Friday, November 21, 2014

LWD: Little White Dress & My Experience As a Curvy Woman


Haven't been feeling much like going out lately, let alone wearing tight tight dresses. I don't know, ladies, isn't it hard to convince yourself to wear something that shows off your curves sometimes? Don't get me wrong, for the most part I try to celebrate my body as much as I can, but some days I feel like I don't want anyone looking at my body and I just want to be invisible sometimes.

Having pretty obvious curves is such a strange experience to me and I'm still in no way used to it. On the one hand I've had women talk (TO ME) about how fat ladies shouldn't wear x, y, z, or they would criticize other women for "showing off" their breasts/butt by wearing form fitting clothes, or having their tummy sticking out, having stretch marks; things that can't really be helped when your body is shaped like that. That really messed me up for years. Up until about mid 2011, I've always felt like I was supposed to hide my body. Can you actually BELIEVE that I have been made to feel shitty about myself for 21 years of my life by family and people I had considered my friends at the time? That something like my body shape really bothered people so much that they wanted me to feel ashamed of myself? What a waste of my time, seriously.

Then on the opposite end of the spectrum you have guys that automatically fetishize curvy ladies and constantly give them their unwanted attention, regardless of what they're wearing because their curves mean that they're a sexual object? Like I'll walk down the street wearing a v-neck and leggings, which if a skinny girl wore that it wouldn't necessarily be seen as a "sexy" or revealing outfit, but for me I'll get whistles and dirty comments and guys turning around while they're walking to stare at my butt or my inadvertent cleavage that I'm apparently flaunting. It's just strange being a curvy women, I always feel like a spectacle wherever I am and people always want to share their opinions on my appearance, and it's overwhelming at times. Hence wanting to not deal with it sometimes.

Well now that that little rant is over, I wasn't really feeling like trying this bodycon dress from Oasap on so it just sat in the corner of my room for a month. When I finally put it on a few days ago, it was AMAZING.

It fits so perfectly and it's the perfect amount of sexy and classy at the same time! When I saw this dress online I immediately thought of Khloe Kardashian (KhloMoney if ya nasty). I'm obsessed with her so as close as I can get to looking like her without altering my appearance I'll take. I love the mesh detailing on the waist and shoulder, as well as the cut-outs. I need a dress like this in every color.

I paired the mesh bodycon dress with some vintage platforms, a studded skull clutch & rings from oasap


Take care little darlings,
♥ Darshana

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sunday Morning


We've been blessed with some sun these past few days, so Patrick & I took it upon ourselves to go exploring in my neck of the woods on Long Island. I forgot that I have so many beautiful parks nearby that I frequented a lot during my childhood. We drove out to Heckscher State Park.

It was so nice coming here as an adult and remembering all the nice moments I had shared here with my family. It's so vast and full of life, it almost makes you feel like you're miles away from home.







Tee: Ebay
High waist distressed jegging: UMGEE U.S.A.
Headband: F21
Moto Jacket: Full Tilt
Boots: Dr. Martens

♥♥♥
Darshana

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Zou Bisou Bisou

hello little darlings, I hope you're all enjoying this lovely weather so far!

I'm afraid I've been so busy with new jobs and life happening that I haven't really been dressing up lately let alone photographing my looks, but I have so many new things I want to share with you!
I received these amazing dresses from UMGEE U.S.A., They're two very lovely shift dresses, & I'd always been afraid of shift dresses on me up until now.


The colors duke, the colors!
So my fears of looking like a sad fat girl wearing a sack went right out the door when I saw how flattering these dresses really are. The material is not thin at all feels so luxurious so it just flows on the body so so so nicely. Also I feel like a princess in them with the sleeves being so regal. 
Megan Draper eat your heart out.




This barbie pink shift dress (WA9631 in Hot Pink) is evvvverrrryyythingggg. The color alone is perfection, but I love the strappy detailing on the back. It could be a very basic dress, but then it has the slits down the sleeves and the studs on the back. I'm all about the details!

I paired it with gold chain belt gifted to me from my mother, H&M heels and a Lux Deville purse.



This next shift dress (W8840 in Mint) is my favorite of the two because the color is one that I'm totally obsessed with. (remember when my hair was this color?) The bell sleeves with the eyelet detailing are so beautiful I could cry. I was feeling major Princess Jasmine vibes from this dress, hence the...all gold everything. 

I paired it with a vintage gold belt, H&M necklace, and gifted beaded hoop earrings.


UMGEE is a wholesale clothing brand based out of L.A. with very modern & stylish designs for women in both straight and plus sizes! You can check out their clothes on their site, but they are sold in various shops such as Country Outfitter & Velvet Moon.
For more info you can follow them here: facebook | instagram | twitter


Take care 
♥ Darshana ♥

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Warby Parker: Winter 2014 Collection

Hello there little darlings!

The colder months are finally here in NY and I am so excited to finally break out all my fall/winter clothes! Sweaters, beanies, peacoats, scarves, all that goodness!

Now, Warby Parker has reached out to me regarding their new Winter 2014 collection that has officially launched today! I've always passed by their stores in Manhattan and practically gawked in through their windows coveting their gorgeous glasses. You may have heard of them before, I actually read about them in Vogue last year! Way cool.


If you don't know who or what Warby Parker is, it's a really great socially conscious and affordable eyewear company that has set itself apart in the industry by designing beautiful high-quality frames at an affordable price. Also for every pair of glasses purchased, they donate a pair to someone in need that doesn't have the means of affording glasses. It never even occurred to me how much of a luxury glasses really are, something that's such a basic need for most people, and so many people don't have access to that! Whenever I can, I like to support companies with a good cause that are run by actual people you can get into contact with, who deeply care about their customers. 

Their new winter collection features a mixture of stainless steel and acetate, combined with gorgeous new finishes on classic styles that will look great on just about anyone. Pearled tortoise shell, cool reflective blues, warm woodsy textures, there's something for everyone. Dress them up or down, these are seriously gorgeous.


I've put some fun looks together for you inspired by some of their new eyeglasses and sunglasses for their new Winter 2014 collection! For more info on the items featured, you can click on the images to go straight to my Polyvore.

http://www.polyvore.com/holcomb/set?id=139465711
This first pair has to be my favorite. I love vintage inspired frames, forever, always, till I die. These are the Holcomb eyeglasses in Pearled Tortoise. They are so gorgeous on their own that I would just wear them every day with my casual looks. Pair them with a simple cranberry floral print dress, a warm scarf & tights, your favorite flats, and a nice deep red lip color.

http://www.polyvore.com/keene/set?id=139472018

This next look is a very fun & festive one. I was really inspired by these Keene eyeglasses in Beach Glass (I love the name!). The color is so unique to me, it's not really a silver or a grey, but more like a reflective steel blue. They're so simple in silhouette but the color is so pretty that I wanted to play it up. Grab a sparkly dress, some glittery pumps, rhinestone accessories, and big fluffy lashes for a fun NYE look.

http://www.polyvore.com/laurel/set?id=139476717

This last look is probably my favorite. It's part Margot Tenenbaum and part Penny Lane from Almost Famous. These Laurel sunglasses in Oak Barrel look GORGEOUS, seriously they are a dream and they give me so many feels. For a cozy boho look, pair them with a fuzzy suede jacket, paisley skirt, floral scarf and Jack Kerouac.

You can see the new collection over on the Warby Parker site, it's up now!
Shop Eyeglasses | Sunglasses here or in store at one of their many locations!

xoxo
Darshana

Monday, September 29, 2014

Cross my heart

Hey guys! Hope you're having an amazing start to the autumn season already!
There's so much I want to do in the next few months: pumpkin picking, harvest festivals, haunted houses, costume parties, halloween decorating, all kinds of festive things! It is, after all, my favorite time of year.

Since this weather is my favorite thing ever, I thought I'd come at you with a quick OOTD on basic pieces you can fill your wardrobe with for these still-warm-but-kinda-cool few months.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Dark Paradise


Guess it's full-on spook mode for Darshana.

Things are starting to cool down and sporting darker colors is pretty much expected of you. My inner goth will never disappear, it always resurfaces any time I see anything black, lacey, leathery, and covered in skulls. I just can't help myself.

Patrick & I took a trip down to an old cemetery in my hometown, one that I've always kind of been to scared to visit.


The trip ended up being a really calming experience. The rain from the previous days left the greenery looking lush, and the silence of the country was so peaceful and serene. It was also interesting to see how long this cemetery really has been around, there were tombstones there since the 1800s!



I was so excited to come across this dress. I've been so into maxi's lately and I feel with the right fit, a maxi dress accentuates curves in all the right ways. The sunglasses were also a great find, I've seen so many girls sporting shades like this at all the music festivals this summer.


The skull dress, cameo earrings and cut-out sunglasses are from Oasap, shoes are from Payless.


See you around my darlings
♡ Darshana
 

Monday, August 11, 2014

UMGEE U.S.A. Plus

Hey guys, hope you're all having an amazing summer!

I just got back from a mini vacation on the north shore, and I definitely feel like I'm coming back a fresher, more relaxed me. Now before I left, I was asked to be the Brand Ambassador for UMGEE U.S.A. 's Plus Size line! You have no idea how excited I am to be working with this company. I'm all for supporting companies with lovely products and especially ones that are so personable and that care so much about catering to all different sizes. 

 I couldn't wait to try on these clothes which is why I'm romping around on this beautiful private beach rocking some proper beach goth attire, sans shoes because I'm a rebel! Photos courtesy of my darling boyfriend who chose hanging out on the beach with me early in the morning over sleep ♥

 

A little bit about Umgee U.S.A., they are a wholesale clothing brand based out of L.A. with very modern & stylish designs for women of all ages (and all sizes!) You can check out their clothes on their site, but they are sold in various shops such as Country Outfitter & Velvet Moon.
For more info you can follow them here: facebook | instagram | twitter

Honestly, I was so surprised with how NICE the clothes feel! I chose the Rita Interlock Tank which is a gorgeous sheer black top with bright red stitching in the color.  I tucked it into a simple black stretch pencil skirt from Forever 21 to emphasize my silhouette and to give the top stitching a nice pop of color against all the black (Black on black on black everything please). This would also look super cute over some leggings for a simple and more relaxed look. My lipstick today is MAC Ruby Woo!



I paired it with the For-the-Love-of-Boho cardigan, which could even pass for a kimono (which are super trendy right now!) I love the long bell sleeves, they are giving me some AHS: Coven vibes, despite the boho style. Also, this cardi is SO soft!! I remember when I received it I couldn't stop rubbing my face on it, apparently I'm a cat sometimes. No scratchy cheap lace here!


Since I love my spooky chic/beach goth/coven realness, it's only fitting to pose alongside this Carcosa-esque tree branch art (True Detective, anyone?)


That's all for now, I'll catch you guys soon!

♥ Darshana