SPREAD LOVE

posted by Elshane on Feb 14 2016, under Baby/Motherhood

This Valentine's Day I want to share one of those great sayings that my mentor, Diane von Furstenberg, constantly reminded of us...

You must love yourself before you can love anyone else. 

Cheers to this day of love! Eat the steak, buy the handbag, make the phone call, say the three words! Happy love day! 

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NUDE IN FRINGE

posted by Elshane on Jan 6 2016, under Fashion

Taylor and I had so much fun in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on our little holiday beach getaway. {I refuse to call it a babymoon because it sounds a bit cheesy, but yes, that's exactly what it was!}

Something about this trip was different from all others. We've explored the world together, from Istanbul to Paris to Hong Kong to Thailand to Tokyo to London to Capri to Rome, and the list goes on and on. The truth is, we're sort of travel snobs in the sense that unless it sounds utterly wild and "map sexy" (yes, I just made that up but I hope you understand what I mean), then we're not interested. Case in point? Another trip to Mexico just wasn't on our to-do list radar. It sounded a little too ordinary.

But fate had it that we actually booked a trip to Hawaii for this same week (which actually fell within our Mexico list of not that exciting-- don't even ask why!), but five days before our trip, Dengue Fever started spreading throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Because of my pregnancy, my doctor urged us to cancel our trip. So, with four days to spare, we re-booked a quickie to the easiest destination possible from Los Angeles-- a direct 2.5 hour flight to Puerto Vallarta to plop down at a charming boutique hotel on the beach for a week. "Map sexy?"-- we thought not-- but it worked.

And did it ever-- we look back as this being one of our best vacations yet. There's something so memorable about simplicity which I often forget. This speaks not only to my trip (wake up, eat, beach, sleep, repeat) but also to fashion and lifestyle choices I am trying to make. I always gravitate to the "map sexy", the different, the unique-- but this trip made me realize that simplicity is just as special, as well. 

I hope to remember this lesson this year as I make choices in all aspects of my life. I will never sacrifice my penchant for the out of the ordinary, but I do wish to make strides in being OK with being beige as well. I guess the compromise would be... NUDE FRINGE!? ;)

Also, in this new year, I urge my readers to comment more on my blog posts. I have been loving the feedback I have been receiving from some of you-- it really makes my day! If you like, or hate, or have anything to say or suggest about a particular post, I would love to hear your comments! 

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STYLING A BEACH BUM{P}

posted by Elshane on Jan 4 2016, under Baby/Motherhood

I couldn't have asked for a more perfectly practical kaftan to cover my bumpin' situation at the beach in Mexico last week. It isn't easy sporting a bump in a bikini, and finding a cover-up that feels both sexy and functional isn't an easy task.

But to my pleasant surprise, I fell into this Australian brand, Dashiki Resort, and more importantly, this style kaftan, that checked all the boxes on my resort wish list. It was printed yet sheer, it was long yet bare, and it was sexy from head to toe!

Of course, without the bump, this kaftan couldn't be chicer, as well. I can't wait to see how it looks with a flat tummy!

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PUCCI SIDE OF LIME

posted by Elshane on Dec 30 2015, under Fashion

Well that sums up 2015. A perfect Pucci mini, a little pot belly, some Chiquitas serving it up on my earlobes, and a fresh slice of lime. Couldn't have planned it any better myself!

This lewk sums up resort on fire in my mind...and the only way to jump into 2016!

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year, and cheers to a fabulous 2016 ahead!

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A MEXICAN RETREAT

posted by Elshane on Dec 28 2015, under Baby/Motherhood

First night in Mexico went off with a bang and a fountain of pesos as we explored the old town of Puerto Vallarta. Can't escort me past a Mexican woven market (think bags, belts, blankets, bangles, boom!) without me stopping to buy two, maybe three of each.

There's something so timeless about authentic Mexican ropas! You'll never find a chick out of style in a pair of worn in jeans, a white tee, topped with a Mexican woven belt and Mexican fire opal ring (sitting on a Mexican woven blanket grabbing her cell phone out of her Mexican woven backpack)! Too far...sorry!

But you get the point. I started to hoard my purchases...and the reveal will be pretty obvious over the next few months as I infuse my finds into my California winter wardrobe. Olé!

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