The Iyer Order

by Akshaya Iyer

Playa del Carmen – Part 1

Hola from Mexico! I’ve come to realize over the past two days that my Spanish accent is terrible – but that hasn’t stopped me from trying to pick up as many touristy words as I can 😉 I’m on a corporate retreat (3 weeks after I joined the company 😛 ) at Playa del Carmen, […]

Mock Turtleneck Sweater

Just when I thought the weather was getting sunny and warm, it decided to rain this weekend here in Austin (rolls eyes 😐 ). I wanted to dress casual to run some errands, and my go-to sweater for this kind of weather is this mock turtleneck, which is quite shapeless but sooo comfy. You know those […]

Austin Winter

Austin’s weather has been bipolar lately, with freezing temperatures one week, and the perfect warm winter sun the next. This week it decided to get up to the 80s (25 degrees Celsius), so I used the opportunity to wear this skirt I scored at the Banana Republic sale last year on Black Friday for under […]

Styling the Sleeveless Trench

The sleeveless trench vest/coat has been a trend for almost 3 years now, but I got my hands on this particular one in Fall 2015. I was impressed by how it could elevate a simple outfit without looking over the top. There are so many possibilities when it comes to styling it, whether it be casual or work […]

Faux Fur Friday

Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week so far. It was my first week as a full-time working woman, and it felt good to be back to a routine after the holidays. Yup, I’m one of those people that loves routine 🙂 Austin’s temperatures dropped this week, so it was the perfect time […]

New Beginnings

Happy New Year! Tomorrow is my first day at work, and I couldn’t be more excited for this new phase in my life (#adult). I’m so blessed to have found a niche job, perfect for someone with my educational background. I had interned with this firm last summer, and I love the people, the office, […]

New Year’s Eve

Follow    I’m not a huge party girl, and I usually spend New Year’s Eve tucked in bed, reading blogs or binge watching YouTube videos. But this year I have plans to go out with some girlfriends, and this is what I’ll be wearing; a classic LBD + statement necklace pairing, with one of my […]

Feeling Fancy

Happy Monday! This is one Monday that is uncharacteristically uplifting, being right after Christmas. I hope you had a fulfilling one 🙂 . I spent mine in San Antonio, checking out the pretty Christmas lights along the River Walk. I can check that off my list! This time of year gets me in the mood […]

Christmas Eve!

Merry Christmas Eve! I hope you’re having a wonderful day with your family and loved ones 🙂 While I am not Christian by religion, I love getting in the spirit of the holiday season by wearing pops of red – something I don’t do very often. I am guilty of dressing in black, white and […]


Hello everyone! I wanted my first ever blog post to focus on a memorable outfit. I recently graduated with a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. I moved to America in 2015 to pursue higher education, and I’m so blessed to have gotten this experience. Being an international student came with its […]