eShakti Review | Brand Experience Project

by Jamie Sanford on July 11, 2016

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I’m writing this as a product review as well as a Brand Experience Project post, since eShakti makes each item as it is ordered, so it definitely qualifies. If you are not familiar, eShakti offers women’s clothing in sizes 0-36, but you can also have your item created to match your specific measurements and height. For the prices, this cannot be beat.

If you’d like more information on how it works, click here to see the breakdown. They even accept returns on custom items if they don’t work for you!

The website is straightforward and easy to use. I went to the dress category right away, and then clicked black as my color, because I am Jamie Sanford, and this is what I do.

Shockingly, the dress I was totally into was black AND white! Not too much of a stretch, but since I would normally just wear all black, this is a step.

I had heard that we might be chilly at the location of the wedding we were attending, so I decided to have sleeves ADDED to this dress, an option when you order from eShakti! This dress had 10 neckline options and 4 sleeve options. I kept the wide V neckline but added the longest sleeve option, to the elbow. I knew I didn’t want to carry a pashmina around to put around bare arms, and so the sleeves solved that issue.

Ordering and checkout were fine. I had William help with some measurements, but instead of entering custom sizes for myself, I looked at my measurements and chose the appropriate size from their size guide. I also entered my height during checkout.

It took a few weeks, but my item finally arrived!

The large box came via DHL. I was impressed at how large the box was, it made for really nice presentation, especially for a full-length dress.

Great messaging here about returns, and a thank you note featuring the names of the people who made my dress! I love this. I also will be sending an email to their email address that is specifically for messaging their garment makers. It’s a really lovely touch.

This is simple but I think particularly brilliant – a soft measuring tape for taking your measurements for the next time you order! Lovely.

Anyway, let’s get to the real question – how is the dress?

It was perfect! The fit was wonderful, and the length was seriously perfect. I don’t always feel the most comfortable in dresses but this was amazing. I actually received compliments while walking through the Toronto Harbourfront on our way to the wedding ferry, and it’s been years since I can remember a compliment from a stranger. (Nice ones, not creepy ones.) My Facebook was also aflurry with discussion of this dress, where I got it, and how much everyone liked it. I definitely picked a winner.

The only downside to this dress is that it took quite a while to iron it.

I cannot recommend enough that you try out eShakti.com. The entire experience was simple and lovely, and the message from the company (seriously, check out this whole page about their practices) makes me happy to shop with them.




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Sterling Silver Chain Ring

by Jamie Sanford on June 22, 2010

Today, a simple yet gorgeous ring from Etsy seller whitemetal.

It is a unisex, simple, classic, chain-link design.

This beautiful piece of art for your hand is available on Etsy for $70.

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Wooster Street Meats T-Shirts

by Jamie Sanford on May 17, 2010

Today, some t-shirts for the whole family.

Wooster Street Meats features t-shirts for men, women and for the baby/toddler set.

Men’s and women’s tees start at $25, and onesies start at $19. Check out Wooster Street Meats.

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My “Sugarpill Princess” Collection!

by Jamie Sanford on May 11, 2010

There’s a contest on Gala Darling’s site, where if you create a look around Sugarpill Cosmetics on Polyvore, you can be entered to win some free cosmetics.
I think I’m going to start using Polyvore as well as ShopStyle to create posts for this site.  It’s great fun to create a look, and both sites makes it so easy to share my ideas and link to all of the items contained within each look.
I would love to have some audience participation here – if you create a look on one of these sites, I would love to feature it on The Daily Wishlist.  Email me if you have one you’d like to have featured!

Sugarpill Princess

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Daria: The Complete Animated Series on DVD

by Jamie Sanford on May 9, 2010

I was so excited to see that Daria was finally coming to DVD.

So were the folks at Entertainment Weekly, with whom I generally share many opinions.

I see myself buying this for friends I’ve known since Daria was on the air, the ones that are still as snarky as ever.

Daria: The Complete Animated Series on DVD is released this coming Tuesday, May 11, and is available from Amazon now for $44.99.

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