Archive | August, 2011

People Person

31 Aug

round sunglasses, neon striped button down, denim jacket, vintage levi's, canvas wedges
round sunglasses, neon striped button down, denim jacket, vintage levi's, canvas wedges
round sunglasses, neon striped button down, denim jacket, vintage levi's, canvas wedges
round sunglasses, neon striped button down, denim jacket, vintage levi's, canvas wedges
round sunglasses, neon striped button down, denim jacket, vintage levi's, canvas wedges

Snapped these shots downtown, post-Sunday afternoon shopping, when we stumbled upon this cool sculpture thing. Fashion Week is around the corner, meaning I am faced with a familiar dilemma: save up for our trip or give in and make those last minute purchases!? Decisions, decisions…

I am delighted to announce I’ll be hosting the Teen Vogue Blogger Boutique at the Westfield Bebe store for Fashion’s Night Out next week. If you’re in San Francisco, I would be SO excited if you’d drop by and say hello. :)

Blake and I are jumping on an early flight the following morning to embark on another NYFW adventure. Thank goodness for the long Labor Day weekend so we can catch up and rest up before the busy (and fun!) week ahead.

*head to toe: XL Circle Sunnies c/o Calico, Banana Republic denim jacket, ASOS striped buttondown, Collina Strada bag, vintage cutoff Levi’s, Mea Shadow wedges

Angular

24 Aug

Modcloth Spanish Trails Hat, House of Harlow Sunglasses, Miista Mesh Heels - San Francisco Fashion and Style
Modcloth Spanish Trails Hat, House of Harlow Sunglasses, Miista Mesh Heels - San Francisco Fashion and Style
Modcloth Spanish Trails Hat, House of Harlow Sunglasses, Miista Mesh Heels - San Francisco Fashion and Style
Modcloth Spanish Trails Hat, House of Harlow Sunglasses, Miista Mesh Heels - San Francisco Fashion and Style

Snapped these photos on my bro/sis’ roofdeck. They recently moved into a high-rise overlooking the entire city and, while a bit windy (see: hand on hat), the view of the Golden Gate from there is killer.  It is very likely that this will become a regular shot spot for us…especially considering that, for the most part, they’re actually above the fog! I love it up there.

Always a fan of an asymmetrical cut…you add a wacky leopard print to the mix, and I’m sold!

Happy to welcome Sosie as a new sponsor…and I’ll be guest tumblin for them all month! Check out my posts + more here.

*head to toe: Spanish Trails hat c/o Modcloth, House of Harlow sunglasses, Betsy leopard dress c/o Sosie, Miista mesh heels c/o Need Supply

Gotta Get Down

19 Aug

OnTheRacks Laura Ellner and Threadsense Photoshoot - San Francisco Fashion and Style Blog
OnTheRacks Laura Ellner and Threadsense Photoshoot - San Francisco Fashion and Style Blog

OnTheRacks Laura Ellner and Threadsense Photoshoot - San Francisco Fashion and Style Blog OnTheRacks Laura Ellner and Threadsense Photoshoot - San Francisco Fashion and Style Blog

OnTheRacks Laura Ellner and Threadsense Photoshoot - San Francisco Fashion and Style Blog

Last time I was home in Orange County I got to go have some photo fun with my gal Liz and the beautiful people (and dogs) at ThreadSence! We played around with clothes all day and it was dope.

Honored to be featured in their Blogger Hot Minute – check it out? :)

YEAH, FRIDAY!!

*head to toe: H&M hat, Karen Walker sunglasses, UNIF “cardigan”, Rag & Bone tee, vintage cutoffs (outfit 1), Shady Lady hatpolka dot top, Colbert jeans (outfit 2)

Falling Into Place

16 Aug

Motel Sweater, Polka Dot Dress, LUCYD ACYD Shirt, Matiko Boots - San Francisco Fashion and Style Blog
Motel Sweater, Polka Dot Dress, LUCYD ACYD Shirt, Matiko Boots - San Francisco Fashion and Style Blog
Motel Sweater, Polka Dot Dress, LUCYD ACYD Shirt, Matiko Boots - San Francisco Fashion and Style Blog
Motel Sweater, Polka Dot Dress, LUCYD ACYD Shirt, Matiko Boots - San Francisco Fashion and Style Blog
Motel Sweater, Polka Dot Dress, LUCYD ACYD Shirt, Matiko Boots - San Francisco Fashion and Style Blog

For those of you who don’t know me, know me, I tend to be strung up a notch higher than most. I can get a little “all over the place”, if you will. But lately, I feel at ease for a change.

My sister/best friend has moved up to San Francisco — 4 blocks away at that, where she’s living with my brother who is also very close to me. I feel so lucky to have them just a hop skip and a jump away! Even if it is up a major SF hill.

Additionally, I have a few fun adventures planned. Headed to Chicago for a work event with Shop It To Me, where we’re hosting a book party for Jessica Quirk. I have never been there and cannot wait to see friends and celebrate her awesomeness!

Next month Blake and I are officially headed to New York — for Fashion Week and a vacation (yay!). It feels good when things start falling into place. :)

knock. on. wood.

xo

*head to toe: Vera Wang for Khols hat, sweater c/o Motel Rocks, Lucyd Acyd buttondown, dress c/o Tart, Miista boots c/o NeedSupply

Foley and Corinna Mid City Tote Giveaway

15 Aug

Giveaway: Win a Foley + Corinna Mid City Tote

Quite possibly one of the most exciting giveaways in OnTheRacks history…Foley + Corinna is giving one lucky reader a Mid City tote ($395), in whichever color their heart desires! I scooped up my F + C Globetrotter a couple months back and love it to pieces — the style and quality of all their handbags is superb.

Want it? Entering is easy…

Step 1:“Like” OnTheRacks on facebook (just click below):

Step 2: Click here to visit Foley + Corinna and complete your entry.

That’s it and that’s all! Contest runs now through Friday…good luck lovelies. ♥

The Fabric

9 Aug

House of Harlow Sunglasses, Threadsence Lace Dress, Steve Madden Boots - San Francisco Fashion Blog

House of Harlow Sunglasses, Threadsence Lace Dress, Steve Madden Boots - San Francisco Fashion Blog
House of Harlow Sunglasses, Threadsence Lace Dress, Steve Madden Boots - San Francisco Fashion Blog
House of Harlow Sunglasses, Threadsence Lace Dress, Steve Madden Boots - San Francisco Fashion Blog

This lacy dress makes me feel like a total girl!! I love it. There’s just something about getting decked out in lace…makes me want to twirl around the room à la age 5.


Thanks so much to everyone who voted for me in the Nokia/Elle Search for the Next Style Correspondent competition! Your support means the world to me. Haven’t voted (and want to)? Today is the last day!

To vote, just click Like here:
 

*head to toe: House of Harlow sunglasses, Lacy Allure Mocha Dress c/o ThreadSence (it is only $52!!), stacked bracelets c/o Jeweled By Alyssa, knuckle armor ring via Thrifted, Steve Madden boots 

Cassie

8 Aug

R.I.P Cassie

I had a post ready to go tonight, but things changed. I lost my dog of 13 years — my baby Cassie. She has been a huge part of my family in so many ways — teaching me responsibility, love and many many other things.

Not only was she my companion…my childhood friend, but she was also like Lola’s mentor.

Cassie wasn’t quite socialized. Living in Orange County, she had a big backyard and didn’t have to mingle with other dog friends at the park. Sad to say but she actually hated EVERY dog. Until she met Lola. She treated Lola like a daughter and guided her — teaching her how to toughen up, to hold her own, and even how to bark (which I still won’t forgive here for!). The bond they had melts my heart.

She was the boss. She was a loving and caring dog. A family dog. She had the biggest heart.

Cassie — I will miss you forever, you hold a close place in my heart and will never be forgotten.