GREEN WITH ENVY

posted by Elshane on Dec 23 2014, under Fashion

A monochromatic looks takes the win time after time. It's quite possibly the most effortless way to journey into chic-ville. Grab two like-colored items in your closet and pair away. Of course, if you're going to choose pink on pink, like I frequently do, you may not end up in chic-ville, but rather Candy Land...which is equally, if not more heartwarming IMHO! 

Curious about what colors are best in a monochromatic scheme? Stick to safe hues to start like navy, olive, or ivory. Don't forget a smile and a shoulder swag to finish the lewk!

Photography by Ashley Sky Walker

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LIPSTICK CITY

posted by Elshane on Dec 15 2014, under Fashion

The energy I feel when I pair like-minded, attitude-infused pieces together is unexplainable. Dressing in color, volume, print or texture isn't always about the shock value to others-- it's something that just makes sense in my life. It's not dressing up to stand out. It's dressing up to fit in... with myself.

This shockingly cool coat mixed with my vintage cat-eye sunnies add instant attitude to an otherwise typical New York black on black moment; a hop in my step and a shoulder swag to match.

You can't wear cat-eye sunnies and pretend to be beige inside. Just like you can't wear a pink winter jacket and pretend that you're not the lead character inside the most picture-esque fictional snow globe bubble town. Let the sparkly snow fall all over you, and brush it off with a smile.

 

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CITY HARNESS

posted by Elshane on Dec 10 2014, under Fashion

I've been MIA on the internet because I've been MIA in real life. If I told you I have been living out of my car for the past week, I hope you would believe me.

I have been living out of my car for a week.

If I had the chance to take a cute shower and put on some cute clothing, this would be the first choice. Sexy and comfortable. That's my jam right now.

WHY am I living out of my car? My #elspanishoasis construction (check my instagram hashtag for details) has me displaced. 

Once I move back in I'll feel like Elsa on ice...

Photography by Ashley Sky Walker

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A FACE FOR WINTER

posted by Elshane on Dec 2 2014, under Beauty

Don't let that winter chill kill your makeup vibe. Follow along for a few easy ways to sit pretty in the snow. {OK, maybe I live in LA and it's still 70 degrees and sunny outside, but these photos were taken in NYC in 30 degree hailing rain.}

Click more to see what makeup I'm crushing lately, and how to mix and apply colors effortlessly...

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SHE WEARS THE PANTS

posted by Elshane on Sep 15 2014, under Fashion

This crisp Fall air is revving my work gut into overdrive. It's something about the change in seasons that excites the fire in my belly to work even harder and more efficiently. I see goals and dreams and pleasing people. Pleasing myself.

Naturally, New York Fashion Week proved to be the perfect exit from summer's light fare onto this freeway of fervor.

I chose pants for the occasion. I'm the woman in the driver's seat, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

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STEVIE IN THE SAND

posted by Elshane on Sep 3 2014, under Fashion

As summer flirts its final winking eye, reminding us of the memories that were, we seemingly take the nod (albeit the 84 degree weather) and accept fall's great fashion challenge.

It never hurts that New York Fashion Week lands on the brink of the fall season-- allowing us blog-ette's the elegant safari right of passage into fur coating and camels and oxbloods (oh, my!) and all other animalistic tendencies that fall innately welcomes.

I sit here at a Starbucks adjacent to the Empire Hotel, the quintessential New York Fashion Week hotel hub, anxiously awaiting the week ahead. And lucky you... you're only a click away from following along with me! Keep up with me all week on my Instagram @elshanesworld!

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ICE CREAM SOCIAL

posted by Elshane on Aug 4 2014, under Fashion

It's takes a rare moment to hear me scream and shout {i scream for ice cream} ... over a top.

A Party Top

Such was the case when I dressed beach casual for a late afternoon of beers by the sand.

This drop back top flashed me back to high school when I used to drop a bare back like it was a cold shoulder; when yesterday's back bone was today's cheek bone. Now, at 51 percent low brow and 49 percent high brow, I went there, with chills down my spine.

An anti-Elshane moment {party tops are for people who wear jeans-- and I, of course, don't} in the making, I threw my mind in reverse and went back to high school. Grabbed a double scoop and a cold beer and let my smile do the talking.

And yes, I'd do it again. 

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