Tried and True

I titled this post for obvious reasons…these are my tried and true pieces. Some pieces I’ve had for many seasons, but they never go out of style. And red and blue is without a doubt a tried and true color combo. It’s not just great for Fourth of July, I sport it all year round.

Wearing: Madewell shirt (old, love this slouchy version) | J.Crew Factory skirt (own two of these) | Street Level tote | Sam Edelman flats (more here and here) | Tory Burch earrings | BaubleBar necklace
Let’s breakdown these pieces. This shirt is unfortunately no longer available, but Madewell now carries a slouchy version that I really, really love. Did I say really? This skirt I bought two summers ago, and I think I’ve bought a different color of it every year since. The only downside is that linen tends to wrinkle easily, but a few wrinkles never hurt, right?

Finally, you should add this monogrammed necklace, these red flats, and this tote to your wardrobe. I wear each of these pieces multiple times per week. I’m honestly thinking about buying another pair or two of these flats because they’ve been through some rain (thanks, Pittsburgh), but I just love them so much!

What are your tried and true pieces?

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  • Victoria Fox
    June 22, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I love that skirt I own one and they are perfect so comfy! Annnd your monogram is fabulous!

      June 28, 2015 at 1:46 pm

      Thanks, Victoria! I wear this necklace ALL the time. No joke. It goes with everything!

  • Liv
    June 22, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Love the pop of colors.


  • Michaela Fisch
    June 22, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Love this look Ellen! You're always so effortlessly stylish!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

      June 28, 2015 at 1:46 pm

      Aw thanks, Michaela! So are you! Hope you're having a fabulous weekend. xo

  • Emily Victoria
    June 22, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    I really love that shirt and the way you have styled it!

      June 28, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      Thanks, Emily! I can't see myself ever getting rid of this shirt. I love it that much.

  • Anna Baun
    June 22, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Such a fun patriotic post, Ellen! LOVE IT! XO


  • Kenzie Negron
    June 22, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    this whole outfit is so cute! I especially love your shirt!
    xx, kenz

      June 28, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      Aw thanks, Kenz! This shirt is one of my favorites by far. Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

  • Wishes & Reality
    June 23, 2015 at 1:52 am

    I have this same tote! Isn't it the best! You look adorable!

    Wishes & Reality

      June 28, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      Aw thank you! This tote is seriously my favorite and one of the best purchases I've made. No buyer's remorse for sure. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Kate Cope
    June 23, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Love this look! Definitely a classic 🙂
    This Side of Paradise

      June 28, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      Thanks, Kate! I agree. Hope you're having a great weekend.

  • Erica Kato
    June 29, 2015 at 2:38 am

    Well those flats are so adorable!!

    xo | The Fashion Forecast