Beach bliss..

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Happy Friday love bugs!

Talking about my visit to Culebra on the blog today! Culebra is a small island located on the east side of Puerto Rico. I loved my visit to this little island for various reasons, one of them being that it has one of the best beaches in the world- the Flamenco beach. The water is crystal clear which is perfect for snorkeling and the sand is perfectly white. If you are looking for a quick visit to Flamenco Beach, just hop on a ferry or pay a quick trip on a small plane.

Once you get there, you can rent a jeep or take a taxi to explore local places. You can either stay and camp at the beach, rent a villa, or stay at a hotel; either way, you can also leave the same day. That’s what I did. Although my favorite thing to do is camp at Flamenco Beach — you get to enjoy the beach all day, the stars at night and the sunrise the next day. It’s completely breathtaking.

On to my outfit- Can I just talk about how much I am loving this blue halter neck maxi dress from Shein!? This maxi dress is both stylish and comfy at the same time. It’s a perfect dress to wear on the beach, as a guest to a summer outdoor wedding or for a romantic weekend getaway. If I could sleep in this maxi dress, I would. It’s just so light, flowy and pretty! And did I mention the dress is on sale for $25?! Gotta love online shopping!

I paired the gorgeous dress with my favorite pair of striped espadrille wedges, a pair of tassel earrings from Bauble bar, a large floppy hat and a beach tote of course. Hope you liked this look.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend, ladies!

Xo,
Kavya

Outfit details:
Dress- Shein | Earrings – Bauble bar | Beach tote- old one, similar here | Shades-  Ray Ban | Hat- Asos | Wedges- Forever 21

Central park dress..

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Hi ladies!

Happy Monday! Today’s post is in collaboration with Dainty Jewell’s and it has to be my favorite one in a while. All of their dresses are just beautiful and have the most amazing details. This perfectly glorious polka dot dress with a lovely sash is just wonderful for any occasion, because it’s just that delightful. If you’re looking for elegant modest dresses, bridesmaid dresses or plus sized dresses, check out Dainty Jewell’s.

I just loved wearing this dress, you know that feeling and confidence you have when you’re wearing an outfit you know looks amazing on you. That is this dress. Loved it. It feels so classic, chic, and feminine. This dress is not an actual stark white but more of a softer cream/off white which make the dress 10x classier and chic! This dress is a beautiful timeless piece that you will have from year to year and that you will wear for so many different occasions.  

Label me a fan of Dainty Jewell’s. Their Instagram account is as adorable as you’d expect, so be sure to follow it. I styled my dress with black and white accessories — a black clutch, a pair of earrings from Bauble bar and white lace-up heels from TJ Maxx.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great start to your week. ladies! 

Xo,

Kavya

Outfit details:

Dress- Dainty Jewell’s | Heels- TJ Maxx, similar here | Shades- Karen Walker | Earrings- Bauble Bar | Clutch- ASOS | Watch- Michael Kors

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

by Kavya Bollu