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)

Monday, October 31, 2016

Fusion Fashion

Hello and Happy Diwali Everyone!
This is my special Diwali OOTD. I had been looking for a new lehenga but most of them were either too flashy for my taste or poorly stitched or well out of my meagre price range. It was then when I spotted this skirt on my trip to India. I just picked it because I liked it but then in another store I spotted this matching scarf/stole/dupatta and then it all came together smooth as satin. However, it took me three months to find a top to go with it. Somehow, finding a well fitted black crop top isn't as easy as one would think it is. 
I absolutely loved the colors and the eclectic prints on this set and especially the way the hemline is a little higher on the sides. The best thing is that it is super light, very comfortable and extremely wearable. I went dancing in it and it was surprisingly manageable. Although I like it almost unaccesorized, I can add a statement necklace or a maangtika, some chandelier earrings and bangles and make it much fancier.
I hope you like this outfit as much as I do. Now because I am so stuffed with a rich, heavy Diwali dinner, I will go to bed and dream of food and fashion!
Keep visiting and keep spreading smiles!!

Photographer: Ashutosh Vidyarthi
Skirt & Stole: W - India (similar here
Top: Forever 21 (similar here)
Fitness Tracker: Fitbit Alta
Silver Pumps: Kelly & Katie (similar here)

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Love Necklace!

Hi All,
Better late than never, right? I had promised to share my beautiful new necklace with you all and here it is. I received it as a gift from Fred Meyer Jewelers and it is as lovely as can be. And yes, this is not a sponsored post, so everything I say about it is my solely my opinion.
I was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful packaging and the luxurious box. The necklace itself is so cute and sparkly, the pictures don't do it justice at all. The material is sterling silver and unlike many silver necklaces, it doesn't feel flimsy at all. The stones are crystals and are elegantly blingy (not the flashy kind you can't wear to any place that is mildly formal). It looks super elegant on its own but looks even better when layered. I wore it with my Tiffany diamond pendant and loved it!
Hope you like it too! Keep shopping and keep spreading smiles!! 

 Photographer: Ashutosh Vidyarthi

Love Necklace - Fred Meyer Jewelers (link here)
Top - Calvin Klein (worn here before)