Birthday Lunch at the Polo Lounge

Top: Zara {similar} // Pants: Frame Denim // Shoes: Sam Edelman c/o Stylst // Bag: Gucci // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Happy Friday everyone! I know I normally post a weekend reading on Fridays, but this week I wanted to switch it up a little bit. Monday was my birthday and so I just wanted to post my outfit from my birthday lunch yesterday! BTW if ya’ll are looking for some comfy heels, these Sam Edelman heels are seriously the most comfortable heels I have ever worn!

First off, I wanted to thank all of my family and friends for celebrating my birthday with me! I’m officially 27 now! I don’t know whether to be excited or terrified LOL. I kicked off my birthday weekend in Charleston with my two good friends. It was my first time in Charleston and I had such a blast! I’ll be doing a post next week about my trip, so stay tuned for that! When I got back from Charleston, I celebrated with my roommates and also my coworkers. My one coworker got me a clay replica of Baguette, and it’s seriously the cutest thing ever! Can’t wait to put it in my new apartment!

This weekend I’m going to be keeping it pretty low key and just hang out with some friends. It’s also Baggy’s birthday on Sunday (she’s turning 3!) so we’ll have a little celebration at home for that. What are you guys up to this weekend?

birthday lunch

Off The Shoulder Dress

Dress: Express // Shoes: Steve Madden // Bag: Gucci // Earrings: Anthropologie {similar} // Rings: Monica Vinader, Anita Ko {similar} and BaubleBar

The other day I was FaceTiming with my mom while wearing this off the shoulder dress (as I normally do to see the puppies, duh) and she asked “did you get that dress for half off cause it’s missing a sleeve”. LOL old people humor. But for real, I got this dress from Express for not that much (it’s on sale right now for $50!). I’m really trying to dress up more in 2018, as I sit here writing this post dressed like a hobo…don’t judge me it’s freezing in LA right now. Dresses are the easiest way to dress up (pun intended) and look put together without putting in much effort.

Also, I’m going to Charleston this weekend for my birthday, woot woot! I seriously CAN NOT wait! Be sure to follow me on instagram @esthercollins because I will be posting a ton during my trip, showing you guys what I am doing! If you guys have ever been to Charleston, let me know your favorite places that I should check out. I’ve never been before so I am stoked!

off the shoulder dress

Photos by: Jordan Zobrist

Comfy Work Wear

work wear

Bodysuit: ASOS // Blazer: ASOS // Pants: ASOS // Shoes: Boohoo [on sale!] // Bag: Gucci // Rings: Monica Vinader and Anita Ko

Can I be real with you guys? I hate business attire for girls. Now some girls can really pull it off and look hot aka Meghan Markle on Suits (she can do no wrong). But whenever I try to wear a business suit, I look and feel frumpy. That’s why when I saw this matching blazer and pant suit set on ASOS I had to get it. It was super chic and one of the few business looking outfits that I thought, hey I think I can pull that off. Not to mention it’s a super soft material that makes you feel like you’re wearing pajamas. Because let’s be real, no one likes to wear stiff clothing.

I’m seriously obsessed with this outfit. It’s the perfect thing to wear to work where you look super put together (and cute!) and still comfortable. I’ve already gotten a bunch of compliments with this outfit. The shoes are also my new faves. I’ll be honest, they’re not the most comfortable to wear all day but they are pretty damn cute! I love that pointed toe shoes are coming back in style. It really helps to elevate an outfit.

What outfits do you guys like to wear for a business look? I’m always in need of some new work clothes so let me know in the comments below!

Photos by: Jordan Zobrist

How to Score A Dress for Cheap! + Shop My Closet via Poshmark!

Dress: 12th Tribe // Sandals: Matisse (on sale now!) // Ring: Monica Vinader

One of my all time favorite apps to use is Poshmark. For those of you who don’t know what Poshmark is, it’s an app that allows you to sell your own clothes, and also shop other people’s closets. It’s great to score some really killer deals on items and also be able to make some money of your own. I got this off the shoulder dress on Poshmark the other month, and I’m OBSESSED. I’ve already worn it a bunch of times. And get this, I got the dress for $30! How crazy is that!? Since Poshmark mostly sells one-off items, I’ve linked the dress in case you guys want to purchase it. I also post a lot of items to my own Poshmark closet, so be sure to check it out and see if you like any of my items! If you guys have your own Poshmark closet, let me know in the comments below, I’d love to follow you!

poshmark dress for cheap

Photography by: Jordan Zobrist

DailyLook Elite Box – September 2017

We’re back for another DailyLook Elite Box unboxing! For those of you who don’t know what DailyLook is, it’s a monthly subscription where you basically get your own personal stylist. They send you a box of clothes, you try it out keep what you like and return the rest. This month was seriously my favorite! All the pieces were pretty much all incredible. Let’s get started!

Tart Collection Tacita S/S Printed Knit Maxi Dress – $174: This is hands down my favorite item from the box. It’s definitely on the pricier side so I took that into consideration when picking what items I wanted to keep from this box. The material on this dress is so luxurious and soft. I love the off the shoulder detailing on this dress. I feel like this dress is perfect for a casual day look but can also be dressed up for a dinner date or night out. KEEP!

Cameo No Advice Chambray Bustier – $41.99: I really love the structure of this bustier and I think it looks perfect paired with a skirt like this, however…I could not zip this up with my boobs. It was way too tight and for that reason I returned it. RETURN

Jonesy Button Front Scuba Skirt – $44.95: This skirt is so cute! I love the gold button detailing down the front and the length of it is perfect. I just didn’t love the neoprene material that the skirt is made of. It didn’t really flatter me. RETURN

DailyLook Diane Sheer Inset Slip Dress – $82: This dress is super cute and very flattering on. I love slip dresses, I have another one from DailyLook in an olive green color that I wear all the time. This time I didn’t keep the dress because I have about a million plain black dresses already in my closet. But if you’re looking for a slip dress, this one is perfect. RETURN

Olivia Grey Eve S/S Open Shoulder Lace Inset Top – $74: I was super torn with this top. I love how it looks and you all know I’ve been loving the cold shoulder top trend lately. The downside I had to this was it was SO hard to put on myself. It had two clasp closures on the neck and I could not figure out how to put them together for the life of me. For that reason I decided to return this. RETURN

DailyLook High Waist Vegan Leather Leggings – $39.95: Another item I was torn on. I LOVE the faux leather legging look, I already own a couple pairs. This pair however was super tight and small on me. Fit wise it just wasn’t the best. I think I would need to size up for this item. RETURN

DailyLook SL Elaina Asym Knit Ponte Dress – $89: I love this dress! I think it’s a super flattering body con dress. My coworkers loved it when I tried it on! I think this would be super cute with a pair of white sneakers. KEEP

DailyLook Soft and Sweet Floral Tank – $68: This top was cute and I love the structure of the top. It had a super cute back. The only thing I didn’t love was the pattern. It was a little too girly for my taste. I’m not a HUGE pattern person so when it comes to a top like this if I don’t love the pattern I won’t wear it much. RETURN

Just Black Daria Knee Slit Cropped Skinny Jeans – $88: Ya’ll know I love Just Black denim! I loved the cropped jeans because they fit me perfectly. I’m just not the biggest fan of light wash denim. RETURN

Free People Vegan Leather Studded Moto Jacket – $198:  I love me a good leather jacket. I love the studded detailing on this jacket and have been looking for a jacket similar to this. I just didn’t love the fit on this for me. It looked a little too big and boxy. RETURN

Free People Long Ribbed Cardigan – $78: Another Free People item, and this one I LOVE LOVE LOVE! I’m obsessed with this lilac color. Also long cardigans are super in right now and I think will be a big trend this fall. I cannot wait to wear this piece! KEEP

Mirabelle Lace Shoulder Tunic Dress – $68: This is a cute dress for fall. I love the color on this and the lace detailing. For me however I just didn’t love the fit. It didn’t really do much for my shape. RETURN

So there you guys have it! This was what I got in my box for the month of September. I’m SO obsessed with the blue maxi dress and the Free People cardigan! As always be sure to check out DailyLook and sign up for your own monthly box here. Also be sure to check out my YouTube video showing you what I got in this month’s box, and don’t forget to subscribe!

This post is in collaboration with DailyLook.

Chambray Romper

Chambray Romper: DailyLook {on SALE here!} // Earrings: BaubleBar // Ring: Anita Ko and Monica Vinader // Shoes: Marc Fisher // Bag: Gucci

Can you guys believe it’s already almost September? Seriously where has the time gone?? We’re having a major heat wave here in LA. My favorite thing to wear in the heat is a romper because it’s easy to throw on and instantly makes you look put together. This chambray romper I got in one of my recent DailyLook boxes is hands down my favorite romper that I own. I love the light chambray color and the bow on the front. This will be the perfect romper to take me into the fall season as well because of the long sleeves. It’s lightweight enough for summer but will definitely work in the cooler months as well.

Statement earrings, such as the BaubleBar pom pom earrings I’m wearing, have also been a favorite of mine. I love these earrings because not only are they a statement piece but it gives the look some texture. In terms of jewelry I definitely go through phases. Right now I’m LOVING delicate rings and necklaces with a bold statement earring. What are your favorite jewelry pieces to wear right now? Leave them in the comments below!

chambray romper

Photography by: Jordan Zobrist

DailyLook Elite Box – August 2017


Hey ya’ll! I am back with another unboxing of my DailyLook Elite Box. For those of you who are new to the club, DailyLook is seriously one of my favorite brands! Basically you get your own personal shopper (mine is Martha, shout out to Martha!). Each month, you get a box of goodies that you can try on and see what you like and don’t like. Keep what you like, and send back the rest. So let me preface this box by saying my weight has been fluctuating a lot recently so I’ve been in between sizes. This made it a little difficult for this month’s box.  Let’s go through what I got in my box for the month of August!

DailyLook LS Nelly Cold Shoulder Strappy Top: I really liked this top. I love the cold shoulder trend and have a bunch of items similar to this. I almost kept this item but it was just a little bit too big on me. RETURN

Just Black Mandy Distressed Denim Skirt: I’m a huge fan of the denim skirt. Thank God this trend came back! I really like the distressed look on this skirt, unfortunately it was just too big on me. If I got it in a size down I would definitely keep it! RETURN

DailyLook SL Marsha Twist Front Top: I don’t know why but royal blue is just not my color. My roommate Brig would have LOVED this top. She loves all things blue. For me, it just didn’t work. RETURN

Korye LS Blake Tencel Top: This chambray top was super cute but I have something SO similar to it in my own closet. For that reason it just didn’t work for me. RETURN

Milan Side Tie Wrap Skirt: OBSESSED. This was my favorite item from the box. Normally I’m not a big skort person, it seems very elementary school. However, this one just fit perfectly and was super comfortable! I can’t wait to show you guys how I style this! KEEP

HOM Venice Gaea Side Lace Top: I loved the mock turtleneck on this and the lace up side details, however the color just didn’t work for me. It washed me out. RETURN

Just Black Blaine Boyfriend Jeans: Last month I kept a pair of Just Black jeans and I’m obsessed with them. This pair however just didn’t work for me. 9 times out of 10 I look terrible in boyfriends jeans, and this was no exception. RETURN

Storee SL Carina Lace Up Side Tank: Now most of the items in this box was a little too big for me, but this was actually the opposite. It was too tight on the top and squeezed my boobs in an unflattering way. I did love the side lace up detailing on this tank. It would be so cute for a night out! RETURN

Gorjana Taner Bar Necklace: I’ve always loved Gorjana. They have such amazing simple jewelry and the quality is really great. I already have a couple bar necklaces so for that reason I decided not to keep this one, but I was tempted! RETURN

So there you have it! These were my items for the month of August. A lot of the items I really liked, they just didn’t fit very well on me. But hopefully next month the items will fit better! To get started with your own monthly box, go to DailyLook and sign up!


Summer Staples

Dress: Reformation {similar} // Earrings: BaubleBar // Bag: SHASHI // Shoes: BCBGeneration // Ring: Anita Ko {similar} and Monica Vinader

Summer is here in full swing. Is it just me or does it never actually feel like summer since we don’t have summer breaks anymore? Not to mention, I live in California where it’s summer all year long. Although the weather is pretty much always sunny in LA, it has been quite warm out lately. I love this Reformation dress for a simple summer outfit. I picked up this dress a few months ago during a sample sale Reformation had. Although this dress is no longer in stock, Reformation has a ton of other dresses in this lovely cloth-like fabric. This fabric is perfect for summer because it’s super lightweight. I love this dress and this one, they are both similar to the dress I’m wearing here.

Another trend I’m obsessing over for summer is tassels. Give me tassels everything. These earrings from BaubleBar are my newest obsession. I also found this super cute bag from Revolve. It’s got the same cloth-like material as the Reformation dress and is perfect for summer. This bag gives me serious tropical vacation beach vibes, and it makes me want to go to paradise like now. Speaking of paradise, who else is excited for Bachelor in Paradise to start next Monday?? If you’re planning on watching let me know in the comments below!

summer staples

Photography by: Jordan Zobrist

Sequin Jacket


Sequin Jacket: True Decadence on DailyLook //  Shirt: Sincerely Jules {similar} // Shorts: Just Black on DailyLook {similar} // Sunglasses: Dior // Booties: Franco Sarto // Choker: Forever 21 // Rings: BaubleBar and & Other Stories {similar here}

Hey ya’ll! How is everyones week going? Mine has been quite the week. I’m battling a cold that’s been lingering for a few days, and also getting over some food poisoning from the weekend. I’ve seriously been taking a million supplements and Wellness pills that I got from Whole Foods. I’m on Vitamin D, Wellness Pills and Oregano Oil, honestly just doing whatever it takes to nip this cold in the bud. If you guys have any cold remedies, please let me know in the comments below!

Now onto the outfit because I’m super excited to share this with you. This is one of my favorite summertime casual outfits. This look is perfect because it can take you from day, to night. The sequin jacket I got in my DailyLook box is seriously EVERYTHING! I’ve gotten so many compliments on this jacket! On its own, this outfit is very casual. Jean shorts with a cute Cali tee and some booties, but throw that jacket over it and BAM. Next level.

sequin jacket

Photography by Jordan Zobrist

DailyLook Elite Box – July 2017

Hi everyone! We’re back once again with another month of the DailyLook Elite Box. For those of you who are new to the club, DailyLook Elite Box is a monthly subscription service where you get your very own personal stylist to send you a box full of clothes and accessories. You keep the pieces you like and return what you don’t want. These are what I got in my July box.

Julie Faux Wrap Skirt Suede Dress – $89: Love, love, love this dress! It’s a beautiful rust color and the suede material is very soft. I love the cut detailing on the bottom which makes this dress very flattering. I can’t wait to have an event to wear this dress! KEEP

Olivia Grey Paradise Heaven Dress – $96: When I first saw this in my box I thought I was going to love it. I love the cold shoulder trend. But this dress somehow just did not work. I don’t know if it was cause it was too big on me but it honestly just looked like I was wearing a floral garbage bag. RETURN

Uptown High-Waisted Super Skinny Jeans – $78: Love! These jeans are so comfy and fit very well. I love the dark wash on them and the high waist. Also, for $78 you really can’t get any better! KEEP

Olivia Gray Miss Independent Top – $79: This was an unexpected top for me. It looked cute when I first got it out of the box but it wasn’t until I tried it on that I realized how flattering it was. I love the knot on the bottom, it’s a really different element to the shirt that I haven’t seen elsewhere. KEEP

Raga Molly Jumpsuit – $98: This jumpsuit I was very torn about. I loved the open back, and the whole thing fit really well except the side boob situation. I’m not sure if my torso just wasn’t the right fit for this jumpsuit but something just didn’t look right. The boob area puckered in a very unflattering way, and no matter how I tied the back, I just couldn’t get it to look normal. RETURN

Corine Lace Up Bodysuit – $62: I got this in a previous month’s box. I wasn’t that big of a fan because of the stripes and the snap button of the bodysuit. RETURN

DailyLook Sasha Satin Slip Dress – $58: This was another repeat item in my box. I ended up keeping it previously, and I still love it now. This was the dress I wore to Coachella. If you are looking for a cute slip dress, this is a great one! RETURN

Korye Unexpected Waterfall Cardigan – $88: This was a super cute cardigan and I loved the color, however it’s about a million degrees in LA right now so the last thing I need is another sweater. RETURN

Olivia Grey Makin Me Look Good Top – $69: This off the shoulder top is obviously one of my favorites in the box! I love the olive green color and the bell sleeves. Definitely wearing this on a night out on the town! KEEP

DailyLook Vivian Silk Intimate Layer Up Cami – $74: This is another one of those items I almost kept. I love the cut of this cami, it looks very flattering on. The color is also very beautiful. I just have other tanks in my closet that are very similar, so that for I decided not to keep it. RETURN

So there you have it, those are the items in my July DailyLook Elite box! Let me know which items you would have kept from this box in the comments below!

BTW, I just started my YouTube channel up again and have an unboxing of this month’s box so go check out the video here and be sure to subscribe!