One Pencil Skirt Two WaysΒ 

What’s a Monday without a post from me right? Wrong! Don’t tell me you were wondering why I dint post a post on Monday…I wouldn’t buy it even for a second but yes lament about it I will! Due to some technical glitches faced by this technically severely challenged fashion blogger (I had to convert CR2 files to JPG…nope I dint know how to do that 😬 judge me!) I was unable to post yesterday but fret not here I am with a new post and this one today is about a pencil skirt which I came to own a couple of months ago. Now a pencil skirt can be a tricky piece of clothing especially for the ummmm…how do I put this subtly…the pear-shaped people like me! I have always shied away from them but then I realized I could make it work if I paired it with the right blouse. So here’s how I used my pencil skirt to create a morning and an evening look (both however shot in the afternoon…sorry you should have seen that PJ coming πŸ˜πŸ’πŸ») 

Morning Look 

For the formal look I kinda toned down my bright coral-peach skirt with a teal shirt which hit the right length such that it covered the problem areas well enough πŸ‘ 
  
I kept the look pretty simple with a gold tassel long chain I have been obsessed with and a coral flower earring. I opted for my Zara flats which are both comfortable for an all day use and a bit dressy too with all the gold detailing.

    
A close up under some white light so that you can see the 1) winged eyeliner swag I’m pulling off 2) the actual color of my top and 3) the winged eyeliner swag I’m pulling off…oh yeah! 


Evening Look

The evening look was without doubt so much more exciting to create! I’m the most comfortable person in bubble tops but I find they do absolutely nothing to accentuate our figure so when I realized I could play around with the blouse since I had a structured skirt my hands instantly reached out to this fun bubble top I love!  

This attention pose has become something of a favorite though everyone around actively hates it πŸ˜‚     

For this look I decided to carry my golden glitter clutch and I brought out my much used and abused glitter pumps. I traded the quaint tassel chain for this chunky peach beads and completed the look with my used and reused cat eye glasses! 

      

   

And again a closeup shot because forgedaboutme just look at that cute kids face painted 😍
 

Outfit Details : Formal Teal shirt – Westside, Pencil Skirt, bubble top and tassel long chain- NewYork&Company, peach statement necklace – Walmart, Gold flats –  Zara, Gold Platforms – Westside, Watch – TommyHilfiger, Earrings – Mumbai Roadside, Clutch and glasses – Polkadotandyou, Coral purse – Capresse 

Picture Courtesy – Pranav Agarwal 

That would be all from me folks 😍 Enjoy the rest of your week and hope you feel inspired enough to bring out and flaunt those pencil skirts which have been sleeping in your closet for a while now. Ciao! 

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Cape of Some Hope! Ft. Just My Luck!

Capes are one of those pieces I’d completely written off my wish listΒ  because they are always so thin and sheer and are basically attires which accentuate your curves when the silhouette alone shows off. That, or they make less fit and fab people like me look splotchier than usual because they accentuate the bumps as much as they do the curves. 😝 and then there are winter coats and capes which not me, but my city helped me eliminate as a clothing option because hey hey hey, winter is nonexistent in Chennai remember? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜

That’s when this double Ikat cape came along and completely changed my opinion about capes and I’ve known no comfort ever since. 😊 It’s just amazing! What’s also amazing is the brand Just My Luck by A and MΒ and its enthusiastic and charming owner Aruna with whom I got a chance to collaborate to present this post 😊

I’ve put together two looks with one cape. – a beach party look and an office party look, and let’s see how you like them!

Look 1 : Beach Party

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This look was all about playing it cool and casual like how we would at a beach party. This cape has some beautiful pink blue and green floral patchwork along the border and that inspired me to go blue-green to match the cape. This is also the first time I’m actually posed for pictures. So tell me what you think πŸ˜€
Before we move to the next look, here’s one last picture, which obviously didn’t make the cut, but I loved too much to not include. 😝

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Outfit details : Cape / long coat – Just my Luck by A & M | Blue shirt and green shorts – Vero Moda | Sandals – Bata | Necklace used as head gear (howaboudthat? πŸ˜‰) – Thrift shopped off the roads of Besant Nagar, Chennai.

Look 2 : The office party

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This look is a dressier version of the cape. It can be interpreted as “how you would go to an office party” or as “how you would go to a party from office” 😊 I have, here, paired the cape with a formal high waist trousers, a high-low blouse which when tucked in passes as a formal shirt and some heels. I added the head gear for some attitude… Honestly how cool is adding such head gear? (So proud of the self. πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‚)

Outfit Details : Same cape by Just my Luck | Shirt with mild hakoba work – Nuon from Westside | High waist trousers – Marks and Spencers | Earrings and Necklace on the head – Pantaloons | Bandage Heels – Bata once again!

I had so much fun working with Aruna on this post. Its so easy and motivating when people you get to collaborate with are so full of zest and creativity. Just my Luck by A & M uses contemporary and traditional Indian fabrics like ikat, kalamkari, silks and cottons in western outfits like capes, shorts, palazzo pants, jackets, and kaftans. The founders have a love affair with their prints and colors and that’s visible on every piece of clothing they put together. Check out their collection on Facebook by clicking here or on Instagram by clicking here !!

That would be all from me folks. Watch this space for one more amazing outfit post from Just my Luck. Have a great week. Pull out those stappy heels, feel uncomfortable as hell, but walk tall anyway and take Monday headlong. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰

Decoding – Work Wear – Monday Fun day – MonoTurqoChrome

Let’s safely assume that by now you’ve all been waiting to find out how my Monday attire turned out! So here’s a quickie on how we incorporated the fun day concept!

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Wear new : My office bestie, blogging confidante, official photographer, and eternal motivator Preeti is all set to move onto bigger and better things in life (😘💝💔:() so as a parting gift she gave amazing turquoise beads. So there came my “wear new” in the form of a most thoughtful gift. 😍 I also very creatively paired this turquoise big beads with a thin gold triple layer chain. (Creatively can be read as flicked Pinterest idea. Ok thank you.)

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Wear Easy and Wear Light : I choose this plain white formal shirt and trousers because a) they go beautifully well with turquoise and b) I yelled my throat out to you guys to wear white did I not? How can I break my own rule? 😛

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Wear a smile : ⬇👇

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More like maniacal grin. Yes I’ll take that 😁💃

Outfit details : Shirt and Trousers – Marks and Spencers, Sandals – Westside (amazing collection of under Rs.1000 my footwear) Turquoise Beads – (gift) Forever 21, Gold Triple layer chain – FashionHub (online store)

Send in your entries for the Monday- Funday post quickly guys! Eager to see them 😍 Send it to frillthrillsindia@gmail.com or hashtag #frillthrills and I’ll hunt your outfit down! 😛

Plaid and Simple!

In an attempt to address the elephant in the room I set about gathering and laying out all the varieties of checks, plaids and ginghams I own. To ads to the drama i added my sister’s shirts too! And guess what? We had emptied half our wardrobes O.o

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What’s it about plaids and gingham? Why do they dominate most girls’ and EVERY boy’s wardrobe?

Then I realized! They are comfy, frumpy, cozy and easy all at once and that works wonders for most of us, most of the days 😛

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Though I never consciously took pictures of my plaids, (they weren’t post worthy I thought!) I do have some random pictures of me in them! And this post is dedicated to all that randomness!

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(Please ignore them antics by my friend and me. 😋)

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Plaids are so versatile that you can wear them upon a pair of colored shorts and head to the beach and change to a pair of chinos or trousers and strut to work in them too!

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By the time I finished sifting through my humongous pile of pictures for these ones I’m tired and sleepy. Perils of the forever-sleepy! So off I go! Stock up on your plaids because they are here to stay!! Wait was that rhyming? Oh never mind…!!! 🌜🌆😴!