Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tropical Crop & Skirt: eShakti Outfit Review

Hello Beauties,

I hope your week has been smooth sailing! If you have been a reader for some time, you all know that I rarely do clothing reviews. When a great, honest company comes along, I usually do enjoy featuring them on CRB! Even though this is a sponsored post, you all know that my views will be completely and utterly truthful. The company that I have the pleasure of collaborating with is named eShakti.
Some of you all may be familiar which this brand, many of your and my favorite bloggers have rocked beautiful pieces from them. The awesome thing about eShakti is that you have free reign to customize pieces that they design to fit your personal body measurements. 
**FYI: This review is a bit lengthy, but feel free to read or just breeze through to the sections you want to learn more about.
Wearing eShakti's Tropical Floral Print crop top & Skirt & JustFab sandals

To be completely honest I was skeptical, can a brand truly fit my curves the way I want them to? YES, eShakti can and did! I have truly been obsessing over the matching set trend and as soon as I saw it on the site I had to review it! Below you will find what I think of the durability and fit, shipping, and sale information! 
Durability & Fit
eShakti is a site that ranges in sizes 0-36W, so this is a brand that truly is one style, fits multiple! I picked this matching set in a size 18, but as some of you know I am on a fitness journey, which is a bit too big for my waist but still fits beautifully. I will end up getting this tailored to fit my new size soon. But ladies, this is a perfect match for me! If you are a size 8, get an 8, if you are a size 20, get the size 20. Even though this is a crop top it does not reveal any skin when worn with the matching skirt. I do plan on wearing them as separates so hopefully I share how it fits with other pieces on here. The skirt does have a slit in the back, but it is a modest slit that adds more appeal to the look!

Shipping

According to the site, shipping will take 14 business says to deliver. It took my order about 4 days to get to me. Mind you, the fulfillment center is based in India (yes the country) and I live in North Carolina. I am not sure if I received speedy deliver since I am a reviewer, but either way 2 weeks is pretty good when it is shipping from another country. 

Sale Information

You are in luck, this outfit that I have on is now on sale! The sale expires 7/31/14. You will be able to find this outfit here: Tropical Set. If you are as frugal as me, I have another deal for you! When you are new to eShakti, or have never made a purchase with them before, if you register before checking out, you will receive a $25 gift coupon, but it must be used 15 days from the date of issue when you signed up for it. 

Overall, I rate eShakti an A+ 
from customer service, shipping and fit, this will be a brand that I will keep in my back pocket! 

Have you ever purchased anything from eShakti? 


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Maximize your Wardrobe

Before getting into the post: I would love to share that my social media and public relations internship is going well this summer! The end is almost near and your girl is working hard on finding her niche with this great company! I love you all for supporting me through my college years, pregnancy and life transition! 

Love you all

 Do you ever fell like you have a ton of clothes, but nothing to wear?

This is my life in a nutshell! After being a blogger for nearly five years, this is a constant reality for me. It has also inspired me to learn how to maximize all the piece that I have in my wardrobe. From the most basic piece to the cute, vintage statement pieces, they all have a use in my life!
This H&M cover up turned dress was an easy piece for me to style! When it came time for me to think of another work day outfit, this coverup came to mind but I wanted a different twist to it!

Then...BOOM...I came up with this simple, chic combination! I had to, literally, dig into one of my clothes bins and find my old faithful Forever21 romper. This piece is literally 3 years old and has been a layer piece, a maternity piece and now an office piece! I must commend Forever21 for having pieces that are both affordable and durable. 

Accessories and shoes are also key wardrobe pieces that will help extend your wardrobe! 

Wearing: H&M coverup (as top)| F21 Romper| Thrifted Dooney & Bourke purse| Target booties| Wet Seal necklace

Friday, July 11, 2014

Coke & A Smile

Happy Friday!

The weekend is almost near! What better way to bring in the weekend than with a causal outfit of the day!
If you haven't noticed, graphic tees are trending once again. 

How have you been rocking your graphic tees? 
Wearing: Coke Tee (thrifted)| Statement Necklace (Mint & Lolly)| Midi Skirt (thrifted)




Smooches! 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Simple is Always More: The Skater Skirt

Have you ever wanted to look simple and cute at the same time?

I have been feeling like this lately! So I slipped into this awesome and comfy skater skirt from G-Stage plus size collection. If you are wondering what the floral hem is all about, I actually re-purposed an old H&M body con dress and used the hem for the skater skirt. By itself, the skater skirt is a bit risque in the back.

Com'on ladies, I didn't want all my junk all out in the open (lol). Whenever a skater is involved, I instantly go for simple, chic. How did I do?
Wearing: H&M basic top|Wet Seal necklace|GStage skater skirt| JustFab sandal



The wind blew at the right time! 

Smooches!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Chiffon Floral Tunic

Happy Monday!

How has the start of your week been going thus far? 

As you can tell, my summer has been going beautifully! I am loving the consistent warm weather we have been having lately. To celebrate my love for the summer, I threw on this (very) thin chiffon swimsuit cover-up from H&M with a black tank and thin leggings. Don't sue me just yet, it has a tendency to be very cold inside the building, so I am attire appropriate (lol). 

Have you ever turned your swimsuit basics into outfits before?



Wearing: H&M cover-up| Forever21 leggings| Target boots| Wet Seal necklace

Monday, June 9, 2014

1995 Wildcats

It has been quite beautiful here in North Carolina this summer; so nice, that I decided to wear this comfortable light-weight sweatshirt from Target. The neon and heather grey combination went perfect with my "1995" graphic skirt from Wet Seal. I have been loving the resurgence of the graphic trend, so I decided to dress it up for the work place. Note, I do work with an advertising agency, so the attire is a mix of business causal to super casual.  

What are your favorite standout pieces to wear to work or on the weekends?



Wearing: Target sweatshirt | Wet Seal Necklace, Skirt & Sandals| H&M Satchel  

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

June Update: Where's Chakayla?

Hello Beauties, 

The summer is finally in full action! Yesterday was my birthday and I turned 23. It is crazy that at 23 I have experienced so much during the later portion of 2013, with the birth of my son, and in 2014 I am almost where I want to be in my career.

I am happy to report that I began my social media job and working full time! It is day 2 and things have been going great! Not only am I half way done with my first project, I have been trying to fit time to have someone take my photos for my blog so I can show you where my style has gone since we last spoke. 
Once I get a reliable photographer, honey the fashion posts will be posted like crazy.

I just wanted to come in and tell you all that I love and miss you guys! I hope all is well with each and every one of you!

Smooches,

Chakayla