Saturday, September 23, 2017

Romantically Blue

As a tween, once, I begged my parents to buy me a pair of skinny jeans. It wasn't like the super skinny jeans of today but just a pair of narrow fit jeans which looked dapper especially with folded cuffs. At the time, I lived in a tiny town with few shops most of which were unaware that such a thing existed. With great difficulty, they managed to find me a pair. It didn't fit me and looked nothing like the jeans that I had seen on television. Worse still, a month later, skinny jeans were out and boot-cuts were in. I was a kid and people's opinions mattered. I never really got a chance to flaunt my fake skinny Levis. 

Now I am an adult and only wear outfits that make me feel good. I still love skinny jeans and have pairs that fit me well. So, it doesn't matter whether those are en vogue or not.  But ever since that jean-fiasco, I have been wary of fickle fads.

Although one should wear everything one wants to, without any fear of judgment, consider yourself lucky if you find your personal style. A style that you can don confidently without worrying what "fashion experts" say about it. A style that is immune to transient trends because it makes you feel beautiful. If you have found your personal style, whether it be LBDs with stilettos or sweatpants with flip-flops, you have one aspect of your life figured out. 

If there is one thing that makes me feel glam and sweet and pretty, it is cotton off-shoulder dress/top. I have never seen a girl not look utterly beautiful with bare shoulders, and that includes my humble self. I bought this J. Crew dress on sale this summer and it has been my absolute favorite ever since. I am so sad that fall is almost upon us and I will have to put this dress away and add the weight of wool to my shoulders.

Photographer: Ashutosh Vidyarthi
Dress - J. Crew (similar here)
Shoes - JustFab (similar here)
Bracelet - Old Street Find 
Necklace - Tiffany Diamonds by the Yard (link here)
Earrings - ForeverMark 

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Basic T-Shirt Dress

Hola Amigas!

As much as I love frilly skirts, silk shirts, and strappy heels, their upkeep isn't easy. Most of us aren't Kate Middleton and our hair doesn't stay in place all day. Our dresses crease and we don't look like we just walked out of a Gucci ad shoot. It also doesn't help if you are lazy like me. 

Basic, low-maintenance clothing is all the rage now and I can see why. It's comfortable to wear and needs minimal upkeep. And if it also looks pretty, no harm done, right? A t-shirt dress hits just the right spots. It is a summer must-have and transcends to a fall favorite if paired with a light jacket and stockings. I love how little space it needs when you need to travel light, and looks perfectly prim and pretty even with sneakers or flats.

My jackets and boots, out and ready, I hope to wear it, again, in fall. The summer has been endless this time!

Photographer: Ashutosh Vidyarthi

Dress - Polo Ralph Lauren (similar here)
Sneakers - Nike (worn here before)
Bag - Matt and Nat (worn here before)
Watch - Longines (worn here before)
Sunglasses - Ray-Ban (worn here before)