As the velvet trend makes a comback this fall,  I realized that I do not own not even one piece of velvet whatsoever. It's such a feminine touch of luxe for the fall that it made me start to think of ways I could incorporate it into my wardrobe! From subtle pieces to wardrobe "IT" pieces, I curated some of my favorite velvet finds that are perfect for fall.

What styles do you like the most? Let me know on instagram (@thestyleoffduty) or leave a comment down below!

- V

To some, having a full time job and wanting to make blogging a career can seem like the impossible. Working 40+ hours a week, balancing a social/blogging/working life sometimes makes me feel like I'm running around with my head cut off.

But the end result is more than worth it.

wearing ZARA plaid coat
 ASOS  Tee
TOPSHOP DRE cropped jeans
GIFTED flatforms
VINTAGE jewelry
NASTYGAL sunglasses

I always try to capture my daily outfits whether it's via iPhone 7 Plus or my Olympus.

Today I ended up stealing (JK I asked first! :P) one of my former college friends/co-worker Brian (@opulunceto take my photos at work! I've been loving this men's-inspired plaid blazer that I purchased from ZARA - it's so versatile and so far I've worn it from leather jeans to denim mini skirts!

When it comes to transitioning into the fall and colder months, finding styles that can be easily interchangeable will make rolling out of bed in the morning much easier.

*BTW, I'm bringing back the flatform trend and can't wait to start wearing my metallic tights/socks (as seen on the runways of NYFW) with them for the fall! Let me know what your favorite collection was at #NYFW on instagram @thestyleoffduty

For the past few weeks, I've been stuck on the idea of getting new camera equipment to help create unique and dynamic content for my blog! After 6-7 months of using my new Olympus camera, it was time for upgrade. *queue Beyoncé's 'Let Me Upgrade Ya'*

Since I already have a portrait lens, I wanted to add a lens to my collection that would be great for capturing not only my style, but also for capturing beautiful locations when I travel.

So with the help of a photographer as a brother (@marcusbyrdphoto), I decided to invest in a really good olympus wide-angle lens. If you guys want in-depth blog post on what I use to shoot for my blog and instagram + tips and tricks (@thestyleoffduty), let me know down below!

wearing The Walking Dead Tee  
VERVEgirl leather skirt
ZARA leather kitten boots 
VINTAGE jewelry
RAYBAN aviators


Me and my bestfriend Arsh (@akaur1996) decided to go SF thrifting and exploring and thought it was the perfect time to take out my new addition! She is usually the main one that shoots my outfit photos, so we spent the day shopping and taking photos of each other. 

*BTW, let me know what you think of the new blog design, ;)

Remember to always do what makes you happy - have a great week everyone!


Being petite definitely is a struggle sometimes, especially when it comes to finding the perfect fit in clothes. You're not alone!

I'm always having to cut/alter my jeans which kinda defeats the whole purpose of buying them (RIP). I'm still learning about my body and what works (I'm 5'2), but even if you aren't short like some of us, I wanted to share with you four jeans that can effortlessly fit into your wardrobe without breaking the bank.


  IT'S SUMMER! (yas)
 It's been a long time since I've blogged because I took time away for two months from social media - and I'm so glad that I did, as it gave me the chance to reground myself and focus on what truly makes me happy. And being able to express my love for something through digital content is something that I really enjoyed doing!

I want to have you guys be a part of my life by getting to know me through my content, and for it to be a place where we can interact and share interests with each other!

H&M graphic tee
ZARA TRAFULUC pearl-embellished jeans
HANDMADE handbag from Amsterdam (originally imported from Nepal!) 
RAYBAN aviator sunglasses

PHOTOGRAPHED by my honey

- V.