As much as I’ve loved summer this year, I think it’s about time fall showed up. Maybe I’m just getting a little burnt out on the hot weather (thanks, Texas), or maybe its how fast-paced this summer has felt… but I just am so excited to curl up with a cozy sweater, a good book, and some cocoa during a rain storm. I can venture a guess that in a few months when this actually happens, I will be dreaming of warmer weather. Grass is always greener, right?
This week’s been another busy one. Yesterday I spent my day at Urban Campfire in Seattle, a workshop for creative, entrepreneurial women. It was inspiring to see so many powerful women in one room, sharing their stories, hopes, and dreams with 500 others. If you missed my Instagram, I also got engaged this week.
But I got to pretend I did at Blue Nile and Julep’s Manis and Sparkles event and made a fat engagement ring stack. Bling bling.
But the reason you’re really here is to find out what I’ve been wearing, right? eShakti sent me this dress last month and I couldn’t wait to style it. The only problem? It didn’t fit. So I had to make some alterations to the straps so that I wasn’t flashing everyone while wearing it. eShakti offers gorgeous, well constructed clothing pieces with awesome customization options. Unfortunately for me, my custom thick straps were much, much longer than anticipated. I also found the bust area to be tighter than expected, so if you’re on the busty side, I’d recommend paying close attention to the measurements they provide and sizing up on form-fitting dresses if you are between sizes.
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What I’m Wearing
Dress: c/o eShakti (similar)
Blazer: Forever 21 (similar)
Necklace: Adia Kibur via Le Tote
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So for real, am I the only one looking forward to fall? Happy Friday!
No lie, when I saw that picture of that ring I was like dddaaayyyyuuumm she did good LOL then I read the caption ha! Either way, that ring was absolutely stunning – and so is this look on you! I love all of the color – just makes you pop!
haha, i know right? too bad it was only borrowed ;) Thanks Ash!
Nice dress! I never know how to measure myself properly either, it’s something I need to master!
It’s definitely hard to get it just right! I find I have trouble because sometimes my proportions just aren’t right for certain items either because of my height (or lack there of ;) )
The print is very cute! Out of curiosity, did you pick one of their “standard” sizes or enter custom measurements? They offered me a dress too recently, and none of the standard sizing was even remotely close to my actual measurements (in terms of proportions). So entered custom numbers and it ended up fitting pretty well!
That is a good question – I don’t think I saw the custom option, and just ordered what was closest to my measurements (Small/6).
I love the dress you picked! This has been one of my favorite things I’ve seen bloggers pick from eshakti- it’s a shame the straps are too long, that’s always one of my pet peeves with things like that– too bad they aren’t adjustable!
Thanks Carly! I know, I kind of wish I had just stuck with the original straps – they probably would have been easier to pin. Oh well!
You are adorable! I love this look :). I keep reading about eShakti, I guess I need to check them out.
Thanks so much, Tamara!
That is interesting to get a great eShakti print. Usually they make solid colored items. Great for you. How fun.
Thank you for being a part of Fashion item Friday! ♥
love your dress! Mine should be coming in soon from them & I’m so excited. Happy weekend lady!
Ooh, I’m excited to see which one you picked! :)
Such a shame you had to have the straps altered, as it’s so pretty! You’d want to wear it right away!
It is so pretty! I wish it fit a little better, I’d wear it everywhere! :)
Love the dress on you!! Maxis look weird on my short self but I so love them!
Thanks Kay! This one is a bit longer than I’m used to, but with heels it works out ;)