This summer, I was all about neon pink. But as the weather has gotten cooler, I’ve put my brights away and have returned to my real love, neutrals. In the past, I’ve always gravitated towards black and I’ll admit that it makes up roughly 80% of my wardrobe. Yet lately, I’ve found myself buying lots of navy, a color that I never used to wear. With more navy skirts and dresses in my closet and the drop in temperatures, I was on the hunt for a navy coat to pair with it all. That’s when the company eShakti reached out and asked if I would like to try one of their items. When I spotted their navy cotton sateen belted trench, I knew it was meant to be. The awesome thing about the company is that their clothing can all be customized and made to your measurements. If you’ve ever experienced the high of online shopping and the low of discovering that what you ordered, doesn’t indeed fit, then this company is for you. It truly takes all the guesswork out so when it arrives, you know it will look great. For my coat, I chose to keep the sleeves the standard length, but if you are petite and sleeves are often long on you, then that can be changed. I did customize the length to the “mini” length, as I knew that I wanted a coat that would be long enough to wear with dresses, but would also work well with pants. When it arrived it fit perfectly and I was so pleased to find that the coat is a medium weight which is ideal for California winters. I have to admit, that after this experience I’m totally sold on custom clothing. If you are stumped with what to get for a woman in your life this holiday season, I think a gift card for eShakti would be an amazing gift. And if you’re like me, you might find a few things you have to buy for yourself too…
What I’m wearing:
c/o eShakti trench, Old Navy dress (similar here), Loft necklace (similar here), Ralph Lauren clutch (similar here), INC ankle boots (similar here)
-What color is most prominent in your wardrobe?
Hi lovelies! I hope that you all are having a wonderful week so far. It’s finally warming up in San Francisco which is a nice change. I couldn’t be more ready for wedges and sandals and flirty dresses and skirts. I’ve been trying to “shop my closet” but of course I ultimately am also craving new things. But I’ll have to do a separate post on that! Today let’s talk about the lbd- or little black dress. It’s classic and timeless and something everyone should have at least one of in your closet. As Karl Lagerfeld said “One is never overdressed or underdressed with a little black dress.” It truly is a fashion staple and works for every occasion I think it’s important to actually have a few little black dresses in your closet- something you can grab and you know it will work.
The dress below is one such dress. I’ve had it for years but despite it’s age, it still works. It’s a great thick material that hangs just right, is fun and flirty while still being understated and demure which is why I knew it would be perfect for my Grandma’s 88th birthday celebration that you saw a sneak peek of earlier. To accent my dress I kept my accessories and shoes simple and went for a dark lip and a bright nail for a little pop.
Dress: Banana Republic, Shoes: Nine West, Bracelet: Forever 21
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Dress: Mango // French Connection
-Do you have the perfect LBD in your closet?
Hi lovelies! I hope that you are all having a lovely week so far! I woke up this morning and swore it was Thursday so I’m having a bit of a difficult time adjusting. Hopefully as the day goes on I’ll get more acquainted with the right day of the week 😉 Of course I’m already looking forward to the weekend where I plan to do a little shopping! With my brother’s wedding right around the corner, I need to get shoes to go with bridesmaids dress and a dress for the rehearsal dinner! Finding the perfect dress for the rehearsal is proving slightly difficult as it needs to be conservative enough to wear in the church but still fun and cocktail appropriate! If anyone has suggestions, I’m all ears!
In the meantime though, I thought I’d fill you in on the details of the dress I wore to the most recent bridal shower. In addition to celebrating my brother’s beautiful bride-to-be, I have loved finding the perfect feminine dresses for the bridal showers. For this one, I turned to LOFT who never lets me down. I spotted this dress online actually and was immediately lusting after it but when I saw it in person, I knew it had to be mine. To make matters even better, they were having a 40% off sale that day (LOFT always has amazing sales) so the dress was in my hot little hands immediately after entering the store. What I loved so much about the dress is that it combines neutrals with the neon pink for an unexpected pop. In fact, I love this combo so much that I foresee creating it in future outfits as well!
Dress: LOFT, Shoes: Nine West, Bracelet: Forever 21, Ring: David Yurman
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Shoes: Nine West // House of Harlow
Bracelet: Forever 21 // Betsey Johnson
-What are some of your favorite color combos?
Hi lovelies! I hope that you are all having a fantastic week so far… we’re half-way to the weekend! I’ve been a little behind in my fashion posts the past few weeks but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been documenting my outfits. In fact, I’ve decided to step up my game a little bit. In the past, my outfit pictures consist of me, running out the door and having someone take a quick picture for me. But this being a new year and all I’ve decided to hopefully up my ante a bit. What I’ve found is that these little “model shots” are actually really fun. I’ve also learned that sometimes the outtakes are the best shots. Although they tend to be a little embarrassing re: my serious face just looks like I’m angry, it’s also good to make fun of oneself so I’ll do a full “outtakes” post soon.
I call this outfit a “London look” because there are elements that I wore when I was abroad. Although I wasn’t a fan of the cold, I loved that layers were essential and cold weather accessories are key. Most of the time in San Francisco, neither are necessary but the extremely cold temperatures of 2 weeks ago brought my London and SF wardrobes together. After cleaning out my closet, I discovered my plaid tweed skirt which I haven’t worn in a few years but was a fun discovery! I kept the rest of the outfit classic with black and wore my new Cole Haan flat boots. Oh and I wore this outfit ice skating because let’s face it, tweed skirt and beret scream ice skating, right?
Sweater: H&M, Skirt: Express, Tights: Target, Boots: Cole Haan, Coat: Togs Soho, Beret: Nordstrom, Necklace: Unknown, purchased in Paris
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Skirt: Free People // Aqua
Boots: Cole Haan // R2
Coat: Elie Tahari // Calvin Klein
Beret: Shopbop // Nordstrom