Thursday, July 21, 2016

Talk of Slits!

Hola! Hola!!
Every summer I look forward to sundresses and denim skirts but this time I wanted to try something new. I have never experimented with slit-tops because I wasn't really sure they would work for me. But just got this top on a whim one day. It has a high slit in the front and initially I was a little wary about that. So I started wearing it backside front and it worked nicely! I added a tiny bee brooch for a little afternoon sparkle.
Grabbed this vegan leather saddle bag from Matt & Nat a couple of months ago. It works beautifully with almost every outfit I have. Threw on a chunky watch and a pair of aviators, and I was good to go!
Pretty chic for a ten dollar top, don't you think?

Photographer: Ashutosh Vidyarthi
 High-Slit Top - Forever21 (similar here)
Denim Skirt - Old (similar here)
Watch - Fossil (worn here before)
Brooch - Banana Republic (link here)
Aviators - Ray-Ban (similar here)
Vegan Leather Bag - Matt & Nat (similar here)

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Fun Flares!

What does summer demand?
Cool evenings, clear skies, colorful nails and cute dresses.
Well... either all that or lazy couches and Criminal Minds on Netflix.  
I only wore this outfit for the photo shoot and that is all. Other than that, I have been wasting my summers in sweats with my ass parked in front of the television. I have watched and read so many thrillers this past month that the FBI might just enlist me.
Anyway, I do really, really like this dress! It is so light and comfy and casual. Because it is a boxy little thing, it looks really stylish with structured slim-toed pumps. I am sure this is going to be my to-go dress this season. I got this clutch last winter on sale at Charming Charlie and then I totally forgot about it. Found it just last month and I have carried it everywhere since. It is so summer and is luckily a perfect match for my pumps.


Photographer: Ashutosh Vidyarthi
Dress - Forever 21 (link here)
Pumps - Nine West (worn here before)
Clutch - Charming Charlie (similar here)
Necklace - Lucky Brand (similar here)

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Back to School!

'Cause the only thing you should wear after you are thirty... is whatever the f**k you want!

I turned thirty sometime ago and since well before that, I have been reading a lot of articles about how a woman should or shouldn't dress once she is in the third decade of her life. There are similar articles with similar insane rules for each decade and all of them are equally obnoxious. It is laughable how the society tries to assert more and more control on our choices as we grow older, right? Shouldn't we be more confident about our choices with every latest grey hair? I think so. So here I am, a thirty year old, donning a plaid skirt, sneakers and a floral headband.

My husband got me this adorable "Spoilt" tee from H&M a few months ago. I am in two minds about it because I don't know if it is the cutest compliment or spousal sarcasm... well, I'll take the former. :-)

Photographer: Ashutosh Vidyarthi

 Top & Skirt - H&M (similar here)
Bag - Abercrombie & Fitch (similar here)
Sneakers - Nike (worn here before)
Head band - Forever21 (similar here)

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Out Till The Sun Comes Up!


Hello All!
I found this cute top at Pantaloons while on my recent trip to India, and fell in love with it. Although it is a bit too bright for my taste, I have really enjoyed wearing it so far. My husband (the only person who can tolerate my incessant shopping) says I have too many blacks, greys and navys anyway, so this a pleasant change. The most fun part about this top is the Hinglish script caption! It goes so well with the sunny yellow hue and is a guaranteed conversation starter.
By the way, did I mention before that I have stopped buying leather (though, I am still using the leather items I bought earlier)? While chic non-leather handbags are quite easily available, I have been having some trouble finding quality vegan shoes. Some non-leather shoes look tacky and some are plain uncomfortable. Sure there are some dedicated vegan shoe brands, but they aren't easily available in stores here. However, after raiding plenty of regular stores, I found that a lot of popular brands like Nine West, Steve Madden and Guess make some gorgeous non-leather shoes too. The material information is usually mentioned on the inside or on the soles. I am just super cautious while choosing them because sometimes the shoes could be vegan but the soles or straps can be leather. So, I check the soles, outer cover, straps and everything to make it count. And, these beautiful, comfy pumps are one of my recent finds. Now my feet are happy and so is my heart... Yay! Well, that was just a little shopping tip for those who are looking for leather alternatives.
Hope you enjoyed the post and liked the new outfit!

Photographer: Ashutosh Vidyarthi
 Top - Pantaloons(India) (similar here)
Shorts - Ann Taylor (worn here before)
Shoes - Guess (similar here)
Watch - Movado Bold (link here)
Gold Hoops - Saks 5th Avenue (similar here)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Prim Blues!

Hi All!!
Before I start, I must apologize for being away for so long. The reason for my absence would sound super silly but I assure you it was not. In fact, I was caught up with some "soul searching" and "lifestyle changes". Yeah, go ahead roll your eyes. Well... that is what my husband did! Anyhow, one of the results of that mighty philosophical journey is that I am now a vegan with some well researched moral asterisks (more on that later). Another outcome is that I have been able to, finally, find my true passion.
For the last three years I have been blessed (somewhat unwantedly) with the luxury of time and choice. And I feel, I owe it to that blessing to make the best out of it. So, I tried doing that. I have always loved writing but wasn't sure if that was something I would want to pursue seriously. Since I read and wrote a lot these last couple of years, I have come to realize that it is the one thing that I enjoy the most. I still don't know how good I am with the pen but I guess I would only find that out having tried my best.
That is why blogging is crucial to a person like me! It combines my two interests - writing AND fashion, and it helps me explore various ideas. So, of course, I am back at it again. I am truly grateful to all of you who are reading my post despite my unwarranted, long absence. I intend to keep entertaining you all, consistently!
This outfit is an ode to a crisp summer afternoon. The top is one of my finds from Pantaloons (India) and the skirt is from Justfab. The ethnic geometrical prints in the top make it look special and the blue in the skirt is just the right match for it. Hope you like the outfit!

Photographer: Ashutosh Vidyarthi
Top - Pantaloons India
Skirt - JustFab
Wedges - INC
Clutch - Forever New
Watch - Tissot
Sunglasses - Forever21
Necklace - J Crew 
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