Dec 28, 2012

you can make a choice by seeing where the wind blows

These looks are from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Though we don't actually celebrate Christmas we do take advantage of the holiday {and day off} and on Christmas eve arnab cooks a big meal for family and friends.
On Christmas day we go visit family in Torrance and we give gifts to our younger cousins.

{the leopard sweater was a gift from my bff Sosann, its soo cute!}

 {the ASOS cardigan was a gift to arnab from Sosann as well!}

{the blazer and jeans were from arnab and my mom and the cute clutch was from the lovely Iliana!}

{Iliana also gave arnab the cool button down shirt he's wearing.}

anisa is wearing {1} a Cotton Emporium sweater, ASOS dress, BCBG hair pins, Betsey Johnson clutch, Target tights, and vintage Dingo boots {2} a Nicole Richie for Impulse blazer, ASOS top, Joe's Jeans jeans, vintage Coach bag, and Jeffrey Campbell boots
arnab is wearing {1} an ASOS cardigan, Jeff Alan shirt, Levi's jeans, and Converse shoes {2} a Ben Sherman leather jacket, Gap button down shirt, Levi's jeans, and Zara boots

 Me and my mom, who is wearing the Prabal Gurung for Neiman Marcus/Target cape we got her. 
Everyone, including my mom- who's hard to shop for, loved it!
Even better was the fact that Prabal Gurung was raised in Nepal!

The post title is a lyric from Grouplove's "Chloe."
Have a wonderful Friday!!

Dec 25, 2012

today we’re feeling like gold

 This past Saturday we celebrated our annual holiday gift exchange/dinner with friends.
This night happens to be my one of my most favorite events during the holiday season.
{others include watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy and exchanging gifts with our parents}
Hanging out with 5 of my most favorite people, eating, getting gifts, what could be better?

anisa is wearing an ASOS dress, Betsey Johnson snake necklace and bracelet, vintage fur collar, and Calvin Klein heels
arnab is wearing a Zara balzer, Ben Sherman button-down shirt, Givenchy necklace, Levi's jeans, and Zara boots

On Sunday we took our mom to watch The Hobbit in 3D and it was amazing!!
The movie was super fun and I can't believe I have to wait a year for the next one!! 

 Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates it!!
Happy Holidays to everyone!!

The post title is a lyric from Macklemore & Ryan Lew
is's "Gold (feat. Eighty4 Fly)."
Have a wonderful Tuesday!!

Dec 21, 2012

i'll take the long way 'round this time

Whenever arnab is making, considering buying, or is going to wear a bow tie (and that's very often) he insists that it's the kind that you have to tie yourself, because he wants to tie the things himself.
Which is fine and dandy, only tying a bow tie is a long and arduous process in my opinion, which I formed from watching arnab go through the process every time he wants to wear a bow tie.
Still, the end result is a pretty kick ass piece of accessory don't you think?

Last winter when arnab showed me this sweater I was immediately put off by the turtle neck and the fact that it was more crop top then normal.
Still, I ended up taking a chance on it and the great news is, I've worn this sweater a lot!
Usually though, I throw a tank top under to make up for the shortness of it.
For some reason though, I never thought to wear it with high-waisted things, of which I have many.
So I did and I felt like I was from the 70's and I liked that feeling!


arnab is wearing a Ben Sherman coat, Missoni for Target cardigan, Ben Sherman shirt, diy bow tie, Comune pants, Calvin Klein belt, and Alfani shoes
anisa is wearing a Theory sweater, Les Folles De Joie jeans, BCBGMAXAZRIA belt, vintage clutch, and BCBGeneration booties

The post title is a lyric from Mat Kearney's "Here We Go."
Have a wonderful Friday!!

Dec 19, 2012

then the rain came on a calm dawn

L.A. has been cold lately, colder than we're used to at least.
It makes dressing up an interesting experience.

I wore this outfit to a work party and arnab wore his to his work party.

I really had to convince and force myself to wear a dress and tights, when I really wanted to wear jeans and a sweatshirt.
p.s. I don't actually like wearing tights, I don't like the look of them.
That's why I rarely wear skirts, shorts, and dresses when it's cold.
I also had no idea, until writing up this post, that my dress matched my umbrella, how funny!

Trench coats always make an outfit, don't you think?
That could be why arnab and I want Burberry trench coats so much, they're so classic!
Also I'm a huge fan of monochromatic outfits, I think they make much bigger statements then it may seem.
Plus they make you look super sophisticated, which is always a plus.

anisa is wearing a BB Dakota coat, French Connection dress, diy belt w/ vintage bow buckle, Target tights, vintage clutch, Jean-Michael Cazbat wedges, and Coach umbrella
arnab is wearing a Topman trench, Guess sweater, Levi's pants, Kenneth Cole boots, and Bass umbrella

The post title is a lyric from Joe Purdy's "Good Days."
Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

Dec 16, 2012

inspiration: holiday gift ideas {men}!!


So far all my gift posts have been kind of geared towards the ladies so I made one for the men.

I think men are, as a whole, pretty easy to buy for.
You can buy practical things but be fun and creative with the them.
{obviously you can trade out the Burberry trench and Gucci belt for much more lower priced options- but both are highly coveted by me and arnab so I couldn't pass up sneaking those specific items in there. ;) }


Have a great rest of the weekend!! 

Dec 15, 2012

i wanna be free, i wanna just live

anisa is wearing a JBrand jacket, ASOS shirt, Current/Elliott jeans, Alexander Wang bag, and Steve Madden loafers
arnab is wearing a Levi's button down shirt, Goorin Bros. hat, Levi's jeans, Moschino belt, and Alfani boots

Our hearts go out to all the victims, their families, and friends at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The post title is a lyric from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' (feat. ScHoolBoy Q & Hollis) "White Walls."
Have a wonderful weekend!!