While I primarily blog about home improvement, parenting and geeky topics, many of you know that I am hopelessly addicted to following fashion bloggers.
I cant get enough! I have a slew of favorite fashion bloggers that I visit on a near daily basis, and I during my pregnancy and weight loss journey I have dreamed of jumping on the fashion blogger bandwagon.
When I was given the chance to blog about a custom made eShakti dress, I was flippin ecstatic. YES PLEASE! This is it, my huge segue into fashion blogging!! I ordered a gorgeous red plaid holiday dress with custom specification and eagerly stared at my mailbox for two weeks till it arrived, dreaming about modeling it for you lovely ladies.
I even PMed some of you fashion bloggers I subscribe to, to excitedly share the good news! I am going to start fashion blogging! Any tips for this newbie?
After getting way too excited, and way to worked up over this blog post, I got all ready to pose for this photos and THEN….!!!
My toddler head butted me and broke my tooth in half.
The tooth was so damaged, it was not saveable. My dentist told me I needed a new false tooth, and until it could be crafted / ordered, I needed a temporary false tooth. Yay!
Since I have a needle phobia, they drugged me up, numbed my face, and went to work on my tooth. I came home, half drugged, and thought that a bottle of pinot noir sounded magical.
Half way into the bottle of wine, I remember, oh SHIT, I was going to be magical fashionista model of awesome. Well, who says I still cant be?!
So lo and behold.. my first full on fashion shoot – and I am half drunk, medicated, and too tired to wear any makeup in it. (Classy bitch that I be!)
So anyway, on to the actual review!! (Took me long enough, eh?!)
For those of you who aren’t familiar with eShakti, they are an online women’s clothing retailer based out of India – their site is in English though, fear not! They offer semi-customizable clothing at fairly affordable prices, and they ship to Canada and the US. Their inventory changes frequently, the site offers coupons to new users, has sales on a regular basis, offers a wide range of sizes, and perhaps most appealing of all, allows you to customize certain elements of the garments you purchase from them at the time of order.
The real appeal of eShakti that sets them apart from other online clothing shops, is that every item is fully customizable (some styles more than others). You can choose your size and height or put in custom measurements. I found that I am a standard medium size so I chose that, and went with a customizable height and dress trim length.
I thought it was funny that there was a free option to remove pockets. Who would ever remove pockets from dresses?!?! I pay EXTRA for dresses with pockets! LoL!
Considering that the garments were coming from India (and were shipped during the busy holiday season mail rush), they arrived relatively quickly (about two weeks, I think).
I am super thrilled with this dress, and plan to wear the crap out of it this holiday season… you simply cannot go wrong with red plaid during Thanksgiving and Christmas! It fits like a glove, the workmanship is superb, and IT HAS POCKETS!!!!
I am so excited about this gorgeous addition to my wardrobe, and while I may not look it because I was hopped up on prescription grade medication to dull the ache of losing a whole frikkin tooth, I am in love with the craftsmanship of eShakti!