Valentine’s day look

To Fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness ~ Robert Morley

I can’t believe we are half way through February! This year we didn’t have plans for Valentine’s day other than just chilling at home; I did want to share this glam yet effortless winter look that is perfect for Valentine’s day or any other special occasion. I basically used most of the items from my closet – Black top, jeans and blush pink pumps.

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October Favorites

Fashion Favorites 

Blush Pink Bebe Backpack – I have been looking for a perfect sized backpack for travelling and I found it at TJ Maxx. This backpack is under $40 and has this beautiful squishy quilted look with gold details. You can also find it Here. TJ Maxx is also my favorite place to shop for Shoes & home stuff. 

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Must Have Hues of Red for Fall

Falling leaves, Apple cider, Pumpkin patches, Crisp Air, Hayrides, Cozy Sweaters, Hot Cocoa ~ I call it Fall.

I love fall fashion and have been experimenting with different colors this year. However, I am always partial to hues of red – it’s my favorite. I recently went to a formal event where I wore this beautiful Burgundy Maxi Dress from Shein. I can’t resist shopping from Shein; they always have the trendiest clothes at reasonable prices. I got it in the smallest size ‘S’ for under $40. I had to alter it a bit for a better fitting. I love the ruffles on this dress – gives the illusion of a high low dress but it’s a maxi dress.

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Must have Picnic Essentials

WHETHER IT’S THE BEST OF TIMES OR THE WORST OF TIMES, IT’S THE ONLY TIME YOU’VE GOT!

The 4th of July was a really fun day for us. We shopped all afternoon, and in the evening, we went to see the best show Boston put on – Boston Pops’ concert, and the fireworks. We met with our friends and had a small picnic by the water at Charles River Esplanade. It was a relaxing time; we played some games, had home cooked snacks and watched the extravagant fireworks.

I am so happy to share my picnic look with you all. The fuchsia skort (shorts + skirt) and Polka dot t-shirt with puffy sleeves are both from Zara under $50 – This outfit I styled had a Kate Spade vibe to it. It’s classy and comfortable, especially for picnics. I love the ‘pop’ of color in the shorts. Let’s also talk about the must-have bag of the season – the Straw tote. I chose this neutral bag with the ‘color block’ design and colorful tassels on it. It’s a perfect bag for day trips and Picnics.

 

SHOP THE LOOK

TOP // SHORTS // MULES // HEADBAND // SUNGLASSES (SIMILAR) // STRAW TOTE // WATCH

SHOP THE PICNIC SET UP

PICNIC BASKET// PICNIC BLANKET // ICE COOLER

 

Thanks for reading and Happy Shopping 🙂

Richa XO

 

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Ombre Dye Maxi Dress

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.

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DRESS // SHOES(Similar)

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7 Ways to wear Denim this summer

The classic style – Jacket

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.

Levi’s Denim jacket, Gap Denim Jacket, ASOS oversized Jean Jacket

Dreamy Denim Dress

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.

H&M denim dress, Forever 21 Denim Flounce off the shoulder dress, Bloomingdale’s Denim Shirtdress

Denim Shoes

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.

Additional options: Forever 21 Denim mules, Mix no. 6 Denim Pumps from DSW, Converse Denim Sneakers from DSW

Denim Shirt

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:

Target Button-down denim shirt

Denim choker                                                                                                               

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.

Aldo Denim Choker, Charming Charlie 3 piece Denim choker, Forever 21 Denim Look choker set

Denim Bag

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:-

Aldo Denim crossbody bag at DSWRebecca Minkoff Denim Crossbody Bag  Guess Denim Bucket Bag

Denim Shorts

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.

Here’s some of my favorite brands:  H&M denim shorts, Urban Outfitters Denim Shorts, American Eagle Denim Shorts

 

Hope you found this post interesting! Happy reading 🙂

XO, Richa

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Spring/Summer Trend 2017 – Stripes

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:

  1. Striped Jumpsuit
  2. 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.
  3. Outfit details –
  4. Navy Pink Striped Jumpsuit – Here

 

2.Stripes in a Shirt Dress

  1. 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.
  2. Shirt Dress –
  1. 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.

 

Thanks for reading 🙂

Richa

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Las Vegas – Outfits of the week

I just spent a fun and warm week in Vegas, just strolling at the Las Vegas strip, exploring so many different themed casinos, pool parties and what not. It’s so fascinating that a desert area is converted into the entertainment capital of the world. I can do a separate post about “travel” part of Vegas but this post is exclusive to Fashion and styling ideas. I wanted to share the outfits I wore while I was there.

Outfit 1- The classic airport look

This is my go-to airport look, and it doesn’t take any effort to pull this off. You just need a comfy top and leggings – just basics from your existing wardrobe. I usually carry a jacket with me because I feel cold in the plane and it works for the colder evenings. Don’t forget walking shoes- it is a must for the trip.

Leather Jacket – I bought this Jacket last fall and loving it ever since. It’s from Urban Outfitters (Sold out, similar – Here).

Slouchy white top – The top is from Primark, just something I picked up recently. You cannot have too many white tops.

Pants/leggings– My pants/leggings are from Zara (Here), I have had them since 4 years now and they are not worn off yet. I love the thickness of the leggings/pants and they are very much comfortable.

Shoes– I bought them from DSW because it’s one stop shop for shoes. But you can also buy them online from the Converse website. Converse (Here)

 

 

Outfit 2 – Strolling around the strip and casinos

This outfit was my favorite from the trip. I loved everything about it – The feel of this fabric, it was airy, off the shoulder, and perfect spring Marigold color. I also experimented it with wearing a corset belt and it just changed the whole look of it. I loved how it looked.

Yellow Off the shoulder Swing Dress – I picked this dress up in the store, honestly I wasn’t sure at first but when I tried it on, I couldn’t let it go.  It’s from forever 21- Here

Wide elastic corset Belt – I ordered this Asos (Here ) belt online just before this trip, I was really excited to style this. I love how it cinches your waist. It does get uncomfortable if you wear it for long.

Backpack – Kate Spade (Sold out, Similar Here )

Yellow thong sandals – Bought these from Primark Here. Just to add to my wardrobe and it matched perfectly with the dress.

 

Outfit 3 – Most fun outfit- very summery

Top – I bought this really cute, Pineapple print, scoop neck crop top from Primark. They had so many colors and different prints in them. It was very comfortable. I can’t find them on Primark website but it’s available in stores. Similar (here).

Shorts – These shorts are from Primark too, these are distressed denim high-waist shorts. Again, I can’t find them on the website but these are available in stores. Similar linked (Here)

 

Outfit 4 – Watching a show at Bellagio – Cirque du Soleil

Maxi Dress – I have been wanting to buy something from “Who what wear” collection at Target stores. I finally found this casual and classy Knit Skater Maxi Dress (Here). I styled them with red pumps and wore it to the show at Bellagio in the night. It was perfect for the occasion.

Red suede pumps – I adore these pumps from Charlotte Russe, sold out (similar Here). I bought them for Valentine’s Day but they work great all year round.

 

Outfit 5 – Heading to pool party

Navy shift dress– The attire for pool party was Swim wear only, I forgot to carry my cover-up for Bikini so I just wore this shift dress from Charlotte Russe, Sold out – Similar (Here, Here). It was nice and flowy. But it does make a cool summer outfit for a casual day.

Straw Hat – Now this was also a special purchase for me, I so wanted to buy a straw hat with some slogan on it. I found just perfect Hat before my trip. It says “Vacay”, how cool is that! It is from Asos – sold out (Here , similar Here )

Navy shift dress- Charlotte Russe, Sold out – Similar (Here, Here)

Straw Hat – Asos – sold out (Here , similar Here )

 Outfit 6 –  Exploring the place

Bardot Top – I recently bought a lot of crop tops from Primark, they were all priced from $4-$6. Yes, it’s hard to believe. The quality is average but everything is really trendy. I couldn’t find this print online but   similar options are here.

High Waist shorts – These shorts are from Primark too, everything at Primark is priced low. They are distressed denim high-waist shorts. Again, I can’t find them on the website but these are available in stores. Similar linked (Here)

 

Outfit 7 – Post pool party outfit

Scoop neck Red crop top – This one is similar to the one above in Pineapple print. It’s from Primark and I love the pop of color.

Denim skirt– This frayed denim skirt was a steal because I bought this in winter sale and it costed me only $7. It’s from H&M and I love the fit of it.  This was is sold out but similar Here.

Outfit 8 – Classic stripes

Black striped cami dress – This is the most casual and comfortable outfit for warmer weather. I wore this the day we arrived in Vegas after a 7 hour flight. This one is from Primark and I have already worn this thrice since then.

Thanks for reading my post. :))

Richa
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Re-purposing old clothes

Good morning 🙂

Nature never ceases to amaze; love it when it feels like summer in Feb. I love warm weather but I had one question in mind – what do I wear on such a beautiful day?

I went through my winter wardrobe and wasn’t convinced with any outfit that would do justice to this weather. Voila, I found a summer outfit I had completely forgotten about. I decided to change it up a bit and restyled it for a warm winter day.

Do take a look at the transformation of a summer black dress into a casual, chic winter outfit.

Summer Look –

Dress- Forever 21(Sold out, Similar Here)

Fringe Bag – Stalk Buy Love (Here)

Slippers – Charlotte Russe (Here )

Sunglasses -Provogue

Warm Winter Look –

Dress – Forever 21 (Sold out, Similar Here)

Turtleneck – Forever 21 (Here )

Backpack – Kate Spade (Sold out, Similar Here )

Ankle Boots – Forever 21 (Sold out, Similar here)


Please let me know if you would like to see more of such posts. I have great ideas on re-styling and re-purposing old clothes.

Peace,

Richa

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Indo Western Fusion

Hello and Namaste 🙂

Someone once told me that Indian women look more striking and elegant in Indian wear like sarees, suits and lehengas than in western wear. I didn’t agree much at the time but now I would and the reason would be that we are most comfortable and confident in our ethnicity and culture. Since confidence is the key to look beautiful, I would say we Indian women do look the best in the Indian wear, at least I feel this way. The beauty and glow comes from within when we are dressed in ethnic attire.

I recently visited my family in New Jersey to celebrate my niece’s 2nd bday and the theme was Indian Ethnic, hence this post. I wanted to show additional outfit options when you don’t have many Indian outfits and can do fusion of Ethnic Indian & western. My style has derived from Punjab. So I would mix and match some of the outfits that are common in Punjab.

Outfit 1 –

I am most excited about this one because I designed and stitched it myself. I spent a month in India (Punjab) last summer where I learnt how to sew and while learning, I made a few outfits myself from the scratch.

I found a light blue/turquoise fabric in floral print in the local market. We decided to make a flared skirt out of it and we call it “Lehenga” in India. I paired it with cut out shoulder crop top in hot pink made from silk fabric. Of course, you would want to dominate the Indian ethnic side and for that, wear all your jewelry and bangles to make it perfect and glittery.

Here are some of the looks:-

 

Outfit 2 –

An Indian girl should at least have a white and a black skirt (lehengas) in her wardrobe. I bought a black raw silk skirt recently from India and it is so versatile that you can wear a heavy embroidery blouse or a plain crop top to dress it up or down depending on the occasion. I paired it with a halter neck crop top from forever 21 and wore some silver antique jewelry with it to keep it simple.

Outfit pictures –

 

If you would like to know how I choose my fabrics or designs, I can do a separate post about it. Please let me know :))

Richa

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