Monday, May 23, 2016

Green Love!


Hello All!
I haven't been out much ever since I got back from India. Both health and mood have thrown me completely off-track. Moreover, the backlogs are adding up everyday and that is making me lazier. I am sure that has been pretty clear from my infrequent posts. So basically I have been sitting at home and moping over things yet to do while the things that need to be done sit in another corner. But there have been some intermittent interesting things. Like, I came up with some short stories, cooked some interesting food, and drooled over several shopping websites. Since I am trying to save for my first Cartier piece, I have been working hard to keep my shopaholism under control. Hmmm... maybe that's the reason for the sucky mood. Luckily, I had a lot of coupons and gift certificates from before which have come in very handy in this hour of need.
Mixing and matching different hues of the same color is my favorite fashion trend right now. So this is exactly what I tried to do while getting this outfit together. Also, spaghetti strap tops are just perfect for summer. So I threw that into the mix. The green and white florals make it so much more breezier! Since I wore it for a casual shopping spree (actually a window shopping spree), I just paired it with simple peep toes and a big tote. Casual, comfy and fit for summer!

Top - Banana Republic
Pants - Loft
Bag - Abercrombie & Fitch
Shoes - Forever New (India)
Watch - Tissot
Key Pendant - Tiffany & Co. (Sorry there wasn't a better picture. Will post one soon.)

Another day, we planned a little sightseeing tour around the city. I threw on the same top but changed pants and shoes. I threw on a denim jacket 'cause it still gets chilly in the evenings here.
 Hope you liked the post and the pictures! Keep reading and keep spreading smiles!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Fresh Florals!

Hello Everyone!

I have been missing all the blogging fun for around three weeks now. Travel, family and very limited internet connectivity kept me from posting anything. In my last post I was happily scribbling all the excitement over my trip to India and now that same trip has come to an end. All that I am left with now are beautiful memories and a severe jet lag. However, after a fabulous vacation at home, it's time to go back to the daily nuances of a regular life. And also, it is now time to get rid of the extra pounds - thanks to the yummy homemade Indian delicacies, an unlimited plethora of sweets and adorable Indian mothers who believe in storing their love in the form of fat deposits.

Anyhow, since I was in Delhi, I must tell you about the fusion fashion scene there. Delhi is as fashionable and interesting as ever. Palazzo pants and ankle length kurtas, colourful full-length skirts and matching scarves/dupattas, crop tops and trouser - it is all out there. From neutral beiges to canary yellows, Delhi does it all. For my part, I did a good deal of shopping, mostly in the modern ethnic stores. I bought two ankle length skirts, three very interesting crop tops, a scarf and two kurtis. I can not wait to show you my loot but my sleep deprivation has got the better of me. 

So, till I get my act together, I have for you my favorite spring-summer dress!

Photographer: Ashutosh Vidyarthi
Dress - Abercrombie & Fitch (similar here)
Belt - Forever New (similar here)
Hat - Forever21 (similar here)
Clutch - Van Heusen (worn here before)
Bracelet - Old (worn here before)
Booties - Diba (link here)

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Keep Spreading Smiles!!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Springy Shirt Dress!

Hey All!!
I am waiting at the airport, all set for a thirty-four and half hour journey to India! Blame the long boring layovers. However, I am not complaining at all. It's been over three years since I saw my family and I super excited to finally spend some time with them. Yayyyy!!
When at the airport, my favorite way to kill time, is to either read a thrilling book or indulge in some good old people-watching. I am meeting some really sweet, lovely people today and some of the outfits I am seeing are also amazing. I am really envious of people who can manage to travel in crisp shirts and sharp blazers. It has to be a difficult art to master. I for one, can barely keep my slouchy sweatpants and oversized tees in place. Since my current outfit is more than a little tardy, I will share pictures from a photo shoot we did a week ago.
The dress is from Banana Republic and I managed to get it for zero dollars. Hurray for coupons and gift cards!!!

Photographer: Ashutosh Vidyarthi
Dress & Necklace - Banana Republic
Bag - Coach
Shoes - Lauren Ralph Lauren
Sunglasses - Ray-Ban

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Turtlenecks and Skater Skirts!

Hey All!

Starting the week with a fresh OOTD and a fresh perspective.

If you caught the previews in the last post (look here), you know that we have a guest blogger today. And she is here with a really cool versatile outfit. So without any of my jibber-jabber, as promised, presenting the affable Amrita Chopra.



Before we embark on this fashion journey, I believe it would be best that you know a little about your co-traveller (ME!!!). Let`s play a game. You have to find out which ones are true about me:

1.       My Name is Chopra, Amrita Chopra

2.       As a kid I used to play school in the garden and teach my flower pots - all the while wearing high heels borrowed/stolen from aunties visiting my mum. And my class wouldn’t end until I was found with the borrowed/stolen high heels or until one of my pupils would crack (no homework = thrashing).

3.       My first job was to sell ice up in the Himalayas but I had to give up that job due to global warming.

4.       I am an Internet "explorer" who tries to explore/copy codes from the Internet and paste it to  places that make the multi-million dollar projects run. In short, I am a software engineer.

5.       I came face to face with my fashionation…errr..fascination to fashion when I realized that I can guess brands just by looking at the clothes (Call it a blessing or a curse, I have it.). 

6.       I feel confident enough to move mountains when I dress up real nice.

7.       I am heading to Mount Kilimanjaro next month, in the nicest dress I have, to see how confident I really am.  

8.       I believe it`s going to be a fun journey with you by my side!!!!!!

All aboard!!!!

No, the photos are not from the 70`s in case the turtlenecks made you think so. And yes, turtlenecks are officially back in the fashion! In fact, the turtlenecks were never out of fashion. I always loved how you can make them work for office formals, and when you get off and have to rush to a party, all you have to do is don a jacket or a sweater and Voila!!! You are ready!!!

Noticed the change of footwear??? Well, I tried to kill two birds with one stone. The boots give me a dressy look whereas the sling back sandals give me more of a laid-back casual look. That’s all, lovelies. Stay pretty and keep experimenting.

Skirt - Wet Seal (similar here)
Top - H&M (similar here)
Cardigan - Abercrombie & Fitch (similar here)
Shoes - Mossimo (similar here)
Sandals - Forever 21 (similar here)
Spectacles - Ray Ban (similar here)

So, that's all for now. Join us here later and keep spreading smiles!!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

LUSH Thursdays!

Hello Everyone!

Today's post - my latest LUSH purchases AND the new guest blogger - Amrita Chopra!

So I am shopping at my local LUSH store for shampoo and I see some cute, colorful pieces of clothes hanging at the counter. They turned out to be knot-wraps, made from 100% recycled PET plastic bottles. Isn't that great! Reducing all that plastic waste by turning it into beautiful fashion. Not just that, the whole project helps disadvantaged women in India support themselves and their families. These pieces priced at around six to ten dollars can be used as scarves, hair ties or recyclable gift wraps. There were so many but I liked this the best. It is so colorful and the florals just scream 'spring'!

*Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post.*

The other thing I bought was this delicious lip scrub. Yup, delicious. It is all natural and has mint so it is pretty much edible. Yum yum yummmmm!

Photographer: Ashutosh Vidyarthi

And now - Introducing Amrita Chopra! Watch out for her next guest blog post.

A little about the look (by Amrita) - The objective of this experiment is to achieve ‘Simplicity’ and ‘Elegance’. The terrific, scientific and the pacific formula I used to achieve the desired output is “Pink + White → Simpelegance”. I also used the bib necklace as a catalyst assuming that the results would appear sooner. O.M.Gucci!!! I am out of chemistry jargon!!! A little more of those chemistry books and a little less of fashion magazines would have been nice. Anyway, in my library of combos, something like pink pants, white shirt and a pair of moccasins with cute leathery bows are cool (temperature-wise and fashion-wise). They are also a pretty neat substitute to those embellished dresses for summer daytime parties that are out and under the sky roof. So, that's all for now. 
Stay pretty and may Gucci be with you. 
Pink Pants - Hue
White Shirt - T.J. Maxx
Necklace - Forever 21
Shoes - Marshalls