To Save Money, Splurge on What You Really Want

(See for yourself if you don’t believe me.)

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Using Fashion to Craft Your Personal Brand

There is so much buzz right now around crafting your “personal brand,” whether it’s for the purpose of getting a new job, promoting your own business or craft, or simply giving the world an accurate idea of who you are and what you stand for.

As three creatives, we love using fashion to promote our personal brands because how we present ourselves to the world is quite important in each of our lines of work. Here are our thoughts on how we use fashion to bolster the world’s perception of ourselves and how you can do it too:

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The Dynamic Duo’s Guide to Beachin’ on a Budget

A trip to the beach is the quintessential summertime vacation, but it can be out of reach for a lot of people simply because of the expenses.
Read more on how we kept our trip under $500 for a weekend getaway!

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What is ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Anyways?

For this post, we challenged ourselves to put together the most *American* outfits we could without doing any online research to see how much influence other cultures have on our sense of style. In short, we failed. Miserably. Literally none of the styles we chose originated in America. Then, we did some more research and…

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The Fashion Girl’s Guide to Fitness

For my entire life, I made excuses as to why I couldn’t reach my goals. Being a full time student and having two jobs are definitely good reasons, but they’re still excuses. But in January of 2016, something clicked in my head, and I realized how much control I have over my life. If I…

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Half the Story

Our mission at Ensemble of Elan is to dress with purpose. To explore ideas that intrigue us, to celebrate those who inspire us, and discover who we are through fashion. As part of that, we try to be as authentic and honest as we can, but like anyone, there are still sides of ourselves that…

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A ‘Make It Work’ Moment

As many of you know, the two of us live in Arkansas. Physically at least. Mentally, we live in places like Paris and New York City, and our sense of style reflects that urban, fashion week-street style vibe. As such, it’s a challenge to make our photographs appear as though they could have been taken on the…

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