Thursday, July 27, 2017

Plaids - Throwback Thursday!

Welcome Thursday!

I am doing a throwback post for the first time, and I have no idea why I chose this particular post for it. I guess, it's because I have worn this exact outfit at least a dozen times in the last year. That's a big deal considering that summer stays in Oregon just three months a year. 

The shirt and shorts are both really low-maintenance and need no ironing or special care. For a lazy bum like me, that is a huge selling proposition. The only change I have made to the outfit is that I have  now replaced the sandals with ballet flats/sneakers. These sandals have had a pretty good run, but now it's time for their soles to rest in peace. 

So here you go and enjoy your Thursday.

So, this is when summer starts to lose its charm. It is too dreadfully hot, to step outside even during the evenings. The sun has turned up its wrath and the summer shine has been replaced by scorching rays. Anyhow, thanks to the one who invented shorts, the heat gets a little more bearable.
Denim shorts are my go-to piece of clothing for the season. However, I feel, they are a bit too casual for any fancy or formal outing. I am a sucker for semi-formal dressing and formal shorts fit the bill just perfectly. They look great, both with casual sandals as well as super formal pumps. In the past, I have paired them with a golden, party dress (here).  

I had put this on with a plaid shirt, just for the photo shoot but will definitely wear the outfit to a casual lunch soon enough.


Photographer: Ashutosh Vidyarthi

 Plaid Shirt - Denim & Supply by Ralph Lauren (similar here)
Shorts & Clips - Forever New (similar here)
Flat Sandals - Bebe (similar here)
Necklaces - Forever 21 (similar here)

Friday, July 21, 2017

Spot of Red

In every store I look, there are blue and white stripes and bare shoulders. So, I went ahead and bought myself a dress with these specifications. And it looks pretty good, if I say so myself! 

I love the frills on the shoulders. They exude a village belle charm. Curiously, the one thing that I don't like about this dress also has to do with the shoulders. They tend to climb up with any minute movement, making all the heavy frill gather around the neck and chest. I didn't realize it when I was trying on the dress.  Now, whenever I wear this dress, I have to keep pulling it down which looks weird and feels weirder. That said, I still love the feel and look of this light summery outfit and I love it even more with my orange-red sandals and clutch.

Photographer: Ashutosh Vidyarthi

Dress: Loft (similar here)
Shoes: Just Fab (similar here)
Clutch: Old (worn here before)
Watch: Longines (worn here before)

Hope you enjoyed the post. Do let me know what you think about off-the-shoulder dresses. 
So, go ahead, comment below!