February 7, 2015

I’m a Fashion Blogger Now + Giveaway

 I’ll be back to “baby” stuff on Monday, but until then enjoy a good laugh at my expense (and enter the giveaway at the end!)

Ehakti 1

I’m a fashion blogger now…

Ok, if you know me personally, you’re probably laughing your head off, because I’m SO far from a fashion blogger.  My day-to-day attire consists of yoga pants and nursing friendly shirts.  In fact, when I put a pair of jeans on my son immediately says “Where mommy going?”

So imagine my surprise when Eshakti contacted me to review an item of clothing from their website.  It’s like they knew my wardrobe was in dire need of sprucing up.  Never one to pass up an opportunity for self improvement (or maybe just cute clothes), I agreed.  And how could I not after browsing their website?  I let some much needed chore-time pass me by looking at their website, but you guyssss…their stuff is beautiful!  

Just check out their new arrivals page….wouldn’t this be perfect for Valentine’s day?  Or maybe this for a little spring garden party? (Because who doesn’t love a good garden party)

And the coolest part of Eshakti is that they let you customize the fit of your clothes…like your very own personal seamstress, but without the hassle of leaving your house! 

EshaktiYou can do this in two ways:

1) Submit your exact measurements (which is awesome right after you have a baby and have no idea what size you actually are)

2) Request specific style alterations.  This is my favorite option, because basically, you get to play designer! Sleeve length, neckline, skirt length…you decide!

I really wanted to get one of their adorable dresses, but then the practical side of me took over…I have a toddler and an infant and it’s the middle of winter.  What the heck would I need a dress for?  I’m too impatient to wait until spring and my wardrobe needed a cuteness upgrade STAT.

Lucky for me I found the preeeeetiest coat that I just about fell in love with.

Eshakti 5

 And it’s perfect if you live in the South (milder winters) or if you’re looking for a lighter Spring jacket.  I chose to customize it through option #2 (altering the style…I specified the length)  and it such an easy and convenient process.  A few clicks and voila! I must say, though, that I almost wish I had gone with option 1.  I overestimated the size of my post-partum body and the coat was a little bigger than I would normally wear.  With option 1, I could have had perfect sizing.  Thankfully, the sash goes a long way in making it fit right!

Ok, now on to the comedic part of my post — my attempts at being a fashion blogger.

“That’s right…I’m a playground mom AND a fashionista”

Eshakti 2

“Oh, don’t mind me…I’m going for a pensive stroll while you admire the back of my beautiful coat.”

Eshakti 3

“This is how fashion bloggers pose, right?”Eshakti 6

But seriously y’all, this coat is GAWGEOUS…as is just about everything else on their site.  And lucky for you, I’m giving away two $25 gift cards to Eshakti!  Make sure you register on their website so you can get another $25 coupon.  That’s 50 big buckaroos to spend as you please!!

 Disclaimer:  I was offered a free item in exchange for a review.  All opinions are my own.

Two $25 gift cards to Eshakti

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Iulia is a former educator turned stay-at-home mama of a spunky toddler and a squishy infant. With a touch of sass and a good dose of self-deprecating humor, she has an ever-expanding repertoire of bloopers, insights, stories, and impassioned opinions to share. Iulia likes to think she has this parenting gig figured out, but her littles remind her daily just how far from the truth that is.

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  • amanda.wolfgang11@gmail.com'
    Reply Amanda Wolfgang February 7, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Beautiful coat! And you look so natural!

  • ericav123@gmail.com'
    Reply Erica V February 7, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Staring at the ground while holding your hair is definitely a fashion blogger pose! HAH!

    • Reply Bestofbaby February 9, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      Haha right?! I’ve seen so many poses like that I just HAD to do it πŸ™‚

  • plumtickledpink@gmail.com'
    Reply Amanda February 7, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    You definitely could pass as a fashion blogger, especially in those boots πŸ˜‰
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  • jennaync79@gmail.com'
    Reply Jennay February 8, 2015 at 1:26 am

    Love the coat!! I love the Vibrant floral bib front maxi dress!!

  • deliberatemom@gmail.com'
    Reply Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom February 8, 2015 at 10:20 am

    I love eShakti and this coat is gorgeous!!! I have 3 dresses from them… 1 I reviewed and 2 I purchased. Hey eShakti… if you’re reading this can I blog about you again? LOL

    Thanks for sharing.
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      Reply Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom February 8, 2015 at 10:24 am

      By the way, I totally love the Shawl collar sash waist gingham check dress. I can totally see myself burning dinner in that dress. Totally 1950’s housewife retro!
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      • Reply Bestofbaby February 9, 2015 at 10:25 pm

        HAHAHA! If you’re going to ruin dinner, might as well look cute doing it πŸ™‚

  • calzada.amy@gmail.com'
    Reply Amy C February 8, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Love the Pinstripe knit A-line shirtdress.

  • glamgranolageek@gmail.com'
    Reply Sarah @ GlamGranolaGeek February 8, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Gorgeous Mama & beautiful coat! eShakti looks super awesome, I hadn’t heard of it before this! I entered the contest & shared on facebook!! xox
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  • yollma@excite.com'
    Reply craftyone February 8, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    i am liking the Graphic ikat print full skirt…so cute!

  • racheljulia31@gmail.com'
    Reply Rachel February 8, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    What a fabulous coat!! You look amazing in it! πŸ™‚

  • cidstylefile@gmail.com'
    Reply Cid Style File February 9, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    New to your blog and found you from Motivational Monday Link up. I have tried eShakti before and they are great! Welcome to the Fashion blogging world! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Bestofbaby February 10, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      Haha thanks for the welcome, but I’m not sure i’ll be sticking around. Don’t get me wrong, I love reading other people’s fashion posts, but I think I’ll stick to the babies πŸ™‚

  • ashortblonde@gmail.com'
    Reply Catherine Short February 9, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    What a pretty coat! I recently moved to the south and have realized I need a bigger coat selection — my giant puffy coat isn’t really necessary!
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    • Reply Bestofbaby February 10, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      Yes! I actually left my big puffy coat back in the midwest because all it did was take up closet space. And people kept making “bear” comments to me πŸ™‚

  • monaco.nelle@gmail.com'
    Reply nelle monaco February 9, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    super cute coat!! love it.

  • fashionlifecuriousity@gmail.com'
    Reply Alex February 10, 2015 at 8:13 am

    That coat is seriously awesome. I love everything about it πŸ™‚

    And if you ever ditch the yoga pants, you can start a secondary career as a fashion blogger πŸ˜‰

    Alex – Funky Jungle
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    • Reply Bestofbaby February 10, 2015 at 4:06 pm

      So not ever ditching the yoga pants! πŸ™‚ And yes, the coat is beautiful!

  • Caroline@deborahandco.com'
    Reply Caroline @ The Modest Mom February 10, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    I really love this dress: Elastic waist graphic print maxi dress. So pretty! And I love your coat!
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  • lbp@lifebreathpresent.com'
    Reply Life Breath Present February 11, 2015 at 9:22 am

    That does look like a really great coat! πŸ™‚

  • sweetlittleonesblog@gmail.com'
    Reply Katie February 12, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    That is a beautiful coat! πŸ™‚ Love the fashionista pose! πŸ˜‰
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  • monica.geglio@mommyandlove.com'
    Reply Monica Geglio February 13, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    That coat is gorgeous! I’ve never heard of this clothing retailer before so thanks for sharing! <3

  • bonniec-c@hotmail.com'
    Reply Bonnie Caselman February 16, 2015 at 3:16 am

    I love the Floral print applique poplin dress. Such pretty colors & so feminine!

  • reidsrd@hotmail.com'
    Reply Christy Peeples DuBois February 17, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    i think I would get the striped kimono style top, though it is a difficult decision with so many great choices. Thanks so much for this opportunity.

  • scglinn@gmail.com'
    Reply Stephanie February 24, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    That last pose is definitely a fashion blogger pose! You made it. I am jealous you got to review for eShakti! I love all of their stuff. My favorite thing is the ability to add pockets to dresses. Uh yes please! This coat is ridiculously cute! Great choice!
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  • zalora00P@gmail.com'
    Reply Zalora June 9, 2016 at 6:38 am

    Hello fashion blogger :). You look beautiful, especially with that coat. And yes, I think that is the right way that you use to pose as a fashion blogger :). Keep up the great work.

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