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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - May 22, 2014

Wow. I got dressed in the dark today. Literally. I thought I was putting on jeans...I wasn't. I thought I was putting on a gray UW hoodie...I didn't. As I drove in, I looked down at my outfit and was horrified! We're all allowed a bad day, right??
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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - May 21, 2014

Dress - ASOS

I hit the dress JACKPOT with this great online site

I've hand picked dresses that'd be perfect for YOU for our Hometown Throwdown show or even Watershed.

Click HERE to see them all!

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20 Cool Words That Make You Sound Super Smart!


Some of us really are smart, but many of us have to fake it, AKA ME!!!


Faking it just got easier thanks to a book from the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries called "100 Words to Make You Sound Smart." So what kind of words are on this list? They are real words. Words that you can actually use in conversation and writing that do sound smart, but not ostentatious. If I missed any of them please email me please
Here are 20 of the 100 words that will make you sound smart:

1. Acrimony
(noun): rancor, spite, bitterness, hostility, ill will

2. Dichotomy
(noun): division into two contradictory or exclusive entities; something with two contradictory qualities

3. Equivocate
(verb): prevaricate, beat around the bush, vacillate

4. Esoteric
(adjective): obscure, mysterious, cryptic, arcane

5. Euphemism
(noun): inoffensive or agreeable substitute for an expression that may be distasteful or offensive

6. Fastidious
(adjective): fussy, finicky, particular

7. Finagle
(verb): obtain by indirect or convoluted means or through trickery

8. Glib
(adjective): persuasive, smooth, slick

9. Harbinger
(noun): herald, portent, omen, forerunner

10. Idiosyncratic
(adjective): individual, personal, distinctive, eccentric, peculiar

11. Insidious
(adjective): sinister, menacing

12. Lurid
(adjective): shocking, explicit, vivid, sensational

13. Maudlin
(adjective): overly sentimental, mawkish, soppy

14. Non Sequitur
(noun): a response unrelated to or not following logically from a previous statement

15. Ostentatious
(adjective): showy, flamboyant, pretentious, grandiose

16. Ostracize
(verb): exclude, shun, snub

17. Panacea
(noun): cure-all, magic potion, universal remedy

18. Sycophant
(noun): flatterer, toady

19. Ubiquitous
(adjective): everywhere, ever-present, omnipresent

20. Zealous
(adjective): enthusiastic, passionate, fervent, ardent, obsessive, fanatical, extreme

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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - May 20, 2014

Top - JCPenney
Pants - Old Navy
Earrings - Target
Sandals - Target

Click HERE to shop my closet and other items that have been featured on my blog. If you haven’t signed up for Poshmark yet, use the code HFZCI for a $5 credit!
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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing - May 19, 2014

Can you believe this awesome weather we've been having?!
I rediscovered this floral kimono in my closet and had to wear it to celebrate summer.

Floral Kimono - Kohl's
Tank - Old Navy
Jeans - Old Navy
Necklaces - Stella & Dot and local Portland boutique
(Eek! I don't remember the name!)
Sandals - Target

Get full outfit details and see past outfits by clicking HERE.

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Beauty & The Champ Podcast - Episode 3

Thanks to YOU, we are on the New & Noteworthy section on iTunes! in this episode, Greg Scruggs literally takes the spotlight off of Richard Sherman's MONSTER contract renewal press conference, surprises me with dinner, and we address men's lack of texting skills.

Got a question? A topic idea? What do YOU want to hear? Shoot us a message or tweet us! @G_Scruggs & @EllenTailor

We’re really excited for you to hear “Beauty & The Champ” and hope you’ll have as much fun listening to us as we did recording.


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