Friday, March 29, 2013

Springtime Dressing

Hello everyone, happy spring to all! It's been such a long time since I've posted on here. Like a lot of bloggers, real life sort of swept me away and I just didn't have a lot of time/energy to keep visiting here regularly.  I hope to change that, as I truly enjoyed the online camaraderie and friendships that I developed.

Another thing that sort of pushed me back on here was being contacted by the online retailer eShakti, a store that I absolutely love. When they offered me an opportunity to review an adorable little dress, well, I could NOT turn that down!

For those of you who may not be familiar with eShakti, they are an online store that offers incredibly affordable and cute fashion for "real people" of all shapes and sizes (0-36).  What I really love about the store is that you actually have the ability to customize the touches on items that you order. If you prefer a v-neck to a scoop neck on your dress, you can have this!  If you prefer a longer sleeve over a cap sleeve, you can have that, as well.

I'm all about flexible fashion at a fair price.:)  I agreed to review the dress that they sent to me, so without further ado, here it is.  I was asked to customize it in some way, so I adjusted the length to one that was more flattering to my height.  Overall, I think the dress turned out very well and I'm excited to add it to my spring wardrobe!

I ordered the size 0 and the fit was nearly perfect. The only slight issue that I have is with the neckline, which doesn't lie perfectly flat as it should. Aside from that, I love the fit and flare shape of the dress and how it nips in at the waist, the vibrant blue color, and the gorgeous floral embroidery at the hemline.  It's just a simple cotton material, but it's perfect for the warmer weather and I can either throw on a pair of flip flops for a casual daytime stroll around town or pair it with some strappy sandals and bold accessories for a dressier evening look.

Unfortunately, this dress has disappeared from the website, so it may be completely out of stock, but there are literally TONS of cute items to choose from.  If you are a reader in the US or Canada, you can sign up on eShakti's site and receive a $25 gift coupon for a limited time.

 All right, ladies, I hope you enjoyed the dress and I'll be back very soon to discuss great fashion finds for the spring and summer.

Have a terrific weekend!

Sunday, April 1, 2012


Hello, everyone, sorry for my extended absence. I took a long break from the blogging world, but I hope to return to more regular posting.   I felt a little burnt out and, well, life always seemed to get in the way of my desire to come here regularly.

That being said, spring is here and I'm feeling refreshed and renewed. My eyes are taking in all of the breathtaking new fashion and accessories and my wish list is growing longer by the minute! Here are some of my favorite new items that I absolutely adore!

What are you ladies loving these days?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ravishing Red Bag

Hey, ladies, hope you're all doing well and having a great summer! I've been taking a nice, long break from the blog world. There's nothing like getting outside to enjoy the beautiful summer weather, is there?

As we move into mid-August, I'm looking ahead towards the fall and all of the wonderful, gorgeous fashion options that are coming our way.  I'm particularly obsessed with finding the perfect shoes and bags to take me through the new season.  I'm on a hunt to find the "perfect" red handbag (for me) and have narrowed it down to these 2 lovely, but very different options.  I'd love your opinions. Which do you prefer?

Rebecca Minkoff Cupid Satchel

Z Spoke Zac Posen Quilted Signature Handle "Zac Sac"

Let me know what you ladies think! Enjoy the rest of your afternoon!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Retro Red

Hello to all the lovely ladies reading this! How have you been? Hope everyone is enjoying a great summer thus far. I cannot even BELIEVE that we are already into the month of July!!! Where does the time go?  I've been enjoying a lovely season of BBQ, beach time, and some great weekend getaways.

On the shopping front, I've been TRYING to be good. I haven't really splurged too much on new items for the summer.  Right now, I am just trying to enjoy and make the most of what I currently own.  However, this doesn't mean that I don't still lust after the occasional item here and there!:)

For example, I am seriously crushing on this Marc by Marc Jacobs Mimi CDC dress in the Lobster Red shade. It's crazy expensive, but I simply adore it! It has such a great, retro feel to it, plus the color is gorgeous and I love the way it falls and drapes on the model. I'd have to hem this baby a few inches if I decide to buy it, though, as it's 45.5 inches long and would be pretty school marmish on me at the current length (seeing as I'm only 5'5").

What do you think, ladies, isn't it lovely?

Photos courtesy of Google Images

Have a terrific evening!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Shoe Craze

Photo via Google Images

Hey everyone, hope you're all doing well! Whew, this has been a super busy week at work. Why does it seem like we have to "pay" for our holiday Mondays with extra work over the next 4 days???????????????????????? I am so happy that tomorrow is Friday and I can enjoy another lovely weekend.

Thought I'd do a shoe post tonight. Seems like I'm always highlighting silky dresses and skirts, but I do put a lot of thought into my shoes, bags, and accessories, as well. I've been browsing online and came across the Lorissa pump by Sam Edelman and I am drooling over it! Studded peep toe pumps? Sign me up! This shoe is edgy, yet sophisticated and it looks drop dead gorgeous on some of the bloggers that I've seen it on. Only thing is, my boyfriend told me that it's way too crazy and he doesn't like it.

Now, I buy and wear whatever I like, and I don't always agree with him about my fashion choices, but this shoe IS kind of out there, a definite departure from most heels I own. It's a crazy fashionista shoe, but is it too crazy to wear? I'm on the fence about purchasing.

What do you ladies think?

Feel free to chime in with your much-needed opinions.  Have a wonderful night!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Summer in the City

Hey ladies, hope you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday weekend! We have been experiencing the most amazing summertime weather here in the Big Apple. It's times like these that I feel ESPECIALLY lucky to call NYC my home. Whether I'm strolling through a park, enjoying a delicious meal, or shopping 'til I drop, there is always something to do in this wonderful city.

Since I was fortunate enough to have today off, I made sure to get outside and soak up every ounce of sun that I could.  Thought I'd share a few pics, especially since I'm wearing this incredible new dress that I picked up recently at a local boutique called Coup de Coeur.  This cute little store features tons of trendy dresses, tops, skirts, pants and accessories at amazingly affordable prices.  They have a few locations around the city, but the one I frequent the most is in Hell's Kitchen off 9th Avenue @ 43rd Street.  Highly recommend this store to anyone living in or visiting NYC!

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your day!