Black & Gold

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Dress by Tadashi Shoji (sold out, similar here)

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Happy Monday, loves! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I recently had the pleasure of attending an elegant dinner and a charity function here in Beverly Hills, and I chose to wear this black dress with gold embroidery. A touch of gold accents is a must in my wardrobe, and I feel it’s especially perfect for the holiday season! What’s a must in your wardrobe?

Garden Organza

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Dress by Chicwish (now on sale!) | Heels by Saint Laurent | Clutch by Yves Saint Laurent

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How sweet is this organza silk-blend dress? I bought it pre-pregnancy and discovered it had to be altered as it was way too big on my petite frame. I was too lazy to go get it fitted, but it all worked out because a month later I found out I was pregnant! I figured I’d wait until I grew into the dress before I frolic about in it. I cannot get over how beautiful the embroidery is with its vibrant yet soft colors. It makes me feel so girly and cutesy; this dress would be perfect for a garden or tea party. I wish I could create a matching one for my daughter!

Pastel Blues

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Dress by Ted Baker (sold out, similar here | Heels by Manolo Blahnik | Bag by Chanel

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This dress by Ted Baker has been so comfortable and one of my favorites to wear in my pregnancy. The ease of the zip make it fit just right while the cotton material makes it breathable in the warm weather we’ve been experiencing in Los Angeles.

Fairytales & Lace

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Dress by Free People (old, similar option here)

Lace dresses have a way of making me feel so feminine and as if I am in a fairy tale. I love immersing myself in novels that portray fantasy and romance, and this place just minutes away from our home looks right out of a classic story book. The timing was perfect as my husband and I were strolling hand in hand and I was wearing one of my favorite lace maxis from Free People (that still comfortably fit at this point in my pregnancy) so we decided to capture a few photographs here. I cannot wait to read fairytales to my baby girl once she’s born!

Floral Midi

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Dress by Asos | Pumps by Vince Camuto (similar here)| Watch by Versace | Bag by Chanel (similar shade here)

Midis have been a staple in my wardrobe, and I am pleased to be able to wear them in my third trimester. There is something about these that make me feel so sophisticated and put together. Best of all, they are so easy and comfortable to stroll around in.

Big Announcement

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Dress by Asos | Sandals by Tory Burch

I am excited to announce that my husband and I will soon become a family of three! We are so blessed with this wonderful surprise and cannot wait to experience the joy our daughter will bring once she arrives. After battling the first trimester morning sickness (more like all day sickness), I have been occupying myself by preparing for our baby girl. It still doesn’t feel real at times, until she kicks me to remind me she is here. I was patiently waiting for a bump to appear, and then after 6 months I suddenly started growing day by day! Now that I am 7 months along, I am looking forward to styling the bump.

Here is our official announcement video with the concept my husband wanted to make for our family and friends. A huge thanks to my amazing sister in law, Rati Dharkar, who lovingly created this for us.

Mint Festival

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It’s festival season and I am channeling my inner bohemian princess in Malibu. I am wearing a mint cotton dress with my hair jeweled by a gold & turquoise headchain from India. The delicate crochet lace provides a romantic touch as I saunter about the fields into the sunset.

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Dress by DailyLook

Photos and video by my husband, Sameer Sontakey

Silk Organza

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Craving to accessorize with black again, I chose to wear my classic Chanel bag while strolling through the neighborhood in my coordinating gold sole pumps. Spring has to be my favorite season, as it’s the time to wear nothing but skirts and dresses! I decided to wear a fun, floral midi skirt from Asos. With a structure synonymous with the full bloom of spring, the silk organza skirt provided the utmost feminine flair on such a beautiful day.

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Bebe Top | ASOS Skirt | Rolex Watch | Chanel Purse | Enzo Angiolini Pumps

Bold Skirt

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My husband and I were on our way to Rodeo Drive and stumbled upon this home fit for Hansel & Gretel! It turns out it’s a popular tourist spot known as The Witch’s House in Beverly Hills. I guess the locals are always the last to know about the quirky things in their neighborhood.

For this look, I wore a simple outfit with a bold skirt. The maxi skirt’s vibrant and unique pattern balanced well with a black crop top and accessories.

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Bebe Top | Bebe Skirt | Yves Saint Laurent Purse | Jimmy Choo Heels

Malibu Safari

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We went on a private wine safari in Malibu where we interacted with alpacas, llamas, zebras & horses. They were such a blast to feed, and they constantly made us giggle. I decided to wear a floral maxi dress to blend in with the natural beauty of the hills and canyons in Malibu. I cannot wait to return to this wonderful experience.

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Abercrombie & Fitch Dress | Dolce & Gabbana Sandals

Spring Awakening

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Today’s look is all about embracing California’s early Spring. A floral chiffon maxi skirt paired with a white crop top was the perfect attire for a stroll through the gardens. I chose to accessorize with a neon yellow-green Versace purse for a pop of color in my otherwise blanc et noir outfit.

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Versace Purse | Bebe Top | Asos Skirt | Vince Camuto Pumps

White Party

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Several months ago, we hosted a white party at our place for my sister in law’s birthday. I chose to wear a white lace dress with a chiffon overlay, while accessorizing my hair with a gold head chain. The backyard dressed with a hint of Moroccan vibes set the tone for a celebration to remember.

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Ark & Co (via Lulus) Dress | Bebe Head Chain