I’m Chantel, Army Veteran and Realtor in the Northern VA area. Chantel the Belle was first launched in 2013, formally the RizasLocasLife (Curls Crazy Life), as an escape from my deployment in Afghanistan. It has since morphed into a resource for people who desire affordable style.
My hope with my blog is to inspire fashionistas everywhere to not compromise affordability for great style! I have always loved fashion and discovered early on that I have expensive taste but not the bank account to match. So instead I became a pro at finding/ making alternative and more affordable pieces to recreate the looks I loved from the fashion magazines. And you can too!
I feel my best when I’m creating; I hope to inspire and encourage you to try something new, step outside your comfort zone, and discover new passions you may not have know existed within yourself! Through my blog and social media accounts I will share how I thrift it, remix it, make it, mix it to live beautifully everyday!
Welcome to Chantel the Belle!