On Trend Gladiator Sandals

Wouldn’t it be great if we could get a memo of the fashion trends that are going to make a come back after a few years ? 

Had my mom known during her college days ,that her palazzo pants trend would complete the cycle and become hot every 5-6 years, I would be proudly donning them today with my crop tops  My point being – I would love to get a trend forecasting app on my iPhone or a flyer along with my fashion magazines in the mail –  explicitly listing out when is what going to go in and out of fashion and come back exactly after how many fall-spring or resort collections later ! That would save us from the pain of having to discard our beloved pieces JUST because there’s no place and because its out of fashion !

Take the gladiator sandals for example – about 5 years back I think , I owned 3 pairs of these Roman empiresque strappy sandals. They were at that time , very slow in catching up with fashion and soon fizzled out.
But this time in the Spring runway collections, these were showcased with great pomp and brought to limelight with quite a bang.

Celebrities have taken this fashion foot trend fairly forward and they are this year becoming quite the rage.
These can be a little tricky to pull off if paired with the wrong outfit. But , the higher these are – the lesser the chances of going wrong. They actually make the legs look longer and slender. Pair with shorts, skater dresses or your minis – and they will most definitely make a statement !!

Here are few of my picks and I intend to restock a couple of these back in my shoe closet 🙂

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One Month Blog Anniversary & A Fabulous Giveaway !!

It was the perfect weekend  ! On Friday – my man planned a wonderful date night at a Mexican restaurant by the Boston harbor and took me shopping next morning ! Post that, we went for an impromptu massage – I need to get more of those in my life!

Later that evening, a couple of us close friends went dancing. Seriously , what more does a girl need ? 🙂

Its usually the outfit that comes first and then the accessories that I pick to merchandise it up !

In this case – it was al contrario ! A beautiful pair of earrings from Lotus Blossom Design  influenced the rest of my outfit.
Pairing of gold with the orange simply launches the look from fun to fab ! I picked this  single-tone dress that gave me a canvas to paint with so many gold gongs .

Hope all of you had a wonderful weekend as well.

To celebrate the blog’s one month anniversary  – I have a fabulous giveaway for you sponsored by the very generous folks at Lotus Blossom Design They have an amazing collection that is SO AFFORDABLE ! Win a $35 gift card towards your purchase by entering the raffle !

(Raffle open to US readers only – ofcourse if you are outside you can gift your giftcard to your friend living in the US 🙂 )

To enter the giveaway:

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Fall Essentials – On a Budget !!

When I woke up this morning, I felt the crispness in the air. I looked out to see if the leaves had already started falling & unconsciously reached out for my comforter –  it definitely was a sign of the fall taking over my beloved summer 🙁

However, when the seasons change, they bring the prospect of changing wardrobes and I always seem to find enough solace in that – that there’ll be more reasons to shop! 🙂

Some Fall Must-Haves that I plan to bring to my closet – best part – all under $50 🙂

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Skirting around in the SKORT

This cute little confused outfit  (am I a skirt – or a pair of shorts ),known as the skort –  as ridiculous as the name sounds, is more like a fashion invention !
Not really sure about the brains behind this design – may be it was  “business in the front , carefree comfort in the back”:)

I first spotted these in the  Zara store at Heathrow airport and loved the architectural design.They had this sophisticated and flirty vibe and I absolutely had to get my hands on them !  
Pair them with baggy sweaters or chiffon tops. Don a blazer or a worn-down leather jacket – pretty sure they were made keeping own-any-look in mind ! 

Dont forget that smile 🙂 It goes with everything !!

Urban Outfitters Polka Shirt ( On sale in the stores ) , Zara Skorts , Asos Booties , Gucci messenger , Prada sunglasses,Forever 21 cuff – similar

Hope everyone is having a great week!! 

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