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Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Belated Mother's Day!

Happy Belated Mother's Day to all of you beautiful mommies out there! I was spoiled ridiculously rotten by my husband and two little boys (Easton and furbaby, Ritzy) :-)

Being a mother is such a gift and not a job that I take lightly. It is a job like no other - one where you will feel overwhelmed, stressed, emotional, happy, sad, angry, joyful, tired and sometimes - all of those feelings at the same time!
I cherish being a mother so much and I hope that even if you aren't a mother, that you enjoyed the day honoring your own mother or the motherlike figure in your life.
Speaking of Mother's Day. Look at this beautiful picture sent to me by friend/client Kait of herself and her beautiful baby girl that was taken on Mother's Day. To me, this picture is not only a celebration of motherhood, but the beauty and bond between mother and child.
Kait and her baby girl, "B", are modeling my new line of products called "Mommy & Me" and I give Kait all of the credit for coming up with the idea. I have been asked in the past if I could make baby headbands but was so consumed with my adult pieces that I kept baby headbands on the back burner....then Kait one day, upon purchasing her "Gabbi" piece in cream, told me she was waiting for me to creating a matching piece for baby girl "B" and the thought of these two lovely ladies in matching Elegant Elle pieces made me all giddy and so to work I went creating a piece for baby girl "B", how could I not? I love families coordinating and with hair accessories? SO FAB!!
I am quite happy with the outcome and am excited to start unveiling the "Mommy & Me" line very soon!

To those of you with baby girls/toddlers/little girls, which piece from The Elegant Elle would YOU like to see in a "Mommy & Me" set?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


I have been MIA, not from my work, but from my blog....many apologies. I am balancing life as a wife, mother, part-time employee, business owner, artist (notice the business owner comes first? I wish artistry did, but you can't sell the art without the business and the business sadly, can take more time), house cleaner, chef, personal shopper, dog food maker....oh and friend, daughter, sister....yeah, you can see where I am going with this, can't you?

So sadly, my blog has suffered....but....I am back!

I have a little gem to share, beautiful Annie ordered the Poppy Headband in light pink for her darling little girl (look at that precious little face?!?) for Easter....I think she looks absolutely delightful!

Saturday, February 27, 2010


I finally obtained my first Etsy Treasury to Curate. I was over the moon, I have been waiting and trying to "pounce" in order to obtain a slot as a Curator for a long time.

I named my treasury "Feminine Wiles" on a whim. I am quite happy with the end results....what do you think?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Everyday wear #2

Lazy again, at least I admit it. :-)

Here is a photo of another "everyday wear" of one of my pieces.

Out and about with my hubby and son to look at Christmas trees from around the world during the holidays. Lace top and Jeans and a piece of The Elegant Elle - see, you don't have to be fancy to wear Elle!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

"Fans" of The Elegant Elle

As I start to receive pictures from buyers, I'd like to start featuring them on my blog! I love to see my pieces in action! Look how lovely "Poppy" looks on these two gals!

JoAnna K. contacted me for a custom order. She wanted one "Poppy" for herself, a smaller version for her 2 years old daughter (not pictured) and a headband version for her niece. I was more than happy to oblige and I think they look sensational on these beautiful gals!

Isn't her hair to die for?

JoAnna and her darling niece

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Daily Wear Post #1

So, I am cheating. I didn't take a picture of myself wearing one today....Mainly because my husband left for work long before I cared to get up (day off today!) so I will share with you a picture I already have of an "every day wear" of one of my pieces:

My son's birthday party.

So, it wasn't just any 'ole day, it was a party, but still. Not a formal event. I wore a gray with pink and orange argyle cardigan sweater with jeans and Blair in Pink:

See, you don't have to have a formal event to wear The Elegant Elle too....they add a little bit of something to any occasion you have coming up, or any day!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Daily wear?

So, I have received a lot of comments that people feel that The Elegant Elle hair accessories are only for more formal wear. I politely disagree. I was thinking about posting once (or more) a week, a snapshot of me wearing one of my pieces with an everyday outfit to show how truly versatile they are.
I think I will start tomorrow....Keep an eye out!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Valentine's Day Sale!

♥♥♥♥VALENTINE'S DAY SALE!♥♥♥♥ Want to look absolutely sensational for the gorgeous man in your life on Valentine's Day? Let us help you look unforgettable. Until Wednesday, February 10, every item in our store is 20% off and is guaranteed to arrive into your pretty little hands in time for the big day!

Take advantage of this wonderful deal! A great way to start your collection of our beautiful pieces!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Oh the people you meet....

Today I found out that one of my current buyers is a Movie Producer from New York City. Seriously?!!? She has produced many really great indie movies that star some really big name actors and have won awards at Sundance.

I laughed and laughed....and laughed. Seriously, only on the internet can a little artist from West Michigan do business with a big time Movie Producer. Well, maybe not only on the internet could we do business, but chances are slim to none that without the internet, I would have ever met her.

Pretty cool I must say.

Friday, January 29, 2010


How exciting! The Treasury that I listed below ("Orange You Glad") made it to the front page on January 22, 2009 at 7pm! That means that my Blair Headband was shown for all of the Etsy world to see! I am pretty psyched!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Treasury Listed!

How lovely! "Blair", the big beautiful fluffy flower headband (in Orange) has been featured in a treasury by the lovely maggiebasile! Thank you so much! I'm honored!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Heartbreakingly sweet....

I can't help myself, I have to share another lovely shop that I have discovered on Etsy. Trafalgar Square. This gal's paintings gave me a toothache they are so sweet, I just had to share them all with you. What little treasure's. I will be 100% snatching a bunch of these up for our next child's nursery!

"Celebration" Sale!

Yay! The Elegant Elle's Facebook Fan Page has reached 100 members (plus some!). In honor of our "celebration" we're offering a sale. 20% any item(s) in the store. This offer expires Sunday. Take advantage, it is a great way to treat yourself to a little something glamorous and, well, elegant.

Visit our Etsy shop and fall in love.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things....

As much as I would LOVE to talk about my shop 24/7 ( :-) I have been so inspired by all of the talent and beautiful items on Etsy, that I thought I would share some of my current favorites with you....

Flora and Fauna Bracelet by wiseoldowl

Yeah....I know, right? It is beautiful. I have been eyeing it for a while and might just bite the bullet and buy it before one of you steals it from underneath my nose. I love the gold and pearls. It is so feminine and demure. A must have for any true lady.

Pet Hat - Frog by xmoonbloom

For me, this is a "must have". Yes, I am one of those girls. I dress up my dog in outfits. He has sweaters and polos, shoes, coats, hats and collars galore. And yes, I did say he. This hat is irresistible....I must have it....for....

Him. He's cute, right? One of the loves of my life. Ritzy. He is not for sale, he is a keeper.

B. Poetic Silk Shoes Clips in Mint Green by bpoetic

As if a pretty pair of pumps weren't irresistible enough by themselves, add this pretty little piece to the top and I've fallen head over heels (pun intended!). This pretty little shoe clip would be fab on a brand spankin' new pair of shoes or would really freshen up an old pair of pumps!

Bella's Mittens - Twilight by KnitsCrochetAndMore

Mmmm yeah. So, I've got this thing for Twilight. It is addicting, it is fascinating, it is obsession. My husband has dealt with it, you should too. Yes, I a a 25 year old married mom of a toddler and flutternutter and I am obsessed with all things Twilight. What does Twilight have to do with these luscious mittens you ask? Well, Bella wore a similar pair in the Twilight film. So, what self-proclaimed Twihard wouldn't want a pair for herself? I know I do! And you don't have to be a Twilight fan to enjoy these delightfully warm little buddies, no one will ever know they were Twilight inspired....shhh....we won't tell!

Warm and Cozy Cowl in Seafoam - MegansMenagerie

You can tell it'd mid winter in Michigan because I definitely have an obsession with anything "knit" and delightfully warm right now! This lovely Cowl is one of many in a sea of Cowl listings on Etsy. But, in my opinion, this one is extra special. Why, you ask? The color is absolutely divine. It would match any jacket (cream, winter white, black, brown - you name it). It has several ways you can wear it and, well, just look at it! It is preppy and elegant all at once! A winner in my book! And at $26, this kitten is a steal!

Those are just a few of my recent Etsy faves....happy shopping!