Monday, February 2

Vintage Romance presented by Eshakti

The last time I had something custom made for me was years ago while I was still in Shanghai. So when Eshakti approached me to review their made-to order dresses, I JUMPED at the opportunity. 

Let me start off by saying, their customer service is courteous, quick to respond, and knowledge. I cannot stress enough how helpful they've been through the daunting process of ordering custom clothing from an online store. I mean, I kind of freaked out thinking, "what if the dress has weirdly big armpit holes??" Luckily, Eshakti knows what they're doing ;)

The packaging was nondescript so I didn't have to worry about my package being stolen (I kid you not, this has happened to me before, and it really sucked).

Because of the elastic in the back, the dress isn't as fitted as I'd hoped. So if you're looking for a fitted dress, be sure to check for the elastic backing in their photos, which are accurate and true to the actual garment.

I decided to do a custom fit by sending in my measurements. It's amazing, because you only have to measure yourself once, and then they have the measurements saved to your account! No need to pull out the measuring tape twice. The only real problem I encountered is with fit. I am petite, and I believe their sewing standards are for regular so the dress was a bit big in certain areas, but not so big that it was a deal breaker.

Hat |  Catarzi (Asos)
Cowl Dress | Eshakti (c/o)
Heels | Schutz
Earrings | Thrifted
Belt | Thrifted
Purse | Boutique in Shanghai

Among the sea of crew necks, this faux scarf, cowl neck caught my eye. I loved this detail, because you rarely see that kind of 1930's inspired detail in dresses. It was something so simple yet feminine; right up my alley. The sailor blue makes this dress seem elegant, and a choice candidate for any date night (like Valentine's Day!). It is so comfortable as it's made of a thick jersey-like material. I could sleep in this outfit, but that would just be a fashion crime! This is the dress of dreams, literally. I am already dreaming up ways to wear it (like with a flirty midi skirt or a flowy maxi skirt).

All in all, I would recommend Eshakti. Their clothing is made of good quality fabric, are true to photos, and arrive pretty quickly via DHL. Their customer service is friendly, knowledge, and helpful. Best of all, they're always running some promotion like new registrants get a $30 gift coupon  which can be combined with the special discount code Eshakti and I are offering you today! So be sure to check out their wide selection here and use the coupon code "dearsunnyvintage" at checkout for an additional 10% off!

(I already did, and bought my second dress from Eshakti for less than $30 with the code and gift coupon!)

Please note:
Code has to be entered in the ‘promotional code’ box.
It is not case-sensitive.Code can be used any number of times until 3/4/2015.
This discount code is not applicable on clearance / sale, gift cards & overstock categories, or previous purchases.

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*Disclaimer: I was provided this dress to complete the review. However, all opinions are my own.

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  1. You look gorgeous!

  2. This dress is classic and feminine and gorgeous on you! I love eShakti! I love that you can customize all of their clothes!

  3. What a great outfit. You look gorgeous in it Yvonne.

  4. This is beautiful! You wore this so well

  5. This whole look is beautiful, Yvonne! The dress, the hat, the lipstick, you look like you belong in a movie. I have to say, this is one of my favorite picks from eShakti. That dress is so you and fits you perfectly. ~Cynthia

  6. You seriously look stunning! Loving this vintage vibe and that hat and Vail is amazing!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  7. Beautiful dress! So classy and chic


  8. I loved my eShakti dress also. You look so glam and happy in this vintage romance dress. The fascinator is perfect for it, also, beautiful Yvonne. =)

  9. Stunning, elegant perfection!! I am your new biggest fan, seriously impressed with your last few outfits x

  10. You look absolutely gorgeous! That dress looks stunning on you! I love eShakti. They have so many great dresses

  11. I have not had the chance to work with eShakti, but have heard great things. I adore this dress on you, fits you perfectly, and the style I would love to wear as well. The hat and how you styled is gorgeous!
    from the link up
    please stop by, jess xx

  12. beautiful dress, the cut and color are lovely on you!
    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

  13. Wowwww!!! Beautiful hat and I love your vintage look.

    <3 <3 Mahshid مهشید

  14. You look incredibly classic and gorgeous in this eShakti dress. Suits you so well, and perfectly styled!

  15. Do you remember the name or style number for this dress on eShakti?


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