*She Shops* Week of April 17

   Sunday-Elizabeth and James

I was informed that everything was an additional 50% off so I headed back to E&J. There wasn't much left in apparel and I didn't see anything I loved or desperately needed. I did see some nice jewelry although some pieces that were there the first day were sold out. Unfortunately, jewelry and eye wear were not additionally discounted and remained the same price as opening day.

Monday-Demy Lee

Sally invited me to scope out the Demylee sample sale with her a day before it opened to the public. I've never been to this brand's sale before but research showed that this designer designed for Tory Burch, Calvin Klein, and Gap before creating her own line. So I was excited to check it out. I'm not into knits so I was disappointed when the majority of items were simple pieces but those are items your wardrobe can always use. The lad by demy lee-her menswear line is very popular in Japan. I ended up getting my brother a couple of tees and a cashmere cardigan.

Tuesday- Korres and Parker

I previewed both the Korres and Parker sample sale. It was a little crazy because I was asked to come in the morning to Korres and in the late afternoon to Parker. I actually went back to Brooklyn in between the sales.

Korres was in a bigger space and had more products than their last sale in December. Staff were very accommodating, helpful, and knowledgeable about the products. I wanted a lipstick I got at their other sale and it was not available this time around. They also did not have any black pine products that were a big hit at the last sale.

At Parker they were in the midst of setting up for the next day when I came to have a look. Lots of embellished statement apparel. The label runs really small and since I'm curvy and a lot of the pieces are form fitting, I walked out empty handed. The pricing could have been better.


I purchased this dress just in time for Pesach.

This was my first time seeing the brands' items and boy was I impressed! Beyond gorgeous apparel. If I was a rich girl I would probably buy every dress from this label! Since I'm not a rich girl (yet), I ended up getting two dresses. One is dedicated to an upcoming wedding and one was just in time for Pesach.

About Holy In Mundane

Judaism is about fusing the holy with the mundane. You'll be pleasantly surprised how physical things in everyday life can be used for a higher, spiritual purpose. 

For example, indulging in wine can typically lead to frivolity, but when used in conjunction for a commandment like kiddush, at the Pesach Seder or rejoicing with a bride and groom, it is elevated from its mundane use to a holy purpose. 

A seemingly mundane passion of mine is fashion. It is quite clear the industry is not a fitting place for a Chassidic girl. But a closer look beyond the externals can reveal fashion's multifaceted layers. Clothing can be used to look beautiful on Shabbos, Yom Tov, and at religious ceremonies. Even in every day life, it is being elevated from the mundane to G-dliness through dressing modestly. 

Another means to illustrate how the holy can be fused with the mundane is through exercise. Exercising for mental or physical health with the intention of maintaining inner calm or to build strength to serve G-d is actually fulfilling the commandment in the Torah to take care of your body. 

This blog is about a Chabad-Chassidic girl sharing her holy and mundane passions from her hometown of Brooklyn, New York.