Zara Pleated Blouse + My Life History

It almost feels bittersweet sharing one of my last looks/shoot from Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara is I place I want to go back and visit soon. I was captivated by the beach and surrounding mountains. Santa Barbara is BEAUTIFUL.

Houston fashion blogger Uptown with Elly Brown shares how she wore a Zara Pleated Blouse with leggings for a business trip.

I brought this Zara pleated blouse with me and wore to the work conference I was at while in Santa Barbara. I love anything from Zara, but this top… it’s all the feels! I only wish I didn’t have to keep tugging on it for my bra not to show (it’s a bit low cut), but the pleated sleeves and hem got me. It also comes in black and burgundy (totally grabbing the burgundy one for the holidays)!

I paired this Zara pleated blouse with leggings, and although the pants I am wearing are leggings, they don’t look like leggings! You can get away with wearing leggings like this to the office with a pleated blouse like this and nobody will ever know!

Houston fashion blogger Uptown with Elly Brown shares how she wore a Zara Pleated Blouse with leggings for a business trip.

Moving on…

I noticed I never really shared my life history, many of you may not care, but I figured in hopes of you getting to know me better, I thought it would be fun to share where I’ve lived, and where I’ve been.

Houston fashion blogger Uptown with Elly Brown wears a white pleated Zara blouse

Houston fashion blogger Uptown with Elly Brown wears a white pleated Zara blouse with a Gucci bag
Houston fashion blogger Uptown with Elly Brown shares how she wore a Zara Pleated Blouse with leggings for a business trip.

WHERE I WAS BORN

I was born in Brasil, Joinville Santa Catarina to be exact. An exciting and slightly crazy story, my mom flew 8+ months while pregnant with me, TO BRASIL… 2 weeks later she had me. I still think she’s crazy for doing that.

WHERE I GREW UP

When I was four, we moved to the US. I lived in New York for a short time and then moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut. We lived in CT for eight years. My sister and her family are actually in Stamford, CT where they moved to start a church. So if you’re in CT make sure to check out Connect Community. You’ll love them, promise!

Houston fashion blogger Uptown with Elly Brown wears a Gucci camera bag with a pleated blouse

Houston fashion blogger Uptown with Elly Brown wears a Gucci camera bag with a pleated blouse

WHERE I GREW UP PT. 2

After eight years in CT, my sister moves to Brasil, and my parents follow. So we head back to Joinville and live there for about two years. Side note; the moving back and forth was a tough transition for me. Not something I would EVER recommend with a kid my age. I had to retake 7th grade and was almost done with 8th grade when…

WHERE I GREW UP PT. 3

My parents decide to move back to the US (which I then had to restart 8th grade all over) and this time to someplace a lot warmer. Fast forward, here we are 15 (almost 16!) years later, still in Houston, Texas. I meet Jordan here (read more of our story here), got married here, and gave birth to all our babies here in H-town. Meanwhile, if you’re wondering, Jordan was born and raised in Houston, Texas.

Houston fashion blogger Uptown with Elly Brown shares how she wore a Zara Pleated Blouse with leggings for a business trip.

I always wonder where the road will take us, and if we will stay in Houston. To be honest, I would probably love to move someplace where I could experience all four seasons, but JB loves Houston, and I don’t foresee us moving anytime soon. But, you never know what the future holds. To be continued I guess, LOL!

Houston fashion blogger Uptown with Elly Brown wears Kendra Scoot hoop earrings with a pleated blouse

outfit details: top / pants / shoes / bag / earrings  / cuffs one & two

 

Photos by Lisa Dietrich Media

 

thank you so much for stopping by, have a great day!

 

xoxo,

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