Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Skippy Says: eShakti review (Skippy Reviews)

You guys, I'm a shorty. It's sad, but oh so true. Ok, actually, it's not so sad, I quite like being a shorty. But It's definitely true. I'm almost 5''1 . . . in the morning . . . on a good day . . . when I'm wearing my furry slippers that are on a small platform. You know what else? I may have eaten nearly my weight in mashed potatoes and pie over Thanksgiving, but I'm still fairly petite. And you know what that means? I'm often sized out of so many pretty things I want to buy. Which means I either don't buy it, or I add a hefty tailoring price on top of what I'm already paying for the garment. I know, cry me a river. But I don't care what you say, it's sad.


This is exactly why I was so excited to learn about eShakti, a women's apparel online store that not only stocks sizes 0-26W, but also actually allows you to custom size your order. As in, send in your measurements, and they'll tailor-make whatever garment you order for your body. Um, yes please. Not only that, but eShakti also allows custom changes in the style of the garment - sleeve, neckline, and length can all be changed to your preference. More yes please.


I was so happy to work with eShakti to pick out a dress from their website to style for this post. My experience really was nothing short of spectacular. My questions were quickly answered, emails responded to within a matter of hours, and the dress was shipped and received less than a week after I made my selection despite the fact that I went the custom size route instead of the standard sizing route and made custom length changes as well. Sweet! I tore open the package and threw the dress as soon as it arrived. And guess what? It fit absolutely perfectly. Which is rare for me, but no surprise since eShakti made it for specifically for meeeeeeee using my measurements. 


I honestly could not recommend eShakti highly enough. I'll definitely be ordering products from them in the future. And now you can too! eShakti is generously offering all Skippy Says readers $20 off their purchase by using the promo code SAYSSKIPPY0811, valid till 31st December, 2011. Guys, there is stuff on eShakti's site for like $25. Meaning you could get it for just $5. Go. You're welcome.









Shop:
- Singing in the Rain dress (c/o eShakti. Buy here)
- Belt (Anthropologie)
- Necklace (San Francisco ThreadShow)
- Heels (San Francisco ThreadShow)

84 comments:

  1. so cute! a bit of vintage edge, the print is adorable!

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  2. Great pick! eShakti really does have some fabulous dresses and skirts. I am wearing something from them today too! The umbrellas are so darn cute :) Heather

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  3. I love this dress...I actually almost got this exact dress a few weeks ago. They have such a great variety for women of all sizes including us shorties!

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  4. Okay, that dress looks PERFECT on you. And, ohmygoodness, the print is so cute.

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  5. Did I mention you are amazing?? I'm doing this right now!!! I'm only 5 foot and half and inch...I feel your pain. :P

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  6. That dress is adorable! Everyone raves about eShakti, and the custom sizing is such a treat. I'm definitely going to order from the company soon. Thanks for the discount code :)

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  7. Great dress, I love the pattern. And that bow belt is really cute!

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  8. that is a very pretty dress...didnt realize it had umbrellas until I saw the closeup pic. I have to check out this site...thanks for sharing :-)!!

    www.modehaven.blogspot.com

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  9. Thanks! The 50's silhouette and adorable print is why I went for this dress :)

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  10. Thanks Heather!! Can't wait to see what it is you're wearing :)

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  11. Thanks Cara! I super duper highly recommend this dress. The shape is so flattering, the print is fun, and I love how you can dress it up like I did above or down (I'm thinking wearing it with my forest green wellies will be adorable)

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  12. Thanks so much Hannah! Yeah, I very rarely have things that fit that well unless I take them to a tailor (which I do end up doing a lot).

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  13. Thanks Jaclyn!! So glad this could possibly help you! Shortys unite!

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  14. Thanks! I do super highly recommend them- their clothes are cute, but their custom sizing is what really sets them apart. I can't believe how perfectly this fit!

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  15. Of course! I definitely recommend checking them out- their clothes are cute, but the fact that you can custom size to exactly your measurements is really what sets them apart!

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  16. I don't know why, but whenever I find someone who is shorter than me, I get so happy inside. I'm just a smidge taller than you, but hurrah! I'm also waiting on my first eShakti dress, so I was super pumped to see this post today! I'm glad the experience with them seems to be universally awesome. :3

    Also, I'm adoring this print! It'd be perfect for a rainy day. :D

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  17. Oh my gosh I love that dress! The print is very whimsical and cute but the cut is very vintage. I love it.

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  18. Hehe, glad my shortyness could bring you some joy :) And can't wait to see what you're getting from eShakti and how you style it!

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  19. LOVE the dress; very Anthropologie! :)

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  20. Thanks!! Those are the 2 exact reasons I selected this dress :)

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  21. very cute dress. I love the umbrella print! I need this dress for our bad weather. Thank you for the review, Eshakti is definitely worth checking out.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  22. The dress looks perfect on you...and the umbrella print is so cute!

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  23. That dress fits you so well! Must check this website out! :)

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  24. Super cute dress!! Love that it has an umbrella print! Perfect!

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  25. This is so cute on you! The print is to die for. I kind of dig it when companies use bloggers to promote their products.

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  26. Love the dress you chose :) I did an eShakti review a while back and was also very impressed with how quickly they communicated and how you can customize everything! It's awesome :)

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  27. Thanks Mongs! I love the print too, and how the dress can be dressed up (like above) or down. I'm planning on wearing it with my green wellies next :)

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  28. Thanks Ki! You definitely should- it's awesome :)

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  29. Thanks Linda! I love the print too :)

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  30. Oh God! I LOVE THAT DRESS! I thought about ordering it myself for my review, but I decided to do the unexpected and went with a coat instead. You look beautiful, Inna! =D

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  31. Thanks Loren! I think it can be a really good thing too- I only found out about eShakti from other blogs, and I'm so so glad I did!

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  32. Thanks Megan! I remember that post- I loved loved loved the top you chose. I actually really wanted to get it myself, but then remembered you had already reviewed it so I sprung for this dress instead. I'm probably going to order the shirt anyway though :)

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  33. Great dress and fantastic promo code! :) I'm excited to check their site out in a week or so when my shopping ban expires ...

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  34. I just found your blog and I really like it! I am a new follower!

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  35. Thanks so much Kelsey!! A coat, huh? That is really unexpected! I definitely would have guessed you'd pick a dress :)

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  36. I love the umbrella pattern on that dress. And the shape is so flattering on you! Very cute!

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  37. Hehe, good for you for staying strong! Definitely check em out when you're done with your ban- they've got tons of great stuff :)

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  38. Thanks!! I think this is a pretty universally flattering shape :)

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  39. LOL! It was one of those days where I was convinced that I had enough dresses. What do I know?

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  40. Pshaw. One can never have too many dresses :)

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  41. SO CUTE! This dress looks simply beautiful on you!

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  42. Ellesees.blogspot.comNovember 30, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    I'm doing a review too! This turned out so cute

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  43. Awesome- can't wait to read your review and see what you picked!

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  44. That dress looks great on you Skippy! I love the umbrella print. So fun! I've received 2 dresses from them and love them both. It's an excellent company with fabulous designs and prices. :)
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  45. Thanks Kim! I couldn't agree more!

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  46. The dress looks so cute on you!! I love how you did your hair too!!

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  47. Skippy,

    You look amazing this is totally your style and I love it. You rocked it girl!

    www.iwouldsorockthis.blogspot.com

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  48. I love eshakti! I can't wait till my ban is over so I can shop shop shop! You chose an amazing dress! I love the print-- soooo adorable, so you!

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  49. Let's be shorties together. :) I'm 5'1". And I love it.

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  50. Look at you! The dress fits you like a glove. I love the pattern, too. You are lovely.

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  51. Thanks Sayaka!! That was my failed attempt at 50's hair :)

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  52. Thanks Laura! eShakti is definitely a great place to break your ban :)

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  53. Aw, thanks so much Lara!! It really does fit pretty perfectly- I LOVE it :)

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  54. Thank you for a lovely find for us petites!
    Your dress (and you) look gorgeous!

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  55. This dress is gorgeous Inna! The whole look reminds me of Pearl Harbor something Kate Beckinsale would have worn, vintage glam! Beautiful :)

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  56. Thanks Bessie!! I was going for a vintage 1950's look- glad it came across :)

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  57. wow, those umbrellas are so cute!! what a great eShakti find! and it fits you perfectly!

    cute & little

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  58. Thanks Kileen! It definitely does, thanks to their custom sizing :)

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  59. Hehe, I love your last sentence!

    Very cute dress!

    Wida
    Missing Amsie Blog

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  60. Hi your dress is very nice!
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    Frances

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  61. What a cool dress! I love the idea of taking something out of the box/bag and having it fit you perfectly.

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  62. Thanks JG! I know, isn't it great? Especially for people who often don't fit in to "standard sizing"

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  63. What a pretty dress, it looks very good on you.

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  64. Thank you so much for this post, and how could we not love the $20 off. However, I'm having trouble activating it. I put the code in both the "blogger code" and "privilege code" and neither are working. Could you help with the problem?

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  65. Of course! I'm so sorry- I know several others have used it successfully so I have no idea why it's not working. Let me try emailing them to found out, and I'll get back to you :)

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  66. Hi Gina,
    I emailed eShakti, and they confirmed that the promotion code is good till the end of this month. However, they said that if you had tried to club it with any other existing offer or use another gift certificate in the same order, it would have returned an error. Was that possibly the case? If not, please let me know and I'll have them look into it further :)

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  67. Thank you so much! And yeah, I made sure it wasn't an "Overstock Item" or "Scarf on sale" because I knew it wouldn't work then. I tried doing it several different times in both code areas and neither worked. I also didn't try to combined it with another offer, so I don't know what's going on. Thanks so much for your effort!

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  68. Ok, i just emailed them again with your response. Hopefully they'll have an answer soon. So sorry about the trouble!

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  69. Hi Gina! So I emailed them again, and they emailed back saying:
    "Could you have her go ahead and place the order and send her order # confirmation to gina@eshakti.com?
    We will assist her accordingly."
    I'm assuming that means they'll just apply the promo code manually because for whatever reason it isn't working :)

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