Showing posts from September, 2011

All Mixed Up

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe! cardigan- Old Navy dress- Banana Republic shoes- Nine West scarf- Target --- I was chatting with another blogger, during the Work Kit Wednesday event we participated in, about mixing prints after we spotted a floral bustierthat is sold with a detachable leopard print belt. We decided the easiest way to follow the mixing prints trend is to go with the accessories; wear an article of clothing with a classic print (flowers, polka dots, stripes, animal skin) and pair it with an accessory that also features a classic print.

For my tip-to-toe look I paired a polka dot print cardigan with a bold plaid scarf...HOW DO I LOOK?

Dirty Thirty

TURNING 30 MEANS --- Wearing a fun fascinator...

And having a fascinating friend, fun enough to wear one with you!
WHAT I WORE: tip to toe! hat- Kali Brown dress- Rent the Runway bag- Edition by Banana Republic stockings- Ann Taylor shoes- Sam Edelman  --- Seeing the same city, through a different lens...

{PHOTOSABOVE: View of New York City from the Brooklyn bridge; view of the brownstones in Brooklyn}  --- Posing in a padded room!

{PHOTOSABOVE: Sometimes an elevator makes the perfect backdrop!}

Getting all dolled up, to hang out in your own backyard...
{PHOTOSABOVE: taken in the backyard of the ALoft Brooklyn}
---  And then dragging your old fabulous ass home!  {Thanks Brooklyn New York...

Digital Photo Academy (Review)

A few weeks ago, LivingSocial offered a group coupon for 50% off a photography class at Digital Photo Academy (DPA).This was no ordinary course; in the class we would learn about composition using the nation's monuments as our props. I was very excited to get some great outfit photos against such an amazing backdrop and learn how to take more interesting photos.

At the last minute, I decided to also take the Beginners "How to use your point and shoot" course also offered by the company. I took along 2 cameras, the one I use for work and the camera I use to take my tip-to-toe photos (Samsung DualView TL205).

 For the the Beginners class Vincent Knaus taught us what all of those buttons, settings and menus on our cameras are for and when to use them. His instruction was clear, thourough and user-friendly. The class followed a powerpoint set up by DPA, which Knaus later email to us. He also gave us all his card and offered to answer any questions that came up while shooting.…

Sophisticated Lady

Now that I'm old 30 I'm easing into a more classic look. I received a fabulous green Dooney and Bourke bag for my birthday, which has uppd the ante on my wardrobe. You can't rock a classy bag with a sloppy outfit...there are some outfits even a great bag can't rescue. So here I am...30 years old looking like one classy broad!

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe! bag- Dooney & Bourke jacket- Ann Taylor LOFT dress- ?*vintage shoes- Ferragamo* vintage
Thank you to White House | Black Market for this lovely "feel beautiful" bag, a gift for the blogger models at their Work Kit Wednesday event. My new Dooney & Bourke purse fits perfectly inside of this waterproof tote...great on rainy days! Find out more about this WHBM event when you click here.

Work Kit Wednesday

build your work wardrobe with these go-with-everything pieces!

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe! 1. Essential Suiting jacket- Pinstriped Jacket $168 blouse- Quintessential White Shirt $68 slacks- Pinstriped Sleek Boot Leg Pant $98 shoes- Black Peeptoe Slingback $98
2. Commander in Chic dress- Menswear Flounce-Hem Dress $158 shoes- Black Peeptoe Slingback $98
3. Paint the Town Red dress- Pleated Knit Dress $168 boot- Tall Shaft Boot $148
4. Major Military jacket- Ponte Military-Inspired Jacket $138 blouse- Leopard Blouse $84 skirt- Ponte Seamed Skirt $78 belt- Patent Stretch Belt $48

boot-Tall Shaft Boot $148 (pictured: left to right; Editor of Fasshonaburu , Whitney Stringer, and me

Working Girl


Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011  5pm-close
Tyson's Corner 1961 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, VA 22102 WHITE HOUSE | BLACK MARKET --- Brea Ellis, Editor of WHAT I WORE: tip to toe! will be a featured blogger model at the White House Black Market ~ Work Kit Wednesday Event. You're invited (and bring a friend) for foodfriends and most importantly FASHION! BUILD A WORK WARDROBE YOUR WAY! PRINT YOUR INVITATION HERE!

White Out

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe! dress (worn as top)- Old Navy
belt- Ann Taylor LOFT
shorts- J.Crew
shoes- Sperry