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Independence in Fashion. Independence in Design. 0

Here's a thought from Nanci: Pray for our Nation, Work Hard and Be Nice, Pray for your dreams....Work Hard for your dreams....Love your Employees, Pray for your Employees, Pray for your Customers, your vendors....Work Harder than ever, and be an independent Free thinking person. 

adjective: independent
  1. free from outside control; not depending on another's authority.
    synonyms:  freethinking, free, individualistic; More
    • synonyms: self-governing, self-ruling, self-determining, sovereign, autonomous, free, nonaligned
      "an independent country"
    • not influenced by others; impartial.
      "a thorough and independent investigation of the case"
      synonyms: impartial, unbiased, unprejudiced, neutral, disinterested, uninvolved, uncommitted, detached, dispassionate, objective, nonpartisan, nondiscriminatory
      "independent advice"
    • historical
      adjective: Independent
     not depending on another for livelihood or subsistence.
    "I wanted to remain independent in old age"
    synonyms: self-sufficient, self-supporting, self-reliant, standing on one's own two feet
    antonyms: dependent
    • capable of thinking or acting for oneself.
      "advice for independent travelers"
    • (of income or resources) making it unnecessary to earn one's living.
      "a woman of independent means"
  3. There is much more to say about this POWERFUL word....But these few points tell a big story and inspire me!
Thanks for spending a moment with a dreamer.
  • Nanci Kezar
Why try?

Why try? 0

If at first you don't know the rest.....Try Try AGAIN!

Friends, I have attempted many endeavors in my 55 years that have come to a sudden end. They needed to.

Tailored West is different! It cannot end because every day as I arrive bright and early, I WANT to be here... I WANT to be doing this! It is not money that keeps me trying to grow my label Ver'e'ne and my company, Tailored West.

It is an internal passion to create something beautiful and lasting. Something that inspires others. Something that the entire team can embrace. Something they can own and believe in. A business wherein each employee's contribution is irreplaceable.

Why try....and what are we trying to do??

Ver'e'ne is a growing label in Colorado that has several "Legs" to stand on!

1. Quality fabrics. Some Vintage touches, some organic and natural touches, but the primary characteristics QUALITY and HAND (Fabulous to the touch).

2. Fit. Ver'e'ne Fits American women. If you are a size Medium. You will wear Medium in Ver'e'ne....Not a size UP because the garment was made off-shore.

3. Quality construction. We do not cut corners on construction in any way.

4. Style. Fashion with flair. Fashion that is Pretty and fashion that is feminine! 



In the effort to bring to Colorado, fabulous, American made quality clothing for women, I just spent days in Dallas sourcing fabrics for the upcoming designs. 

Arriving in a few day, the largest, most exciting collection of colors and textures yet so stay tuned as we roll out an unexpected and refreshing collection of Ver'e'ne! 

Thanks for spending a minute with a dreamer!


Let's talk about Chiffon....

Let's talk about Chiffon.... 0


I think this word feels elegant, sophisticated and ohhhh so soft on the lips. The French know all about language, and it amazes me how so many French words have a way of feeling like the object as spoken! 

a light, sheer fabric typically made of silk or nylon.
"a chiffon blouse"
(of a cake or dessert) made with beaten egg whites to give a light consistency.
modifier noun: chiffon
"chiffon cake"

Ver'e'ne Chiffon lined Skirts are amazingly feminine!

Chiffon (French pronunciation: ​[ʃi.fɔ̃]; English pronunciation /ʃɪˈfɒn/, shiff-on, from the French word for a cloth or rag) is a lightweight, balanced plain-woven sheer fabric woven of alternate S- and Z-twist crepe (high-twist) yarns.[1] The twist in the crepe yarns puckers the fabric slightly in both directions after weaving, giving it some stretch and a slightly rough feel.

Many Ver'e'ne cascading vests, peasant blouses, and dresses are coming out this season for the most colorful, joyous, dressing!!

Early chiffon was made purely from silk. In 1938, however, a nylon version of chiffon was invented, and in 1958 polyester chiffon was invented and became immensely popular due to its resilience and low cost. Under a magnifying glass chiffon resembles a fine net or mesh which gives it some transparency.

The Girls having a great time with a recent photo shoot! Shelby in Double D and Anna feeling pretty in Ver'e'ne Chiffon!!

Chiffon is (was) most commonly used in evening wear, especially as an overlay, for giving an elegant and floating appearance to the gown. It is also a popular fabric used in blouses, ribbons, scarves and lingerie. Like other crêpe fabrics, chiffon can be difficult to work with because of its light and slippery texture. Due to this delicate nature, chiffon must be hand washed very gently.

                 .....NOW....Jasmine Pants are rolling out at Tailored West! We can't make them fast enough!! They are AMAZINGLY PRETTY AND AMAZINGLY COMFORTABLE! 

VER'E'NE Chiffon is smoother and more lustrous than the similar fabric georgette, and you just MUST come and see all the new pieces in this illustrious fabric by Ver'e'ne!

God bless you Beautiful Women, and know that YOU are marvelously made, and greatly Loved!






  • Nanci Kezar
We are going back to our roots at Tailored West!

We are going back to our roots at Tailored West! 0




Have you had a person in your life that you just admire so much, that it is hard to put into words? Over the last year I have watched my incredible boss, Nanci Kezar, defy all odds. She is always on the go, always . 


We have expanded quickly and we are still growing. Looking down from the top of the stairs in the back of the store-her light grew super bright! If you know Nanci at all, you know her passion is to sew. Her label, Ver'e'ne, is gorgeous pieces that are handmade here in Cañon City. Scarves, blouses, maxi skirts, palazzo pants, and more! The Ver'e'ne label says, "Let love be your highest goal." 1 Corinthians 14:1 Nanci is taking her love for sewing, her community, and for others to heart. We have 12 sewing machines, lots of gorgeous fabric, and an opportunity to provide new jobs! We need your help!
  If you are local, come on down to 502 Main Street, Cañon City, if you live in Colorado Springs, head on over to 103 North Tejon, and if you are further away, visit us at ! For every $50 you spend, you get a $25 gift card to share with a friend!
  • Amber Harding
  • Tags: Ver'e'ne
Tailored West is Refreshed and Ready!!

Tailored West is Refreshed and Ready!! 0

Greetings From Nanci at Tailored West, Your fashion Destination!

Hello Friends,

       I've been really contemplating how to move my business forward this year. I have enjoyed some reading time, and even a few weekends away from the business to re-group and plan, to put a little dreaming time back into my life and spend added time in prayer and Thanksgiving.


     You are about to see a fun explosion of color as the Spring and Summer fashions arrive!!

     I am designing a few Ver'e'ne pieces to compliment each of our key lines...

"Ver'e'ne", designed and manufactured in Canon City Colorado to stage the Artistic beading and embellishments of Double D Ranch, the feminine flair of April Cornell, the carefree yet chic looks of Chalet and Jess and Jane, and the absolute artistry of Vintage Concept!

     Additionally, watch for an all-new roll out of silks, crazy beautiful laces and fringe fringe fringe!! It is going to be a fantastic season at Tailored West!!

Please enjoy The TW Version of feeling and looking your BEST!

Thank you for your time!!! Friend.... you are exhibiting an interest in what we are doing in the world of fashion and we appreciate that!!


See Ya!






  • Nanci Kezar
My journey from hating leggings to LOVING them!

My journey from hating leggings to LOVING them! 0



There are hundreds of leggings out there..different styles, colors, and fabrics. So what makes Elietian leggings our #1 seller? Well, if you are like me, a mom with a not so perfect body, most leggings will fold down. Then I'd spend my day constantly pulling and tugging to put them back where they go, so leggings lost their appeal quickly for me. After working here at Tailored West, and hearing repeated praises by our customers and other employees, I decided to get a pair. The next morning, I grabbed my leggings and started to put them on. They have to be put on like a pair of pantyhose..I rolled them up and got to the high-waist band. I was bit skeptical, Elietian claims their leggings fit size 0-16. I am a size 8 and they look small. I got them on, put on my tunic dress..and headed off to work. This was the real test for me because I am up, down and all around...all day long. So at my lunch break I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror...did the 360. I was impressed. The high-waist band smooths out what I call my "fluffiness". I was also still comfortable, no creases in my skin. Fast forward to the end of the day..I was SOLD. I was a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal. I now have several colors of the Elietian leggings, and have even ventured to the matching long-sleeved and v-neck dresses. These leggings and dresses have become my preferred outfit because you can do so much with them with what you already have in your closet. Athletic to sophisticated just with a change to the top. I've added a few pictures to show the versatility of these pieces. Try them once, LOVE them forever! That is their company slogan...and it rings so true!

Elietian V-Neck Dress and Leggings

 Elietian V Neck/Scoop Neck Dress









with Elietian Leggings in Toffee.


 Elietian Long Sleeve Dress









with Elietian Leggings in Burgundy