Thursday, August 17, 2017

Casually Unexpected

Casually Unexpected


I have been wanting to put a day look together with this thrifted blue tweed mini-skirt. 
The skirt's potential functionality inspired me. You could very easily dress it up,
 but my vision for the skirt was more of a street look. Something a bit more casual and unexpected.
I paired the mini with a pajama style top. It has a laid back fit but the black and white stripes
keep it chic. I mentioned in a previous post that a pajama style top is an effortless way to look put together. 
This look was all about contrasts from the different textures of the two pieces, the top is a thin chiffon material and the mini is tweed, to the color combo. I love how the black and white stripes work with the mixed blue of the mini. It works because blue, in my eyes, is a pop of color but pairs like a neutral. 

Top // Primark
Mini-skirt // Thrift
Purse // Charming Charlie's

Stay Well & God Bless

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Brighton is Bliss

Brighton is Bliss

My first Saturday in England I hopped on a train from Victoria station headed out of London and towards the coast. 
Toward to the stone pebbled beaches, candy painted shacks,
and whimsical old roads of Brighton.

If you ever get the chance to go I urge you to go! I have
 never felt so at peace. 

I wore this periwinkle and flower printed romper. 
It knots up at the front, it's loose, it's playful,
 and perfect for a day at the beach.
I have been trying to incorporate more "girly" pieces
 like this into my wardrobe. It can be dressed up with a pair
 of heels and layered chains or a more casual look like I
 sported with Converse.

Romper // ellelauri in Philadelphia
Glasses // Sam Edelman

Stay Well & God Bless

Monday, July 10, 2017

True To London

True To London

London could not have been anymore London than on this day. 
Clouds hung low and the air was cool when just the day before

I was strolling through Kensington in shorts.
But I want the true London experience so I will
 layer up and go about my day.

This look started with the denim, I knew I wanted to
take these DIY'd raw hem jean on their first outing.
DIYing them was super easy, just cut an even line and use
 a pair of tweezers to pull at the frayed ends. 
Distress and pull to your liking.

(I never wore these jeans, the cut was awkward so messing them up wouldn't be a big deal) 

I went with a loose lightweight sweater for warmth and
the light pink color brightened up the look a bit.
To finish the outfit I threw on this dark green duster,
it's lightweight and functional, perfect for layering.

And of course, my Converse were a part of this look.

Duster // JustFab
Sweater // Forever 21
Jeans // DIY
Purse // Charming Charlie's

Stay Well & God Bless

Sunday, July 9, 2017

First Day in London

First Day in London

I have been given the amazing opportunity to spend five weeks of
the summer studying in London. As much as I am here for school
 I fully intend to experience all London has to offer.  

I'll be posting all my adventures and the 
outfits I wore along the way, stay tuned.

My first official day in London was admittedly spent
in bed recovering from my red eye flight.
By the next morning, I could not get out fast enough.

That first venture out was basically a mash-up of everything touristy you could think to do in London: Big Bend,
 The London Eye, Tower Bridge, and of course a few snaps with
 the telephone booths.

I kept my outfit simple since I'd be walking about all day.
The not so basic white tee did what it does best and 
polished up the look. For a pop of color, I popped
 on this lightweight bomber jacket.

Top // Ellelauri
Shorts // H&M (last year)
Bomber // H&M
Purse // Charming Charlie's
Sunnies // Burlington

Stay Well and God Bless

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Blue and Borrowed

Blue and Borrowed

A successful treasure hunt at the thrift store ended with
me walking out with this blue tweed mini skirt.

What I love about this skirt: the texture, the color,
 the versatility, and the pockets - of course.

The texture is unexpected but not too busy. 
The color, classic.

It can be dressed up with strappy heels, dressed down with a 
pair of Converse - which I cannot wait to sport come summer - ,
or given an edgy look with a chunky boots. 

The same could be said for the top.

A not so basic white tee is the perfect top for summer. 

The ruffles do all the work for you.

 There is no need to think; just grab your pop of
 color shoes/bag and enjoy the summer sun.

Top // Ellelauri
Skirt // Thrifted Treasure

Stay Well & God Bless