Category Archives: fashion

Tunic Time

January 21, 2015

ebb + flow :: tunic time

I wore a shapeless tunic, dress or top no less than four days last week. Why I do this to myself (or why I own so many over-sized clothing items), I do not know. I’m thinking it’s time to add some more pieces with a defined waist to my life. Ladies and gents, we have a winner. It’s a good baby step above from the potato sacks of last week and seems perfect for these never-ending and dreary January days we’re experiencing.

Get the whole look here:
Tunic :: Lipstick (still my current favorite) :: Nail Polish :: Earrings
Boots :: Watch (I borrow the Red Head’s version of this all the time) :: Tights

Black Pants

January 20, 2015

ebb + flow :: black pants

If I tell you how old my go-to black pants are, you will probably stop talking to me. So, to say I am in need of new ones is the understatement of the century.

Enter: J.Crew’s MLK weekend sale. Thanks to an extra 50% off the sale section I snagged these beauties for less than $24 yesterday. Perfect length, great color, good fit, better price. Keep an eye on their site for another sale because you need them as well, trust me.

Source :: The Coveteur

Packing Woes

December 23, 2014

ebb + flow :: packing woes

If you were looking for me last night between the hours of 11:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. you could have found me and the Red Head throwing random clothes, shoes, electronics and Christmas gifts into our suitcases while scratching our heads. I don’t advise packing this way for ten days of travel to two different climates and various family events. To say we were frazzled would be an understatement. I, in particular, kept throwing clothes on the floor and just staring at them. Again, I do not advise this method but, somehow, a full suitcase made it into the truck this morning. Here’s hoping I don’t end up on the worst dressed list for the next ten days. Had I had my wits about me, maybe I could have summoned the outfit gods and pieced together an outfit like the one above? Maybe next time…

1 :: Plaid Car Coat from GAP
2 :: Boyfriend Jeans from J.Crew
3 :: Classic Button-Down from J.Crew
4 :: Colby Leather Wallet from Michael Kors
5 :: Freya from Totokaelo
6 :: Spike Studs from BaubleBar

Change It Up

December 10, 2014

ebb + flow :: i'd buy it if it was in black

As I was staring into my closet this morning, I realized that my love affair of black and grey attire has reached another level. With the countless holiday outings ahead but my wallet dwindling, I did some window shopping on THE OUTNET and picked a few favorites that I’ll pretend I’m wearing in the weeks ahead!

ebb + flow :: holiday dress picks

1 :: Alice + Olivia Laguna Jacquard Dress 
2 :: Matthew Williamson Appliquéd Georgette Shift Dress
3 :: Vionnet Two-Tone Stretch-Crepe And Satin Dress
4 :: Mason by Michelle Mason Leather-Paneled Stretch-Jersey Mini Dress
5 :: Joseph Camie Crepe Mini Dress
6 :: Peter Pilotto for Target Printed Crepe Dress

Source :: Piccsy

NYE Planning

December 2, 2014

ebb + flow :: NYE Planning

I hate to mention it, but among everything else happening this month, we need to chat about New Year’s Eve. Somehow, that champagne-popping celebration sneaks up on me every year. This year, the Red Head and I will be ringing in 2015 from Fort Myers (Please be warm! Please be sunny!) so I’m not sure what plans will entail but, no matter what unfolds, this outfit is definitely something worth donning. That skirt is a showstopper, I tell ya.

Source :: 1 :: 2 :: 3 :: 4 :: 5 :: 6 :: 7 :: 8

The List

November 17, 2014

ebb + flow :: the lists

At Mall of America we take Black Friday seriously. We have sales, we have boy bands, we have a Santa set that rivals no other and we have a staff that volunteers every Thanksgiving night to help with the lines, the crowds and general Mall questions. For the fourth year, I’ll be one of those volunteers and I’m actually pretty pumped about it. I’m also pumped that I might be able to check a need of my shopping list at a bargain price: a new purse for winter. Time to start scouting all the deals!

Source :: Makenna Alysa

In-Between Season

October 21, 2014

ebb + flow :: in between seasons

We’ve reached that magical time of year when the sun beams into your eyes on the way to and from work, when you need the heat in the morning and air conditioner in the afternoon, when layers are your new best friend… you know the drill. As the days of bare legs are winding down I was inspired by these two monochromatic looks. Chunky knits and classic knits are definitely things I’m into. Bring on the unpredictable Midwest temps, I’ll be ready!

Source :: SF Girl By Bay and Lauren Conrad