12.02.2014

Outfit // An eShakti Story

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Hello my dears! It has been a little while since my last outfit post, so I am really happy to be sharing this with you today. I don't really consider myself a fashion blogger, but style posts are probably my favorite ones to put together. I don't know when that happened, but I've learned to just go with it!
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Recently, I was contacted by the online store eShakti to select a dress to feature here on the blog! For those of you who have not heard about eShakti until now, they are a women's clothing brand that offers vintage and retro inspired styles. In all honesty, I was super excited and it was a kind of "Hey, I must be doing something right with this whole blogging thing" moment for me. I have loved the dresses on the eShakti site for quite a while now and have seen many sponsored posts about them, so I was honored to finally be offered that opportunity haha it's the little things, you know?
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I have always wanted so many dresses from their site, but never took the plunge to order one for myself. I am sorry that I have waited until now! I chose this embellished pinstripe number and customized it by adding short sleeves for a change from all the sleeveless ones I own and by shortening the hem a bit. That is the great thing about eShakti; basically every item they sell is customizable in some way. You can add or take away sleeves, change the neckline, adjust the hem, or even provide your measurements to have a dress made just for you! It is really such a great service to offer, and all at a fairly low fee.
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eshakti, retro, vintage, dress, sponsored, navy blue, circle skirt
I am really so pleased with the construction and details of this dress. The fabric is such high quality and has a lovely heaviness to it, which is especially nice for colder months. It has very nice lining that gives it a little more fullness in the skirt. All of the stitching is so well done and there is evident attention to detail by the way the pattern of the fabrics line up so impeccably, something I appreciate.eshakti, retro, vintage, dress, sponsored, navy blue, circle skirt
My only hesitation with this dress is the sizing. I was generous with the size that I chose, selecting one that I thought may be a little big on me. Unfortunately, the dress ended up being fairly snug, specifically in the bust area. Luckily it zips up, but it is a bit constricting and I feel that "the girls" are kind of stuffed in there. It definitely flattens everything down and does not look quite as flattering as it could have. This does not taint my opinion of eShakti though, since things are often a bit snug for me in this area and because eShakti has such great customization options for future orders. Next time I will definitely opt to enter my personal measurements so that there are no issues!  eshakti, retro, vintage, dress, sponsored, navy blue, circle skirt eshakti, retro, vintage, dress, sponsored, navy blue, circle skirt
In the end, this dress is such a high quality piece that will be great to wear during the holidays and the colder months to come! Though the fabric is a bit heavy, I think this dress will be great in the spring with flats or sandals too! It also has a full circle skirt, which, as you know is very important to me. Even though I am 20-years-old, a girl has got to be able to twirl!

So, my conclusions about eShakti:
+ Next time I will use my personal measurements to customize the size of my dress.
+ If you have your eye on something from their site, don't hesitate because you will not be disappointed!
+ Why did I wait so long to get my first piece from them?!

As a side note, Dai and I decided to shoot these photos at a new little spot I found near my house. It is actually just a patch of grass on the corner of a street, but you would never know that! I am really happy with how this scenery photographed and think it was the perfect choice for this dress. Plus, it is nice that you can actually see the Golden Gate Bridge from this spot :)

Thank you to eShakti for gifting me this dress and sponsoring this post!

Have you ever shopped with eShakti? How would you customize your dress?


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Dress // c/o Eshakti
Tights // Kohl's
Belt // Macy's
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Disclaimer: This was a sponsored post. While I may have been compensated in some way, all views and opinions are my own.

12 comments:

Jess said...

I love eshakti! You look awesome.

Jess said...

i have a skirt from eshakti and love it so much! this dress looks great on you!

xoxo

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emmyjake

Jess said...

What a beautiful dress! I love the detailing on the front!

Jess said...

I was so excited when eshakti contacted me too! I love the choice you made! Totally try to customize the measurements next time. I did and it was all sorts of magical to have a dress that came catered to me. My boobs also can get squished down in dresses so that feature was amazing. I know Ive said this before but I love your outfit photos!

Jess said...

EEEK a swing dress--so fun! It looks great on you!

Chloe | Wanderlust in the Midwest

Jess said...

So pretty, Jess! Sorry, the size wasn't right, but I can't tell at all - it looks fabulous on you!

Jess said...

Thanks Leah!! I really loved the red dress you recently got from there :)

Jess said...

Thank you Katie! That's one of my favorite parts too!

Jess said...

Thanks Katie! Nice to hear that it isn't noticeable haha Thinking of maybe wearing this dress during Christmas too :)

Jess said...

It's great that you were contacted by them too! I definitely will customize the measurements next time. I was kind of lazy this time and was also afraid that I would screw it up somehow haha. Thanks so much Justine!

Jess said...

Thank you Chloe! Swing dresses are totally the best!

Jess said...

They have some really cute skirts that I've had my eye on! Thanks Emily :)

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