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



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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Ellen Tailor Aviators Juanita BeachEllen Tailor Juanita Bay

Ellen Tailor Altuzzara for Target Juanita Beach

Ellen Tailor Charlie Dog Juanita Beach

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)

What’s In My Shopping Bag

So Target got me again. I walked in for one thing, and walked out with fifty things I didn’t. Ok. Maybe I’m overexaggerating. I did, however, splurge this week at a few other places as well. Check out what’s in my shopping bag. (All the images are clickable!)

Are you looking for a certain gift, outfit, or whatever this holiday season? Let me know what’s on your list, whether it’s for yourself  or someone else, and I’d be happy to help you find it. And chances are, I’ll find it on sale, too! Please comment below so I can help.

Still Trying to Hold On

Ellen Tailor Seattle Fall RomperRomper, Target // Belt, Borrowed from my friend Jonna (Similar here)
Tights, ASSETS by Spanx // Boots, old (Similar) // Hat, ASOS (Sold Out, Similar)
Necklace, old (Similar) // Watch, Michael Kors // Bracelet, House of Harlow
Nail – OPI “Every Month is Okotberfest”
Photos by the ridiculously talented McKenzie Mikesell // Llorrac Photography


I don’t want to accept that summer is over. I can’t accept it! Ahhh! Well, let’s be real, I have to accept it but my wardrobe doesn’t. I really got into rompers towards the tail end of the season and instead of putting them away until 2015, I’m repurposing them for brand new Fall appropriate looks.

This Target (yes, Target) romper is no stranger to this blog. I wore to for my first blind date with country star Brett Eldredge back in August. This time around, I accessorized it completely different. I added warm tights, a bold bib necklace and a very wide belt. My gal pal, Jonna, actually loaned me the belt on a whim one night but it was too amazing for me not to show off. (Thank again, Jonna!)

This look is actually my second successful attempt. (Check out this post if you missed the first.)


Ellen Tailor Wide Belt OPI Oktoberfest Ellen Tailor ASOS Hat Ellen Tailor Michael Kors Watch Manic Panic Green
Ellen Tailor ASOS Hat Manic Panic Green Hair


Sale Sunday – Part Deux

Need to spruce up your home before the holiday get togethers? Planning ahead for gifts? Below are a few ideas for your bestie, your daughter, are whomever! (All of the images are clickable.)

Who’s the hardest person to shop for on your list? Check back here every Sunday until Christmas for gift ideas!

Did you miss last week’s Sale Sunday? Catch up on what you missed here.

Spooky Savings!

Most of us are too old to do the traditional type of trick-or-treating so why not treat yourself? BaubleBar is giving an extra 20% off sale items. Use the code: SPOOKY. Below are just a few of my favorites from the sale. Make sure to click on the pics because most come in a variety of colors. (Yes, all pictures are clickable!) Happy Halloween!

I Got Naked in Public

Crazy to think that it was 5 years ago that I voluntarily got naked in front of strangers all in honor of my mom. Sounds weird, right? Here’s why I did it…

November 16, 2009 – Grand Rapids, MI (TAKE FIVE & CO) — At the beginning of October, Ellen Tailor of HOT-FM’s “Todd Chance Radio Show” embarked on an ambitious fundraiser to help local survivors of breast cancer. Her mother was diagnosed with the disease just over a year ago. After undergoing treatment, she is now a survivor. Tailor decided to challenge listeners, if they could raise $10,000 to help other survivors, she would “bare it all” and pose in the buff for an art class at Kendall College.

“She and other breast cancer patients are poked and prodded and feel so vulnerable when they are being put out there, that me doing this art class is nothing compared to what they go through,” said Tailor.

Just one month later, listeners had held up their end of the bargain, and $11,700 was donated to the Compassionate Cancer Care Center at Metro Health Village.

WZZM 13 was the ONLY television station allowed in the classroom while Tailor held up her end of the deal and posed in the buff for the class. Click on the above video to watch the experience and hear what her mother thought of her experience.

Weight Loss Wednesday #13 – A Constant Reminder

Ellen Tailor Stella & Dot

Photo c/o McKenzie Mikesell, Llorrac Photography

These might look like just necklaces to you, but to me they’re reminders of how far I’ve come.

I bought these necklaces shortly after I moved to Seattle in 2012. I wore them quite often and loved them. As I gained weight, the necklaces grew tighter and tighter around my neck. The sweet delicate pieces were turning into chokers. They were restricting. I felt like I couldn’t breathe. I had to stop wearing them.

As I started to get back to my “normal” self and lost a few pounds, my beloved necklaces started to loosen up again. This was my first non-scale victory and one that I remind myself of daily. Now that I can fit back into my favorite necklaces I don’t ever take them off. (That sounds silly. “Fit” into my necklaces?)

When I’m upset that the scale hasn’t moved or I’m struggling to stay on the wagon, I remember how great it felt to be able to wear these necklaces again. It may seem silly to most but it’s vital to have these reminders. Reminders that you are doing this. That you’re worth it. That you will succeed.

What are your non-scale victories? What tips do you have for staying on track?

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