Adventures in Fashion | London Style

Adventures in Fashion | London Style

It wasn’t until I lived in London for a year that I really began to explore fashion. Maybe it’s because I grew up in the 90’s when the style was all crop tops and bucket hats. Maybe it’s because I was a theatre techie in college and developed a wardrobe of solid blacks. But as soon as I arrived in the UK I started seeing clothing that actually looked like *me*.

I found myself staring longingly at a stranger’s boots on the Tube, and wondering where they found such cute dresses. Then I was drawn into clothing stores, and *le gasp* was buying clothes that weren’t solid black. After all I needed professional clothes for after I graduated, right?

eShakti Autumn Fashion | Navy Trench

Many a day I wandered past Burberry dreaming of wearing one of their trench coats. Every adventurer needs a good trench, right?

But without the $900 to drop on a Burberry I put the dream away. Until recently when I discovered that Eshakti makes custom tailored trenches for just $99.

I’ve loved ordering from Eshakti for years. I even ordered my sister’s bridesmaid’s dress from them for my wedding. That’s trust. So when they asked me to write a review it was a no brainer.

Don’t worry, sponsored posts aren’t going to start popping up like mushrooms after a rainstorm.

But this company is worth checking out. I promise. 

As a curvy lady I often have trouble finding dresses that fit me properly, but Eshakti makes everything to order around your measurements. I’ve ordered multiple times from them and adored everything they’ve made for me. Plus, their classic vintage style is very London. 😉

eShakti Autumn Fashion | Navy Trench

So this is me attempting to channel my inner Clothes Horse. Modeling is hard! Especially when you’re used to being behind the lens. {Many thanks to my sister Mary for taking these photos.}

And without any further ado here is my London inspired look…

eShakti Autumn Fashion | Navy Trench

eShakti Autumn Fashion | Navy Trench


{Navy Trench : Eshakti | Tunic & Belt : Topshop | Cardigan : New Look | Jeans : Next |
Boots : ALDO | Saddle Purse : ASOS | Necklace : The Rusted Key on Etsy}

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Oh, I almost forgot!

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What’s your favorite style? Let’s chat in comments.



P. S. Want to know more about my takeaways from living abroad? Click here.

  • I have gotten a few eShakti items as well, and I’ve liked them. It’s awesome for us hard to fit ladies!

  • Love it! I’m a big fan of British style too 🙂 just got a big box from Boden. I don’t think there’s a Eshakti here.

    • Too bad they only ship to the US & Canada. I didn’t realize that. Never heard of Boden before. I’ll have to check them out. 🙂

  • That’s really interesting Sarah because I had the exact opposite reaction to clothing when I moved to England. I disliked pretty much everything and I couldn’t find a single thing that felt like ‘me’. So I stopped shopping until I went home for holidays.

    Plus I couldn’t get over how expensive the clothes were compared to home!

    But hey, we each have our own style. I always admired the London girls who seemed to always somehow find the cutest outfits. No idea where they were shopping but it wasn’t where I was going!


    • I could definitely see that… if you had a style you’d established in the US it would be really hard to find there. They definitely have a different vibe. There’s both classic and edgy, but neither are very in line with what we have stateside. 🙂

      Thanks for dropping over. I love hearing about other traveler’s experiences. Nice to meet ya!

  • A-dorable! I love that trench, and I love the idea of ordering to my measurements. I never can find things that fit my short and curvy self.

    Love love love!

    PS – Can we go on vacation together in England someday and have high tea and read books and have all of the fun?!

    • Doooo it! They rock!

      And YES YES YES! We must add a nerd-fest in England to our grand adventure list. I miss proper scones. 🙂 Do you have clotted cream in Canada or that a UK-only thing?

      • We have it – but it’s mostly just because it’s AWESOME rather than because it’s a traditional thing. You can get little dippers of it at the good brunch spots…I want to eat all of the things now!

  • Jennifer Johnson Scerri

    Um, yes please. BEAUTIFUL! That looks sooo pretty on you, Sarah!!

    • Thanks so much Jennifer! I’ve always been partial to trench coats. Now I want one in khaki. 😉 I’m addicted.

  • Love your London inspired look, Sarah! I love the combination of that blouse with the trench, and the boots just complete the entire outfit. Beautiful! Maybe I should try eShakti; it’s so hard to find clothes that truly fit my very strange measurements.:)

    • Thanks so much Mel! Definitely treat yourself to something from eShakti! They’re affordable and custom fit. You deserve it. 🙂

  • Sweet! Love all the fashion! Yes, I’m really diggin’ the boots & that bag!

    • Thanks Trish! Those are two of my favorite pieces as well. 🙂

  • Jeanetta

    I love their dresses!

    • I have three of their dresses! Plus the one I ordered for Mary. I love them!

  • Dorothy Johnson

    I need to check out Eshakti. I love the shot by the tree. You make a great model.

    • Aww… thanks so much Dorothy. I always get to self conscious in front of the camera.

  • Talya Tate Boerner

    You look fab! I’ve never heard of Eshakti. Will be checking it out for sure.

  • omg how adorable!! I usually wear ratty PJs, but when I leave the house, my uniform is denim leggings and a black Tshirt. My idea of fashion is snazzy Vans (;
    great post!

    • I love your style Richelle! And I love your snazzy Vans! 🙂

  • Cute! Love the London style!

    • Thanks Fanny! You were so cute at Creative Live. 🙂