A Few Cool Things

Thursday, September 29, 2016 4:30 AM

Happy Thursday! 
Yay that we have almost made it to the weekend! 

This week has been nuts!  I know I have been talking all month about my birthday, but Monday was the actual day. I am such a spoiled and lucky lady. A weekend jam packed with Football games, and a Paces for Faces walk, my bestie Lindsay from MALUKA and her son drove up from NJ to spend my birthday with me and Nolan. It was so fun drinking wine, shopping, lunching and catching up. It meant so much to me. 

I wanted to tell you about a few cool things...

My friend Lindsay got me the coolest gift!! Here's the back story... A friend of ours originally from Boston moved to LA quite a few years back.  An unbelievable photographer, artist and mom, Amanda has recently begun designing jewelry. Her bracelets, body chains and necklaces are all handcrafted and no two pieces are exactly the same. Some of her most outstanding pieces are the moon phase necklaces.  They are all hand painted and absolutely stunning.  My gift from Lindsay was a moon necklace in the exact phase from the day I was born. Such a cool personalized gift! Amanda's website is coming soon, but if you would like to learn more, peruse some great pieces, and even place an order, check out her instagram @amandacruzcreative .

Next, If you are a regular reader of my blog you know that I went to The Boston Conservatory. A performing arts college in the heart of Boston.  It was such an intense program and I had some of the best times of my life as well as some of the worst. That being said the the talent level of my friends and classmates was unparalleled.  Most have gone on to perform in dance companies, theater troupes, Broadway shows, television and screen.  Through the wonder of facebook we can all keep up with everyone's latest endeavors.  Last week was premiere week on ABC, NBC and CBS. I was instantly hooked on three shows. Tuesday night belonged to 'This is Us' It was fantastic! Wednesday, I was sucked into 'Designated Survivor', such an interesting premise to the show. And Thursday was the highly anticipated 'Notorious', it was funny, has scandal and one of my oldest and dearest friends from the Conservatory is in it! You must check it out. With comedy, drama and strong sexual tension what else do you need. Falling in the time slot between Grey's Anatomy and How to get Away With Murder it completes the Thursday night lineup.  Definitely check it out and tell your friends! 

Last but certainly not least, these SammyDress leggings and Scotch and Soda chambray top.  
The leggings are on repeat and I am sure you will be seeing them quite frequently. I loved this top because it is a little different take on a chambray top. 
Both are perfect for the current climate in the Northeast. 

What are your Fall Favorites?

xx, Elise 

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  1. Such a cute lace-up chambray shirt! I started watching Designated Survivor last week, too. I fell asleep last night during it though! 10pm shows are too late for me haha!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  2. Such a beautiful gift from your friend! I love anything moons!! So cool your old c,as are us in Notorious!! I have it on the DVR. You look soooo stinkin' CUTE in that lace up Chambray! LOVE IT!!

  3. Love this denim lace up top!


  4. How cool is that necklace? Love it! And your lace-up chambray is ace, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  5. So glad you had a nice time this weekend! Cool necklace! I didn't realize you went to the Boston Conservatory. That's so neat.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  6. Such a beautiful gift! That necklace is absolutely gorgeous. Your outfit is definitely one of my favorite looks for fall, add a chunky scarf when it colder and maybe some booties too!


    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

  7. Very cool! I love your style!! <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

  8. What an amazing and personal gift from your friend. Happy late birthday, sounds like it was a good one!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  9. The moon phase necklace is such a great birthday gift idea & it looks super cute too. :]

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  10. These are so cool! Great post :)


  11. Elise, love that lace-up chambray top! So cute but edgy too!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  12. What a great week you had!!! :)

  13. Ok I need the chambray lace up! So adorable and I love it paired with the leggings!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  14. I'm definitely hooked on This Is Us now! It's such a great show!

  15. Love that chambray shirt so pretty and the jewelry is amazing!
    Xo, Kelsey

  16. I love that denim top

  17. It truly looks like you had the most amazing 40th birthday so far. That moon necklace sounds so cool and special! And girl those 3 exact shows you mentioned are the three new ones I am watching right now, too. Hope they stick around because each of them has potential.

    I love this modern athleisure look so much. The sneakers and chambray are great!

    Come share your awesome style with me on my Thursday Linkup. A brand-new one is live this week, pretty lady. I'd love for you to join it. Thank you and have a great weekend!


    Ada. =)

  18. I didn't know you went to Boston Conservatory! I have the most intense stage fright, but for some reason I wanted to be on the moot court team in law school. It was seriously the hardest thing I've ever done but it helped me grow and overcome some fears. That's awesome that you have natural talent and courage!

    Amanda's jewelry is so unique and gorgeous. I will definitely be checking out her instagram. Those leggings are only $10!? Sheesh the ones I found for my collage today were like $48. You win lady, you win. TGIF!


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  20. Loving that top girl! Lace ups are so trendy right now!!


  21. I love this lace up chambray, and it looks great with the leggings. Also, that moon necklace is beautiful. Such a thoughtful gift.

  22. Very cute necklaces and I really love the laced up top, hope you're having a great weekend


  23. What a cute necklace! That lace up top!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  24. Great post


  25. Happy belated Birthday! I always make a big deal about my birthday, too! I just love that chambray lace up top, so cute!


  26. I'm loving the outfit. So nice, casual and cool.

  27. I love this top! It's so cute! I've been wanting to watch This is Us!

    Fizz and Frosting

  28. I'm obsessed with your chambray top!! SO rad!

    xoxo, Vanessa

  29. I love the idea of faux leather leggings and a chambray top! You totally inspired me!

  30. I adore that lace-up chambray top! So cute!

  31. Love that lace up top. Such a fun detail!



  32. Great fall look and I love that bracelet that was gifted. Very pretty. Thanks for linking up for The Weekly Style Edit. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

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