eShakti – Made to Order Clothing!

June 2, 2010

I hope everyone had a sunny Memorial Day weekend! I surely did and have two bright red sunburned knees to prove it.

Recently, I’ve been hearing a lot about “made to order” clothing – and also how complicated it can be to actually place an order because of all the strange measurements they request. The gals and I were just talking about this at lunch today.

Low and behold, I sat back down at my desk and found what looks like to be a new, very promising “made to order” clothing site called eShakti.

. . . and they have some REALLY cute stuff.

It looks like you can order any item through their standard sizing (0-26), but still can choose the length of the skirt, for instance), or you can totally customize your outfit for $15.

Geo applique sundress, $59.95

Geo applique ruffle front skirt, $59.95

Poplin stretch surplice dress, $49.95


The J. Peterman Company

March 1, 2010

I always knew I had an uncanny kinship with Elaine Benes. Our neurotic temperament, wit, dance moves, career choices, love of all things Jewish … I can go on and on.

In the spirit of Elaine, I introduce to you the (REAL!) J. Peterman Company.

(T.J., you’ve made my day with this find!)

Can you believe it really exists?? I can’t. I’m speechless. I want to work for Mr. Peterman and write his catalog descriptions. My new life goal.

Just look at his wares!

The Curved Placket Jacket ($149)

Champs Elysees Dress ($229)

Tie-Belt Pleat Pant ($149)

It looks like Mr. Peterman is based in Lexington, Kentucky… so, maybe I can work remotely?? ; )

More Cute Stuff from Old Navy

February 11, 2010

Old Navy has a few really good finds for the spring. I’ve been seeing the “chambray” look everywhere from Anthro to JCrew for the season, but for exorbitant prices. Whenever that happens – and if it’s something kind of trendy – I always go right to Old Navy, who usually pulls through.

Without further adieu, here are my picks:

Women's Envelope-Neck Jersey Dresses ($15, Old

Women's Roll-Up Chambray Camper Shirts ($26.50, Old

Women's The Weekend Jeans ($34.50, Old

I’m personally a huge fan of Old Navy’s jeans, so I can vouch for the quality of those. I believe the “weekend jeans” listed above run a little small, so I would order up a size of two. Also, for the striped dress, I would order your regular size, but go for the “tall” selection so that you can actually wear it as a dress and not just a tunic. Enjoy!

What I Wore: The Reed Shirtdress

February 3, 2010

Happy Wednesday, everyone.

Today is another snowy day here in DC… the second storm in a whopping four days.  And I won’t even mention the one that’s supposed to happen on Friday. At least I’m getting use out of my Hunter’s, right?

Today’s “What I Wore” includes one of my more recent favorite – and wearable – dresses.

The Reed Shirtdress (Anthropologie, $118)

Fun Earrings from France

Outfit breakdown:

Dress: Reed Shirtdress in orange(Anthropologie, $118)

Tights: Paint Pallete Stirrups in grey (Anthropologie, $19.95)

Belt: Wheatfields Belt in grey (Anthropologie,$48)

*The dress fits a bit snug, so I would order one size up.

Ankle-Zip Leggings

January 28, 2010

I just spotted these leggings on Old and I think they’re pretty adorable. I’m always on the search for non-legging-leggings, and these fit the bill with the zipper detail by the ankle. They come in brown, grey and black.

For $15, I think they’re worth a shot.

Women's Ankle-Zip Leggings

Channeling Joan Holloway

January 15, 2010

A new site! For dresses!

My Madmen obsession is spilling over, I’m afraid. First the red lipstick, now the clothing.

What I Wore – The Orange Skirt

January 13, 2010

My elbow is killing me right now. I was walking out the door this morning and I smacked on the edge of the door – like right between the bone, hitting the nerve that seems to go all the way down to my hand. Ouch.

Today’s “What I Wore” is a fun color combination. I really like how the blue, green, black and orange look together – a nice winter medley.

Outfit breakdown (sorry, this isn’t a very helpful breakdown for those who’d like to purchase!)

Cardigan: (Anthro, no longer on site)

Skirt: (wool pencil skirt, JCrew)

Boots: (Anthro, no longer on site)