This post is going to be a big one only because I have a lot to say about she inside or well now shein.com I have been looking at Sheinside for a very long time maybe over a year and a half now. I was skeptical about the whole process of ordering from China. And then there were the horror stories circulating all over the web, when you look up their reviews. I finally caved in and decided to order! I ordered 3 dresses which believe it or not arrived in 5 days minus one which ran out of stock. Yes I understand that hiccups happen. Some other big brands have ran out of stock on me before so hey…it happens to all of them. They were nice enough to ask me if I’d like my money returned or if I’d like to exchange for something else. I took my sweet time and finally picked this beautiful butterfly dress pictured below. There was a price difference…and they were sweet enough to write it off! Needless to say they are my new fave online shopping destination and with the prices who wouldn’t shop there?
I wore this dress out and about in Old Towne area of Alexandria. The town has a quiet and beautiful feel. Tons of small business stores, yummy restaurants and bars and a waterfront. I go there with my husband a lot when I need to clear my hand and just relax. The weather has been off lately and it has been pouring a lot. So we always have to be prepped with umbrellas or run for shelter in a restaurant. Please don’t mind my hair if it appears too poufy, it was all thanks to the humidity and rain that day.
By the way dress is very unique. It has layer of satin with butterflies on it and then the top layer is organza which has the same butterfly print. As you move, the butterflies come to life! In almost a 3d fashion! I love love love this dress!
Let me know what you think and if you have ever shopped at Shein.com (PS THIS IS NOT A PAID POST AT ALL! I AM JUST REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS STORE :) )
Dress: She inside
Shoes: Bernie Mev
Bag: The Limited
I know I have had a long break but I can explain and I might need a few posts to catch you all up. But to summarize. I have officially moved out of Maryland and into VA (bordering DC) as of February. Somehow my hope of having more time with less commute to work turned rough and I first ended up getting severely sick for about a month and a half and then ended up with carpel tunnel, sprained ankle, a hurt knee and a hurt elbow…haha it wasn’t fun. It was pretty depressing but I am mostly fixed. I am currently thriving in hand splints that I have to wear all day but I can take them off if I am planning to relax and not use my hands. Another 6 weeks of physical therapy should have me all fixed…phew! But here I am finally..stronger than you guys last remembered me! haha
Soooooooo I have missed each and ever one of you. For those of you who reached out to me thank you for checking on me and I tried to respond the best I could with messed up hands.
Okay lets dive into my 4th of July! Weather here in DC/VA has been pretty erratic! It has been randomly pouring like cats and dogs when it isn’t even forecasted but we knew Saturday was going to be wet and humid. After a back and forth discussion we decided to go out. We had just gotten to the National Mall when it started to rain. We took refuge in one of the galleries where my husband spent time taking pictures. Photographers find beauty in everything. Since it continued to pour we decided to head to our fave Happy Hour at Las Tasca. By the time we got out the clouds had parted. I did meet some cool people that day at the Happy Hour as well as when we sat down at National Mall waiting for the fireworks. You get to meet tons of cool out of towners on days like these.
I wore ofcourse a red white and blue outfit. Since it was hot wet and humid, I kept my outfit flowy and cool. The top is actually a hi low top. The front is the length of the regular tank top but the back goes all the way down to your knees. I decided to roll it up and tie it in the back as a bow, to keep it airy. As you can see the humidity got to my hair pretty fast but oh well….we can do it all for being patriotic. Let me know how you spent your 4th of July and feel free to share links and images of your 4th of July outfit down below in the comments!
Lace Skirt: H&M
Multicolored Flats: Payless
Satchel Bag: The Limited
Christmas is around the corner and we are looking forward to dressing up and looking pretty. For me achieving curly hair has been impossible till I got my hands on the Kiss Instawave! My hair even with hairspray will loose the curls in a few minutes to hours but I when I tried the instawave my curls lasted not only all day but were still in my hair after a good night’s sleep and I didn’t even use hairspray on it! Check out my youtube video for full review of Instawave and how easy it is to use it. Then check out Kiss Instwave’s website:http://www.kissinstawave.com/and order one for yourself or any girl in your life that needs long lasting beautiful curls :)
The weather was so lovely this weekend! I had walked out with a jacket thinking I would hide my beautiful dress in it all day but the moment we landed out of the car into the city, I felt like the coat needed to go. I am not going to take credit for buying this dress of my own accord. I bought the sibling of this dress in red lace and had completely ignored this one. My husband later found it and really wanted me to try it on. I think its something about the fabric. The soft silkiness of it. When I touched the material I was almost like I am in heaveeeenn. The moment I put the dress on the fitting room. I had to admit, I guess my husband knows how to dress a woman sometimes better than I do haha. Btw they brought a new print out in this dress for a really LOW price compared to the one I am wearing, same material and everything. Only thing is it doesnt work on my skin tone. I am sharing the link to that dress at the bottom of the page with info of my dress. Feel free to check that one out as well.
Oh and what is it that you see on my feet? A PAIR OF RIDING BOOTS!! Those of you that have stuck around with me from the early days of my blog know that I was living in medicated shoes, then progressed to dansko and last year started wearing flats with custom orthotics in them. I had been looking for a pair for boots for a whole year that would fit my orthotics and keep my feet from plunging back into pain. The want became a necessity with my work commute on public transport 3 hours each day. My flats were getting soaked with water and my orthotics were begging to fall apart. My mom pushed me to go Macys and look at their boots selection. She wanted to buy me a pair for my birthday. She knew if she wont force me, I’d keep stalling on this process. After several boots got stuck on my feet and wanting to give up hope…I found this perfect pair. Although my bday isn’t here yet..my mom wanted me to take these home with me as it has been chilly and rainy pretty often lately. The very next day it poured cats and dogs. As I got off the train and walked my 10 minute walk to my car. I called my mom like a 10 year old me would…all giddy and hyper, I wanted to thank her for these boots. She laughed but I kept trying to tell her how much this pair of boot means to me! It not only helps me stay warm and dry but it shows me progress. Progress from the person who I was 4 years ago sitting on the couch depressed and in pain, barely able to walk. I don’t know if I will ever be able to wear heels again like I used to but you know what? for right now…I am very content.
Dress: H&M (here and exact same dress in different print & lower price)
Boots: INC (Here)
Bag: The Limited
Life is just getting busier and busier on my end. My work day is getting extensively long with several crazy work projects currently on my plate. I am hoping this job will really make me push the boundaries of having to make decisions. I like being the voice of reason as an IT person. I tell people their options what is good and bad…then suggest solutions. I don’t like to sign my name off on these decisions…but now? I have to. So I am learning to be a bit more comfortable with it. I am also launching my self improvement before my birthday this November. I have over time become so lost in the world and drifted so far away from the girl that I knew and used to like being. When some turmoil happens in the world, I used to get upset and cry…now? Now I get mad…it’s one thing to spread awareness, its another to feel angry. I’d rather cry and try to change the world than be mad and change the world. You don’t put negative in the world when trying to eliminate it …kind of sounds stupid.
So…this year, I am going to take myself back from where I came, be the nice polite girl I used to be. Change needs to be mental, emotional and ofcourse physical. I am trying to squeeze gym time in the 3 hours I get each night before bed, it is really tough because I can’t work out after eating and by the time I get home, I am starving. But when there is a will there is a way.
Now to the outfit. I saw this top online at H&M website as a part of their Studio Fall and Winter 2014 collection. It never arrived in my local stores by where I live unfortunately. But I was too scared to buy the top online. It oddly started at a size 6 and I am a size 2 or a 4 depending on what the material is. Lo and behold before I could even think, it was sold out in 2 hours! Well…womp womp womp. But the following weekend I was hanging out with Hubby and his bestfriend in DC…and decided to check out a store in DC. Wellllll there was this top staring at me in the face and one size 6 was smiling at me. I tried it on and somehow it fits! And fits beautifully. Soooo it came home with me. I was going to wait till November to wear it on my birthday with something flowy at the bottom but I know its going to be cold then. It is always harder to picture such items in winter cause you don’t want to die of pneumonia outside! Let me know what you guys think?
Top: H&M Studio AW 14
Pencil Skirt: H&M
Studded Flats: Kenneth Cole
Pearl Bangle: Gifted
Watch: G by Guess
I am officially working really hard to become the best me by my birthday this year. The best me I can be mentally and physically. As well as revert back to some of the good habits I used to have growing up. I will be talking a lot more about this in coming posts but with that said I will try to be the best blogger in the coming weeks as well. I still remember the time when I could do it all. When time and the length of my to do list didn’t matter. I took chores with a smile on my face and took pride in finishing them. I still remember friends asking how do I manage to hold 3 jobs and take 21 credits most semesters and now? sigh don’t even ask me what I am doing right now. I mean to some people I am still one of the busiest person around but I have known myself as a busier person and I’d like to be that busy cheerful person again.
Anyway enough of all this for now. Here is what I wore on Labor Day weekend. I seem to be enjoying DC a tad bit too much and keep getting drawn to it even on my days off. I have also gotten soooo used to just walking everywhere. Starting the new job I had this major fear of public transport and being stranded and now? I can just walk where I have to go instead, and then find back up options. Keeps one healthy and strong as well. Sooo we ended up in DC again and I took my hubby to Burger, Tap and shake, their burgers are delicious! And I will proclaim that they have the best onion rings I HAVE EVER HAD! The batter is delicious and the onions don’t get pulled out of the batter when you try to eat them. PERFECTION.
Anyway lately I have been on a streak of trying to find LONGER dresses and skirts and things that can be worn to work and still be cool and sexy enough to be worn out. This dress is a perfect example of such an outfit. It is floral but is neutral enough to be worn through out Fall and winter (like I care about that? I wear whatever colors I want through out the year because what works for you…should never be put away for next season). The dress is one of the million dresses I have bought that I am planning to shoot in a :work to night out” haul video. Unfortunately last time I was shooting my camera died midway so I have to finish recording the rest. Trust me I have been hard at work for you guys! The quality of the pictures got a bit pixelated because my hubby was trying out the new DSLR lens we bought. And they looked perfect on the small DSLR screen but when we pulled them up on the computer…I was thoroughly disappointed but the pictures from the next day with the right setting seems to have come out perfect which I would be posting soon as well. How was your labor day? and what did you wear?
Bag: The Limited (Similar in a different color)
Flats: Kenneth Cole
As I put this post up, I have a confession to make: I am a crop top addict. I have been living in them nonstop for the last few weeks. I think I have also accumulated a trillion of them. And my husband isn’t of any help either when it comes to this addiction. He himself at several occasions came home with a handful of them for me to try and keep. I know come winter time I will have to remedy this addiction. My second addiction also came out of nowhere. I hated stripes! yes I said it I hated stripes. I would always wonder who wants to buy these but this year as the stripes hit everywhere, I have become a big fan of them especially the typical black and white one! so simple yet there is so much you can do to upgrade it. Now lets take the skirt for this example! I first saw this h&m skirt on the website and I awaited its arrival eagerly….only to find out it will never make it to the stores in our state. I called all 3 stores near me and no one had seen the skirt. The skirt was sold out online except in size 2. SCORE i thought only catch- lately I have been in between 2 and 4 size at H&M….sometimes I fit a 2 and other times a 4. I mustered up courage and placed my first ever online clothing order. By the time I placed the ordered I had already looked for the skirt for over a month. All of a sudden it was spotted in a nearby mall and I decided to just try it on. WHOOPS i cant fit a 2! I decided to buy the 4….only to come home and realize I placed the 4 back on the rack and brought home another 2! Finally after owning two of these skirts and having to return them with my size not available in the store anymore, I finally spotted a 4 again online on the website! I immediately ordered it and thankfully this time everything worked out beautifully. I love the skirt and everyone who has heard about the fiasco of this story agreed that it was worth the drama. I mean girls who have heavier bottoms (aka me) just dont fit right in skater skirts and dresses. There is no twirling room but this skirt is perfect for our body type. So i had to have it! Unfortunately couple other family requested I find this for them only….well the skirt is nowhere to be found anymore to everyone’s disappointment.
Let me know what you think about it- was it worth the hassle?
Crop Top: H&M
Skater Skirt: H&M
Dome Satchel: The Limited (currently in store)
The weather here on east coast is still playing mind games. We are still living in 50 degree days with one or two sporadic 68 degree days. I have officially quit the part time job in hopes that it will give me more time to do other things such as REST lol. It did get a bit overwhelming with a full time job and pursuing my masters degree. I would have kept it if only they weren’t making me close every single weekend till 12 in the night knowing I have to be at work the Monday morning.
Anyway this is the scuba skater skirt that Miranda Kerr was wearing in the H&M ad. When I set my eyes on the skirt online I knew I have to have it once it hit the stores. Luckily I got there just in time to snag my skirt. It was only a cheap 14 bucks too. I love the weight of the skirt because it is definitely made of thick material and can be worn in cold weather with some stocking or leggings. I always try to look and see how others are wearing the items I am buying and I was pretty disappointed to see that most people who bought this skirt wore it exactly how Miranda Kerr wore it in the ad with a soft white blouse. I wanted to be creative, I came up with the cute look which is ofcourse what I am wearing in the picture below and several more sophisticated looks which I will be picturing the rest of the summer so check back for those look. Let me know how are you holding up in this crazy bipolar weather?
Bag: The Limited (available here)
Crop top: H&M
Here is a trend that continues on this spring – The denim trend. You can wear denim as a shirt, a skirt, a dress and whatever else your heart desires this year. I had also been looking for some leather striped leggings or pants but most of the ones I had seen were over 60 dollars for the quality I was looking for. I finally found these ones on sale for a low price of 10 dollars! They were originally marked for about 80 dollars so I greatly appreciated the sale price. I know this coming spring I will be wearing them with crop tops but right now the spring weather is still pretty chilly and cold on the east coast so I am wearing it with warmer full sleeves shirt.
I have started a small collection of lipsticks now because I used to only wear lip glosses. So I am thinking this is my first set of blog pictures where I am wearing lipstick. I actually like it on me. Till last year I thought lipstick was a bit too much for my face but it has grown on me this year.
Tell me about what are things that you thought you wouldnt but then later realized how great they look on you or how easy they make your life?
Denim top: H&M
Cuffs: BCBG and B.P
Leather Stripped Jeggings: Kenneth Cole
Hi sweeties, Here is a quick outfit post from this past Saturday. My bestfriend got married and her family threw a reception dinner. The real wedding date is supposed to be next year so I am super thrilled to be a part of the whole planning. I was not sure what I should wear to the dinner because I wanted to keep it appropriate but still not look very simple or causal. I finally fell on my one piece jumper suit I had bought from H&M a few years back. I hadn’t even worn it till last year because I had gained a bit of weight since I bought it due to foot issues leading to inactivity. It was a beautiful dinner and I loved all the traditional things they did that I am not accustomed to in my culture. I wish we would incorporate some of those in ours. Maybe I will do that for my kids when they grow old and are getting married.
I wish my bestfriend and her sweet baby good luck and a very happy and merry wedded life!
Let me know what you think of my wedding dinner outfit?
Me, the Bride and the Groom!
One piece jumper: H&M
Pearl Bracelet: Hanora
Pearl Necklace: bought in U.A.E
Clutch: The limited