Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I've made it. eShakti kinda told me so.

I made it! I (initials RFAB) made it. Yes, I know. Everyone and their mama have been asked to review something by eShakti but I hadn’t. And now I have. I don't have thousands of readers but I've been asked to do a review. I’ve made it ;).

As soon as I got the email from eShakti I texted Sean to tell him (yes, you know it, might as well say it with me) I made it! I just tried to save the print screen to share but I still don’t know how to do that. Lame.

Any who, I texted him. I didn’t hear from him for a couple of hours (rude to my life) but then I got a phone call asking me to explain what in the world I texted him. I screamed, BABY, I MADE IT!

I would love to say that he screamed congrats but he didn’t. He was dead silent. Probably wondering why in the world he married such a crazy. So then I explained and he said:

"They will send you something to review of your choosing, and then you get to keep it? Are you sure about that?"

Faith: "Yes, babe, I’m sure."
Sean: "Did you read the fine print?"
Faith: "Well, there was no fine print to read, I think."
(I said, "I think" in my head and not outloud.)
Sean: "Oh ok, babe. That’s actually cool."

Yeah, he doesn’t sound very excited but he was because he came home with a six pack of my favorite Smirnoff drink for us to celebrate. I really think he did it because he wanted to drink something but I’ll take it, ha.

So now here comes the part where I actually talk about eShakti. eShakti is an online retailer. Their website is neat in the sense that you can purchase an item and customize it to your body and style. I didn’t customize mine because it was late at night and I was too lazy to measure myself. But also because I really didn’t want to know how much my waist and arms have grown in the last month. I chose this dress because I decided that I didn’t have anything like it in my closet.

This is Sean’s face when I told him that we have to go outside and he has to take pictures of me in the dress. Attractive, right?

OK, just kidding. Just another picture I took of Sean in Montreal where he makes one of those faces.

And this is the dress on me. Oh ignore the snow. It was actually 50 degrees (sleeveless weather right there) that day.

{Dress: c/o eShakti - Tights: Betsy Johnson - Polka Dot Wedges & Earrings: Forever 21 - Watch: Fossil}

So, what do you think? I know the pictures are dark. I should have placed the ISO higher but if I can convince Sean to do this again it will be a learning tool. The dress is made of 100% cotton and it feels good on. The dress has a thick quality and is made very well. I think the shape of the dress flatters my figure as well and it has pockets. That right there says it all ;). I kept the jewelry to a minimal since I think the dress makes its own statement but decided I wanted to wear "fun" shoes.

They have so many things that I loved on their site. These are a few of the dresses that I was torn between.

Thanks eShakti for a great experience and a brand new dress. I’m convinced there is nothing better than a free, new dress. I take that back, ice cream is. But I’m convinced that there is almost nothing better than a free, new dress.

Plus until 3/20/13, if you enter this code FTHLVEFMLY84 you'll get 20% off your purchase!

Oh and just so you know. These opinions are my own even if I got a free, new dress. But it isn't like you didn't already know since I love to share my opinions.

So yeah, I made it.


Katie said...

that color looks SO good on you!! i love the one you picked!!

Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama said...

I love it! such a great color on you!

Nancy said...

I am so proud of you!!! YOU ARE MEANT TO DO THIS!!!
That dress is fabulous & I especially love the shoes with it. Perfect timing for that new camera.

Georgina Castellucci said...

I know I'm repeating what has been said before but that color is PERFECT for you (I loveeee it!) The length is also so perfect, I really wanted to see the dress (flikr images are blocked on my work computer) so I went on my iPad to check it out :)


Carlie said...

Looks good! Congrats on making it! ;)

Adrienne said...

That is absolutely phenomenal, Faith!!!

This dress is GORGEOUS! Absolutely GORGEOUS! As are YOU :)

I love this color on you and it's so fun!

I cannot wait to see it again when summer rolls around ;)

Katie said...

Yay!!! Congratulations. So exciting to receive a free piece of clothing! Love the dress and love the color.

PS- just got the email from them yesterday and I haven't responded bc I wasn't sure if they were for real! Good to know they are!

Tenecia said...

Cute dresses! But seriously though...those shoes...FIERCE!


AV5848 said...

Adorable dress. Look at you with your camera lingo- ISO. When you give the camera to Sean to shoot, just set it on auto- it's just easier.

Kirsten Wiemer said...

you are my favorite person ever. seriously.
first of all, you look gorgeous in this dress.
second, pictures are awesome!
third, is it bad that i ignore companies a lot of time when they contact me?
i figure im holdin out for somethin real good.


ruthy ann said...

You are do adorable faith! All the dresses you chose are too cute....I would've had a hard time choosing!

Law_Fal said...

That dress is GORG!!!! I'm going to have to check this site out.

Morgan said...

Woah!! I love all of those dresses! :) I'm going to check out that site.

Cece said...

Cute dress! Pink, my fave. And go you for standing out in the snow in a tank dress. Thank goodness you had tights on. I have not been asked to review anything by eshtaki or whatever it is. And therefore I clearly have not made it!!! LOL.

Kathy C. said...

How awesome!!! Love the dress too!! You need to get that yellow one next!! That would look amazing on ya!

Kay said...

That's fantastic! You've reached new heights with your blog :)
LOOOVE the dress - definitely looks lovely on you. And I'm totally loving the other options you had too - all so figure flattering :)

Desiree Macke said...

That dress is awesome! The color and style are perfect!

YeamieWaffles said...

I should really stop typing and pick my jaw off the floor right now Faith, this dress looks incredible! Wow! I love this dress so much, and I'm so proud of you for getting this reviewing gig, so is Sean as well by the sounds of it, you made it!

Carolyn said...

So cute!! :) And you totally made it!

Stesha Jordan said...

CONGRATS LADY!!!!! you look so fabulous!! I love this dress on you! and I love your husbands reaction!! Happy Tuesday keep up the good work!!


Morgan said...

I wanted to go check out the gray dress and green dress that you posted, but I can't find them on their site :( So sad!

Melissa @ i carry your heart said...

That pink looks SO beautiful with your dark skin. Love it!

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

That dress is amazing! Looks fantastic on you!

Sara said...

Congrats! the dress look stunning on you! i also just received a dress from eshakti that i can't wait to take photos with!


Monique said...

Faith I love this look, those shoes make the outfit so funky! That dress fits you like a glove and congrats on making it lady. You are too cute!

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McKenna Ryan said...

That dress looks stunning on you! You are so gorgeous. xx. McKenna Lou

Angela said...

I know I'm repeating EVERY comment here but that dress is amazing on you!!!! perfect colour, love it


josie renee said...

I love the dress on you!! Congrats on "making it"! haha

Emily Gilbert said...

Wow fantastic dress. The color looks great on you! If I had the $$$ I would love the green one you posted below.

Maria said...

that's so awesome - you made it!! :) congratulations on the review and the fabulous dress!! it is SO pretty on you! love the color and those shoes you paired it with! and i actually like the snow in the background. :)
i'm looking forward to spring and summer bc that means more chances to throw on a dress and be done with getting ready!
thanks for sharing, faith! xoxo

Sommer Jones said...


You look good, girl!!! I want a dress like that! I need to check that site out for sure!

Whitney Cypert said...

I got an email from them too and am so excited about it! That dress looks adorable on you, such a pretty color! You made it big!! : )

Pegster said...

You've totally made it and that color looks amazing on you

Brittany said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE that dress! So gorgeous on you! Great choice. The polka dot shoes are perfect with it too...you look like a fifties babe :). Retro and fabulous!

Kristen said...

Love love love it!!!

Alicia Conway said...

Wedding is such an important event in your life, thus everything should be thought over to the fewest details. I decided to raise an interesting issue here:

Surprise or not?
By the way, I followed you up with GFC, it'd be great if you follow me back.

Meg {henninglove} said...

stunning stunning stunning! i love the dress you picked and i agree with katie that color is gorgeous on you and the white snow int he background makes you and your dress stand out even more, weren't you freezing??

ѕαяα-кяιѕтιη said...

Cute Look!

The Mrs./The Mom said...

Cute dress! And I love those shoes!! I can't wait until I'm asked to do a review!

Jillian @ Newlywed in Nashville said...

So fun! You look adorable by the way, love that color on you!

Elle to Elle said...

I cracked up! You are so funny but I totally feel you. I love the idea of the site and sounds worth trying. I love the dress too! What a cool site!

Jess said...

WOW- I`m so jealous! You look stunning. You picked the perfect dress. I think I would have to spend hours & hours picking out mine! Awesome opportunity!

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Kasey Lynne said...

I love you for the sole fact that you love Smirnoff drinks. We are meant to be friends.

I love the dress. The cut looks great on you and the neckline is my favorite part!

Desi said...

You look so pretty in pink! Love Sean's faces :)