Mix and Match it!

 

So, being a super confused person myself I can barely ever pre-decide what to wear on any occasion. I cannot even decide what to wear on a normal day to work or a day at shopping or to the local coffee shop. Maybe I am most comfortable in my PJs. Best I could churn up is a Slogan Tee with my basic blue jeans. Yes that’s me.

However on occasions that demand us to be dressed up I have to whack my mind into thinking mode and produce certain outfit ideas to suit the situation the place the occasion keeping in my biggest peeve which is comfort. If comfort goes out of the line then everything for me is a waste no matter how amazing the outfit looks.

So let’s list a few mix and match techniques. Very basic ones.

  1. Print on Print- Checks on checks, checks on stripes, floral on floral etc etc. You gotta have a lot of confidence within to carry such bold stuff. I personally have been able to try this only once when I wore my blue floral skirt with a pink floral top and it came out looking not so bad.
  2. Color- Red with a pop of nude or yellow with bright red or a pop of orange on a white background.
  3. Fabric- Cotton with georgette dupattas or georgette suits with a heavy duty velvet dupatta works wonders. I like georgette, like really like it.
  4. Fusion – Indo westerns or say jeans with a kurti or I love a kurti turned into a dress. I personally am not fond of indo western lehengas turned ghastly gowns but yes they are pretty in demand these days.

Posting a few pics I liked over the recent days. Hope you like them.

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Must Watch It!

By the above, I did not intend to ask you to watch some new series or movie or anything like that. I intended to post about my love for a timeless accessory that’s a Watch.

Watches are have been there since the 17th century in the history. And I cannot begin to describe how they have evolved with us with technology with trends, our demographics, our traditions or cultures and ultimately adding on so much to a personality. It makes a huge difference to a simple outfit. For me watches contribute to my confidence and style. No matter what phone, what wristband or what technology comes through, my love for watches is an undying one.

It adds so much to bare wrists in summers and so much weight in winters when just the little extra bling is required. I always feel just one piece of right accessory can add volumes to a simple outfit or a plain look and with a nice watch one can never ever go wrong. It surely adds to mine on a dull boring day and especially if I am feeling the blues. I make sure to wear my favorite watch and keep sharing glances with it until it makes me smile at my own self. And for the men’s collection I cannot even begin to start I wish I could carry all those bulky sized awfully amazing sports watches. I think I have a thing for them.

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Of Colour and Pom-Poms

Pom Poms- Derived from French idiomatic word which basically means ball of hair.

It can add a fabulous effect to a dull boring outfit or in my case a dull day. I am sure you all have seen these pom poms way more in past few days than ever before. This is one trend I won’t mind to follow or try once. One because they’re too cute for me to not notice. Second just one of these pom poms adds so much color to entire outfit.

Although I am pretty aware that this fashion is considered as a frivolous trend but who cares? Maybe they don’t know how to use this as an accessory yet and are overdoing it. The magic lies in underplaying it. Keep it chic and stylish. And don’t take anything too seriously, just go for it, I say!

Few of my favorite picks are below. Hope you like them 🙂

 

Women’s day Special

 

A charming woman doesn’t follow the crowd. She is herself. – Loretta Young

So the women’s day is here and I am sure like me most of you ladies are super excited about it. So this women’s day I am going to treat myself in a different way. I am going to enroll myself in a yoga class. And I am planning on joining a group who could impart education to fellow women. I already feel so excited about it. I have been speaking to a few groups and hoping for the best to hear from them in affirmative.

Having said that, much to do with being a woman is still misunderstood and misconstrued by the perception of what our society wants us to be. Is being feminine or being a tomboy is what differentiates us? Or is it being more docile and humble that is us? Is it just playing football at the stadium that I feel more powerful at or it’s me at home cooking for my family that’s more womanly for me? And who decides that? I guess its me who decides this for myself and no one else. I should feel happy in my own skin and what gives me happiness from within.

Well, I think it’s about being what I want to be and how I want to be. If I am caring I am a good human, I am empathetic and I do good for my society or for the world I live in, if I speak to others with respect and treat my loved ones with warmth or if I make my friends better, and my kids safer. I guess it changes every minute and it totally depends on what role I’m playing and how. To me it’s not about being a man or a woman it’s about being a human being with a heart full of love and hands to share and a mind full of positivism is what makes me feel more of my womanhood.

And let’s all agree or even if we don’t agree, we woman, we haven’t changed much over the years we know who we are and what we are. Of course we became more open and more thoughtful towards our own rights as a human and hence we started exercising them. Even if as little as a woman speaking her mind at a family gathering which was considered a big no no earlier since women were supposed to be coy at all times no matter what age or experience they attained.

And I feel tremendously lucky to have taken birth to live in these times where I can voice my thoughts and my opinions and not be judged by others. Or even if judged I couldn’t care two hoots about it. I am blessed to be raised in a family where no one would tell me not to laugh loudly or to keep quiet at gatherings or to wear what is right I was given equal rights to choose my own path. Not because I wasn’t the best child or I was born with some special powers I too had my share of arguments and disagreements and I was told what was right for me not what was right by the society.

Now is the time when we share roles and responsibilities at home and work equally. It doesn’t matter who cooks or does the dishes as long as the work is made fun and divided equally.

We should be thankful for the opportunities afforded to us as women today. No matter what generation we live in, God’s goodness, mercy, and truth make it a blessing to be just a “plain old” girl.

Adding a few pieces of junk and silver jewelry I’ve collected. And, oh yeah, Planning to splurge on some silver jewelery this woman’s day. These are few I have shortlisted. Let me know how you like them. Can’t wait 🙂

 

Wishing all you beautiful women out there A very Happy Woman’s Day. Stay strong Stay Beautiful and stay just the way you are. You’re Perfect!

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Too Many, eh?

Sometimes I can’t make up my mind. Okay well most of the times I can’t make up my mind. I don’t deliberately do this, it’s an inbuilt dysfunction.

I do have a sane side of my mind that keeps telling me I have enough but the devil never agrees and never listens. I wonder why and I am going to put down reasons that my sane side gave me this week. Why do I have so many clothes and shoes and bags and the list goes on and on and on.

Okay so here goes-

  1. I love to shop

Yes I do, who doesn’t anyway? I love to go and check out the newbies the freebies and in case I am on a crunch I go to check out those beautifully laid windows at the mall. I enjoy assuming the new top would go extremely well with my old skirt which I haven’t worn in years or the new slip ons would look so nice with my sundress. No one can stop a woman from buying the shoes that make her heart skip a beat like love at first sight.

  1. Well I may need it later

So this happens mostly when there’s a sale or an offer going on I buy things out of impulse worrying what if I need it later and its all sold out. Let buy it before anyone else does!

  1. Too many gifts

So my sister and my mother have a thing for shopping too and they buy so many things they deem fit for me even if it’s not what I wear or prefer. I can’t say no to them can I?

  1. Money matters

So I bought my most expensive jeans because they had Swarovski crystals at the back and I couldn’t say no to it. Although I haven’t worn it even once. It’s been lying in my closet for 6 years. Heh!

  1. Weighty issues

Yes I dropped a few kilos few years back and so all the previous items became useless and I didn’t actually want to get them fitted to my current size. Too much of a work isn’t it?

  1. Past never leaves me

I have a few items that I attach my memories to. My growing up years. My oldest jeans or the Tee my dad brought me from his first Euro Trip. Can never ever say good bye to them. Nope!

  1. Classics

Like the oldest denim or the perfect white shirt or the LBD or the boots. Nope. Never.

  1. Looking for a perfect piece.

It was black ballerinas earlier and now its black trousers. I have lost the count of how many I have and will continue to have in future.

I realize there’s an issue when dressing up began to get a bit stressful for me. Choosing what to wear began giving me pain instead of joy.

Do you also see something similar in your choices? Do comment if it is so. Hope you liked reading this post.

 

 

I Miss You- Winter!

The winter season is culminating in all its glory, its saying warmest goodbyes to me with so much still to offer.

It’s the only season that has the most nostalgic weather I suffer from innate nostalgia throughout this season. From the onset that starts from a slightest nip in the air to the chills that run down the spine. It’s the season where I enjoy my favorite activities. Walking down the lane, taking dance lessons, making a point to exercise daily, eating my favorite food( fried, without feeling slightest guilt or worrying about a bulging stomach), wearing all my favorite clothes, listening to the silence in nature, chirping of the birds, looking at dogs in my street sleeping almost throughout the day lazily, coffee, coffee and more coffee.

Doesn’t this weather make everyone look so beautiful without even the slightest attempt. The hats the jackets the colorful pullovers and cardigans. The funk that those socks add to your feet and the hype the boots add to your walk. This is the weather that makes me love nature all the more. Now that spring has arrived in India. I am slightly warm feeling better but I would terribly miss my winter.

And you cannot even imagine how ruthless summers are and can be. Every summer brings the degrees a few notches higher than its last. It’s like one has to think a hundred times before stepping out in the scorching sun. People faint and yes people have died too. It’s horrific in summers. And it lasts for a good 7 and a half month. Yeah!

Don’t feel hungry don’t feel to go out don’t feel to wear clothes don’t feel to wear shoes. Even the Air conditioners give up. And yes we have power cuts too which are always uninformed and we don’t know the duration and we’ve to just keep at it bearing all. The only thing that comes to rescue is an icy cold drink or a cold salad. And to wear it would be a pair of jute chappals a shortsy short and a ganjis. But how long can i get away with it? i have to go out for work or for meeting or for something where shorts and ganji’s would be considered rude. Indoors is the only place to be.

Whats your best way to kick summer blues. Here’s mine. Hope you’d like the pictures.

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Saying bye to winter!

“Even though February was the shortest month of the year, sometimes it seemed like the longest.”  ― Lorraine Snelling

So here comes the month of February. It’s the shortest oddest and the laziest of all the months, I feel. It’s cold in the nights and balmy at noon more like an early summer. This makes it all the more difficult to decide what to wear and how. Should I remove the jacket I’ve been wearing as its making me feel warmer than usual or not. Oh yes I think I Should. Oh no wait I’m feeling cold I should put it back on.

It gets to me at times I can’t seem to decide if it’s still winter or spring. And thus it makes it a little difficult for me to decide on everything. The skin starts to change. The appetite behaves weirdly in turn making me restless for the last couple of days of this excruciating weather.

Howsoever, I am super ready to welcome my favorite season after winter and that’s Spring of course. I get to see myself more than I’ve seen through last 4 months. I get to wear my Tees and shorts and flip flops. I can easily walk around the park even if it’s late in the evening as it’ll take a little longer to get dark. The ice cream vendors are back in full throttle. And let’s not forget the favorite summer drink Sugarcane Juice that I absolutely love or I think I do.

I am ready to take out all my dresses and shorts and skirts and tees and oh I feel colorful already. It’s the season of color of celebration and of happiness. It’s the season we all love. It’s the season of ruffles and stripes. What’s your favorite part of the season you love?

Sharing a few of my favorite looks and things of this season. Hope you’ll like them too.   8a7782ab59c7540af55845c51e08f49fdress2dress3dress44-floral-leggings-with-chambray-top36-1429803158-18-3leggings-with-crop-top

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Enough Clothes Never!

I have enough clothes said no girl ever!

Having said that I do sometimes feel I have too many clothes. Sometimes I buy them on an impulse and don’t even wear them for years. They stay in my wardrobe for a year or two before I lay my hands on them.

I am not the kinds to follow trends. I like to rather observe from far. My style of wearing clothes or my hair hasn’t changed much over the past. I value my comfort more than any trend. I do hear a lot of snarky comments though from people I even consider to be my good friends. Making fun of my hair or my old fashioned jeans or even the polo shirts that I have been wearing since my teens. They tell me I should dress up in a more feminine way as that would look better. Or I should remove my glasses before heading to the mall for a coffee as they take away the better of my face. I couldn’t care less and continue to do as I like.

To me I should feel good about me and not people who are looking at me. I do dress up and put my makeup when I am in the mood however on that day nobody cares to notice. I have spent most of these winters in my blue jacket and grey PJs as I am mostly at home. I have a pair of jeans which is my go to jeans and I could even sleep in them if need be.

I cleaned up my closet last summer and I had two bags full of clothes I hadn’t worn in years and most f them weren’t worn more than twice. I gave them away and felt so light after it. My wardrobe looks much lighter and cleaner after then. These are my wardrobe essentials:

  1. Blue jeans
  2. White shirt
  3. Colorful tees
  4. Black fitted trousers and suit
  5. Long flowy skirt
  6. A short skirt
  7. Floral dress
  8. Ganjee
  9. Shorts
  10. Flip flops, black ballerinas, running/walking shoes, Kohlapuris
  11. Oversized Jacket
  12. Beanie
  13. Socks
  14. Bags ( Sling & Tote)

 

 

 

 

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Love for Dresses!

 “Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.” — Yves Saint Laurent

One fine summer I woke up and decided to wear dresses and only dresses the entire season. You can think of it like a New Year resolution. Obviously I failed at it and like any other New Year resolution this too went quietly into the back of my cupboard. But I haven’t given up yet. Cometh summer and my love for dresses would ignite again. Amen!

So here goes the list of my favorite kinds of dresses. No I haven’t tried them all yet. They also include some of the looks that I’ve loved over the years on various people not including me of course.

  1. Skater

All hail the person who brought this trend back. I vouch for these for anyone who wants to start wearing more of dresses this summer. They make you look super cute, girly and slim. I personally like the ones that are knee length as they are comfortable as well as look super cute.

  1. Maxi

Though they have been here for a while I have been too lazy and maybe even shy to wear them out fully. I personally love the floral ones for a day out to the mall or just a brunch. Best part is you don’t have to worry about the hair on your legs anymore!

  1. Shirt Dress or T-Shirt Dress

Although they are based on how a really long but well fitted shirt or t-shirt would look but they look extremely well if coordinated with loafers or mules. Hands Down these are one of my favorites. Sporty, Comfy and Chic!

  1. Body-Con

Go for it if you love to show off those curves. These dresses not only make one look nice and smug since they hug you like a dream, they even raise up our confidence quotient. They were also known as bandage dresses. I would however never have a heart to wear them in public. Too shy for it. Kim K is totally responsible for bringing these back.

  1. Peplum and Blouse-on

The word peplum is derived from Greek word peplos which goes for tunic. It looks like an elongated hem which starts resembling a skirt. Again this adds a lot of value to your curves ladies and it’s a must try. Likewise with the blouse-on dresses. Although I find blouse-on’s much more comfortable as they hide the midriff well and there’s not need to keep tucking it in every second.

Here I am attaching a few pictures of my choice. Hope you like them. Do like comment and share if you like this blog.