Monday, May 30, 2011

Clothing Budget (May 2011)

My name is Brea Ellis and I'm a Shopahaulic...it has been 28 days since my last purchase.
photo credit: daglamsquad.com
Clothing budget= $150/mo.
[$142    TOTAL spending for April]
WHAT I BOUGHT:

$32      Calypso St. Barth for Target® Linen Espadrille Wedge Sandal
$32      Madewell Floating Feathers silk Tank
$21      J.Crew Knit Du Jour Pant 
$21      J.Crew Eyelet Cami
$21      J.Crew Jackie Cardigan

$179    TOTAL SPENT in May [$29 over budget]

Monday, May 23, 2011

What I Wore: tip to toe

BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK


top- Target
necklace- ModernProps
belt- J.Crew
bag- Chico's
pant- LOFT by Ann Taylor
shoes- Franco Sarto

Friday, May 20, 2011

Banana Republic: After 5 Event

I had a great time at the Banana Republic: After 5 event at Tysons' Corner

It maybe dreary in DC, but it was a lovely summer day inside of the BR store! Complete with beach chairs, Hawaiian leis and fruity cocktail drinks!

Here are my favorite dresses from the event!



a dress so nice i had to post it twice!




Thursday, May 19, 2011

What I Wore: tip to toe

IT'S SO HARD...TO SAY GOODBYE

Truth is these pants should technically be in the trash...or at least a goodwill bin somewhere. That's because after winning a gift certificate to Style For Hire from The Capitol Fashionista  I had stylist Kara Allan come over and assess my wardrobe; these pants, along with about 6 other pieces, got the boot! I managed to successfully offload the other items at Crossroads while on winter vacation in San Francisco, but I literally couldn't give these pants away! 

So this morning they attacked me and jumped onto my legs. 

Are they man repelling? I know i'm a shorty, but these pants make me look about 3 feet tall! And yet there is still something I LOVE about them. Anyone want to take them off my hands? They are a VERY GENEROUS J.Crew size 6.


hat- Target (men's)
cardigan- Old Navy
teeshirt- Target
necklace- ModernProps
belt- J.Crew
pant- J.Crew
bag- Maxx
shoes- Franco Sarto

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

How Was Your Day?

A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...

1. Tuna Melts from Johnny Rockets


2. Shirlington Dog Park with Bradley Superstar

3. Girls Night Out at Buddah Bar

4. Yummy Meals from The Fresh Diet

5. Discovering DC All Over Again

As often as I can, I post my top five moments of the day or week in a How Was Your Day post (a nod to my original blog http://howwasyourday.tumblr.com); and I also want to hear from you so I hope you will leave comments and let me know...How Was Your Day?  

Check out my last How Was Your Day post here.


Please leave a comment and tell me... 
HOW WAS YOUR DAY?

Thursday, May 12, 2011

What I Wore: tip to toe

STAY-CATION ALL I EVER NEEDED
It occurred to me that if I were going on a trip somewhere fabulous this would be the perfect outfit.
This shirt dress is packable and wrinkle-friendly and these shoes are high enough for a fancy dinner but comfortable enough to walk around a museum. 
Too bad I'm just going to work, but maybe i'll sit outside during lunch and pretend i'm near a beach!




bag- Chico's

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What I Wore: tip to toe

GIRLS WHO LIKE BOYS, WHO LIKE GIRLS
I couldnt decide if this outfit was pulled together or man repelling.
Although they're called boyfriend blazers, I have a suspicion that "boys" are just not that into these jackets because they hide all of the curves that make women sexy.
I paired mine with a pencil skirt...the ultimate feminine clothing item.
I'm hoping the two pieces cancel each other out!


blazer- Mossimo for Target
tee- MNG for JCPenny
skirt- Ann Taylor LOFT
bag- Chicos
shoes- Havaianas (i have heels at my desk)


Friday, May 6, 2011

What I Wore: tip to toe

RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN' ON MY HEAD!


make a gif


blazer- Target (Mossimo)
cardigan- H&M
belt- J.Crew
dress- Rodarte for Target
rainboots- J.Crew
tote- Aerie
headband- ModernProps
umbrella- Old Navy

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What I Wore: tip to toe

FRUMPTY DUMPTY:
a little too casual for business

On my way into the office I saw someone I knew, they looked me up and down in this outfit and said finally: "I thought you were going to work today..." Clearly not my best look!


hat- Target (Men's section)
scarf- Target
cardigan- LOFT
tee- J.Crew
pants- J.Crew
shoes- Franco Sarto

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Destination DC (Temple University Alumni Boat Cruise)



The Outfit*

 
The Shoes

The Kennedy Center
The Lincoln Memorial and the Monument

The Food

 
* hat (similar)
dress (similar)
sweater (Old Navy)
bag (here)
shoes (Coach)