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Monday, December 8, 2014

REVIEW: ESHAKTI 'REAL FASHION FOR REAL PEOPLE' HOLIDAY LINE


Happy Monday, Fashionable Friends!

Last year, I was asked to partner with eShakti, an affordable and customizable women's clothing shop, for their 'Real Fashion for Real People' bloggers campaign, which was so much fun.

Needless to say, I was thrilled when they asked me to be a part of the 'Real Fashion for Real Women' once again this year.  This time for their Holiday Line, where I got to try this festive wine and black accented cocktail dress with pockets, love it!

Being on the taller side, I love that I can provide my height, even all exact measurements, and customize the cut, sleeves, length and so much more, including pockets or no pockets on dresses and skirts.  Plus, they never fail to match them perfectly, giving you a look that was literally made for you!

eShakti has been a great supporter of my blog, and they continue to impress me with the quality of each item, how each fits perfectly and arrives customized at my front door so quickly.

Each of their items have a more classic cut and style about them, which I personally love, and create a timeless look.  I'm sure you'll find something fun to sport this holiday season or new year! ❄ 
Dress: eShakti - $79.00
Wine Heels: Forever 21 - $27.90
Bracelet: Express - $14.95  /  Necklace: Forever 21 - $2.80  
Stackable Rings (similar): Forever 21 - $5.80 (set of 3)





Thursday, November 27, 2014

LIFE: HAPPY THANKSGIVING, I'M THANKFUL FOR YOU

(image by Liesl Ehardt via my Instagram)

Dear Bogland,

As many of you know, things have been truly wonderful for me lately.  

I feel so thankful to be surrounded by the love of my extraordinary family, true friendships that will last a lifetime, an incredible team at work, whom I consider family, to be living in New York City, have so many supporters of my blog, here and on social media, and for where I am personally in life, on every front.  

I have been reminded, during many moments in my life, how short life truly is, and how important it is to truly do things you want to do, and say things you need to say, now.  

Living in the moment has become a new motto in my life, and a constant reminder that you have to follow your heart and live life fully in the now, today. 

I want to let those in my life know how thankful I am to have you in it. You are each key players in the happiness my life holds.  Without out you, my life would not be as bright.

However, I also want to thank those who were in my life at one time.  You were a part of my story, you led me to where I am today, and it took each of you, in good times and in bad, to put me right where I think I was meant to be.  For that, I will always be grateful.

You need the difficult times to appreciate the great times.  Each makes you stronger, helping to shape you into the person you are today, and towards who you will be in the future.

To all of you who celebrate today, I hope you have a safe, healthy and Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you are surrounded by love, inspiration and hopefulness, and you never forget to believe. 


Saturday, November 15, 2014

SATURDAY SAYINGS: MEANT TO BE, HAPPINESS, SMILING, LETTING GO AND KINDNESS


Happy, Happy Saturday, Bogland!

Hope you all had a lovely week.  I was sent a Thank You note and little gift at work this week.

Most of you know, I love cards, more than gifts themselves, and a thank you is always a nice surprise. However, this thoughtful gift just happened to be too perfect for me as well.  

It was a 2015 calendar filled with "Live in the Moment" quotes, which has been my motto as of late, and I posted it over on my Instagram.

I'm sure I'll be posting some of the quotes inside of it here for Saturday Sayings next year.  Till then, I want to keep each a surprise for now, so, I have not looked ahead at the months and quotes for each.

Have a Super Sunday ahead, and let's get onto the quotes! :)
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Sunday, November 9, 2014

PICTURE SHOW: LIFE, FRIENDS, FOOD, DRINKS, HALLOWEEN, HOTELS & HAPPINESS


Happy Sunday, Bogland!

How are all of you doing?  I am so sorry for not keeping up as frequently as I would like here on my blog, but I will try my best to balance it and life a little better moving forward.

Life for me has been a whirlwind of genuine happiness lately. Quite lovely! :)  

So, although I may be MIA from time to time, it is not due to lack of things happening and adventures, but more so due to an excessive number of adventures, events, outings and more.

I am working on some affordable holiday goodies for all of you and hope to run another giveaway very soon.  However, I'm loving keeping up with all of you on Instagram, it is definitely a favorite of mine!

Until my next post, below are some pictures from the last couple weeks of my life in the city, and I'll have plenty more to show very soon.  

Have a great rest of the weekend!!!
My beautiful hometown during fall, red trees are my favorite! 
(Photo Credit: Gil)
With Maria, our lovely Director of HR, during one of our career fairs.
Fall harvest in full swing in New York City. 
(Photo Credit: Brian)
Halloween goodies from my extraordinary parents, love them!
Goodies from co-workers = Friday love at work
More than a coffee break at NYLO at the end of our work day.
NYLO cocktail tasting.
Adorable Halloween costume on the Upper East Side.
 
My nephew this Halloween. 
(Photo Credit: Devon)
Office shenanigans! :)
Dinner after work at Pigalle with family friends in town from Dallas, TX.
Blondes unite for Happy Hour after work at URBO.
View from my office as the sun was setting.
Original copper accents from 1906 on our hotel rooftop.
The Counter Burger Mondays = Yumminess
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fall from inside the MET, "Death Becomes Her" Exhibit and good wine.
Sunday morning comfort.
My nephew, as happy as can be, picking pumpkins.
Crosby Street Hotel = My favorite hotel in NYC thus far.
Complimentary champagne at The Crosby Bar.
Good times with good people.
Beer + Bread = Great laughs with co-workers!
Enjoying a cozy fire at the Gramercy Park Hotel.
The picture of "love" on a rainy day! ;)
Good eats at the Bryant Park Hotel.
Despite the chaos of working in Times Square, it holds beauty, too.
Part of my super fun team on site, checking out our soon-to-be offices at the hotel.
Pizza is always a good idea! :)
Times Square on my way to work.

(All photos by me via my Instagram unless credited otherwise.)

by Liesl Ehardt