Bomber Jacket

eShakti_Gap_Loft_7 For All Mankind_Saks Off 5th_coverDoesn't it drive you crazy that women's clothing sizes can differ tremendously between brands? I think the guys got one over us with their consistent sizing. Measurements as sizing? Sounds pretty simple to me. So online shopping is always a bit of a gamble. To hedge my bets, I always order one item in a few sizes, just to be sure. But then it's a pain in the rear having to return the ones that didn't fit quite right. To pile on to that, some places charge for shipping. Simply the worst. I was recently introduced to eShakti, a women's online clothing company that specializes in customization without breaking the bank.  I was intrigued. I am all about layering this Fall and jackets/blazers are quickly accumulating in my closet. I decided to give eShakti a whirl with its quilted jacquard ponte bomber jacket. The faux leather trim and quilted jacquard front gives the traditional bomber jacket a little something, something. It can easily be thrown on top of any outfit for those cool Fall days and evenings. When it came to sizing myself for this jacket, I opted for the 'standard size' option. With my measurements, I determined my size from the chart. I then entered my height and selected the length of the jacket (hip length). If you fancy, for an additional $7.50, you can go with the 'custom size' and provide your exact measurements.

15 calendar days after my order was submitted, I received my jacket. I have to say, the jacket fits pretty darn good! This guy will be on rotation throughout the Fall (or as long as it will keep me warm). Jeans-check! T-check! Bomber Jacket-check,check!

p.s. Readers, if you shop at eShakti, enter code 'trendyonabudget' in the 'promotional code' box to save 10% (valid thru 10/24/14)! This code is not applicable on clearance/sale, gift cards & overstock categories. Happy shopping!

Outfit Details:

Swing Back Dome Earrings: Calico, $9. For something similar, try these Zara pear swing back dome earrings, $17.90.

Quilted Jacquard Ponte Bomber Jacket: c/o eShakti.

Vintage Style V Neck T: Old Navy, $6. Use code FORYOU at checkout thru 10/1 and save 20%.

Necklaces: (1) Druze Pendant: Loft, $9.99. I found this in a bin full of super marked down necklaces. Unfortunately, it is no longer available. Want something similar? Check out Belquist for an amazing selection of quality druze/agate necklaces; (2) Eiffel Tour: Blue Lemon Paris (early bday gift from my Parisienne friend).

Rings: (1) Thin Gold Band: Lotus from Shake The Tree, $14; (2) Midi Ring: Bauble Bar (old); (3) Gold Wave Ring: Handel Silver & Goldsmith, $15. Purchased at an outdoor market in Chatham; and (4) Spike Ring: Calico, $3.75.

Laser Ikat Print Cropped Skinny: 7 For All Mankind via Piperlime (old). Want something similar? How about these: (1) Neiman Marcus Last Call: Fade-To-Blue Ikat Print Embroidered Jeans, $69.50 (sale) and (2) 6PM: 7 For All Mankind Skinny Ikat Leopard, $109.99.

Heels: Black Saks Fifth Avenue (Queenie) from Saks Off 5th, $77.99.

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