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 summer has finally arrived (kind of) in northern ny and there is nothing prettier than the sunsets here. the best sunsets happen when it’s going to be sunny the next day and lucky for me, when i shot these pictures it was one of those times. i decided to take a tip from the article i wrote for vogue all the ways to wear your favorite fruit this summer and ordered this fun pineapple print dress by jcrew. i love the colors and style. i’m a very picky shopper especially when it comes to dresses since i have so many and see so much (work and i shop too much, way too much). it has to have something extra special about it for me to buy it. i absolutely love the print and color scheme and also LOVE how the straps tie up on the shoulders. it’s the ideal dress for summer. also, i love these patent nude cork wedges and managed to find them (linked below). happy summer!

dress | shoes | bag, similar here

i love a good nautical look during the u.s. summers. i went to lake placid for lunch on sunday and thought this was the perfect look because it was sunny, hot and the restaurant was on the lake, overlooking all of the boats. i’m definitely in a shorts phase, maybe because i wouldn’t wear them in india, but i bought 3 new pairs last weekend and am loving them all, but particularly these white fringe cutoffs. one of my all time favorite places to shop in the adirondacks is the isle of you. i always love their summer collections because they keep it fresh and young, yet super wearable. i also picked up this off shoulder anchor and stripe printed top and love the almost-cropped length. i rarely switch bags but this vineyard vines rattan and metallic clutch matched and since rattan/wicker are so in this summer, i was happy to bring it out. unfortunately it’s sold out but i linked two other really cute and similar options below which are perfect for summer.

shorts | top similar here and here

shoes | clutch similar here and here

 

     every year as summer approaches, i start to love everything rose gold again, especially anything beauty related. sun kissed skin and rose gold makeup is the most beautiful combination. my go-to makeup look this summer will be mostly rose gold with a hint of pink, with some new and old product faves. i’ve listed what i’m using below to get this bronzy pink look.

on my eyes:

i’m wearing this new tom ford eyeshadow duo in color paradiso. it’s literally amazing. i had bought it in naked bronze in january and loved the cream to powder formula so much that i bought it in paradiso. i’m obsessed with it. it’s so pretty and the perfect pink with a hint of metallic which ends up being a rosey gold. it’s a cream base that is gorgeous on it’s own but then you can add a metallic powder on top for a dramatic look. this eyeshadow is on the pricier side, BUT it’s totally worth it and i think i’ll get it in the color sun worship next. also, tom ford packaging is just beautiful as per usual which is always an added bonus

on my cheeks: 

i use the loreal true match lumi liquid illuminator in color rose on the tops of my cheeks. it’s a true rose gold color and the formula is a sheer shimmer as opposed to some which have flaky sparkles which is a big no no. i highly recommend it for all skin types.

on my lips:

ysl rouge volupte lipstick in lingerie pink paired with the ysl gloss volupte in nude carat. this is an amazing combo. i love them both on their own or with other products as well, but paired together leaves you with a golden nude-pink gloss. the lipstick is matte which gives you the pink color but the gloss gives your lips some depth and tones down the very pink color into a more nude gold which is perfect for this look. sometimes in the summer, i’ll just wear the gloss which is equally beautiful on it’s own.

my perfume:

the tom ford orchid soleil perfume screams summer. first, let’s talk about the bottle. it’s beautiful. it’s what sold me before i even smelled it. maybe i could sense that it would smell like balmy beach nights. it’s a warm, peppery scent with notes of  tuberose. it’s very original so if you want something different, definitely pick it up for summer.

summer is less than two months away and i found the prettiest blush jelly sandals! buy them here!  i’m obsessed with this blush color for summer, but they also come in 3 other amazing colors as well. pick these up before they are sold out. they will be so useful for pool days since you don’t have to worry about them getting wet. xx

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1 | bobbi brown eyeshadow stick in pink sparkle

i have been wearing this EVERY day since i got it in feb. it’s the prettiest pink eyeshadow and would work on so many skin tones. i have tried SO many pink lid colors and this is by far the best. and, it’s so easy to apply so it’s perfect for anyone on the run or who doesn’t have eyeshadow brushes because the best way to apply is to just apply directly from the stick and then rub it in with your finger. it’s so pretty for spring and summer.

2 | bcbg heel sandals

i loved these sandals all of last month and i think they will be a fave this month too. the color is is a light mauvy pink which goes with all of the colors that i’m loving at the moment. also, they are under $60 so you don’t have to worry about being too careful with them, which is ideal for me, living in mumbai which is definitely not always the cleanest. oh, and i love the bow on the back. who doesn’t love a cute bonus bow?

3 | redken blonde idol

guys, this stuff is amazing. it literally transforms your hair, especially if you are in the sun. it gives blonde hair the perfect ashy tone that diminishes when you are in the sun. think pretty cool tone instead of orange brassy hair. i’ve been searching for something that works because i’ve never had success with a purple shampoo and i’ve tried so many. i will say the packaging is pretty horrific but i will still keep buying it because i LOVE it so much.

4 | frayed skinny blush pants

i bought these at the end of jan when i was home and wore them all of last month. they are really neutral toned pink so they aren’t that in-your-face colored denim. they seem to go with almost everything i put on so it makes it super easy. i never shop here but randomly walked in and loved these. just a tip- size down, bc they run big.

5 | louis vuitton josephine wallet

i finally broke down and bought a new wallet. i started interning at kate spade in college and then working there when i graduated so i haven’t needed to buy a wallet in almost 10 years. scary. my last one was finally done and ready to be tossed so i picked this up and i have to say i’m loving the damier azur print. since i live in a warm client, anything light and bright just works year round.

6 | prada bear keychain and prada robot keychain

i love anything cute and these seriously spell the word cute. i fell in love with them when i was shopping in dubai last summer but held off until i saw them again in montreal. my mom is amazing and always gets me the best treats so i wasn’t surprised when she got it for me, BUT i was surprised about how much i love it. i was worried it would end up in a drawer and not really be used but it’s so practical since it’s a keychain so i just hang it on the inside or outside of my bag and can always find my keys so easily. i’m just obsessed with them! i linked a few less expensive versions here. 1 | 2

7 | revlon lipgloss in pink diamond

i have so many lip products that i can’t even keep up. it’s hard to remember what you even have at some point. i randomly started using this again one day and remembered how much i love it. it’s very unique because it’s a pretty pink with a cool metallic sheen to it and can be quite transparent or very buildable, doubling as a lipstick. i tend to just wear it on it’s own and apply a generous amount and it ends up looking like a lip and lipgloss. i can’t recommend the color enough though so if you are looking for a pink lipgloss, definitely give this a go.

 

i can’t believe easter is less than a week away, which means summer is coming so soon! although easter in india isn’t quite the same as home, i still like to wear spring-y pastel colors every year. since i was a little girl i always wore a pink or light blue dress and it’s a tradition i can’t give up. there isn’t a better match than pastels on easter day. i love that it reminds me of pretty easter eggs that i loved as a kid, actually who am i fooling, i still love decorating eggs with pinks, blues and glitter. i thought id show two looks that i’ll wear this sunday. both are just perfect for the day. i can’t think of anything more girly for easter than a floral lace dress or pleated preppy skirt in a pop of pastel. happy easter!

silk lace cami | skirtshoes

dressshoes | lipstick

one of the many things that i love about perfume are the memories they bring. i have a few fragrances that i can’t even wear because they remind me too much of different times in my life (ie. gucci rush in high school and i. just. can’t.) and i really love that each year when the season changes, i wear the same 1-2 fragrances that i wore at the same time the previous year, while adding 1 or 2 new ones as well. it’s no surprise that i’m addicted to perfume so i wanted to share this year favorites for spring. i like to keep them light and flowery before i start wearing heavier scents in the summer. i always think spring fragrances should be the lightest of the year.

marc jacobs daisy

i’ve been wearing this every spring, into summer for the past 3 years. it’s one of my all time favorites. byredo came out with mohave ghost which smells almost exact but it’s just a tad bit lighter so if you want something a bit heavier but still perfect for spring, try this. it smells like gardenia mixed with strawberry, with woody and jasmine bottom notes. if you love gardenia, you need this! buy it here

jo malone peony & blush suede

we all know the hype around this fragrance so i debated not including it, but i just couldn’t. it smells exactly like it says, peony with a musky suede undertone. it’s just a beautiful scent that you can’t live without, especially because i wear mine layered with other scents throughout the year. it’s a staple i would highly recommend, especially if you like a light peony scent, which, who doesn’t? buy it here!

davidoff cool water sea rose

this is my newest perfume which a dear friend gave me and i find it so easy to wear. it’s the lightest of all 4 of the perfumes and i can just spritz it on no matter where i’m going and not have to worry if it’s too strong. it’s smells like sea with a rose bottom note. anything with a rose is always a win for me. buy it here.

jo malone english pear & freesia

my sister gave this perfume the last time i was home. to be honest, i wasn’t in love with it at first but now i’m obsessed. it’s very unique with the pear and freesia combo and the freesia brings back memories of when i was in middle school and i wore bath and body works freesia body mist. i would definitely get this if you want something new that smells different than most fragrances out right now. i’m actually glad i gave it a try because i hadn’t fallen in love with any new jo malone perfume since my beloved wood sage and sea salt which i could literally eat, so i’m glad to have more jo malone in my life again. buy it here.