Tuesday, June 30, 2015

eshakti love

Ever since I first heard about them through the blogosphere, I have been obsessed with eShakti's clothing. I was initially drawn to their retro vibe, as well as the ability to customize their garments. The option to alter the style to fit your body and your preferences, to make it yours is just so cool. And of course, the fact that many of their dresses have pockets? Ah, perfection. I have two dresses from eShakti--one that I bought for a wedding, another that I was sent for review. I love both of them--they are great quality and so flattering. The red one I have is one of my fiance's favorite dresses on me, and I always get so many compliments when I wear them. These dresses are definitely worth the splurge, in my opinion.

Anyway, eShakti recently contacted me to let me know about, and ask me to review, their updated site and their two new clothing lines, contemporary and bohemian. 

First, the new site is clean, simple, and easy to navigate. In comparison to their old site, I think it runs a lot faster and much more smoothly. And though I don't usually care for the mobile versions of websites, I think theirs is just as nice on my phone as on my computer. 

Second, the most exciting part...their new lines are so, so lovely. I am particularly obsessed with the contemporary line. It features simple, minimalistic silhouettes with pretty little details. And they also have pants, which is super exciting. The styles and patterns are oh so cute and classy. These are some of my favorite dresses, ones that I'd love to have for casual days, though they can very easily be dressed up with the right accessories (1, 2, 3, 4):

The bohemian line features bold patterns and bright colors that remind me so much of the 1970s. They have some pretty adorable maxi dresses that would just be perfect for summer. I don't typically go in for bold patterns, but I love the more subdued designs from this line. These are my personal favorites (1, 2, 3, 4):
Last, but certainly not least, eShakti is offering you all a $35 coupon for use on the site, which is super exciting! Definitely check that out. :)

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I'll talk to ya'll soon!

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions contained herein are my own. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

hidden among the rock roses

//blouse: target / skirt: thrifted / tights: topshop / shoes: charlotte russe / necklace: gift from josh//

Yay for new outfit posts! It's been so long since I've taken outfit photos...I went through almost a month-long period after finishing my classes where I just felt completely unmotivated to do more than read, play video games, and binge watch Parks and Recreations. Then last week, three things happened. First, I noticed the multitude of gorgeous pink rock roses on the bush outside my window and thought, "I have to take pictures with those." Second, I got strep throat and was forced to continue my habits of nothingness, which quickly made me irritable. Third, I finished Parks and Rec and ran out of TV shows to laze around and binge. I finally felt motivated to do things. 

So I took blog photos of the outfit I was wearing that day and then proceeded to deep-clean my room. Now I'm excited to get to work on bunches of projects, like those sundresses I've been designing in my head for the past few months, and diving head-first into wedding planning (Goodness, this is really happening!).

Anyways...on to the outfit. This is probably the last time you'll see me in tights for the next few months, as it is definitely warming up here in the pacific northwest. Even when I wore these on Wednesday, it was slightly too warm. These quirky tights are so perfect for spring, though! And I am loving them with this denim skirt that I rediscovered recently. :) 

Talk to ya'll soon! 

Monday, June 15, 2015

josh + vicki {an announcement}

I feel like a lot has happened since my last post. For one thing, I'm engaged! Josh and I have been talking about it for a while now, a little more seriously back in November. After praying, talking to family and our pastor, and doing a bit of shopping around for rings, we felt the time was right. And so, on May 16th, Josh and I drove out to Franklin Falls, where we had one of our first dates (and I almost died...), and walked the mile or so to the falls. We clambered down to the foot of the waterfall, where we could feel the icy spray on our faces, and he knelt down on one knee. I said "Yes," of course, and the few people that were there by the waterfall cheered, and Josh turned me around to see his sister-in-law snapping pictures of the whole thing. 

I'm so happy. And excited. Above all, I feel so blessed to have found a godly man to be my husband. 
If you'd asked me two years ago where I thought my life would be at this point, I never would have imagined this. God is so good.

Anyway. In lieu of engagement photos (I still have to get the ones from his sister-in-law, and we will be taking more official ones in the coming weeks), I thought I'd share these with you. My Auntie took them of us a couple months ago, when we went to spend some time with her at a nearby park. She's a dabbling photographer, and wanted to practice by getting a few shots of us together. She captured so many sweet moments between us, and even if she's not necessarily happy with the shots, I will always treasure them. They really encapsulate us and our dynamic as a couple. Always walking arm-in-arm, always chatting away about silly things (in the bulk of these, we are discussing our mutual love of pretzel rolls and our business plans for a fast food joint called Food Babies). These pictures warm my heart and make me smile every time I see them. 

Anyway, I'll talk to ya'll soon. :)