The day I changed my mind about online shopping

I’m such a skeptic when it comes to online shopping. I get so annoyed when the clothes I order don’t fit, even more annoyed when I have to send it back, AND THEN re-order correct size.

That’s why when eShakti reached out to me about their custom dresses, I’m not going to lie, I was a little skeptical. What’s different about them though is you have the option to custom design their clothes. That means you choose a design, send them your measurements, and they’ll make a custom piece just for you.

I needed an extra special dress for one of my best friend’s engagement party, so I decided to give it a shot. The most difficult part of the entire process was actually picking out the style of dress I wanted (not a bad problem to have). SO. MANY. OPTIONS. I narrowed it down to about 5 dresses and asked my husband for help (poor guy). He liked them all, so I ended up going with… drum roll please: The Olivia Dress.

It took about 4 weeks for the dress to be made and, to be honest, I was still skeptical the day it arrived.

However, IT FIT. It was the exact length I wanted, it was the perfect neckline, and it had the pockets I requested (pockets!) . All in all, this online shopping experience was one of the best I’ve had to date. Too bad I can’t custom order all my clothes.

I didn’t style the dress with the purple ribbon they mailed (it’s not me at all), but with a black belt instead.

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Olivia Dress, c/o eShakti

What about you? Do you order your clothes online?

Duckpin, what?

Duckpin bowling. It’s a thing! This was something I never heard of before living in Rhode Island. I’m pretty horrible at bowling, so I thought I would have a shot at duckpin bowling. Unfortunately, as it turns out, I am just as bad. Lucky for me though, it’s super fun.

What is duckpin bowling? 
Just like bowling, the object of the game is to knock down 10 pins using a ball. The difference is that the pins, and the balls, are smaller. You get 3 wooden balls, that are a bit bigger than a softball, and 3 tries to knock the pins down. The other cool thing? The whole process is not automated. Meaning at the end of your 3 tries, there is a person at the end of the lane waiting to pick up your pins.
Hey, and if you go, don’t forget to tip your pinsetter!

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*If you’re in Rhode Island, I highly recommend checking out Breaktime Bowl and Bar.*
999 Main St, Suite 1330 Pawtucket, RI 02860

Free People: In Providence

It was an exciting day when Free People announced they were opening a store here in Providence.

I waited in line on their grand opening day (I never do this) and was one of the first 50 people. The little amount of patience I have paid off because, lucky for me, I won a gift card (I never win anything). I used this gift card to purchase one of best bags I’ve ever owned: a slouchy, all-purpose, vegan leather bag. I’m not vegan but, if you’re in the market for a bag, I highly recommend it. As someone who loves to carry all my belongings, at all times, this bag fits the bill.

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**this post was not sponsored by Free People. These are my personal opinions **

NYC, again

I have this weird relationship with New York. I love being there, but I especially love leaving. Last summer, I spent a day in NYC with two of my closest friends and I would say that exploring the city with them made the entire trip enjoyable. I am not going to lie though, NYC smells horrible in the summer.

The best part of traveling to NYC from Providence is riding on the train. Having the opportunity to look out the window, and daydream for 3 hours, is priceless.

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*Dirty French* on the Lower East Side

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*One World Observatory at the World Trade Center*

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how do you feel about NYC?