Fifty shades of a dress – OOTD

There was a time when I feared wearing dresses, skirts or shorts, basically anything that showed my legs (more about it in another blogpost). In the past two years, alot has changed including the fact that my wardrobe now has more number of dresses and skirts than pants! A dress makes me feel feminine and powerful at the same time. It allows me to be modest or not so modest; the choice is mine.

California winter is almost like fall which means a girl can still wear her dresses! 10000001 reason for loving this place even more! I am always looking for ways to style a piece of clothing in different ways by making subtle changes. This post is my attempt to show you guys how you can wear the same dress in slight variations and why floral is not just the print for summer..

First Look

I love ankle boots and I love hats. So what do we do? Combine both of them together. Voila, you have a boho chic look 🙂

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First and a half look

Add a leather jacket and you have a boho grunge look. See there was a reason I called it first and a half look 😉

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Second look

If you want a feminine chic look, remove the hat and the leather jacket. Also, don’t forget to give some dainty poses 😉

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Third look

What if you need to head to a dinner party after all the hard work of looking boho, grunge and feminine? Wear a pair of black heels and a coat!




‘Getting a good pic’ look

Hold your hat in different angles and look all mysterious/alluring. Never fails to work 😉



‘Happy twirl’ look

Honestly, this one is for me. I had to twirl a hundred times to get this almost decent pic. (my other other attempts can most definitely be used as posters for scary movies! No kidding.. 😮 ) I love pics where women are spinning around with no care in the world. To me, it’s a representation of letting go of inhibitions and just soaking in the moment!

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p.s – Don’t ask me why there are no fifty ways of wearing this dress! Did we question E.L. James when she decided to name her books fifty shades of grey? 😉 -Love, M


Dress – Forever 21 (similar – option1, option2) -$30
Hat – Forever 21 (similar) -$20
Ankle boots – DSW (similar – option1, option2) – $30
Bag – Ross (similar) – $20
Necklace – Forever21 (similar) -$16
Tights – Anne Taylor – $20
Faux Leather Jacket – Don’t remember (similar – option1, option2)
Coat – Long time back from Charlotte Russe – $30

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  1. Love all the looks Monika! I’m all about the boho grunge look, you look fab! Hahha I totally get you on the failed attempts at capturing the perfect twirl! 😉 looking forward to more posts like these 🙂

  2. Haha! Totally enjoyed reading your post, Monika! Great ways to style a floral dress – you look stunning in it. I personally love dresses too and have been wearing so much of them here in the US. And you’re so on point when you talk about twirling pics – it does feel like letting go of inhibitions and just having fun! Look forward to more posts <3

    1. Thanks alot Tivoli! You are too sweet 🙂 Dresses became a staple for me as well after coming here! The best part about them is there is an option for every type of look – casual, formal, boho .. the list goes on. Oh I plan to add many more such twirling pics in future!! They are so much fun. Glad to have made the connection! <3

    1. Thank you Kusum! You are so generous with your words 🙂 haha even I love the first look the most- it definitely came out well. I was in two minds about the jacket but so glad to have bought it ! Hope you have a fab weekend 🙂

  3. Haha! Love this post, Monika! You look beautiful in all the looks. I loved third look the most. So very classy. And you look very pretty in the ‘happy twirl’ shot too! 🙂
    Have a great day! 🙂