Why I have been away // OOTD

Happy New Year everyone!!

I hope you all had a great time with family and friends. I sure did! I have been away from social media for about a month now and haven’t posted a blog in a while. After taking a break for sometime and reflecting on the past year, I decided to come back and start blogging again.

I love blogging when it’s stress-free but over the past few months, it became overwhelming for me. I was trying to catch up with established bloggers or new bloggers who were growing very fast. I couldn’t move up the ladder as quickly as others because it involved more than just time, commitment, and money for me. I made a lot of great memories in the past two months, traveled places and I unplugged for most of the time. I do have a few travel stories to share with you all in the next few weeks. For today I just wanted to sit with you and share my first post of the year.

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OOTD: Street Style

”Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better”

I love being amidst nature and exploring new places in and around Boston. I discovered another jewel recently, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard. It is a botanical garden devoted to trees. Away from the city and the noise, this place is very peaceful & beautiful, especially in this season. I planned to meet a friend there but I arrived early and took a walk just by myself. It was so quiet out there that I could hear the rustling of leaves. There is still time to observe a spectacular display of fall foliage and a myriad of beautiful fruits and berries.

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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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Fall inspired outfits

Autumn shows how beautiful it is to let things go!

Welcome to my first fall lookbook of the season.

Weather is always unpredictable in the New England area to plan ahead. We went to Vermont this past weekend and even though we booked this trip in advance, we couldn’t really plan anything at all. Before packing for the trip, I looked at the weather and it predicted rainy and foggy day on Saturday and Sunday was showing cloudy and sunny with high temps. Travel Tip – Always check the weather before you start packing.

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A Perfect dress for a BBQ

This past Sunday our friends hosted a barbecue party at their place and it was so much fun! We discovered a beautiful and tranquil scene on our way to their place. We decided to stop at that picnic area to admire it and click some pictures. The reflection of the clouds and trees in the water gave it a beautiful mirror effect.

About the look – This cute short and sleeveless dress with a low-cut neckline at back, seam at waist, and flared skirt is from HM. This dress is only for $10 and comes in 10 different prints and colors- so many options. I couldn’t pass up this deal so I bought this in white with a blue floral print and another one in black with white polka dots. I usually wear size 2 or XS but I had to size up this dress. My wedges are from Payless Shoe source; very comfortable and reasonable as well. I have linked similar wedges below.  My cross-body bag and sunglasses are from Shopper’s Stop (India) but I have linked similar styles available in the US.

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DRESS // WEDGES (SIMILAR) // BAG (SIMILAR) // SUNGLASSES( SIMILAR)

 

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An evening well spent

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DRESS // SHOES // SUNGLASSES // BELT (Similar)

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.

Stay tuned for more posts this summer!

Richa XO 

 

 

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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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FALL’in Love – Fall edition 2016

Fall/Autumn is my favorite time of the year currently because there’s very less of it that we experience in India. Now that I am in the US, I want to explore every bit of it. There are so many things about this season that I adore – Crispiness in the air, falling leaves, Change of colors, Pumpkin Spice Latte, beauty all around but Fall Fashion the most. Below are the few Fall essentials/Fall favorites of mine that I would like to show you.

Look 1 – The most common and my favorite – Plaid. If I wish, I would incorporate plaid everywhere – in home decor, scarves, coats, bags :).

Shirt – H&M

Boots- Nine west and

Bag -burgundy Satchel from Michael Kors.

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Plaid and Booties

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Look 2 –  Duster Coat 

It is an essential in your wardrobe, not just fall but you can throw it whenever it gets chillier in the summer evenings. It is very light if you have to pack it for travel. I totally love the color of this, it screams fall to me.

Top – Forever 21

White Jeans – Xpose

White sandals – Michael Kors

Duster Coat – Kazo

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Look 3 – Black leather Jacket with Blush Pink Skirt

I recently bought this beautiful Leather Jacket from Urban Outfitters. It was a bit expensive for my budget but I have waited to buy a perfect one for a long time. With the quality Urban Outfitters offer, I am sure it will last me for a very long time. See below on how I have paired it with.

Off Shoulder Black Top – H&M

Blush Pink skirt – Forever 21

Black Leather Jacket – Urban Outfitters

Blush Pink Pumps – Zara

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