Archive | August, 2012

Falling Hard

31 Aug

New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Flowy blazer, sequined top, suede shorts, Chanel ballet flats
New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Flowy blazer, sequined top, suede shorts, Chanel ballet flats

With Fashion Week just around the corner, I’ve been trying to pick up a few new pieces, and embrace the fact that, whether I like it or not, fall is almost here. I recently signed up for the shopping site Lyst, which allows you to create a virtual closet of sorts, and shop all your fave brands in one spot. Kinda fun. If you’re on there follow me here. ♥

Hope you all have an amazing, sunny, restful, exciting 3-day weekend!!

*head to toe: SEE sunglasses, LF lace blazer, sequined shirt from Lulus, Topshop bangles and suede shorts, Coach Classic shoulder purse, Chanel ballet flats

Photos by Lydia Hudgens

Try It On for Size

29 Aug

New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Oversized sunglasses, sheer lace top, crossbody bag, vintage cutoffs, suede booties
New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Oversized sunglasses, sheer lace top, crossbody bag, vintage cutoffs, suede booties
New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Oversized sunglasses, sheer lace top, crossbody bag, vintage cutoffs, suede booties
New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Oversized sunglasses, sheer lace top, crossbody bag, vintage cutoffs, suede booties

You guys, I dyed my hair brown! The ombré thing was really fun for a while, but it feels great to have a fresh new cut and color for fall. Thanks so much to Drew and Grace at ARROJO Studio for making it happen.

In other news, I am really excited to announce a new collaboration with a nifty little iPhone app called Go Try It On. As much as I love getting creative with fashion and playing around with different looks, it is always nice to get a second opinion. Before I moved from San Francisco to New York, I had my sister, Daina, just a hop skip and a jump away (seriously, we lived three blocks apart!), so she was always there to offer an honest opinion. I’ve really missed that!! But now, with Go Try It On, I can take photos of my outfits with my phone, get creative by using frames & filters, and just meet with friends over fashion. It’s, like, the social side of style. Gotta love that.

Click here to download the app for yourself, and be sure to follow me (search “Laura Ellner”), so we can connect over clothes!

*head to toe: House of Harlow Chelsea sunglasses, Free People lace t-shirt, Delia Langan hammered rings, Collina Strada crossbody bag, vintage cutoffs

Photos by Lydia Hudgens

Slasher

26 Aug

New York Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Elizabeth & James sunglasses, metal choker necklace, teal blouse, cutoff denim shorts
New York Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Elizabeth & James sunglasses, metal choker necklace, teal blouse, cutoff denim shorts
New York Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Elizabeth & James sunglasses, metal choker necklace, teal blouse, cutoff denim shorts

Denim cutoffs have become a staple for me on the weekends, and I’ve recently developed a special affinity for this teeny tiny, high-waisted pair by Mink Pink. I don’t know about you guys, but I am having a really tough time accepting the reality that I’ll have to swap out my lightweight wardrobe for pants and coats in a couple months. Why can’t summer just last forever?

*head to toe: Elizabeth & James Fairfax sunglasses, Karen London choker, Joe Fresh blouse, Free People crochet bra (obsessed with all of these intimates, btw!), Pour La Victoire Napoli tote, Topshop sweater, Minkpink Slasher Shorts,  Jean Michel Cazabat wedges

Photos by Lydia Hudgens

Welcome To Miami: Swim Week Photo Diary

23 Aug

New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Miami Swim Week Photo Diary
New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Miami Swim Week Photo Diary
New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Miami Swim Week Photo Diary
New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Miami Swim Week Photo Diary
New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Miami Swim Week Photo Diary
New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Miami Swim Week Photo Diary
New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Miami Swim Week Photo Diary
New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Miami Swim Week Photo Diary
New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Miami Swim Week Photo Diary

Long overdue, but finally had a chance to go through the rest of my Miami Swim Week photos! Looking over these makes me want to go back ASAP. Such an awesome trip.

A huge thanks to the Bal Harbour Shops, the Sofitel Hotel, and Socialyte.co for making it an experience I’ll never forget! ♥

*wearing: H&M straw hat, American Apparel bikini top, One Teaspoon dress via Threadsence, Pour La Victoire handbag

Schoolgirl

21 Aug

New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Asymmetrical blouse, crossbody bag,  tweed skirt, strappy sandals
New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Asymmetrical blouse, crossbody bag,  tweed skirt, strappy sandals
New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Asymmetrical blouse, crossbody bag,  tweed skirt, strappy sandals
New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Asymmetrical blouse, crossbody bag,  tweed skirt, strappy sandals

Wearing this outfit reminded me a little of those high school uniform days. Except now I am allowed to wear short skirts and show my midriff without fear of a write up from the deans! Channeling Britney a la “Baby One More Time” (not really…but maybe kind of).

*head to toe: H&M asymmetrical blouse, Topshop pleated skirt, Coach penny shoulder purse, Madewell chain bracelet, Karen London rings, Zara sandals

Photos by Lydia Hudgens

Nuts and Bolts

19 Aug

New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Polka Dot Dress, Oversided Bag, Snakeskin Sandals

New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Polka Dot Dress, Oversided Bag, Snakeskin Sandals

New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Polka Dot Dress, Oversided Bag, Snakeskin Sandals

New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Polka Dot Dress, Oversided Bag, Snakeskin Sandals

Sometimes all you need to jazz up neutral outfit is a really good lip color. I am completely hooked on Nars Lip Crayons, and the beauty product whore in me is on a mission to acquire one in every color. It would be sort of like a Crayola Big Box (OMG, remember those), for the makeup obsessed.

For more lips, liner, hair, etc. follow my beauty board on Pinterest! ♥

*head to toe: SEE sunglasses, Nars Lip Crayon in Cruella, Forever 21 polka dot dress, Loquita oversized tote, Zara sandals

Photos by Lydia Hudgens

Hammered

16 Aug

New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Statement necklace, chambray shirt, and quilted shorts
New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Statement necklace, chambray shirt, and quilted shorts
New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Statement necklace, chambray shirt, and quilted shorts

Nothing says easy weekend wear like a little chambray, right? I must confess, I snapped these photos while mildly hung over on Sunday morning. My favorite trick for shaking that groggy look is bright red lips and tons and tons of mascara. Oh, and coconut water. It’s like magic, that stuff.

Not sure if you’ve noticed, but I’ve really gone light on the jewelry lately…it is kind of the best feeling. These Delia Langan hammered rings are basically my go-to everyday. They’re so dainty and fun to stack different ways. Delia is being kind enough to give away a set to one of you beautiful people!

Enter to win by…

  1. Liking Delia Langan on Facebook
  2. Liking OTR on Facebook
  3. Leaving a little comment below, so I have your contact info

Contest runs now through Thursday, August 23rd. Good luck! x

*head to toe:  Anton Heunis necklace, Bella Dahl chambray shirt, Alexander Wang quilted shorts, 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli satchel, Delia Langan hammered rings, Pour La Victoire Mai wedges

Photos by Lydia Hudgens