Black and Gold

When in doubt, go for black and some bling!

I wasn’t a big fan of gold until recently, but now that I’ve crossed over, I’m in love! I’m quite the fan of gold bling, as long as it is subtle.

Sweater- Forever New; Gold Necklace- Hill Road, Mumbai

The sweater has some gold in the knit itself, adding some shine to your outfit, suitable even for something casual.

Jeans- Mango
Black and Gold hairband- Ayeesha

Bag- Mango
Shoes- Zara

The shoes were my favourite part :)

Accessorize it!

Black and white is a classic combination, and is one that I turn to quite often ( especially when I have absolutely no inclination to spend time and energy deciding what to wear)

Since I wear this combination a lot (see here), I try to break the monotony with accessories. I’ve always felt that some accessories are a must in any wardrobe since they can transform any outfit.

Here I’m wearing a standard white shirt and black pants- but the addition of some nude accessories took it up a notch.

White Shirt- Zara ; Black Pants- Forever New

 These wedges are super high and (not surprisingly) super comfortable.  And the best part is that they were a gift from a friend :)

Nude Wedges- Steve Madden
Bag- Aldo ; Gold Cuff- Forever 21

The shoes and bag made the look just about good enough for a mid week dinner :)

                              

All Black and Pink

When I’m feeling a bit lazy, I always find it easy to go with an all-black outfit and add one or two statement pieces to complete it.

Last Saturday I was probably at my laziest and wanted something comfortable yet stylish.
So I went with a a black top, my favourite pair of black shorts, and a light pink jacket. 
Black top- Zara ; Black Shorts- G2000 

The jacket is a favourite from Promod. The transparent sequins add a little bit of shine without being over the top.

Jacket- Promo
My accessories were also all black. 
Necklace- Forever 21
A simple, plain black clutch is a wardrobe essential. You can find similar ones here from Accessorize, Guess and Aldo   
Clutch- Calvin Klein

Bow Heels- Forever New

These bow heels from Forever New have a lot of support, so it is relatively easier to last all night in these than any other four inch heels. 

Leave a comment if you like the outfit :)

Gowri Puja

Happy Ganesha Charturthi everyone!

Gowri Puja, which was yesterday ( to know more about the festival, read here ) is usually a big deal in my house, and has been for decades!

I love all the rituals associates with the festival- decorating coconuts, cleaning the house, and of course cooking and eating lots of good food.

For Gowri Puja this year I wanted to wear something Indian but felt like mixing it up a little.

I went with a cotton skirt, a plain black tee and a dupatta.

The skirt is by Bangalore based designers Mona and Neelam.

Cotton Skirt- Mona and Neelam


 

  The dupatta is my mother’s and is from Westside.

Black tee- H&M; Dupatta- Westside

I matched this with a pair of silver jhumkas which I received as a gift from my family on my 20th birthday

Silver Jhumkas– Surya Narayan Jewellers, Commercial Street

I kept the accessories simple with a watch and an assortment of  bangles from Goa and Commercial street.

Watch- Calvin Klein; Bangales- Commercial Street, Goa

Ganapathi Bappa Moriya!

Best of Lakme Fashion Week

Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive was all of last week, and was a showcase of some exquisite art.
Here is what I thought was the best of fashion week.
 Also, all images are property of Lakme Fashion Week, I do not own any of these images. 
Enjoy :)
Payal Singhal

Neon made it to the runway with Anita Dongre’s neon pink lehenga with gota-pathi work on it.

Pinnacle by Shruti Sancheti
Rahul Mishra

Jacqueline Fernandez looked like she was taken straight out of  a fairytale in this outfit by Shehla Khan

Shehla Khan

Shantanu Goenka

And finally, after a long hiatus from Lakme Fashion Week, Sabyasachi returned with a royal bang!

His collection, inspired by regality, was the Grande Finale at the extravaganza.
Sabyasachi

                 
This velvet and sequined saree is probably my favourite from all the designs at Lakme Fashion Week.

Sabyasachi

                     

Green Eggs and Ham

Coloured denim has been all the rage for quite a while, but I was late to pick up on the trend.

My first (and as of now, only) pair of coloured denims is this pair of green jeans from Vero Moda.
When I saw them, all I could think of was ,one of my favourite Dr. Seuss books- Green Eggs and Ham!
(If you’re wondering why, you can see the cover of the book here)

Green Jeans- Vero Moda

I’m wearing the jeans with a lace panelled top, a studded chain bag, a leopard print necklace, a studded belt and black loafers.

Lace Top- Forever 21
Studded Chain Bag- Forever New
Studded Belt- Hill Road, Bombay
Leopard Print Necklace- Colaba Causeway, Bombay

The belt and necklace were both amazing finds while street shopping in Bombay. And the black loafers were also a steal at Bata.

Black Loafers- Bata

Next on the list- Red Jeans!

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.

Pictures C/O- Polyvore.com

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

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