SET MATCH POINT

posted by Elshane on Jun 28 2017, under Fashion

Have you sifted through the way back of your mother's closet only to discover poorly fitted and pilled matching sweater sets? 

Yeah, this isn't the same thing, don't worry. Pajama sets reemerged on the European fashion runways a few years ago, along with many questions, hesitations, and low brow under the breath remarks. Why would we push aside a fresh, feminine look and replace it with baggy silk pajamas? Well, why not? 

Fast forward seasons and seasons later... yesterday, today, and tomorrow... wearable pajamas are proving to be a major success. {Disclaimer: I'm talking pajama-trend fashion, not real pj's!} There's just something so "cool girl" about a pajamas set for day or night, but of course, the attitude and style needs to follow suit.

Hair and makeup must be #goals (styled to perfection). Footwear must be #goals (on trend and sexy). Attitude must be strictly #bosslady chic (no yawns, allowed). 

If you can trick the outside of your appearance to resemble that of a confident power chick, then the pajamas will relay the same message.

So who's getting into pajamas right now? I am... ;)   Off to drinks I go!!

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RESORT'ING TO SUMMER KAFTANS

posted by Elshane on Jun 16 2017, under Fashion

 

Effortless kaftan dressing reminds me of my days working for Diane von Furstenberg in NYC. Not because there was anything effortless about the NYC summer heat, but because DVF famously lived out her publicly photographed youth lounging in kaftans across the seas of Europe. 

It's for that exact reason that every time I put on a kaftan, I feel absolutely, positively F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!! Cue: layer on the jewels, the hat, the turban, and the wedges.

 

Have you put on your first kaftan of summer yet? Do you own a kaftan? I've rounded up some of my current favorites in the SHOP THE LOOK section below! Go on, feel FABULOUS!!

 

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BABY'S CLOSET TOUR

posted by Elshane on Jun 12 2017, under Baby/Motherhood

Breaking News: Sunday and I played dress up... again. ;)

Sometimes toys are overrated.. and emptying your kid's closet while jumping and playing and throwing clothing in the air is where the party's at, instead. 

Ok, the truth is we did this for our Fashion Mama's Cribs photo shoot...and we had a very willing participant on hand to clean up the mess. But I do recommend this. There's something very exciting about creating chaos in the midst of beauty. 

Note to self: Sunday likes my vintage Chanel layered necklaces a little too much. One more tug and the entire pearl strand would have covered the nursery floor. I think I'll save that necklace for adult-only time moving forward. I'm sure Sunday will appreciate this later in life, when the necklaces get passed down to her! :)

Photography by @howlandrose for Fashion Mama's Cribs

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LET US GIRLS BE GIRLS

posted by Elshane on Jun 7 2017, under Fashion

Good morning! If you haven't already checked out my interview with Fashion Mamas, then here it is!

Sunday and I played dress up in a handful of looks and shot editorials all over mi casa. It's a light, fun read where I describe my decor choices for each room, from how I brought my taste of New York with me to LA, and where I hoard all of my shoes!

This was of course my favorite moment-- twirling and twirling in our matching tulle. Although, you will see in the article that Sunday and I raid her baby closet and leap around in a pile of faux fur and hair accessories-- that moment comes in a close second! I hope you enjoy the article!

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THE CHASE: MOMMY AND ME STYLE

posted by Elshane on May 31 2017, under Baby/Motherhood

Can you see the sweat beads dripping down my face? It's the result of chasing a wild yellow squiggly toddler around my dining room. Man... it doesn't get easier!

I'm so excited to share this shoot, as well as so many more looks, from an in depth interview I did with Fashion Mamas.

I've included snippets of the interview in this blog post, but to read the entire interview (it's awesome and filled with tons of photos), you can scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the link!

 

******* Read the full interview HERE! ********

Photographs by Jacky Mitrius @howlandrose

Interview by Nara Walker @DeerPath

 

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SHEER DELIGHT

posted by Elshane on May 29 2017, under Fashion

I do feel like I could play tennis with Cher Horowitz right about now... She would be so proud of the evolution of her signature look!

This black sheer overlay was a blank canvas for me. I didn't want to go the common route of pairing it over a white T, so I played around in my closet, throwing it over everything from a dusty Herve Leger bandage dress (it was a major cool moment that I must re-create ASAP), to jeans and a T for a chic'd up vibe. This sheer overlay is my new tall drink of water. ;)

Now that I think about it, it might even make an appearance at the beach tomorrow... 

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ONE FOOT TWO FOOT

posted by Elshane on May 19 2017, under Baby/Motherhood

Chasing after the speediest banana feet in spikey Louboutin sneakers is pretty much the story of my life. Besides, it makes for a pretty cute photo!

We've been loving the entire line of Freshly Picked moccasins. They actually stay on Sunday's feet... ALWAYS. I'll never forget a few months ago when I was strolling Sunday around the block and I saw a single baby shoe sitting on the side of the road. I wondered, "whoooo, and whyyyyyy?!"

Now that Sunday's walking running, I understand exactly why. These babies walk right out of their shoes, literally

But these Freshly Picked moccs are different. They fit Sunday's feet almost like a second layer of skin, and the elastic strap keeps the shoes secure on her chunky baby ankles. And can we discuss this adorable banana print?! 

SHOP the Freshly Picked moccs on my SHOP THE LOOK section below!

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SIMPLE FOR SPRING

posted by Elshane on May 3 2017, under Fashion

It's pretty hard for me to just put on a dress and shoes. {Ok, clearly by this photo I couldn't resist myself yet again-- I had to add the embroidered cardigan for some of the shots.}

But, I will admit, there is something special about a simple look. I naturally gravitate to separates because it allows me to mix and match a look to truly style an outfit as my own. A dress can feel so inside the box...so cookie cutter... so beige. 

But even I surprise myself sometimes with how easy a gorgeous dress can make for simple styling. It's really as easy as 1 (dress), 2 (heels), 3 (smile and go)! 

And in the blink of an eye... you're flawless...

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