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"Downtown Laughter"

Posted on 22 May 2014


We HAD to spend this afternoon last Friday downtown because of our LOVE for our city of SOUTH BEND.  It was graduation weekend for Notre Dame and St.Mary's College and the night before, there was a underground fire that caused a power outage throughout the city forcing businesses to close or moving in huge generators to help run their electricity for this extremely busy weekend until the power was able to get restored Sunday afternoon.


Sierra was all smiles in this gorgeous white lace jacket by Yoana Baraschi.  This piece is truly a favorite of all of ours!  The big dangle hoop earrings and delicate drop necklace are both by Chan Luu!


The State Theatre marquee is the perfect place to say something special to someone for everyone to see!  The rose colored chiffon skirt by Lauren Vidal that our beautiful model Sierra, a junior at Granger Christian School is wearing, is the perfect compliment to the jacket and this color is so on trend right now.



Can you find the matching shoes???


Yoana Baraschi's dresses are absolutely stunning and her attention to detail is so apparent in her designs like this beautiful black crosshatch pattern dress that Emily is wearing here!  Gorgeous Emily, a junior at Penn High School, is wearing chandelier earring by Chan Luu, an amazing 7.25" cross pearl bracelet by Love Heals,  and a delicate cross drop necklace by a local jewelry designer.



BFF's, Emily and Peyton are both wearing Yoana Baraschi!  Peyton, on the right, also a junior from Penn High School, is wearing a beautiful lace rose dress that works perfectly with the tweed shoes!


Strolling through our little quiet town this chilly afternoon is darling Madi, yet another junior from Penn High School, also wearing head to toe Yoana Baraschi.  She is wearing a sheer lace sleeveless top and lace rose ankle pants.





Accessories always add so much to any outfit!  Here, I added 2 crystal stretch bracelets, a little embellished headband and a simple black clutch with a crystal closure to Madi's outfit and to Peyton's a soft flowy wrap and........


Chan Luu pearl earrings.....


a delicate long handmade necklace by Harper Belle....


 a metallic black evening clutch and a pink flower bangle bracelet by XOVO.


How cool is this photo that our amazing photographer Brooke from Ashley Beige Photography took in front of this bookstore?


The beautiful smile of Jennifer, a freshman at St Joseph High School, is the best accessory for this outfit consisting of a black netted sweater by Lauren Vidal and white jeans by David Kahn.  Her lavender and sterling silver chandelier earrings are by Chan Luu and she has matching black crystal cuff bracelets.




Most of the girls that we photographed today knew each other and they were adorable together!  Like Jane, a junior from St Joseph High School and Sierra.  Jane is wearing a white sleeveless lace tunic top as a dress because she is a little shorter with a white slip from Only Hearts underneath.  AND matching sandals....



gold and pearl hoop earrings


a statement necklace


and a must-have wrap bracelet from Chan Luu!


Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

I hope that we Inspired You!



A special thank you to our amazing photographer Brooke from Ashley Beige Photography and to our beautiful models, Emily Sroda, Sierra Majors, Peyton Jaques, Jane Henry, Jennifer Cromartie and Madi Scott!  You were all such a joy to work with!

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  • inspiremeboutique: December 07, 2014

    Thank you so much Ellen for the nice compliment! It means so much to all of us! I hope that you keep following us!

  • Ellen Brenneman: December 07, 2014

    The clothes are so unique and stylish and what lovely models. Beautiful photography.

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