I've been hearing a lot of good things about eShakti around the internet recently, so I was very pleased to get a chance to try out one of their dresses.
They have a huge inventory - mostly dresses and skirts. One of the best features is that their clothes are completely customizable, if you're looking for something a little different. You can change the neckline, hemline, sleeve length, etc. to suit your style. AND the dresses have pockets!
The quality is good, and the prices are reasonable, though more than what I'd usually spend for clothes. Ok, let's be honest, pretty much the only clothes I buy these days come from thrift stores. But if in the future I have a special event to go to or some birthday gift-money burning a hole in my pocket, I would absolutely consider another eShakti dress.
Here's the dress I picked. It's custom-fit since I did specify all my exact measurements, but I did not choose to change the shape at all from the original style. I love the dress, though if I did it again, I'd probably have the sleeves cut to cover the shoulders a little more.
|Why no, my skin has not seen sunlight for months...why do you ask?|
I really don't have much of a waist, but this dress makes it look like I do - ha!
I have a few weddings to attend in the late summer/early fall, and this should be perfect!
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There is an ugly bush/tree thing in our backyard that's been on my mental "hit list" for the garden since we first moved in. We decided that this summer, we're not doing anything with the outside of the house or the yard, since we already have so many projects to deal with inside. We're going to give everything this one summer to grow and bloom and defend its right to stay. But this particular plant was so unattractive that I had already decided it would have to come out next spring.
And then it bloomed. It turns out it's a mock orange, which makes very attractive little mock orange blossoms.
|But you can still see the ugly shape underneath!|
Last week, I went out each morning to cut off some flowers to put in containers around the house. I gave several bunches of the blossoms away to friends as gifts. I love having fresh flowers around.
So now I'm torn. Does one week of beautiful flowers make up for fifty-one weeks of having a scrubby bush-tree thing taking up space in our yard?
One more thing to consider: Our elderly next-door neighbor has lived in their house since she was a girl. She told us that her father had planted a whole row of mock oranges along the property line, and this one is the only one left (though it seems it was actually on our side of the line, based on where the fence got put in). She surely has a sentimental attachment to it, which I do respect....But she's not the one who has to deal with it!