Three-Tiered Lace Pencil Dress: And My New Shopping Guide Services

Happy Wednesday everyone! There are few dress styles that flatter the female form the way a pencil dress does. I generally don’t tend to wear pencil dresses quite simply because I can’t find ones that fit correctly.  Once in a blue moon, however, the dress Gods take a shine to me and I will try on one that will fit perfectly. This three-tiered lace midi pencil dress is gorgeous in every way – I love the colour, the structure, and the length. I normally would give this a pass in the store, but I went out on a limb and tried it on (it helped that it was on sale) – once again proving that the ‘fitting room’ is our friend and we must visit it more often before arriving at a ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ decision! I have paired it with these absolutely beautiful Toraan earrings – these Three Stone Teardrop earrings are so versatile and I can see them working perfectly with Indian and western clothes.

Isha – Shopping Guide Adventure

As many of you are aware, I have been running this blog for over two years now.  Fashion is more than a hobby – it is a passion that I truly enjoy. I am a huge advocate of the British High Street and I always champion their offerings every chance I get. London is one of the greatest shopping experiences on the planet and I am a dedicated fan.

I wanted to announce that I have recently become an Airbnb Experience Host and I will be hosting a shopping/fashion experience called ‘Shopping Tour – Oxford and Regent Street’ on the Airbnb platform.  The link to my experience is below:

https://www.airbnb.co.uk/experiences/156287?euid=10f65107-3fe6-4d39-b02c-fced7e7818a9

What will we do in this shopping experience?

We will take an exciting whistle-stop walking tour of the heart of London’s bustling retail shopping district which includes Oxford Street, Regent Street and Carnaby Street. I will provide guidance on the many big department stores on these streets as well as many of the smaller retailers present. I will discuss in detail what kind of fashion, price points and designers are available in each of the stores we pass. I will also introduce you to some of the smaller shopping gems located off the many sides streets and share special tips that will optimize your shopping experience. If you want to shop these streets but are overwhelmed by the variety – this tour is a great introduction to the what, where and hows of this shopping paradise. This tour will equip you for a more targeted and productive shopping experience during your stay. I am also happy to offer styling advice from a blogger’s perspective as we shop. Are you ready to shop?

So if you fancy a shopping tour or have family and friends visiting who are avid fashionistas and think this is something they would enjoy during their visit to London – then please check out my experience on Airbnb.  More details can be found on the website and I look forward to meeting a lot of new people

If you have any questions or need any further information, feel free to send me a message or an email at sodhiisha1@gmail.com.

I hope you enjoyed this lookbook and thank you for visiting my blog!

Clothes and accessories: 

Dress – Warehouse, similar Warehouse

Earrings with Swarovski crystals  – Toraan

Stylish Sale Acquisition: Industrial Green Midi Dress With Pink Wedge Sandals

You know that buzzing sensation you get in your brain when you hear a really good idea?  It’s that moment when the proverbial light bulb goes off in your head and you think, “what a fabulous idea”, why has no one thought of this before! This is exactly what happened to me when I first read about  ‘Globalise-Asian’, the new Podcast especially put together by and for the Asian community, settled in the UK and the World over. Globalise-Asian is the brain child of Gagan and Vatsala, two talented and vibrant individuals who I recently had the pleasure of meeting.

I had a fabulous time in their company recording my first ever podcast and they are clearly two professionals who are very passionate about their product and their platform.  l have always loved the human stories that surround us on a daily basis; the profound lessons and side-splitting humour that exist in our normal lives is the most interesting story of them all.  A podcast where I can hear my fellow global Asians’ life stories is just such a brilliant idea! Please find below an introduction to Globalise-Asian in their own words:

An Introduction to Globalise-Asian

“The concept of this podcast came about quite recently when I, Gagan, a Banking professional and Vatsala, a Medical Affairs specialist happened to meet over coffee. We both felt the need to bring professionals and others with varied skills and interests from the Asian diaspora together. It was also apparent that the few platforms that allow networking opportunities were clearly limited in reach to make any meaningful impact.

As listeners of various podcasts ourselves, we thought Globalise Asian will offer the ideal medium to attract and showcase the incredible expanse of skill set and commendable initiatives and success stories of the Asian community; i.e. Yourselves.

You can participate in several ways. As a speaker, you can use this space to either talk about your profession/business/initiative or just share your inspirational stories. On the other hand, as consumers of the series, your contribution as valuable feedback and support will help us grow what is now a humble community effort to the next level. The advantage of this creative, interactive digital medium truly presents endless opportunities.

The weekly podcast, post-production will be approximately 30 mins per episode. We have now interviewed several professionals, and people representing various backgrounds and interests. This is an ongoing process as we develop a growing library of podcast episodes which, much like any other podcast, will be accessible from iOS/android devices via the podcasts apps and also on our website. On our website, the link for each episode will be made available starting with the first episode on 23 April. We would love to hear from individuals who wish to join us as potential guest speakers or those wishing to get involved in other ways. As an effort geared solely for the benefit of the wider community, based on your suggestions and feedback, we will be flexible to evolve the format of the show as we go along. Welcome and enjoy listening to Globalise-Asian.”

Globalise-Asian podcast goes live on 23 April with its very first guest, Isha from ‘Isha’s Verdict’ (www.ishasverdict.com).

You can connect with us on:
contact@globalise-asian.co.uk
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/globaliseasian
LinkedIn : https://uk.linkedin.com/in/globalise-asian-336549138
Website : http://www.globalise-asian.co.uk

 

I am a huge fan of the oversized trend and even the ‘kind of big on you’ trend really appeals to me.  I love this slightly oversized pale green dress as it reminds me of a classy boiler suit and the fabric and design add an edginess that is hard to pin down. There are two other reasons I love this dress: 1) With its long sleeves, it is ideal for the transitional weather we are currently experiencing 2) I bought this dress on sale for £13.94. Lets face it, nothing gives a retail therapy high quite like buying a dress you love on sale!  I have paired it with one of my favourite wedge heel sandals (which unfortunately did not cost £13.94) and a striking black and white clutch. I have rounded off the look with a black cotton swing coat that I have had for many years and works exceedingly well on a warmer spring day.

I hope you have enjoyed this lookbook and thank you so much for visiting my blog.  Don’t forget to tune in to hear Globalise-Asian’s first podcast episode on the 23rd of April  –  featuring yours truly.

(Clothes and Accessories: Dress – H&M, Sandals – Gucci, Clutch – Dune, Coat – Ted Baker )