Friday, December 2, 2016

Fashion Formals

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Whether you work in fashion or a serious corporate environment, it doesn't hurt to spend few extra minutes in the morning to look presentable. In India, we have a common misconception that if you are dressed in basic clothes with unkempt hair and no makeup, you are super efficient and put all your time into work rather than your looks.

I, on the other hand, feel it's the opposite. If you are looking like a homeless person at your work place, it just means you are not good at time management. Same if you are doing overtime too often, it just means that you are not efficient enough to finish your work on time. One has to realise, after all it is work only, not your whole life. There's a lot more to life. I do not intend to force my thoughts on anyone, to each it's own. But I do insist on making yourself look presentable at your work place. Once you start putting few extra minutes deciding what to wear, how to neatly style your hair and groom your eyebrows and put some lipstick and mascara, you will start noticing a change in your work efficiency too.

Looking good gives you inner confidence and you are able to carry yourself better around your colleagues and seniors which adds to your credibility. You will be viewed as someone people can depend on and who can represent the company well. I have myself seen this attitude during the time I was working as a designer in an export house. And then again at an e-commerce company.

This look I styled was for the colder months but I wanted to refrain from the obvious pairing of a pant suit. Hence, I opted for a monotone turtle neck pullover with bell sleeves tucked into high waisted pinstripes trousers. The statement bag is to break the monotony and bring some subtle color and element into the look. This look would be perfect for short girls as it will create an illusion of a taller torso and legs. Add small 2inch block heels and you will look leaner and taller immediately!


Trousers/Pullover/Bag/Shoes - H&M
Earrings - Koovs
Ring - Forever 21
Watch - Michael Kors

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Runaway Bride

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{T-shirt - Lacoste, Skirt & Jacket - Shasha Gaba, Earring as brooch - Pankaj Nidhi, Shoes - Reebok}

Do you ever get the feeling of just leaving everything and running away? Well, I do and not because my life is stressful or I don't like the life I have. I love my life, I consider myself very lucky and blessed, surrounded by the people I love and cherish. But there are times, when the monotonous life gets to me and I want to escape the city life and submerge myself in the beauty of nature somewhere in the hills or on an isolated beach. 
If you think about it, an average person's life consists of being born, studying in school, then college, then job, marriage, kids, grandkids, and the end. Especially in India, the mainstream careers being either a doctor or an engineer. I am lucky that my parents became the wind beneath my wings and whole-heartedly supported what I wanted to do professionally. But there are people who are still facing the issue of pursuing their passion due to the social stigma of a 9-5 job. People see this 9-5 job people as settled down and financially secure people while the freelance workers like us are seen as wasting our life away. Yes, being a freelance stylist and a full-time blogger is a busy life but there are days when I have no work and I am chilling at home and I get questions from my relatives that why am I not working, am I not getting enough job, etc etc. As much as I would like to tell them that I am a financially secure person, I do have savings and I do earn double the figure they do, I calm myself and just shrug the question away, sometimes out of respect but mostly because I don't think I need to explain anyone anything. As far as I am happy, that's all that matters. 
I wish more people could see that earning money is not the only goal in life. You are given this life once and it's not to please others, it's to enjoy and live it fully. Do what you love, have no regrets, travel, laugh and just ignore the society. If all of us focus on making ourselves happy first, the society will automatically change because the society is made from all of us.



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{Dress - Forever 21, Sweatshirt - H&M, Shoes - Call It Spring, Sunglasses - Patakha}

Once restricted to the gym-goers, the hoodie sweatshirt has risen to become a fashion staple in past couple of years. Everyone has one, be it the basic grey sweatshirt or a loud printed one. I myself love sweatshirts, I mean, who doesn't, right? My Fall staple look is leggings, long t-shirt and a hoodie with sneakers. Easy, quick and always looks stylish. Needless to say, I have collected over a dozen of sweatshirts by now but this long hoodie is by far my personal favorite. I love wearing dresses even during Fall and this hoodie has just the perfect amount of cool factor in it and it keeps you cozy, comfy and warm while still looking top notch on the style radar. I have turned several heads wearing this long hoodie and if you are into this style, go grab some from your favorite high street store! The one I am wearing is from H&M but I am pretty sure, all the stores must have similar styles!