Happy Wednesday to all you fashionable women in my blogosphere life! I pray you had a beautiful, bountiful Thanksgiving weekend and I'm sure, if you're anything like me, you added a little fluffy-ness to your fabulous self!
You are going to LOVE what I'm featuring today. I came across this clothing line quite by accident and I'm so glad I did. One of their consultants emailed me to tell me about the company and then I met her in Illinois when I spoke at an expo this fall.
I want to introduce you to a new (a little over a year old) company that features comfortable, fashionable, stylish, washable, and did I say comfortable clothing? Oh yes, COMFORTABLE, fashionable clothing!
Kika Paprika is a clothing line that was started by Kim Shaw out of Los Angeles who spent many years with a popular home party company and decided that she wanted to start a company that would enable women to stay at home, (if they choose) yet have their own successful business. She also wanted the company to honor our environment and the go-green mentality. Therefore, Kika Paprika is eco-friendly and made in the USA!
The prices range from $34-$98 for all pieces except for three statement jackets (Fall/Winter season) that are over $100.
I got the chance to spend some time with Stacey Monroe on the phone yesterday. Stacey is a director with Kika Paprika and so full of knowledge and excitement about the company!
First, though, some pics to show you some of their clothes:
This is Stacey!
During my interview with Stacey I learned all kinds of things. One of the biggest, most amazing aspects of the clothing line is this:
ONCE YOU DETERMINE THE ITEM YOU WANT, THEY WILL DYE IT FOR YOU IN ONE OF THEIR 10 COLORS OF THE SEASON!
So, for example, see that white jacket in the picture? Or the pants, or the skirt, or the top, or Stacey's vest? Or any of the other items? Well, you could choose it in the color you want and they custom dye it for you!
So no more telling me that you can only find things in black because now
I KNOW BETTER! ha!
I LOVE their bootcut pant...here I am speaking at an event where many times I end up on the floor showing different things like in this picture I'm showing the audience where the best hem length is on a woman. These pants look great whether I'm rolling around on the floor or standing lady-like (which doesn't happen very often...lol):
I had a picture of me in their Riley jacket but I've looked all over my email to find it and I can't find it.....blahhhhhhh...so here it is on someone else:
See the puffy collar? Isn't that fabulous? I'm seriously telling you that EVERY time I wear it, someone wants to know where I got it. Every. Time.
You can puff the collar up, or lay it down. I have this jacket in Fern...it's like an olive green...fab with my red hair, I might add.
You could get it in YOUR color!
I just remembered it was on Facebook pics but when I make it bigger it gets all blurry...blurrier than this one. I wore it on stage when I spoke on the Girls Getaway Cruise in October and my agent told me it was the best I ever looked on stage...okay, what is she trying to tell me?
Sizes run from 0-6. Now don't go moaning and groaning on me thinking they don't have your size....a 6 is like an 18! A 5 is like a 14-16....see what I mean?
You can custom pick your wardrobe and be comfortable at the same time.
They might have a consultant in your state (or might not) because they are in only 22 states. You might even want to consider becoming a consultant but they only take applications TWICE a year. Right now they are taking apps to show their spring line. So if you want to be considered, get in touch with Stacey right away. Tell her I told you to call her and maybe she'll send me a new jacket or something...LOL! (Just kidding, Stacey!) A new shirt? ha!
She told me all kinds of stuff about cotton and pesticides and it really blew my mind about how many crop workers die each year from pesticide poisoning. Did you know that 25% of all pesticides are sprayed on cotton?
That's why this cotton is organically grown and NOT sprayed on. So the crop workers can stay healthier. I love that.
And one final thing and a give away!
Take a look at these scarves:
Each season Kika has a philanthropic project and the proceeds benefit women and/or children. This season the profit from the sale of all scarves benefits women’s shelters near their warehouse in LA… another cool aspect to the company!
So, to ring in the holidays, Stacey is giving away a RED SCARF to one of you! Please leave a comment below about what you think about the line and a question you might have about the company or the clothes. Next week I'm going to get Stacey or Kim to answer them for you and one of you will be getting a new scarf! I wanted to answer your other questions this week too, but this got too lengthy so I PROMISE to go back thru my blogs from the past 2 months and get all your questions answered. So don't kill me yet, okay?
Love you girls!!!!!
Didn't Ashley look great on Monday?
Here's Stacey's website if you want to look more:
Here's Stacey's website if you want to look more: