Holiday eShakti Dress Giveaway

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I’ve reviewed dresses a couple times in the past and really love how customizable they are, yet still affordable. Lucky for you, eShakti has given me the chance to offer my readers another giveaway for their website! One winner will be able to choose any dress they like from’s large selection of fully customizable dresses. What a better time than now to pick out that special holiday dress you’ve been meaning to buy!

eShakti offers many ways to customize a garment including changing the neckline, hem length, or sleeve length. You can also input your personal measurements to make sure your dress it going to fit your exact body type. You can get all of these customizations for just an extra $7.50! Taking a dress to a seamstress or tailor to custom fit it could cost easily ten times as much, sometimes even more. And it even gets better: If you’ve never customized a dress from eShakti before, your first time is free!


If you’d rather buy a dress without customization, they offer sizes from 0-36W. Every woman is welcome at eShakti.

Another perk if you’re new to eShakti, if you register with their website, you get a $30 gift coupon toward your first order! They really want you to have their clothing, guys.

eShakti also offers a selection of skirts, tops, and jackets. Check out their New Arrivals section for their latest beautiful editions.

You can choose any dress you want from eShakti if you win the giveaway, but I’ve selected a few dresses below that I think would be perfect for the holidays:

1. Beaded snowflake ponte sheath dress

2. Beaded crepe sheath dress

3. Beaded polka dot tulle dress

4. Floral lurex jacquard sheath dress

5. Floral jacquard sequin waist dress

6. Grace dress



You can now connect with and follow eShakti on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+, and Instagram!


To Enter: Fill out the mandatory entry of your name and email in the Rafflecopter widget below. After that, enter as many optional entries as you like to increase your chance of winning.

Eligibility: eShakti only ships to the US and Canada at this time, so unfortunately, this giveaway is limited to residents of only those countries.

The giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on December 1st, 2014. Come back daily for more entries!

For complete giveaway rules click the link below:

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It’s Time For A Christmas Giveaway!

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It’s time for a Christmas Giveaway! I love the holidays and found a few items that will help with your holiday entertaining needs. There’s even a special handmade item from me!

Here’s what you get:


  1.  Cardboard Christmas Themed Cupcake Stand
  2. Christmas Tree Candy Mold
  3. Santa Cupcake Toppers
  4. Christmas Themed Cupcake Liners and Toppers
  5. Cupcake Corer
  6. Decorative Paper StrawsIMG_5078_2
  7. Card Display Kit
  8. An Ornament Frame
  9. Plastic Mustache Party Shot GlassesIMG_5080_2
  10. Fingerless Gloves
  11. Handemade Kitchen Themed Half Apron

I’ve been in the sewing spirit lately and made a pretty apron for you guys! Here’s what the fabric looks like up close:

IMG_5089And here it is all spread out:



Enter the Giveaway

To enter this giveaway fill out the Rafflecopter form below. All that is mandatory is that you enter your name and an email address I can contact you with if you win. The rest of the options are optional, but will give you a better chance at winning the more you complete.


This giveaway is open to all residents of the US who are 18 years or older. Void where prohibited. For complete rules please read the Official Rules page.

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Just in Time for Fall: eShakti Dress Review and Giveaway

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eshaktilogoFall is just around the corner, and thanks to, I’ve got another great giveaway for you! I previously reviewed one of their dresses earlier this year and really enjoyed the experience. I’ve since bought several other dresses from them and liked every single one of them.

Ordering clothing online is often not a fun experience for me because of how picky I am about fit, but with eShakti I spend less time worrying about how it’s going to fit and spend more time designing the dress I want! You can order a stock dress, but the greatest thing about this store is that you can fully customize a dress with your exact measurements as well as the length, neckline, sleeve length, etc. It’s great.

For this review I chose the Star spangled poplin dress. I think it will look great at the holidays later this year. It started out looking like this:


CL0028411L2And with my specifications I ended up with this dress:


Look at those pasty white legs!

It’s just about the same, but I changed the neckline and shortened it a bit. I think it’s a bit more flirty this way. I also had it made with my measurements and it fits great. Other cool features this dress has are the invisible side zipper and the bra clips underneath the straps.

The only thing that might be a draw back about some of their cotton dresses like the one I bought is they get wrinkled super easily. I fully ironed mine and then after wearing it for a little bit, it was already wrinkled again!

They’ve got many different customizable options and it only costs an extra $7.50. Also, the first time you order from them customization is free!  If you decide to go the customized route, it’s super easy to design your dress. First take your measurements:

customsizeThen choose your height and, if the option is available, choose your necklines, sleeve length, and dress length:


customnecklinecustomlengthNot all of the dresses, tops, and skirts have the same customizable options but the above pictures give you an idea of what’s possible.

eShakti just released their fall line of clothing and from now until September 15th you can get 20% off the new styles.




As they did before, eShakti is offering my readers a great giveaway. Two lucky winners will win a $30 gift card to eShakti that can be used on anything in the store!

This giveaway is open to residents 18+ of US and Canada only. For complete rules click here.

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****This post is sponsored my I received an item of clothing free of charge for review but received no other compensation for this post. All opinions are honest and my own.****
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eShakti Dress Review {and Giveaway!}

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I’ll be changing things up a bit with today’s post. Instead of baking I’ll be talking about clothing. Specifically, I’ll be reviewing a dress I got from eShakti, a vintage inspired woman’s online clothing store, specializing in customizable pieces ranging from sizes 0 to 36W, contacted me to ask if I was interested in reviewing a piece of clothing for them. So, wait, I get to review a cute piece of clothing, and I get to keep it? Uh, yes please!

Thus began a long drawn out process, all of which was my fault. I knew they were offering to give me free customization on the piece I was to review, but not being familiar with such an opportunity, I chose one of their standard sized dresses, because the measurements where pretty close to my own. That was a mistake. Why get a dress that’s “pretty close” to your size when you can get a dress that is exactly your size?!? Yeah, I don’t know why I didn’t think it through better.


Her Fifties Sundress in poppy red. image ©

After browsing their many pieces, I decided on the Her Fifties Sundress in crimson (I don’t think this color is available anymore but the “poppy red” looks similar). The first dress I received (the standard sized one) was too big in the bust which made everything fit all wrong. I could have reviewed this dress, but I really wanted to see what the dress would be like if it fit right. Luckily, has amazing customer service, and allowed me to return the item and order the same dress with my customized measurements this time. Generally, customization only costs an extra $7.50, which is an amazingly affordable price. You can also choose to change the neckline shape or alter the sleeves or hem length if available for the piece you want to buy. Find out more about their customizeable options here.


image ©

A few weeks later, after receiving the ill-fitting dress, returning it, and receiving the better fitting dress, I finally had a great piece to review. I have got to thank eShakti for working so closely with me to get me a product that I would love! Here is all the good and bad about the dress I received:


Bra strap snaps


  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Cute retro style
  • It fit well with my customized measurements
  • The dress is well made
  • It has snaps under the dress straps where you can attach your bra straps to hide them (refer to the picture to the right).
  • There is an invisible side zipper to give you more room to get the dress on (although it was a little difficult to zip up).
  • It has pockets (but you can get it made without pockets if you like).

Sorry for the pit shot!


  • Wrinkles easily
  • It shows sweat stains very easily and also my deodorant really liked to rub off onto the dress (if you got this dress in black, the sweat problem may not be as noticeable).
  • Without a petticoat, the skirt is a little limp.

Overall, the pros outweighed the cons. I really love this dress, though I might have to wear a cardigan over it to cover those pit stains!

eShakti has so many styles to choose from. With their spring line just released, you have a lot of new pieces to browse including dresses, skirts, and tops. Also, for any upcoming brides out there, they have a great bridesmaid dress section set up to help you find the perfect fit, color, and style for all your bridesmaids!

Besides having great clothes, I really like that everything on eShakti is very affordable, the shipping is quick (even for customized pieces), they can make items in so many sizes, and the customer service, in my experience, has been quick to reply and helpful.


Now for the fun part!

BUY IT: They are offering my readers 20% off with the coupon code SHNESKLLER (expires 3/20/13).

UPDATE (3/4/13): Good news! Due to a glitch, some blogger coupon codes did not work when people tried to use them, so they’ve fixed the issue and have extended the 20% off offer until March 20th!

Note: (*conditions apply)
Code has to be entered in the ‘Promotional Code’ box. No Minimum Order Value. The discount code is not case sensitive. The code can be used any number of times until the validity period. This code can be clubbed with any other gift coupon or gift card in the same order. This discount code is not applicable on our Overstock category. Not applicable on previous purchases.

According to the website, if you’re new to you can save $25 on your first order if you register with their site! Not sure if this is stackable with the coupon code above but it’s worth checking out.


WIN IT: On top of all of these great discounts, they are also giving away to one of my readers one item of choice under $75 from! Fantastic!

To Enter: Fill out the Rafflecopter widget below. The only mandatory entries are to enter your name and email address and to follow eShakti on Pinterest. If you don’t have a Pinterest account, you can sign up for one here for free.

Time period: Giveaway begins on 3/1/13 at 12:01am EST and will end on 3/22/13 at 11:59pm EST.

The Prize: One item of choice under $75 from

Giveaway is open to all legal residents of USA and Canada who are 18+ years of age.

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* This review is my honest opinion. I received a dress from eShakti for the purposes of this review. I was not compensated in any other way. I have styled the dress with my own cardigan, belt, petticoat, and shoes in the above photos. 
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