Floral Swing Dress for Fall

I love dresses. Any season, they are one of my favorite things to wear. However, in the year after having Violet, most of my dresses sat in my closet, unworn, because they were not nursing or pumping-friendly. Now that my body is no longer being used to feed a child, I'm saying hello again to all my dresses.

Recently eShakti reached out to me about collaborating, and the first thing that came to mind was "Ooh, I know they have some great dresses!" I got a dress from eShakti in the past and was very happy with it. I did a little research and learned that eShakti is committed to providing a safe working environment for all employees, and at its factories in India they have a minimum age requirement of 18 and they exceed the minimum wage by 70%. Shopping more ethically has been one of my more recent goals, and one of the reasons I've been shopping secondhand for the past few months. (My secondhand challenge is still going strong--I just can't say no to a gorgeous, ethically-made, FREE dress!)

Anyway, what I love about eShakti is that they have seemingly limitless options for customization. I was drawn to this pretty print dress because of the gorgeous fall colors and swingy shape. I opted for full-length sleeves instead of the original three-quarter sleeves, because I prefer that style (cold wrists and forearms, no thank you). I also changed the neckline from a jewel neck to a scoop neck, because I think it's more flattering with the swingy shape. I absolutely love this dress and I'm happy with the customizations that I selected; it really does feel like the perfect fall dress for me.

Here are two ways to wear a floral swing dress in cool fall weather.

{floral swing dress with over the knee boots}

I like how the bold print and long sleeves make this dress work on it's own; it's possible, but not necessary, to layer it on a mild fall day. It's also fully lined, which is a rare find these days. For a little bit of warmth I added a hat (a Target find from last year) and a cozy scarf. I also opted to skip the tights and pair it with my over the knee boots. I wore this to church on Sunday and felt pretty fabulous. 

Floral dress: c/o eShakti | hat: Target | scarf: Target | earrings: Nickel and Suede | over-the-knee boots: Target

Floral dress: c/o eShakti | hat: Target | scarf: Target | earrings: Nickel and Suede

{floral swing dress with moto jacket}

I love mixing this faux suede moto jacket with more feminine pieces. I fear that there aren't too many days left that I can get by with just a light jacket like this one, but I'll take full advantage when I can. Any day from November to March that I can get by without a heavy coat is a winner I think. 

Faux suede moto jacket: H&M | floral swing dress: c/o eShakti | earrings: Nickel and Suede | necklace: Nordstrom | boots: DSW

Faux suede moto jacket: H&M | floral swing dress: c/o eShakti | earrings: Nickel and Suede | necklace: Nordstrom

What's your styling trick for wearing dresses in cooler weather? 

Disclosure: eShakti provided me with this dress in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

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1 comment:

  1. I love that eShakti customizes dresses to you! This dress is versatile too, which makes me love it even more!

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