Dress: eShakti (winter 2013)
Earrings: Optimystical Studios, at GeekGirlCon (summer 2012)
Shoes: Wanted, at ModCloth (spring 2012)
It has been far too long since I’ve blogged an outfit post, but just take a look at this adorable dress! When I saw it on the eShakti website (I sadly cannot find it now), it immediately went into my cart. I love it, absolutely, and the fit is amazing.
Recently, for the first time ever, I had to return an item to eShakti for a very terrible fit, and I realized something: I have a short torso, and in all the measurements to fill out for a custom order, this is not one of them. When I ordered a blouse a couple months ago, I was dismayed when I tried it on, but in scrutinizing the fit in the mirror, I noticed that in order for it to look better at the bust and waist, I needed to pull the shoulders up about two inches. Then I understood the issues!
When I ordered this dress, and another one I hope to wear soon, I emailed eShakti with my order number and my back measurement from shoulder to natural waist, which they then added to my information sheet. I am so happy I asked them about the additional measurements! It really helped in making this dress fit especially well.
Long story short (too late!): it never hurts to ask a business for service that’s not explicitly stated.
I didn’t want to take away from the cuteness of the dress with clunky accessories, so I opted to leave off the necklace and add small, complimentary earrings.
I also need to find a new place to take photos before work. This winter, not only are the trees bare and the sun in a different position, but a few of the trees on the block have been drastically pruned or removed completely. I’d hate to give up the natural light to move indoors.
I’m in love with the look of these shoes, but not the feel. I mentioned in a previous post that the toe box was a little snug when they first arrived, but that’s not even the biggest issue now. After a few wearings, the insole at the heel has broken in, and I can feel the post in the middle of the heel. I’m hoping this is something easily solved with some sort of Dr. Scholl’s product.