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Tulle and Tee Shirts

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Hey All,

There is something completely whimsical about tulle skirts. I love the airiness and flow of the fabric. I adore the fact that they can be worn casual or formal depending on the pairing. The tulle skirt I am wearing in this picture took me a year to make. It’s not because it was hard to make. It took a year because I put it off while I made different styles of tulle skirts in between. This was the first tulle skirt I attempted to make but I made it a little little different from the others. I took it apart several times before I settled on hand pleating each layer and then finishing it.

Today, I decided to wear my tulle skirt with my favorite simple fitted tee, it reminds me of a ballerina’s outfit, simple and romantic.  I decided to pull it all together with an obi belt and a pair of nude pumps to lengthen my frame.

Thanks again for reading.

XOXO,

Elle

 

 

.:Outfit:.

SHIRT j crew factory
SKIRT diy tulle skirt
SHOES michael kors
BELT ada collection

PHOTO CREDIT: Adam Levine

White Shirts are Easy

 

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Hello Everyone,

White shirts make the world go round. I have a ton of them in my closet, in different fabrics, cuts, and fits. I found this easy pullover from Rumi Murikami’s Summer Collection last month at the Made in Hawaii festival and I’ve already worn in several times. It’s an easy piece that goes with everything. I can dress it up or dress it down and the cut is perfect for those extra warm Hawaiian afternoons. I paired this shirt with a set of DIY necklaces and a pair of patented red ballet flats to give it a polished tribal look. How do you wear your white shirts? Let me know.

XOXO,

Elle

P.S. The Cut Collective is having a trunk show this weekend, Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11 AM-4PM. Check out the amazing collections of Allison Izu, Rumi Murakami, and Ten Tomorrow.

 

.:Outfit:.

SHIRT rumi murikami
PANTS gap(old)
SHOES zara
NECKLACES diy

PHOTO CREDIT: Adam Levine

Summer Time: Banyans and Bananas

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Hey Everyone,

Hope you are having a great week and looking forward to an amazing weekend. Lately, I’ve gone back to drawing again, mostly drawing up designs for stuff I want to make with my sewing machine. I’ve been thinking of maybe doing some DIY posts but I’m not really sure yet. I need your help with making that decision so let me know in the comments if you would like to see that go up on this blog.

It’s been very humid lately with temperatures in the 90’s. Summer is definitely approaching. It’s summer days like this when I feel like throwing on a graphic tee (just like this banana design from J. Crew), a pair of shorts, and some gladiator sandals. This is my summer time uniform just because it’s so easy and effortless.

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I hope you have a great weekend. Have some fun in the sun.

XOXO,
Elle

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.:Outfit:.

TOP jcrew
SHORTS forever21
BAG diy clutch
SANDALS gray by saks fifth avenue

Photo Credit: Adam Levine

Dressed Up: Pearls and Taffeta

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Hello All,

I hope you are having a wonderful week. While on  a short hiatus on the blog, I attended a formal event at the Neal Blaisedell Concert Hall. I really did not have a lot of time to shop for a gown so I decided on putting together an outfit of items from my closet.

This is what I was able to put together. I found an ivory lace top that had a high collar and paired it with a maxi taffeta skirt that I quickly put together. I finished the simple outfit with multiple strands of pearls.  The lace, taffeta, and pearls pairing created a very dressed up look. Let me know what you think.

XOXO,

Elle

 

 

.:Outfit:.

TOP forever21
SKIRT diy taffeta skirt
SHOES christian louboutin
NECKLACES 5 strands of pearls from the flea market

PHOTO CREDIT: Adam Levine

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