Give it up for the Jumpsuit!Β 

Hi my lovely readers! Do you remember me ranting on multiple occasions about how a jumpsuit never ever ever fits me perfectly? Well I atlast got my hands on the jumpsuit which was destined to be mine recently and I couldn’t wait to show it to you guys 😍 so here we go! 

   

    

 I styled the jumpsuit with two statement pieces. One of which was this golden messenger bag which I absolutely love! My next style was :

   
    

   
My second statement piece was this absolutely beautiful silk blazer. I loved this look more because it added so much definition to the waistline and gave me some shape πŸ˜ƒ

Outfit details : Jumpsuit – Forever21, Bag – BagsbyAnqi, Blazer – VESA Online, Heels -Westside 

Hope you guys enjoyed this short and sweet post πŸ˜ƒ I realised I was so caught up in doing theme based posts that I was never doing simple outfit posts any more and that’s why this one ❀️ have a an amazing week ahead. Let’s hope it passes as quickly and painlessly as a strip of chocolate wax being pulled out 😜 Enjoy your day!  

  
 

   

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Print Preview – Western Symmetry

Its Monday my dear readers and publishing this post will probably be the best thing I’ll be doing today. πŸ˜ŸπŸ˜€ Today’s post is about a few western prints. When I think western prints I think geometry I think precision and I think formals. I don’t know why, but all that comes to my mind are these prim and proper pencil skirts and A-line dresses but let’s try and break that stereotype henceforth shall we πŸ™‚

Houndstooth Print

The houndstooth print became pretty famous last year with it taking over the runway and many blogs too. I love (with a capital L) monochromes so I had no problems embracing the houndstooth print.
The houndstooth is literally in the shape of a houndstooth. No really. πŸ˜›

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See? πŸ˜€

This print started being used in predominantly every outfit possible. Skirts, blazers, scarfs, entire dresses, etc. Since its basically a black and white (mostly) print it lends itself beautifully to bright colors like red, yellow, violet, pink and so on…and on.. πŸ˜‰

This is how I styled this print!

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While you get skirts and dresses with really big houndstooth prints I chose really tiny prints because..well…I’m not exactly petite and nothing gives that fact away like big prints. πŸ˜‚

Outfit Details : Houndstooth shirt : Fast Fashion | Chino Trousers : Marks and Spencers | Nude Pumps : Westside | Purse : Lifestyle from Lifestyle | Shades : Rayban

Chevron Print

Chevron is basically an Multi National Company and their logo is basically two downward arrow heads. For some reason this print grew really popular about a couple of years ago and what’s more, they decided to call it Chevron, the name of the company that originally designed it. Ha.

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So chevron is one all-rounder print let me tell you! It lends itself as much to outfits as it does to home decor!! Don’t believe me? Google it! Also here’s what I did with the chevron print for home decor. (Warning! This was when I used paint and canvas for the first time in my life. So shoddy painting ahead!)

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Outfit wise, the chevron print again is used on any and every outfit. They are a special favorite of the shift / shirt dresses because the vertical downward arrows and lines give some amount of shape which is clearly lacking in those dress styles. I have no dress which has this cool print yet. I’ll get one soon!! 😀
After publishing this post, Nandhini, my running inspiration and reader of my blog told me she had an outfit in this Chevron print and so sweetly and readily agreed when I asked her if I could put it up on my blog! So here you go! Nandini owning the chevron in this mint and white peplum chevron top for you!
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Thanks Nandini for contributing to my blog (again!) You’re a savior πŸ’πŸ™πŸ˜

Polka Dots
Polka dots is a classic. Its so 80s I feel like an old time heroine whenever I wear it. Nope that’s not same as feeling old. Nope. πŸ˜‚ Polka dots are everyone’s favorite and everyone has at least one Polka dotted outfit as a matter of principle! πŸ™
I have styled my polka with stripes once on the blog before.

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I also own a beautiful polka dress which I am just realizing I’ve never shown you guys before.! 😱

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Yes. Short hair.! 😍 so long ago!
Also, here’s how my fashionista friend Madhu satisfied her polka craving.

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I love the frills on her sleeve and her choice of shoes too! Thank you Madhu for contributing to my blog. I couldn’t have asked for a better outfit or photo! Yayy πŸ’πŸ’

Outfit details (mine) : Polka shirt – Thrift shopped in Mumbai | Striped T-shirt – Waves Chennai | Polka Dotted Dress – Max

Outfit details (Madhu) : Polka Cardigan – Splash | Black Jeans – Calvin Klein

Symmetrical patterns

While all things east are handmade and labor intensive, they can’t and they don’t follow much symmetry. This symmetry is more than achieved in western machine made outfits and don’t we love them. πŸ˜‡
I recently bought this diamond print silk jacket from Vesa Online and here’s how I styled it again for this post.

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This jacket defines style in so many ways for me. Its classy, its colorful, it’s rich in material, its Indian in texture but western in print. Ufff! I love it!

Also,going completely off topic, guess what readers? I STITCHED THAT DRESS.!! πŸ’ƒπŸΉπŸ»πŸŽΆπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‡
Yes that’s right! If you’ve been following my blog I made no bones about my stitching experiments and this dress is one of its results. Its a bit loose (I might have cringed and cribbed about how loose it is if someone else had stitched it, but now I use “bit loose” πŸ˜‚) but its a labor of love and I can’t but love it two hands and two legs. This is how I styled it without the coat!

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I cinched it up at my waist with my tan belt to give it some shape.

Outfit Details : Dress – Stitched by me | Jacket – Vesa online | Platform Heels – Westside | Tan Belt – Lifestyle

That’s all from me readers. Thank you so much for coming back and reading and loving my blog every single time. Have an amazing week ahead!

Website Review (and collaboration) : Vesa Online

I have had a week full of travel so while I have one last exciting post lined up to bring the WorkWear theme to an end, I was unable to plan for it and so I wanted to do a quick review as part of my website review series. (there’s exactly one other post in this “series”..so err yeah moving on!😜)
Vesa online is a small website in terms of number of products they deal with but every outfit is so well thought of and well made. I recently bought a dress and a blazer from them and I’m totally thrilled. πŸ™‚
Vesa products come in three easy sizes S, M and L. Its best to stick to the sizes you usually go for when buying a normal T-shirt because their outfits fit comfortably.
Vesa is has its Online store, and an instagram account. Check out their entireΒ  collection there. I bought two outfits from Vesa and here’s what I thought about them πŸ™‚
Red Marble Dye Dress :

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This marble dye dress is a fit and flair kind of dress. What is stunning and so lovable about it is the neckline!

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The cut work of the neck was what I fell for when I decided to buy this dress.

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The fit is classic and perfect. While I was over cautious and like my clothes to not be very tight and hence went for an L.

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Marble dying has something so Indian and elegant about it. I love it when western trends are incorporated in Indian textiles 😍

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Vesa deals with a lot of Indian fabrics like silk pashmina tie and dye cotton, etc so they have perfect clothes for any tropical country.

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Outfit details : Dress : Vesa Online (c/o), Heels : Westside

Pashmina Silk Blazer

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Wow! Coming to my favorite piece which drove me to buy anything from this site. This blazer. Tada!!

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This blazer. Is so. Fabulous. And so. Chic. I can. Honestly. Wear it. All day. 😂

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The blue green and gold did give me a tough time when it came to deciding what to pair the blazer with, but honestly, do you even want to see what I’m wearing apart from the blazer itself?
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I thought the sand colored kurta which I wore like a blouse and the black fitted jeans did justice to being the subtle subordinates of this magnificent blazer 😜

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Outfit details : Blazer : Vesa Online, Kurta (turned blouse) : FabIndia, Jeans : Waves (Chennai), Platforms : Westside, Shades : Polkadot and You (Instagram)

Vesa online has definitely found a repeat customer in me especially due to their prompt replies to mail queries, request response time, and general importance associated to customer satisfaction. 👍

That brings me to the end of this post. Have a fabulous rest of the weekend you guys! Oh and happy siblings day 💝😘

While I paid for the blazer, the dress was sent by the brand for styling and review. All opinions however are purely mine. I genuinely loved the brand and the outfits.

P.S. Oh how could I forget! Thank you so much Rasika for being my lovely photographer πŸ™‚ its so heartwarming to note that one when door closes approximately seven doors open 💝

Of Blazers, Blacks and Blues

I bought a blazer! I bought a blazer! Naanananaanaa 💃🎤🎵🎼🎶
Hahaha! I bought a really cool red blazer recently from ONLY! I was pretty undecided between a yellow and a red blazer when I left home, but when I saw the way this red one fitted me, I bade farewell to the yellow idea. 😜

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I wore it over an all black outfit. Also, for the first time in a long time, I had the guts to sport my blood red lipstick💋!!

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That would be me, trying to give my edgy, deep look (note to self : deep looks right after stifling a giggle makes you look so not deep 😝)

I thought the black really brought out red of the blazer. I also wore my new and first aldo purchase! I bought this pair of blue-black aldo loafers around three weeks ago and I’ve been wearing only that for the past three weeks! Are slippers allowed to be this comfortable!?!😍

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So how’d you like the look guys? Aren’t blazers the perfect way to dress up any outfit instantly.! So when are you buying your funky blazer? πŸ™‚

P.S.: the lipstick I used is the color bar ‘sensuous red take me as I am’ lipstick! Though I’m a zero in make up, it’s my suggestion that no one buys this lipstick because it makes the lips really dry and instead of fading out evenly as the day progresses, the red in the middle fades out first, leaving you looking really creepy with just a red outline on the edges. 😐

Super-Suit for the Pseudo-Superhero

Have I told you guys about this before? I teach English through an NGO to kids from deprived backgrounds.

Now this NGO I work for is really cool. The people are crazy, fun and amazing. I’ve always felt like I’ve been around extremely judgmental people in life, but here you could be who you want and they will wholly embrace that. Which I love.. Does all this even make sense? Yes moving on! 😜

So for the first time after I joined, we had a small get together where close to 100 of us met up last weekend.

The theme for this party was Superheros We apparently were the real superheros doing better superhero-y things than the reel superheros… Get the drift? 😁

I decided to be Captain America and decided to spice things up by adding one additional piece of clothing! You’ll see.

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Yes! A little flashback now 💫💫 my school sports day was one big flashy event. Selected students (the student council they call it) were asked to march in blazers-shirt-tie outfit. That blazer is usually bought from the cheapest shop possible because we used to wear them exactly once. So much so, my blazer is not even to be found. Burnt it perhaps! Lol 😂 (what! It was an eye sore Ok?) This blazer on the other hand is my sister’s. Since she finished school only two years back, this blazer was safely put away in the loft and I in a very fashion bloggerly style hunted it down because I decided a superhero outfit needed a blazer! How about that!?!

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I wore this superhero-suit with plain blue jeans.

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Bad photos as usual because..well..I didn’t have my photographer-work-friend to click them!

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Could I entertain you with a wink and distract you from the otherwise shoddy photography and the background? 😎
Haha!! Have an amazing rest of the week y’all! 💝💝

P.S. 5 hours after publishing this post, I thought up of a better title so I went ahead and changed it from Super-suiting to Super-Suit for the Pseudo-Superhero 😜