Are you familiar with the eShakti online clothing boutique? They make very cool, retro-style pieces that have loads of personality. When they asked me to review one of their dresses (I received it for free, but I promised to be honest), I was more than tickled to do it. I love dresses, especially those I don’t see hanging in the Mall shops.
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I chose this charming Colorblock Cotton Knit Dress, in black and crimson. The extra-fun of shopping eShakti is that you can customize your item to your own measurements, and even change up the sleeves, necklines and length to best suit you. I made the sleeves elbow length, for more comfort in the Florida climate. I stayed with the scoop neckline and knee-length hem, but I would definitely try this dress with a boat neck and cap sleeves. It’s well-made and completely comfortable.
I added a very old thrifted belt (similar) to accentuate the waist, retro-style. The lovely pink vintage bracelet (sim) is another gift from my dear friend B; it belonged to his mom and matches the necklace he gave me. The brown Doc Marten boots (sim) are also several years old but still look groovy.
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That is so beautiful dress.I love these dresses.Thank you for sharing this article.
I LOVE this dress – and you are stunning in it! The boots and belt with it look fabulous. xx
What a lovely dress Patti. The pattern is unusual and it’s got a sleek look that really suits you. Great styling with those DM boots – clever move!
Wishing you a fab week x
Patti this dress is gorgeous and it looks so pretty on you! Love it! Thanks for the linkup, as always. Hugs
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Patti these bold patterns are perfect for you and you made the right choice by picking that dress! I just enjoy your pictures and to see you so relaxed. Thanks for hosting. Sabina
The finishing touch of the belt is the perfect accompaniment to the dress and you chose a wonderful dress. I love the colour blocks. And the boots are just so groovy with the dress, Patti!
This is a very popular clothing retailer and I can see why. You look fabulous in this dress, especially with the accessories you’ve selected. It’s great how you can customize the dress when you order it. I’ve joined up. Thank you for being here – it’s an incentive to get out of the house!!
What a lovely dress! Thank you for hosting!
Oh this dress is utterly gorgeous, it’s so flattering and you look so youthful, I think this has to be my favourite look ever. I love it so much with the booties. Beautiful lady. Love, Kirsten xx
Patti this is fabulous! I think you should own many red garments, as the red and black colorblock looks so good on you! The style of the dress is so feminine and pretty!
I have never tried eShakti but like the idea of customization.
That is a great dress and the boots are so cool, like you – the coolest 60+ blogger I know!! Happy Monday, Patti!
What a perfect dress. Especially on you. I love it with but even more without the jacket. Your boots are very good with the dress (never would have come up with them). Unfortunately ordering anything from the USA is too much hassle for me, otherwise I would.
We don’t very often see you in a dress Patti but this one looks fantastic! Great fit and so contemporary.
Oh, such a standout color block dress! So fun with your Doc Martins. I really like the versatility eShakti offers with their styles.
I have always loved color blocking. That dress with those boots are perfect and so cute! Love this outfit! Peace! Cheryl
Love, love, love your dress, Patti! The fit is amazing and you’ve added the perfect amount of modern edge. Gorgeous!
What a great pattern on the dress! eShakti contacted me before Christmas to review one of their items too, but so far, I’ve not received the dress so it may have been lost in the mail. I do like the way you can customize neckline, sleeve length and hem length.
Love that dress, looks very nice on you, and that’s a cool website I’ll have to try it myself!
Fabulous dress Patti! It looks great with the belt and jacket…and those cool DMs! Thanks for hosting, hope you have a wonderful week 🙂
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Oh, I love dresses, too! And retro styles in particular. This is such a lovely dress and suits you perfectly.
lovely dress, it looks really comfy&cool! and your boots give it a twist! love them!
Excellent choice Patti…such a beautiful dress on you!
I love your hair more and more every day and your dress i adore.
Thank you for the party, dear friend
Wow Patti , love this checkerboard dress on you. Your jacket sets it off perfectly. Many thanks for hosting Visible Monday.
I like the look of this brand very much but they don’t ship to the UK. Lovely dress on you x
I absolutely love this dress on you Patti! The colors, fit and how you styled it up…all perfection! Ill have to check the site out! Thanks for the tip!
Oh, I love this dress! Such a perfect fit and a really nice print! Looks no less great with a blazer over it.
What a fun dress! Love it with the belt. It right up my alley! 🙂
LOVE that color block dress! Fab Patti! Thanks for hosting.
Man, I love the print of this dress!! And pairing it with those boots is so fabulous, Patti!!
Wow, your dress is awesome and you look fabulous. How wonderful that you were able to customize it to your needs and tastes. And do I see that it has pockets? If so, winner, winner! Thanks for sharing about this retailer and for hosting the link up.
Wow, Patti…that dress is fabulous! and with the jacket, it’s a total winner!
Thanks for hosting us!
Your dress is awesome. eShakti has great dresses, but the dresses get even better when one customizes them. This dress is so you!
I keep coming across this brand and I always like what I see! This looks fabulous on you Patti . I need to take a look at this website. Thank you for hosting x
Wow Patti that is a beaut of a dress!! And you chose the perfect jacket to wear over it, it’s just the right shape…!
Thank you for hosting 🙂
Cute dress, Patti! I really like it with the jacket alot.
Thanks so much for the link up…have a great week!
That’s a beautiful dress. I love that you can customize it. You look absolutely amazing, Patti!
Thanks for the link up & have a fabulous week!
Love, love, love this dress. The sleeve length is perfect, the colorblack pattern gives it such a fun modern vibe, and I love the way you added the funky belt.
LOVE the large check pattern to pieces and of course the color!! You are just the cutest!!! Your style always makes me smile!!
LOVE this dress on you, Patti! This is one of my favourite looks on you! xx