Distressed Denim + Tie-Neck Blouse

Yesterday we said goodbye to Adam’s grandma, the last of a series of guests to stay with us for the past two weeks. With Adam in Pre-K now too (sniff sniff) it is a little strange for me to get used to the silence, and having conversations with the puppy isn’t helping all that much. Tackling my to-do list (that has grown exponentially) is now going to be my focus. Whenever I feel like I’m overwhelmed with things to do, which let’s be real, is almost always, I try to keep my outfit choices as simple as possible.

A tie neck blouse has always been one of my favorite styles (proof here) because of its timeless and feminine appeal. Here I paired the blouse with two of my absolute favorite pieces I own and wear constantly- a slightly distressed faded black denim and a black suede pump. For a dressier look I would either tuck the blouse in to a high-waist denim, or even a pencil skirt or cropped trouser. When shopping I always look for clothes that I can wear in a multitude of ways, and a great tie-neck blouse is probably the most versatile piece a girl can wear to get dressed and out the door quickly. Because you know, no one’s really got time to waste, and those lists aren’t going ‘to-do’ themselves…

Photo credit: My momwayf-tie-neck-blouse-agjeanstie-neck-blouse-chanel-boy-agjeans wayf-tie-neck-blouseTop: Wayf | Pants: AG Jeans | Pumps: Isabel Marant (similar style) | Bag: Chanel (similar style)| Ring: Rocksbox (get your free month trial using offer code Lovezahraxoxo)

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Love Zahra + Fjallraven Kanken

Quick post today – we are winding down my mom’s visit from California so I want to spend as much time with her as possible. Today’s look is perfect for back to school, or in my case for everyday wear. My love for backpacks as bags continues with the latest addition to my wardrobe.

My Fjallraven Kanken backpack fits my laptop, dslr camera, and everything I usually put in my purse. Gone are the days where I spend time transferring everything from one bag to the next everytime I want to switch up my style. Sometimes I’ll just throw in a small bag like my Chloe Drew or my Pashli Mini and if I am going out for dinner or something I’ll just grab it and leave the rest in my car.

Or if I just want to wear the backpack out and about, I go for a smaller version and borrow Adam’s…he is starting to get the hang of the whole ‘sharing’ thing (sort of).
fjallraven-kanken-backpack-back-to-school fjallraven-kanken-backpackkanken- Fjallraven-kanken-agjeans-jcrew-Backpack: Thanks to Fjallraven | Jeans: AG Jeans (on Sale!) | Blouse: J.Crew | Booties: Vince (sold out) but here is a Similar Style and Similar Style ($120) | Sunnies: Celine | Cashmere Sweater: Zadig & Voltaire – Similar Style | Watch: Michele | Ring: David Yurman

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Designer Consignment for South Asian Clothing: DCxAsra

A few weeks ago I was thrilled to try out the newly launched service, DCxAsra, where you can buy or sell designer South Asian clothing. The clothes are guaranteed to be in excellent condition or they won’t sell them. Since I rarely repeat my South Asian outfits (thanks, Instagram!) being able to buy my favorite designer brands at a huge discount was a very exciting concept.

It was especially timely for me because I’ve been looking for ways to shop more socially conscious, and also for ways to pair down my own wardrobe. Shopping second-hand clothing is probably the best way you can possibly reduce your carbon footprint and selling your barely used clothing is a great way to clear out those suitcases full of South Asian outfits that have probably only had one wear.

In order to sell your clothing, you can go to the DCxAsra website, and they will send you a shipping label to send your items. They will determine which outfits are suitable for selling and they will do all of the marketing and promotion to get your item sold.

I chose this pretty seafoam green Agha Noor suit, and it arrived beautifully packaged and pressed. I believe mine was brand new, but I understand the company will dry clean and press every outfit prior to sending it. I wore this for Eid and I couldn’t have been happier with my choice. A few of the other designers DCxAsra carries include: Manish Malhotra, HSY, Mehdi, Sana Safinaz, Taufiq Hussain, Jamdaani, Threads and Motifs, Ruby Shakel, and Sania Maskatiya. They have a great selection of casual to formal looks so head over to their site to see what the current inventory looks like. Overall my designer consignment experience was very good, and I will definitely be going back to shop again in the near future.

What do you think about Designer Consignment for South Asian clothing? Would you try it?