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Zunera Wearing Blue Kaftan Dress

Happy Tuesday everyone. I just got back from Hawaii and I must say it was one of the most beautiful travel destinations that I have visited so far. I am rocking a blue kaftan dress at the place which you can see in the photos. Vacations like these not only help you explore the beautiful world that we are living in but also gives you a break from all the routine stress for some time. Hawaii was truly magical and words would never suffice how beautiful I found it. I recommend each one of you to visit it once in your lifetime. Needless to say, it was a beautiful time and I am so glad you all loved the snaps from Maui and Kauai. I will be sharing my experiences and tips on the blog so let’s start with Kauai. The Island is small and beautiful but before we dive into Island let me share the beautiful dress that I am wearing. The royal blue kaftan dress is by Teri Jon Dresses. Flattering on any body type, this free-flowing tunic-inspired gown is perfect for the beach or non-beach wedding. Accentuated with sparkles, the main central detail of the dress is a gorgeous belt.  The gorgeous royal blue chiffon is layered with flowered motifs. This Blue Kaftan Dress (Buy Here) is a must-have if you have any formal events coming up. Needless to say, I absolutely loved wearing this dress and also the photoshoot. Not only the dress was as beautiful as it can get, the photoshoot site added more to the magic.

 

Blue Kaftan By Teri Jon

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Now back to our stay in Kauai. We stayed at Kauai Marriot Resort and had a wonderful time. The resort is literally two minutes from the airport which was a big plus. So once you reach the airport, you do not really have to go through the hassle of looking for a resort and traveling long distances to reach it. Not only the resort is near to the airport which helps you in the quick and easy conveyance, it is in the town of Lihue which is literally in the middle of the Island. So you can go to North one day and south the next and explore the beautiful island freely.

Zunera in Blue Kaftan by Teri Jon

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Kauai Marriot Resort has a massive pool and tons of amenities. It is beachfront and although half of the ocean view gets covered with beautiful mountains it also helps break the massive waves so its one of the beaches where I felt comfortable swimming in the ocean. The resort is massive and picture perfect and we loved their buffet breakfast at Kukui’s Restaurant. The price was also quite reasonable. So its something which comes not only with a great deal of comfort and great services but to top it off, the prices are as reasonable as they can get.

Somethings to be aware of if you pick this hotel:

Kid Friendly (Kiddie pool with slide)

Amazing pool (4 hotubs)

Close to Airport

There is a $30 service fee which included parking and Internet which is quite reasonable for that area.

The only one thing Is if you love local areas and local food then you have to drive north for 15 minutes to find some amazing local shops and restaurants but well I can assure you that the drive is totally worth it. If you are vegetarian or not you have to try Caffe Coco. I don’t think I have had more flavorful food in life. It is a small local restaurant with beautiful decor, amazing food, and great people.

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Places To Visit In Kauai:

I have my picks for north and south. if you prefer to stay on North or South tip of the Island then one tip is to go North in Summer; South in Winter. Winter is cool, windy and rainy over the northern portions of Kauai. Also be mindful that even though North is lusher it is also very rainy for most of the year and I personally believe that you can never truly enjoy a trip if its raining and chilling outside. So for me, the best weather to enjoy any of my trip is always a bright sunny day.

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South Places to See

1. Waimea Canyon and Koke’e State Park

Its a must see. You can hike through the Canyon and state park for $1 per person. It costs $5 to take the driving tour. Visit the Waimea Canyon website and Koke’e State Park website for information on the canyon hikes and lookouts.If you are planning to do a shoot in a  kaftan dress like the one i am wearing,i can assure you this would be a perfect site for that.

2. Maha’ulepu

Perfect for the little ones or if you just prefer calm waters and secluded beaches. Maha’ulepu is a secluded beach tucked away on the eastern side of the Poipu area. You will head down a dirt road to the beach area. Be aware that a gate closes at 6:00pm daily.

3. Poipu Beach

This has been on the Top 10 Beach list for number of years. Kauai’s Poipu Beach is famous for its snorkeling, surf, and protected kids pond.

4. Spouting Horn

Just near the Kukuiula Small boat harbor you will spot Spouting Horn. There are also a couple of shops in the area that offer great prices on souvenirs and jewelry!

5. Kauai Plantation Railway

I thought this will be just fun for Serena but we did enjoy the train ride too. You can choose a package where you can have a picnic in an orchid;  pick up your own fruits and veggies and are enthusiastically greeted by herds of wild pigs, sheep, goats and the occasional horse or donkey at a farm.

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North – Places to see

My fav side

1. Hanalei Valley Lookout & the beach

One of the most breathtaking lookouts I have ever seen. Keep your camera ready and enjoy the view before visiting Hanalei beach which is rated one of the best beaches of the world.

2. Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens

Beautiful grounds with scenic view and options for Ziplining and  horseback riding on Princeville Ranch. Personally,i am not really a fan of zip lining but a lot of people seemed to be enjoying doing it. So if you are one of those types of people,you will really love it.

3. Na Pali Coast

Do a helicopter ride or a sunset boat tour. It is the best way to see the Na Pali coast unless you are an experienced hiker. A helicopter ride will give you a perfect view of the whole location and its totally worth it and absolutely magical.

4. Dolphin watching at North Kauai’s shores

Around Hawaii, there are four varieties of dolphins frequenting the waters. However, the two most popular species of dolphins located in Hawaiian waters are the bottlenose dolphins and the spinner dolphins. Until now, it is not known why the dolphins spin, but just watching the dolphins spin is really a great treat especially for your kids. Dolphins are not only cute but they are very friendly as well. I have seen most tourist really enjoying this particular activity of watching the dolphins at the north Kauai’s. So I highly recommend you go watch those dolphins spin when you visit the place.

5. Anini Beach – Protected by a Fringe Reef

Because the reef at Anini Beach is the biggest in Kauai, snorkeling can be a good experience but in recent years the big draw to Anini has been its wind-based sports like windsurfing and kiteboarding

Zunera in Blue Kaftan Dress

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As always thank you for stopping by!

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May 26, 2018 2 comments
Zunera Mrs Pakistan Pink Lehenga

Pink Lehenga: Payal Singhal, from Terra Inde

Jewelry: ReeMat Designs

Shoes: Aruna Seth

Hello, Everyone! Today’s post is very special, it’s been a while since I got to shoot in a Lehenga like this one. All props to my lovely photographer Pooja she did an amazing job building the mood for this shoot & capturing the soul of this look. You all usually see me in very formal avatars but this is the kind of shoot that I really enjoy. As you can see here Sapphire Lehenga and Divine Anarkali & here Fiery Red and Ethnic Gold Lehenga how I marveled in the look, the vibrant colors & flawless textures, it oozes royalty & elegance.  It was a bit of a challenge to shoot at a public place like the one we were at, but even with the overcast weather, I am certain we did a very good job.

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The Jewelry pieces for this shoot were provided by ReeMat Designs – They look bulky but they fit so well & were very easy to carry. All my desi girls out there would know the hassle of walking around with jewelry like that. But these pieces were so practical, as you can wear them with great ease.

Zunera Desi Girl Wearing Jewelry

The shoes were provided by Aruna Seth – you should go check their collection, they have some fab pairs for sale. I loved the ones that I was wearing, although it may not look like but they were so comfortable to walk in. Usually, shoes like these aren’t very practical, you can’t wear them to many occasions, but not these babies, I could run a marathon in them. The stuff they were made of was so soft and hugged my feet, without exerting any pressure more than necessary.

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Pink Lehenga from Terra Inde

I thank you all again for stopping by, in the coming weeks, I will be making a lot of changes on the blog. There are many new & exciting news in the offing. Just waiting for the right time to share it with you guys. I am leaving you guys with my attempt at summoning my inner Jasmine 🙂

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Pink Lehenga: Payal Singhal, from Terra Inde

Jewelry: ReeMat Designs

Shoes: Aruna Seth

June 23, 2017 3 comments
Zunera Floral Lehenga

Lehenga – Terra Inde

Jewelry –  ReeMat Designs

Photography by – Pooja Dhar (Her Instagram)

Hello Everyone! Whenever its the spring and summer, we see ourselves surrounded with floral prints. Certainly this year is not any different & why should it be, The floral trend is on everything from maxi-dresses to ballet slippers to cute cloth headbands. One great way to incorporate the floral motif into your wardrobe is through a little Lehenga swag. While a brightly colored, large floral print may seem overwhelming if paired the correct way it looks fun and lively on the lehenga. From pastels to deep jewel tones, floral prints of all colors and sizes look great, especially when you blend it well with your over all look. Summer is here & summer means you can OD on floral prints & pull it off in style every single time.

Zunera & Floral Lehenga

Floral Lehenga & Zunera

Zunera in Floral Lehenga Bridge

The Floral Lehenga featured in this post is by Terra Inde. From the moment i wore it, I knew it was special. It fit so well, the cotton felt so good against my skin, perfect for summer.

Jewelery Floral Lehenga Zunera

The custom jewelry by ReeMat Designs speaks for itself. Each piece is hand crafted and has impeccable detail. It is perfect for eastern or western look.

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Zunera Posing for Floral Lehenga

This floral lehenga is ideal for both formal & semi formal events. For a formal event you can pair it with heavier jewels. It can work just fine & on a semi-formal occasion by pairinig with  minimal jewelry. So it can truly be a perfect addition to your desi summer closet.

Zunera in a Floral Lehenga

Zunera wearing Floral Lehenga

It doesn’t have any heavy work done which is usually the case with lehengas & that makes the mobility difficult. This isn’t the case with this Éclatant Floral Lehenga byTerra Inde. The lehenga was so easy to carry & I had no problem moving around, it is a very practical piece of clothing that you can wear to many occassions, it is an ideal semi-formal party wear but as I earlier said with the right set of accessories you can easily turn this into a very sophisticated formal piece.

Zunera with Floral Lehenga

As always thank you for stopping by!

Lehenga – Terra Inde

Jewelry –  ReeMat Designs

Photography by – Pooja Dhar (Her Instagram)

June 12, 2017 52 comments
Pop Stripe Skirt

Pop-Stripe Skirt- J.Crew

Always Chambray Shirt – J.Crew

‘Romy’ Pointy Toe Pump – Jimmy Choo

Harper Leather Clutch – Tory Burch

The Ja-Jo 55mm Round Sunglasses – Ray-Ban

Hello Everyone! I am back with another post as the summer draws near I get more excited, I love this time of the year and I am sure you can tell by how exciting the dresses are becoming as the sun shines more. Lately, chambray shirts are turning into a basic item for the working women depending on the rest of the outfit they can totally go from picnic clothes to the lucky charm for those big meetings; this timeless item has changed its purpose and it´s giving the right results. 2016 was the year for midi skirts and now in 2017 things haven´t changed a lot for this trendy fashion piece, it has turned into a key piece for any professional wardrobe, doesn´t matter the color or texture midi skirts are always appropriate for working environments.

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Obviously, as it is supposed this gorgeous skirt deserves some beautiful and killer high heels to give this piece of art the final touch. When picking shoes for work you must go for comfortable ones, so look for good brands that will ensure your style and comfort.

The most proper and popular styles for work are pumps, this great type of shoe are professional most of them comfortable and also super versatile, no matter if they go great with your office clothes they would also make a regular pair of jeans shine on any occasion.

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But let´s be honest the real working women don´t stay in the office all day, we must consider the important lunch meetings and different tasks you have to complete during the day and in this case for example it´s key for you to have your outfit on point.

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Clutches have turned a trendy piece during the last seasons and it has become an essential executive fashion item, so they should be considered, also you can´t forget the perfect trendy sunglasses that match your outfit perfectly; remember there is no one more trustable than those who invest on their personal appearance.

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May 5, 2017 47 comments
zunera

Life is a dance and I plan on twirling, swinging and sometimes falling in too. How do you rise without falling and I have fallen more than a few times. Every time I have thought that this is the lowest point in my life a new low has hit me even harder but you know what I get right back up. In life there are many times when you have to make choices that are tough that society doesn’t agree with and forget society even your own family can think that you are going crazy but if you in your heart know that you are doing the right thing then Go for it. Why am I saying all this because I’m going through something similar and I’ve been going through it for a while. Sometime in future I will share my personal journey but for now I’m here to say that no matter what it is in your life. No matter how long it has been there. No matter how much you have thought or tried to do something but never got a chance to do it. And no matter how good or bad the outcome could be as long as you have been thinking about it for long enough and know in your heart that it’s the right thing to do. Then just don’t hold back and go for it. We all have one life & we all have the choice to live it. Especially as women most of our rights are given to us as not a basic human right but a privilege. And history has shown that women have had to fight for everything. Usually those women were not considered the most well-behaved women in the society just because they chose to speak for themselves or fight for their rights and although so much has been done there needs to be so much more work. Be unapologetic when it comes to living your life the way you want.

I will be writing more and more on feminism again and women’s issues. I will shout and scream and be the voice of reason from women who truly want to live their life. Of course I am labeled as a feminist too liberal for my own good and everything else in between so nothing bothers me.

I’m going to make sure that I do my part to teach young women not just fashion but also to be the most badass version of themselves.

So sit back and enjoy the ride!

Zunera

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Black Dress – Wow Couture – similar at Nordstrom

Heels – Manolo Blahnik

Attitude – All mine!

 

 

February 12, 2017 105 comments
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