Friday, July 19, 2013


How's everyone doing on this lovely Friday summer evening? 

I feel like today has been pretty busy - lots of action going on. 

Traveling: I went to up to school today, just for the day to give a presentation. It was a good quick trip that is kind of getting me super pumped for school. (Did I just admit that?)

Listening: I have been listening to the Imagine Dragons album literally non-stop. It is so good - especially "Cha-Ching (Till We Grow Older)." It just puts you in such a happy mood! 

Watching: Dude. One Sentence: There are brand new episodes of "Whose Line is it Anyway?" HALLELUJAH! 

Reading: I finished Between the Lines today since my last post and am now starting on Harry Potter #5 for probably the 60,000 time. I re-read the Harry Potter series at least once a year - usually in the summer. And then in the winter, I go through the movies. These habits keep me itching for some HP ink actually. Soon, I think. ;) 

Planning: Yard saling (I'm assuming that is verb?) tomorrow with the family. Best way that the Whitman family bonds. Last time we hit up the yard sales the following conversation happened: 

Laura: Oohh, here is a nice copy of 'Frankenstein' - I think I shall get it! 

Whitman brother #2: You are going to buy a copy of your autobiography? 

Yeahhhhhhhh. Thanks, bro. 

Check out our family yard sale tips here -- insults optional. 

Wearing: The complete opposite of these pictures. I have been in PJ shorts and a baggy band T-shirt since I got home. It is just too darn hot for real clothes. 

This lovely red dress is from the eShakti spring/summer line. It took a bit to get to me - and then it took me a little bit to actually wash it. (I was afraid that I was going to dye all my other clothes - but, it was fine!) If you don't know anything about eShakti, you can buy clothes based off sizes (0-36) or you can measure and it get completely customized. I got this one customized, compared to my other eShakti dress, and it fits so well! It is a smidgen large in the -- err -- boob area, (which I'm pretty sure was my own measuring error) but other than that it is perfect! 

It begged to have gorgeous photos with a "classy as shit  (umm?) Schmidt" hairstyle - in the words of my friend who styled it for me. Thanks, gal! 

I recently wore this dress to a wedding and it is soooo fun to twirl in. Best part about dresses. Except for pockets. This dress has pockets. pockets. 

"Whose Line," yard sales, and pockets. 

What more could you want? 

Dress: c/o eShakti
Shoes:  vintage Steve Maddens: thrifted 
Necklace: Borrowed from my mom
Bracelet: Gift 
Earrings: Handmade by me



This post was a product review for eShakti. In agreement to do a review for them, I received their merchandise at no expense to me. However, my opinions expressed in this post are all genuine and honest. 


Jenn@Sweet T Makes Three said...

That hairdo is pretty classy! As a short, short woman I need to check out eShakti.

The Dragonfruit said...

Haha, classy as Schmidt! ;)
I love it, this twirly red dress is stunning on you girl - and pockets are always a big thumbs up for me. Haha, and wow, you are one dedicated HP fan! I'll admit, reading that bit makes me feel like re-reading the series. They're so good. I love them <3

The Dragonfruit Diaries

The Photogramps said...

Girl. You look A-mazing in that dress. I love the diagonal pleat detailing! OMG. Whose Line is it Anyway! I seriously used to watch that everyday after school. Bringin back memories!

Unknown said...

Love that dress on your! I especially love the neckline, it looks very feminine. Great pictures and good luck on your yard sale! I had one not too long ago. :-)


Katie Aman said...

Red is a fantastic color on you! I love this :) Plus your hair is so gorgeous it is crazy.

Claudina said...

Loving your red dress! It's so cute and romantic!
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Unknown said...

I don't think the 'fault' in the chest area is really noticable, it looks classy!

Unknown said...

you look so lovely in red!! Followed u!

Is It Secret, Is It Safe said...

Your hair is fantastic! I'm quite envious that you can do something like that with it! Mine would just turn into a rat's nest!


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Kati said...

Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
You are so gorgeous and your dress so absolutely stunning! Love the bright red colour!

Have the best day ever,

Stormia said...

amazing dress!! you have amazing blog! i love the chevron print in the background <3

Kristian said...

Stunning on you. I've been really wanting to try out eShakti, especially since they customize and that would be cool.

|åƱȩȠȡȅɍ ȶῢⱠⱡⱣž said...

I love your hair!!

Unknown said...

Amazing outfit! So great:)

Elana said...

I'm so glad we're finally seeing this dress, it's gorgeous! Especially the neckline. Also lovely? Your classy as shit hairstyle. (I can't help it, censoring has never really been my thing haha)

Sounds like your summer is going well!

Marlen said...

haha i TOTALLY reread all the harry potter books, too. harry will always be my lyfe <3 and you look AMAZING in that red dress! i love the straps and bodice of it. red is so your color

xo marlen
Messages on a Napkin

Jessi said...

This dress is gorgeous! And I love these photos, such an awesome location!

The Braided Bandit said...

I love this dress on you, the top woven part is so pretty and your hair is TOTALLY classy as schmidt! :)

Marisa Noelle said...

Ooh you look like you stepped right off the set of Mad Men! I love this dress on you Laura! Your hair is so pretty as well :-)

Whose Line?! Now that is a blast from the past! I haven't seen that show in ages!

noone said...

the dress looks great on you, I esp love the color, goes great with your complexion!! <3

Mitha Komala said...

love your dress and accessories! looking gorgeous <3

Letters To Juliet

Anonymous said...

What a fun party dress! You can't beat flirty and red.

Unknown said...

What a beautiful dress! The color is stunning and I love the shape. xo.

Unknown said...

What a dress!! Love the red colour, it's so pretty on you <3 <3

Unknown said...

And oh, thank you so much for your support. I really appreciate it. I didn't make it though but once again thank you!! :)

Unknown said...

How cute are you! That dress is GORGEOUS!
Lovely post

Anonymous said...

This red dress looks soooo incredible on you... You are SUCH a bombshell!!

Xo, Hannah

Sam said...

This is my idea of a perfect classic red dress, it looks beautiful on you!

Unknown said...

Perfect cut dress for you..and I love that color red.

Dus of Cuddly Cacti said...

oh my dear you look gorgeous Laura!! red is definitely "your" color. How awesome you got this dress from Eskakti and i love how they custom make them for you. i would tot measure wrong as well if it'd be anything like when i try to hem my clothing haha. such a perfect piece for a wedding and great w/ the classy hair-do. too bad i dont live near to hit up your yard sale!
Cuddly Cacti
Mitla Moda

Anonymous said...

That dress is so beautiful and retro. Loveliness!

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