Tuesday, November 22, 2011

eShakti review/OOTD

I was contacted by Jennifer at eShakti to review an item from their collection. Initially, I thought I would select a dress, as I had seen so many lovely dresses on fellow bloggers Kimberly and Gracie Beth. However, I’m particular when it comes to fabric. I do not like 100% cotton dresses as my body shape needs a little stretch in all the right places. At the time I was searching, it seemed there were a lot of cotton dresses. I evaluated my closet and determined a skirt would be a better choice as I really had enough dresses. After much deliberation, I selected the Bows and Whistles skirt (no longer available). I had the choice of ordering a standard size versus a custom size. In addition, there was an opportunity to pick the length of the skirt to be at or above the knee, taking my height into consideration. I opted for the standard size with a length of above the knee.

Overall I am pleased with this skirt. The waist is higher than my natural waist, which I wasn’t expecting, but it works for the style of the skirt. Here are my pluses and minuses:


Fully lined skirt

Nice cotton sateen fabric

Thick waistband

Correct length


Cheap zipper – Got stuck a couple of times!

As for the rest of my outfit:

Cardi: Lands End Canvas
Shirt: Ann Taylor Loft
Earrings: Stella and Dot
Shoes: Antonio Melani, Dillard's Clearance Center

I recommend you give eShakti a chance next time you are seeking a new skirt or dress. For those of you who are vertically challenged, it is great to have the opportunity to indicate the length of the skirt or dress! I hate taking my dresses and skirts to be altered. With eShakti, they take care of this for you!

Disclaimer:I received this product for free for review from eShakti. I was not compensated in any other way.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday Uniform

During Football season, this is pretty much my Sunday afternoon uniform. Unless the Bears aren't playing, then I'll be wearing a Ravens shirt! I know it isn't exciting. But it is my OOTD :)
Football Sunday

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wednesday 11.16

We are having a warm spell, so I decided to sneak this dress back in to rotation. I really struggle with how to make this dress more "fall" like. Suggestions?

Dress: Robbie Bee, Dillard's Clearance Center
Cardi: Bealls
Shoes: Antonio Melani, Dillard's Clearance Center

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday 11.11

I picked up this sweater when we were in Baltimore. There is an H&M in the Inner Harbor. We went right when they opened, so it was empty! I've never shopped at H&M unless there have been 1000 people pushing me around. It was amazing. This sweater was 24.95 AND it was Buy One, Get One Free! So I also picked up a cream version of the sweater.

Sweater: H&M
Leggings: Target
Boots: Roaman's

Also, I picked up these gift bow earrings at my local Kate Spade outlet. They are so cute and cheap! After tax, they came to $13!! I plan to wear as much as I can in December.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Saturday 11.5

This is my OOTN for the wedding we attended!

Dress: Ronni Nicole, Bealls or Kohl's (Can't remember)
Tights: TJ Maxx
Shoes: Gianni BIni, Dillard's Clearance Center
Earrings: Premier

Friday 11.4

J and I just returned from a long weekend in D.C./Maryland. We were there for a wedding, but had a little time to see family and explore D.C. Here is one of my OOTD.

Work on Friday for a museum visit and lunch. We headed to the National Museum of American History. Primarily, I wanted to see the Julia Child exhibit. It was fantastic!

Sweater: Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Macy's
Jeggings: Target
Boots: Roaman's

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wednesday 11.2

Two pics today since I had a guest show up in one :)

Shirt: JC Penney
Skirt: Antonio Melani, Dillard's Clearance Center
Shoes: Bandolino, TJ Maxx
Tights: TJ Maxx
Necklace: Premier
Dog: Truffle :)