Sharp Cuts

Normally, I would have a long, fairly verbose virtual conversation with you about the weekend and such, but on this Monday, my chatting skills are no bueno, you guys. Trip Advisor and to-do lists are dominating my life right now, because underneath my cool exterior and poised side-ward glances in today's post, there is a volcano of bubbling excitement waiting for Friday, when Kushal and I are off on vacation to Peru! I have to admit that the destination of our choice is equally exciting and daunting (think hiking up to Machu Picchu and exploring the Amazon Basin!). But despite the temptation of a restful beach vacation, there's no time like now for the fit and restless to have those adventures, right? :) Not sure how much fashion I can serve you with on this particular vacation, but make sure you follow along on my Instagram for a peek into our South American journey! 

Bringing burgundy back in today's post with a mix of sleek, tailored pieces and a little print-on-print action. A fitted pencil skirt is one of my favorite pieces of clothing due to it's versatility for both work and play, and it took one look at this two-toned, mixed media Moddeals skirt for me to add it to my collection! While it's definitely more suitable for play than work, I love how the thigh slit and the leather paneling subtly up the glam quotient. For a playful daytime look, I paired it with a silky floral tank and a striped, cropped blazer.. but I'm eagerly waiting for summer when I can wear it with a simple black blouse and some gold accessories for the perfect date night outfit. 

My success rate with finding petite friendly hand jewelry continues to be on the rise, this time with a gorgeous statement piece from Helen's Jewels. You can use the code 'FIRSTBUY20' to get 20% off of your first purchase on the site! :)

I'm off to buy all of the bug repellants that I can find.. wish me luck? ;)

As always, thank you for reading, and have a good week!
XO Sushmitha :)

                          Top: H&M (Similar here)

                          Skirt: c/o Moddeals 

                          Blazer: Boutique in LA (Love this one)

                          Bracelet: c/o Helen's Jewels ('FIRSTBUY20' to get 20% off)

                          Bag: H&M (Love this one)

                          Shoes: Moddeals