Subscription boxes have become a huge thing in the recent years. I’ve become a sucker to a lot of them. I’ve tried a bunch and currently get the PopSugar box each month. I kept seeing ads for DailyLook’s Elite Box and I just couldn’t resist trying it out. Basically you pay $40 for a box of clothing that has been personally styled just for you. That $40 is then used towards any items you want to purchase from your box. If you get an item you don’t like, you just return it free of charge.
I love to shop, but I’m also lazy AF so this box sounded pretty ideal for me. I signed up online, and took their quick style quiz. The questions range from telling them your sizing to different style preferences. I also gave them my social media figuring they don’t actually even look at it. I got my box the other day and was pleasantly surprised when I got a note from my stylist Martha (shoutout to Martha!). She said in her note how she looked through my blog and Instagram and saw one of my recent posts about off the shoulder tops. I LOVED the personalization which I really didn’t expect. Okay, so onto what was in the box. Here were all the items I received:
When I first saw this shirt in the box I really wasn’t thrilled. But honestly, when I tried it on it was perfect. The shirt fit perfectly and I loved the cutouts on the side. This would be the perfect work shirt. KEEP.
This maxi dress was HUGE, and not only that but it made me look HUGE. This was definitely my least favorite item from the box. RETURN
Faithfull the Brand is one of my favorite brands. I own another one of their dresses and I absolutely love it. I’ve seen their shirt dresses all over and have been wanting to try it out. Unfortunately the cut and color just didn’t look good on me. RETURN
This was my favorite item in the box. It’s an off the shoulder top (but fits me like a dress). It’s SO cute and has a sweetheart neckline that is so flattering. I can’t wait to wear this out. KEEP
I’ve really been wanting to try One Teaspoon shorts. I loved these shorts they were super cute and comfy, however the sizing just wasn’t right. RETURN
These jeans were super cute and fit really well. Unfortunately I have about 20 pairs of jeans already in my closet, so I figured I shouldn’t buy anymore. RETURN
Overall, I was really happy with my first box. I kept 2 out of the 6 items. The gray tank will be in serious rotation ASAP and I can’t wait for it to get warmer out so I can wear my new leopard dress! I’m excited to see what my next Elite Box will bring! Get your own Elite Box here.
Can you believe it’s already February?? This month has kind of felt like a drag but at the same time it’s gone so fast. We got a lot of much needed rain here in LA, but luckily it’s starting to finally warm up. I love when it’s warm out and I can finally go outside without a heavy jacket, or no jacket at all. This look is sure to be one of my go-to looks this spring. It’s simple, yet chic.
Wrap chokers have become one of my favorite pieces of jewelry as of late. They’re great because they’re so versatile. You can wear them in so many different ways. Here are my three favorite ways of wearing a wrap choker. All three ways make this look completely different. In the first look, I wrapped the choker around my neck and left the two ties undone in the front. This gives the look a slightly messy undone feel and keeps it casual. This is my favorite way of wearing this choker.
The second way I like to style this choker is the most classic. Throw the ties in the back so you can’t see it, and wear this like a normal choker.
Lastly, you can make this wrap into a Y-choker. This gives the illusion that you’re not only wearing a choker, but also a lariat pendant. It’s perfect for shirts like this with a deep V. How would you guys style your wrap choker? Click here for a list of my favorite chokers.
This past weekend, my friend Amy visited me from New York. She loves to be active, especially when traveling somewhere new. She asked if we could hike Parker Mesa Overlook in the Pacific Palisades. A little nervous about the hike (it was a 6 mile hike!), I obliged. I’m happy I did because the view at the end was incredible! This was honestly one of the most stunning views in LA. It overlooks the water, and you can see all of Los Angeles as well. It was well worth the struggle I had during the hike.
Normally when I hike, I like to just throw on whatever is comfortable and weather appropriate. Since I wore an all black outfit, I decided to spice it up with this super cute headband from Albion! It adds such a chic element to my otherwise very plain outfit. Lucky for you guys, my friends at Albion has given GWB readers 15% off any purchase using the code: ESTHERCOLLINS. So go check out out Albion. I’m absolutely obsessed with their stuff! I especially love this swimsuit, and these workout shorts (that also match the headband!).
This past Saturday, my roommates and I had a very eventful day. We woke up early and headed to Santa Monica to the Planet Blue Flea Market. This was seriously a mad house. I have never seen so many girls rummaging through piles and piles of clothes. The sale was AWESOME. I found a brand new For Love & Lemon tank for $20! After the sample sale, we headed over to Urth Caffe for lunch. If you’re in LA and haven’t checked out Urth Caffe yet, you are seriously missing out. Urth was the first place in LA I went to when I was visiting years ago, while still in college. I loved it then and I still love it now.
After Urth, we decided to head over to Abbot Kinney to get some donuts from Blue Star (another must go-to spot!). On the walk to Blue Star, we saw this super cute palm tree mural and had to snap some pics! While in Venice we also checked out the Artists and Fleas pop-up. My roommates and I all got matching rings and I picked up a super cute choker. Overall, I would have to say this day was perfection.
I have got a major crush on chokers right now. Who knew that this Kristin Cavallari, early 2000’s trend would come back in full force. I sure didn’t, but I’m very glad it did! I’m obsessed with the choker trend and love pairing it with any of my off the shoulder tops. It really helps to accentuate the décolletage, and some chokers even make your neck appear slimmer. Here are some of my favorite chokers. I currently own #5 (also seen on JoJo Fletcher from the Bachelorette) and #7. I wear them ALL the time. Chokers are great because they can really add a pop to a plain outfit. I can’t wait to get my hands on these others. What do you guys think of the trend?
There is nothing I love more than an all black and white ensemble. It’s my go to look for day or night. The weather is finally warming up here in LA and we’re finally getting the summer heat. The other night I went out to dinner (sushi, my fave!) and then off to a comedy show to support a friend of a friend. I knew we would be going out afterwards so I threw together this simple, yet chic look that I could take from day to night. I’m obsessed with this leather jacket I got at Nasty Gal. It’s pretty much the only outerwear I ever bring out to the bars. It’s cropped and so cute over a dress or even a blouse with a pair of jeans. These strappy sandals are also a must for me. I got them for New Years Eve and I’ve been wearing them almost every weekend ever since. They’re the perfect pair of heels that go with absolutely every outfit.
I feel like I’ve been going to a lot of comedy shows lately. If you’re ever in the LA area and looking for a good laugh, I highly recommend The Improv or The Comedy Store!
Summer is right around the corner, and I can not wait. Farfetch reached out to me and introduced me to this FABULOUS pair of Dolce and Gabbana heels. They are the perfect fit for spring/summer with their fun floral patterns. Botanical blooms is one of those “it” trends this season, and these shoes fit right in. They come in a multitude of different colors and are the perfect pair of heels to wear all day. As part of a competition Farfetch is throwing, they asked me to style these amazing shoes.
I decided to put together a couple outfit options to take these fun heels from day to night. Since the pattern on these pumps are the main attraction, I decided to keep both day and night outfits minimal. The yellow pencil skirt is my absolute favorite and it brings out the yellow in the shoes. For night I decided to stick with an all black theme which is usually my go-to on a night out. The leather pants with the black crop top are perfect to compliment the shoes and let the shoes be the center of attention. For accessories I chose black and gold pieces that can go with both the day and night time look.
All of these looks are available on Farfetch. Farfetch is an amazing online site with killer designer items.
What would you guys pair with these shoes? Let me know in the comments below!
I’m having a major off the shoulder moment right now. If you ask any of my friends what they think I’m most likely to wear on a night out, guaranteed the answer will be either all black, or something off the shoulder. I think there is nothing sexier than showing your décolleté. You’re showing a tiny bit of skin, but it’s not too much to the point of looking trashy. I’ve been a fan of off the shoulder tops for years, but this season they are coming in full swing and popping up in just about every store. These are some of my favorite off the shoulder items currently. I’m dying to get my hands on #3. They’re currently sold out online in my size but I’m going to try to stalk all the Top Shops in the area and see if I can find it!
This weekend was the absolute perfect weekend for a beach day. It was around 80 degrees without a cloud in the sky. My friends and I took a drive out to Malibu. I’m obsessed with Malibu. It’s a little far away, but it’s absolutely gorgeous. We lucked out by finding a spot on the beach that wasn’t too crowded. I was super excited to wear my new romper from Tobi. This romper is so cute to wear as a swim coverup, but it’s also cute enough to wear out at night. I actually saw a girl wearing this same romper at a bar the night before and it looked so cute!