Small Girl, Big Ideas

Bird's Eye View of eShakti

Let's be clear, I was really excited when eShakti contacted me for a product review. With serious a ton of cute animal themed dresses (which you know I love), I had trouble picking which dress I wanted and had to consult my husband on a choice. After debating over a great few dresses, we concluded that neckline on the Bird's Eye View dress would just be really great. Ordering the dress was really easy. I chose to go with a custom fit because I have always wanted to try it out. eShakti has a really helpful series of pop ups to help you with this, and they do work on the iPad which is awesome because I actually thought they wouldn't - I was wrong! The product came fairly fast - around a week after I ordered it. Problem - I wasn't there to get it. UPS made a mess of things to say the least (lost the package for awhile) but in the end, I got the dress to my house safe and sound.


The dress itself is an amazing quality. The fabric is very nice (cotton for the win!) and the whole dress is lined. Plus, it has pockets! The fit was dead on except in the shoulders. I think that the straps are supposed to fall off the shoulders a bit as almost a sleeve, but when pulled down to fit, the dress was a bit low cut on me. I simply put the dress on, stuck a pin where I needed to shorten the shoulders a bit, and sewed a quick line with my machine. It's not a big deal to me to do this but could have been more difficult if I did not know how to sew. I think next time I may just try their standard sizing though as part of me wonders if I somehow messed up measuring my shoulders for the custom size.


This dress is going to become a favorite that you will see again and again. I'll definitely be ordering from eShakti again because this dress is adorable beyond belief. The embroidery is adorable, the cut is great, and it's really comfortable. I wore this out on a lunch date and recieved quite a few compliments on the adorable birds. Plus - isn't it absolutely perfect with all my bird tattoo? Everything with animals, all the time.


coat :: tulle remixed
dress :: c/o eshakti
tights :: target remixed
heels :: missoni for target remixed
tote :: sass & peril remixed
necklace :: target remixed
fairisle hat :: handmade
earrings :: target remixed
bracelets :: vintage remixed
ring :: julep remixed

This post was sponsored by eShakti. This indicates I received a product in exchange for review, although the opinions and ideas expressed are my own. For more information - read the disclosure of this blog.

47 comments:

  1. Love the dress. The neckline is gorgeous and it has a great vintage vibe to it. Also love your raccoon tote!!

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  2. It's all about the animal prints. I adore this dress on you though - I've gotta say the pockets sell it for me immediately! I love a dress with pockets. I keep hearing great things about them so I'll have to check them out sometime!

    And are those chevron stripes on your shoes? AMAZING. :)

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  3. Oh I'm so jealous! I've been eyeing eshakti for quite while but I can never pay that much for a piece of clothing (even though they're actually pretty cheap for such quality and custom changes). You chose a lovely dress. It does look a little weird at the top? Maybe it's just the pictures. And oh your shoes!! Love them :) By the way, I'm happy to say that I love your photo tips. They have already come in really handy! xo

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  4. I am in love with this dress! I am shooting a wedding in May and I think this dress might be perfect for that. Plus, it has pockets. I am a sucker for a dress with pockets. You have fabulous taste in clothes, especially dresses. I am so jealous! I'm thinking about getting a job at Anthro just so I can get a discount for my dress collection...

    xoxo Jess
    Foreign Room

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  5. Oh my gosh Katherine, this dress is GORGEOUS! I love the 2 little birds on the shoulder. You look really beautiful. :)
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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  6. I was eyeing the same dress! It looks beautiful on you and it definitely is "you"! I'm still amazed that you can wear dresses in such cold weather! I want to be able to do the same one day! -Jess L

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  7. This dress looks amazing on you! I love eShakit, they are a really great company with very pretty dresses!
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  8. Happy New Year Katherine! All the best in 2013, lots of success and creativity x
    M

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  9. This dress is seriously so perfect on you!!! I absolutely love the little bird print, and the fit is great! I hate when UPS looses shit in the mail! I've been waiting on something that was supposed to come in 7 days for 3 weeks now, and I am not a patient person
    xJennaD

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  10. That dress is absolutely adorable!!! I have to go check out Eshakati!!

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  11. This dress is so adorable! I just ordered from them too and this dress was definitely on my list, but I decided on another. I'm glad you got this one though, so perfect for you!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  12. Oh my god this dress is totally gorgeous. These details are beautiful
    Kw ladiesinnavy

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  13. That neckline is really pretty, even if you did have to make some adjustments. Which brings me to my main point- thank you for a detailed and honest review that took us through your whole experience . It is good to know the ups and downs and doesn't reflect badly on the company at all. In fact, it makes me think even higher of eShakti, because if the shoulders were the only off thing about this dress that really impressed me with how great the rest of the dress must be.

    Plus, it looks really, amazingly cute!

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  14. eShakti stresses me out. I have one dress from them that I adore. But I won a giveaway and ordered a dress, not a special order, and the dress they sent looks so CHEAP and oddly shaped. Their stuff always looks so cute online but I get a little scared ordering them.

    Nonetheless, this dress looks AMAZING on you. Like you said, lucky you can sew ;-) Maybe if I could sew I wouldn't be so freaked out!

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  15. It's a super cute dress and it really suits you :)

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  16. This dress is beautiful - one of my faves on you. I adore the dress eShakti sent me to review, and also highly recommend the site for dress shopping.

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  17. Isn't eShakti just a way cool company?! Gosh, I had trouble picking just one dress, too, and I know I'll be going back for more, heheh! I'm suuuper glad that you love your purchase, Katherine! Seriously, it suits you to a T. Guess it's that custom fitting going on, huh? ;) Cute cute!

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  18. The racoon tote is so fluffy! *.*

    The dress is superb! Really beautiful, but the best touch I liked was the tatoo on your back. :D I'm a tatoo lover ;)

    Kisses and continuation of a great weekend

    http://thedailymiacis.blogspot.pt/

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  19. I am a huge fan of eShakti. This dress is no exception. I love the print and the cut very much Katherine. It is very flattering on you. Can't wait to see how you style it in the future!

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  20. I love this dress! The embroidery is my favorite part.

    I've been perusing eShakti for a while, but never made a purchase yet... now I might have to shop the site more seriously! Great choice in dress... it looks fantastic.

    http://adventuresinaubreyland.blogspot.com

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  21. What a cute dress! I love the style on you. I will checkout their website. :)

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  22. Gorgeous!! I'll have to check out that shop, it looks like it has cute stuff :)

    Mackenzie
    www.heybirdfriend.com

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  23. Maybe it's just a thing with this particular dress and the custom sizing? Mine was weird in the shoulders and bust, too.
    Nevertheless, you look beautiful and styled it wonderfully!

    Rachel

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  24. The top I received from them was a little small in the bust but I didn't do the custom sizing so I thought it was that? Anyway this dress is so cute! I love the little birds and it does go PERFECTLY with your cute tattoo. I love it!
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot. Com

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  25. the dress is so cute and I love the fact that it's embroidery and not just a print!

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  26. Beautiful dress, I'm about to have a look around their site now :)

    Also, everyone loves a dress with pockets, you really can't beat the feeling of realising your new dress has storage space xx

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  27. So cute! I LOVE that dress. The design is awesome.

    Bevin
    magnoliareverie.blogspot.com

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  28. Such a pretty dress! And it really suits you! x

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  29. Love it - that is gorgeous. You're right about the neckline. I love EShakti! I got a bird dress for my product review too! http://www.forthebirdsblog.net/2011/10/eshakti-dress.html. I kinda like yours better.. haha!

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  30. Oh my god, I love that dress. It's so cute and fun. It looks really good on you!

    -Violet
    http://rose-et-violet.blogspot.com/

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  31. The dress is beautiful! It looks very good on you as well! I love the picture of you twirling. And oh pockets? Love dresses with pockets! I almost picked a wedding dress that had pockets from jcrew but ehh things happened and ultimately it didn't happen, but! dresses with pockets are the best!

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  32. Your gloves are absolutely adorable...like I can hardly take it. And the dress is just so charming and clever, and has a wonderfully flattering fit. You look fabulous!!!

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  33. This dress is so adorable, I love the bird print! And the fact that it has pockets makes it even better :) i love all the animals in this outfit, hehe your necklace matches the dress so well!

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  34. Absolutely gorgeous dress. I love the fact that they are embroidered on there, and I love the hew.

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  35. That dress looks awesome on you Katherine. eShakti always does a great job. Love the bird motif.

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  36. What a great dress! I'm a sucker for any animal print too :) It looks great on you and I love the whole outfit!

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  37. The dress, your necklace, your tattoo! Eeek! It's all so adorable :)

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  38. Short sleeves in that weather? You are brave girl! Luckily you have the nice jacket and beanie to keep you warm.

    In love with the raccoon bag!

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  39. pockets make every outfit better! Love this dress. It is so pretty and unique and I have a "sweet tooth" for unique outfits!
    +Victoria+

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  40. That dress is absolutely amazing! And I almost got those same shoes from Target (they are gorgeous!).

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  41. Cute dress! I just got a dress from eShakti too! :)

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  42. I almost got this dress! I love it!
    IT looks really cute on you!
    Our hair is totally the same length right now!

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  43. I cant get over how cute this dress is! =^..^= You look killer in it too kitten! :) x

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  44. I found you from a pin on Pinterest and had to check out your story. LOVE the dress. I haven't ordered from eShakti yet, though I do have 2 dresses I'm considering right now. I also wanted to mention that I love your Paris-themed coin bracelet! I have one I bought on a high school trip to Paris a long time ago. Brings back a lot of memories. :)

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