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

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!