Boutique Shopping vs. Corporate Shopping

I always hear people say that they enjoy shopping at a boutique rather than at the mall or a corporate store. They tell me that not only is there better customer service, but you are also able to find more unique items. I can remember in high school, there were only a small selection of […]


Las Vegas Fashion vs. Everywhere Else

I recently got back from one of my girlfriend’s Las Vegas bachelorette party. I was happily surprised that some things never change in Sin City. I have been to Vegas 23 times, so I consider myself somewhat of an expert. When I think of packing for a Vegas trip, I think of packing all those […]


Make a statement: how to properly accessorize your outfit

“When accessorizing, always take off the last thing you put on.” If you know me, you know that I have some qualms with this famous quote from Coco Chanel. I am always dripping in jewels, trying to squeeze on one more bracelet, doubling or tripling necklaces, wearing multiple cocktail rings at a time and more. I […]


Artists Becoming Fashionistas!?!

I like to think, as a buyer picking out every item for Elly’s Couture, I have an eye for art. I can’t draw, paint or even doodle. However, I really enjoy merchandising the new items when they arrive at the store. I think of my slate walls as a canvas, and love to decorate it […]


Guess Who’s Back? XOXO Betsey Johnson

Most of us in the fashion world know about Betsey Johnson. An amazing designer since the 1960’s, she first started out in the fashion industry designing corset-top dresses and full A-line bottoms. There has been a ton of speculation recently in regards to her filing for bankrupcy a little over six months ago. I am […]


Independent Fashion Designers vs. The Label

Definition of in-de-pend-ent: The term independent refers to being free from outside control and not depending on another’s authority. It can refer to an independent person or body. Synonyms: free, substantive, self-contained, self-sufficient. Definition of de-sign-er: The term designer label refers to clothing and other personal accessory items sold under an often prestigious marquee, which […]


The Top 5 Fashion Trends of 2013

Goodbye 2012, and hello 2013 fashion! There are many great things about the New Year other than dripping yourself with sequins and drinking champagne to celebrate the years past, new fashion! With new fashion come all new trends to break your wallet. Every year, Americans make resolutions to lose weight, save more money, etc., but […]


Elly's Favorite Things - Lily & Laura's Bracelets

If you are one of the few who have not heard of Lily and Laura handmade bracelets from Nepal, you are in for a sweet treat. If you have heard of them, own them, love them, never take them off, like me, read along to discover not only where they originate from, but also who […]


About Elly Bethune
Bubbly and full of life, Elly Bethune, owner of <a href="http://www.ellyscouture.com" target="_blank">Elly’s Couture</a>, lives and breathes fashion. The entrepreneur and fashionista mixes high-end and affordable pieces for Columbia women, a constant inspiration for your wardrobe. Bethune grew up in Columbia before heading to San Francisco, where she played collegiate tennis and mastered the art of effortless style. She accessorized her collegiate career with a BA in Magazine Journalism and an obvious emphasis in Fashion. After relocating to Columbia, Bethune created <b>Elly’s Couture</b>, a nod to the West Coast style she loves. The boutique has become the ‘Who What Wear’ of Columbia, providing real style for well-dressed women. The success of <b>Elly’s Couture</b> is a testament not only to the dedication of Bethune, but to the statement-making ensembles that Columbia women vie for in their wardrobes.