a technology break…

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As a stylist and blogger in the hustle and bustle of New York City, I spend a lot of time "looking down" at my work in tech communication. This past Sunday, however, I experienced a refreshing time going on a tech break!

I left my cell phone at my apartment and took a walk in Williamsburg  (a hip area of Brooklyn).  Hands free and heart soaring, I took in the sights and was finally able to look up at the beautiful sky and buildings around me. While looking up, I saw so many different shades of blue (my favorite color) in the buildings and sky! I would have never caught the vision of blue if I was on my cellphone.

Check out these shots of the NYC skyline and Manhattan Bridge!

My walk took me all the way out to the crisp blue East River. I loved not being distracted by anything except the beautiful scenery around me. This was so inspiring!

When I let go of technology, I saw so much beauty! Who knew I was missing so much?

All the blue I saw while looking up, prompted me to wear one of my favorite blue flowy dresses. The bright blue pop of color made my day all the more brighter.

It's amazing what a little tech-free walk will do!

smartwater is encouraging everyone to take quick breaks from technology in order to take time to look up at the world around us.  In fact, smartwater is doing a fun Instagram Challenge.

All you have to do is follow @smartwater on Instagram here for the look up challenge. Be sure to use the hashtag #lookupsweepstakes!  

Try it out for yourself here.  Be sure to continue to follow @smartwater on Instagram!

Hope you enjoy a tech break with Being Elliott and smartwater!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by smartwater through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about smartwater, all opinions are my own

being chic: Elizabeth Suzann SS14

I don't hide my enthusiasm for Elizabeth Suzann designs (she is what I believe to be one of the best emerging designers of out there!) Elizabeth's simple way of capturing chic lines + nonchalant fit make her pieces go to the top of my most-wanted list. So naturally when I took a look at her SS14 collection….I fell in love. Must. Have. It. All. Take a look for yourself here