First Fall Purchase

Ellen Tailor Blanket Scarf Zara

Scarf, Poshmark via Zara (Similar and cheaper options here and here) //
Jacket, old, similar ASOS (It’s on sale, too!) // T-Shirt, Old Navy // Gray Denim, Old Navy //
Booties, Liberty Black via HauteLook (Similar pair here)
Ring, old (I’m selling this in my Poshmark closet) // Watch, Michael Kors (On sale!)
Bracelet, House of Harlow via Rocksbox // Necklace, Gorjana via Rocksbox
Photos by Stephanie Smith // Mockingbird Photography

While it’s been sunny in Seattle well into October, I have to admit I’m ready for Fall. My first purchase of the season was this blanket scarf that I have seen all over the place. Normally I don’t like to buy what everyone else has but this was a no-brainer. It’s soft and HUGE!

Pair the scarf with my new favorite (and inexpensive!) distressed denim, some rented accessories from Rocksbox, with a bold lip and you’ve got a comfy yet fashionable Fall outfit. If you don’t know what Rocksbox is, do yourself and your wallet a favor and check out this post.

As the holidays quickly approach, keep checking back for posts with the latest sales and ways for you to save. Also, a big thank you to the wonderful Stephanie Smith for the beautiful photos!

Ellen Tailor Blanket Scarf Zara

Ellen Tailor Blanket Scarf Zara

Ellen Tailor Rocks Box Gorjana Necklace


Ellen Tailor Rocks Box House of Harlow Bracelet


Rocks Box Does It Again

I’m an accessories addict. With the clasping of a necklace or slip of a bracelet, accessories can turn any bland outfit trendy. Let’s be serious though. Jewelry, especially costume jewelry, is expensive! Cue RocksBox.

Ellen Tailor RocksBox

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. I used this LINK and got my first month free. This is my second box this month! (Check out my first box here.)

Ellen Tailor Rocks Box

All of the goodies are packed beautifully in pretty pouches. This month, my stylist sent me a necklace, bracelet and gorgeous earrings.


Loren Hope Abba Earrings – RSP $68 // RocksBox Price $54 – While these are absolutely gorgeous, I never would have picked them out for myself. I’m so glad my stylist sent them over. They were fun to try but not something I’d wear enough to justify buying


Gorjana Greer V-Neck Necklace – RSP $65 // RocksBox Price $52 – I really really like these delicate necklaces. They’re easy to layer or even wear alone.

Ellen Tailor RocksBox House of Harlow BraceletHouse of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Bangle – RSP $68 // RocksBox Price $54 – I’ve been eyeing House of Harlow accessories at Nordstrom for longer than I can remember. I haven’t been able to choose what I want to buy so I like that I can test drive them with RocksBox.

I’m mailing the goods back today and can’t wait to see what will be in my next box. I can totally justify $19 a month on this little box of goodness! Try RocksBox and get your first month FREE using this link, then show me the jewels your stylist picked for you.

Weight Loss Wednesday #11 – Squats & Stilettos

Look good. Feel good. That’s always been my motto and now I’m starting to believe it! Before I continue, it’s important we celebrate this momentous occasion.

It was 13 years ago today that my trainer, and dear friend, Karen reached her goal weight! If you don’t know her story, I highly suggest you check out this blog post. The before and after pics are impressive alone. Congratulations to you Karen for changing your life and sticking with it, especially after two babies! You’ve changed not only your life but mine too, as well as the lives of countless others. Karen, you’re a constant inspiration that it’s hard as hell but it can be done. Thank you for sharing your struggles and knowledge with me.

Karen Burton Fitness

Thank you to all of you for following along with my weight loss journey. Also a very special thank you to my friend Audrey who gifted me, and Karen, with these oh-so-amazing tanks from FITspiration Couture. Check out the wide array of tanks, tees, and long sleeve tops along with bottoms and jewelry for kids and adults alike. They’re all fully customizable, too! Pick the slogan you like, the type of top you want and even the color. There’s also a bunch of fun maternity options. Go ahead and click here to see all of the goodness that is FITspiration Couture.

With the right threads, I’m even more motivated to achieve my goals. I have a pretty lofty one for the month of October and I’m excited about taking the adventure to the next level with the help of Precor Home Fitness but more on that (and my new home gym!) soon. As always, thank you again for reading and the kind words! xo.

PS. To those of you in the greater Seattle area that have asked me for Karen’s contact info, check out her site here. :)

Ellen Tailor Karen Burton FITspiration Couture

c/o FITspiration Couture

Happy Henna

I’ve always wanted to try Henna and I finally got the chance to! Henna shops seem to pop up at every fair and festival. I got mine done at Bumbershoot, a 3-day music festival in the heart of downtown Seattle.

Ellen Tailor Henna 1Getting inked is painless and it dries into a pretty red color that fades within 2-3 weeks. The woman that did mine did such great work! This is around day 5 or 6. I wash my hands quite often so it faded a lot quicker than I wanted it to but it was fun to rock nonetheless!

Ellen Tailor Henna 2

Men’s Sleeves

This isn’t just a place for women to stay on trend. Sometimes, it’s on us to keep the men in our lives looking good, too! Meet my Fitz in the Morning co-host, Tony Russell. When he walked into the studio with these sloppily rolled up sleeves, I knew something had to be done.

Tony Russell Ellen Tailor Men's Fashion Sleeves 1

Tony Russell Ellen Tailor Men's Fashion Sleeves 3

Oh Tony. Tony, Tony, Tony. What are we going to do with you? I remember seeing the video below and knew how I could help. Watch and bookmark this post because it’ll come in handy.

With just a few tucks and folds, Tony’s sleeves went from sloppy to trendy! Check out the after pics and look at that smile! He knew his wife would be impressed when he got home. ;) Hi Amy!

Tony Russell Ellen Tailor Men's Fashion Sleeves 2  Tony Russell Ellen Tailor Men's Fashion Sleeves 4

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