It’s easy to see why the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata has me enamored. The perfect marbled property surrounded by endless acres of greens.

So on my trip to India I had to share its grandiosity with you. As West Bengal was where the British set up their Raj (rule) when they came to India, they built this monument in remembrance of Queen Victoria. It now serves as a beautiful museum and its interiors remind me of the New York Public Library.

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I am wearing a multi print dress with lace sleeves from Peter Pilotto’s collaboration with Target. I don’t usually wear anything in bright neon in the winter. But as this dress is grounded in shades of white, blue and black, it makes it easier to wear.

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While I am in India, I find that I have to be extra mindful of what to wear and not show too much skin. This dress is the perfect length and got me through a lunch date too. India is such a cacophony of color and I relish the opportunity to try out all my outfits with color and prints while there.

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Stay tuned for more exciting posts from my trip. To all my New York readers – we made it through the (faux) snowpocalyse. Hopefully, this post will allow you to escape the snow for a bit, as it did for me.

Dress : Peter Pilotto for Target (available on eBay), Pumps : Zara (similar here), Clutches : YSL and Fendi (similar here), Earrings : Chanel (another option here)

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