Sunday, August 3, 2014

Living in the Present + Eshakti Review

"Cherish every moment, even if you lose it in the end, don't let it become a regret."
    Since coming home, I've been quite busy everyday shopping, building a new hamster home, hanging with friends for the last time, etc. I'm trying to make the most of my week back before I am off. I know that once I leave for NY, I won't be back home til the day before my move in day. This week is basically my last week living the "life I knew." Despite being so busy, I have been doing a lot of thinking about things. I'm just the type of person who thinks way too much for her own good. I've just been thinking back on my life, where I am now, what I have to do, and the future. It's hard not too. I feel like big changes are ahead.

Recently I've talking to a friend about this who quickly came to tell me that I am over thinking and I should try to live in the moment instead. That I need to make the most of each experience I have and not worry about what the future will bring. I am excited, but super scared by the changes that will come. I feel like I could gain so much, but the thought of losing what I have now is painful. That is when I came across the quote from above. It actually comes from an asian drama called "The Way We Were." The drama is similar to another one on my too watch list called "In A Good Way." Both these dramas I feel depict what I am feeling and I'm quite interested to give them a watch! I'll talk more about these shows at the bottom.

eshakti dress review

eshakti Nautical anchor embellished dress

When I got home last Thursday, I was surprised by a few packages that had come for me while I was away. One of those packages was from Eshakti. Right before I left, I noticed I had an email from Eshakti asking me if I wanted to cooperate with them. I took a look around and fell in love with a lot of the dresses that they sold. (I am a huge dress person!) I said yes and as I picked out my dress, I noticed that on the site, they had given us an option to personally customize the dress that we chose! Shipping for the dress was about 2 and a half weeks which was great especially for it being customized!

eshakti Nautical anchor embellished dress

Nautical anchor embellished dress

For our dresses, you could start out by picking a standard size ranging from 0-36w or you could go ahead and type in eight of your own measurements. After that, you were asked to give your height. I actually really like the idea of asking for height since I've noticed that a lot of clothing seem to be made for taller people. Being on the shorter side makes it hard for me to ensure that the clothing will fit me correctly since I'm proportioned differently. If that isn't enough customizing for you, Eshakti also gives you the option to choose your dress length, from mini to calf length, as well as the length of your sleeve! If your dress had embellishments or pockets, you were even given the option to remove them if you pleased! How crazy is that?!

eshakti dress review

eshakti dress review

Nautical anchor embellished dress
The dress that I chose to be sent to me was the Nautical Anchor Embellished Dress. When I first opened the package for the dress, I quickly loved it. It looked exactly like it did online from the color to the design! The material that it was made of was also comfortable and of good quality! My favorite thing about this dress had to be the color and design. The combination of red and gold is one I find quite flattering on me and the anchor embroidery and adorable anchor belt stole my heart!
For this dress, I opted to go along with the sizes rather than measure myself. I originally wanted the dress to be completely customized, but then I realize that I am terrible at measuring myself and that I might mess it up. I felt that for me, it was safer to get a pre-made size rather than make it myself lol. Plus, my body tends to fluctuate a bit, so I know that this dress will always fit me .. hopefully. =) I did however choose to put in my height so the dress would be the proper length! The dress I knew was on the longer side and though I had the option to make it shorter, I chose to keep it a bit longer since I rarely have longer dresses. This dress also looked too classy to be made into a mini!

Predictions black flats

White Infinty Bracelet

Along with this dress, I chose to wear a pair of simple black flats and an infinity bracelet. You may be able to tell from my pictures, but when I was taking pictures today, the weather wasn't quite cooperating. I had gotten all my gear outside and then it started drizzling! I was determined to get my photos done though so I opted to grab an umbrella to put on top of my camera as I snapped pictures! =)

Dress- Eshakti
Bracelet- Kohls
Flats- Forever 21

Back to the two shows that I mentioned in the beginning of my post. I definitely want to try and find time to watch both of them!
The Way We Were talks about 5 friends who met in college and we follow them and as their relationships change over the course of 16 years from 1998-2014. I've seen a few trailers for this drama and I have to say that this drama seems very realistic (especially when compared to other dramas) and I could see myself in one of the characters positions right now. The quote from above comes from this drama!
In a Good Way is about a women who is know grown up, but chooses to return back to the place that changed her life. The summary of this drama quotes that "Most people can pinpoint a time in their lives that sets their future trajectory which may be very different from what they had envisioned." I can also say that this has happened to me already and I see myself changing in a different way than I imagined!

I need to find time to watch both these dramas!! =)

Have you heard of Eshakti before?
Are you a fan of this dress?
What is your opinion on my quote and the two dramas I am dying to watch? =)

58 comments:

  1. nice :)) i follow your blog, can you follow our blog pls? :)

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  2. Do listen to your friend do not ovrer think it and go with the flow one day at a time. You look beautiful in that stunning dress.
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    1. Thank you Jackie and yes I am listening to their advice a bit. I need to relax my mind a bit.
      Thanks!! I love the dress a lot!

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  3. love your bracelet !
    pretty !

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  4. I haven't heard about this drama. Love your red dress a lot! Embrace the change that is about to happen in your life. It may appear scary because you're faced with the unknown but you will see that everything will turn out great!

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    1. Thank you!!
      IT is so scary but I am trying my best to embrace it. A lot of people tell me that college is a lot more fun than high school!

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  5. Love that dress :)

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  6. I never heard about the two dramas, but I wouldn't mind to watch "In a good way": seems really interesting x

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    1. hehe yes , in a good way sounds really cool!

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  7. So true live your life every day how you want to and try not to over think to much. The dress you picked is super cute.

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    1. hmm I'm learning to do that now ! Thank you!

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  8. Aww the photos are so beautiful and good luck for your Uni life :)

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  9. I have never heard about those dramas, I have to google it! :) And this dress is amazing and looks on you great, it has beautiful colors and design as well! Take care, dear!

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    1. haha I found the dramas randomly!
      Thank you!! I love the combo of colors!

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  10. Oh my gosh, this is such a gorgeous dress! You look so pretty! :)

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  11. Aw that's weird... viewing your last week as "life as I knew it" type thing. But you're totally right-life is going to chance drastically in a couple of weeks! Ah! Where are you heading to college, if you don't mind me asking? But your friend is right-we have to live in the moment and make the most of it! It can be hard but it's a great way to live your life, I think.
    Anyway, I think you look so cute in this dress! Gosh-the nautical accents and details look great:) Keep in touch and have fun in NY!
    xo Olivia

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    1. ohh haha, I've been doing so much reflecting and thinking lately.. I need to stop !
      It's going to change so much and it's scary!! I agree with my friends. I'm trying so hard to not think too much and just enjoy now ! Thank you!!

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  12. Love your photos, especially the third one! It would make a great cover photo. c:

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    1. Thank you and ohh your right!! I need to learn how to do that though hehe!

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  13. Never heard of them but definitely will check them out! Your dress look amazing especially with the customization! :D

    ♥ Cassandra,
    backtofive.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you and yes the customization made it perfect!

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  14. A customized dress online?? Wow, would love to try it! That's quite a pretty dress you've got there :D
    Have a lovely week, sweetie!
    Luxury Haven

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    1. thank you and yes that is pretty cool!!

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  15. Mindy! So good to see you again. I'm so happy you enjoyed your trip--the fruit farms and amusement parks looked so fun! I loved reading about the fruit-picking adventures; it can certainly be a crazy time haha. The yellow cherries are my favorites, and they're not unripe at all--just a different type of cherry! Also glad you conquered those rides. I spied a few similar ones to what we have here and certainly admire you for going on them, especially as a someone who was afraid of coasters! Glad you got a chance to take a break from the internet as well--it can be so cleansing.

    I have completely similar feelings about summer. This one has been especially hard to keep up with blogging because of everything going on! But I'm happy to be busy living life :) This red number is absolutely gorgeous on you--I love the subtle nautical details, and I totally understand that you picked a standard size. I fluctuate a lot too and have trouble taking correct measurements haha.

    Hope you have time to catch up on those dramas! They sound intriguing. I had a Boys Over Flowers stint for a while but it was too addicting so I just read the spoilers and watched the last episode. I'm bad, I know haha.

    Have a beautiful week, Mindy! And lots of luck to us as we prep for college!

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    1. Hey Lily!! I actually thought I already replied to your comment, but I guess I didn't =)
      hehe thanks!! It was a really fun summer and I think yellow cherries are quickly becoming my favorite, They aren't as sweet, but they also aren't as bitter.
      And about the roller coasters.. they scared me like crazy!! The only reason I went on them was because I had people dragging me on!!

      Yes Yes, This summer has made it hard for me to stay on a routine blogging schedule, but it's okay because I'm spending my time enjoying life! Boys over flowers.. I've heard a lot about that drama! It's really good. I've seen the first episode a while back, but I didn't have time to watch the rest!!! =)

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  16. HeLLo Mindy,
    Thanks for dropping by my blog recently. There's no harm to think about our life quite often but always think positive. Thinking about negative thinks is very unhealthy.

    I like the dress that you were wearing. You look marvelous! I'm a big fan of dress. Any ladies who wear nice dresses really makes me wow!

    Regarding your questions:
    1. Sorry, I've never heard of Eshakti before. In fact, I couldn't find it in our country.
    2. I love your dress. It's beautiful!
    3. The quote is inspiring but I don't know about the two dramas that you are dying to watch. They are not shown in our country.

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    1. Thank you and yes, I agree that focusing on negativity is unhealthy!!

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  17. I have the same problem. It's hard for me to live in the moment when your always looking forward to something else. But I'm getting better at it! Good luck with college. It's scary to think you are living the last week of life as you know it. I'm sure you will have a great time with your new adventure!

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    1. hehe yes, I do feel like that! I always am looking towards the future!
      It is very scary. I'm trying not to think about it right now but it's too hard not to think!

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  18. like your dress dear :)
    kisses,
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  19. looks good on you. fits perfectly even if you opted for the pre-made size. <3
    anyway, just enjoy life dearie. you're too young to get stressed 'bout a lot of things.
    plan your life and the future, yes, but enjoy the process too. things have a way of
    working out, anyway. trust the universe! :)

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    1. Thank you and yes it fits so perfectly!!
      It's so scary to let it go, but it'll be worth it since I'll enjoy now a lot more!

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  20. very pretty. love your bracelet :)

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  21. That's such a pretty dress on you! Living in the moment is definitely the way to go :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Thank you and yes I am really trying too!!

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  22. u look lovely in red!!! its always good to live in the moment and enjoy life
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    xoxo

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  23. Love this look :)

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  24. Love the dress. Never heard of that brand before.
    Great post!

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  25. Really beautiful! Love thst dress and red suita you perfectly dear!

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    1. Thanks!! I love red a lot now hehe!

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