Thursday, April 4, 2013

Easter Brunch // Daily Outfit + Sponsored eShakti Review

Hello, all! I trust you had a good Easter. Mine was great! Since my mom's sister (who usually hosts Easter) was out of town my family went out to brunch at the hotel at a forest preserve on our way back from church. It was a lovely place, and the food was delicious! They even had a set up where you could get an omelet cooked to order with whatever put in it that you wanted, and a made-to-order waffle set up! It was great! Then afterwards we spent the day visiting family. It was really nice.

I've already done a general review of eShakti, so I won't get into the general awesomeness of eShakti in this post, but several weeks ago I was contacted by them again about doing a review of their spring line. I chose to snap up this beauty, and I'm really happy with it! I love the color + shape of it, and the quality of the material. It's lightweight so it won't be too hot in the summer, but not cheap feeling. I love that. ♥

I did have two problems with it, though. The first one was my fault. I love my other dress from eShakti, but for this one I wanted it about an inch shorter. I'm too scared to use the "higher than knee length" option when ordering from eShakti, since I can always shorten the dress, but I can't add length. So when I ordered this length I had a brilliant idea: put my height in as not quite what it really is, so the dress will be a bit shorter on me when I get it! It's a really good idea, I think, except that I said I was 5' 9" when I should have said I was 5' 7". Gaaah! So I had to take it to the tailor after I got it. Me and my blonde moments!

The second problem I had with it was the shoulder straps. They were really, really big on me. Like, the entire bust of the dress didn't fit right because I needed about an inch taken off each shoulder strap. I thought it might have just been because I'm short waist-ed, but then I remembered that Katherine had the same problem with her first dress from eShakti, which looks like exactly the same style... So I'm not sure what's up with that, but I love the dress, and I can't wait to wear it more this summer - especially after I get my crinoline petticoat! I think it will look super amazing with that! ♥

xo,

Katie Burry


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dress: courtesy of eShakti
shoes: Target
cardigan: my mom's from Target
necklace: present from my parents
ring: 16th birthday gift from my parents
lipstick: MAC in Lickable

Disclosure: the dress featured in this post was provided to me from eShakti for review, and also includes some affiliate links.  All thoughts + opinions remain my own. 

10 comments:

  1. I love eShakti's dress. Bummer that the straps were a bit off though. I got a dress from them awhile back and luckily it fit like a glove.

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  2. That's a great little cardigan! And that dress is super flattering!

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    Alicia
    Lattes & Lacee

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  3. I was just asked by eShakti to work with them too! I'm excited to get my dress but crossing my fingers that I don't have the weird shoulder strap problem! This still looks fantastic on you! Love all the bring pictures!

    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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  4. I love your dress, it has a beautiful colour. And such a cute cardigan.
    Is that your sister, 'cause that's a lovely picture of her ;) it made my smile ( i'm still smiling)

    i'm glad you had a great Easter.
    x Audrey
    fashionhightea.blogspot.com

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  5. Lovely dress - so perfect for easter. =) Your shoes are really awesome too. =)
    And is that your sister?? I love her face - it totally made my night. =)
    ~Callie
    www.creationsbycallie.com

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  6. Beautiful photos! And I need to buy something from eShakti soon!

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  7. This dress is amazing on you! It looks like you had a very fabulous Easter! That shot of the little girl seriously made me laugh out loud - such a hilarious face!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  8. These photos are so pretty and your brunch looks incredible.

    I've noticed that eshakti has weird sizing/chest areas for sure too!

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  9. I was about to say that I saw you had a cami under to keep from being too boobilicious (as I say, and am assuming here) and indeed - when I got my dress like this too I took like 3 inches off the straps - no joke! But now it cuts into my arms a bit funny, even though it covers my chest more appropriately now! Still the colors is beautiful on you - I'm loving the simplicity of the solid pink!

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  10. What a pretty dress. I heard about this brand before. Very nice indeed.
    xo
    Taylor
    http://www.nothingbutapigeon.blogspot.com/

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