The Right Time for Elsa Fine

I have some pretty amazing people in my life that do some pretty amazing things. I am always inspired by people who take initiative to follow their dreams. When you know that you were born to be great, making it happen is one of the most beautiful things a person can do.

This brings me to Jordan Dollard. She is the big sister I never had, one of my truest friends, and a role model beyond words. Jordan followed her dreams and turned them into a reality with her online boutique, Elsa Fine. Jordan’s passion for her company is unrivaled by anyone I have ever met. She does what she loves, and it is easy to see. For these reasons, I am happy to say that this post is sponsored by Elsa Fine. I was over the moon when Jordan asked if I would want to be a part of something like this. Anything to help her succeed… How on earth could I say no? Not to mention the outfit is killer.

kate_davis_rachel_blog_8_13_15_0050I mean, this dress… It is perfect for this time of year when I get stuck in between dressing for fall but still trying to hold on to the end of summer. I would not hesitate to wear it with a sweater on cool fall nights, but I can rock it without one right now. kate_davis_rachel_blog_8_13_15_0075Bonus points because it has pockets! I don’t think it gets any better… until you see the details.

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That print! The fringe! To die for. It is the attention to the details, like trim and patterns, that make Jordan a style expert in my mind.

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A cute pink lipstick was the perfect match to this dress.

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I was born with the ability to walk in wedges like a pro (I think it is because I am so short, God just wanted to lend a helping hand), but sometimes my feet need a break. These shoes are absolutely perfect because they still give me a little height. These work very well for girls who think they are too tall for wedges too. They match everything and every style.

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They do run a little big, so make sure to size down! I wear a 6.5 usually, and these are a 6 but still a little big. You should go get yourself some of these fall staples, they are on sale too!

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I paired it with my Orange Tory Burch Amanda Crossbody and J.Crew sunnies.

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The cool thing about Elsa Fine is they even throw parties (in the Charlotte area)! Who doesn’t love a party with good clothing. They come to you with champagne toasts, discount codes and shopping in your own home with your best friends. I don’t think it gets better than that. Email Jordan (jordan@elsafine.com) with more details and questions!

Now go spend all your money at Elsa Fine!

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“People are the prettiest when they talk about something they really love with passion in their eyes.”

I figured the best drink to pair with this outfit is Jordan’s favorite! A French 75! I personally haven’t ever had one, but after reading what is in them, I may of just found my new favorite too.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ounce gin or Cognac
  • ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ounces Champagne
  • Lemon twist

Preparation

  1. Make simple syrup: In a saucepan over low heat, warm sugar in 1 cup water until dissolved. Cool to room temperature before using. (There will be extra syrup; refrigerate if not using immediately.)
  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake gin or Cognac, lemon juice and 1/2 ounce simple syrup.
  3. Strain into chilled flute or cocktail coupe. Top with Champagne. Garnish with lemon twist.

 Recipe borrowed from the New York Times.

My partner in my search of good food and every thing Nashville this summer (who has excellent taste in music) showed me a new Spotify playlist called “The New Retro” and it is all I have been listening to lately. If you know me, you know that I mean all like nothing else… The next few posts will all be songs from that playlist, so go look it up!

The playlist is all new music that sounds like it’s from a different era. This is the kind of music that makes you wanna dance with dashing boy and sing-a-long. An artist that is on there with a couple songs is Leon Bridges. The guy is outstanding. I haven’t heard a song I didn’t like by him. He grew up in Texas and was a gospel singer who was heavily influenced by his mother’s musical styling. Thank goodness for moms, am I right?  After looking at his concert dates, I have a very strong feeling that I will be seeing him this fall… I think I just have to… Here is his song Coming Home, enjoy!

While you are at it, listen to this one too.

you do you, rach

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