Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Just call me Betty Draper

I feel very Betty Draper of Mad Men in this dress for some reason.  I think it's the silhouette of it, it's like give me some crinoline and some pearls and I'd be there.  I doubt Betty would wear a print that is quite this wild however!!

This dress is from eShakti.  I've been wanting to try something from them for awhile after seeing many of their dresses around the blogosphere.  I poured over their many, MANY choices and with a little input from the Pants Monkey, chose this one.  I had hoped it would come in time for our anniversary dinner, but because I chose their custom design option, it took a little longer to come.  It was worth it.  The fit of this thing is incredible.  I love that they let you custom size a dress.  For someone like me - little up top and bigger down low, it's really a great option.  And I have to say, it's exact!  But not so exact that it isn't forgiving, the material moves and breathes very well!

I adore the print of this too, it's a bit more "wild" than what I usually wear, but it's fun.  If you get up close, you can see birdies.  I love birds!  So I guess it's kind of exotic.  Yeah, the more I think about it, it's definitely not Betty Draper!  Maybe Joan?  Ha!

I'm really happy to have this for summer, even if I don't have anymore special occasions coming up, work is as good as anything else right?

Outfit rundown:
Dress - eShakti
Sweater - LEI (thrifted)
Sandals - Merona, Target
Bracelet - Stella and Dot
Necklace - jerseymaids via Etsy


  1. WOW, it's gorgeous! I heard about this shop- it's so nice you can have it custom-made! Beautiful Beth!

  2. that is a great fit and i just love the length. it works great with the cute white shrug, too. i'm looking forward to pricing out an eshakti item from a giveaway i recently won, their inventory has really grown a lot in recent months!

  3. Make up a special occasion! You can't let this languish in your closet - it's such a great dress.

  4. This dress is totally Betty Draper (Francis)! I can picture her wearing that circa season 2 for sure! And I think wearing this to work is totally appropriate. Or even the market, to the gas station, whatever!

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

  5. I LOVE the print on your dress...it is so pretty on you! I just won a dress from Eshakti on a giveaway and I'm psyched for the customization :)

    The Tiny Heart

  6. you should create many special occasions so you can wear it as many times as you want!!

  7. You look amazing in this dress Beth! I'm really getting into the retro looks lately and this dress fits right into that category. I love it!!!

  8. It's a great dress! I don't think it needs a special occasion. Wear it on a normal day! The print is fabulous and the fit looks spot on.

  9. Cute look! Definitely love the shape of your dress!


  10. You look great in that dress! I've been seeing their name a lot too, but had no idea you could customize the sizes like that. That's such a good idea!


  11. Oh, Beth, this dress is sooo pretty! Love the print and color. And the fit couldn't be any more perfect.
    And may I add...your hair always looks so nice. I know I've commented on your hair before...but it always looks so cute and well styled.

  12. Adorable- love the colour and the whimsical print (plus who doesn't love crinoline!) P.S. You have such a great accent- loved watching the video (purses are oddly, the one clothing item I'm not addicted to!)

  13. Great dress! I keep hearing great things about eshakti!

  14. Beth you look gorgeous in this dress. I can't believe the fit and the slimming effects. Not that you need to be slimmed down at all but this dress has a fit that is amazing on you. Love it. I love birds too. I think that people who love birds, love cats too. Love your new header! I hope eshatki gives you a free dress for the great critique...you rocked it. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

  15. very pretty dress, looks almost like a chinese painting! The birdies and bamboo make lovely print for the dress, I like the blue and white color hues too. The white bolero is a nice complimentary piece.


  16. Super cute dress, I love the color on you!

  17. Oooh, your dress is lovely. I have a skirt that is a similar print that I just love. How cool is it that this brand let's you customize the sizes? Bespoke for the everyday person! I just may have to check them out.


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