Often times I think people consider feeling pretty as something that is supposed to be natural, but I always feel like it takes work. I’d love for it to be a natural feeling for me, but when I wake up in the morning and my hair is tangled, my face looks haggard and my eyes look as though too many years have weighted them down – the last thing I feel like is pretty. When the day moves on and I’ve thrown on a pair of jeans, a t-shirt, a 5min make-up job and am trying to rush around before my son gets home from school – I don’t feel really pretty either. And many times at night when it is just my husband and I and the long day has worn us both down to fumes, it is hard to imagine myself the way he sees me.
There are some days though, when everyone is away that I can take the extra time to make myself really look and feel as beautiful as I want to be. Today was one of those mornings. My oldest left for school before dawn, we dropped my tot off at pre-school, my husband went to sleep and I snuck away to play with the flowers in my new dress from eShakti.
A few weeks ago this beautiful Tipped Trim Floral Shirtdress arrived in the mail from eShakti. They had wanted reviews of their new Spring styles and I was picked. I love their dresses because you can custom fit the size perfectly to your curves and get multiple choices for sleeve length, skirt/dress length and sometimes even the neck styles. My dress has a princess seamed bodice! Kind of fitting for a housewife to run away outside in.
The Tipped Trim Floral Shirdress has buttons that go all the way down the front, which is one of my favorite parts. The back has an elastic smocked center to make sure the top fits snug but adjusts to your movements. This way it isn’t uncomfortable like a corset. It also comes with pockets! You can customize it without pockets, but I never realized how great a dress was with pockets! I don’t have to carry a purse if we’re out and I can put my phone in there. It’s the perfect depth to hide a little snack…
The dress is very light cotton. While outside the wind picked it up, but only so much as to make it twirl (not Marilyn Monroe). The floral embellishments on the dress are dainty and elegant, not at all “girlish”, but softly feminine. I like the cut just above the knee as it compliments the pleated skirt and has a more womanly figure to it. And the best thing is, the dress is machine wash! So many beautiful dresses always have to be dry-cleaned or hand washed and ugh, that is tiresome, but this extremely pretty little thing is machine washable!
The sizes for the dresses are between XS to 6X (or 0-36W) and although they have preset measurements, you can customize them with your own. We all aren’t shaped the same way! I have a serious lack of curves in some areas and too much in others, so having the ability to adjust the size to fit me is ideal.
I don’t know about you, but once I got older my closet slimmed down from having lots of nice things to having one or two pieces that were my best. I keep those dresses (this being one of them) tucked away carefully in my closet for special days… and of course for those mornings when I just really want to feel pretty.
You can find your own perfect pretty dress at eShakti, make sure to check out their different styles and how they can customize it just for you! Also… Mother’s Day is coming up you know… why not throw out some hints? 🙂
I received a dress for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions are my own and are not influenced by any form of compensation.