Hi everyone! It’s a new year, a new semester, and the start of a new blog. Ellie Nicole has been a great blog documenting my inspiration, however I think it’s time for my blog to grow with me. That is why I’d like to introduce my newest adventure, City Brewed. City Brewed represents the blend of my life, from outfit posting, to all that the City has to offer. Previous posts have...
Chatting with Faye from Fuyume.net
I recently did a guest post for Fuyume.net, which you can see here! After checking out her blog, I was instantly sucked in. I asked Faye to do a few interview questions, so here they are! Ellie: What is your blog, Fuyume.net, about? Faye: Fuyume.net is a personal blog examining japanese designers, styles and fashion related issues intermingled with foodie posts and outfit posts. Ellie:...
rhythm on the ocean tides
My last few days in Florida were spent having lunch outside while enjoying the sun at the Causeway. Here are a few shots from lunch on the Causeway, as well as enjoying the sun on the beach. I figured I would turn the camera on Alex this time, who has been my photographer for the past five weeks! [Photos by Alex Poet and myself]
Wacky Wednesday: Music Edition
Music by EllieEckert on Polyvore.com Urban Decay Cosmetics - 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil urbandecay.com 1. Phantogram, Mouth Full of Diamonds 2. Dorion, Somwhere 3. Sleigh Bells, Riot Rhythm 4. M.I.A., Come Around
it goes by, like dusk to dawn.
These Jeffrey Campbell Lita’s really have become my favorite shoe. They’re insanely comfortable, and can make any outfit a bit edgier. P.S.-Sorry for the snafu in blog layouts recently! I was having a bit of a dilemma but it’s finally back to normal! P.P.S-For you international readers, there is finally a translate option in the top left hand corner! Enjoy! [Jeffrey...
"wurst place on the beech"
When Steve was in town, my mom and I decided to take him on a tour of our good ol’ town. When we made it down to Indian Rocks beach (see this post for our candy extravaganzas) we came across an old bar called Mahuffer’s, which is apparently the “wurst place on the beech.” [Surprisingly enough, these photos were taken in the parking lot, and inside the bar. I...
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the sun is the same in a relative way but you're...
As you guys probably saw from a few posts back, I had Lasik surgery last week. I went from practically blind to 20/20 vision in less than 24 hours—and it’s still improving! The crisp colors in these photos is how I’m seeing everything these days, so I must thank my amazing mother for that (and Dr. Weinstock, who I really thought about hugging at my follow-up appointment). ...
closer to the sun and far from the moon
To say I’ve been enjoying Florida’s sunshine before returning back to New York would be an understatement. Over the weekend we made a trip to the Dunedin Causeway, and as you can see, the weather definitely didn’t disappoint. [Vintage tee, Material Girls skirt, Converse sneakers, hat bought on the streets of New York] Also, check out my guest blogging post...
Hey Everyone! So everyone knows about Refinery 29, and how amazing of a site it is. Well now its time to vote for me to become the next big style blogger! Just go to Refinery 29’s style blogger page, find my picture (the same one as above) and click the heart button to vote! Note: You must be logged into Facebook. Lets make this happen!
Wacky Wednesday: Jewelry Edition
jewelry by EllieEckert featuring pearl rings Sandra Dini Organic Ring $865 - barneys.com Sandra Dini rings » Spider Web Cuff 860 GBP - notjustalabel.com Ayaka Nishi rings » DARCY MIRO Cuff 810 EUR - colette.fr Bracelets » Maria Nilsdotter Spider web ring 620 GBP - brownsfashion.com Pearl rings » Inka’s Aqua Blue Octopus & Fish Cocktail Ring...
Exclusively at Karmaloop
You can check out the Jeffrey Campbell Throwdown wedges on Karmaloop’s blog here, and if your willpower is as terrible as mine, click here to buy them now!
the 2011 golden globe awards
The fashion on last nights Golden Globes was truly amazing. One thing I absolutely loved was the huge presence of blush tones. Here are my favorites from last night: 1. Olivia Wilde wearing a Marchesa ball gown and Christian Louboutin heels. [photo via Just Jared] 2. Sarah Hyland is wearing a gorgeous Max Azria Atelier gown with a one of a kind 50 karat diamond and pearl neckless by...
so you think you can design jewelry?
Chatting with Jennifer Elizabeth
Ellie Eckert: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work. Jennifer Elizabeth: I have always been absolutely obsessed with fashion. Ever since I was very little, I knew what I wanted to do be in this industry. I love the glamour, the inspiration that can come from anywhere, the detail in a designers collection and just absorbing it all like a sponge. I love researching the old and the new....
So yesterday I had lasik surgery...
Feel free to decipher this for yourself…
Wacky Wednesday: Shoe Edition
Shoes by EllieEckert featuring snake skin shoes MAGNUM SANDALS 755 EUR - mytheresa.com Snake skin shoes » GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI - 130MM PONYSKIN PRINT CROSS OVER SANDALS 676 EUR - luisaviaroma.com High heels shoes » Miu Miu Glitter and crystal-embellished brogues $585 - net-a-porter.com Lacing up shoes » All | Designer Shoes | NET-A-PORTER.COM 580 GBP - net-a-porter.com...
long skirts and cut-off sweaters, make my wish...
I know that Christmas just passed, but my wish list has been growing bigger than ever. I’m really loving a mixture of long skirts with cut-off sweaters, especially with a pair of converse and great accessories. Gone the Sun by EllieEckert featuring crew neck tops 3.1 Phillip Lim / Basketweave Pullover $325 - lagarconne.com Crew neck tops » LNA Long column skirt 80...
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a day at the docks
Over the weekend, my good friend (and designated photographer) Steve came in town to enjoy some sunny Florida weather. After checking out all the beaches, and beating him in a game of Mini Golf, I decided to take him to the Tarpon Springs sponge docks with my mom and grandmother for some amazing Greek cuisine. [photos by Steve Guttbinder]
kickin' it at the candy kitchen
The Candy Kitchen has been my go-to candy store for as long as I remember. I can always count on ending any special occasion with a trip to the candy store, an oversized brown bag overflowing with delicious candy, and a hefty bill to go along with it. The Candy Kitchen has been around since 1950, and has over 500 varieties of candy, along with homemade fudge, salt water taffy, and nostalgic toys...
throw on a tee
At my high school, wearing T-Shirts to school would be considered “scrubbing it.” Recently I’ve been pairing vintage tees with nearly everything from long skirts to throwing it over a shorter dress. Here are a few tees I’m really craving: [photos via various sources] Follow my blog with bloglovin
day is done, gone the sun
Going through my moms closet is just like shopping—except better. I found this vintage Rolling Stones tee (along with about five others that made it impossible to choose from). After I found her Chrome Hearts Rolling Stones ring, I knew which t-shirt would be the perfect choice. [Vintage T-Shirt, INC Leggings, Betsey Johnson Shoes, Chrome Hearts Rolling Stones Ring, SAINT by...
the question isn't who's going to let me; it's...
I have to admit that 2010 was an amazing year. It consisted of a huge move to NYC, having a great first semester of college, meeting wonderful people, and starting as an intern at ORA Design. I have so much to be thankful for and I honestly cannot wait to take on the new year. Happy 2011! [INC Legging Pants, Jeffrey Campbell Shoes, 32 Flavors by YFB Top, Material Girl Cropped...
3, 2, 1, Happy New Year!
For the past few New Years Eve’s, my mom and I have brought in the New Year with an amazing meal, watching the ball drop on TV, and making our vision boards for the coming year. This year is no different from the rest. After having a relaxing day around the house, we’ve been throwing together an amazing dinner, and flipping through magazines to make our 2011 Inspiration boards. Here...
I've got a dream I want the world to share in...
I have to admit, I must be exceptionally lucky to have missed the “blizzard of 2010” in New York. The weather in Florida is at a gorgeous 60 degrees during the day, so lets just say I couldn’t be more content. [H&M Skirt, NY & Co. Knit Cutoff, BCBG Shoes] [Photos by Alex Poet]
After having an amazing year in 2010, I’m determined to make 2011 even better. That includes a number of new projects, traveling, taking great photos, and of course building that amazing closet in the last picture. Here are some of my 2011 inspiration photos, which I’m mainly posting because I’ve been sick with a fever for the past few days and my folder was overflowing… ...
I heard the bells on christmas day
This year my mom and I decided to have Christmas dinner at our house. I have to admit, she did an amazing job with the table settings, and of course with her special Christmas dinner! I hope everyone had an amazing Holiday!
the most wonderful time of year
Merry Christmas! I hope everyone has an amazing day! [why yes, that is our pink Christmas tree this year]
"our shadows taller than our soul"
Well after a good two weeks of studying for finals, finishing classes, and making last minute adjustments on final papers, I am officially finished with my first semester of college. I’m now back in Florida for the holiday’s and I have to say it’s amazing to relax with family and not think about calculus… Merry Christmas Eve! [Forever 21 Tights, H&M Knit...
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Holiday Gift Guide
The holiday’s are just around the corner (as well as finals)! It’s always a challenge to find the perfect gift for those most important to you, while not emptying your bank account. Here are a few of my choices for holiday gifts: 1. Ascot Necklace in Porcini-PONO by Joan Goodman-$28.00 2. ‘Jumble Logo’ iPad Cover-Marc by Marc Jacobs-$38.00 3. Art Deco Necklace-Jennifer...
Yesterday I came across a post on Perez Hilton, talking about a recently released interview from Rolling Stone Magazine. Thirty years after the death of John Lennon, the magazine released this interview, which took place three days before his death. On his critics, defending his five year break from music: “What they want is dead heroes, like Sid Vicious and James Dean. I’m not...
Anonymous asked: LOVE the lights at the market!
Union Square Holiday Market
On Saturday, my friend Michelle and I spent the afternoon (and well into the evening) exploring all that the Union Square Holiday Market had to offer. To say that we weren’t disappointed would be an understatement. PS! Be Sure to follow me on Twitter :)
As much as I hate to admit it, my cooking stint was much longer than I thought it would be (three days). After omelets, pancakes, and eventually a portobello burger, I figured that was probably enough cooking for quite some time.
Last week I had the opportunity to meet the incredibly talented handbag designer, Paola Dangond. After spending weeks enjoying her bags in the ORA showroom, I finally had the pleasure of meeting her, and even got to ask her some questions! Ellie Eckert: When did you start your line? Paola Dangond: I have been working on my line for ten years EE: How would you describe your bags? PD: My...
Put a Ring on It
One website I’m sure to check out regularly is PS-I Made This. Basically, Erica Domesek, the author of PS-I Made This takes on an array of DIY projects, and to tell you the truth, it has kind of become a guilty obsession. A few months ago, I came across a post on making a necklace out of rings. Naturally I had to try it. Heres how it turned out: Have a great weekend!
Fresh From the...Griddle?
Not long ago, I decided a healthy kick was in order. Of course, like every other “healthy kick” I’ve ever attempted, pancakes became an instant craving. This time I was determined not to throw in the towel (within the first 24 hours), so I decided on a healthier form of the ever-so-delicious breakfast item-buckwheat pancakes. Here’s how they turned out: Who says I...
Au Revoir for Now
I had an amazing time in Florida. It was great to see my family, eat delicious food, and of course take on the black friday extravaganzas. I wore this outfit to the sponge docks in Tarpon Springs, where my mom, cousin, and I ate food, laughed, and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Have a great day! [Forever 21 Dress, Forever 21 Stockings, Vintage Necklace, Ray-Ban Sunglasses, BCBG...
"86 Degrees and Sunny"
It’s been amazing to be home for Thanksgiving. I’ve been enjoying time with family, amazing food, and of course the warm sunny weather. Below is the outfit I wore from the my first day back home, and luckily my amazing cousin was more than willing to snap some photos! [Top: Urban Outfitters, Shorts: Abercrombie, Shoes: F21] [Photos by Eleni Papas]
This title came to mind strictly because the cab driver who drove me to the airport this morning insisted on asking where I was spending “gobble gobble day.” Anyway, I hope everyone has an amazing Thanksgiving, enjoys delicious food, and successfully prepares for Black Friday. On another note, starting Monday November 29th, PONO by Joan Goodman is having their sample sale in NYC. I...
There's No Place Like Home
Right about now I should be on my way to Florida to spend Thanksgiving with my family. I will most likely be indulging in an overwhelming amount of food (I’m Greek…), black friday shopping, and of course enough school work to take over my life for a good three days. Here are a few of my favorite things about New York that I’m already missing! [Amazing Friends I’ve Met...
As you can all see from yesterday’s post, Steve and I had an amazing time shooting pictures around the city. Featured is one of my favorite new accessories, Babooshka Boutique’s Black Turban Headwrap. What I love about this is that you can wear it in so many different ways, and that it will make even the simplest outfit a bit more exciting. What’s even better is that Babooshka...