White After Labor Day…Do It!

Ellen Tailor Rocks the Runway SeattleThrow out the old school theory and wear white after Labor Day. White was on trend last winter and it is here to stay!

Admittedly I bought this white pleated skirt from Macy’s two years ago. I wore it once then got too fat to wear it again…until now. (In fact, I’ve lost even more weight since we took these pictures.) I had a tailor, thanks Mom, cut the lining so the bottom half of the skirt was sheer.

Ellen Tailor Rocks the Runway Seattle

 Vest, Nordstrom Rack // Crop Top, Target // Skirt, Macy’s (Similar)
Necklace, Express (old) // Watch, Michael Kors // Sunglasses, (Similar)
 

As the weather starts to turn, I’ll be pairing this skirt with either a cropped sweater or even maybe a baggy one that’s knotted at the waist. The possibilities are endless!

Ellen Tailor Rocks the Runway Seattle

I’d like to thank the beautiful city of Seattle for providing the STUNNING sunset backdrop for this shoot. God, I love you! Unfortunately, we snapped these pics a few weeks ago when the sun was still shining. Only 10 more months until summer!

Missing Blue Friday

Summer in Seattle went out with a bang last weekend. The sun was shining, it was 85 degrees, and I was outside soaking up the rays watching my beloved Seahawks take on the Broncos in a Super Bowl re-match.

Ellen Tailor Seattle Seahawks Denver BroncosKnowing it was going to be so hot, I was stumped over what to wear. Sure, everyone wears jerseys but I would have roasted! Instead I took this as my one last chance to wear shorts. Fun, floral ones at that. I paired that with my favorite “12 ’til I Die” t-shirt and comfy shoes.

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The finishing touch were these awesome new reflective wayfarers c/o Townie Shades. The frames are Seahawks blue and green but I absolutely LOVE reflective sunglasses. These are fashion forward, casual, and a must-have for every 12th Man fan.

Ellen Tailor Seattle Seahawks Townie Shades

I can’t brag about something and not give y’all a chance to win them though, can I?! Of course, not! Enter below to win FOUR pair of Townie Shades. Contest ends at midnight on Sunday, September 28, 2014. Good luck!

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Boy Toys & Hip Hop

What else needs to be said for this “Throwback Thursday” post? Sunshine, maxi skirt, and a shirt that says it all! Boy Toys & Hip Hop. Comfy, casual, and cute. This is probably my favorite outfit of the summer so far.

Ellen Tailor Boy Toys & Hip Hop Zumiez Maxi Skirt

Top – Zumiez

Skirt – JCPenney

(Click the links to purchase online! The skirt is currently on clearance, too.)

Note: I’m continuously adding items to my Poshmark closet. There you can purchase items, most of which were featured on this blog. Click HERE to shop my closet. If you haven’t signed up for Poshmark yet, use the code HFZCI for a $5 credit!

Stressed But Well Dressed

 

Stressed But Well Dressed Zara White Clutch Crop Top

Summer’s in Seattle are what dreams are made of. Shopping, on the other hand, is more often times a nightmare. That’s why I prefer to shop online. I snagged this clutch from Poshmark.

Poshmark is a website and also a very convenient app for buying and selling clothes. Imagine eBay but WAY better, easier, and there’s no listing fees. Poshmark provides shipping labels for free and they take just 20% commission.

Stressed But Well Dressed Zara White Clutch Crop Top Poshmark

I saw this listing for a Zara clutch and knew I had to have it! I made the purchase and within 3 days, it was in my grubby hands.

Click HERE to shop my closet and other items that have been featured on my blog. If you haven’t signed up for Poshmark yet, use the code HFZCI for a $5 credit!


Stressed But Well Dressed Zara White Clutch Crop Top

Cruisin’ Lake Union

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Another incredibly gorgeous weekend in the Great Northwest! My gal pal, Melanie, shot out a group text in the morning asking if any of us would be up for renting a boat and enjoying the sun while cruising Lake Union. Umm…duh! I’m in!

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It’s time to stock up on maxi dresses and sunnies because summer is almost here!!!

Sunny Seattle Sunday

There’s not much better than a sunny day in Seattle. Despite what everyone says, it does NOT always rain here. The sun is out, the sky is blue, and I’m thirsty for a mimosa with a side of gossip with my gal pals.

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I’m embracing Spring by popping this amazing orange color on my fingernails. Originally I had chosen a pink polish but as I got my manicure yesterday, I spotted the chick next to me using this China Glaze color and I had to have it! Flip Flop Fantasy is so cute and it matched my mimosa. Cheers!

Ellen Tailor Brunch Lola SeattleMy nails weren’t the only thing orange. I was inspired and used citrus tones for my make-up. An amazing Coastal Scents eye shadow palette I had purchased a year ago from Hautelook came in handy. I pulled the look together using the Milani baked blush in “Luminoso,” an orange tinted lipstick with a coat of Nars gloss in “Orgasm.”

Ellen Tailor Brunch 50 Shades of Grey Peach MakeUp JewelMint NecklaceI was so excited I finally found an outfit to wear my new JewelMint necklace with! The chains with pastel pink accents was the perfect mix of feminine and rocker. Love it!

Ellen Tailor Brunch 50 Shades of Grey EscalaAnyone recognize the building behind me? If you’re a fan of Fifty Shades of Grey, you should! This is where Christian Grey lives. O-M-G! Although we didn’t spot him, my friends and I couldn’t resist playing tourist and snapping a few photos.

Ellen Tailor Brunch 50 Shades of Grey Escala - 4 Ellen Tailor Brunch 50 Shades of Grey Escala - 2These ladies give the women from Sex & the City a run for their money. Check out these accessories! First, Melanie’s clutch from Banana Republic. (I seriously considered stealing this because it matched my nails!)

Ellen Tailor Brunch Banana Republic PurseAlexis rocked the colored denim with black boots.

Ellen Tailor Brunch Colored DenimDr. Erica (yes, she’s really a doctor) took color blocking to a whole new level and pieced this jewel toned necklace with her blue tweed-like jacket.

Ellen Tailor Brunch JewelTone Necklace Blue Tweed Jacket

Nothing tops a bright and sunny day with great eats and even better friends. Bring it on Seattle! We’re ready to see what you have in store for us this season.

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