Thursday, January 30, 2014

pop of pink

top (j.crew, similar)/jeans (gap, size down)/shoes (LOVE these)/clutch (clare vivier)/sunglasses (rebecca minkoff)

I've been admiring the laid back look of "boyfriend" jeans for quite some time now.  I have a pair...but they were a little to relaxed looking and were better suited as post maternity jeans so now they're in the basement. That being said, I came across this pair at the gap on sale for $20 last week and decided right then was the perfect time to pick up a pair that fit. In an effort to keep the ensemble a little more "girlfriend" I paired them with my brightest pink pumps.

xo Ellen
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

a new way to do chambray

chambray shirt (gap, similar)/Peplum top (j.crew, similar)/jeans (mother denim)/shoes (made well, almost identical)/necklace (j.crew)/sunglasses (prada)/clutch (j.crew, love this one)
After hearing over and over again that a chambray shirt was a "must have" for every closet I took the plunge and bought one... and then it sat in my closet for the next 4 months because, frankly, it just wasn't even close to my style. It just felt too...buttoned up (no pun intended.) And then I had a thought....why not layer it under my favorite summer peplum top? and voila...I guess chambray has a place in everyone's closet after all.

xo Ellen
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