I think it was about a month or two ago, Faizan posted on Facebook if someone had any ideas for a shoot they wanted to do. Without taking a single minute, I dropped in his inbox, an idea I had hovering over my head for a long, long time. Faizan was right in!
I have lived in the hills all my life. As kids we would go and collect firewood, for fun. Spending a day in the jungle was an adventure. The sweet parents had no idea about it and the constant fear of leopards and tigers who we had heard about in stories would make us crawl at every unfamiliar sound. The wild flowers and the large trees that gave no sight of the sky, was all a charm. The dogs would be your jungle companions and monkeys would scare you to death. Some times when I think of it, life in the hills is indeed one of the best.
Hijab, a mere word seems to create a bigger stir in our lives than do nuclear weapons.
Disclaimer: I am only speaking of my own opinion here with no intention to hurt anybody’s feeling in any form.
I am sitting in India, a country that is culturally diversified and apparently much more tolerant than many others. The situation of people who wear hijabs or for that matter, a turban, has been quite clear lately. There have been a number of bans, protests, laws against the use of hijabs and I seem to not understand the reason why. It doesn’t make sense to me! We call them conservative, but with this ideology aren’t we the conservative ones?
I know I am super late here. Would you kill me for that? In fact, I shot this story back in August but other important stories lined up. Nonetheless, we are finally doing this!
Athleisure has been there for quite a long time now however I still don’t see much of it around me. My friends would ask me if I am coming from the gym! Haha. But if I cared, I wouldn’t be doing this today.
I think the trend is quite fun and easy. The best part however lies in the comfort. I would kill to be in my PJs all day. Wouldn’t you! That’s the kind of comfort you get from athleisure. It is great for every single day of your life but if that is not happening, then a must for your travels. Travelling in uncomfortable clothing is a sin. Don’t we see all our celebs sticking to the trend for their ‘airport looks’? Athleisure for travel it is!
I have never owned a lehenga in my life.
Those who know me know what a big tomboy life I’ve lived so for me weddings were the same as normal days. A jeans and a good shirt would do the trick. Of course now the world has changed and I love the sight of a good lehenga (Indian skirt). Unlike most people, I also think that lehengas are quite versatile and no they are not a one-time thing anymore. It can definitely be worn multiple times and in multiple ways.
I fail to understand what that word means or stands for. Of course I am aware of all the meanings and synonyms we do attach to it. The first meaning that comes up when I type the word on Google says, “having qualities or an appearance traditionally associated with women, especially delicacy and prettiness.” I can agree with the first part of this sentence, but the second? That is sheer bullshit if you ask me.
I have started feeling chilly in my class room’s AC and my night walks on the terrace. This is a sign. Winter is coming. (That’s most from Game of Thrones that I know of!) In my hometown on the other hand, winter is blooming quite swiftly and my father does not leave the house without a jacket.
So for north India, the good times are here. And even though you may judge me for a fact that I like summer better, I don’t mind dressing up for winters too! Specially right now, when you don’t have to layer tons of garments, not here in the capital at least. Hence, here is my guide to light layering which I am quite implementing these days!
I am a woman.
I am shy and I am bold.
I am weak, I am also strong.
I am an emotion and no emotions at all.
I am sweet, I am also bitter.
I am powerful and powerless.
I am warm but I am also cold.
I am absolute sense, I make no sense.
I am peace and I am chaos.
I am the end, I am also hope.
I am the light, I am darkness.
I am easy and also difficult.
I am everything and nothing.
I am only human and I am a goddess.
I am a woman.
A lot of things that I hated earlier have made their comebacks this season. Bell bottoms and velvet top my list. Bell bottoms made me look much skinnier and velvet, well I never liked it. I thought it was the worst of fabrics and was so OTT. Funny how you change with time right?
Now bell bottoms seem to be taking over my wardrobe one piece at a time and velvet too is finding its way. Well velvet definitely is one of the most beautiful fabrics we have, and I took my sweet time to realise that.
In case you have followed my blog for sometime, you must have come across ways I style different things in. I love it and that basically was why I started the blog in the first place.
Shirts are my favourite when it comes to these styling extravaganzas. I have already done some stories on styling a shirt. In case you missed, here you go MY TRYST WITH A BOYFRIEND SHIRT!, ONE SHIRT FIVE WAYS; REVISITED!!.
But recently I came across a view that people felt that these styling experiments can only be done with basic, plain, and in other words, boring shirts. Today, we are proving that wrong.
I am a strong, independent woman.
Backpacks do not go with feminine clothes.
Is that really so? Well may be it is only my undying love for backpacks that I refuse to believe that.
Socks are my best friend.
There’s nothing that has fascinated me more, all my life, it only has to be socks. No matter what trends have come in or gone out, socks have always been really close to my heart. I hoard socks like a crazy maniac and I literally have gone on shopping sprees just for socks.
Do I sound crazy? Or are you a partner in my crime?
Slamming patriarchy right in the face.
For every time we’ve been looked down upon for being a girl, treated as weak for who we are, shown pity for our existence, we’ve only come above stronger. No matter how fancy and elegant the previous years in history may look, the condition of women has been a sad topic.
I feel lucky to be born in this era, being aware of my rights and capabilities and not forgetting that there is still tons that has to be done for women, around the world. I’ve been a firm believer in girl power and that only women can help women. I hate to see when girls get jealous of each other and nothing like a ‘sister code’ exists. I do not want this to look like a rant but I would request all girls to support each other in their endeavours and they will see what a better place the world could be.
Fusion wear comes naturally to me.
Why you ask?
Well, growing up me and my brother could only buy two pairs of clothing a year and we always picked casual fun looking clothes and wore the same to every outing and party. I did feel out of place when I’d go to a wedding and all the other girls I knew wore the most extravagant lehengas and shararas and I stood there like a fool in acid washed pants.
Time as a concept has always intrigued me. It is the most complex and yet the simplest. Have you ever felt that you do not belong to this time period? That you wish you were born in some other time? Now of course, there were a lot of hardships back then but therecan be a lot of reasons for this longing too. It can be fashion, art, politics, romance, anything.
I have no particular style statement really. If I am the edgy punk girl today I can be bohemian one the next and a boss lady the other. However, I constantly find myself torn between two eras the most. The 70s and the 90s. They are the most appealing to me and I couldn’t be happier for the fact that they are both also one of the most trending ones right now.
When I recently got an invite to the Vogue wedding Show, I was pumped. I would’ve jumped from my chair if I was not in a class full of students then. One place and all my favourite designers put together? Who would miss that! (I actually did miss it last year. Haha.)
Anyway I would definitely thank Divya, Reema and the whole Perfect Relations team for arranging everything for me. I have been in the industry for only about an year now and so a lot of things are still new to me and I get excited even for the smallest things. You can’t imagine my level of excitement here, especially when I was told that I will have a one on one session with most of the designers. WOW.
Good bags are a luxury!
It took me about 20 years to realise how important bags could be. I always though clothes and shoes matter, but accessories and bags? Not so much. What an idiot! Good bags and accessories can take any look from rags to riches and I understand now.
In the last year I have invested more in bags than anything else. From just two bags that I would carry around everyday, I now have types of bags. Yes ‘types’! From totes, to clutches, to bagpacks and all other names I am not even aware of.
Quirky bags have been the talk of the town for quite sometime now. Don’t we all just love them? Bags shaped as so many things, from a ball to an icecream cone, from lips to a huge eye! Everything’s possible. Sometimes they also come in rad prints that will suddenly make you famous in the next party you attend.
This might be the millionth time I am saying this but clothes have the power to make me feel how I want to feel. Now it may differ from people to people but there are a certain things in life that make us happier. For some it might be the weather, the sight of their partner, for me it definitely is clothes and shoes. (Oh and dogs too!).
As Sophie Kinsella rightly puts it, “I love to wear new clothes. If everyone could just wear new clothes everyday, I reckon depression wouldn’t exist anymore.”
How many times have you broken rules? Done things you shouldn’t have? Now, I am definitely not talking about crimes here. Don’t you drag me into jail with you! But things like, taking pictures in a ‘photography not allowed’ area or bunking a class or simple as eating sushi with your hands!
For the second part of my story with Doodlage, we broke a rule or two. I really wanted to shoot it at a brand new location. So we decided to go for the parking of a shady mall with shopping carts lying around (I had been there once, so I knew!) . I have always fancied the idea but never got to doing it. Even the idea of fooling around with the carts is so much fun, let alone actually using it.
Let’s begin today by understanding what upcycling means. No, it is not the same as recycling. Not until a few months ago, I thought they were synonymous too.
An example might help. So, if you recycle a bottle per say you would crush it and the plastic will be used for other purposes. (You can’t even do that at home!) However, upcycling the bottle would mean, maybe, painting the bottle and using it as a vase! Wasn’t this simple?
The question is, why am I giving all of this ‘gyaan’ here!Thats because we are upcycling with Doodlage today. If you haven’t heard of the brand yet, you’re definitely doing something wrong. It was about last year when Doodlage caught my attention for its stand-out patterns and comfortable designs. But little did I know that there is so much more to the brand than just designs and patterns!
“I have nothing to wear!”
Story of our lives.
With a wardrobe stuffed with clothes, I still find it hard sometimes to find what to wear and I know most of you go through the same thing. It has always been the same. As kids, me and my brother only received two pairs of clothes a year and we were never happy. But now, even when my wardrobe door is almost jammed, I still throw a fit at times on how I have nothing appropriate. Haha. I think that’s how it will always be. Not to forget that we still manage to dress fabulous even after all of this drama.
But, as crazy as we can get, we are never tired of new clothes. So today I am going to talk about how to get some more. Steal from your man. Now that man can be your father, brother, friend, boyfriend, husband or even the men’s section of a store!
I have always been a fan of androgynous clothing. I love how comfortable and fun it can be! Since times immemorial, I have shopped from stores meant for men. The t-shirts are my favourite. We never get such rad prints on t-shirts meant for the ladies, ugh. I mean, can’t a girl enjoy some witty graphics or pictures on her chest? Sure, we can!
It rained today.
I was talking to a Delhi boy a few days ago and he told me that he had, never in his life, voluntarily enjoyed the rains! What? Although, I can’t really blame him. The rain here brings much more problems with it, the traffic, the dirty puddles and extreme humidity amongst many others.
Being raised on a hill station, I have always loved the rains. Me and my bestfriend would never take our umbrellas to school. This was when we were teenagers and thought we may find the love of our life offering us an umbrella. Never happened but we enjoyed it all. The fog and chilly winds made it even more beautiful and sipping on some tea while you watch TV was the best thing ever.
As children though, our parents took great care during the rainy season because it would rain days and nights straight. We had raincoats that would stink and had a pouch space for our school bags to fit on. On top of the raincoat we had an umbrella too and gumboots were quite common. I remember sometimes the rains were so heavy that some kids would still school dripping wet and they were asked to strip so the sisters at school could iron their clothes. Too many stories to talk about.
Disclaimer: This post is going to be deep.
So I get a lot of questions on why I do what I do and why I always have to do things a certain way. I am going to try answer these today.
So not until long, I was just another random person with no identity of my own. I was preparing for CAT right after graduation and honestly did not know what I wanted to do with my life. I used to come home and cry every day because I knew that CAT was definitely not my calling. Fashion was always an important part of my life but it always took a back seat.
I didn’t go to office today. Why? I had to write a blog on easy-going work wear. See the irony? Haha. Okay, as the title already suggests we are going to talk about work wear today. I don’t do it much and the reason is that I myself do not have a lot formal clothing in my wardrobe. But I realized that it is time I do.
Most of us think that a simple jeans and shirt do fine for office. They do, but personally I feel that we should put a little more thought in what we wear to office. They say if we wear the right clothes to the right places, people take us seriously. And who wouldn’t want to be taken seriously at the work place. Power dressing speaks for itself. Clothing makes a huge difference and we all know that.
Now, you know I am a fan of versatile clothing and love it if I can wear my pieces to different places. I decided to pick up two pieces from Miss Chase clothing that are not only perfect for work but also the after work fun, if you may. Or else you can go home and eat popcorn in the same like I do. Also, if you haven’t heard about Miss Chase, what are you doing? I love the little yet strong collection they have for the ladies of all ages. I will provide a link below so you can check too. For now, we’ll let their clothes speak.
Yeah I know this one took a lot of time. Why? I have been sick for the past three days straight. Maybe you care, maybe you don’t but we are here for something else! This fourth look is very close to my heart. To most of you, it will come out as funny, stupid and ‘oh-she-is-trying-too-hard’ kind. For me it is so ME. If you have followed my blog you know about my love for casual sporty looks.
So my fourth and last reason for having done this series is that sarees too can be an everyday casual thing. I know they’re hard and such a fuss but can be tried and honestly after having worn a saree this whole day for the shoot I was so comfortable in it by the end that it seemed like another piece of everyday clothing. My mother wears saree 365 days a year! No, I’m not kidding.
The third contemporary way I wore my saree.
Let me give you my third reason before we move ahead. The only couple of times I’ve ever worn a saree, I was always worried about the blouse. The blouse has to be breath taking, isn’t it? Being the size that I am, I could never even borrow from somebody else. Such a hassle!
Now? Now it doesn’t matter because now I know that a blouse doesn’t have to be a ‘typical’ saree blouse. It can anything from a crop top, a shirt, a tee-shirt to a blazer like I wore in the previous part of this series. If you haven’t checked the first two ways I styled this saree in, take a look here: Part 01 and Part 02.
So yes, today is to showing that you do not need a ‘normal’ blouse for a saree. So don’t get worked up for that impromptu function or ‘oh! The tailor ruined my blouse’ , try anything that you think may go with the saree. I chose a to wear a bardot top in my first part, a blazer in the second and this time I am wearing a bell sleeved printed top.
I know, I know, today was supposed to be the third look with the saree day. Right? Yeah. But I thought of sharing a little last minute surprise with you guys. And of course, the saree looks will be out soon too!
So let me tell you what’s happening here. First, Rihanna is now the Creative Director for Puma. Do we need a reason for that? I guess not. Second, Myntra and Puma are holding a contest where in the best Rihanna inspired looks will get great surprises and the top two entries will get to go to the US to meet Rihanna in person! Don’t you sing I love the way you lie because this is not one. The best part is, YOU can participate to. I will give you all those details in the end.
Here I am sharing with you my own entry for the contest. The look had to be inspired by Rihanna. But instead of copying her style I decided to take here sense, her vision. She likes it bold, experimental and out-there.
So I went for an all white look with a white Puma tee, a Puma cap and a pait of white jeans. Now, I needed to represent India here. The ethnicity and culture here and I apologise if I haven’t done it in the best way but I decide to go for some Indian jewelry. Well actually, a lot of it. Lot a gold. My shoes also happen to be zari embroidered peeptoes. Beat that!
Today I am supposed to be telling you the second reason why I’m doing this series right? Thank fully I have it right here, on the palm of my hands. This is because I very strongly believe in it and it is a great change that I am anticipating will take the world over, sooner or later.
Minimal statement jewelry. Yes! Yes, you read that right. Somehow by default, when we hear the word statement jewelry we instantly imagine those huge, detailed, heavy and “not-everyday” pieces we see and wear only occasionally. However this is not true. Not true to my belief at least. For me statement jewelry has to be anything that is a conversation starter, people have to turn around for a second look and simply makes a statement everywhere it goes. And of course, such statement pieces can be minimal. Today I’ll show you what I’m talking about.
A few months ago during the Amazon India Fashion Week I came across a designer Vrindaa and her label Silvense. According to her, her designs manifest freedom and individuality, which is very much visible. I love how contemporary yet grounded the collection is. It is for the modern, fierce, independent woman we have today.
How often do we wear sarees now? Sarees seem to lost their charm in the new modernised, busy and monotonous life of ours. The place of Sarees have been taken over the pre-stitched, pre-draped sarees, saree gowns and so many other forms or more often than not, a total abandonment.
I remember my mom once told me how she used to wear a saree from as early as she turned 16. I am not saying that we should wear sarees in our everyday life, but back in their original, 6 yard form? yes please! Of course this is a very personal opinion but I would prefer a “normal” saree over the pre made ones anyday.
Us girls in India, still wait for our school and college farewell parties to be able to drape this piece of fabric around us. I am quite happy about the same. However, with all the million options available on how to drape a saree, I was still looking for something I could do. Something that brought out my personality and I wouldn’t want to take the saree off the moment I got home.
What do you when your darn wifi goes down when you need it for things that others approve of? Well, I only call my operator and harass him with my “kya bhaiya, jaldi theek karo. Kaam atka hai!”
Anyways, glad we are finally doing this now!
Black is not a colour for summer they say. But is it true? Well, I don’t really believe that you should simply boycott black during summers. I do realise that black traps much more heat than other colours. However, we can always work it out. Choosing lighter fabrics helps and so does the time. The evenings are not as hot and so black doesn’t seem like as bad an option.
Have you ever wondered if you belong to this era? Or are you old school? Or just too ahead of this time?
Well, I am always confused for my belonging. Definitely not too much into the future but never sure if I like the flared pants and big sunglasses of the 70’s more, the Victorian era with ruffles and layers or the rad 90’s with chokers and mini skirts! I am always divided. More often than not, I wake up with the mood. The mood on how and what era-wise I want to dress myself up that particular day. The struggle is real my friend.
If you have been following the blog, you know what I am talking about. I cannot fit in a mould. I would hate to do that. Well, you know what mood I am in today? Something people refer to as “RETRO”! With pop colours, loud lipsticks, hair-styles like pin-up girls and everything over the top.
I am rarely a monochrome person. It is not that I dislike wearing a single colour or shades of it all over, I am just rarely in the mood. In fact, the one trend I like is to push in colours on an otherwise monochromatic look. I think this is one thing everybody likes to do. Jazzing up your all black outfit with some statement accessories or colors.
I wasted the whole day sleeping. What an achievement! I already feel guilty. Does it happen to you too? Anyway, not wasting any more minute, let’s do this.
Third Coachella Look? Are we here already? You guys gave a great response to the first two and I am so psyched for this one. So, keeping this one short without a lot of blabbering, I’ll jump to the post straight. Oh, but in case you haven’t seen the previous Coachella Inspired looks, please click Coachella Inspired : 01 and Coachella Inspired :02.
Oh how we wish we were free as a bird! But how do we know if a bird is free. Is anyone really is? I have always loved taking my own decisions and doing my own thing. It is hard for me to do something someone else asks me to do when I don’t agree with it at all. I feel guilty and trapped.
For the first time in my life I have started working. It’s a simple college internship but on the very first day itself I knew, I knew I don’t want this for the rest of my life. It doesn’t make sense. Nothing does. The nine to five job where where you sit like machine controlled freaks and do overtime so you can earn some more money but not a single coin of content. A lunch break where I see no sign of hope. Corporate life may be a highly looked up to one but it is definitely not for me.
Yes, I’ve been MIA here lately. And even though my exams were going on, I wouldn’t use it as an excuse to have disappeared like that because I always shoot in advance. The only reason I posted once a week, instead of twice is because I had such good stories in store that I didn’t wanna waste having written under exam pressure. I wanted to give my time and heart to it and so I thought I should rather wait. Although I do get this feeling, that none of you care about this. Haha. Anyway, I do and this is something I love doing so I just needed to get this out.
Moving on, last year sometime around Coachella I wrote about my three go-to looks that make me feel I’m there. The stories got a great reception and so I thought I’d do the same this year. I know I am late and Coachella is long gone, but I am one person who needs no excuse to dress Coachella-like and I hope it’s the same with you.
In case you do not know, Cochella is a music and arts festival that happens every single year around April and everyone dresses up their boho best. Not just the clothes, but the whole vibe, music and culture there is just perfect. I wish to actually be a part of it sometime but until then, we’ll just do with the clothes.😀
So, this week I’ going to post three looks that are completely bohemian and may give you cues on how to get that boho vibe going.
The first look I styled has the most bohemian thing ever, FRINGES. I think this blue cape is one of my favourite things in my wardrobe. I also decided to double it all with another bohemian piece, this tie-up dress which looks like a peasant top. These kind of layered dresses are everywhere lately and I have no complaints. I love how the two colours play around with each other and create the perfect symphony.
And of course, how could I forget my boots when I’m taking of Coachella right? So I wore my brown studded boots to complete the look.
Now, Coachella is not just about clothes, but also about makeup and hair. Everything takes it’s turn. So, I went on with these messy dutch braids (Messy because I suck at it.) and some white dots above my eyebrows. A fringe bag and round sunglasses, well they sure look dope.
Here is how I finished my first Coachella inspired look ladies. Do let me know if you like it and stay tuned for the nest two looks coming within this week.
Fringe Cape: Sarojini Nagar
Dress: Sarojini Nagar
Boots: Tibetan Market
Bag: Surajkund Arts Mela, Delhi
Glasses: Sarojini Nagar
Loads of love and power to my girl Aparna Mohindra who clicked these amazingly beautiful pictures. I am all about girl power and I believe that if instead of being jealous with each other, if we could just support, the world would be a different place. Show her some love at Amemoir Photography, here and here.
Until the next look,
Do you feel the shortage of time? That you wish you had more time to do certain things but can’t because, “Oh there is no time!”. Well, I do feel that all the time. I wish I had more. With juggling between my hectic college and blog, I wish I had time to meet friends, read, paint and do other things I like. But you know what, I’ve been trying, and trying certainly works. I’ve realized that if I can take time out to do a certain things, I can do other things too. Only time management is required. Man, I need to learn that.
Having said that, do you wish that on somedays you could come home early from work, turn into the diva you are and party the heart out with your friends. My friends who work keep telling me sad stories on how they find it hard to go for a party after work because first, they get tired of coming home, changing and then going to party or dinner. Second, it wastes a lot of time to do so. If you come home from work at 8, you barely have the time to breathe, let alone change and go somewhere. Plus, in my case, if I see my bed! Yes, God forbid, if I see my bed, I cancel all plans because of the sleepy head that I am.
Has ethnic always been my favourite? I definitely do not think so.
I remember my mom forced me to wear a ‘churidar’ to my friend’s birthday party, yes birthday party. And how I hated her for that. With time she realized my hatred for Indian wear and stopped with the jazz. The main reason I never liked ethic was my body. I have been skinny all my life and how these Indian silhouettes looked on me, made me cringe. I would attend weddings in a pair of jeans and t-shirt. I, sure, wasn’t so confident after all.
This confidence took its own sweet time to develop and after ages of having been bullied for having a certain body type, I now take pride in it. Just like everyone should. I wouldn’t claim I have the best Indian wear in my wardrobe now, (still less than 5 pieces in all), but I love to try my hand at them. I would wear sarees to college if only I knew how to drape them well.
Summer is here, soaring high. In the capital it is so hard to breathe, let alone worry about what to wear. I find it so hard to wear clothes in this heat. Yes, I wish we were stone age humans and roaming around with no clothes on. Seriously though, I cannot imagine myself wearing skinny jeans or a bodycon dress in this heat. A simple cotton shirt dress, or a t-shirt and shorts does the trick for me.
But what do you do on days where you need to look a little dressed up? You obviously can’t wear bling bling in this heat. I definitely can’t. Classy day wear becomes a little difficult. This is when The Jodi Life came to my rescue. I have been in love with their collections for a long time now and there have been two Jodi Life lookbook here on blog already (Check them here and here) but I definitely wanted to show you this beautiful dress and how you can kill those summer days with a bang. Let’s see the three looks I created:
Why that title you think, don’t you? Well, I like my soup with a lot of different things in it and just that like that today’s story is a mix of all different things I like. From bardot tops to flared pants, from choker necklaces to vintage sunglasses everything is my current favourite. What are your season’s favourites? Let me know in the comments.
Did you see my YouTube video yet? Well in case you have missed out, click here and head right away as I’m also hosting a giveaway for you lovely people and all the details are with the video.
Having said that, what do you think of the new trend of food prints on clothing? I personally adore it. All those fries, candies, doughnuts and what not, makes me hungry for such clothes. I think I already have a good number of such pieces! Remember my popsicle tee? Well, in a nutshell I absolutely love this trend and surely can’t get enough of it.
Great things are happening in my life. But don’t great things scare you? They scare me all the time. I mean you know getting a nice project to work on always makes me happy but at the same time I am always afraid of messing it all up. Does it happen to you too?
I’ve been hiding a lot of these good things from you but soon it will all come out in the open and you will love every single bit of it. For now we can focus on this good story right here. So you know I am skinny right? Super skinny. I won’t even get started on kind of life I’ve had because I feel everybody has gone through something and has been judged for something or the other through out their lives. But now, after ages of self loathing I’ve finally come to self acceptance and I love whoever I am. I would of course, love to get a fit body but I am no less happy. Clothes have, however, disappointed me millions of times. Too loose. Just too loose.
My exams are on their way and I am dying. It’s getting crazy here already. Are you feeling the same? Tell me if you do. All I’m afraid is not failing in my exams but not being as active on the blog in the coming month. But well, I’m going to try my best to be regular.😀
Let’s cut the boring part now and talk about what we have here today. So for the longest time in my life I was an accessory virgin. I somehow never wore any kind of accessories. Yes, I was one of them. My mom got my nose pierced when I was 10 and I cut the nose pin off. Yes, cut it. Tomboy traits you see! Haha
So yes, from a girl who hated the attention to an accessory hoarder, here I am. I don’t know when it all changed but it did and I have no complaints. In fact, I believe that accessories have the power to turn any boring outfit into a head turner. They are really powerful. Do you agree? Well, by the end of this post you will.
How are things rolling your side. My side has been full of new things. I have a huge surprise coming for you guys but you’ll all have to wait a little. Apart from that, heat has been soaring here in Delhi and I’ve finally managed to get an AC. Laugh as you may but this is the first time I have an AC in my room. For the first fifteen minutes I didn’t even know what different things the remote could do. Well back in my home town, Nainital, we don’t even have fans let alone ACs. It’s funny how things may be very regular and normal for one person and completely new to another one.
Anyway, enough of my stupid theories, let me talk about what we are discussing here today! But before anything, let me ask you, DO YOU STALK? No, don’t you lie. I know you do. Everyone does. In fact, I’ll be honest, I sometimes find myself looking at the pictures of my friend’s brother’s girlfriend’s best friend. Yes, I have different levels. But, even if we don’t stalk people, we end up stalking other things we like. Like for me, clothes and shoes. I window shop online. ALL THE TIME. I know you do too and this one you can’t deny.
How have you guys been? My side has been a little hectic. But good hectic. You know where you’re busy but you love it. I think it is mainly because I love what I do so it doesn’t really bother me. Also, the love that you guys pour in is so encouraging that I see no pain in working my ass off for anything. It has been a great journey so far. With all that support, I am also now finally selling my DIY projects through Instagram. So if you like what I make and do not have the time or energy to make it yourself, you can now buy it from you. For that you need to follow @thesassybeans on Instagram. TIA.
Moving forward, today we going to talk about bell bottoms. Aren’t you loving the fact that they are back? I sure am. Back as a teenager, I hated them. Literally. I have always been skinny and then the kind of bell bottoms we got were really loose. They hung on me like on a hanger and it was painful. So this time too when they made an entry I was skeptical of how they would look on me. So instead of getting a full on flared jeans I got myself a pair of bootcuts from Myntra. I just wanted to make sure they don’t look as hideous as they looked the last time.
Hello, you beautiful people!
How are you today? I have been working my ass off on creating a bridal collection for college. All virtual. All killing me. The best part is, I am taking a break by writing this blog. Wohoo!
For those who do not really know, I started this blog solely for those who, like me, find it hard to spill out thousands on clothes from big brands and at the same time, hate wearing the same thing each day. This is where styling comes in. If done right, you can have a different outfit every single day from the same pieces in your wardrobe. And this is why I always come up with more than one look to show you how that garment can be worn in multiple ways.
A big hello to each one of you!
How are you today? I am home after months and it feels amazing. It is so confusing though. I just want to get back to work asap.😀
Before we move to your favourite kind of posts, DIY tutorials, I have something to tell here. The skirt with patches that I recently wore to the AIFW got amazing receptions everywhere. People literally went gaga over it and some even wanted to buy the same. (In case you missed, check it all out here!) Now after this huge positive response I am contemplating selling some handmade patches, brooches and other accessories that you can use to quirk your clothing up. Let me know if you think I should go ahead with this idea. I’ll be waiting.