Monday, August 15, 2011

Giveaway Monday & The Market Week Recap?? Yes, please!

I don’t know about you, but it was a little tough rolling out of bed this morning.  It has been a LONG week for this little fashion blogger, and I would like to thoroughly apologize to everyone for going MIA on Thursday and Friday of last week.  I was a little starry eyed from all the fabulousness that was showing at Dallas Market and by the time I got back to the hotel all I wanted to do was order room service and get a little beauty rest. 

Before we get on to the Giveaway for today, I want to give you guys some preview pictures of what I was seeing at Market and what you can expect from E.Leigh’s in the future!

I realize that most people (even the extraordinarily fashion savvy) have very little idea of what going to a wholesale market is like.  Well, to put it bluntly, it’s like going to the biggest mall you’ve ever seen and going through every possible clothing choice imaginable, all while people are serving you wine, margaritas, mojitos and food.  Yeah, it’s pretty much a dream come true, and I totally expect you to have feelings of jealousy towards me right now.   I hope we can move passed these feelings and remain friends.

Dallas is a little different than most markets because they have permanent showrooms. A showroom is a company that represents designers.  So, in one showroom you might have 5 or 6 brands showing.  I really enjoy going to permanent showrooms because you get to know the staff, and you know what to expect.

Now, on to the pictures!  I want to make it clear that by no means am I a photographer, and I have absolutely no intention of becoming one.  There I said.  I am a horrible picture taker.  Go ahead and add it to my list of weaknesses.  

One of my favorite purchases I made this past week were a few styles of the SO popular Yosi Samra foldable flats.  I have been lusting over these babies for a while, and now I am going to carry them at E.Leigh's!  While you can pay in the upwards of $90 for a pair of these lust worthy flats, at E.Leigh's we are going to offer them for around $60.  

If you have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about, these flats have been all over the press (and the feet of celebrities) for a few months now.    

Let me assure you, they are so much cuter on feet than they are off of feet!  Here are a few pics of people sporting their Yosi's...

Here are just a few of the pieces of press these adorable flats have received!

We should have our first two styles in by the end of August which will be a nude patent and a nude snakeskin.  I was a little weary about snakeskin, but they were PRECIOUS in person.  They are the perfect pair of shoes to start building your fall shoe collections! Go ahead and put these down as a must-have.  

I also found some apparel I am dying to add to my own personal closet...

I fell in love with EVERYTHING Charlie Jade was showing.  They're stuff can get a little pricey, but it's totally worth it!

O.M.G. I love this dress!  This will definitely be my go to holiday party dress...

Goodness, I love outwear.  This coat from Ark & Co. was swoon worthy.

Ok, so I had this exact little overlay in pink this past Spring.  Every time I wore it, I would have people ask me about it, so I ordered it in black for fall!  It's hard to tell by the picture, but it's not a full on blazer. It's cotton and very lightweight.  Truthfully, it's about the same heaviness as a breezy cardigan. 

I'm still dying over maxis...and they're here to stay...

through fall...

...and next Spring.

There was SO much more where that came from!  I will definitely be keeping you guys posted via our Facebook page on new arrivals!  

Now, on to the FREE STUFF!  Who doesn't love something fun, fabulous, and free?!  I know I do!  Today's Giveaway Monday item is...

TA DA!  
This lovely drape necklace is one of my favorite pieces from E.Leigh's!

Now, most of you know the routine.  To enter to win this gorgeous necklace...

1. Click the "Join Our Site" button under the Followers tab on the right side of the screen and sign up via your Yahoo, Google, or Twitter account.  

2. Post a comment under this post stating your favorite season for fashion!  Is it Fall (definitely my fave), Spring (maybe you love feminine dresses?), Summer (are you a shorts and a tank girl?)....whatever it is, let me know!

If you are having trouble with the following, use the "contact" link at the top of the page and we'll figure something out!

I am now extending the deadline until Tuesday at midnight to sign up for this fabulous giveaway!  

Until tomorrow....
I'm wishing you light, love, and luck on this Giveaway Monday!


  1. I have to say, usually spring is my favorite season for fashion. I just love the colors and the dresses. However, I am super pumped about this fall's fashion season. Something is in the air!

  2. I love summer fashion. Nothing makes me happier than layering colorful tank tops!

  3. I love Fall AND Winter because I can wear tights with my cute, shorter skirts and dresses. I like to imagine I'm Kathleen Kelly from You've Got Mail, strolling down NYC streets to my cozy little bookshop. :)