little white dress

ekshakti white dress with pockets #wiw

Dresses with pockets are heavenly. They can carry your phone & lipstick, which means there is no need for a purse (praise God!). They also make outfit photos easy as pie for people who have a tendency to have awkward hands in photos (me!). So when eshakti offered to send over this little number for me to review, I simply couldn’t say no!

Have you heard of eshakti? A fabulous site that allows you to buy your size in the traditional small, medium, large way OR you can give them your measurements for the perfect fit made just for you!

eshakti white dress with pockets

I went for the traditional sizing with this particular dress since it was a looser fitting style. However if I was to order something more fitted I would for sure take advantage of the custom fit option! I wore this dress recently for a day date with my husband – it was 100 miserably hot degrees outside that day so this little white dress was the perfect choice to attempt to keep cool.

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a shabby loves chic + nectar clothing pinterest contest!

Remember back a few weeks ago when I shared this adorable kimono from Nectar Clothing with you (and even gave one away!) ?? Well, for those of you who were dying to win that kimono, but didn’t, today is your lucky day! Nectar Clothing has so sweetly offered to give one lucky lucky gal (or guy!) a $50 gift card to their site just for pinning to pinterest. Those of you who know me or follow me on pinterest already, know how much I LOVE it. It’s just so addicting, right?! I really love finding inspiring images to pin & new inspiring pinners to follow.

So, it’s super simple….PIN the following image or REPIN the image via my pinterest account. 

Nectar Clothing + Shabby Loves Chic PIN TO WIN contest

You have until August 5th to enter! A winner will be chosen randomly from all the pins and repins of this Shabby Loves Chic + Nectar Clothing contest image and contacted soon after the contest ends.

Be sure to follow me on pinterest – you won’t regret it! :)

And if you don’t already, then hurry on over and follow Nectar Clothing on pinterest, twitter, instagram &/or facebook!! They also have a really fun tumblr account which I love!

If you need a little inspiration for what you might purchase with your $50, check out a few of my favorite Nectar items right now >> here, here & here!

4 online sales you should be shopping!

Anytime there’s a holiday, there is usually a sale. So with 4th of July being on Friday, I’ve been browsing some mighty good sales this week! It just didn’t seem fair not to share my finds with you lovely readers..so here ya go, super good sales you should be shopping right now!

4th of July SUMMER SALES

Nasty Gal.com
LOVE these cut off denim shorts & this black high waisted swim suit! Lots of cute items at up to 80% off, who can beat that?!

Asos.com
Thinking that I very much need this tie dye dress (20% off full priced items!) & this little floral dress (part of the up to 50% off sale!)

UrbanOutfitters.com
Who doesn’t love a good Urban sale?! I’m loving this stay golden tank & this seriously adorable black lace dress. Lots of cuteness at up to 70%off!

Threadsence.com
20% off regular priced items + up to 70% off sale! These sweet little floral overalls & this white lace romper need to get into my closet right this minute.

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THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone who entered the Nectar Clothing giveaway! A winner was chosen via Random.org, congratulations Lauren Tisza, woot woot!

a kimono obsession + a Nectar Clothing giveaway!

I have to admit, I might be a tiny bit obsessed with kimonos. There are quite a few hanging in my closet right now, and about a zillion more I wish were hanging in there. They are seriously the most comfortable thing to wear, ever! Some people aren’t quite sure about them…my brother asked if I was wearing a bath robe, or dressing up like a geisha. No and no. But I am happy to listen to any and all complaints and comments about my kimonos because I love them, and just don’t care!

When Nectar Clothing sent me this little kimono I was obviously SWOONING. I mean, hello perfection! Deciding how I wanted to style it was a little more difficult, but only because I could think of a million ways to wear this cute thing! So I decided to feature two different ways to style a kimono….shorts + boots & jeans + sandals.

waystostyleakimono

nectarkimonocollage

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kimono // (℅) nectar clothing , shorts // free people, ankle boots // matisse via swell

I think I’ll just live in this kimono all summer long! Love love love.

Nectar Clothing has so kindly offered to giveaway this very kimono to one lucky Shabby Loves Chic reader. And I’d say you’re super lucky because this kimono is SOLD OUT!! The ladies at Nectar set aside one of these beauties just for you. So enter to win, cross your fingers, and TELL ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS about this too cute to pass up giveaway and about Nectar Clothing.

Enter using the rafflecopter below! A winner will be chosen on Tuesday (July 1st!) and announced shortly after. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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 tank + jeans + faux birks via target, kimono // nectar clothing

unique gift ideas | uncommon goods

Online shopping can be both extremely lovely & extremely overwhelming all at once. I’ve been known to spend hours “online window shopping”, it’s a thing I swear, lost in rabbit hole after rabbit hole and by the end of the whole thing I didn’t purchase one single item. I love discovering new online shops that offer unique products all in one place to help me eliminate the rabbit hole experience. Uncommon Goods is one of those sites! Uncommon Goods is jam packed with a wide range of specialty items that make great gifts for friends, family, or just for yourself! They offer an adorable assortment of personalized items, here. The personalized jewelry is one of my faves, here! And tons of super cute gift ideas for ladies, check them all out here! THIS custom ‘I am fearless’ necklace would be a great gift idea, and how fun is THIS succulent birdhouse kit?! (I will share a few more of my favorite items a little later on!)

Uncommon Goods is an online marketplace offering creatively designed, high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. They focus on environmentally friendly goods as well as items created without harming animals or people. One of their missions is to support and provide a platform for artists and designers, which is why over half of the items you will find at Uncommon Goods are made by hand! I love supporting companies that give back, and Uncommon Goods does just that! With their “better to give” program the company donates $1 to the non-profit of your choice with every purchase you make. So far they have donated over $700,000 to charities around the world! Wooohooo! The company supports charities that focus on fighting sexual violence, hunger, forest protection, and more! Check out more info, here.

Another unique thing that Uncommon Goods does is allow you to be a part of the buying /design process by joining in on design challenges and the voting tool portion of their site. Two really great features for creative folks! Check them out here & here!

Now for a few of my favorites from the site…

uncommongoods.com

cardboard animal head
butterfly world map
cold brew coffee gift set
custom state necklaces
ampersand cheese & cracker board
state dishtowels
steampunk coffee mill

Now hurry your little selves over to the Uncommon Goods site and purchase some cuteness for a friend, or for yourself! :)

romp around town

#romper | shabbyloveschic

I think I’d like to just live in these cute little rompers all summer long. Easy, breezy outfits for the hot summer days ahead! That little lace + floral number is super adorable and only $21, hello yes please!!

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Today you’ll find me sweating like a pig (because it’s 98 degrees outside this week + we have no air conditioning in our little old house so it’s probably 98 degrees inside as well ) while knee deep in moving boxes & bubble wrap.

Happy hump day lovelies!