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 eShakti.com 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.
Buy: Buy your own skirts, dresses, and other feminine items–some of which are delightfully old-fashioned, but not too old-fashioned–at eShakti.com. 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: eShakti.com sent me the skirt for review. I wasn’t otherwise compensated for this post. Here’s your mommy blogger grain of salt.