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Bicycles, Books, and a Beautiful Dress

I was given this dress from eShakti as compensation for this review. However, all opinions are entirely my own, and reflect the way I genuinely feel about the experience and product!

I love being a girl. I mean seriously, pink is my favorite color, I love lipstick, and glitter, and dresses...oh how I love dresses. I especially love dresses that make me feel like I am stepping back in time. Back to a time where knee length dresses were at the height of fashion and flare skirts were in full swing. I am a sucker for old school dresses. Sometimes I think about what life would have been like if I grew up in the 50's, wearing retro dresses, and drinking root beer floats at a diner while listening to a jukebox...this dress makes me feel like Sandy from Grease.

So when

eShakti

asked for me to write a review on one of their custom made dresses I was thrilled.

eShakti

is a company that makes their clothing for you as the buyer. Every piece is tailored to your specific measurements so that you love what you are wearing and feel like it fits your body type. 

I knew I wanted to go with a dress, and I knew I wanted it to be something fun, but dressy enough to wear to a wedding ('tis the season of wedding bells am I right?!). So I chose this beauty. Complete with a bow and bicycles...and it was in my favorite color...hello perfection. 

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The dress fit perfectly. It hugs me in all the right places, but is very modest, and just classy. It is probably my new favorite dress, and the bicycles really add a whimsical touch that makes me oh so very happy. I really like that the dress is fit and flare, this is my favorite style of dress, and it seems to be flattering on so many body types.

The only issue I had with the dress whatsoever was the length. I am a shorty y'all. Ben and I both are not really gifted in the height department...So I never wear longer dresses like this without heels because of how they make me look shorter, and I hardly wear heels because then I will tower over Ben, sprain my ankle at least once, and have a few blisters by the end of the night. However, I made an exception for this gorgeous dress, and pulled out my nude wedges. I think they rounded out the look and length of the dress.

My experience with eShakti and their beautiful 50s inspired

dresses

 could not have been more pleasant, and I could not recommend them more highly. To have a personal tailor make clothing specifically for your body type is like a dream, and this company does such a great job. I will wear this dress for years to come, and cannot wait to buy from them again in the future.

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The Cutest Bracelets in all the Land

Happy new week friends! How was your weekend? We had a super fun first weekend with our little Piper girl. As if you guys have not picked up on this already, I love having a puppy! Piper has been a handful, but already in less than a weeks time has gotten so much better. This weekend we took her on a picnic by Eckie's Pond on Mississippi State's campus, she LOVED it. We let her off her leash for a little while, which ended in her jumping in to the pond. So, later that night she had her first bath, and did not love it but she was good and let us get her all clean! 




Saturday, we went to the Farmer's Market, and walked the whole way! It was the best Piper has done on the leash yet, and then she was the talk of the town at the market. Everyone loved her, and I don't think she really minded...she eats up attention from other people. We are working on control in the friendliness area! 

It was a great weekend, full of fun memories made with our little one. Yesterday we went to Jackson for Ben's grandmothers 90th birthday party! It was great to see family and have everyone meet Piper for the first time! Check out more posts about this ball of fur here, and here!

Alright enough about Piper and our weekend, onto the real reason for this post! JEWELRY! A good family friend from my hometown in Georgia has started her own small business selling the CUTEST bangle bracelets you have ever seen! She contacted me about reviewing her bracelets, and I was more than happy to get my hands on some  of these beauties and to share them with you! Meet Southern Glow Bangles!
All of these bangles are handmade by Jessica, and can be made for adults or little ones! They are great quality and so pretty! 

I do not wear a ton of jewelry, especially bracelets. But, when I got my bangles in the mail, I fell in love. The one that I chose was a simple gold band with clear stones, and it is precious. It is subtle enough that I can feel confident wearing it even though I hardly wear bracelets. It is very elegant and would be great to dress up an outfit or to pair with something casual!


These bracelets would make awesome gifts! They are affordable, and so trendy right now! The best thing is that they are not age specific. These can be given to little girls, moms, your best friend, sister or in laws! Such a versatile and affordable gift is so worth the money spent, and you are supporting a stay at home mom who is using her creative gifts to bless others! Whoop, win, win, win in my book!

So because I am so obsessed with these bangles, and because Jessica I super generous I am giving one away to one lucky lady! This gorgeous turquoise cross bangle will go so wonderfully with so many things, and is the perfect piece to bring a little pop of color to your summer outfits! Enter below and remember to play fair, all entries will be verified! 



Check out my sweet sponsor this month, Madison of The Wetherills Say I Do!

Julep Maven Box + Thoughts on Taking Care of our Temples

So here is the deal ladies, I am a girly girl. It is no hidden secret that I prefer air conditioning to the outdoors, pretty colors over neutrals, and bright pink lipstick over chapstick. So when I heard about this awesome subscription box through the blogging grapevine, I knew I had to try it out!

Julep  is an awesome company that desires to help women embrace who they are and how they are made and feel beautiful. I think this is a beautiful mission, because we are all made in the image of Christ, and to reject our bodies or find discontentment in how we are made is not pleasing to the Lord. Christ longs for us to feel beautiful in the exact perfect way he made us as women. I am a firm believer that while our identity should not come from the clothes we wear, it is good for a woman to take time to dress well, to invest in her physical appearance, and to take care of her temple of the Lord. 

So sometimes taking care of our temples means putting on some bright lipstick, curling our hair, and painting our nails. Sometimes it means running, doing zumba, or practicing yoga. Whatever it means for us it is good to take time to invest in our bodies as temples. 

So back to Julep they have a subscription box called the Maven Box and it is AWESOME. Each box includes two nail polishes, a nail care item, or three nail polishes. What you receive in your is based on your profile. You take a fun little quiz to determine you style, I am a bombshell! 

My first box included two colors that I would probably never pick for myself, but I love them on my fingers! The first was a light lavender shade, and was very feminine and perfect for late spring early summer. It was a subtle color so I didn't feel like I was being too flashy but still felt trendy while wearing this color. The second color was a shimmery jade green. It wasn't glittery by any means just had a slight shimmer that added some dimension and was very elegant when I was wearing it! 

My first box also came with cuticle cream, which I have not used yet. But I am looking forward to using it because I almost never buy fancy nail care items like this! 

The quality of the nail polish is unbelievable! It goes on smoothly, is quick drying, and stays on without chipping for almost over a week. I love that it strengthens my nails while making them look beautiful at the same time! 

The best part about this subscription is that you get your first box 

FREE

!! Isn't that amazing? When you sign up and use promo code FREEBOX you will receive you very first Julep Maven Box free of charge. So why not just try it out? You will not be disappointed and you could use a new nail polish shade or two for the summer season I am sure! :) 

Get your first Julep Maven subscription box free!

 I am sure you will love this company just as much as I do!