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  1. Fall for eShakti: Review & Giveaway!

    Wednesday, October 9, 2013

    Whooooo boy, this has taken me forever to get up. My apologies!

    I'm here today with another review of eShakti. I am so happy to have eShakti's support, and honestly love their vintage-inspired styles. For those who don't know, eShakti is a online company that offers customized clothing, as well as "off the rack" (so to speak) styles, many of them vintage inspired. The clothing is made in India.

    They've asked me to review their new fall line. It took me a very long time to even figure out what to select to review, as there was so much I loved! A few of my favourites:


    But, in the end, I went with the Ruched puff sleeve crepe dress. My biggest concern when ordering this dress was that it would be a little low cut. I have v-neck top from eShakti and it cuts pretty low. My worst fears were confirmed when I put the dress on for the first time, without a camisole underneath.



    Even after I put a white camisole underneath (oh, how I wish I had a matching olive or navy one) it looked a little strange. I honestly don't know why eShakti cuts these so low! I guess I will only be going with boat neck styles from now on. I think I will sewing a little built-in cami in this one. I can't even install a snap, because then it pulls all funny in the bust.

    Now for some real outfit photos:

    Dress: c/o eShakti
    Earrings: vintage
    Locket: gift from Miss Bee
    shoes: thrifted
    bag: vintage (bought from Miss Bee)
    hat: vintage (gift from Miss Bee)
    For this dress, I understated my height and asked for a below the knee style when ordering, so it actually hit a few inches below my knee instead of just skimming the bottom of my kneecaps.

    The crepe is lovely and flowy, and was actually quite warm. I added in my custom measurements, and the fit was very good! The material washes nicely, and irons up quickly.


    I just love the sleeves! It's certainly my favourite feature. Many of eShakti's previous styles have been very geared towards the fifties and sixties, so it's nice to find some that work for us forties loving gals as well.


    This is also my first chance to show off this beautiful locket! Miss Bee gave it too me as (totally unnecessary!) gift for helping out with some wedding stuff. I just love it!


    I was very excited to solve two style conundrums that day: how to wear this hat (it's slightly too big for my head) and how to jazz up my lazy hair style of victory rolls and a back roll. problem solved!


    So, onto the part you've all been waiting for - the giveaway!

    eShakti is offering THREE gift cards, worth $30 each, to the winners of my giveaway. Sadly, this giveaway is only open to customers in the US and Canada. Also, I apologize for the awkward "Leave a comment linking to Pinterest" option. Rafflecopter only offers Pinterest entries if you upgrade.

    For the mandatory entry, you MUST link to an item in eShakti's fall collection, or you won't be qualified. If you forget, simply leave another comment (however, only one comment will count).

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  2. 29 comments:

    1. Miss Bee said...
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    2. Thanks Deidra. Be sure to add a link to an item from eShakti's fall line so it counts towards the giveaway!

    3. Miss Bee said...

      You know how i feel about kitties! http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0029064/Cats-tweed-check-skirt
      I need this skirt! You look adorable!!!

    4. Krista said...

      Love this!! http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0028915/Western-style-plaid-shirtdress

    5. taletrader said...

      I LOVE this shirtdress: http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0029129/Bird-embellished-poplin-shirtdress

    6. taletrader said...

      Pinned: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/90846117457016464/

    7. I thought this dress was cute http://www.pinterest.com/pin/507569820474704046/
      -Emily

    8. Mrs Brits said...

      This knit dress, love! http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0029158/Shawl-collar-melange-knit-dress

    9. Mrs Brits said...

      And pinned! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/75857574947230652/

    10. Brandi said...

      I like this one: http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0029120/Pleat-collar-apple-print-dress

    11. This might be my fave, but it was hard to choose but I liked this one a lot http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0029122/Birdsong-cotton-poplin-dress

    12. RetroGran said...

      So many beautiful things to choose from! http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0029122/Birdsong-cotton-poplin-dress

    13. RetroGran said...

      Pinned to http://www.pinterest.com/pin/109423465919753238/

    14. Beautiful outfit - that purse was a stellar choice to compliment the autumn hues of this dress. Wise to understate your height when ordering. I've had a lot of fit issues with eShatki's products, including the length of the hem (either much shorter, or conversely longer, than expected) and will most likely use that trick too, if I ever order from or work with them in a review capacity again.

      Thanks for holding this cool giveaway!
      ♥ Jessica

    15. Bunny Moreno said...

      You look fantastic mama-I LOVE EShakti! I have a few of their skirts and a jacket!!! xox

    16. How exciting. The dress looks lovely on you. I have yet to buy a eshakti because they are so expensive, but I do love their styles. Your dress probably being my favorite.

      The Fictionista
      {sean-mackenzie.blogspot.com}

    17. I can't believe how low cut that dress is! Ha, I'm really loving that Peter Pan collar dress so hopefully I won't have the same problem. ;-)

    18. Dee said...

      I love the Birdsong cotton poplin dress! :)

    19. Dee said...

      I pinned the anchor print dress :) http://www.pinterest.com/pin/74942781272946382/

    20. Emily said...

      I love the Savannah dress!

    21. Brandi said...

      Hey, also if you use the code: BRANDI42WG you get $30 off your first purchase!

    22. Iris P. said...

      I'm loving the Color bands A-line poplin dress!

    23. Iris P. said...

      I pinned the color brands A line poplin dress:
      http://www.pinterest.com/pin/436638126343741201/

    24. Surendene Jeyaratnarajah said...

      I LOVE this dress: http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0028879/Sweetheart-crepe-print-dress
      Thanks for the great giveaway! :D surendene@gmail.com

    25. Surendene Jeyaratnarajah said...

      I pinned the Draped front graphic print knit dress: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/83598136806930473/
      surendene@gmail.com

    26. Anonymous said...

      I love the shawl collar cotton knit dress in blue! Jessica S.

    27. jaymo said...

      Wife loves the starry nights knit dress!

    28. Eran Shwarts said...

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      retroitems1.wix.com\retro

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