When it comes to Sunday, we have a love/hate relationship with it, mainly because we want to partake in the Funday, but know we should be preparing for Monday. We normally like to spend our Sunday’s worshipping, brunching, and lounging with a little bit of online shopping to end the day! In order to have a successful week ahead, we have to strive for balance with our Sunday habits. If you’re like us and would be willing to do just about anything to catch a few more Z’s Monday morning, we have a few life hacks for you to practice on Sunday in order to get your mind right for the week.
LIFE HACK #1: PICK OUT YOUR OUTFIT AHEAD OF TIME.
By picking out your outfit the night before, this will allow you to spend less time getting ready in the morning, which in turn could score you a few extra minutes to grab coffee before work and still be on time.
LIFE HACK #2: PRE-PLAN YOUR MEALS OR MEAL PREP FOR LUNCH.
When you pack your lunch the night before, not only will it save you money, but it’ll also make you feel better knowing you’re starting the week off with a healthy lunch. This will help you make good choices throughout the week and you’ll feel more energized…and maybe we’ll actually use our gym membership this week (fingers crossed).
LIFE HACK #3: TIDY UP.
There’s no better feeling than coming home after a long Monday to a clean house! Let’s be honest, we know it won’t stay clean throughout the week, but it puts you ahead of the game and will make your Monday just a little bit easier. This will also give you more time to start preparing dinner or spend time with your family.
LIFE HACK #4: MAP OUT THE WEEK.
Whether you have a big meeting at work this week, your kids after school activities, or you need to pencil in some “Me Time” (because this is VERY important). Grab your phone, open up your notes and start your To-Do list of all the things you need to get done this week. Another great feature for all you iPhone users is the REMIND app. This nifty little app will send a pop up reminder on your screen of anything you save to it!
LIFE HACK #5: DO YOU.
Now that you’ve finished the hard part, which really doesn’t take too long, spend the rest of your Sunday doing you. Whether that means taking a bubble bath, shopping our new arrivals at 7PM (wink, wink), or indulging in your favorite dessert, it’s important that you take the time to do what you want to do before the week begins and you have obligations.
Happy Sunday Shopaholics!!
The girls here at E+S have so many things to be thankful for this year. We have a team that feels like family, the most amazing customers, and a very supportive community! However, there is one more thing that we are super thankful for and that is Thanksgiving food! It’s no secret that the E+S Girls have a slight obsession with food. From turkey and ham to sweet potato casserole and pumpkin pie, the list could go on for days and we want it all. If we can give any advice about what to wear to a Thanksgiving gathering, it would be that, flowy material is key! You want to be able to eat as much as you want while looking cute in the comfiest way!
A question we hear a lot from friends and customers is what they should bring to Thanksgiving gatherings. As much as we love food, we normally like food that is prepared for us. However, the holidays get us in the spirit to embrace our inner Bobby Flay. We’ve provided a few links to our favorite thanksgiving entrées, but don’t worry we are all about “cooking made easy.” Plus! Check out the links to some of our favorite thanksgiving looks.
Brittani’s Pick: Green Bean Bundles
Ashley’s Pick: Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins
Kaitlin’s Pick: Sweet Potato Casserole
Adriane’s Pick: Pecan Pie
Jamie’s Pick: Cracked Out Chicken Tater Tots
Carrie’s Pick: Maple Brown Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Kaley’s Pick: Cheesy Mac N Cheese
Happy Thanksgiving Shopaholics!
It’s that time of year again for family photos! I don’t know about yall, but it’s one of the most stressful events we go through every year for many reasons. Let’s be honest, Mom has this weight on her shoulders of picking an outfit for everyone in the family so everyone will coordinate, while also trying to look her best. All anyone wants is for these pictures to turn out great, because they’ll be posted on every family member’s fridge, on the picture frame shelf for years to come, or it may very well be your gift to everyone in the family (oh, the pressure!). Don’t fret fashionistas, we are here to help lower that stress level so family picture day will be an enjoyable one! Here’s a few tips to keep in mind when picking out outfits.
- Stick with solids (wild patterns can take away from all those gorgeous faces)
- Choose colors that compliment your skin tone
- Timeless pieces will never let you down (dark wash skinnies, classic shift dress, or a beautiful blouse)
Check out these outfits, already styled from head to toe, that would be perfect for your family’s holiday portraits!
There is nothing that makes a small business more successful than it’s own community. Community is the very foundation for actually getting started. Its where you plant your roots and the reason you have courage to nurture your business and watch it grow. One thing we know for sure is that growth comes from the people; the customers who embrace us and support us over the years. Our friends and neighbors grow to love and trust our businesses so when something impacts our community like hurricane Harvey impacted us, it absolutely affects business, but more importantly it impacts the people who have given our businesses life. We are here to help our community even after the storm has passed. The struggles are not over. Our neighbors are still displaced and will be for months to come but no matter what, we are TEXAS STRONG. That’s why we’ve created (super soft and comfy) tees, to not only give our neighbors an extra shirt on their backs, but to also give them a constant reminder to stay strong as we continue to help. 100% of the proceeds will be given to local relief efforts. Directly to our friends and neighbors who still need our help. Please know that as the relief efforts fade, your community never will. We will do whatever we can to help you rebuild your life and get you back on your feet. On behalf of Ella+Scott and K. Guy Designs, We can’t thank our customers and community enough for your support. Please join us in continuing to support and give back to our wonderful community as the recovery continues.
We love you all.
The true definition of a Girl Boss | A woman in control, taking charge of her own circumstances in work & life. Someone who knows her worth and won’t accept anything less. She is not a “mean girl” in fact, she hates “mean girls.” She is empowering and inspiring to those around her. She kicks ass!
We can all recognize a girl boss when we see one. She carries herself with confidence and without fear of failure. She doesn’t fear failure because she knows it’s inevitable. She takes failure and uses it to drive her to be better the next time. I asked our very own Girl Boss and owner of E+S, Jamie, about what being a Girl Boss entails.
#1 Drive: The ability to take control of your own life. If you work hard at your passions, then you can create your own destiny. She wants to inspire others to be the best version of themselves and to follow their dreams.
#2 Confidence: Especially in what you’re doing. Because you will fail, but you have to pick yourself up and keep on moving (even when things aren’t going your way). If you let failure get to you, it will bring you down and it won’t be an easy fight to get back up.
#3 ALWAYS be yourself: “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” –Herman Melbille. It’s totally okay to draw inspiration from others, but you have to take the inspiration and make it your own.
#4 Daily Routine: Although every Girl Boss would love to have a daily routine, this industry doesn’t really allow that. Every day brings a new challenge and sparks a new idea. The day never ends…the brainstorming of ideas starts as soon as the alarm clock goes off and they keep coming until bedtime (and even then the ideas continue). This is what drives me to wake up in the morning to handle business and put those ideas into reality.
#5 Character: Empowerment is a major key to being a Girl Boss. Uplifting other women to succeed in their dreams is so important. As women, we can sometimes get blind-sided in the evils of judgment and comparison. We have to make sure we correct that and set the right example for our future Girl Boss’s to love themselves and others.
Always remember ladies, if you do what you love, you will never have to work another day in your life!
Here are a few of our favorite outfits for aspiring Girl Boss’s! We hope that these outfits will give you the confidence to embrace your inner Girl Boss!
A Day in The Life of an E+S Girl:
A day of work at E+S is always fun, especially when you are surrounded by coworkers who have basically become family and amazing customers who have become friends. One of our favorite times of the day is when our UPS guy Donald, brings us a shipment of new arrivals! It’s like Christmas day opening each box and pulling out all the new items. You should see the way we react, it’s hysterical.
Behind The Scenes:
But what happens once we get these new arrivals opened up? This is where you, the customer, have inspired us to write this blog post about what happens behind the scenes.
The New Arrivals Are Here:
Once we pop that box open it gets all types of crazy in our back room, from excitement, to massive amounts of plastic…I mean seriously, every brand we carry individually wraps every single item in its own plastic bag and then puts them all together in another plastic bag. And don’t even get me started on all of the silica gel packets; they fall out of every plastic bag like confetti all over the floor. But once that is done we get each item separated out, then we begin to hang and separate inventory for our website!
Get the Prices:
Then we get the prices from our Boss, Jamie, and begin to input all the new inventory in the computer and start printing tag labels. It’s a little tedious, but very efficient! Then we label our own tags and individually tag each piece of inventory.
It’s Getting Steamy:
Then Dun Dun Dun…the steaming begins! That back room starts to feel like Southeast Texas after a long rainy day, PURE humidity. On a brighter note, steaming is very therapeutic. Some of our best life problem solving solutions has come forth during a good steam session.
Styled to Perfection:
Once this is all completed, one of my favorite parts …STYLING! We get to take all of these awesome new arrivals and put them into outfit form from head to toe. When we get that all figured out my next favorite part comes shortly after, PHOTO SHOOT DAY!
– Side Note, but just so ya’ll know- Not sharing every new outfit we put together with our customers immediately is probably the hardest task for our boss!
Spring is our favorite season to do photo shoots, because the weather is normally decent. The weather is always the biggest factor of how a photo shoot is going to go since we do our photos outside. When its winter, the girls have goose bumps and shiver, but just keep on smiling and having a good time. Summer is probably everyone’s least favorite; I mean can you blame us? Our most recent photo shoot was brutal. I even got sunburnt from just being out there helping out with getting the girls dressed. Now imagine being one of those girls, on this thick, humid, smoldering hot day and having to change in a pop up tent outside! I have no idea how they didn’t quite literally melt. There was a lot of sweat, but even more laughter. The girls are such troopers when it comes to photo shoots and they never complain. There are constant earring changes, shoe changes, from shirts and jeans to dresses, and everything in between.
What Does This Top Say to You?
Then we begin working on the website. We pull that entire inventory we put aside for our online shoppers and house it in another location than the store inventory. We get that question, “Is the online inventory the same as the store inventory?” a lot and we are here to give you that answer, No. We are just like any other online retail store; the two inventories are separate and different, so always check both locations if you can’t find your size! Once we have all that inventory in front of us, we begin to give each item a name so that everyone can identify the items. A lot of the naming process goes like, “So what does this top say to you when you look at it?” or “What does this item remind you of?” We get a little writers block from time to time so it takes a lot of terrible suggestions, google searching, and brainstorming, to get the right name.
“Describe It As If You Were Telling Your Friend On The Phone What It Looks Like”:
This is the way we go about descriptions for products. I never really read the descriptions on other websites, until I started doing them myself for the E+S website. I have a newfound admiration for all of the little things that go into building a website, because though they are little they are mighty!
When we get the pictures back, first we go on and on about how awesome they came out! Once we’ve stopped gushing about the outfits and whose contour looked bomb in the photos, we plug them into the website for everyone to be able to shop! The pictures are kind of a still shot of all the hard work that went into them! There is so much that goes into the process of a photo shoot that most people don’t know about. It is always so rewarding to see the outcome and to see how all of our customers react to all of the new items!
So everything –minus the photoshoot- is what happens on a day to day basis here at E+S, in between helping our fabulous customers of course! The photo shoots are normally a once a week deal! We have some pretty amazing photographers, which makes this process even more enjoyable! When they say “It takes a village”…they were not kidding!
Save the high heels for date night and get your sneaker game going strong. For the college students, the moms and any girl on the go, the athleisure trend is taking over and it’s making life much more comfortable. Here’s why we love this new trend:
It’s MOTIVATING: Whether we make it to the gym or not, wearing workout clothes gives us the best of intentions. If you are already dressed for a good sweat sesh, it’s way more likely to happen.
It’s COMFORTABLE: Why not hang up those tight skinny jeans if it’s perfectly acceptable to rock some joggers? We are women on the go and comfort makes our to do list much easier to tackle. Plus, the lines are being blurred between workout wear and boardroom chic, making it much more acceptable to go casual during the workweek.
It’s EASY TO STYLE: This trend makes it so easy to mix and match. You can pair basic tops with bold workout pants and then switch it all up to pair your fun tops with your basic leggings or joggers. And now that your sneaker game is going strong, you can make your neutral workout gear pop with a bold sneaker.
Most importantly, it’s AFFORDABLE: Almost all of our new pieces are in the $30-$40 price range! There is nothing better than an affordable wardrobe that will take you from work, to school, and to the gym. Plus, when your wardrobe is working a double shift that leaves room in your wallet for more!
So dust off that gym pass or pull that yoga mat out of the closet; you’ve got a workout to fit in, errands to run and a fashionable life to live. Get goin’ girl!!
The perfect weekend forecast…a fabulous outfit and an awesome reason to wear it! We love that Discover Beaumont just keeps bringing their A game with so many great local events. From the Craft Beer Fest to Classic Movie Nights, there is no shortage of things to do lately. We are even more thrilled to team up with them to promote various events throughout the year. They’ve got some epic classic movies in the line-up that you definitely don’t want to miss. Plus, this weekend is the Jazz+Blues Festival and we are giving away free tickets!! Follow us on social media for all the details.
We always want our shopaholics to be weekend ready so as long as Discover Beaumont keeps giving us fabulous events, we’ll make sure you’ve got the perfect weekend outfit. Thanks Discover Beaumont for giving us so many reasons to keep it local.
Check out all the great upcoming events!
This Weekend! Jazz & Blues Festival – January 28th
Classic Movie Nights
February 2nd – Groundhog Day
February 3rd – Chicago
February 10th – Sleepless in Seattle
February 17th – Harry Potter
February 24th – Good Will Hunting
Happy New Year Shopaholics! We hope you ended 2016 with your favorite people in the most smashing outfit of the year…or at home in your pjs with your favorite bottle of vino. Either way 2017 is here and it’s going to be a fabulous year! We aren’t going to be tied down to resolutions because no matter what time of year it is, we resolve to bring you the best of the best in fashion at an affordable price. And of course, we want to give our customers the most fabulous shopping experience ever! We promise to put our best bootie forward every day of the year. There’s so much we are working on for the new year but our first priority is all things fashion in the new year. So what’s in and what’s out for 2017? Well our trusted fashion gods are projecting some good things.
Still going strong–
Stripes – We can never have enough, right?! If your closet isn’t full of striped staples already, it will be soon.
Athletic-Inspired Style – To which we say “keep it coming.” It gives us all a better chance of making it to the gym if we’re sporting our athletic style all day long–err, right?
80’s Glam – Say what? We gotta say, the 90s comeback made us feel a bit old so we’ll take a little 80’s inspiration any day! Strong shoulders, lots of shimmer and maybe even ruffles!
Think Pink – Confidence booster; doesn’t the universe tell us we’ll always be “pretty in pink?”
Super high, high heels – it’s about time, our feet have been hurting for years. Thank you athleisure wear, we prefer to strut in sneakers too.
Stretch denim – Goodbye jeggings, we never really liked you anyhow.
We are looking for a part-time sales associate to be part of our team. ella+scott is more than just a clothing boutique; it is a place where fashion lovers come together and celebrate style. We take our job very seriously and you should too. This is a friendly environment and we are here to help our customers find confidence and strength through fashion.
- Hardworking and energetic
- Able to work in a fast-paced environment
- A team player
- A fashion lover who aspires to help others find their inner fashionista
- Be willing to work nights and weekends as well as during the holidays.
Please submit all of the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
- 3 References (Include name, phone# and email address of each reference)
- School schedule (if applies to you)
The fierce feline of fashion with a “no fear” attitude. Yes we’re talking about leopard print! It’s pretty much the neutral that every woman needs in her closet and trust us, you can’t have just one. It’s always on trend and with the versatility that it brings to your closet, it’s no wonder why we love it so much.
Leopard print is an all around kinda gal. It plays well with color and even pairs well with other patterns. It likes to take center stage and go glam but is not above being an accessory. More importantly, it’s empowering. Leopard print gives women that extra bode of confidence they need to own the workweek and slay the weekend. So swing open those closet doors, pull those animal instincts right off the hanger and don’t look back.
If there’s one thing we love about fashion, it’s a good basic. Why? Because how you rock a basic is how you show your style. Not to mention, it’s versatile and who doesn’t love a little versatility in their wardrobe? We all want to transition from day to night and season to season with ease…and without breaking our budget.
Rejoice, dear friends because we have found the bomb.com of all basics and it’s now right here online and in our stores. The new Z Supply line is the epitome of effortless. Their clothing is all about simplicity, comfort and style and boy do they deliver. The possibilities for styling their pieces are endless. The fabric is ultra soft and lightweight and most of all, they are comfortable beyond belief. Shop the new looks now!!
“We believe that simplicity, comfort and style should coexist in every closet.” – Z Supply