Sunday, March 16, 2014

1, 2, 3, 4....

As the weather is starting to change I'm slowly building inspiration from my spring closet. Here are four looks currently inspiring my evolving warmer weather style...
beach look...
days off look...

work look...

hair look..

xx ellen.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Style Muse: Sincerely Jules

Nobody does casual cool like Miss Jules of 
Here are a few of my favorites over the years...
xx ellen

Monday, February 17, 2014

lack of color

There was a time when you would look into my closet and see nothing but black.  Now, while a lot of my staples- winter coat, shoes, bags, and stockings all are mostly black, my closet is starting to transition into something like the picture above.  I like bold colors and I love my black staples, however lately all I want to wear is ivory, caramel, gray, and a nude shade close to my own complexion.  I feel so glamorous in neutral colors.  This is something that has taken me a while to figure out. Here are a few current looks inspiring my new color...or lack of color pallet. 

Speaking of inspiring....this photo just kills me.  How amazing is this dress, so close to her own skin tone!  LOVE!

images via weheartit

Friday, January 31, 2014

sexy has no expiration date

I am so impressed with American Apparels recent adds showing a beautiful 62 year old model and this recent photo of Daphne Selfe. I find the pervasive ageism in America unsettling and rather ridiculous. Being in my industry, I meet women of all ages all day long and I find it's mostly the more mature women that inspire me with their wisdom and life experience. These photos invoke the elegance and confidence I realize I have been so lucky to witness in my life from all the amazing women before me that have inspired me and reminded me where true beauty comes from. About time that beauty was captured and shown off, very cool.  These women are beautiful and sexy and graceful and I aspire to be just like them.

xx ellen.
Here are a few more shots from the blog Advanced Style that inspire me...

Sunday, December 8, 2013

self titled

I love watching haul videos, reading organizing tips, and exploring other people's closets.  I just love beautiful storage spaces- they make me happy, what can I say?  I'm currently after an antique dresser.  I haven't found exactly what I'm looking for, but I know I will when I see it.  Here's some inspiration I've gathered along the way...

xx. ellen.

images via weheartit

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

odds and ends

There are few looks I'm pretty into right now that some people might find a bit odd.  Socks with open toe shoes, navy with black, just a peek of skin with winter layers, over sized slouchy leather bags, super girly hair bows...  sometimes I think it's these odd bits that really make an outfit memorable.  Here are a few pictures currently inspiring me...and maybe you as well.

xx ellen.