Monday, January 7, 2013

Pewter Rose + eShakti Review

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______When I was contacted by the lovely people over at eShakti to do a product review on one of their items, I couldn't have been more ecstatic.  I've heard a positive thing or two about their company before, and now I must share my equally pleasant experience with you!

______If you haven't heard of them before, eShakti is a women's clothing website which offers tons upon tons of pretty dresses, skirts, jackets, and tops, all which come in a custom cut size anywhere from 0-36W.  Or if you want something made with your measurements, you can do that, too--you just have to pay a little extra (though your first custom dress will add no extra cost to the initial order).  In addition, you can choose the dress length or if you want a different sleeve type.  Basically, you can do whatever you want.  Who doesn't love customization?  People who are squares, that's who.

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______It was difficult to choose between so many beautiful pieces, but in the end, I opted for the Pewter Rose Jaquard Dress with custom sizing.  When the dress came (and ever so quickly, especially considering the busy winter holidays!), I was delighted to find that it fit like a dream.  I've never really purchased a knee-length dress before, but I decided to be a little daring and go for it, and boy, am I glad I did!  I quite like the modest flair that a longer length dress adds.  The full, twirly skirt is also a big plus, and the material is so high-quality and has a nice sheen to it.  I also love the high neckline and zippered back design.  This dress is gorgeous and makes me feel like the classiest lady who ever lived.

______Why, wearing it made me feel like a cutesy housewife from the 50s who had just baked a cherry pie for her loving husband, Charles, after he came home from a long shift at work.  I can see it now--we would have been eating our warm pie on a stylish sea foam carpet whilst watching I Love Lucy and discussing the latest news concerning hula hoops and Buddy Holly.

______Oh, did I mention this dress has pockets, too?  Because I discovered that shortly after taking these.  Any dress with pockets is a win in my book.  Functional and fabulous.

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______I personally find it awesome that there's a company out there that realizes that we ladies don't come in the same size all the time--even if I'm a size 4, someone else might be a size 4 but be shorter and, unlike me, actually have boobies, and thus need a differently shaped dress that gives them more boobie storage.  eShakti gets that.  eShakti gets you.

______Now go check out their pretty clothes, or face impending doom.  I know I wouldn't hesitate to order something from eShakti in the future, and you shouldn't either!

Dress: c/o eShatki
Tights: TJ Maxx
Unicorn heels: GoJane
Rose earrings: Charming Charlie
Necklace: vintage

53 comments:

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Katie Aman said...

I've heard really great things about this company! I love their dresses and this one is no exception-it looks simply perfect on you and you're right-so very classy. The neckline and back are very unique and add a bit of awesome to the whole look-as do your shoes!
Great post lovely, you always make me smile :)

Nikki | The Ginger Diaries said...

You also look like the classiest lady that every lived! Or a real first lady. Gosh, this dress looks simply amazing with you in it :) And I also want to compliment on your choice of red heels! eShakti has the best dresses on the interwebs and I am so bummed that they're based in the USA, meaning that I can't get my hands on one of their lovelies :) xo Nikki

Francesca said...

You look gorgeous! Your dress is stunning, and your jewelry is so pretty! Also, I love your heels, this whole outfit is just great! I will definitely check out eShakti!

Boheme.Fille said...

Very stylish! The dress is indeed wonderful! The tights are a perfect addition to the dress. :)

Nicole Brown said...

WOW! This dress is gorgeous and so is the styling! I've seen quite a few bloggers do posts for this site now but this is by far the prettiest dress I've seen.

And now suddenly I need a pair of unicorn heels in red. @_@

Definitely following you now. Can't wait to see more of your posts!

EMILLANA said...

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xoxo Kellz* said...

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Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

The dress is really beautiful on you - I love my eShakti dress as well - it's so comfortable! The pattern/print on yours is so pretty and the shape is lovely on you.

<3 katherine
of corgis and cocktails

LyddieGal said...

So true, I require much boobie storage. That is usually a major factor when shopping, especially in regards to the availability and thickness of straps. Nice to know I could customize those!

You do look elegant, and vintage in this lovely dress. I'm sure Charles looks forward to seeing you every night!

Chic on the Cheap

Daria said...

I didn't know this shop before, but I love this kind of vintage (real vintage style) clothes so much. I think I want to have all of them but they are a little bit too expensive for me. I mean the price is good, because of the high quality and the wonderful design. I just cannot spend so much money for one piece but if I could, I would do it without doubts! :D

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Lily said...

You look stunning! I love the pretty print. Your photos are always so pretty. What kind of camera do you use?

Jodie said...

you look great I love the back of the dress . you're the best looking housewife around

his little lady said...

I'm absolutely loving the pop of red in the shoes! Perfect!!!
xo TJ

Nike Onile said...

The bracelet are stunning and the shoes... Oh the S-H-O-E-S.. to die for! Love!

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Rebecca said...

This is an awesome idea - I often find that a dress is perfect, but too long or too short.

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Nike Onile said...

Ali! I'm intrigued now... do share pictures. I need a visual of you pinecone feature wall :)

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

It looks beautiful on you! I love the print! They have really come out with some cute dresses.
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Rory said...

Not gonna lie I LOL'd at the boobie comment. Yup that's your immature high school girl talking right here <<<
:)
I love the dress on you, on a more positive note! :) The back is gorgeous and the fit is perfect! They sent me a coat a while ago and I just love it :) Haha, personalization is for everyone (except squares :* )
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Jade Wright said...

That dress is divine, it reminds me of an outfit straight out of the film, The Help.
I am also a huge fan of the eShakti fifties colourblock skirts.
I need this brand! Thank you for the great review and for introducing me to eShakti!

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Wren KW said...

I looooove this dress on you! So great that they offer custom sizing. That's amazing! A step forward in the right direction for sure.

I especially love the back of the dress. So pretty. And the detail on those tights? Girl you've got this all together!

Chelsea Elizabeth said...

Wow! I absolutely love this dress! What an incredible opportunity, they have beautiful dresses!

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

Rachel Lynne said...

Such a gorgeous dress! I was also recently contacted by eshakti, and the quality of their clothing is just amazing!

You look lovely and those heels are to die for!

Teona Lataria said...

you look so pretty, love your dress.I'm following you now. hope u will follow back <3

Courtney Erin said...

That's such a stunning dress - I love eShakti!

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Closet Fashionista said...

Wow! That dress is gorgeous!! I love the cut!
I guess I'm the only person who had a bad experience with eshakti, haha
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Nonchalant Rebel said...

Great dress!!

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Great dress! Love that you can custom fit it!

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Kelly Jaspers said...

I lovee the shoes:)

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Jessica said...

oh what a beautiful dress! You are gorgeous.

Larissa said...

Nice post dear!
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Tian said...

That's a great dress, and the shoes are so cool!

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Joy Shana said...

Love love that dress, the company seem to carry cute dresses and tops, i have come across bloggers doing their product review, love the heels.
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Rachel Ashely said...

Love your dress!!!

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Kelly Ann said...

I absolutely love the pattern of your dress and how these shoes are GREAT!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

The Golden Girls said...

So gorgeous! Love this look! Stunning! xx The Golden Girls

Jodie said...

thank you for the kind comment on my blog- I keep thinking about this amazing dress . I wish I could dance around like a housewife :)

Marie a la Mode said...

What a gorgeous dress! You look really pretty in it : ).

Living_in_aShoe said...

perfect dress!

Natalie Leung said...

beautiful dress, wow!

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Camilla Brizi said...

I just love the red shoes!
Your outfits are perfect!
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Rebecca said...

Lovely outfit! Your dress is fantastic and I love your bright red shoes!

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Elly said...

You look great in that dress! The print is so unique, and I love the back detail! Your accessories also complement the dress perfectly! :)

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KIRSTY IRWIN said...

You look stunning!

Marlen said...

their dress looks fabulous on you! i love the structured fit and flair of it, and the vintage silhouette. very pretty!

Sonshu said...

eShakti seems to be getting all the positive reviews, I've been hearing so much about this brand! Definitely impressive. That dress is gorgeous, you are beautiful! And love the lines and cuts of the dress!

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Sonshu said...

eShakti seems to be getting all the positive reviews, I've been hearing so much about this brand! Definitely impressive. That dress is gorgeous, you are beautiful! And love the lines and cuts of the dress!

<3
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Lucie Srbová said...

Wow, this dress is so pretty! And i am fascinated by your shoes!

Kisses, Lucy :)
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Brandi said...

The shoes add the perfect touch!
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