// Dress: eshakti // Wedges: Target // Ring: eBay // Clutch: my grandmother's // Nail polish: "Red" by Love and Beauty from Forever21//
The green of this dress reminds me of the Emerald City. The Wizard of Oz was one of my favorite movies (and books!) as a little girl, and this shade of green, which I guess you might call emerald, brings to mind images of the Emerald City in the film. I think that's one of the reasons why I like the color so much, is because it reminds me of one of my favorite things.
I purchased this dress from eshakti late last month, and I am personally thrilled with it. I have always drooled over eshakti's dresses and skirts from afar, but I've never been able to justify spending so much on a single piece of clothing (I honestly cannot even justify spending $20 on a single piece). However, when I heard about their $25 off your first purchase promotion, I thought I might splurge and take advantage of the offer. Another thing that I think is so cool about eshakti, aside from their gorgeous designs, is that their pieces are customizable--you can change the length, alter the neckline, add straps to a strapless dress, add pockets, and even have it sewn to fit your measurements. The first customization is free, and so I decided to take advantage of that, and have this lovely dress customized. And I love it. I love the color (but you already knew that!), the fit, and the flattering vintage silhouette. It also has pockets! I love pockets in anything. It gives an awkward gal like me somewhere to put her hands to keep them out of the way (rather than twirling my hair about my fingers, or scratching the side of my neck, a new nervous habit I picked up).
I wore this lovely to a family friend's wedding this past weekend. I didn't buy the dress for the occasion, but since it did happen to come just the day before the wedding, I decided to take her out for a spin. And the wedding was lovely--good food, good company, and a marriage that I pray God will continue to bless.