Casual shades of blue


Pictures: Earrings: c/o Twisted Silver (use code INSIDERS to save 15%) / Lipstick: c/o Laura Mercier “Temptation” / Tee-Shirt: Gap / Tank Top: Mossimo / Handbag: Balenciaga (current season here) / Bracelet: BCBG / Skirt: ASOS Petite (also in REGULAR)  / Nail Polish: Chanel “Sweet Lilac” / Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (past season, also love SAVE or SPLURGE)

I love casual maxi skirts and midi skirts. There is something about long skirts in casual fabrications which offers both comfort and effortless style. This is what I love about this skirt from ASOS. As soon as I saw it on their website, I knew I needed it in my life for summer. The fabric is cool and comfortable which is key during the hot summer months. I am also a sucker for stripes, what can I say!

This outfit took me through church and two children’s birthday parties; all in the same day! I know I will find myself reaching for this skirt often as we move into summer since it is so versatile! What are your favorite pieces for summer which feel comfortable yet look put together?

The perfect full skirt from eShakti


Photo: Earrings: Stella & Dot (similar here) / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Rose” / Shirt: Banana Republic / Bracelets: Beau Bijou, Tory Burch and c/o Twisted Silver / Skirt: c/o eShakti (use code “bayes” to save 10% off) / Nail Polish: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Lilac” / Handbag: Chanel (also love SAVE or SPLURGE) / Shoes: Prada

I have been searching for months for the perfect full skirt for spring; which can be hard to find when you are 5’4″ like me! Most of the skirts on the market are too full for my short frame or too long; which requires extra money for shortening. So, when eShakti contacted me to review their online store, I was thrilled!

eShakti not only has a fabulous collection of midi and full skirts (which are my current obsessions), they have an amazing line of casual and dressy dresses! In addition to a variety of styles, silhouettes and fabrics, eShakti customizes your order for your height! YES! You read that right. eShakti asks you for your measurements when you order your clothing. This way the garment arrives at your doorstep with your perfect proportions. Love that!

This beautiful skirt arrived at my house the perfect length for my 5’4″ frame. I was thrilled I did not need to have it shortened. Alterations can be upwards of $50 an item depending upon the hem, so having a skirt or dress arrive in the length I need for my height is luxurious. I also love the pockets in the skirt!

The “Sash Waist Poplin Skirt” I ordered turned out to be a versatile piece. The sash is detachable so the skirt can be worn with or without the bow depending upon occasion; or if you don’t want to appear to wear the same skirt twice! Love that!!!

I am definitely looking forward to ordering more items in the future from eShakti. To check out eShakti’s amazing collection, please visit and use coupon code “bayes” to save 10% off now, through 4/29/2014. You can use the code multiple times until it expires! I would love to hear what you order. Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 😉

* Terms of coupon code: 

-Code has to be entered in the ‘promotional code’ box.   It is not case-sensitive.  

-Code can be used any number of times until the validity period ends. 

-It can be clubbed with any other promotional offer, gift coupon or gift card in the same order unless explicitly specified otherwise in the offer conditions. (this means you can use it in conjunction with the current 30% off coupon from the website! Love that!)

-This discount code is not applicable on clearance / sale, gift cards & overstock categories.

-Not applicable on previous purchases.

Spring 2014 fashion trends: full skirts

Full skirts were in full swing on the runways for spring/summer 2014/2015 in New York, Paris, Milan and London. This girlish skirt style hearkens back to a time of high ponytails, Ed Sullivan and drive-in burger joints. Designers favored full skirts not as part of a 1950’s/1960’s resurgence rather, they modernized the retro style and brought it right into 2014; no saddle shoes required.

That’s right! The full skirt, midi-length, has taken on a modern look for the spring/summer 2014/2015 season. Although the style is being shown in classic fabrics, neutral hues and pastel shades, the way full skirts are being worn is thoroughly fresh. It is all about how you style a full skirt for 2014.

Full skirts are being shown with crop tops, crisp shirts and body-conscious sweaters for the spring/summer 2014/2015 season. Although body-conscious sweaters are reminiscent of the 1950’s, they do not necessarily evoke a vintage vibe due to the color combinations and patterns designers have chosen for spring.

When you think of crop tops from the 1980’s, you may think of “Fame” style off-the-shoulder crops tops or loose fitting tops with a lot of movement. The crop tops being paired with full skirts for spring/summer 2014/2015 are form fitting and do not offer a lot of movement. In many cases they are made from the same fabric as their matching full skirt! Matchy-matchy!

Full skirts can be worn dressy with structured satchels and pointed toe pumps or dressed down for a casual look. For a weekend ensemble, full skirts are being shown with flat sandals, heeled sandals, mini-satchels and soft clutches. This is not your Mother’s or Grandmother’s full skirt outfit!

I found a few fabulous full skirts, both dressy and casual, around the web and assembled them into the shopping widget below. I hope you love them! Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 😉