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Lace, Satin, and Mohawks

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Hello All,

Hope you are doing great. This is a bit of  a late post, I’ve been sporting a purple mohawk. I needed a break from my long locks and decided it was time for something new. I’ve been meaning to get a mohawk for a year now and I decided to finally take the plunge. It’s definitely a lot more breezier and easier to manage.

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Played with some old pieces in my closet to get that lingerie inspired look that’s trendy this spring. I layered a light mocha satin camisole under a lace shell. I really like the results of the pairing.

What trends are you trying out this Spring? Let me know.

Thanks again for reading.

XOXO,

Elle

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TOP guess
BOTTOM gap
SHOES kate spade
HAT wish

 

 

 

Window Pane Gingham and Saturday Shoes

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I have a slight love affair with gingham and plaid. I love the criss crossing patterns of colors and the unexpected color combinations that result from the interwoven threads.

A few months ago, I found this window pane white gingham blouse. It does not have color but I like the unexpected and subtle sheer details of the blouse. It lends itself to other outfit pairings. It’s such a great blouse to dress up or down.

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I personally want to play with a pop of color for a layer underneath or to dress down the look with a pair of boyfriend jeans but that will be for another day. Today, I paired it with my midi box pleated skirt and a pair of my favorite Kate Spade Saturday Sandals.

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For this particular outfit, I wanted to play with the ever so classic black and white combination. I added a muted black jeweled rope necklace and carried over the criss cross lines of the blouse to my favorite quilted bag.

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Have a great Saturday and Thank you again for reading.

XOXO,

Elle

.:Outfit:.
SHIRT forever21
SKIRT found at tjmaxx
NECKLACE h & m
BRACELETS j creww,
SHOES kate spade saturday
BAG found at tjmaxx

Photo Credit: Adam Levine Photo

Spring in my Steps: Black, White, and Floral

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Hey Everyone,

I hope you are having an amazing Monday. Spring is in the air and I could not help but celebrate the beginning of Spring with some floral print shoes. I found these last year and instantly fell in love. I just adore the roses in bloom and how they remind me of afternoon tea in the garden with friends. I love how the print of the shoe updates the classic silhouette of the pointed toe pump.

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I must admit that the shoes is definitely the focal point of this whole outfit. I wanted to highlight the beautiful print on the shoe so I decided to keep everything black and white with subtle details; the quilting on the clutch, the drape design on the shirt,  and the velvet texture of the pants. I do hope to show off this pair in the future with more outfit pairings.

Do you own a pair of shoes that reminds you of Spring? Let me know and share with me your thoughts.

XOXO,

Elle

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PANTS j brand
SHOE kate spade “licorice”
BAG found at tj maxx

Anniversaries, Bows, Pearls, and Audrey

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Hello Everyone,

This past weekend marked the 3rd year anniversary of A Pair of Shoes For Everyday. This blog has taught me so much in the past couple of years about myself, my personal style as well as blogging. I am truly grateful for all the support that all of you have given me. I want to say THANK YOU for giving me the opportunity to share with you my dreams. This blog would not be possible without all of you.

bows and pearlsTo the all the individuals who have helped me along the way (my friends, my family, my readers, my followers, the people who have sponsored this blog, my photographer and guest photographers, and the blogging community) thank you for your constant support and love. I cannot thank you enough for the opportunity to work with all of you and be inspired by you. I do not know where this blog will take me in the coming year, all I know is that I cannot wait for this blogging year to be AMAZING.

bows and pearlsI wanted to celebrate the blog’s anniversary with an inspired look by one of my favorite style icons, Audrey Hepburn.  A classic a-line dress, a simple but elegant strand of pearls and a simple pair of red pumps that speaks to the timelessness of great style.

I hope your week will be amazing.

With thankfulness and love,

Elle

 

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DRESS kate spade
SHOES bcbg generation
NECKLACES tj maxx find

PHOTO CREDIT: Adam Levine

Orange You Glad It’s Spring: Color Pick Me Up

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Hello All,

Hope you are having a great weekend. I find that wearing color really changes how you I  feel and my outlook about anything, so with that in mind, I’ve been trying to incorporate them into my daily clothing choices.  A color, I have been loving for spring is orange. It’s one of those colors that instantly brightens the day. I like adding it to neutral outfits that need a pop of color.

 So What color brightens your day? Let me know. Take care and thanks again for reading.

XOXO,

Elle

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SHIRT j crew
CARDIGAN papaya
SKIRT eden in love
SHOES kate spade
BAG london fog

Photo Credit: Adam Levine

Spring Confidence: Silver Spoon Jewelry and Mockingbirds and Hummingbirds

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Hey Everyone,

Happy Thursday Everyone! I hope you are having a great week. Spring is around the corner and I cannot wait  for Spring blooms and the beautiful sounds of birds in the morning.

I have always been fascinated with bird patterns and motifs. I love how birds can go where ever they please with a flap of their wings or have beautiful feather coats with colorings that can inspire outfits. Birds are delicate, strong, beautiful, and bold.  A bird that strikes my interest is the mockingbird, the master of imitation and languages, it often represents learning through experience, curiousity, intelligence, and confidence. They remind me of the women in my family who have traveled the world to learn and teach and the conversations I had with my great grand aunts who lived in foreign lands at the dinner table when I was little. The beautiful silverware they gathered from different parts of the globe telling me of their great travels.

When Silver Spoon Jewelry approached me about doing a blog post and I had the opportunity to choose a piece that I connected  with the first thing that caught my eye was this beautiful hummingbird piece that’s new to their line, it reminded me of mockingbirds. It’s vintage appeal, it reminds me of my great aunts stories that inspired me as a child visiting at the family house in Caaoacan in the Philippines. Like mockingbirds, hummingbirds have many talents that allow them to be resilient as well as achieve great feats despite their small size.

To celebrate the women in your family, whether they are your aunt, mother, sister, cousin, or any special woman in your life, Silver Spoon Jewelry is offering free shipping on all orders using the promo code  ShoesForEveryday2014 until the end of April just in time for Mother’s day.

Thank you again for reading. Take care and Enjoy the rest of your week.

XOXO,
Elle

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DRESS forever21
SCARF forever21 (old)
SHOES kate spade
BROOCH silver spoon jewelry use promo code: ShoesForEveryday2014 until the end of April
RINGS cinnamon girl, tiffany and company
BAG london fog

Photo Credit: Adam Levine

Thank Yous and My 2014 Wish List

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This made it to my wish list last year and it makes it again this year. It’s extremely hard to find  a red one in my size since many colors from Balenciaga is seasonal. Last week I found another option but we will see what the year brings.

I tried these at Nordstrom the other week and my calves do not seem to fit in this boot. I’m hoping to add it sometime in the future and perhaps stretch the boot to fit my calves better.

My All Time Favorite Bag. It is makes it on my wishlist again this year.

Kate Spade had a version of this but I really like the look of this cross body and work appropriate style. It’s classic, durable, and a great price.

I love high quality vintage items. I’ve been looking for one of these for a while, not to find it in the right color at the right price point.

I absolutely adore the layers of metal feathers. It is an amazing statement piece that I would love to have in my collection one day. It is also another wishlist item that is making it back on the list this year.

This piece is dainty and rugged at the same time. I love the balance of sparkle and spikes.
Last but not the least, a Celine Micro Luggage in a neutral color. It is a classic that I would like to have in my collection of handbags.

Hello All,
I hope you are having a wonderful week. I am a little early with next year’s wish list but I figured I will post it before I review this year’s wish list.  I am truly very grateful for an extremely amazing year for myself as well as this blog. I definitely would not have done this blog without everyone who has stopped by and read, left comments, and gave me advice. I have a couple of special Thank Yous I would love to send out. I want to thank Kelly from Alterations Needed  for giving me the most valuable advice about branding and blogging. Without her, I do not think I would have taken the step to own my own domain. I also want to thank Ashley from One Fine Day for all the blog advice and support. Many many thank yous also go out to Taryn Reid  Photography, Glenn Andaya Photo, and Adam Levine, my current photographer and marketing consultant for all their wonderful photography. I have truly learned so much from each of you. In addition, I want to thank everyone who has read this blog and took the time to share your lives with me through comments or even emails. Without you this blog would not be where it is today.  2013 was definite a year of surprises and big steps and I truly cannot wait to make more new friends in the blogging world. Thank you for a great 2013 and I’m hoping for an even better 2014.

I’ve definitely learned to appreciate Lists. I found this cool new strategy called Bullet Journals and it takes lists to a different level. I am using it at the moment to organize myself and to be as efficient as possible.  Last year, I created a Wish List of Luxury Fashion Items that I really wanted to add to my wardrobe. This year I am going to do the same. I have a few repeats and deletions from last year but again I am going to say that lists help people realize their goals and I’m going to see if it will work again this year.

What’s on your wishlist for 2014?

XOXO,
Elle

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

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