One of the biggest trends this season – VELVET!

You know how there’s a trend that makes a huge comeback, especially when you least expect it to? The ‘it-piece’ trending this fall is definitely velvet. Velvet made it to the runway shows of so many top designers this year at various fashion weeks, it’s actually seriously very hard to miss! Be it DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Givenchy, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta or even Robert Cavalli, Ralph Lauren and Valentino, they ALL had a velvet something ensemble to flaunt this season! From dresses to pantsuits to bomber jackets to maxis, velvet can be worn in so many ways!!_dsc2706


Velvet to me, is nostalgia! I remember wearing velvet tops growing up in the 90’s and I can’t believe that 20 years later, I’m doing the same. And the best part is that it feels so good! It’s definitely a blast from the past, but that’s what embracing comebacks in fashion trends is all about! But with velvet, it almost feels like two extremes. You can either get it right or so wrong. So one of the things I want to write about is a few ways I think are the best to wear your velvet somethings and totally rock it this fall!

I snagged this gorgeous, drool-worthy velvet top from Zara on a whim recently! I’ve been looking for a velvet piece online for a while now, but nothing really caught my eye and somehow they were either too loud for me (as velvet can have that effect sometimes) or I was unhappy about the piece itself. But this beautiful, subtle yet so chic and gorgeous top just spoke to me. I tried it on and there was nothing wrong I could find with it. It was love at first sight, quite literally! I love the subtle factor velvet has involved, it’s almost like it’s making a statement without saying too much. It’s a piece that is so elegant on its own and it seems like it knows that! Lol. I could seriously go on and on about velvet and my love for it.. but you just have to get one to experience it for yourself! If there’s one piece that you want this fall that’s seriously the trendiest, it’s gotta be velvet._dsc2711

_dsc2716Now as gorgeous as velvet can be, it’s a tricky piece to wear! Even top fashion designers have agreed that unless you’re a runway model, rocking an entire velvet ensemble can be on a very high difficulty level. I prefer accessorizing velvet with nude or basic colors to not make it look like a handful. You don’t want to appear loud while wearing it and yet want to stand out. If you’d like to make a subtle statement, then a velvet top should probably be your top pick. (that’s not looking at velvet accessories right now). The best colors for this season are black, burgundy or a deep blue. And most of these can be paired very well with white pants! One way to wear white after labor day!!! If you’re looking for something more than just a top, your options are a velvet bomber jacket, velvet pants, velvet skirts or even a velvet dress! There are some gorgeous pieces online and all of them look so splendid and seriously like an absolute trend-setter of a piece! But if you still think that you want to be trendy but just can’t pull off a velvet something look, then try out a velvet accessory.. velvet shoes are big now! Be it booties, pumps or even OTKs, these have been worn by so many celebrities already and they’re all making a statement!

_dsc2678Another gorgeous trend this season, is purple! It has always made a statement this time of the year, but this year it is even more so of a style statement! I just used the color as an accent this time as my lip color, and this will definitely be my go-to lip color for the season.. apart from burgundy that is!

Velvet top – Zara

Other velvet options from Zara – Dark Red topPurple topPearl Grey topLong velvet scarfCut out shoulder topdress,

Zara shoe options – Ankle bootsLoafersSneakersOTKs

White pants – Levi’s (similar)

Gray clutch – Lulu’s (similar)

Nude pumps – Jessica Simpson

Sunnies – Old Navy (similar)

Thank you so much for reading! Until next time. xoxo


Lattice sleeve hollow out sweater

Obviously, with cooler temps we need to keep ourselves warm. But that doesn’t mean we have to give up style, right? With the temps actually dropping here in Atlanta in the mornings and late evenings, I am so ready for sweater weather, fall colors (if we have any here?) and chunky knits. I think of all the seasons, I have come to embrace autumn a lot more. Coming from a tropical country like India, the concept of winter practically didn’t exist for me. So when I found myself in Philadelphia, I was stumped with fall and winter fashion. But over time I learnt to keep myself warm and stylish at the same time.


_dsc2593There are certain essentials we all need for fall and transitioning into fall. Some are your basic sweaters/ knits, skirts/ jeans/ leggings depending on what you’re in to and some great shoes! In this outfit, I tried to put together all the stylish fall essentials that have been trending for a while. Instead of a plain black sweater, I replaced it with a hollow out sweater to give the plain sweater look all that oomph and paired it with my leopard clutch and lace up flats. It’s a simple yet very chic outfit for transitioning into fall.



Hollow out sweater – SheInside (Black) , SheInside (Gray)

Denim skirt – Macy’s (similar)

Lace up flats – Target

Leopard clutch – Express (similar)

Sunnies – Old Navy (similar)

Thank you so much for reading! Until next time. xoxo



Fashion + Tech event

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the fashion+tech event here in Atlanta organized by the ATL Fashion Tech Collective in partnership with the ConnectATL, Metro Atlanta Chamber and Ingressive Africa. ATL Fashion Tech Collective (AFTC) was founded by Okey Nwoke, where the mission is to bring together the Atlanta fashion & technology community to encourage collaboration, promotion, and innovative partnerships in design, retail, brand awareness, and social engagement. The event was a discussion with the primary focus on the influence of technology on fashion, and the panelists were from the fashion and business industries. It was an evening of decadent eats and drinks with a very engaging discussion between the panelists and the audience about how technology has changed the face of the fashion industry over the years, especially with the emergence of online stores and social media. The two are so intertwined together today that they pretty much go hand in hand. The latest 3-D printers were also brought there for a display of how the printing is done and how, many fashion companies are now using this technology in their stores.

The panelists included –

Jord watch giveaway

Many of you have definitely come across JORD watches on social media and may have even wondered what it’s like to wear a wood watch. Does it feel bulky? Is it stylish? Does it go with a feminine look? Well, those were some of the questions I had in mind when I saw these. And finally when I was contacted for a collaboration, I was thrilled to try it out.


These watches are feather weight, if I may say so. They are super light and JORD has some great options for all the chic looks that you would desire from a watch. I was lucky enough to get one that I really like. It’s the Dark Sandalwood and Emerald, one that’s not just absolutely perfect for the fall season but can seriously be worn all year round! If you want to get lucky and try and win one of these for yourselves, you can do so by entering the contest here! It’s a simple form that you have to fill out and one lucky winner will get a $75 e-gift code to to shop and will automatically be selected and emailed. All those who enter will get a $20 e-gift code automatically sent to them just for entering! Contest ends 10/9.


JORD watch –  c/o JORD watches

Thank you so much for reading! Until next time. xoxo



Monochromatic look

_dsc2490Black and White – 2 simple, essential colors on the color palette which seemingly might look like nothing significant but add even a little bit of it to another color, and it all changes. This monochrome look with a tinge of gray and nude reminds me of the different outlooks in life that I’ve had. I distinctly remember that when I was younger I had a very strict black or white perspective on things. Oh, what those younger, carefree years make you believe.. like there’s nothing you can’t possibly do. And that you knew everything. Lol. I still do believe that we can achieve whatever it is we want in life even now.. except that I am more realistic in my expectations. Having a very black or white understanding of life and people was a bit naive of me. But as I grew older, I realized that it’s not always the case.. there’s this whole other gray portion in between that requires a lot more thought and experience to understand. Earlier, I resisted the gray when I understood it. Because on some level I never really did fully understand it. But over time and much thinking, I have learnt to embrace the gray.. and it’s magical when that happens. My expectations of life and people are a lot more realistic than before. And I love that it comes easily now.. because I am a lot more accepting by virtue of that.

So here it is — my earlier and newer outlook in life all blended into one outfit






Black corduroy skirt – Kohl’s  (similar)

Black and white top – Forever 21 (very similar)

Nude pumps – Jessica Simpson

Gray bag – Kohl’s  (similar)

Necklace –  Kohl’s (similar)

Sunnies – Old Navy (similar)

Thank you so much for reading! Until next time. xoxo