OOTD: Orange Skinnies Springing into Spring!

Hi lovelies,

It has been a long long time since I last posted an outfit post. I actually have accumulated quite a few posts and should be putting them up regularly. This outfit was worn a few weeks ago when I went out with my hubby and parents for lunch at Fogo De Chao. One of my fave Brazilian steakhouse. This is probably the first time I wore my orange skinnies and ever since then I have been obsessed with them! I dress slightly more conservative around my parents so I didn’t want to go over the top with showing skin. It’s a cultural thing we do out of respect for our parents don’t know how else to explain it. Anyhow given that fact this outfit will be perfect for a lunch get together in a more formal setting.

The pictures were taken at La Madeline where hubby and I later went for dessert since mom and dad had to rush off back to work. I love that place cause of their mini desserts and ah coffee that comes out  in a REAL CUP. I hate this about US, coffee is always given in to go cups well atleast where I live at.I miss Europe and middle east because of that.

Anyhow let me know what you think of the outfit and what color skinnies are you currently obsessed with?

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Belt: Target

Clutch: H&M

Jeans: Kardashian Collection – Sears (Currently in store)

Sandal: Sigrid by Dansko

Top: H&M

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I am Back!!! Leather, Metal and Snake Print!

Hi Sweeties,

Today was one of the warmest days of 2013! I was a little worried because I have been extremely sick for the past 3 days and I was scared that I might be in bed all day today instead of going out and having a ball. Thanks to my hubby who fed me pretty well the last two days and forced me to get out of bed and shower in hopes it will make feel fresher mentally. IT DID! not only I got to go out but I also recorded my new haul video!!! Sooo excited to edit and share it with you all soon this week.

I decided to wear my latest edition to my closet the H&M tweed dress. I just love how it fits on me. We still dragged along my spare wool jacket incase I feel cold or start getting sick again. I did have my moments when I felt faint but it was a beautiful day. We went to one of the oldest part of our city which is literally my backyard! I am excited because its full of antique shops, cute lil stores, coffee shops etc. We stopped by Bean Hollow and I had the best ever Chai Frappe! We also bought a humongous Cherry cheese danish to share! We took all that fun stuff to the park. Walked around and ate. After that we went to my fave burger place and I stuffed my self with some delicious food 🙂 All in all a productive day….hopefully this will not wear me out to make me sicker tomorrow…lets keep our fingers crossed.

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Boots: Dansko

Bracelet: H&M

Clutch: Snake print H&M

Dress: H&M (Currently in Store)

Leather Jacket: H&M

Watch: Guess

Outfit: Embodying my Surroundings – Mint, Winter Forrest and Fog

Hi Lovelies!

Friday was a horrible day for me. I lost my mind at work too much going on at once. Sad part about me losing my mind is that I actually had gotten good news that a new person has been hired who will be taking over their tasks next month! Which means I will officially be only doing 2 people’s job till my new supervisor learn the ropes and picks up her stuff off my plate. All the stress lead to a migraine and I decided to leave work half an hour early. And then I was disappointed in myself cause I was doing so well with my motto of being happy and not letting things get to me but honestly my desk has so much stuff on it that I can’t even put my lunch down on it 😦 I have to work harder on the stressing out thing! School is only a month away and I have signed up for two grad school classes…yah…stupid me…Always trying to be an over achiever.

Anyhow I guess someone upstairs love me enough to give us 53 degree weather in January on the East coast! And to kill stress I decided to go out to the Park by the lake with Hubby before the Ravens Games. And I specifically decided to wear this outfit cause I wanted to embody my surroundings! The trees, winter mint and water! I completely forgot to take a picture of hubby. It was interesting cause we were both dressed up to later go watch the game at a nice restaurant and one guy stopped to compliment both of us. Ah maybe we were a bit overdressed for the park? hahaha but I just wanted to walk around cause the weather so nice!

Hows the weather at where you guys living at? Is it just as crazy and unpredictable for you as it is here. We are usually freezing by this time but I was able to walk around in a mini with no stockings and I was completely fine!

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Bag: Iam

Bangle: Monet Pearls

Bracelet:  H&M

Boots: Dansko

Necklace: Fresh Water pearls from UAE

Tank: G by Guess

Skit: H&M

Top: H&M currently in store on sale price

Snake Print mixes with Faux Fur…Audrey Hepburn gloves make it Classic

Hi lovelies!

I am bouncing around lately full of energy. I am not sure if you can pick it up with my more frequent posting and all the insane things I am lately getting into like cooking a hardcore Indian Meal after a long day at work. Trust me Recipes are definitely going up this week at some point! The reason behind me being full of energy? I gave up on the concept of “I’ll do this tomorrow”. If something needs to be done its needs to be done now! No more waiting for the tomorrow that never comes. And being positive and over all happy has been going good so far in 2013! One thing to do when stressed out is to keep in perspective what you can or can’t do. Most people get overwhelmed over trying to do something unattainable or just being plain hopeless. If all else fails take a nap if possible or find therapeutic things to do. I have started kneading dough and rolling it to make breads and such cause i love the motion haha..sound silly? maybe…but it helps.

Anyhow can you Imagine I wore this outfit in 30 Fahrenheit weather? I mean I really thought this Faux fur vest wont be that warm but meanwhile my hubby froze while taking pictures of me in his jacket  I was a happy camper being all furry! I don’t know initially I had a whole different idea of how I was going to wear this fur Vest the first time but it changed last minute and I was very please with the result. I loved my adjustable gloves that can become long or short and putting jewelry on top of them reminded me of Audrey Hepburn! Timeless and Classic.

What do you all think of this outfit?

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Bag: Iam

Boots: Dankso

Bangles/Bracelets: H&M and 14kt White Gold (gifted)

Gloves: Banana Republic

Necklace: Forever 21

Skinny Jeans: H&M

Top and Cardigan: H&M (Believe it or not the the black sleeves are my Cardigan sleeves flipped over to give the top a matching contrast)

Vest: H&M

Christmas Day Outfit and Fun!

Hi Lovelies!

Hope you all had an amazing Christmas Day and prep for New Years is going as strong on your end as it is on mine…haha well I have nothing planned as of yet because we were planning to have a house party only we are moving to a new place early February and in my excitement I have plans of packing things ahead of time during my break so we have to just pick it all up and go!

This Christmas I was more excited about the presents I gave to people than the presents I received and had to open. I knew the presents I bought meant alot to me I had spent hours contemplating what each person wanted, needed and liked. Hubby and I woke up and opened the presents we gave each other. I was in dire need of a mug and he knows I love starbucks, so I got a starbucks signature mug and a furry animal hat! I wanted a cute furry hat for a long time and he found me the cutest one ever!!! I was sooooo happy! I actually have had it on all day till I got dressed to go see my family and unfortunately it was raining hard all day otherwise I would have worn it out today to the mall lol

My outfit for christmas was kind of a big confusion. Part of my family is pretty conservative and my idea of a cute christmas dress would not be appreciated by some of them lol. So I had to find something more appropriate. I decided to put on my snake print skinny jeans that I showed in my Last Haul video. I put on a sleeveless Ruffle front top and my fave Red Blazer! I had to wear Red! And I decided to semi Curl my hair. I rarely do anything to my hair other than keep it natural so it was a good surprise for most of the family lol

We ate tons of food! Spent time with my humongous family and opened more presents at my parents later! I am going to ofcourse do a video on the gifts I got as well as a few other things I have bought recently! So watch out for my new video in the next few days =D

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Blazer, Bracelets, Clutch, Necklace and Skinny Jeans from H&M

Ruffle Top from 5.7.9

Boots from Dansko

Furry Hat from American Eagle

Mug from Starbucks but ofcourse!

Loving the Mustard & Quick Trick to Winterize your Summer Dresses

Hi Lovelies!

Would you believe if I told you that alittle over a year ago my life was colorless? well atleast when it came to fashion. I would only wear dark colors other than red! Oh gosh and yellow as well as white were out of the question. I guess it has a lot to do with my cultural upbringing and talking to quite a few friends from similar backgrounds I realized how it has been beaten down in our system by society that light colors are a terrible thing for dark skinned people only as you grow older you realize that its not quite so! Actually some of my family, friends and acquaintances still have not realized this! So with this concept I present to you my mustard yellow leggings and gloves! Trust me I never imagined myself mixing with this color but I am glad I did…I cant get enough of this now! I am already thinking and raking my head on how else can I incorporate this into my closet! And then ofcourse duh it hits me earlier today how these are my school colors too! Yeah sometimes I can be really slow at picking up things possibly because my brain is like a constant land mine of thoughts one explosion after another- alot of people that personally know me will attest to this. The mustard color isn’t picked up well by the camera unfortunately.

Anyhow this outfit was worn to a quick stroll around the city where we visited a coffee shop that I had been meaning to stop by – Van Gogh Cafe and then after being unable to figure out where to eat we all hoped into my car and sped back to our trusted Sunday Night spot -Duclaws Brewery (Ah remember the land of the best lamb burgers i mentioned in a previous post?) Ofcourse reviews will shortly follow this post 🙂

The Ravens won after a tough game and I wondered if its because everytime I dress in anything other than my football jersey on a sunday the game becomes alittle tough to win – Superstitious much?

Anyway let me know what you think of the mustard yellow and are you are willing to give it a try…and if you already have please feel free to share it with me in the comments section!

QUICK CARDIGAN TRICK: I put a matching color cardigan under my cap sleeve summer dress, added some leggings/matching gloves and viola we are ready for winter!

Bag: Aldo

Bracelet: 14kt Diamond

Cardigan: H&M

Dress: H&M

Gloves and Leggings: H&M currently in store

Scarf: gift from my in-laws last year

Shoes: Dansko

Watch: Guess

Peach Sweater, Beads and Leather!

Hi Sweeties!

As December is coming around work schedule is getting more hectic at our office. I am doing alot better than last year when I was up till midnight everyday working on projects but this year I guess since this is my second admission cycle (going through the whole read, process and send out admittance letter by christmas) I have picked up my pace and haven’t been working too much from home but sometimes it is still needed hence I have been MIA on and off the blog but I promise with Thanksgiving break and Christmas break around the corner I will be posting more regularly posting 🙂

Anyhow this is the outfit I wore this past weekend when I hung out with my hubby and well earlier his bestfriend and now ofcourse mine too- Mike. We had decided to go check out a chain restaurant I heard alot of hype about Eggspectation (Will be posting the review of the restaurant tomorrow so check back) and then we were planning to head to the mall to buy Black Ops for the boys to play. I didn’t want to be overdressed because this was more of a hangout session with the boys and not just me and hubby! We came back home and decided to watch Snow White and the Huntsman and Oh gawd I am glad I was told by some of my friends when the movie first came out to not go to the theater and waste my money. The movie caused me to fall asleep on the couch only to be woken  up by the boys crying in agony of how bad the movie actually is. We decided to stop it half an hour into the movie and called it a day.

Unfortunately I am sad that the sweater’s color didnt come out right. It is more of a dark peachy blush pink (If that makes any sense lol) I had been eyeing it for the longest time at the store and finally got my hands on it. So Excited!

                                                                          

Bangles: Tri-colored Hoop Earrings worn as Bangles – Forever 21

Boots: Dansko

Clutch – Snake Print- H&M

Leather Leggings – G by Guess

Necklace: Forever 21

Top- H&M (Currently in store)

Be Edgier with a Leather Vest on a Sweater Dress

Hi dearies!

Ever since sweater dress became a part of my wardrobe few years back I eagerly wait for every fall and winter to whip out some old ones and add more new ones to my wardrobe. I have come to a realization that they are good measure of growth too lol. I remember this sweater dress used to be much longer when I bought it 2 years ago! And it has grown shorter and shorter as my body filled in. Hence I went from wearing it with no stockings to see through stocking and this year a completely dark pair one. Sweater dresses are sooo girly and chic but sometimes we want to be all hardcore in leather so why not combine the two and rock our sweater dresses in a more edgier way?

Anyhow this was the day I went roaming out and about with the hubby dearest and returned home with a deadly migraine! We visited the library in the area cause we are always interested in books of all sorts and dates to the library, barnes and noble might sound nerdy but trust me they lead to some of the awesomest discoveries and discussions! Try it out with your hubby, bf, friends, sister,brother sometimes I am sure you will find bonding over books quite thrilling!

Bag: Bebe

Boots: Dansko

Bracelets: H&M

Dress: XOXO

Leggings: H&M

Watch: Fossil

Vest (Leather): H&M currently in store in black and white (Here)

Oxblood, Burgundy and Flowered Leggings- Loving the Lana Del Rey Print

Hello Dearies!

Here is the second outfit post that I couldn’t find time to post thanks to Ms. Sandy the Hurricane. But I am going to be wearing the same outfit today to reminisces the pretty fall leaves before they got trampled and brutally thrown around. Wore this outfit to work with a long duster sweater to make it more appropriate. Some awesome cuties at work loved the leggings and made me blush with all their adorable compliments. We had a big discussion about H&M’s Lana Del Rey Ad campaign and I couldn’t stop urging them to go buy a pair of these leggings for close to 10 bucks!!!

Hubby and I  went to get some dinner and party decorations for halloween and I can’t tell you how many people told me they love my pants/leggings. I thought I was the only looney bin in love with this print but it only proved right that this print is to die for! Last I checked at H&M they still have these available in store, so grab a pair if you haven’t already. It will keep your Fall and Winter full of flowers and Color!

Let me know what leggings are your rocking? Feel free to leave links to outfit posts and pictures. I would love to check them out !

Bag: H&M currently in store for $29.95

Bangles: H&M currently in store for $5.95

Belt: Forever 21

Boots: Danskos

Leggings: H&M Lana Del Rey currently in store for $9.95

Necklace: H&M

Leather,Snake print and Cobalt blue all in one outfit! what more can I ask for?

Hi Lovelies,

I know it has been ages since the last time I posted an outfit post. It’s not that I haven’t been dressing up or trying to show you what trends I have been enjoying in my personal life but things have been utterly busy. From getting back from work late enough that its dark outside and utterly gloomy weather to God knows what all has been impeding me from being able to capture my fave outfit moments. Which of course is making me consider buying a new camera soon possibly a DSLR. My hubby loves photography and he has been hoping I will nod my head in approval of spending a huge chunk of money on the cannon rebel possibly a T3 or T4.

Anyway apart from all that I love love loveeeee this outfit! The most bizarre incident happened when I was wearing my leather tights at the mall. Some lady walks up to me and tells me my pants look really cool. I thanked her and then she asked me if she can feel the texture of my leather pants. I reluctantly but very politely told her sure. She got a good feel of my knee and declared to her lady friend that these pants are really cool. That ensued a discussion on where I got them from. I gave this key piece of information , she walked off all happy while I just sat their wondering did this just really happen to me? Well I guess I’ll take that as a compliment 🙂 I love my new Cobalt Blue shirt and of course the snakeprint clutch!!!! Gosh I can just live in this outfit 🙂

Bracelets: Diamond 14kt White Gold Bangle,

                                                   Snakeprint Metallics from H&M (currently in store)

Boots: Dansko

Clutch: H&M

Leather Leggings: G by Guess

Necklace: H&M

Top: Sheer Cobalt Blue from H&M (Currently in store)

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