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Saturday, August 13, 2016

We've Moved!


Hey babes! I am so excited to announce that I have rebranded and moved my blog to www.everyday-ellis.com.  I would love for you to follow me over at Everyday Ellis for more posts about my modest outfit inspiration and our newlywed adventures!  Thank you for the continued support as I make this exciting and fun change for my blog!

I have to give a special shoutout to Julie of Island Business Design for the amazing new blog design at Everyday Ellis.  She is currently running an amazing promotion called 8 for 8.  It is a chance for you to get a custom blog design for only $800.  This is an incredible deal and if you are needing a blog design there is no one I can recommend more than her.

You can find the blog promotion here: http://islandbusinessdesign.com/promotion/

Thanks again and I can't wait for you to see my new blog! Head over and leave me a comment so we can meet each other!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Modest Swimwear Romper Style


I've reviewed a lot of different swimwear this summer and you can click here to read more about my favorite modest swimwear shops, but today I'm sharing with you a fun romper to add to your swimwear collection. This romper from Doliray Swimwear is going to be my go to coverup for whenever I go swimming now.


I chose the purple romper because I thought it was a unique color, and the tie dye pockets are a fun touch.  They also have a blue romper that is really cute too.  Let's talk about pockets for a minute too! Pockets anything and it is automatically 10X better!


What I love about this company is that the romper is made to go in the water over your swimming suit so you always feel comfortable, modest, and covered up.  They also provide navy blue striped swimming suits to match your romper. to be worn underneath or alone if you want!  They have high waisted bottoms and then a separate bikini bra, that isn't skimpy and has good coverage.  You wear the two piece under the romper and then you are completely covered.  I only wore my romper out of the water as a coverup, but you can also wear it as your swimming suit in the water.  When they get wet you can see the outline of the swimming suit underneath, which is why you would want to buy their swimming suit to fit underneath.  You can buy just the romper if you would want, but just make sure to wear a swimming suit underneath.  If you want all three pieces you can also get a discount by buying the combo.  Definitely check them out.  I can't wait to take this on all my vacations to use a coverup between the hotel room and the pool or beach!











Disclaimer: I received this Doliray Swimwear to review.  All opinions are mine alone. I would never recommend a product to my readers that I didn't truly love and use myself.

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

My Favorite Fall Transitional Picks


I have a love/hate relationship with the month of August.  One of the reasons I hate August is because it means that school is starting up again and my summer is over.   Don't get me wrong I love teaching Kindergarten, but summer break is so nice. I love August because it's my anniversary month (yay for August 1st), College Football starts, and fall clothes are starting to hit the stores! I love fall clothes. The layering, the booties, the colors, and the variety of modest outfits you can find get me so excited to start shopping for my fall wardrobe.

Today I want to share with you an outfit I put together that includes some of my favorite fall transitional pieces from my closet.


My top is a navy blue that is great for both summer and fall depending on how you style it.  I love having a shirt I can wear year round, but easily make it fit in with each season.  I received it from The Mint Julep Boutique and love the high-low feature along with the pretty lace overlay in the front.  It is really comfortable as well and the loose fitting style gives a cute and feminine look.  It is sheer and to make the shirt completely modest, I placed a white layering tee from DownEast Style underneath.  It fits true to size and I have the size small and it fits exactly how I like.


Who else is loving this moto leggings kick that is sweeping the nation?  I know I am! I love this olive color because it is a great transitional fall piece.  It works well to transition because of the style and color.  Also can we talk about how cute the zipper at the bottom of the pant leg is?  I bought mine from Coco and Main.  They frequently sell on Jane.com at a discounted price, so I would advise to watch for sale because you won't have to pay full price for these pants if you don't want to.  


For my shoes I wore a pair of brown booties from Forever Young Shoes.  Booties are a great fall transitional piece and are really popular right now.  I went to Forever Young Shoes at South Towne Mall a few weeks ago and they were having a variety of booties for only $10! I'm not sure if that sale is still going on, but definitely check them out for a great deal.


I wore my Bela Bracelets as well, which are perfect for wearing my hair elastics while still looking cute.  I also love how now I don't need to wear my elastics on my wrist and have them leave an indent on my wrist.  I highly recommend these! You can use code "summer" for 20% off until August 31st! Sometimes I just wear them because the bracelets are so cute, not even when I need an elastic.  Adding a cute gold necklace from Blue J Boutique gave a fall touch as well.


Didn't these pictures turn out amazing? Charissa Lee Photography did an incredible job. Charissa and I went to The International Piece Gardens in Salt Lake City and this easily ended up being one of my favorite sessions we've had.

What are some of your favorite fall transitional favorites? I'd love to hear below!





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Disclaimer: I received the Spread The Love Top, Bela Bracelets, and Mendoto Fringe Neckalce to review.  All opinions are mine alone. I would never recommend a product to my readers that I didn't truly love and use myself.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A Dress For Any Occasion


As a kindergarten teacher I am always on the lookout for cute and comfortable dresses that I can wear at work where I am constantly moving around and sitting on tiny chairs (or even the ground). Seriously you would be surprised at how often I am sitting on the ground or kneeling down to tie a shoe.  I have found the cutest selection of dresses from Cleo Madison that are perfect for a teacher, but also look just as cute outside of the classroom.


This Kendall Free Dress is a pretty charcoal color that hits below the knee, making it modest and cute!  The back also has an adorable pleat at the top which adds some definition to the loose fitting dress.  I love how this dress can be used anytime of the year.  The length makes it perfect for summer, but you can also easily throw on a pair of boots and a scarf and you are set for winter!  I love when you can buy an outfit that transitions well for different seasons.

You can use code "shop15" for 15% off your order at Cleo Madison to get this dress or anything else you'd like.  Definitely check it out!


I paired the dress with a pair of sandals from a few years back and a turquoise purse from Twenty Second Ave to give it a pop of color. I love pops of color during the summer and this purse was the perfect accessory.


Thanks for Charissa Lee Photography for the amazing photos from this session.  Make sure to check out her photography website.  She recently blogged about the pictures she took of my sister for her mission and they are adorable.




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Disclaimer: I received these swimsuits to review.  All opinions are mine alone. I would never recommend a product to my readers that I didn't truly love and use myself.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

My Favorite Modest Swimwear Shops


Hey girls!! I've had a lot of people recently ask me where I buy my modest swimsuits and I'm so excited that this blog post is finally ready to share with you. I love how many shops are selling modest swimming suits now.  I remember when I was a teenager there were only a few different places I would shop at for swimming suits and now I love the variety of different places I can find modest swimsuits.


This blog post features my favorite places to find modest swimwear, but remember that modesty is also a personal choice.  What may be modest to me, may not be modest to you.  Search through these shops until you find something that fits what you are looking for.  If you have other shops that you love to buy modest swimwear from, please leave them in the comments so I can add them to the list. Have fun shopping and swimming!


2. Rad Swim
3. Diviine Modestee
4. Cherished Impressions Boutique
5. Janela Bay
6. SwimZip
12. Target
19. Hapari
20. GAP
23. ModLi
24. Macy's
















Special Shoutout to my three different photographers from this blogpost including:


Disclaimer: I received these swimsuits to review.  All opinions are mine alone. I would never recommend a product to my readers that I didn't truly love and use myself.

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