How to: Mesh It Up!

Pinterest made me do it.

I’ve been pretty obsessed with mesh and all things related for quite sometime now. It’s never enough! In fact, I am not even the tutus and fairy tales kind so that definitely is not the reason behind this obsession.
Not clear but I think its because mesh just adds so much flavour to boring outfits. Masala! That’s the word.

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Upcycling with Doodlage- Editorial, part 01.

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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!

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STEAL FROM YOUR MAN!

“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!

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WHY!?

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.

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How to: Style a Saree, part 04.

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.

So before we dig in please do take a look at the three other ways I styled this saree in, here Part 01, Part 02 and  Part 03.

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How to: Style a Saree, part 03.

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.

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