Fringe & Tie-Dye

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There are two things that are hot, hot trends right now and that's fringe and tie-dye. I put them both into one outfit, so does that mean I am a hot tamale?!!! haha!

Being pregnant makes my clothing options a bit limited since I have a bump to accommodate, but this high-low navy tie-dye dress from Alixandra Collections is just perfect. It still allows me to be trendy, and it's insanely comfortable since it's made of light-weight cotton.

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I've also been accessorizing a lot more since I have to stick to more basic silhouettes these days. I wear rings, bracelets, AND a necklace almost every day. I love these chunky silver pieces from Alixandra Collections because they don't look like anything else that's out there right now. In my book, jewelry should always be unique and a conversation piece.

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I'm not much of a handbag person. You can probably gather that from my outfit posts. If I buy a handbag it's because I really, really, really like it and I have to have it. This fringe, leather, metallic tote is AMAZING. It's the perfect bag for summer because it can easily be a beach bag or it can be a stylish carryall. I would even use it as a posh diaper bag come September. If you are looking for a glam bag this is it. No need to look further!

Clothing and accessories from Alixandra Collections; Photos by Liz E. Studio.

My Go-To Outfit

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*This article is in partnership with Ebay and Alixandra Collections*

This outfit is my go-to standard - blazer, t-shirt, jeans and a necklace. You can't go wrong with this combination. No woman can! You can express your personality with pattern, color, accessories and adjust the silhouette of the jacket to accommodate your shape. The pattern that I added into the mix is stripes.

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I don't think I'll ever get sick of stripes. It's the one print that I have a lot of in my closet, and I love how it breaks up the monotony of wearing solid colors. The stripes on this Lulu*s blazer (currently sold out) are especially great because they aren't too bold. The soft gray and white color mute the pattern keeping this jacket appropriate for a casual Friday at the office. (If you could use more tips on how to wear stripes well, check out this article I wrote for Ebay).

Boyfriend blazers work well for me because I'm very tall and lanky. I have long legs, and the length of this jacket gives the appearance of a longer torso. The shoulder pads also give me a wider frame, which helps me avoid looking like a string bean all of the time. If you wanted to disguise your hips this would also be a great shape to wear.

If there weren't enough reasons already for me to love this jacket, it's machine washable! Because it's cotton and unstructured, I don't have to worry about dry cleaning it. Wahoo!

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I've mentioned before that I'm not much of an accessory person. I'll maybe wear one piece a jewelry a day, but sometimes I don't wear anything at all. This Gauge bubble letter necklace is a new favorite of mine that I haven't taken off since I got it from Alixandra Collections. I chose an 'E' for my last name and for Elle. It would be the perfect gift for a friend!

Photography by Michelle Herrick

Leather Details

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I have partnered with Ebay and Alixandra Collecitons to share with you a really fun post featuring leather - the coolest material out there. When you wear it you instantly feel like you're a bad ass or at least one of the cool kids. I know I do.

Though I love a good leather bomber jacket, I also enjoy leather details such as the leather shoulders on this blazer. The leather accent transforms this classic, black office staple into a fashion forward office chic jacket. You could wear this jacket with a simple t-shirt, but I chose to dress it up for work with a crisp white button down shirt.

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You could wear cropped wool trousers, or for a casual Friday wear your skinny jeans like I did with this outfit. I'm currently on the hunt for some leopard print heels, and I think that those shoes would really complete this outfit. However, you can't go wrong with classic black pumps.

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I don't know about you, but this fall I'm really excited about bold lips. It's the perfect accessory to simple outfits like this one. If you don't like to wear lipstick you can always paint your nails a beautiful wine color too.

Check out Alixandra Collections for this beautiful jacket, and you can see more office chic ideas heading on over to my Ebay guide.