Now bringing you back to the regularly diversified posts of this blog for a style day. A very important style day too. This is it. This is a very big day, Pascal. I’m so excited I may just jump out of my skin. I get to play fashion blogger today!
|Florence dress: eShakti c/o Cardigan: Target Necklace: Forever 21 (similar) Shoes: Seychelles Headband: white ribbon|
(Sorry not sorry, I’m a total cheeser in pictures.)
I had to share this dress I’m wearing. It is easily my new favorite. Fits like a dream. Before I even got it in the mail, I knew it was going to be. When it came I was signed, sealed, delievered and it was all over. Yellow, gray, coral, white, bbq, picnic, aquarium, graduation parties– it’s going to get remixed a whole lot, I already know, and I included a few other options for styling below. It’s made by eShakti. When they approached me to share my opinions of the company, I could not have been more jazzed about telling y’all about them. I’ve seen their perfect fitting pieces on just about every blogger I’ve ever followed, liked, stalked, and already own a skirt from their company. Incase you haven’t already heard of eShakti, it’s a custom clothing company out of India. They specialize in size 0-32w sizes and also offer completely special made pieces. When I say completely, I mean they ask three different bust measurements, waist, hips, thighs, arms. If it could ever fit a little funny in regular retail clothing, they want to know exactly how you measure in that area so that your eShakti purchase will fit perfectly.
There are too many reasons why I love this dress, so I decided to focus on the big two so I don’t ramble on in multitudes of run on sentences (like I just did).
Not just the color, but the actual cotton poplin. It’s top notch. Probably the exact same cotton that my childhood mommy/daughter/sister dresses from April Cornell were made of. (Everyone did it. Your mom dressed you identically at least once. And there’s a picture to prove it.) It sure does feel like it. The cotton is so soft. It has plenty of structure, but isn’t scratchy. It’s lightweight for summer, but not see through. Still has stretch, but not to the point where it’s mis-shapen in a few hours.
They’re substantial. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the larger the chest, the larger the strap needs to be, but you would think it was rocket science when you look at what’s going on at most retailers. These aren’t super wide, grandma straps, but they really suit the dress and the look. The straps are also completely customizable at eShakti. I chose the straps as they were shown in the stock photo, but could’ve gotten cap sleeves, short sleeves, no sleeves. It was up to me. There are inner bra strap holders too. Not the little thread ones, but these are quarter inch strap holders sewn from the same fabric as the dress.
You can also customize the length of the dress, which I did. The stock is a mini and I chose knee length. I also had choices for the neckline, but I loved the embroidered cut-outs so much I didn’t want to miss out on that detail. The belt is removable and there aren’t funny threads left after you take it off that are supposed to keep the belt in place, but never do. I also chose to get a stock size to show just how nice their stock sizes fit without doing all the custom garment measuring.
Other items I think would look fabulous with this dress:
I could talk forever about this dress, but let’s cut to the chase– eShakti makes amazing clothing. Y’all should definitely take a look. As a bonus, they shared a discount code with me for my readers. Using “hayes” in the promo code box scores you 10% off that you can also use with other promotions, like their $25 off for new customers.
Have you tried eShakti before? See anything you like?
And be thankful Corey came home to help with pictures or else they would’ve all looked like this:
(There’s a little fine print with the code: Code has to be entered in the ‘promotional code’ box. It is not case-sensitive. Code can be used any number of times until the validity period. It can be clubbed with any other promotional offer, gift coupon or gift card in the same order unless explicitly specified otherwise in the offer conditions. This discount code is not applicable on clearance / sale, gift cards & overstock categories. Not applicable on previous purchases.)
Though I did receive this fabulous dress as compensation for sharing my opinions, they for sure can’t be bought. Honesty is the best policy.
*Disclaimer: I was provided with a sample of this product free of charge, for review purposes. This did not alter my opinion of the product and the opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the United States Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.