Once upon a time, there was a style blogger who just wanted to fit in.
She read and researched, lurked and longed, and soon she realized a few things – to be a bona fide style blogger she needed to:
- be nominated for at least one bloggy award
- participate in and/or create her own linkup
- be approached by a reputable retailer to sample their wares aka the freebie
Well, this style blogger was an overachieving sort and she didn’t believe in waiting for magic. She decided she would make the magic happen all on her own. Within months, she had successfully accomplished #1 and #2 on her list but since #3 was dependent on external forces, she despaired of ever fulfilling it.
Then one day, out of the blue, the style blogger opened her inbox. And lo and behold! There appeared a majestic email from the much-coveted eShakti – that glorious online retailer of bespoke garments that had been touted by all and sundry all over the blogoverse.
The style blogger had often perused their catalogue, lured there by links from other bloggers who had received their own eShakti summons. She had never thought herself worthy enough of their attention and yet here it was – an invitation to the ball!
She perused and pondered long and hard; it was truly a monumental task, deciding which design would suit her best. She wanted the spectacles print but feared it too whimsical; she desired the avian offering but alas! They were out of stock.
Finally, at long last, she made her decision. She loved the versatility of the deep navy blue, knowing she could adapt the summer cotton to the mild SoCal fall and winter by virtue of the color alone. She loved the subtle tiers and green piping that lent visual interest to an otherwise austere design. She loved the deep V neckline that was a perfect canvas for a multitude of neck candy. She loved the stiff self-tie sash that belted into a perfect bow even under her rather inept bow-tying fingers. And she loved the pockets. Oh, the pockets!
She braved the humiliation of measuring herself, sent the information winging its way into the ether, and then awaited her prize. Within a mere weeks, the style blogger became the recipient of her first ever eShakti frock and her heart leapt in ecstasy. Her very own eShakti! For free! Imagine that!
It was a dream come true. It was a fairy tale. And she lived happily ever after.
P.S. How fortuitous that this week is Fairy Tale week over @ SpyGirl, eh? Just kidding; no fortuity was involved. I totally planned this so the copy would coincide with the theme. Hope you like. And a multitude of thank yous to the folks at eShakti for extending, unsolicited, this offer to me. You guys are rock stars!
*** eShakti can also be found on Facebook, Pinterest & Twitter. ***
:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – eShakti
Pumps – Janine @ Payless
:: Linking ::
52 Pick-me-up @ SpyGirl
Visible Monday @ Not Dead Yet
Style to Inspire @ Rhea Et Cetera
Summer Trends @ Elegance & Mommyhood
HEAR YE, HEAR YE:
It’s T3 time this week, folks!
This month, dress like your favorite literary villain.
But come join the fun this Thursday and share your book-inspired fashions!