Friday, July 19, 2013

White Hot Wear

J.Crew Top (old)/Skirt (on sale!)/fcuk belt (old)/Shoes (PaperDolls Boutique)/Kate Spade Sunnies (on sale!)/Michele Watch/Bracelets - Lagos & J.Crew

When temps rise near triple digits here in St. Louis (as they routinely do in July & August) I tend to move towards light colors and shorter hemlines. I found this skirt at Nordstrom this past week and couldn't wait to wear it. It's a great length for me and has the perfect amount of poof to be cute without bordering on ballerina tutu.

always stealing the show...

Have a great weekend!
xo Ellen

ps. I'm linked up at two thirty-five designs and Style Elixir - check it out!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Forever in blue jeans...

J Crew Top /J Crew Factory Jeans/Nine West heels (old)/Rebecca Minkoff Cupid Satchel/Tory Burch Sunglasses

This past Saturday my parents offered to watch the kids for the evening (which I gladly accepted) but I wasn't in the mood to put too much effort into my look for the impromptu date night. Ta da! My new favorite blue jeans with a cute top and great pair of heels. And check out my new bag that I scored at the Nordstrom anniversary sale!

the money shot...i'm a natural
xo Ellen
ps. I'm linked up with Style Session at Style Elixir - check it out!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Birchbox July - Must or Bust

It's time for this month's installment of Birchbox - Must or Bust. I received my July Birchbox last week. I guess I've been busy because I didn't even realize it was on its way and thus didn't track it all the way from New York to St. Louis like I normally do.  Without further ado, here are my thoughts...

La Fresh Instant Body Soother - I used one of these wipes after an afternoon at the pool to "freshen" up and honestly, it may as well have been a baby wipe. It was nice and I felt a slight "minty" sensation but nothing to rave about. Bust.

ModelCo Party Proof Lipstick - I'm not a wearer of lipstick. I'm more of a gloss girl, but I swiped this on a few times in the name of research and overall this stuff is nice. The texture is smooth and moisturizing and the nude color I received (Get Naked) is fantastic for my skin tone. If you wear lipstick, giving this stuff a try is a must.

Number 4 Super Comb Prep & Protect - Birchbox must have forgot that they sent me this last winter and while that sample did not entice me to buy it then I was happy to receive it again to protect my hair at the pool.  I'm not super keen on the smell and at $32 dollars a bottle I'm sure I can find a better smelling way to protect my tresses. Bust.

Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream - this stuff claims to repair damaged skin and provide hydration for up to 26 hours. I'm not sure what type of "damage" it claims to repair but this cream smells great and has a nice texture - too bad it's not even sold on the Birchbox website. Bust.

Birchbox Bobby Pins - these are super cute! They are probably some of the most sturdy (read: hard to work with) bobby pins I've ever tried but if you can get them in your hair they are adorable. Must.

Thanks for reading!

xo Ellen