Thursday, August 11, 2016

Saying NO to beauty has me saying YES to clothes........

So I have been trying REALLY REALLY hard to be well behaved beauty wise. It has ended up working splendidly for my wallet. Not so much for this blog. I have just gotten to the point where I can no longer justify beauty purchases. Other than repurchasing items I run out of, what do I possibly need? NOTHING. I have more polish, lipstick, blush, shadow, etc. than any person could use in a lifetime. And I just want to use it and enjoy what I have. I reached the point where I was simply getting stressed and overwhelmed with all the products I had not even tried yet that buying more no longer became fun. So with that said, I have been REALLY well behaved over the last year and have bought nothing that was not a restocking of, or a refill of a product regularly used. So over the last 4 or 5 months I have been working on de-cluttering my closet. I want to get to the point where my closet is becoming as stress free as my beauty closet. This somehow for me has somehow translated in to buying all sorts of new pieces. But I promise, I am now buying with purpose. It is out with anything that just doesn't fit me right. Out with anything that ALMOST works. Out with anything that will fit me if I just lose 5 pounds. And out with anything I cant blindly yank out of my closet and feel good in. I have recently bagged up multiple garbage bags full of clothes (yes, I have a LOT of clothes) and am trying to fill my closet full of perfect pieces. 

Eshakti is becoming a big part of that it seems. I am up to 13 dresses from them in my closet (and lets forget that I have 5 more en route to me. SHHH!!!). They just fit me perfectly. Custom fit clothing is pretty much the bees knees in my books. Especially when you are as disproportionate as I am. Now in my defense, I do need multiple wardrobes. My everyday work where is business. And then a casual weekends and evenings wardrobe. But I also wear dresses every Friday and Saturday night to synagogue and thats really a third set of clothing. And 2 dresses a week every week alone is a fair amount. Add to that my NYC wardrobe which is a dressier level of everything than here at home and I feel it justifies a large dress wardrobe. And by getting the dresses at Eshakti they are both inexpensive ($50-$100 a dress), and most importantly by customizing them it prevents me from needing to put a cardigan or a shell over or under every dress I buy. And the ability to wear just ONE piece is really making life so much more simple in the morning. 

So dress number 5 (is that what we are up to now?) in my what is apparently becoming a never ending Eshakti review series is the floral embellished colorblock cotton poplin dress. Above is how it comes standard. I dropped the hem from knee length to below the knee, upped the collar to a modified jewel neckline, and then added 3/4 length sleeves. Easy peasy to put on and to be out the door in 45 seconds. And oh yeah, IT HAS POCKETS!!!!!!!!!!!

Bracelet: Hermes Collier De Chien Earrings: Alexis Bittar. Shoes: Coach  Clutch: SamSara for Matt & Nat


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