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Feeling Blue

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Happy Wednesday.

While the rest of the continental U.S. is cooling down. I still feel like it’s summer here, the humidity as of late has been a friendly remainder of tropical island weather. Truthfully, I’m missing the cooler weather and the ability to layer and wear cute sweaters. I’m really hoping for a colder winter in Hawaii sans torrential downpours. While we wait for sweater weather, I’m satisfied having more time to wear some of my summer favorites.

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The gemstone blue of this dress screams Summer. I adore the shift silhouette with the asymmetric flounce detail of the hemline, a modern take on a classic cut. It adds a soft touch to a very structured neoprene. To break up the bold color, I added black and gray accessories to give it more shape and personality.

Thanks for reading. Let me know what you think.

With Love and Thanks,
Elle

.:Outfit:.
DRESS j. crew
BELT  bcbg
SHOES christian louboutin
NECKLACE h & m

Photo Credit: Adam Levine Photo

Coordinated Stripes

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Hello All,

I hope you are having a great weekend. Nothing gets old about black and white. It is a definite go to combination with so many possibilities.

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The moment I saw this skirt, I fell in love with the unexpected take on stripes and the tulip construction. I really wanted to play up the stripes so I paired it with this striped raglan to create a coordinated look. I’m really like the results.  Let me know what you think.

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Have a great weekend and let me know what you think.

XOXO,
Elle

.:Outfit:.
TOP j. crew
BOTTOM h&m
SHOES christian louboutin
BELT bcbg
BRACELETS j. crew

Photo Credit: Adam Levine Photo

Weekend Workout: Health, Fitness, and Progress

 

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Hey everyone,

I hope you are having a great weekend so far.  I’ve been working on my schedule for  work, this blog, and setting aside time to work out.  Busy-ness always gets the best of us when it’s all about deadlines and meeting them on time and sometimes, we give up time set aside for our health to meet our goals.

 

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Recently, I’ve been trying to get back into a real fitness schedule, whether hitting the gym on a regular basis or finding time to go out running and enjoy the outside air.  I think it’s absolutely important to take the time to take care of our health and fitness. On top of finding a real workout schedule, I’ve also been spending more time cooking in the kitchen and trying out new recipes. Being healthy and getting fit is definitely “work in progress” for me.
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I’ve kind of broken my shopping diet by purchasing much needed updates in my workout wardrobe. I figured I needed a boost in motivating myself to go and work out.  I’ve really been loving the new work out collection from Forever 21; the color, the prints, and the styles have really been catching my eye. I think workout wear shouldn’t be boring at all. I really love outfits that look great but also function great. I like the fact that the pieces in the new collection function well for workouts but can also be worn with other outfits.  I can’t wait to style and incorporate these pieces into other outfits.

Thanks again for reading and share your thoughts.

XOXO,
Elle

.:Outfit:.
TOP forever 21
SPORTS BRA target (similar)
BOTTOM forever 21 (similar)
SOCKS forever 21
SHOES adidas

Photo Credit: Adam Levine Photo

Urban Safari: Jumpsuit Style

jumpsuitHello All,

Hope you are having a great saturday. I’ve been on the look out for a great fitting jumpsuit. It’s an item I have put on my wish list.  There’s something about them that’s utilitarian and makes you feel like you can conquer anything. I have yet to find one that’s perfect for my petite frame. It’s a one piece so it tends to fit certain body types and shapes and finding the right one with the right fit is a little bit of trail and error.

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While I wait to find “the one” I figured I’d create a faux jumpsuit look but pairing two items of the same fabric and color  to create the jumpsuit look without the jumpsuit sizing issue.  In addition, it’s  little bit more bathroom friendly.

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Have a great weekend and let me know what you think.

XOXO,
Elle

.:Outfit:.
TOP h&m
BOTTOM h&m
SHOES kate spade
BELT bcbg
NECKLACE stella and dot

Photo Credit: Adam Levine Photo

Current Obssessions: Naturally Neutral

Naturally Neutral

Hello All,

I am currently obssesing over neutrals. I love how they are so workable into any outfit. I look for neutral items that have unexpected details and textures, they give an outfit personality. What is your favorite neutral fashion item? Let me know.

XOXO,
Elle

H M sleeve dress
$39 – hm.com

H M beige purse
$95 – hm.com

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

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