This beautiful patterned dress belonged to my mother. In her college days, she used to wear this as a part of ‘salwar suit‘ – a common outfit worn in south east Asia. Last year, I saw a picture of my mom wearing this and I fell in love with the Batik print and the bright color. This print is very prevalent with women in western India. Luckily, my mom remembered which remote corner of her extravagant closet this was hiding at. Turns out it used to be one of her favorites and a gift from her sister (my aunt) so she had kept it for sentimental value. Today with a few current accessories, I have an amazing outfit for myself. This dress makes me feel exceptionally beautiful as it is part of a legacy. There is always something special and happy-feeling about family inheritance.
I excitedly wore this recently at a family dinner party and kept everybody guessing why does it look familiar.
Bag: BCBG, Belt via eBay (similar here or here), Shoes: Steve Madden, Sunglasses: Coach, Ring: Alexis Bittar
Summer is as much about casual barbecues and beach days as it is about outdoor weddings and parties. Let’s talk about how to style a summery outfit to match your event’s glitz and ritz. The trick is in the accessories. I love this breezy look for a daytime affair.
Keeping the accessories in the same color family brings structure to this light-weight floral dress, making it more suitable for the summer-formal event.
Chambray blazers, printed pants and black & white heels are the talk of the town this spring. But, one of these combinations cost significantly less. Can you tell which of these items will help you be trendy on a budget?!!!