Vibrant Print

A friend of mine got married this past weekend in Napa Valley.  She had a beautiful Indian wedding ceremony and a lot of the female guests (outside of the immediate family) were dressed in saris.  To emulate the same festive and colorful feeling, I wore this maxi skirt in a mustard yellow and royal blue pattern.  It was a random find I discovered during a weekend stroll through Eastern Market.  I loved the vibrant print and volume and thought it would be perfect for the occasion. Continue reading “Vibrant Print”

My Obsession With Stripes

At the last count, I think I own about six or seven striped tops and dresses. Stripes have become my go-to pattern and I can always spot enough variation to justify the purchase of a new piece. The newest one is from J. Crew and incredibly soft and warm.  So far, I have worn it with a blazer for work, with jeans on the weekend, and most recently with a skirt for family photos (A approves!). Continue reading “My Obsession With Stripes”

2014 Outfit Round-Up

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This is such a cliche, but time really flies when you are having fun. This year has been especially busy with a new role at work to start off the year and a new baby to end it. Through it all, personal style was my drishti in times of stress. While taking a look back at my outfits from this year, I picked out a few of my favorites. I predict these style elements make a repeat appearance in 2015. Continue reading “2014 Outfit Round-Up”

Laced Up

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I have really been drawn to lace lately and was dying to find a lace dress to wear for work and play. Versatility is key given that my current wardrobe is on a time limit. This Isabella Oliver dress is perfect with a blazer or leather jacket. I wore it solo for my baby shower and will top it with a sweater when it gets colder. Continue reading “Laced Up”

Tulip Dress

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I have discovered the perfect dress and it comes in the form of Hatch’s tulip dress.  It tapers out and then back in at the hem, creating a draped/blousey effect that would look great on any figure.  I used to have this mental block about wearing anything “maternity”, I mean why would I *seek* out maternity wear if I wasn’t expecting?  I think it was even a commandment on What Not To Wear, “Thou shalt not wear pregnancy clothing when not pregnant”.   Continue reading “Tulip Dress”

Trench Coat Dress

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Lately, the weather in DC has been pretty mild. I decided to take advantage of the good fortune and take my new trench coat dress out for a spin. I love the little details like the flap in the back, front pockets, and rolled up sleeves. It gives a little menswear touch to an otherwise feminine silhouette. Continue reading “Trench Coat Dress”

Ombre

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I find that dressing in the Summer is much easier than any other season.  When else are we allowed to wear just bolts of amorphous fabric? There are a lot of flowy dresses out there but not all are created equal. To keep from looking like a potato sack, find dresses with some pattern and interesting detail. Continue reading “Ombre”

Yet Another Jumpsuit

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It’s official, I am addicted to jumpsuits. After sporting quite a few edgy looks, I thought I would soften things up with this soft pink jumpsuit by D. Ra. What I love about this particular style is its loose and flowy design making it look more like a dress than pants.   Continue reading “Yet Another Jumpsuit”

Flowy

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Summer time means maxi dresses and Tibi makes one of my favorite flowy maxis.  I have been drooling over this open back style ever since I first laid eyes on it a couple of years ago, but given the high price tag and the fact it was sold out, I thought it would only be a figment of my fashion imagination. Continue reading “Flowy”

Fit and Flare

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I think back to my first year out of college, buying items for the office based on price and what I *thought* was expected of my wardrobe and ended up looking like…well, a collage graduate. If I were to give advice to my 22 year-old self and to those now entering the workforce, it would be to focus on fabric and fit. Continue reading “Fit and Flare”