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Rainy Day Out

I took the day off  from work and spent the day with a very close friend of mine. We started the afternoon with a dance show at the Alliance Francaise.  We went to watch the incredibly talented Tarantismo Creative Dance Company ( Check them out here ) take part in the Short and Sweet dance competition.

White Shirt- Zara ,  Oxblood Pants – Tibetan Plaza 

These oxblood pants are from Tibetan Plaza and were a steal at Rs 800. I love the gold zip detailing, and the fit is great.

Gold Hoop Earrings – Aldo Accessories

Watch- Fossil, Bag- Forever New

Gold Bow Flats- Forever 21

The afternoon was then followed by an evening of spiked nachos and Mangas at Monkey Bar.

The weather was lovely and the company, even better.

The perfect day off  :)

Monsoon Sale

July usually means two things –  4 o clock showers in Bangalore, and Sales!
I had mentioned Cupidity once before in my post on online shopping and  I find their collections extremely stylish.
So when I found this Gold Glitter Sling on sale, at almost 50% off, I jumped at the offer!

Although I usually reserve anything high on bling for the night, this could be styled with a coral maxi skirt and a white cropped top for a Sunday afternoon brunch.

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Wishlist – Leather Jacket!

Although the weather never really calls for it, I’ve wanted a leather ( faux- leather) jacket for a while.
Maybe coz it always looks so bad-ass. Or because the one look I don’t think I could ever pull off is the ‘Biker Chick’.
Anyway…..I’ve put three looks together to make anyone look good in a leather jacket…
Vote for your favourite! 
Biker Chick

Out- on- the- town 
Casual Comfort

Peplum Love : Part 3

For my last ‘Peplum Love’ post I went for a colour combination that has always been a favourite, and one that you can’t go wrong with-   Black, White and Red.

Although the rain and weather in Bangalore hasn’t been suede-friendly, I couldn’t resist pairing these red shoes with my black peplum top and cream lace skirt. 
The skirt and gold cuff are from Forever 21. Whenever I have family coming to visit from the States, I usually order stuff online and ask them to carry it with them. For those of you who love a good bargain, Forever 21 ALWAYS has amazing deals and is far more affordable than a lot of stores in Bangalore. 
Black Peplum Top : Benetton,  Lace Skirt : Forever 21

Red Suede Heels : Zara

Gold Cuff : Forever 21

Pelum Love : Part 2

Time for some more peplum loving!

I LOVE dressing up for a Saturday night- even it is for a place like Monkey Bar.

This next outfit features two of the pieces I mentioned in my wardrobe essentials- Nude Pumps and the Lace Peplum top (something girly)

I wore this on a relaxed Saturday night at Monkey Bar with a couple of friends from college. Was I overdressed? Yes. But three Mangas later I honestly didn’t care.

The peplum top was bought on sale at Forever New. I love the sales there, but I never find my size. So I found this in a size bigger, and altered it at home.

My favorite part is the back of the top with the lace bodice.

Lace Peplum Top- Forever New, Black Leggings : Forever New

Nude Pumps: Aldo
Quilted Bag : Mango ; Gold Watch : Michael Kors (c/o my sister)

Ring : Forever 21; Earrings : Forever New

Peplum Love : Part 1

One of my favourite silhouettes is the peplum. I fell in love with it when my mother bought me a black peplum blouse from Benetton three years ago, before I knew what the peplum even was! I have quite a few  pieces in this style, and so we’re going to have a week full of peplum- three outfits, all featuring the peplum!

Peplum Dress- Zara; Shoes : Zara, Necklace :  Forever New;  Watch : Fossil;  Knot Clutch : Bottega  Veneta

 This dress is extremely flattering and is versatile. It can be worn on a night out, or for an elegant brunch.

A dress of a similar style can be found here.  http:/

At 6 inches, the Zara heels are the highest I own, but the platform in the front makes sure your feet don’t hurt as much as you’d think.
The shocking pink Knot Clutch adds a pop of colour to the outfit.

Since the dress is very simple, the accessories make the entire look come alive!

Lots more peplum love coming up… Stay tuned !

21st Century Shopping Spree!

I’ve never been much of an online shopper. When I buy a piece of clothing, I usually spend about 10 mins in the trial room, pondering over the size, if it fits well, if it is worth the money….you get the gist.

So you can imagine why I haven’t been too comfortable shopping online. I never know which size to get, never know what the fit will be, and I don’t like the idea of paying for something and having it reach you a week later. I guess I’m typically Indian- We’re not comfortable buying stuff online.

But off late there have been some great sites which I’ve come across, which have helped me get over my mind block.

So here are some great finds from these sites- some are  discounted merchandise, and some are great pieces that I’m not sure we’d find on a normal day of shopping.

1. Cupidity Bag- INR 2,045 ; 2. Nike t-shirt- INR 757 ; 3. Neon Love, Little Miss- Out of Stock ;
4. Sher Singh Skirt- INR 999 ; Done by None Sandals- INR 1,299
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1. : My first buy from here was a blue sling bag from Cupidity. A great buy from Cupidity on sale on Rooja right now is this black chain sling bag. It has a little bit of an edge, and would look great with oxblood jeans, a leather jacket and black patent heels.

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2. :  Myntra always has great deals. Just last week I ordered this t-shirt from Nike , and it was delivered to my home in a day. Not-bad-at-all! Plus I got 50% off.

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3. Little Miss : A small venture started by a student and her mother, this site has some great stuff! They work with Indian textiles and have outfits that really suit the weather we have here. Right now everything seems to be out of stock on their site, but hopefully they will have fresh stock soon! If you’re from Bangalore, you may have caught them at the last Sunday Soul Sante where they had their neon range on display.

4. Sher Singh : Sher Singh was a standalone brand/site earlier, but now they sell exclusively through Myntra. Sher Singh is a desi prep line- ‘of the classic cricket lifestyle’. My first impression was that it was the Indian Polo. But great stuff none the less. My favourite piece from their ‘Lisa Loves’ Collection is this pastel blue high-low skirt.

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5. Done by None : Is a brand that is available only online. The founders describe the brand as “Dedicated to the truly original fashion explorer”. I’m not quite sure what that means, but they have a great line. Currently, I’m crushing on these white studded sandals ( and waiting for pay day to finally get them)

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Tell me, what are your favourite online shopping destinations?

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Welcome to A State of Style!

This blog is a New Year’s resolution finally getting a start… (in the end of May!)

Since this is blog post numero uno, I figured we’d start with the basics.

Everyone has their own list of wardrobe essentials… here is mine!

1. A really great pair of blue jeans : I LOVE the jeans at Mango. A plain blue pair of jeans with a great fit are really the best kind. And if you buy them at the sale, they don’t work out to be too expensive.

Find them here

2. Classic Nude Pumps : Can’t go wrong with these. I picked up a pair from Aldo a couple of years ago, but can’t get myself to wear them for more than a couple of hours. No pain no gain right?

Fine them here

3. Something Girly : I’m a sucker for lace. And anything peplum. So you can imagine why I fell in love with this at the forever new store last weekend. Plus it was at 40% discount. SCORE!

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4. A layered gold chain : Nothing makes me happier than a great bargain. Bombay is one of my favourite places to street shop, and this was a great find on Hill Road. I bought it 2 years ago, and it is still in great shape!

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