Summer Trends – Dresses galore!

Hello lovelies!
I’ve had a rather busy/stressful couple of weeks, so apologies on lack of regular posts! Busy with pushing forward a project as fast as I can before I leave the country for a conference, in addition to finding out I’m moving at the end of the month (thank you University housing for the last minute notification!), I’ve been a little bit of a mess with very little sleep!
In addition I have been itching to go shopping, I haven’t had a chance to go to the mall/stores recently, but I have been online window shopping… every few months I decide to spend 100$ or so on some new pieces. I had been looking at new arrivals/dresses on Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, and my fashionista friends told me about Zara’s summer sale on summer dresses! I was ecstatic, but I don’t get paid until next month so dresses will have to wait (my online shopping cart is full and waiting! 😉 ) I am tired of the clothes I have and I need some new pieces for outfits to shoot!

While online shopping, I decided to pop over to, and came across eShakti’s new summer dresses, and if you remember back in December I had a collaboration with them where I reviewed one of their dresses, and I remember how cool it was to customize my dress. Well, here are some of my favorite upcoming summer trends, with picks from their website – and then a coupon code at the end! There are some really cool pieces that are totally lab appropriate, and the code will give you $35 off (There’s a lot of stuff on sale too, so take off 35$ and you are getting an amazing deal!)

I really think this is cool – same dress, different neckline, sleeves and length!

The Trend:


In one of my recent posts, I wore a romper with a geometric print, and I have been seeing so many people/bloggers wearing cool jumpsuits! These ones I selected can totally be worn to the lab (the pant ones, not the romper), and the necklines aren’t too revealing! The floral romper would be great for a weekend brunch with friends! I really adore the Chambray jumpsuit and the Herringbone Maroon jumpsuit – they seem to be very flattering! 


The Trend:

Shirt dresses

Shirt dresses are probably the most easy things to wear, and easily paired with leggings, and voila! A cute outfit for work while still feminine! I particularly liked these shirt dresses, and as you can see I am consistent with the Maroon color and Chambray (my newest obsessions!). These Shirt dresses are easily transitioned to wear out with removal of leggings and addition of some strappy sandals or heels! (I tend to work until 6-7-8 pm, and don’t have time to go home to change before going to an event, so these kinds of outfits are my favorite!)


The Trend:

LBD – Little Black Dress

Black is always in style, and the LBD is perfect for a night out! I don’t get to go out very often, mainly because when Friday night comes around and I just worked a crazy long week in lab, I don’t feel like going out, and a netflix night and wine sounds amazing – but every so often it is nice to dress up and go out! I went out this past Friday night to West Hollywood, and I had a great time! I wore a LBD and felt so fabulous! I love the neckline of the Havana dress, and i love the skirt detail of the Floral lace shift dress and the embellished tulle dress!


The Trend:

White Haute

Since I am SO EXCITED to go to Barcelona and Cyprus in a month, I am dreaming of summery nights and days on the beach – and what better to signify summer than WHITE! I am in love with each of these dresses I selected here! I tend to try to avoid white because I always spill things (whenever I wear a white top to work, I always spill coffee! 🙁 oh well). But I absolutely love the skirt detail of the embroidered mesh poplin fit and flare dress! how fabulous is that! And the detail of the neckline of the Morgan dress?! Do you like wearing white?


The Trend:


Checkered and Chevron patterns are super fun! I really like the colors of the check notch neck dress, and it looks super flattering! Similarly, the check shawl color dress looks super fun and cute for summer. The check maxi dress I am in love with, particularly the neckline with the floral embellishments! Maxi dresses are perfect for summer nights, and can even wear to lab! Such a cute trend for summer!


 The Trend:


This trend was one of my favorites, and I couldn’t pick just 3! I love fun patterns and styles, and I just love these picks from eShakti! I have seen similar trends on other websites as well! Cute whimsical prints make the piece a statement, and the center of attention! Whether its the whole dress, a cute skirt, or a statement top, what a better way to dress this summer! I can’t pick a favorite from these! Again, can pair with some leggings, but better off wearing statement pieces out  to dinner or brunch!




The Trend:


I’ve been looking at Chambray as a trend for months now, and have yet to buy a piece. I am itching for the perfect chambray piece, as most of my friends I have seen wearing chambray wear a chambray button top, but eShakti’s chambray selection is beautiful! I fell in love with the chambray maxi dress, I saw it on the model on their website paired with jewelry and I NEED IT! and with that price, with my coupon code, why not!!! 😀 Perfect addition and super cute! The chambray wrap top is also so easy to wear to lab, can be so stylish and comfy!


What do you think about these trends for summer? And what do you think of the pieces I selected? Would you wear these to work, or more for out with friends/dinner/brunch?

With these prices, why not check it out! Definitely a great deal with my coupon code you can use!

Let me know in the comments below!

GC CODE: PHDFASHIONISTA35Valid till 06/30/2015
Enter this code in the ‘Gift Coupon / Referral Code’ box at checkout at
Only one gift coupon can be used in an order
Not valid on previous purchases / purchase of gift cards.
This gift coupon cannot be transferred, re-issued or exchanged for cash.
Minimum order value $30.

Have an amazing week!


*Disclaimer, I have not been paid to write this post, just wanted to share some cute trends with my readers and a coupon code eShakti provided me with that could save you some money and provide you with a great deal on some really cute clothes! 😀 xoxo



  1. June 23, 2015 / 2:37 am

    Hey Andrea! Wow, you have a lot on your plate. I can't believe housing gave you last minute notice like that. So unthoughtful. THE WORLD! HaHaHa Well you're handling it and will get through it. Clothes can be so expensive, but it sounds like you're getting what you want. You're going to have a marvelous trip. Enjoy yourself. I love the chambray pieces from eShakti. They have a wonderful selection.

  2. June 23, 2015 / 2:33 pm

    I love eShakti and how they have sizes for everyone! Their jumpsuits are super pretty.

    All the best with all that sudden craziness! I’m sure you’ll be fine. Stay calm 🙂


  3. June 23, 2015 / 11:36 pm

    So many lovely dresses! I love the LBD and LWD and of course the shirtdress is a fave as well. 🙂 I'm with you–too busy this summer! My thoughts are with you as you move and prepare for your upcoming (and exciting) journey! 🙂 T.

  4. June 24, 2015 / 7:31 pm

    I love all of your shirt dress suggestion, I just adore well-fitting shirt dresses and never more than when they come in pretty prints! 🙂

    ps. good luck with your upcoming move!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice


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