Saturday, July 14, 2012

Girl's night out

One my Fashion resolutions this year, apart from starting a blog, was  - "Donning more dresses". And so there was I, in early spring, on a dress-buying spree. The stores were out with their freshest of spring collections, you could get dresses in your size and well it was a dull spring Saturday afternoon ..perfect time to wind up at a mall, right?

After moving to Virginia, I was waiting for the right occasion to wear my new splurges and there it was ..when one of my friends threw a ‘chatover chaat’ party - chat as in talk and chaat as in the famous street-side spicy-tangy food in India

The food was just heavenly!! We had vada-paavs (indian burgers stuffed with spicy potato pattie), samosa-chole (chole as in chick-pea curry),ragda-pattice, bhel (spicy mixture of puffed rice and tangy chutneys very thoughtfully put in cute gold-colored to-go boxes)
And of course there were drinks, Turkish tea in little cups,mimosas, wine. And well a lot of chit-chat. I must say it was a very well put together and thoughtful menu and I enjoyed every bit of it. I am looking forward to many such chat n chaat times ;))

This is what I wore to the girl’s night out – my new dress from Old navy. I dig the abstract design, darker color tones, the square neck with smocking details and ruffles on shoulder. I really do love square neck tops/dresses. I wish there were more of these available instores. 

Here's why, I think, square neck dresses/tops are better: 
1) Give a structure to your neck area. 
2) Attract attention to your upper half (for pear-shaped gals like me, this is a winner!)
3) and lastly, you can accessorize such dresses/tops with stand-out necklaces and earrings. 

So if you see one, grab that square neck top/dress. 

Well, getting back to my outfit, I accented the dress with my stretchy brown belt and nude patent pumps. 
(Quick tip: adding a belt that is wide and preferably in a nude color, like black/brown, can transform the look of the complete outfit. It also helps to accentuate your narrow waist. Give it a try!)

I didn’t realize then (was quite in a hurry to dash out) but now that I look back at these pictures, the ring, the bag and even my nails are just bang on matchy-matchy with the dress..not too bad, eh?

I did straighten my horribly-fizzy hair so they are primp and proper and behave themselves in public. So hope you like the 'straightened-hair' look on me, what do you think?

How do you dress up for a girl’s night out? Pitch in any fun gals night out ideas. 

Dress - Old Navy
Brown Belt, necklace and silver earrings - NY and Company
Ring - Pier 1 Imports (yes! they sell exquisite rings at a home decor shop)
Nude pumps - Payless
Blue Cloth bag - Shoppers Stop, India
Espresso metal watch – Michael Kors Women's Chronograph (Gift from parents)

Candid cam - Husband clicking away merrily while I am making last min checks before heading out

P.S: Linking this post to What I wore Wednesday


Words Kraft said...

Unlike most of us sorry souls, its evident that u r in tru love with ur self..which is really inspiring...keep up the good work :)

Unknown said...

Hi Ashwini,

thanks a ton for commenting in my blog. I really like your dress and also your tan pumps. they are gorrrge! :)

Im following you through google friend connect do follow me too.

The Purplenista.

Kavita Sahu said...

Hey Ashy,
Thank you so much for the lovely comment on my blog... I'm following you back and loving your blog....

Bonnie said...

Absolutely adorable dress! I love this color on you.
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

ashy said...

Soham: thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words.
Priyanks: thanks for visiting my blog dear, following you now :)
Kavita: thanks a lot, hoping to be your friend :)
Bonnie: thank you for your lovely comment, will chk out your blog.

ashy said...
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Unknown said...

Thank for dropping by my blog. U have a nice clean blog! Following you now :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Honey, i´m your new reader to your blog :) Nice Photos and very good Blog!
maybe we can follow each other if you like? I follow you now. Big Kisses from Germany ;-***

Heather said...

this dress looks lovely on you! And I just love these colors together and paired with a nude heel, it's perfect!


Mehak said...

Your dress looks so good and I do agree square necks are something one should always look for... Loving those nude pumps too.. The Chaat party sounds so much fun and the menu made me hungry.. :P


ashy said...

thank u Ritika, hoping to be ur frnd :)
Dressed to please: thank u for ur lovely comments, will chk out ur blog too
Heather, thank you for lovely comments :)
hey Mehak, ya the chaat party was incredible, it made me hungry even writing this post ;))

Mara said...

You look so pretty! I love your shoes. And it sounds like you had a great girl's night out!

Jess said...

Dresses are so much fun for a girls night out! We just had a girls night on Friday, but while everyone opted for dresses, I paired colored skinny jeans with a tank and denim vest.

Jess - J's Style

Dayle Pereira said...

I love your shoes so much - they are so pretty !

Tatiana said...

Thanks for sweet comment, dear!
Your blog is cute! I LOVE your style!


Living in the fairy tale said...

Your shoes... not high, but good :>

Shubhi said...

Your dress is beautiful!
and i love those nude heels!

Love, Shubhi's Revels!

stylemeeh said...

Hey Ashwini, it was really sweet of you for leaving a comment & following me, means a lot to me. Thanks.Totally agree with you about the square necks.
p.s. I love your dress :)

Bhakti Khade Rangoonwala said...

perfect outfit for a girls night out ,nice you looking, you had super fun.. girly times are always amazing with your besties


new post up

ashy said...

thank u all for your lovely comments!

Giovanna said...

Cute look! Loving the print on your dress!


immerlight said...

You are very beautiful! Love your outfit!
Thank you for following, I follow you back!)

Anonymous said...

Hey Ashy! :)
Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog!
I love your dress, your shoes and the way you've carried it off is amazing.
You loojk damn pretty! :)
Following you now. Hope to see you following back!
Do check out my facebook page too. :)
Love! :*
Trippin' on Fashion.

Bulbul vishwakarma said...

Love your shoes :)

Raliat Oyinlola said...

Love tour outfit and those nude pumps looks so beautiful on you..:)

I am so loving your blog and I am your newest follower. I would love it if you could visit and follow my blog. Thanks!

ashy said...

thank u all, i will be visiting ur space :)

Kelly said...

I LOVE your dress!! It's gorgeous!!!

neha said...

In love with ure nude pumps girl..Guess I need to get one too...;)

ashy said...

thank you ladies!

Unknown said...

Loved the dress


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