Weight Loss Wednesday #14 – What Happened?!

This is the first Weight Loss Wednesday post in several weeks. Hell. Maybe even months. What happened? The answer is simple. Life.

A lot of changes are happening in my life. Granted, these are all good changes but change is always stressful. Weight loss is still a priority but it couldn’t be my #1 priority. Why? Because I was amidst contract negotiations with my job at the radio station.

While I couldn’t talk about it then, I had so many thoughts racing through my head. Do I want to stay in Seattle? Do I want to start over in another city with another radio show? Should I quit radio all together and move back home to Michigan?

On top of that, my lease is up which left me wondering where the hell was I going to live. Oh, it’s also the holidays and money is tight so how am I going to make this all work and still feed my dog? This is just scratching the surface but you get the gist.

I’m happy to announce that everything worked out just the way I hoped. I reached an agreement that I’m very happy with and am staying put! The Emerald City has always been my dream city and I couldn’t be more excited to call this place home for the foreseeable future.

Ellen Tailor Fitz in the MorningWith that said, I can finally breathe a sigh of relief! I’m less than a month away from my 30th birthday and my weight loss journey is back at the top of my priority list. I have a lofty goal that I’d like to hit and now it’s crunch time, literally. I’m hyper focused on my diet and working out with my trainer. I’m also working out at home thanks to Precor Home Fitness who’ve set me up with everything I need to make this happen.

Life happens. I’m not beating myself up about it. I’m just doing it. Thanks for your understanding and as always, thanks for following my journey!

Are Arm Parties Still A Thing?

Are arm parties still a thing? I’m hoping all the bling distracts from the fact no man’s been smart enough to put a ring on it yet. ;)

Ellen Tailor Loren Hope RocksBox Essie Stella and Dot

The watch was a souvenir from a trip to Bainbridge Island, WA, and I snagged the Stella & Dot bracelets a few years ago. Today’s arm party was inspired my this new Loren Hope cuff I got in my latest RocksBox. (If you haven’t heard about RocksBox, check out this post.) Umm…WOW! It’s the right amount of sparkle for the holidays.

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Cheers To Here

I hate to sound cliche but it really does feel like yesterday I was packing my car and making the cross country trek from Michigan to Seattle. Hard to believe it’s been three years. And what a great three years it’s been! Thanks to everyone who’s made this place feel like home and here’s to many more memories in the Great Northwest.

Ellen Tailor Seattle Rattlesnake

Snow Lake

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Seattle Center

Ellen Tailor Seattle Golden Garden

Golden Gardens

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Lake Union

Stocking Stuffers at 30% OFF

My friend’s husband sent me a frantic text the other night. “Ellen! I don’t know what to put into my wife’s stocking! She told me not to get her anymore nail polish so what the heck am I supposed to get her?!” The solution was easy. BaubleBar(All of the images are clickable.)

These sparkling gems are 30% off! Use the code “INSTAGLAM” and save. The deal lasts until midnight so shop now and you’ll be guaranteed delivery before Christmas, too. Guys, don’t know what to get your ladies? Gals, need something that sparkles for your besties? Or hell, treat yourself to something special! Check out BaubleBar today.

12 Is Greater

Fresh off of a win against the Philadelphia Eagles, the city of Seattle is stewing with excitement over our next opponent. For the second time in as many weeks, we face our arch nemesis…the San Francisco 49ers. An epic rivalry needs an epic party. Cue my friends at Fresh Brewed Tees.

Fresh Brewed Tees Ellen Tailor FAVS

This Sunday, December 14th, from 10a-1p, Fresh Brewed Tees Presents the 12>49 Party at Pyramid Ale House in downtown Seattle. Your ticket in is a t-shirt. Don’t have a t-shirt? Get one on the Fresh Brewed Tees website HERE. Or swing by their awesome t-shirt truck that’s always in and around Seattle. Check out their Twitter for the location.

Ellen Tailor Fresh Brewed TeesThe #12isGreater tee is my personal favorite but below are a few others I love! These should come as no surprise since I have not-so-secret-crushes on Pete Carroll and Byron Maxwell. ;)

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Details of the party are on their Facebook page HERE. Going to the party? Use the hashtag #12isGreater. Follow Fresh Brewed Tees on Facebook and Twitter. And most importantly, GO HAWKS!

Ellen Tailor Fresh Brewed Tees 12 Is Greater Party

Cyber Monday Steals!

Shopping for others is hard whether it’s your sister, bestie, or picky teenager. I’ve scoured Cyber Monday deals to give you some ideas on what to get that hard-to-shop-for person on your list. You don’t need to worry about guessing sizes and the best part is these items are ALL under $100 dollars!

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BaubleBar // 20% OFF with the code CYBER20

OR Play to win 25%, 30% or $100 Off

 

ASOS // 30% Everything with the code ILOVEMONDAYS

Some onesies just for fun! These are also 30% off with the code ILOVEMONDAYS

And how about some ideas for the kiddos and tweens? 30% off with the code ILOVEMONDAYS

Here are even MORE Cyber Monday Deals!

Old Navy // 40% off EVERYTHING! Use the code CYBER // Many of my blog posts feature Old Navy styles including this one and this one.

Target // Too many deals to list. Just click and see for yourself!

Noir Lash Lounge // These are THE BEST false lashes and they’re 50% off with the code CYBER14. // My favs are “Weapons of Mass Destruction”

HumbleChic // This is a newfound love of mine. 20% off the already inexpensive site!

Express // 50% off EVERYTHING!

Juicy Couture // 60% off EVERYTHING with the code EATSLEEPSHOP

Nordstrom // Up to 40% off

Banana Republic // 40% off EVERYTHING with the cody CYBER

TOMS // 20% off PLUS you give back to charity. Code CHEER

JCrew // 30% off EVERYTHING with the code HOLIDAY

Nine West // So many great items at 50% off!

Dolce Vita // I LOVE these boots! Up to 60% off and get an extra 20% off with the code BLACKFRIDAY14

River Island // 30% off Everything PLUS free shipping on orders over $35

Ralph Lauren // Save up to $200 with the code CYBER14

Saks Fifth Avenue // Up to 40% Off

Bloomingdale’s // Save up to 60%

ModCloth // 25% off EVERYTHING. Use the code CYBERMONDAY

Forever 21 // Up to 30% off with somee items as low as $1

GAP // 40% off EVERYTHING with the code CYBER

Even MORE Deals…

Kate Spade  // 30% off full priced items with the code CYBER30

Anthropologie // Additional 20% off sale items Code EXTRAJOLLY

CWonder // 40% off EVERYTHING

Tory Burch // Receive up to 30% off your order. Use code LUCKY

Neiman Marcus // Earn up to a $500 gift card. Use code GC4YOU

Gene Juarez Has Heart

Ellen Tailor Melanie Knicely Gene Juarez Fall Event

Hat, ASOS (Similar) // Romper, Macy’s (Similar) // Jacket, Guess (Similar)
Heels, Isola (Sold Out) // Belt, (Similar)
Necklace, Express (old, but here’s the link to Melanie’s beautiful piece!)

Photo by Team Photogenic

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First and foremost, how GORG is my gal pal Melanie? We were invited to Gene Juarez’s Fall Event benefiting The Hope Heart Institute. Heart disease is one of the top killers for both men and women and The Hope is committed to the prevention, detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

The high energy event was held at the EMP at the base of the Space Needle in downtown Seattle. Transformations were made right in front of our eyes. We saw true live art. And my brain was filled with so much inspiration for my next hair appointment.

The night featured survivors with touching stories and it felt damn good to support a local business that gives back to the community. Thank you to Jonna at Gene Juarez for the invite and kudos to the entire team for a job well done! Bravo!

Ellen Tailor Melanie Knicely Gene Juarez Fall Event

 

LAST DAY To Get RocksBox FREE

Ellen Tailor Aviators Juanita Beach

Necklace, Urban Gem // Bracelet, Gorjana // Midi Rings, Jules Smith
(All gems came via RocksBox)
Photos c/o McKenzie Mikesell // Llorrac Photography
 

People often wonder how I manage to afford everything in my closet. One of my secrets, particularly when it comes to accessories, is a company called RocksBox. If you’re an avid reader of this blog, then you already know about the awesome jewelry rental company. If you haven’t heard of them, here’s how it works:

Jewelry is hand-selected by RocksBox stylists for you to wear on loan for as long as you like. When you’re done with it, mail the jewels back in the prepaid envelope. Can’t live without it? Buy it, at a discount! You can return as many RocksBox sets as you like for just $19 a month.

Get your first month FREE by using this link. However, this deal ends today (11/16/14)!!!

Ellen Tailor Rocks Box Midi Rings

Ellen Tailor Rocks Box Bangle

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High Fashion, Not-So-High Price Tag

Ellen Tailor Charlie Dog Juanita Beach

Vest, Target // Long Sleeve Shirt, Target // Destroyed Denim, Old Navy
Heels, Altuzzara for Target // Sunglasses, similar // Lipstick, Milani “Black Cherry”
Necklace, Urban Gem // Bracelet, Gorjana // Midi Rings, Jules Smith
(All gems came via RocksBox)
Photos by the wonderful McKenzie Mikesell // Llorrac Photography
 
 

Meet my best friend, Charlie! He may be cute but he’s not the easiest model to work with. Besides, let’s be real, what broad walks their dog wearing 4-inch Altuzzara heels on the beach?!

I absolutely love that high end brands are partnering with Target to offer high fashion without the high fashion price tag. I snagged these Altuzzara heels on clearance and gladly added them to my wardrobe knowing they didn’t break the bank. I also picked up this vest and long sleeve shirt at Target, too. Dressing on trend doesn’t have to be expensive!

The gems are rented courtesy of RocksBox. Save on accessories by renting high end jewels for just $19 a month. Check out all of my RocksBox reviews here.

What I’ve been finding myself gravitating towards lately are purples, reds, and pinks. Both in clothes and makeup. I snagged this gorgeous matte lipstick by Milani and it was love at first swatch. Expect to see more of these colors added to my looks in the coming weeks.

What are you loving right now? Colors, styles, whatever! I’d love to know. Please comment below! (Hah, that rhymes.)

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Sale Sunday – Online Exclusive Sales

It’s sale season! Save yourself a trip to the mall and shop these online exclusive sales. Below are a few of my favorites picks from each sale. (All images are clickable.)

What are you currently shopping for? A perfect outfit for the holidays? Christmas gifts? Tell me how I can help. Comment below and I’ll be happy to help you find what you need and most of the time, I can find it on sale!

25% Off with the code “GETWARM” (Good thru 11/11/14)

30% Off with the code “EXTRA30″ (Good thru 11/11/14)

30% Off with the code “HAPPY” (Good thru 11/09/14)

30% Off with the code “VETS” (Good thru 11/11/14)

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