Blogger Spotlight – Jyoti of Style-Delights

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Today I am excited to introduce you to another fabulous blogger! Jyoti’s blog Style-Delights was one of the first I started following, because (obviously) she is gorgeous and has amazing style. She is always working on fabulous brand collaborations and projects or attending fashion shows – so I love to live vicariously through her blog and imagine being there myself. Also, fun fact-  she was the very first person to ever comment on any of my blog posts, which was a huge motivator for me to continue blogging in the first place! Thanks J!
Read below to find out which style icon celeb Jyoti got to meet and chat with at Fashion Week, some of her tips and advice, and where to get the best macarons in NYC ( p.s. they ship anywhere)!
Why do you blog? 

I always loved fashion and shopping and used to find myself helping friends and family with their style questions and shopping, so I got into blogging in 2011 to give an outlet to my personal style. Blogging also helps me ‘work-from-home’ and helps me set my own work-hours. ( A blessing to a mother to a first grader!)

What was your most memorable Fashion Week moment?

Fashion Week is something which I look forward to not only for the shows, but for all the pageantry that goes with it! The street styles, NYC events and celebrity sightings!  I still remember two years ago when Anna Wintour almost brushed passed me! This year, I got a chance to meet (and talk with) Olivia Palermo and her handsome fiancee Johannes Huebl. Olivia is one of my most favorite celebrity to take style notes from

Favorite movie?

So many! I am movie buff but I can watch Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump and Devil Wears Prada anytime (from any point) over and over again!
Favorite book?

Gone With The Wind. 
Geetanjali ( It is a collection of poems by Indian poet/author/scholar Rabindranath Tagore. Its English translated version too is wonderful)
Biggest guilty pleasure?

Catching up on the trash TV via gossip magazines! 
Favorite New York spots? 

I love the energy and attitude of NYC. This city is so stereotypical predictable and at the same time and so unexpected! I am still exploring as there seem to be something new popped up here almost every day!  
As a girl with big sweet tooth, I love this little bakery called The Macaron Cafe, (they have two locations in NYC, and the one at 36th street is so unassuming, you might easily miss while walking past it! But they have the best macarons!  They ship across US. Try them, you won’t regret it) 
If you like Indian food, Junoon is a great place. Reservation is recommended, although you might get in on a weekday without one too.

What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about starting a blog?

As cliched as it sounds the best advise about blogging is  “Blog because you love it” There are millions of fashion blogs these days and you will only stand out if you are really passionate about it. 

What advice would you give your 20 year old self?

“Oh, the things you will see girl!” Jokes aside, retrospectively, I’d rather be the 20 year old girl I was, making my own mistakes, learning from them and just enjoying every moment. May be I’ll say learn photography and jump on the blogging bandwagon in the early 2000!!;-)
What are a few of your spring wish list items?

A Burberry trench coat. I have been thinking of investing in one for a long time, and I somehow convince myself that I don’t need to spend that kind of money on a trench. May be this Spring.. 
Check out more by Jyoti on her Style-Delights and follow her on twitter/instagram +Style Delights 

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Last week we took a quick trip to escape the snow for some sunshine in Key Largo, Florida☀️ We spent every moment possible outside, Tom and Adam got their Scuba Diver PADI certification (yay!) while Sophia and I spent our days either swimming or drawing marine life and landscapes. This was my first trip after my sister passed last November, and even though I look so happy here, there were so many moments I felt the grief and sadness, as if it happened just yesterday. I am still figuring out how I want to show up in this space, as I have changed so much as a person since the loss. I just don’t feel called to post some of the things I shared before. Maybe that will change someday, or maybe it will just naturally evolve into something new. I think I will take this year to just process it all. (Even the idea of taking an entire year to think through something is a huge shift for my usually hyperactive type A personality) My focus at the moment is just living in the moment with my family and friends, spending time doing things that make me happy and healthy. I hope to share some of that journey here with you ~ thanks for following along ❤️
I had planned to shoot this outfit in collaboration with @lenacoutureofficial right before my dear sister passed away. Saba, the designer, was more than understanding if I didn’t want to anymore - but after thinking on it for a while I decided I wanted to - in my sister’s honor 💗 She was always my biggest hype woman. When i would feel like I’m not good enough or that I should quit (which was often) she would tell me I was unique and great and to keep it up. When I think of my sister, beauty and love is all that she embodied in her being. She expressed that on the outside also - as she loved to wear everything glam, bright & colorful, and full of bling. Hair done, nails done, everything did - that was Nusrat. For this shoot I took the time to get glam after a long hiatus - and makeup and hair took so long because I think I forgot how to do it, but afterwards I was surprised how I felt transformed. When I wore this gorgeous outfit that I know was designed with such love and incredible attention to detail by @lenacoutureofficial, I felt all of that beauty - like a walking piece of art, and very much at peace. Thank you so much to @divmophoto for capturing the feeling so well 💕
Ski weekend with my favorites ❄️❄️ So proud of Sophia for skiing on her own for the first time!
There are some trees with seeds that only grow after a fire. Their seeds are completely sealed with a resin that have to be physically melted off by a great fire in order to propagate. So to do we as humans, gain wisdom only after great pain and suffering.*
A month ago (and one day) I lost my sister and best friend to cancer. I am still completely gutted and broken. But, I’m also so so grateful to have had felt the love that now brings me so much heartbreak. ❤️ I am so inspired by her - and I will forever live my life to honor her memory. Miss you sis ❤️
Classic outfit combo: oversized blazer + denim 🖤fendi mules @shoeslutz
Just a mom who loves mums 🌸 🪴
Cozy for a coffee date ☕️
French. Toast. Egg. Bake. Save this recipe for a weekend or holiday brunch - it’s SO good and fool-proof! I’m not even a sweet person and I love it. The pecans are a non-negotiable IMO - I get honey bourbon vanilla pecans for this and it is just heavenly. Enjoy!