Tag: beach

PARKS AND RECREATION

posted by Elshane on Jun 8 2014, under Fashion

I sit here editing this post while a prisoner of my first love, New York City. I've been here for one week on business, and constantly reminded why my parents chose to bless my life with the colorful reality of a big city upbringing. (Curious about my past? Read my BIO.)

Curiously enough, as I have been envying the evolving hustle and grind of my oldest and dearest NYC friends all week, I fortuitously find myself sitting on a rented couch on the upper east side, gazing out of this brownstone to the electric streets, only to be editing this very post.

This very post, might I add, is one of the biggest reasons I fell in love with Los Angeles. Throwing away everything I had learned to be accostumed to as a New Yorker {sweat, schlep, subways}, to trade it all in for {sun, serenity, S-Class Mercedes} Ok, fine. It's a Porsche. Happy? Oh, and a skate park on the beach. Because I skate. {Definition of skate: look cute against a cement background while slangin' a 16-year-old's board}.

Coming back to reality, a.k.a. New York, is always a jolt of feel-good energy. But in the end, skate me away to my new home of sky-high fantasy.

Just don't take away my first love.

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THE GREAT ESCAPE

posted by Elshane on Jun 12 2014, under Fashion
Pink and sand go hand in hand, sort of like Elle Woods and being a #girlboss lawyer. 
 
I always pack a slew of colorful beach accessories in tow when hitting the sand. Think-- series of arm bangles, extra pair of shoes (to heel or not to heel), wildly inappropriate hat, change of pants. Why?

Imagine you are {succumb} to one of these dreadful last minute situations:
 
1. You're at the beach and a deep thirst for a party runs through your blood. Cue: Seemingly "well-traveled" island hat to tame your makeup-less face and beach hair.
 
2. You are 'laxing incognito at a beach far from friends...when out in the distance arrives your arch nemesis, ex boyfriend, despised boss, or future husband. Cue: pump up the beach jewelry to look "cool".
 
3. The beach is draining and you bounce early to hit the lobster shack. Cue: comfy pants to get down with the locals.
 
After all, the Elle Woods inside each of us knows beauty under pressure, right?  
"Any Cosmo girl would have known."
 
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BOARDWALK EMPIRE

posted by Elshane on Jun 19 2014, under Fashion

It's not everyday that I find myself having a leisurely stroll in my hometown of Long Island. My trips back to New York typically go as follows: Red eye into NYC. Work all day. Catch up with friends all night. Sleep. Work all day. Catch up with family all night. Sleep. Work all day. Night flight back to LA. {Insert new highly anticipated single finger emoji here.}

So a leisurely stroll on Long Island where I grew up? Actually time to rub my eyes and glare at the surroundings that guided baby elshanesworld into the power girl she is today? {That woman is the all holy me I'm referring to.} Even if it was for just an hour...

It felt good to breathe that salty Lawng Island air. It felt good to be so fresh, so fly in a matching floral short suit, standing in Louboutin flats, on the very same boardwalk that used to bear the weight of my 96 lb. frame and my 3 lb. foam wedge Rocketdog flip flops.

Who's with me?? 

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WHITE NOISE: JULY 4 SHOPPING GUIDE

posted by Elshane on Jun 24 2014, under Shop What I Want

Speak up this holiday weekend in striking whites with preppy and feminine undertones. While the rest of the crowd is drowning in a saturated pool of red and blue, stand out in the chicest hue of summer!

Try a white lace dress with a retro-fit swimsuit peaking from underneath, or a white oversized cable knit sweater slouched over America's favorite: the ripped jean short.

Attending a pool party? Become the award-winning guest by bringing the ultimate floating swan as a host gift. I promise you'll never again be forgotten on a party invite. 

Shop now to ensure delivery in time for the big weekend ahead {T-10 days away}! Cheers to summer!

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ADVENTURES IN SANTA BARBARA

posted by Elshane on Aug 12 2014, under Fashion

A taste of

Up the coast I went, with my tiny little suitcase packed for a weekend of beach, wine, exploration, wine, shopping, wine, and fine dining. Los Angeles to Santa Barbara was a quick two hour drive that reminded me exactly why I moved to California in the first place, as we navigated through the tall desert mountains and along the vast Pacific coast.

As a self-proclaimed queen of practicality amidst my sea of clothing chaos, I packed the perfect black rayon draped cardigan to pair back to each outfit day and night. The hidden buttons throughout the shoulder and waist of the wrap allowed me to perfect that hands-free Santa Barbara draping.

You know, to keep both hands ready for my next glass of wine...

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HI! IT'S ELSHANE FROM LOS ANGELES, CA
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