It's All About Blazers....

Britt Blazers

Britt blazers are here for Fall!
THREE colors to choose from: Brown, Olive and Black. 

ABOVE: My friend Donna came by to visit me today and I twisted her arm to pose in a photo. We've been sitting together in church since 2004. It's our thing. We just find each other on Sunday morning. No plan. Show, no show, late, whatever.  A hug, a smile, maybe a tear and a prayer. 

BELOW: Elaine is modeling the Britt in black which I must say is super cute on her! Elaine has helped me on and off with production for the past few years. She always shows up with a big smile and sometimes a sweet treat. 

Great for Layering

Stella is a core piece that I keep in my closet. Three pretty colors to choose from this week. Teal, Merlot and Navy.  

Tried and True

Maeve Gems is back in stock by popular demand. 
Yay! And more prints coming soon. 
This dress is so easy to wear.  Simple, comfortable, colorful clothing makes me happy. 

Having Fun 

We are working hard in the studio and warehouse. Taking breaks and having a little fun is important. Yesterday these two made this cute little GIF at the end of a long today to add some silliness to this email. 

Thank you Nancy and Avery! (wearing their favorite Bridget tees)

My tip for the week: The secret to life is enjoying the passage time.  (lyrics by James Taylor) 

love, Lesley

September 23, 2022 — Laura Pinkowski

Tee Time.

Bridgets Tees

Bridget tees are finally back in stock just in time for long-sleeved weather. I'm wearing mine under my Tabitha denim jumpsuit

Choose from three new patterns or the restock of Gems. They are so cute and easy to throw on over jeans or Audrey pants.

Restocks

Just keeping the favorites in stock for you. Our best-selling  Kathryn blouse has just been restocked! yay!

I am sitting in the entrance of my studio against my new wallpaper, just installed by me and Curtis. We used the sticker back paper and the installation went very smoothly. I haven't had time to post the new wallpaper on the website but I promise it's coming soon. 

College Friend

Kathy and I became friends at UPenn. (now she's a professor there) She is seriously one of the nicest people I know. Recently she hosted a wedding at her home for a friend of a friend of a friend! 140 people! That is way beyond me. Her over the top generosity inspires me.

She had a successful freshman drop-off at Santa Clara University. Now that her son will be on the west coast for fours years I'm sure to see more of her. I love when my east coast peeps come see me. 

I hope you all have some fun connections with old friends happening too. It really brings joy!

love, Lesley

September 16, 2022 — Laura Pinkowski

Hot Hot Hot!

Heat Wave

It was so hot today I didn't want to wear these fall clothes outside so Avery photographed Elaine, Laura and me on the white backdrop in our studio. Today was one of those days that makes me look forward to cooler weather!

In a few weeks I will be wearing these cute plaid Sarah pants with a new Christie V-neck rib tee and this freshly restocked Esme scarf

Laura has on the Ivory Plaid Sarah pant and the Christie in Black

Christie Tee

Elaine has on the Christie tee in Green which I love on her. We tied the Esme Green Wave scarf around her hair and she pulled out her vintage Christian Dior sunglasses. And of course the Audrey pants which we recently restocked. 

Four great color to choose from in this new V-neck tee. :)

Pink Echinacea

This is one of my favorite dresses. I love it so much I'm making a matching mock turtleneck to go underneath for cooler weather, coming soon. But for now I'm liking it just like this.

All Over Print

I wore Blue Fern head to toe today (now yesterday). I'm just sitting in a chair in the warehouse without a desk writing this email. We haven't unpacked our desk legs yet— no idea where they are. Lots more setting up to do.

I hope you all have a great weekend and it's not too hot!

love, Lesley

September 09, 2022 — Laura Pinkowski

THE Denim Jumpsuit and More. 😍

City Sunset

The Tabitha denim jumpsuit has arrived and it was worth the wait. I started this project at the beginning of 2022. Debuting this sweet piece on the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset with wedge sandals and Esme scarf. :)

I dropped off a few jumpsuits at the shop earlier this week and the first one sold 10 minutes later. A cute customer popped in looking for something to wear that evening in San Francisco. She wanted an elevated but casual look so Linda pulled this out of the bag and it was perfect. 

Celie + Esme

Celie is here in two prints: Gems and Shakalaka. Ready to go with matching scarves if you are up for matching. Seems I can't get enough. (and I have more coming)

Back to School

I have a lot of customers that are teachers and principals. I love that these women wear my cheerful clothing at school. 

My cute online customer Jennifer F. from Illinois sent me this photo and message:
 "First days of school are best with a Lesley Evers dress, says this principal!"
Thank you Jennifer. xoxo You wear it so well!

And, by coincidence, we have a small batch restock of this cute dress that Jennifer is wearing in case you feel inspired.

Vacation Sunset

Curtis, the boys +1 girlfriend and I landed on Kauai yesterday. After settling into the house and working on this email we ended the day with a swim in the ocean.

Meanwhile in Oakland, my team is moving the warehouse down the street to a bigger space. I did not purposefully skip out, it just happened that way. It's hard for me to not be there but I'm so far away I've almost forgotten that it's happening. 

I hope all is well for each of you. 
love, Lesley

August 26, 2022 — Laura Pinkowski

Lots of New!

Simple Tunic Dress.

I adore this new style Madison. I wear mine without the sash most of the time. It hits me just below the knee. I like the loose fit and have even tied the sash as a headband.

Click through to the product page to see the dress cinched at the waist. Probably cuter.

Update your PJ Collection!

I mean, can you have too many? I don't do laundry often so I like to have a lot of pajamas and the Josephine set is all I wear. 

Our latest shipment just arrived and we all are thrilled. Everyone in the warehouse got to pick a pair to keep and conveniently we all chose a different set. Here were are outside posing for you. :) 

I kept mine on for the remainder of the day. 

Tees and Scarves

We have a couple of new Annie tees and paired each with a beautiful new Esme scarf. Cute Emily modeled them for me before heading back to college. On the bottom she is wearing the Kylie skirt in denim. Just a great basic.

Live

With the help of my summer intern Patsy, I got the nerve to start Lives on Instagram every Friday at 9:30am Pacific time. Join in today. I'll show all the pieces in this email and answer any question you might have. Hope to see you there. 

Third Time's a Charm

I had originally planned family trip to Hawaii for the summer 2020, and you know that story. Then I rescheduled for summer of 2021 but the Governor asked tourists NOT to come the week before, so we postponed yet again.

Finally our Hawaii trip is happening. We are taking our boys and my son's girlfriend, Avery (same Avery that works for me) for a week. We plan on doing lots of hiking, snorkeling and swimming. 

Next week I will be emailing from Kauai. It's a vacation that I've waited a very long time for!

Wish me luck. 
love, Lesley

Below: Selfie from Avery, our in-house photographer, while taking a photo of Emily, our summer employee at her home in the Annie top and Kylie skirt. 

 

August 19, 2022 — Laura Pinkowski

Best-Sellers!

Brown or Blue?

Get ready for cooler weather with one or both of these dresses! Arden is here in Vintage Floral Brown, with a matching scarf if you are all in.

Ginger in Blue Plumes is a WOW in this jumbo scale. I just love blue and these hues are gorgeous. 

Esme Scarves

Thanks to my customer Elaine for letting us photograph her in the newly arrived Esme scarves. These silk chiffon beauties have a hand-fringed edge. I think I have a dozen in my collection. I can't decide which of these I'm going to keep. I love them all. 

Found Some Fabric!

I found a little more Shakalaka Lilac and cut it in the Elaine dress. Only enough to make 31 dresses. This tiny batch won't last long. 

Curtis and I have several old cars. This little navy blue bug remains a favorite. I prefer to ride, not drive. :) 

California Summer

My friend's daughter, Patsy spent her summer with us. She arrived in June and returned to Charlotte NC Tuesday. The last night she was here we walked the Gold Gate Bridge together. She wanted to see the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. We checked that box and the next day she was a on a plane home.

I'm missing having her to pal around with. We watched A Cinderella Story and Pitch Perfect, two of her favorites that I had never seen being a mom of boys. We shopped, cooked, and crafted and I enjoyed every minute. 

It was so nice to have a borrowed daughter. :)
 
Have a great weekend!
love, Lesley

August 12, 2022 — Laura Pinkowski

Staff Picks :)

Back and Bright

The Tegan caftan dress is back in two new prints – Blue Bullseye and Pink Pears! I love this caftan this summer. It's a cotton-linen blend that's super light and breathable. Pair it with your favorite flip flops or sandals for an easy summer look.

Staff Picks

These are our favorites from top to bottom:

Casey (9 months pregnant!) is wearing the Tegan in Pink Pears. This caftan is fresh from the factory so get yours while they last :)

Emily bops between the store and the warehouse doing a little bit of everything. Her pick is the Tilda in Birds and Butterflies.  I love the shape of this dress – so flattering. This dress is perfect for any party, and Emily certainly looks good to go!

Aizah packs your orders and she is one focused woman working hard to get everything to you in a timely way. She's in the Elliot in Chickaboom Blue. This French terry top is so soft and flattering, and did I mention it comes in three other prints? Check them out on our website.

Annamaria also packs your orders and I know sends sweet notes to all of you in her pretty handwriting.  Her recommendation – the Bobbi top and the Lindsey pant. The Bobbi top is such a staple to any wardrobe, and I love how the bright blue pops. The Lindsey pant in Denim is definitely a must-have. They are the most comfortable "denim" pants I own – I just don't know if I'll ever be able to go back to jeans without an elastic waistband.

Staff Picks cont.


Patsy is wearing the Nora pant in Blue Fern. Although these pants don't have an elastic waistband, the cotton sateen gives them a little stretch so they're still super comfortable. She pairs hers with the Annie top in White.

Linda is Head of Sales and runs the shop. Her pick is the Erika pant in Navy Scoops. She pairs hers with the Bobbi top in Navy and Carly cardigan in Red-Orange Rib. So cute!

Nancy is my design assistant. She wears the Jackie wrap dress in Waterloo Blue. This dress has become a staple in my closet – it's so versatile and can easily be dressed up or down. Check it out in Vintage Floral Pink too!

Avery is our in-house photographer and her pick is the Haley in Pink Jumbo Blooms. Pair it with clogs like Avery or sneakers for the perfect everyday look. 

Back in Stock!

Along with the new Tegan prints I cut all the leftover fabric from the last cut, so if you were sad to miss one of the earlier prints now is the time to pick up these caftans.  A great addition to any wardrobe. :)



Summer Nights

My brother Otis picked my up last Friday night and took me to the Dixie Chicks Concert. (photo of us in line to enter below- a selfie I sent to my mom) It was really so much fun. Everyone was smiling and dancing and just so happy. We had a great time.

Tonight we are having friends for dinner. Making the most of summer nights. I hope you are too. This might be my favorite time of year. :)
 
love, Lesley

 

August 07, 2022 — Laura Pinkowski

New Style Alert!

Big Birds

I printed the birds on a fabulous linen/tencel blend and then cut it up to make this cute dress. Meet Madison— our newest style. I wear mine without the sash, but it's easy to cinch at the waist for a more fitted look. A little swish with side slits makes the birds come alive. :)

On top of that we have Bird Pillowcases ready to ship. Perfect gift for the bird lover in your life.

Another Newbie!

I know a lot of you just love a good V-neck. You've asked and here it is! Introducing Ginger in a favorite print, Fuchsia Pears. I especially love this design because it represents Divine Sustenance. So good! Colorful and delicious. 

Back in Stock!

Patsy and I are happy to say that Birds and Hydrangeas are back in Dixie.  
(dancing with joy in our empty new warehouse)

Working on a Bucket Hat

We are working on a new bucket hat. I'm giving the prototype a test run below. We've got the brim to just the perfect place. Hoping to have them in a few months. I'm excited about them!

Patsy is at Lalapalooza this weekend but I'm forging ahead on Instagram Live Stream this morning at 9:30am without her. Pop on for a few minutes and say hi. :) 

love, Lesley

July 29, 2022 — Laura Pinkowski

Baby and Berries

(Prim) Roses are Red

The Ellie dress in back in our Primrose print. I've been loving this dress all summer – it's just so lightweight and breathable. And this print might just be my favorite one yet!

French Terry Forever

You already know how much I love French terry, so I'm thrilled to have the Haley dress in Chicka Boom Blue. I already wear my Phoebe dress in this print all the time, and I'm sure this dress will soon become one of my go-to's.

We're Having a Baby!

Our Casey is having a baby! We are all so excited to meet her little girl. Only a month to go. Not sure how we will get along without her. We are all trying to take a piece of her job to cover the bases while she is away. Won't be easy!

Lottie Restock + More Prints

Happy to have this skort back in stock – and in more prints! Grab yours while we still have them on the shelves. This little number tends to go fast.

Blue Skirts and Skies

This week has been nothing but blue sky and sun in Oakland. I've been loving wearing my Kylie skirt in Blue Peonies in this beautiful weather. I've only ever used this print in the Willow dress, so I'm excited to have it in skirt form now.

I love how Annamaria pairs hers with the Bobbi top in Navy. So cute and fresh!

Shop Live!

Tune in on Instagram this morning at 12:30 EST, 9:30 PST for our live stream! We’ll be showing off and trying on some of our favorite pieces, so feel free to ask us any questions.

I can't believe we're more than halfway through July. Summer is really flying by. Patsy and I have been making lots of cobblers with summer fruits. This week, we even picked our own blackberries for one – so sweet! Wishing you all the sweetest summertime!
love, Lesley

July 22, 2022 — Laura Pinkowski

That's a Wrap!

ABBA Moment

I'm excited to share our Jackie wrap dress in a new print — Waterloo Blue! I was dancing around in the kitchen one night to Waterloo by ABBA when this print came into my mind. It's giving me some serious '70s throwback vibes, and I am here for it!

All Wrapped Up

June and July are big birthday months in my house — I feel like I'm constantly wrapping presents. I'm starting to think all the wrapping has made its way into my designs because we have a new version of the Lola wrap skirt in Seagrass Yellow.

I love how whimsical this skirt is. And did I mention it has a pocket?!

Below, Ava is wearing hers with the Annie tee in White Rib.

Sweet Summertime

Our Beverly shorts are finally here in four prints and ready to ship! Perfect for summer days, these colorful shorts will add a pop to your wardrobe. I've loved wearing mine out to walk the dogs in the hills near my house.

These shorts pair perfectly with our Bobbi tops or Annie tops. Below, Patsy is wearing hers in Blue Fern with the Annie tee in White RIb.

Ava wears hers in Flower Power Pink with the Bobbi top in Deep Yellow.

Shop Live!

Tune in on Instagram this morning at 12:30 EST, 9:30 PST for our live stream! We’ll be showing off and trying on some of our favorite pieces, so feel free to ask us any questions.

Moving!

What a week it's been! Will is back from Santa Barbara for the weekend. My house is feeling full again :)

We are in the process of moving to a new warehouse — we've outgrown our old space thanks to all of you lovely people. Here's a sneak peek of our new home.
love, Lesley

July 15, 2022 — Laura Pinkowski

Flowers and French Terry

Summer Blooms

Last week, I noticed my zinnias had finally started blossoming. I planted them from seeds, and I’m so happy the bright flowers are blooming — and just in time for the arrival of the Dixie skirt in Queen’s Garden Pink and Navy Echinacea.

You already know how much I love an elastic waistband, and the elastic waist of the Dixie skirt makes it comfortable enough to garden in (if only I could garden without getting covered in dirt). I love pairing these skirts with the Bobbi tops.

I'm wearing my Dixie skirt in Navy Echinacea with the Bobbi top in our newest color — Moss Green! Patsy is wearing the skirt in Queen's Garden Pink with the Bobbi top in Orange.  

Never Enough Flowers

Speaking of flowers, the Jackie in Vintage Floral Pink is just in and will be a favorite this summer. I'm loving how it's practically wrinkle-proof, making it perfect for travel.

I wore this dress out to dinner with Patsy. We ordered sushi and stopped at the laundromat across the street to wash a duvet while we waited — speaking of duvets, we have duvet covers coming soon. 

Patsy wore the Phoebe dress in Barcelona Yellow.

Soft and Stretchy!

Fresh from the factory — the new Elliot tunic top is here in four colorful prints. This top is so comfortable and feels like a tee but looks like so much more! The three-quarter length sleeves are perfectly notched.

My favorite is the Green Bullseye. 
Patsy chose Chicka Boom Blue. So cute on her!

Welcome Back Brooklyn 

Our Brooklyn top is here and ready to ship in Black Fleurette. I cut this linen tunic to be more loose-fitting for a relaxed fit. This top is one of my go-to's. I've worn different variations of it all week long — it's just so comfortable and easy to throw on.

Patsy wears hers with the black Audrey pant. Pair it with sneakers for running errands around town!

Navy Scoops.

Just cut the Kate top in a classic print — so snappy! I find myself wearing the Navy Scoops print and Kate top all the time, so I am excited to be able to wear both as one!

I love how Patsy is wearing hers with the matching Erika pant :)
This top also pairs perfectly with white pants for an easy summer look.

Shop Live!

Tune in on Instagram this morning at 12:30 EST, 9:30 PST for our live stream! We’ll be showing off and trying on some of our favorite pieces, so feel free to ask us any questions.

That's a wrap for this week! I can't believe how fast summer is flying by. Sending you all lots of love from the back seat of our tiny '68 VW bug. 
love, Lesley

July 08, 2022 — Laura Pinkowski

Giveaway + New Dresses 🌺

Napkin 4-Pack Giveaway! 

Spruce up your table with a new seat of napkins. I'm loving the warm evenings for outdoor dining. 
Choose any of our 4-pack napkin sets as a gift when you spend $200 or more.
Simply add your favorite to the shopping cart. No promo-code necessary. 

Thru July 4th while supply lasts. 

Summer Intern. 

Just picked up this cute girl on Tuesday night at SFO. I went out to the car to find Curtis wearing a matching pink shirt to my Tegan dress (please note HE is the one that copied me). And the best part- she thought it was super cute that we matched, unlike our boys who would have been mortified. :)

Patsy will be with me for 6 weeks working on a variety of projects before returning to UNC for her junior year. Her mom and I have been friends since second grade. 

#1 INTAGRAM LIVE SELLING tomorrow at 9:30am PST and 12:30 EST. 
Wish us luck. It's a big experiment.

Below I am wearing the new Haley dress in Barcelona Blue. The soft cotton jersey is a delight to wear. And the blue is so summer fresh. 

Also in Town.

Laura, our customer service queen, visited this week from Boulder, CO where she helps all of you from home. We were so happy to have her in person! And for the first time in weeks I feel we are completely caught up!

I also twisted her arm to model for us. Check her out below in the new Haley dress in Pink Jumbo Blooms. I mean... what's not to love? 

This cotton knit dress is the best and the bright colors are so happy.

New Phoebe Dress.

Simple and just that everyday dress you will enjoy all summer, Phoebe is here in a new print—Barcelona Yellow. 

We also restocked the sold out sizes in the Chicka Boom print. Laura is modeling this color way below. 

Flower Charm Pink.

Just cut the Erika pant in a new print— super cute! These pants are sure to get you some sweet compliments. 

I love them on Laura. :) 
She is wearing them with the Kate top Black that just restocked. This is fabulous staple to add to your wardrobe. 

Hello July!

Can you believe it? Wow where did June go?
We have a lot of people coming going to stay tuned for the rest of our summer adventure.
And thanks for sharing yours with me. I love seeing your photos. 

love, Lesley
July 01, 2022 — Laura Pinkowski