An eShakti Holiday

November 17, 2014

Hello, friends!  Are you ready for the holidays?  No??  Me either!!  Is it just me or is the month of November flying by?!  I am seriously just getting used to the fact that it IS November, and the month is already half over, and Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK!  What?!

That being said, I am looking forward to all of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes and all of the festivities of the fast-approaching holiday season!  And, thanks to eShakti, I already have my dress for Thanksgiving dinner ready to go!


By now I am sure you have heard all about, but just in case you’ve been living under a rock, they are a fantastic women’s clothing website that offers custom design details on all of their garments, as well as custom fitting to your personal measurements!

As you can imagine, when eShakti contacted me to review a garment of my choosing, I jumped at the chance!  A completely free, completely customized dress??  Don’t mind if I do!  The hardest part for me was actually deciding on just one of their beautiful dresses.  Ultimately, I went for a very classic ditsy floral print with contrasting piping trim and a full, box pleat skirt – and I love it!


I was especially excited at the chance to try a custom-made garment because, while my shape fits into most dresses pretty easily, I do have particularly broad shoulders, which means dresses with fitted sleeves are almost impossible for me to wear without some stretching or pulling across the bodice.  This dress is sold sleeveless, but thanks to the customizing options, I was able to add little cap sleeves.  I think it looks darling, and it makes me even happier that the shoulders and bodice fit perfectly!

Also, ordering and customizing garments is a breeze on eShakti, with illustrated options for choosing the skirt length, sleeve length and even the neckline shape!  For sizing, you can choose from their standard fit options, or simply opt for a custom size and input all of your measurement right there on the same page.  Check out the screenshot I put together below:


As you can see, I was able to put in all of my measurements, choose the cap sleeve style I wanted and the above-knee length, which is great because longer dresses are not as flattering to my proportions.  The other great thing about eShakti’s dresses is that they come with pockets (who doesn’t love a dress with pockets??) AND most of their dresses have those handy little bra strap keeps inside the shoulders!


I decided to play up the retro femininity of the dress by styling it with vintage jewelry and a pair of nude, kitten heel sling-backs that I borrowed from my mom (they have little bows on the back, how cute is that?!).

The details: dress (c/o eShakti) // kitten heel pumps (borrowed) // vintage owl earrings (blogger swap gift) // vintage pearl gold heart necklace (gift) // vintage gold watch (gift)


I love my eShakti dress so much that I may have already ordered a tunic top and another dress, both of which I cannot wait to share.  Their prices are pretty reasonable considering the fact that they offer so many customizing options, and they are almost always running some kind of sale or special; in fact, right now they’re having a 40% off sale site-wide!

I did some browsing through the site while putting this post together (shoppers anonymous, anyone??) and pretty much fell in love with all of their holiday dresses and skirts.  Here are my favorites: (you’re welcome)


1. “Metal zip back floral velvet dress” // 2. “Illusion deer embellished tulle dress” // 3. “Sydney dress” // 4. “Lynette dress

That floral velvet dress is just too spectacular for words!  Oh, and an embroidered deer?  Yes, please!  The black tulle midi dress is classic and would be so easy to style for so many different occasions, and the rich red velvet with the beautiful pattern top would make a stunning statement.  And there’s so much more – from dresses to skirts to tops and jackets – I can’t handle it, you guys!


Which holiday dress is your favorite?  Do you know what you’re wearing this holiday season??

As always, thanks for reading!  Love & holiday dresses, Kristi ;)



*The dress worn in this post was given courtesy of in exchange for a review, but all opinions are entirely my own.


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  • bethietheboo

    You chose the most adorable dress! It looks so great on you! I love the cap sleeves and the fun print!

    November 17, 2014 at 7:45 am Reply
    • Kristi

      Thank you!! I love it, too, and I’m really excited to find more ways/occasions to wear it! :)

      November 17, 2014 at 9:07 am Reply
  • freshfoodfashion

    Great holiday picks !

    November 17, 2014 at 8:49 am Reply
    • Kristi

      Thanks, glad you like them!! :)

      November 17, 2014 at 9:07 am Reply
  • joey and the owl

    Love their dresses! They fit perfect!

    November 17, 2014 at 9:26 am Reply
    • Kristi

      Aren’t they the greatest?! ;)

      November 17, 2014 at 9:28 am Reply
  • The Fashion Huntress

    WOW!! I love that gorgeous dress~!! And it looks perfect on you! How lovely!

    November 17, 2014 at 10:40 am Reply
    • Kristi

      Thank you!! I just love pretty dresses :)

      November 17, 2014 at 3:06 pm Reply
  • Justine Smith (@justismith)

    Beautiful! Love the sleeves that you added. I can’t wait to see what else you ordered!!

    November 17, 2014 at 3:52 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      Thank you! I can’t wait to share!! :)

      November 17, 2014 at 4:27 pm Reply
  • drowninmelancholy

    Omg! I really must have been living under a rock the past few days o.O Seeing this for the first time. And it seems to be internationally since I spot a €-sign :D But thanks for the info! I love dresses and unfortunately, it is so hard to find any here in Germany :/
    I have to say that the green and red dress are gorgeous! *o*

    November 19, 2014 at 1:54 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      You are so welcome, I’m so glad I could share the awesomeness that is eShakti!! ;)

      November 19, 2014 at 2:11 pm Reply

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