Spring has finally sprung! (ignoring the powdering of snow outside my window the other morning. ;) ) The world is full of plump, cheery cardinals (because I NEED one for a pet,) the finches are snug in their nest on the porch, life has been a whirlwind of fellowship (with some of the most awesome people on the planet,) hours upon hours drinking coffee, my first time seeing Captain America and Thor, baseball games, oh yes, and the cherry tree in the front yard bloomed. Which means at least two weeks of gorgeous blossoms before the grass is carpeted in pink and the maroon-colored leaves come in. THIS is springtime, folks. And this is a Michaela who is happy to be alive. Praising an all-knowing Lord and taking back vengeful feeling towards the groundhog. Little liar. :P
So last month eShakti contacted me for a product review. Naturally, because I have a weakness for all things lady-like, I choose a full skirted, swingy dress. Because I also have a weakness for dresses, and well, eShakti carries such beautiful, unique designs. Product review? Absolutely! I ordered my sample dress (my third from eShakti,) loved the print and flattering silhouette, and am finally getting around to reviewing it for you.
I just love eShakti's quality--the fabric, the full lining, the prints and cuts. However, I have had multiple issues with sizing, and this dress was no exception. Perhaps I just have a strange figure type. ;) But I could tell the minute I took it from the package that was too big. Long story short, my tailor grandfather saved the day once again! (see, the Lord knew I needed a tailor in my life. ;) ) He completely reconstructed the dress, taking in several inches in the back to create a fitted profile.
I've ordered from eShakti a few times, and as I stated above, I really appreciate their quality. The only issue I have is with sizing, (baggy dresses and I just don't get along. :P )--have any of you found that to be an issue? I'd be very interested in any feedback. Also, unless you sew or do alterations, I doubt you have a tailor for a grandfather. ;) So double check the sizing, and be careful when ordering "custom". Again, this may just be me, because most reviews I've read are very positive, saying the garments fit like a glove. Maybe I'll get the memo one of these days. hehe
Otherwise, I love this dress! Actually, it's probably one of the most flattering dresses I've ever owned. The princess seams from top to bottom give a slimming effect, and the skirt is perfectly full without too much bulk. The sweetheart neckline is still low enough that I need to wear a Halftee underneath, but that isn't a problem at all. Oh goodness, and the pattern! China-blue flowers on a pure white base. . .it sings of spring, picnics, and not-quite-casual outings. I'm excited to wear it all spring and summer long. :)
Black "strappy" pumps--gift (??)
Pearl hoop earrings--Kohls
PS: keep an eye out for an exciting giveaway--coming soon to YOU! :)