New Layout!

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen!

East Coast Ele is getting a makeover! Bare with me for the next couple days while I try some new things out! I’m learning HTML as I go, the best way to learn I’ve heard.

btw, if you are a fellow blogger, ask me about my button! How weird is that to say?

Let me know what you think Of ECE’s new style!

xoxo,
-E

Wanted:

High Low Hem Dress: Lulu’s
Powder Pink Structured Bag: Lulu’s
Peter Pan Collar Necklace: Forever21
Coral Espadrilles Wedges: Charlotte Russe
White Skinny Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters
Bandeau Blue Cut-Out Bikini top: H&M
Braided Back Bun!

So tonight I headed over to Chinatown to window shop and stumbled across a three story Forever 21 beside an H&M. Needless to say I was in heaven. So this got me inspired ( and also a little concerned, it was like seeing my paycheck disappear before I even got it ) to do a post on all the trends I’m loving right now. Sheer tops, chunky heels, and sixties inspired makeup are all rocking my socks right now, but here are a few trends that I just can’t get out of my head.

To start,  there’s something innately sexy about these high low hem dresses. I love the added sheerness of this one, and the peachy hue. Bun’s are usually my go-to on a bad hair day, but I absolutely adore this one simply for the sake of it. I’ve always been terrible at braiding, but this do makes me want to start practicing. These peter pan inspired collar necklaces have got me swooning. They’re so whimsical and sweet. I need. I’m a sucker for heels with ankle straps, so these coral espadrilles are right up my alley. As soon as I get the chance I’m gunna pick up some white skinny jeans like these. With a lightweight colorful top they just look so effortlessly cool. It doesn’t look like I’m going to be hitting the pool much this summer but this bandeau top  is so sweet, and to boot, it’s only five dollars, a steal if there ever was one! Lastly, I am in love wih these little structured bags right now. For one, they help me limit my load, I’ll have a hobo loaded down in two snaps if I’m not careful, so these help stick with only the essentials. And hey, look how cute!

So there ya have it, this is my gotta have it list. Tell me about your summer must haves!

xoxo,
-E

DIY Tinted Lipbalm

Hello Internet Users,

I’m sure you’ve all noticed tinted lip balm has been popping up a lot lately. Unfortunately, the price is also popping. Last night I found this super easy and cheap D.I.Y tinted lip balm how-to at The Camera ‘s Lying, a cute little blog about photography, fashion and beauty by Paramore devotee and English Major, Amy.  (Awesome DIY guide Amy!) I will definitely be giving it a try and follow-up with my results! Like I said, the guide is super easy and cheap, you probably have everything you need lying around your house. So check it out and let us know how it goes!

xoxo,
-E

Day #1

Okay,

So day one had some good times and some bad times…

Good Times:

Dinner at Potbelly’s- So I know the pictures a little fuzzy, I’ll work on that in the future, but I had an amazingg salad, super cheap for my first meal as an independent undergrad. I don’t remember the name of the specific salad, but it was romaine lettuce, red grapes, grilled chicken, cranberries and apple slices with you’re choice of dressing. <3 Super Tasty, and I got to sit up in the window and people watch while I ate, which was actually really inspiring (so much fun fashion walks right by), Don’t worry, I took notes, and I’ll be passing them along.

Successfully navigating the MD & DC Metro system! -Nothing feels better than doing something completely on your own and getting it right the first time. Am I right? I had my doubts when I got on my  the bus and was shuttled away from my familiar nook ,but I left my new apartment in MD, found my destination in DC, and got back smooth as Don Draper circa season 2. Huge Win for E.

Bad times:

With the memory of the sweet southern summer sunshine still fresh in my mind, I got on that bus in cropped denim jeans, white strappy sandles, a loose floral tank and my hair in a boho-y side braid, needless to say all was well. That is until I got off the metro and looked up. The clouds were sunken in, nearly brushing the top of the city buildings. Before I could get out a sigh of disappointment, the bottom fell out. What began as a sprinkle flipped into a storm in a matter of minutes. Of course I had no umbrella. After walking three blocks in the rain, I finally found a starbucks & a walgreens, thank goodness.

I went into the bathroom looking like a wet rat. First, I took out my handy-dandy cardi and buttoned it over my tank, which I felt ridiculous in due to the horrible weather. Then I dried my hair a bit under the hand dryer and styled it into a neat high bun. Last I patted off the excess water with some paper towels and ordered an Iced White Chocolate Mocha.  I’d say this part at least was a mini success.

(Note: Always carry an umbrella & a hair-tie, never underestimate the power of a public restroom. )

xoxo
-E

P.S. Get that Cardi here!