Back to school

Hello!

I kinda sorta went back to school this week. When I pieced this outfit together and stood in front of my mirror I literally felt 15 again somehow. ( I don’t know if that’s really a good thing though :p ). I definitely wouldn’t wanna go back to school. I feel I was so dumb and naive back in the day but then who isn’t at that age, but nevertheless It was a lot fun to dress like it’s school days again. 🙂

I wore my Zara royal blue romper dress. It’s made out of a thick T-shirty – jersey fabric and It’s so comfortable and light. It’s brilliant for summer time. It reminds me of school uniform somehow. You know like how school tunics used to be like shorts from underneath. I always like to layer my outfits- it’s kinda my thing, so I decided to wear a casual Forever 21 denim shirt on top. I felt it made the whole outfit look a lot more effortless and school-ish.

How could have I not worn my Converse if I was taking myself back to school. I was one of those kids who used to wear converse to school all the time. My love for All Stars is eternal. ❤

To finish off the look, I decided to carry my cute little peach knapsack. Isn’t it absolutely adorable? Ever since I have entered the world of grown ups I have been carrying totes/ satchels/ clutches & purses and feelin’ all grown up and fancy. I completely forgot how fantastic do knapsacks look. They really have come back in vogue with a bang. I’m loving this trend right now.

So I hope you guys like my cute little back to school outfit as much as I did. Here are a few pictures of me in it :-

Royal blue romper dress - Zara Tie & die denim shirt - Forever 21
Royal blue romper dress – Zara
Tie & die denim shirt – Forever 21
Peach Knapsack - Sarojani Nagar Green Lace all stars- Converse
Peach Knapsack – Sarojani Nagar
Green Lace all stars- Converse
Brown tint aviators- Ray Ban Watch - DKNY Star stud earrings- Forever 21 Silver necklace- Silverline Blue stone silver ring- Janpath
Brown tint aviators- Ray Ban
Watch – DKNY
Star stud earrings- Forever 21
Silver necklace- Silverline
Blue stone silver ring- Janpath

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Thank you so much lovely people for reading 🙂 I hope this gave y’all some inspiration to try some back to school outfits yourself.

Much love ❤

Cheers!

UV

Kalamkari <3

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India is popular for its crafts and craftsmanship. Art in all its glory and form is found across the length and breadth of my country. Kalamkari/Qalamkari is one of my favourite kinds of art work found in India. I really like how the intricate work on a simple cotton dupatta can lift the look of the whole attire. I love how my sister paired her mustard kurta with this gorgeous kalamkari dupatta and accessorized the outfit with flat jutti’s and big silver earrings. The whole outfit turned out to be so simple, effortless and lovely.

Mustard kurta - Fabindia Black chudidaar( tights)- Westside Printed kalamkari dupatta- Anokhi Silver studded hobo bag- Zara
Mustard kurta – Fabindia
Black chudidaar( tights)- Westside
Printed kalamkari dupatta- Anokhi
Silver studded hobo bag- Zara
Beige & gold jutti's - Fabindia Sunnies- Kate Spade New York Red glass silver earrings - Arts & Jewels
Beige & gold jutti’s – Fabindia
Sunnies- Kate Spade New York
Red glass silver earrings – Arts & Jewels

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Thanks for reading!

Cheers 🙂

Printed Palazzo pants <3

Hello,

This year I discovered my love for easy- breezy, super comfy cotton Palazzo pants. Why haven’t I been wearing them all these past years? I love how they fit -PERIOD. Palazzo pants cannot go wrong on anyone. They make your waist appear slimmer, hug you butt in the most perfect manner and then flare out to give your legs a lot of room to breathe. I have been pairing them with almost everything in my closet- be it a long shirt/ a tank top/ a long kurta / short kurta…

I paired my cotton printed palazzos with a simple sleeveless black kurti and to add some structure to the outfit I threw on a sleeveless cotton waist coat o top. I had to do a lot of running around on the day I wore this outfit, and what can be better than a pair of stunning leather Kohlapuri’s to make your feet look good and feel comfortable.

As for my accessories I wore my favourite antique silver necklace which I had picked up last year from Jaipur.. I love this piece of jewellery, it is so stunning! along with that I wore my gold coin ring and carried my Zara messenger bag. My newest obsession is to pair all things silver and gold together. I love how that looks.

Here are a few pictures of my #ootd

Printed Palazzos – Fabindia Sleeveless, Black Kurti – Sarojani Nagar,  Black cotton waistcoat – Anokhi, Wayfarers – Ray-Ban 
Black leather kohlapuri's - Balujas, Mega mall Gurgaon. Silver necklace - Johri Bazaar, Jaipur Gold coin ring & bangles- Street shopping at Khan Market Black messenger bag - Zara Gold wrist watch - DKNY  Nail paint - Orange, Colorbar
Black leather kohlapuri’s – Balujas, Mega mall Gurgaon.
Antique Silver necklace – Johri Bazaar, Jaipur
Gold coin ring & bangles- Street shopping at Khan Market
Black messenger bag – Zara
Gold wrist watch – DKNY
Nail paint – Orange, Colorbar

 

SHOP THE LOOK

Printed palazzos ( couldn’t find the exact same ones as mine, but found something similar)

http://www.fabindia.com/intl/cotton-mull-kalamkari-tie-up-tassel-flared-palazzo-black-indigo.html

Sleeveless black kurti ( Sarojani Nagar location details)

http://www.sarojininagarmarket.in/photo%2Dgallery%2Ehtm

Ray-Ban wayfarers 

http://www.flipkart.com/ray-ban-wayfarer-sunglasses/p/itmdthng4hv8jahz?pid=SGLDQZ9MAKHGHNNU&srno=b_40&ref=aab7c8d8-3708-4541-8a5e-1c799fa284a0

Black cotton waistcoat (Anokhi doesn’t sell online, but here is a link to their official site to know where all their stores are located)

http://www.anokhi.com

Black leather kohlapuri’s ( Balujas doesn’t sell online, but here is a link to their official site to know where all their stores are located)

http://www.balujas.net

Antique silver necklace (Johri Bazaar, Jaipur location details)

http://www.jaipurtravel.com/what_buy.htm

Black messenger bag 

 http://www.zara.com/in/en/woman/handbags/trf/studded-messenger-bag-c269206p1983983.html

Gold coin ring & black bangles ( Khan Market location details)

http://www.delhitourism.gov.in/delhitourism/shopping/khan_market.jsp

Gold wrist watch ( Didn’t find the exact same watch online, it’s from an old collection of DKNY. Found something similar for you guys.)

http://www.dkny.com/accessories/shop-by-category/watches/bryant-park-gold-tone-wide-bangle-watch/NY2231.html?dwvar_NY2231_color=000#start=7

Orange blast nail paint

http://www.colorbarcosmetics.com/productDetails.asp?id=27&skuid=214

Thanks of reading 🙂

Cheers!

Casual friday #OOTD

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Fridays are all about casual dressing and why shouldn’t they be, friday’s mean the weekend is officially here and it’s time to put on your most amazing and casual outfit to give a fabulous head start to your weekend. What can be more casual and laid back than a super comfy pair of Converse All Stars . My love for them has never reduced but somehow I ended up side tracking them for a few years. ( What was I thinking? right !) I recently bought a new pair and have been wearing them at every chance I get.

I adore the denim-on-denim trend so I threw on my deep blue denim jeggings along with a light blue denim shirt, I put on my converse and carried my newest obsession – the black and sliver studded messenger bag. ( it’s so sexy, I love it !!)

Here are a few pictures of my casual friday #ootd. 

Deep blue denim jeggings- Marks & Spencer Light blue denim shirt- Sarojani Nagar All Stars- Converse
Deep blue denim jeggings- Marks & Spencer
Light blue denim shirt- Sarojani Nagar
All Stars- Converse
Silver drop shaped earrings- Arts and Jewels, GK M Block Market Red tint sunglasses- Vero Moda Black and silver sling purse- Zara  Lippie - See Sheer lipstick, M.A.C
Silver drop shaped earrings- Arts and Jewels, GK M Block Market
Red tint sunglasses- Vero Moda
Black and silver studded messenger bag- Zara
Lippie – See Sheer lipstick, M.A.C

if any of you are interested in purchasing some items from this outfit, I have listed below the direct links I could find online for some of the items from this outfit. All the items cannot be listed down with the direct links because some are from local trunk shows/ flea markets in my city. I have tried adding the location details for the same . 🙂


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Black and silver studded messenger bag – http://www.zara.com/in/en/woman/handbags/trf/studded-messenger-bag-c269206p1983983.html

Converse All Stars – http://www.jabong.com/Converse-Ct-Lace-Color-Ox-Black-Sneakers-451038.html?pos=3

Deep blue denim stretch jeggings – http://www.marksandspencer.com/roma-rise-stretch-jeggings/p/p60061245

Silver drop earrings – Arts and Jewels, GK M Block Market (location details) – http://www.sodelhi.com/jewellery-stores/3693-arts-and-jewels-greater-kailash-i-new-delhi

Light blue denim shirt – Sarojani Nagar (location details) – http://www.sarojininagarmarket.in/photo%2Dgallery%2Ehtm

See Sheer lipstick, M.A.C – http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/1030/310/Lipstick/index.tmpl

Red tinted sunglasses- Vero moda ( location details) – http://www.veromodaindia.com/store-locator/

Thanks for reading 🙂

Cheers !

Bidding adieu to summer

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Summer is on its way out and I couldn’t be happier. The slight nip in the air these days followed by the teeny-tiny winter season that barely lasts two months becomes quite valuable after the scorching heat that resides in Delhi for more than half a year.

The nippy weather in Delhi makes the perfect setting for an evening-out. I decided to head out in a floral, pastel maxi dress to a flea to bid adieu to summer. I have recently discovered my love maxis, which you can pick in cotton or flowe-y fabrics to make it fit for day or night. Lending you height, maxis can be quite flattering yet comfortable. Saying my goodbye to the heat in a easy-breazy maxi, I can’t wait to embrace Fall Fashion!  Here’s looking forward to layering my outfits; pulling out my chunky knits; throwing on a warm fuzzy stole; bringing out my dark berry/wine lipsticks and wearing those knee high boots.


Floral maxi dress- Anokhi White net jacket- Vero Moda Silver bracelet watch - CK
Floral maxi dress- Anokhi
White net jacket- Vero Moda
Silver bracelet watch – CK
White flip flops -  Janpath Necklace- New U
White flip flops – Janpath
Necklace- New U
Green handbag - Accessorize Purple flash lens aviators - Sarojani Nagar  White and silver ring - Khan Market
Green handbag – Accessorize
Purple flash lens aviators – Sarojani Nagar
White and silver ring – Khan Market

Thanks for reading 🙂

Cheers !

:Diwali – That time of the year

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If you are an Indian then you exactly know what I’m talking about. It’s that time of the year again people, when there is a slight nip in the air, the onset of autumn and the festivities are in full swing. For as long as I can remember, Diwali has been my favourite festival out of all the countless festivals Indians celebrate. According to Hindu mythology Diwali is celebrated because lord Rama and his brother lord Laxman along with goddess Sita (Rama’s wife) returned home after a 14 year exile and  after  winning a rather trecherous battle against the most evil demon ‘Raavan’. It is celebrated by lighting candles, diyas and fairy lights. The entire city lights up to celebrate the auspicious day.

For me Diwali time means lots of get togethers, dressing up, eating a gallon of sweets, drinking lots of wine 😉 , a whole lot of laughter and basically just spending time with family and friends and having a gala time.


 

Here are a few pictures of me all dressed up for a Diwali party;

Mustard Kurta- Fabindia Black tights - Forever 21 Dupatta/Stole - Amritsar, Punjab Bronze slippers- The Shoe Garage
Mustard Kurta- Fabindia
Black tights – Forever 21
Dupatta/Stole – Amritsar, Punjab
Bronze slippers- The Shoe Garage
Golden clutch - Shoe Tree Silver+Gold jhumka earrings- Johri Bazaar Jaipur
Golden clutch – Shoe Tree
Silver+Gold jhumka earrings- Johri Bazaar Jaipur
All things make-up Embark eyeshadow, M.A.C Green eye pencil, Revlon Colorstay  Colossal black mascara, Maybelline NY Black kohl, Lakme Eyeconic NC- 42 Studio Fix powder, M.A.C  Soft Rose lip balm, Nivea
All things make-up
Embark eyeshadow, M.A.C
Green eye pencil, Revlon Colorstay
Colossal black mascara, Maybelline NY
Black kohl, Lakme Eyeconic
NC- 42 Studio Fix powder, M.A.C
Soft Rose lip balm, Nivea

 

Thanks for reading 🙂

Cheers !

 

Girls about town

Somehow me and my girlfriends always end up meeting sometime during the evening, but as we are growing up, we have come to the realisation that a day out is a lot more fun than a night out. And as the newly turned teens step out to take a tipple tour across the city at around 8, we have already had a happy end to our Saturday. My dear friend had some pretty amazing deal vouchers for quite a few restaurants in Delhi. So we,  Twisha, Pallavi and myself, thought this calls for us to indulge ourselves in a nice and lavish #drunch ! And for those of you who don’t know what a drunch is, it’s a drinking lunch. 😛

We went to Hauz Khas Village. The one and only uber cool and hipster driven place in the heart of South Delhi. Mushroomed with pubs, restaurants, bakeries, lounges, shot bars, it is definitely a go-to place for an indecisive lot, such as us. With ample number of choices, we zeroed down on Fork You. Conversations flowed, LIIT was poured, great food was brought to the table in an alive American ambience against a setting evening.

Here are a few pictures of what we all looked like while we stuffed our faces merrily.

TWISHA’S OUTFIT :

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Floral blue dress- Jabong.com

Sandals- Jabong.com

Tan handbag- Zara

Silver watch- Fossil

Nail paint- Golden sparkle by Juice

PALLAVI’S OUTFIT :

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Net top- Tally Wejil, Italy

Jeggings- Zara

Sandals- Nine West

Handbag- Calvin Klien

Charm watch- Fossil

Arm candy- Amethyst

Sunnies- Charles & Keith

Nail paint- Plum Grenadine, Colorbar

MY OUTFIT :

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Crop top- Forever 21

Black inner- Marks & Spencer

Black skirt- Marks & Spencer

Black & gold earrings- Vero Moda

Watch- DKNY

Black & gold flip flops- Big Bazaar

Sunnies- Marks & Spencer

Green handbag- Accessorize

Nail paint – Jazz berry, New U

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Thanks for reading 🙂

Cheers!

Footwear crush!

Hello!

The hero of this outfit has got to be my footwear. Can we all just stop for a minute and admire how gorgeous these pink leather chappals look.

The moment I laid my eyes on them, I knew it was love <3. I love how the craftsman has used silver-gold wire and multi coloured threads to adorn these simple slippers. The intricate work adds so much beauty and uniqueness to them.

I chose my clothes for the day in a way that they would flaunt the beauty of my footwear. I kept it simple and neutral with white cotton palazzo pants, a white knee length kurta and a Lehariya dupatta/stole.


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Pink chappals- Dastkar’s Rajasthani & Gujrati fair at Kisan Haat, New Delhi.

Nail paint-  Colorbar 03 Cosmopolitan.

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White palazzo pants- Anokhi

White Kurta- Farida Gupta (Hauz Khas Village)

Chiffon lehariya dupatta/stole – Johri Bazaar, Jaipur

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Charm watch – Esprit

Thread bangles- Khan Market, New Delhi

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All things make up-

Eyeshadow- M.A.C Embark

Kohl Pencil- Revlon eye pencil in Green

Mascara- Maybelline The Colossal

Lipstick- Bourjois 07 Sweet Kiss Naturel

Powder foundation- NC-42 Studio fix powder

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Hand bag- Zara

Silver Earrings- Jodhpur


Thanks for reading 🙂

Cheers!

There’s something about the colour YELLOW

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According to Wikipedia, yellow is the colour of gold, butter and lemons and it just so happens that I like all these things a whole lot. I associate the colour yellow with happiness, celebration, beginning of spring time, fairy lights and all things lovely and bright. Today, the rain gods decided to bless us with a little respite from the crazy Delhi heat and the bonus point was that it was a Sunday, so we had the liberty to step out and enjoy the blessed day 🙂

Me and my sister decided to go to an open bazaar( Dastkar’s Rajasthani and Gujarati fair at Kisan Haat, near Qutab Minar Metro Station) where one can buy all things rustic, ethnic and quirky. Such as; plants, printed cotton bed sheets, beaded and silver Jewellery, hand woven footwear, ceramic pots etc.

My Sister wore a yellow and white outfit and looked all sunshiny pretty, she paired it with silver-gold jewellery and Kolhapuri chappals.


 

 

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Yellow kurta – tailor made ( cloth+ lace from Chakarpur Market, Gurgaon)

Silver+ gold Bangle- Johri Bazaar, Jaipur

 

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White chiffon dupatta/stole –  Suvasa ( Mega Mall, Gurgaon)

White ankle length jeans – Marks & Spencer

Hand bag – Coccinelle, The Collective ( Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj)

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Silver (gold plated) earrings- from our mother’s antique treasure.

Silver ring- A gift from friends

 

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Off white and gold kolhapuri chappals – Venus Steps ( Ambience Mall- Vasant Kunj)

Nail paint- Diamond frost by Faces


 

Thanks for reading 🙂

Cheers!

 

 

Dare Denim

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I was born at the dawn of the 90’s, I think I can call myself a true 90’s kid. I as a kid enjoyed playing outside in the crazy Delhi heat, watching a lot of Tom and Jerry on Cartoon Network and reading Enid Blyton books . I was a child during the 90’s but having a sister who is 8 years elder to me, I saw her go through her teenage and Oh my god! that was a real treat to watch. It was the era of backstreet boys, Shaggy, Janet Jackson and the Spice Girls and the 90’s fashion was all about platform trainers, hair beads, crop tops and DENIM. 

DENIM was the fabric of that decade, and though it did lose it’s importance for a while in the new millennium it surely did come back with a rage. How I curse my sister for throwing away all her denim shirts and jackets because she felt gone are the days of daring denim. 

I love how a simple lose denim shirt can change a boring all black outfit and give it a more casual and laid back look. I decided to pair it with silver accessories and glittery blue flip flops to add a pop of colour. 


 

 

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Black T-Shirt – Forever 21

 

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Black Slim Fit Jeans – Marks & Spencer

Denim Shirt – Sarojani Nagar

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All things Make up:

Eyeconic Kohl in Black – Lakme

False Lash Architect Mascara- L’oreal

Shea Lip Butter – The Body Shop

 

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See through tote – Bershka Singapore (gift from sister) 

Silver ring- Khan Market

 

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Earrings- Arts and Jewels GK- 1 M Block Market

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Glittery blue flip flops – Accessorize

Nail paint- 19 Exclusive- Colorbar 


Thanks for reading 🙂 

Cheers!