DailyLook Elite March Box

After my last DailyLook Elite Box (which I did a review here) I was super pumped to get my March box. For those of you who don’t know what the DailyLook Elite Box is, it is a monthly subscription service where you basically get your own personal stylist to pick out some pieces for you. You get to try everything on and keep what you like, and return what you don’t. Here are the items I got in my March box, picked out by my fabulous stylist Martha.

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Gorjana Chaplin Rose Gold Earrings – $23.95 – I absolutely ADORE these little studs. I’ve been really into delicate jewelry lately and these are the perfect addition to my collection! KEEP

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HOM Venice Gaea Side Lace Top – $52 – I was super torn with this shirt. I liked the lace up sides and the cut outs on the side. I even really liked the mock turtleneck. The only issue I had with this shirt was the color. It kind of washed me out and made me look blah. If it was in a black or something I probably would have kept this. RETURN

HOM Venice Boardwalk Pinstripe Lounge Pants – $54 – These pants were super cute as well. I’m just not a big fan of patterned pants for myself, unless it’s some embroidered denim. I never really know how to make pants like these my own and always seem to just look kind of off in them. RETURN

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BB Dakota Lasso Top – $68 – This striped shirt was super cute, but it was HUGE on me. I felt like it could almost double as a dress. Due to the sizing I decided to pass on this. RETURN

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Saylor X DailyLook Piper Floral Dress – $219.99 – This dress was super cute! I absolutely loved the color of it and the lace detailing. The material was a little to thick for my taste but this was a very beautiful dress. RETURN

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DailyLook Bed Ready Blouse – $59.99 – This was probably my least favorite item from the box. I had really high hopes when I saw a picture of it before the box shipped to me, however it just didn’t work out very well. The sizing was too big for me and the material was very thick. I also really didn’t like the color of this, it just didn’t work for me. RETURN

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Blaque Label V-Neck Tank Dress – $76.99 – I was torn on this dress. I liked the cut of it and the color was a flattering blush pink. The only thing was the length kind of just made it look like I was wearing a bag. If it was shorter I would have totally gone for this! RETURN

IMG_1725Borgona Wide Stripe Off Shoulder Dress – $68 (on sale now for $37.95!) – I almost kept this dress. You know I love an off the shoulder moment (my roommate calls it the Esther look). I even really loved the color of this dress. I just didn’t love the shape. It was very baggy and thick. I wish it looked a little more slimming. RETURN

 

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Minkpink Geo Petal Print Jumpsuit – $72 – I had to save the best for last. I am OBSESSED with this jumpsuit. Normally jumpsuits don’t fit me well. I have a longer torso so it usually just ends up leaving me with a bad cameltoe and no one wants that. But this jumpsuit fits PERFECTLY. It’s flowy and super comfy and also has super cute detailing that ties in the back. I can’t wait to show you guys how I style this jumpsuit, it’s seriously my new favorite item in my closet. KEEP

So there you have it, my March DailyLook Elite Box. I ended up keeping two of the items and sending the rest back. I still can’t get over how perfect the jumpsuit is. I’ll definitely do a blog post with it on soon! Which items would you guys have kept from this box? Let me know in the comments below!

PS: Most of the items are available on DailyLook’s website to purchase whether or not you subscribe to the box!

Choker Sweater

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Sweater: Ooh La Luxe {similar} // Jeans: Frame Denim // Boots: Nordstrom {similar} // Bag: Gucci {similar} // Earrings: BaubleBar // Ring: Michael Kors

How was everyone’s week? Mine has been crazy busy. Monday I had work meetings all day and then I had to run home for a Bachelor viewing party we were throwing at our apartment. We had plenty of rose, cucumbers and cheesy pasta (Corinne/Raquel style)! I also made a apple gruyere toast, which I may do a blog post on in the future because it’s DELISH!

Can we just talk about the Bachelor finale?? Let’s be honest we all knew Nick was going to pick Vanessa but I was surprised at how much they lacked chemistry during AFR (After the Final Rose for you noobs). I felt like Nick and Vanessa liked each other as much as everyone liked Juan Pablo. It was slightly painful to watch. But kuddos to Raven for looking AMAZING and taking the high road. Also, I was really surprised they showed some of Rachel’s men for the next season. As completely awkward as the whole exchange was, it got me pretty excited for her season. Is it May yet??

Speaking of the Bachelor/Bachelorette, I have to make a confession. I saw JoJo Fletcher wearing this sweater on her snapchat, so I went out and bought it. Total Mean Girls style. But I mean come on, this sweater is SO CUTE, am I right? This choker sweater has been in serious rotation in my wardrobe. I love it for a casual day with some jeans and booties like I styled here. I’ve also worn this for a night out with a leather jacket thrown over it and some heels. How would you guys style this sweater?

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Photos by: Jordan Zobrist

What I Wore In Vegas

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Vegas is my happy place. You know that place that makes you feel like a kid in a candy store? Well Vegas is that place for me. Which is why this is my 3rd year in a row celebrating my birthday in Vegas. We stayed at The Cosmopolitan which is my favorite hotel. The rooms are super modern and chic, and our room had a sick balcony that overlooked the strip. I mean look at that view…it was incredible.

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Okay now onto the clothes. Going to Vegas means going shopping. Vegas is very bougie so you need to dress up whether you’re going to dinner, the pool or going out at night. The first night I found this super cute dress from Forever 21. It was a black off the shoulder dress. Not only was it super affordable but it was super cute! I wore this when we went to see the Chainsmokers at XS. I wore a silver choker, also from Forever 21, along with a simple bracelet and silver ring from And Other Stories. I paired it with some pink heels from Steve Madden for a little pop of color.

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So as a birthday surprise, my friends made me my own snapchat filter. How cute are they?? I’m obsessed. The second night, which was my actual birthday I wore this super cute red number from Pretty Little Things (Kylie Jenner wore this in orange to a red carpet so obviously I needed to have it, and wear it with my Kylie Lip Kit in Dolce K). I paired it with a simple silver necklace my roommate Sabrina got me, along with some simple heels from Forever 21.

There ya have it. Those were my Vegas outfits this past weekend for my birthday. You can check out more pictures from this past weekend on my Instagram @esthercollins. Let me know in the comments below if you guys have ever been to Vegas and what you would wear!

Purple Duster

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Duster: Style Delivers // Dress: Forever 21 // Bag: Gucci {similar} // Boots: Gucci (on sale!) // Necklace: BaubleBar {similar} // Bracelets: BaubleBar and Library // Rings: BaubleBar {similar} , Anita Ko {similar} and LVL Collective

I stumbled upon a small boutique on Melrose Avenue called Style Delivers last year, and I’ve become hooked. They sell a lot of fast fashion items at a reasonable price point. It’s a great store to look for Vegas dresses, which I’m going in a couple weeks for my birthday and I can not wait! My first time into Style Delivers I saw this purple duster and I absolutely fell in love! It’s so chic and so soft. It’s perfect to throw over a plain dress or even some jeans to create some mega-drama!

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Speaking of drama – let me just tell you about my weekend… I went to Napa for a friend’s birthday celebration. All was good until the rain hit. Being from the east coast you would think a little rain wouldn’t scare anyone. My flight going to Napa got cancelled but luckily I got on another one that flew out. Our other friends got delayed and ended up having to spend the night at the airport. Oh but wait, the drama doesn’t stop there. While in Napa, we went out to a nice dinner only to find a staple in my food. Yup. A staple. I don’t think I’ve ever been so traumatized.

After those rough 24 hours you’d think, nothing else could go wrong. Right? I was ready to get back to LA and see my dog and just sit on the couch and CHILL. That was until I got an alert saying my flight once again got cancelled. Luckily my friends champed it with me and we ended up getting a rental car and drove from Napa back to LA. It only took us, oh you know, about 8 hours to get home.

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As crazy and terrible the things life threw at us were, I had a pretty fun weekend. Rather than wallow in our misery we made the most of the trip and ended up having a blast. Plus I discovered a new favorite line of champagne from Mumm Winery. We also decided on our trip that we’re going to be doing two weeks of Whole 30, and attempt the Year of Yes. So wish us luck, we might need it!

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Photos by: Jordan Zobrist

DailyLook Elite Box Review

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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:

 

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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.

 

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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

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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

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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

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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

 

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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.

One Choker, Three Ways

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Choker: The Songbird Collective {similar here and here}// Shirt: Nordstrom {similar here and here} // Jeans: Frame  // Jacket: Blank NYC // Shoes: Gucci {similar here and here} // Bag: Gucci // Rings: BaubleBar {similar}, Anita Ko {similar}, LVL Collective 

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.

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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.

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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.

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Photography by: Jordan Zobrist

Hiking Headband

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Headband: Albion c/o // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // Top: Adidas // Pants: Alo Yoga // Shoes: Nike

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!).

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White Cutout Shirt

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Cutout Shirt: H&M // Jeans: Frame Denim {similar} // Shoes: Steve Madden // Bag: Gucci // Sunglasses: Quay (on sale!) // Choker: Rory Ashton // Ring: LVL Collective

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.


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Choker Crush

choker crushI 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?

one // Cutout Spiral Choker

two // Phoebe Choker

three // Andra Choker

four // Carat Choker

five // Turquoise Gemstone Choker

six //  Rhinestone Flower Choker

seven // Velvet Rope Wrap

Black and White

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Leather Jacket: Nasty Gal // Shirt: Brandy Melville // Shorts: LF {similar here and here} // Shoes: Urban Outfitters {similar here} // Bag: Gucci // Necklace: BaubleBar // Ring: Vintage {similar here}

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!

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