I obviously had to winterize it a bit, since it's made of 100% cotton and its still quite chilly in Chicago in February! (See exhibit A, below)
Dress: c/o eShakti
Earrings: Stella & Dot
Sweater: Adrienne Vittadini via TJ Maxx
Jacket: J. Crew
Boots: Born via Zappos
It should be just perfect on its own in the spring and summer. Here's a look at the dress without all the layers:
I was pleased with how this dress turned out. The color is gorgeous, and I very much like how it fits. My only complaint on fit is that the bust area threatens to gap a little bit, but I often have that issue with clothes no matter where I buy them. A little hook and eye or invisible snap sewn inside and in between the buttons should do just the trick.
This particular dress is made of a poplin material with no stretch, which was clearly labeled on the website: Therefore it wrinkles a little bit after a day or wear, but that's nothing a little ironing or steaming can't fix in about 3 minutes. I was pretty happy with the quality of the dress, especially considering the fact that I was able to customize it to my own preferences! I think this is a genius option since not every woman fits the standard sizes found on the rack, and you cannot beat the price for wanting a piece tailored to your own size. To opt for custom sizing is only an additional $7.50. Just have a friend help you take your measurements!
This dress is courtesy of eShakti.com, but the reviews and opinions in this post are entirely my own.