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Review: Tory Burch Reva Flats

Hi All,

Hope you are having an amazing Saturday. I’m trying to get things done on my list and as promised here is my review of the Tory Burch Reva Flats that I picked up on Sunday.

This week, I couldn’t seem to get enough of how comfortable these flats felt on my feet. I have read many many reviews on them and everyone I have read has spoken about it. This year, I put in on my wishlist of items I wanted to add to my closet. Here is my take on the Reva Flats.

I own three pairs of flats in my collection of shoes. Two are from Jeffrey Campbell and this pair of black Reva Flats from Tory Burch.   I initially wanted a pair that had a subdued black emblem but the gold emblem detail stood out to me. I tried several pairs before settling on getting this pair and after a week owning them, I have already worn them several times at work.

I love the way the leather feels on my feet. It is supple and soft and hugs my feet.

Details about the shoe:

Packaging: The shoe comes in a box with the signature Tory Burch design.  The shoe was in bed of tissue paper. It does not come with a dust bag.

Fit:  TTS. I usually fit shoes from sizes 4 to 6 depends on the cut and make of the shoe, for this particular shoe I purchased a size 5 because I felt the 4.5  feel to snug for my toes in the toe box area. The heel has elastic gathering which I am happy about because it stays on my narrow heel. So far, I’m very happy with the fit of the shoe.

Quality: The shoe is made of soft nappa leather with the signature Tory Burch emblem for ornamentation in the front of the shoe. The lining for this shoe is leather and the insole has padding that hugs your feet at every step. The craftsmanship looks amazing.

Comfort: After a week for wear,  the shoe has not given me blisters or cuts. The shoes is extremely comfortable.

Price: $225.00 (But prices may vary depending on the establishment)

I hope this helps you decide if this is the shoe for you. I’m glad that I purchased them.

Hope you are having an amazing Saturday. Take care.

XOXO,

Elle

TORY BURCH reva

TORY BURCH UPPER

TORY BURCH UP CLOSE

TORY BURCH SIDE VIEW TB EMBLEM DETAIL

TB BACK DETAIL

Tweed, Pearls, and Channeling Coco

Hello All,
Just stopping in to say hello. I hope you started your weekend with something amazing. One of my favorite fashion icons is Coco Chanel. Her style and taste is timeless. One iconic piece that reminds me of her is the Tweed Blazer. I love to wear tweed on cooler days in Hawaii. I like to layer it over button down shirts and multiple strands of pearls. It is definitely a piece that is worth investing in because it’s not only timeless but also a great way to pull together an outfit and make it dressier. How do you wear tweed? I would love to hear from you.

Thank you again for reading. Please like, comment, or follow my blog. Take care.

XOXO,
Elle

:: Outfit ::

Top: Forever21
Tweed Blazer: Thrifted
Shirt: Forever21
Bottom: Gap
Shoes: Christian Louboutin (Old)
Rings: Tiffany & Co., Cinnamon Girl, and 7 For All Mankind
Necklaces: Forever21

Photo Credit: Taryn Reid Photography

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

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