ABOUT THAT BOW BLOUSE

posted by Elshane on Aug 16 2016, under Fashion

Been inching my way into fall fashion lately, despite the 90 degree morning wake up calls.

The only justifiable way to get excited about fall at this point is by slowly investing in fall tops. Bow blouses are so killer right now since denim is e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g in fashion and you {duh} need something fresh to pair with your new jeans. However, since it's still a heat wave, these distressed jean shorts were an appropriate trade-off of the moment.

But I'm picturing this bow blouse for fall with a perfectly worn in pair of ever-so-slightly distressed denim skinny jeans, tucked in, with a killer monster platform shoe! {Currently coveting the Stella McCartney oxfords....eek....why are they so expensive??? SOS!!!!} You get the idea. So fresh, so fly.

Point of the story? I shopped the internet for some of my favorite of-the-moment bow blouses for you to get your hands on now. All contemporary, chic, and timeless! Check the Shop My Look section below for details!

Photographs taken on the Long Beach boardwalk on Long Island, NY.

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THIS IS 4 MONTHS

posted by Elshane on Jul 25 2016, under Baby/Motherhood

I'm not sure why I didn't think of this sooner. 

This matching mommy- daughter moment is something I will never forget (oh, I know why... because I've repeated this outfit four times already...in different states... with different friends... at different parties).

I can't wait to continue to find ways to match my little one. Do you think my husband will ever get on board? That's a big, fat, NO! But I'm up for the challenge...

This entire matching lewk is available online! The baby romper is from GAP and my top is currently breaking the internet with coolness overload.

What do you think of the momma and baby matching moment? Would you do it? How about with your son? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section!

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MINI DRESS AND HIGH TOPS

posted by Elshane on Jul 19 2016, under Fashion

Anything leopard, anything goes. It's my second skin, my black, my security blanket, my happy place. And leopard on leopard? DOUBLE RAINBOW!

Move over Real Housewives of {insert any city here}. Leopard is more than just a tight cougar dress. Hey hey, no hate for tight cougar dresses or any Real Housewives (shout out to Andy Cohen all day everyday), r-e-s-p-e-c-t. But, just saying... there are cooler ways to wear leopard.

Peak into any fashion influencer's life these days and spy her rocking a mini dress with classic kicks. It's an easy style victory that can go from the office to the bar to the pick-up line at school! {... you like how I so casually just dropped in my new motherly role?}

Wait a minute... maybe I am a Real Housewife after all... 

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DENIM MIDI SKIRTS FOR FALL

posted by Elshane on Sep 8 2015, under Fashion

Fall fashion forecast called (via banana)... they said to buy a denim midi skirt pronto! 

I've chosen a selection of my absolute favorites for fall-- for every body type, found in my "Shop the Look" section below. Some are splurges, some are saves-- but whichever path you choose, be sure to get on the train quick before she sells out in your size!

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HOW TO TIE A NECK SCARF

posted by Elshane on Sep 1 2015, under Fashion

It takes a bold woman to walk these streets.

Time Square, that is. Not for the true blood New Yorker. The crowds, the annoying street performers, the sloooow walkers, it's everything a New Yorker is bred to despise. 

But, more importantly, how to tie a micro scarf:

To tie this scarf around my neck, I used a square silk scarf. I CUT the scarf diagonally in half, to create two triangles. Using one of the triangles, I rolled it up like a bandana and gave it a side knot on my neck. 

The scarf toned down the dress, allowing me to take a more evening dress and turn it into an effortless daytime lewk!

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VINTAGE VIXEN

posted by Elshane on Aug 26 2015, under Fashion

This lewk redefines power dressing. It's overstated, understated, and just the right amount power chick.

It's the perfect prescription for business meeting to office chic to boss ladies who lunch. 

I paired her with whimsical earrings to give the lewk the lighthearted spin she deserved. Verdict? We won.

Photographs taken in midtown NYC by Ashley Sky Walker.

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BIKE AND THE CITY

posted by Elshane on Aug 19 2015, under Fashion

There's really no way to stop a girl in cowboy boots.

Slangin' a crystal chain Louboutin backpack.

And a trusty bicycle.

Possibly too long to be a Haiku, but for the sake of fashion, it works.

Photographs taken in Times Square, NYC, by Ashley Walker.

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BLACK MAGIC

posted by Elshane on Jan 2 2015, under Fashion

It's the dress that made me do it...

Go black, that is. 

Slightly sad, slightly normal. At least my leopard booties gave me a step in the right direction, but otherwise, this is as *basic* as it gets. The construction of this dress was a must for me-- I'm a sucker for a super low V (as you may recall my wedding dress's V that nearly touched my belly button)-- and I was in New York with little accessories to pump it up. Nonetheless, for a night on the town, this was all GO.

Ever feel a little out of your comfort zone and just roll with it? Well, such was this evening when I felt like a black basic boochild in my black basic look. My typical hair down moment was not giving me YES, so I went into 180 degree overdrive. I threw my hair in the world's messiest bun, added a deep red wine stained lip, and took an alter ego that night. I pushed my limits.

And it worked. I think?

No photoshop skills here. Eekkk.

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