Gail Carriger talks her Latest Aquisitions: Convertable Bra, Flat Sandals, Versitile Scarf
I put in a new order at eShakti recently, I'll let you all know how that goes, Fashionable Reader. I haven't purchased anything from them in over a year. Just haven't felt the need but I went on a big maxi dress purge recently and decided to use eShakti to update may wardrobe with replacements. The ones I was finding in shops just didn't have the vintage feel I was looking for. (Nor, for that matter, did they have sleeves & pockets.)
One of the things I like about eShakti is that most everything they make has pockets, and because I am putting in custom measurements anyway and paying the $10 extra for alterations, I tinker with neck lines, sleeves, and skirt length so I look at each dress with this in mind. Also they have added to option to put in a back zipper (instead of side) which I LOVE. That way putting the dress on isn't a makeup worry.
Anyway, I've a number of posts on advice when shopping with eShakti if you are going to try.
Meanwhile here's a few things I have added to my wardrobe recently.
|Ekouaer Women's Strapless Convertible Padded Underwire T Shirt Bra 32B-42DDD $20|
I already owned this in nude. My new size is 32DDD (at least in this bra). I like it. Not too much padding, just enough for shape and the convertible strap is great, two different spots to fasten on the back so it accommodates different cuts of straps and it can also be a halter, single strap or cross back. Here's the kicker, it's $20. It's so amazing to be spending so little ona bra I like, and that fits. I supose after a lifetime of this the surgery will have paid for itself.
For summer I got some new sandals:
|Aerosoles Women's Chronichle Flat Sandal $30|
Man do I love these sandals. I now have them in nude and silver as well as black. I wear them all summer. I don't like flip-flops (the thing between the toes bothers me and I'm not happy with how casual they look) these are perfect. Little bit of bling to bring them up in the world and a bit of a squish to the sole so they really are comfortable.
|Kobwa(TM) Women Flower Mulberry Silk Square Scarves Bandana Scarf with Keyring $7|
This is the first scarf I've found that is in the size I prefer for tying about the head and has a steampunk pattern in colors that will work with my wardrobe. So yeah, pretty chuffed about that!
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