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What’s eShakti?

Honestly, when eShakti first reached out to me I thought it had to be a scam, like one of those too good to be true things that can’t actually be legit. But thankfully, my skepticism was overpowered by my intrigue (and love of clothes) and I took the plunge and customized a dress for myself.

But first, let’s back up and discuss what eShakti is anyway… it’s a revolutionary concept in women’s clothing – they make clothes to a customers’ height, size and style preferences at an affordable price and deliver it in 13-17 days. It’s not bespoke or couture but it is customized by YOU, for YOU.

Exactly how is it customized?

What do I mean by customized? I mean you love a dress but it’s shown sleeveless and you don’t like your arms, or for modesty reasons you cover your arms, you can make that dress with sleeves, voila! You can make the dress, longer or shorter, and you can make the neck, v neck or boat neck or crew neck, whatever is the most flattering for you. eShakti can do that!

If you’re short-waisted or long waisted or your top and bottom are different sizes so finding dresses has been a lifelong challenge,  eShakti IS THE SITE FOR YOU!

AND, they size 00 – 36W so literally EVERYONE can find their fit!!

It’s good in theory AND in reality…

Tie Neck Blouses for the WIN

Let’s talk tie neck blouses, or bow neck or librarian blouses. Whatever you call them we are LOVING them right now!  Yeah, seriously…these are an updated modern take on the old school blouse that you’ve got in your head. You know we’re all about making the most out of your wardrobe, and the updated tie neck blouses are uber versatile. Last week we talked about a comfortable pointy toe flat like Rothy’s showing up on our clients’  shopping lists, and now it’s happening with this tie neck type of blouse too. Even Princess Kate is getting in on it! Regardless of how busty you are or not, this style seems to work on everyone.

Why It looks good on everyone…

Rothy’s is for Everyone

Rothy’s is THE shoe! It has literally been on every single shopping list for every client we’ve seen the last month. If we’ve seen 20 clients it’s been on 20 lists. Okay, in all honesty, 22 lists because Rothy’s is on our own list, too. We’ve recommended them to teachers who stand all day long, to doctors, and lawyers, too. We’ve added them to lists for young moms on the run, and to our retired ladies lists. So when we say they are for everyone, we literally mean for everyone. Even Meghan Markle has traded in her heels for these bad boys. Oh, and they come in kid sizes (sneakers and loafers), so if you have a little one in your life or teeny tiny feet, big score for you. 

This shoe is The Shoe! 

So what in the hoo-ha are Rothy’s?
They’re the shoes you’ve probably seen on a Facebook ad and wondered about – and the good news is they’re worth trying!  Here’s why…

Spring Break in Europe

Spring Break is coming up on us quicker than we imagined. Some of us have been busy dreaming of resort getaways (see here) while others are debating what to pack for European vacations. We literally, kid you not, have gotten 5 requests in the past few weeks asking what to pack for late March in Europe.  You, lucky people, are headed to Italy, France, England, and Spain, and that’s just who we know of and has reached out.  The what to pack for Spring Break in Europe question is causing some serious angst, so we’re here to help! And we figured it was the making of a well-needed blog post to boot.

When traveling to Europe the goal is to be comfortable and chic, while somewhat blending in with the natives so you’re not sticking out like a sore thumb…

Loungewear and good ole’ pajamas.

What can we say, everyone needs a little loungewear in their life. Or, depending on the kind of homebody you are, maybe you need a lot. It’s been at the forefront of our minds lately too. If you follow Insta-stories, you’ve seen it’s the first thing Hallie does when she gets home from a long day. She throws off her street clothes and puts on the cozy loungewear.  And, Elana has been stuck at home for a few weeks with a bad back, so pajamas have become her new uniform.  And really, who doesn’t love a Sunday in cozy pajamas or loungewear! The days where you get to drink coffee in bed and might not brush your teeth until noon. Those are the days that call for the good stuff.

Scenarios for why having good loungewear on hand is a good idea…

-The Fed-Ex man shows up at your door in the morning. You don’t want to turn 50 shades of red out of embarrassment for what you might or might not have on.

-Your teenage children have friends sleep over. Wearing a decent pair of pajamas or loungewear won’t mortify you or them if asked to make pancakes at the last minute.

-Driving carpool in the morning. What if you get pulled over in ratty old jammies? Yikes! Wearing the good stuff is a much better idea than driving in those old holey t-shirts and bottoms.

-Unannounced visits from friends when you haven’t gotten totally dressed. 

The MEGA Shopbop Mega SALE – Don’t miss it!

Hip, hip, hooray! It’s that time of year again. The EPIC Shopbop Mega sale is going on NOW!

5 days only February 26–March 2.
 
We literally wait all year for this Shopbop sale. Trust us, you don’t want to miss it! Hallie scored the Lela Rose for her daughter’s Bat Mitzvah at this sale and saved $$$$$.

We’ll make this short and sweet – here’s what we love. The good stuff goes fast so dilly dally at your own risk.

Today you’ll get Hallie’s picks (She just did a big try on session/order so perfect timing) and tomorrow Elana’s. So, here ya go!

The Vest-a Common Conundrum Piece.

When we meet with a client for the first time we always ask about their conundrum pieces. And lately, the vest seems to be the conundrum culprit for quite a few clients. A conundrum piece as we call it is one of those pieces that every time you put it on it makes you say, “how am I supposed to wear this” or “what am I supposed to do with this”. Oh, and by the way, we aren’t talking about a sporty, Eddie Bauer type, fly fishing vest. There’s a place for those but that’s not the topic today.

We’re talking about a longer wool/cashmere, sweater, or fur vest. And the challenge of how to wear them for effortless style. But the answer isn’t as easy as a quick explanation. It’s more of a visual thing. So, instead of giving a quick answer, we’re offering up some quick style inspiration and how to’s…

THE COAT, Yes, it is THAT good!

There are coats and there is THE COAT! The coat is an internet sensation that has won over the hearts of fashionable women, living in cold climates everywhere. And even though the weather is so up and down (-10 one day and 50 degrees the next) This coat is worth it, especially on those super cold days. Think of it as a grown-up version of the beloved and very sought after Cabbage Patch Doll of the 1980’s – – –  everyone wants it. And I must say, for good reason. It even has it’s own Instagram page!!

I was not a super early adopter on this one, some people commented on my FB feed that they have had this coat for a year or more, smart ladies!! I’d seen it on other bloggers I follow and thought it was good looking. And at $130 worth a shot.  I ordered it in November and was so happy I did. Because when winter finally became winter, like serious, -10 degrees, I need a warm coat winter, I was all set!

Don’t cry me a river, I have other coats – long, short, puffer, fur (faux and regular). In fact, if you ask my husband, maybe too many… some are more fashionable and some more functional but as of now, none are more worn than my THE COAT.

THE COAT seemed to fill a void in my outerwear – here’s why: