Imagine my surprise and delight when the owner and creator of the fence came out to say hello. I knew her from several concerts, but had no idea where she lived. It's a small world! She heard about the old wheels at an auction and asked a friend to bid on some. He purchased *all* of them, and she decided to put them to good use! Now, on to my review...
EShakti is an online women's clothing store based in India that offers a wide selection of retro-modern, boho, and contemporary style clothing. A customer chooses the item she likes, picks a preferred neckline, sleeve type, and/or dress length, and then either chooses a size; or for an additional charge, sends in her measurements for a custom fit.
In early February, an eShakti representative offered me a choice of any garment in their blogger selection for free in exchange for an honest review. I was surprised at the offer since I'm not a fashion blogger, but it sounded like a deal!
The hardest part was picking which clothing item to review from the mouth-watering selection available. Skirts were out since the only skirts I like are the ones I make myself (with plenty of blood, sweat, and tears). The three dresses and the cape pictured above were some of my severest temptations. However, although I enjoy looking at dresses, I haven't met a dress I've liked wearing since I was a little girl, and I didn't want to ask eShakti to do the impossible.
My dear blogging friend, Paige, did order what was also one of my top selections, the vine dress. Check out her review here.
So, I ordered this blouse--a style I like, a color I like, and custom made to fit.
Twelve days after I placed my order, it shipped from India. It took another eleven days for the package to arrive, in part because the shipping service had a difficult time locating me here in the Iowa cornfields.
As far as comfort goes, I'd give the shirt five stars. The cotton fabric is soft enough that it would nearly be comfortable enough to sleep in. I like the fit, and the product is good quality.
If I were a celebrity, I would be in the news all the time for "recycling" garments (wearing them twice...or actually, as far as I'm concerned, fifty or more times! So I will be testing the shirt's durability.) My policy is, when you find a good thing, stick with it! eShakti did an excellent job. I'm pleased and grateful for the opportunity to review their work.
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Thus ends my glamorous career as a model. Coming soon: my debut as an actress!
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