Be. Ella: Shape Wear

Have you ever found a dress that you love so much, but when you try it on, it’s just a little too tight in those problem areas?
Truth be told, we’ve all had this problem a time or two in our lives. That’s where shape wear comes into play.
Body Hush, a shape wear line that ranges in sizes S-3XL, is the new solution to these problems!
Made out of Nylon and Lycra, Body Hush promises to control and hide those areas that most of us ladies aren’t willing to show. 
We have several different types of Body Hush available at Be. Ella. The best part about this product is the extremely reasonable price.
Come see us this week to check out our shape wear and all of our gorgeous new arrivals!
image via Body Hush

Serendipity: Summer Must Haves

As crazy as it seems, summer will be here before we know it!
To get you and your wardrobe ready, we’ve rounded up a few essentials to make sure you’ll be looking your best this summer.
Maxi Dresses
We’re a big fan of maxi dresses around here, and we think you’ll love these, too. Maxi dresses are a great piece to have during those hot summer months. Just throw it on, add some accessories and cute shoes, and you’re set!
 
Bourbon & Boweties
The best way to accessorize this summer…Bourbon & Boweties! With the beautiful colors and unique stones, these will accent any outfit you’re wearing.
Colorful Bag
A fun, bright bag is a great way to add a little something extra to your outfit. We have some gorgeous bags in pastels and bright colors, and we’re especially loving these hot pink styles. So chic and spunky!
Stop in this weekend to shop all of our summer styles before they’re gone!

Work Wear for the Curvy Woman

Dressing for work can be tricky for anyone, regardless of your body shape.
It’s common that companies have their employees adhere to a dress code of some sorts, just to ensure the professionalism of the particular business. Whether it be business casual or formal, it’s likely that we’ll all have to abide by an employer’s dress code at some point in time.
Dressing professionally not only shows your employer that you care about your position, it shows your clients and co-workers that you care and are serious about your job. And, let’s be honest…who doesn’t feel a boost in confidence when you put on your power blazer and heels?!
With some inspiration from our favorite curvy blogger, The Curvy Fashionista, we’ve got some tips for you to make sure you’re always looking poised and polished at work.
TOPS
Going the conservative route is always the way to go when it comes to office attire. Always limit the amount of cleavage you show. 
Make sure your tops fit properly around your bust, and that you never show any midriff. The crop top trend should definitely be one that stays out of the office.
PANTS
The number one rule of thumb here, leggings are NOT pants, especially for the workplace. Your pants for work shouldn’t swallow you, but should fit appropriately.
It’s also important to make sure that your pants don’t look like you just pulled them out of the wash without any ironing. Pressing your slacks really doesn’t take that much time!
If your pants are dragging the floor, even when you’re wearing high heels, you must find a seamstress — immediately! That’s another one of those things, like wrinkles, that will make you look unprofessional.
SKIRTS & DRESSES
The length of your skirt or dress should always be to your fingertips or lower, never shorter.
Also, make sure that your dress or skirt isn’t too tight for work. Pieces like that can easily slide up, which is definitely not office appropriate!
SHOES
Some places have a closed toe shoe policy, while some aren’t as strict. Regardless, comfort is key for the office.
If you prefer heels, make sure you keep a pair of flats in your bag or at your desk. You never know what might be on your agenda, so keeping an extra pair handy can save you the pain.
HOSIERY
Not everyone is a huge fan of hosiery and tights, but in the professional world, it’s something that has become a necessity. Most employers now encourage women not to go bare-legged when wearing a dress or skirt.
And nowadays, tights and hosiery aren’t just your typical nude or black pair from the drugstore. Fun colors and prints, that can also be appropriate for the workplace, are now available!
We hope this helped you out and gave you some encouragement to revamp your workwear!
We have a lot of great pieces that are workplace appropriate, including some longer dresses and skirts. Stop in this week and let us help you look and feel your best at work.
Have a great week!

We Can’t Live Without…

It’s no secret that we’re all fashion lovers at Serendipity (hence, the working at a women’s boutique!), but that isn’t the only thing we’re into around here.

Just like most women, we like to look and feel our best, so today we’ve decided to switch things up and do a fun post on some of our beauty favorites here at Serendipity.
We’ve rounded up all the girls and got a list of all of our go-to beauty products. Check them out!

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Sarah
Owner, Serendipity

“My hair straightener. I have naturally curly hair, but prefer my hair straight.”

Karen
“Lipstick. I feel naked without it!”

Wendy

“Lip gloss. I always have it with me.”

Hillary
“Kenra Mousse. It’s the only thing that tames this crazy mane of mine!”

Ceil

“Blush.”
Hannah
“Mascara, for sure!”

Courtney
“My flat iron for my hair.”

Becca

“Mascara. I wear it even when I don’t wear anything else.”

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We hope you enjoyed our special post today!

Don’t forget to come see us this weekend and shop all of our new spring arrivals! We have so many great dresses for all of your upcoming special occasions.

Have a great weekend!

Be. Ella: Easter Dresses

Easter is just a few days away, and we know some of you ladies are still scramming for a dress!

We have some gorgeous options at Be. Ella right now that can definitely be worn again after Easter Sunday. We also have several cardigans and cover-ups in an array of colors, if you’re looking to cover up a little more.

Take a look!

Floral Peplum Dress :: $55

Festival Dress :: $42
Ditzy Floral Dress :: $49

Daisy Lace Dress :: $63
Mesa Dress :: $69

Summer Maxi :: $42
Stop by this week and we’ll get you styled for this special holiday.
We’re open Monday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.!

Serendipity: Easter Dresses

It’s hard to believe that Easter is only 10 days away!
With that in mind, we want to give you a little recap of some of the dresses that we have in the stores right now that would be perfect for this special day.
We have several beautiful dresses available right now. Whether your looking for a more neutral dress, or something with a bold pattern, we’ve got you covered!
Window Printed Dress :: $59.50

Lace Sheath Dress :: $174
Funky Pastel Waves Dress :: $144
Neoma Dress :: $59.50
Necklace :: $25
If it’s cool on Easter morning, or you just like to cover up a bit more, we have several lightweight, spring cardigans and jacket in the stores right now, as well.
Stop in this weekend and we’ll get you styled for Easter Sunday!

Bending the Rules

Today, with a little inspiration from The Curvy Fashionista, we’re updating you on some rules of fashion that you curvy girls might not need to follow anymore.

Wearing Black is Slimming

We’ve all been living by this rule for years, but it’s time to step out of your comfort zone. Add some color and pattern to your wardrobe for spring and summer, and be confident in the pieces you choose.

While black is chic and a safe bet, it’s important to show off your personality through your clothes. If you don’t want to step too far out of your boundaries, try some bold accessories.

Covering Up is Better

You don’t always have to be covered head-to-toe. In these upcoming warmer months, show off your arms and legs. Shorter shorts and dresses are great ways to show off some more skin without being too revealing.

Avoid Pieces that Show Off your Curves

Don’t hide behind over-sized clothing anymore! Step out and buy some pieces that show off your curves. Whenever you’re getting fancy for a special occasion, look for a great dress that hugs you in all the right places.

While it may be a bit scary and intimidating at first, stepping out of your comfort zone might be the best thing for you!

Stop by Be. Ella this week to find out what rules you can break.

Have a great week!