Friday, November 14, 2014

eShakti in the Leaves

This past Sunday, Jon and Charlie and I headed to Pierce Mill in Rock Creek Park to meet my friend Sara for a little family photo session.  We'd had outing planned for a few weeks, and when eShakti reached out to ask me to review their service, I knew that the shoot would be the perfect opportunity to debut my new dress!

Honestly, the hardest part of using eShakti was picking which dress I wanted because there were so many choices.  Plus, all the items are totally customizable; I clicked on one dress that I wasn't as crazy about, just to see what I could do to it, and the website gave me the option of changing the neckline, the sleeves, and the length.  I also knew I could put in my own measurements when I ordered, which opened up a range of styles I don't usually wear.  In the end, though, I went with a dress I knew I'd wear all the time into the colder months: a plaid flannel shirtdress.

Ordering was a breeze.  I used my measurements and opted for a slightly longer hem than on the model, and that was it!  I placed the order on October 27 and it arrived on November 6, much quicker than I expected.  The quality is fantastic; the dress is lined, which gives it slightly more structure, and the flannel emerged unscathed from our romp in the leaves.  I do wish the dress had darts under the bust, but that's fixable by going to a tailor and, really, it was my choice to not get a more fitted shape in the first place.  Regardless, I absolutely love the dress and know it'll stay in the rotation until spring!

Based on my experience, I would totally recommend purchasing a dress from eShakti.  If I were to get another, I think I'd pick the red cotton poplin belted shirtdress!  If you find one you want to buy, use the code "betsytransatlantically" for 10% off your order through December 12.  Let me know if you have a look around and what you like!

(By the way, you'll hear more about Sara, who also took these photos for me, next week!  Don't go away, dear readers.)

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All photos were taken by Sara Conklin Photography.

I was given this dress for free to review; as usual, all opinions are my own.


  1. i love the dress you picked out! the plaid is so cute for fall/winter! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  2. Love that dress! It's perfect for this time of year! That first picture of you guys is pretty adorable, too!

  3. That dress looks so cozy! I love the family pictures. :)

  4. You look so cozy and lovely. That's a really neat concept, I'll have to check it out!

  5. Cute dress--so perfect for fall! It's nice to have a feminine look that you can still wear while being active (walking the dog, going for a hike, etc).

  6. thank you! and hopefully it'll be even more feminine when I get darts put in :)

  7. it's a fab website - one of my colleagues gets a lot of her dresses from there, so it was fun to chat with her about the experience!

  8. aw YAY thank you! it's one of the rare ones where Charlie isn't being totally disruptive haha

  9. I know, I'm excited to wear this all the time for the next few weeks! thanks friend :)

  10. Beautiful! I just took the photos for my eShakti dress post today I was so excited to receive it and it was so so well made!

  11. This dress looks great on you! Love the plaid pattern!


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