Pantone Perfection

Happy Tuesday to my blogger fam!  I can’t believe this is my first outfit post of 2016 but I promise it’s going to be a great year on the blog.


I thoroughly enjoyed wearing Pantone’s colour of the year, “Marsala” in 2015 and when I saw this dress on eShakti’s website, I knew it had to be part of my wardrobe.


This is the Slit Front Chiffon Georgette Dress in Marsala.  What I liked about this dress was the combination of sweet and sexy design elements.  It has a modest round neckline with pretty tuxedo pleats covering the bodice, it nips in nicely at your waist and flows into a flirty fun skirt.  And then just to keep things interesting, the high slit shows a peekaboo of your thigh.


I placed my first order with eShakti back in June and it’s safe to say that I have ordered quite a few pieces since then.  It is definitely now one of my favourite go to retailers.  I choose to have all of my pieces custom made to my measurements because for only an additional $7.50 I feel it is well worth it to have it fit me perfectly.  I also like having the ability to customize each piece to suit my taste and preferences.


For this dress the only thing I customized was the length.  The standard style was knee length but with such a high slit I decided to make it mid calf length so that I could still have the option of wearing the dress to work.


The quality of this dress far surpassed by expectations as has been the case with all my eShakti purchases.  The fabric and colour are gorgeous and the fit was perfect.  I love how they think about the little things like the fact that the lining is attached to the top layer so that the dress falls perfectly.  And that they made the skirt full enough that the slit still provides full coverage if you want it.


I will be honest and say that I have had some trial and error in terms of getting my measurements right.  For example, I have learned that if the fabric doesn’t have any give or the dress is form fitting, then I give myself an extra inch in the bust or the hips or the arm depending on the style.  I found that this strategy has worked well with my last few orders.


Recently eShakti also introduced an amazing “We Guarantee the Fit” policy.  If the garment does not fit you as you expected, they will gladly provide A FREE REPLACEMENT AT YOUR DOORSTEP within ten days of accepting your remake request.  All they ask is that you send them a picture of yourself in the garment so they can see what the issues are and any comments that would help them get it right.  I had an issue with a blouse that I ordered and I was very happy with the remake process.  The replacement piece fit perfectly.


To style this dress I decided to go with classic accessories that make it appropriate for Sunday brunch or dinner with the parents.  You could also easily throw on a jacket and be ready to go to the office and drinks afterwards.


This necklace by Symone Kelly has been a go to piece for me this past year.  I am constantly amazed at how many times I have pulled it out of my collection as it has gone perfectly with so many different looks I have worn.  And with blush being the Pantone colour of the year for 2016, I decided it was perfect to merge 2015 and 2016’s colours together for a great transition palette.


The scarf/wrap was a gift from my Mom and I liked the way it brought an additional blush element into the look but also an unexpected hit of animal print in a soft palette so still keeping with the classic vibe I was going for.


I then finished the look off with my rose gold flats from Lane Bryant and my blush clutch from Aldo.  I really like the combination of these colours and the classic lady feel of this overall look.


Probably one of the best things about this dress is the price – it’s only $59.95!  And eShakti always has amazing sales.  Right now you can get 25% off.


So who’s hungry?  I think I’m looking to be a lady who lunches, care to join me?


Thanks to my boo Stef of the blog SassyPlus for capturing this look.

Dress by eShakti (in black, marsala sold out) | Alternative by eShakti in marsala | Alternative 2 by eShakti in marsala |Clutch by ALDO  |  Clutch by ALDO (alternative) | Necklace alternative | Scarf alternative |

  1. withwonderandwhimsy 3 years ago

    I love to follow the Pantone colors, so much so that I’m going to do a monthly blog feature on them this year. I think the Marsala with the Rose Quartz accessories is an unexpectedly gorgeous combination – so warm and rich! And I am in LOVE with that necklace!

    <3 Liz

  2. robbie 3 years ago

    I love that dress, the pleating, the color, and the shaping. It looks great on you too.

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