Style Snapshot- Romper: Rachel Roy, Shoes: Shoedazzle Clutch: BCBG Bracelets: India
I started the cruise wedding series with a story about how I have been saving my gorge. BCBG gown for a special occasion, but never told my Ranis & Rajas about the ACTUAL wedding. (I was waiting for the profesh. pics OBVI)
The wedding was on St. Thomas which was green, clear blue waters & extremely hot! Super beautiful though.
Since I didn't know what adventures were in store for us when we boarded off the boat, I decided to wear a romper. I love the print & material (which reminds me of sari).. Romps are good for both hot and cold weather & am completely I am completely obsessed with them ( I own 30+).
The sock bun was a great hair choice.. not only because of the hot weather, but also because we rode in an open window bus/trolley to the venue & it kept my hair from whipping my face. (Rani's I know you know what I'm talking about!)
PS How GORGE. does the bride look??
Sorry for the delayed response. The fashion district isn't really known to sell brand clothing items (I have never seen any of the brands you mentioned above in the district)..ESP. in bulk. I's mainly fake designer wear. The beauty of the the district is that you can buy in bulk for cheap and change the tags to make it into your own brand. Another perk is that the district is usually ahead of most fashion trends. There are a lot of famous boutiques and such that buy in bulk from the showrooms and stores in the district.
Since I have never bought in bulk/know exactly what it is you want to buy I can't tell you if 5k is enough money or not.. however I do have a friend who just opened a boutique and she said it was about a 10k start up price for her.
Hope this helps.
One of my besties decided to have a cruise wedding this year, and with cruises comes formals.
As a mid-to-late twenty year old & never going to formals anymore, I have been saving this BCBG Gown Gem for a special occasion (and at least 3 years). What better place to wear this chic piece than on a cruise wedding?
My fave. part of this gown is that you can lightly see the patterned material under the black fabric, only if you are paying close attention of course.
Style Snapshot- Gown: BCBG Necklace: BCBG Clutch: BCBG Bracelets: Forever21
Your best resource for finding stores in the LA Fashion District is the actual Fashion District Blog. They have a whole list of stores that will sell clothing items to you in wholesale. Do you live in LA? If not I have listed other resources on my last Ask Karish Post.
Style Snapshot- Purse: Shoedazzle Sweater: Zara Shoes: Shoedazzle Insulated Leggings: LA Fahsion District Scarf: Thrift Store
Sorry for the delayed response. For those of us that don't have something like the Fashion District at our disposal.. you can always use different wholesale sites to start your business. Just make sure you have dotted your i's and crossed your t's (meaning do you already have your wholesalers, sellers and buyers license? Is your company trademarked? ETC.)
Here are the top three sites I would consider using to start any kind of wholesale business (even for dog clothes).
Hope this helps!
Hi Karish -
I need your advice about finding a Mother of the Bride dress. I want a dress that has sleeves, beaded bodice but not too sexy. Everything I see online is for a hot 30 year old, size 5 model. I'm a size 16 grandma! I also want to spend no more than $250. Does this kind of dress exist in the fashion district?
I have also thought of buying a beaded top in Little India and having a matching skirt made. I appreciate any and all suggestions.
I have come up with some options for you. While the fashion district does have bridal stores, I don't know that it would suit your needs.
Option 1- Pant Suit with Custom Wrap
Option 2- Dress Options
Option 3- Ethnic Influence Dress
Hope this helps!! Good Luck!
I'm sure you guys can tell by my pictures that I don't really like to spend a lot of time editing. All I ever really do is add more light (exposure) and some cropping.. but PicMonkey offers a lot of options for free (and even more if you pay)
Literally, without services like PicMonkey, bloggers like me or maybe only me would seriously fail to exist. #ilovepicmonkey
Kimonos are kind of like a shawl with sleeves, as a desi we use shawls as outerwear regularly... which is probably what attracted to me them in the first place! Why I did't start wearing these earlier??? Not only are they chic but, they are the perfect solution for when you don't have that shirt that's long enough to cover your ass in your sheer leggings but don't want to wear a jacket (this is a common problem for me).
They look chic in the day time, the night time & adds a little spice to your outfit. After figuring this out (I know I'm late) I have stocked up on them in 5 or 6 different patterns. When I went shopping with my friend she was like "Girrrrrl I been the queen of Kimonos, where have you been??"
And I also replaced my black boots with these new thigh high flat ones. I'm obsessed with them! I wear them out, to work, happy hours everywhere. They are also warm in this freezing cold LA weather.
Style Snapshot- Purse: Zara Boots: Just Fab Shirt: BCBG Necklace: Target Kimono: LA Fashion District
Hey Ranis! Do you need advice..Or have any questions, comments or concerns? Contact Me, and I'll do my best to reply! XoX