Polka & Leather

I got this faux leather sheath dress from forever21 last year – but dint take it out much. This summer , when every thing leather in the world has been calling out my name, I couldn’t not bring this dress out.

I wore this dress to work and softened the look with a  polka blazer. Polka is so feminine and chic and sometimes I am such a girly girl – that I am easily drawn to even the slightest dash of polka. I love how the cute polka dots complement the don’t-mess-with-me-vibe of the black leather. I got this blazer and necklace from Forever21 as well – seriously what would I do without that store 🙂

These are my absolute favorite fall shoes – but I had to pair the white with the black on this gorgeous day and make this my yin-yan outfit !!

Now the bag , that actually belongs to my hubs – but don’t you think it really looks good on me 🙂
( The guy very cutely and quietly  keeps it out on the couch every once in a while so I can take it to work ..awww  <3)

Forever21 Sheath dress (similar herehere & here) , Forever21 Blazer ( similar ) , Forever21 necklace (similar ), Alice&Olivia heels (similar ), Burberry Messenger bag , Eiffel tower ring

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Massachusetts Tax Free Weekend – Wish List

While some count the days to their birthdays, anniversaries or upcoming vacations – I can hardly wait for the MA tax free weekend. Infact, I block off the weekend months in advance & dedicate the day to playing my role as a good citizen. This is when I do my bit for the betterment of my state 🙂

This year, I have wayyy too many items on my wish list – some that I absolutely NEED and have been waiting for so desperately. And some I clearly cant afford – BUT a girl can dream, right? 🙂 

Note to self : There’ll always be something that you’ll want  – but stick to your budget – it gets painfully tempting! 🙁

Here are some of the things on my lust-slash-wish-slash-absoluetyneed-slash-havebeenwaitingforsincesolong-tax-free-weekend-list !

The MA tax-free weekend is on the 10th & 11th of August.Most things upto $2500 will be eligible for the 6.25% sales tax exemption.  
Do you have a wish list to fulfil this weekend?
Do share – I might NEED something from your list as well 🙂

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Traditional Indian Attire

Living in Boston, I just don’t get that many opportunities to dress per my roots .
But when I do – ohh trust me !!  I REALLY love playing dressup 🙂 

This weekend, we were invited to an Indian dance recital of a very close friend’s daughter.
I picked this outfit which was tucked away at the back of my closet for more than 4 years.
( but honestly , if you only have a handful of occasions to dress traditionally, how often would you repeat an outfit anyway – right 😉 )

The unique thing about this dress is that , its a hybrid sari slash salwar-kameez slash toga.
Its got the sexiness of the Traditional Indian Sari and the convenience of a salwar-kameez and when worn without the leggings, it easily transforms into a toga – perfect for a dinner-date !
Another reason I love it – its self-designed 🙂

Since there was so much going on below the neck and that I wanted to show-off my jhumkis – I decided to wear my hear in a sock-bun.

The dance recital was so beautiful that it brought tears to everybody’s eyes. The show went on for about 2.5 hrs and I dint want it to end.
And it took me back to those days when I used to perform on the stage ALL the time. Hoping one day- I go back to the stage 🙂 ( Please do send positive thoughts my way for that to happen some day :))

Self-designed dress, Kundan jewelry from India , Gold embroidered clutch from India,  Audrey Brooke Pumps ( similar – here & here )

For buying Indian-inspired jewelry – AmritaSingh is one of my favorites for shopping them online in the US.

Have a great week everyone !!

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A little bit of leather …

…. And a lot of fun 🙂

I suddenly have so much leather in my closet , much much more than I’ve ever owned in all these years – combined !
Methinks that even the slightest bit of leather in an outfit, brings a certain amount of sophistication to the look. To me , it says power, cute, sass and sexy  ~ 🙂

I absolutely love buttoned shirts – they can be paired with skirts, jeans, shorts – pulled over on a cami or tucked in. 
Both the shirt & the skirt are from Nordstrom ( anniversary sale ! ) – Dont forget to check it out – just 2 more days left 🙂

Flowy leather skirt ( similar ),Rubbish workwear shirt ,
Ivnaka Trump Pumps, Forever 21 ring ( similar here & here ), silver hoop earrings , Prada Wristlet 

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