Monday, December 17, 2012

It's a Christmas Giveaway!!

We are giving away a pair of Vintage Chanel Button Earrings this week!! Hop over to our Facebook page for a chance to win!!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

New Arrivals Sept. 25-26!

Shop these looks by visiting the E.Leigh's Facebook Page and signing up for a shopping account! It's that easy!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Super Pants

 This past week I learned that things don't always go your way. All the stoplights aren't always green, the cashier at your neighborhood market isn't always friendly, and the snow cone stand may run out of your favorite flavor. But...then, there are days like today... when you get to wear a pair of high-waisted, super wide, turquoise pants and feel like you own the world. Yeah...I like those days.
Pants, Blouse, Necklace, Bracelets, Bag, and Sunnies courtesy of E.Leigh's 

Wishing you all light, love, and an "own the world" kind of day... Until we meet again...

Monday, April 30, 2012

When I fall in love...

Well, ladies, it has happened. I'm totally, completely, 100% in love....and it looks a little different than many of you may expect. While most of you are probably thinking I'm talking about a tall, dark, and handsome man...I'm talking about a little 800sf space fully equipped with Ikea lights, an Amy Butler wall print, and more affordable fashion pieces than any 20 something (or 30 or 40 something for that matter) could wish for.  Life is good, friends.

Last Thursday evening we hosted the official opening of E.Leigh's Little Rock location, and it was better than I could have ever imagined. Over 200 people attended our little 3 hour shindig that ran from 5pm to 8pm.  We even had people waiting at the door to get in! There were so many points during the evening that I just looked around thanked God for this amazing adventure that has been brought into my life. I honestly am still in shock every time I step foot into the store that this is my life.
For those of you who don't know me, I have talked about opening a clothing store since I was 10 years old. It has been a distant dream that I knew would eventually happen for me, but I just thought it would be much later in life before I would be able to watch it come to fruition. I have been blessed with so many amazing family and friends who have given up their time and energy to help make my dream a reality, therefore making my dream their dream.  Many of them who started off as clients, but now who I more appropriately refer to as 'friends.' They will never know how much that has meant to me this past year, and I don't know if I could ever repay them for their constant love and support on this journey I've taken. 

This is what i have taken away from this past weekend...

1. 99% of the time you get back the energy you put out into the world, so make sure it's positive.

2. Never underestimate the importance and power of kindness and friendliness.

3. You can never have too many friends who genuinely want to see you su
cceed and
be happy.

4. Be gentle with yourself. We're all just trying the best we can with what we've been dealt. You can't be all things to all people, and you most certainly aren't expected to be.

5. Sometimes things aren't perfect, but you always have the choice whether you're going to let it ruin your day or not. Happiness happens by choice, not luck.

6. Overall, life is good....really good.

I'm leaving you with a few pics from the magical night... 

Allison, Reymond, and Kaci getting ready for the fun to start!

Rey and I before the madness starts!
Just as we opened the doors.

Two of my bests, Brooke & Rey, with the oh so fabulous, Kaci

Ft. Smith cuties, Allison & Kaci! Love them!

My BFF & bride to be Brooke squished in between my two E.Leigh's gals who drove in from Ft. Smith to work for me that evening. 

Until we meet again...
Wishing you light, love, and a very happy Monday.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Who knew a set of keys could be so exciting?

So, as many of you may know... I have officially found a spot for the flagship E.Leigh's store! Words cannot begin to describe how excited I am, and with a goal grand opening date of late April, I have lots...let me clarify...LOTS of work to do.

Today, the landlord gave me my set of keys to the store.  I couldn't help but relish in how it felt to hold them in my hand, and how the lock stuck a bit when I tried to take out the key. I wanted to soak up every moment of what it felt like to hold them for the first time. Ridiculous, right? Who knew keys could be so exciting??

The space I have leased is exactly what I have always dreamed of. (Ok, maybe a little smaller than I would wish, but it's workable.)  It doesn't need a ton of cosmetic work, and I love that it has 12 ft. ceilings. It feels so open and airy...which was an absolute must for me.

I have already started to put together my vision for the store. The hardest part has been finding the right decor (and at the right price!) to execute my vision...and anyone that knows me knows how persnickety I can be. Plus, I am on a strict budget.  Let me just say I LOATHE the word "budget." It's just so limiting.  Therefore, from now on, I am referring to my "budget" as my "wealth management plan." I just feel that "wealth management plan" gives off a more abundant feel, don't you?  So, I am on a strict wealth management plan. However, just because I may not have an endless bank account for this project, doesn't mean I am sacrificing one bit of fabulousness. Fabulousness does NOT have to be a luxury, friends.

There is one goal in mind for me when it comes to how E.Leigh's will be decorated...I want it to feel special. The space has to convey a certain level of specialness to anyone and everyone who walks through the door.

The E.Leigh's mission is to help every woman that walks through our door feel better leaving than when they came in. That's it. Not to sell 10 million dollars in apparel this year, (Although, that would be nice.) but to have a store that focuses on making our customers feel great about who they are and confident in their own skin. It can be hard being a woman. We don't get to wake up 15 minutes before we have to be somewhere, shower, and go. It's a process. We are taught to pick and prod ourselves to death to become this abstract person we think we are supposed to be.  I know. I've been there. The worst part is that we not only do it to ourselves,  but we do it to other women. It's become a vicious cycle.  You deserve better. I deserve better. We deserve better, and at E.Leigh's...we will be better.

I cannot wait to share this journey with you.

I'm leaving you with a pin of Joan of Arc that I found on Pinterest that is quite fitting for how I've felt lately.

Wishing you light, love, and a fearless Wednesday...
Until we meet again...