Sunday, May 25, 2014

Spring Casual - eShakti Review

Hello Lovelies!!!
I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend so far and to those celebrating Memorial day, I hope your enjoying your 3 day weekend. It's been great being with family and friends this weekend with a little extra time for rest. Well today I have a fun blog for you, I was recently contacted by eShakti to do a review for them. I was so excited because I have never done one before, I feel so blessed to be given the opportunity.
So when I checked out the website I searched all there clothes and there were a few different things that caught my eye. They have a great variety of different styles to pick from. But if you follower of my blog you know that I'm attracted to black and white clothing so when I saw the dress above I knew it was the one I wanted. When I first saw it online I think it was just striped with a decoration but then when I got a closer look I saw they were bunnies on it. I wasn't sure about bunnies but it kind of gave it a cool pattern on the dress so I said why not! 
Description on the website
A sweetheart neckline begins our contrast rabbit print dress, expertly shaped with crossover pleated panels, princess seamed bodice, empire waist, and inverse pleated skirt.
  • Slips on over head; partial side hidden zip closure.
  • Rubber gripping at front bodice, boned side seams.
  • Removable slim adjustable straps.
  • Elastic high back with collar.
  • Faux-button back.
  • Side seam pockets.
  • Knee length.
  • Lined in cotton voile.
  • Cotton, woven cambric, no stretch, mid-weight.
  • Machine wash.

So I don't usually like ordering clothes online because I am always scared about the sizing. So when I got to the sizing I was surprised to see so many choices, so I had my mom take my measurements. My measurements actually didn't fit with any of the categories, so I was bit worried, but I decided to go with the one closest to my size. They also ask for your height so that was a plus for me because being a girl that's only 5'2 most plus size clothing run really long on me. So I was hoping that by taking my height it would be a perfect length. They also offer custom sizing on the website for $7.50 which is a great price compared to taking it to the tailor and having them alter it. 
When I received the dress in the mail, I was so excited to try it on immediately and I was so ecstatic that it fit me.  So with the sizing, I have to say that it fit me well, but I wish the top was a bit tighter, it wasn't loose but it could be tighter. So with the length, in the description it said it was suppose to be knee length and I thought because I put my height it would be the right length but it was more mid-calf on me. So that's one thing that I didn't like about the dress. I'm considering on whether or not I want to make it shorter or to keep it as it is. 
One thing I loved about the design of the dress is the cross over panel on the top of the dress. When I saw it in person, I loved it even more, it makes the dress extra special. 
Another detail that the dress has on the back are buttons and the little flaps. I didn't know about this detail because I actually didn't read the description when I ordered the dress so this was a nice surprise. 
Other things that I really like about the dress are the pockets, I love dresses that have pockets. The dress also has boning on the sides that help with the shape of the dress. The dress has straps but they are removable, so if you want a strapless dress you can just remove them. The fabric is a cotton material and it's a heavy material which is good because it means it's not cheap material and it helps the material to fall properly on your body.
So overall I would say that the quality of the dress is great and the sizing was great as well. Be sure to check out the eShakti website. Thanks for reading! :)

XOXO ~ Nina ~
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**Disclaimer: eShakti sent me the dress above free of charge for this review, but the opinions expressed are my honest assessment of my experience.**

16 comments :

  1. I am anxious too about ordering online not because of the size though but the shipping it may cost that is not way practical. ;)) Very lovely dress dear, and a lovely haircut too!!

    Lovelots,
    cassiecadiz.blogspot.com

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    1. That's very true Cassie, I think that too when I want to order something from a foreign place. And thanks girl! :)

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  2. You know I'm a big fan of eShakti! I have only went with the custom sizing options, and I've never had an issue with length. That dress is super cute, and looks great on you!!!! Love it with a jean jacket and sneakers as a way to dress it down a bit.

    Cassie
    http://stylecassentials.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Cassie, I know how much your a fan of eShakti, so I was anxious to see what you thought of the look, and i'm glad you liked it! :)

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  3. Omg!!!! So jealous!! You lucky duck!! The dress you got is amazing!!!!! It's so perfect and perfectly you! I love how you have styled it! Super cute and gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Kate, I'm glad I picked the right dress! :)

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  4. What can I say? Adorable! I've been looking at eShakti for awhile, so it's nice to read this review and hear about your experience with them. Such a sweet and girlish outfit. Like something a hip little girl would wear around the neighborhood in the summer: riding her bike, getting a cone from the ice cream truck, playing jump rope, you know, in the good ol' days. The bow headband is super cute, too. I've seen them at shops but thought they might look silly on me. But you're rocking it! I will try one on next time I see one. :-)

    <3 Liz
    www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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    1. Thanks Liz, yeah I wanted to go for something casual. I think you would look great with the bow headband I think it goes great with your whimsical style! :)

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  5. love how you paired it with a jean jacket

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  6. Hey Nina thank you so much for the lovely comment :-). I am glad you like my Style.
    This dress is really cute, you look absolutely lovely in it!
    XXX

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    1. Of coarse, your style is great Claudia! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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