First love affair + a Giveaway

A big thank you to Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser for sponsoring this post. All opinions & pictures are mine. #NauticaforDad #CollectiveBias

LovePlayingDressup_Nautica_Fathers_Day_OOTD-6Nautica Life Giftset from Macy’s, wearing : ripped jeans, crochet skirt – similar here & here , top – sold out but similar

We have a secret love affair” – dad announced in the bon-voyage speech he gave at my farewell party when I was leaving for grad school. “Even if we don’t tell that to each other often – we know our love stronger than anything ever”.  A man of few words & he always finds the right things to say.  But isnt it true that a father is the first man in a girl’s life and he sets the standards for the men moving forward?  As a little girl, I remember seeing dad in action with his clients, the respect he commanded, the examples he sets for his staff and how he always made it clear that family is his number one priority – it was then that I declared to my teacher – I want to be like

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Under $100 Summer Sandal Shopping Guide + a HUGE Giveaway

LovePlayingDressup_UKIES_GIVEAWAY_fashionblog_bostonblogger_summershoesI don’t know about you, but I have been dying to dust off my sandals and get some sun to my Vitamin-D deprived feet. This summer, let’s add color to our lives including some to our feet=)) I have rounded some of my favorite footwear pieces below, that would be perfect for all occasions without stretching the wallet! Now that’s the kind of shoe that definitely fits, isn’t it? =))

To sweeten your shoe lusting experience – I have partnered with UKIES to bring you a chance to win a shoe of your choice. That’s right! You can win ANY shoe

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How to wear a midi-skirt & a Giveaway

LovePlayingDressup_NehaGandhi_red_floral_skirt-1Being such a major skirts girl ( is that a word? ) – its odd that I have never actually tried a midi skirt before. I guess it’s because of my petite frame ( aka shortest person in the room always! ) and for the fear of getting drowned in the fabric and looking ahem…even shorter. But if there’s one thing I have learnt about fashion, styling ( and life per say) – with a few hacks & tricks –  there’s nothing like a “not gonna work for me” =))

Here are some tricks to rock a midi skirt that will hopefully help you own the look with confidence.

1. Focus on the length – having the hem of the skirt fall just slightly below the knee will give it an illusion of length. 

2. Shoe game is the key – Go for  neutral colors such as white or nude. Strappy sandals are the safest.

3. Make it high-waisted – This is my favorite trick with skirts ( even the pencil kinds ). Adds an air of sophistication and makes your legs look taller. ( yes – I have a book of short girl tricks to look tall =)) )

4. Accessorize – Accessories can really make a huge difference in amping up any outfit. Big sunnies – like this one (only $34 and free shipping!)  or a statement necklace ( enter giveaway to win )

5. Own it – If you are confident that the look is working on you – I dare anyone to feel otherwise ! They know it when you own it =) xo – Neha

LovePlayingDressup_NehaGandhi_red_floral_skirt-6 LovePlayingDressup_NehaGandhi_red_floral_skirt-10LovePlayingDressup_NehaGandhi_red_floral_skirt-1-3LovePlayingDressup_NehaGandhi_red_floral_skirt-8LovePlayingDressup_NehaGandhi_red_floral_skirt-5 LovePlayingDressup_NehaGandhi_red_floral_skirt-12LovePlayingDressup_NehaGandhi_red_floral_skirt-1-2P.Kid Chicks skirt – c/o, Carolee necklace – c/o, White pumps, Steve Madden sunnies ( on sale – $38) , Gucci bag

 You can win the Carolee Necklace by entering the giveaway below. I’ll announce the winner next Friday ( 5/1) . Good luck =))


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