Friday, June 24, 2016

currently craving: off-the-shoulder

with summer weather just around the corner
(80 degree temperatures in seattle next week, i am looking at you!),
the last thing you want is to feel uncomfortable or constrained
by your clothing. airy, light-weight dresses and skirts are essential for
keeping cool and looking chic. a new favorite of mine? the current
off-the-shoulder trend. 

i attended a wedding in las vegas a few weekends ago, 
and when looking ahead at the forecast, i saw it was going to be 
110 degrees. i needed something nice, yet practical. i picked up a pink off-the-shoulder
dress from my local ZARA and immediately fell in love. since the wedding, 
i've been on the hunt for other off-the-shoulder tops and dresses. 
say hello to a new favorite - this floral, off-the-shoulder chambray dress from eShakti.
eShakti is an online women's clothing boutique that specializes in 
full customization of garments. they provide 'real fashion for real people.'
change the length, sleeves, and/or neckline to match your personal style.
simply select a dress, fill out your measurements, and in less than a week,
your unique, personalized dress will be at your doorstep!

i have to say, the style and fit of my dress could not be more perfect. 
i ordered a size s-4; i generally wear a small or medium in dresses, depending
on the length and fit of the waist and bust. i love the midi length of this dress, 
and the elastic across my shoulders doesn't feel too snug
(which can sometimes happen with off-the-shoulder clothing pieces). 
eShakti has clothing and dresses in sizes 0-36w.

additionally, ordering a dress online, 
without first being able to try it on, may feel risky. with hassle-free returns
and exchanges, however, you can shop with confidence! 
photos, makeup and hair by elizabeth kathryn photography

dress: c/o eShakti, flats: j.crew (old), bracelets: h&m, 
purse: thrifted (via goodwill), rings: target (exact here)

with this off-the-shoulder dress, i kept the rest of my outfit relatively simple.
i opted for gold jewelry and ballet flats. to bring out the red flowers 
on the dress, i paired my favorite thrifted handbag from my local goodwill

are you a fan of the off-the-shoulder trend?
if you have any events (whether weddings, parties, or vacations) 
this summer, i highly recommend checking out eShakti.

you can also find eShakti on facebookpinterest and twitter.
happy customization and shopping!
xoxo.

**this is a sponsored post. eShakti graciously provided me with this 
dress. all opinions are my own!