Self Portrait OOTD


Today I shot a video, got gussied up and took some images of myself for my website and a marketing campaign that I’m working on. I thought I’d share my OOTD with the images I took. They aren’t the usual 360 but I hope you get the gist.

I wore a new combination today, lace and floral. I wanted to do a semi-monochromatic look so I chose colors within the same color family. I think it turned out to be a success. What do you think? Leave a comment below!

Have courage,
Elle

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OOTD: Friday Floral and Denim


Today’s ootd was experimental. It was cold out but I still wanted to wear a skirt. To stay warm, I threw on some olive colored tights and another skirt underneath my vintage blue floral skirt (thrifted). I paired it with a thrifted denim jacket that I wore as a top, a thrifted woven belt and a burgundy necklace that I found on clearance at Icing. Wasn’t sure what shoes to wear so I just went with a pair of black Mary Janes.

I coordinated a company wide paper airplane contest today. Everyone had so much fun getting away from their cubicles and just playing around like kids. My team won the best looking plane award and a cash prize! Not a bad way to start the weekend!

Have courage,
Elle

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Aug. 31, 15 OOTD: Monday’s Back to Work Look


Continuing on with my challenge of not shopping for clothes for a year, my first goal is to wear everything in my closet once for the first round of OOTDs. Today I wore my black cardigan from Ross as a top, wrapping it around my waist and tying it up in the back over my thrifted dress that I adjusted a few months ago. It’s not my favorite OOTD but you never know until you wear something. I think I looked pretty good for a Monday’s back to work look. What do you think?

Have courage,
Elle

Elle is wearing a black cardigan as a wrap top over a DIY altered patterned dress

Aug. 28 OOTD: Friday Freedom


It was another tough day at work, juggling two jobs at once but I made it through without too much complaining, lol. I’m very excited about my OOTD today because it included a skirt that I made myself. The skirt used to be attached to a vintage puffy sleeved long dress that may have been work by an old lady in the 90s at some point, lol. It was pretty overwhelming on the eyes but I cut the bottom half off and added elastic to the waistband to refashion it into a flowy skirt. I’m really happy with how it turned out. Brandon helped me put this OOTD together since I couldn’t find my glasses this morning. We paired it with a thrifted Old Navy denim top, a leather belt and my nude shoes from Target. My bag is from Charming Charlie.  What do you think?

Have courage,
Elle

Elle is wearing a floral skirt that she refashioned form an old dress along with a thrifted Old Navy denim top, leather belt and a mint green purse from Charming Charlie.

August 26 OOTD: Hump Day, Hard Day


Today was a rough day. I had so many tasks flying at me at work, I got kinda burned out mentally. I’m covering my work and a co-worker’s duties while he is out on vacation this week. Besides a bunch of work, my temporary crown broke into three pieces and I have to go to the dentist tomorrow. Apparently they neglected to schedule me for my permanent fitting when I got this thing and I should have had it removed weeks ago. SMH, what the hay man? Despite that, I was still able to find a good OOTD consisting of one of my newer thrifted tops,originally from the Limited and my green slacks from the Gap. Let me know what you think of this one. My pics are a little darker than usual, I didn’t get to take these until the sun was setting.

Have courage,
Elle

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4.10.15 Today’s Outfit (Weekly Wardrobe Capsule)


Cheers, it’s Friday! Today I felt like dressing up again, so I put on a dress that I found at the Goodwill. This dress was a size 10 until I tried my hand at making it fit with my sewing machine. I’m very happy with the result. You’ll see more of the dress later this week. Dresses are an outfit in one piece but I wanted to keep layering so I added the brown leather jacket by New York & Company, given to me by my Mom-in-law last year. Then I grabbed a pair of earrings that my Mom made for me and a pair of sandal wedges from DSW and bam, outfit completed. This is the first time I’ve paired leather with a cotton dress but I like the results. I think the pattern makes a great contrast with the brown and the golden buttons on my jacket. What do you think?

Have courage,
Elle

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