eBay Fashion Event Curator

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*This post is sponsored by eBay

It's almost fall fashion season!!! Can you smell it? I think it smells like leather. Don't you? I'm so excited for it, and I've teamed up with eBay to curate my own fashion sales event featuring finds from brands like: Chloe, Dolce Gabbana, and Michael Kors. Get ready for the fall season and stay looking chic all year long with everything I've selected. The nice thing about eBay is that you can easily find that Chloe bag you've been searching for, but get it for so much less than other retailers. Who doesn't love a bargain, right?

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I searched hundreds and hundreds of pieces, and I’ve narrowed it down to the best. The collection includes luxury as well as affordable items, unisex as well as women's, and accessories as well as clothes.

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Some trends that I'm loving the most right now are leather fringe, all white outfits, all black outfits and graphic patterns. Go shop it and tell me which item you're loving most!

Swimsuit Shopping Simplified

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We all hate swimsuit shopping. It's the time of year when we can over analyze our bodies and feel discouraged with our "imperfections." It seriously can take the joy out of swimming and fun moments with our friends and families. Let's try to not let that happen this year as you search for your perfect suit. Check out my latest shopping guide with Ebay where I share three tips to simplify your shopping experience: How to Find the Perfect Swimsuit.

5 Maternity Style Must-Haves

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Over the next couple of months, I will be a style contributor with Ebay.com sharing some of my favorite trends and style must-haves. Here's my first article about my top five maternity style wardrobe staples, click here. I can promise you that flats and maternity jeans have made the list. See the rest of the article for more.

Photo by Kym Ventola.

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.