Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Scarf Styling 3 ways for Curly hair from India:)

Natural Hair Essentials | Natural Hair Tips #curlytalk

Great tools!  I'll be getting these stat!  #curlytalk #naturalhair

How to Tie a Shemagh--Condé Nast Traveler

I will be doing this in Dubai:)

Travel wear: The Sweatshirt dress as inspired by Rihanna...why not?

Ok, I will be traveling A LOT while living in India.  With 3 kids in tow and sometimes traveling alone I am always trying to decide what to wear to be comfy, run after kids and still look pulled together.  I kind of love what Rhianna did with the sweatshirt dress and decided to see what other options I could find...thoughts?

Of course this is sold out at ASOS...but, still had to share...

Have one made with a pattern:)

A little more...but, it's cute for $190...Atm Anthony Thomas Melillo Long Sweatshirt Dress - Charcoal Heather

For some reason one of the first names that comes to mind when I think of sweater dress is, Norma Kamali...I so wish she still had her line at Walmart...it was brilliant!

I'm thinking an older ladies catalog could have good options too:)  Something to consider.  

5 online fashion magazines you might or might not have heard of

I'm ADDICTED to magazines...hard copies for Indian editions, digital copies on my Kindle for American editions and online issues I now check out when I'm done checking out everything else:)  Inspiration is everywhere!  What is your fave online fashion mag?

2.  THE EDIT by Net-a-Porter

Now, all of the online mags above have various themes...but, fashion is attached to everything: motherhood, decorating, stores sales...I'm always curious to see how everyone spins style.  And then, I am inspired:)    

Take a journey to Colonial Africa with LaLesso

Here is what was shared in the designers email for the collection:
The Spring Summer 2015 Ready-To-Wear Collection "The Frontier" embodies Lalesso's trademark effortless chic through a range of relaxed silhouettes designed to empower and enrich your summer days.

Inspired by Colonial Africa, an era where women of all races, cultures and tribes were easily overlooked but in fact were the bravest and most upstanding of women. Their graciousness through hardship, their adventurousness and their exquisitely rich body adornment saw them through this time of new establishment, exploitation and indigenous disruption.

Royal Argan Oil | Organic Body & Hair Oil |ACURE #PopUpChallenge

I was offered a chance to share the ACURE Organics Blogger #PopUpChallenge and agreed right away since I have already used and loved their  argan cleansing towelettes!  They are great for travel and on the go.

Check out this fun video and find their products at Whole Foods or find other stores in your area on their site.

Monday, November 17, 2014

What I do when there is no more Downton Abbey to watch on Mondays...

Finally make the homemade shaving cream I've been meaning to do:)
This was a lot of fun to make!  I, of course used the coconut oil and coconut conditioner and skipped the baby lotion...instead I used a almond oil lotion I had and a shampoo that has Moroccan oil...so, I'll be all oiled up!  I can't wait to try this manana!

Creating packing DIY's:
Free People shared how your favorite soap can be covered with fabric and used to make drawers, closets or your luggage smell nice.  I decided to use a pouch I got from shopping in India and adding my fave sandalwood soap to it.  Done and done.
P.S. I am not really happy with the change in packaging on the soap...boo, right!:(

Search for much needed bathroom accessories:

Isn't this perfect for loofah's and such?:)

And, now...thinking about watching this...I can't remember if I have seen it before:)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Rachel Roy's edgy accessories at Macy's for under $30

The carpet bag

There's always been a kind of magical essence to a carpet bag..think Mary Poppins...and then, Jaipur Journal...a fabulous account to follow on IG shared a photo of a carpet bag and made me want to see what I could find on etsy.  So, here you go...some of the bags I think would be fun to carry:)  Thoughts?

A photo posted by Rupi S. (@jaipurjournal) on

Antique Indian Fringe Rug Cross Body Purse $121

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Fashion Bloggers Teaser

I NEED to figure out how I can watch this online STAT~!

Painting on an Hermes like Kimi or check out what this lady did to a LV in India #graffitihandbag

I could NEVER ruin...or lets say get artistic with such an expensive bag!!:)  I like what Tracee Ellis Ross did with a fake LV she had once that she shared in ESSENCE magazine in 2011.  Kimi seems to be ok with getting artistic with her $20K bags...but, I am just not there:)

Now. trying to find the right bag...at the right price to do this fab Indian design...maybe my vintage Saks bag that looks a little Hermes-ish...but, I also need to do a tote like the LV style:)  Here are some I am considering...stay tuned for my finished product:)

H&M Structured bag, $50
This ZARA doctor bag is EVERYTHING!  $60
More expensive than I would prefer...but, so pretty!  ZARA $139
I need a job just so I can get this brilliant bag from ZARA for $100;)
Something like this could be perfect...from ZARA $60
Something from Forever 21 maybe...$25
This would work on a higher price...Michael Kors....$381
$40 from Target'

Hand Washing - Tracee Ellis Ross

I love her!  Great tips and funny!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

On my radar: denim jumpsuit

The recent look I want to recreate is from Theodora & Callum!

I keep seeing denim jumpsuits everywhere and I want one bad!  I of course looked to etsy to see what they could offer and there are soo many options!