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Showing posts with label Personal Style. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Personal Style. Show all posts

Friday, 2 August 2013

Comic Relief!

I have always been a Disney fan. So you can imagine that I practically jumped at this tee when I saw it. I know Mango came out with some but I felt they lacked the edge. Edge being neon in this tee! A basic white tee is a welcome addition to any wardrobe.  Team it with anything and you're good to take over the world!

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Childhood memories!

Do you still have a piece of your childhood? I sure do! This waistcoat that I got as a 13yr old, is still an integral part of my wardrobe. I have dressed it up and dressed it down. I have worn it to school, college, work, parties, movies and even on dates. Classic pieces eventually define who you are. And I think this waistcoat is definitely one of the defining fashion moments of my life. Here I'm wearing it with some basic pieces-faded denims, tee, ballet flats and a smile.

The jeans are from Lifestyle, tee from Promod, shoes-Steve Madden, bag- Charles&Keith and sunglasses - Aldo

Monday, 15 July 2013


When the sun comes out to play and you wake up craving mojitos for brunch, you must pull out your nautical side.  That's what I did!

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Singing in the rain with Make-up on..!

I know you have read this one last year, around the same time. But let's refresh any how!

Rain brings humidity, humidity causes sweat, sweat causes pores to open. So here's a list of products or types of products that are best for the rains:

  1. A primer or a serum with some SPF. Try the Youth Code from L'oreal or Kiehl's Clearly Corrective.
  2. A light water based sun blocking moisturize. Just coz you can't see the sun doesn't mean it ain't there!
  3. A mineral foundation - preferably loose powder (like the one from L'oreal True Match) or airy mousse (like Photo Ready from Revlon)
  4. Water proof mascara. Currently loving the Mayebelline Falsies.
  5. If you love lining your eyes. Try a waterproof eyeliner. I personally LOVE L'oreal Telescopic
  6. Lip and cheek tint - Love the one from Benefit. The one from Body Shop is a close second
Keep hair fuss free and keep a scrunchie handy. But please don't put it around your wrist, place it neatly in your bag.

Now that I have mentioned so much waterproof make up. I should tell you that it is a night mare to get off. Don't fret. It comes off EASY with Baby Oil, Almond Oil or Olive Oil. Plus these are great for your skin too.

So have fun and sing in the rain!


Monday, 20 May 2013

Here Comes the Sun!

Hyderabad is definitely getting hot and I'm bidding goodbye to Winter and making way for the Sun both in my life and my wardrobe because the damn heat is getting to me and I can't pretend anymore that I still love my winter wardrobe from last month! I'm sorry Winter, it was good but it's over now! I'm moving on.

I'm chilling my way into pastels, florals and neons again and loving it! Wore this outfit over to my BFF's house for a movie and took along a packet of microwavable poped-corn and was afraid they might just go off in the car but they didn't. Hey! They could have! Or at least looked like they could have. Anyway, thought that the outfit was perfect for a cup of coffee out with friends too and ended up doing just that once the temperature cooled off a bit. I know, there's a lot of color in this outfit but that's just because I love colors to the point that I remind my mom of a box of crayons. *sigh* Oh well, I am what I am - a pretty rainbow. haha!! :P

Yes I definitely love weekends when plans aren't fixed and the time is never enough. In fact there is never enough time to do all the nothings that you want! To relieve you from that sad thought, here's what I wore:

Top from MaX, pants form Pantaloon shoes- gifted, neon sling and earrings from Westside, bangles and necklace - thrifted. Photo Credit: Jatin Chojar.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Get Shorty...

Last night, I wore a pair of black shorts, really short shorts. I realized how easy it was to make them look slutty. Make sure you wear something that underplays the length of the shorts. Do not wear a tube or spaghetti strap top with them. You need to strike a balance. Here are some ideas of how to wear a simple pair of denim shorts and make them look classy. I, personally, do not encourage fringed, frayed, distressed, torn, cut off, pockets-hanging-out-from-under-the-shorts shorts. I prefer to keep them classy yet sexy.

Get Shorty

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Back to basics!

It's been forever since I teamed a pair of denims with a basic black tee. Although this black tee is not quite basic since it has a sheer lace back.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Gold On the Go...!

Sometimes, I find inspiration in the simplest of things. I loved this catalogue and wanted to share. It's simple, sweet, refreshing, classic and stylish.

Gold On The Go

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Sunday evening drinks!

Sunday evenings are not complete without a glass of wine - the much  needed drink to reminisce over the weekend well spent and to count the days to the next pay day. If you're like me then you live from weekend to weekend. And of course, the length of the weekend is inversely proportional to how fast it goes by. Three day weekends seem so much shorter than a two day. I guess, that's because I spend most of my time sleeping in on Day1.

And when Monday arrives, when the alarm rings, I almost, almost stop myself from calling in sick. A friend of mine shared a picture on Facebook about how a person calculates the number of earned leaves they have left every Monday morning. Yup, my source of info is Facebook. Lame. I know.

So, my hubby and I went down to a buzzing watering hole on MG road in Pune, 1000 Oaks. I was impressed with the food, drinks, music and most of all how courteous the staff was. We went there for just one drink and 3 drinks later we were dancing and still there. Loved. Recommend.

What I wore - Vero Moda tunic dress and hairband. Louis Vuitton speedy30 with strap in Monogram Idylle Canvas.A 1000 watt smile.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Apples and Oranges outfit post!

In the longest time!! Yes I know but better late then never, I say!

Wearing : Top from Westside, leggings from Max, shoes by Ginger, bag - from a boutique in Pune, lipstick - "booya!" by MAC and a smile :)

Monday, 11 February 2013

Easy Breezy..!!

Sometimes I like to feel the wind through my hair and the breeze through my clothes. It's that time of year when the weather is on PMS. It can't decide if it should be hot or cold or windy. So the thing to wear on such days are a satin kaftan top (kimono sleeves top) in a basic beige and pair of black legging and kohlapuri sandals.
 My top and leggings are from Splash. Sandals from MG Road Pune. Bag from Aldo. Sunnies from Ralph Lauren.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013


Sorry for the lack of posts this past month, exams have kept this bee quite busy and of course it only made sense to reward myself with a little surprise trip to big sis's place in Pune. Why? Because I needed a break and she needed a surprise or maybe I needed an excuse to- wait a minute! When has travel ever needed an excuse? In fact aren't the trips that you take spontaneously usually the best ones ever? when was the last time you did that? Just packed your bags and decided to hit the road and I mean like a travel adventure not leave home! :P I know going from one city to another doesn't count as a "travel adventure" really but the journey did make me think about a few things -- (darn train windows - making people question their lives since 1825!) some of us work towards our passion, are lucky enough to go to a job that offers just that and are driven by it and some of us work towards making a living but passion involved... ummm, not so much. Sometime the two meet and we're truly happy and sometimes they don't and we learn to adjust. But in both cases just once in a while we get stuck in the mundane life of work, college and school so driven to make a living that we might seem to be moving away from making a life. That trip you keep postponing? That art project you thought you'd finish or at least start, two Summers ago; that trip to a historical monument; the little adventures. Yes, I know I can't possibly be the only one to feel that way. So what do we do about it? Are we already working on a retirement plan or are we really supposed to make and live a life that we could look back on, laugh and say "Man! I did some crazy sh**!!" or say "oh should have done that! That would have been fun!" To me, well I'd like to have a life filled with "oh hell!s" than "oh well!s" yes I know it's easier said than done. I also am well aware that goin after what makes you happy instead of what you think is expected is difficult. You'll likely face opposition and questions like "that's all well and good, but what do you really do?" it'll be filled with faliures and It will be exhausting but there is hope...for there will be happines from satisfaction of having tried or done that one thing and maybe even been lucky enough to make a life out of it and if not, then oh well, you win some and you learn some! So what's the point of this long drawn thought process? It is this- Carpe Diem. Take that break and explore. Live and truly mean it. In the end I'd like to leave you with something that my father has told me often "if you're living in depression, you're living in the past. If you're anxious, you're living in the future and if you're happy, you are in the present." I know that's where I wanna be!


(top- AND, pants- Pantaloon, shoes- Lemon, bangles- thrifted, bag - a boutique in Pune, blue eyeliner- Bourjois Paris)

Sunday, 27 January 2013

BLACK is Modest and Arrogant at the same time..

Black is lazy and easy-but mysterious.
But above all Black says this: "I don't bother you-you don't bother me".
-Yohji Yamamoto

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Gimme red...!

Who else thought that the tag line for ever ready batteries was lame? Say it with me! GIMME REEEEEDDDD...! Now with a phlegmy voice...GIMME REDDDD..!

Ummm. Here's the outfit without any connection with batteries, dead or alive.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Sheer Fantasy..!

Yep! This is what I want to call this outfit post. Sheer Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Fantasy Fantasy. I have always tried very hard to make my posts' title sound mysterious and "OMG-I-wanna-read-that!"-icious! Maybe I want to sound like those is fashion bloggers who chronicle what they wore with the most articulate articulation. And what do I do? Use oxymorons.

That reminds me; I have often come across people who use massive words to sound intellectual. Like this 'wonderful' person emailed me and said "I always knew that u had exceptional attribute of perseverance" attribute? Isn't perseverance an attribute? So why say "attribute of perseverance"? Its debatable. No offense to this person. I know what this is. Its an acute case of 'I-read-too-many-books-in-school' syndrome. I just stick to english that I am sure my literature teachers will despise me for! But, it works for me and I'm sure it works for you.

Yup, I deviated. Yet again! So here's the outfit:

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Weekends are OVER-RATED...!

At least mine are. Don't get me wrong. I get so ecstatic beyond normal human levels of state of ecstasy on Friday evenings and almost berserk when a long weekend is involved, but what DO we do on a weekend? OK I know we don't go to work. But doesn't work fuel our weekend escapades? Or am I the only one who feels a good work week deserves a good weekend. Hey! Don't hurl that shoe at me.

So what does an average Joe do on a weekend? I'll tell u what I do. I laze and laze and laze to shame a sloth to hell until hunger pangs strike at about mid day; and I finally get out of bed. I do not exercise and eat junk. Then call my friends to find out if they're better or worse off than me. I side with the ones who are in a better state so that I can rescue my weekend. That's day time for you. Oh I also squeeze in a movie. Every-freakin-Saturday. Saturday night is meant to get my party shoes out and hit a watering hole. The tighter, smaller watering hole, the higher the popularity. And of course, how much of a good time I had is measured by the pain in my feet the next day. So that's Saturday: Sloth to Socialite.

Sunday: I write to you. And crib about the next week or how I spent my Saturday. I went to the Shisha Jazz Cafe and it did not disappoint. We gazed at the other 'animals' at the watering hole over a cuppa Iranian Tea and a kebab platter. I liked. I will revisit, hopefully, without a stomach full of soda pop and popcorn. So Sunday has just started and let's see what it holds for me.

Here are some snap shots of the day:

Friday, 11 January 2013

What The Eff - Fridays...!

Friday: A day when the skies are bluer, the grass is greener, the birds are chirpier, songs are merrier and life is prettier. Friday: Also a day when women in my office wash their hair. And this is NOT my observation but of a friend of the opposite sex.
So how did he conclude this? Apparently, he noticed that women make an effort to dress well on Fridays. This I, believe, is not true because I make an effort every day and I am a woman. Heck! I keep 5 minutes aside just to get my mascara right. But, believe him I must, since he is an avid observer/admirer of the fairer sex – us pretty women. I think we all appreciate beauty; God’s beautiful creatures of either sex. C’mon don’t roll your eyes! I know you look at the well turned out boys or (and) girls.
I don’t care about how the boys came up with the theory that women wash their hair only on Fridays or how they concluded that women make an effort to dress well only on Fridays. What I want to set straight is we make an effort every day. And if there are those who don’t, then you’re just not using your God gifted privilege card of being a girl. You have the power to dress, to impress, to inspire.
I read a quote some time back: “Being well dressed is a beautiful form of politeness”. And my Mama taught me to be very polite.
The other day, I met a girl who asked me how many times I retouched my make up in the day. I was surprised at her question. I thought she’d much rather ask me where I got my bag from or my shoes or my dress. Then I realized that women may buy fashionable items since they have a visual appeal but are afraid to experiment with make-up lest they look made up. Ummm. Wrong! Just like men should shave to look presentable, women should wear the right AND the right amount of make-up. Why do you think stewardesses wear make-up?  It’s loud but it’s mandatory. Human beings are visual creatures. Admit it. We take anything and anyone seriously when they are visually appealing. What about that management quote we hear so often “Dress for the position you want to be at not the one you’re at” or words to that effect. And FYI, I don’t retouch my make-up, I just use quality stuff that lasts and blends well. Piece of advice to the novice: quality over price.
So why is my tone offensive today? Because I AM offended. I am offended when I hear comments like “You must take so long to get dressed.” I take the same time as you, if not less since I squeeze in a healthy breakfast too and I am here 5 minutes before you. “Are you going to a party?” I am already at one – my life is a party and I celebrate every second. “You are so high maintenance” I am maintaining myself and if I am high maintenance, you need to adjust your standards. Actually this one isn’t offensive. I look at it from the glass half full perspective: high maintenance =quality.  “You must finish your salary in the first 10 days of its credit” It’s called money management, wealth management or assets/liabilities management or whatever the heck!
There was a time when I would actually respond to such comments. I stopped. Now I let the sound of my astute sense of fashion and grooming silence them.
Au revoir; until another day, another post, another mood.

IT Fashionista

PS: Here are some equally visually appealing shots of the highlights of my week. Don't miss my new orange lippy!

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Movie date..!

My dearest hubby took me out for a movie date. We watched Jack Reacher, looking very fashionable and trendy in Skinny jeans and leopard print satin-silk top with sleeve detailing! Jeans from Levi's and top from M&S