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Addicted to Eshakti


I mean…they keep sending me discount codes and stuff and it’s like i can’t help myself! SO MANY PRETTY DRESSES!!! So now I’m stuck between the Bow Tied Tiered Dress in Blue with Bracelet Length sleeves and the Fifties Swing Shirt dress in Deep Claret with Elbow Length sleeves. What do you think???

I had lunch with a  very good friend on Wednesday and while getting ready I realized that I hadn’t worn one of my latest Eshakti dresses and damn, I need to rectify that! So, I threw it on with my brand new winter-length black teggings and my newest Doc Martens-for-twenty-bucks purchase and bam, instant outfit! The winter-length teggings are a little different than the rest that I have purchased. A little thicker, shinier for sure, and they smell like new shoes when they come out of the package…and a little more snug in the bum. Not sure why. I did discover that they are made in the USA, so that’s pretty cool. But I adore all of them…even the winter length.


The dress I wore was the Embellished Hearts Valentine Dress and I love it…I don’t love the sleeves though. Mostly because there’s not much to ’em. I mean, they are just these little puffs on top with nothing under them really. I feel like they are a bit too short. Any suggestions on what I could do or have done to them?

Oh! The jacket is also from Eshakti, but it was a gift from my BFFs from about three years ago and is not longer available. It has lovely embroidery and is black thin-waled corduroy. This was actually the first time I’d worn it, ever! Not sure why. It’s quite nice and because it’s cropped it is perfect for dresses!

I was pleasantly surprised by a stranger’s compliment on my “color outfit.” When I told her where I got it she asked if I watched “Criminal Minds” and when I said no she said, “You remind me of someone on the show…it’s a compliment, believe me!” Now that I’ve looked it up, I am pretty sure she meant this Kristen Vangsness, right? Only one outfit of colors, anyway. And I will gladly take that compliment and hang onto it. Colors? Yes, please!!!

Cast Photo

Walking around a state university campus, well, I was expecting a few side eyes and such, but a compliment? Smiles? Nice! Besides lunch, which was lovely, I was also there to get my laptop repaired. Seems their computer lab is the only place in the area with a free diagnostic. Woot! Everywhere else wanted 129 bucks just to diagnose, not to mention way more for any actual work/repair. Even though I’m not a student, I got a free diagnostic and the repair job will only be ten bucks more than for students…all totaling 65 bucks! It will take a couple of days, but I would much rather give my money to a local school than to a corporation. Plus, the guy talked to me like a normal person and not an idiot. Actually, he thought I was a student there!*Blush* As if! Ha-ha! It made me feel good though.

All in all, a good day and a good solid outfit. I couldn’t really ask for more. I have an interview today and I will be wearing one of my new dresses! Wish me luck! <3


9 Comments to

“Addicted to Eshakti”

  1. On December 9th, 2011 at 7:14 am Veronica Says:

    That dress is so sweet! It looks just as nice on as I thought it would when I saw it.

  2. On December 9th, 2011 at 10:25 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Veronica: Thanks, yes, it’s quite nice. For some reason when I ordered it I thought it would be a jersey knit, but it’s a true cotton fabric. Thick enough for this time of year, but not too thick where I’d be sweating in the spring I think.

  3. On December 9th, 2011 at 7:16 am Veronica Says:

    Oh, and good luck on your interview!

  4. On December 9th, 2011 at 10:26 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Veronica: Thanks, it got pushed until tomorrow. But I’m still excited!

  5. On December 9th, 2011 at 7:56 am MK Says:

    Curse Eshakti and their seductive discounts! I just succumbed to their Tweet Atwitter dress (Tiny! Little! Birds! *dies*), and now I need a cardi, and some brown or gray shoes, and somewhere to wear a cute dress in a hypercasual city where people do stare at me when I dress up.

  6. On December 9th, 2011 at 10:27 am Not Blue at All Says:

    MK: People will stare and they will stare no matter what we wear…at least you can feel fabulous in a nice dress while they stare! At least that is how I choose to approach it. And yes, I need to seriously back away from Eshakti for awhile. 5 dresses in two months and I am done…I hope! Those discounts are so enticing. Ha-ha! Never thought I’d complain about that.

  7. On December 10th, 2011 at 4:08 pm purplekeychain Says:

    OMG I JUST GOT THAT DRESS IN THE MAIL! The Fifties Swing Shirtdress in Deep Claret. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. Sorry for the caps, but this is my first dress of it’s kind and I am so in love with it. I was actually going to take a photo and do a review today, but my camera batteries died. Argh! I love that we love the same dress!

  8. On December 11th, 2011 at 4:24 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    purplekeychain: Oh Yay! Will you be posting it on your blog? I’d love to see it on an actual person. Eshakti is so much fun. It feels so liberating to order exactly the right size!

  9. On December 10th, 2011 at 4:11 pm purplekeychain Says:


    And that dress on you? GORGEOUS!

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