I went jogging while my hair color was setting...
after a particularly bad day...
So it was particularly startling when I got an email from the clothing company, eShakti, asking me to review their clothes. The email said I was to pick out anything from their website, give them my measurements for them to custom fit the item, and then review it. Um...free clothes? OK! So I scrolled through their clothes and decided a dress would be the best idea. The company specializes in making clothes for women of all sizes (0-36) so they don't sell pants, but make dresses, skirts, tops and cardigans. I picked out the dress I wanted and measured myself, (Which is really hard to do, by the way. My husband walked in, quite confused, right as I was trying to measure my upper arm circumference and decided it best to help.), then made my order. I've never had anything custom made for me before. Nothing. And I'm married. I bought my wedding dress, off the rack, at White House Black Market for $70. I paid in cash using my tips from the night before. So the idea of having someone do this for me made me gitty with excitement.
I can be hard to fit because #1. I'm short. #2. My legs, specifically, are short. #3. My lower half is larger than my top. And #4. My bottom, specifically, is larger than my boobies. This means, with a full body item, like a dress, I'm usually left with a bunchy top or tight body, and often both. So a custom dress, (especially one that I'm getting for FREEEEE!!!!) sounded like a much needed addition to my closet. Maybe this would be the dress that I pulled out for really special occasions. Like the ones where no kids are involved and I get to use both my arms for something.
This email, from eShakti, was sent on Valentine's Day at 10:45 a.m. And hours later, at 1:07 p.m., my
order was confirmed. Happy Valentine's Day to me!! Then on February 26 (1 1/2 weeks later) I received a package that looked like this from India:
So, in short, I am very pleased with my eShakti experience. They were very quick with their delivery and responses to any questions I had during the process. The site is well organized and they have some gorgeous dresses, a lot being very retro in style. My dress is very well made and overall is correct with the customization. So I do recommend checking out the site and seeing what they can do for you. They even sent me a promo code, just for my readers, for 20% off your order. (Promo code: EVERYDYCHM until 3/10/13) But if you do, may I recommend that if you happen to be shaped like me, invest in a very large bra first.
More recipes to come soon, I promise!