Aviator Lookbook

aviator elbAviators have become a staple in every eyewear designer’s bag of tricks.  Although, the birth of aviators was when Bausch & Lomb created the design and branded them as Ray-Bans.  These specks were developed for pilots to use as protection for their eyes when flying.  The original aviator was designed to cover the entire range of the human eye and to prevent as much light as possible from entering at any angle. [Read more…]

Bootie Love

wine bootiesOut of my ever-growing shoe collection (why stop at one, right?), no matter what season it is; I always gravitate to one of my booties.  What’s great is it seems that everyone is wearing a bootie or “shootie” these days, so it feels like everyone “got the memo”….  As I am an serial pinner on Pinterest, I thought I’d share some of the booties that caught my eye or that are a part of my collection!  So, I hope to inspire some new bootie love in you after you’ve perused this post!  Enjoy!

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Elle’s Top 3 iPhone/iPad Apps for 2012

Top three appsYes, I’m a geek at heart.  Though most of you that know me personally know that I’m kind of a fashionista-geekdiva hybrid all the way through….  Since it’s the eve of the eve for the upcoming New Year and I’m here sitting on the sofa messing with apps on my phone; I thought I’d share my top three faves with you!

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In no particular order, the first one I’d like to tell you about is Flava!  I love Flava because it allows me to “journalize” what’s going on in my life.  Yes, it’s a diary but it’s got some cool additional features that no written diary has to offer.  For one, you can add videos and photos! Another is you can see a slideshow of pix in your journal with music that you pick.  I’ve had this app since early this year and it’s been a blessing to have for recording some of this past year’s best experiences.

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Elle’s Best of 2012 List

Ahhhhh! So Christmas has come and gone!  How did you celebrate your Christmas this year?  Did you party like a rockstar and spend lots of time with family and friends?  Or did you just relax at home and share intimate moments with your loved one(s)?  Either way, suffice it to say; I am sure you all scored with the gifts and gift cards!  So If you’re out there thinking of what to spend your cold hard plastic cash on, I’ve put together my Best of 2012 list to help you with deciding!

I so highly recommend each and every one of these items and I’ll tell you why…

First off, ANY thing Lavanila Laboratories makes is exquisitely yummy-smelling that is….  I have the Vanilla Blackberry fragrance and oy-vay, not only do I get asked a lot what I’m wearing; but my hubs loves the scent!  So, what do I do?  I go out and get another scent made by Lavanila and he goes nuts over the Vanilla Coconut!  You might want to try and sample them out first at Sephora.  Walk around and see if it mixes well with your unique “aura”.  The main goal is for you to like it, too.

There are other scents in the line in addition to the vanilla+blackberry and vanilla+coconut, such as pure vanilla on its own, vanilla+passion fruit, vanilla+grapefruit and vanilla+lavender.  So make sure to check it out.  As Lavanila Labs states:  LAVANILA delivers a new generation of 100% healthy products formulated with the highest quality of natural and organic ingredients. They’re packed with vitamins and minerals, and completely free of harsh chemicals.

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Dreaming of a Beautiful Christmas

'Tis the start of the time to get ready for the holidays.  Oh, the hustle and bustle of Holiday shopping is upon us, too.  Thinking about what lies ahead in the new year and thinking about all the things need to be done before the Holidays start to hit and can be so overwhelming.  Yet, it's probably one of the times when that overwhelmed feeling is actually quite welcomed!  Well, that's the way it is for me and my girlfriends mainly because we love the excitement of shopping and buying things for people we love and care for, we love having a reason to decorate our homes, we love having a reason to have lunches and parties, and overall, we just enjoy having multiple reasons to get together!  The holidays make those times even more special and that is why all the hoopla is so worth it….

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Black Friday

love is the new blackSo it’s Black Friday everyone!  Shopping craze has started and it’s in full motion.  It’s been said that the term “Black Friday” came from Philadelphia, sometime before the 60’s.  It was originally used to describe the madness and mayhem in regards to pedestrian and vehicle traffic that occurs on the day ater Thanksgiving.  Later on though, the term began to be used to refer to the point in time when retailers would start to turn a profit, meaning they were “in the black”.  Suffice it to say, Black Friday has become a “holiday” of shopping to many of us.  A day of deals, crowds and the beginning of Christmas shopping madness.

As such, I’ve decided to make this post all about the color BLACK!  Though, not really regarded as a “color”, it is my favorite hue to dress up in….  So elegant and classy and easy to match with any accessory of choice – black OR NOT.

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The Power of Pink

pink15Growing up, my mom dressed me and my sister up in a lot of pastel pink dresses.  Since I was the prissy, more feminine one of the two daughters, I actually relished and loved all of the pink articles of clothing we wore.  As with everything that we learn while we get older, I recall steering away from wearing any pinks all through high school.  I think it was because the kids I hung out with in school thought that pink was a weak color and insinuated the term as such.  What do kids know, right?  Anyhow, at the time I never really gave it much thought, however, now as I reflect on my past; I guess I did conform to peer pressure at that point in my life. So as I became “my own” person in life; I started to add the pastel rose hues to my wardrobe again and though I don’t own a lot of pinks since my closet is full of blacks, whites and earth tones; I am a Proud Pink-Wearer… 

In this generation, negative connotations of the color pink has somewhat been pushed six foot under and I am so happy for that because we all should enjoy the colors of the world.  There isn’t even much pre-thought into the matter these days that even men are wearing the color pink.  

So my dear readers, this post is dedicated to the Power of Pink in all it’s blushing glory!  Enjoy!

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Java Browns…

I love love love coffee…  Even a little cup of hot java can go a long way.  Do you drink coffee?  My husband doesn’t drink coffee, but the most amazing thing is he can make a perfect cup for me AND he loves the bean brewing aroma.  When you don’t have a chance to meet a friend for lunch, a short coffee visit works, doesn’t it?  Those coffee visits have become a huge part of my days because of my hectic schedule so as a result, I love coffee!!!


On top of the taste, the aroma….ooooooh….. but the color too!  So inspiring, the rustic coffee spills make a beautiful design as well.  What an inspiration those browns can be…

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Gray So Shiny and Warm

It’s been raining here and so gray….but that doesn’t stop me from just plainly feeling “gray”. Here I am looking through my colors of gray inspirations and it just lightens my heart to see, shiny silver, warm whites (starting to feel warmth around me)…..and the sadness of gray is gone! Yves St. Laurent was right when he said that fashion is life….

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