Pitbull's New Year's Revolution on FOX

December 31, 2014

Hi Loves!

2014 is coming to an end, and 2015 is bursting through the door! (and xo, Chrisse turns TWO on the 1st, EEK!) I'm so blessed to see another year and to spend another New Year's in Beautiful Miami, but guess what, so can you!

Tonight on FOX, Mr. 305 himself is hosting 'Pitbull's New Year's Revolution' LIVE from the gorgeous Thompson Hotel in Miami Beach starting at 8PM EST.

Throughout the night Mr. Worldwide will be joined by plenty of his friends including hosts LaLa Anythony & Roocsi Diaz along with performers Fifth Harmony, Becky G, the Band Perry, NeYo, Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, and DJ Sinatra. Executive produced by Evan Prager and Jesse Ignjatovic.

I got a chance to preview the venue and rehearsals yesterday and I can barely wait until tonight to bring in 2015! So make sure to tune in and ring in the New Year along with me and the the beautiful people of South Florida on FOX (8PM ET, Set your reminder!).

P.S. Make sure to use and keep up with #PitbullNYE so you can be apart of the show too!


Stocking Stuffers for Her

December 23, 2014
Stocking Stuffers for Her

Hi Loves!

My favorite part of Christmas is seeing what goodies my stocking's stuffed with, here are some ideas on what to stuff your favorite ladies stocking with this season.

Remember you don't have to get the exact items I've listed, they're just inspo!

Holiday Gifts for Her

Holiday Gifts for Her

Hi Loves!

If you're like me and haven't gotten a single gift for anyone yet (don't judge), it's time to stop procrastinating and brave the mall crowds because Christmas is less than 48 hours away!

If you still don;t know what to get a woman in your life (whether it's a sister, mom, girlfriend, bff, etc.) here's some inspiration!

Holiday Gifts for Him

December 19, 2014
Holiday Gifts for Him

Hi Loves!

Christmas is less than a week away so it is CRUNCH TIME for reals. If you still have no clue what to get a guy in your life for Christmas, check out the gift ideas I put together below.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Cookie

Hi Loves!

How cute are the Rudolph cookies I made today?! I ran across the recipe on Pinterest and HAD to make them. They were super easy to make and tasted delicious, I am definitely going to be making them again before Christmas.

Check out the recipe below!

Holiday Gifts for Tech Geeks

December 17, 2014
Holiday Gifts for Tech Geeks

Hi Loves!

I love a good gadget gift (say that 3 times fast) and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I've put together a bunch of gifts that any techie would be over the moon to find under the tree.

Holiday Gifts With A Personal Touch

December 15, 2014
Holiday Gifts With a Personsal Touch Under $130

Hi Loves!

Christmas is getting closer and closer, have you finished your holiday shopping yet? When I give someone a present I think long and hard about it so it's something I know the receiver would love. I usually go for personalized gifts because they are "personal" and isn't just a gift card or a generic tie.


Hi Loves!

Check out Day 2 of my VLOGmas series, LIVE on my second YouTube Channel 'Up Close & Chrisse'. I'm recaping Art Basel (including a clip of Miley Cyrus twerking) and share the one holiday food I despise.

I Been Thriftin'

December 13, 2014

Hi Loves!

I'm not sure I mentioned this in the past but I LOVE THRIFTINGGGG, (yes the caps were necessary) it is literally one of my favorite things to do. My thrifting partner (my Mom) and I went to Good Will in West Pines a few weeks ago and I finally made time to style each of the pieces I got.

Check out the breakdown of each outfit below!

Class Pass Miami

December 9, 2014

Hi Loves!

I'm so excited to share that I've partnered with Class Pass for their Miami Launch!
If you aren't familiar with Class Pass, its a revolutionary gym membership that allows you to visit tons of boutique gyms and unlimited classes without having to commit to a membership with one certain gym.

Check out the list of Miami gyms participating and details on membership below.

Winterize Your Nails

Hi Loves!

Winter is fast approaching and I don't know about your nails, but mine are already rebelling against the cold months ahead (at least what I consider being cold in Miami).

I've collaborated with one of my favorite beauty brands, Julep, to help walk you through Winterizing Your Nails and keeping them Stylish and Healthy for the Winter season.

Athletes for Art

December 8, 2014

Hi Loves!

During Art Basel I had the pleasure of attending an awesome fundraising event, Athletes for Art, at the Mondrian Hotel benefiting the Smile Design Gallery. DJ Camilo provided the soundtrack for the invite only event featured live painting, both a live & silent auction, and a 'Jessica Giovanni' fashion show by designers Simply Jess Giovanni F. 

Check out my photo recap and check out the goodies in my gift bag below!

BET Art Lounge Dinner

December 6, 2014

Hi Loves!

I've been running around all over the place for Art Basel this past week, but I had to take the time and tell you about the amazing 2nd Annual Fly Beyond Awards dinner I attended last night.

The dinner was hosted by Fusion MIA, Jambalaya Media Group, and BET Networks and sponsored by Grey Goose, as well as, Microsoft. The night's honoree's in included the CEO of BET Networks, Debra Lee, the Artist, David Driskell, and Curator Dr. Tuliza Fleming.

The event was held in the beautifully decorated BET Art Lounge, and the food (made by Amaris Jones & served by students from the Culinary program at Northwestern High School) was so good. We were also treated to an amazing performance by dancers from Pierre London dance group.

I had the chance to meet so many great and inspirational people and so thankful to Fusion MIA for having me. Check out all the pics below and stay tuned for some footage in VLOGmas videos this week.


December 3, 2014

Hi Loves!

I've wanted to participate in VLOGmas ever since last year, so when December 1st rolled around this year, I figured.. Why not?! 

Since VLOGmas is something typically done on a "second channel" (the more personal vlog for vloggers aside from their main channel). It took some time to come up with a name for it but 'Up Close & Chrisse' came to mind and I said PERFECT!

You can subscribe to my channel here and check out my first day of VLOGmas below.

Art Basel | Miami Beach 2014

December 2, 2014

Hi Loves!

Today is the start of my favorite week of the year in Miami, Art Basel!
If you aren't familiar with what Art Basel is, it's a week of art fairs, events, dinners, parties, and lots of networking opportunities during the first week of December that attracts art lovers, socialites, musicians, actors, brands, and entrepreneurs. The crowd is so diverse and there are so many amazing works of art, it is so worth experiencing at least once.

I'll be running around Wynwood and Miami Beach to a some events and art fairs which, of course, I will recap for you all.  

If you happen to be in the 305 this week, I've listed some day/night outfit ideas, as well as some events and art fairs you should check out (if you see me, pleaseee say Hello).

Holiday Gifts for the Hostess Under $75

November 30, 2014
Holiday Gift Ideas for the Hostess Under $75

Hi Loves!

Holiday season is in full swing now and I'm sure you're invited to more Holiday parties than you have time to attend. My mom always told me not to show up to a part empty handed, so here are a few affordable gift ideas for the Hostess with the Mostess!

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Makeup Lover Under $75

November 18, 2014
Holiday Gifts for Makeup Lovers
Hi Loves!

Can you believe that it's already Holiday Season?! I feel like it just crept up on us. It's time for gift exchanges, secret Santa, stocking stuffing, and tons of gift wrapping so I'm here to help! Through the holiday season I'll be giving ideas on what to get your friends & family.

P.S. There will be a Holiday giveaway you don't want to miss!

First up, the Makeup Lovers..

5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Blog

November 17, 2014

Hi Loves!

I began the journey of xoChrisse.com a year and a half ago and it has been a crazy, in a good way, ride. I've made plenty of mistakes, and still do, but with time comes wisdom. I wanted to put a list of a few things I wish I knew when I started my blog to help out.

The Tamar Collection

November 14, 2014


Hi Loves!

To know me, is to know that I am a huge Tamar Braxton fan.. So imagine how excited I was when I found out she was launching a clothing line! The Tamar Collection includes shoes and clothing ranging from $40 to $400. Honestly, there isn't one thing I don't like but I really love the all of the bottoms. Can't wait to get my hands on some items in this collection.

P.S. There's a feature on the site that allows you put in your height, as well as measurements and try clothes on a virtual model of yourself. (So cool right?!)

Take a look at the rest of the collection and how I styled my favorite pieces.

Fall into Autumn Style

November 13, 2014
Fall into Autumn Style
Hi Loves!

It's been a while since I put together some outfit ideas on Polyvore so this morning I put a few looks together for Fall/Autumn that range from casual to chic. 

Lissette-L Pants

November 11, 2014

Hi Loves!

If you read my recap on Oprah's Life You Want Miami, then you'll remember that I mentioned winning a pair of pants from Lisette-L.. Well I got 'em!

Hashtag Blogger Problems

Hi Loves!

I have been on a roller coaster of emotions the past few days and finally the ride has stopped!

I figured I'd write about it because I'm sure I'm not the only Blogger this has happened to, and hopefully my solutions and advice will help others too.

What are some of your #BloggerProblems? Comment your advice and share your stories below :)

Last Minute "Kind Of" Costumes for Guys

October 31, 2014

Hi Loves!

It was brought to my attention that I haven't posted any Male-friendly Halloween suggestions, so I present.. Last Minute "Kind Of" Costumes for Guys. I say "Kind Of" because most guys aren't too keen on going full out for Halloween. These suggestions take slight effort, little coin, and a lot of items that are already (or should be) in your closet.

Last Minute Costume Ideas Under $50

October 29, 2014

Hi Loves!

If you haven't figured out what you're going to be for Halloween, what're you waiting for its 48 hours away! Kidding. I have no clue what I'm going to be either LOL. I've been torn between Ultimate Grand Supreme, a baseball player, and a million other things..
 Anywho, here are a some ideas that you can throw together in a hot second.

10 Things To Do for Halloween in Miami

Hi Loves!

Halloween is t-minus 72 hours away (AHH!) and although I don't have plans yet, I think I'll partake in some kind of a turn up. If you are just as clueless (and in South Florida) as I am, check out my ten All Hallows Eve recommendations for everyone from dog lovers to fist pumpers to the thrill seekers.

The Halloween Sundowner

October 28, 2014

Hi Loves!

I had the pleasure of attending The Halloween Sundowner at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens on Saturday. It was an AMAZING event and I had so much fun getting an early start on Halloween.

If you can't tell, I went as Maleficent the evil queen from Sleeping Beauty because it was a quick DIY costume with things I already had. I won this wonderful maxi dress in a raffle at the Makers Shoes Blogger Social and made my headpiece (for under $5) with foil paper, 2 plastic bags, electrical tape, and a stocking cap.

Check out how beautiful the property is and photos from the event below!

25 Inspirational Quotes from Oprah's Life You Want Weekend

Hi Loves!

Oprah's Life You Want Weekend was so inspiring, I loved how interactive and technologically advanced it was. Throughout the weekend, Oprah and her "trailblazers" incorporated inspiring messages and quotes into their segments that I had to share with you all. 

I hope you enjoy 25 of the many amazing quotes.

Oprah's Life You Want Miami

October 27, 2014

Hi Loves!

I had the huge honor of attending the Oprah's Life You Want Tour stop in Miami this past weekend and had an AMAZING, life changing time. The awesome team at OWN provided me with two tickets, so many thanks to them!

Oprah has been my idol since I was old enough to know who she was and the main reason why I decided to go into the TV Production field, so seeing her in person and hearing her speak was so inspiring. I am still in awe and her inspiring words of wisdom were not lost on me.

I hope that you enjoy my weekend recap and can take away some inspiration from it!

About Chrisse | TMI Tag

October 26, 2014

Hi Loves!

If you follow me on my social networks (they're all linked under the xoChrisse logo) then you know I recently bought a new DSLR camera.. I'm completely obsessed it and I can finally post better quality photos and even better, VLOG!

So literally less than 24 hours after purchasing it, I recorded my very first vlog! I decided to do an "About Chrisse" aka TMI Tag to get things started and so you all can get to know me a little better.

Check it out below**, and PLEASE don't be afraid to send me any requests for vlogs you'd like me to do.

5 DIY Halloween Costumes

October 19, 2014

Hi Loves!

Today marks the beginning of my first "13 Nights of Halloween" series!
I am a HUGE fan of Halloween, so I'm going to create 13 posts consisting of costume ideas, make-up & hair tutorials, DIY projects, and a few extra tid-bits, in anticipation of Halloween.

Enjoy the first post of the series below!

- If you have any requests, leave a comment -

Chrisse's Current..

September 19, 2014

Hi Loves!

It's been a hot minute since I did a 'Chrisse's Current..' segment and since it's still one of my more popular posts, I decided to do another for y'all with some tweeks and deets! 
Take a look see at what my current favorite things are below..

My Fall Wardrobe Essentials

September 17, 2014

Hi Loves!

We're just a week away from the first official day of Fall and I'm so excited!
 The weather in Miami hasn't changed much but that isn't going to stop me from snagging some of this Fall's current trends and essentials.

Take a look see at my Top 10 Fall Wardrobe Essentials (take note of the colors and prints too) and how I styled them below!

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fight Style

September 15, 2014

Hi Loves!

Like millions of people around the World, I was tuned in and ready to watch Floyd Mayweather Jr. take on Marcos Maidana for a much anticipated rematch on Saturday, but I could barely pay attention to anything besides Mayweather's fight outfit.

New York Fashion Week S/S '15 Trends

September 12, 2014

Hi Loves!

Another installment of New York Fashion Week has wrapped as designers and fashion lovers alike enjoyed a sneak peek into the Spring/Summer '15 collections.

The trends are not hard to spot as there were many reoccurring themes throughout the week.. Check out the top fabrics, clothing styles, and hues that'll be everywhere in the coming months.

Blog Lovin'

September 10, 2014

Hi Loves!

I recently joined BlogLovin' (woohoo!), it's a really cool site that is basically Pinterest for Bloggers. Follow the xoChrisse profile and let me know if you have one so I can follow back.