~ 2016: My year in review!!

2016 has been a year of changes all right, but all for the better is how I see it.

Since my H1B expired earlier this year and I am not working as for now, I have been able to make time for things I have always wanted to do – like become healthier, start a blog, have more time for myself, the hubby, our families and my hobbies.

We’ve started leading healthier lifestyles and even though it’s a work in progress, it definitely feels good to be on the right track.

This blog has been my dream in the making for so many years and I was finally able to start it, thanks to having more time on my hands. I wanted to thank you all for reading and following along and promise to bring you content y’all will love and enjoy, so stay tuned for more exciting blog posts coming your way in 2017!!

Talking about this blog, these were the most popular posts of 2016:

– ~ How to Make More Time for Reading Books…

– ~ Paneer Kathi Roll…

– ~ Paneer Tikka!

– ~ Face Products I swear by…

– ~ Island Style – 1

And some of my personal favorites:

– ~A Greek Affair!!

– ~ Viva Las Vegas!!

– ~ Date Night Dresses…

– ~ How to relax after a long day…

– ~ Patio Maintenance!!

Overall, 2016 was a very heart warming year, with time well spent with family and friends, so with a content heart, we bid farewell to 2016. 

Thank you for being a wonderful year 2016, and 2017, bring it on, we are ready 😃

~ Scarf styling…

It was the 1st day of winter last week, and one of the most fun ways to brighten up your attire, especially in this weather (even though it’s been in the 80s here in Houston), is a scarf!!

Be it a cozy blanket scarf, an infinity scarf, a woolen one or just a fancy one, scarves are super versatile and can give your regular clothes an uplift and a new look.

If you follow me on Pinterest (Niti Shrivastava Shukla) you know how much I am obsessed with scarves and I have rubbed off this love of mine on the hubby as well. So in today’s post I am compiling a few of my favorite scarf style for men and women, so read on.

For Women:

These 5 styles are what I can call classics! You can’t go wrong with these, no matter what you pair them with.

For something more fancy, see the styles below.

As a general rule of thumb, don’t mix bold prints with bold prints! You don’t have to be boring, mixing patterns isn’t a bad thing, but just be careful that your patterns aren’t clashing. For the safest bet, spruce up a plain look with a printed scarf and a dark look with a bright scarf and vice versa – patterns look good with plain scarf and bright clothes go well with dark scarves.

For more tips on accessorizing you can check out my post ~ 7 Tips for Accessorizing….

For Men:

Who said scarves aren’t for men?! Men can be fancy and dressed up too!! Here are some styles for the man in your life.

These don’t have to be paired with a coat, as shown in the pic above. One can wear them with a sweater, a vest or for that matter even a jacket. Just be sure to not team up a scarf with a hoodie as you’ll have too much going on around your neck area and that won’t look good or be comfortable in the long run.

Lastly, don’t underestimate the power of a scarf, it’s a brilliant piece of clothing that comes in handy in the summers as well – a light weight scarf can keep you warm at the movies, or can double up as a sarong for that beach vacation you have in mind and I always carry a scarf with me while traveling coz the airports and the flights can be chilly at times!

I hope you enjoyed this post and are ready to rock scarves this season…

Here are some of my favorite stores to buy scarves at, the collection is ever-changing so you always have an excuse to buy more – Charming Charlie, Old NavyAEAeropostaleHallmarkForever21Cato FashionsRue 21 among others. Honestly, I pick them up from any place just depends on whether they are my style or not.

To see how I am wearing my scarves this season, follow along on Instagram (nshrivas) and SnapChat (nshrivas). Until next time, stay stylish!!