6 Shades of the Summer

Here are some 6 shades that are trending this summer, and how to style them. I am obsessed with these colors (especially yellow), and I have had so much fun incorporating more color into my outfits!IMG_9549.jpeg

Pink- Light pink and bubblegum pink are shades that you are going to want to have in your closet this summer. What’s great about this color is how subtle it is. It’s not too bold, but it will still make a statement. My favorite color to wear with light pink is sky blue (like the picture below). I just love this color combo!

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Yellow- This is my personal favorite color this summer! Partially because I finally got my tan back (I literally have never been so pale in my life after moving to Boston). I have recently had a lot of luck finding cute yellow clothes at Forever 21. That is where I got both of these outfits! Instead of yellow being the main focus of your outfit, make it a pop of color! I love wearing yellow statement earrings to spruce up my outfit in an adventurous way (like I did with my outfit in the sky blue section). I usually pair yellow with black, blue, and sometimes red. 

Red- Red is great for every season, but this summer particularly, I can’t stop buying red! Red is also a great accent color. If you don’t want to wear an overwhelming amount of red, add a pop of red with your shoes, lipstick, or accessories. Sometimes if I think my outfit is too boring, I’ll throw on my red pair of shoes or my red purse to make the outfit more fun! My favorite color to wear red with is black. You can never go wrong with black and red.

Sky Blue- This is another great accent color that looks great with black or red. I personally haven’t found many sky blue tops or dresses that I am absolutely obsessed with so I will usually wear this color as an accent color (like I did with this outfit). Or I will wear light blue jeans! Light wash jeans are great for the summer and look amazing with any of the colors in this post!

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Army Green/Forest Green- Army green is another color that is amazing for all seasons. I cannot get enough things that are army green. This color especially looks great if you have more of an olive complexion. I always pair my army green clothes with black, white, and sometimes grey. This color is a staple piece you need have in your closet!

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Lavender/purple- When I was 5, purple was the only color I would wear and now my school color is purple. Purple is a HARD color to find for clothing (I found this purple satin top at Boohoo). A great, more subtle shade of purple is lavender! This shade is easier to find and should at most of your favorite stores! If you’re feeling adventurous this summer, you should try this shade out!

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I hope this post helped give you some inspiration for the summer!  I don’t know if you’re like me, but I am definitely guilty of wanting to wear black every single day. This summer, I have been trying to add a pop of color to my outfits more often! Remember, if you don’t want to buy a whole new summer wardrobe, just buy some colorful accessories or shoes to revamp your wardrobe!

 

NYFW: Day 2

Day 2 of New York Fashion Week was the day I have been anticipating for weeks. Prior to NYFW, I was emailing fashion designers and bloggers to find events to attend. I eventually decided to take a chance and email Olivia Culpo’s manager among the many others I reached out to. I am so glad I took a leap of faith and reached out because she connected me to the Simply NYC event. This event was a fashion and beauty conference featuring speakers who are at the top of the industry. When they asked me to volunteer, I said yes without hesitation. The day started off by waking up at 5:30am to get to the event before 7:00. I don’t have any pictures of my outfit for that day because 1.We weren’t allowed to take pictures with the speakers (which was so hard) and 2. We were asked to wear all black. But don’t worry, I made sure to add my own personal touches, including my silk black joggers and gold studded steve madden mules. The day consisted of A LOT of lifting and cardio. In fact, I have been taking ibuprofen all day because I am so sore. The best way to describe my role for that day is to compare it to a church usher. I would stand in between the two panel rooms and help the speakers and guests with any questions they might have had and also make sure the doors didn’t slam and disrupt the panels.

I know it sounds rather boring but I assure you it was far from it. I was in the middle of all of the excitement and was able to listen in on all of the speakers and even got a chance to meet a few of them. You could even say I became friends with some of them! One of my favorite encounters was with Daniel Musto who is a Celebrity Stylist. I offered to take a picture for him and a fan which he was very appreciative of. He then just started spurring a conversation with me. As we continued to talk, he told me, “You’re so pretty you’re giving the Kardashian’s a run for their money and I know them”  and I just about DIED. In pure shock, I thanked him and added how one day I hope to be successful enough to work with him. After I recovered my ability to speak, of course. He then responded, “You can so work with me one day. Did you know Kelsea Ballerini waited in line for hours for the Lady Antebellum concert and now she’s opening for them.” Once again, I was in shock. To top it all off, I told him how I wished that I could take a picture with him, but instead he asked to take a picture with ME… so then it was technically allowed… right? So his photographer took a picture of us and he told me to DM him on Instagram. After our encounter, I would see him around and he would engage with me as if I were his friend. It was amazing.

These pictures are from the Instagram account @Simply

I also had the chance to meet Rachael Bozsik (CEO & Founder of The Brand Girls) and Tiffany Tolliver (Founder of The EmmaRose Agency) who are both experts in creating brands. It was incredible and inspiring to get an opportunity to speak with them about my blog and future goals. I will actually be in contact with Rachael again this week in Boston and I could not be more excited. I even got to meet the genius behind the Kardashian’s closets, CEO of LA Closet Design, Lisa Adams which was such a treat. My encounter with blogger Courtney Quinn began with her complimenting me on my eyelashes (which was awesome). I then reached out to her on Instagram and she has been generous enough to answer some of my questions. Throughout the event I also had the opportunity to briefly encounter people such as Vanessa Hudgens, Brittany Snow, and Catt Sadler.

By the end of the Simply NYC event, to say I was tired would be an understatement. But I would do it all again in a heartbeat. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity and I am so glad I got to be a part of such an amazing conference.

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Following the long day at the conference, Nick and I headed directly to the Art Hearts Fashion Show. After two redbulls, a quick outfit change, and some much needed Chipotle, Nick and I were off the show. My outfit for the show was the outfit I had been anticipating the most. I wore a black off the shoulder Guess top, Forest green satin Nasty Gal pants, and Forever 21 plaid thigh high boots. I got many, “I love your pants or whatever those are” compliments that night. This was my first fashion show and I was so happy to live out my dream of attending a live show. The show consisted of three different designers: Charles & Ron, Fernando Alberto Atlier, and Domingo Zapata. The design features were absolutely beautiful and unlike anything I have ever seen. During the shows, Lily Humphrey from Gossip Girl made an appearance on the runway. The show was such an awesome experience and I hope to attend quite a few more shows next year.

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I know I just wrote a novel, but this is the most excited I have ever been to write a blog post, so thank you for bearing with me. This day was unforgettable and still hasn’t completely sunk in. Through this life-changing and informational experience, I have discovered a new fire within me and I am ready to bring you guys new and exciting content. Thank you again for taking the time to read all about this experience and I can’t wait to continue sharing my blogging journey with you all.

-XO, Elise

I also wanted Nick to share a little bit about his experiences this weekend, so here is a special post from Nick Chambers-Salce. Also, here is his Instagram @nickchamberss. Follow him because he is AMAZING!

New York Fashion Week was, of course, exciting. It was new to me as I had always enjoyed fashion but never knew the opportunities that could be reached with it. Going in, I had no expectations, but a lot of apprehension. Although, day one cleared all of my anxiety and genuine fear as I briefly talked to Dahlia Razook. The communication was rather lighthearted and felt… natural. Followed by an amazing dinner and then a surreal party at the W for Sakura’s jewelry line, day one was crammed. Going to sleep that night was easy but waking up was not. Getting out of bed before the sun was up was less than ideal after a busy night, but volunteering at the Simply NYC event was dreamlike. Meeting with such powerful industry professionals was incredible. From influencers, to photographers and stylists, the event was unbelievable. I even had the opportunity to listen in on several speeches and meet the professionals, including Gabrielle Korn (Editor-in-Chief at Nylon Media) and Vanessa Hudgens. As the event came to a close I was beyond exhausted and ready to go home, but there is no better source of energy than pure adrenaline, as Elise and I began to make our way to the Art Hearts Fashion show. Three incredible designers shared with us their work, including an artist whose entire piece was dedicated to transgender and gay rights, which was absolutely inspiring and powerful.

Going to bed that night was a treat. Not just because of the exhaustion, but because I had learned so much and gained so many opportunities. Overall, New York Fashion Week was awe-inspiring. Being in the city, doing what you love with someone you love was a life-changing experience. One that I hope to do again.

-Nick Chambers-Salce

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Follow Me at New York Fashion Week

I can’t wrap my head around the fact that I’m going to New York Fashion Week tomorrow! I would have never thought in a million years that I would have the opportunity to go to New York Fashion Week. My dream just became a reality! I would love for y’all to follow me as I travel to New York for the first time and live out my dream. Below is a schedule of all of the events I will be attending, and a little summary of what I will be doing at each one. Also, please follow me on my social media accounts. I will be frequently updating my Instagram and Snapchat stories as well as doing some Instagram takeovers!

Instagram: @elisecsanchez Snapchat: elise.sanchez

Friday

-5:30pm, Dahilia Razook Fashion Show: Dahlia Razook is a designer who is originally from Houston, Texas that designs luxury womenswear. For more of her work go to www.dahliarazzook.com

-7-10pm, Midori Linea Jewelry Event: Midori Linea is a jewelry brand that I have been promoting on my blog. Over the months, I have become closer to the creator, Sakura, and she invited me to New York for her event. Her event will feature ArtbySebastian and music from Ricky Survive & Jason Jani. I am so excited to celebrate her Magical Galaxy Colletion! To check out her jewelry go to www.midorilinea.com

Saturday

-All day, Simply NYC Conference: I was thrilled when I got contacted to volunteer at the Simply NYC event! Simply NYC is a conference for aspiring bloggers, stylists, entrepreneurs, and editors. They feature panelists who are experts in fashion and beauty. Some of the speakers include Vanessa Hudgens, Catt Sadler, Bethany Moda, Brittany Snow, and many more amazing people. For more information go to www.simply-inc.com/new-york

-9pm, Art Hearts Fashion Show: I am eager to attend the Art Hearts Fashion Show on Saturday! I will get to see Charles and Ron, Fernando Alberto Atelier, and Domingo Zapata. For more information on the fashion show and these amazing designers, head to https://artheartsfashion.com/new-york-fashion-week/

 

Sunday

I will be exploring the city on this day. Please dm me or email me at ecsanchez98@icloud.com if you have any suggestions!

It has been a crazy hectic week, but I have had some amazing people to help me prepare for this weekend. I would specifically like to thank WinQ Lash Bar for helping me get all glammed up for #NewYorkLashinWeek. I have never gotten eyelash extensions before, so I was ecstatic when WinQ Lash Bar asked me to show off their lashes at NYFW. If you are in the Boston area and you want to get your lashes done as well, make an appointment and use my code ELISE25 for 25% off your service. I am so obsessed with my new lashes and I am definitely going back again!

I cannot wait to be in New York and see some outstanding fashion! Thank you for all of your support!

-xo Elise

Find me in February…In New York City! 

Find me in February…In New York City! 

I am attending New York Fashion Week this February, and I’m still in disbelief!  When I first found out, I was in my school’s Dining Hall and in front of everyone and I could not stop bawling my eyes out for a good thirty minutes. In that moment, I did not care at all if I was making a fool of myself; one of my dreams, since I was a little girl, was coming true. It’s crazy to think that just last year I was working at Austin Fashion Week, and now I get to attend New York Fashion Week. God never fails to amaze me with all the blessings that He has given me and I am so thankful for this opportunity. I am also very thankful for my good friend Sakura, the creator of Midori Linea Jewelry, that has invited me to attend her event. I am so lucky to have a mentor like her that I can look up to and learn from. I cannot wait to share with you all my experiences that weekend and all of the amazing fashion I come across.

Summer E-C-Ssentials

This summer, here are a few of my favorite E-C-Ssentials!

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Polaroid Camera: Polaroid cameras are perfect for capturing your greatest summer moments. They also are great to hang in your room or create a scrapbook to remember all of your summer memories!

Love Does: Summer is the perfect time to lay out and tan with a great book. Since summer has begun, I have not been able to put this book down. I highly recommend Love Does to anyone who is struggling to find a good summer read (For more information on the book, click the link for a summary).

Tassel Earrings: Tassel earrings are a huge trend this summer! These earrings are perfect for vacations or just a night out on the town. I personally love to wear my tassel earrings when I’m not in the mood to style my hair that day and decide to wear a simple updo.

Ray Ban Sunglasses: These Ray Bans have by far been one of my favorite pairs I have ever owned. The round sunglasses look is in this summer, and I love how these sunglasses combine the round look with the classic aviator style.

Scarf:  I have recently become obsessed with scarfs. What is great about scarfs is that there are endless ways to wear them. You can tie it on your purse, wear it around your neck, or even wear it as a headband.

Fedora Hat: The perfect hat is a necessity for summer. What I love about this hat is the simple, yet chic look. Whether you’re going to the beach, lounging by the pool, or even going shopping, a Fedora is a perfect hat for all occasions!

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Spring Savings

As you may know, I am kind of a shopaholic. But, I’m also really good at finding the best deals for all of the latest trends. Lately, I’ve been earning money back for shopping online (I know sounds too good to be true, right?). You can save money by shopping at your favorite stores with Ebates. How crazy is that? SO many of your favorite stores offer cash back with Ebates. Now you can online shop your heart away without feeling too guilty because you can earn cash back!

Click here to sign up for Ebates

 Here are a few of my favorite trends below from stores that use Ebates:

 Trends this spring 

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Neiman Marcus $395.00 vs. Boohoo $35.00

Steve Madden $109.95 vs. Forever 21 $27.90

Free People  $168.00 vs. Hollister $49.50

Gucci $4950.00 vs. Forever 21 $34.90

Raybans $225.00 vs H&M $12.99

Saks Fifth Avenue $139.00 vs. Forever 21 $15.90

Alexander Wang $295.00  vs. Urban Outfitters $42.00

Nordstrom $42.00 vs. Forever 21 $17.90

Neiman Marcus $278.00 vs Urban Outfitters $79.00

Valentino $2,190.00 vs.  Forever 21 $22.90

Nordstrom $178.00 vs. DSW $19.94

A Sweet Treat at Peppermint​ Pedi

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Sit back, relax, and follow the call of the disco ball to Peppermint Pedi. 

 

 

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Located at the Trails at 620, Peppermint Pedi Parlor offers a luxury pampering and shopping experience. Upon my arrival, I instantly felt welcomed and at ease. The nail specialists paid close attention to the details of my manicure and pedicure. Not only did they do an AMAZING job on my nails, their fun personalities never failed to keep me entertained. The relaxing environment, attention to detail, and the amazing staff definitely created a luxurious, memorable experience. I definitely know where I will be going for my regular nail appointments. Peppermint Pedi Parlor is also a perfect place for GNO’s, Birthday’s, Mother’s Day (which is around the corner) and any other special events. This Mother’s day I’ll be treating my mom to a mani/pedi at Peppermint Parlor, and I definitely will have to come in before Prom. If you mention my name when you schedule your appointment, you’ll receive 10% off your purchase! Treat yourself or someone you love to a luxurious treatment at Peppermint Parlor today!

Follow me on Instagram @elisecsanchez for more stories like these!

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SpringTIME Is Here

This springTIME, spice up your wardrobe with a hand-crafted, luxury wood Jord Watch. 

 

To be completely honest, I was never really a “watch girl” and I’m always running fashionably late, so it’s quite ironic for me to actually purchase a watch. But then I came across Jord Watches and instantly fell in love. The specific watch that caught my eye was the Frankie Ebony & Gold Watch.  An all black watch is a perfect accessory for me since black is a color that is a part of my everyday wardrobe. I also am not into big, flashy jewelry, so this Jord Watch fits my simple style.

 

Jord Watches are hand-crafted, luxury wood watches.  They make timepieces that are perfect for the modern lifestyle.  The watches are sustainable, efficient, and suitable to all occasions. Not only do they have a sleek and chic design, they are comfortable and durable.  Jord creates watches for men and women in numerous styles. Click here  to shop Jord watches.  These watches are perfect for graduation presents (you can even get a custom engraving, how cute is that!!), birthday’s, or for just simply treating yourself.

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Click here to enter to win a $100 gift code to use on the Jord site! Only one lucky person will win the $100, but everyone who enters will receive a $25 gift code once the contest is over. The giveaway will close on May 21, 2017 at 11:59 pm, and both the $100 and $25 codes will expire on July 31, 2017. To enter the giveaway, simply click the link above and enter your name and email address. Best of luck to everyone! -E

 

 


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Jord Watch Giveaway

It’s not too late to enter to win a $100 gift code!Untitled DesignClick here to enter to win a $100 gift code to use on the Jord site! Only one lucky person will win the $100, but everyone who enters will receive a $25 gift code once the contest is over. The giveaway will close on May 21, 2017 at 11:59 pm, and both the $100 and $25 codes will expire on July 31, 2017. To enter the giveaway, simply click the link above and enter your name and email address. Best of luck to everyone! -E

For more information on Jord Watches, go to
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Ettika Jewelry

 

Shop for your spring jewelry at www.ettika.com!  Whether you need jewelry for a festival, special event, or everyday jewelry, Ettika is a high quality brand that has jewelry for every occasion. I personally love my simple gold necklace and rings from Ettika. I don’t ever have to worry about my fingers turning blue because of cheap ring material, and I don’t have to worry about the gold material chipping or fading. I would highly recommend stocking up on jewelry from Ettika this spring season!

Enjoy 15% off your purchase with the code ELISECSANCHEZ