Friday, May 27, 2016

Summer Staples

Every spring summer, certain things are said to be in. And people shop accordingly. But if you have noticed, florals have always been a summer staple for as long as we can remember. May not sound new, but certainly sounds pretty. Here are some of my favourite summer clothes from Globus.

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Dressing Up For Them

“Dress like you are going to meet your worst enemy today.”
-Coco Chanel

Can you imagine the barely concealed jealousy on the face, the forced but priceless (for you) smile on the lips and the hopeless misery in the eyes of an enemy as they look at you looking fabulous?

I have met many men who think women dress up exclusively for them. Perhaps they need to take a tour to an all women's college. I have seen women dressing up in all their finery only to meet an old relative or to take a stroll to the nearest mall.

In my family, the dressing up game starts on the weirdest of occasions. My sisters, for example, will make a point to wear their best clothes for meeting...each other!

I see an old woman on metro station everyday and she is always dressed so nicely. I have never seen her talking to anyone. She would get a seat in the women's coach and read a prayer book, every single day. I once had a chat with her and she complained how very few women these days actually take care of themselves in India and strive to look good.

She also told me that during her college days, she and her friends used to dress up for an English lecturer. Before you jump to any conclusions, let me tell you that the lecturer was a woman who always looked so good with her embroidered salwar kameezes and impeccable make-up. It felt like, she said, it was a sin to not look good around her.

And I am not sure how many of you are or know such people, but I have seen some women who would sit in front of a mirror for roughly about 15-20 minutes every night before they go to bed, totally photo ready. I am not denying that women at times dress up to impress men. But that number is much lower than most men would like to believe.  

I will talk more about this some other time. These are the picture of my sister. Hope you like the post. You have a great weekend. Please follow me on GFC and Facebook and Instagram.

Friday, April 29, 2016

In Her Shoes

This week, I am thinking about another Carrie, Carrie Bradshaw. If Sex and the City was made in 2015 or 2016, wouldn't Carrie be wearing sneakers or any kind of flats for that matter?

As much as she loved her shoes (even when they pinched her)  which were pretty and expensive and took her messages on her answerphone, Carrie would have not bought them all heeled and laced today. Sarah Jessica Parker's off duty style (In case you follow her on Instagram) suggests she would have carried the flats off really well too.

When I saw the flats trend coming, I did not see a soul happier than me. Being a fashion blogger, there is always a pressure to look a certain way and heels looked kind of important. I was once talking to a fellow blogger who said that no matter how pretty a dress is, somehow everyone made her feel that it looked drab without heels.

Not anymore though. As more and more people are wearing flats with pretty much everything these days, one doesn't need to feel that pressure now. I have four pairs of heels, but I know they will be used only for plays or really odd occasions that demand almost no walking.

Having said all this, I still am kind of jealous of people who can wear heels everyday and still manage to smile all the time.

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Outfit Details: T shirt: Zara, Vest: Only, Sandals: Carlton London, Watch: Daniel Wellington

Friday, April 15, 2016

Her Satchels

When I watch Homeland, one thing strikes me every single time: Carrie Mathison's sling bags, usually black, at times tan, often a bit bigger than usual sling bags. Though her clothes, in every season, seem to have been carefully designed corresponding to the flavour of the episodes, the bags remain similar. 

I think Carrie's sling bags give her a personality, the way she struts around, worrying the least about her bag makes me see her differently. This is in sharp contrast to Allison Carr's bags which are fancier (and of course expensive).

Sling bags are popular everywhere. Perfect for an outing where you actually do not need much to carry. Cotton sling bags have a college like feeling, while leather ones look more sophisticated. Embroidered sling bags are loved by the bohemians from hearts among us.

By the way, did you know that sling bags were originally used for delivering letters?

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 Outfit Details: Almost everything is from Forever 21

Friday, April 1, 2016

Some Pink!

When I started this blog, it was never going to be about just me. I had thought of travelling around, taking pictures and posting them everyday. All this was supposed to happen along with regular OOTD posts.

Somehow I have not been able to do everything that I intended to. There have been days when I had no one who could take any picture of mine and there have been days when I didn't go out anywhere. Then there are days when I just won't leave my room, won't move at all. At times I wonder, how do people who struggle with depression, manage to do anything consistently for a long period of time. 

I guess they try, a bit harder than others. And something as cheerful(for me at least) as fashion does need you to be up and about all the time.

Anyway, posting some pictures here. Hope you guys are doing well. You have a great weekend. Please follow me on GFC and Facebook and Instagram, because I am not giving up yet.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Life Is Beige

Today, designer Gaurav Gupta launched his collection 'Melt' at the Amazon fashion Week. I first talked to Gaurav in 2011. A simple person with heart of gold, his the then collection was named BABEL, based on a movie of the same name. I have always found it very interesting, the way he names his collections. 

Anyway, I don't have much to say today. You guys have a great weekend.

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Outfit details: Dress: Global Desi, Handbag: Don't remember :), sandals: Street Style Store

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Weird And Final

I caught myself snoring.

I know some people may find it interesting and maybe impossible, but on a dark February night when there were no fans or air conditioners to interrupt the silence, I woke up because of a sound that came from nowhere but my own nose.

I got up immediately, feeling that restlessness one feels after knowing something that is weird and final if not bad and devastating. Remember that feeling when you first realised you are a grown up or had to be ready in a few days to change your school when one of your parents had a transferable job? Changes that we have no control over. 

I know this has nothing to do with fashion. Ignore the random piece of information and have a nice weekend. Please follow me on GFC and Facebook and Instagram if you like reading the blog.