White is the new black!

If every girl must have a pair of black pumps in her closet, every fashionista must have a pair of *white* pumps in her closet! Keeping it regal and classy with the pointy heels, white gives a carefree and fun vibe to the outfit. Whether you want to dress a formal skirt down to a classy evening out or dress a boyfriend jeans up without making it formal, white pumps are your best friends.

So buy one today, rock them with your favorite dress, pencil skirt, skinny jeans or boy friend jeans. And heck, try them on with your sweatpants too (with a bomber jacket or blazer, I must add).

 

Jourdan Dunn and Jade Ewen exit the Crazy Bear wine bar white2 white3 white4

#OOTD

Time for a OOTD post! Featuring Shoemint Jane booties, All Saints Riviera dress, Zara quilted jacket with my gorge new Balenciaga Part Time!

Seriously, wearing a cool dress with leather jacket gives that edge. These 2 tone beauties are my favorite. Not super easy to pull them off – so I plan to try and figure out outfits that will work with these. Balenciaga, on the other hand, goes with everything! Such a rocker chic classic!

OOTD

OOTD

Tuck that Tuxedo!

I saw this picture and this Haute Hippie dress swept me off my feet and trust me, I don’t say that very often (and I typically didn’t even love haute hippie brand that much). Haute hippie tuxedo dress was immediately part of my lust-list. Find the dress here and native fox’s blog here.

Polished, structures, modern, minimalist and chic. This dress is all that and MORE!


Love how she styled it here (and of course the fact that she used Alexander Wang shoes and Celine bag – 2 of my most favorite brands). Another great look from blogger from Song of Style.


Others in the same league – also by my favorite designers – Victoria Beckham and 3.1 Phillip Lim.


So Haute Hippie dress and those by Victoria Beckham, 3.1 Phillip Lim which are at a $700 price tag which is rather steep. I researched into a couple of more affordable options here is what I found.

Rihanna for River Island here with or without sleeves.


Falling for the combat shoes

Fell hard for the combat shoes this fall. Comfortable, practical and tough – not the adjectives I thought I would use for shoes that I love. But they are all that and more.

Whether you wear them with bf/ skinny jeans, leggings or dress with a leather or military style jacket or shorts with a tee and scarf or just a smock – combat shoes can complete the look.

Here are my favorite brands – All Saints Jeffrey Campbell, Kelsi Dagger or Steve Madden. Add a studded one for extra edge. Happy fall-ing!

I am back and a new crush and lust list!

Oh my, that was a long hiatus. I started a new job. Left Microsoft to join a gaming company and it has been a fun ride so far! Spent close to 2 months in San Francisco living out of a hotel and soooo good to be back home, and writing!

Anyways, time to talk about my new online-shopping crush! Few months ago, I discovered Mikkat Market on Refinery29 and back then, I found the collection too small for my liking. Recently, I checked on them again and man, I am in love. Katherine personally hand-picks the clothes (and models?) and it shows. No commercial crap but very selected beautiful designs that are both classic, chic and youthful!

Here is my lust-list!

Cutest faux leather shorts in the most beautiful color – http://www.mikkatmarket.com/product/high-waist-faux-leather-shorts-burgundy

How I wish this was available in my size? Classy navy mixed with black leather – I love mixed media! http://www.mikkatmarket.com/product/navy-high-waist-ribbon-skirt

Silk, stripes and style – http://www.mikkatmarket.com/product/silk-asymmetric-stripe-top

Summery and lady-like top – perfect for showing those shoulders! http://www.mikkatmarket.com/product/printed-cut-out-shoulder-blouse

And maxi dress to complete the summer look – http://www.mikkatmarket.com/product/tie-dye-uneven-maxi-dress

App Review – Poshmark

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am downsizing my closet to keep only the things I love and actually wear. I got a new companion to help me do that even easier. It’s an app called Poshmark and I absolutely love it!!!

Poshmark is a mobile marketplace where you can do a lot!

1. Post your items for sale and its real simple! Just click a few pictures, add some simple description and add a price. Poshmark takes care of shipping and charges the buyer a shipping fee between $5.50 to 7.00. The catch here is – they take 20% of the sale value, so keep that in mind. You can hook up you paypal or use some other options that are made available. Here is how my sale closet looks like. Feel free to add me @nemon to message me or buy any of these items if they are still available!!

2. Poshmark is super social and you can follow/by from other fashionistas to see what their closets look like. And of course, you can bookmark (by “liking”) or buy anything they have available.Interaction and conversations are super simple on Poshmark! It’s so much easier than Ebay’s auction based purchase that causes FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) or Craigslist (super shady sometimes) and I feel more connected compared to Asos marketplace which is web only and doesn’t promote interaction and communication.

3. Party it up – frankly speaking, I don’t understand the party concepts fully but seems like members can host parties and invite friends around certain theme. The themes can be a brand name like Coach/ Michael Kors or a style like glam/ sequins or type of merchandise like handbags/ accessories etc. super useful if you had something specific in mind (even as their filters and search is super good, even otherwise). Parties create a positive hype and make the app “always alive” and “happening”.