Blue Hour

Eshakti Dress Review 1

Dress- c/o eShakti // Cardigan- given to me by Alex // Purse- Lulu’s // Shoes- Payless

When Alex and I met to snap these outfit pictures, we lamented about how the days are already getting noticeably shorter. Before you know it, it will start to look like night in all of our pictures, even though it’s really only 5:30pm!

I was excited by a chance to review a dress from eShakti because I’ve heard such good things about the company from other blogger friends. One of their biggest selling points is that many of their clothes are customizable; for example, with the dresses you can adjust the dress length, the sleeve length, and neckline to suit your personal preferences.

I chose this pretty blue dress to review because I love the color and the cut. The material it’s made from is also nice and thick and feels like it will last for a long time. I picked the “above-the-knee” length because I tend to like my dresses on the shorter side, but I still wanted to make sure it was long enough for me to wear to work. I also kept the original sleeves of the dress because I really liked the black embroidered detail on the shoulders.  The fit of this dress is generally spot-on, although I do have to mention that it’s a bit tight in the shoulders. Other than that, this dress is really wonderful and I know I’ll wear it again and again.

(all photos above taken by Alex– thanks lady!)

Now you can enter to one of three awesome prize packages from eShakti (the top prize being a dress each season for the year)! This is my first time using the Rafflecopter form, so I’d love to know how you guys like it.

Giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Also, check out the other participants to see what dresses they received and how they styled them!

Disclaimer: This dress was provided for me to review by eShakti in collaboration with the Fashionista Blogger group hosted by Still Blonde After All These Years and ModlyChic.  Fashionista Giveaway Event bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes.

Correspondence Club: September 2012

September-CClub-Collage

All participants- AlexCarrieDebbieKaitlynKatMikeSaraTracyChrisRehanaHopeEmilyNatasha,
StephanieCarmilaImogenAmberAshlieMikaElizabeth, Anne, Suki, Aly, Wambura, Kirstin, me, Kaitlyn H.MariaAnastasiaJessica, Polly, Erica, Blair, JoChristineAshleyCatie, Lisa W., AshlieAngie, Emily C., Drea, Bethsaida

Wow, I can’t believe that September has already come and gone! This month was a blur, particularly the beginning of the month when I was prepping for and then attending Fashion Week events- which lead me to choose fashion week as September’s theme. Although I sent out my letter a few days late, once all the madness had died down a bit, it was nice to have a moment to sit down and write about my first fashion week experience for my penpal.

Both Christine and Catie wrote about the Correspondence Club this month, so I highly encourage you to check out their posts! Also, if you’re currently a member of the club, you’ve already heard about the special perk that I’ve organized with Kaitlyn of isavirtue (if you didn’t hear about it, shoot me an email to get more information)!

We’re starting a new round this month (you’ll have the same partner for October, November, and December) so if you’ve been waiting to join the Correspondence Club, now is certainly the time!  Do you want to join the Correspondence Club for October?  We’d love to have you!  If you would like to participate in October, please send me your information by midnight on Sunday (September 30th at 11:59pm EST).

On Nnenna’s Nails #22: Electric Blue

On Nnenna's Nails #22: Electric Blue 1

Color Club Insta-This in the September Birchbox

Pow! This color is certainly eye-catching! I’m always thrilled when I get nail polish in my Birchbox and I was really excited when I opened up my September box and saw this bright blue polish. I love to wear really vibrant colors on my nails and this color is just that. I also recently purchased the Seche Vite top coat that everyone raves about and I can see why it’s so popular. It made my nails look so perfectly smooth and shiny- it kind of makes it hard to look away!

Tell me:  Have you purchased a nail polish recently that you’re really in love with?