W H I T E • O U T by Ella Erlich

Urban Outfitters jumpsuit, Urban Outfitters bag, Converse high tops Photo by Hannah Minkner

Urban Outfitters jumpsuit, Urban Outfitters bag, Converse high tops

Photo by Hannah Minkner

Creative blocks are a struggle, and my two month hiatus from the blog has been a result of that. Iv'e been feeling a bit uninspired as of late and decided to take a break until something sparked my motivation once again. Now that I am ready to get back into the swing of things, I decided to ease into blogging with something spontaneous and simplistic. 

This summer I am all about jumpsuits and rompers for one main reason- they allow me to be lazy while sill looking put together. This cool number is a result of the Samantha Pleet X UO collaboration which hit the stores earlier this summer, but the best part about it is that I purchased it on sale for 20 dollars (it's sold out online but definitely hit up your local urban, there's a good chance they still have it!). I decided to go for a monochromic yet sporty look by adding my all white chucks into the mix, and there you have it!

So simple, yet so cute. Let's just say you can find me in this jumpsuit for the remainder of the summer.

ROCKSBOX ² by Ella Erlich

It's been a little while since the first box I received from Rocksboxwhich you can read all about here, but I finally got around to getting some quick shots of this new set. I have to admit that I was a bit apprehensive about this box because many of the styles available to rent out didn't seem to fit my wardrobe, but the stylists over at Rocksbox were spot on. Here's a little look into what I received this month plus some tips on how I would style the pieces! If you're interested in giving Rocksbox a try but don't want to commit quite yet, iv'e got the hookup for you-  just enter the code nakedorangexoxo at checkout to rent out some jewels for a whole month free of charge! Enjoy!

The first piece I  pulled out of the box was this amazing statement necklace. I have never worn anything like this before, seeing as my accessories are heavily inspired be southwestern styles. I was trying to figure out how i could incorporate this piece into my own wardrobe and make it 'me.' I decided to grab my favorite vintage band tee (Led Zeppelin- best shirt ever) and decided to dress it up with this necklace. There is nothing I love more than putting on my band tee with a pair of ripped jeans, and this necklace is the perfect piece to elevate the outfit. I also rocked the bracelet I received in the box because I thought it added some interest to the look. Both of the pieces can be seen in detail below. Add a leather backpack, the perfect round shades, a pair of high tops and your'e good to go!

Thrifted shirt / Rocksbox Jewelry / Freepeople sunglasses / UO bag + wallet

Thrifted shirt / Rocksbox Jewelry / Freepeople sunglasses / UO bag + wallet

Don't forget! Use code nakedorangexoxo to give Rocksbox a try for a whole month free!

Wasted Youth by Ella Erlich

Free People sunnies / Thrifted dress & jacket / Converse high tops / Urban Outfitters bag Photos by Kristine Morgan

Free People sunnies / Thrifted dress & jacket / Converse high tops / Urban Outfitters bag

Photos by Kristine Morgan

As i'm sure ya'll know by now, i am all about those one-of-a-kind thirfty finds that really make an outfit unique. I just love finding a timeless piece that makes me wonder where it came from or who it's previous owner was, or what the story behind it is. During my most recent trip downtown in hopes of getting rid of some old clothes i no longer wear, I stumbled upon this amazing Harley Davidson mens shirt and instantly fell in love. It is the perfect length on me to wear as a dress. I love the slightly oversized silhouette with the longer sleeves, something about the odd fit makes it all that more charming. I kept my outfit cool by pairing it with my favorite white chucks (been wearing them non-stop) and a denim jacket, as well as a leather bag to add some edge. I can already tell that i'll be living in this dress during the scorching summer months. 

A little something to keep in mind during your next visit to the thrift store- sometimes even the men's sections hold the best treasures for you to find. Until next time!

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90's Kid by Ella Erlich

Thrifted overalls / Free People top / Jeffrey Campbell boots Photos by Kristine Morgan

Thrifted overalls / Free People top / Jeffrey Campbell boots

Photos by Kristine Morgan

Here's a little insight into my daily routine- Most weekdays I roll out of bed minutes before having to leave for class. I run to the bathroom to brush my teeth and reach out for my oversized overalls as I make my way out the door. The days of getting ready an hour prior to leaving are over, and I have these overalls to thank for making it easy to sleep in while making it to class on time, and not looking like a total mess. For all of my fellow sleep lovers- overalls are the answer to your rushed mornings! I'd suggest picking up a pair at your local thrift shop or goodwill (maybe even buffalo exchange) rather than hitting up the mall, I always find the most unique overalls there for under ten dollars. Not only will it be affordable, it'll most likely be one of a kind, or even an authentic pair from the 90's! Just a few of the many reasons why thrifting is so worth it. 

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Rocksbox by Ella Erlich

For those who get bored of your clothes and accessories easily, this one's for you! I have recently been introduced to a genius company called Rocksbox which allows you to rent out and swap accessories at your convenience. Here's how it works; First you sign up and add items to your wish list. This helps the people over at Rocksbox get an inside look into your style and send you a customized box of jewels! Once the three pieces are picked out and sent to you, wear them for as long as you want until you're ready for a change. Send the accessories back to receive a new box with three new pieces! The best part about this box is that everything inside comes as a complete surprise. Plus, if you really love a piece and want to keep it for yourself, it is also available for purchase. Read up about Rocksbox on their website, and if you would like to try it out before committing, use the code nakedorangexoxo during signup for a whole month free of charge! Can I say jewels galore?! 

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I couldn't be more excited about my first box. Enter code nakedorangexoxo if you want to give Rocksbox a try for a whole moth free of charge! Happy renting!

Fleeting Heart by Ella Erlich

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Free People hat / Thrifted robe / H&M top / American Apparel pants / Free People necklace / Thrifted booties Photos by Kristine Morgan

Free People hat / Thrifted robe / H&M top / American Apparel pants / Free People necklace / Thrifted booties

Photos by Kristine Morgan

As winter in the desert quickly comes to an end, the balance between keeping warm in the mornings yet not getting too warm in the afternoons starts coming into play. Out here in Arizona the temperatures still allow us to get away with short sleeves T's, yet the light breeze gives us an excuse to keep wearing our jackets and cozy sweaters. I found this amazing robe at Buffalo Exchange and fell in love immediately. Yes, you heard right, it is in fact a robe (the kind of robe you wear around the house over your Pj's,) but the print was so brilliant I could not justify buying it just for lounging around the house. This just goes to show that fashion truly has no rules, you want to wear a robe out in public? GO FOR IT. I love this piece so much and it's actually going to keep me pretty warm on those chilly early mornings. Since the robe is so big I decided to wear some tighter fitting clothes to prevent myself from looking like a giant blob of fabric. I also went for a neutral-toned palette to complement the robe's pattern. The Free People necklace brings the whole outfit together and is the perfect accessory to dress up any simple look.

Thank you again Kristine for donating your time and talent to collaborating with me! Make sure to check her out on Tumblr and Instagram.

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@UOARIZONA // Lookbook by Ella Erlich


All clothing items are from Urban Outfitters. Styling by Sarah Murzyn Photos by Kristine Morgan  

All clothing items are from Urban Outfitters.

Styling by Sarah Murzyn

Photos by Kristine Morgan

 

Here is a little glimpse at the @uoarizona lookbook that was shot last month! We hopped into the convertible and drove two hours North on a foggy day, while Kristine captured our adventure perfectly. It was such an inspiring day filled with giggles, adventures, and creativity. Make sure to follow @uoarizona on Instagram to check out more from the shoot, and check out Kristine's blog for the full set!!

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Point Reyes by Ella Erlich

Thrifted coat / ZARA jeans / Justin boots / Urban Outfitters bag / Urban Outfitters glasses Photos by Alex Kofman 

Thrifted coat / ZARA jeans / Justin boots / Urban Outfitters bag / Urban Outfitters glasses

Photos by Alex Kofman 

During my last visit to San Francisco, Alex and I decided to make the two hour drive up North to Point Reyes. Just as we crossed the Golden Gate bridge, we were greeted by amazing fresh air and beautiful greenery that continued to amaze me until we reached our destination. I knew that our day would be filled with new adventures so I made sure to wear some comfortable clothes. A pair of jeans, comfortable boots, and a statement coat not only allowed me to run around the sun kissed hills, but also kept me warm as temperatures dropped in the evening. From watching the deer graze on the luscious grass, finding an abandoned boat, to looking out at the ocean at the Point Reyes lighthouse, our little day trip was perfect at most. Although the journey up the 300-step stairway to the lighthouse would have been gladly avoided.

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In The Clouds by Ella Erlich

Free People dress / Thrifted sweater / Justin boots / Thrifted necklace / Urban Outfitters bag Photos by Kristine Morgan

Free People dress / Thrifted sweater / Justin boots / Thrifted necklace / Urban Outfitters bag

Photos by Kristine Morgan

Every year right before the holidays cotton can be found covering miles and miles of land right here in Phoenix. This year, Kristine and I decided to check it out in person and I immediately fell in love. I felt like I was surrounded by fields of tiny delicate clouds, almost like something out of a movie. Frolicking around in the cotton felt like a dream.

It was such a beautiful day in a beautiful surrounding, I decided to play up my feminine side by wearing the ever so famous "Diamond In The Sky" dress from Free People, but decided to layer up with a cream-toned sweater and a statement vintage necklace. Of course, I had to throw on my trusty Justin boots for my little adventure.

Where have your recent adventure lead you?

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In The Neighborhood by Ella Erlich


Thrifted dress / Thrifted bolo tie / Thrifted booties Photos by Hannah Minkner

Thrifted dress / Thrifted bolo tie / Thrifted booties

Photos by Hannah Minkner

I finally had the pleasure of shooting with the ever so talented Hannah Minkner of Minkmade. Although our time together was cut a bit short, we managed to catch the last minutes of a beautiful sunset and explored Hannah's neighborhood. I threw on this amazingly patterned dress I thrifted while on my visit to Sedona three weeks ago. It's the perfect dress for those days where the feeling of laziness takes over and all you want is to be comfortable. To add a bit of interest, i accessorized with a simple bolo tie which I thrifted on Haight street in San Francisco. It is definitely a sentimental piece for me.

Make sure to check out Hannah's work on her website linked above, her Instagram, as well as her blog post for more photos from our shoot! Her work is absolutely amazing and so unique, i cannot wait to collaborate with her again. Hope life is treating everyone well, sending good vibes all around. 

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Desert Dweller by Ella Erlich

Thrifted top / Thrifted skirt / ZARA sandals Photos by: Natalie Allen

Thrifted top / Thrifted skirt / ZARA sandals

Photos by: Natalie Allen

Happy hump day to you all! I am posting a rather short entry on this beautiful overcast day while drinking my morning coffee.

I got the opportunity to shoot with the gorgeous and talented Natalie Allen this week, I am so thrilled with how the photos turned out and cannot wait to share the rest of them. This particular outfit is rather unusual for me seeing as my style is much more grungy and laid back, but I wanted to try rocking something a little more feminine and romantic while keeping my edgy feel. I found this asymmetrical skirt years ago during one of my first visits to Flagstaff. I completely fell in love with the way it flowed as I walked and it's dark neutral tone. I paired it with a simple off-the-shoulder shirt and added my personal touch with some glittery platform sandals. They aren;t the easiest to walk in, but they are so unique that I am willing to take the risk of tripping over myself (I am still patiently waiting for that day to come). I found these amazing platforms during one of ZARA's annual sales and just couldn't let myself walk out of the store without them.

A huge thank you to Natalie for working with me in the brutal heat and for being so lovely all around. Check Natalie's work out on her website, blog, and giver her a follow on Instagram!

Thank you for checking in and enjoy this beautiful Wednesday!

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City Lights by Ella Erlich

Thrifted blouse / ZARA shorts / TUK creepers Photos by: Kristine Morgan

Thrifted blouse / ZARA shorts / TUK creepers

Photos by: Kristine Morgan

Here is another set of photos from my shoot with Kristine a couple weeks ago. This sheer black blouse was handed down to me by my mother, it is such a perfect piece to have in my wardrobe and knowing that it is vintage makes it that much more special. I wanted to incorporate it into a simple yet edgy outfit by using lace shorts to soften up the look, and wore my platform creepers to add some interest. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, make sure to check out Kristine's work on Instagram as well as her blog!

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Shadow of the Sun by Ella Erlich

ZARA dress / Lucky Brand necklace / Free People sunglasses / Justin boots Photos by: Kristine Morgan

ZARA dress / Lucky Brand necklace / Free People sunglasses / Justin boots

Photos by: Kristine Morgan

Around this time of the year, I try to stay as comfortable as I possibly can therefore my summer wardrobe mainly consists of basics and oversized tees/dresses.  I love being able to throw something effortless yet cute on and quickly head out the door. This oversized dress is the perfect basic piece that i scored on sale at ZARA! It made roaming around downtown a lot more bearable under the harsh sun rays. 

I finally had the pleasure of shooting with the lovely Kristine Morgan. She made out little adventure so enjoyable with her witty personality and funny little comments, I can hardly wait to collaborate with her once again. Make sure to head over to Kristine's website and blog to check out her work! You can also find her Instagram. Go give her a follow!

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Simplicity by Ella Erlich

H&M top / Insight shorts / UO bralette / Forever21 sandals / Free People hat / Hype purse Photos by: Daniel Primero

H&M top / Insight shorts / UO bralette / Forever21 sandals / Free People hat / Hype purse

Photos by: Daniel Primero

As a blogger myself, I would be expected to have lists of fashion blogs to scroll though daily, but to be honest looking at successful bloggers today has become a bit of a disappointment. With their expensive clothes and shoes, their styes seem so far out of reach and although inspiring, it is hard to replicate. While thinking about the concept of bloggers begin successful people dressed in fancy clothes I may never be able to afford, I have realized that much of my own content isn't normally day-to-day outfits, but more so planned shoots. So I thought, what would I want to see from a blogger? Personally, it would be refreshing to see simple outfits that are actually being worn throughout the day to draw inspiration from.

So here it is, a simple outfit for those 100 degree summer days. My black tank is light weight and these baggy "boyfriend" shorts keep the heat from being trapped in. These shorts look almost identical to the One Teaspoon shorts i've been dying to own, but were about $85 less (thank you Buffalo Exchange!!). My matador hat and black sandals have been my summer must-haves so far. They can dress up any simple outfit, which is perfect for this time of the year where you want to wear the least amount of clothing possible while still looking stylish.

I hope my fellow Arizonians are surviving this crazy summer heat, it seems like it is getting hotter every year, doesn't it?

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Denim Dream by Ella Erlich

Free People hat / Thrifted jacket / Thrifted shirt / Urban Renewal shorts / Justin boots Photos by: Daniel Primero

Free People hat / Thrifted jacket / Thrifted shirt / Urban Renewal shorts / Justin boots

Photos by: Daniel Primero

Denim wear has become quite the trend this past season and I have to say, i'm a bit late to the party. Due to the hot conditions in good ole AZ, I try to stay away from denim as much as I can. Regardless, I decided to make due with the few pieces I do have to create  my own take on the trend. I went for a very simple and organic outfit, making it a bit more interesting by accessorizing. It is the perfect outfit for an easygoing day of exploring new parts of town, which in my case looked nothing like what I would expect to find in Phoenix!

A huge thank you to Daniel for continuously being up for exploring and shooting with me, it is always a pleasure. Make sure to check out his Tumblr and Instagram account!

Thanks for checking in.

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WILDCAT by Ella Erlich

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Brandy Melville top / H&M shorts / Vintage varsity jacket Photos by: James Stewart

Brandy Melville top / H&M shorts / Vintage varsity jacket

Photos by: James Stewart

This shoot by far has to be one of my favorites. I drove up north to Prescott and explored the little town's alleyways searching for hidden gems. I worked the whole outfit around this amazing vintage varsity jacket that belonged to my mother when she attended college in Chicago. It is in mint condition and I am just so in love with the color scheme (seeing as my favorite colors are orange and black. Figures). I wanted to wear something very casual and raw, so i threw on a white tank, high waisted denim and some classic chucks. As you can probably tell, I also gave myself some French braids- I was feeling adventurous with my hair now that it is short and I have to say, these braids made me feel badass. 

Until next time!

Greenhouse by Ella Erlich

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Thrifted sweater / Thrifted shirt / Thrifted jacket / ZARA boots and denim / Lucky Brand purse Photos by: Alex Kofman

Thrifted sweater / Thrifted shirt / Thrifted jacket / ZARA boots and denim / Lucky Brand purse

Photos by: Alex Kofman

Here is a long overdue post from my road-trip to California with my good friend Madeleine. We stumbled upon an amazing little shop called The General Store which has the most charming back patio with the tiniest greenhouse i have ever seen. I fell in love instantly. 

Since San Francisco is known for it's bipolar summers, I decided to wear pieces that i could layer up yet easily take off if temperatures were to rise. MY button-up was perfect to wear on it's own on a sunny day, but looked amazing underneath a warm sweater for those cool temperatures. Lastly, this insane leather jacket I found at Buffalo Exchange gave me extra warmth against the strong SF wind.

Outskirts of Town by Ella Erlich

Free People hat / Thrifted scarf / UNIQ sweater / ZARA jeans / Thrifted shoes Photos by Alex Kofman & Madeleine Browning

Free People hat / Thrifted scarf / UNIQ sweater / ZARA jeans / Thrifted shoes

Photos by Alex Kofman & Madeleine Browning

Oh how I am missing the beautiful California weather. I keep dreaming of the day I will get to go back while I slowly melt in the 90 degree heat. Summer is already in full force here in Arizona, so it is time to put all my coats and sweaters away. Seeing as winter is my favorite season, you can imagine just how "thrilled" I am to be storing away all my winter wear. I am happiest in a giant comfy sweater sipping on a big cup of warm tea on a rainy day.

During my visit to San Francisco, Alex, Maddy, and I went across the Golden Gate Bridge and into Marin Headlands where you will find the most breathtaking scenery right next to the city. We were surrounded by beautiful mountains and greenery, and even came across quite a few deer. As sunset was approaching we wanted to capture some photos of the beautiful surroundings and the sun's warm rays. I wore a tail sweater and scarf (both found at Buffalo Exchange,) to shield me from the breeze, boyfriend jeans for comfort, and my matador hat and booties to add some dynamic to the whole outfit.

Hope you enjoyed this post! Until next time.

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