Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In bloom ~


hello lovelies! 
I'm blogging to you from lovely Brooklyn, which actually hasn't been too hot lately. It's really weird to need to carry around a hoodie in the middle of July, but go figure! I love coming to Brooklyn because not only does it mean I get to immerse myself in the diverse cultures, sights and foods in the area, but I also get to spend quality (snuggling) time with my boyfriend, Patrick.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Chirp Chirp!


quick OOTD for you darlings! This dress seriously couldn't have come in the mail at a better time. New York is so rainy and dreary right now, and I'm dreaming of a warm tropical paradise! At least looking at all these bright birdies make me feel better. Also a good solid strappy sandal is always a summer essential for me!

Friday, April 25, 2014

All Eyes On Me

Hey bae's! I've been bad. And by bad I mean I haven't outfit photo'd for you guys in a while! WAMP.

Well here I am! That should count for something right? H'okay! Anyway, update time! Yeah my hair is blue now, and I kind of never want to go back to my natural color! I feel more confident and more like myself with the blue, which must sound really strange to you guys, but it's true!

I'm going to India next month which I'm pretty excited for! I will be traveling pretty much for the most of May, but I will try to update as much as I can I promise!

So obvi you guys should know I'm obsessed with Oasap by now, especially since I am actually able to squeeze my squishy self into their really funky clothes (which hardly happens with overseas brands let me tell ya). SO yeah, really satisfied with them, pretty much nothing bad to say about their clothes honestly! Good quality, reasonably priced. Also they have sales and tons of coupons all the time so you can get really good deals! 



I received the Eye Short Sleeve Chiffon Blouse (which is unfortunately sold out at the moment but if you plug in your email they'll notify you when it's in stock again!) and the Pleated High Waist Pleuche Velvet Skirt in royal blue (which is on sale for only 10 bucks right now GO GO GO)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Darshana Hearts Ananasa: plastic pills

http://www.ananasa.com/stores/plastic-pills
 One of my true joys in life is buying handmade. It's just such a good feeling knowing that you're spending your money supporting individuals/small businesses as well as knowing that you get to keep the fruits of someone's labor. That's a quality you can't manufacture.

Now, for those of you that haven't heard of it, Ananasa.com is an online marketplace where people from all around the world can easily shop handmade from the Middle East!

Sure here in America we'll find Middle Eastern/Arab "inspired" jewelry, clothing, or furniture, but it doesn't compare to the real thing. You are now able to shop directly from the source, and I think that's so amazing. It's also nice to be able to put a face (or faces) to the products that you're buying. I always love when my shopping experiences feel personal, not so robotic.

Now I wanted to spotlight a shop on Ananasa called plastic pills, which is run by designers Roanne and Dina in Beirut!

Their specialty is acrylic (and gold plated acrylic) statement jewelry! I've never heard of gold plated acrylic, but I'm intrigued. For me, plain acrylic jewelry can look kind of childish/cheap at times, but plastic pills necklaces have a certain regality about them. They're fun & cartoony, reminiscent of cut paper, but artfully designed and executed.

these are some of my favorite pieces.

http://www.ananasa.com/queen-bee.html
Queen Bee ~ $30.00
perfect necklace to remind everyone who the real woman in charge is!

http://www.ananasa.com/roses-are-red.html

Roses are Red ~ $30.00 
so beautiful, this reminds me so much of Beauty and the Beast

I'm looking forward to  seeing what else they come up with! Be sure to check out plastic pills here: ananasa.com/stores/plastic-pills, and all of the other wonderfully talented artisans and designers over on Ananasa.com

Take care ♡!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Born Pretty | Review + Coupon!




Hello little darlings ♥
I hope you're managing to keep warm during this icy winter here in the states. I've basically been snowed in for these past few weeks, but I'm so glad to share some FUN jewelry to share with you! Emphasis on fun!

The lovely people over at Born Pretty were kind enough to send me some of their jewelry to review for you guys! If you haven't heard of them, Born Pretty is an online Jewelry/Accessories shop with really trendy, great quality items at a really affordable price. Best of all it ships worldwide (fo free!), which I think is awesome because I know there are so many people who want to buy cute accessories that you can easily find here in the US, but it's either not available to them overseas or shops won't ship out to them! 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Snow Bunny


Hello lovelies ♡
Happy winter! Sorry for the lack of posts here (as usual), I have been fighting off bronchitis this past month and around Christmas-time I lost my job due to a shutdown, so I haven't really been up for much lately. That being said, I feel so much better and in much better spirits these days, especially with the sun shining down on me today. Things are already getting better.

One of the few things style-wise that always makes me feel good is wearing white. That may be considered weird because I feel like wearing white is considered a "fashion faux pas" because it's considered a summer color (it's not a color though hi), but I don't care! 

I feel like fresh white clothes just make you feel fresh and brighten up your skin tone (especially if you are tan or dark skinned, white looks amazing!) I also love hi-low dresses at the moment, because they're cute and give me coverage for my beee-hind. If you have a big butt you always kind of worry about your dress riding up and showing your buns to the world, or maybe that's just me?





Also up until now I've always been a pea coat gal during the winter time, because I feel like I look like a bean when I wear a coat that isn't tailored to my body, but it's been so painfully cold recently that I needed something better.  Like full on parka better. This coat is sooo warm, it has a fleece lining inside and a huge furry hood, the fur part is removable too! It also has drawstrings at the waist if you want a more snug fit.

dress ~ h&m
cardigan and headband ~ forever 21
tights ~ charlotte russe
boots ~ urbanog
coat ~ oasap


see ya next time! 
darshana

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Citrine


hello darlings! I missed you guys ♡
I have been loving the weather lately, it's the perfect feeling you think of when you hear the word autumn. I'm so excited for the holidays, I think I will make some holiday gift tutorials on here in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for those! I'm in the process of completely re-doing my room as well as starting a new job, so please bear with me here but please keep sending me lovely suggestions and comments, I always appreciate them :)







I love how mod this yellow/citrine dress is! It kinda reminds me of the 60s Star Trek tv show.
I paired it with some cute mickey mouse head patterned tights, and my favorite ankle boots with gold buckles that I got on clearance at Target! Also kind of in love with this gorgeous floral painted handbag! It has removable straps so you can either carry it like a purse or use it as a backpack! The print is so pretty, it's slightly textured and reminds me of beautiful old oil paintings.

Mickey Mouse tights ~ random boutique in Brooklyn
Boots ~ Target

Also if you haven't already, please check out my online shop: Picture Posy! I'm selling some cute patches, comics and bags!

I'll see you guys soon ♡