Thursday, December 5, 2013

double up

Dress (old)/J.Crew Top (here)/J.Crew Belt (old)(similar)Madewell Shoes (here - so comfortable!)/Rebecca Minkoff Sunglasses (here)/J.Crew bag (similar)/Michele Watch (here)
I've had this dress for a few years now and could never quite seem to make it work in the summer because, well, it's short, poofy and sleeveless. The amount of draftiness just felt a bit inappropriate for a 33 year old mom of two. However, this dress is in a whole other league when I throw on a heavy weight peplum top with a waist defining belt. Suddenly the short length is SO appropriate and the poof in the skirt is perfect.

xo Ellen
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

casual sequins

 sequin top (old)(love this one)/Utility jacket (similar)/Mother denim (here)/Nine West boots (similar)/Bauble Bar necklace (here)/J Crew Clutch (similar)/Rebecca Minkoff Sunglasses (here)
This shirt has been hanging out patiently in my closet for quite a few years now and finally got it moment to shine! I bought the shirt for a dressy work function and haven't worn it since; mostly because black sequins scream too dressy.  Putting together today's outfit and blog post I learned two important lessons: heeled black knee high boots are a fabulous option for skinny jeans and your favorite sequin top you bought for that "fancy" event can be worn out for your next date night by pairing with a trusty utility jacket and skinny jeans. Give it a try and thank me later...

xo Ellen
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