March 14, 2013

Spring '13 eShakti Review

This is my first review for eShakti and I am glad that I can post such a positive review for this shop.  I know quite a few ladies who have been ordering from them for a while now, all of which have been very satisfied customers.  I wasn't sure about sizing, again since I am a size 32, the higher the size goes the more difficult finding garments can be.  But when they emailed me offering a free item from their site I figured there was no better time to test it all out.

I choose this fun metallic button a-line dress in mustard yellow.  I am obsessed with yellow for spring.  When I have black hair yellow wasn't the best fitting color option for me but now with my pink/red hair yellow seems to be my best fashion friend.



I thought about giving my personal measurements for the most perfectly fit dress I could possibly get but in the end went for their standard size 6x.  I do love how you can customize your skirt length and sleeves on your top or dress too.  Next time I might try the below the knee length for my skirt.




When my dress arrived and I pulled it out of the package I noticed the fabric was a non stretch cotton.  Something I never wear for lack of give and movement.  I am a fan and almost a slave to stretchy and comfortable clothes.  But when I tried this dress on it was heaven sent.  I felt like I might as well have given them my measurements because the dress fit me absolutely perfectly!  My first thought was do I have any tea parties or spring events to attend because this is what I will be wearing!

I wish I had known about this site when I got married back in 2010 because all of my bridesmaids were plus size and in a variety of shapes, sizes and heights.  This site would have been a godsend for that.  But for anyone on the look out for bridal party dresses check out their new Bridesmaids line!

eShakti nailed it with this dress and is offering a 20% off coupon code for you to grab something fabulous for yourself!  Use the code WHENNDBTWE towards your purchase good through March 20th!






Much Love!
Shawna

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March 09, 2013

Leather & Spikes and Everything Nice

Ok maybe more like faux leather.  But this dress was a project I had been putting together for a while and I finally had an occasion that would let me show it off.  Leather skater skirts are all the rage right now which I love but I figured why stop at a skirt?  This was my first bodice attempt I have ever made and it's still taking some getting used to as far as making and measuring but i think it turned out pretty good for my frist try!  Once all the sewing was done and it was put together it looked great but it was lacking in just that little extra that accessories weren't going to fix on their own.  Boom!  Spikes.  The dress was done.  So off with my friends to Sugar Town I went where I felt so sexy and proud.

OOTD Details-
Leather Dress- DIY 
Spikes from StudsandSpikes.com
Shoes- Payless

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Much Love!
Shawna

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