The Holiday Style

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Holidays are upon us my friends – Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Where has the time flown by? Dressing for holidays can be a bit tricky – but the possibilities are endless! And while some of you may be Okay with a great pair of jeans for your thanksgiving dinner, it’s a holiday – and to me, any holiday is an excuse to dress up. It’s such a wonderful time of the year to take a break from all the craziness that comes with the end of the year and really connect with your closest friends and family. This time of the year is one  of my absolute favorite times here in the US.

Whether you’re dancing in the leaves, cooking in the kitchen, heading to a dinner party, or just spending the evening on your couch watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S – “Monica’s thanksgiving meals and Joey’s turnkey pants” lol with loved ones, getting dressed for the holidays doesn’t have to be boring. The beauty of holiday looks is that you can make them as dressy or as casual as you’d like. When it comes to chic and casual look, I love comfortable, sophisticated top, a pair of trousers or a skirt and stockings/tights combination. Depending on the temperature, opt for button down shirt, chunky knit sweater, or an over-sized jacket for a very casual look. If a dress code calls for a nice pair of trousers, dress it up with a festive blouse and a little bit of sparkle. And if you are attending a dinner party, opt for dresses in rich jewel tones, stockings and a great pair of booties or over the knee boots given the cool factor in most parts of the country during holidays.

I hope you guys will have an amazing Thanksgiving!

Xo,

Kavs

Photos by: Sushant Jo’c (Fototantra)

Outfits: Dress: Nordstrom

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How to Layer Your Summer Dress for Fall

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Hello darlings!

Fall is the season for layering – a style that not only keeps you warm, but also makes any outfit more interesting. But the most important thing about learning to layer is getting a good handle on the basics. From cozy sweaters to tapered pants to blazer, it only takes some of the basic items from your closet to take your layered looks to the next level. Here are few of my favorites way to layer a summer dress during Fall/Winter:

Start with a mock/turtle neck sweater
A thin turtle neck or mock neck sweater is a versatile layering piece when the temperatures start to cool down. I love being able to make use of my summer dresses when its cold out by layering them with cozy fall/winter pieces. For a fresh, modern look, layer a thin mock neck under a dress like I did here.

Layer with a blazer
Not quite cold enough for a jacket? Grab a blazer instead and if it cools down, layer on a jacket for double the warmth and style.

Go monochrome

Layer pieces with similar color shades for a cozy monochromatic look. You can either wear it one color from head to toe or incorporate one statement color as your pop of color, it actually works either ways. Layering a dress with basic pieces is definitely becoming a classic way to play dressup.

Thanks so much for reading….

Xo,

Kavs

Outfit Details: 

Dress: Antonio Melani – Dillards | Sweater: Free People | Bag: TJ Maxx (Similar)  Shoes: WHBM

Photos by: Raju Joshi

Festive Vibes: Dress Unconventional This Dipawali






Hi there!

Since we are just few days away from Dipawali (Tihar), I figured it’s that time again to  share a post for all you girls who don’t like to get ready head to toe with heavy traditional outfits but still want to feel festive. Most of you may already have shopped and decided your Tihar outfit but there will be some left in anticipation of a last minute idea. I hope this post captures style ideas if you are in doubt or want to wear something different but don’t want to spend a lot of money.

Our traditional outfits can get heavy on the pocket specially when we are supposed to buy multiple new ones during festive season. I personally feel that we don’t maximize the use of our expensive gowns, salwars and lehengas enough. Wear them once or twice and we easily stash them in the back of our closet. So this time again (my last year Dipawali fusion wear click here), I decided to do tradition my way and thought why not simply shop in my closet and come up with few ideas that work for the contemporary, modern girls who don’t like taking the conventional road. It’s quite a task to find an ethnic outfit that reflects the modern woman in you, isn’t it? But guess what? I am here to help you create the right balance between tradition and modern you. As light takes over the darkness, let’s gear up for that voguish look this Dipawali with some jazzed up outfits and earn some fashion scores, shall we? 🙂

As the idea of my blog is to get inspired, I am sharing some outfits which have an edge and can be improvised to create your own style without deviating too much from the tradition.

  • Not too many of us specially young girls tend to wear sarees or heavy lehengas for dipawali. Pairing a simple crop-top with minimalist detailed work skirt/lehengas will seal the deal.
  • Go with off shoulder top and a skirt or lehenga with heavy border for that perfect mixture of traditional and western look.
  • Don’t be afraid to mix and match traditional outfit with modern ones. You don’t always have to wear all the traditional pieces together. Just make sure you are wearing something comfortable and goes with your personal style.

Thank you so much for reading….I hope you find this post helpful. Have a very happy Dipawali my lovelies!

Xo,

Kavs

Pretty in Pink & Red




Hello Everyone!

When rules are still a thing in fashion, it’s okay to ignore some rules once in a while. After all, rules are made to be broken, aren’t they?

There are some colors we knew could never, ever be worn together and were considered fashion don’ts in the style guide. Navy and black, gold and silver, and red and pink were perfect examples of that. But  thanks to Kate Spade for breaking that rule and showing us how two powerful colors can still be the dominant color combination. In 2017, Spring and Summer was all about different shades of Pink and now during Fall, Red is seen all over the fashion runways, taking over the high streets and declaring the season’s hottest color.

There’s something about combining two shades that are close together on the color wheel that makes the overall look bold yet quite sophisticated. The key here is to make it bold and intentional so that everyone knows you are making a deliberate choice to wear red and pink together. For those girls who love bright colors and want to stand out, or just like to take a risk with fashion, this color combination is perfect for you. If you like modest color combination but still want to make a statement, well you don’t have to start with a total red and pink look right away. You can always start with something more simple, softer shades for a safer option BUT never be afraid to stand out. If you are crazy about this duo, go for a total look: both at work or for weekend, you will definitely have everyone’s eyes on you.

Thank you so much for reading..

Xo,

Kavs

Outfit Details: Jumpsuit: Nordstrom Rack (Chelsea 28)| Shoes: NineWest | Crop Jacket: Dillards (Sold out)

Photos by: Raju Joshi

In-Vest in Fall


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Hello my fashionista girls,

I love this time of the year..weather gets perfect, festivals are around the corner and the season just puts you in a festive, happy mood. Do you feel that too? Weather has cooled down a bit and it started to feel like Fall in the mornings which means it’s time to in-vest in Fall! 

What is your secret weapon to dress up during Fall? One of my favorites way to dress up is an easy, breezy versatile vest in knee-skimming lengths! Wear it over a casual look to play with proportion or use it to glam up a classy outfit. Long vest serves as the perfect transitioning layering piece during Fall season. The weather in Dallas is still somewhat warm all through October, which makes it difficult to do a full Fall inspired look. This is when transitional pieces come into play. The key is to choose clothing in fabrics that are blended and lighter in weight, but still have the mood of the season.

Wondering how to style? Take your everyday style shorts and pair it with a classic top with a long vest. I love long vests with mini-skirts or shorts as their asymmetrical proportion keeps your figure lean and long.

What are some of your favorite transitional pieces to take your wardrobe from Summer to Fall? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you so much for reading…

Xo,

Kavs

Outfit Details:

Top: English Factory | Vest: Gianni Bini |Shorts: H&M |Shoes: Steve Madden | Bag: Tory Burch

Photos by: Raju Joshi

 

 

Easy Summer Maxi Dress

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With warm weather season still in full swing, it’s no surprise that these floral printed numbers are still manage to be the summer’s hottest trend. Its proved to be a fashion staple for every girl’s closet and is one of the most accessible items during warmer season. From wild and fierce to redefined and lady like, patterns are the perfect way to amp up your wardrobe and keep your style game on point. Today, I am sharing couple of my favorite rules when it comes to rocking the long printed dress for summer. Read on for my styling guide:

  1. Tone it down: Printed dresses are bold and chic all on their own. We can transition these dresses look from spring to summer and summer to fall with a simple blazer or structured jackets. Downplaying with patterns that are bold and vibrant actually allows you to get more use of your dresses instead of having to keep it to the back of your closet until next summer.
  2. Don’t match head to toe:-  Pattern and printed dress is a statement on its own. Opt for a variety of neutral accessories that will help to ground your outfit. Think perfectly rounded nude heels or solid color purse that brings out attention to the dress’ vibrant hues.
  3. Right prints and right fitting: There’s nothing more beautiful than a perfect print and a billowy fabric. However, sometimes dresses that are too flowy don’t flatter our figure. Opt for dresses that fits you well, hugs your curves, and elongates your figure. Something as simple as v neck, high low style, like this dress will do the trick. Also, don’t forget that small prints flatter most of the body type, specially for petite  girls like myself while large prints overwhelm the body.

Thank you so much for reading!  I hope you enjoyed reading this post.

Xo,

Kavs

Outfit Details: Dress: Chelsea & Violet | Shoes: BCBGeneration | Bag: Tory Burch | Sunglass: Chloe (Similar)

Photos by: Raju Joshi

Style Guide: Transition Your Outfit from Work to Weekend

Whether you are heading in for a day at the office or out for a night in the town during the weekend, a pair of wide trousers provide the perfect wardrobe staple around which to build your outfit. I’m always looking for a variety of clothes that can be easily transitioned from work to weekend with little effort.  Having a few neutral pieces like these helps you mix and match pieces from your current wardrobe. In today’s post, I am sharing how one trousers can style two different ways for both work and weekend look.

Casual Office: As we know, a simple menswear inspired button down is an essential in every girl’s closet. For a chic office look, try a wide leg pants with a button down shirt as I have done here. These Zara pearly trousers are a chic and feminine choice for summer and totally on trend right now. Since these pants are so wide and have pearl details, they are statement in themselves meaning I don’t always feel I need to dress them up too much. Adding a watch and a small necklace is good enough to give polished professional touch to the look. The lavender color on the shirt adds a fresh summer vibe while the wide silhouette on the bottom keeps the outfit dramatic and fun. Pair them with a great pair of nude strappy heels, pumps or flatform and you are ready to hit the road.

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Weekend: High waisted wide leg pants can seem particularly challenging to pair with for girls with small figure. However, what they do very well is serve as a blank slate for statement tops that have patterns or intricate detailing. You can play around with different textures, designs and details. Instead of tucking in loose blouse, try a fitted top, or off shoulder tops or look for tees that hit just below the waist-band. They give a casual but still pulled together look.

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Thank you so much for reading and have a great weekend! ❤

Xo,

Kavs

Outfit Details: Pants/Trousers: Zara | Top: Eliza J. | Shirt: Banana Republic

Photos by: Raju Joshi

 

How to Wear Black this Summer

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Hello Everyone!

Though summer is all about bright colors, colorful floral prints and embellishment, I like to take a break from it once in a while. I think it’s refreshing to wear an outfit that still has the delicate feel that colorful prints provide but in a less obvious way. For instance, this black jumpsuit that I’m wearing doesn’t scream summer at first sight and obviously has no floral or colorful details and not a typical summer kind of a jumpsuit you would think, yet it embodies feminine summertime vibes. The flirty delicate lace detailing on the waistline, necklines and on the back not only makes it the perfect airy outfit to wear but also an easy throw for an effortless look by way of one piece of clothing. After all summer is all about easy, breezy, and simplicity isn’t it?

Are you wondering how do you take YOUR black outfit from winter to summer? Well, try accessorizing! 🙂 Pair your outfit with bold sunglasses, or with a great pair of colorful shoes, or a bold lip colors or layers of dainty necklaces and bangles.  The versatility is key here, you will be surprised how accessorizing differently transition an outfit from season to season or from day to night look instantly. Jumpsuit is a staple piece in our closet any season of the year, it’s just a matter of reinventing the wheel to make it feel and look fresh every seasons. I find jumpsuits incredibly versatile and can work with any parties, gatherings, vacations or even at the weddings (western weddings obviously). 🙂

So many of you in Instagram have asked me where can they get simple & classic jumpsuits, so I have rounded up few styles from different brands that I adore. For more formal parties or night out, you definitely want a jumpsuit with bit of an edge like this one from Antonio Melani and this one from Antonio Melani. For summer vacations, you can go with a more casual piece like this one from Chelsea & Violet and BB Dakota. These pieces are definitely on the pricier side, so if you are on a budget my recommendation is to wait a month or two until they put these pieces on sale section. Try to save extra bucks but still go find a perfect outfit that will stay in fashion for few years so that you can still get a good use of it for next couple of seasons. I hope these styles and tips will keep your fashion game on point! Don’t forget to leave me a comment or share if you find this post helpful.

Thank you so much for reading! ❤

Xo,

Kavs

Outfit Details: Jumpsuit: Express (Similar here) | Shoes: BCBGeneration | Hat: Saks Fifth Avenue | Sunnies: Rayban |Bag: Tory Burch

Photos by: Raju Joshi

 

 

 

 

The Pencil Skirt: Modern Version

 


Hello there! Its Friday again! 🙂

The effortlessly chic pencil skirt; it enhances your waist, shows off your curves and if done right it will make you appear slimmer and instantly fashion forward no matter what the occasion is. Whether it’s a tiny slit on the side, in the middle of a skirt or a more uber-hot-feminine high slit on the side, it might be one of the few items in your wardrobe that can transition easily from work to weekend look! It’s so feminine, so retro yet so modern, so effortless and so sophisticated without the slightest effort. There’s nothing sexier than a woman crossing the street on her skirt with a slit on the side subtly showing a bit of leg as she’s quickly makes her way out on the streets. Don’t you agree? 🙂

Even though the pencil skirt has power to elevate any look, if not done right there are chances it will make you look totally frumpy specially for us petite girls.  So in today’s post I have put together few tricks that I have learned to style your skirt that might totally look chic and stylish in no time.

  • Trick the eyes: Give yourself the illusion of height by lengthening the legs with either a sheer, envelop or side slit styles. These styles expose more leg without raising the hemline, making you look a few inches taller. The sheer and slit cut will let you show some skin, so that you don’t appear covered in fabric.
  • Put the focus on your figure: Go for a skirt that fits a little closer to the body, this will draw the eye to your shape rather than your height. Petite girls should opt for high-waisted silhouette and pair with a crop top to give the illusion of a longer body.
  • Pair your skirt with a neutral, lighter shades of brown or tan color heels, they help legs to appear longer and leaner. If you are not a high heels person, opt for a mini wedge to give you a little height without compromising your comfort.
  • Lastly, don’t follow the myth that mid length skirts are never flattering for petite girls. You can prove the mid length pencil skirt can work for petite girls as much as it does for tall girls just by picking the right fabrics, styles and prints.

Thank you so much for reading!

Xo,

Kavs

Outfit Details: Top: Forever 21 | Skirt: White House Black Market (Love this one from ASOS) | Shoes: Saks Fifth Avenue

Photos by: Raju Joshi

 

Some Key Pieces for Summer

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Hello Everyone,

Chic, effortless, and sophisticated pieces are my all time favorites. In the fashion world we live in, where trends and styles are constantly changing, what makes us unique is our ability to pull an effortless style. Although there are plenty of styles and outfit we would love to add in our wardrobes, it is important to get the essentials first. Versatile pieces that can be used for many different outfits will not only make our getting ready in the morning a breeze, but we also get to most use out of them season after season. So in today’s post I’m highlighting some of my must-haves pieces during summer time which I later incorporate with my fall or spring outfits as well.

Classic Lace/Sheer Shirts:  White tees or shirts have always been my summer go to. I adore dressing like I haven’t made an effort, but gives that chic put together vibe. I am always drawn towards slightly sophisticated finish and I personally believe that lace, sheer and crochet gives that ultra feminine, sophisticated and luxury finish to any look we strive for.

Sun-dresses: There are seasonal trends that we can always rely on every season. For example, summer screams for the bright and colorful prints. Whether you choose a floral summer dresses or mix and match tops and skirts, a floral prints can freshens up any ensemble. Either you choose to look chic and feminine with sundresses or toughen up your look with dress or top with denim or leather jacket, sundress will serve a perfect reason to dress up any season.

Hats: From a floppy to structured straw, hats can instantly add a punch of chic to any look. For example: A black hat can bring contrast to an all white look; and a straw hat adds texture. It goes with just about any look and makes your outfit feel more put together. Whether you’re hitting the beach or strolling around the city in your favorite sundress, try one of the trendiest accessories for an effortless summer look. Regardless of how casual the rest of your outfit may be, you can add instant elegance by slipping into a stunning hat.

Everyday Shoes: These days shoes are becoming works of art and it all starts with embellished anything. A simple lace up sandal is not only appropriate for the beach anymore, they are becoming evening appropriate with a touch of pearls embellishment, or pom-pom details added to it. Another summer’s must have shoe is Espadrillas. They come in number of different styles and can be styled with anything from shorts to dresses. My personal favorite summer shoe is flatforms. This is that one shoe which I feel not just add height but also is very comfortable at the same time. With few styling tips they can make us look effortlessly chic.

Sunglasses: Sunglasses are not just for summer but a year-round staple, they shield your eyes, while also serving as the must have accessory in your look.  Pick any stylish frames that are available in the market and your overall look will be transformed instantly.

 Thank you so much for reading and happy styling!

Xo,

Kavs

Outfit Details

Dress: J.O.A Los Angeles | Shoes: Vince Camuto | Bag: Louise Et Cie | Hat: Saks Off 5th | Sunglasses: Amazon

Photos By: Raju Joshi

 

High Rise Skinny Jeans & Crisp White Top

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Hello Everyone!

Simple outfits are my favorite and who doesn’t love classic and simple outfit with a shirt and a jeans that slims, smooths, cinches, and flatters our body? I have always found high waisted jeans as a retro/ classic outfit and a bottom staple for us petite girls. It draws the attention to the narrowest point of our body which is our waistline and creates a feminine shape. One pair of high waisted jean serves timeless styling possibilities that seamlessly transition from season to season, trend to trend and one body type to another. Pair it with a tucked blouse, crop top, bodysuit, blazer, or over-sized shirt and you’ve got a fresh looking style every time you step out of your house.

Take on the summer heat with a breezy white top paired with a high-waisted jeans bottom for the chic yet low maintenance outfit that always makes a statement of its own. Whether you’re on the go, heading to a meeting or grabbing a quick lunch, this outfit is a win for comfort and style. High-waisted jeans works best with the heels for petite girls, but if you are going with the flats, showing of your ankles just enough will make your legs look longer and gives you a bit of laid back but chic girl look.

Thank you so much for reading and happy styling!

Xo,

Kavs

Outfit Details: 

Top: 1. State  (on Sale)| Jeans: Uniqlo | Shoes: Aldo

Photos by: R. Joshi

Style with Confidence


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Happy Friday Everyone!!

“Get up, get dressed and never give up each day”.

Today’s post is all about being confident and comfortable of what we wear. Wearing something we feel good about shows the confidence in our face, our walk, and in our entire energy! It’s all connected in how we view ourselves and our lifestyle.

To me, one of the hardest obstacles I had to overcome over the years was accepting my body; my height. It’s a struggle that I have faced myself and heard girls talk about all the time. I’m a girl with very petite frame (5’1”, 103 lbs) and I personally never felt too bad about myself, but constant jokes and reminders from people hit me so hard at one point in my life that I began to lose confidence. I still often hear about my height and weight as if something is terribly wrong with me. But over the years I’ve become very comfortable of how I look and I’ve found ways to appreciate my body and that is through dressing up. That’s one of the main reason I started sharing my thoughts and ideas through blogging.

Just like myself, I am sure so many girls out there are or once were overly conscious of their body. I get messages from all these young girls telling me that they’d love to wear certain kind of outfits but they can’t because they think they are too skinny, or too fat or too small. Today’s post is dedicated to all these young girls, who’d love to dress up but always shy away thinking they won’t look good. Accept your body the way it is, love yourself and wear what makes you feel happy and confident. You don’t have to be a model size to look fashionable. After reading this I hope you will find yourself confident enough to try out that outfit you’ve always imagined.

Highlight your best feature:  No matter what size we are, we all have that one best feature in our body we can flaunt. Do you have a small waist? To highlight your waistline, clinch it with a belt. If you have a killer legs, wear shorter dresses/skirts or shorts to show those toned legs. If you are gifted with broad shoulders, wear wide legged pants, skirts and dresses that flares out and adds volume at the bottom. It will trick the eyes into looking at your bottom half instead of your broad shoulder. Narrow shoulders and girls with those gorgeous beauty bones: off shoulder tops, spaghetti straps and open neck outfits should be your signature style. Stop stressing about what you don’t like in your body, instead highlight those best features you have got and feel good about it.

Curate Closet: Shop accordingly to what you feel good in. Sometimes it’s easy to feel like we should be wearing something trendy because it’s on trend, but the most important thing to ask yourself is, does this flatter my figure. I personally love having a signature style. There is nothing wrong with wearing the same style of clothing over and over again if you know that’s your style and you feel confident wearing them.

Comfort comes first: If you are uncomfortable, you will not feel your best, it’s just a fact. Don’t worry about what other people are wearing or even what’s the newest trend is if those aren’t you.  Find items that you are comfortable in and make that your highest priority. I love tight fitted sheath dresses but I never feel comfortable wearing them. Hence I either use them as a top tucking with skirt like I did in this post (click here) or I opt for a flared dresses as I feel more comfortable with flared or A line styles.

Know the color effects: It is a well-known fact that colors can give great illusions to our body. For example: monochrome outfits or black color gives slimming and elongating affect to our body, so if height or curves are your concern, keep plain or black color in mind. Horizontal stripes can make whatever you are covering appear wider, so it’s a good idea to stay away from them if you want to appear slimmer. But horizontal stripes will be a best friend for skinny girls trying to appear little wider. Wearing clothes with vertical stripes will create a long line, making you appear taller and thinner. Bold prints are helpful for petite frames or areas that are smaller, so don’t shy away when you want to enhance a part of your body.

Balance your proportion: I cannot stress enough of this line “balance your proportion”.  Girls with smaller upper bodies and curvy hips and thighs can balance the dark bottoms with bright colored tops. Try tucking a pastel colors tops into a black skirt, it will help you make your upper body stand out and create an hourglass figure. If you are super skinny, opt for a shift blouse to give volume at the upper body and balance it out with simple pumps or heels to your lower body. I truly believe you can wear almost anything, as long as it’s the right proportion to your figure.

I hope this post has given you extra boost to love and accept your body. We all are beautiful in our own unique way! Never forget that! 🙂

Thank you so much for reading and happy styling!

Outfit Details

Dress: Adrianna Pappel | Shoes: BCBGeneration |Bag: Tory Burch

Photos by: Roxanne Photography

Classic Staple: Lace Top & Skinny Jeans

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Hello Everyone!

One thing I have learned looking back on how my style has evolved is how much I have started to gravitate towards classic and neutral pieces. I love colorful outfits and I’m always drawn towards bright hues and pretty pastels, but when it comes to picking a wardrobe staple the classic pieces and neutrals are my first pick! It probably doesn’t come as a surprise to you that feminine tops are one of my favorite styles to wear. Whether its lace, ruffles, off-she-shoulder, one-shoulder, you name it, I want it. 🙂 They are very easy to play up or down specially while playing with classic and casual pieces.

One of my favorite way of pairing the style is with denim jeans. The combination of feminine and edgy is one of favorite ways to style an ensemble. I love the ease and simplicity of jeans and lace top. Jeans are easy to wear if you need an outfit on the go, and for more dressed up look, a lace top adds a nice feminine and polished touch. This timeless, and sophisticated look is all about the materials and the textures! A silky white shirt paired with a great pair of boyfriend jeans or an ultra-modern blouse with great hemlines are perfectly polished for a day out or a weekend night out in the town.

Lastly, if you are battling the heat this summer, go with a lace top that has a built in ventilation (jk). 🙂 But honestly, don’t let the long sleeves fool you – the fabric is so lightweight and airy that these breezy fabrics are must haves for summer days. And, because it looks great with jeans or shorts, you can wear it in a variety of ways all summer long. For the casual look, pair your lace tops with skinny jeans, or shorts.

Thank you so much for reading…..happy styling!

Xo,

Kavs

Outfit Details:

Top: 1. State (Sold Out) – Similar here  | Jeans: Topshop | Shoes: BCBGenerations | Bag: Tory Burch

Photos By: R. Joshi

 

Bohemian Style: Floral Maxi Dress

Hello Everyone!

Bohemian style consists of loose, colorful clothing and has been also known as boho chic, and Aesthetic style. A flowy silhouette, playful fabric and floral prints – these are the most usual factors one can easily associate with Bohemian fashion.  It is definitely a type of fashion style that talks about a certain lifestyle wherein women, mostly, defines hip culture in a way that one feels more unconventionally carefree.

The best part of the Bohemian style is that its all about crafting your personal preferences.  The more effortless it looks, the better. For that reason, bohemian look is something  you can pull off very easily. No matter what accessories you pick – chunky jewelry, fedora hat, colorful scarf, head beads or even body chains, everything goes well with it. But the key is in wearing only one statement boho piece of clothing, to which you add a touch of accessories.

Thank you for reading…happy styling!

Xo,

Kavs

Outfit Details: Dress: BCBGeneration | Head Piece: Natasha (Similar)

Photos By: Roxanne Photography

 

Guide to Wear Midi or Long Outfit






Hi Everyone,

Are you one of those petite girls who loves wearing long dresses (mini/ maxi/ tea length) but fear that it will make you look even more frumpy? For too long, girls with petite frames have been told what they can and cannot wear certain outfits as a result of their short figure. If you are short or petite and you think that leaves you with fewer options to dress fashionably then you are sadly mistaken. You can still look fashionable and trendy by picking up the right kind of clothes. Trust me it’s not that hard. Today I’m going to share some tips that I’ve researched, tried on, and put together that helped me styling long outfits and I hope you will find it helpful for you as well.

  1. Select the right length: If the hemline cuts at the widest part of your calves it will make your legs appear stumpy and short. Opt for a dress length that hits just above or below mid-calf where the leg is a little slimmer.
  1. Accentuate the waist: Generally speaking, when you want to appear slimmer you’ll want pieces to end at the slimmer part of your body. A great example of this rule is the cropped jacket which ends at your waist rather than wearing a longer jacket that ends at your hips. The cropped jacket emphasizes the slimmest parts. A skinny belt or statement belt are another great way to define your waist.
  2. Color code: Wear the same color head to toe to create an elongated silhouette. You don’t have to worry about getting head to toe same color as you can always spice things up with the accessories.
  3. Select the right shoes: Heels are your best friend and I mean it. Even though I wore blue shoes in with this outfit as my dress was more on the neutral side, opt for nude heels if you are baring your legs. While any sort of heels will naturally give you the extra height to balance the length, nude color will make your legs look even longer.

I hope this post has helped my petite readers feel confident enough to give long dresses or skirts a try. Don’t be afraid to try a style out and make it your own, even when most say you should avoid it. If you love it, great. If you don’t, at least you will be happy that you gave it a try! 🙂

Thank you so much for reading….happy styling!

Xo,

Kavs

Outfits:

Dress: Dillards (Reba) – Similar | Shoes: Macy’s (Material Girl) – Similar| Bag: River Island

Photos by: Raju Joshi

DIY: Embellished Pearl Jeans


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Hello Everyone!

As much as I love fashion and styling clothes, I equally hate spending lots of money on new things – especially when it comes to trendier pieces that I’m dying to try out, but unsure whether or not I’ll still love them in a season or two. Talking about trendier piece; pearl embellishments are taking a storm on the fashion world this year. We can see pearl embellishment on pants, tops, shoes, bags etc. basically on everything. I have always thought of them as a classic piece of jewelry and at first I wasn’t sure how I felt about this new trend that’s been flooding around, but I’m kind of loving it now. While pearls are making its way in the fashion, it was not a big surprise to find that its explosion has spread not only to blouses, bags and shoes but also on to jeans as well. This may be an easy way to add a classy element to any casual outfit. This (embellished jeans) is the perfect piece to wear when you are not in the mood to dress up but still want to look chic and feminine.

This DIY jeans is inspired by a Banana Republic denim look that I fell in love with but I didn’t want to spend $198 bucks just for the style.  It didn’t seem too hard to make similar style by myself so I thought why not to risk my old boyfriend jeans and try it out.  And here’s what I have come up with just by spending 5 bucks. If you are going to attempt similar style for yourself, here’s what you will need:

    1. A pair of distressed or plain high-waisted boyfriend jeans – American Eagle
    2. Assorted flat back pearls from Michaels – $5 (Use the coupon to get 50% discount)
    3. Fabric Glue – I got mine from Michales but you can get it at any craft stores.
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  • First thing first, lay your jeans on flat surface. Starting from the pocket, roughly lay out where you’d like the pearls to go. I measured just a little bit to keep some equal spacing but you really don’t have to be precise and accurate on exactly where to place them.
  • Now, take your fabric glue and start putting glue on the back of the pearl and start placing them exactly how you organized earlier.
  • Leave your jeans for 10-15 minutes (depending on the glue quality) for the pearls to dry out completely.
  • And VOILA, your pearl embellished jeans is ready to wear.

Note: I tried the flat back pearls, but you can also grab some pearls in different colors and sizes from the craft stores or from your old pearl necklace that you no longer wear. You can either glue them like I did here or sew as well.

Lastly, this is not the only way to design your jeans, here are few more designs if you are interested trying:

Thank you so much for reading…happy styling!

Xo,

Kavs

Outfit Details

Jeans: American Eagle (Old) | Top: Zara (Old) | Bag: Louice et Cie (Old) | Shoes: BCBG Generation

Photos by: Raju Joshi

Style: Off-the-Shoulder Maxi Dress



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Happy Friday Everyone!

What could be more romantic to wear on a date night than ruffles and off the shoulder silhouette? In celebration of my wedding anniversary, I splurged  on this simple but feminine bohemian piece. Floor length, floral print, ruffled, fan pleated and romantic, this maxi dress is playful enough for dinner and drinks with your husband/ boyfriend or with friends and fancy enough for any day or evening spring/summer events.  Off  the shoulder, over the shoulder, cold shoulder- whatever you call it, it’s all about exposing those bare shoulders! I love how instantly romantic, feminine and effortlessly put together this style makes you look without even accessorizing. This dress gives the right amount of sass with just showing your bare shoulder and that beauty bone. You can add statement necklace or some dainty neck pieces with this style but try not to overdo as dress itself is a statement piece.

Here are some of my tips for petite girls out there who love to try maxi dress but hesitate to try and think you can’t pull that long and voluminous fabrics together:

  1. If you like a maxi dress that has too much volume on the bottom, opt for v-neck, halter neckline or off the shoulder designs. These styles will help elongate your upper body visually and also help balance out the voluminous bottom.
  2. If you want to try a narrower/slimmer style maxi dress, choose a style that has a slit to the side of your skirt. It will help to elongate the leg and also make walking easier.
  3.  As for color, the safest ones you can choose are those closer to your skin tone. However, you also have the option to go for dark neutrals as they can make you look taller.

Thank you so much for reading and happy styling!

Xo,

Kavs

Outfit Details:

Dress: Lucy Paris (Dillards) | Shoes: Steve Madden

Photos by: Raju Joshi

Pearls & Flares: Classic Style

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With the beginning of every new season, social medias and magazines influence us to try every new trends, must-have designers’ list and and make us want to dream on those designers pieces. But let’s face it: no matter how much the social medias or fashion magazines brag about their new favorites, not many of us can afford all those designer pieces every season. Unless you have an endless budget, having a wardrobe full of designer pieces are quite a dream for most of us, so in today’s post I thought I’d share how you can get that high end designer look for less. (See the outfit details). No matter what your monthly clothing budget is, don’t let a small budget fool you into thinking you’re not stylish. By paying attention to the quality of clearance rack finds, you can make sure that your clothes last long, look great, and most importantly, make you feel like a million bucks when you wear them. Of course, your individual budget dictates how much you can spend on clothes, but with a better eye for quality and a few post-purchase fixes (hint: alternation and resizing), you can find affordable clothes that still make you feel totally elegant and classic, regardless of how much you paid. 🙂

Just like ruffles, pearl embellishments are anywhere and everywhere and definitely having its time this season. Not that they were ever out of the fashion world, but this season they are on another level. You can find pearl embellishment on every outfits: be it on jackets, jeans, tops or even on shoes . My affection towards ruffles and flares are quite apparent to you guys as well as I have been sharing that on my blog for quite sometime now. Following the footsteps of high brands like Gucci, and Chanel, the high street fashion is helping us achieve that high-end look for less. One of my favorite ways to wear this classic trend is by combining big flare on small flare, the silhouettes of this look mimics the two designers’ pieces: Alice+Olivia and Sem Sem but for a fraction of the price.

Thank you so much for reading and happy styling!

Xo,

Kavs

Outfit Details:

Top: Zara| Pants: Zara | Bag: Dooney & Burkey | Bandana: J. Crew

Designer Mimics: Sem Sem Pants | Alice+Olivia Rufflle Top

Photos by: Raju Joshi

 

 

 

 

Restyle Your Old Sheath Dress


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Don’t you guys love finding new ways to wear your old outfits? I always look for new ways to wear my favorite old pieces. As much as I wish I could wear new outfits like celebrities do, its just not possible in my life, after-all I don’t live in a fashion fairytale. 😊 And just because I write a fashion blog, that doesnt mean I do crazy shopping spree and double my wardrobe size all the time. Being a responsible shopper, I plan my shopping, I balance between trendy and classic pieces and I try to wear my favorite pieces in different ways more frequently.

This dress was one of my absolute favorites few years ago, but like every other person, my fashion has changed over the years and I just don’t wear this type of sheath dresses as often as I used to. Because I used to love wearing this dress during spring or summer time, I thought I will utilize it differently this year. You may know this already, I love playing with romantic details, soft colors and different patterns. Wearing this skirt over the dress is my absolute favorite way to add elegance to an easy spring look.

Remember to have fun when styling your outfits. Play with the items you have stored away in your wardrobe and pair them with something new, mix colors and patterns. As far as I know, there are no rules as long as you love the look you’re in. Have fun with your style after all fashion doesn’t have to be serious. 🙂

Thank you for reading…happy styling!

Xo,

Kavs

Outfit: Dress: Gianni Bini (Old)| Skirt: Express |Shoes: Steve Madden | Clutch: Dillards

Photos By: Raju Joshi

White Lace Dress: With Some Darling Details

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Hello Everyone!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far!

It has now been a year since I started this blog. That’s about 50 blog posts so far, not too bad huh? One of the most rewarding things has been to learn and see it grow but to also have all of you following along with me on this fun journey.  I’m still nowhere close to where I want to be, but at-least I’m glad that I made a decision to share what I love doing the most. Thank you all for the love and support you have shown to this blog. It means so much to me! ❤

In today’s post, I’m sharing one of my all time favorite piece, the lace ruffle dress. Why do I love the lace & ruffle so much? Because, it’s feminine and romantic, yet bold and dramatic but mostly because it makes me happy. My love affair with lace is boundless. I am drawn to its romantic, cheerful and delicate feel every single time. When I wear lace dresses, it inspires me to feel joyful and positive.

Either you opt to accent your look with neutral shades or with vibrant colors to bring more of a springy approach, white looks equally good with both styles. Colorful accessories will really pop the brightest against a white canvas. My favorite way of approaching white ensemble is to pair with colorful accessories. With this white dress I threw on some red accessories: red bag and lipstick to add that edge to the look.  The white and red contrast gives that statement color punch but also keeps the overall look neutral and cool.

Thank you so much for reading and happy styling!

Xo,

Kavs

Outfit Details:

Dress: Gianni Bini (on Sale) | Shoes: Nine West | Bag: Louise et Cie| Sunglasses: Amazon (Similar)

Photos by: Raju Joshi

Ruffle Fashion Trend: Spring Style

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Happy Friday Everyone!!

Ruffles, blush and spring….does it get any better than that? Spring is the season where the weather, flowers, and FASHION bring light and vibrant colors around us. It sure is a joyful season. When we think about spring, we automatically think about pink, at least I do! 🙂 I have been on a major blush pink kick lately if you couldn’t already tell (see my previous posts here and here). It is definitely my new favorite neutral and one of my go-to colors in my wardrobe at the moment.  It’s ladylike, fresh, chic and one of the most popular color for spring….soooooo why not!! 🙂

It’s no surprise that I’m a huge fan of uber-chic, feminine, whimsical and sophisticated designs and this oh-so feminine ruffle trend is something I am loving so much lately. From last summer, ruffles are having their moments in the fashion world and it seems its continuing to be the most popular trend this year as well. Even though they are often associated with spring or summer time, breezy weather, we saw designers’ different approach to it even during the winter season. Ruffle sweaters and ruffled full sleeve blouses were high trends last winter. And the light fabrics, bright colors and ruffle sleeves are the perfect way to get started for warmer season. Whether they are framing your face, accentuating the hips or falling of the shoulder perfectly, ruffles are definitely a statement piece. Having pastels that mix and match in our wardrobe along with some new trends like this one gives an easy transition and new style to our pre-owned outfits. We don’t need too many accessories with ruffle outfit because the outfit is such a statement that they do all the talking.

As we all know, fashion is cyclical. Every year some popular trends from the past manage to comeback and dominate the fashion trend. I love how designers bring the new style and fresh perspective to fashion world from something that’s already been there in the past as an influential trendsetters.

Thank you so much for reading and happy styling!

Xo,

Kavs

Outfit Details: 

Top: Zara | Skirt: Express  Old (Similar Here)| Shoes: Aldo Old (Similar) | Sunglasses: Tory Burch (Similar) | Necklace: J. Crew (Similar)

Spring has Sprung: The LWD

 

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Hello Everyone!!

Look who’s back!! 🙂  Its been more than a month I haven’t posted anything on my blog and now I have been sitting here for a good ten minutes, staring at my laptop and wondering what to write. lol Mmm.. lets talk about LWD for first spring post may be?! 🙂 It’s time to bring the razors out and shave those winter legs, because spring is the perfect season to bare some legs and let pretty dresses & skirts bloom out of your closet. The weather in Dallas has been so nice lately that I found the perfect excuse to wear this pretty LWD.

Is there anything more elegant, fresher, crispier than a perfect white dress in the spring? If you haven’t heard, little black dresses take a backseat in the Spring/Summer; it’s all about the little white dress for next 6 months. Bright pops of white gives clean and bold look no matter what your style is. Whether you are trying to soften an edgy outfit with delicate shades of cream, or opting for a full white ensemble, there’s no doubt that you are bound to make a statement with white. Crisp white dresses are particularly popular this spring and they are always a wonderful option if you’re going for an all white ensemble because one dress and voila you’re all set.

Pair white dress with pastels or bold color accessories because your accessories should be your statement piece while pairing with whites. Have a new bright color bag or a statement necklace you’ve been dying to bring out this season? Your white outfit will quickly become the canvas for that pop of color accessories.

Thank you so much for reading! Happy styling..

Xo,

Kavs

Outfit Details: Dress: Kathrine Kelly (Dillards)| Shoes: Forever 21 | Sunglasses: Tory Burch | Bag: Coach

When Delicate Meets Tough:Pink Blazer & BF Jeans


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Hello Everyone!

“Give a woman the right pair of jeans and she can conquer the world!” I know I know, I changed the word in this quote but don’t you agree with this one as well?!

By the way, what’s your favorite type of jeans? I’m always sold for distressed or boyfriend jeans. I have worn this particular jeans about a million times already. And just in case you are wondering, yes I bought them all ripped up like this. I will never forget the reaction of my dad when I bought my first pair of ripped jeans years ago. He couldn’t stop smacking I mean shaking his head lol. It made no sense to him why was I paying full price to get a pair of jeans that had holes all over. lol  But dads often don’t seem very happy the way we dress up, do they? No i’m not complaining! I love their amazing humorous, funny logic behind our outfits which most of the time doesn’t make sense to me either. Anywho, the point I’m trying to prove here is regardless of what dad or anyone else says, I’ve always LOVED these jeans (sorry dad). 🙂

When it comes to putting together a nice chic and casual look, it’s all about the proportion, and the fitting. To strike a balance with our somewhat slouchy and ill fitted bf jeans, it is important to hit the right proportion so that we don’t end up looking bigger than we actually are. For most of us, we I mean “we petite girls” need to find a way to cheat the look a little because in all honesty, they can make us look even shorter. Pairing with classic pumps or strappy heels are always a winning combination with these jeans.  One of my favorite pairing is pink cropped top or jacket with bf jeans – nothing else gives a masculine look a softer and sweeter touch than this. Here are some of the golden rules I tend to follow while pairing an outfit with boyfriend jeans. I hope you will find them helpful.

  1. Always pair with a crop top, slim top, or a fitted jacket to balance out the bagginess of the jeans.
  2. Always add accessories and statement bag that are more on the girly side to keep your look ladylike.
  3. And ALWAYS wear a pair of heels (any kind) with your boyfriend jeans.

Lastly, give your hems a casual roll. Rolling up a cuff of a jeans or a shirt or even a jacket gives that little messy and relaxed look. And don’t hesitate to invest in a few new classic pairs of jeans that match your lifestyle.

Thank you so much for reading! Happy Styling!

XoXo,

Kavs

Photos by: Raju Joshi

Outfit Details: Blazer: Dillards| Jeans: American Eagle | Shirt: H&M | Shoes: Vince Camuto|Cross Body Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Style Tiered Dress

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Aren’t you glad its almost Friday?! Sometimes I feel like I live for the weekends. There’s this wonder of the weekend that I thoroughly enjoy. Hit snooze until 9 or 10 in the morning, laze around in the house, stroll around in town, find good locations to take pics etc.  Weekends sure are total bliss!

img_2433img_2434When I think of frills, ruffles and tiers, I always picture myself when I was 8-10 years old, heading to a family party wearing party frocks. This pretty blue tiered dress brings back so many childhood memories. I may have worn 5-10 of these types frocks while growing up. I always have been a huge fan of these designs ever since I can remember. My sister knew how to sew so she would make ruffles, tiers dresses for me and I used to be the happiest little sister to flaunt them around in the neighborhood. I cannot believe these childlike designs and details are back in high-fashion world lately.

Today’s post is one of the most random and the least thought about pairing I have ever shared on my blog. I usually plan in my head what do I want to share on my blog prior taking pictures, and I do try to be careful to not go overboard with multiple colors, patterns and designs all in one outfit post. But I guess sometimes you just want to go all out without thinking too much about color co-ordination and pairings. I incorporated 3 different bright colors in this look which is  very rare but somehow I love the way the yellow pops against the blue. There’s nothing more beautiful than a perfect flow-y dress. However, sometimes dresses that are too flow-y don’t flatter our figure. I paired this shift dress with a skinny belt to accentuate my waistline and give this dress a different dimension. The temperature in D-town was pretty good to wear this summer dress on its own but I opted for a light crop jacket. Lastly I chose to top it off with these nude flats– they’re absolutely perfect to ground any look.

I hope enjoyed this fun look. Please don’t forget to like and share my post if you think its worth sharing! 🙂 Happy Styling….

Photos by: Raju Joshi

XoXo,

Kavs

Outfit Details: Dress: CeCe by Cynthia Steffe| Shoes: Aldo  (Similar)| Crop Jacket: Old one from Nepal | Choker: Forever 21 | Trench Coat: Zara | Bag: River Island London (Gift)

Weekend Style: Denim on Denim

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When it comes to building a capsule wardrobe, I like the idea of sticking to simple classics that never go out of style and appear effortless. For example: denim shirt, it’s so easy to pair, yet very stylish. Is there anything easier than throwing on a great pair of jeans and a t-shirt or a shirt? Tucked or un-tucked, knotted or un-knotted, with the sleeves rolled up or full sleeves buttoned-up, it’s one of the few pieces that is versatile, effortless and looks universally good on anyone. It’s clearly a timeless piece and can be worn at any age and any time of the year. It sure is my kind of shirt.

Denim on denim is an unique way to break the monotony of the casual look as long as you follow few important rules. The basic rule for denim on denim is making sure that the jeans washes and colors are different from each other. You sure can incorporate two different shades from the same color palate such as with light wash blue jeans on top and darker wash blue jeans on the bottom and vice versa. I personally prefer darker color on the bottom as darker colors give more slimming illusion to our body and help balance out the overall body proportion. My absolute favorite combinations are light blue denim shirt with black or white skinny jeans. I find distressed denim pants and a denim shirt serves the perfect casual chic combo when paired with a pair of heels. Keeping my body structure and proportion in mind, my key while pairing denim on denim is to make sure the fits and cuts are slimmer on the legs. That way I have an option to wear loose or fitted shirt as both compliment skinny jeans pretty well.

Thank you so much for reading!

XOXO,

Kavs

Outfit Details: Shirt: American Eagle | Pant: Nordstrom (Topshop) | Hat: Dillards (Similar) | Shoes: NineWest

Sequins & Pink: Feminine Flair

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It’s no surprise that last year we saw the high trend of velvet, metallic and sequins all over which used to be big trend back in the 80s ( as they say 😉 ). Every year fashion world is able to reinforce my belief even stronger that fashion is always inspired by the past and style is constantly evolving. A few years ago, if you had asked me how I would define my style, my answer then would have been a bit different than how I’d define it now. I have really come to understand what my current style code is. To me, the beauty in fashion really does lie in the delicate details. Uber-chic, effortless, whimsical and sophisticated details are my favorites at the moment. Where fashion and trends constantly changing, I am sure the answer to this question will be different 2-3 years down the road but for now I am this ultra-feminine, sheer and lace detail obsessed girl.  🙂

As the holiday season is already departed from us, you might be thinking why am I sharing sparkly outfit post this time around?! Well, even though the season of sparkles and glitters are gone and you are about to start packing up (some of you may already have packed up) all of those festive pieces in the back of your closet, have you ever thought that those sparkly and delicate prints, sequined embellishments might enhance your everyday wardrobe all year around if paired correctly? I think one of the challenges to pair these festive pieces is to find out how do we take these outfits into the other occasions without feeling like you are going on a new year eve party. So in today’s post I am going to share some key ideas how to make the most out of our festive pieces by incorporating them into everyday wardrobe using some of my favorite styling hacks. Since valentine’s day ❤ is just around the corner, you might wanna attempt pairing your favorite festive dress or top or even a skirt on a dinner date with that someone special.

Neutral Pairing: Style your sparkly top or skirts with neutrals to really ground your overall look. A sparkly sequined top doesn’t look that crazy when paired with neutral bottoms.

Accessories: You might want to gravitate towards safer options while accessorizing. Pair it with simple and subtle jewelry with your sequined top to master the idea of elegance. If you want to keep up your fashion game for a romantic night out, a bold statement clutch can add shimmer without overwhelming your look. but for a day out, you can still go neutral with the rest of the outfit and let your sole sparkle piece shine.

Last but not least, style is a visual display of your self-expression so regardless of what others believe, you have every right to express whatever you are feeling at that very moment of your life.

Thank you so much for reading!

XoXo,

Kavs

Outfit Details:

Top: Chelsea & Violet | Skirt: Ted Baker London | Shoes: Steve Madden | Bag: Louise et Cie  | Accessories: Michael Kors

When Stripes Meets Magenta

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Fashion is something that is different to each one of us. One person’s idea of a beautiful outfit is another person’s fashion disaster. BUT as long as you express your personal sense of style and personality through fashion with confidence, you can do no wrong to yourself. Styling to me is putting together pieces that serves one’s need of outfit for a particular time or place.

When we see anything Pink, we automatically associate everything with compassionate, tender and romantic feelings basically everything feminine and girly. In my opinion, fuchsia is a grown-up version of pink which is sophisticated, feminine yet powerful on its own. In order to wear this ultra-feminine color, there are few things you need to know. The first, and perhaps the most important thing is to mix colors or prints wisely. For example: If you are wearing lighter shade of pink (dusty rose, baby pink, peach etc) pair it with white or gray for that soft and romantic vibes. If you are choosing magenta or fuchsia pink, pick black, white or other neutral tones to avoid the overall outfit to look like a Barbie doll. That being said, don’t be afraid to pair pink with bold colors and prints once in a while such as Pink & Green or Fuchsia Pink & Orange; after-all Kate Spade has taught us how to style two bold colors together all these years…hasn’t she?

Pink is an incredibly dynamic tone and they never really go out of the season. Although we always incorporate pink in our fashion any time of the year, the key is to find the right tones for the right season. Last fall, Pantone Color Institute published the top 10 color for Spring 2017 from a fashion designers use of color in their spring collections where you can see blush pink (pale dogwood), and fuchsia (pink yarrow) are on their top 10 list. Click on this link to find out what other colors will be on trend this year: https://www.pantone.com/fashion-color-report-spring-2017. Now you know which colors to wear this spring season! 🙂 Anywho, it’s needless to say that pink still dominates the women fashion world and as a girl, I couldn’t be more proud to add more of such feminine and powerful color in my wardrobe.

Thank you so much for reading and happy styling!

xo,

Kavs

Outfits: Dress: Eliza J | Shoes: Forever 21 | Bag: Dooney & Burkey | Accessories: Michael Kors

Comfy & Stylish: Wide Leg/Palazzo Pants

Happy Friday Everyone!

First official post of 2017 Yikes!

I’m sharing this casual look from last week. I was in a mood to play with the leg-lengthening effect of high waisted palazzo pants. These type of pants are a power piece, they create a bold look and make a solo statement to our overall appearance. Whether you rock them with a casual t-shirt or a crop top, your look will always have a slightly more put together and thought out look. I love pieces that have a combination of comfort and fashion; but honestly, it’s difficult to find pieces that have a balance of both, and even harder to find those pieces when you have petite figure.

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There are chances that these palazzo pants can make petite figure look intimidating, but if you keep few things in mind, you can pull them off easily! I personally prefer pants, shorts and leggings that are high waisted because high waisted bottoms give my looks look long and lean effect. Because it is high waisted, the pants will cut-off at our smaller place i.e. our  waistline and help emphasize our waistline giving an illusion of a well proportioned figure.  When wearing palazzo pants, remember the golden rule: you want them to skim the ground. Too short in length will shorten you even more, and too long in length will make you look sloppy. Pay attention to the right length and wear them with a pair of heels to elongate your legs. Regarding the heels: go with a pair of classic pumps, or wedge etc. I personally love to pair with simple strappy heels with them.

 With the constant highs and lows of Dallas weather, my wardrobe struggles to recognize which season are we on.  We were in the 70s last week and today it’s snowing…and when I say snowing it actually means snow flakes & flurries lol. But we (Dallasite???) all get excited to get that “snowy” weather once in a while. I’m wearing solid 4 layers of  clothes while writing this but as I mentioned above, this outfit was from last week when the weather was warm and sunny so don’t get me wrong here!  🙂 I paired sleeveless turtleneck crop top and topped it with fedora hat. Because this pants add so much volume to the bottom half, I chose to wear fitted crop-top to balance out the look. Lastly, I accessorized the look with a blue necklace to match the color with the pants.

**If you live in a colder place, you can add a blazer or a jacket over. 

Thank you so much for reading…happy styling!

Xo,

Kavs

Outfit Details:

Crop top: Forever 21 | Palazzo Pants: Keepsake (Nordstrom) | Fedora: Dillards

Year in Review: Story & Some Favorites

Hello Everyone!

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!  🙂

I can’t believe 2016 bid adieu to us already! It feels as if it came and went in such a flash. Year 2016 was a good year for me personally and professionally. I was able to start the ground work to a personal project and follow my hearts to achieve one of my long-due dream.

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Let’s do a little year-end review of KavsArena and give you guys some insights why/how I started this blog. Writing a fashion blog was something I’d always dreamed about but I really had no idea what the process would be like and how much work it would really take! Now I must admit it is a lot of work…but I enjoy every bit of it! With not much resources and commitment, I was holding up on it for so long. When I finally convinced myself and my husband to do this whole thing, I asked him to take pictures for me. Who else would I have asked other than him?! No one  would’ve that much time & patience to take pictures of me every single day/week, right? 😉 It was tough for both of us at first because he had no idea of what I wanted in my pictures and I had no idea how to describe what I wanted him to do. But once we both got on the same page, things started to roll. He’s by no means a professional photographer or someone who wants to take picture of others, he is actually the other way around! lol He has been my blog/Instagram photographer ever since and I couldn’t be more thankful to him. ❤

Today, I decided to compile my favorite outfits of 2016 thinking it will give an opportunity for me to reflect how I’ve evolved my fashion sense throughout the year. Even though my style is more on the classic side, during this 10 months of journey, I’ve learned to embrace the colorful side of fashion and opened myself to try different trends and styles. I didn’t realize I have created quite a bit of outfit posts. No wonder why my family from Nepal always ask me if I have dedicated an extra room just for my outfits!! Just so you know, no I have NOT! 🙂

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To share my passion which only few of my closest family and friends knew (now my small internet world does) was little intimidating at first. I don’t consider myself a very good writer and never really dared to write or express my views on the social media before so there was (still is) this fear to put myself out there completely. I’d be lying if I say I was not scared of people’s judgement and what they would say behind my back. But that does not mean what people think about how I look or what I do affect my life. I’m at that stage in my life where I accept me for who I am and I want to do what I’m passionate about. Through my blog, I intend to share a message that you don’t have to have a perfect body/ height or a pretty face to do what you love to do in your life.

Lastly, while I understand that creating a fashion blog was my personal decision, I have been completely overwhelmed by the positive feedback and encouragements I have received from my family and friends.  Thank you so so much to each one of you who takes few minutes of your life to check my blog regularly. It means a lot to me!

There are lots of exciting things happening in 2017 and I can’t wait to share them with you all.

Lots of Love and happy styling!

XoXo,

Kavs

New Year’s Eve: Outfit Ideas

Happy Hump-Day Everyone!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas  with family, friends and your loved ones. The weather here in Texas was absolutely perfect that we had a wonderful summer kinda Christmas this year. With Christmas behind us, it’s time to start shifting gears towards New Year’s Eve. Do you have any plans yet? More importantly do you know what you are going to wear? Even though I personally think New Year’s Eve tends to be little overrated, I do enjoy an excuse to get all glammed up in sequins and sparkles outfit.

When it comes to shopping for New Year’s eve outfit, I like to keep my spending to a minimum. I don’t see the point of splurging on an outfit that only gets worn once or twice. But there are so many great options out there that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. I know it’s a bit last-minute but if you are still trying to figure out what to wear on New Year’s Eve, I have rounded up a bunch of great options from Zara for you. If your style is little bit on the edgier side, you will totally love Zara. I love their simple yet unique and very affordable collection. And this season they have tons of dresses and looks that are embracing everyone’s favorite holiday trends: Velvet, sequins, and lace. Most importantly, their annual sale has just started so you don’t want to miss that opportunity as Zara’s entire store goes on sale during this time of the year.

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Zara’s gorgeous selection of holiday cocktail dresses, extra cozy sweaters and skirts are affordable and easy to wear. They are perfect foundation for your New Year’s look. You can build your own unique style by layering them with statement accessory pieces: necklace, bangles, earrings & a clutch and glam up the look. Pair a simple LBD with a faux fur or with a statement hair piece or a necklace to totally get into the holiday spirit.

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I hope you enjoyed this post and got some ideas as what to wear this year’s eve! Thanks for reading and Happy Holidays!

Xoxo,

Kavs

Outfits: Zara | Faux Fur Jacket: Forever 21 (old) Shoes: NineWest

Fall Foliage: Striped & Burgundy Again!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Last week it felt like winter finally approached in Dallas but that literally lasted 3 days long. lol  I was excited to bring out all my heavy coats, boots and scarves but oh well, I forgot I am living in a southern part of the States. I’m not complaining though! 🙂 Hence, sharing not so bulky but a perfect fall outfit yet another time.


Embrace all that fall/winter has to offer and wrap yourself up in a cozy outfits while you enjoy holidays. If you have read/noticed any of my previous posts you already know that stripes are my obsession. Another color I get obsessed during this time of the year is Burgundy. It is one of the fall’s signature colors and definitely deserves some love in your wardrobe this time around! This color is totally dominating fall and winter fashion since ages and we still cannot get enough. For casual and contemporary look, I paired my striped dress with this burgundy hues. And although my purse is not an exact match with the overall outfit, I paired it with this outfit because red and burgundy falls under the same “red” color family and looks perfect next to each other.

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When it comes to coats, I find versatility really important. I normally struggle to find colors in my winter outfits because most of my coats and outerwears are either black or gray so at times I get the need to add some colors to my  overall look. That’s when this coat come to save me. I bought this coat 4 years ago from Macy’s without knowing how much I would actually wear it. I was initially drawn to its color but fell in love with its coziness later. It is light weight, very comfortable and provides the perfect amount of warmth for cooler days (I meant appropriate for where I live) while still looking chic. It can be dressed up as a coat dress itself as it reaches up to the knee or paired with a dress like I did here or it can also be worn with a sweater and boots for more casual look. Its versatility is one of the reasons it is that perfect fall/winter coat in my wardrobe.

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Thank you so much for reading and happy styling..

Xo,

Kavs

Outfit Details: Coat: Macy’s (Old)| Dress: H&M | Booties: Marshall

Pic: Raju Joshi

Like a Fall Day: Style with Fall Colors

Happy Friday Everyone!

Just stopping by to say quick hello to those who wait a week long to see my new blog post. I appreciate all the support and I love reading your comments! 🙂

I hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving with family and friends. I had planned to share this post right before black Friday last week, but as I was travelling for a week long wedding ceremonies of my two best friends, got sick right after that and there’s this thing called work which kept me pretty occupied all along that I didn’t get time to think/write anything. However, since its still pretty much the fall here in Dallas, I wanted to share this cozy street style oufit before this season slips away from us.

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Because the temperature is still warm, we can wear dresses, skirts and light wears during the day. As the sun sets and the night cools, I love wearing light jackets. This trench coat was an awesome find at the Zara Sale last spring. It is not too thick and perfect for chilly autumn nights.  I paired burgundy striped full sleeves top from Zara with this navy A line skirt from J Crew Factory. I have had this skirt for three years now and I still don’t get tired of it. The material is a light wool fabric and the inside is fully lined it keeps me warm and does not itch.  J. Crew Factory always bring this skirt back year after year, which says a lot about this piece.


I hope you all enjoy finding your fall street style to make your everyday more fashionable yet comfortable. Thank you for reading and happy styling…

XoXo
Kavs

Disclaimer: Pics taken from Iphone 7 🙂

Outfit Details

Top: Zara| Skirt: J. Crew Factory | Trench Coat: Zara | Sunglasses: Forever 21| Bag: Nordstrom | Shoes: Click here for newer design Forever 21

A Fusion of the Traditional & Modern Wear

Happy Friday Everyone!!

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Fashion is fun when there are no boundaries, no defined rules and a complete freedom to express your creativity. While many fashion designers have and are currently experimenting and reinventing fusion outfits,  I thought why not to share what I had in my imagination. Just kidding! Btw have you guys checked out Christian Louboutin and Sabyasachi’s shoes and handbags collaboration? You should if you haven’t already! They are ahh-mazing!!

The vibrant colors, unique embroidery and the eye-catching prints are known for our traditional clothing. A lot of people tend to wear our traditional wears only the way its meant it be but I find our ethnic pieces very adaptable as it can easily blend with modern wears with just a tad bit of twist. I am sure there are many other cool ways to wear traditional outfits but here I am presenting one of the many ways I style them.

After months of research and swatches we finally get to our ideal outfit that we want to wear at our family/ friend’s wedding. After all we all want to have that ‘all eyes on me’ moment, don’t we?  But once all the excitement and fun is over, does that hundreds of dollars worth of outfit gets  re-used? I guess not! I am sure many of you pack them away to never-to-see the daylight again ( or never to see on Facebook again?! lol). But here’s the good news! You can revamp and recycle your traditional outfits and give them a brand new look and I am going to show you how? Keep reading…. 🙂



I paired my silk white button down shirt with traditional lehenga/skirt, chunky pearl necklace and top it off with statement clutch. This is my way of skipping a blouse and dupatta/shawl that comes with our regular lehenga set. I added chunky pearl necklace and statement clutch to give little western touch to the overall outfit. Adding an interesting piece of jewelry and accessory to our traditional outfit brings a whole new wave of freshness. In this look, accessories brought the subtle hint of modern touch to the overall look without going too overboard. This outfit is so comfortable that you can dance all night long at your bff’s  mehendi ceremony without being bothered or worried about to look overexposed.

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Last but not least, I have to tell you how much I love this clutch.  It’s so simple and goes with everything. It’s great size to fit everything you need for a night out or an event. It is a handmade (made in Nepal) product and have beautiful beads all around. This and many other similar clutches are exclusively available at Arch by Suki: Makeup Studio. Go check them out if you are around the city. 🙂

As always, thank you so much for reading and happy styling. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your styles. 🙂

Xo,

Kavs

Details:

Makeup & Hair: Arch by Suki (Sukhee)

Photography: O’Click (Saroj Sainju) 

Outfit: Shirt:H&M | Lehenga(Skirt): CBazaar | Clutch: ArchbySuki Makeup Studio 

Women in Style: Traditional Outfit & Makeup!

Happy Friday Everyone!

I am thrilled to share today’s post. I am sure many of you who follow me on Instagram (KavsArena) have seen some pictures and guessed what today’s post is all about.

Few weeks ago I was invited by these amazing ladies from Arch By Suki, We Plan Event Planner and OODNI The Boutique/ Oodni Dallas located in Dallas, TX  to collaborate on a photo-shoot during our auspicious festival Deepawali (Tihar). I was stunned to hear about it and did not take a minute to say I would love to be a part of it. I am still a new and frugal blogger, but like many other bloggers out there, I had a secret desire to collaborate with other professionals. I absolutely love being a part of collaboration shoots and styled shoots whenever possible. Collaborating with other professionals and seeing a vision come to life is truly like watching art come to life and sure is dream come true to me. And I hope this post proves the pure admiration for something i.e fashion I am extremely passionate about. 🙂

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I have known Sukhee (Suki) (founder of Arch by Suki) for over 8 years now. Some of you might know her personally, some of you have had your makeup done by her on your wedding or some of you might just be wondering wait a  second I  see her posts through her social media; Facebook or Instagram accounts all the time. 🙂 Yep, she is a known face in DFW metroplex specially in our Nepalese community.

Honestly, I don’t know where to begin and how to describe how proud I feel to see her where she is at now and there is a reason why I say this. We came to this country around same time, same date to be exact and happened to be at the same University. We have shared our early homesick time together and discussed a clueless journey we were about to start in this country.  But no matter how clueless she was when she first came here, one thing she always knew was what she wanted to do in life. I remember the time when she told me “I am not someone who would stick on 9-5 job, I am here to complete my degree but that really does not fascinate to move ahead in life. I want to be in a creative field; I want to be either an interior decorator, a fashion designer or a makeup artist”. Like she said, she pursued a career in makeup industry and completed her beauty school. While going to beauty school, she used to work countless hours at someone else’s salon. Now to see her owning her own makeup studio and having huge number of clients make me so proud of her. It was not something she achieved overnight, and she sure had to struggle a lot to get where she is at today. But she makes me believe that anything we want to achieve – we can. We just have to tap into our passion and the rest will flow because everything we do from our heart will be blessed and it will be successful. With that being said, here I am sharing my very first collaboration post with these talented artists: Arch by Suki, Nepal’s most coveted clothing brand “Oodni The Boutique”, Yonzon Sushant (Photographer), and with very talented group of people from  “We Plan” event planner.

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Sukhee wanted to create something traditional yet contemporary look with our hair, makeup and outfit.  In this photo-shoot, she decided to give us trendy, modern festive look. To complement our bright and statement outfit pieces, she used dark tone lip colors, blended natural cut crease eye look with glitter liner. She gave our hair Sleek and wet look with the most popular ancient middle part hair trend. Since wedding season is around us, these makeups and hair styles can definitely be your go to style. These kind of custom look would be perfect for your pre-wedding photo shoot or bridal portraits session.

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Last but not least, I can not end this post without mentioning how gorgeous these outfits are from Oodni The Boutique. If you live in Nepal or Nepalese living anywhere around the world, you for sure have had the urge to wear their collection once (I know I had). 🙂 Their gorgeous traditional ensemble has the right balance of traditional touch with modern twist. There is something unique, and sincerity in their creation that you’re automatically drawn towards it.

P.S Thank you gorgeous Emma for sharing these pictures with me and making them look extra stylish! 🙂

Thank you so much for reading…happy styling!

Xo,
Kavs

Details: 

Outfit: Oodni The Boutique/Oodni Dallas

Makeup Artist: Arch By Suki

Photographer: Yonzon Sushant

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Friday Style: Mustard Mix with Frilled Bodysuit

Happy Friday Everyone!

I hope everyone had a great Diwali/Tihar. After sharing traditional and get the look post, I wanted to share contemporary look with this statement mustard skirt and mock neck frilled bodysuit.

While every season has its charms, I have to admit that fall has always been my favorite. When I think of Fall look, I think of mustard yellow and burgundy, so on today’s post I am sharing my good ol’ mustard skirt pairing with a bodysuit; something I never tried before. Those days when I just don’t feel like wearing a ton of jewelries & accessories, I grab statement color like this one which gives ton of attention to my outfit that I don’t need any accessories.

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I love mustard and black color combination so much. I’ve worn this skirt quite a few times on the blog but with lighter color crop top or with simple t-shirt. Today, I decided to switch up my typical t-shirt silhouette with a fun frilled bodysuit. I always hesitated to try bodysuits but now I am totally sold for anything that has to do with bodysuits. I must admit that blogging has really helped me come out of my comfort zone and try new styles.  If you wear skirts, high waisted jeans, and shorts a lot like I do, this sure is the investment-worthy purchase. They are versatile, effortless and best paired with any outfits. It helps balance the bottom outfit pieces without showing extra, fussy fabric and tucked in top problems. To keep myself comfy during the fall season, I chose my very first bodysuit long-sleeved. This can be paired not only with skirts or pants, but also with the sleeveless dresses or tops as a primary layer piece for a cold season ensemble.

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I think I have found my new favorite pairing and layering piece for the cooler season. I believe that whatever your body shape or size is, bodysuits can be flattering for everyone and work so effortlessly & beautifully with any style you choose. Perfection does not exist, so I have learnt that if there is something you love it, you will definitely rock it! 🙂

Thanks for reading…happy styling!

XoXo,

Kavs

Outfit Ideas: Top: Zara| Skirt: Zara (old)| Booties: Marshall(old)

Traditional Outfit Inspiration: Sonam Kapoor

Happy Weekend and a Very Happy Deepawali/Diwali Everyone!

Sharing a very quick post before we bring mata laxmi to our home this evening! 🙂

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Be it ethnic or western wear, celebs like Sonam Kapoor always gives me major fashion goals.  Sonam Kapoor never fails to awe me. She literally slays in every outfit. In this traditional look, she shows her delicate and charming side. I loved her designer Banarasi saree that is adorned with rich embroidery work and heavy embroidery work on the blouse. I loved the color combination red and fushia pink/purplish color, its perfect any festivals. To top off the look she layered heavy traditional jewelry pieces and twisted bun hairdo. Ofcourse I could not copy the exact look of hers, but I sure was able to come up with something that I never tried before. I loved the idea of layering necklaces with traditional wear. Even though jewelries and embroidered saree and blouse are pretty heavy to wear all day long, its an easy breezy, easy-to-carry look during the puja time.

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Thank you so much for reading. Happy styling!

Xo,

Kavs

Get the Look: Miranda Kerr’s Fall Street Style

Happy Friday Everyone!

If there is one person that I have to pick to get fall and winter style inspiration, it has to be Miranda Kerr. Her style is totally effortless and never overdone. Recently while browsing through Pinterest for some style inspiration, I came across some pictures of her looking so chic, timeless and comfy casual that I wanted create a similar look! I thought its totally doable too, you’ll see. 😉 It was one of those “when in doubt keep it casual” kinda look she wore that I couldn’t resist sharing them.


Well, it won’t be wrong to say that it’s not too hard for celebrity to look at their best on or off duty as most of them have the best figure, team of wardrobe stylists, makeup artists and access to the top designers. But, if you think you have to be a model to pull of a perfectly executed casual look, you are wrong (Sorry!). Because you don’t have to be a celebrity or model to look like a million bucks. You can still look fab without dropping serious cash. Great style does not have to come with a high price tag.

For the first look, I chose her real celebrity favorite look. A simple outfit, that still looks stunning on everyone. I paired my white shirt from H&M, AE denim jacket with Zara slim fit black pants and topped it off with a Nordstrom fedora hat. If you are looking for fedora hat looks, these two styles I am sharing from Miranda’s look-book  may make a perfect inspiration for fall weekend looks. Her casual style game is always on another level. She mixes capsule pieces with classics so well that any of us can try the similar outfits. This look is by far the most easiest celebrity look I have tried on. No muss no fuss!!

For the second look, she wore exact same denim jacket but classed it up just a bit by tucking a shirt with a black skirt instead! It was super easy for me to recreate the similar look as all I had to do was to wear a skirt instead of pants. I wore same white shirt tucked in, paired with pleated mini woven skirt from H&M and topped it off with same denim jacket, and a hat. With this look you can also add couple of layers easily for the cooler days. As fall is around us, layering is definitely the way to go.


Miranda Kerr’s looks can definitely inspire any fashionistas to step up her style game with her looks. The key to flawless fashion is to whatever look you choose to wear, always prioritize your comfort first. By mixing style and comfort together, you’re sure to rock any look like a model or a celebrity.

Thank you so much for reading.. happy styling!

Xo,

Kavs

Outfit Details (all Old): Denim Jacket: American Eagle| Shirt: H&M | Pant: Zara | Skirt: H&M |Hat: Nordstorm Rack | Shoes: Forever 21 | Bag: River Island

What to Pack for a Wedding Trip

Happy weekend fashionistas!

As we are gearing up to dive right into the wedding season, I thought why not to share wedding essentials as I travel to attend my friends wedding. I have four weddings to attend in the next three months which means about a dozen of different functions (mehndi, wedding and reception etc.) to attend so I had to put this list together to pack efficiently for all these upcoming weddings.

Our wedding celebrations are generally 2-3 days long with bunch of different events and they all involve fun, bright, colorful festivities and fashion. And only we girls know how much planning and prepping goes into looking the way we do. After all no one wants to look boring and bleh to attend such a fun and important day of our dear ones.

Well-organized packing for an wedding is no less than any accomplishment and I bet all of you ladies would second that. It’s not as simple as packing couple of shorts, dresses and a pair of sandals. We have all those heavy embroidered sarees/lehengas/kurtas, accessories, shoes, styling tools, makeups: the list goes on and on, but we can only pack stuffs that our carry-on luggage can hold! So lets get started with the handy wedding essential checklist/tips I have put together that may be useful for you while packing for a weeding gateway.

 Tip No. 1:  Make all your outfits ready: If you are buying or altering an old one, do it in  advance. You don’t want to wait until the last minute and stress yourself checking DHL or UPS tracking number (assuming you are like myself who orders online most of the time).  New rule alert: make sure you discuss your clothing choices with friends and family who are attending too. 😉 You MUST share what outfit are you planning to wear, who knows they may have planned to wear the exact same outfit that you are planning to wear!? Trust me this happens specially when you shop online! Unless you don’t mind looking like twins!  🙂  To keep everything in a safe side, it is always best to have a backup outfit ready. Not only for the same outfit issue, but also you never know what will go down once you reach the wedding destination.

Tip No. 2:  Makeup and styling tools are equally important as the outfit for wedding events but they take so much space and weight in our luggage. We can’t just fit  all those flat iron, blow dryer, curling wand etc. in your carry on. So, it’s best to coordinate with your friends before you pack any styling tools and decide who should bring what. For makeups, as you don’t want to share your concealer, foundation and brushes with your friends (don’t get me wrong, it’s for the hygiene), pack all the makeups essentials you need  in a travel size makeup bag.

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Tip No. 3:  Always remember to pack your jewelries and other important accessories that you need to wear along with your traditional outfit. After all our weddings without jewelries and accessories do not sound right. Right? Pack something that goes with all the outfits or mix and match few different jewelries to create one unique set than can be worn with different events. For example: for a mehndi night, you don’t need to accessorize too much, so you can wear simple earrings and some bangles. But for the wedding day, you may want to wear your traditional necklace, bangles, bindi etc with the saree to complete the look. Pack everything you need in a jewelry box/pouch for an easy find.

Tip No. 4: Pack a comfortable shoes. If you are fortunate enough with the height, you don’t have to worry too much as you can still look great in saree/lehenga without wearing 6 inches stilettos. However, if you are like me, who has to wear heels, you are gone! Just kidding!!!! J  Heels are totally a confidence booster (at least to me) and help instantly make any outfits look great. I know not everyone find it comfortable, and if you are one of them who doesn’t (like to) wear heels, it’s very important to find a pair that is comfortable yet goes with your colorful outfits. You can opt for some embellished wedges to make your day/night little bit easier without losing that glam factor.

Now that you have gathered all the things you need, make sure you pack everything in an organized way. For example: you may want to pack your shoes at the bottom of your carry on as you don’t need them until the last minute, or pack all your skincare/makeups and brushes at the very top as you may be needing them quite often. I usually pack each set of outfit in a transparent clothing cube to keep everything organized and avoid them getting tangled or ruined.

And take a mirror selfie once you are done which is totally a must 😉 Jking!

 I hope you found this post helpful for any upcoming wedding trips that you may have planned.

Thank you so much for reading and happy styling!

Xo,

Kavs

Last Summer Fling

Happy Friday Fashionistas!

Yesterday marked the official first day of fall, which means it’s time to bid adieu to summer 2016. When I was a little girl my parents always used to say that time flies which I never understood as everything seemed such an eternity; school summer vacation felt year long, festivals took forever to come, but now I understand what they meant. Time passing by way too fast!!  I know I rant about it all the time but don’t you feel the same way? While I may not be able to slow down the time, I still have one last summer post that I wanted to share as nothing like a little late summer dress to keep you feeling fresh before fall…

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To be honest, I had no idea what I would write about today’s post but I knew that a dress this beautiful had to be special and had to be shared. As they say, there is nothing like a fresh, feminine and timeless dress for women. This dress has pretty pleats and soft yet bright tones making it the perfect dress for spring/summer day out twirling in town and feeling ultra-feminine. 🙂 It’s classy, conservative, feminine and vibrant, all the things that a girl wants to see in her dress. I paired it with very minimal jewelry, a bright lip, pair of white pumps  and skinny belt to accentuate waist. This dress has so much color and detail that I wanted the print to be the focus.


I have fallen in love with Eliza J ‘s adorable designs. Her dress has every elements to be labeled as that perfect classic dress with a perfect blend of style, quality, and a classic vintage touch. For petite girls looking for designer brand that fits like a glove, Eliza J comes in petite size too.  I respect designers who go the extra mile to make women look fabulous regardless of their body type and size. After all, the balance of silhouette, proportion and fit is the key, not the size or shape. If dress up right, our outfit can create an optical illusion that helps us look taller and slimmer but if we dress up wrong, we wont be able to compliment our body even if we have the perfect body, height or size.


Thank you so much for reading…happy styling!

Xo,

Kavs

Outfit: Dress| Eliza J (Dillards) | Shoes: Vince Camuto | Bag: Dooney and Burke | Lip: M.A.C Flat Out

 

 

Summer Wrap Up :Fall Outfit Ideas

Happy weekend fashionistas!

Its almost time to say good bye to summer and get excited about Fall as it’s just around the corner. In Dallas, fall does not start until October and we really don’t have to layer heavier pieces during this season, but I love crisp and cool mornings, festive vibes, comfortable outdoor weather and of-course dressing up in light layers. There are many reasons why I love Fall and is my favorite season of the year! 🙂

During this time around I declutter my closet, store most of my summer outfits and bring out the fall appropriate pieces. Today I am sharing some of the fall outfit styles that I have planned to try this year after rearranging my wardrobe this weekend. If you are wondering what to wear this fall and want to know how to put together cute fall outfits, this post may help you fulfill your needs. Whether looking for casual fall outfits, work outfits, what to wear for a weekend or on a weekend gateway, there is something for you here that may inspire you to try out those staple items and accessories that you may already have in your own closet. So, without further ado, lets get started!

Note: Each of these outfits do demand a separate post which I will be posting as fall approaches but for now here are some glimpses of how I incorporate summer and fall outfits together to create that fresh and new outfit combination without buying any new pieces. 

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Thank you so much for reading and happy styling!

Xo,

Kavs

Festive Mood: Traditioal Look & Celebspiration

Hello Everyone!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far!

I have  finally found a reason to post traditional look on my blog. “Teej” one of the biggest festival of ours has just swung by. As this festival marks the beginning of festival season in Nepal and keep us up in festive mood, I decided to share traditional look for the blog.


I have broken down today’s post into two section: festival look and celeb inspired look. Talking about festival look, Teej is more women centric festival as they hold more value and meaning to it. Women fast for their husband/family’s healthy and long life, wear their wedding/traditional outfits & accessories, and celebrate with the family.

I wore this beautiful Saree I bought from Cbazaar few months ago but never really had a chance to wear before. Since we are more focused on wearing red and other vibrant colors in our festivals, I thought this outfit would be perfect for this occasion. I personally prefer minimalist look for everyday, but once in a while when I wear traditional attire I like to go all out with jewelries and other meaningful accessories and celebrate the diversity. For the same reason I added some bangles, necklace and few other accessories to complete this look.

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Coming to the second section of this post:

So this time in my ‘get the look’ section, I have covered the below Deepika’s traditional makeup look she wore recently. I am obsessed with her look; very sophisticated yet full of glam! Her style is unique and very vogue. Plus, she looks drop-dead gorgeous in every  outfit.After I bought this Saree, I realized the design and color combination is very similar to what Deepika and Kajol were seen wearing sometime ago. Of course the cost of my outfit is nowhere close to the designer pieces they have worn; but I thought its worth the price! 🙂 After-all, who wouldn’t dream of getting celebrity outfits?  As much as we love checking designers’ pieces on Internet, we love buying one or two and if it’s a celebrity look-alike pieces from regular clothing stores, it’s even better!

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Last but not least, if you ladies are looking to buy some traditional outfits, I highly recommend checking Cbazaar website. They do have gazillion options (Okay i made that up! but they do have good range of selection) to choose from and usually have promotions going on. At the time of purchasing, always look for material details, embroidery style and declaimer to avoid future disappointments. Their quality material is usually pretty good (well lets say based on how much you are willing to pay for) and they do offer wide range of stitching service. You can basically select from half to regular to custom stitching options. I picked custom stitching option for this blouse and they personally called me for the sizing and the type of design I was looking for. It came out exactly the way I had described.

Thank you so much for reading…happy styling!

XO,

Kavs

Thank you Cbazaar for allowing me to share my  thoughts and reviews.) 

Outfit: Cbazaar| Jewelry: For jewelry, I am wearing my old wedding bangles sent from Nepal while necklace and earrings are from my mom.

 

 

 

Get The Look: Priyanka Chopra

Hello Everyone!

I always get inspired by celeb street styles and everyday casuals. This time I picked Priyanka Chopra’s one of my favorite look from her recent Emmy magazine cover shoot. It is no secret that Priyanka has killer style. Whether rocking a traditional Indian look or strolling through the city in casual-chic ensembles, I find myself consistently envious of her personal style and desire to replicate her looks.

I decided to recreate her look into something a bit more wearable for everyday but still incorporating the casual and effortless vibe she was going for. Her outfit is super chic but still has bit of a tomboy feel to it and they are absolutely perfect for any day/night out.

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As I never wore wide leg pants before, it seems to be the perfect timing to be a bit more daring and wear flares. Writing a  blog has  certainly helped me come out of my comfort zone and try new styles. Wide leg pants sure is an challenging piece for petite girls, but if paired with right pieces and proportion, it can make our figure flattering and helps us appear taller as well. It is very important to play with proportion while wearing such an intimidating piece.

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There are different ways you can rock this style. For a casual look, pair them with a classic tee or a tank top. To dress them up, wear them with a sheer top, and a cropped fitted blazer. Think of proportion when wearing wide leg pants. Since these pants are so big, you want to pair them with either a fitted top tucked in or a fitted crop top. Don’t wear loose-fitting top with wide leg pants as it will make you look frumpy. Look for contrast color combination: “darker color pant with lighter color top or vice-versa” and add a statement necklace to draw attention up and balance out the overall look. If you are petite like myself, opt for plain silk or the one with vertical lines for an elongated optical illusion.

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Thank you so much for reading…happy styling!

Xo,

Kavs

Outfit Details: Top: Forever 21| Pants: Keepsake (Nordstrom)| Shoes: Gianni Bini

Restyled: Boyfriend Jeans & Off the Shoulder Top

Happy Friday Everyone!

Hope you had a great week and wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead.

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Off the shoulder top has been hands-down the most popular trend this spring/summer. It should be no surprise to you by now that it is my favorite kind of top for this year. 🙂 I just can’t get enough of them!  And when you find a trend you love, why not go for it 100% right? So, here I am flaunting two of my favorite pieces together yet another time. This time I have decided to style this top with my another all time favorite boyfriend jeans which is cool, relaxed and give a little bit of an edgy feel to the overall look.

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I’m fascinated about the idea of wearing feminine and masculine pieces together.  The mix between feminine tops and masculine bottoms make the look interesting. This jeans adds just the right amount of masculine and edgy touch, while the other outfit pieces don’t let lose that feminine vibe. Color-wise, I decided to keep the whole outfit pretty neutral but added a splash of color with a burgundy bag.

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Thank you so much for reading! Happy Styling..

Outfit Details:

Top- Forever 21| Jeans- American Eagle| Shoes: NineWest| Bag:Louise et Cie (Nordstrom)

Xo,

Kavs

 

The Little Black Dress: Summer Edition

Happy Friday Everyone!

It’s August already…Yikes!!!! Summer is just flying by….. :0

I have been MIA for the past two weeks and finally getting around to post another blog. I was swamped with work, travel and all that craziness. Anywhooo, here I am back again and sharing how you can wear a Little Black Dress aka LBD during summer time as it has a reputation for being the perfect party dress only during the winter or holiday season. LBD can be a good summer night outfit if you choose the right way to style.  Adding a pop of color with statement jewelry  piece or a bold color purse keeps the black outfit appropriate even during the warmer season.

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As they say classic little black dress is every woman’s best friend; it sure is a life-savior for me on the days when I run out of ideas what to wear. When I don’t know what to wear, that’s what I instantly reach for. I mean it’s just a plain black dress you cant really go wrong with anything and there is no such thing as too much black, is it? 🙂

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image3-2I always like to invest in capsule pieces that can be styled in multiple ways and easily transitioned from day to night, weekday to weekend and one season to another. And one of the reason I like dresses so much is because they are easy to throw on and easy to style in multiple ways. Usually, you don’t need to spend a lot of time putting together an outfit that involves a dress.

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Thank you so much for reading…Happy Styling!

xoxo,

Kavs

Outfit Details: Dress: BCBGeneration (similar)| Shoes: Franco Sorto| Bag: Nordstrom| Jewellary: Dillards (Similar)

Sew it Yourself: From Ball Gown to Skirt

Happy Friday Everyone!!

We ladies take pretty much any excuses to dress up or to buy new outfit.  Dinner party?  Dress up time!  Birthday? Let’s go shopping! Friend’s wedding?  Gotta find a new outfit!! 🙂 We always have something going on and nobody wants to wear same outfit over and over. Raise your hand if you are with me! 😉 You may be able to give your old dress a makeover after reading today’s post. Please let me know if you do!

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In today’s post, I am sharing how I created ball skirt from a formal gown. I bought this dress about two years ago, wore it few times for formal occasions, and got tired of it. I really didn’t want to wear it anymore but I was not ready to put it aside either. I wanted to do something new with it.

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I had seen full-length ball gown like skirts all over Pinterest,  and Instagram and I really felt I could make one for myself with this gown. I did end up making the kind of skirt I always wanted and here I am sharing my personal tips on how to make a skirt without spending any dollars or may be few if you don’t know basic sewing techniques. 🙂 I didn’t make an official tutorial, but I’m going to walk you through the general steps in case you want to attempt one for yourself.

IMG_0387I know the idea of wearing a ball skirt as an everyday outfit is a bit intimidating but like most things in life, it is all about balance. I love how these skirts look amazing with any kind of tops. You can go all traditional by pairing it up with traditional blouse and accessories or you can give it a modern touch by pairing up with button down t-shirt, full sleeve blouse, or a crop top. They are functional, fabulous, timeless and definitely make a statement in any look you strive for.

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Lets go through the techniques now. As I have talked about my sewing skills in my previous posts, I am a very very novice seamstress. After realizing that this dress did not need much alterations, I dared to give it a shot and  went out  to buy some tulles from JO-ANN which cost me less than 5 bucks. The fabric  of this dress was very light weight so to give that layered, volumized effect, I added two layers of tulles underneath. The waistline was perfect for me, so I didn’t have to do much to finish up this skirt. Last but not the least, I measured total length of the skirt and cut few inches off from the bottom for that perfect length. And tada!!! 🙂IMG_0388IMG_0390

I hope you found this DIY or SIY tutorial useful. Thank you so much for reading. Happy Styling!!

Xoxo,

Kavs

Outfit Details:

Dress: Dillards| Top: Forever 21Clutch: Dillards