I am sure that you have all heard of eShakti by now. If you haven’t, let me tell you a little bit about them.
They are a modest clothing company. They carry all of their styles in sizes 0-26W. You can also customize everything to your size, shape and style for only $7.50 more.
I have three dresses from eShakti. Each one I have ordered, I customized it to my measurements. The dresses fit perfect and I have been very pleased with each of my purchases.
If you follow my blog or polyvore, a while back I posted this outfit I made.
Well, I received the dress last week. I had it customized to my measurements and I also had them put it to knee-length. (I am short and look horrible in maxi dresses!)
Here it is:
eShakti also sent me a discount code for 10 people to use to get $20 off their order. The code expires April 15, 2012. If you would like the code, please leave a comment with your email address and I will email you the code to use.
eShakti has not paid me for this post. I bought the dress that I am wearing. I just really like eShakti and want to share their products with you.
I klnow that Pinterest is where it’s at today. Pinterest is cool and everyone is playing with it. But, today, I would like to talk to you about Polyvore. Polyvore is older. It came out over five years ago and has really taken a backseat to Pinterest.
I have really enjoyed using Polyvore. You can create your account and then either find things that someone else has clipped or you can clip your own stuff from different clothing and accessoris sites. Once you have stuff “clipped” you can then create outfits from it. This allows you to put your whole wardrobe on there and then you can mix and match and create different outfits. It really is a lot of fun if you haven’t tried it. But I do warn you, it can become very addictive! (Just like Pinterest!)
My outfit today is something that I created using Polyvore.
Here is another outfit inspiration post from Pinterest.
If you read my blog, you know that I have been on the hunt for a new job. So, I have been dressing more for the job I want. Right now I work in a very casual office environment. It is not unusual to see people in jeans and hoodies. So, I have been stepping up my game and dressing up more often.
I saw this photo on “What I Wore” and knew that I had the pieces to recreate the look.
What I did different. My cardigan is short-sleeved and of course I swapped out the pants for a skirt, (but it looks like they are the same material), I also didn’t have a bright yellow bag so I used a bright yellow belt instead. Also, my cardigan is dots instead of hearts. I think it turned out really well.
Cardigan & Shoes – JC Penny
Blouse – TJ Maxx
Tank – Kohls
Skirt – Goodwill
Bag – Garage Sale
Brooch – Gifted
Since I created a Wedding Inspired Pinterest board in July of last year, I have been fielding questions left and right about “my engagement”. I’ve had to politely remind folks that when I am engaged they will most definitely know, and oh, by the way? Nearly 99.9% of the girls that have a wedding board on Pinterest aren’t engaged. So, friends, followers, readers, and concerned citizens: I am not engaged. I just like pinning wedding stuff, because…well, I’m more ridiculously obsessed with weddings than I previously thought.
I’ve had several readers send me tweets and emails requesting modest wedding dresses, preferably dresses with sleeves. I personally shun shrugs, boleros, jackets, and cropped tops; I’m a huge advocate of having a seamstress adding sleeves to a dress if a dress with sleeves is difficult to find (the are). Of course, price and the bride’s personal preference are generally the deciding factors when finally purchasing a wedding dress and if you want a shrug or bolero–so be it!
Married ladies, were you pleased with your wedding dress? If not, what changes would you have made? Unmarried ladies, what does your “dream” wedding dress look like? Me? I’ll know it when I see it. I’m too picky and fickle to have a dream wedding dress.
As seen on this Chinese based website; this website offers dresses inspired wedding dresses. I searched high and low for the true designer of this dress and my efforts were in vain. BigDayDress is another site that offers “knock off” wedding dresses. Their reviews seem okay, but dealing with an overseas seamstress seems a lil’ scary to me.
Elie Saab Haute Couture (S/S 2012); the style of this dress is elegant and I love the sleeves, neckline, and train. Blue wouldn’t be my color of choice (this is not a wedding gown, by the way); a true seamstress could make this vision come to life.
House of Micaela, Emma; Michelle Gonzalez of HoM also makes custom wedding dresses and she ships internationally.
Dalmacia Wedding Gown