It's fall! I am so excited that fall is finally here, and I almost can't believe that we're actually experiencing real fall temperatures here in North Carolina. I am so used to summer weather lasting through October, sometimes rolling into November, and then having fall weather all through the winter. It seems that the seasons figured out they were a bit off kilter, and now we're having a true fall! I love fall- it's my favorite season, and I love fall fashion right along with the beautiful changing leaf colors, crisp temperatures, and scents of the season, For as much as I love fall fashion though, my wardrobe was seriously lacking transition pieces. I have a lot of summer dresses and tops, and then my wardrobe goes straight to long sleeves and sweaters, with not much else in between.
This is the perfect time to year to have so much fun with what you wear. It's almost like all of the previous fashion rules that once existed have been thrown out the window, and you can pretty much pair anything with anything, and wear what you want, as long as you're comfortable in it. I am still a fan of classics, like t-shirts, because those never go out of style, and they can be dressed up or worn casually, pretty much anytime.
I knew that I needed some more basic elements to my fall wardrobe, but I'm the kind of gal who won't wear just anything. I began looking for some 'out of the box' tees for fall, and fell in love with the designs at Ellembee. Ellembee is owner by Lisa Boesch, who began a new business venture in 2008, after being laid off from her job, where she was a bedding designer in California. After she lost her job in CA, Lisa moved back to her hometown (Detroit, MI), where she picked back up, and began her company, Ellembee. On her Ellembee website, Lisa describes being laid off as 'the best thing that ever happened to me.' Today, Ellembee offers customers unique hand printed tees and more, made with eco-friendly, water-based ink.
I was thrilled to connect with Lisa, excited to share her success story, and for the opportunity to experience the beauty of one of her Ellembee tees for myself. Lisa alowed me to choose a style that I liked best, and sent it my way, for my enjoyment.
All wrapped up, a beautiful burgandy tee, just for me!
My tee arrived, and when I opened my package from Ellembee, I found a beautiful burst of color, all rolled up and tied up with string. Lisa also included some business cards and info, which I appreciated, because I love keeping these on hand (for my own reference), and also love to take them with me to hand off to friends (because someone is almost always commenting on what I wear).
A beautiful tee, all tied up with string- this is for sure, one of my favorite things!
As I ran my fingers over the delicate, burout style tee, I noticed how soft and sheer it was. I love burnout tees! They're very stylish, and by changing one simple element of the acual t-shirt, that alone makes this shirt stand out from your ordinary, everyday t-shirt.
Check out the beautiful hand printed twig design, gracing the right side of the tee.
I requested the gorgeous Twig Tee in wine from Ellembee. As I looked through the different options from Ellembee, I had a really hard time deciding what to choose. Lisa and her awesome team have so many beautiful designs to choose from, and they offer tanks, tees, long sleeves, hoodies, dresses, scarves, etc. Each piece I saw at Ellembee stood out to me in some way, and I changed my mind 2-3 times, before I decided to go with the Twig Tee. I knew the Twig Tee was for me, though- I loved the burn out style, truly loved the wine color of the tee (so, so perfect for fall), and loved the simple twig design.
I couldn't wait to wear the Twig Tee, and figured that I could wear it multiple ways, including my favorite way- with jeans!
Here I am, in the Ellembee Twig Tee, styled casually for a chilly, rainy fall day in the Carolinas.
Ellembee Twig Tee in Wine, I am wearing a size small.
How I Wore It:
Jeans: Forever 21
Boots: White Mountain
Earrings: Paparazzi Accessories
Since the tee is a burn out style, I wore a cami of a similar color underneath. I could have also paired it with a white cami underneath, but I didn't want to draw attention away from the color of the Twig Tee, or away from the beautiful twig design. I love the fit of the shirt. Ellembee offers their customers an awesome size chart, which includes measurements of each piece, and includes sleeve length. I can't tell you how happy I was to see the sleeve lengths shown on the website. I have long, lanky arms, and almost always wind up with sleeves that are too short... so annoying. The sleeves on my Ellembee tee are long- perfect for me, especially since I like my sleeves to almost rest beyond my wrists, and on top of my hands. The item detail also lists height and weight of the model wearing the garment, so you can make comparisons, and select your needed size, accordingly.
The size small was just right for me, and the tee is fitted, just the way I like my tees to be. The twig design on the side is simple, yet beautiful... almost dancing across the tee, bringing it to life, and making it an 'eye-catcher.'
I have worn this tee a couple of times thus far, and fully expect to wear it much more, now that the temps are cooling down around here. I enjoyed wearing this top with olive colored shorts and canvas shoes, as well as with simple jeans. I can't wait to wear it different ways all fall and winter long!
Ellembee has so many gorgeous designs available!
I am adding a few of these to my holiday wish list...
Anchor Sweater Dress
Enchanted Forest Hoodie
Gaylene's Forest Jacket
Flirty Flowers Scarf
Cage Free Cutie Tee
Dendelion Wishes Onesie
Aren't Lisa's designs beautiful? I especially love that Ellembee offers cute, cute onesies for baby boys and girls, as well! We have friends expecting their first baby in December, and I'd love to surprise them with a onesie from Ellembee, for their precious little girl!
Ellembee offers beautiful, easy going fashion for women and children. You can't go wrong with an Ellembee tee for a stylish option for fall. Wear one of these tees to the game, dress it up with a skirt, wear to play group, to the office, to class, or just wear it at home. You'll love how comfy and effortless these tees are, and you'll sparkle and shine with the added hand printed design on each one!
Want One? Buy One!
Head on over to Ellembee to learn more about Lisa's awesome, inspiring journey. Be sure to take a look through all of the categories of women's apparel and accessories, and don't pass up looking at those onesies- they're too cute! You can shop Ellembee online at the Ellembee website, or check out the Ellembee Etsy shop. Join the Ellembee mailing list to stay up to date on the latest and greast from Lisa and the Ellembee team. You can also connect with Ellembee through Facebook and Pinterest!
Want One? Win One!
Thanks to Lisa's generosity, one lucky MBP reader will win their choice of item from Ellembee, valued up to $50.00. So many choices- and lots of chances to win! This giveaway is open to US Residents, only, 18 and up, no PO Boxes. Just use the handy RC giveaway entry form below to enter for your chance to win. Remember to leave your comment on this post, so your entries will be valid.
Special thanks to Lisa at Ellembee for allowing me to review one of her gorgeous t-shirts, and for offering this awesome fall style giveaway for our readers.
Good luck, and stay stylish!