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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MODERN SAFARI

posted by Elshane on Jun 22 2015, under Fashion

A turban and a kaftan walked into a bar...

And the rest is history. (This is no joking matter!)

Have you tried the combination yet? It's my most favorite way to explore that effortless summer chic mentality. To avoid an overly costume-y look, try a neutral kaftan like this one or the other options I share in my SHOP THE LOOK section below, and pair it with an equally neutral turban.

I added a pop of color in my handbag to complete the 'resort look'.

Photos taken at "the blogger wall" in West Hollywood, by Sabrina Hill.

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BAE IN BLUE

posted by Elshane on Jun 18 2015, under Fashion

A dress can put a woman in a thousand moods! This midi dress? Confidence and power. 

These days, I'm finding the longer the length of the dress, the seemingly sexier it is. That's not to say that I don't still grab for my minis, but these midis have recently stolen my heart.

I recommend thinking out of the box with a dress like this. It's a sure bet for cocktail attire, but also for an evening out with friends. Paired with a low-key wedge, it's even a perfect Sunday brunch go-to. It's dressing up without the fuss.

How do you wear your midis?

Photographs taken at Gracias Madre in West Hollywood by Sabrina Hill.

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MY FAIR LADY

posted by Elshane on Jun 15 2015, under Fashion

My perfect California Sunday consists of a boozy brunch followed by a trip to the flea market.

Why? What's greater than an excuse to wear a chic daytime outfit, grab a glass or two of rosé, and take away a vintage necklace as a memory.

Aside from a day spent at the cliff-side beach clubs in Capri, Italy, I can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday...can you?

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ROMPING WITH RETNA

posted by Elshane on Jun 10 2015, under Fashion

Don't leave a girl alone in star-studded crystal western boots.

Who else wants a graffiti wall in their home? This wall is a Retna...errr'body's talking about him these days in the art world.

These artists will come and go.

But these boots? They'll last a lifetime.

Photography by Sabrina Hill.

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NAKED LIP GLOSS

posted by Elshane on Jun 8 2015, under Beauty

I have a confession. I have always {and will always} be a simple chapstick girl.

But this series of Urban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Lip Gloss kinda sorta maybe brought me to the dark side.

I love these glosses because they're so sheer so they really just accentuate your natural lip color and simply add a little sexy shine. They're not sticky {sticky lip gloss terrifies me}, and they're not creamy {creamy lip gloss reminds me of frosted lips from the 90's}. They're a perfect in between. 

And, since they're labeled "nourishing" on the packaging, it makes me feel like I'm applying chapstick, after all! So, yeah... I'm into them. A lot.

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DESERT DESERTED

posted by Elshane on Jun 3 2015, under Fashion

You can guess by now that I'm that girl who wears the pants! ;)

Not any pants though... it's rare you'll find me in a skinny.

Drop crotch, wide leg, trousers, cropped, pleated, culottes, joggers... now that's more like it!

The truth is, I don't like skinny jeans because they're just so restricting and common. Finding a unique pair of pants is like getting the one slice of birthday cake with the name written on the icing-- everyone wants it, but only the lucky one gets it!

These pants are made for walking. And strutting. And smiling...

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{BIKINI BOOTCAMP} PHYSIQUE 57 WORKOUT

posted by Elshane on Jun 1 2015, under Health/Fitness

That time I {ultra-fabulously} popped out of my wedding cake in near sheer nudeness? Those bikini beach selfies

The belly shirts. The mini skirts. The crop tops. The underwear as outerwear. The tight dresses. The confidence.
 
I can thank Physique 57's workout studio for all of these moments!
 
Physique, as most nickname it, is a form of interval training mixed with ballet-inspired movements, cardio and strength training, and stretch relief, all in the sake of lengthening and leaning your bod!
 
I've been a devoted member of the tribe for three years now, and if you think it gets easier by the year, well, it doesn't.  It's one of those workouts where the more you do it, the harder it gets. These movements are so small and defined, that it takes true devotion to understand your own body and how it works. And just when you think you've figured it out, they change up the movements on you!
I grind away at the Physique 57 studios in New York City, Los Angeles, and the Hamptons, and now I see that they've opened in Dubai and Bangkok, as well!
 
But, if you don't live in any of these areas, they sell videos so you can do the workout at home in your living room with your girls. I've done this a few times with friends and it proves to be quite the intense and rewarding workout scenario! (Sidenote, I drag my husband to class every once in a while and he sweats like I've never seen before! It's amazing how hard this workout is for men.)
 
Check out the Physique 57 website to see class, package, and video options in your area! I dare you to allow Physique to sculpt you a six-pack in time for summer. :)
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