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Have you got that summertime, summertime sadness? Us too, but we’re also really excited about all the new clothes that we get to add to our closet this fall. There’s something energizing about pre-fall, but it doesn’t have to feel like a rich desert trapped behind the glass in a pastry case. Here’s how to wear this fall’s hottest trends now & later.

Key item: Floral Scuba Pencil Skirt

  • Wear it now: try it with a crop top in a clashing print, like our Criss Cross Bralette in cheetah.
  • Wear it later: chambray, chambray, chambray!

Key item: Scuba Skater Skirt

  • Wear it now: play up proportions and crop it like it’s hot! We recommend a solid color top, like our Criss Cross Crop Top.
  • Wear it later: moto jackets are this fall’s ultimate essential, and nothing is more chic than pairing one with a great leopard print. We’re partial to our Quilted Sleeve Moto Jacket.

Key item: Short Sleeve Tie Waist Jumpsuit

  • Wear it now: throw on a hot pair of sunnies, a great clutch, and go!
  • Wear it later: all about the layers! And when in doubt, Moto it out! 

Love these looks? Our friend Rochelle from beauticurve helped us style them! You can still shop her picks on the site, and you’ll save 25% off original ticket prices with code ALLNEW at checkout

Remember when we told you that our Creative Director, Jodi Arnold, has a style crush on Rochelle from Beauticurve? We were so impressed by her natural instinct for style that she’s become our latest Style Muse! She came to visit our office in NYC where she selected her favorite styles from our pre-fall collection, Green Envy

Because true style extends beyond individual pieces, we asked Rochelle to put together her picks for a shoot in the streets of Gramercy Park. If you think stripes are only for nautical moments, her combinations of leopard, floral, and perforated faux leather will convince you otherwise. Be inspired by her pairings (photos, above) or create your own looks from her expert selection

Her bold approach was such an inspiration that we had to ask Rochelle even more questions, including the lightning round we had so much fun with during our interview with Allison from Curvy Girl Chic

ELOQUII: Has your style changed since you started Beauticurve?

Rochelle: Not dramatically. If anything I’ve just become more confident in my wardrobe choices and have been a bit more adventurous when it comes to trying new looks.

E: What’s the most common question your readers ask?

R: I always get asked about advice for starting a blog. I always answer – Just go for it! I didn’t have a “Mission Statement” or a 5 year plan when I started. I just wanted to share.

E: What’s one trend that you can’t stop loving and one trend that you won’t try again?

R: So, I’m obsessed with distressed boyfriend jeans (ELOQUII note: we have some hot new denim coming soon - stay tuned!). I want to wear them every day. I’ve been over the overall trend since my 13th birthday party… they had Mickey and the gang on them…tragic.

E: What trends are you most looking forward to this fall?

R: I love a Cape. Can’t wait to wrap up in one. I also am looking forward to holding on to my heavier crop tops by adding a crisp button down.

E: Do you have any hobbies?

R: I love to travel. Eat out. Shop. Workout. Hunt for recipes on Pinterest.

And now for the style lightning round! 

Leopard or zebra?

Leopard

Sweater or sweatshirt?

Sweatshirt

Jumpsuit or pant suit?

Pant suit

Pleated or pencil? 

Pencil

Black or camel? 

Black

Ankle booties or sneakers?

Ankle booties

East coast or west coast? 

West coast - of course! Born & raised! 

Curly or straight?

Curly

If you want to bond with Rochelle over your mutual love of pumpkin pie ice cream & state fairs, head on over to her Instagram, but if you’re looking to steal her style, shop her picks right this way.

Our newest collection, Green Envy, just arrived and we’re in a full pre-fall crush. Mixing the lush green floral print with leopard and stripes is the perfect solution to slowly pull us towards fall while hanging onto the last bits of saturated summer color. 

There are so many ways to mix & clash prints that we’re totally geeking out. If you’re feeling like a walk on the wild side, you can do head-to-toe leopard with our Criss Cross Bralette and leopard Scuba Skater Skirt or Kady pants. For a more lush prints x prints look, wear all Green Envy all the time with our Cropped Boxy Jacket, Mesh Shoulder Shell, and Scuba Pencil Skirt. If you’re feeling extra daring, mix & match the prints together!

There’s still time to save 25% off original ticket prices and an extra 40% off all sale items with code PREFALL at checkout. Make the most of the outdoor spaces and al fresco tables while you can! 

The jumpsuit is quickly becoming one of the hottest trends to have in your closet, even if the weather isn’t cooperating quite yet. The moment the temps start to drop, you’re going to jump for joy - pun intended - the first time you’re completely dressed in .5 seconds. 
Our Short Sleeve Tie Waist Jumpsuit is a little twist on the traditional style, usually inspired by flight suits and mechanic’s overalls. We added feminine touches, like the faux wrap top, elastic waistband, and keyhole back, to give shape to this traditional silhouette.
Ready to jump in? Take 25% off full price items with code PREFALL, because you know you’re counting down the days until your first Pumpkin Spice Latte (so are we). 

The jumpsuit is quickly becoming one of the hottest trends to have in your closet, even if the weather isn’t cooperating quite yet. The moment the temps start to drop, you’re going to jump for joy - pun intended - the first time you’re completely dressed in .5 seconds. 

Our Short Sleeve Tie Waist Jumpsuit is a little twist on the traditional style, usually inspired by flight suits and mechanic’s overalls. We added feminine touches, like the faux wrap top, elastic waistband, and keyhole back, to give shape to this traditional silhouette.

Ready to jump in? Take 25% off full price items with code PREFALL, because you know you’re counting down the days until your first Pumpkin Spice Latte (so are we). 

We’re all about love, which is why we think you’ll be just as excited about our Share The Love program as we are. On every product detail page (PDP if you’re in the biz), use the Share With Friends buttons for email, Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest to send the product you’re browsing to a friend. If they’re a new customer to ELOQUII, they’ll receive a promo code for $20 off their first order, and when they make a purchase, you’ll receive $20 off your next order too. Everyone wins, really.
Get the full scoop on our Share The Love program so you can start cashing in. Looking for new styles to recommend? That’s right this way.

We’re all about love, which is why we think you’ll be just as excited about our Share The Love program as we are. On every product detail page (PDP if you’re in the biz), use the Share With Friends buttons for email, Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest to send the product you’re browsing to a friend. If they’re a new customer to ELOQUII, they’ll receive a promo code for $20 off their first order, and when they make a purchase, you’ll receive $20 off your next order too. Everyone wins, really.

Get the full scoop on our Share The Love program so you can start cashing in. Looking for new styles to recommend? That’s right this way.

If you’ve seen our Violet Femmes lookbook, you’ve likely noticed the beautiful artwork in the background. They’re by artist Margaret Evangeline, best known for her contemporary paintings and metal sculptures. We’re so honored that she shared her work with us! 

Our Creative Director, Jodi Arnold, loves the way Margaret’s work is infused with emotion and informed by the elements, like water, rain, and lightning. We chose these particular pieces based on how the stormy colors blended well with the violets, pinks, and stripes from this collection. Margaret recently spoke about how her view of the light and waves on the Hudson River from her studio inspires her, and we can see that inspiration so clearly in the works we selected. View more paintings from these two series, the Waiting For Lightning and Breaking, as well as other works on the artist’s website

Want more of our Violet Femmes collection? Take 25% off full ticket prices & an extra 50% off all sale with the code SHAREIT. Happy shopping! 

Blogger Spotlight: Meet Rochelle, The Blogger Behind Beauticurve

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When we began our Blogger Spotlight series, our Creative Director Jodi Arnold insisted that we get to know Rochelle from Beauticurve. She loved her unique, elevated sense of style and we totally fell in full swoon with her outfit photos. Get to know the California native turned Arkansas style star in our interview below!

ELOQUII: Tell us about your blog, beauticurve.

Rochelle: I officially launched my blog beauticurve in January 2013. The blog is aimed at everyday women (sizes 14 and up) and features my personal style diary while offering shopping and style advice. I pride myself in being a curvy young lady who embraces my figure and loves fashion for all sizes. 

It all really started with a few OOTD (outfit of the day) post to my Instagram page. My page started growing all of the sudden and people wanted information about what I was wearing. The whole process was really organic and unexpected. After much encouragement from strangers, friends, my husband and a growing Instagram audience, I launched the site.

E: What’s been your favorite style moment thus far? 

R: I’m a girl that explores plenty of different looks and styles. I think my all-time favorite style moment was an outfit consisting of a black quilted full midi skirt / white button down crop top and an over-sized chandelier necklace. I just felt like the chic lady I always want to look like.

E: Let’s talk summer style! What are you most looking forward to wearing?   

R: Of course the crop top. I’m also really into summer hats right now. I recently did a post on my blog featuring my vacation style. That outfit captured all of my summer must haves in one look: Straw Fedora, Pompom Bracelets, Colorful Palazzo Pants, and White Crop Top.

E: What ELOQUII pieces are on your wish list & why?

R: My wish list includes but is definitely not limited to ..the Lace Crop Top. I think that it is totally me. Edgy and classy at the same time. Funners. 

E: What’s one item you regret purchasing?

R: Well besides my Juicy Couture collection – remnants of which sold on Ebay recently. To be honest there’s not much that I regret purchasing. I even enjoyed my Juicy stuff pre my 25th birthday.  Shopping is therapeutic so even if I didn’t wear it, it probably made me feel better when I bought it. That makes it worth it, right?

E: Blogger/vlogger shoutout – who do you love to read/watch & why?

R: I love GabiFresh, she was really the first blogger that I stalked religiously. I totally feel like I know her. She is a pioneer in the plus size blogging world and continues to give great style and be innovative.  Along the way I’ve bookmarked a few more style bloggers. Some would be surprised to know I gain a lot of inspiration from straight size bloggers as well. Non-curvy Devon Rachel really relates to the Cali girl in me.  Her beach waves and classic style with a bohemian flare is everything. Krysten Lee (noncurvy) is so uptown and fab. Chastity Garner is another plus size style blogger I have come to love. Her looks are timeless and consistent. I mainly view Vlogs for my beauty regimins/looks. I frequent Nitraab and Nicole Guerriero on YouTube. I also live for Refinery29 articles.

Thanks so much for sharing with us, Rochelle! 

It’s the time of year when the heat rises from the pavement, melting everything including your makeup. But life rolls on, work days feel endless, and brunches are scheduled, so you’re going to need options. You shouldn’t Blister In The Sun, and neither should your wardrobe. 

Introducing our Violet Femmes collection, with cool lavenders and pinks blended with ultra transitional graphic prints. The edgy watercolor floral prints are our favorite! 

See something you’ve gotta have? Use code SUMMER to take 30% off your entire order. Happy shopping! 

The new crop (ha, get it?) of crop tops is anything but boring. From abbreviated hemlines to boxy silhouettes, tees, and bralette tops, we’ve got every style crop top your closet could hold. We’ve seen a few comments on Facebook and realize that some of you think that you can’t pull this look off, but have no fear. We asked our Creative Director Jodi Arnold for three tips on how to pull of this season’s hottest look. 

1: Pair it with a high waisted skirt.

For crop tops, proportion is key. It may take you a few tries to find the right skirt/top combo, but once you find the first pairing, you’ll see your closet in a whole new light. We’ve seen a lot of ladies pairing our Citron Midi Skirt with our striped Scoop Back Crop Tee, because the slim shape of the tee is a the perfect contrast for the volume of the Midi. If you have a pencil skirt that you love to wear a little higher, go for a boxier style, like the Roses & Stripes Crop Top

2: They’re not all created equal.

Hear the words “crop top” and think you’ll be flashing your belly button at everyone who sees you? Not necessarily. Styles like our Soft Chambray Sleeveless Crop Top & Sequin Stripe Tank have an abbreviated hemline, meaning they’re cut a bit shorter in the midsection, but not too short. 

3: Try the look first with a tied up button down. 

Still feeling hesitant? Try a button down shirt (like our Soft Chambray Top) tied at a cropped length where you feel comfortable. Pair the look with a full skirt or over a slip dress just to mix things up.

Have you mastered the crop top? Send us your expert tips to social@ELOQUII.com, and we’ll publish them here on the blog. And don’t forget, if you’re cropping like it’s hot, upload a photo on Instagram tagged with #XOQ!