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As promised, here is my outfit from New Year’s Eve! I went out to dinner with a group of friends, and then everyone came over to our place for drinks and games (Cards Against Humanity…look it up…now). And no one drove home drunk, so the party was a success.

eShakti sent me this dress, which was custom-made for me. Yeah, that’s right: custom-madeBecause I’m cool like that. But really it’s more like eShakti is cool like that, because they’ll make you something special for not a lot of dough. They have an amazingly diverse selection of dresses, tops, and skirts, which come in sizes 0-36 or made specifically to your measurements for a few extra dollars. I took the extra time to measure myself so I didn’t have to worry about whether their version of my size ran big or small or tall or whatever. Depending on the item, you can also select different necklines, hemlines, and sleeve lengths – isn’t that cool? I think eShakti would be a great idea for bridesmaids dresses, in case anyone is in the market!

By the way, no cats got drunk in the making of this outfit post. The glass was empty. Happy New Year!

Dress: c/o eShakti (this particular dress appears to be sold out)

Tights: old (similar)

Shoes: Rampage, old (similar)

Clutch: MMS via TJ Maxx (similar)

Bracelets: J. Crew, Stephan & Co., BCBG

Polka Dot Stamp of Approval





20121106-170658.jpgNot gonna lie…I was little worried about looking totally wacky wearing these tights to school. Don’t get me wrong, I like to make a statement. I just prefer that that statement isn’t “I’m 4 years old and dressed myself for the first time today!”

But my mind was put at ease. I got about 50 compliments from friends, strangers, and the guy who works at the cafe in my building (he says something about my clothes almost every day…I think he’s my biggest fan). On a side note, I learned that some people still use the term “stockings.” This was news to me. In my book, stockings are for hanging by the chimney with care. These are tights.

I’m happy to know I can get away with these for class, but I’m looking forward to dressing them up a bit for a holiday party!

Sweater: Victoria’s Secret, old (similar)

Dress (worn as skirt): H&M, old but still available

Tights: Kate Spade

Shoes: Nine West, old (similar)

Necklace: LOFT (similar)