Wooden Watch Experience by JORD — Enter the Giveaway!

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PASHMINA COLLECTION: ELEGANT SUMMER STYLE

Pashmina Collection, modest style, DC fashion blogger, NYC fashion blogger, indian fashion blogger, indian blogger, summer fashion, summer style​​Summer style is a Manhattanhenge in expression. Afternoons on the town ​become leisurely alfresco suppers under dusk. Promises of adventure turn into boundaries pushed an​d​ forgotten. And sunshine deems everything complicated simple once again. In the same way, summer style is a mentality that is equal parts whimsy and​ ​decidedly happy.​ My wardrobe was infused with timeless summer this year when the Pashmina Collection reached out to collaborate for its Spring/Summer ’18 arrivals.​ ​The dresses and my wardrobe got along like star crossed lovers: belonging together naturally and better off for knowing one another. Continue reading

WHAT I WORE TO THE BALLET, SELF-CARE AND ROMANCE

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In a year of self-care, I have moved myself to see certain things as “black and white” rather than shades of grey:

  1. You can treat yourself well, materially and spiritually, without the help of others.
  2. Identify what brings you intellectual happiness and indulge in it each chance you get.
  3. Stay two steps removed from negative thoughts and savor in the positive ones.
  4. Cultivate your best qualities now to be your best self in the future. Without this crucial last step, singing along proudly to Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”  when you’re fifty is strictly off limits.

While un-complicating people and situations at the root will define my 2018, Romeo and Juliette had no such luck or mental clarity. Embodying my new black and white zen in my wardrobe, I treated myself to an afternoon at the Romeo and Juliette ballet at Lincoln Center, in this Dior-esque two tone ensemble. (Hello Step #2.) Here’s what I wore to the ballet.

24 HOURS AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: WHAT’S IN MY BAG FOR #NYFW

NYFW, NYFW 2017, NYFW street style, what i wore to nyfw, fall fashion, fall style, DC fashion blogger, NYC fashion blogger, indian fashion blogger, south asian bloggerA spontaneous 24 hour trip home to New York Fashion Week sounds romantic, exciting and adventerous – right? Not to the girl with an overflowing walk-in closet – and counting! Stepping on and off the train from Washington, D.C. with only an interlude at the runways, I wanted to travel stylishly light. So I did the impossible and traveled to NYFW with ONLY. A. PURSE. I knew you’d want proof, so here’s What’s in my bag for NYFW. Continue reading

24 HOURS AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: THE SHOWS

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ANGELMAN SYNDROME COLLECTIONS PRESENTATION & CREATIVE ARTS EVENT

Runway for a Cause

The runway attracted international designers, fashion influencers, caregivers and advocates. We were all there to raise awareness for the Angelman syndrome. Why? The Angelman syndrome is a genetic disease so rare that it affects just 200,000 people per year in the U.S. While it requires lifelong care, the lack of awareness means it is often misdiagnosed as something else, like cerebral palsy or autism. Why now? Researchers believe because of its relationship to many other disorders, finding a cure for the Angemlan syndrome will lead to cures for similar disorders, like autism and cerebral palsy. Enter: international fashion philanthropy. Continue reading

HOW TO WEAR WHITE IN WINTER | #GIVEAWAY

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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