maximize a maxi

Color and pattern, my two favorite things to wear. I found this skirt in the beginning of the spring season at Anthropologie and have worn it so many ways- with a tank and a denim jacket, with a silk oversized button down blouse, and I plan to bring it into the fall with a basic tee, leather jacket and booties. Here and here are two skirt styles you might like.

leisurely walk

bag detailHave you heard about Rent the Runway and their new Unlimited designer rental plan??! (click here to learn more!) I decided to try it out, and so far I’m blown away with the selection (outerwear, jewelry, scarves, and bags), service, and genius idea that for $75.00 a month I can borrow 3 pieces at a time and keep them for as long as I want, or send them back for frequent new pieces during the 30 day period. This bag by Time’s Arrow quickly made it’s way on my favorite list.  It’s the perfect size, easy to carry, has functional inside pockets, and my daughter Chloe loved the fact that she could use the long strap as a reign for steering me to the playground. (She’s obsessed with horses, and that’s an understatement.)

tag along

 My t-shirt was a Target find a while back. Here’s a style you might also like.


I wish I knew how to do this to my own hair. Danielle has many talents and this is one of them. :) It took her 3 minutes to create this awesome upside down braid. In the meantime, I keep watching this tutorial with the hope that practice will pay off.


All Images by Danielle Guenther Photography

My necklace is an old piece from Anthropologie, you might also like this one. My shoes are DV by Dolce Vita, and a great price here! Thanks for stopping by!

xo, Elana


Hanging out in the Treehouse

As a kid I had always wanted a treehouse. Having a secret place to go to play had an appeal that I think any child can understand. Fast forward a few years and even though it may not be in the woods, I’ve found an amazing “Treehouse”. Noel Descalzi and Lisa Bruno have created a pop up Yoga shop above their Work It Out Studio location at 603 Willow and the experience will awaken and reset all your senses. One that even has a room full of thoughtfully selected items to shop from, some from local businesses!

ooh lookThis Treehouse has a room for Vinyasa flow yoga, a kitchen bursting with yummy treats and healthy snacks to enjoy after your class (the watermelon fresca salad is my fav!), a sun deck to relax and chat to a friend, and last but not least, a sweet boutique that is sure to have that perfect gift you might need for a friend’s upcoming birthday, or work out gear that will add some style to that drawer full of black spandex.

I picked out some of  my favorites and added them to what I was wearing:
the bag

 I loved the colors in this Sondra Roberts metal mesh clutch. ($104.00)

alo sweatshirt

 This sweatshirt by Alo, I can see quickly becoming my favorite. The mesh back adds a fun touch of detail and I can see it with pleather leggings, a graphic tee and a pair of sneakers for chic and comfortable weekend wear. (Element sweatshirt, $89.00)

trying it on

 I love this necklace from Aaraa, It adds a bit of bling to any outfit. ($25.00)


 These bracelets from Mango Tree are an easy way to add color to any outfit.  ($15.00)

bracelet stack

 I’m a sucker for layering bracelets, and this cute “Love” bracelet is so delicate. ($15.00)

ready to go

make a difference

I love the quote on this journal!

The rings are also from Aaraa (Midi ring $12.00, crystal ivy ring, $15.00)

all the pieces


noel and ICome check out the Treehouse for yourself! This Wednesday, from 7-9 pm the Treehouse is hosting a Brides and Bubbly event. (Click here for more info!)

A big thank you to Noel for allowing us to stop by and play dress up!