Monday, June 29, 2015

The Date Night Showstopper

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Earrings- CaratLane, Dress- Aza, Shoes- Asos, Location- Light House Cafe

When you've been in a relationship for a while, it's easy to get comfortable and revolve within that zone. Not because, you don't care anymore but because you just expect the other person to understand & hence, be lenient in all walks. Be it being late for that movie night, calling in food instead of putting in the effort to go on a date or even turning a blind eye towards things that are not done in accordance with each other! Although, there is nothing wrong in being understanding of each other's situations and being accommodating, sometimes, one can definitely use some sparkle to spruce things up & bring back that spark! The new Showstoppers collection by CaratLane is all about feeling glamorous from within, instantly. This collection comprises of 20 delicate chandelier earrings set in 18k gold with diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, pearls and much more! The entire collection is not only perfect to spruce up your everyday outfits but is even ideal for those special occasions. 

I decided to glam up my usual Date Night look with these gorgeous Alessandra Chandelier diamond and pearl earrings. I loved the design and adored the way they looked on me. It instantly gave me the feeling of being dressed in a super glamorous dress with my favorite nude pumps, all set to walk a red carpet when in fact, I was just headed to Light House Cafe in a simple outfit for my usual date night with Mr.Handsome. Sometimes, it's crazy how much your mood and confidence is influenced on the inside, by what you are wearing on the outside and these earrings did exactly that by lifting my mood from within. You know that feeling, when you're guilt ridden for spending a little something from your savings to buy yourself that one piece, which you know will change the way you feel but others fail to fathom, how something materialistic can make you a better person? Well, don't worry because that's only until they see you in it! So really, don't be afraid to go ahead and treat yourself with that little sparkle that will not only change your mood and make you feel glamorous but will also make you fall in love with yourself, all over again!

(Images by Jaina Kumar)

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015


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Dress- Only, Lace & Crochet vest- Only, Head piece- Colaba, Hamsa hand chain- Mesh, Jewelled hand chain- Pipabella

I can't believe that June is almost coming to an end and we are all set to enter the second leg of 2015! The second half of the year has always been my favourite so I'm not really complaining. It's a completely different thing that I am not even half way done with my 'Things I have to accomplish this Year' list and I am definitely beginning to feel the pressure. Although, I am quite happy about the things that I have been able to get done. For example, one of things that I wanted to do was become more active! Be it taking that extra dance class or just heading out to finally meet up that old friend who you have been making plans to meet with since 2014 or getting involved in a project close to your heart. I've realized that doing these small things out of my regular routine, makes me a happier and more satiated person instead of just being jealous of someone's I-will-brag-on-Facebook accomplishments or even overcoming that feeling of just not doing enough! Thanks to social media, we often fall prey to comparing our lives with someone else's curated display of happiness, not realizing that it is probably not even the whole truth. What I have come to realize is that, happiness is a choice, feeling happy for other people is in fact, a sign of a mature person! It may take some time to get used to but once you're there, you will feel so much better from within!

Another thing was blogging more often! I did get to a slow start but I have been making a conscious effort to keep up with it. I have been trying to make the content as interesting as possible with, the images we churn out or even the write ups to go with it. Before the rain gods showered us with these sudden, crazy bouts of rainfall, this look was definitely my ideal summer look and working on this post has provided me with that much needed closure from summer! A printed maxi dress can be a staple through the year and you can style it in so many different ways! Personally, I love the hues of this dress and paring it with this light lace vest made it a favourite. Trying to recreate an image I saw on Pinterest, we scouted for this location and played dress up with this minimalistic accessories. If I was to wear this look for a regular day in the city, I would just add a fringed tan bag and just replace the head gear with a straw hat! Another way would be to to just add a denim jacket of the vest and thrown on a black bucket back and lace up sandals. See, there are just too many ways to rock this dress! How would you style this piece? Also, head to the Only store this weekend and if you're lucky, you many be able to snag this beauty on sale! 

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Monday, June 22, 2015

The Golden Streak

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Jewellery- Azva, Outfit- SVA

How often does it happen that, you don a piece of clothing or jewellery and suddenly experience a surge of confidence running through your veins? Rarely, I'm certain. I go from one outfit to another, mixing and matching, tweaking & styling outfits every single day but seldom does it call out to me in such a whimsical way. However, this particular look was all about that. By now, you're quite aware that I absolutely love the amalgamation of traditional looking jewellery paired with modern silhouettes and unconventional styles. This outfit gave me another chance of experimenting with something a bit more dramatic. I love the exaggerated dhoti pants accompanied by a simple yet alluring bustier top, a cape that can add drama to just about any situation & of course the dazzling jewellery to add that final streak of opulence.

I have been associated with Azva for close to a year now and it has been my pleasure to have styled pieces from their collection with so many different ensembles. This one is probably my favourite as it encapsulates my love for juxtaposition. The colours, the trinkets, the location, everything played a huge role in instantly transferring me to my whimsical world. The jewellery I chose for this look was rather simplistic adding the right kind of magical touch to the entire look. Known for their excellent craftsmanship and the art of presenting gold jewellery in a way that it's rarely seen or imagined of, Azva has surely created a special place in my heart. I always attempt to throw outfit ideas for you guys to easily recreate and cherish for those special occasions in your life. I hope you guys have enjoyed my take on this and will keep your mind open to the beautiful ways of styling up those evergreen pieces of gold. 

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Fringe it up.

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Shirt & Vest- Veromoda, Shorts- Veromoda, Sunglasses- RayBan, Shoes- Aldo, On my lips- Ririwoo by Mac

Fringe is definitely having it's moment this summer and it is all set to be carried forward in the second half of this year too! Seen on the runaways of some renowned designer's shows, this trend is now accessible at a high street store near you. As eye catchy as it is, if taken too far, sometimes this tricky trend can easily look a little costume-y or make you look like a Coachella-wannabe. The trick is to pair one statement fringe piece with other basics or simpler modern separates. You can find fringe on the hemlines of skirts and dresses, sleeves of tops and jackets, bags and shoes so, take your pick and ease your way into flaunting this trend. Starting with a bag or fringe shoes is the simplest and almost fool proof way of trying out this trend to see, how comfortable you are with it or how uncomfortable it makes the people around you! Also, sticking to neutral tones always makes it easy on the eyes and even easier to style. For this outfit, I paired a light weight mesh, fringe vest with one of my other current favourite trend, Khaki. I am also loving the darker side of tropical prints because they add an earthy feel to the look. Trustee old RayBans, punches of red & my favourite tan heels complete this fun look! Where would I wear this? To a fun weekend brunch, a brand event or even replace the heels with oxfords for a road trip! If you're not feeling this look or the colours, step into a VeroModa store to check out a lot more pieces in different fabrics like suede, lace and get your dose of fringe. 

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015


Don't we all have those lazy days, when all we really want to do is just lay in bed and lounge it out? Being a fashion blogger, I am constantly on the go & have to almost always be connected to the world through social media or emails, so on certain days I give myself and my laptop a much deserved break! It's really just about reading some new books and watching my favourite shows while I enjoy a super later breakfast to begin my day. But this particular break day was obstructed by an birthday party invite from a friend, for a Noir et Blanc themed party which I completely forgot about and that instantly turned on my panic button. The idea of getting ready or even getting out of the comfort of my room, irked me and I could feel the sticky heat by just staring outside my window so, there was no way that I was going to step out and go through a million stores specially on my break day. 

So what do I do now? I started browsing through my Pinterest feed to get some inspiration for the Noir et Blanc theme and found a perfect summer outfit worn by one of favourite International blogger! Now, if only I could get my hands on something similar, I would be all set to rock that party! So I logged on to the Flipkart app from my phone while refusing to get out of my comfy bed and to my surprise found a skirt that looked identical to the one I saw on Pinterest within minutes! After checking the brand, fabric & delivery details and not to forget the affordable price, I instantly added it to my cart and received it within 24 hours! Who says you need to slog to shop? With the Flipkart app, you can shop for just about anything from literally, anywhere!

(Shot at the new JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai, Sahar) 

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Look of the Day

Vest & Skirt- LIVA, cropped top- Forever21, Location- AA Living Store

Here's our second video for the Liva collaboration. It is just a quick glimpse of how I got ready & what I wore for a day with regular tasks to accomplish and a lunch date with friends. Hope you guys enjoy the video! 

(Shot & Edited by Smaran Sahu)

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