target store.

Cheap: Forever 21

I feel like Forever 21 is an obvious go-to when you need something cheap.  They have some cute options this year!

A few of my faves:


Photos: Forever21.com

Of course these suits are not going to be super well-made and will probably only last for the season but, hey, you get what you pay for.

Downside: You can’t do returns so be prepared to keep what you’ve got.

Best for many body types: ModCloth

One of the sites that I’m super impressed with this year is ModCloth.  They have many great options and they truly have something for every body type out there.  They’re even using girls of every shape as models and it makes the swimsuits look even more amazing.

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I’m currently waiting on a restock of a dinosaur print, high-waisted bikini, because, duh.

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Photos: Modcloth.com

Bonus: Easy returns and free exchanges!

Best sexy: Nastygal

First of all if you haven’t heard of NastyGal…it’s not a XXX website so don’t be afraid to type it into your Google bar.  Lol!  I’ve been shopping there for years and noticed that they have some absolutely BANGING options in their swim collection this year.

If you’re looking for a head turner or if you’re heading to Vegas or Miami you may want to grab something from here.


Photos: NastyGal.com

Bonus: You can return it if it doesn’t fit the way you like!

Best Overall selection: Asos

Just like in their clothing collections, Asos has many different options in many different price ranges.

Seriously though…they have some clearance bottoms as cheap as $3 and your choices go all the way up to a $460 Mara Hoffman one-piece stunner.

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Photos: Asos.com

Bonus: The site makes it really easy to refine your search PLUS free shipping and free returns.

Now that I’m all inspired to buy a new suit…I’m heading to the gym.

Are there any sites you like to shop for bathing suits?  Let me know so that I can check them out.


Snow Day

Snow Day

I have never been one to enjoy the cold (a winter in Chicago nearly killed me) but I have to say that I love when it snows here in Denver.  It’s not like the winter storms in Tennessee where everyone runs to the store to grab all of the milk and bread and all of the interstates become littered with abandoned vehicles…it snows and things continue on almost as normal.

Today I took a break and went wandering in the snow.

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To get ready I threw on an animal print sweater, chambray shirt and a cozy fur vest to go under my puffy winter coat.  My leggings are fleece lined–hello comfort!

Warm, snuggly layers have become my wardrobe’s best friends this season.

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Sweater: H&M
Chambray Shirt: Nordstrom
Fur Vest: Unknown

This slouchy fringe bag is my current go-to and I’m loving the boho vibe it adds to my outfits.

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Bag: Vince Camuto

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This down-filled puffer coat is the perfect length and squishes into its own little bag so that I can even throw it in my purse if I need to.

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Coat: Ralph Lauren

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Hat & Glove Set: J Crew

And today I went with my motorcycle boots because they’re my faves but, just to be clear, next time I walk in the snow I’m wearing my snow boots–even though they won’t look as cute.

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Boots: Lucky Brand (No longer available)

Some of the items I’m wearing are no longer available but I’ve found some similar ones for you to shop!

Shop the look:

What are your favorite things to wear on a snow day?




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