Old School Charm

Dress: c/o eShakti   Hat: c/o Oasap   Wedges: Just Fab   Watch: c/o Feral Watches
"I need to add a touch of Linda to this!" I thought, as I speculated the adorable vintage-inspired dress hanging before me. When eShakti offered me a chance to review another of their dresses, I leaped at the chance! Then my eyes landed on this classic beauty of a dress, and I immediately chose it without much thought. Well, with a dash of leopard print, fringe, and some eclectic jewelry, I feel like I tried out a new style while still maintaining my own. 

I tried eShakti's custom fit option, and boy, is this dress going to get some loving. It fits. Perfectly.
Do you know how difficult that is for someone with my body shape? If a dress fits my wide hips, it's too tight on my upper torso. If it's too tight on my hips, then forget about even trying to shimmy it on. It ain't happening. However, eShakti understands not all women come in the same size and caters to that. Finally!

So this is what I wore to go grab some coffee with Kirsten and explore a (new to us) shop downtown filled with antiques. We couldn't smother the gasps and squeals of delight that escaped us as we stumbled across treasure after treasure of history. From old school cameras, to vinyl records, to ancient photos of people from the past, we found a hoard of valuables that are just sitting in this tiny shop collecting dust. 

Ah, the things you discover if you just go a little out of your way to find them. 

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Matthew 6:33
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Tamara said...

LOVE this dress and hat! So cute :).


Love, Iris said...

Love love love this outfit girl! Your look so pretty in that red dress! :)

renae said...


Great COLOR on you - OHMYGOSH YES. You are so versatile but you can always go with red. Love how you paired the shoes, too.

Thanks for being at Fashion item Friday!! Thanks!! ♥

Toks said...

The dress really looks great on you and I love how you added the hat. Great look. xoxoxo

thehonorableMissDecaf said...

GGAAAAHHH SO CUTE. The cut of the dress is adorable and the color is so stunning! It's like the perfect shade of lipstick or something.


A Very Sweet Blog said...

I love that color red! Great accessories with it Linda.

Sybil said...

omg!!! you are glowing in this, girl!!!! this has to be my new favourite outfit from you!!! :D so gorgeous!

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Veronika Novotny said...

Oh my gosh, so much charm. Your dress is lovely, a perfect fit and red is an amazing colour on you!! And I love antiquing - we have an amazing antique mall close to where I live. I'm addicted!! xoxo

Mica said...

That is such a cute dress! Red really suits you :)

Sounds like you had a fun day too!

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Chezka Cenon Li said...

Saw a tidbit of this outfit on instagram and I think you look so cute Linda! Those shoesssss! :)

- Che

joy said...

I love how you are able to make this dress so you! I LOOOOVEE those lace up wedges, they go so perfectly with this amazing red dress :)

And ahh that antique shop sounds amazing, it's always so fun to find gems like that :)

Ali Hval said...

Gotta love eShakti for just that reason! Their custom sizing fits absolutely perfect. Dresses are so hard. I have a big ole butt and no boobies so I feel you there. XD

AUGH, but these photos are just absolutely gorgeous! I saw them pop up on the Interwebs and they made me smile. You are such a vintage delight here. Definitely reminds me of something Katie would wear, heehee. But you look so good in red. Like dang girl. :)

Have an awesome start to your week, my little dragonfroot


What an absolutely flattering dress on you. I love the leapard wedges too. You look great!

Chloë, Wardrobe Quarry said...

Oh my goodness, Linda! You look so fanciful and gorgeous in that dress. The colour and cut are both extremely flattering on you and the touch of red lippy is perfect to compliment the dress. You really do look quite the lady!

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czarianonuevo said...

such a different look yet it still has your personality! i really like how you paired the vintage dress with some modern leopard heels!! so stylish Linda!

czarina :)

Maiken said...

the recent outfits you've posted get more awesome and more awesome! really, this one here totally stole my heart (though the fringe is kind of hidden, hehe ;). I love the dress, your hat and of course the fierce leopard shoes. oh and did you find something from the shop you ladies visited? :)

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Unknown said...

You look so nice and that dress is just gorgeous. Great outfit.


Samantha said...

Ouuu, you picked a good one 'cause you look stunning in that red dress! I love the leopard sandals and the hat added to it, a little pizzazz for a classic dress. You look just darlin' shopping at the antique store :)

RaindropsofSapphire said...

This is so sweet! I adore that red dress so much! Also, I just wanted to say that I really like your blog! I'm glad that I found it! It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits, personal style, likes, new purchases and much more :) :)

Raindrops of Sapphire

Keit said...

eShakti have a gorgeous selection of clothes, I love their boho dresses! And this red one you picked it extraordinary, it was made for you ^_^

Cece Coffeshop said...

You look so pretty on red <3 i want your heels so badly!! One of my favorite looks lately, Linda :D maybe because i love red so much jajaja


katie said...

Ooooh, I like this outfit so much, I would wear it in a heartbeat! the red dress, the black hat, so perfect! (And I love the photos in general, the background really suits your outfit, you look so chill and cool.)

Elana said...

Gah, I'm so behind on commenting, but I've been keeping up with you! I meant to comment on your Instagram when you first posted this, but this is definitely my new favorite outfit of yours. Of course, it helps that you're wearing a red vintage-inspired dress, but I also just love how you made it you. This is perfection.

l a u r l a u u ✿ said...

Love the red and blacks together!

Lauren X X

Marina Rose said...

The dress is adorable and the shoes indeed fab!

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