Fall Favorites: eShakti

Happy Tueseday all!

It’s no secret that over the Summer I fell back in love with  eShakti . Their  colorful Summer dresses had me swooning and their pre-Fall items do not disappoint.   So when eShakti contacted me to review a customized dress I was like “OH YEAH”. I already had my eye on this dress  so I picked it to customize.  The dress was originally maxi length but eShakti offered six different length options for me to choose from.  I chose to have the dress shortened to a mid calf length to make it easier to transition into the Fall. I also  opted to shorten the long sleeves to an elbow length.   The only thing I wish I had removed was the pockets.  The pockets pucker out which creates a bunched up look at the hip.  I plan to have the pockets stitched up to smooth the dress out in that area.  Besides the pockets, I really like how my customized dress came out.  eShakti understands that customizing doesn’t always have to mean having a garment created to your specific body measurements.  It can include the things like a neckline or  sleeve length to tailor the item unique to your preference.  eShakti offers customization on pretty much all it’s items from shirts to outerwear.  They charge a single fee of $9.95 to customize your garment.   If you’ve had clothing tailored before you know that paying $9.95 for customization is practically a steal. By the time you add up all the tailors fees, you would be paying way more than $10 for customization.

To further encourage you to fill your closet with customized eShakti clothing (just kidding!), I’ve picked out a few of my favorites from their pre-Fall collection.  Should you see something you MUST have, add code “grownandcurvywoman” to the promotional code box to receive 10% off your purchase.  The code is good from 9/6/16 until 10/10/16.  New to eShakti? Sign up to get $30 off your first order!

Have a wonderful day!

P.S. I’ve added new items to my closet sale. Check it out here!

 

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Shoes: H&M (not available; similar here)

DIY Patch Denim Jacket

TGIF all!

While scrolling through Pinterest last week I  came across this pin and immediately fell in love with this patched denim jacket. Adding patches to your denim jacket is a cool way to update a closet staple.   Plus it’s a quick and super easy and DIY project that anyone can do.   So I went and got a bunch of fun iron on patches (I can’t sew to save my life!), grabbed an old denim jacket, fired up my iron and started adding patches.

Here’s the  finished result:

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The whole process took less than 10 minutes.  I was surprised how much fun I had creating my jacket.  I definitely plan to add more patches to my jacket (I have a Darth Vader patch on the way!).  Now I’m obsessed with patches and want to put them on every piece of denim I own! LOL

Have a wonderful weekend and HAPPY LABOR DAY!!!

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Jacket: Old Navy (here)
Skirt: Modcloth (here)
Shirt: LOFT (old)
Shoes: ASOS (old)
Patches: Cherry, NYC & Circle (Express/here); Star, Lipstick & “Love” (Nordstrom/here); sparkle pins, Effiel Tower & heart (Lord & Taylor/here), Glasses, world, palm tree, fireworks & bag (Esty/here); “Kiss My Patch” & bolt (bought in NYC)

 

 

Day Tripping: Smorgasburg

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Last Saturday along with my girls Jami and Sandra, I finally made it to Smorgasburg.  I’ve been trying to get to there for the past two years but every time I tried to go, something would come up to stop me.  So when I decided to visit NYC this past weekend, I was determined to go and boy was it worth the wait!

Smorgasburg is an extremely popular Brooklyn food festival that is held every weekend from April until November. The festival showcases over 100+ local food vendors serving a variety of cuisines from multiple cultures.  We went to the Williamsburg Smorgasburg location at the East River State Park overlooking the Manhattan skyline.  Jami and Sandra had been before so they helped me get my bearings because it can be a tad bit overwhelming.  They steered me to their favorite vendors and I ate myself silly!  I had insanely delicious mofongo  (a traditional Puerto Rican dish consisting of mashed plantains &  seasoning topped with pork) for the first time, ate the BEST DONUT EVER from Dough and sipped on a cranberry lemonade that was so good it would make you slap your mama! Needless to say, I left Smorgasburg with a full belly and promising to return ASAP.

So if you find yourself  in NYC for a weekend, put Smorgasburg on the top of your to do list.   Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!

Have a wonderful day!

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Get Sandra’s shirt here!

Shirt: ASOS (no longer available, similar here)
Pants: Old Navy (no longer available, similar here)
Shoes: ASOS (old)
Bag: Kohls x Reed Krakoff (here)

Buttons or Bust

TGIF all!

I’ve never really considered myself to be “busty” or having a large chest.  When I was younger I seesawed between a D and DD cup which was fine with me at the time.  During those years, buttons loved me and I had no complaints.  Unfortunately as the years have progressed so has my weight which means my bust size has increased. Now buttons don’t love me as much and I find myself avoiding them due to pulling around the bust line.  Although my breasts are staging a button boycott,  I still love cute button up tops.  So when I saw this H&M + chambray ruffled blouse I instantly fell in love and immediately ordered it. Honestly, I should’ve know better because H&M  plus sizing is on the SMALL end of the spectrum. To get an item to fit properly you have to go up at least 2-3 sizes.  I should’ve abandoned my quest there but I couldn’t help myself.  I got the blouse earlier this week and guess what…it gaps at the bust (whomp, whomp!).  Despite this I refused to get down on my boobs. I’m not the first nor am I the last busty gal to struggle with proper fitting button up shirts.  Now I know H&M+ button up shirts aren’t going to work for me.   Since I’ve already worn the shirt, returning it isn’t an option.  Besides I love how it looks on me so I’m going to get it tailored so it can fit properly. So after I did some creative pulling and tucking to get my blog pics, I took it off and wore another blouse to work.  As they say, c’est la vie!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Skirt: Lane Bryant (here)
Blouse: H&M + (here)
Shoes: JCrew (old)
Bag: Kate Spade (old, similar here)

Shop My Closet Purge

Happy Monday all!

To say I needed to purge my closet would be an understatement. My poor bedroom was beginning to look like an episode of Hoarders! While I know I needed to reduce my closet, I found it hard to do so. I tend to get attached to my clothes because of the memories and feelings I associate with them.  I know that may sound a bit strange but its the truth.  Unfortunately this attachment had me holding on to items I barely wore and didn’t need anymore.   I knew to overcome my attachment, I had to let go of items I swore would never leave my closet.  This was significant because I able to see that I don’t need stuff to keep memories alive. Those cherished memories will always be with me regardless.  Once I accepted this, it became extremely easy to let stuff go.

Below is a sample of what I’ve let go.  If you are interested in shopping my closet purge, head over to GCW Extras! (unfortunately shipping is for US customers only; I apologize!)

Have a great day!

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