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Monday, December 29, 2014

The Perfect Little Black Dress: eShakti Review

Remember my "too good to be true dress" from eShakti?

I loved that dress so very much.

But then I lost 100 pounds.  And would you believe that my custom fit dress no longer fit perfectly??

I had promised myself a new custom fit dress as a reward for losing the weight.

eShakti must have known my plans because they sent me an email asking if I would like to try out another custom fit dress.  For free!

I clicked that yes button so fast!  Didn't want them changing their minds or anything.

The hardest part of being offered a free custom fit dress is choosing the dress.  eShakti has so many beautiful options.  I just couldn't decide.

So, I narrowed them down.  And narrowed them down some more.  Then I asked my family and took it to Facebook.

The overwhelming advice I got was to get the black sheath dress.

Monday, February 25, 2013

The "Too Good To Be True" Dress: eShakti Review

When I look at clothing online, I find myself thinking.

I wish that skirt was a little longer.  That would be great if it wasn't so low cut.  Too bad that's sleeveless.  Or worst of all.  That is PERFECT but they don't make it/sold out of it in my size.

When I do try things on they fit correctly here but not there, too loose and too tight all at the same time.

I could have all my clothes altered to fit better.  But who can afford that?

I could do some alterations myself but it took me three years just to hem my jeans...

Several months ago I was introduced to eShakti.

I had never heard of them before so I checked out the website.  I was intrigued by what I saw.

Get this.

eShakti features retro inspired clothing.  Dresses, tops, skirts, cardigans, jackets.  All customizable.

Customizable?  According to my computer, that's not even a word.  It's a word at eShakti!

Customizable how?

At eShakti you have so many options to create the perfect piece for you.

Love that dress but wish it was longer or shorter?  Change the hem length.

Wish the sleeves were different?  Change them!

Not sure about the neckline?  Fix it.

Oh, and...  The dresses and skirts come with POCKETS!!!

Have a personal vendetta against pockets?  Why don't you like pockets?  What did they ever do to you?

Remove them!

Think that embellishment is too busy?

Take it off.

It gets better.

You might be reading this thinking that none of the clothes would work for you because you don't wear plus sizes and I obviously do.

All of their clothing is available in size 0-36!

But wait.  It gets even better!

Do I sound like an infomercial yet?  Because it's all way too good to be true.

All the clothing can be personally customized to your exact measurements!

They don't even cut the pieces until you place your order.  That way they can tailor each piece to your exact specifications.

Told you it was too good to be true.

And you are waiting for the catch now.

How much does all this personalization/customization cost?  It's really adding up now isn't it?


Not $7.50 per customization.



So, their clothes must be pretty expensive to begin with?


I found the prices extremely reasonable.  They even run sales and have an overstock section.

Does all that sound too complicated to you?  Don't want to deal with all the measuring?

No problem.  Customization is entirely optional.  You can just order your size.  The only measurement you have to give is your height.

They even have a  bridesmaid dress collection !

All this sounds great in theory.  But how well does it really work?

I decided to find out for myself.

After much agonizing over which dress to pick, (I loved them ALL!) I settled on the Cotton Poplin Colorblock Dress in Navy blue/Spring green.

I followed the directions on the site and measured myself.  Can I tell you how nervous that made me?  What if I measured wrong and the dress didn't fit because of my mistake?

I left the cap sleeves and below knee length but changed the deep V-neck to a V-neck.

Then I waited.  I figured I would wait a long time.  All that customization should take a pretty long time shouldn't it?

7 days later I received a package.  Took me a minute to figure out what it was because I was not expecting it so quickly.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

How Cool Are These Cards? Giveaway!!

I have a confession to make.

I have been blogging for more than two years now and I have never ordered business cards for my blog.

I've been to several blogger events, have been asked multiple times for my card, but I have always had to admit that I don't have any yet.


I can't count the number of times I have designed business cards for my blog only to close out the window without ordering.  Nothing was ever quite right.  They all lacked that something special.  Know what I mean?

Years ago someone gave me a business card.  I don't remember who it was or what the business was.  I do remember the card.

It was back when business cards were still just plain white cards with black printing and a company logo.

That card was different.

It was translucent.

I had never seen anything like it.  You better bet I kept that card.  Forever.  In fact I wouldn't be surprised if I someday came across it, stashed in a box or an old purse somewhere.  It was that cool!

That's what I want.  I want someone to take my card and say, "Wow!  That's such a great business card."

Like I said, I just hadn't found what I was looking for.

Until now!

The minute I saw the unique, custom print business cards that UPrinting has to offer, I knew.

These are exactly what I have been searching for!

Check these out!
How fun are those cards?

I think my favorite is the rounded corner or the leaf shape.  I just can't decide!

The best part?  This is your chance to win 250 die-cut business cards from UPrinting.*

Enter below.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Research Before You Buy

As I may have mentioned previously, I love to shop online.  I'll admit going out shopping seems like such a hassle to me.  I would rather avoid the crowds.  It's exhausting.  Shopping from home is so much more convenient.

Plus it has several advantages over shopping in a store.