Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Electric blue and gold dusts

These pictures have been sitting in my draft for few months now. To be honest, I do not love the look (eyebrows to be specific) and while I shared one of the pictures on Instagram, I was skeptical about sharing more frames here. As I have mentioned several times, I am not great with eyebrows and I think my eyebrows look particularly odd here. But hey, I think it's only fair to share the not so good pictures . Now, to the main post... 
When it come to eye shadow, I am a pink, gold, peach, bronze type girl and I usually shy away from blue, greens and overly loud colors. However, I decided to get out of my comfort zone and give these colors a shot. Here's the result.

Eyes: Inner corner- House of Tara "Oseken" (teal shade)|Middle color-Loreal hip duo "showy" (dark blue shade)| outer corner-Mac "Beauty marked",random gold dust
Lips: NYC nude lip color & Revlon "Supernatural"
Face: Revlon colorstay foundation| Mac blot pressed powder

That's all folks. Happy hump day!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Travel Therapy: Montreux-Vevey area, Switzerland

The 3rd installment from my Europe trip features my day trip to the scenic and beautiful towns of Montreaux & Vevey. Other than my painful shoes, I had the most perfect day in this picturesque region. My time there was spent visiting the famous Chateau de Chillon and just generally chilling by the seaside. We briefly visited Lausanne, but at that point, I was too tired to whip out my camera.  
I hope you enjoy the pictures.

At Ch√Ęteau de Chillon which is located on the shore of Lake Geneva in Veytaux
Army uniforms in Chateau de Chillon
Chilling at the shore side
Charlie Chaplin adopted the lovely city of Vevey and a statue by the lake side was erected in his remembrance 
Shirt:Old Navy|Shoes:Dr.Scholls|Skinnies:F21
You can see the alps in the far distance
Located across the Alimentarium Food Museum, the giant fork was set up to mark the museum's 10th anniversary
The quaint town of Vevey

Random fact: Milk chocolate was invented in Vevey by Daniel Peter in 1875. Source

That's all folks,  have a great week.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Summer therapy: My must haves-items including plus size options!

Due to the warmer days, I am doing a post on some of the summer items I fell in love with from One Stop Plus , Topshop and House of Fraser
Check it out!

What is summer without a chic floral dress? With bright colors and bold prints, floral pieces give a playful yet feminine vibe! Dress from Topshop

This gorgeous plus size dress from One Stop Plus is a great choice for an "all white" summer party or boat cruise. The embellished neckline and simple silhouette offers the right amount of elegance.

Lace and pastel are big trends this season and this pastel and lace combo from House of Fraser captured my heart! Though delicate, it makes an uber chic statement!

I have a thing for cross body bags and if money wasn’t an object, this fab Tory Burch snake skin bag would be making its way to my closet.

There you have it — my summer must-haves. Are you guys lusting after anything this season? Please drop a comment and share with me!

Have a fab week

Monday, June 23, 2014

For the love of Ankara

Bangles available at Chic Therapy Accessories. Use code "summer30" to get 30% off!
Scarf,pants,headscarf & bangles: ChicTherapyAccessories| Sandal:Arturo Chiang via Lord & Taylor| Bag:Steve Madden

Friday, June 20, 2014

Looks we loved this week--Taylor Swift, Chrissy Teigen, Selena Gomez et al...

Selena Gomez kept it pretty and rugged in a pastel Topshop knit top and ripped jeans: Source

For her visit to WWHL, Gabby opted for a mismatched Lela Rose  print ensemble and Stuart Weitzman shoes. Source
Taylor was photographed taking her dad to Fathers day lunch and she looked every inch a daddy's girl in this cute floral number. Source
Eva Longoria, showed off her legs in a monocolor shorts and shirt ensemble. Source

Chrissy looked absolutely stunning in an Elisabetta Franchi dress, Casadei shoes, Kotur clutch, and Jacob & Co. jewels. Source
Taraji P Henson kept it cute in a matching print skirt and shirt.Source

Bellamy Young looked youthful in an Honor top and skirt, Jimmy Choo shoe. Source : here & here

Are you guys feeling any of the looks? Let me know in the comment box. 
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A visit to LuisaViaRoma, Florence-Italy

I was in Florence, Italy this spring, and while trying to find my way from the Duomo to Ponte Vecchio, I came across the Luisa Via Roma store. The African print (ankara) display window looked inviting, and being the ankara enthusiast that I am, I had to make a detour and check out the store.
Luis Via Roma is a luxury store that carries high end brands, but together with Vlisco (Dutch manufacturer of African print fabric) they created a collection of accessories, sticker sheets--and even books. I got into a conversation with one of the store attendant and she was surprised that I knew so much about African print fabric (little did she know that I own an accessory store that primarily uses ankara fabric). 

Below are some of the pictures I took.

Isn't this a fun store to be in?

Monday, June 16, 2014

Color Therapy: blush, mauve and dusty rose

Hiya guys, I am back with another color obsession! I always go through a color cycle, where for a period of time I am smitten by a specific color. Usually I am drawn to really vibrants colors (think jewel tones). However, these days I am loving soft tones like blush, rose and mauve. I have been feeling these colors for a while and even created a board on Pinterest. Below are some pieces in these gorgeous colors!

All pictures are from Pinterest.

Are you  guys liking any color(s) this season? Please share in the comment box.

Have a great week.