Monday, October 17, 2011

LA Lady...but I'm not a seamstress for the band.

Today I am leaving my cozy apartment that's right here....

and am heading here...

Well, specifically here...
the California Market Center.  That's right! You guessed it!  It's market week!  

You gals know how much I LOVE market week, and this is my first time to LA's fashion district.  I'll be sure to keep you posted on all the fabulous loot I am sure to find.  I will also be sharing some very exciting news with everyone next week, however I'm not sharing until I am 1000% sure it pans out. 

Besides working this week, I am also extremely excited about getting to visit with one of my very best friends in the entire world who happens to live in So. Cali.  We've been friends since we looked like this...

She's gorgeous, funny, smart, quirky, outgoing, and has the tendency to always show up exactly when you need her.  She's the kind of life long friend everyone desperately needs in their life, but only a few are lucky enough to have.  So, I will be having some friend time as well this market trip. 

While I'm gone, I hope you all have the loveliest of lovely week, and be sure to let me know if you're dying for anything in particular....
Watch? Blazer? Denim Shirt? Satchel?

Until we meet again, my dears...
Wishing you light, love, and nothing less than pure loveliness. 

Friday, October 14, 2011

And the winners are....

Lately, my life has been pretty crazy, and honestly, it is only getting crazier by the day.  The sad thing about this is that I absolutely love it.  I love getting to do what I do every day.  I go to sleep thinking about my work and I wake up thinking about my work because I am that crazy about my job.    I am not under any disillusion regarding the fact that the only reason I get to do what I do is because of all of you lovely ladies out there who are keeping me going, so for that I owe you a huge "Thank you!"

Because it's my birthday week, and I'm feeling pretty snazzy... AND because I just absolutely, positively LOVE giving away stuff to you pretties, I am giving away not 1, not 2, but 3 products this week!

Let's get to the winners, shall we?

The winner of the $20 E.Leigh's Gift Certificate is...
Donna Robinson!

The winner of this E.Leigh's Necklace is...

Kaley Wren!

The winner of the choice of one of these handcrafted infiniti scarves is...

Nichole McGeorge!

Congrats, Ladies, and thanks to all who entered and show up here every week!

Now, if only I could find my perfect birthday outfit. ;)

Until we meet again...
Wishing you light, love, and a joy-filled weekend.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fast forwarding through this Tuesday

Hello, my lovelies! As I sit here at my desk trying to get everything squared away before all my crazy work traveling begins next week, I can't help but begin to look through all the spring look books I am getting.  It's amazing how in this job you are over a season before it even begins. I couldn't help but share with you a few pics from some of the linesheets and lookbooks I am getting from vendors. Isn't it fun to see what you will see in stores months ahead of time? It always makes me feel like I'm part of some special club that knows a little bit more than everyone else. I hope that me sharing these with you, makes you feel like that as well... enjoy!

Ok, I am completely obsessed with this authentic printed python clutch from OrYANY.  They always have such beautiful bags, but this one is a show-stopper, my friends.

I am very impressed with Line and Dot's color filled Spring/Summer 2012 collection.  It's just so fun!

These are a few pics from an emerging jewelry designer, M. Elizabeth. She only uses authentic stones and does everything by hand.  I am definitely going to have to splurge and pic up a few of her pieces!  I just love her use of color and shape.  

Isn't it all beautiful?  I would be interested to hear what you guys think I should pick up for Spring. Please let me know, because I always enjoy your input!

**Don't forget to sign up for this week's BIG Giveaway!  If you missed it you can find it HERE!  Just because you guys are fabulous...I'm giving away 3 items! You have until Thursday night at midnight (CST) to enter to win!

Until we meet again...
Wishing you light, love, and lots of happiness on this Tuesday.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The "I'm getting old" Giveaway...

Well, my birthday is this coming Sunday, and it's official. I'm getting old.  I've always been one of those people who every birthday says, "Geez, I'm getting so old." in hopes of someone saying, "Oh, you're not old!  You have so much life left to live!"  Well, you know you're officially getting old when you pull your same old fishing tactics and you no longer get that response.

For example...this weekend I made the trek to Fayetteville to cheer on the Hogs in their victory (or shall I say "crushing victory") against Auburn. ( I apologize to any Tiger fans out there.)  Of course, after our big win, my friends and I decide to go out to a bar after the game to celebrate.  This is where my attitude about my birthday abruptly changed.  My friend Jen and I pop in to the ladies' room and there we encounter the two most annoying college girls on the planet.  No joke.  Usually I enjoy chatting it up with current college girls and reminiscing about my college days, but these girls were absolutely atrocious.  After listening to them talk for about 15 minutes about how "old" they are getting I decide to interject that if they think they're old now at 21, then wait until you're on the verge of your late 20's.  I swear, when I told them this, it was like I told them I was terminally ill with cancer, or my dog just died. I believe their exact response was, "Oh my god.  That is so sad.  You don't look a day over 21, I swear." 

I don't think that I realized that turning 27 was such a tragic event until Saturday evening.  Wow.  I guess I should be preparing all week for this.  Maybe we should call in the National Guard or something?  I'll get on the phone with my attorney after this and have him send over my last will and testament for review.  Geez.  I have a lot of living to do before this Sunday.

I feel that this card really captures the spirit of my birthday this year...

Ok, enough about my birthday shenanigans.  It's time to get on with the birthday week giveaway.  In honor of my day of birth, I will be giving away 3 separate items!  That's right 3!

Giveaway Item #1:

A $20 E.Leigh's Gift Certificate

Giveaway Item #2:

This Kenze Panne necklace, which is available here at E.Leigh's...

Giveaway Item #3:

You will receive your choice of one of these lovely handcrafted scarves!

Now, aren't birthdays fun?!! 

Like I stated earlier, there will be 3 winners this week and the giveaway will last through Thursday at Midnight (Central Standard Time)!

Make sure to read how to enter to win, because we have changed the rules of the game this week.

For every one of these things that you do, your name goes in the hat.  This means that you can enter more than once! 

Here's how to get your name in the drawing:

Option 1:

"Like" E.Leigh's on Facebook and then share the E.Leigh's Facebook link with your friends and tell them about this fun giveaway! 
 Here's how you do it:
On the E.Leigh's Facebook Wall, click "share" under the post that looks like this:

After doing this, you will be entered once in the drawing.

Option 2:

 Leave a comment on this post and tell me which giveaway item you're lusting after the most.    This will enter your name in the drawing once!

Option 3:

Follow E.Leigh's on Twitter here, and then tag us (ELeighsFashion) in a post, and ask your followers to follow us!

This will enter you once!

Until we meet again...
Wishing you light, love, and the best of luck on this Giveaway Monday!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I'm exhausted, y'all...

Because I am beyond exhausted, yet still incredibly busy...I am taking a bloggin' break this week, ladies.  I'm pretty sure I resemble this girl...

Have no fear! I will be back at it next week.

Until we meet again...
Wishing you light, love, and an incredibly restful week!