Hometown Holiday Outfit Recap


You guys know how to make a girl feel all sorts of pretty! I posted this picture on my Facebook and Instagram and y’all were so kind about my outfit. Thank you!

Big events, where I know I’m going to be in front of thousands of people, make me feel anxious. The pressure is on to look just right! But no one wants to spend crazy money (especially around the holidays) if they don’t need to.

Here’s how I saved. The jacket and skirt were on sale. The black tank was only $26. I rented the necklace from Rocksbox and the shoes I’ve had for so long I can’t even remember where I got them from.

If you haven’t checked out the LC Lauren Conrad collection at Kohl’s, you’re missing out! The jacket and skirt are part of her collection and together they were both less than $100. While the coat is sold out in stores, there are quite a few listings available on eBay here.

Below are links to the entire outfit or items that are very similar. Clicking the pictures will take you right to the site where you can add these pieces to your own closet!

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The outfit had to go with a great makeup look, right?! I’m filming a makeup tutorial that’ll be live on my YouTube channel later this week. (Make sure to keep checking back for that OR subscribe to my YouTube channel here.) However! The key to keeping your makeup looking great is taking care of your skin!

For the first time EVER I got a facial. Holy crap! It was MAGICAL! Why haven’t I been treating myself sooner?! If you’re in the Seattle area, check out Northwest Aesthetics in Bellevue and ask for Lucy. That woman knows her stuff (and has a great Australian accent, too!) Like most people on the planet, I like winning things so you better believe I’ll be at their Holiday Party. Umm…hello…raffle prizes!! …and WINE?! I’m there! Who’s coming with me?? 🙂

Ellen Tailor Northwest Aesthetics

Again, many thanks for all of the kind words and it was a true pleasure meeting so many of you last week! Stay tuned for the makeup tutorial and leave a comment below telling me how you like to pamper yourself. xo.

Floral Fun

Call it El Nino, global warming, or God’s gift to Seattle but the weather has been unusually AMAZING for this time of year! With temperatures in the low to mid 80’s, we can’t help but be ecstatic that the gloomy rainy days of winter are behind us…at least for now. (The infamous “June Gloom” is a few weeks away but let’s cross that wet bridge when we get there, shall we?)

Ellen Tailor Floral Distressed Jeans

As you saw in my last post, my mom and sister were in town for Mother’s Day weekend. I’m pretty sure my mom thinks I’m about ready to kill myself since I gave almost half of my closet to my sister. hahaha! I’ve been a bit of a pack rat my entire life. I’m not quite sure what’s gotten into me but I’ve downsized quite a bit over the past few months. While my sister shopped through my closet, I was rediscovered this floral kimono I picked up from Kohl’s. I paired the light and colorful wrap with a casual tank from Old Navy, my favorite Old Navy distressed jeans, and layered on a few necklaces.

Ellen Tailor Floral Necklaces

This was also the inaugural outing for my new favorite accessory. This rose gold Michael Kors watch is bling-tastic and stunning! The photo doesn’t do it justice. I’d wanted a rose gold watch for a long time but always felt like it blended in too much with my olive skin. When I spotted this one with diamonds, I had to have it! It was featured on the online shopping site Zulily but before I bought it, I swung by my nearest Nordstrom to try it on in person. There’s no shame in shopping for deals because I was able to snag this for a significant discount!

Ellen Tailor Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch

What are your favorite online shopping sites? Where do you snag good deals?

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Same Dress, Different Season

One dress. Three different looks.


Remember the “prison dress?”
Y’all hated it so I tried making it more weather appropriate for fall.
Is this better?

Dress – Old Navy
Sweater – Kohl’s
Leggings – Nordstrom
Boots – Marshalls