• All about Fall

    It's both formal and casual, on-the-go and laid-back, polished and rustic...all of these dualities are at play in both our lives and in fashion.  The juxtaposition of a little bit of uptown and a touch of country living exists in us all. 

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  • Before the Awesomeness Begins

    So here's the situation...our Second Annual Super Awesome Sale will start next week (we'll let you know, but let's just say it starts on a day that rhymes with Shoesday) and, based on last year's excitement, it should be a rockin' good time.  Not only will (almost) everything currently on the site be featured at fantastic prices, we'll also add a handful (well, more than that, really) of new designs specifically for the event.  Think of it as a sale AND an outlet.  (Hence, the Super Awesome name.)

    In the meantime, we'd like to give our fans, friends, and followers a heads-up on the awesomeness.  Starting now and ending Sunday August 14th (yes, promptly at 11:59:59 p.m. EST) you'll be able to use a special pre-sale promo code to get in early on the goods.  This is your chance to snag that Elva necklace you've been eyeing all summer...or perhaps to stock up on some early Christmas gifts for the girls.  In any case, the entire world (the entire Elva-loving world, that is) will have access to the sale next week, so you best be getting shopping now before the chaos--I mean, awesomeness--begins.

    Live it up and thanks so much for being so fantastic!


    Enter code 


    to enjoy 20% off site-wide...now through Sunday.

    Happy shopping!

    Posted by Emily Maynard
  • Sweet Sipping

    What a thrill and honor to be part of Design*Sponge's Behind the Bar feature by Ryan and Alissa Walker (co-owners of the amazing online shop, HORNE...more on that front to come.)  We loved sharing a refreshing cocktail, especially using some of our favorite Kentucky ingredients, and hope you'll enjoy some back-deck, southern-inspired sipping, too.  Enjoy!  (See the full feature and recipe here!)

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  • Vintage and Modern


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  • Friends and Family: The Photographer Series


    We are thrilled to share our latest photographer feature with you--please meet Gillian Ellis, a gal who found and honed her incredible skills with a camera quite early thanks to her father, Pulitzer-prize nominated photographer Richard Ellis, with whom she now works. (Makes me have high hopes for my little ladies...how early is too early to start stringing beads?)  Together they document the moments that make up lives--and Gillian's coverage of weddings, celebrations, and people are equal parts beautiful, captivating, and insightful.  (Check out the Richard Eliis Photography website for additional proof of their stunning work.  Oh, and they have an amazing blog, too: here!) 

    Based in Charleston, South Carolina (truly one of our all-time favorite places) Gillian was introduced to us by a friend and customer who wore a fun Elva design in her engagement photos...and that's all it took for us to be fans.  Now that we know a bit more of the story--that on family vacations she and her father would compete for the best snapshot...and that she sold her first image on a stock website when she was just thirteen--we love her even more.  

    But truthfully, her photographs seal the deal for us.  Inspired by the sea (and trying not to be envious of her proximity to the beach) we asked Gillian to partake in a photo shoot with our green fluorite briolette earrings from the Summer Collection.  We couldn't be happier with her gorgeous interpretation of the jewels, and we can't wait for an on-site photo shoot with Gillian...someday!  Until then, enjoy these beauties, and thanks over and over again to Gillian for her talents.

    [all images courtesy Richard Ellis Photography/Gillian Ellis]

    Posted by Emily Maynard