Heather Orr Lindstrom Stylemindchic Lifestyle

Late last spring I was contacted by the eShakti fashion brand and offered the opportunity to select a dress and have them customize it for me. I was intrigued and jumped at the chance to create my own garment for the first time. I enjoyed pouring through the various styles, each with modification choices, to create a unique piece. This is one of my favorite features of eShakti: the made-to-order creation you receive within 14 days (18 calendar days) created just for you. Sizes run 0-36 W, which provides a range of options for every size and style. Pure genius! At the time I had our upcoming trip to Spain on my mind, so I settled on this colorful green poplin number, with beautiful embroidery in shades of sky blue and maize.
Heather Lindstrom in eShakti Green Dress

‘The Lilian’

A pleated surplice bodice and seamed empire waist add subtle dimension to our fit-and-flare silhouette with a waist-defining paneled cut.

  • Slips on over head; partial side hidden zip closure.
  • Wide sweetheat neckline, sleeveless.
  • Elastic smocked center back waist.
  • Side seam pockets.
  • Below knee-length.
  • Cotton, woven poplin, pre-shrunk and bio-finished, light crisp feel, no stretch, midweight.
  • Machine wash.

The eShakti website makes the ordering process simple. Work through each section with a measuring tape in hand. You have your choice of skirt length, width of skirt, strap or sleeve design, as well as colors and fabrics. This particular style is built on a tank dress silhouette so careful measurements are essential. This is where I may have run into a bit of trouble. I measured the bust but perhaps not as accurately as I should have. Bottom line (or top line, you might say) is that my beautiful green dress was too tight in the bust when it arrived. There is a zipper on the side of the dress, but, sadly, I had to wait until my husband came home so that I could even maneuver the zipper (breathe in…reposition…hold it…). Getting into this dress was a two person job! It was my mistake on the measurement, not the fault of eShakti. I could zip the dress but it was not comfortable. Be sure to read the reviews of a style on the website. In the reviews I just noticed that this beautiful dress has a structured, fitted bodice, with no stretch.

My eShakti dress story ends well in that losing a few pounds, upon our return from three weeks of tapas feasting in Spain, helped the fit of this dress immensely. So much so that I enjoyed wearing it out on the town just last weekend. I adore this fresh color of green, the swingy skirt and the pockets…..oh the pockets!

Heather Lindstrom and eShakti Collage

I paired the beautiful eShakti dress with a pair of retro chunky-heeled sandals, Tory Burch clutch, Tory Burch pendant,

and jewelry from my here.

eShakti reflections on Stylemindchic Life

 eShakti carries an array of dress styles, from modern to retro, from sweet prints and florals to the perfect LBD, as well as skirts, tops and coats. Their wedding collection is a brilliant idea for customizing a similar look for an entire wedding party.They also sell gift cards which would be perfect for birthdays or the upcoming holiday season.

 I think I’m in the mood to customize another dress…….

These are a few of the styles that caught my eye for the holiday party scene.

 At these prices (and the discount) these frocks are well-priced in my book.

At this stage in life there is something irresistible about having unique fashion.

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I’m so pleased that e-Shakti is offering an excellent discount on your first purchase:

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Stylemindchic Life and eShakti with pool reflection

Thank you eShakti from Heather Lindstrom

eThank you eShakti!

*My eShakti dress was generously gifted to me by eShakti, and all opinions of this collaboration and design are expressly my own.

Have you ever had a dress personally designed for you? I found it to be a refreshing and unique experience. Let me know how you like your unique fashion, now that you can add ‘fashion designer’ to your resume’. At these prices, it’s an affordable luxury.

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(On a side note, if you are looking to lose 10 lbs., like I did, stay tuned to an upcoming post. I have some ideas for you. If I can do it anyone can!)

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What a cute dress this is, Heather. I love the color, and it looks so comfortable, like it flows well. You look so carefree in these pictures, just darling.



I have purchased several eShakti dresses and love the concept…I was able to request a custom length and 3/4 sleeves rather than cap sleeves. Your dress is beautiful! I can’t wait for the post about how to drop 10lbs! xoxo


I’m so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your experience with eShakti. Stay tuned, I should be posting on the lb. plan in the next week. Have a lovely weekend my friend!


Heather, you look gorgeous, so beautiful and fearless. I haven’t worn a dress in years, and the saddest part is that I love them. Always waiting to get rid of unwanted pounds, but life doesn’t wait…does it, my friend. Thank you for the inspiration. The color and style is divine. Love the shoes too.


Ahhh Marcia, you are so kind. I feel somewhat goofy posing for fashion shots, but I do ‘feel the fear’ and do it anyway. I think we all have that fear. Am I too goofy, chubby, awkward, etc?? I think you would look gorgeous in dresses. It’s all about finding the right cut. I’m glad you liked this color. It’s a sweet dress for summer. I’ll keep in touch about what has been working for me on the lb. front too.
Thanks for stopping by sweet friend! xx


How fun to have a piece that you can make your own!


I agree, Jen, isn’t it a fun concept? The pieces are truly well-priced in my book. At this stage in life I like a change from cookie cutter fashion. You have great style so I’m glad you like the idea! :) xx


Great choice! I especially love the colour on you since you are so often in black and white or other neutrals.

I’m glad you managed to get it to fit you. It would have been a terrible waste otherwise.



Ahhhh thanks, Suzanne. I’m glad I finally made it work too. I do wear lots of neutrals but I’ve found myself drawn to corals, a bright orange for the ‘Celebration’ event last weekend and now this vibrant green. I guess I’m in a colorful mood. You seem to rock many fabulous color combos on your blog. So chic! Thanks for stopping by my friend! xx


Good morning beautiful! I am very late….wow, school is wildly busy this year. LOVE YOUR DRESS! Anita


I hear you my dear fellow education specialist! Things are busy, busy at work right now. Thanks for the love and keep breathing Anita dear! xx


Very Nice…….maybe your “slightly” plus Mom should send away for a dress. Great Look on you, Your pairing of shoes and bag were perfect…loved what you created with the deign on the skirt.


Hello dear mom, I love your comment. I was pleased that the style finally worked for me. I think careful measurements are the key. You may seriously want to have a look at the styles. It’s great to be able to design a piece completely customized (and at these prices!). I always love it when you stop by! xx


How very fun. I love that color on you my friend! I used to sew my own clothes, but they never came out fitting me so perfectly. I love the idea of a customized dress. Your “few pound” weight loss looks awesome. Bravo for you. You look happy and fabulous!
Much love,


Isn’t it a fresh and pretty color, Jen? How fun that you used to sew your clothes. I’ve never ventured into that area. With your style I can imagine you came you with some fabulous numbers. I do think eShakti is on to something with this concept. It’s fun to create something unique and to our taste at this stage in life. Thanks darling friend!


You look gorgeous and csn tell you feel comfortable and at ease. Plus the color is fun. Ps I like the side sweep bang on you xx


I’m always dying to know who the initials are….oh please do share CSW! Thank you for your kind words and I think the comfort is about the pockets, I’m always a fan! xx


Heather, the dress is so fabulous! I used to have a seamstress, years ago, who would custom make anything I designed up for myself. I was spoiled. This is such a great option! I love the dress style you chose, and the shoes and bag you paired with it. And, I must mention…..you are a doll of a model!!! xoxo


You are so kind to me, Shelly! I’m a goofball when it comes to poised shots. I just ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’ ;). How perfect to have a seamstress to make your fashion vision come true. You have such incredible style that I would have loved to see some of those designs. Any photos to share?? Great to have you stop by my darling friend! xx


Very flattering and I love the color Heather!!
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Thank you, Karena. This is one of my favorite colors. Happy fall! xx

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