Apr 17, 2013

Crave/Save - Striped Button Down Shirt.

Proving that there are finite limits on how many ways you can design stripes, Kate Spade Saturday released this button down as a part of their new collection.

You can buy this shirt here for $70. Its 100% cotton, so thats a good thing. And the design looks like it will not show wrinkles easily. Luckily, I remembered that Zara had released something similar back in January.

This one is 100%Polyester but Zara polyester is very good quality, so I wouldn't hesitate to buy it. You can buy this shirt for $59.90 here.

If the price is still steep, you could consider this option from Zara TRF.

It doesn't have full sleeves but since I am looking for shirt to wear under a cardigan or blazer, this works well for me. You can buy this shirt here for $39.90

If full sleeves are a must for you, at this price, you could consider this shirt. It features only one pocket on the front but it does have full length sleeves.  Buy it here for $39.90

Black and white stripes are big for spring/summer and I'm glad to have a bold vertical design to wear them. Are you liking the black and white trend this season? Have you bought any pieces to work the trend?

Apr 15, 2013

Spring Trends: Perforated!

Hello from Denver! How are you all doing? I am totally going to write a what to take in your travel bag post. I learnt a few nasty lessons here (DO NOT skip lip balm!).

I am loving the perforated products this season. Feels so light and airy.. There are some amazing totes, shoes and clothes! Here are a few of my favourites!!

Ann Taylor Perforated mini bag - $168

Michael Kors Perforated Jet Set Tote - $248

Rebecca Minkoff mini M.A.C - $225

Nordstrom Perforated mini clutch - $38

Ann Taylor - Perforated Pumps - $128

I know not many are fans of the mini-bag trend but what about perforated? Do you like this trend?
These are a little pricier options but if you would like to see less expensive options in this trend, just let me know in the comments and I will find some! Also check out Coach which I didn't feature because I have been writing about Coach all the time but they have some pretty cute perforated bags too!

P.S - Ann Taylor is having a 30% off sale now!

Apr 10, 2013

Succotash and Corn Bread!

If you follow me on instagram, you know that I was super excited to buy a cast iron skillet which I have been wanting forever. So the next day, I promptly made skillet corn bread. Keeping my promise of super healthy salads, I made a side of succotash. Corn bread recipe can be found here. Just use a skillet instead of a muffin pan. Keep reading for the succotash!

Ingredients -
Lima Beans/ Edamame beans - 1 cup
Corn - 1 cup
Tomato - 1
Onion - 1
Taco seasoning - 2 tsp
A little bit lemon juice

Method -
 Boil the lima beans and corn till they are soft. Saute the onion and tomato till they are a little browned. Mix all of them together in a big bowl. Add a dash of  taco seasoning and lemon juice. Add salt to taste and serve. The succotash can be eaten alone or with a side of brown rice. I opted to serve it with a couple of slices of the corn bread and it turned out to be a hearty meal!  Go with your gut on how much you want of each ingredient. Let me know how this turns out if you try it!

Let me know the comments if you are a salad hating person like me and if yes, what are the salads that you would dare to try? 

Apr 7, 2013

Mini Totes!

Hi all, I am back and refreshed from San Francisco! I spent the whole time wandering around Union  Square, admiring the historic hotel I stayed in - The Palace Hotel and drinking hot cocoa from Ghirardelli! It was a fun and quick trip mostly for business but also a bit of pleasure thrown in!
I walked past Reed Krakoff store many times and noticed that they too have jumped onto building mini versions of their successful totes. I have been noticing this trend over the last few months and as a lover of small bags, obviously this has been a source of great joy to me! It is essentially a structured bag in a smaller size with a cross body strap.

I could write a whole post filled with Celine minis and Valentino minis but let me keep this to some affordable options!
Coach Mini Tanner - $258

Michael Michael Kors mini Hamilton - $158

Dooney & Bourke Dillan crossbody satchel - $178

Rebecca Minkoff mini M.A.C - $225

Zara mini shopper - $39.90
Zara mini bowling bag - $79.90
Zara mini Leather tote - $99.90

I definitely want to buy the Coach Mini Tanner. I have gone to the store and tried it on about 10 times already. But obviously I blew my budget in the last three months.  I need to wait till May to buy anything new. And hopefully there will be some discount on it by then.
Which one is your favourite? Do you see yourself buying a smaller bag with a cross strap?

P.S: I have some fun news for you! À la prochainet!!!!!