Sunday, March 30, 2014

mexico 2014






Last week was my final spring break, and I jetted off for a week of nothing but sunshine and good friends in Cancun. I soaked up as much sun as I could, knowing that this would be my last big vacation for a while. 

Simply put, it was bliss and I had the time of my life. Honestly guys, I would go back in a heart beat. Plant me in a beach chair on the sand right in front of the water, and I am one happy girl. 


It's back to reality now as I embark on my last quarter of college. It is so incredibly bittersweet, and I know that these ten weeks will be full of both happy tears (my friends have already caused me to cry at least twice when they mention the g-word!) and hard work.

With Love, 
Ellyse
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Saturday, March 15, 2014

friday five // 06

I found myself so insanely busy this week. Between pulling all-nighters, having an absolutely awful day on Tuesday, wrapping up loose ends in classes and preparing for finals, I felt like I haven't had a spare moment to just sit down and catch my breath, let alone browse the web. 

I can't wait for this quarter to be over, because I feel like even after ten weeks, I was never able to get into somewhat of a routine, and I was constantly thrown off of my schedule. I really wanted to get back on track with my posting, but this week I unfortunately have to bring you Friday Five: The Abridged Version. 


ONE // THE SKIMM // My new favorite thing hands down, is reading The Skimm every morning. It rounds up the most important current events of the past 24 hours and serves them up to your inbox with a side of sarcasm (my favorite). I love that I can simply pull out my phone while I'm on the train to my internship or snoozing off in my morning classes and be instantly updated on all the happenings around the world. Sign up here!




TWO // NEW ANNIE TRAILER // First of all, I get chills every time I watch this. Growing up, I was the girl who was obsessed with Annie. I watched the movie more times than I can remember, went to several renditions of the play and belted out all the songs in the car with my mom when she would drive me to daycare (I'm pretty sure I thought I was Kate at one point...), so when I heard that they were remaking Annie with a current-day twist, I could not have been more excited. It's going to be tough to wait until Christmas for this one to come out!


THREE // HAPPY VINE // I tweeted about this earlier today, but I have watched this six second video probably hundreds of times by now, and it never fails to make me smile. This kid is freaking adorable and just watching it loop a few times instantly puts me in a good mood. Just watch, I promise you won't be able to keep a straight face. 


With Love, 
Ellyse
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

lilly pulitzer x estée lauder

I know it's been a while since I've posted, but I just wanted to stop by to let you guys know about an amazing deal that Estee Lauder and Lilly Pulitzer have teamed up to offer on Macys.com. Now through March 23, you can choose a free seven-piece gift set with any $35 Estee Lauder purchase on Macys.com

This gift is valued at $120 and comes packaged in a limited edition Lilly Pulitzer cosmetic bag. The best part is, you can customize you gift based on things such as how bold or subtle you like your makeup and what kind of skin tone you have.


This promotion is being offered in conjunction with the launch of Estee Lauder's new Skincare Finder and Foundation Finder, which make it so simple to determine what product you should buy so that you can receive your free gift!

Get started right here and happy shopping ladies!

With Love,
Ellyse
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Monday, March 3, 2014

spring shopping list

spring shopping list


Spring sure doesn't feel like it's coming anytime soon, but the calendars have been flipped to March, so my mind is automatically dreaming of that is light turquoise or bright coral. 

On my list this year? Some new sunnies and a bold pair of glasses, a structured bag and a coordinating wallet, J.Crew basics, including this dress and the softest sweater you'll ever find. And I'm a firm believer that you can always use a new pair of Nikes

With Love,
Ellyse
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