Saturday, September 15, 2018

Road Test: Berkshire's Fall-Winter 2018 Collection


When Lipton Publicity, Inc. recently contacted me to do a blog "road test" of Berkshire's Fall-Winter 2018 Collection, I was more than glad to participate!  This is largely due to a successful collaborative with Berkshire in the past (click here to see my 2016 experience).  In fact, following my previous blog cooperative, I have purchased added Berkshire tights and anklets for myself. That's how impressed I was...

You see, what this always-on-the-go woman has found is that Berkshire's products are high quality, offer the perfect fit and prove to be quite durable over time.  Plus, Berkshire has a longstanding history (1906), is a leading department, speciality and online brand, and is manufactured in the USA.

A busy professional, tights are a staple in my cooler weather wardrobe, and Berkshire's Fall-Winter 2018 Collection did not disappoint!  Their selection is expansive, and the products sampled met my topnotch standards for sturdiness.  Featured below are the products I was sent--alongside my stylings of them.  As you can see, I've selected sample products that fit varying occasions (from a day at the office--to a weekend evening on the town).

I told Mark I couldn't wait to pair these Bold Fishnet tights with my new moto boots.  He said, "Be sure and wear a little black dress with that."  So, I did!  It's amazing how a pair of tights can inspire that special look (smile).

Tights: Berkshire
Scarf: Alexander McQueen
Dress: JCrew
Boots: Frye
Handbag: Kate Spade
Sunnies: Ray-Ban

I adore this gingham dress!  I picked it up while we were vacationing in Maine this summer.  Notice the pattern play between the checks on the dress and the diamonds in the tights...  This is such a fabulous transitional look for those early fall days.

 Tights: Berkshire
Dress: Vineyard Vines
Cardigan: Talbots
Shoes: Jack Rogers
Handbag: Coach
Sunnies: Oakley

Orange, black and beige make for a perfect fall color combo!  A styling infused with stripes, feline prints, faux leather and a fun fedora, these Velvet Touch tights add the perfect balance to a few of my favorite wardrobe pieces.

Tights: Berkshire
Top: Anthropologie
Hat: DPC
Skirt: Chico's
Booties: Charles by Charles David
Handbag: Kate Spade
Scarf: Gifted

A day at the office doesn't have to be boring... Classic pieces like these "scream" for added fun. And, that's exactly what these Two Tone Sheer Dots tights do for this outfit!  These black tights with white dots are the perfect touch of whimsy when paired with my white blouse with black pin dots.

  Tights: Berkshire
Skirt: ModCloth
Blouse: Ann Taylor
Handbag: Brahmin
Hat: Sole Society
Shoes: Sole Society

No doubt--this was another successful road test of Berkshire products! I am excited to continue styling the tights I've featured here all fall and winter! Below are added ways you can check out both Berkshire and Lipton Publicity.  Joy & peace, T.

ALSO AVAILABLE AT Macy's, and many other national stores
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Saturday, November 4, 2017

eShakti: Look as Good as You Feel, Feel as Good as You Look!

Recently eShakti invited me to participate in their "Look as Good as You Feel, Feel as Good as You Look!" campaign. What a pleasure it is to note this marks my fifth collaborative with them!!!  Check out my spring 2017 collaborative here.

I not only love the theme of this latest campaign, I adore their product and have for several years, now.  In fact, not only have I accepted courtesy products from them and featured those items here on my blog... I have actually purchased clothing pieces independent of these ventures (which says a lot!).  

My definition of looking good (and (in turn) feeling good) is multi-faceted.  Quality is key to me, and eShakti's products have always adhered to my high standards.  Likewise, I strongly value authentic expression. eShakti gets that as well--offering me the ability to customize any garment to reflect my own unique style.

 Dress:  Courtesy of eShakti
Blanket Scarf: Gifted
Sunnies: Ray Ban
Belt: Coach
Earrings: Gifted
Watch: Coach
Boots: Vintage (Kinney)
Handbag: Kate Spade
Hat: Charming Charlie

This particular dress was originally featured in a shorter overall and sleeve length and with embroidered embellishments on it.  Their website allowed me to adjust the length on both the sleeves and the dress itself--and, to also remove the embellishments.  The fit is always perfect, too, as I can even record my height when ordering (equates to a great fit every time!).

My own personal style is something I'd call, "Classic--with an edge."  That's why I selected this lovely shirtdress.  What a beautiful classic it is!  And, it's been personally styled with a big floppy hat and cowgirl boots--giving me that little bit of edginess (smile).  I've also switched out the lovely navy blue matching belt that accompanied this dress with an old fave of mine. The fit and customizations are exactly what I envisioned, and (of course) the quality is top-notch.

I truly believe when you feel good, it's reflected back outwardly. Likewise, when you look good, it translates into a matching feeling!  How would I sum up my latest eShakti experience? Yes, you guessed it... It's all GOOD (and then some!)!

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Customized: My Latest eShakti Dress!

Recently, I was contacted by the good folks at eShakti about a blog cooperative.  Having had several wonderful experiences with them, via both blog cooperation and as an actual customer, I was excited to accept their latest offer to do so (here's a link to a blog post from last fall).

Featured above is the dress I selected for this collaborative.  It's lovely, but my preference was that the dress be knee length and have shorter sleeves... Additionally, with my height being 5' 4", there's always a concern that a garment's length won't be exactly right.  Lucky for me, eShakti enables me to customize any garment they offer for style, fit and size!  

So, with my personal vision in mind, I not only shortened the dress and redesigned the sleeves (to my liking), I was able to record my height at time of order--to ensure my lovely new dress was just right for me.  Best of all, of this was so easy to do via the eShakti website!

I've further customized the dress a bit by switching out the included belt; instead pairing one of my old faves with it.  This well-made, customized dress has so many possibilities... I could style it with a cotton white blazer, jean jacket, denim vest, or simply wear it on its own--as I have here.

This sweet eShakti dress has both "spring" and "summertime" written all over it!  And, I love its classic style!  Truly, it's me--especially with the special customizations I made (smile).  Similar options for this particular dress can be found here.

Dress: Courtesy of eShakti
Belt: JCrew
Shoes: Michael Kors
Sunnies: Ray Ban
Handbag: Fossil
Watch: Coach (gifted)

Joy, peace & thanks for reading! T.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Product Feature: Tights from Berkshire...

Tights and hosiery are staples in my wardrobe collection.  As a busy professional, it's essential that I have an array of tights/hosiery in various hues and styles at hand--to ensure I am always able to pull off a more polished look while "on the clock."  So... When the folks at Lipton Publicity approached me about sampling products from Berkshire, I gladly accepted their offer!  See my thoughts on and stylings of their products below...

I adored this pair of sheer diamond hosiery (#8013)!  Donned them (last week) to an all-day conference I attended in Toledo.  They were comfy, durable and the perfect accent to my vintage houndstooth jacket. An interesting note about Berkshire: they've been privately owned since 1976, and their legwear history dates back to the early 1900's (They've been "doing hosiery" for a long time. That, I like as well!).

Tights: c/o Berkshire
Jacket: Vintage
Dress: Michael Kors
Boots: Munro
Handbag: Coach
Scarf: Farm Girls' Boutique (local shop)
Jewelry: All Vintage Pieces
Sunnies: Ray Ban

Additionally, I was able to test a pair of Berkshire's sheer dot hosiery (#8012).  

Yup, loved those as well.  Again, comfort and durability were paramount in my assessment. They withstood a full day at the office and dinner out with Mark that evening.  Plus, they were so easy to style (this leo print scarf was fun to pair with these dotted tights).  

Tights: c/o Berkshire
Sunnies: Ray Ban
Boots: Frye
Dress: JCrew
Belt: Coach
Scarf: The Shops at Sawmill Creek (boutique along Lake Erie)
Shoes: Michael Kors
Handbag: Vintage Dooney & Bourke
Watch: Coach
Bracelet: Self-made (using courtesy items from endlessleather)

Opaque tights are perennial faves of mine; so, I was elated to try out Berkshire's shimmer opaque tights (#4643).  

What an elegant touch to sport to the office (especially on a day ladened with meetings!). And, as you may have already guessed, they, too, met my standards for comfiness and quality.
  Tights: c/o Berkshire
Top: L.L. Bean
Skirt: Banana Republic
Sunnies: Ray Ban
Moto Jacket: Michael Kors
Handbag: Kate Spade
Heels: Michael Kors
Bandana Neckerchief: Ace Hardware
Earrings: Gift Shop in Williamsburg, VA

Given my level of satisfaction (which is high) with Berkshire's products, I'm passing along a bonus Berkshire is offering readers of my blog through December 16, 2016: with code blogger15, receive 15% off and free shipping on Berkshire products (available here).

Joy & peace & thank you for reading! T.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Quality and Values and a Lovely eShakti Dress...

Happy Fall, Y'all! Autumn marks a period of deep reflection for me.  Added time is spent journaling, creating, meditating, candle lighting and truly assessing every aspect of my life.  As a result, my identified core values play an ever-increasing role in my decision-making processes.  For example... When I was contacted by a representative from eShakti about a blog cooperative, it was easy for me to say, "Yes!"

You see, I've had two prior (and very successful) collaborations with eShakti (see the gorgeous eShakti dresses I've featured in the past here and here).  Following those experiences, I've even made independent purchases from eShakti, myself (see one of those featured here--in this past post). Plus, eShakti's corporate values resonate with me (I turn down blog cooperatives if they aren't in sync with the quality and social responsibilities I hold near and dear.).

My favorite thing about eShakti (aside from their selection, corporate values, and the quality of their products) is that I can customize any garment ordered.  At 5' 4", it's often a challenge to find a maxi dress that doesn't need to be altered professionally after I buy it.  With eShakti, I was able to share my height with them when placing my order--making this dress a perfect fit and ready to wear upon arrival (Hooray!!!).

Now, about this dress... I adore it!  I'm always drawn to stripes for some reason; so, this one was an especially easy selection (smile).  It's the perfect transitional piece for fall.  I can dress it up or down.  Best of all, this dress doesn't wrinkle easily! Today, I wore my lovely maxi dress semi-casually... Donned it out to breakfast with Mark (downtown); where, afterwards, we visited the local farmer's market to buy pumpkins and gourds to display in the front of our home. And, tonight, I'll sport it to the pub for dinner (Hopefully, we can catch a good football game while there!).

Dress: Courtesy of eShakti (you can find it here)
Handbag: Brahmin
Boots: Frye
Belt: Michael Kors
Watch: Coach
Wooden Bangle: Vintage
Sunnies: Ray Ban
Nails: Butter London Champers
Lips: NARS Scarlet Empress

Joy, peace, grace, and a special thanks for reading! T.