Style-Delights: April 2013

April 29, 2013

Lookbook: Ikat Print Maxi Dress & Zolie Designs Necklace

I have a long time love affair with maxi dresses. I remember seeing old pictures of my mom in 70s in beautiful maxi dresses and thinking she has to be the most beautiful woman in the world! I think those images make me think of maxi dresses as the ultimate feminine dressing! I saw this ikat printed one from Willow and Clay at TJMaxx (Hey, can I say I am a Maxi-nista and a Maxxinista!) and immediately fell in love with the color and the boho print. And what do you know, it has a slit going up to the knees too!
I needed a pretty, feminine yer statement necklace to accessorize this outfit as it has a very simple neckline. This Amazonite bead necklace by Zolie Designs fit the bill perfectly! I had seen gorgeous, hand made bead jewelry by Zolie Designs on many of my favorite blogs and always loved the beautiful craftsmanship. Zolie Designs jewelry is sold in various stores as well as their Etsy store. Shop their amazing collection and be a fan of their facebook page for the latest addition.
Necklace - Zolie Designs (such a great 'look for less' for this Oscar de la Renta necklace)

These bow knot cork wedges from are made of linen like fabric that is very soft, the low heels make them perfect for all-day wear and I love the turquoise color - reminds me of  ocean, beaches and summer time! They are just $10!! (say what!!)
Shoes - My Hot Shoes (similar Here)

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April 27, 2013

Book review: Whole Nine Yards - Art Of Draping a 'Sari'

If you are from India, or have been to India, or know of the fact that there a country named India, you must be aware of the exquisite garment 'Sari' - the unofficial, national dress of India. It is a garment that is mysterious (it is not stitched, how do you wear it?), it is sexy (you can drape it to reveal the sinuous curve of your waist and the graceful sweep of your back), it is versatile (all regions and states have their own style of weave, pattern, dying styles) and it has a rich history that dates back thousands of years! This is a simple garment that can be styled in hundreds of different ways, but not all of us know how! India's premiere Sari stylist Kalpana Shah (she has styled the movie stars, corporate bigwigs and the gorgeous spreads of many fashion magazines!) shows us the different ways of style a Sari with rich photos and easy to understand, simple instructions in her latest coffee table book Whole Nine Yards. This lush and gorgeous book is a great addition to anybody's collection - whether they want to learn more about Sari, or they want to know the new, stylish ways to drape this age old Indian attire! I had the pleasure of receiving this beautiful book while I was visiting India recently and I loved every glossy page of it!! The book is a great resource for not only the women who are looking to reinvent their wardrobe by discovering the new ways to wear the same Sari, but also for those who want to learn about this garment.
 Kalpana gives a step by step details for every drape in the book! Seriously, you'll feel like you have your own Sari stylist dressing you up!!
 The famous top Bollywood actress Kalpana has styled include Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor , Deepika Padukone among many more!

Whole Nine Yards has nifty little details about the things you need to wear a Sari comfortably! Aesthetically, the book is beautiful and is a great conversation piece. You can buy Whole Nine Yards at Klipart Creations or on Amazon for $150 (or 5,999 Indian Rupees)

Do you wear Sari? If you are not from India, are you intrigued yet?:-)
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April 26, 2013

Diane von Furstenberg for Gap Kids: Limited Time Explorers Collection

What's prettier (and way cuter) than a DVF dress? A DVF dress for a little girl! Seriously, this designer-retailer collaboration thing gets exciting with every new capsule collection! Diane von Furstenberg had debuted her collection for Gap Kids in 2012 and  for her second capsule collection (for newborns upto 14 year olds), the genius designer brings colorful patterns and safari themed prints. The signature DVF wrap dress, printed denim, canvas shoes, cool sunglasses and pretty headdbands - the DVF for Gap Kids collection makes me wish I was petite so I could fit into one of the larger dresses from this limited time collection!! (What, you were thinking of that too!!)

The Diane von Furstenberg collection for Gap Kids is available in store now! I have my heart set on the yellow wrap dress for my daughter, I hope it doesn't get sold out before I can get my hands upon it!

Are you planning to buy anything from DVF for Gap Kids 2013 collection??
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April 25, 2013

Wishlist Of Pretty Things & Lorraine Tyne Jewelry Giveaway Winner

I love pretty things. I love beautiful delicate things. I love cotton candy movies (you know the ones where they show New York in its full Spring/Fall glory and none of the cigarette butts on the street or stinky subway stations at the rush hour!), I love romantic books where the guy always understands the girl's point of view and I love dressing up in a girly girl attire. What you gonna do!
Here, take a good look at some of the pretty things I have my eyes on! Then tell me I am wrong to love them!

2. T-shirt - JCrew
3. Dress - Tory Burch
4. Necklace - BaubleBar
5. Bag - Aldo
6. Shoes - Bandolino via DSW

If I may take your attention away from all the gorgeousness above please....
Here is the winner of Lorraine Tyne Jewelry Giveaway....**drum rolls**
Congratulations Leeann M!!  You win $40 giftcard to shop for your favorite pieces from Lorraine Tyne! Enjoy!
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April 24, 2013

Chicnova Giveaway (Open Internationally!)

Today I bring you an international giveaway by, the hong Kong based online store that carry fabulous chic apparel, bags, shoes and accessories. They have free shipping worldwide and their merchandise is just perfect for Spring/Summer. On trend and beautiful, Chicnova offers versatile pieces for modern woman.
Remember the sun-soaked outfit post with Spring neutrals? The colorblock tote in the outfit kinda stole the show? I you feel lucky, enter the giveaway and win the giftcard to buy this baby!!
Bag - Chicnova ($28)

Here are some of my favorite Chicnova pieces, from casual to sophisticated to feminine and downright cool and edgy! 
Go ahead, drool! And then enter the giveaway below!

I am linking up with Alison of Get Your Pretty On, see you there!
Now the giveaway! It is open internationally, they ship FREE worldwide!!
(Giveaway ends on May 4, 2013)
Good Luck!
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April 23, 2013

Style Trend: Trapezoid Bags

I can see Grace Kelly in her pleated full skirt carrying one of these in her gloved hands, or Mrs Draper (current or former) sporting them, sashaying down Madison Ave after a stylish lunch with Don! And I can see Gwen Stefani rocking her crazy cool outfit with these bags. The structured, sophisticated bags in trapezoid shape are the it bag of the moment!They are mod, they are sleek, they are timeless. Keep reading to know how they can be yours!

2. JCrew
3. DVF

Which one is your favorite here?
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April 21, 2013

Spring Brights And Black & White

Someone is obsessed with colored denim. That someone would be me. You want proof? Look at this!! What can I do, some things are just too pretty to not repeat! This coral jeans I picked up from Strawberry store (I am not sure if it is a national chain, in NYC there are a few of them) for just $13 last year! (Yes, I have an eye for good deal! Thank you!) The satin top was designed by me, tailored by Alka's Boutique in Delhi (For those living in Delhi NCR, it is a great boutique in NOIDA, that can custom tailor anything under the sun for you!!  Email me if you want more information) I loved the fabric and basket weave pattern in black and white and I knew I wanted a loose fitting blouse made out of it!
Shoes - Guess via TJMaxx,( try this very similar option from Nine West)
Earrings - InPink Jewelry

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