November 7, 2012

In which I complete the dress quest (fashion post)

Alrighty, as promised, here is the fashion post! 
I'm super excited to have the chance to share with all of you a great product and a great company!

For quite some time I have been on the lookout for a cute dress. During my search I came to find that there seems to be a lack of cute and modest dresses. There are a lot of dresses out there to pick from...but they seemed to have run out of fabric while making them. As a result, they are a little too short at the bottom, and a little to low at the top!

Well, then I discovered eShakti, a wonderful business that solved my hard-to-find dress issue.  Their site is packed with tons of styles, and to make it even better, in many cases you can customize them to your liking! Things such as sleeve type, dress length, neckline style can usually be changed depending on your preferences. You can also have any piece made according to your exact it's a perfect fit every time! This is great news for me because I'm somewhat short (5' 3" and 1/2" to be exact) and have a large many times dresses just don't fit me quite right. In the last year I've done quite a lot of looking around on their site, mentally storing away all of my many favorites into a file, and imagining all of the possibilities :)

When they had a weekend sale last month, I jumped at the opportunity and ordered this adorable navy blue dress. And since it was my first time ordering, I got free customization as well! I am very pleased with the ease of ordering from eShakti, and their customer service is great too! (can you tell that I kinda like this company?)

The one thing that I love about this dress is it's versatility. Wouldn't you agree that it could easily be "dressed up" with a pair of cute heels and a fancy necklace, but it's also an easy piece to "dress down" for a more casual look?

I'll have to say that one of the best bonuses about many of eShakti's dresses is the large, hidden pockets that blend right into the seam. They are plenty big for a phone and any other little items I need to carry around. And since this dress has a pleated skirt, it hides any "bulky" look at the hips (the last place you want to add any extra width!).

The only little things that I would change about this dress is the size of the scoop neck and the length of the sleeves (you can see the sleeve length in the photo below - but it's not too big of a concern for me since I plan to wear a cardigan with it). The neckline slightly lower than I am comfortable with, but I found that a little bit of safety pinning at the shoulders fixes it! In these photos I do NOT have it safety pinned so that you have an idea of the actual neckline. But overall, I'm quite pleased with the fit of the dress, and it's quality too!

So, there you have it. The happy ending to my dress quest.
I'm looking forward to finding new accessories to put with the dress...any suggestions? How would you dress it up for a special occasion? Or dress it down for a more casual day? I'd love to hear your ideas!

If you head on over to the eShakti website, I'd also love to hear what your favorite product is!
Just an extra note...they have really good sales every now and then, so you might want to join their e-mail list so you can stay up to date on those!

So am I happy with my purchase? Totally! Would I recommend eShakti to others? Absolutely!
Go ahead and pour yourself a cup of tea (or coffee...whatever you prefer), snuggle up in a cozy chair and take a visit to their website! I promise you won't be disappointed!
eShakti -

Many thanks to my sister, Hannah, for being willing to let me drag her outside in the cold to take these photos and also for letting me borrow the cardigan...and the shoes. Love ya, Hann!


  1. So cute! You look great in all the pictures too! Whoever took them did a good job. :D

  2. pretty girl! the dress is adorable. :)

  3. Very cute! That dress will be endlessly versatile!

  4. Very lovely... I too, love this store! You chose a very sweet dress, and look so cheerful in it.


  5. These pictures of you are so cute! What a lovely dress! :)

  6. Omgoodness! Love the dress!!! I want one! Haha
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  7. Thanks for sharing the website where you purchased your dress :D You're is hard to find cute yet modest dresses today...urg!!!!!

    I love your blog and your invited to follow mine :D

    Serving HIM,

  8. I've seen a lot of things from this store and love them!

    You look beautiful! Perfect color and style for you! <3

  9. It's beautiful and you look very lovely! :)

  10. Super cute dress! Following <3 alex

  11. Lovely blue color to complement your hair!