Sunday, March 19, 2017

Back to Basics

Hola Amigas!

Someone says, make a career. Someone says, make a home. Someone says, you are too fat to wear that skirt. Someone says, that dress is meant for a voluptuous lady. Someone says, you should be married by now. Someone says, why did you marry so early. Someone says, you are a lousy cook. Someone says, you spend way too much time in the kitchen. Someone says, you are a terrible mother. Someone says, you are overbearing. Someone says you look sloppy. Someone says, your red nails are too slutty for office. 

We have all been there. Done that. At least one... if not all.

Your life is your story. The only one in which you will be the unquestionable lead. The only one in which you have the chance to say and do all you can. The only one through which you can show the world what you are made of. The only one that will be your legacy. Write it the way you want. Don't let the the world pen it for you.

At least once in a while, dance to your favorite tunes alone till your feet hurt. Eat a whole cake in one sitting without worrying about your weight. Wear your prettiest shoes to the supermarket even if it kills your feet. Wear the most seductive red lipstick and look into the mirror to seduce yourself. Watch the same movie over and over till your head explodes. Smile at a stranger even if you think you look like a fool. And love someone unconditionally because you will live just this once.

Photographer: Ashutosh Vidyarthi

Pants: J Crew (similar here)
Top: Abercrombie & Fitch* (similar here)
Bag: Aldo (link here)
Loafer: Madden Girl (link here)

*P.S.: After reading various controversial news articles about Abercrombie & Fitch and it's history of body-shaming, I have stopped buying anything from their stores. However, since I do not want to waste my old purchases, I continue to wear them.
(The statement is solely my opinion and is not meant to discourage anyone from shopping the brand

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Leopards in Spring!

Hello All!


Time to shorten the hemlines - spring is just around the corner. Everything looks lovely when the sun is out.

In truth, the sun shines rarely even now. It is still quite cold and damp. But I am bored of those layers and layers of wool. Those thick scarves. Those impractical gloves.

You know with what I am not bored? Hats. Yes, I am totally into hats now. I am building quite a collection too. There is bound to be a post exclusively on hats.

Now about this dress. I love combining leopard prints with neutral pieces. In fact, animal prints are pretty neutral themselves and easy to pair with a lot of different colors and several prints. Red fits the deal perfectly. I wasn't very sure about the bodycon though. I am not usually a fan of bodycons. Nonetheless, here it is and it doesn't look bad at all.

Hope you liked the post and the pictures! To what spring style are you looking forward? Tell us through the comment box!

Photographer: Ashutosh Vidyarthi
Dress - Forever21 (similar here)
Pumps - Guess (worn here before)
Bag - Matt & Nat (worn here before)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

White Winters!

Hi All!!

Don't I feel like an Indian actress standing in the snow with severely inadequate clothes, looking all comfortable and happy while my innards freeze slowly. The cold aside, who doesn't like the look of fresh white snow? It makes every color pop.And it doesn't really snow much here in Beaverton, so it was a welcome change from the mundane dampness that accompanies the dull winter here.

Now, about the dress. I get crazy about plum and burgundy shades this season. It works fabulously with almost every neutral piece of clothing or accessory. I have had this animal print coat for years but I love it so much that I never wear it. That is my way with all my favorite pieces. For the fear of ruining them, I don't wear them at all. I wonder if that is what you all do too.

Anyway, what with my cold feet, and I mean that literally, I forgot to take close-ups altogether. You can obviously neither see the texture of the dress nor the necklace. I was actually hesitant to post it altogether but I worked too hard to just leave it alone. Although, the dress is still available on the store website, so yippie! You can check it out in detail.

Photographer: Ashutosh Vidyarthi
Dress - Banana Republic Factory (link here)
Coat - Forever New (worn here before)
Boots - Aldo (worn here before)
Bag - Coach (worn here before)
Aviators - RayBan (similar here)
Gloves - Old
Thanks for reading! Keep spreading smiles!!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Black Winters!

Hi All!

First, I apologize for being the laziest, tardiest blogger ever. It was so cold these last few months that I could not bear to stand out and take pictures and although that is no excuse, I will use that to save face. Truth is, the lack of sunshine in Oregon makes me utterly depressed. I feel so low on energy on these damp and murky days, it is really tough to bring myself to pose for photographs or write about anything. I have started taking vitamin D supplements now to cure this mental lethargy and I hope I soon get over my uselessness. I also really hope that you all continue reading about my fashion escapades.

And now coming the subject at hand, shopping! I shopped a lot recently - from tops to dresses to coats to accessories. While some have dug a crater in my pocket, others were surprisingly great bargains. Topping the bargain list is a BCBG gown originally priced at $368, for which I had to pay just $20! Will tell you all about it as soon as it is barely warm enough to wear a strapless number. For now, I am thoroughly enjoying this $30 H&M overcoat. At this price, it couldn't have been more comfortable and low-maintenance.  I have been wearing it almost every single day since I bought it. Also, true for this bag that I got at an almost seventy percent discount. It has been difficult to find good vegan handbags so when once in a while when I do spot a fairly good one, I don't let it go.

Here are some pictures.

Photographer: Ashutosh Vidyarthi

Coat - H&M (similar here)
Pants - Loft (similar here)
Top - Nordstrom Rack (similar here)
Bag - Guess (similar here)
Boots - Ann Taylor (worn here before)
Necklace - Tiffany Atlas (link here)

Hope you liked the outfit!
Keep spreading smiles!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Sailor Shorts!

Hey All!!
It's the start of a dark, wet, somewhat depressing winter here in Oregon.  And I am a sun person. If I don't see the sun for a couple of days, I feel suicidal and I say that in the most literal sense of the word. Just ask my husband. So what I do to beat those blues is read children's literature, watch comedy shows, dance a little (even if I am alone) and eat my favorite foods. Another effective way I have learned to make myself feel better is to play dress up.
So when there was a little sun and unusually warm a few days ago, I slipped into my most summery clothes - a pair of sailor shorts and a flared sleeve crop top. They always brighten my mood! This is my second pair of sailor shorts and they are so comfy I could sleep in them. Surprisingly, I like high waisted pants and shorts better than the low waisted ones. I know most people feel the latter are more comfortable but I guess it depends on a person's shape and taste. Anyway, my philosophy is to wear whatever makes you feel the most comfortable and/or the most happy. The "or" is an absolutely vital word for if you have ever worn high heels you have experienced the immense joy those painful skyscrapers bring.
So I hope you like this outfit and you too find your own way to cheer yourself up when those bits of gloom start hovering over your lovely heart! 

Keep visiting us and keep spreading smiles!! 

Photographer: Ashutosh Vidyarthi
Sailor Shorts - Express (similar here)
Top - JustFab (similar here)
Wedges - Shoe Dazzle (similar here)
Aviators - RayBan (worn here before)
Necklaces - Tiffany (worn here before)