National Lipstick Day!



Sulty, sexy, full, and defined . . . . LIPS!  It's National Lipstick Day ladies and gentlemen so pucker up.

Black & Gold

I'm a little late with sharing my Sunday Style post, as I've been trying to get caught up with home life, work life, and all that comes along with it.  Nevertheless, below I've included a quick glimpse, and few shots of what I wore.

Enjoy!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Vogue Influencer Network



Today started out as a typical Monday . . . . the first day of the work week, returning calls, answering emails, etc.

Shopping with Elle: The Look For Less


My intentions were to enjoy the weekend school shopping for my daughter, Z'khiyah, a rising 6th grader and first year middle schooler.  And I did just that, but . . . . . . did you think I wouldn't get myself anything, lol.  Since most of the budget was allotted for my pumpkin (that's what I call her), I knew my items had to be very budget savvy and priced at next to nothing, as in $100 for everything!

Instagram Inspiration 07.22.15



Welp, we're on week 2 of my new series titled Instagram Inspiration, and guess what . . . . I'm still inspired, lol.  If you're new to this and missed last weeks post, check it out HERE.

RiRi by Rihanna


Rihanna just released a teaser for her new fragrance and the visual is absolutely breathtaking!  While no release date was given, the bad girl herself released this image to all of her social media accounts (Facebook - Twitter - Instagram) with captions of coming soon.

Kate Spade Giveaway!

I appreciate each of you for taking the time to visit and read my blog (www.ellevj.com). I met my personal goal for July 10 days early, and to celebrate I'm offering a giveaway!

Plan Ahead



Happy Sunday!

It's that time again, time to gear up for another work week, another week of style, another week of the balancing act.  For the last few weeks, I've been working diligently on creating a stronger brand with more consistent and relevant content.  Having said that, I had to develop a solid plan for getting my brand to the next level to include:

Mailbox Surprise . . . . . . Kate Spade

I'll be the first to admit that I'm notorious for checking my mailbox, sifting through the mail, and then leaving it in the box for 3-5 days before I actually take it out, lol.  Crazy, I know, but that's just me, lol.  Well this morning when I checked the mailbox (with the intentions of clearing it out) I stumbled upon a catalog mailer from Bed, Bath & Beyond and what do I see on the front cover . . . . . . . KATE SPADE!

Instagram Inspiration 07.15.15



I'm most certain that we all peruse Instagram and other social media sites for inspiration; be it home decor, food, beauty, or fashion related.  I'm no exception to this concept, as I too browse and find inspiration from many of the accounts that I follow.  Having said that, I've decided to implement a weekly post titled "Instagram Inspiration" dedicated to just that!  

Classically Me


It's still surprising to me that I get asked so many times; why do I dress up, where am I going when I'm dressed up, what's the point in me dressing up, etc.  Well I've decided to address those very questions in today's blog post once and for all, and hopefully it will shed some light on why I dress and what dressing means to me.

What's New



After a year and a half of (sometimes, consistent) blogging, I decided it was time to revamp the site and dedicate myself to providing consistent content for my readers.  Having said that, the site has undergone a face lift to include new content, shopping links, sponsors, advertisers, and a host of other fab finds!

Casual Chic in Ann Taylor



 

I purchased these Ann Taylor Maven pants quite some time ago, and have never worn them until today.  I was drawn to them based on the floral/leopard style print pattern.  Ann Taylor also makes the 3/4 length jacket to match, but ya'll know how much I despise looking "matchy-matchy", so I went with only the pant. 

Independence Day 2015



Just taking a quick moment to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July!  I hope that each of you have enjoyed the holiday and celebrated in grand style.  For today, I decided to dress down a bit and highlight a trend that I've come to love . . . . . short suits!  From classic to colorful, short suits can be dressed up or dressed down.