Flowers are one of the most short-lived tokens of affection (aside from a box of fine Belgian chocolates.) As a couple we’ve decided that everyday gestures of affection don’t need to carry an unnecessary end to life. So in my world, flowers are even more special, because they are an occasion-only gift. When my fiance does surprise me with a bouquet, I like to find ways to keep the bouquet and its memory living long after the vase-phase, in a way that’s more than just your mom’s potpourri. Enter my first DIY: How to Save Flowers post. Continue reading
My recent trip to Iceland was filled with many firsts: traveling as an engaged couple, seeing the northern lights, driving through a volcano-side river, and eating foods like shark and whale, etc. Adventures one could write a story book about. Getting lost in the experience of Iceland is easy. But every experience in Iceland is rooted in the country’s natural beauty. Among all the firsts, my trip also had a very unexpected “second-first”:
my first fur coat my first, secondhand, fur coat. Continue reading
Today many of us are struggling to find our new context in the world. We are being pushed to reconsider our culture, religion, social beliefs and roots. But, we do not need to reconsider the good that we are. We just need to further embrace it. The first step for me, is doing it through fashion. Continue reading
My holidays kicked off last weekend with a stroll through the Bryant Park Winter Village in New York City. Surrounded by charming art shops and Trump protests, my outfit had to be chic yet on-the-go-ready. This holiday season I am giving away a pair of No Nonsense jean leggings, like the ones I am wearing here, with a few tips on How to Wear White in Winter. Continue reading
Life, nor fashion, should be faced with a confidence crutch, nor a style safety blanket. Fall is a time when the leaves change color. When trends are predicted. And when elections are decided. In a city that sees so much change, it’s a wonder that key style pieces are worn year after year, with little update. Since the beige trench coat is DC’s go-to fall item, here are 5 Unique Trench Coat Ideas. Don’t be beige in a crowd of beige. Continue reading
As the days get shorter there is a little less time for everything. Fall fashion is when day to night outfits take over – from office wear to date night outfits. And tribal print is the perfect transition into a deeper, darker feel. Continue reading
#FashionRule: #OfficeWear should have just 3 to 4 colors
DC blurs all sorts of lines. Your obsession becomes your career (politics, PR, fashion etc.) Your career becomes your social life. And your private and public image become interchangeable. That’s why you must always dress to impress. In this town, going from day-to-night means, means seeing the sunset with your work phone in tow. Continue reading
If you’re a New Yorker in DC, these days, you find yourself craving a win. Whether its for the Yankees or for common sense on the issues. But just like a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning or a side walk run-in with former Congressman Eric Cantor, you can’t predict when your wins and losses will come. All you can do is dress up, and show up.
I am a daydreamer. Since full time work and graduate school started two years ago, I am always daydreaming about escaping to a beach to hit my “RESET” button. It’s second nature to me now (queue Dean Martin.) But dressing for the beach can be tricky, especially when you are an Indian-Muslim blogger. Continue reading
I am a first generation American who has been blessed to visit my parents’ home country of India twice in my lifetime. While I often blog about the perfect Prada pump or styling myself for the opera, the truth is, my family comes from a place that is much more beautiful than any material thing. Years of dreaming, believing, and working hard, has grown our roots in the USA strong but our roots from India much too far.
On my last trip to India, at the tender age of eighteen, I returned to the village of my grandfather’s farm in Gujarat. As I walked through our generations-old corn grove, one hand touching the plants as they do in the movies, I heard stories I’ll never forget. Continue reading