Downtown Demure // Summer dreaming in a blue gingham dress from eShakti // j.crew sun hat

Gingham + Sun Hats // My 2nd eShakti Dress

eShakti Review - Downtown Demure - Modest Fashion Blog

eShakti Review - Downtown Demure - Modest Fashion Blog

Dress: eShakti // Hat: J.Crew // Bag: c/o Jordana Paige (use code DD815 to get 10% off)

Shoes: DailyLook (similar for $26)  // Jewelry: Rocksbox (get a month free w/ code elizabethbff441 )

eShakti Review - Downtown Demure - Modest Fashion Blog

eShakti Review - Downtown Demure - Modest Fashion Blog

eShakti Review - Downtown Demure - Modest Fashion Blog

Ladies, I know many of you struggle to find dresses that are modest, flattering, well-made AND affordable. It’s a very real struggle because, let’s face it, that’s a lot to ask for! Very few companies care about meeting all of those requirements for us modest fashionistas.  That’s why I’m SO grateful for eShakti. They sell pretty, quality clothes with fully customizable fits. That means you can choose how modest the fit is for each dress, skirt, top or pant (yes, they sell pants now). Genius! No, eShakti did not sponsor or in any way compensate me for this post (I do, however, have some affiliate links in this post). These opinions are 100% my own based upon my experiences with eShakti so far.

I already did a full review of eShakti HERE, so I’ll spare you most of the gushy feels I have for this site. Instead, I’ll share the details of this particular dress (that I stalked for months before purchasing):

  • I chose the short sleeve and knee-length custom styling options. (I’ve gained some weight in my arms that I’m not thrilled about, so I try to avoid cap sleeve or sleeveless options that draw attention to the gushiest part of my arms.)
  • The total cost of the dress was $54, including the $9.95 shipping fee and $7.50 customization fee.
  • It’s made of 100% cotton. Let me tell you, that cotton kept me cool as I did this photo shoot in 100+ degree heat
  • It took less than two weeks for the dress to arrive.
  • The dress was very wrinkled when it arrived, but nothing a good steamer or iron couldn’t handle.

Now, I know several of you may be deterred by the high sticker prices on eShakti. Don’t be! Here are some tips to score major deals on eShakti:

  • Shop during one of their epic sitewide sales. They currently have a 55% off sale on most items, including best sellers.
  • Sign up for the eShkati email list. I constantly receive coupons for $20-$40 off my purchase from eShakti.
  • Take advantage of the$35 promo for new customers.
  • Combine promos! Yes, unlike 90% of clothing retailers, eShakti will allow you to combine promotional codes and gift cards.

Like you, I have neither time nor money to invest in every single trend that pops up on Instagram. However, I’m feeling the gingham trend that is incredibly popular this season. Gingham is THE print of the summer, and I was  happy to get my fix with this one dress:


eShakti Women’s Shawl collar sash waist gingham check dress – $69.95

If you’re looking for some variety, here are a few more affordable gingham options:

 

 What do you think?! Are you loving gingham and/or eShakti as much as I am?

Linking up with: More Pieces of Me and On the Daily Express // Style to Inspire // Manic Mondays //Mix It Mondays // Pink Sole // Still Being Molly // Turning Heads Tuesday // Style Elixir // Garay Treasures // Pleated Poppy //Because Shanna Said So //Stylish Housewife // The Wednesday Pants // Style Me Wednesday // Happiness at Mid Life // The Red Closet Diary // Mix Match Fashion // Thursday Fashion Files // High Latitude Style //Friday Favorites // Birdie Shoots // Pumps and Pushups // Because Shanna Said So // Favorite Fashion Friday

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    Rachel
    07/09

    I ordered my eShakti items the other night as I had store credit, used the $35 new customer and saved 20% off shopping with my Mobil phone. Loving your gingham dress Elizabeth.
    Rachel xo
    Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me link up is now LIVE

    Garay Treasures

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Rachel
      07/11

      Thank you so much, Rachel! Let me know if/when you post photos of your eShakti goodies. I wanna see em!

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    Shaunte Booker
    07/09

    Hi Elizabeth. I really am so happy to see a young women not ashamed of her faith. I love that you are showing the world that you can love God and still have style and look great! You are an encouragement to women everywhere. Love your style. Have a great day.

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Shaunte Booker
      07/09

      Shaunte, thank you for your very sweet and generous comment. I needed that encouragement!

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    Kira Anastasia
    07/09

    Love love love eShakti! And oh my gosh, that second picture of you in front of the painting w/ sunflowers. Stunning!

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Kira Anastasia
      07/09

      Thank you, Kira! If only I could tell you the sweaty backstory behind that shot (it was 102 when we shot). I t was far from glamorous! Haha

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    amy
    07/10

    That is such a pretty dress! And I love your photos too!

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    Elizabeth
    07/10

    I just love how you always look so relaxed and effortlessly put-together! You never look like you’re “trying” and it looks like looking classy just comes natural! 🙂

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Elizabeth
      07/11

      Awww, that’s my favorite kind of compliment, Elizabeth and it means even more coming from you!

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    Alecz
    07/10

    AH this dress is the one that I loved from a previous post! It’s absolutely perfect. I love the gingham print and the tied waist!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Alecz
      07/11

      Thank you, pretty lady! I wish we could swap closets!

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    Jill
    07/10

    Your photos are stunning! This dress is darling on you! Love the gingham!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    Chelsie
    07/10

    You look adorable! I love how you customized the dress! I just ordered another dress off off of their site and did cap sleeves and knee length; can’t wait to see how it comes out!!

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Chelsie
      07/11

      Thank you, Chelsie! You’re first dress from eShakti was a stunner, so I can’t wait to see the new one. Let me know when you post photos!

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    Courtney Kincaid
    07/10

    I was sooo eyeing this dress, and seeing it on you makes me wish I had chosen it!

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Courtney Kincaid
      07/11

      Thanks, girl! I’m sure the dress you chose is just as nice. I can’t wait to see photos of it!

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    Giulia
    07/10

    I’m in love with your dress! You look so cool!

    http://anotherearthpink.blogspot.it/

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    Anna Shirley
    07/10

    I am stopping by from link up party with Osy. I like your dress. It seems a little bit retro and I like this style. And I am big fan of hats too. So lovely! Many greetings from Singapore.

    Anna
    http://www.newskinyme.com

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Anna Shirley
      07/11

      Thank you, Anna! Always happy to find another hat enthusiast. 🙂

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    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    07/12

    That dress is gorgeous on you, especially with the pop of yellow from the sunflowers! Eshakti has the best dresses!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    Leah
    07/13

    LOVE the hat, and I’m so obsessed with Eshakti! I hadn’t seen this adorable dress yet though, and I’m definitely going to have to add it to my wishlist. You look so cute in it!!

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Leah
      07/14

      Thank you so much, Leah! I definitely recommend adding this little number to your list. If you don’t get to wear it this summer, you can always wear it next spring and summer!

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    Katie Forsyth
    07/13

    Love love love this dress! I actually have that same one on my “Favorites” list for eShakti! I ordered a black and white gingham long-sleeve shirt dress from them that I can’t wait to wear this fall! EShakti is definitely a lifesaver for us modest ladies – I love the options to customize it to your modesty standards!

    Katie Forsyth
    themodestheart.blogspot.com

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Katie Forsyth
      07/14

      Thank you so much, Katie! What black and white gingham dress did you order? I didn’t see that option on their website (and it stounds like something I should add to my favorites list). I hope you’ll share pics of it on your blog!

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    Abby
    07/13

    I love your dress and I looove eshakti too! The other gingham options you’ve listed are all so fab!

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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    Molly
    07/13

    What a cute dress! I love how bright it is and I really like that it’s customizable!

    Molly and Stacie

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    valerie hansen
    07/13

    Super cute dress, I love eshataki, I did a collaboration with them awhile back! You look adoreable!

    Valerie

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > valerie hansen
      07/14

      Thank you, Valerie! And Lucky you! I’d love to collab with eShakti.

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    Rachel G
    07/13

    This dress is absolutely lovely on you! I have several eShakti dresses, and I’ve always found that with their sales and discounts, it’s pretty easy to find a good deal!

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Rachel G
      07/14

      Thank you, Rachel! I agree! It’s easy to find great deals on eShakti. I get so many coupon codes from them (it’s not good for my wallet! haha).

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    Happiness at Mid Life
    07/14

    This dress is stunning on you! I am obsessed with gingham lately too and have the Loft dress you have featured. I was disappointed with eShatki when I received a sample dress and haven’t tried them since then. I may have to check them out again.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    P.S. Stop and enter a $25 gift card giveaway to The Mint Julep Boutique

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    Sheela Goh
    07/15

    Is this the dress you were talking about, Liz? It truly is the twin to my shoes 🙂 you look ADORABLE!!!

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    Jess
    07/15

    Hi hon!
    I said on IG and will say again, you make this dress look great!! Love the color and waist. I know of Eshakti necer worked with them. Lovely!

    Thank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    Tara
    07/15

    I love eShakti and I love gingham! Thanks for linking up for Favorite Fashion Friday! Please make sure to link back if you link up this week.
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Tara
      07/15

      Thanks, Tara! So Sorry for the oversight with the link. I added it into the post!

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    Michelle
    07/16

    eShakti is the best! I love wearing clothes that fit me perfectly & their dresses always do

    michellespaige.com

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    Ana Luiza
    07/16

    Love the blue gingham with the yellow sunflowers! A perfectly classic combination that simply screams summer! Thanks for linking up with us on Start the Week Stylish
    xo – Ana Luiza
    The Northwest Blonde

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Ana Luiza
      07/19

      Thank you much for the love, Ana! Loving your weekly linkup and hope to joking again soon!

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    Rachel - À LA MODEST
    07/30

    I didn’t realize gingham was the print for the summer, but it’s definitely my favorite print! 🙂 I love the blue gingham on you! The dress is so lovely! eShakti does make quality dresses. I own one myself. Great photos!