From Day to Night Little Black Dress

Earlier this summer I was contacted by eShakti. They asked if I’d review an article of their clothing. After checking out their site, I knew I had to.

eShakti has a large base of stylish clothes. That in and of itself would be enough. THEN they add another level of amazingness.

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Their clothes are customizable. I chose this black, skater cut, dress. I wanted a dress I could wear to work and also wear out on a date or at a nicer networking event. The first important aspect of customization is you tell eShakti your height. This is helpful if you’re on the tall or short side, or, like me, you’re not quite “tall” but wear a size 0.

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I chose the base dress, which I already really liked. Then I was able to chose exact measurements and changes! I needed a dress to wear to work for days I didn’t feel like wearing a suit. It needed to be modest in length and have sleeves (some people go sleeveless at the office. I don’t like to).

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For work I put on this Truth and Pride blazer I got 90% off at Nordstrom Rack. I LOVE it. I’ve worn this same combo to the office with different shoes and different accessories twice now and both times I received a ton of compliments. This isn’t the exact dress I’m wearing, but it’s very close.

(Sorry for the terrible quality photos. I was having camera issues and my tripod is still in Small Town – almost two years later.)

Not only was I able to customize the sleeve style, I was also able to choose the neckline. I don’t own many scoop neck clothes so I figured this would break me out of my standard v-neck choices

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But best of all, I was able to choose the length. It can be hard to find dresses that are OK for court and not super boring for real-life. I chose a length that was closer to the knee, but not past the knee. And it’s PERFECT.

The site says that it takes two weeks to customize your order and ship it. I received my order shockingly fast. When it arrived I actually had no idea what it was because I didn’t expect to already have it at my doorstep. I would highly recommend checking out eShakti for your next clothing purchase. No matter what reason you need to customize your clothing – I have a feeling you’re going to love it!

*none of these links are affiliate links, but I did receive this dress for free in exchange for an honest review.*

Accounts Women Should Follow on Twitter

I haven’t been around WMSB much lately, but I have been checking in on social media.  There are a few accounts I’d recommend everyone follow for good encouragement, reminders or simply laughs. I don’t mean to be on a girl power kick, but ever since I finished Lean In, the state of the gender gap has really caught my eye. I figured it was about time I share these accounts with you ladies that could use the extra encouragement out in the world!

1) Woman in Power @womencontrol

This account shares world-wide proverbs, photos, and simple reminders that often help me keep my day in perspective.

2) Women Working @WomenWorking

Working Women has great advice about life, careers, love and honoring ourselves. It also retweets a lot of great links about real life career advice/tips/information.

3) Mandy Hale @MissMandyHale

Mandy Hale is the author of The Single Woman (@TheSingleWoman) and I relate in a huge way to her life. I’d strongly recommend checking her out, especially if you’re single and sometimes need a reminder that you’re not the only one trying to navigate this world that expects us all to be married… yesterday.

4) Akirah Robinson @AkirahRobinson

I really like Akirah’s account because she shares real life + encouraging tweets and shares.

5) Mary Beth Williams @embeedub

Now, I just have to make it clear that if you’re offended by swearing or intense feminism, Mary Beth isn’t for you. But personally, I love her account and its raw honesty. Plus, if you follow me on twitter you probably have a better idea of my political views than any other social media platform.

Do you have any other suggestions? Who do you follow on Twitter that brightens your day or writes about what you’re passionate about?

Being Sunday Social

Happy Sunday everyone! I woke up this morning inspired to hang out with Neely on her Sunday Social. You can play too, here:
Sunday Social

1. Gum or mints? Gum. Now that I interact with clients a LOT at work, I have been buying packs of gum. I’ve also bought mints. The mints don’t seem to be as effective as keeping my breath fresh and feeling clean.
2. Tea or Coffee? Coffee. Always coffee. I was drinking coffee this morning and reading through some blogs of my friends when I came across Megan’s Coffee Date post (she talked about #Biblein90Summer!). I sent her this super sexy snap chat (oh man… I don’t even what to think about what kind of google hits that’s going to cause) to let her know we’re having coffee together right now. haha

snap chat coffee

3. Fruits or Veggies? Oh gosh, this is a hard one. I’m going to have to say veggies. I actually crave vegetables. On Friday I was super craving a salad, yesterday it was carrots. I like fruit as much as the next person but I rarely crave it.

4. TV or Movies? TV. It doesn’t always make sense, but I feel like movies are a big commitment. I have time for a 30-60 minute TV show but a two hour long movie seems like a lot. So I will binge watch TV shows – hello Orange is the New Black – for hours before I’ll put on a movie.

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You can buy this shirt here. (not an affiliate link)

5. Candles or Diffusers? Candles. I have to be really careful about what candles/scentsy bars I use because they can really bother my allergies. Diffusers are basically my allergen-worst-enemies. #supercool