everything’s gonna be “p”ine

Happy first day of SPRING!!! While I’m not yet prepared to pack up my winter coat since we’re supposed to get more snow today, I thought it was fitting to share my new favorite tee from Target that I plan to eventually rock with white jeans and sandals when the sky decides to stop snowing. Want it? Grab it here!

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Now for these jeans- one of my FAVORITE denim brands is Blank NYC. These are super comfortable, easy to “dress up” with a great pair of heels (I have my eyes on these), or dress down with flats and a plain tee. The best part about them is that I WON THEM!!! I haven’t won anything recently besides an intense game of UNO with my kiddos- so when BLANK NYC contacted me to let me know that I had won a $500.00 shopping spree with their New Year- New You Facebook contest, I was giddy. I filled up my shopping cart with 3 pairs of jeans and two tops before finally pushing the “place order” button, (yes, that’s a lot of stuff for 500.00!!) and I can’t decide which piece is my favorite. Stay tuned for more posts with my winning pieces. I bet you will want to add them to your closet too! In the meantime, grab yourself a pair of these “torn to shreds” boyfriend jeans here.


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My necklace is the silver Rebel Pendant from Stella and Dot. It’s my go to necklace, and adds a bit of edge and polish to any look. It comes in three different metal tones too! Click here to get yours!

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My beanie (it comes in different colors, click here!) and sunglasses are from Target. I love being able to add in affordable accessories that always seem to make a look complete.


My booties are the “Harrow” from Rag and Bone and I plan to wear them until I’m 72- I love them that much. My blazer is an oldie from BCBG and it’s one of those pieces that has been worn to so many “good moments” in my life that I sometimes feel like it’s my good luck charm. Do you have one of those in your closet? Here’s to an amazing spring, whenever it decides to show up, and as always thanks for stopping by! xo, Elana



All images by Danielle Guenther Photography

the sassy trashionista

A super thoughtful friend sent me an awesome hand made gift for Christmas and I was so touched. It was a bracelet made from leather and metal with an etched quote that read, “If you obey all the rules, you’ll miss all the fun.” Great quote, right? I reached out to thank my friend for the amazing gift and she then told me more about the designer. The Sassy Trashionista (aka April Lemmon) had been making jewelry as a fun hobby for many years, but after being laid off from her job back in June, she was having a go at her true passion as her new career which would enable her to be home with her family. I was intrigued and inspired…I reached out to April and was blown away by her funny, kind, honest, personality and her uniquely designed pieces created from what some might consider “trash” that she magically turns into treasure…be sure to read on for a chance to win a custom piece….

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I browsed through April’s website, do yourself a favor and take a few minutes to do the same by clicking here. I read a few hysterical posts on her blog (she’s insanely witty and funny) and for the past month and a half I have had the pleasure of learning more about this wickedly cool chic who has coined clever names like junktorian jewelry and rhinestone rehab to describe the types of pieces she dreams up. Think old spoons, belt buckles, fur clips, brooches and forks (yes, that’s right, forks.) transformed into one of a kind pieces of wearable art.

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This particular piece is pretty powerful and is a conversation piece alone, but when you look closely there are two words stamped on either side of the heart that read “fighte fuaighte”-  it’s gaelic and means “we are woven in to and through one another.” I mean, c’mon! How much more creative can she be???

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All images by Danielle Guenther Photography

Here’s where it gets even better… The Sassy Trashionista wants to spread the love by making someone’s day with a special piece for you or to gift to a dear friend. Be sure to like her Facebook page by clicking here and tagging two names in the comment section of this Facebook post on the Sassy Trashionista’s Facebook page. April will select a winner at random on Valentine’s Day to receive a $50.00 gift card to be redeemed towards some amazingly junktorian rhinestone rehab of your own. As always, thanks for reading and stopping by and, to quote April, “Make it an amazing day.” xo