As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’ve taken to wearing skirts every day, rather than jeans. I’ve worn jeans my whole life, except for those times when I felt like a dress was necessary for church. Even for church, I’ve been a pretty casual dresser. So when I started wearing skirts, I had only two of them in my closet, and I don’t like either one! Serendipitously, I had ordered a denim skirt (free for the purposes of this review) from a couple of weeks before I decided to start wearing skirts.

One would think that I had planned this all out so that I could get a skirt-wearing theme going to pull in all that free-floating, skirt-wearing search engine traffic. One might even surmise that I’d gone fishing for review opportunities in order to bulk up my puny wardrobe. Alas, one would be wrong. I’m afraid I’m not that clever. I had honestly forgotten there was a new skirt coming the day I decided to put on my first around-the-house skirt.

Normally, shopping for clothes on the internet is a dicey proposition, because it’s hard to know whether the sizing is appropriate, especially when you’re five feet tall. Most regular-length clothes are made for ladies at least 5 inches taller than I am, and most petite clothes are designed to flatter skinny women. Apparently, clothing retailers want short, curvy women to wear potato sacks.

eShakti takes all the uncertainty out of internet shopping by letting you enter your measurements (if you so desire) and tailoring your clothes to fit! I’ve never had my clothes custom-made, but I imagine it is usually somewhat more expensive than the prices at eShakti. The quality of the stitching and fabric is great, and my skirt has stood up to several washings already. I may even go back and order a few more things with real money, I’m so happy with it!

I wish I could give you a picture, but I am not photogenic, for one thing. For another, my photographer is an eight year old, and he didn’t have much luck making me look taller and thinner than I really am.

Oh, alright. But don’t say I didn’t warn ya. Focus on the skirt:


I know it needs ironing. That’s not eShakti’s fault. Winking smile

Buy: Buy your own skirts, dresses, and other feminine items–some of which are delightfully old-fashioned, but not too old-fashioned–at You can get out your tape measure and have your dress sewn to fit, or just buy straight off the rack, if you’re a lady of normal proportions. There is a buy one, get one 50% off sale going on right now, so it’s a good time to shop!

Win: One Get Along Home reader will win her (or his, I suppose) choice of any item from eShakti.

How to enter: To enter, just leave a comment on this post. You can say anything you like. Just let me know you’re here!

Details: This giveaway is open to anyone in the US. This giveaway will be open until midnight, August 10, 2012. The winner will be chosen by And the Winner Is… WordPress plugin. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email. If there is no response after 48 hours, I’ll have to choose another winner. Please use a valid email address in your comments so that I can contact you if you win! Please use one email address per entrant, per household, per IP address. The giveaway provider (not Get Along Home) will be responsible for prize fulfillment. Good luck!

Disclosure: sent me the skirt for review. I wasn’t otherwise compensated for this post. Here’s your mommy blogger grain of salt.

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  • Tiffany August 3, 2012, 6:51 am

    thanks Cindy- now I have yet another awesome website to feed my shopping addiction! I can always count on you for great info :)

  • Tricia August 3, 2012, 6:54 am

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I’d love a new outfit. :)

  • Shana Scott
    Twitter: Mlssarsmom
    August 3, 2012, 7:12 am

    I need a new skirt! Don’t have many and what’s better than a free one!

  • Michelle August 3, 2012, 7:30 am

    I love the idea of putting your measurements in and getting a better fit! The skirt is cute wrinkles and all. :)

  • Sara August 3, 2012, 7:54 am

    Sounds great! Always have a hard time clothes shopping. My mid section is big, my legs are short. :-/

  • Sara August 3, 2012, 7:55 am

    Love wearing skirts! It’s as easy as pulling on pants, but I feel sooo much prettier! You look beautiful, Mama!! Would love to win, and thanks for the giveaway :))

  • Monique August 3, 2012, 8:03 am

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful site. I love the vintage look to the dresses.

  • Hanna Rasco August 3, 2012, 8:13 am

    I love to wear dresses! :) I can never have too many.

  • Christy August 3, 2012, 8:14 am

    Howdy! How neat-putting in your measurements! Is that what you did? I just recently starting wearing skirts, too. My girls insist on wearing them, also. Belk’s has good clearance skirts, if you have one near you.

  • Stacy @Stacy Makes Cents
    Twitter: stacymakescents
    August 3, 2012, 8:15 am

    That skirt is awesome!!!! LOVE IT! I’m lamenting the fact that I don’t have many maternity skirts or dresses, so I’ve been wearing capris. Miss my denim skirts. :-(

  • Katie H August 3, 2012, 8:16 am

    Definitely will check out that site! I’m a little taller but regular is still too long but petite is frequently too short! I have two girls (who are crazy girly so far) so I would like to put some skirts on more frequently than I do….which is currently only on Sunday.

  • Rebecca August 3, 2012, 8:16 am

    I could use a few more skirts/dresses to add to my wardrobe!

  • Kate August 3, 2012, 8:16 am

    Cute skirt!

  • Kate August 3, 2012, 8:21 am

    I’d LOVE to try something from eShakti! I’ve browsed their site several times, and even put things into my shopping cart, but never followed through on the purchase. Money is tight, and I’m scared to spend it! :)

  • Connie Sue Jacobs August 3, 2012, 8:26 am

    Thanks. What a neat company.

  • Wendy August 3, 2012, 8:28 am

    I just checked out the website, and they have some super cute skirts and dresses! Thanks for sharing! :)

  • Sarah Bailey
    Twitter: SarahJoBailey
    August 3, 2012, 8:40 am

    I think you look very nice in the picture. While I am of normal female height I find it hard to find dresses and skirts for my full figure either the skirt rides up in the back or the blouses well – I find I have to buy bigger sizes in. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Peggy
    Twitter: mycraftingworld
    August 3, 2012, 8:54 am

    I would like to win. I HATE to clothes shop. Buying online is just right for me.

  • Maria August 3, 2012, 9:07 am

    I’m with Peggy, I LOATHE clothes shopping. And I have to buy new clothes!
    PS – you look normal in your photo. (It’s a good thing) 😀

  • amy pugmrie August 3, 2012, 9:32 am

    They have so many cute things! thanks for the chance

  • Sennie
    Twitter: 5ennie
    August 3, 2012, 9:40 am

    While in Maine my shopping opportunities are very limited, even Walmart is an hour away. I would love to win something from eShakti, your skirt is super cute!

  • Amy August 3, 2012, 9:50 am

    Thanks for sharing about eShakti, I’d never heard of them before! I’ll be dropping by the website in the just a bit to check it out…I’d love to have new skirts!

  • Emily E August 3, 2012, 9:59 am

    I love eShakti! I have a dress from there that is absolutely gorgeous and always makes me feel pretty. :)

  • Melissa carneado August 3, 2012, 10:04 am

    That is so awesome that they gave you the skirt for free! I love reading your blog :)

  • meclarks
    Twitter: meclarks
    August 3, 2012, 10:22 am

    I have been looking for a denim skirt just like that! I love that I could get it custom fit to my measurements!

  • Stephanie O August 3, 2012, 10:33 am

    I love it. I like this one, shuttermom77 at gmail dot com

  • Ashley Cozzens
    Twitter: oliveonandon
    August 3, 2012, 10:42 am

    Wow, I’ve never tried customizable clothing for the same suspicion of it being too pricey. But this could be a great option! Their patterns, etc. seem very unique.

  • Gwen August 3, 2012, 10:45 am

    I started wearing more skirts and dresses five years ago when my second child was born. At first it felt very strange and I felt over dressed all the time. Now though I’ve got a bunch (including some skorts) that feel very comfortable (and normal).

  • Abbygail Mendoza August 3, 2012, 10:54 am

    Very cool that you can input your measurements for custom sizing!

  • Celena August 3, 2012, 12:52 pm

    I’d love to win! :)

  • Robbie August 3, 2012, 1:06 pm

    It’s amazing that skirts can be so versatile. Shorter flowy ones in the summer keep you cooler, and longer skirts that reach your ankles can help keep out the winter breezes. I love skirts!

  • Jenny Ball August 3, 2012, 1:12 pm

    Pretty pic. I would love to add a new skirt to my wardrobe!

  • Ann Hawbaker August 3, 2012, 1:40 pm

    Thanks Cindy! I’ve been wearing more dresses too- more comfortable on my pregnant belly:) Only drawback is there aren’t any pockets for my chapstick:(

  • Rachel W August 3, 2012, 2:04 pm

    As a woman who is 5′ 9″, I have the opposite problem, clothes aren’t made long enough. I’m very happy to hear about Maybe I’ll be able to find a dress that actually goes past my knees!

  • Marisa
    Twitter: gracemothering
    August 3, 2012, 2:06 pm

    Would love to have a chance at this giveaway! Thanks!

  • Dusty
    Twitter: Dustybug
    August 3, 2012, 2:38 pm

    I think the skirt looks great on you and it looks comfy! I <3 denim skirts that are fun and frilly. :)

  • LaVerne August 3, 2012, 2:43 pm

    Count me in!

  • Lena (@luvmycrzylife) August 3, 2012, 2:54 pm

    I am so not a skirt wearer … I am the jeans wearer you described. In fact, I have no skirts and appropriate dress is one of my hesitations about visiting a new church. I’d love to win something to wear to church! :)

  • Kandace August 3, 2012, 3:26 pm

    Yay! Love giveaways. Thank you.

  • Joey M August 3, 2012, 4:13 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Amber Dover August 3, 2012, 4:26 pm

    Cute outfit! :) I found a lot of neat skirts at Cato’s. They all come to my ankles though…..they’re more like hippi skirts….which I like. I actually went through a phase where I didn’t wear pants. I got rid of all my pants. Well, I’ve went back to wearing pants occasionally (especially in the winter). So I had to go and buy pants because all I had was skirts….a funny change for me. I don’t mind so much them going to my ankles….because they cover my legs and I get to shave less ha! TMI sorry…. ;). Also I can twirl in them and feel like a princess…maybe I shouldn’t mention that I’m 27. I think everyone else would benefit more from winning this contest so don’t worry about putting me in. I’ve got plenty of skirts. I just wanted to say hi :)
    God bless! ~ Amber Dover

  • Charity Hardin August 3, 2012, 8:50 pm

    Wow, what a nifty website! I think browsing here will keep me busy for a while. Thanks!!

  • LaTanya August 3, 2012, 11:29 pm

    I would love to win one of their dresses.

  • Liz Penn
    Twitter: Arwen8907
    August 4, 2012, 12:39 am

    Great. Now I have another way to buy more clothes. 😛

    No seriously, I love the site. I wear nothing but skirts and dresses and being short and curvy doesn’t make for a good combination. This site looks very appealing to finding clothes that fit me properly. Thanks for pointing it out. :)

  • Kimberly R. August 4, 2012, 7:05 am

    Love their clothes! thanks for the giveaway!

  • Dee August 4, 2012, 12:07 pm

    Thank for the chance! Their dresses are beautiful!

  • Lisa Joy August 4, 2012, 12:40 pm

    You look terrific! :) I would LOVE to win a free skirt! I am definitely not opposed to the idea of wearing skirts and dresses, I just don’t for some reason (partly because I don’t really have any, and I don’t know why I never buy them!). I am really thinking I would like to start though, and this would be a great opportunity! :)

  • Robin Sc August 4, 2012, 12:55 pm

    I’m here 😉

    You look terrific!

  • Vickie Couturier August 4, 2012, 1:49 pm

    I havent had a new outfit in so long I cant remember when it was,,I ususally put the kids an grandkids first

  • Erin August 5, 2012, 4:54 pm

    Finally, cute clothes that are meant for neither my Grandmother nor my baby-sitter! Most of my clothes come from the Thrift store, but the times I’ve wanted something new I end up frustrated at the lack of attractive, non-sleazy and non-frumpy clothes for women. I don’t want to dress like I’m 16 nor am I ready for floral appliqued sweatshirts. Thanks for the tip for this store.

  • Abigail August 6, 2012, 9:02 am

    I discovered and fell in love with eShakti recently and have been recommending it to friends…but have not yet made a purchase myself! I’d love to win a eShakti item! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Lydia August 6, 2012, 9:07 am

    I love eShakti! Thanks for hosting!

  • Marie August 6, 2012, 4:57 pm

    Cute skirt – I’ve been on a skirt wearing kick too. I’ll have to check them out :-)

  • Laura Lynch August 6, 2012, 10:39 pm

    i love the idea of a tailored dress, it’s hard for me to find a perfect fit i can feel totally comfortable in. i love their available styles, from the classic to the retro, and that they have a good range of colors for many styles. nothing ruins the fun of finding a great style like limited colors that look gross on you. the variety helps tailor to tastes and skin tones.

  • Gina M August 7, 2012, 6:57 am

    I love the ruffle cascade dress-

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Amy August 7, 2012, 7:48 am

    Sa-weeeeet! LOVE the skirt. I’m always going to sew my own (and I did a couple times) but gee, how nice to have someone make one for you that would fit? I am all about the skirt wearing. I own a pair of jeans. Climbing to the hayloft is easier in jeans. :) Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Mum @ The Pie Factory
    Twitter: The_PieFactory
    August 7, 2012, 1:46 pm

    Love this post!
    Also, wanted to tell you I found you on Twitter, love your site, and also love Boone, NC.
    We had a cabin in Valle Crucis for several years on Rominger Rd. :) Beautiful spot!!

  • Emily August 7, 2012, 11:31 pm

    Very cute skirt! The great prices and option to customize make eShakti such a good value. They have some new fall pieces that I’d love to own!

  • Hannah August 8, 2012, 4:40 pm

    Oh, what a cute skirt! I like it and it looks good on you! :-)

  • Amy Siler August 9, 2012, 10:12 am

    Super cute! And its lots fun to wear! I would love something like that!

  • Sarah August 9, 2012, 3:05 pm

    I would love to have 1 of there dresses, but I don’t ever spend that much money on clothes for myself. I like to spend it on cute stuff for the kids.

  • Brittany August 9, 2012, 5:02 pm

    I love the customization options eShakti has. I didn’t know there was a website where you have this many options!

  • Tara H August 10, 2012, 9:08 am

    I’d love to win! Thanks for the chance!

  • Emily August 10, 2012, 10:45 am

    I love the custom fitting options on their website! I am taller but still really curvy and it makes it so hard to fine modest clothes that don’t look like a potato sack. I will definitely be shopping there in the future!

  • Lauren
    Twitter: servingfromhome
    August 10, 2012, 9:20 pm

    Sweet Cindy! I’ve wanted to do a review for eshakti for a while, but alas, they never responded to my e-mails :0( Too bad, I’m a great marketer for them since I have so many of their dresses 😀 I LOVE their stuff, and I have to say, you’re looking absolutely FABULOSO!

  • Amber August 10, 2012, 10:49 pm

    I am here! BTW, I can’t see your schedule in the post below. It’s too small for my eyes.