Monday, August 24, 2015

Happy Memories-DIY

Sprucing up old things has always been my favourite sport. And when DIYs are this simple then you could take a chance too. Do this while watching tv or even on the toilet seat😉
Things you need
A photo frame
Sticker bindi



Stick the bindis in the pattern you want, and ta-da, mommy's birthday present or the corner table decoration will make everyone smile. Even the kids could do it!



I used my grandmother's and mom's old picture. A rather gorgeous way of keeping memories alive.




Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Cover it up for the summer

Layering in summers looked like an impossible thing to me before I took to blogging and discovered the many new options. Its then that I realized that layering was not only for winters but for summers too and have been playing around with outfits. And I mean not only the colder summer days, but even the hottest of days.
For the ones who think like the old me, I wanted to write this post for you. With all the experimenting and trying new things and the DIYs, here's another new wardrobe essential you must get used to, for your own benefit.

When we think layering, we think coats, jackets and blazers. But I will talk about the other layering options that you could create yourself, and lies there in your wardrobe.

1. The Button-down shirt:   This is the most versatile piece of clothing a woman ought to have more of in their almirahs. A great office to casual wear. And also a layer you could add over a tube maxi dress. Secured with a belt, its flattering to the body and you could carry it around anywhere. Save the skin from the sun too while on the beach or out shopping on the streets. When it gets too hot unbutton to show off the tank. No worries at all!

2. The Tee- Everyone has a dozen of these. Feeling shy to wear the strappy dress to your uncle's place, layer it over a contrast tee, and the awkwardness is all gone.

3. The vest-  Tube vests or lace under-shirt are perfect layers to add under a blazer, tailored jacket or even a LBD to add length. The light fabric of the vest lets you breath in the humid weather.

4. Crop top- When the crop loses its charm after you have worn it  a couple of times, or its hidden underneath somewhere after you gained a little on the midriff, try layering it over  a button down for a night out. Gives a perfect tailored fit and keeps the oopmh factor . or wear it over a striped vest. Just right for the movie, isn't it?

5. Sheer tops- Instead of wearing the sheer top overa boring vest, wear the sheer over a maxi dress, or wear a maxi skiet as a drss and cover it up with a sheer top. Adds to the fun element. Being light and airy they are a perfect layering option for the hot days that covers up but also keeps it airy with adequate skin show.

6. Lace dress- Does that lace short dress seem to short now. With all the tee and tops your dresses could also work as layers if you think out of the box.Wear that too short black dress with a lace long under-shirt. The lace vest lets you breathe in the humid weather and also adds length to the dress. Add length with a pair of denim shorts or even cotton shorts. Now that's some cute flawless layering without much effort.

7. Tailored coats- The fitted coats and tailored vests are a great work wear option and look equally chic outside work too.The jaipuri vest over a kurta adds color, and the same time lets ayou take a day off from the boring dupatta.
While layering covers up for colder summer days and cover up for the extra skin show, they also correct flaws and accentuate the body type if worn right.

1. A nice short sequinned jacket is definitely a sassy party wear option, a jacket with shoulder pads adds volume to the upper half for the pear shaped and petite women.

2. While a button down saves you from the sun, when worn with a belt accentuates the hourglass sensually.

3. A tailored vest flatters the apple body and creates more work wear options.

4. A crop top adds volume for the petite.


        Below I'm wearing a jaipuri shrug over a neon vest.





Sunday, August 2, 2015

The stylish monsoon

Today we have guest post by my lovely fellow blogger Minakshi Pharswal. Minakshi is a blogger working with one of India's leading online fashion destination. Being a crazy shopper and blogger, she keeps an eye on latest trends in shopping, fashion  and accessories and write about them. Here are a few tips from her for the monsoons.

Fashion Must Haves for Monsoon season
This is that time of the year when you want to get lost to some unknown green land where it rains. Yes, it’s monsoon! The sound of pitter patter raindrops on your rooftop sounds just umm romantic. But all this mush feeling doesn’t extend outside your bedroom; the moment you decide to step out in rain there’s a lot to take care about. First, what kind of clothes are you going to wear? Second, what’s with the shoes and bags! Third, your make-up! Let’s decode monsoon style! What are fashion must haves for monsoon!

1. Funky flip flops in rubber, gum boots and acetate sandals
Focus on footwear rather than the attire. The reason is simple! The muddy lanes and streets need suitable sandalsthat don’t get wet and are easily washable. One can wear flip flops in vibrant shades

Wedges with rubber sole and strappy sandals in synthetic material are best options this monsoon. Jabong.com has many options for a stylish you. Slippers with flower motifs and studded straps are available here. One should also try acetate sandals.



2. Flared skirts in light fabrics
As the Indian fashion scene is bustling with short attires, monsoon perhaps is the best season to flaunt them. Flared skirts made from 100% polyester can add spunk to your monsoon style. Pair them up with light cotton tees or tops and you are all set to shine in the rain. The best thing about this silhouette is that monsoon footwear and even gum boots look nice with them.


 

3. Shorts and short skirts
Your skin can dry in a jiffy but not your clothes. Think short, think functional when it comes to monsoon dressing. Go for shorts and short skirts. Make a splash with your style.


4. Shift dresses
As you know, rains are not perfect time to wear anything long. So, stick to short. The retro style of A-line dresses is big time in, thanks to Bollywood. Ever since actresses started wearing shift dresses on and off screen, girls too have developed a liking for them. Shift dresses come in perfect length and make for a good monsoon outfit. So even if you choose to skip, Pick dresses in crepe, georgette or fine cotton as these fabrics don’t take time to dry.

 
5. Cool statement plastic bags and clutches        

The fun part about monsoons is the color. Go out out and choose bags made from PU (polyurethane). Brand Dorothy Perkins, available at Jabong.com, has options for you. Also, backpacks come with rain cover. Skybags backpacks have this option, and are available at Jabong.com.


6. Waterproof make-up products
Go for waterproof make-up products and be a diva even if it rains. There is a range in waterproof eyeliners and mascara at Jabong.com. Maybelline Express Finish eyeliner is quite easy in your pocket and makes for a perfect monsoon make-up product. 
 And how could you step out without that perfect pout? Try lipsticks that are stay on with matte and crayon finish. Hot pinks, corals and bright reds are sure-shot in. Maybelline, Revlon and Lakme have a line of such lipstick shades for you.


 
 


   
Today we have guest post by my lovely fellow blogger Minakshi Pharswal. Minakshi is a blogger working with one of India's leading online fashion destination. Being a crazy shopper and blogger, she keeps an eye on latest treToday we have a guest  post by my lovely fellow blogger Minakshi Pharswal. Minakshi is a blogger working with one of India’s leading online fashion destination. Being a crazy shopper and blogger, she keeps an eye on latest trends in shopping, fashion and accessories and write about them.Here are a few tips from her for the monsoons.

Fashion Must Haves for Monsoon season
This is that time of the year when you want to get lost to some unknown green land where it rains. Yes, it’s monsoon! The sound of pitter patter raindrops on your rooftop sounds just umm romantic. But all this mush feeling doesn’t extend outside your bedroom; the moment you decide to step out in rain there’s a lot to take care about. First, what kind of clothes are you going to wear? Second, what’s with the shoes and bags! Third, your make-up! Let’s decode monsoon style! What are fashion must haves for monsoon!


1. Funky flip flops in rubber, gum boots and acetate sandals
Focus on footwear rather than the attire. The reason is simple! The muddy lanes and streets need suitable sandalsthat don’t get wet and are easily washable. One can wear flip flops in vibrant shades

Wedges with rubber sole and strappy sandals in synthetic material are best options this monsoon. Jabong.com has many options for a stylish you. Slippers with flower motifs and studded straps are available here. One should also try acetate sandals.



2. Flared skirts in light fabrics
As the Indian fashion scene is bustling with short attires, monsoon perhaps is the best season to flaunt them. Flared skirts made from 100% polyester can add spunk to your monsoon style. Pair them up with light cotton tees or tops and you are all set to shine in the rain. The best thing about this silhouette is that monsoon footwear and even gum boots look nice with them.


 

3. Shorts and short skirts
Your skin can dry in a jiffy but not your clothes. Think short, think functional when it comes to monsoon dressing. Go for shorts and short skirts. Make a splash with your style.





4. Shift dresses
As you know, rains are not perfect time to wear anything long. So, stick to short. The retro style of A-line dresses is big time in, thanks to Bollywood. Ever since actresses started wearing shift dresses on and off screen, girls too have developed a liking for them. Shift dresses come in perfect length and make for a good monsoon outfit. So even if you choose to skip, Pick dresses in crepe, georgette or fine cotton as these fabrics don’t take time to dry.

 
5. Cool statement plastic bags and clutches        

The fun part about monsoons is the color. Go out out and choose bags made from PU (polyurethane). Brand Dorothy Perkins, available at Jabong.com, has options for you. Also, backpacks come with rain cover. Skybags backpacks have this option, and are available at Jabong.com.


6. Waterproof make-up products
Go for waterproof make-up products and be a diva even if it rains. There is a range in waterproof eyeliners and mascara at Jabong.com. Maybelline Express Finish eyeliner is quite easy in your pocket and makes for a perfect monsoon make-up product. 
 And how could you step out without that perfect pout? Try lipsticks that are stay on with matte and crayon finish. Hot pinks, corals and bright reds are sure-shot in. Maybelline, Revlon and Lakme have a line of such lipstick shades for you.


 
 


   
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