Kurt was telling me a story about Dave Navarro's mom from the other room. I put my new red dress on and said, "Hold on a second. What do you think about this outfit?"
No kidding, he gasped. He said that it was perfect. That it was edgy without being obvious. He said it was so pretty that he got tears in his eyes. (He totally did have tears in his eyes, too.)
I've thought a lot about beauty standards. How I don't fit in with what's supposed to be attractive, and I don't care. So why don't I just walk around wearing like... sweatpants and the t-shirt I slept in? If I don't care about being beautiful, I mean.
The thing is, I never said I didn't care about being beautiful, I just said that nobody gets to tell me how to do it.
eShakti let me pick any dress I wanted from their beautiful catalog. They carry sizes 0-26, and if you don't feel like any of those sizes suit you perfectly, you can input your actual measurements and they'll make your clothes just for you. (It costs $7 extra for a custom piece.)
I decided to go the easy route and chose a standard size. It fits me just right, and I feel just like me when I wear it.
I've seen lots of blog reviews of eShakti popping up everywhere, lately. Some of them are good and some of them are... well, kind of meh. If you want to know the honest truth, the fabric of this dress is maybe a little bit stiff. I love the pockets and the fit and the color and the print and the cut. Oh, and also, it's my favorite dress of the moment. I'm totally wearing it next weekend to my friend's wedding shower.
(Disclosure: Nobody paid me to say any of this. Also, if you've ever read one of my book reviews for which I DO get paid, you know that I don't play around just because somebody's giving me something for free. If I say I like something, it's only because I like it.)