I Went Out on a Limb and Wore Orange

2.27.2014


Free stuff stresses me out.

I don't get a lot of free stuff from blogging, but I do get some, and every time I spend way too long choosing my item. Remember my free 8x10 canvas I showed you last week? It took entirely too long to pick which picture to put on the canvas. (BTW, congratulations to Jennifer for winning my giveaway!) I got some free eyeglasses last year, and again I spent like an hour picking frames. Apparently I care more about making sure I like my free item than I do the one I actually pay for with my own money. I don't know.

Anyway, when eShakti contacted me to review an item from their spring line... let's just say it took a while to pick what I wanted. First because their stuff is really cute. They have tops, jackets, skirts, and dresses in many different colors and styles, and the designs are unique. They even sell bridesmaid dresses!

I knew I wanted a dress, because I already have one eShakti dress from a product review I did last year (you can see it by clicking here), and I get so many compliments on it. Seriously, every time I wear it people ask me where I got it from. And then I'm all, "I got it for free for blogging about it!" And they're like, "Cool?" And then I feel like a nerd.

Anyway, I ended up picking this dress after much internal debate.
(My eyes look closed. I promise they are not.)

Then I dressed up and took my tripod outside and tried to act like I didn't see the people in the apartment next to me staring at me through their window. Hashtag blogger problems. 

As a general rule I do not wear colors in the orange or red area of the color circle. (Actually as a general rule I do not take fashion photos, so I'm 0 for 2 at the moment.) I have my bright red facial skin coloring to thank for my hatred of wearing orange. But I decided to go out on a limb and get this dress. I figured if I hated it, at least it was free.

Well, I DO NOT hate it. I love it. It's perfect. It has pockets! Hello, love of my life.

What I love about eShakti (yes, this is a product review, but I seriously do love this about them) is how easy it is to customize their clothing. You can add or remove pockets, choose the length of your dress or skirt (floor length, below knee length, above knee length), change up the collar style of your dress or shirt (v-neck, scoop neck), and they offer fully customized sizes 0-36 as well for those of you who have trouble finding just the right size.


***This giveaway is now closed***
Congratulations to Leslie and Shelley!


I'm excited to able to offer a giveaway for TWO $25 gift cards, which can be used for anything on the site! Two winners. Hurrah! And, if you sign up as a new member, you can get a $25 gift coupon, which you can use along with your gift card, so it's basically like you're getting $50!


To enter, just visit eShakti and leave a comment with a favorite item.
You might want to start with their new arrivals.
Be sure to check them out on Facebook and Pinterest too!

Note: This giveaway is only open for the United States and Canada.
Winner will be chosen on Saturday, March 1
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*I did receive a free product from Eshakti for this review, but all opinions are my own.
Niken said...

....and you look awesome!
ha, i think when you get lots of free stuff, it can be overwhelming

Breenah A said...

You did a great job picking the dress out!
I do the same thing though. I got an offer for an outfit for Quinn and I looked at EVERY SINGLE outfit on the site. She wasn't awake otherwise I just would have had her pick one out.
I love the a-line dot print poplin dress, but they have a LOT of cute dresses.

Robyn B said...

you look so great in that dress!! :)

they seriously have the cutest dresses i've ever seen! this is my favorite: http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0030090/Embellished-stripe-waist-poplin-dress

Veronica Lee Burns said...

This dress is beautiful! http://eshakti.com/Product/CL0030679/Colorblock-hem-poplin-dress

By the way, I definitely do the same thing! I'll look at the items for an hour or so and come up with a few items and then send them to Kevin and get his opinion and then re think...oh dear. haha

Beautiful dress on you :)

Unknown said...

You look amazing! This dress and look really suit you. And good job with the tripod photos. I don't know if I could. :)

Jessica Elyse @ Memoirs of a Mommy said...

Love it! So cute.

Tara said...

This dress suits you so well! :) Love it! I really like this one: http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0030065/Cowl-collar-with-ties-dress

Kate said...

Seriously in love with that dress. (And the other one you have too!) Love love love it.
I'm a comfy dress fiend. The racerback fit-and-flare makes me giddy. Too bad I'm on a spending freeze. :P

Leslie Lukens Martin said...

I don't even know where to start...
1. LOVE the dress! It looks great on you!
2. Dresses with pockets? PERFECTION!
3. I'd never heard of this site before, but now that I've checked it out...I think it could do some damage to my bank account!
4. There are SO.MANY.TO.CHOSE.FROM {and I like that so many of them are office-appropriate...it's hard to find a cute work dress!}
5. It might take me all day to pick a favorite, but since I should probably get some work done today, I'll just go with my gut feeling for now: http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0029969/Draped-sash-cotton-knit-dress
6. Thanks a lot for feeding my online shopping addiction! :)

Abbey said...

Love what you picked! I'd probably spend a million years picking too if I actually won, but right now, just thinking I might win, there's less pressure and I can tell you I love the fit and flare colorblock dress!

Courtney Rose said...

Please keep wearing orange! It looks so pretty on you!! And who doesn't love a dress with pockets?! Amen! I am loving the black draped toga dress. I have a few weddings coming up and I think that cute little black dress will be perfect for all of them.

Allie @ Everyday Adventures said...

I gotta have the Dahlia crinoline. I'm just a little girl that wants a giant tutu lol.

You look lovely in that dress! It really is a good color on you. I used to hate the way I looked in yellow, because undertones, but that's slowly changing too!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

That dress looks great on you! I love the high neck/collar. The "Her fifties colorblock knit dress" is so pretty.

Catherine said...

Time well spent, lady! I really love that dress and it looks awesome on you! I love the orange and blue combo! When I first saw your post title, I was thinking ORANGE. But the color combo and pattern is great! And I'm not even saying that because any dress with pockets are an automatic win for me!!! Way to work it out there on that limb!

Jennie said...

The pink sleeveless dress is probably my fav. I'll have to take a closer look at this company soon!

Jen [wonderfully unkempt] said...

You are the second person in two days that has posted a picture about wearing orange. Both skeptical, and both looking awesome. Is orange the new thing now? :)

Tiffani P said...

I'm excited about your dress and this website! I just wish I had known about it 6 months ago! I'm in a wedding - as a bridesmaid - in a month and we got to choose our own light blue dresses. I like the one I got ok - but it doesn't look as good on as it did online. If I had to do it over again, I'd pick this one: http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0030591/Alice-dress and be happy to have one I could wear in real life and for the wedding! In the meantime, maybe I'll win $ toward buying a dress hooray!

Akshara Vivekananthan said...

Dresses with pockets are the best thing ever. I get uber excited whenever I find something I like with pockets. That being said, the fact that they add pockets to a dress if you want them to is a winner for me. The colorblock hem poplin dress is so speaking to me. Orange looks beautifullll on you by the way :)

Unknown said...

You look gorgeous in that dress! Isn't it funny how we stay away from a certain color only to take a chance and then look fabulous in it?

As far as my favorite on their site, oh my goodness there's so much cute stuff! And the coolest thing EVER! The fact that you can customize pretty much the entire dress without spending a fortune is mind boggling me right now. The Aria dress is just too stinking cute!

Tamara said...

That dress really does look great on you - and pockets - HELL YES! I have a couple of dresses/skirts that have 'hidden' pockets and I love them. I once bought a skirt for that simple reason - pockets. So, if I were to get a dress it'd have one with pockets and I'd probably go with a print (since that's not typical for me just to try something new!) similar to this - http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0030600/Floral-denim-print-halter-dress

Jenny Fish said...

You look absolutely stunning in that dress! Nice choice.

I went straight for the dresses, then quickly realized my error - I have way too many dresses. So instead, I picked out a black, flowy skirt I've been on the lookout for and a bright floral shirt to add something to my non-existent work wardrobe for summer:

http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0027920/Belted-poplin-skirt
http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0029605/Polka-dot-tulle-sleeve-tee
http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0028401/Rose-print-textured-top

Alicia | Jaybird: Home in Motion said...

You look so lovely! The bright colors really suit you. I can't believe how customizable the dresses are...anything with pockets is an automatic win. I really like this "bird's eye view" dress--kind of 50s and very feminine silhouette, a little more vintage than stuff I normally wear. http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0030611/Birds-eye-view-gingham-dress

Linznoel said...

Love that orange! And any dress with pockets is a win for me! I love the colorblock hem poplin dress and the draped knit toga dress! Gorgeous!

Rachel Sedaker said...

That dress looks great on you! This butterfly dress is whispering to me: http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0030643/Butterfly-print-bow-front-dress

Susannah said...

You look so pretty! That dress is perfect! :-) And I love this dress - http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0030600/Floral-denim-print-halter-dress

LeAnna said...

Oh, I love this dress on you! Super cute! I really like this navy skirt..http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0030104/Floral-embellished-poplin-full-skirt

Unknown said...

I love eShakti!! and that dress looks fabulous on you!

www.mommymandymusings.com

Kayla MKOY said...

They recently contacted me, too aftnd I'm LOVING this dress! Pockets make me so happy! You look great, girl.

PS free stuff ALSO stresses me out, as much as I do love it! Lol

Betsy Transatlantically said...

a) when would you NOT want to add pockets? duh.
b) it's not an ORGANE dress, it just has orange in it! and it looks great on you :)
c) so many favorites including... the JOY dress. obviously. it has a BOW!

Amanda said...

Love orange! My favorite is the Colorblock hem poplin dress. Too cute!

Jess said...

Girl you look FABULOUS in this dress!!! I LOVE it!!!

Cece @Mahogany Drive said...

Love the blue blossom sash dress! I'm so in the market for dresses right now. Love the one you picked. It looks great on you. Pockets in dresses is the best thing ever!! I have one skirt with pockets and I think it's just the coolest.

Michelle said...

I think you look so cute! Plus pocket dresses are the best invention ever.

Allison said...

That's such a cute dress! Pockets just make it that much better too, haha.

Unknown said...

I have so missed reading your posts (sorry I've been travelling!). You look FAB FAB FAB! gorgeous dress! and pockets, omg love. You should def wear dresses more often :)

Sx

Anonymous said...

I love that dress! I have never heard of a site that lets you customize the clothes that much, it sounds awesome. I might just have to check them out :)

Unknown said...

My eyes got really big when I clicked over on your blog. I had a "what!" moment because I was pretty excited about your style post. You look so great! I love that dress and the pockets. Pockets in dresses are the best. I could have spent a crazy long time perusing their site, one of my favorite items was the polka dot embellished full skirt.

Geoff Reese said...

I'm sorry to all your readers to call you out like this but is that really my little girl? You look stunning. Love you.

Raige Creations said...

I found a site I might actually buy clothes from! Thank you.
Hard to pick a fave, and when I found one I actually considered buying I saw all the customize options, and WOW.
love.
okay, a fave? tough. but I like this skirt:
http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0030399/Floral-embroidered-sateen-skirt
then i found this dress:
http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0030373/Illusion-floral-embellished-poplin-dress

I feel an order in my future!

Anne said...

they have a skirt with bicycles on it! want.

http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0028452/Tipped-trim-bicycle-skirt

Jenna Griffin | Gold & Bloom said...

This dress looks really great on you, Amanda! I usually try to stay away from orange, too, but when it's the right pattern, hue, and shape--then it's a winner! And FREE!? Double win.

shelleystursma said...

Stripe print cowl neck dress looks great!

The Lady Okie said...

Oh gosh, Dad. Get out of here! haha :)

The Lady Okie said...

haha. This made me laugh.

The Lady Okie said...

Thanks so much, Jess!

The Lady Okie said...

a) duh is right
b) thanks!
c) a bow! obviously :)

Jennifer Prod said...

you're the most relatable blogger- free stuff stresses me out when i have to blog about it (ahh, what to say and how to make it natural and i need a picture of this item!) but when it's just good-old-fashioned-free-for-nothing -- well, that's love <3 your dress is gorgeous and i'm looking forward to making my photo canvas :)

Julie @ Just the Joy's said...

This dress looks perfect on you! The colors and the style! Love it! A dress with pockets is definitely a must have! I saw a lot of cute things on their site! One of my top favorites is the ruffle front crepe shirt! :) Thanks for sharing!

Dana said...

That dress is adorable! I also really like the Purple Cotton Knit Dress...it looks comfy and dressy enough for the occasional wedding!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

You look amazing! Wear more orange!

Pamela said...

ow oww! Looks SO good on you!!!

Jkamp said...

That dress looks great on you and comfy! I visited their website and am in love with the black and white floral embellished crepe top. So many cute things!

Michelle said...

I got your e-mail reply but can't find it to reply back so I'm just writing on here! You're so sweet for going to check on me. I'm happy to be back too. Here's my new link: http://crayonsandcoffeeblog.blogspot.com

his little lady said...

I think you made the right choice. Love this dress on you :)
xo TJ

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