Thursday

Tailor Made: Review of eShakti


It's hot and muggy during this time of year in Vegas because of the monsoon season that just passed.  I can't believe my favorite part of summer has already come and gone.   I love overcast weather.  On a brighter note, I'm happy to stay indoors (in the AC) as I got the chance to review this wonderful top that was sent to me by eshakti.com.  When asked to review for them on any one of their products, my choice, I thought how cool that a company wants my review.  Eshakti customizes dresses, tops, and skirts just for you!  At first when I checked out their site I looked through and didn't see much of any styles that spoke to me.  More of the styles were more suited for the personality of Charlotte from "Sex and the City."  While there is absolutely nothing wrong with having Charlotte's style from the hit show, it was challenging to find something closely related to my style.  Once I clicked on the boho chic tab, I sensed some relief because I found more clothing related to what I'd wear.  When I spotted this colorful geo print top it grabbed my attention and I picked it out.  I didn't know how I was going to style it until I receive it in the mail and try it on.  Eshakti was extremely helpful when communicating via email and even asked what size or any special measurements I would need which came off as a surprise as I'm used to buying XS or S off the racks.  I figured I'd order a size 2 in a top.  Usually I don't ever get anything tailor made, but I had no idea they could have customized the top based on my height too.  That was the mistake I made.  Since I'm petite, I should have given them a torso measurement because the top was kind of long on me, but I managed to make it work anyway by tucking it in a pair of denim cut offs.



 

I asked myself how could I make this top look good without being swallowed in it.  I'm used to the styles of the kimonos that are a huge trend right now which have that loose fit as most bohemian styles do.  However, this top wasn't a button down nor was it an open kimono so I had to find another way to wear it in relation to my style, what I would wear, and what I already possessed in my wardrobe.  I love the colors of this top since the print is subtle and not over bearing.  Made of chiffon, it's perfect for the hot weather in the desert.  Honestly, eSshakti.com  may not be a site I would normally visit and shop online, I have nothing but good things to say especially when it comes to their overall customer service.








Wednesday

Desert Gold



These sandals are the greatest summer find for me yet to date! Purchased at Target, yes Target, I absolutely could not resist when I saw these cute sandals.  I feel these fit my personality well because I love the fun black and white pattern together, but it doesn't stop there! The gold details with the brown sling strap add a beautiful touch of greatness.  Usually I am not a fan of sandals because my feet tend to hurt after walking around for hours, but these bad boys held up while I strolled along the beach in Cali. From Cali to Vegas, I never had to question switching out of them even when wondering around on the Vegas strip!  For me, I'm usually a boot fanatic to where in 106 degree weather I'll sport some boots with a pair of shorts all day, but now I realized what my problem was when finding the right pair of sandals.  I'm not including flip flops in this because flip flops I usually don't have a problem with, but I can't ever categorize flip flops as sandals.  The secret to finding the right pair of sandals that your feet can endure and withstand through the test of time is to make sure they have a cushion throughout the bottom.  I've made that mistake so many times because most sandals have a rock hard bottom.  I never understood that.  Don't the makers know that people will be walking around putting their body weight on their feet therefore the shoes should have some sort of cushion?? I must say these are the BEST pair of sandals ever! Thank you Mossimo for making a wonderful stylish comfortable pair of sandals.  These sandals are truly like the gold you need in a hot desert.



This outfit reminds me of my music video that I shot a couple of months ago in the desert dunes of Nevada.  Stay tuned for that coming up soon.  I love cute casual and free summer outfits like this.  This look kind of reminds me of laid back beach style meets bohemian desert princess.  That's one thing that can't be beat... casual style and comfort.