Ruffles

The thought of wearing ruffles used to horrify me, bringing back memories of 1990’s pastel colored tiered ruffled dresses I was forced to wear for birthdays, picture day, and Eid. Ruffles have come along way since those days, however, and this sweater is a welcome new addition to my wardrobe – the ruffles are flirty and not overbearing. I love that it can be worn casual with jeans or dressed up with trousers or even a skirt. The style is trendy but at the same time very subtle – so it fits perfectly in my wear-for-all-seasons category in my wardrobe. It also satisfies my inner-most craving to be a total girly girl…

If there is one trend bandwagon this season that I’d recommend jumping on, its the ruffle.

Side note: If you are bigger on top and think this won’t work for you, try balancing out your silhouette with straight leg jeans like I’m doing, or even a wide leg or flare.  Or get something where the ruffles are lower on the top, like around the ribcage or waist. Trust me, you can definitely pull off this look!

As always, thank you for visiting ~ Let me know if you are obsessed with any other current trends!

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Embellished

First off, if you are like me and pat yourself on the back any time you get a really good deal shopping – then listen up – Shopbop is having a huge sale, which officially starts tomorrow *but* they are allowing me to share the news with my followers so you all get to shop the sale a day early! Just use code EVENT17 at checkout to get your discount. (Get 20% off of all orders under $500, and 25% off of all orders above $500!).  Also – they are an Amazon company so you get free 2-day shipping with your Prime membership! I’ve got my eye on the premium Champion pieces, and also the Re/Done brand which they just started carrying. (I recently picked up the Levi’s Wedgie straight jean and I highly recommend.)

On to the look – if there were one piece of clothing to perfectly describe me, it would have to be a sequin embellished kimono jacket. I’m very much a boho flower child at heart, (blame it on my Nor Cal upbringing), but at the same time I love to be full on glam every now and then, (blame that on my Pakistani heritage ;)). So…a drapey kimono with metallic sequins in a pretty floral print, pretty much sums me up. Of course to balance all of that bling, I’m wearing my Spring favorite style – espadrilles. I wouldn’t call it a trend because it comes back season after season, but if you do want to be trendy, the platform espadrille is the way to go. I prefer ones with a pointed toe for that leg lengthening effect.

Now that festival season is upon us, even though I probably won’t be making it out to Coachella, Burning Man, or even Lollapalooza  this year – I can at least dress the part – and also coordinate with my doll Sophia while I’m at it! Scroll down to see my little Rose make her first official appearance on the blog. Besides giving me major side eye, she was a good sport and of course she looks adorable in her Zadig & Voltaire sweater which was a gift <3

Thanks so much for visiting as always xx

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Embellished Jacket: Asos | Top: Urban Outfitters | Shoes: Miu MiuSimilar Style – Shop Espadrilles | Bag: ChloeSimilar Style | Jeans: Zara (old) – Similar Style  |

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Spring Neutrals

Ok so maybe I should switch the title of this post to read ‘year-round neutrals’ because honestly that has been my go-to season after season. One look in my shoe closet, you will notice there is a disproportionate number that are grey, blush, beige, and as many shades of ‘nude’ as there are actual skin tones in this world. The obvious reason for this is the sheer versatility of a neutral – which is pretty much the definition of the word ‘neutral’ – they work all the time with everything. Period. When you are busy doing life, and who isn’t – it makes sense to simplify wherever you can, and the easiest place to start? Your closet.

Today’s look is another outfit straight out of my post-pregnancy fashion formula, which is to layer a blazer or cardigan that hits at the hip over a shorter top – or in this case a tucked in to a tee.  I’m obsessed with this cardigan from J.Jill because it is the perfect length to wear over a top and pants or dresses, and it is super lightweight and should take you through the summer. Also for those wanting to add a little coverage to something sleeveless, this is a great option. Again I’m wearing my favorite Levi’s jeans, though I have just purchased these and I really love them too.

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grey-mules-grey-stella-mccartney-baggucci-tee-levis-jeans-stella-mccartney- casual-style-guccicasual-grey-cardigan-vintage-tee-mulesCardigan: Thanks to J.Jill | Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell | Jeans: Levi’s (size down- they run big)| Tee: Gucci | Bag: Stella McCartney | Choker: Thanks to Kendra Scott  | Sunnies: Celine

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