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06 January 2013

Butterfly Dress


Yes, my bracelet is made of forks. It's awesome.

So, here's the deal on the dress I wore for our Christmas Eve candlelight service. eShakti offered to allow me to choose anything from their website, and said they would send it to me for free if I would agree to review it for all of you. Of course, given my love for dresses, I jumped at the offer! I perused their website with dedication in order to pick my top favorite dresses, but I let Angel have the final choice. He picked this one, which I think is a little different from what I might normally wear.

However--I'm also not sure that "normal" applies to any of the outfits I wear on a daily basis, so perhaps this was a very fitting choice.

eShakti offers custom sizing as well as sleeve and length alterations. I didn't choose custom sizing because the measurements that went along with eShakti's size 0 were exactly what I needed. We could have opted to have the dress made to knee length or shorter--Angel actually said he wanted the longest version of the dress (note: that's a very odd thing for him to want. Usually it's the shorter the better. Men, you know.). And I love it! I feel like a character from a 50s TV show while I'm wearing it (to me, that's a good thing).

What I really appreciate about eShakti is that so many of their dress styles already have or can be modified to have sleeves. I'm just not a spaghetti strap or sleeveless dress kind of girl. I'll wear them....but I just don't think armpits look pretty, and typically, if I'm going to wear a dress without sleeves I'll wear a jacket on top or a t-shirt underneath, which works, but I like it when the dresses come with sleeves in the first place.

Angel will have to watch out, now, because I could see myself in this dress, or this one, or even this one!
deanna@delirious-rhapsody said...

they sent me this dress too, but i added sleeves. i loved the black button detail. that's what initially drew me in!

Megalolz!!!! said...

Your dress looks wonderful, I love the butterfly print :) x

Clare Brown said...

What a gorgeous dress - the print & the shape are perfect on u! The neckline is unusual & button detail is very pretty - I'm off to check out eShakti now!

Mrs Brown@Mrs Brown's Thoughts

Steph said...

Very pretty! I really like the collar. And your red shoes. :)

Dara said...

awesome. I got a dress too and I like it, unfortunately my body type isn't great for it (or any dresses). my review is pending because it had a hole in the seam and I'm seeing if they will replace it!

April said...

You look beautiful in your dress!!! So lovely!!! :)

Angela W. said...

Beautiful dress! Thanks for the review. I recently ordered a skirt from eshakti and plan to do a review soon. Visiting from the Sunday Style link-up. Have a great Sunday!

xo Angela
www.selfless-ambition.com

The Beauty In Me said...

you look great!
thank you for stopping up by my page!

Beauty By Crystal said...

I Love love love the Dress!! How awesome that they sent it to you what a Great opportunity! Plus you can customize it? SUPER AWESOME! I'm way into modest clothing so I will defiantly be check out this store. Oh and I also love your shoes and nails and well everything. You have such great unique style.

http://beautybycrystalstore.blogspot.com/

Larissa T. said...

Oh Love it! So going to check them out now! :D

Veronica Lee Burns said...

that's a pretty dress! They just sent me one too, I chose the blue polka dot one and I love it. What an awesome company!

Tiffany Opp said...

What a pretty dress. I love the retro feel. And those shoes are really cute too!
Tiffany
www.fabulessinheels.com

Elisabeth @ Bella said...

love the dress! it looks great on you and i love it paired with the red flats :)
love,
elisabeth

Carolynn Markey said...

that dress is beautiful and amazing on you!! wow.

Erin said...

I adore your dress - so cute and vintage :)

Happy new year, friend!

Katie Cook said...

You are too cute! Did you get a new camera...those pictures of you are just adorable!!! Hope you are doing great sweet girl, love Katie

Shannon said...

I love how the top of the dress is like a shawl ... or a cape. I have a cape addiction. I seriously almost bought a tree skirt at TJ Maxx, thinking if I fastened it with a brooch, would anyone REALLY know?

Nifty Thrifty Mom said...

Following from the blog hop. I would love it if you would swing by the Nifty Thrifty Family sometime. http://niftythriftyfamily.blogspot.com

LeiShell said...

That is tooo cute! And how lucky are you, getting dresses for free!

Angi said...

That dress is super cute on you! I wish I could pull something like that off...haha. Free stuf is awesome.

Kelly @ Leafy Not Beefy said...

That is suuuuch a cute dress! Love the vintage-ness of it! I love eShakti - I also was able to review a dress last year and was impressed with the ability to get it sized exactly to my measurements. Found your blog from blog link up :)

jackie jade said...

wow what a cute and fun dress! custom sizing would be awesome!
-- jackiejade.blogspot.com

Leelee said...

The butterfly print is absolutely adorable. Love it!

Alisa Marie said...

Love your dress, I was wondering if it was from eshakti cuz I got one from them too! The fork bracelet is awesome!
http://allthingsalisamarie.blogspot.com

~julee~ said...

Love it!

Misty said...

It looks so fabulous on you! I was just contacted by them too, but went with a skirt that I cannot wait to get in the mail! It was so hard to choose, but you did awesome!

Missy Cox said...

you look fabulous! Love the dress!

Amanda Cobb said...

I LOVE the print on that dress! Gorgeous. And that bracelet is awesome. Have you considered getting a spoon one to match (tons on Etsy)? ;) Love the shoes, too. All of it, really. You look great.

Lauren @ STYLELIXIR said...

Hi Rachel! This is a beautiful dress, I love that it's truly feminine and so pretty! Your bracelet made of forks is fabulous - I want one!! And I have to also note those ruby red ballet flats, I would love a pair like this! I live in flats :)

Thanks so much for linking up yesterday, I enjoyed reading this post and really look forward to seeing you again next Wednesday for the Style Sessions Link-up!

Lauren xxx
www.stylelixir.com

Niki Caron said...

That bracelet is awesome!!!