While browsing around on SmartBargains.com I discovered a brand called XCVI.
My first impression was that XCVI was a laid-back brand offering relaxed and chic fashion made primarily from cotton. The brand falls in the mid price range for me; not cheap, but not expensive either. Most items cost under $100.
I was super excited when shortly after that, Rue La La had a XCVI boutique with prices around 65% off! So I jumped at the opportunity and bought the Happy House top in eggplant, Plaid Brushed Twill Reporter Blouse in green, Exquisite Jacket in eggplant and Totem Pole Top in a grayish purple color.
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The Happy House top ended up being my favorite. It’s cotton voile with a jersey like material on the back, so it feels like your favorite soft tee shirt, yet it looks like a smart work-appropriate blouse. I was in love!
I went back online to see if I could find more, maybe in another color, but it appeared they were all sold out. Isn’t that always the way? Whether it’s clothing, shoes, or your favorite lipstick – as soon as you find something you like, they stop making it! Well i wasn’t about to give up. This was like the ultimate eureka in fashion discoveries for me! I loved this top so much and I just had to have more.
So I went on XCVI.com and emailed the company directly asking where I could find more Happy House tops and did they have any left, anywhere in the whole world. It was a last ditch effort in my quest for the perfect shirt and I didn’t expect a reply. To my surprise, they emailed me back and said they yes, they had 2 left in their warehouse; 1 in coal and 1 in Creme Brulle, both in a size small… Words could not express my excitement!
The Marketing Communications Director for XCVI was kind enough to give me both tops free of charge. Out of my gratitude for their unbelievable kindness, I just had to dedicate a post to their brand and my favorite shirt in the whole world: The Happy House top.
Not only were they were nice enough to gift both tops to me, but I really am a HUGE fan of their brand. XCVI has created wearable, movable, breathable clothing for women who believe in style, but also believe in comfort. XCVI delivers chic separates that are an absolute dream to wear. Cotton has never looked or felt so good!
XCVI is fashion you can live in.