Favorite Dresses For Summer : The Fruity Print Fashion

Summer is right around the corner and it’s hard to be motivated into wearing lots of layers or “complete looks”. For me I pretty much live in little dresses because it’s just so much more comfortable. The perfect summer look – after all , what is more summery than a bunch of lemons 😍

And I couldn’t be more excited to start add dresses into my summer wardrobe. There is something so perfect about the effortlessness of throwing on a dress, sandals, and walking out the door ready to go. And because I typically like wearing dresses for most of the season, I’m always on the hunt for trendy and affordable styles.

This season, and in-fact every season, I wear little white dresses more than anything. I love finding styles with beautiful prints, like this Lemonade Mini dress, extra details like ruffles and off the shoulder , or silhouettes that can be dressed up/down. For me the new selection from For Love & Lemon’s has it all, and you won’t find these styles anywhere else. I love how this dress could be worn with casual sandals for day, and then a chic pair of heels for night. I have an upcoming trip, so I know I’ll be packing my suitcase with on-trend, affordable styles. Forget lemonade, when life gives you lemons , it’s time to hit the shops.

This is one of my favorite dress from For Love & lemons. It’s lightweight and has a fun prints that you can play up or down which is perfect when transitioning from day to night.

I have paired the dress with this beautiful summery bag Straw Circle Tote from LOEFFLER RANDALL.

OUTFIT Details :

Dress: For Love & Lemons | Handbag: LOEFFLER RANDALL. | Sandals: Similar | Sunglasses: Sunski

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Spring Boho Maxi Dress

Sometimes when you discover that perfect dress or outfit online your heart just skips a beat. That was definitely the case when I came across this Kas- Ronda Paisley Print Maxi Dress KAS NEW YORK

Shaped with ruffled tiers and waist-cinching smocking, a woven maxi shows signature boho charm with a colorful paisley print and tassel ties dangling down the front.

I love this style of dresses so much – it is comfortable, flattering, and easy to wear. When I saw this bold and colorful print I couldn’t resist adding another one to my closet.

Kas New York has style for every season. It continues to create retro-influenced pieces with a modern twist. This multicoloured cotton blend and silk mixed print maxi dress has a belted silhouette, a wrap-around silhouette, an asymmetric hem and a long length. This item fits large, select 1 size down.

Kas New York has the best styles for every occasion.

A special thank you to Kas New York and Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

OUTFIT DETAILS

Dress : Kas New York | Heels – Steve Madden

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WHAT TO WEAR TO A SPRING WEDDING

So how many weddings have y’all attended so far this spring?! Mine are mostly in May, but I’m sure many of you are currently on the search for what to wear to a spring wedding? Spring wedding season is here, and like many of us, you might be wondering what to wear. However, finding the perfect dress for each wedding doesn’t have to be difficult.

That being said there are so many stores and online retailers got you covered for attending weddings anywhere from casual to black-tie, and looking stylish as always.

For me, lace has always been one of my go-to styles of dresses to wear as a wedding guest. It immediately looks elevated and couldn’t be more perfect for a spring wedding. As soon as I saw this white lace dress by Self-Portrait, I knew it would be the perfect dress for the season. But it’s sold out and luckily I found a site where it’s still available. ( Also have linked the affordable ones at one place, the click the image to check)

Since there will always be weddings to attend, I prefer to invest a little more in something I can wear over and over, just styled slightly different. Spring time weddings are equal parts wonderful and stress-inducing. Sometimes, your calendar is so full of bridal luncheons, rehearsal dinners, and receptions that you can’t see straight. It also makes finding an outfit for every single occasion incredibly stressful, so I wanted to share my latest find with you all.

I have linked some of the gorgeous dresses options at various price points , no matter what the wedding attire requests, you’ll be sure to say yes to the [wedding guest] dress.

Dress: Self-Portrait – Similar in blush and red color | Heels : Similar | Bag: Chole – also linked similar affordable bracelet bag | Earrings

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The Trend I’m Loving This Spring | 2018

Embracing the feminine side of things in spring’s is the hottest hue. From stand-out pastel to stand-out polka dot , there are tons of wearable fashion trends in the spring 2018 collections. The biggest trend this spring will be – pastels, polka dots, checks, jumpsuit, dark denim, plastic, sheer, pencil skirt, ruffles, palm beach glamour, 80’s style, and spring wouldn’t be spring without a sea of florals and pretty dresses. In terms of accessories and shoes – the hottest trend right now is fanny packs and dad sneaker trend ( aka ugly sneakers) .

By now, I’m sure you’ve read that Pantone has dubbed Utra Violet as the color that will dominate — but based on what’s been happening on recent runways and within street style, I predict its lighter sister purple, lavender, will be the biggest 2018 color trend. This time trends are nothing if not bright, bold and really quite beautiful. A couple of the trends are casting decisions that reflect the changing definitions of beauty and the target consumer. And unlike other fashion gals who talk fashion like me, I made sure my fashion report is simple, straight, wearable and sharable. Here are some of the trends that I’m incorporating in my spring looks.

1. Traditional Blazer , jeans and Favorite Camisole – Click Here

2. Sorbet Blue – Click Here

3. Bold Colors – Click Here

4. Floral Front Tie Tops – Click Here

5. Pastel Trenches- Click Here

6. Blush Suede Jackets and white jeans – Click Here

7. Bold Ruffles – Click Here

8. Lavender And Florals – Click Here

9. Twisted Back & Pearl Details – Click Here

10. Stripes and Smocking – Click Here

11. Off the shoulder & bell sleeve- Click Here

12. Polka Dot Come Back – Click Here

13. Gelato Girl & One Color Suit – Click Here

14. Jumpsuits – Click Here

15. Floral Maxi Dress and Spring Purse – Click Here

16. BohoChic – Click Here

17. Casual & Cute – Click Here

18. Cute Dresses – Click Here

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A CHIC VALENTINE’S DATE NIGHT OUTFIT

With Valentines Day just a little over a week away, I thought I would share a great date night look especially for those that don’t want to wear red.

Red symbolizes love, beauty, courage, respect, romantic love, and even congratulations. White: “I am the one for you”

You may chalk it up to another Hallmark holiday, but there’s no denying that Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to put on a cute outfit and hit the town.

Whether you’re going out on a romantic date Or get together with your gal pals and just celebrate each other or drinking one too many whiskeys with close friends, here is my favorite dress that will steal your heart.

I love this dress which has open knit trim and peplum accent at waist.

From delicate lace to edgy eyelet – there’s a lace dress for every style. White is my favorite neutral to wear year-round, but it works especially well in the spring when you typically want to start introducing a lighter color palette into your wardrobe.

This midi white lace dress is feminine yet sexy. It would look great under a leather moto jacket for a more casual look or with heels for a date night look.

Check out here , they have some amazing dresses for any occasion!

Outfit Details

Lace Party Mini White Dress | Similar

Bag | Heels

Now – $46.99 ( was $49.99 ) Also available in black.

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Adding Yoga To My Fitness Routine

Yoga has been my part of my life when I was very young and I have been practicing on and off but it was not that regular when I started weight lifting. This meant that the day I discovered strength training, it became my best friend. But growing up in India, I was also introduced to yoga early and always enjoyed practicing it.

As much as I love weight training, I also wanted to include yoga and there are lot of ways to combine both and I normally alter days.

Over the past year, I’ve realized that not only do they go together, but they also complement each other perfectly. Below are five benefits I have experienced by combining the two: 1. Strength and flexibility, 2. Endurance, 3. Controlled aggression and relaxation, 4. Workout of the mind body and soul , and 5. Better performance.

The main reason why I started yoga was to improve my muscular skeleton issues; especially my knee pain, migraine headaches and also when I discovered my pressure was high. So basically, this year I was focused to do yoga to improve health and strength.

My experience inspired me to pore over the scientific studies I collected in India and how yoga can be both beneficial to prevent diseases and help you recover from it.

My body is not perfect and I’m still struggling to gain strength and flexibility. During your first class, you probably won’t be able to touch your toes, never mind do a back bend. But if you stick with it, you’ll notice a gradual loosening, and eventually, seemingly impossible poses will become possible. You’ll also notice that aches and pains start to disappear. Strong muscles do more than look good. They also protect us from conditions like arthritis and pain ( knee pain in my case)

It perfects your postures . Whether our less than proper posture is due to all the time spent hunched over computers, or if it simply our nature that makes us want to protect ourselves, a few asanas can have you standing tall in no time.

It betters your bone health. Many postures in yoga require that you lift your own weight.

It increases blood flow and it has improved mine. Yoga gets more oxygen to your cells and encourages venous blood from the legs and pelvis to flow back to the heart, where it can be pumped to the lungs to be freshly oxygenated.

Lord of the dance ( Natarajasana) : Begin from a standing position with the weight of the body on one foot as the opposite heel lifts up towards the buttocks with bent knee. The hand on the same side of the body as the bent knee reaches back to grasp the outside the foot or ankle. With the added resistance of the hand gripping the foot, the bent leg and the foot is then lift up away from the earth and the torso towards the back of the room until the thigh is parallel to the earth.

Benefit- Stretches the shoulder, the chest, the thighs, the knee, the groins and adornment. Strengths the leg and the ankles and improves balance.

So far my experience with yoga is amazing and its a great stress buster for me and I feel my overall work performance has improved.

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How cute is this Minty Workout Outfit and I don’t know about y’all but when I wear cute workout wear, not only I’m more inclined to actually be active, but also makes me feel more confident in my abilities, which leads to be more focus and motivated.

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Travel Like A Pro – Delsey Luggage

I wanted to share some of the top packing tips that I’ve learned from all of my travels, specifically covering some of the harder situations to deal with. When I originally started putting this post together, the plan was to cram everything into one post, but I quickly realized that all this content actually needs two posts, How to Pack for a Trip and What to Pack for a Trip. Packing isn’t my strong suit, as my instinct is to try and bring as much as I can (aka everything) with me. I get packing anxiety (slight joke, but not really), and end up packing waaaay more than I need. After years of trying to get better (and Himangshu aka my husband getting annoyed with me), I’ve finally got my system down, sort of. You might be wondering why I’m covering how to pack before what to pack? Often times how I pack for my trip will most likely dictate what I can bring.

Common Packing Problem -#1: During winter, I carry largest coat, even if you don’t plan on wearing it. Winter is one of the hardest times to pack since everything simply takes up more space. You’d be surprised by how much space you can save in your bag by just wearing your largest jacket to the airport.

Shoes – For the most part, shoes are pretty durable, but for delicate shoes like my flats, I like to pack them in their shoe bags. OTK boots get filled with socks or other shoes inside their shoe bags.

Electronics – Things like cameras, computers and hard drives should be in your carry on.

Common Packing Problem #2: You constantly pack your bags too heavy, costing you a fortune in luggage fees.

Solution: I have to admit, packing under the 50lb limit is not exactly my strongest suit but after years of Himangshu weighing my suitcases after I’ve thought I was done packing, I’ve learned a few tricks that keeps me on target almost every time when I pack.

Tip #1– Balance item volume vs. weight. When we pack, we often just fill the volume of the bag without taking too much consideration of the weight of the items we are adding. With each item, consider how much space it’s going to take up vs. its weight and trust me it works!

Tip #2 – Weigh your bag empty and It’s a simple equation: Amount you can pack = 50 lb – weight of your bag empty.

Tip #3 – Always carry an extra duffel for the trip home, especially if you plan on shopping on your trip.

You are in need of a luggage upgrade but don’t know where to start.

Solution: Chances are you have a hodgepodge of suitcases sitting in your closet at home but every time you go to pack it never seems like you have the right bag. If I were buying one or two new pieces of luggage, I’d start with a large rolling suitcase and a trusty carry on. But if you already have these or are are looking to replace everything, these are my favorite categories: Delsey Chatelet Range.

I’ve been super happy with my Chatelet Hard+ 27″ 4 Wheel Spinner and Chatelet Hard+25” luggage . I have both – sort Journey size and the Long Journey. The top features I look in a large suitcase are durability, lightweight and a 4 wheel upright roll. I prefer to have hard-sided luggage and the Delsey are the only ones that have lasted years without damage. I’ve gone through my fair share of luggage that’s fallen apart, so I have some experience in this department. Before buying luggage, check the empty weight of the bag. I’d try and stay away from any bag that’s over 10 lbs empty.

An extra super lightweight duffel bag has come in handy countless times on my travels. I have nothing but great things to say about this luggages , which can fit 50 pounds of extra clothing and items, yet roll up into a small square for packing. We also love them for long road trips because their soft construction helps them fit into more crevices.

It features a unique brake system that locks the front wheels when you activate the push button to prevent run-away suitcase on an incline position. It allows to roll the bag on the back two wheels and it is made 100% virgin polycarbonate to achieve high impact resistance. Both the luggages are super elegant and innovative and it secures the content from shifting during travel.

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You can shop my exact luggage here and here. In the end, I would highly recommend Delsey.  I absolutely love them and they are having huge sale on their website right now ( both 50%) and comes in two colors. So, hurry up over there if you are looking for new bags which are pretty and chic.

Delsey Chatelet Hard+ 25″ 4 Wheel Spinner

Delsey Chatelet Hard+ 27″ 4 Wheel Spinner

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