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
*Free Code Inside*
Running to meetings. Crushing deadlines. Going to classes. As much as I love shopping, sometimes there just isn’t enough time in the day to indulge in retail therapy. Enter Rocksbox. Continue reading
Spring time in Washington, DC is about as fickle as Donald Trump’s position on abortion. While there seems to no longer be a transition from an election year to a non-election year, at least we have transition fashion. I mean, if I am going to spend a heated summer arguing about why women support candidates who are anti-women, I at least want my wardrobe to be cool and crisp. Continue reading
One of my favorite things about living in Washington, DC is the wonderful weekend getaways and day trips nearby that can fill up an entire season. In just an hour or two, one can be on a local beach, in a fox village, or in a boating town. This year I promised myself I’d seek out new destinations, new experiences, and new perspectives in the same world. Which brings us to Havre de Grace. Continue reading
Green is a color that has to be carefully curated. Best worn in a finely tailored or selected statement piece. This, my friends, is your fine line between human and leprechaun. Continue reading
Going to the ballet. Has there ever been a better reason to get dolled up? I don’t think so. When I heard the New York Ballet was coming to the Kennedy Center, I knew I had to pull a fresh New York piece out of my closet for a night out in DC. So I experimented with a midi skirt for the first time. This is how to style a midi skirt. Continue reading
You won’t find a girl who is more “city” than me. But even this New Yorker in DC appreciates a change of scenery. So I packed my favorite garments and headed for a romantic cabin in Luray, Virginia. This post is all about how to wear a maxi skirt, in the city – or in the fields. Continue reading
What I love about Valentine’s Day is that it is a holiday that lets you dress up like a gorgeous glam adult. Not a Christmas elf. Not an Easter bunny. Not a Thanksgiving turkey. Continue reading