Sunday, January 18, 2015

Go Rogue

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On my Lips- L'Oreal Paris Collection Star in Blake, Jacket- Zara, Shirt- Only, Faux Leather leggings- Forever21, Watch- Marc Jacobs, Bracelets- Miss Flurrty, Shoes- Zara, Bag- Dvf

There are certain staples in my wardrobe that help transform routine outfits into second glance ones! Any one who is keen on creating a stylish wardrobe needs to have their basics in place. A pair of well fitted blue jeans, a basic white button down, a grey V-neck tee and a denim jacket would be the first few on my check list. And once you have these in place, start snatching the Fancy Basics! Fancy basics is not a fashion term with any hidden agenda but just exactly what it means. So for example, get a pair of Faux leather leggings or pants to accompany your regular black skinny jeans or add a bright blazer to accompany the classic denim jacket. This outfit is made up of my most worn fancy basics. A simple cream button down can work with almost any outfit but I added a pair of faux leather leggings and a printed over sized coat with some simple black suede pumps. To create a clash of prints, I threw on my mini leopard print sling! All these 5 pieces can be mixed and matched with so many other basics or even trendy pieces to create innumerable looks. These fancy basics will amp up your daily ensembles without actually putting in any extra effort!

Make-up wise, a red lip is definitely a fancy basic! I think it works like a magic wand to brighten some rather dull outfits or glam up any basic outfit. These new Collection Star Pure Reds by L'Oreal Paris have definitely added all shades of  the charming hue to my collection. If you, like me adore a saturated matte lip, these are just the lipsticks for you! Although the finish of these lipsticks is matte, they are super hydrating and don't dry your lips. However, if you are going to flaunt one these hues, make sure to scrub your lips before you swipe these on. The sleek black packaging with the lipstick colour displayed on the side makes it easier to store them and instantly find the colour I need. These 7 shades consist of  a glamorous burgundy, a retro red, a classic red, a bright orange, a funky fuschia and two more variations of pink! Each shade is created keeping each of their brand ambassadors in mind.  My favourite is definitely the classic red which is also the colour named after Blake Lively.It's the perfect red for Indian skin tones. Head over to my Instagram to see swatches of these because I've been wearing almost all of them as soon as I have a chance to. Don't forget to swatch these when you're at a beauty store next because I can bet you will find your new fancy basic!

(Images by Jaina Kumar)

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015


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Earrings & Ring- Eesha Zaveri, Skrit- Zara, Shirt- Marks&Spencer, Shoes- Dune, Clutch- Dvf, On my lips- Viva Glam Nicki by MAC

My January's are usually rather slow because just like everyone else, I too am getting out of holiday mode and am still busy making resolutions for the new year! But this year it's been very unlike the others. I have been super busy rounding up assignments already in hand before I leave for a family wedding later this month. It's bizarre how sometimes gearing up for something as exciting as a wedding or a holiday can become so stressful but I guess, it's all worth it in the end. And then, one of my resolutions is to not stress the small stuff! I am not the kinds to make resolutions let aside follow them but this year, I am determined to do so. I love writing down my goals both short and long term and then crossing it off the list as soon as it's accomplished. However, I think that makes me very mechanical in my being and I am more than convinced I am not letting myself fall into a routine this year. I want to deal with things one day at a time and completely ignore my periphery vision! Many a times we all become a part of this rat race that only exists in our head, wasting our energies in constant self scrutiny instead of self progression. Which is why my number 1 resolution is to only focus on myself, my work, do & be the best I can so that when I reach the end of another year, I have only moved forward.

This outfit completely defines my style state at the moment. I have been having super long and busy days shuffling in between work meetings and dress trials so I have been going for outfits that are easy to assemble and exist in. This navy skater skirt is a sale grab from Zara but makes for a perfect basic in my wardrobe. Because it has a slightly dramatic silhouette, I love pairing it with more casual, slouching shirts and t-shirts! On this particular occasion, I had to make a quick run to the designer, then into a meeting to finalize a contract and lastly quickly step in & out of a beauty event. To look more presentable, I threw on my heels and some gorgeous baubles by Eesha Zaveri on my to the event. Her pieces are understated yet eye catchy all at the same time and fit into my lifestyle perfectly. She has a variety of silver, semi precious as well as fashion jewellery & I adore her Classics collection as well as  the palettes she works with. The earrings and the ring added the right amount of minimalistic detail to the outfit instantly transforming it! Finished off with my gold Dune pumps and a small clutch for a fuss free day. You guys can follow me on my Instagram to see how I style some of her other pieces. I hope you guys have a wonderful week and excuse me as I step back into my chaotic life!

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