Welcome to our blog! Sisters and besties for life, we hail from a tiny east Texas town but are now proud Houstonians. Between the two of us, we are mothers to two feisty girls, three wild boys, and one four-legged pooch. Although we are both lawyers and love our careers, we have been eager for an opportunity to collaborate on a project that would allow our creative juices to flow. We are thrilled to introduce you to In the Loop Style!
We plan to share all of the things we love, from fashion and décor to party planning and travel. Perfection is overrated, and we want to bring to you stylish, fun finds for you to wear, display, or create! We hope you visit often and have some fun with us!
“You may be as different as the sun and the moon, but the same blood flows through both your hearts. You need her, as she needs you.” – George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones
I’m Chandra, which is pronounced like Chandler but with a different ending. I am a wife and mother to a sweet, Lego-loving son, a spunky, princess-obsessed daughter, and a precious Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. I love the beach, blue jeans, live music, and freshly squeezed juice. I’m not a big fan of cucumbers, coffee, or old movies, though I truly wish I could learn to love the latter! My style, although totally dependent on my mood and the occasion, always leans toward casual; I never like to look too done. I’ve had the same can of hair spray for over two years! I love a fresh face and effortless vibe. Similarly, my goal in putting together my home is to have it feel collected and lived-in, as opposed to decorated.
I worked as a trial and appellate lawyer until I had my son in May 2009. I still practice law here and there, but I gave up the full time gig to focus on being a mom. Now that my youngest is in school, I am ready for the next phase, which includes creating and curating this blog with my sister! We have long wished for an opportunity to collaborate on something creative together, and, though we are new to and very naïve about the blogging world, we are so excited to have this opportunity! We hope you enjoy our journey half as much as we enjoy sharing it!
I’m Chastiti, which means “innocence,” but I am also an Aries with a ton of spunk so the two collide at times! I am married to my high school sweetheart and am mother to a beautiful gymnast daughter, who also adores dance, a creative and artistic son with sass for days, and a sweet little boy who loves snuggles and setting traps for bad guys! I am also a litigation attorney managing a busy practice, and my passion is volunteering with abused and neglected children. I belong at the beach and love all things Southern, but I will not pass up an opportunity to bundle up, throw on some cool boots, and walk around New York City for days.
In my spare time, I love to study fashion and design magazines, and I enjoy putting together work-appropriate looks that are stylish and fun. I love mixing high end pieces with bargain finds, hate the term “business casual,” and adore interchangeable accessories. I try to find looks that will take me seamlessly from the courtroom to a little league game without too much hassle. The term beauty product junkie was probably created just for me; I cannot stop by a cosmetics counter without buying them out!
I am thrilled to have this opportunity to work with my sister in a creative capacity. We have so many ideas we are dying to share with you! Thank you for stopping by, and we hope you enjoy our blog.
Photos: Kelli Elizabeth Photography