A Day In The Life Of An E+S Girl!

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!

Model Behavior:
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!

Picture Perfect:
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!

Recap:
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!

 

Xoxo, Kaitlin

Fashion. At Your Leisure.

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 Local Weekend Forecast

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

On Trend for 2017

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?

Newcomers–

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?”

What’s Out–

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.

xo

 

We Are Hiring!

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.

Applicant requirements:

  • 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 sales@shopellascott.com

  • Resume
  • 3 References (Include name, phone# and email address of each reference)
  • School schedule (if applies to you)

Leopard is our Spirit Animal

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.

Back To Basics

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

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