Tuesday, October 30, 2012


If you've been following along you know I recently took a flying leap into the 21st century and traded in my pre-paid Metro PCS phone for the iPhone5. Thanks to my new phone I'm also able to use new apps like Instagram, a free photo sharing program and social network that allows users to find beautiful photos using keywords marked by a hashtag (example #whatiwore = photos of users' daily outfits). Effective Instagram users upload a photo they've taken with their iPhone, choose a filter that adds an artsy touch to their photo, then categorize the photo using popular hashtags. Check out the photos I've been "instagramming" lately and follow me on Instagram (username: breaellis); Don't own an iPhone? View my Instagram photos here.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Bar 7

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!

{dress- Target// stockings- Spanx// shoes- Nine West}

Friday, October 19, 2012

Oh What A Night

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!

{sweater- Lord & Taylor// dress- Goodwill// booties- Marshalls// bag- Miss Ivy}

On Elle Varner: (cape) Betsey Johnson, (collar) Patricia Field, (shoes) Topshop

VENUE: Shadow Room, 2131 K St, NW (Washington, DC)
HOST: Elle Varner, signer/songwriter
SPONSOR: Clear Hair Care

Oh What A Night~ Thanks to a tip from the BLM Girls I had an amazing night out celebrating the natural, healthy hair and positive, impactful lyrics of singer/songwriter Elle Varner. "ROOTED IN STRENGTH: A toast to your inner beauty!" was held at Shadow Room a Vegas inspired nightclub located in the "lobbyist district" of the city on K Street; the venue and event organizers chose a select group of fashion and beauty bloggers to cover the event instead of traditional press. 

We were ushered through an underground tunnel to a super secret location within the club (there was even a special elevator involved) and then in we walked to Elle Varner's dressing room. I've never seen a celebrity's tour rider (the food and drinks they request in their dressing rooms) up close, but it was super interesting...seems Varner is a natural girl on the inside and out; she had tons of Fiji water, organic juice, honey and mixed nuts!

Varner chatted with us about her beauty routine (before Clear she only used Shea butter on her hair), what inspires her music and what she splurges on...SHOES! She was thoughtful, sweet and so down to earth. And then she went on stage and blew us ALL AWAY! She performed with an amazing human beat box accompanying her and she KILLED IT! 

Thank you so much to Clear Hair Care, Shadow Room, BLM Girls and especially Elle Varner for asking me to cover this event...OH WHAT A NIGHT it was!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Taste of DC

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!

{vest- Zara// denim jacket- La Petite Marmoset// jeans- Old Navy // shoes- Nike}

accessories: Wallet (Ann Taylor); hat (Bloomingdales)

Photo credit: Tracy Tilghman (thanks cousin!)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!

{blazer- Banana Republic// tee- Ann Taylor// pants- LOFT}

necklace- Vintage monet// earrings- vintage Givenchy// ring- Natty Boutique// wallet- Ann Taylor