Monday, April 28, 2014

Second Blogiversary

Well, well well..guess what!? My blog is two years! Time flies, people. that too with super-fast speed. I mean just yesterday that I wrte my first post so coyly..unsure about the vision fo my blog, what topics I am going to write about, how frequesntly would I post, how would I hndle negative comments and of course the best part, will the blogger community accept me and make me their own!

Two years, and I have say to I am in a better place in terms of blogging. Confident, found my voice and quite able to juggle the blogger duties. Well, the best part has to be making so many friends and meeting them in-person over these years...these friendships I will cherish forever!

And finally, I know I don't say enough but Thank You all you lovely readers, supporters, friends, family, and stalkers (*wink wink*) too! I am so glad to have your support and encouragement, thank you so very much!

This year, I hope to continue doing styling posts (they are my first love!), include makeup tips and beauty products reviews, collaborate with some awesome bloggers for guest posts and of course do a lot of travel posts too. So, watch this space, people, lots coming up :)

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

How We Styled It - Floral on Floral print

Thank you for the overwhelming response on this feature and it's very first edition. The best part is getting to work with some brilliantly talented bloggers, and their innovative and out-of-the-box ideas for styling. The encouraging comments from all you readers out there, fellow bloggers and stylists will absolutely egg us on to do better with each post.

Well, when Seepz and I started talking about the feature for this month, the floral print was definitely on our minds. This fresh and vibrant print speaks volumes about the weather, our state of mind and in general the cheerful ambiance around us. But just to amp up the style factor and also to rack our brains, we decided to mix prints and do a floral-on-floral edition to welcome the beautiful season of spring!

Thank you Seepz for the partnership on this month's Style edition, you have done a fab job pairing the elegant flowery prints. I love the pops of color from the bag and belt and the metallic shoes tie the complete outfit together. This chic outfit is definitely a smart and stylish way to dress up for a spring day out!

Over to you gal...

I have always been obsessed with floral prints and there is no better way to welcome Spring than breaking out the florals in your closet. So when my blogger friend Ashy came up with the idea of mixing prints for a blogger collaboration series over at her blog , I couldn't have been happier!

Floral Tunic - Kohl's, Floral Skirt - Boohoo, Ankle Strap Sandals - Steven Madden, Bag - Thrifted, 
Jewelry - Aisha

I have always shied away from wearing a full-on floral outfit which is why I thought this was the right time to break the rules. I picked up a skirt in a subtle floral print and teamed it up with a top in a busy floral print. To break the two prints, I added a belt in a solid color and finished the outfit with metallic heels and a mini bag. Neutral accessories give an effortless touch to a floral on floral look. Thank you Ashy for letting me be a part of this feature on your blog.

One of the best items in my closet is this floral print skirt that I snagged for an awesome deal at Target. Thanks to the vibrant print in an array of colors, it is super easy to style and dress up an ensemble. I have paired it with a bright hue top and of course a basic black (which brings out the beautiful colors in the skirt), but this time I was going for more of a fun and an over-the-top but chic look.

The cheerful hue of the top with subtle flower patterns on the top complement the big and bold print on the skirt. Black pumps and black purse go perfectly with the outfit, without competing with the riot of colors in the outfit. And the same is true for the metallic jewelry. With the cool crisp spring air, I decided to pull out my black tights for one last time.

Old Navy top | Target skirt | Swarovski necklace (gift) | Express black pumps | Aldo purse

So there you go, two ways to style floral-on-floral prints - pairing floral prints with the same base color (black) or mixing the prints on contrasting base colors, but keeping one of the floral prints less overpowering than the other. The basic rule is to keep the prints not competing with each other, either keep them the same size or they large and small, to avoid looking like a cherry blossom tree :)

Well, this was indeed a fun challenge, not only 'cause it was mixing prints, but also to infuse a different way of thinking while styling day to day outfits. Style challenges is what I wanted this feature to tackle on, and I think we did a pretty good job in this one. Hope we have inspired you to try the floral on floral trend this beautiful spring season!

And as always, if you would like to collab with me on this style feature, I would be delighted to get together with you. Do drop a line at:

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Birthday Edition

A dress always makes me feel lady-like and that's the kind of feeling I was going in for my birthday this year. Extra points to the weather, for allowing me to flaunt my bare legs in my absolute fave print - florals! I got this dress on sale during the holiday season last year and had decided to save it for a special occasion. With such a vibrant print, you hardly need any accessories or any other fluff to perk up the look. That's the beauty about wearing dresses, I guess!

Hubs decided to show off some color; love that coral shirt. It's so difficult to get any color (other than blue) in men's wardrobe so this shirt we got whilst shopping in Bombay is just the perfect edition for summer...ooops I mean spring time. 

Anyhoo, birthday was relaxing, husband served breakfast (poha & tea) and lunch (chilli chicken both dry and gravy versions...I am a lucky girl!) while I was busy taking calls, and responding to birthday wishes on Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram...birthdays are getting busier thanks to the social media :) My gal-pals had arranged a special surprise during our shopping spree, a day earlier. So all in all, I had a fun birthday week! 

And yes, spring is finally here! All the trees laden with gorgeous flowers, especially, the cherry blossoms in the DC area, is a sight to behold! Well, hello there Spring..where were thou?

Fossil dress | Payless pumps | Tory Burch purse | Capwell & Co. Bracelets | 
Marc Jacobs bracelet watch

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


I know, I know, I have been in MIA (Missing in Action) for quite sometime now...OK not sometime, but one whole month of March! There were Anniversaries, Birthdays, Celebrations, lease expiring, apartment hunting, event hosting, skiing and snow-tubing and many more things going on. Yes, all of these in all the days and weekends of March! Phew! March has to be one of the super busy months for me..I seem to not catch a break.

I am glad April is here, but it does look busier! Oh well, I decided to scram some time and sit down to write up this how have you all been? Its been long we connected..hope you are having a wonderful weather and enjoying the joy that springs brings! 

Any-who, dead-busy as I was, one thing was good that, almost every other weekend I was dressing up my best, feeling gorgeous and, sometimes, I we managed to even get the outfits pictures clicked! Win-win, right?! Moving on to the outfit of the day..I got this dress for a friend's wedding  reception almost 3 years back now and never got to wear it. I ended up having to skip the reception due to a last minute business trip to Ireland. Long story short, I always craved to wear this beautiful spring/summer-print dress and never got around doing it until few weekends back. I wore it with a knit-shrug and I did swap those heels for a nice blue flats for a beautiful spring-day out! 

P.S.: Thank you all so much for your kind words and the over-whelming response to the 'How We Styled It' series. It is my first time starting a feature on the blog other than just outfit blogging. I was humbled by the shout-outs and praises showered by the blogger gals are the best! I look forward to many more working with all you brilliant style bloggers out there!

Jones New York dress and knit-shrug from DressBarn | Assorted bead bracelets c/o Capwell + Co. |
DKNY Watch | Pearl necklace and earrings set gift from hubs

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