Friday, May 30, 2014

the perfect skirt

top (banana republic)/skirt (j.crew - on sale!)/shoes (isola, similar, similar)/sunglasses (prada)/clutch (gap, LOVE this one)
I realize this title is a bold statement but I'm confident saying it - at least for myself. I receive compliments every time I wear this skirt. It's short but not too short and the higher waist and bell shape are flattering on quite a few different body shapes. I just bought it in a coral color this morning (on sale!) - prepare to see more.

Takeaway Tip: You should probably definitely get your hands on this skirt - and in a size small enough that it sits at your natural waist (at or above your belly button).

xo Ellen
ps. I'm linked up with Spotlight Weekly, Tres Chic Fashion, and Two Thirty Five - check it out!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Ca Va?

top (jcrew, similar)/short (joes jeans)/sandals (jack rogers)/sunglasses (kate spade, similar)/purse (rebecca minkoff, LOVE this)
Whew... Thanks for bearing with me friends. Life got a little crazy this past couple months so I needed a few weeks off to recoup and regroup. Aaaaand I'm back - with some great things in store to boot.

This ensemble is what I like to refer to as "mom friendly" - meaning comfortable, easy to wear, machine washable and little risk of flashing anyone at the park. Takeaway tip - don't throw away your favorite short shorts because you're a mom now - add some balance with a loose fitting "full coverage" shirt and don't you dare wear heels.

xo Ellen
ps. I'm linked up with Manic Monday, Trend Spin and Style Elixir - check it out!