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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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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Shein : Online shopping and Honest Review

Recently, I did some shopping from Shein for my birthday. I had seen a lace dress that was out of my budget and I found a similar dress on Shein. I wasn’t sure at first about the purchase but I decided to give it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised with their service. I received my items in less than 10 days.

Shein is an online retailer that is based in Asia. They sell inexpensive and trendy clothing and accessories. They have so much variety and if you start adding items in your cart, you cannot stop at one or two. This is not a sponsored post.

I bought the below items and this is how I styled them.

Fit –  I usually wear size “XS” but I ordered size “S” as it was the smallest size they had and measurements were same as “XS”. It fits me perfectly.

Fabric – It is a very delicate lace dress with cut out designs. I felt the gold zipper looked cheap but it’s a small detail compared to the beautiful overall look of the dress.

 

Fit – I ordered size “XS” in this dress and it runs true to size. I comes with same print sash so that you can cinch it from the waist and make a cute bow at the back.

Fabric – Fabric was soft and airy. I love how it feels on the skin, it’s perfect for the summer.

 

Some Do’s and don’ts when you shop at Shein

  • When you like something, make sure you go through the details of the item, especially size. I always avoid an outfit which says “One size”. Make sure you read the measurements for “one size” outfits, if you really want to order them.
  • I ordered these in the US so I added return insurance of $1.99 and they send you the return shipping label for free. It is cheaper and reliable form if you want to return something.
  • If you’re based outside US, make sure you check the custom duty they charge you during checkout. I think it is calculated on the weight of the package.
  • If you review their items online, they do give you points on your purchase that you can use to shop later.

I would definitely be making a purchase from shein again. Thanks for reading my post.

If you have more questions on my purchases or review, please comment down below.

Love,

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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Summer Trends of 2016

A perfect summer day is when the Sun is shining bright, the wind in my hair and my best outfit on. Although, I always seem to get confused with the styles out there; do you? So I present to you my awesome, affordable and trendy ideas that you can rock this summer too.

Trend # 1 Cold Shoulder/Off Shoulder

2016 is all about those shoulders, don’t be afraid to show yours. I bought so many off the shoulder tops/cold shoulder dresses and have so many ideas to style them. I guess I should just a separate post on this trend :P.

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Off the Shoulder Dress – Forever 21 Sneakers – Forever 21
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Off the Shoulder top – Macy’s High waisted Jeans – Aeropostale Necklace – Accessorize Shades – Provogue

Trend #2 Gladiator/Boho

Let your shoes do all the talking and Gladiator Sandals are the way to do it. Gladiators are the hottest trend this season. It can be worn with a pair of shorts, a white slip dress or the way I did it below. I bought my gladiators from Charlotte Russe and paired it with a beautiful off shoulder bohemian dress from Hollister.

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Dress – Hollister Choker – Claire’s Gladiator Sandals – Charlotte Russe Shades- Forever 21

 

Trend # 4 Crop Tops

It’s no secret that crop tops are a huge trend which is still going strong from last year. Opt for high-waist bottoms if you’re shy. Try a full sleeve crop top for little colder weather and rock the look. For a more feminine look, wear a matching bottom with it. There are no rules for wearing crop top, if you don’t want to invest in it, go for an old buttoned up shirt and DIY a crop top and give it a try. Here’s how I styled them :

 

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Lace up Suede Crop top – Forever 21 Jeans – Aeropostale Peep Toes – Steve Madden

Trend # 5 Slip Dress

The most comfortable yet Chic is what I call a slip dress. I bought a long slip dress which gives it a look of maxi dress.

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Slip Dress – Forever 21 Sling Blag – Stalk Buy Love Shades – Provogue

Trend # 6 Lace ups/Crochet/Scallops/Little White dress
Lace ups + little White dress equals perfect. I got this dress from Charlotte Russe and it was just so perfect. White Angelic dress along with scalloped detail on the bottom gives it a little edge. It is perfect for a beach day, a Sunday brunch or even for a date night in Summer.

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Dress – Charlotte Russe Crossbody Bag – French Connection Ankle strap flats – Charlotte Russe

Trend #7 Tie Dye
Tie Dye is back. I remember dyeing my clothes in various patterns & colors with my sisters during summer break in 90s. I see the market is full of Tie dye crop tops, tank tops, skirts, maxi dress and slip dresses. There’s a lot to choose from but here are my ideas of how you can buy a slip dress in tie dye to combine two summer trends and minimalizing your wardrobe. It looks super trendy, breezy and is also pocket friendly.

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Tie Dye Dress – Forever 21 Sneakers – Forever 21

 

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