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WHITE SHORTS

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Red Blazer ℅ WalG (also comes in white) | White Tank Top | White Shorts | Kate Spade Bag | Gold Sandals ℅ Little Mistress | Tassel Necklace ℅ WhiteBear Accessories | Brow Bar Sunglasses ℅ Choies | Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick in Shocking Coral

I don’t always wear bright colors but when I do, it’s usually red. Seriously guys, how gorgeous is this red blazer?! It’s such a pretty coral-red color, it’s light weight, and it’s just totally perfect for spring/summer. I wore this outfit to Target, and a little boy thought I was an employee because of my red blazer. Haha! You know you love a store when you start dressing like you work there.

Oh and can we just talk about my white shorts?! I feel so ready for summer now that I have these in my life. These shorts are the same Read More

FAVORITE DRUGSTORE LIPSTICKS: SPRING & SUMMER

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When a new season rolls around, I get so excited to find new lipsticks and to start wearing my seasonal favorites. I have a few higher end lip products, but for the most part, I prefer to buy from the drugstore because they are so much more affordable (I’d rather spend my money on clothes. Who’s with me?! 😉 ). Below are my picks for the best drugstore lipsticks for spring and summer:

 

~Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs: Nude Lust~

Being so fair skinned, I have a difficult time finding nude lipstick that doesn’t wash me out. I love that this shade has a gorgeous pinky-brown tint to it while still being nude. It looks so great with a smokey eye!

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~NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream: Istanbul~

This is my first NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream and let me tell you, I am hooked! (Thanks Shanna for the recommendation!) This color is very close to my natural lip color and has been my go-to lately. I have really dry lips and sometimes matte colors can be even more drying on my lips but not this one! The color is going to be so perfect year-round!

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~Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom: Power Peony~

I have been on the hunt for a pinky-purple shade for spring and hallelujah I have found it! This color screams spring and summer.

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~Revlon Color Stay Just Bitten Balm Stain: Cherish~

I have five colors of the Revlon Color Stay Just Bitten Balm Stain collection (the color “honey” is my all time favorite), but each spring and summer, I find myself reaching for the color “cherish”. It’s a really pretty light pink color. This is the color I wish my lips were naturally.

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~Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids: Shocking Coral~

This color is a family favorite…my mom, my sister, and I all have it 🙂 It’s the perfect spring/summer alternative to all the bold reds you see during fall and winter.maybelline-shocking-coral

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Maybelline Color Sensational in Nude | NYX Matte Lip Cream in IstanbulMaybelline Color Sensational in Power Peony | Revlon Color Stay in CherishMaybelline Color Sensational in Shocking Coral

I use the Revlon Color Stay Lip Liner in nude with all my lipstick colors. It matches my lips perfectly and blends well with all colors, from reds, to pink, to nudes, to bights, to pastels. Also, I have really really dry lips (it’s a curse I’ve struggled with my entire life). I use the Bliss Fabulips Sugar Lip Scrub and it really helps to take off the dead/dry skin. The EOS Read More

STRIPED TANK TOP

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Striped Tank Top ℅ Sheinside | White Ripped Jeans (DIYed): similar | Nude Heels ℅ Wallis | Nude Bag ℅ Wallis: similarSunglasses ℅ Sheinside

We moved into our new house last week and I was so busy moving that I went an entire week without getting dressed in normal/cute clothes, putting on makeup, or styling my hair. Let me tell you, I was feeling like a total scumbag by the end of the week. Haha! But it felt soooo amazing to finally put myself together after an entire week. Of course, I had to Read More

SUMMER DATE NIGHT OUTFIT

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Black Tank ℅ Little Mistress | White Blazer ℅ Romwe | Black Shorts | Strappy Sandals ℅ Little Mistress: similar | Black Purse: similar | RingRocksbox | Necklace ℅ Rocksbox 

(get your first month of Rocksbox free with code “elementsofellisxoxo”)

Remember how I told you that I’m obsessed with wearing shorts + blazers? Yep, I wasn’t lying.

Isn’t this just the perfect summer date night outfit?! Whenever I have a good date night outfit I want to wear, I make Cody take me on a date 🙂 We’re pretty low key date night people so we usually just end up at the movies, and really, I could wear pj’s to the movies and nobody would know because it’s so dark in there, but hey, I’ll take Read More

CURRENTLY CRAVING: SUMMER WHITES

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1. Crochet Dress | 2. Fringe Necklace | 3. Cat Eye Sunglasses | 4. Lace Pencil Skirt | 5. Sleeveless Shirt | 6. White Shorts | 7. White Flats | 8. Colorblocked Tote | 9. Lace Trimmed Sweater

There is nothing more crisp and fresh than summer whites! 

P.S. These are the white shorts I bought and I love them! You’ll be seeing me wear them on the blog next week 🙂

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LITTLE BLACK DRESS

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Black Dress ℅ WalG | Denim Jacket: similar | Gold Sandals ℅ Little Mistress | Black Purse: similar

You guys, this little black dress was almost stolen from me by an evil thief. And by evil thief, I mean my sister. She borrowed it the other weekend when I went to my hometown for a visit, and it looked so gosh darn good on her! I almost felt bad when I took it back because it looked that good on her! Of course, “almost” wasn’t enough to stop me from Read More

THREE WAYS TO WEAR A SWIMSUIT

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This post is sponsored by Target. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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 1. Running Errands

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 2. Brunch with the Girls

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 3. Date Night

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Outfit 1: White Overalls: same without distressing | Crochet Swimsuit ℅ Target | Crossbody Bag ℅ Target | Embellished Sandals ℅ Target

Outfit 2: Denim Jacket: similar | Crochet Swimsuit ℅ Target | Printed Shorts ℅ Target | Black Bag: similar | Nude Sandals: similar

Outfit 3: Crochet Swimsuit ℅ Target | Pleated Maxi Skirt ℅ Target | Beaded Tassel Clutch ℅ Target | Nude Sandals: similar

Swimsuit season is officially here, and you guys, I have found my perfect swimsuit! I think we can all agree that swimsuits are probably the most difficult item to shop for. No matter your size, we all have insecurities about our bodies (except for maybe Sofia Vergara…girl’s got it going on!). It is so important to find a swimsuit that fits your body type so you can feel confident to hit the beach/pool this season. For me, it’s all about creating the illusion of curves. Like I’ve said before, I have the body of a Read More

WHITE JEANS

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Grey Cardigan ℅ Romwe | Tan Blouse: similar similar | White Ripped Jeans (DIYed): similar | Nude Heels ℅ Wallis | Brow Bar Sunglasses ℅ Choies | Black Purse: similar | Name Necklace ℅ oNecklace | Silver Watch: similar

So todays outfit is basically the same as this outfit I posted exactly one month ago, only the grey and tan are flipped. Oh, how I love my neutrals! Lately when it comes to jeans, I’m either all about my black jeans or all about my white jeans. I don’t know why but I’m just hating all my regular blue denim jeans. I’m really thinking I might get these from the Nordstrom sale because I need some Read More

NORDSTROM HALF YEARLY SALE

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Nordstrom is having their half yearly sale, and so many items are 40% OFF!!! These are my favorites from the sale, but I can’t decide which items to get. Hopefully I can narrow down my list because I can’t afford to get everything, but I do really want to get something. Usually when I can’t decide, I say “if I can’t have it all, I won’t get anything”. Worst decision maker ever! Haha!

The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale ends 5/30/15

Amazon is also having an awesome sale! They are offering 20% off all fashion items through 5/25/15. Shop the sale here. Read More

BLACK ROMPER

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Black Romper: same, also comes in pink | Lace Cami: similar | Panama Hat | Gladiator Sandals: similar | Fringe Bag: similar

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This is the story of the romper that almost didn’t happen: Once upon a time, I saw this amazing black romper while online window shopping. I knew it could be easily dressed up or down or even worn as a swimsuit coverup. It had to be mine! Or did it? I’m the world’s worst decision maker. I debated purchasing it for about a week, and by the time I finally decided to get it, it was sold out 🙁 Noooooooo! I searched high and low and everywhere I could think of but couldn’t find it. And then something magical happened…it was Read More