Tuesday Tunes

Here we go again friends, this week’s installment of Tuesday Tunes! Is it me or is everyone having a mild case of the summer blues? Don’t worry darlings, we’re here for you. We decided to get back to basics with some feel-good tunes from the past (and a few instant classics from the present). From Queen to Cat Stevens, we’re building you up buttercup for a fabulous week and weekend. Enjoy!

 

 

Trend Alert: Pastel Hair!

Ever since Kelly Osbourne took the pastel plunge and dyed her locks lavender, we just can’t get enough of candy-colored hair! It would seem we aren’t alone either, as this pastel trend is showing up on everyone from Nicole Richie and Lance Bass to Ireland Baldwin and Ke$ha. Today we’re taking you through our favorite cotton candy-colored looks, but we want to know, would you try this trend? Let us know in the comments!

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie

We just adore Nicole Richie’s lavender locks, and how they perfectly complement her skin tone and features!

Nicole Richie

 

Kelly Osbourne

Nicole RichieOver the last few years Kelly Osbourne has really blossomed into a style maven in her own right. We love her chic, timeless style that’s given an edgy feel with her purple hair.

 

Candy-Colored Locks

Pastel Can’t decide on just one hue? Try going for a rainbow effect like this beauty on the left. We also love the mermaid feel of the seafoam green style on the right. Too many gorgeous options!

 

Pink Ladies

Pastel Not to be outdone, pink pastel hair is another beautiful option to test the waters. We love how the blonde peeks through those Olsen twin locks, and the messy, undone side braid of the beauty on the right!

Mermaid Hair

Pastel Speaking of mermaid hair, we adore the seafoam and lavender locks on the left, and the rich, almost cartoonish color of the pic on the right.

 

What do you think? Would you try out this pastel trend? Tell us in the comments below!

Trend Alert: Beautiful Braids!

On mornings when you wake up late, or just don’t feel like doing the usual hair routine, throwing your hair up in a braid is one of the best ways to look pulled together in a snap. We’ve pulled our favorite braids from Instagram to share them with you today!

@chayamchayo

BraidsWe adore this braided messy bun from Chaya M Chayo’s Instgram feed. Everything about this picture just makes us wish the fall season would just hurry up and get here already!

 

@ginaguerciahair

Braids This gorgeous french braid would be so perfect with a maxi dress and gladiator sandals for a brunch date with friends! We love the undone look of the wispy pieces of hair at the temples.

 

@braiding_witch

Braids We’ve been obsessing over fishtail braids this season, and we love this twist on a standard milkmaid braid style!

 

@catherinejoneskung

Braids There’s just something about red hair that makes it look especially beautiful when braided. We love how this beauty added some gold dangly earrings and cat eye makeup to finish her look!

 

@umareru_

Braids We are swooning over this gorgeous, loose side braid from the @umareru feed. Side braids are great for the warmer summer months when you just want to get the hair off the back of your neck.

@beyonce

Braids Oh Beyonce, is there any hairstyle that doesn’t look flawless on you? We’re betting this gorgeous woman could rock a mullet and somehow still pull it off! We adore these braided pigtails, and how the messy, undone look keeps it from looking too schoolgirl.

 

@f_coiffures

Braids We are definitely marking this sweet style down to try! The four-strand braid is eye-catching, and we love how she added the little bow detail.

 

@laurenconrad

Braids If you aren’t already following Lauren Conrad’s Instgram feed, you need to change that immediately. From cute dogs to flawless floral arrangements and shots of the beach, Conrad has a great ability to frame every shot perfectly, and there’s just something that feels luxurious about her pics.

 

We want to hear from you! What’s your favorite way to braid your hair? Tell us in the comments below!

 

 

 

WCW: Isla Fisher!

Whether you know her from her role in Wedding Crashers opposite Vince Vaughn, as the fiery mistress in The Great Gatsby, or in the HBO show with a huge cult following, Bored To Death, Isla Fisher is sure to be in your top list of favorite actresses. With her trademark red hair and impish charm, this gorgeous actress has snagged some of our favorite roles to date. Today we’re taking a closer look at some of our favorite looks she’s worn on the red carpet, for although she seems to stay out of the spotlight in matters of her personal life, whenever she arrives to an event her outfit is sure to turn heads and be perfectly on point.

Dolce & Gabbana

Isla FisherFisher wore this gorgeous midi-length white Dolce & Gabbana dress in Cannes for a photocall for The Great Gatsby. We love how it shows off her porcelain skin and gorgeous red hair!

Sachi + Babin/ Oscar de la Renta

Isla FisherFisher rocked this embellished top and graphic print skirt by Sachin + Babi at the Hollywood screening of Now You See Me. (A sequel to this 2013 hit was just recently announced!) At the Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremonies, Fisher rocked this gorgeous ruffled Oscar De La Renta gown and art deco-inspired Bvlgari jewelry.

Dolce & Gabbana

Isla FisherThis gorgeous black and floral gown was worn by Fisher to the premiere of The Great Gatsby at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in New York. Fisher always knows how to perfectly walk the line between chic and feminine, with gorgeous looks that show the perfect amount of skin.

L’ Wren Scott/ Reem Acra

Isla FisherWe just adore this high-neck beaded gown by L’ Wren Scott with its art deco feel and perfect silhouette! At the Golden Globe Awards in 2013, Fisher wore this beaded gown by Reem Acra and had us swooning. How perfect is that neckline?

 

Did we mention your favorite Isla Fisher look? Are you excited about her upcoming role reprisal in Now You See Me 2? Tell us now in the comments!

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday Tunes

Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s time for this week’s installment of Tuesday Tunes and we’re keeping it light and breezy. Don’t be afraid to tap your pen and shake in your seat to new and classic tunes from the likes of alt-J (if you haven’t checked these guys out, every song on their new album is amazing) and The Black Keys. Sway along with us as we try to hold on to summer as long as we can!

Best Of Chico!

Well, it’s that time of year again, the voting for the annual Best of Chico competition held by the News & Review has officially opened! Help us retain our spot as one of the most loved clothing stores in Chico by heading over to the CNR site to vote for us!

kristy shortsFollow this link to enter your choices for the Best of Chico for 2014, and be entered to win an electric bike through CNR!

Tuesday Tunes

It’s forever summer here at For Elyse and this installment of Tuesday Tunes features all new foot-stomping, dance-inducing and road trip inspiring tracks. What better way to hold on to summer than listening to upbeat, motivating, wistful tunes from some of today’s hottest new artists? Now we do have a couple new songs from veteran artists Katy Perry and Imogen Heap, but we’re head over heels for newcomers Becky G and Vance Joy. Enjoy and let us know what you’re listening to in the comments below!

Fashion Blogger Roundup!

It’s no secret, we here at For Elyse love the team of fashion bloggers that we work with. We love showcasing the wide variety of ways that items from our shop can be styled, but more importantly we like supporting the lovely fashionistas who we work with. Today we’re doing another blogger roundup to share some of our favorite outfits and bloggers that we worked with over the summer. Enjoy!

Jessica Luxe

Jessica Luxe This gorgeous gal hails from Canada, and we are totally smitten with her off-the-beaten path fashion sense. All her photo spreads are completely gorgeous and unique, and her blog is worth following for the color inspiration! Check out her blog here.

Shy Girl Loud Voice

Shy Girl Loud VoiceKacie Cone hails from Portland, Oregon, and has a style that walks the line between bohemian and chic. Pairing classic silhouettes with signature pieces is something Miss Cone does beautifully, and we always wait with bated breath to check out her newest style posts. Check out her blog and show her some love here!

Around Lucia

Around LuciaLucia is a fashion blogger that we just recently worked with, but we’ve definitely been following her blog for a while. With a clean, chic style that we are completely envious of, Lucia has a great eye for composition and classic color palates. Check out her blog here.

Auteur Ariel

Auteur Ariel Another fashion blogger that we’ve just recently begun working with, Auteur Ariel has a fun, casual style that will definitely make you want to take a page out of her book. She hosts giveaways on on site, and has a fun writing style that will definitely keep you coming back. Check out her site here!

A Style Pixie

Style PixieWe found Erika’s fashion blog through one of our other favorite bloggers, A Fashion Nerd. She has an edgier style, and although some of her looks are daring, they don’t feel costume-y. Did we mention that she’s gorgeous? Check out her blog for a fun dose of style inspiration that will leave you wanting to dig that dress out of the back of your closet that you’ve never been brave enough to try.

Delightfully Tacky

Delightfully Tacky

 

Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky is one of the first fashion bloggers we worked with, and she’s definitely one of our favorites. Her style ranges from classic and vintage-inspired and she often mixes in unexpected pops of color. Go to her blog for the fashion inspiration, and stay for her fun DIY’s!

Freedom Of Wardrobe

 

Freedom of WardrobeKatie of Freedom of Wardrobe has a fun style and dabbles in trends, but her style posts never feel dated. Always fresh and bright, we adore her fun photo spreads and infectious smile! Check out her blog here.

By Lisa Linh

 

Lisa Linh Lisa Linh just looks like one of those girls that you wish you could hang out. Effortlessly cool, we sent this aspiring photographer one of our favorite maxi dresses, and she rocked the heck out of it. Check out her blog to see her LA style and check out her gorgeous photos!

Princess Audu

Princess AuduSarah of Princess Audu is the newest fashion blogger we’ve worked with, and we just love her amazing print/texture mixing abilities. Check out her blog here to see her edgy/chic style posts!

 

That’s all for this week, who are your favorite fashion bloggers? We want to hear from you! Share with us in the comments below.

Style Contest: Win $50 & Celebrate with us at Outside Lands!

Outside Lands

We’re headed to Outside Lands! We couldn’t be more excited to go to one of our favorite cities, San Francisco, for one serious line-up at this year’s Outside Lands Music Festival. If you’re going, we want to connect with you, and even if you’re not – we want to celebrate with you! Show us your music festival style, #forelysefestival on Instagram and Facebook and we’ll message you a special coupon! One winner will be selected from all entrants and receive a $50 gift card to ForElyse.com. Plus, mention and wear a For Elyse item for double entries! Details can be found here and make sure to read our official rules.

See you at Outside Lands, and can’t wait to see your festival style!