Tag: summer trends

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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ORANGE EMPIRE

posted by Elshane on Jun 16 2014, under Fashion

A quick trip to New York on June 1 ended up a two week stint in my old city I used to call home. 

When I lived in New York, I worked for a sexy fashion designer (DVF), where I was at my desk by 8:30am, and straight to happy hour{s} by 8:30pm.  A canvas bag held my days worth of necessities- foldable flats, minimal makeup re-freshers, a hair brush, and my signature scent.

The canvas bag stayed with me all night long, erasing and re-painting in a moments time, casually slipping on and off my heels, a spritz here and there. There's a formula for a working girl who only sees her $2,500/month studio for 7 hours a day: travel with as much and as little as you need to stay looking like your next encounter is your first. 

However, this time, I had no desk-- just my keepsake canvas bag, as I ran from the Upper East Side downtown to Soho, across to Chelsea, and over to Meatpacking District, from morning to night, for meetings and styling appointments. Slipping on my heels, spritzing, re-applying, and tucking away the evidence in my ambiguous Valentino handbag...

Only to crash back at my Upper East Side apartment by midnight with an oversized smile and a story like only in New York...

 

 

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LONG WAY HOME

posted by Elshane on Jun 23 2014, under Fashion

What's black leather intertwined with gold hardware and the envy of any starry-eyed chick on the block by resembling the most classic accent to a staple Chanel handbag?

My double wrap chain strap bracelet from CC Skye. One day a wrap bracelet, the next day a Rihanna-inspired choker necklace-- it screams Chanel from every angle (that is, except the bank).

It follows me monthly from Los Angeles to New York to Hong Kong-- swiftly interchanging roles from downtown cool as a layered arm look (like shown on my right hand in this post) to uptown boochild (when worn as a sophisticated necklace). It will never go out of style for as long as Chanel reigns queen of the closet, otherwise interpreted as "when pigs fly".

CC Skye, a longtime friend, was inspired by my double-duty wrap game from arm to neck-- a technique her team didn't anticipate when they designed the bracelet. Us chain gangerz pulled a two-fer right out from underneath her! It's the versatility of the right costume jewelry that makes it worth.every.cent. {Click here to snag one of these gems to park in your own accessories closet!}

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LADY LOVE LACE

posted by Elshane on Jun 30 2015, under Fashion

I'm cool for culottes this summer!

The trend has been spotted in all fabrications--from this lace jumpsuit to denim jeans.

It's surprisingly flattering on most body types. Since the trend cinches at the mid waist and falls into a flair out to above the ankle, it elongates and thins the leg at any height.

PS-- I'm in Greece right now on summer vacation. Have you checked my instagram lately? I'm sharing all real-time outfits plus more from my amazing adventure and it's a do not miss feed! Follow along @elshanesworld!

Photographs taken in West Hollywood by Sabrina Hill.

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HAPPY JULY 4TH!

posted by Elshane on Jul 3 2015, under Fashion

Happy July 4th weekend everyone!

I know I've been a bit MIA... and don't expect to see me back in full force just yet-- I'm taking this whole "vacation thing" very seriously!

I'm currently in Mykonos, Greece, and you can catch my day to day travels and full looks on my instagram @elshanesworld! Today a few of my friends and I rented a yacht and are setting sail in the beautiful blue Aegean Sea. If you ask me, I couldn't imagine a better way to celebrate 'Murica!

I hope everyone is having a fun, relaxing weekend. 

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THE 'ANYTHING WITH A WHITE SNEAKER' LOOK

posted by Elshane on Aug 9 2016, under Fashion

Us fashion stylists can't stress it enough-- the white sneaker is your greatest style ally to date. 

It has rehydrated the mini dress, refreshed the skinny jean, and freed the bare leg. It's the most refreshing easy update that fashion has seen in years; completely ageless, genderless, and timeless. 

I love watching my husband wear his classic whites with a navy suit for an afternoon wedding, and my adorable little interns run around in their classic whites with cut off jean shorts. I choose to stay boss-lady-cool and wear mine with dresses and short suits. 

Give some classic white kicks a spin this fall season and watch how an it-shoe under $100 can transform your outfit! I've included some of my favorite white kicks in my shop the look section below, along with these white slides that I have been loving lately!

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