I Love My...On-The-Go Ellison Top
Aimee Blaut is the beauty blogger behind the awesome site The Formula blog and its corresponding Twitter account.
Although I run a beauty blog, people often mistakenly assume that I'm a fashion blogger. Before I have the chance to correct them ("No no, BEAUTY blogger!"), I'll often end up fielding a slew of questions about my personal style. I have since developed a very precise answer: “I button up all the way to the top, but still like to keep it sexy.”
My latest wardrobe obsession embodies this philosophy perfectly. It's the Lila top by Ellison
, a fairly new addition to my suitcase (that's right — suitcase, not closet — I'll be living out of a suitcase for the next six months while traveling around and shooting babes
Ellison is an Australian clothing label by my friend Felicity Ellison — we call her “Flic” for short — which I just adore. Her latest collection drew inspiration from Alfred Hitchcock films, and every piece is named after an iconic character (hence Lila, played by Vera Miles in Psycho
, is the garment’s namesake).
Lila is a long-sleeved, sheer black button-up shirt with a rounded, Peter Pan-esque collar, and subtle pleating detail in the back. Needless to say, when Flic arrived in New York from Melbourne bearing a few little gifts in tow, I changed into it immediately. I'm a sucker for a Peter Pan collar, and I live in black, so it was basically love at first sight.
The top is also made of silk and is fairly wrinkle-resistant. Since I will be jetting between Iceland, Paris, Stockholm, and London this summer, I die for clothes that travel well.
It’s also versatile. It looks just as great tucked into a high-waisted skirt as it does flowing loose over a tapered pant. I am so on-the-go these days between shoots and meetings that finding great, transitional pieces like this is such a treat.