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Summer Plaid

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For the summer, I like to brighten up the wardrobe color palette with oranges and brighter blue hues.  I love the way they play together on this plaid top. I’ve been playing with pieces from my closet recently, trying to figure out the best way to wear them with various combinations.

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I’ve also been loving this Eartha Bag from Zac Posen. It’s been my bag of choice as of late with enough room for everything I need.

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Thanks again for reading. Take care.

XOXO,

Elle

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TOP zara
BOTTOM Eden in Love
SHOES christian louboutin
BAG zac posen
MAKEUP colourpop cosmetics

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

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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

Mixing Textures: Comfy Sweater, Plaid, and Peek-A-Boo Lace

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Hey Everyone,

I hope you are having a great weekend.  Lacey details are popping up everywhere and I could not help but bring out some older pieces from my closet. I’ve always loved the look of lace and I was looking forward to it’s big come back. For many years, I have kept some of my favorite lace adorn pieces and was not willing to let them go just yet. I  was very glad to see lace grace the runways in the past couple of seasons and the online catalog pictures of Zara, Topshop, and Asos.

I picked up this lace skirt many years ago in college. I loved the skirt’s crinkled satin look and peek-a-boo lace hemline. I paired this delicate piece with the rigid structure of the plaid shirt and added a soft comfy sweater. I love mixing textures to get a great finished look.  winterwhite

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Thank you again for reading. What trends from the past do you like the most? Let me know and  take care.

XOXO,
Elle

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TOP j crew crewcuts
SWEATER old navy
SKIRT wet seal (old)
SHOES nine west love fury (old)
NECKLACE j crew
BRACELETS j crew, leslie danzis

Photo Credit: Adam Levine

Mad About Plaid: Plaid Shorts and Versatile Sandals

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Hey all,
Hope you are having an amazing weekend. It has been hot and humid here in the islands, Summer weather is definitely making its presence felt.  My go to Summer weather outfit is a nice light tee, a fun pair of shorts and of course, a cute pair of summer sandals.

Finding a great pair sandals can be difficult. There are so many factors to consider; fit, comfort, quality and materials used.   About 4 years ago, I found these pair of BeSpoke Mohops Sandals. The cool thing about this pair of wedges, the top is interchangeable so you can literally have an infinite amount of sandals using a couple of yards of ribbon, your imagination and a bit of creativity.  On top of being a versatile sandal, its comfortable, vegan as well as eco friendly.  I have to admit, I have a lot of fun trying out different ways to tie these sandals.

What’s your perfect Summer Sandal?

XOXO,
Elle

P.S. I’m working with my new photographer. He’s learning a lot and so am I about taking pictures and working on this blog.

TOP tommy hilfiger outlet
SHORTS banana republic outlet
SHOES mohop  infinity “bespoke” high heel
ACCESSORIES homecoming honolulu, gorjana
BAG michael kors wristlet

Photo Credit: My New Photographer

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