Monday, September 28, 2015

Autumnal Hues

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Jeans- Only, Top & Long Shirt- Only, Sunglasses- RayBan, Oxfords- Vaph Shoes, Jewellery- Pipabella, On my lips- Rimmel Kate Moss 107

So you know when, I used my long shirt dresses as outerwear to add more flair to my every day looks that I shared on Instagram or in fact even on the blog? Well, that's actually a trend now. There is something about long, fluid fabric paired with more rugged pieces that I seem to immensely enjoy! Which is why I absolutely had to feature this look here. I paired these faded, black Only jeans with more feminine pieces to create that perfect balance. A top with embellished details and this gorgeous long shirt in a striking print, in warm autumnal tones makes the look fall appropriate. This outfit is perfect for now, when you can get away with wearing light layers and look absolutely on point. I also decided to keep my shoes on the androgynous side, opting for tan oxfords. Some dainty jewellery & sunglasses to amplify the hues along with a burgundy pout, completed the look for me! This look is definitely up my ally, what do you guys think? I've been finding some great pieces for fall at the Only stores recently so be sure to check it out. They have a ton of plaid shirts that I am definitely stocking up on! 

Also, thank you so much for the wonderful feedback you guys gave on the last blog through comments on the blog, Instagram or via those sneaky emails. It's always good to know that you're surrounded by people whose thoughts resonate with yours. I know this is a fashion blog but over the years, this journey has led to creating a small community of people, whose warmth keeps me motivated to do better, every time. Thank you for keeping this space, filled with positivity, love and utmost support. I may not reply to everyone of you but trust me, every comment, email is so special to me! I am doing a few giveaways on my Instagram and Snapchat (Username- Styledrive) this week, just because I feel like! So come join in!

Images by Jaina Kumar


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Monday, September 21, 2015

On The Edge

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Jeans- Mango, Top- Missamore, Necklace- New Look, Bag- DVF, Shoes- River Island

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Shorts- Zara, Top- Missamore, Oxfords- Vaph, Sunglasses- Only, Watch- Daniel Wellington

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Jeans- Mango, Top- Missamore, Jacket- St.Frock, Sunglasses- Only, Shoes- VAPH, Bag- DVF


I am not the kind of person who believes in planning. Ironically, my planner & my daily to-do lists are kind of my favourite things but I've realized that, that's it. I don't mind planning a day or two ahead but I'm not the kinds who could answer the "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" questions. It used to bother me initially, seeing all these people around me, racing against time at the speed of light, as if , they could actually defeat it. See but that's the thing with time, it needs no break, no pause to think, no magic to create, it just passes, a man-made guard that ruins the very existence of creativity. Creativity takes time, it takes that slow pace so that you can nurture your thoughts and then recreate them in their best form. This is probably why I've given up on the planning. I love doing what I do and being able to do it at my own pace, is really what I consider success. So take your time. It's a modern-day misconception that if you're not doing something everyday, you're the odd one out , but really, in this monotonous world, diseased with a herd mentality, you'd rather be the odd one. 


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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Philips Selfie Straightener Review

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Straightener- Philips, Top- Forever21, Skirt- Stalkbuylove, Bag- Cherry Fig

I get very excited to try out new products because I then get the chance to share reviews and tell you whether or not, you should invest in it! As a blogger, it is only fair for me to be completely honest about my opinions and I only tend to review products that I really did enjoy using, the others unfortunately, fail to see the light of day. Today, I am reviewing a new straightener by Philips which is marketed as the Selfie straightener. Now of course, this was launched a couple of months ago, but I decided to put this to test before I review it, to see if this was actually worth adding an extra tool to your existing pile of hot tools. My hair once air dried is frizzy and with this straightener, it takes me 5-10 minutes to get them to look socially acceptable. You can obviously be more precise with each section if you like that poker straight look but for me I like my hair to look quite natural on a daily basis. Priced at a basic cost of Rs.1195, it is definitely a one of it's kind product in the market. It ideal for people who tend to travel a lot or have just started experimenting with hot tools or for those of you who have their hair restricted to shorter lengths!

Easy to use just like most Philips products, this one too has a basic on-off switch and a red light that indicates that the tool is on. The idea behind marketing it as a Selfie straightener is that, given the age where we are constantly snapping away either for Instagram or Snapchat and are expected to look our best in every take, this tool attempts to make that possible. The straightener is so tiny, that it can be accommodated in your every day hand bag and you can literally fix your hair within minutes, anywhere, anytime. It's super convenient and don't misjudge it's efficiency by it's miniature stature because it works just as good as your regular straightener. Maybe not as quick, given it's size, but definitely as good. The ceramic plates ensure ultra smooth gliding and gives you perfectly smooth, straight hair. Once turned on, it is ready to use within 60 seconds which makes it ideal for quick fixes.

So should you or should you not go and grab this immediately? If your lifestyle is anything similar to mine, where in I am struggling to make it, in and out of meetings while fighting the Mumbai humidity and then making my way to a shoot right after followed by an event, you're going to absolutely cherish this miniature tool. No matter where I am, I don't hesitate to make a quick run to the washroom and fix the mane within minutes. It's super easy to travel with and I frankly haven't reached for my normal straightener since I started using this. So I'd say, all in all it's a good tool to add to your kit or throw in your office drawer and if you're still in school or college and want to try out your skills with straightening, you could definitely get one of these. It may not be my favourite Philips tool but it's definitely handy and does the job swiftly. If you do end up trying it, do let me know what you guys think about it! 


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Monday, September 7, 2015

#PromodStyleMeUp at Phoenix Marketcity


It's been such a long time since I've hosted a contest on the blog so when Marketcity Kurla in association with Promod contacted me to hold a contest and pick 2 winners to come shop with me, I was absolutely delighted! It's almost a way of giving back to you lovely readers so I hope you guys are as excited as I am. I visited the store at Marketcity the other day to check out the new collection and can't wait to go on a shopping spree with 2 lucky winners next week!For those of you who are visiting Mumbai, Phoenix Marketcity is a shoppers paradise which houses 350 plus brands within a 2.1 million square feet area making it a one stop shop for all. Along with being the perfect place for retail therapy and being the entertainment hub, it also is  home to several eateries that cater to one and all.
At Promod, they strive to create fashion that you'd want to wear and focus on your personal style instead of blindly following the quick fads. The collection is full of cottons, knits, denims, lace and crepe, all fabrics that are a pleasure to wear. With carefully crafted shapes, every piece is flattering with a beautiful soft hang yet sharply tailored details. And this contest gives you a chance to win a shopping spree that will help you put together a signature look, that you feel comfortable in! So come to the Promod Boutique with me and I will help you pick out looks that will suit your body type and your personality. Promod has taken inspiration from what women love to wear, keeping in mind the print & colour preferences to design a truly coveted collection. So here's all you need to know to about the #PromodStyleMeUp contest, to enter & to win :-

- Comment below and tell us why you should be one of the winners as well what is that one A/W trend that you are looking forward to rock.

- Do leave your email address as well so that I can contact you in case you're one of the lucky people.

- This contest is open to all but the winning prize is a shopping spree with me at the Phoenix Marketcity Mall, Kurla, Mumbai. So if you're from another city and still want to participate, your travel expenses will have to be covered by you.

- The contest ends on 10th September, 2015 at noon. So make sure you submit your entries before that.

- It is also compulsory that you follow Marketcity on Twitter & Instagram as well as follow Promod on Twitter and Instagram.

- I will select 2 winners and announce them on my Instagram page so make sure you're following me there. Not only will I style the 2 winners at the store but you will also get Gift Vouchers from Promod along with a fun goodie bag!

Good luck ladies! Get started and let your creative juices flow as you submit your entries. See you soon.


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