Outfit Of The Week: Graduation Dresses!

Well lovelies, graduation season is upon us and we couldn’t be happier to share with you our top picks for dresses to don at all your graduation festivities!

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We here at For Elyse would like to wish everyone a very happy graduation season! What’s your pick for your favorite graduation dresses? Share with us in the comments below!

Outfit Of The Week: Stop & Smell The Roses!

This week we thought we’d slow down a bit, stop and smell the roses! We’re showing you our favorite ways to work in florals, lace, and pastels into our wardrobe. Don’t forget to let us know what your favorite way to celebrate spring is in the comments below!

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Outfit Of The Week: Summer Wedding!

Tis the season for summer weddings! Today we’re taking you through two different looks that are perfect for attending a summer wedding. The first, featuring a backless mint dress from Alythea is perfect for something that’s a little more formal, while our floral romper from Lush hits all the marks of an outfit that’s great for a more casual wedding; lightweight, floral and lace!

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Featured Look: Classic LBD with A Style Pixie!

Ah, the little black dress. Is there any other classic garment that can be styled in an endless combination of ways, and yet has stood the test of time for so long? Recently we sponsored a post with A Style Pixie, the fashion blog curated by the effortlessly cool Erika Fermina. We sent her the aptly named Doll Me Up Dress by Solemio and we just love how she styled it!A Style PixieErika wore the Hepburn Dress to a launch party for the recently-created app Fashion Tap App. We love the crispness of the white leather moto-inspired jacket paired with the heeled booties and oh-so-trendy pop of white in the form of striped socks.

A Style Pixie Perfect for spring, and a great mix of trendy and classic, the Doll Me Up Dress is also a great pick for day-to-night. This classic LBD is a breeze to dress up or down, and Erika’s styling is perfectly on point. Check out her blog for more style tips, or to check out this super flattering, ultra-chic Dress, click here. To see our whole selection of classic LBD’s, click here.

Closet Cleanse

As much fun as the various holiday festivities are, I feel like I have no time for anything else; so, with this coming weekend being the first blank space on my calendar *cue Taylor Swift, I’m starting a major project: a closet cleanse. Eek!

As daunting as it seems, it’s the first step in refreshing my wardrobe for the new year, so I need to do it. Once I’m done donating items that haven’t made it into an outfit in years, I’ll be ready to start gathering the new.

For 2015, I want to focus on incorporating classic, versatile pieces into my collection — ones that are going to get a lot of use. I’ve narrowed it down the ultimate nine essentials:

Classic Denim Jacket  Dress up or down, a good jean jacket is always in style.  Shop at: http://www.forelyse.com/product/-Classic-Denim-Jacket/ST-83184
Classic Denim Jacket
Dress up or down, a good jean jacket is always in style.

Shop at: http://www.forelyse.com/product/-Classic-Denim-Jacket/ST-83184
University Basics Tee  A twist on the classic white tee, you'll find yourself reaching for this top far too often.  Shop at: http://www.forelyse.com/product/University-Basics-Top/ST-82133
University Basics Tee
A twist on the classic white tee, you’ll find yourself reaching for this top far too often.

Shop at: http://www.forelyse.com/product/University-Basics-Top/ST-82133
Adoration Sweater  Layering on some chunky necklaces to your favorite lounge sweater makes this piece just as appropriate for a night out as it is for curling up with a good Sunday read. Shop at: http://www.forelyse.com/product/Autumnal-Adoration-Sweater/ST-82370
Adoration Sweater
Layering on some chunky necklaces to your favorite lounge sweater makes this piece just as appropriate for a night out as it is for curling up with a good Sunday read.

Shop at: http://www.forelyse.com/product/Autumnal-Adoration-Sweater/ST-82370
Midnight Crush Tank Top  Just as the name implies, this neutral colored top is romantic enough for a sweet occasion and classy enough to be topped with a blazer for work. Shop at: http://www.forelyse.com/product/Midnight-Crush-Tank-Top/ST-83276
Midnight Crush Tank Top
Just as the name implies, this neutral colored top is romantic enough for a sweet occasion and classy enough to be topped with a blazer for work.

Shop at: http://www.forelyse.com/product/Midnight-Crush-Tank-Top/ST-83276
Love Lives Free Dress  Planning a beach vacation, attending a relaxed spring wedding, or just brunching with friends? This navy dress has you covered.  Shop at: http://www.forelyse.com/product/Love-Lives-Free-Dress/ST-83362
Love Lives Free Dress
Planning a beach vacation, attending a relaxed spring wedding, or just brunching with friends? This navy dress has you covered.

Shop at: http://www.forelyse.com/product/Love-Lives-Free-Dress/ST-83362
Claire Coated Skinny Jeans  An update for your faded black jeans, these skinnies can be matched with sneakers or heels for a classic and on trend look.Shop at: http://www.forelyse.com/product/Claire-Coated-Skinny-Jeans/ST-82510
Claire Coated Skinny Jeans
An update for your faded black jeans, these skinnies can be matched with sneakers or heels for a classic and on trend look.

Shop at: http://www.forelyse.com/product/Claire-Coated-Skinny-Jeans/ST-82510
Lady Liberty Dress   All eyes on you with this bold colored dress for any occasion that exudes class and confidence. Shop at: http://www.forelyse.com/product/Lady-Liberty-Dress/ST-81620
Lady Liberty Dress
All eyes on you with this bold colored dress for any occasion that exudes class and confidence.
Shop at: http://www.forelyse.com/product/Lady-Liberty-Dress/ST-81620
Day to Night Clutch  A purse for the masses - the classic shape will never go out of style, and with the removable gold chain strap, it's a hands-down winner. Shop at: http://www.forelyse.com/product/Day-To-Night-Clutch/ST-78079
Day to Night Clutch
A purse for the masses – the classic shape will never go out of style, and with the removable gold chain strap, it’s a hands-down winner.

Shop at: http://www.forelyse.com/product/Day-To-Night-Clutch/ST-78079
Deon Heeled BootieGive 'em a shoe to talk about (er.. walk about). Paired with a skirt, dress, or pant, this versatile heel will quickly become a go-to.  Shop at: http://www.forelyse.com/product/Dion-Heeled-Booties/ST-82728
Deon Heeled Bootie
Give ‘em a shoe to talk about (er.. walk about). Paired with a skirt, dress, or pant, this versatile heel will quickly become a go-to.

Shop at: http://www.forelyse.com/product/Dion-Heeled-Booties/ST-82728

Red Carpet: People’s Choice Awards 2015!

Well, it’s that time of year again! The People’s Choice Awards have come and gone, and in their wake we’re left to comb through the pictures of red carpet styles to debate over. Without further ado, let’s get to it!

People's Choice Awards Ellen DeGeneres showed off a suit from her upcoming line, a cream-colored, well tailored choice, especially striking when paired with this stark white Saint Laurent button up shirt. Ellen Pompeo wore this impeccably-tailored, gorgeous nude number with lace inset by Elie Saab, Christian Louboutin heels, Graziela Gems earrings, and a Dana Rebecca Designs ring. Gorgeous! Chloe Grace Moretz wore this flirty outfit by Louis Vuitton, and we love how she styled it, with a strong center part and peeptoe heels.

Kat DenningsKatharine McPhee, Kat Dennings, and Ginnifer Goodwin all chose monochromatic looks for the red carpet, a choice we totally support. McPhee donned this striped Balmain look with simplistic heels and jewelry by Kwiat. Kat Dennings, wearing her trademark red lipstick and appraising stare, wore this black lace gown with an Edie Parker clutch wallet and Eva Fehren jewels. A flirty high-low hem keeps this look from appearing too matronly, and we love the stacked bracelets on her wrist. Ginnifer Goodwin wore this structured Delphine Manivet gown with Palter Deliso point-toed heels, Melissa Kaye earrings, and Melinda Maria rings. The deep v-neck cut of this gown is super flattering on Goodwin, and the midi-length keeps it looking current. Well played, ladies!

Peoples Choice AwardsIn what is probably our favorite look from the red carpet for this awards ceremony, Portia de Rossi wore this super fun cobalt blue jumpsuit by Zuhair Murad, paired with Guiseppe Zanotti shoes. The styling choices are perfectly on point for this look, and we love the strong lines and fun asymmetrical cut de Rossi wore. Our favorite Parks & Rec guest star, Allison Janney wore this sparkly gown by Rani Zakhem with a Devi Kroell bag and Martin Katz jewelry. This look from Kristen Bell has been getting a lot of mixed reviews, but we admire the structural quality, and how great she looks with her husband, Dax Shepard (whose suit is in the super “in” color of Pantone’s “Marsala”). It’s a fun look, with the hot pink color and silver pumps!

People's Choice Awards

Ok, so we know that Amy Adams didn’t actually walk the red carpet in this deep blue, custom made Gucci dress with matching crystal belt… but we just couldn’t resist including her in our red carpet roundup! Ever the elegant style maven, we love her trademark high-ponytail and black peeptoe heels with this blue dress! Lisa Edelstein looked radiant in this black and white floral gown with high neckline and fun accessories. The floral beading could have looked fussy on anyone else, but Edelstein plays it off beautifully, with messy curls and simple makeup. Last, but certainly not least, we loved Bellamy Young’s black and silver ensemble, and how amazing are these heels? Elegant and poised, Young completely shed the “First Lady” look she wears so well on TV’s Scandal, and we must say she looked divine!

 

Pantone Guide: Spring 2015 (Part 2)

Welcome to week two of our coverage for Pantone’s Spring 2015 color palate! We’re so excited for this new batch of colors and we’ve taken the liberty of handpicking a select number of items from our site to show you how to work these new colors into your wardrobe for the coming months.

Scuba Blue

Pantone

1. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Wanderlust-Maxi-Dress/ST-81609

2. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Lifes-A-Beach-Maxi-Dress/ST-72038

3. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Spring-is-Here-Top/ST-77304

4. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Sleep-To-Dream-Scarf/ST-76794

Toasted Almond

Toasted Almond

1. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Got-You-Covered-Knit-Cardigan/ST-78772

2. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Lace-Up-Wedges/ST-74358

3. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Peek-A-Bow-Sweater/ST-80792

4. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Make-a-Point-of-It-Crop-Top/ST-77812

Marsala

Marsala Pantone 1. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Pumpkin-Spice-Sweater/ST-81715

2. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Delilah-Shorts/ST-82649

3. http://www.forelyse.com/product/University-Basics-Top/ST-82133

4. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Toast-Of-The-Town-Dress/ST-83385

Strawberry Ice

Strawberry

1. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Summer-Love-Tank-Top/ST-80023

2. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Sunset-Fancy-Cropped-Sweater/ST-77733

3. http://www.forelyse.com/product/New-Leaf-Maxi-Dress/ST-79954

4. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Loose-Knit-Pullover-Sweater/ST-77160

Custard

Pantone Spring 2015

1. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Hidden-Lotus-Tank-Top/ST-80293

2. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Sweet-Southern-Comfort-Dress/ST-78931

3. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Static-Electricity-Top/ST-80288

4. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Leopard-Print-Day-Dress/ST-77918

Pantone Guide: Spring 2015! (Part 1)

The trendsetters at Pantone have spoken, and the official color palate for spring 2015 is in! Here’s part one of our two part installment of how to incorporate these seasonal colors into your spring wardrobe!  Pantone

We know we’re only halfway through winter, but we just can’t help feeling totally excited about this bright and cheery color. Whether you’re mixing in a small dash of tangerine as an accent, or going all out with it, you can’t go wrong with such a happy color!

1. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Portuguese-Princess-Crop-Top-/ST-80041

2. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Chevron-Delight-Bracelet/ST-78353

3. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Daisy-Dreams-Tank-Top/ST-81029

4. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Summer-Sunset-Maxi-Dress-/ST-80118

Pantone Glacier Gray There’s something really soothing about this cool grey, which is subtle but still definitely chic! Here are our picks for how to incorporate this classic color into your wardrobe.

1. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Sweet-Simplicity-Jacket/ST-79912

2. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Glimpse-of-Lace-Top/ST-76409

3. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Eclipse-Maniac-Sweatshirt/ST-74751

4. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Forever-Fall-Dress/ST-81112

Pantone Lucite Green

A new take on the cool mint color of last season, we’re loving this lucite green color from Pantone. Here are our picks:

1. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Every-Kind-Of-Daisy-Dress/ST-77414

2. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Diana-Cami/ST-95472

3. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Summer-Fiesta-Dress/ST-79505

4. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Perfect-Day-Dress/ST-77851

Pantone

Ah, classic blue, how can you go wrong? We love the nautical motif in the Sail Away Dress at the bottom right, but anyway you incorporate this color staple, it’s hard to miss the mark!

1. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Summer-Breeze-Dress/ST-70637

2. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Mesh-Well-Skater-Dress-/ST-68683

3. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Bohemian-Dream-Tank-Top/ST-77873

4. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Sail-Away-Dress/ST-80132

Pantone

The ultimate versatile color to wear in delicate florals or a classic light wash, we couldn’t be more pleased about this pick from Pantone!

1. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Garden-Lotus-Tank-Top/ST-81408

2. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Basic-V-Neck-with-Pocket-/ST-55360

3. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Garden-Beauty-Dress/ST-80618

4. http://www.forelyse.com/product/Tayler-High-Rise-Jeans/ST-80338

 

Holiday Gift Ideas

We haven’t even broken off a turkey leg yet, but we’re going to go ahead and accept that it’s time to start thinking about holiday gift ideas. This year our holiday gift guide features some of our favorite new arrivals, and fit nicely in a stocking (and a limited budget). From blinged-out watches to snuggly sweaters, the For Elyse elves have been working hard to bring you the best of the best in this year’s holiday assortment! Perhaps with the extra time and money you’ll be saving you’ll be able to get a little something for yourself – one for you, one for me…Cheers!

Give the gift of time…no really! These watches feature perfect holiday colors and a touch of sparkle.

Berry WatchTime Flies By WatchRight On Time Watch

From left: Time Flies By Watch, Right On Time Watch

Snuggly sweaters…the universal gift. Who doesn’t love a cozy cardigan?

Lush Coastal Winter SweaterDreamers Tribal CardiganSnuggle Up Cardigan

From left: Coastal Winter Sweater, Aztec-nically Cardigan, Snuggle Up Cardigan

Sparkly knit headbands…they fit perfectly (in your budget that is).

Snowflake HeadbandJoia Knitted HeadbandDaisy Dreams Headband

From left: Jeweled Snowflake Headband, Joia Purple Knitted Headband, Daisy Dreams Headband

What do you think of our holiday gift guide? For more ideas be sure to check out our New Arrivals and Accessories on ForElyse.com!