Last weekend, my friends Tanvee and Silpa invited me to go to an Indian Bollywood dance party at Harvard with them. Despite the fact that I knew no Indian music and am terrible at dancing, I agreed. Tanvee’s mom was so kind and sent us two beautiful outfits to wear. When the package arrived, I couldn’t help but gasp at how gorgeous the fabric and beading was. We threw on the dresses and spun around in our room, admiring the way the skirts twirled and twirled.
The night of the dance, the weather was rainy and chilly. We splashed our way across Harvard’s campus to get to the dance, getting our feet and the bottoms of our dresses wet every time we accidentally stepped in a puddle. When we finally got there, we sighed a breath of relief as Tanvee’s friend greeted us at the door. The venue was decorated with Indian fabrics and gorgeous ambient lighting, and everyone was dancing enthusiastically. I was initially hesitant to join in, but my friends dragged me into one circle after another until I learned the moves and felt comfortable enough to dance with strangers. The energy and excitement of everyone there was so contagious that it was hard not to have fun. By the end of the night, we’d our way dancing with almost every circle on the dance floor. It was one of the best nights I’ve had in Boston so far, and I’m already looking forward to the next one!
Last week, my friend James (who also happens to be my boyfriend’s twin) came all the way from Philadelphia to Boston to visit me! After weeks of constantly meeting new people and making new friends, it was comforting to see a familiar face. To quote James: “Sometimes you just need a little reassurance that everything will work itself out.” Even though his visit was short, we still had a great time catching up, strolling around Wellesley’s campus, and exploring Boston!
Here are some pictures we took at Boston’s lovely Public Gardens.
Bag: Coach // Dress: NY&Co. // Shoes: Asos // Watch: Quartz (thrifted)
It was so much fun to watch the ducks waddle around and enjoy the last few days of warm weather! I’ll definitely miss seeing these guys.
(Take style cues, boys!)
Wow, the first two weeks of college have flown by! I’ve been making new friends, decorating my dorm, exploring Wellesley’s beautiful campus, relishing delicious new foods, and adjusting to classes. It’s been an incredibly smooth transition so far and I’ve already had so many wonderful experiences here. I couldn’t be more grateful for this new opportunity and the people who have helped me along the way!
The weather here has switched from being suffocatingly hot and humid to comfortable and cool, which means I’ve finally been able to bust out sweaters and pants! The day the weather app read that the temperature was 72 degrees, I shrieked with joy and threw my hands in the air like a little kid. (My roommate only laughed at my antics.) Fall is undoubtedly my favorite season, and I fully intend to cherish every day of it.
Watch, shoes (Hush Puppies), & sweater: thrifted // Jeans & shirt: Forever21 // Nail polish: OPI
It’s still 80+ degrees here in Massachusetts, but I’m already longing for sweaters and boots. This fall, I’m excited to sport lots of monochromatic looks embellished with hints of color in the accessories. Staples like ankle boots, scarves, large tote bags, and comfy coats are also a must. Here are some beautiful fall pieces I found while online (window) shopping!
Reversible handbag: NY&Co. // Bangles: NY&Co. // Chelsea booties: Gap // Quilted crossbody purse: Forever21 // Textured woven coat (tan): H&M // Textured woven coat (grey): H&M // Oversized triangle scarf: Urban Outfitters // Notebook: OHNORachio (Etsy) // Belt: Fossil
It’s been so fun and exciting to decorate my dorm! I’ve literally been dreaming about this (by that, I mean stalking fyeahcooldormrooms) since the start of high school and now I’m finally making it a reality. I’m still not quite done decorating and there’s still piles of stuff laying around everywhere, but once I get more settled and organized I will post a room tour (of sorts).
Featured: @garypeppergirl, @margaret__zhang, @prepavenue, @songofstyle, @chrisellelim, @feralcreature, @kristina_bazan, @imjennim
So to create this mini photo gallery, I browsed through my favorite Instagram accounts and took screenshots of my favorite photos. I then created another Instagram account and uploaded the screenshots to this new account. While it’s much cheaper to just print photos using a regular color printer, I decided to print these photos on high quality paper through a company called Printstagram. Once I uploaded all the photos I wanted (48 in total), I signed into the mock Instagram account through Printstagram and placed an order. The photos shipped super quickly—I highly recommend this company!
Quality: The photos are printed on matte archival quality paper that has a great weight to it, meaning the photos won’t blow around when your fan hit them them!
Tip: When mounting the photos to the wall, be sure to use a ruler. Use the ruler to leave space between each of the photos and also to make sure the photos are lining up parallel to the wall! Take a step back after mounting every row to make sure everything is spaced out correctly.
As the last step, I purchased these lovely lantern string lights to illuminate the gallery at night.
I’m super happy with how this project turned out. Stay tuned for more room decor updates in the coming weeks!
Shoes: Hush Puppies // Shorts and belt: New York & Co. // Shirt: Target // Watch: thrifted
Since taking a trip to Ocean City, Maryland earlier this month, I’ve been missing the beach lots. These tailored shorts were the perfect coverup paired with my white bandeau bikini top, and they made me feel like I was vacationing at a faraway island resort. I’ve been wearing these shorts at least once a week—aside from being comfortable, they easily dress up any otherwise drab outfit with next to no effort. New York & Co. does a great job catering to petite women, and unlike Ann Taylor and Banana Republic, I know I can always walk out with something I’ll love for a long time.
The two leather pieces in this look—a pair of comfy Hush Puppies and my recently purchased watch—were actually both thrifted! What I love most about leather is that it’s a timeless accent that works in every season (sparingly in summer of course). It adds a classy touch that complements any basic, effortless look.
Lastly, I added a b&w block skinny belt to add a cute accent!