Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fashion Alert: Vintage Inspired Dress

If you know anything about me then you know I adore all the vintage things.  I have been yearning for so long to start adding some vintage inspired pieces to my wardrobe.  Being a plus size gal it is hard to find anything vintage inspired and when you do it usually cost a boat load of cash.  Just when I had given up all hope Eshakti walked in to my life.  The first thing I noticed about this company was their motto, "Real fashion for real people" and I am real people so I though I would give it a go.

After browsing over their endless selection of items (I wanted one of everything) I settled for a vintage inspired, pleated cotton dress, in purple and white polka dot (which Madelynn affectionately refers to as my "Lucy" dress).  The best part about ordering from EShakti, brace yourselves for this, you can have the item custom made to fit YOUR body.  So I had Brent measure me up, submitted my order and waited anxiously for my dress to arrive. I ordered my custom dress on Sept. 9th and it was waiting on my doorstep on Sept. 22nd.  I don't think that is too long for a custom piece, I mean I have waited much longer for non custom pieces.  I will admit I was nervous that I may have measured wrong and it wouldn't fit.  Nope! It fit like a glove, made just for me!

I styled it two ways.

The first look is more classic/traditional with a modern twist of a bright cardi and leopard flats (animal print is a hot Fall 2014 trend).

My favorite thing about the dress is IT HAS POCKETS! 

The second look is more modern and edgy with a denim jacket (a wardrobe staple for me) and grey booties.

I adore this dress and foresee myself ordering from Eshakti in the future.  If you want to try them out you can get 10% off your order using promotional code "assignmentamanda"

Which look do you like better?

Disclaimer - I was given this dress from Eshakti in exchange for my review of their service and product but as always the opinions expressed in this post are my own.    


  1. I love Love LOVE this!!!!!!!! I would SO wear both of those looks... you have a great eye! Gorgeous!!

  2. Adorable! I will have to check them out!

    1. Totally should, I love the customization. No more guessing which size I would fit in to.