Hello Loves! I have been having a wonderful time enjoying the long summer days. When it comes to styling outfits for summer, I love the good old maxi dresses. You cannot have enough of them in your closet for summer because they are perfect for picnics, beach outings, and even weddings. I recently bought this Blue maxi dress featuring an ombre dye wash, strapless cut, high neck, drawstring keyhole back, and an M-slit skirt. The fabric is very basic and soft. If you pair this dress with red sandals, it will make for a flawless outfit for 4th of July weekend. I wore this dress on our day trip to Martha’s Vineyard; it was comfortable and complemented the vibe of the Island.
I am surprised how much Boston has to show to the world. Recently, I found out about Boston Harbor Islands and I went to one of them – Castle Island with my girlfriends. Castle Island is located on Day Boulevard in South Boston on the shore of Boston Harbor. It is currently a 22-acre recreation site. It’s a perfect little summer world in itself; beaches, picnic spots, a huge area for games, beautiful sunsets and recreational activities including Kitesurfing. It’s easier to get there and has a lot of parking in different sections of the island. We spent about 3-4 hours at this place sitting by the water, playing card games and having light snacks. We took some fun pictures while exploring the area.
For this day, I chose to wear a beautiful and Vibrant Maxi dress by Shein. It’s a high-low, halter style dress with color block design. I am impressed with this online brand, the quality of the products for the price, and quick delivery. I am also very excited to style my first Austin earrings by Charming Charlie. I love the color contrast in this piece and it is a great accessory for the summer.
Fashion has always been a repetition of ideas but what makes it new is the way you put it together.
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I feel so grateful to be able to put together the styling ideas I get in my mind and having a platform to express the same. I have seen my personal style evolving in the past few years. It depends a lot on your current lifestyle, location, choices, and feelings. While I maintain my personal style most of the times, I try to do something out of my comfort zone or something I have not done before.
Summer has always been my favorite season because one can be carefree and wild. My basic color palette includes bright colors, florals, and bold prints; it gives me joy and confidence. I love Pastel colors but I never thought they would make a place in my closet. However, this summer has been a little different for me; I picked up some pastel color dresses. I like the subtlety & delicacy of these colors and love how these can still make a powerful impact – It gives softness to your character; I feel colors talk a lot about one’s personality.
I recently bought a Pink Dobby Frill Shirt dress from ‘Missguided US’. I love how this dress brings out one’s feminine side. I styled this dress two ways – first look is the carefree look, and the second look is a bit edgier. I love this hue of rose, the bell sleeves and the tiered frills on this dress. I love the length of this dress; it’s perfect for petite sizes. I am usually a US size XS or a 2 and a UK size 6 so make sure you check the size guide. Missguided is an online fashion retailer based in the UK so don’t get confused between US and UK sizes.
Yes!! I have been waiting for my Zaful package to arrive and here it is! I am obsessed with tropical prints lately. Zaful has a variety of Palm leaf print bikinis and dresses. I love the ruffles at the bottom- changes the whole look of the dress. I like the fit on me. I ordered size S and it runs true to size. Please follow the size guide before you place an order. I received the package after 12 days of placing the order. They do have priority dispatch on some of the items.
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A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing and you’re sipping cold coffee.
I had a wonderful time on Saturday at Seaport, Boston. I met with a friend at a vegan restaurant “By Chloe” and we chatted for a while. We took the opportunity to bask in the sun. Afterwards, we went for a walk by the water and took some amazing pictures.
Let’s talk about the outfit of the day! This bright Asymmetrical dress from Shein comes in more than 15 colors making it hard to choose just one. I don’t have enough green in my wardrobe so I picked that color. I might just buy another color in this dress because it’s so versatile and can be styled in many ways. I like that it’s airy & flowy making it the perfect sundress for summer.
A denim jacket is a must in everyone’s wardrobe, the design that goes with all kinds of outfits. It never goes out of style. I had invested in one long time ago from Splash fashions and it still is in great condition. If you don’t own one, get one this summer for the colder evenings. I have listed a few of my favorite brands.
Well, I have to say, it took me so long to find a perfect denim dress but it was worth the wait. This is how I styled my favorite Denim cami dress from Express. It is currently on sale and is under $40. If this is not your style, here are the other options for you.
Denim shoes are everywhere right now in the form of stilettoes, pumps, mules but my favorite are the Denim Slides. I got these from Forever 21 and they are under $20. I love the fringe denim look and they are very comfortable.
This is also one of denim forms that have been trending for a long time. I found a perfect denim shirt/top from Primark. The fabric is so soft and I like the frilly arms. I can’t find it online but here are the other options:
This is the simplest denim piece to style. The trend of Choker is still going strong this summer and they can make a part of your wardrobe without breaking your pocket. If they are part of your style, you can choose from the below options. I bought mine from Charming Charlie and it was on sale.
This trend has been coming strong from 2016 but it is ruling this year. I have found so many options for denim bags and they all look so trendy and casual. I love backpacks because they are perfect for summer and easier to carry around. My cute little backpack is from Forever 21 and you can find it here: Forever 21 Denim Mini Backpack. Here are some of my other recommendations:-
These don’t need any explanation! Denim shorts are a must have – right from the High waist, mom Shorts, distressed, low rise – there’s one for everyone. I have so many denim shorts and hands down easiest and coolest summer outfit to style.
We recently took a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard during the Memorial Day long weekend. It was our first time exploring the New England besides Boston. The image below pretty much sums up the things to see/do in this island.
Martha’s Vineyard is an island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts that is known for being an affluent summer colony. You can only travel there by air or by boat. We decided to go with Steamship Authority and booking tickets were easy.
We drove to the woods hole and take the ferry from there. If you need to take your car with you in the ferry, you need to purchase the tickets in advance. But if you’re planning to rent a car or bike in Martha’s Vineyard, you can just show up at the steamship authority ferry terminal and buy the tickets there. The round trip ticket per adult is just $16 from Woods hole to Martha’s Vineyard. The schedules are available online.
The ferry ride is just 45 mins and you can choose your destination as “Oak Bluffs” or “Vineyard Haven”. Martha’s Vineyard has 7 small towns, scenic beaches, beautiful light houses and pretty houses. Not to mention, the boutique shops and the seafood.
We took a car with us in the ferry because we were travelling with family. We took a ferry to Oak Bluffs, but we drove to Vineyard Haven to spend some time exploring the streets, boutique shops etc. My sister got a henna tattoo done from Bridgette of of Maple Mehndi. If you are there, be sure to check her out. She is a wonderful artist.
Then, of course, we had to check out the Amazing light houses – there are 3 in Martha’s Vineyard. We went to Gay Head Light House based in Aquinnah and Gay head cliffs. We spent some time at the light house, then we took a trail from there to the Gay head cliffs where you see endless water view and the light house from far. We couldn’t really enjoy the beaches because it was little cold that day. But if you go on a sunny day, make sure to spend some time at the scenic beaches. On a side note, this light house makes the perfect place for pictures – engagement pictures, family portraits etc.
After that, we headed to Edgartown – it has a completely different vibe than Vineyard Haven. Beautiful Gingerbread houses, Breweries and another Light house. We mostly drove around town and then had lunch at Sharky’s Cantina. We also stopped by a beach on the way to Oak bluffs.
Finally, we went back to Oak bluffs near our terminal to spend last hour before we headed back to Boston. Oak bluffs is known for Ice cream and Pizza, there were at least 5 ice cream shops in the same street. We had to try ice cream, so we went to Mad Martha’s Ice cream shop. The Street outside the terminal had bike rentals, surf shops, clothing stores and more.
However, I would recommend a 2 day stay at Martha’s if you’re coming from far.
I sure had fun with my family; we went to Cambridge, strolled around Harvard University and spent an evening at the Boston Common. What a beautiful park! It was decorated with 37000 plus flags for Memorial Day.
I’m really excited to share my new sunnies from Newbee Fashion; they have a wide selection of trendy sunnies. The price and quality is similar to Sunglasses at Forever 21 and Charming Charlie. I am always on the lookout for sunglasses and I found the perfect ones to add to my collection. I picked up the Gold/green geometric aviators and I totally love them especially the gold detailing on the top – They are just perfect for summer.
Newbee Fashion, located at Los Angeles, California provides free US domestic delivery and a 30 day warranty. If you sign up, you will receive a 10% discount on the first pair of sunglasses. Delivery is pretty quick – I received my sunglasses within a week and the packaging was safe and secure. Returns are easy as well.
Here are some of my favorites!! Click on the image to shop and enjoy!
Yes, I am going to take you back to the 80’s with the LEE STAFFORD original Chopstick Styler. It has to be one of my favorite hair tools ever. I have naturally straight hair and I like to experiment with them a lot. I am a big fan of curls, hence I have so many curling wands – different sizes but this has got to be number one on my list.
Extra skinny barrel to get tight, corkscrew curls that really impress
Ceramic coated for healthy, smooth and silky hair.
Fast heat up time up to 450°F.
Exclusive free heat protection glove
Built-in safety stand to protect the surfaces.
Cool tip to protect your fingers for ultimate control
On and off switch with LED indicator.
Durable swivel cord.
US Power Plug
Here’s my take on the product-
Packaging was very nice and sturdy. It came in perfectly good condition, the product includes a chopstick styler, a glove and instructions on how to use. Below is what I received except for Dry Shampoo.
Product review –
I came across a YouTube tutorial on this and I decided to give it a try. I used this styler to curl my hair at my recent trip to Vegas, I received numerous compliments from complete strangers and it made me so happy. The curls look very natural and they stay for a very long time. I am very impressed with the quality of this product and it’s a bonus that it only costs $25 on Amazon.
I did the curls the morning of my flight to Vegas and I used the “strong hold” spray (Garnier) and heat protection serum (Nume Argan oil) for long lasting effect. I have thick hair and it took me approx. 45 mins to 1 hour. It also depends on the sections of the hair that you take. I took really thin sections for tighter curls. I kept the tight curls for 2 days and then I opened the curls with a wide tooth comb for a softer look and kept them for 2 days. I used the Batiste Tropical dry shampoo to keep my hair fresh and smelling good.
Day 1 – Tight curls
Day 2 –
Day 3 – Loose/softer curls
Day 4 – Softer Curls
I am enjoying these curls and extremely happy to own this product.
It is also available in India on Amazon.in but it is very expensive comparative to UK/US.
This spring, Stripes are seen everywhere. It comes in different variations; nautical, 70s and Technicolor. It was a common theme on 2017 runways. I didn’t go really crazy with colors and variations. I like them simple but I have listed some of the others for ideas.
Here’s how I styled some of my favorite stripes:
I have been adoring the Primark’s new collection for Spring/Summer 2017. This jumpsuit in particular is a steal, it has two variations of stripes – diagonal and vertical. I also love the colors – Blush Pink and navy blue. The Fabric has this woolen feel, but it’s actually for warmer weather.
This is by far my favorite stripe styling because it’s so versatile. This shirt dress can be styled many ways. I would be doing a separate post on this one.
Shirt Dress –
3. Classic Stripes
This is the simplest yet classy outfit, I got this one from Primark as well. It doesn’t take much time to decide on buying a dress like that. It will be perfect for summer to just put on when you don’t know what to wear.