Friday, March 30, 2012

I just can't resist the chance to risk...

Let me be honest, I've been more colorful than this, but somehow, this outfit seems way over the top with colors! (Probably because of my hubby's comment about my resemblance to a certain funny character, in this outfit)
I was actually in a dilemma- whether to publish these photographs or not??
Well, I ended up taking a chance, or should I say, 'I just couldn't resist the chance to risk!'
In my defense, as every person in this democratic world, has the right of speech, so also the right of style and I have every right to go crazy once in a while.

                                                                     What I Am Wearing:
                                            blazer, blouse, belt, necklace and shoes- Forever 21    denim- Target Mossimo Junior
                                            clutch- Tommy Hilfiger    watch- Guess    shades- Steve Madden    cuff- Kohl's

                        Thanking you                                                                    Yours fashionably

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The flared trench..

This is just another beige trench coat.
The only detail that caught my eyes was the slight flare. The flare almost makes it look like a trench dress, instead of just a coat.
Unfortunately something had to go wrong with this perfect trench coat!!
I tried on a size 4 in store and it did fit me like a glove but, by mistake, I came home with a size 6.
You must be thinking, 'what's the big deal? Just go get it exchanged !'
Well, FYI I bought it from a H&M in Chicago, 265 miles away from my home in Iowa, and there is not a single H&M here in Iowa!!  How unfair is that?
Clearly it is a little big on me and I had to fold the sleeves to make it work. But I loved it so much that I wore it anyway.
H&M, are you listening???
I do not quite understand, is it too much to ask for a woman from the corn fields to be able to shop in stores like H&M?

                                                                        What I Am Wearing:
                                                    trench coat- H&M    bag- Aldo     flats- Charlotte Russe    shades- Guess

                                   Thanking you                                                                       Yours fashionably

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Purple haze all in my eyes...

Hi everyone,
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Today's outfit is another attempt in color-blocking.
On Feb 5th 2012, when the Giants and the Patriots were busy scoring their field goals, I scored mine by purchasing this pretty purple accordion-pleated skirt online at The Limited for just $8.99 plus shipping ( they had a special discount for the Super bowl)!!
Who says girls can't have fun at the Super bowl??

                                                                    What I Am Wearing:
                              shirt- Old Navy    skirt- The Limited    belt and heels- Forever 21    purse- Younkers
                                        shades- Kenneth Cole   watch- Guess   bracelets- Charlotte Russe   ear rings and necklace- gift

                       Thanking you                                                                        Yours fashionably

Friday, March 23, 2012

'The City' calling...

I was born and brought up in a big city back in India and I totally am a city girl. But I guess change is the only thing constant in one's life and so here I am, in this country, living in a small town away from the hustle and bustle of the city- life!!

When I first came here I was absolutely mesmerized by the natural beauty of this small town, the serenity and the snow (since I came here in the winter and we never had snow in the city where I lived back in India) and the icing on the cake  was a warm welcome from some amazing friends here.

But, as they say, if it is too sweet it gets bitter, and so it happened to me.After a while, I was bored of the picture perfect scenario and had it not been for the wonderful friends ( who were like a family away from home to me) I would have been bored to death by now! I was tired of the quiet, picturesque landscape and my heart craved for some smoke and pollution, some dirt,some crowd and some noise- in one word I wanted to have my kinda' life!!

Well, lucky me, my husband and I got a golden opportunity to live in New York City for a year and oh boy!  what a city it is!! I felt like I was back home in my city, just that NYC is one hundred times bigger and busier and so much more amazing!!It  is, truly,the most amazing city in the world and I fell head over heels in love with it!!

But, alas, all good things must come to an end, and so ended my life in the city and I am back here in the mid west...It is not much of a regret on my part now as I believe in learning to love the place where you live, but any day, given me a choice, I would definitely choose city life over country!!(Honestly,country, to me, is so synonymous to vacation!)
As they say, you can take a girl out of the city, but you cannot take the city out of a girl!!  So 'THE CITY' keeps calling me, once in a while..........

                                                                   What I Am Wearing:
                                  blazer- New York & Co.    lace top- Forever21    denim- DKNY    scarf- H&M    clutch- T J Maxx
                                  shades and heels- Guess    cuff- Kohl's    ring- Charlotte Russe    necklace- F21   watch- gift

                             Thanking you                                                               Yours fashionably
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P.S.- Sorry for an enormous write up guys, I became emotional and OMG, did you notice how many phrases and idioms I've used in this post!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring spontaneity...

Spring is finally here! After all the snow, after all the cold and after all the wait, spring is finally here. I don't think any other season is so eagerly awaited as is spring. At last, it is time for some spring spontaneity!

                                                                     What I Am Wearing:
                              blouse- LOFT    skirt and clutch- New York & Co.     shoes- Nine West    watch- Guess
                                             shades- Kenneth Cole    bracelets- Charlotte Russe    necklace- F21    ring- Maurices  

                              Thanking you                                                                 Yours fashionably

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Weekend fun...

Its Saturday again, and we're off to Chicago for some  weekend fun and some St. Patrick's Day fun too with our dear friends!Hooraayyy!!


This is what I would typically wear on a day trip. It is very important to dress in layers for a short day trip to fight that evening chill on your way back home or to make yourself prepared for an unpredictable weather condition and this hooded sweater serves the purpose so well.
I would prefer cotton over any other fabric for such trips as it is soft and gentle to my skin and lets my skin breathe.
Cargo pants are comfortable and also durable enough to withstand some serious dust and dirt baths! I would keep accessories to the minimum as I don't want to ruin my favorite delicate pieces!
This duffel bag shaped satchel with a shoulder strap is ideal for such occasion as I can use it as a cross-body  whenever needed!The bag is big enough to carry some toiletries, a scarf (also for that unexpected chill), a pair of flats( if you have to walk a lot) and even an extra blouse and some undies (in case you plan to spend the night there!).
For shoes, I prefer comfy boots or booties ( for colder season) or flats. But if you are comfortable in sneakers, just go for it, as sometimes, you are allowed to compromise on style for comfort, doesn't really matter as long as you have FUN! Maybe some bright neon sneakers to add to the FUN quotient!

Here is an illustrated list of what I normally would carry in my bag:

1. A scarf
2. An extra blouse
3. PJs ( in case you plan to spend the night out) and a set of undies ( not shown in picture)

4. A pouch to carry all my toiletries and knick knacks!
5. Clinique face wash (travel size)
6. Clinique moisturiser (travel size)
7. Bath and Body Works hand sanitizer
8. Body Shop body spray
9. Johnson's baby lotion (travel size)
10. Bath and Body Works hand cream
11. Mac kajal
12. Burt's Bees lip balm
13. No7. lip gloss
14. Lancome mini make up kit
15. Contact lens solution and case
16. Medicine
17. Mouth wash
18. Neutrogena Make up removing towelettes

Not to forget a pair of flats in a shoe pouch, cell phone and a tiny point and shoot,  and some snack to nibble on- I'm all set to have loads and loads of weekend fun!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and a very happy St. Patrick's day (You must be thinking why I did not wear green toda! Well, I'm carrying a green bag instead of a complete green outfit, just to stand out in a GREEN crowd!!)

                                                                 What I Am Wearing:
                                         plaid shirt- Hollister    cargo pants- Guess    sweater- Old Navy    shades- Guess
                                         bag- Steve Madden    boots- Target Mossimo    watch- Kenneth Cole

                                Thanking you                                                                        Yours fashionably
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