#DesignerSpotlight – Meet Anaita founder of Lustre

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// Earrings –  Lustre // Jumpsuit – KIRAN X PAWANA // Photography – Hoethdor //

Now that I’m a mom, I’m learning what it means to be a mother. Learning how to parent, raise a child, and pursue your passion is not easy. I always put my baby first and strive to give him the best life possible. At the same time, I’m figuring out how to balance motherhood and my own sense of self. When I was eight months pregnant, a friend introduced me to Anaita, founder of Lustre – a jewelry brand that designs high quality semi precious jewelry for the contemporary woman. After speaking with Anaita, her mission to create jewelry for women who have no age, knows no boundaries, and are stylish without having to try hard resonated with me. Anaita believes that women are unique and perfect in their own way. At first, I tried to shoot the earrings while I was (very) pregnant. My face looked puffy and I felt so huge that I decided to wait until after I had my little Aadhav. Three months later, I still felt like I was not ready. Soon I realized I would never feel “ready”. My body had gone through the most miraculous experience and I decided to embrace it. Even though I don’t look like I used to, I’m learning to be confident in the body and woman that I am today. I’m excited to share my first fashion shoot post pregnancy with you and Anaita’s beautiful earrings. Read more about Anaita and her design inspiration below!

From November 23-28, Lustre will donate 10% of its sales to Aseema. Also enjoy free shipping on all orders over $75 with code ‘#ThanksForGiving’.

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How to Rock your ‘6-11’ Side Hustle with ReeMat Designs

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//Earrings by ReeMat Designs //

I started Social and Style with two goals: gain experience launching a venture and help other female entrepreneurs fulfill their purpose. Flashing back two years, I was sitting in a grad school classroom waiting to hear about our class project. During grad school, I worked full-time and then spent my evenings / weekends in school. Intense and challenging, the program helped me discover what you can really accomplish when you focus on your time and energy. I also learned the importance of switching hustle mode off. My mind needed a break from the work-school-work grind. I knew I wanted my project to be something creative, fun, and that truly interested me. There in that classroom, the idea for Social and Style was born. Since college, I’ve been deeply involved in the South Asian community. Through my involvement, I realized that there was a lack of communication and ways for South Asian women to collaborate and share ideas. Sure there are Facebook Groups, Networking Groups, etc. but I wanted to create a platform to share and discover ideas. After doing some research, I realized that a blog was the best way to get started. Two years later, Social and Style has grown, evolved, and become a part of me. The blog has always been something I worked on during my ‘6-11’ or after (‘8-6’) work hours. Recently, I read an article in Forbes, How Millennials Can Find Fulfillment By Pursuing A ‘6-11‘. The article felt so spot on and I wanted to share my own experience pursuing on my ‘6-11’. For this post, I paired my outfit with earrings from ReeMat Designs. I am big fan of the company’s founder, Reena Mathur,  and just love how these earrings can be paired with just about anything from indian wear to western looks!

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s Themed Brunch with Shillpa Purii Designer Jewellery

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// Earrings by Shillpa Purii Designer Jewellery //

Over the weekend in Sonoma, I attended a Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed brunch. Wearing this summer’s off-shoulder trend, I added statement studs from Shillpa Purii Designer Jewellery. I’ve always loved statement earrings, but wearing oversized jewelry can sometimes make a look seem too done up. Instead, I wanted to channel my inner Audrey Hepburn and be simple and elegant. The studs added just the right amount of understated glamour. Since the brunch was outdoors, I added oversized cat-eyed sunglasses that my SnapChat Fam helped me pick out! Next week, I have a really exciting collaboration coming up where I’ll wear these studs with an Indian outfit designed by one of my favorite designers from India! And as promised, I’ll be sharing our wedding events with you. Lot’s to look forward to in  June / July including a trip to Ireland! Stay tuned and thank you for all your support!

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#DesignerSpotlight – Amrita Singh Jewelry – Holiday Brand Ambassador!

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Just in time for the holidays – I have some exciting news! I’ve been selected to be the Holiday Brand Ambassador for Amrita Singh Jewelry! For many years now, I’ve been a big fan of Amrita’s work and have been inspired by her journey. Amrita’s designs are known for their luxury quality at affordable prices. As the brand ambassador, I’ll be sharing looks I style for the holidays from Secret Santa dinners to office holiday parties! Speaking of Secret Santa, Amrita and I collaborated for our own virtual Secret Santa for Social and Style readers! Enter the giveaway below to win this beautiful elephant cuff! I chatted with Amrita to find our more about her passion for jewelry design and look forward to styling Amrita’s beautiful designs!

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#IndianJewelry – East Meets West with Treasures in Vogue Part 4

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//Chandbalis from Treasures in Vogue //

Holiday season is here! I am loving all the holiday dinners and get togethers. Over the weekend, I went to a holiday themed high tea and had a blast catching up with old friends. As you may have noticed, I am loving the cape trend and wore a white cape dress from Asos. Since it’s the holidays, I am bringing out my Indian jewelry to add a bit of sparkle to my outfits. I paired the dress with the Chandbalis I wore over Thanksgiving break from Treasures in Vogue! It’s been awesome to collaborate with Treasures in Vogue. I am excited that December will be a month for baubles. Stay tuned for an exciting announcement on December 15th!

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