It's official. I'm in love. And I'm in love with this dress.
If I had to reduce my entire closet to only one dress, this would be it!
Fortunately for me, I don't have to reduce my closet, although I need to find a good storage solution, because my whole house started looking like a closet lately. While I am working on the solution, allow me to tell you about this dress. It has everything I like in a dress - a beautiful, vivid fabric that flows, a flattering feminine design, and a gorgeous pattern. It is very comfortable to wear with an elastic waist, and it is fully lined. I intend to wear it practically year-round in my mild climate (just add tights and a sweater/jacket in colder season). I think it is festive enough for a special occasion, and modest enough for a casual day. It's a dream!
The dress is by eShakti, and I just can't say enough good words about this company. They found a magic formula for women's happiness. They offer a wide variety of flattering to all body type styles, in a wide range of sizes, and you can even modify a dress to your liking AND have it made to your own measurements - isn't it heaven? I also love that they offer lots of gorgeous prints. They are very affordable and maintaining good quality. Really, if you haven't tried eShakti yet, do so! I'm not even paid to tell you that. I just really am happy that this business came to life - a very smart business. I think they add new styles on a weekly basis, and some designs sell out quickly, so if you see a striking one that you really love - act on it.
I added bright red accessories to pick up some coloring from the dress, and wore my old pair of platform sandals by Sanita, a company that started making clogs ("the original Danish clogs" as they say) in 1907! This pair is very comfortable, and in my opinion, feminine and stylish.
I like dressing up whenever I go out with Justin, even just for a walk in a park. Frankly speaking, I miss seeing dressed up people. I know that here in America, most people dress up only for a special occasion - parties and festive celebrations and such. But I really want to see elegant and stylish looking people everywhere I go. Why not? Dressing up takes a little more time and effort vs. throwing on a pair of comfy jeans, but the gratification is so much more. I have to say that I see many more women in dresses and skirts in the last couple of years than I used to. Maybe things are changing?
Photos by Justin. Wapato Park in Tacoma.
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Dress - eShakti
Shoes - Sanita via TJ MAXX (old)
Shawl - Lane Bryant (old)
Purse via TJ MAXX (old)
Jewelry from small boutiques in La Conner and Bainbridge Island (old)
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