Bring out those Little White Dresses!
Photos: Colten Avers
Oversized jacket: Old Navy | Fuchsia Pumps: Old Navy | Mini Tote: Melsanv | Black Temple Choker: Miraya
Having spent a considerable amount of time discovering, developing, and defining my personal style, I don’t particularly find it appealing to flit about town in styles and silhouettes that I’m not familiar with. I am committed to sharp cuts, flattering silhouettes, tailored outfits, and classics, but all it takes is one piece for me to consider switching things up. Like many of you, I’m guilty of fashioning an entire outfit around a pair of shoes or a bag I just bought, and today’s outfit is an outcome of that.
When I shot this last week, the sun had returned and milder temperatures were upon us, putting me in the mood for an upbeat Spring look. I realized just then that I won this incredible Julie floral-embroidered mini tote, handcrafted by Melissa San Vicente at Femme Fair just a few days ago. There was a raffle based on best social media posts tagged with #FemmeFair. I actually spent some time to really think about how to capture the essence of the event in a value-adding, creative manner. Here's what it resulted in:
Combining a slouchy camel Old Navy coat with a white bodycon, I played around with proportions a bit using an oversized piece, a fitted dress, and a mini tote. I opt for neutral tones and pastels very often during Spring/ Summer, but I leave it to my fashion instincts to decide whether or not to introduce a pop of color. With this outfit, however, I had the palette of the tote to play off, so I throw in these pointy fuchsia pumps, also from Old Navy. A black temple choker from Miraya served as the perfect accoutrement to both merge my sensibilities, and add an ethnic zing. A statement choker IMO, is a pragmatic piece to grab especially if you're looking for something that you can wear multiple times, to multiple events. Browse through Miraya's temple jewelry collection, designed exclusively for us by Anandita Ahuja.
Finally, I wanted to thank Melissa San Vicente, Femme Fair, and all those women in my little creative bubble who genuinely build and help other women grow. You’ve made it so easy for me to find comfort in community, and if there is anything I can do for you to return the favor, don’t ever hesitate to reach out.
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Miraya originated as a concept magazine for a Publishing class, but much of it now exists online and has been adapted for this blog. The core remains intact, and that is to explore the changing landscape of contemporary Indian fashion through the international lens, engaging readers in a creative juxtaposition between tradition and modernity. It is spearheaded by the Founder and Creative Director, Namrata Loka.
Namrata R. Loka
Founder & Creative Director