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Sep 27, 2016


As the fall struggles to transition I'll be pushing the seasons in my new denim dress from eShakti. I have mentioned them before but as someone who is 5'2'' and pear shaped this is a great brand since you can customize all of the styles. The easiest go to next to black is Chambray. Since I'm ready for fall I paired this dress with some short black boots. Short booties make any outfit instantly fall appropriate. I can't hate on the fact that the trees behind me aren't brown and the leaves aren't falling. Its been raining so much the earth here is flourishing.
I was trying so hard to make it look like fall but what is not pictured is the fact it was like 105 outside.

What is great about eShakti is you can truly customize every part of this dress, not only do you include your own measurements, but you can pick sleeves, length, collars. It's so perfect!

eShakti doesn't stop at dresses, they have tops and jeans as well! If you get most of your items tailored this helps skip that step and is also a high quality. The shipping is fast too, in 10-14 days your handcrafted item is at your door. I have 2 dresses from eShakti and definitely want to try a pair of pants next.

 Oh Fall... do I need to come to you?


 DISCLAIMER: This dress was sent to me for review by Opinions expressed are all mine so back up off me. 

Sep 26, 2016

MANICURE MONDAY: Nail Stalking, green with envy.

I think my love for Melody Ehsani is obvious. She was the first person we ever interviewed and still inspires me everyday. Green is a nail color I always get compliments on but this green is a step up! I love the glitter and it just pops so much! Also, loving her Selena tee, the Selena Mac collection drops this week! I can't wait and I hope I am able to buy something from it. 

For more inspo follow @melodyehsani on instagram. 



Sep 24, 2016


The two types of junk food I am obsessed with are Kit Kats and Oreos. In America there are definitely a million flavors but overseas my favorite drink is a major flavor. Green tea Kit Kats are always a fun find in North America but when you find green tea Oreos you need to try them out! 
If you aren't a matcha fan go ahead and pass because the flavor is unmistakable. I also found chocolate oreos! I think we have the same ones in America but they were still good. The package is also very different, much smaller. It comes with two smaller individual wrapped sleeves on the inside. The Matcha oreos are more like a candy bar. They are kind of the same texture of a three musketeers but with oreo chunks inside. Its not bad, I have also tried the hazelnut flavor which is TO DIE FOR. 

There is also another bar called the UP bar featured in this post. It is not Oreo but for 50 cents was amazing. It tasted just like the chocolate Oreo but dipped in chocolate. Not pictured here are also the Matcha oreos that I have already eaten all of... They are super cute because the filling is matcha green! If only I could come across them more often.

Does this post reveal my love for junkfood or what? I've been going to asian grocery stores my whole life and never thought to share any of my favorite foreign finds so I think it will be fun to add every now and then here. 


Sep 21, 2016


Are you ready for fall? The official first day is tomorrow and I can't wait. To learn more about fall fashion and fill your closet, I will be at Carrie Ann boutique along with many of Houston's finest bloggers to celebrate Carrie Ann's fall release!

Other bloggers there include:
Jillian Goltzman,
Jacklyn Kent,
Stylist Jillian Williams,
Ashley Lopez,

I can't wait :) Hope to see you there!


Sep 19, 2016


This past week has not only been a little whirlwind as far as fashion events but also personally. I swear I am trying to normalize my blogging schedule but there are a few things shaking it up! More on that soon, but until then, 3 of my favorite trends I've been seeing for fall are here! There are many more like chokers, bomber jackets, bell sleeves, bell bottoms etc. I am obsessed with Velvet, fun furs, and Camel!

Velvet is easy to infuse into fall in many ways! You can go all out with actual clothing or pick up a great accessory to help add texture and dimension to your look. You can even opt for a matte lip creme emulating a velvet look. Velvet is always come and go but always perfect for fall/winter.  I want to pick up a cute crossbody bag or embellished sneaker. 
I think I just love this fur because I saw Rihanna wearing this YSL piece. I actually am not a fan of fur unless its vintage but.. this is too cool. I love textures. This piece walked down the runway during the Vogue and Simon Malls Luxe fashion show at the Houston Galleria. 
One of my favorite colors this fall is camel. Suede is a huge trend so it folds into this color that I am obsessed with. I did a thrift call a couple weeks ago and picked up a few camel tees that I can't wait to wear. I really want a camel bag and some boots, and that cute button up skirt... and basically everything else in this trend board. 
I am such a season pusher... maybe I'll randomly pack up and move somewhere a little bit colder? You know... since I apparently love this season so much, and Houston isn't really about that life. Hmm....

Do you have a favorite trend?

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