Turmeric ginger latte (Golden milk)

Hi everyone!

Have you ever had a turmeric latte? A dash of cinnamon, honey, black pepper and spice is the perfect combo for a snowy New England morning!
Like many trends, the turmeric latte may seem to have come out of nowhere. But it has been brewing for a while.

Turmeric latte has become my new favorite drink lately, because I love how soothing it is for the body, and how good it makes me feel. It’s laced with anti-inflammatory spices such as cinnamon and turmeric, they are as delicious as they are nourishing. For all those who haven’t tried turmeric lattes yet, I advise you to try it right away. You’ll surely fall in love. Here’s a simple recipe you can try at home.

Ingredients:

• 2 cups unsweetened almond milk or any milk of your choice
• 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric
• 2 teaspoons of honey (or maple syrup )
• 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
• ¼ teaspoon of cardamom powder
• a small pinch of ginger powder
• a small pinch of gound pepper (Pepper is said to increase the absorption of turmeric. You can also play around with additional flavors. Vanilla, and a tea spoon of coconut oil are great additions as well.)

Procedure:

1. Add the almond milk to a small pot and heat on low temperature.
2. Add the turmeric, cinnamon powder, cardamom powder, ginger powder, raw honey or maple syrup, and pepper and stir frequently for about 6-10 minutes until the milk is warm, but not boiling.
3. Turn off the heat and strain the milk using a strainer.
4. Froth the top of the milk for a few seconds with a milk frother. Or you can also transfer the entire mixture into a blender and whizz for a minute or two for a creamy frothy consistency.
5. Sprinkle with cinnamon powder/star of anise (optional) and serve.

 

Bow tie ruffle crop top..

Happy Monday, everyone!
It’s officially March, which means Spring is right around the corner. I am so looking forward to the spring season, because this season it’s all about baring your shoulders – off-shoulder is the key-item! I found this bright red off the shoulder crop top and I knew it would make a perfect vacay outfit. I love the fitted shape of the top and how it hugs your body in a flattering way. This is probably the simplest and one of my favorite looks I’ve put together during my stay in Charleston.

I also finally got the chance to wear these Zara flats that I bought for myself a while ago. I’ve been eyeing them for so long that I decided to finally treat myself and give in to these beauties. I am surprised at how comfortable they are! Charleston is a walking city and I roamed almost all day in these beauties. I’ve paired this top with my super skinny denim and my favorite Gucci bag for breezy spring style outfit.

 

We also stopped by the famous Sugar bake shop during our trip.
This was on our bucket list of places to visit and sweet treats to eat when coming to Charleston and boy are we happy we did!! It is one of the cutest little bakery in Charleston! We ordered cupcakes and sweet tea and they were both delicious. The service was quick and friendly, definitely worth a stop if you’ve got a sweet tooth!

Xo,
Kavya

Outfit details

Top- ASOS | Jeans- Levi’s | Bag- Gucci | Flats- Zara | Earrings- Old Navy | Shades- Karen Walker | Watch- Timex

Charleston- favorite eateries and coffee shops.

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

We spent this past weekend in Charleston, and it was one of the most perfect weekends I’ve had in a long time! Charleston is seriously beautiful. Every street and every house is amazing. I don’t know how you can come to Charleston and not fall in love or say, “Babe, we have to move here!” I think I have told that to my husband over and over again. You must visit to say the least. Just take it in and enjoy! And make sure you go with empty bellies because you will literally eat your way through Charleston. The food is just amazing. Here are some of my favorite eateries and coffee shops.

Black Tap Coffee

We actually came here a couple of times during our stay, and their lavender latte and almond croissant are a must-try! Not to mention the Banana Nutella turn over. So so yum. The atmosphere is pleasant and the staff are very friendly. Would be my local if I lived in Charleston. This coffee is literally the best I have ever tasted.

The Rise

Stopped in for a quick latte here. It is gorgeous inside with marble counter tops, white tile floors and a big window with sun shining in. We tried the vanilla latte and it was amazing. If you are visiting Charleston make this place a stop!

Café Framboise

Cafe Framboise is a little gem, tucked away on Market Street. When walking on Market Street, look for the raspberry (framboise) colored walls inside this charming little French cafe. It’s just so pretty. We had a great quick late lunch here after just arriving in Charleston. Their chicken paninis were fantastic. Their vanilla latte and pastries were amazing as well. Highly recommended.

Poogan’s porch

 

Everyone I know raves about this place and yes it was great. My husband and I both agreed that this was the best meal we have ever had in Charleston. Poogan’s Porch serves traditional, southern food and you definitely need to try their Chicken sandwich, sweet potato fries and my absolute favorite pimento cheese fritters! I loved the ambiance too. They have a gorgeous patio and balcony seating as well.

Belgian gelato

If you are wandering downtown in Charleston near the waterfront, Belgian Gelato is in the perfect location. We both got the Vanilla gelato on a waffle cone. Portions vs. prices were decent, and the single scoop serving is very generous. Definitely worth a trip (or two!) when you’re visiting Charleston. It’s a small store front with very limited seats, but walk over to the Waterfront park and enjoy the scenery and fountains while indulging your taste buds.

Jeni’s gelato

If you’re looking to treat yourself with ice-cream you can’t get just anywhere then Jeni’s is the stop for you. They offer some unique flavors and a wide variety of ice creams. We sampled three of them and they were all phenomenal. I ended up choosing the wild berry lavender and sweet cream. Natural ingredients, cool store design and very friendly staff, make this a not to miss stop in Charleston.

Coming to my outfit- I love pretty much any clothing that’s blue and white… so I’m over the moon for this blue and white cold shoulder  lantern sleeve top. I love  the ruffle, the cold shoulders, everything about it. I paired it with white denim leggings that I got from Express and grey wedges from DSW which are absolute spring must-haves.

I will be sharing some of my favorite places to visit in Charleston in my next post. Have a great week ahead, loves!

Outfit details:

Top- Shein | Denim leggings-  Express | Bag- DSW | Wedges- DSW | Earrings- Old Navy | Shades- Karen Walker

Leota wrap dress..

Hi ladies!

If you ever want to feel effortlessly glamorous and feminine throw on a wrap dress. I’m completely obsessed with this wrap dress from Leota.  Leota really has such great quality dresses with bold prints and they’re all hand- painted. The dress that I’m wearing is so flattering, and because of the combination of longer sleeves and neutral colors, it’s perfectly suitable to wear year round, and will look just as cute to wear on a date come spring and summer!

I’ve always been a really big fan of wrap dresses. What I love about it is how versatile it will be in my wardrobe. It’s a dress perfect and classy for work (to wear with heels or flats) but also great for a night out with girlfriends. This dress is simple, with a flair of detail, and can easily be layered, making it functional year round. I also love how tailored it looks  when worn with a classic black pencil skirt. I mixed this dress with neutral accessories – the white heels + Gucci bag – and finished it off with my favorite Karen Walker sunglasses.

Thank you for stopping by!

Xo,
Kavya

Favorite winter coat..

Hi ladies!

We are nearing the end of winter, and depending on where you live, this jacket is something you can wear all the way through March!

I tend to hold onto my coats for a long time and I love having a different winter coat for every occasion. Today’s coat is super practical and it’s great for everyday wear. It is  a “beet” colored coat and is not over the top, but warm enough for cold temperatures. It is super cute and is available in 4 different colors.

I paired this coat with my favorite Calvin Klein crop tee and these super comfy snow boots from Nordstrom.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful week ahead!

Xo,
Kavya

Outfit details:

Coat- Macy’s | Jeans- Levi’s | Crop tee- Calvin Klein | Boots- Nordstrom | Shades- Karen Walker | Gloves- Michael Kors

Snowy days..

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you all are having a great week.

Here’s my casual snow day attire. I love to venture out on a good snow day and I wore this look to walk around the neighborhood in the snow last weekend and it was perfect. Normally, puffer jackets are bulgy and dorky, but they are our greatest saviors during the winter season and they will never compromise your comfort.

You can still keep your style chic and casual if you are choosing a puffer jacket, considering some important features you need to take into account, like the length, the hood, the color and the fit. Some puffer jackets are tailored for a specific body type. Consequently, you don’t just pick a coat because it looks good. It should also feel good when worn. So, select the right fit for you and it all depends whether you want to accentuate your curves or keep it hidden.

I stumbled across this spearmint faux fur puffer coat at J C Penney and absolutely loved it. It’s thick, warm, water resistant, and the fit makes it my go-to.  And my army green snow boots with faux fur and buckled strap details are super soft, warm and comfortable! I have linked all my outfit details below. 

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

Xo,
Kavya

P. S. I have also shared some pictures from my visit to Ice Castles a couple of weeks ago below.

Outfit details
Puffer jacket- J C Penney | Boots- Guess | Gloves- Michael Kors | Shades- Karen Walker | Jeans- Levi’s | Lace up top- Aeropostale, similar here

Favorites from Folli Follie..

Happy Monday, everyone!

I love to find interesting and unique accessories. So today, I am talking all about some of my favorite unique accessories from Folli Follie– a fun, versatile, and affordable luxury online store that designs trendy collection of accessories to meet the varied and dynamic needs of trend-conscious women and girls worldwide!
Folli Follie recently introduced the “Heart4Heart” collection that plays with your heart and cupid! Featuring not one, but four hearts, to express your deepest feelings of love and tenderness. One heart for love, one heart for beauty, one heart for hope and one heart for promise. Here are some of my favorite accessories from the collection that I’m obsessed with.

1. Heart4Heart Bracelet

Bracelets that are different and unique really excite me. And this Heart4Heart bracelet is one such unique piece. It’s a classic rose gold 4-heart bracelet with shimmering stones. It’s actually a bangle of three bracelets combined to form a four leaf clover. These bangles can be worn separately or combined as one, either way, they lend an air of quiet elegance to any ensemble. They certainly are a unique sparkling addition to your jewelry collection.

2. The Red Strappy Style Bag

This lovely little red bag is a timeless, everyday investment that every fashion‐savvy woman should have in her wardrobe. Crafted from leather in a structured silhouette, this beautiful bag is the absolute must‐have of the season. The color red is so powerful, even the slightest drop of it brightens everything. So when I want my outfit to pop, I grab a red bag. It adds the perfect amount of chicness and personality to any neutral, casual outfit. It dresses everything up, and for that reason, I’ve been wearing it all week!

3. The Red Watch

This red watch is my absolute favorite and is of amazing quality. With its bright red leather strap, rose gold stainless steel details and trendy design, this watch exudes grace and style. This statement watch makes the perfect accessory for adding a contemporary edge to your everyday styling.
What do you think of this collection? Do let me know and also don’t forget to check out the major sales that are happening on Folli Follie right now! Thank you for stopping by!

Xo,
Kavya

Neutrals with a pop of color..

Happy Friday, everyone! Made it to the weekend! Yay!

I’m talking neutrals on the blog today! I am totally obsessed with neutrals lately because:

  1.       Neutrals are great for layering and  they don’t look dated as quickly.
  2. They are timeless and are a fantastic way to get dressed easily.
  3. They are very easy to put together without a lot of thought or planning. All you have to do is add  some colorful accessories. So simple!

And this gorgeous faux fur trimmed coat has been a savior which I’ve worn almost every day for the past 2 weeks! It’s so soft and matches everything. And this lovely red cross body bag from Folli Follie is one of my favorites. It’s simple, elegant and it is my perfect ally for day-to-night ensembles.

Xo,

Kavya

Outfit details:

Coat- Nordstrom | Bag- Folli Follie | Shades- Ray Ban | Boots- Forever 21, similar here | Jeans- American Rag | Sweater- Macy’s 

Lace up beauties..

Happy Monday, ladies! I hope everyone had an amazing weekend! Mine was nice and relaxing, which is exactly what I needed after a long week!
I wanted to show you these perfect brown chunky heel lace-up boots that I’m wearing non-stop from Ippo Shop. Because of the block heels they are very comfy to walk on and I love them paired with my super skinny jeans and neck tie blouse. I finished this look with my favorite sunnies and my ever green Louis Vuitton tote. If you wanna wear something a little preppier, then work the Blair Waldorf vibes in a skater skirt or a pretty dress for a feminine but edgy look!
Check out Ippo shop if you’re looking for some trendy shoes. They have everything from over the knee boots to booties and sandals in so many different colors for amazing prices!
Let me know what you think of this look and I wish you all an amazing start of the week!
Xo,
Kavya

Outfit details-
Blouse- Vince Camuto | Boots- Ippo Shop | Jeans- Levi’s super skinny Bag- Louis Vuitton | Shades- Karen Walker

The Mandarin collar..

Happy New year, everyone!

I hope you’re having a great Monday! I can’t believe 2016 is already over, what a year it has been! Can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for me!

Wearing this stunning ‘Ethnic Style Mandarin Collar Jacquard Mini Dress’ from Jolly Chic on the blog today. Now, you don’t have to be Chinese to wear a Mandarin collar dress. Hehe! Many Mandarin collar dresses are totally modernized and are perfect for anyone. This dress has a standout style with a flawless fit. It has a trendy and unique design with a lace patchwork and is perfect for a party or a night out on the town! Jollychic.com has thousands of popular trendy garments at reasonable price and great quality. Check them out.

Coming to my accessories, these studded ankle strap chunky heels from Ippo shop are one of my current favorites. These are super pretty and go with almost every outfit in your closet. 

Thank you for stopping by!

Xo,
Kavya

Outfit details:

Dress- Jolly Chic, similar here and here | Heels- Ippo shop | Earrings- Kendra Scott from Rocksbox (use code “kavyaedexoxo” for your 1 month of FREE Rocksbox subscription)| Shades- Karen Walker