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Black and White Polka Dots with a Touch of Red

Hi All!
Hope you are having an amazing Wednesday. I love polka dots. It is such a classic print. I love the way black and white polka dots go so well with red or other bold colors. Here, I styled the print with an oversized white shirt.

The photos for this particular blog post got me thinking about finding the perfect white button down shirt, a closet staple. In the recent past, I was okay with just purchasing any white button down shirt but as of late, I am particularly in search for one that fits well. I have gone to several places and tried on several. Now, I need to decide on the perfect white button down shirt for me.

Thank you so much for reading. I do ask you that if you do read this blog, please leave me a comment or like my page. I would love to hear from you.

XOXO,
Elle

:: Outfit ::

Top: Forever21
Sweater: Old Navy
Bottom: Old Navy Rock Star Jeans
Shoes: Kate Spade “Licorice”
Bag: Coach

Photo Credit: Taryn Reid Photography

Polkadot Chambray and Red Details

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are enjoying your Monday. I like to add a pop of color when I’m wearing staple pieces like a chambray shirt and a pair of white jeans. I like the way the sunnies, the belt, and the shoes all bring the outfit together and make it just a little bit more complete. Take care and I hope to hear from you soon.
XOXO,

Elle

 

:: Outfit ::

Top: Old Navy Polkadot Chambray
Bottom: Old Navy Rock Star Jeans
Belt: Forever21
Sunnies: Vogue
Shoes: BCBG (Old)

Photo Credit: Taryn Reid Photography

Pearls and Pleats!

Hi Everyone,
I hope you are all having a wonderful Friday. I am looking forward to an amazing weekend filled with the company of friends and family.

This week, I had the pleasure of working with two amazing photographers who helped me out with my blog.  Ashley of Taryn Reid Photography and Ronalyn. Two amazing women with so much talent and knowledge about photography. I learned so much from the both of them when it come to photography, posing, as well as understanding the human body in photography. I am truly honored to have work with the both of them. You will have a chance to see some of their work in the proceeding posts.

I just love the way pleats go so well with a basic white button down shirt. I pulled this outfit together with a vest, layered pearl necklaces and a classic pair of black pumps. A great outfit for work or hanging out with friends.

I hope you have an amazing Friday. Thank you so much for reading. Please comment, follow, and like. I would love to hear from you.

XOXO,
Elle

:: Outfit ::

Top:Forever21
Vest: Forever21
Necklaces: Forever21 Rings: Cinnamon Girl (Old), 7 For All Mankind (Old), Tiffany and Co.
Skirt: BCBG (Thrifted)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Photo Credit: Taryn Reid Photography

Maroons and Browns

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are having a great start of the week. I have always loved Fighting Eel dresses. They are dresses that are very versatile and wearable for any occasion. I picked up this Fighting Eel dress last year at a sample sale. I love the deep maroon color. Here, I paired this Fighting Eel Dress with a beige blazer, pumped up the neckline with a cluster bib fushia necklace I borrowed from my bestie. I finished the outfit with a brown pleated front peep toe pump from Aldo.   Hope you like it. Take care.

XOXO,

Elle

.:Outfit:.
Dress: Fighting Eel (Old)
Blazer: Avon
Necklace: Avon
Shoes: Aldo Shoes (Old)

Nuetrals and Blues

.:Outfit:.

Dress: Eden in Love
Cardigan: Gap
Belt: Obi Belt
Shoes: Aldo Shoes (Old)

 

Hi Everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and a great start to the new week. I have been in such a long haitus but hopefully I can get into the rhythm of blogging again. This past month has been really busy for me
especially with summer approaching. There is so much I need to accomplish before summer arrives.

I have been searching for a great camera to photograph my outfits as well as a regular person to help me out. If you know a great camera, let me know.

Blogging in the past couple of months has taught me about the time and effort that is really put into sharing with the rest of the world. I greatly appreciate everyone who has supported, commented, followed, and read my blog posts. All of you help me in improving.

I am currently obsessed with interesting prints. The dress I am wearing above is printed with neutral birds amidst a navy background. I added an obi belt to break up the dress and pulled the outfit together with a favorite Aldo wedges and a comfortable cardigan.

Hope you like it and please comment.

XOXOXO,

Elle

 

Romantic Highs and Lows

Hi Everyone,

Hope your Saturday is going well. Today is a really nice Saturday outside, the birds are chirping and it feels very Spring. It is definitely different from yesterday’s showers. Spring time reminds me of blooms, bright and pastel colors as well as romance. While shopping at Brandy <3’s Melville last fall I spotted this high low hemline lavender dress. I really liked the movement of the dress when I walked in them. The dress is fun for a date in the park, a romantic night out with the beau, or tea with the girlfriends.

Have a great Saturday.

XOXO,

Elle

.:Outfit:.
Dress: Brandy<3 Melville
Fitted Dress used as a Slip: American Apparel
Necklace: Express (Old)
Belt: Muse Belts
Shoes: Aldo Shoes (Old)

Photo Credit: Will and Sharon from Will Pulido Photography

Deep Corals with a touch of Turquoise

Hello Everyone! Hope you are having a great Friday. I wanted to thank everyone who viewed and gave great comments on the blog, I greatly appreciated it. A few people have approached me about doing blogs on accessories and color combinations, so I can’t wait to share those with you.

I just love the way coral and turquoise go together so nicely. I picked up this dress from H & M last winter. I was instantly drawn to the deep coral color. I accented the dress with taupe accessories like the obi belt, tassel clutch, and my sky high wedges. My favorite accessory to use with this dress is this multi-strand faux turquoise necklace I picked up at Forever21 last summer.

I wanted to thank everyone again for your support. If you have suggestions and comments please comment below. Take care.

XOXO,

Elle

.:Outfit:.
Dress: H & M
Obi Belt and Tassel Clutch: Eden in Love
Necklace: Forever21 (Old)
Shoes: Aldo Shoes (Old)

Photo Credit: Will and Sharon from Will Pulido Photography

Grecian Inspired with a Modern Twist

There is something so clean about white on white. On my photo shoot with Sharon and Will,  Sharon spotted this amazing backdrop of  white stairs. It instantly inspired the outfit that I am wearing here. I love the high-low feature of this dress. The back, not pictured plunges to a V and the bottom of the skirt splits.  The dress is a little sheer but the perfect solution is adding a mini nude color dress underneath so that the slip does not take away from the clean crispy white.  I paired the dress with wedge heels and brass details. The necklace feature below plays up the neckline.

I would like to take the time to thank everyone that has been supporting this blog for the past 2 and half months now. None of this would be possible if it weren’t for your kind word and likes, believe me even the likes have made my day. You are all making part of my dreams come true.  Yesterday, my blog finally made 500 views. It isn’t a lot yet but hopefully it will not be too long before we get to 1000 and beyond. Please comment below or like this post and if you would like to see anything or have any suggestions feel free to comment and let me know. Hope to hear from you and get some feedback. Take care.

XOXO,

Elle

.:Outfit:.
Dress: Bamboo Sky
Nude Mini Dress: American Apparel
Necklace: Express
Rings: 7 for all Mankind
Shoes: Aldo Shoes (Old)

Photo Credit: Will and Sharon from Will Pulido Photography

Rockin’ Accessories

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are having a great week so far. A plain dress might have a little personality but it’s the accessories that take it from plain to great. I spotted this dress one day while going through the racks at Nordstrom Rack. The small details of the dress caught by eye, like the cowlneck, the cinches at the shoulder and at the hip, a realitively simple cut with a small twist. I added a little rock and roll to this dress with  my chainmaile watch, a pleated detailed bag from Steve Madden and pumped up the look with a caged heel. I hope you are all doing well, take care and please comment or like the outfit.

XOXO,

Elle

.:Outfit:.
Dress: Max Studio(Old)
Bag: Steve Madden
Watch: Fossil Watches Shoes: Nine West(Old)

Photo Credit: Will and Sharon from Will Pulido Photography

Peach Polka Dots and Pearls

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are having a great start of the week. This weekend, I picked up a fun polkadot skirt from Forever 21. Polka dots is always a fun and whimsical print that is also very classic.  Here, I paired my polka dot skirt with a simple three quarter sleeve tee, some classic pearls and finished it with an obi belt. How do you wear your polka dots? Let me know and comment with your response below. Take care.

XOXO,

Elle

.:Outfit:.
Blouse: Fighting Eel (Old)
Bottom: Forever21
Belt: Eden in Love
Faux Pearls: Forever21
Shoes: Aldo Shoes (Old)

Photo Credit: Will and Sharon from Will Pulido Photography

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