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Checkered midi

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Wednesday. Or as they say, hump day. I thought I’d do a work-wear look today to help get through the week. Since looking good at work makes it way more fun.

This outfit is a little too warm-weather for current New York temperatures (a girl can wish, right?), but since so many of you are in warmer climates I thought I’d pretend I was there too. If I wore this outside here, I would either wear it with tights or with tall boots (as seen here). And a jacket. Brr.

I’ll also just take this chance to quickly profess my love for midi skirts. I got on that train this spring and let me tell you, it’s a smooth ride. They work year round, and can be dressed up or down for work or play. This patterned one caught my eye during the ShopBop sale the other day and I couldn’t resist.

I hope you all have a lovely day, and thank you so much for stopping by!

Outfit:

Top: Tinley Road (old, similar here and here)
Skirt: J.O.A.
Shoes: Ivanka Trump
Accessories: Francesca’s necklace (old, similar), Bauble Bar earrings (similar here), Jules Smith bracelet

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Photography: Eunice Giarta

Giveaway with eShakti!

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Today I’m so excited to announce a new giveaway in conjunction with eShakti, an online women’s apparel company offering sizes 0-36W & custom clothing. eShakti has some beautiful products to select from, that can be customized for a perfect fit. You can adjust straps, neckline, and hem/inseam length, as well as put in your actual measurements and have the garment made specifically to your liking. I found that the customization option with eShakti was perfect for avoiding any of the strange proportion issues I so often struggle with (think odd hem lengths, arm lengths, or issues with the waistline fit on pants).

The pros: eShakti has a ton of products to choose from, and ordering is easy since they have great explanations of how to properly take your measurements. Fair warning – it’s best if you have a flexible tape measure on hand. I didn’t and I had to get creative with my iPhone charger cord and regular tape measure… struggle.

I will say that I think the biggest issue with ordering from eShakti are the shipping costs. They aren’t cheap. There’s also a $7.50 customization fee. That being said, the clothes themselves are very reasonably priced, and my dress fit perfectly, so if you’re careful measuring you shouldn’t have to worry about returns.

If you’re interested in ordering straight away from eShakti (check out their new arrivals here), use the code “tailoredandtrue” at checkout for a 10% discount! If you want an even bigger discount, you should enter the giveaway! eShakti will be providing two Tailored and True followers with a $25 off coupon each! And this can be combined with the discount code! Double whammy.

The giveaway is open to readers in the US & Canada only (sorry international readers! There will be something for you soon – I promise!). To enter, follow the giveaway guidelines below. All entries will be vetted!

To enter:

  1. Follow Tailored and True on Instagram
  2. Like Tailored and True on Facebook
  3. Go to eShakti.com and select your favorite product. Comment below telling me you’ve completed the other steps and sharing your favorite item.

That’s it! The giveaway will close on Sunday, March 29th at 11:59pm EST, and the two winners will be notified via Facebook.

Outfit:

Dress: eShakti c/o
Jacket: Tinley Road Blazer (old, similar)
Shoes: Ivanka Trump
Accessories: Bauble Bar earrings (very similar), Gorjana necklace (old, love this triangle option), H&M rings (in store only, similar)

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Photography: Eunice Giarta

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From Night to Day

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Hi everybody! Happy Monday! Today I have an exciting announcement. I have a guest blog post featured on Posh and Spicy!

With this guest posting opportunity, I thought I’d try a little something new. It’s always better when a closet is full of versatile pieces. But sometimes it’s easy to overlook something just because it isn’t in your these-are-my-6-favorite-outfits rotation. Or maybe you bought a dress, jacket, top (etc. etc. etc.) for a specific occasion, and haven’t pulled it back out of your closet since. I definitely do that. So I decided to take a piece I originally bought to wear to work, and to style it two different ways – one for day and one for night.

The main idea here is to combat the panic that often ensues at the thought of dressing for work or an all-day event, as well as for the event you have directly afterwards. You could pack an extra outfit, but that sounds almost like work. Or, you could pack a few key items (pumps, a necklace, and a pair of earrings in this case) and create a completely refreshed look for nighttime. Because none of us like the WAIT WHAT DO I WEAR feeling.

With that, I present to you, the nighttime look! This look is simple and conservative enough to be worn to a nice dinner or show, but has a modern and cool vibe that will also make it a hit at a bar, outdoor concert, or other more relaxed event.

What are your strategies for transitioning from day to night? To see the daytime look, head over to Posh and Spicy!

Outfit:

Dress: Club Monaco (old, love these options here, here, and here)
Jacket: BlankNYC
Shoes: Ivanka Trump
Accessories: Stella and Dot necklace (super versatile), Bauble Bar earrings (very similar), Madewell rings

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Photography: Eunice Giarta