Tribal print dress…

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Hi lovelies!
I hope this finds you well! I am back home from a wonderful vacation to Puerto Rico with my husband. I really feel rested and after coming home, I recognized just how much I needed that time away. I absolutely loved Puerto Rico, especially the colonial architecture and palm-lined beaches. For a weekend or a week-long getaway, “la isla del enchanto,” as it’s affectionately called by locals, is definitely a go-to destination!

On day one, we explored the historic Old San Juan and it can be summed up in a single word: colorful. With only two days to spend in OSJ, I wanted to see and do as much as possible. With the help of a lot of travel tips, I had an incredible day exploring the best of Old San Juan.
My first stop was El Castillo San Felipe del Morro, more commonly known as El Morro. Built in the 1500s as a military structure, it is one of the most picturesque destinations in all of Puerto Rico offering gorgeous views of the Caribbean. Apart from the historic value, I liked the cool sea breeze, open meadows and calmness.

Coming to my outfit, ah, I am in loooove! Tribal print motifs would surely be one of the big trends this spring/summer! I spotted this dress on Shein website and knew it would be a summer hit in my wardrobe repertoire. But I thought: “oh gosh, I won’t be able to pull that off. It’s too boho for me.” But, this is a versatile piece plus, I loved the tribal print and the vibrant color. So, I had to give it a shot. Definitely a showstopper! (And it leaves plenty of eat/drink/be merry room since it’s not cinched at the waist – YAY!). I paired it with a yellow cross body bag, my favorite  gold gladiator lace-ups and tassel earrings to give the look a little more sass. Hope you liked it.

Thank you so much for stopping by, ladies! Have a great Memorial day weekend!

Outfit details:

Dress-  Shein | Lace ups- Macy’s  | Shades- Ray Ban | Bag- Rebecca Mincoff | Earrings- Baublebar

 

Trend to try: Jumpsuit

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Hey beauties!

Happy Almost Friday! We are so close to the weekend and I’m ready for my tropical getaway to Puerto Rico this weekend for our third wedding Anniversary! Yay! 🙂

Today’s post is all about the Jumpsuit trend. Jumpsuits (and their shorter friend, the romper) are everywhere this season and promise to be both a daytime and nighttime staple for the spring and summer months. You can effortlessly create a polished outfit with just one piece and it’s perfect for a myriad of occasions. Jumpsuits have been in vogue for a few years now, and show no sign of moving out of the spotlight.

I’ve been eyeing jumpsuits the last couple months and been anxious to try one. I saw this blush one and knew it was the perfect one for my first time trying the trend. They are surprisingly more comfortable and versatile than I anticipated. Jumpsuit in fact, is a fine piece of your collection that makes your life simple and gives you tons of personality. Also, it’s the easiest piece you can ever wear and still look chic, yet you can still dress it out down by layering a top underneath or throwing a denim jacket over.
But, when you’re looking for a jumpsuit, fit is always important, which is why I’m obsessed with this one. The slim fit of the trousers to the tie waist – everything is just perfection!

Finding a perfect jumpsuit..

• The ones with the almighty belt. A belt can completely change the look of any jumper. My favorite tricks is to use a belt tied in a bow. It’s another great way to add shape while still looking stylish!

The best advice I can give, as I do with a jumpsuit, is make provisions in the fit. Going a little larger is better than ‘this is a little snug, but I’m going to lose a few pounds so I’ll get this anyway.’

• The dark color ones make you look long and lean, and emphasizes your beautiful figure instead of any problem areas.

• For ladies whose body shape is mostly straight up and down, I suggest opting for a jumpsuit with stiffer fabric, and to avoid thin, soft fabrics. Stiffer fabrics give the illusion of curves.

• Jumpsuits are the ultimate lazy girl go-to. With the all-in-one ensemble, all you need to think about are your shoes, bag, and a few carefully considered accessories.

So if you are tired of dresses and skirts and want a trendy outfit without having to put too many pieces together, jumpsuits are right for you!
Thank you for stopping by, ladies! Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

Outfit details
Jumpsuit- ASOS | Wedges- Nine West West | Shades- Karen Walker | Tote- Louis Vuitton | Lips- YSL | Bracelet= New York and Co, similar here | Watch- Michael Kors  | Chain- Bauble bar, similar here 

Irresistible Me…

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Hey beauties!

Happy Friday! 🙂 Today, I’m sharing with you my Irresistible Me Hair Extensions review on the blog. So when Irresistible Me contacted me to ask if I wanted to give their hair extensions a try, I decided to take the plunge. I was sent extensions a few weeks ago and I must say I really loved them. It was also the first time, I ever tried on extensions! And wow!!

For those of you who haven’t heard about Irresistible Me before I’ll start with quick introduction. They are a company based in NY, which specialize not only in hair extensions but also in hair tools and hair accessories. They offer three different types (sets) of hair extensions – Silky Touch, Royal Remy and Volume Vixen. You can find more information about the company and their products on their website.

What you get in the set..

The hair extensions came in a simple yet stylish black box. Everything was neatly packed and the hair was secured pretty well. No tangles whatsoever when I opened the sealed packet. My hair is a bit long already, so I chose a 24” in silky natural black. However if you haven’t worn extensions before and/or if you are planning to use them every day my advice is to choose a shorter length (20″ – 22″).

The 24 inches comes in 200 grams worth of hair, which believe me it’s more than enough. There are 10 wefts in the set – 1 piece of 4 clips, 2 pieces of 3 clips, 5 pieces of 2 clips and 2 pieces of 1 clip. This is a lot of hair and I can barely fit it all on my head(I used only 4 of them), but I love big voluminous bouncy hair! So no complaints! I love how these wefts blend in with your natural hair super effortlessly. Irresistible Me clips are relatively small but surprisingly they have really strong grip and they stayed in place. 

Quality and comfort..

The hair is 100% Remy human hair and the quality is just amazing – smooth, silky and shiny.  I love the fact that the extensions have the same thickness from the “roots” to the ends. This is something that in my opinion is very important especially for long extensions. It just looks better and it’s easier to cover the short hair.
About the comfort, to be honest, it did feel a little weird first few minutes after I clipped all the wefts – but then once I got used to it, I didn’t feel any weirdness. So, if you’re looking for extensions that feel and look natural, plus can also be styled any way you want – even with a hair curler, no less – I highly recommend Irresistible Me. You’ll love these extensions. And they ship worldwide.
Do you use extensions and which are your favorite ones? Do you have any tips and tricks for wearing extensions? Let me know in the comments below! I am always happy to hear from you! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend, ladies! 🙂

Xo,
Kavya

Outfit details:
Shirt-JC Penney | Jeans-  Vero Moda | Pumps- Charlotte Russe  |Lips- MAC

Anna Nova..

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Hey lovelies!
I hope you all had a great weekend. 🙂
So. I have to say that the number one item I’ll always be willing to save up and splurge money on is my handbag. I love hand bags. It’s something you should use over and over again, and can wear every day. I never leave the house without a trusted handbag! It’s a statement. A good handbag can really elevate your outfit and make you look classy instantly!

Today’s post is about a handbag brand called Anna Nova Australia. The Anna Nova brand was launched in the USA in January of 2015, after being a huge success in Australia. Every piece from their collection has been meticulously designed and tells a unique story through the combination of luxury fabrics, avant-garde flair and its exotic and unique designs, shown throughout their overnight bags, backpacks, handbags, hobos, totes, satchels, wallets & pouches. Each handmade piece pays homage to the beauty of the natural world through the hypnotic fusion of vivid colors in satin, cotton, canvas and weave. Do check them out on Instagram and Facebook.

I am sporting the classy “Love at sunset” handbag in this post and I’m loving this unique piece. It’s a gorgeous bag and I’m very impressed with the quality, color and design of the bag. The material is soft and the colors are beautiful. I absolutely loved the printed fabric on the bag. It’s a lovely touch to the combination of golden, ivory and shades of brown on the bag. This medium sized satchel is perfect for daily use. This bag has a distinct style which works for both day and night and it will surely make you stand out from the crowd!

Coming to my outfit. This is a trench dress  from WHBM. I loved this dress the moment I saw it on the site and I’ve been recently obsessed with it. And when I say ‘obsessed’, I mean I wear it obsessively, as a robe for a walk, as a date night outfit, as a day time outfit… you get the point. Hehe! It’s very versatile and you can layer it over denim, over culottes, or wear it as simply a dress (very flattering). Usually when I go out I conjure up a fabulous outfit to wear. With lots going on recently I have been literally deciding seconds before I head out the door. This was one such look- simple, but classy and put-together!

Thanks so much for reading loves! What do you think of the trench dress and the hand bag? Sound off in the comments below! Have a great week ahead ladies!

Xo,
Kavya

Outfit details:
Dress- WHBM | Earrings- Rocksbox | Handbag- Anna Nova Australia | Pumps- TJ Maxx(sold out), similar here | Shades- Prada

Mint love..

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Happy Monday, ladies!

Sorry I’ve been M.I.A. lately…have been going through some changes which have preoccupied most of my time for the past few days. I am hoping to have a little more time to connect with ya’ll via my IG and here on the blog. 🙂

Today I’m all about comfy, casual and cute in this Spring/ Summer floral dress from Shop The Mint. Shop the Mint is the cutest online boutique offering an array of trendy dresses, top and accessories at affordable prices. I love this boutique! When Shop The Mint contacted me about a collaboration, I was so excited to pick out a pretty dress to wear for spring and Summer! After gawking over everything in the shop, I finally chose this. I fell in love with this gorgeous off the shoulder number ” Chasing Summer” because of the flower design and ruffle detailing.

Okay, so maybe I have an obsession with off shoulders. I’m a huge fan of off shoulder anything! They are really the best! Summer is right around the corner and this adorable off shoulder dresses embraces the best of spring and summer. The floral print is a spring necessity but this off the shoulder ruffled dress has summer written all over it! Isn’t this dress so fun and pretty? I’m sure you can think of all the places you could wear this lovely number!

I accessorized this pretty mint dress with a long beaded necklace, my favorite clutch and a pair of wedges. My earrings are Kendra Scott, from my second Rocksbox subscription box. I absolutely loved my second Rockbox. I’ve already talked about Rocksbox in my previous post. Rocksbox is a monthly subscription service where you can rent fashion jewelry and they are delivered to your doorstep. All you have to do is sign up at Rocksbox.com and take a quick style survey. You get three of hand-picked designer jewelry. You can keep them for as long as you want or return them and get a new box with new pieces. Membership is $19/ month and you can use code “kavyadexoxo” want to try one month of FREE Rocksbox subscription. You can check out Rocksbox for more details.

Thank you so much for stopping by, ladies! Have a wonderful week ahead!

Xo,
Kavya

Outfit details:

Dress- Shop The Mint | Necklace- Collections by Joya | Bracelet- Collections by Joya | Earrings- Kendra Scott (Rocksbox) | Clutch- Target, similar here | Wedges- Ninewest, similar here | Watch- Michael Kors | Rings- Charlotte Russe

Off shoulder..

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Happy Friday, ladies! I am super excited that we’re nearing the weekend because days have been packed lately, and when I say packed I mean, I’ve been up until 4 am every single day. There are so many things to do and so much to organize; it’s pure madness. And all I want to do is to stay in bed and roll around like a clam all day long. Hehe!

Okay, now for this lovely outfit! My off shoulder top is by DressLink and I am in LOVE with the flirty lace and crochet details of the top. This lovely number is under $10 (insert happy dance) and you can find many more on Dress Link. Check the website out! You’ll love it.

I’ve clearly been all in on this off-shoulder trend and I can assure you my love for it will not waiver throughout this season and into summer (I’m a little…okay a lot obsessed!) I clearly have a thing for off the shoulder tops and dresses, but who doesn’t?! They are ultra-feminine, and just so perfect for spring and summer. You can easily pair it up with pretty much anything- jeans, shorts, skirts. I paired mine with a fun teal colored tube skirt that I got a while ago from Nordstrom rack. And some classy earrings to add a sweet sophistication to my ensemble. Hope you liked this look.

Alrighty ladies, happy weekend! I hope you find something you love and get to partake in this fun spring trend! Okay now. Time to cuddle up on the sofa in my pajamas and do some more seasonal online shopping. 😛 Enjoy!

Xo,
Kavya

Outfit details:

Top- Dresslink | Pumps- Charlotte Russe | Shades- Rayban | Bag- Rebecca Mincoff | Skirt-Nordstromrack  | Earrings- Baublebar (sold out), similar here 

Dressing up with Dresslink..

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Hey loves!
Hope you’re having a nice week. 🙂 Today’s post is a collaboration with Dresslink, one of the biggest online stores with stylish and very affordable ensembles! I found some really cute outfits and I’ve read great reviews about them on their website, so  I was pleased to be approached by Dresslink for a collaboration. I must admit that I have received my items on time (although my post is very late). I am impressed by the quality of the items from Dresslink. One thing you must keep in mind while placing the order is size. Carefully go through the size chart and then choose your size.

So, I was actually looking into getting a dress or 2 but I have quickly changed my mind when I came across this Lashes and lips tee and pink midi skirt. I couldn’t resist, that combo was on my wish list for long time. Dresslink has some really cute and affordable clothing! This is perfect for spring and summer, since some trends are only temporary and next year you will look at your clothes and be like “How could I wear this?!”. Therefore it’s not smart to spend loads of money on pieces you’re only going to wear a limited time. Now this online shop comes in handy, because their prices are very reasonable and good for people out there who are on a budget (including me). I mean. Can you believe? My outfit is under $10? And the quality was great too. My shopping experience with Dresslink was really good. Super easy to use website with fast delivery service and also it ships worldwide. Do check them out.

Coming to my accessories, the earrings and necklace are from my first Rocksbox subscription box. Rocksbox initially reached out to me over a month ago, asking if I’d like to try their service for free for three months, but I wasn’t interested in just renting the jewelry for a brief amount of time. I like to keep things and remix them, and many of my favorite pieces – both clothing and jewelry – I’ve kept and worn for years. So I figured Rocksbox wasn’t for me, ignored the offer, and moved on. But then I started to see Rocksbox popping up on more and more blogs, and the bloggers seemed to love the service. Rocksbox followed up with me shortly thereafter, and I decided to take the plunge and I’m loving it.

Subscription boxes are become increasingly popular. They’re a great way to treat yourself to a surprise each month, and they also make for fun and creative gifts. Rocksbox is a monthly subscription service where you can rent fashion jewelry from big name designers like House of Harlow and Kendra Scott and they’re delivered to your doorstep. All you have to do is sign up at Rocksbox.com and take a quick style survey. You get three of hand-picked designer jewelry. You can keep them for as long as you want or return them and get a new box with new pieces. Membership is $19/ month and you can use code “kavyadexoxo” if you want to try one month of FREE Rocksbox subscription. You can check out Rocksbox for more details.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a fabulous weekend ladies!

Xo,
Kavya

Outfit details:

Tee-  Dresslink | Skirt- Dresslink   | Heels- Charlotte Russe | Clutch- Forever21  | Shades- Karen Walker | Bracelets- Sashka Co 

Shabby Apple..

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Hi ladies,

This week I’ve partnered with Shabby Apple to bring you this pretty new look that I’m sure you’ll love too. I love dresses that are modest, ladylike and vintage-inspired. Shabby Apple consistently offers these kind of dresses and I’ve been going nuts on Instagram over all the fabulous dresses they’ve been posting. And when it came down to choosing one, it was incredibly hard to do so. I love the theme names they have for their collections this one being from the ‘nutcracker’ collection. I picked this green color since it is “springy” and perfect for any occasion this season!

So, more about my dress. It’s a beautiful party/bridesmaid dress that flaunts an ultra femme fit-and-flare silhouette and short sleeves in vibrant green. It’s made of comfortable stretch taffeta and this universally flattering shape features subtle pleats around an accentuating waistline and a hidden back zipper. It has a really beautiful sheen to it that makes it stand out and the length is perfect just at the knees. It fits like a glove and is well-constructed; the fit is super flattering. Love this dress!

Although this Nutcracker dress is more of a party or bridesmaids dress, they carry a wide range of dresses, tops, swimwear, accessories and more,  all in various styles and beautiful colors. Click here to visit the Shabby Apple website and you can follow them on Instagram @shabbyapple.

Coming to my accessories, I wore these colorful glass bead “roll on” bracelets from Sashka Co.  What I love about Sashaka Co, other than the beauty of bracelets, is that they are a fair trade made by artisans in the Kathmandu valley of Nepal where they are handcrafted with world’s finest beads. By buying these bracelets you’re empowering artisans (especially women) to rise above poverty through fair trade! I just love supporting businesses that help facilitate women empowerment and spread positivity in the world! Check out SashkaCo.com for more info and also some of their amazingly unique bracelets!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend, ladies! 🙂

Xo,

Kavya

Dress- Shabby Apple| Clutch- Target, similar here | Pumps- Asos| Earrings- Bauble bar | Watch- Michael Kors | Bracelets- Sashka Co

Hello Spring!

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Hi ladies,

Yes. It’s official. Spring is here! But, many of us, especially if you live on the east coast, are dreaming of spring. We want mild temperatures, abundant amounts of sunshine, and to see trees and flowers in bloom! When you think of spring, you think of flowers. Or at least I do. What’s the best way to celebrate the coming of spring you can channel into your wardrobe? Toss on a floral print piece! Floral prints are ultra-feminine, pretty, and flirty. I like to consider it a traditional girly girl’s go-to item of the season. As a self-proclaimed super feminine gal, the floral print trend is right up my alley. As you all know by now, my style is very colorful and feminine but I also like to give off a vibe of fun and playfulness with what I wear.

Today I’ve teamed up with the gorgeous Megha Agrawal, of Artistry by Megha (IG- @makeupbymegha ). Megha is a beauty/fashion blogger and a professional makeup artist based in Atlanta. We are showcasing two super pretty outfits for spring! One in bright colors and other one in neutrals. These outfits are both comfortable and are very trendy – so they fit perfectly into your spring wardrobe! Check out Megha’s amazing blog make for her outfit details and also her You tube channel for some fabulous make up tutorials.

Coming to my look, I’m rocking my brights with a fairly simple outfit, that’s really easy to recreate. I paired this gorgeous banana republic floral blouse (currently on sale) with a mustard color pencil skirt. Keeping this look pretty simple really lets the blouse steal the show and allows me to show off the cute trendy floral design!

Prints are especially good for mixing pieces up. Personally, if I wear any sort of floral print or pattern, I don’t match it with what I’m wearing. Never match prints or patterns together. Those looks tend to be really busy and overly done. You don’t want to stick out in the crowd by having a floral print shirt matching with a floral print skinny jeans, for instance. You pick a floral print blouse and wear it with a solid color pair of jeans or a skirt. That way, the focus of your outfit will be solely on the top and not everything else.

So ladies, give floral prints a try this spring if you want a touch of beauty and romance in your wardrobe. Have a great week ahead!
Xo,
Kavya

Outfit details:

Blouse- Banana republic | Skirt- Amazon/ Choies | Satchel- Rebecca Mincoff | Pumps- Asos | Shades- Prada

Spring stripes..

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Hi ladies,

What’s the basis of a well-rounded spring wardrobe? Casual, classic pieces that will never go out of style. This stripe everyday dress from Almost famous clothing is one such piece. It has a perfectly cut fit-and-flare and can be worn, stylishly, virtually anywhere, from a Monday morning meeting to a Saturday night date. So, if you’re looking for a perfect dress to start the spring season — stripes are a great go-to! Because seriously, who doesn’t love stripes? Stripes most definitely are a pattern that are declared “in” every single season. Whether it’s a comfy tee, a peplum blouse, or an everyday frock — these stripes are the perfect go-to for your everyday wear.  And they look fabulous on every body type. This sleeveless stripes number from Almost famous clothing is very flattering and versatile. It’s a great piece and you can dress it down with ballet flats, or add a statement necklace and heels for night. So for today’s look I’m showing two different ways I wore this outfit. 

Look One: It doesn’t get much more classic than black and white stripes. I’ve decided to pair it with another classic, a white trench coat. This look felt so lady-like and I love how the structure of the trench contrasted and complimented the fit. For the spring style, I went with a bolder lip and a patterned scarf tied to my tote for that extra pop! I think one of my favorite parts about dressing for spring is it gives you a chance to really lighten things up and brighten up your styles! And of course, the pumps and tote bring some daytime casualness to tie it all together. Speaking of a classic trench, it’s the one thing you need to take your wardrobe from Winter to Spring! A trench coat is très chic in every way and it’s always on my must have list and favorite things to wear.  You can layer it over a sweater for cooler days, or drape it over your sleeveless dress for a day to night look when things heat up! I am currently loving this trench coat. Trust me, a white trench coat is very very classy!!

Look Two: The red hue on this stripes dress is what I first thought when this dress caught my eye. I am absolutely positive that this dress will look great with other color blazers as well. This red slouchy blazer is perfect for any occasion and can instantly turn any kind simple outfit into a chic one. There are thousands ways to wear it in your everyday life. Personally, I like bright color pairings. I think every lady should own at least two or three blazers in her closet. Believe me, you can make a great use of them. For instance, classic blazer is one of a kind wardrobe staples that is a must-have for creating smart but relaxed looks. In other words, it’s an ideal piece for creating a classy or a casual outfit. Plus, it goes with everything. If I were a corporate working girl (or a working girl who saw people during the day) this look would be my go-to.

Hope my style trial with stripes has inspired you to ease into spring dressing and warm-weather styling. Have a great weekend, loves!

Xo,

Kavya

Outfit details:

Dress- Almost famous | Trench coat- White house black market | Shades- Prada  | Tote- Tory Burch| Pumps- Charlotte Russe | Blazer- Forever 21, similar here | Scarf-  H&M | Watch-  Forever 21 | Lips- MAC

by Kavya Bollu