Friday, May 16, 2014

Spots and stripes

Hi, Flock Together readers!  It's Sammi from The Soubrette Brunette, and today I'm remixing an awesome black dress from the lovely Elana from Room 334!  I love swapping with Elana for many reasons -- namely, she has great taste, we wear similar sizes and she's an all-around wonderful girl.  This dress is from eShakti, a brand I love dearly for their wide variety of styles, superb quality and huge range of customization options.  As a consumer, they give you a choice between buying numbered sizes (and give very specific measurements for their sizing) or having a dress made especially for your individual measurements.  I think this is an incredible business model, and I love having the opportunity to wear their high-quality clothes!
Outfit Details:
eShakti dress: swap from Elana
Tights and necklace: Forever 21
Red coat: eBay
Shoes: ModCloth
Boater hat: River Island
This cotton dress is a wonderful choice for warm summer weather, but it's heavy enough that it pairs well with tights for cooler weather.  I took these photos before our true spring weather had started, so I still needed a coat outside (the dress has adorable little cap sleeves).  I ended up wearing this dress out to dinner with some old friends after I took these, so for that, I swapped the red coat for a neutral tweed and opted for less playful tights and shoes.  But I love that this dress is versatile enough to handle several different kinds of styling.  It could easily be dressed up for a more formal occasion, too.  With all of the dresses in my closet, I surprisingly have only one LBD, and it's actually too formal to wear for more casual events.  Elana's dress is definitely inspiring me to get my hands on a more laid-back little black dress!
I love how Elana styled this on her own blog -- the addition of the belt and adorable salmon flats just shows how great a piece the dress is.  I'm also so infatuated with the slightly nautical feel of it -- both the knotted neckline and the skirt's stripes suggest something sea-worthy.  Check out her full post here.  :)

Have a great day!
xox Sammi 


  1. You are too adorable in that straw hat and this dress looks amazing on both of you ladies!

  2. You're wearing my favorite colors.... how patriotic or shall we say nautical? Either way you did it well... as always. I love that dress!

  3. That dress is so perfect with your boater hat!! Flawless outfit!

  4. This dress looks so good on both of ya'll!


  5. That dress is too cute! Alex

  6. Gah, just gorgeous Sammi! You are a living doll :-)

  7. SAMMI. This is probably my favest fave fave favorite outfit of yours so far. I love everything about it. Especially the hat!

  8. I have the same tights and I'm obsessed :) Love them with this dress and your accessories are perfection!


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