Thursday, May 19, 2011

S/S Style Musings: Guest Blogger - Elissa, Ebb & Flow

This marks the second time the lovely Elissa has come to my blogging aid...which makes her a huge sweetheart in my book...that plus her fabulous taste and keen eye for great design make her blog Ebb & Flow a daily read - and I'm sure one of yours as well!...thanks Elissa for answering my call for a little sartorial help this spring - I LOVE your choices...xoxo, M

Hello pretty mommy readers! It's Elissa here, from ebb & flow. I'm so excited to be guest blogging today but must admit I was a bit intimidated by the topic Michelle had in mind…fashion. As a general rule I suffer from what I'll lovingly call 'champagne taste on a beer budget'. You can usually find me frugally dressed for comfort (even as I write this I'm wearing leggings and an oversize tee) but drooling over high-fashion, perfectly tailored pieces. Other than an abundance of cotton in my closet, I've got some basics that I always come back to. But I think with the rising temperatures, the longer days and the hints of sunshine it's time to embrace more bold summer statements no matter what the bank statement reads. Navigating the fashion waters is rough work though so I'm starting with three looks that I think will help add that extra spunk to the months ahead. They are not rocket science, by any means, but I've got to start somewhere.

It would seem that nature is onto something this time of year and why it's taken me this long to notice I do not know. But in this season of growth and blossoms I'm taking a cue from Mother Nature and jazzing up my wardrobe with some florals. Looking through my closet I currently have a weak showing of two less-than-stellar floral prints. Time to change that.

Between my grandmothers jewelry collections, my flea market habit and some great gifts I have amassed quite a collection of bracelets and bangles throughout the years. This season I plan to showcase them in unusual collections on bare (hopefully bronzed) arms with a simple top. Sounds totally do-able.

Last up on my summer list is statement heels. Whether it's a unique shape, a vibrant hue or an unexpected fabric I could use a burst of freshness in the shoe department. I think they'd be the perfect addition to the classics, cotton and soon-to-be florals in my closet. Just add a collection of bracelets and I'll be turning heads, hopefully for all the right reasons.

Elissa, ebb & flow


  1. you are too kind. thank you so much for having me!

  2. Love the idea of wearing a collection. Always love it when I see it on other people or in photos, but never think to layer jewelry that much myself. Bracelets and necklaces alike. I think I'll join you for that one this summer.

  3. I love the idea of mixing bracelets as a collection. It's one thing my daughter and I can share. She's 5'5" and I'm 5'10" so bracelets and scarves are perfect. We are loving friendship bracelets and she's loving my old jewelry.


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