Tuesday, September 2, 2014

All Black

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 Outfit Details // Blouse, Max Studio via Marshall's - similar (here)| Skirt, J Crew - on sale! (here) | Heels, Target (old) | Three-strand necklace, TrendzNOLA | Rings, TrendzNOLA + Porter Lyons + Banana Republic // 

Photos by - Jeanne-Marie Exposito 

Happy Tuesday! 

I'm in love with this skirt from J Crew. I've been searching for something versatile enough for summer/fall and I think I found it. I paired it with a back draped top and black strappy heels, gold accessories, and some gorgeous roses I found at Whole Foods. Seeing all the gorgeous jewel toned flowers reminded me that I'm so ready for fall !! This season's forecast consists of lots of gold jewels, textures, stripes, and ....black, of course! 

Also, Maroon5's new album dropped today * fangirls* Who else is excited?!  

Monday, August 11, 2014

Lace + Ripped Jeans

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Outfit Details // Lace Top, Express | Jeans, Forever21 | Heels, Target (old) | Rings, TrendzNOLA + Porter Lyons | Bracelet, TrendzNOLA //

Photos by Bryce Ell

This past Thursday I had the pleasure of shooting this look with the talented Bryce Ell of Bryce Ell Photography ! He did a fantastic job of capturing the effortless vibe of this look. 

I wore this outfit to White Linen Night in New Orleans a couple weeks back. I'm obsessed with these ripped jeans from Forever21. I had been searching for the perfect pair for so long and I love how they look against the black and white tank top. You'll definitely be seeing them a lot in future posts. 

Keep up with Bryce on Instagram and Twitter - his pictures are killer. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

< Tiffany Blews >

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     Outfit Details // Dress, Banana Republic | Heels, Target | Necklace, Stella & Dot | Rings, SeaminglyChicLA + Porter Lyons //

Photo cred - Carlyn Exposito

Arguably the most classic piece of clothing a woman can own - a little black dress. (Or LBD, for short. Congrats if you caught the Fall Out Boy reference )
I own about nine LDB's, myself. They're one of my favorite things to wear and are always my go-to piece for events. Just switch out your shoes and add a couple of statement accessories and you can easily take your look from day to night. I came across this one at the Banana Republic in Shreveport a couple weeks back. It fits like a glove and I just love the neckline!

In other news, White Linen Night is happening tomorrow in nola! I still have no clue what I'm wearing. Follow along with me on Instagram to see what I'll be up to! @theelegantblogger

Happy Friday! 

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Palms + Stripes

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     Outfit Details // Dress, by Max Studio - Marshall's | Sandals, Kenneth Cole | Necklace, (old) + Ring,  Stella & Dot | Nail Color, "Bubble Bath" by OPI // 

Photo cred - Carlyn Exposito 

There's nothing I love more than a great striped dress. This one by Max Studio has recently become one of my favorites and I love the nautical-ness of it. Often times people stay away from horizontal stripes because they think it makes them appear larger than they are. That isn't always the case.  It is the case, however, that certain kinds of stripes can give off that illusion. The thicker the stripe, the larger you appear. The reason being that it separates your body into large chunks and can be very unflattering.

 One of the reasons I love this dress is because of how the stripes are layered. It's extremely flattering and actually makes you appear thinner and defines your waist! 

I paired it with red jewelry and white sandals for a beachy feel. For a more formal look I would have worn black heels and a white (or black)  leather jacket and my usual array of gold rings. 

In other news, I've been growing out my bangs! I was time for a change and it felt kind of strange, but I'm really happy with how they're coming along. 

Happy Monday!