Women’s Conference🌺

wc-bannerI was invited to The BAPS Women’s Conference 2017 where all the women get together to discuss numerous leadership topics, promote culture and ethnic pride in our upcoming generations. Each year, thousands of women from diverse backgrounds and age group gather to learn from each other and build a powerful bond within our society.

Last year’s theme was Moving Forward.

Last year, the conference featured inspiring speakers, interactive learning, and purposeful networking to support women further in their personal and professional lives, taking a step in the right direction.The convention served as an occasion to share difficulties in the chase of enthusiasm and inspired members to introspect on how to grow further qualified leaders. The exceptional speakers explored key concepts of compassion, indulgence, and determination through sharing their individual stories of leadership.

This year, the theme of BAPS Women’s Conference was Resolutions: Bonds That Liberate.

This year’s theme mainly focused on positive resolutions that change lives by turning habits: accepting ownership, performing hard work, and making sacrifices. The conference directed on how one can enhance responsibility and accountability within her home, family, career, community, and spiritual advancement without feeling overwhelmed. The audience learned that hard work requires dedication and commitment to finding a solution without falling apart. The conference also went over the importance of putting other’s needs above ours which I thought was very important.

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A Touch of Magic

As most of you bloggers know how much of a girly-girl I am, I decided to go with something out of my way and try the modern “cool girl” look I suppose you could say. I had NEVER wore a hat in my life with a leather jacket before so this is hands-down a completely new look for me.

  • The leather jacket’s from Armani Exchange
  • The hat is from Disney Land
  • Boots are from Macy’s
  • Watch is from Nordstrom

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Photo Curtesy : Ryan Torres and Luis Almonte

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Good Old Prom Days

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Priyanka and I 🙂


Since it is the prom season, I decided why not share my prom look and outfit details.

I did not go to my senior prom because it was a personal decision, but I did, however, go to my Junior Prom. I went with one of my close friends, Neal Patel.

Unfortunately, we did not get to take a lot of pictures due to the weather, but here are some pictures.

I did not go insane and spent a lot of money on Junior prom.

  1. For nails, I decided to go with acrylics french tips (After prom, I had a family function to attend so I needed my nails to match everything).Maitri Patel | Prom | Elegance of Simplicity
  2. For hair, I curled them and my queen, my mother did my half up-do. Maitri Patel | Prom | Elegance of Simplicity
  3. Makeup was done by one of my close friends, Moksha Naik.
  4. Dress is from Macy’s, heels are from Nordstrom and my jewelry is from a boutique in India.
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    The order as follows; me, one of my close friends Priyanka Patel and my prom date Neal Patel !

Have fun at prom to those who are going this year 🙂

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Love is in the Air Baby~

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First of all, Happy Valentine’s Day loves!

Valentine’s Day is not just celebrated between couples, but it is for father-daughter, mother-son, brother and sister, mother and daughter, between friends, etc.. It’s a day to cherish amongst the loved ones. I believe Valentine’s Day should be celebrated every day, not just every February 14th. Letting everyone know that they are loved should be an everyday thing, rather than one specific day. I still remember in elementary school my classmates and I would purchase chocolates and would give it to each other during lunch break, haha! Good old days!

I am a sucker for cute things. Roses, love, chocolates, teddy bears, hearts, romance and Valentine’s Day itself. 😍

Valentine’s Day brunch outfit details as follows;

Top: Macy’s – Worthington

Skirt: Macy’s – Decree

Sunglasses: Charming Charlie

Watch: Betsy Johnson

Heels: Payless – Montego Bay Club

Bag: Steve Madden

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Photo Courtesy: Priyanka Patel

Valentine’s Day dinner outfit details as follows;

It got a tad bit cold so I decided to keep the top as it is and went with leggings from Forever 21 and scarf from Nordstrom; along with brown boots from Macy’s.

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My Weekend Look

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I was invited to a party the past weekend, and the outfit I wore, I fell absolutely in love with. I just couldn’t help but share my weekend look with you guys! So here it goes.. Maitri Patel | Elegance Of SimplicityMaitri Patel | Elegance Of Simplicity

 

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  • My heels are from Nordstromalbumtemp

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I chose this outfit completely according to my feeling. Pink and white are literally my go-to colors at this point. My entire closet is filled with both pink and white. I choose this outfit, in particular, is because it is not only simple and cute but it is comfortable and suitable for the event I was attending.

Keeping the weather in mind, I wore this look to a small get together dinner party. I don’t think anything else would have fit more perfectly than this look. The coat is so cozy, warm, and not heavy at all.

  • Cropped top fur coat and pink wallet, both are from Charming Charlie.
  • Leggings are from Forever 21.
  • Both of my boots are from Macy’s. You could wear black boots or brown boots. I wore brown boots to the dinner but I’ll attach a look with black boots down below!

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Holiday Wishes, Mistletoe Kisses 

Ohana – in other words means, family. And family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten. Starting from breakfast, to lunch, to dinner; spending today with the loved ones was cheeriness.

Although we do not normally celebrate Christmas, we all love the joy it brings to our family. Unlike others, this year’s Christmas was different. Everyone flew in from many different places in the states. My cousin and brother-in-law flew all the way from Michigan, United States to visit us all. It’s always fun seeing loved ones after a long period of time. We played games, talked, watched movies, danced around like fools and simply had the time of our lives. December 25th, 2016 is the day I would most definitely like to say we celebrated Christmas the right way and for the very first time. Christmas is a great time to teach the little ones in the family about the values like love, compassion, giving and sharing. It’s a day where everyone takes time off their busy schedule and enjoy’s every second bonding with the family.

Not just that, but the baby of the family turned 16 today, woohoo! Cannot wait to see what the future has in hold for my little bub.

I made small goodie bags filled with sweetness for my munchkins.

mint Chocolates

Outfit details:

I decided to go with a tank, blazer and jeggings all from Forever 21 and a red coat with a scarf, both from Nordstrom along with brown boots from Macy’s. My jewelry; earring and rings, both are from Forever 21.

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Merry Christmas loves! 🙂 

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Mall Date

Fortunately the weather in New Jersey, America was pretty good today unlike the past two days; rainy and windy. One of my girl friends and I decide to go to our favorite shopping mall, Menlo mall in Edison, New Jersey. A little before she goes off to travel the world during the Christmas break. We damaged our credit cards so bad at Forever 21, Victoria Secret, Disney and Sephora. Haha, oops!

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Make your mark with statement accessories!

After Victoria Secret, Forever 21 is MY store. Couple things I purchased from Forever 21 are statement rings and earrings which I fell absolutely in love with. When I first laid my eyes on them, I felt as if they were so me. I truly felt complete holding onto them in my hands and my only thoughts were, “I NEED to buy these goodies.”
As we were roaming around the mall, we came across so many little kids, all dressed up to take pictures with Santa. It filled my heart with happiness. Seeing the Christmas decorations as well the kids all dressed up brought back so many childhood memories, haha. Menlo Mall felt so festive today!

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Menlo Mall felt so festive!

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Treat yourself!

Side note: every-time I am at the mall, I somehow end up at the Disney shop and buy myself a stuffed toy. Today I ended up picking up a Minnie Mouse!

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“Remember, you are the one who can fill the world with sunshine!” – Minnie Mouse

Chipotle is where we stopped for lunch. I normally get Veggie Bowl, like that’s my thing. I ordered myself Veggie bowl with Chips on the side and diet coke.

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Chipotle – Veggie Bowl

 

In short, I could easily say mall date today was a success!

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City of Dreams

 

 

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“Every summer, vacationers traverse the globe in search of new sights and experiences. But when it comes to scandal, I’ll take Manhattan every time.”

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There is something in New York air..

Hey loves,

I was going through my summer 2016 album and came across my pictures from the trip to New York City, so I thought why not share it with you all. First of all, I lovelovelove the city!!! Really, every time I am there, I feel that the city is becoming more and more beautiful.

This time, I was going on a scavenger hunt with few of my girl friends. We started off by driving there, then taking the train to New York, Manhattan. Wherever I looked, the streets of New York City seemed to be like a neverending building. Few main spots I recall we hit are; Grand Central Terminal, Time Square and The Radio City. Everytime I am in New York, I get the Serena and Blair from Gossip Girl kind of feeling, haha!

Side note: Grand Central Terminal is where Gossip Girl shot their first episode of season 1.

That day, I wore a cream color blouse with black jeggings, both from Forever 21; and my handbag is from Ted-Baker.

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