A Modern Betty Draper With eShakti

Betty Draper on Mad Men is one of my all-time favorite television characters. She is not your classic, traditional housewife – she’s sassy, opinionated, and above all, has impeccable style.

When eShakti contacted me to review one of their dresses, I took the opportunity to channel my inner-Betty and chose a collared button-down shirt dress with a classic a-line silhouette. And, to avoid looking too retro, I opted to leave a few of the top buttons undone to reveal a hot pink lace bandeau and lips to match – I like to think that Mrs. Draper (or, whatever her new married name is on the show) would approve.

Dress: c/o eShakti

Lace Bandeau: Kohl’s (exact)
Shoes: Old Navy (similar)

With how impressed I am with the quality and look of this dress, I can’t believe I didn’t discover eShakti sooner. My favorite feature of this online retailer is that each item is customizable to your preferences – you can change the neckline, length and sleeves on most items, and you also can submit your personal measurements if your body type doesn’t work with typical number sizing. I ordered this dress as is in a size 4, and it fits me like a glove, which typically doesn’t happen for me with fitted dresses. And, with so many upcoming weddings that I’m scheduled to attend, I’m thrilled to have found a site with affordable, quality dresses.

Are you interested in ordering something from eShakti? Well, you’re in luck! Now through Sept. 14, you can get 10% off your purchase with the code whatkarlysaid. Happy shopping!

Disclaimer: This dress was sent to me from eShakti in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.

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  1. 10.9.14

    You look great! I love me anything a la Mad Men! The pop of pink is great, don't tell me the background in the photos is your yard?! It looks beautiful!

  2. 10.9.14

    Cute! Love the subtle polka dots and the style of the dress. Looks great on you!

  3. 10.9.14

    You never can go wrong with a retro, Mad Men-esque dress!

  4. 10.9.14

    You're so sweet, thank you!

  5. 10.9.14

    The site is really great – definitely check it out!

  6. 10.9.14

    Thanks, girl and right?! I've never had a dress with pockets before, and now I'm slightly obsessed.

  7. 10.9.14

    Thanks, girl! And yes, that is our yard – our rental house is on nearly 1/2 an acre of land. We only have neighbors on one side of us, and then the other side is all woods. 🙂

  8. 10.9.14

    Thanks, lady!

  9. 10.9.14

    Thanks, Mia! I've been contemplating chopping my hair, but I don't think I'll go through with it solely because then I can't do that bun!

  10. 10.9.14

    Thank you!

  11. 10.9.14

    Ha ha – I wouldn't mind the whole ice cream thing if my waistline wouldn't be affected. 🙂

  12. 10.9.14

    Right?! I really have no idea why they are doing it that way.

  13. 10.9.14

    Thanks, girl!

  14. 8.20.14

    Well, that's the ultimate compliment – you're too sweet. Thank you!

  15. 8.20.14
    Nadia said:

    This dress is so classy, I bet you'll get so much use out of it. You've always reminded me of January Jones so this is just perfection!

  16. 8.20.14
    Sarah Sullivan said:

    I love all of the retro dresses!!! The dress you picked is SO cute on you!

  17. 8.19.14

    Betty Draper is one of my favorites, too 🙂 Dying for the final season.. I hate how they are dragging it out! Love the dress, eShakti is such a great company.

  18. 8.19.14

    I want to be Betty (minus the whole time she couldn't stop eating ice cream). Love the dress!

  19. 8.19.14
    Mia- MakeMeUpMia said:

    Love the color combo here Karly, and as always, love that bun 🙂

  20. 8.19.14
    Pamela said:

    So cute! That dress looks amazing on you!

    <3, Pamela

  21. 8.19.14

    So chic! Love it!

  22. 8.19.14
    Biana Perez said:

    Love this dress on you and it has pockets – amazing!!

  23. 8.19.14

    I love how customizable it sounds like the site is- love the whole retro look!

  24. 8.19.14
    Jo Elizabeth said:

    You look so much like Betty Draper here!! Love how you did your makeup/hair and the dress is fab!

  25. 8.19.14
    Pinky said:

    You look fabulous, lady! love the colors and the cut of that dress! i did an eshakti review and chose a mad-men-esque cut as well, just so fun right?!?

    BTW, your hair looks fabulous!