Rainbow Stripes


Is there anything better than this dress? I posted a picture of it on Instagram that didn't show it in full, and I probably got more comments and messages asking about than I have about any other dress I own. I ended up browsing eShakti last month and somehow found three dresses in my cart. I'm really excited about all of them, but this is by far the best one (you can find it here). I mean, you can't really blame me. I've been doing a lot of closet cleanout (I still have some stuff up on my Poshmark!) and focusing on shopping smarter lately. I've actually been doing a lot of reflection on this in general. There will be a longer post coming soon (I mean it!), but basically, I've been really looking into what clothes make me happy. I think we're all guilty of overthinking things, and I've definitely been worried about liking things just because they're trendy or what I see a lot of people wearing on Instagram. It's impossible not to worry about these things, but I've decided to just not care. Yes, I've been more inspired to dress more colorfully because that's what I see on Instagram all of the time, but it's understandable that that's where I get my inspiration from now. The reason why those people who I follow inspire me is because they look like they're having fun with their style, and that's how I want to feel. Ever since I started looking for more colorful pieces, fun prints, and more vintage-inspired pieces, I've felt so much happier and comfortable in what I've been wearing. And that's what clothing should be about.

My style may be getting louder (and who knows, maybe more pin-up inspired in the future?), but it certainly hasn't changed that much. Case in point, this dress definitely needs no accessories, but I still had to put a Peter Pan collar under it. Some things will never change.



Dress: eShakti (length was customized to be knee-length)
Collared shirt: Thrifted
Shoes: Lotta from Stockholm

5 comments

  1. You look fun and this is a very playful look. Looking forward to the longer post about your style insights too.

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  2. Nope, nothing is better than this dress! And it fits you perfectly! Looking good, girlfriend.

    Priya the Blog

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  3. OH MY GOSH this dress is literally the greatest DRESS!!! It's like a candy striped dress and I love it...totally perfect for summer:) But then again its from eShakti and I love all their dresses.
    -Madison
    www.minniemuseblog.com

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  4. This dress is freaking adorable!!! I love the bold stripes so much!
    ~Sara

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  5. With or without the collar, I could tell this was an "Elana" dress at first sight. I'd be very interested in reading your thoughts on shopping smarter as it's something I've also been focused on lately. Anything in my closet that makes me feel anxious about styling, I donate it! Life's too short for cool clothes that fill you with fear.

    Hannah | The Outfit Repeater

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