Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Summer Wedding with eShakti

Dress- c/o eShakti, Heels- Guilty Soles (similar here, here), Clutch- Francesca's (similar), Earring- Target (similar)

I was really excited when eShakti contacted me about reviewing one of their items, and I decided to pick out a dress to wear for summer weddings. I've been loving blue lately, so this one seemed like the perfect choice. If you haven't purchased from eShakti before, I'll explain a little about the process. eShakti creates custom pieces based on your body measurements, and allows you to choose certain small details (hem length, pockets/no pockets, add sleeves, etc) when ordering. I chose to input my measurements so the dress would be perfectly fitted, but you can order in standard sizes as well. I placed an order with them previously for this yellow floral dress that I love. One little tip- make sure to get your measurements as exact as possible, or have someone help you. I did very quick measurements and ended up with a dress that was a little more fitted in the waist than I would have liked. Still, I do like the end result and felt like it fit my body better than if I had purchased this dress in a standard size. If you have any events coming up this summer and want a dress that fits like a glove, I definitely recommend checking out eShakti.

I normally don't match my dress to my shoes, but I loved the monochrome look of pairing cobalt heels with this dress. Another thing I normally don't do is attempt an updo 30 minutes before needing to leave for an event! I really wanted to wear my hair up since it is SO hot out, so I quickly search YouTube and found this easy how-to video for a cute bohemian updo. It took me two tries to get it right, but it was fairly easy to recreate.

A couple things I learned after wearing this dress:
1. I need to invest in a steamer. Trying to iron the wrinkles out of this dress using a wet washcloth as a buffer was a pain!
2. I need a tan. It seems that no matter what amount of Jergen's gradual tanning lotion I apply, I am still going to look like a ghost.


12 comments:

  1. Faith Ansah BaylissJune 24, 2014 at 6:20 AM

    You look absolutely stunning! The dress fits you so well! Beautiful pictures too!

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  2. Love that dress and those heels! So pretty!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous dress! The color and the bow really make it :)

    http://www.lookfortheoccasion.com

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  4. You look gorgeous in cobalt! Love the bow & the fit of this dress!

    xo
    Sam

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  5. This dress is so gorgeous on you! I love the neck detail

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  6. Stunning dress Katie!!!!!!

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  7. Gorgeous look! And I am so in awe of your nail painting skills, I can barely manage a standard manicure haha

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  8. I love this cobalt on you, it looks gorgeous.
    Totally off topic, but I just saw you have your tragus pierced, I was actually looking into it yesterday but got a little freaked out, because of how it was described, was it painfull?


    Natalia

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  9. Gorgeous color dress! I also need to learn how to do my hair in such a chic hairstyle for the summer. Lovely

    from the link up, jess

    please stop by

    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  10. That dress is so pretty! I love the color! Your manicure is also really pretty!


    I highly recommend getting a steamer. I hated ironing and the steamer is so easy to use.

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  11. Aww- you don't need a tan! You look great in this dress as is! I just love the fit and color! What a great and perfect selection this was! eShakti is great! Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

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  12. My dress from eShakti just got here! I am so excited about it. This color looks lovely on you!

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Thanks for your sweet comments!