Follow Me at New York Fashion Week

I can’t wrap my head around the fact that I’m going to New York Fashion Week tomorrow! I would have never thought in a million years that I would have the opportunity to go to New York Fashion Week. My dream just became a reality! I would love for y’all to follow me as I travel to New York for the first time and live out my dream. Below is a schedule of all of the events I will be attending, and a little summary of what I will be doing at each one. Also, please follow me on my social media accounts. I will be frequently updating my Instagram and Snapchat stories as well as doing some Instagram takeovers!

Instagram: @elisecsanchez Snapchat: elise.sanchez

Friday

-5:30pm, Dahilia Razook Fashion Show: Dahlia Razook is a designer who is originally from Houston, Texas that designs luxury womenswear. For more of her work go to www.dahliarazzook.com

-7-10pm, Midori Linea Jewelry Event: Midori Linea is a jewelry brand that I have been promoting on my blog. Over the months, I have become closer to the creator, Sakura, and she invited me to New York for her event. Her event will feature ArtbySebastian and music from Ricky Survive & Jason Jani. I am so excited to celebrate her Magical Galaxy Colletion! To check out her jewelry go to www.midorilinea.com

Saturday

-All day, Simply NYC Conference: I was thrilled when I got contacted to volunteer at the Simply NYC event! Simply NYC is a conference for aspiring bloggers, stylists, entrepreneurs, and editors. They feature panelists who are experts in fashion and beauty. Some of the speakers include Vanessa Hudgens, Catt Sadler, Bethany Moda, Brittany Snow, and many more amazing people. For more information go to www.simply-inc.com/new-york

-9pm, Art Hearts Fashion Show: I am eager to attend the Art Hearts Fashion Show on Saturday! I will get to see Charles and Ron, Fernando Alberto Atelier, and Domingo Zapata. For more information on the fashion show and these amazing designers, head to https://artheartsfashion.com/new-york-fashion-week/

 

Sunday

I will be exploring the city on this day. Please dm me or email me at ecsanchez98@icloud.com if you have any suggestions!

It has been a crazy hectic week, but I have had some amazing people to help me prepare for this weekend. I would specifically like to thank WinQ Lash Bar for helping me get all glammed up for #NewYorkLashinWeek. I have never gotten eyelash extensions before, so I was ecstatic when WinQ Lash Bar asked me to show off their lashes at NYFW. If you are in the Boston area and you want to get your lashes done as well, make an appointment and use my code ELISE25 for 25% off your service. I am so obsessed with my new lashes and I am definitely going back again!

I cannot wait to be in New York and see some outstanding fashion! Thank you for all of your support!

-xo Elise

Find me in February…In New York City! 

Find me in February…In New York City! 

I am attending New York Fashion Week this February, and I’m still in disbelief!  When I first found out, I was in my school’s Dining Hall and in front of everyone and I could not stop bawling my eyes out for a good thirty minutes. In that moment, I did not care at all if I was making a fool of myself; one of my dreams, since I was a little girl, was coming true. It’s crazy to think that just last year I was working at Austin Fashion Week, and now I get to attend New York Fashion Week. God never fails to amaze me with all the blessings that He has given me and I am so thankful for this opportunity. I am also very thankful for my good friend Sakura, the creator of Midori Linea Jewelry, that has invited me to attend her event. I am so lucky to have a mentor like her that I can look up to and learn from. I cannot wait to share with you all my experiences that weekend and all of the amazing fashion I come across.

4 Tips Before You Decide to Cut Your Hair Short

IMG_0316I’m leaving 7 inches of my hair behind in 2017! I decided I couldn’t go any longer without cutting my hair short and I am so happy I made this decision. When I first cut my hair short five years ago, I will admit, it wasn’t with the best intention in mind (I did it because one of my boyfriends said I shouldn’t cut my hair short). That probably wasn’t the best motivation for a dramatic haircut…But anyways, it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Although I love my new haircut, it does require a lot more work than longer hair.

I came up with four tips if you are considering cutting your hair short. Maybe you want a fresh start to the New Year, or maybe you’re just ready for a change.

 

“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life” – Coco Chanel

Here are some pros & cons and tips to consider before you take the leap to cut your hair short.

Pros & Cons:

Pros:

  • Trendy
  • Can make you look more mature
  • Easy to blow dry
  • Easy to straighten/curl
  • Change/fresh start
  • Donate hair (if your hair is long enough)

Cons:

  • Have to blow dry hair more regularly 
  • No more top knots, ponytails, or any high updos
  • Have to style constantly
  • Regular haircuts to maintain the length

Tips:

  1. Make sure you are 100% committed to short hair because it will be awhile before you can have long hair again.
  2. Do your research! Google pictures of haircuts that you want & bring them to your hairdresser. For instance, at my last haircut, I asked her to give me a “Khloe Kardashian bob”.
  3. Test out what you would look like with short hair. Get an app or take a picture and create the illusion your hair is short. You don’t want to go into this commitment without having a general idea of what you’ll look like.
  4. Lastly, ask your hairdresser to cut your hair a little longer than you had originally planned so that they are able to go back and perfect your desired length. It’s better safe than sorry.

I hope these tips were helpful and hopefully gave you some closure on your haircut decision. I definitely encourage anyone who is constantly considering shorter hair to just go for it! You may be surprised how much you love having shorter hair!

Happy 2018! xoxo Elise

My Winter Essentials

Winter is my absolute favorite season to dress up for and now I get to shop for some real winter clothes this year. Here are a few of my favorite clothing and accessory trends and where to buy them. (Click the titles to go find where to buy these items). 

Faux Fur Coat

So far I have bought 3 faux fur coats… I know, I don’t need three but I just love them so much. I got my coats from Nordstrom Rack, Marshall’s, and Boohoo all for under $70. They are perfect for a fancy night out or to simply dress up an outfit. And fur coats just make you feel automatically confident!

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Newsboy hat

Newsboy hats have become my favorite new accessory. They are stylish and will keep you warm during the winter. They are perfect for that bad hair day or one of those days when you want to dress up but don’t feel like putting on makeup. These hats are an effortless way to be trendy and this hat was ONLY $8.99 on Amazon…

Striped Wide Leg Pant

I have become obsessed with patterned pants thanks to one of my super stylish suitemates (Love you, Britt). The pants that I bought were under $20 at Forever 21 and they have a huge collection of pants. The pants below are only $16 (linked above). These pants are versatile for all weather types. For warmer weather pair them with a crop top and for colder weather pair them with a cute sweater. I personally love wearing these pants with my cropped turtleneck sweater.

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Steve Madden Patent Leather Boots

Steve Madden is my absolute favorite shoe store. I have never been much of a combat boot girl but I fell in love with these boots. These boots are amazing for the winter but also can be worn during warmer weather too. They look cute with jeans but I also love wearing them with casual skirts and dresses too. These are also only $60 (over 50% off) right now!!

Hooded Feather Cardigan

This impulse buy was one of the greatest decisions of my life. For only $30 at Express I got this hooded cardigan that feels like I’m basically wearing a blanket. I will wear this cardigan with leggings and a basic tee for a more casual outfit or I will also dress it up with jeans and a cute top. It is my new favorite lazy-day sweater and so cozy in this chilly weather.

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Gold Hoop Earrings

My everyday jewelry now consists of gold hoops. They can complete almost any outfit and work with so many hairstyles. I got my hoops for $1.50 at Primark, but they are available at many other stores for cheap. Hoops are perfect for casual everyday wear and for going out.

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Adidas Track Pants

I have never been one to wear sweatpants but now I have fallen in love with my Adidas track pants. I have a wide-leg and jogger pair of pants. They are perfect for that “athletic-chic” look. I love wearing my pants with cropped hoodies (there are tons of cute ones at Brandy Melville and Forever 21) and my favorite athletic shoes.  These pants can be found at urban outfitters, Macy’s, or athletic stores.

 

Black Leather Loafers

Loafers have become a part of my everyday outfits. They instantly dress up an outfit and are perfect to throw on when you are rushing out the door. There are many inexpensive versions of this show but I would recommend investing money in a good pair of loafers. I have a pair of Steve Madden loafers that I am in love with and they are so durable.

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One Year of My Blog

One year ago, I took a leap of faith and made one of my crazy dreams a reality. When I first decided to start a blog, I literally had no idea what I was getting myself into. First of all, I had no idea how to make a website, and I had to figure out how to design a website from scratch (which took forever). Planning out photo shoots and blogs took way more effort than I thought. I thought having a blog meant taking some pictures and writing a couple paragraphs about it, but wow, I was so wrong. When I was starting off taking pictures I had no idea how to pose whatsoever but I have had photographers who have graciously taught me what to do. For content, I had no idea how to get sponsors, so I spent hours contacting many myself, with some eventual success. I definitely never expected a blog to be this much work but through all of my struggles and times of trial and error, I have found my true passion.

 

From a young age, I have always been a little fashionista. Well, at least I thought I was, some of those outfits are very questionable. I have always loved fashion and now I have a way to express it. I love that I have the opportunity to share my love of fashion with you all and that I can divulge a few of my secrets along the way too. I can’t put into words how thankful I am for all the love and support I have gotten and all the opportunities I have been given because I stepped outside of my comfort zone. I would not have been able to pursue my dream without all the amazing friends and family that I have around me, and I am so thankful for their love and support. I encourage anyone who is debating whether they should pursue a dream of theirs to take a leap of faith and go for it. If you really believe in your dream and you put in the effort, your dream can become a reality.

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A year ago I would have never imagined that I would be in this position.  This year has been a huge transition for me, as I’ve moved 2,000 miles away from Austin to Boston. I am in love with the city of Boston. I love being a “city girl” and getting to make this new city my own. But Austin will always be home and I am so happy that I get to come back to such a great city. Thank you for following me on this journey, and thank you for your patience as I continue to figure out this whole blog thing. I have some very exciting projects and blog posts coming up that I think you will enjoy! Here’s to many more years and many more posts! I can’t thank you enough for all of your support! Thank you, thank you, thank you! xoxo Elise

From Austin to Boston: My First Snow Day

Never in a million years would I have guessed that it would snow in Austin before it snowed in Boston! Before today, I had seen snow in Colorado or when we had “snow days” back in Texas but I was NOT prepared for snow like this. I woke up this morning and immediately went to my window to see the snow flurries. Little did I know that it wouldn’t stay that way all day. Now everything here is completely covered in snow! Of course, my other fellow southern friend and I went to go take pictures of our first real snow experience, but we were not dressed properly at all.

I still have no idea how to dress for this weather but thank God I have my roommate. I’m glad that my suffering in the cold is at least entertaining to someone. She has taught me some tips and tricks on how to endure the weather and now I have some hope. This will definitely be an adventure, but at least I have other people who are in the same boat as me. Even though it’s freezing out, I have always wanted a white Christmas and well, I definitely got my wish.