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11.17.2019

#TheOfficeSeries - The One with Snakeskin print



Hello Everyone!

I am back with another post for my new series called as #TheOfficeSeries. This one is called "The one with snakeskin print". One of the prominent trends this season has been animal print especially snakeskin print. Today's blogpost is about styling them for causal friday. Most corporates say no to ripped jeans but I am styling this ripped jeans (very minimal ripping) and adding classic elements to make it more work wear friendly.

In this blogpost I have shown how much styling makes a difference for the final finish of any outfit.

In my first styling, I have gone for more relaxed look by not tucking the shirt and not belting the trench coat. Completed the look with pouch bag and loafers. If you are someone who likes casual styling then I suggest to go with this styling. It is super comfortable to get you through the long hours and extremely chaotic Fridays.



In my second styling, I tucked my shirt and wore pouch bag as belt. This makes the outfit look more polished. This is definitely my go to style.



For my final styling, I tucked the shirt and belted the trench coat. This is very classic style. I usually would wear this styling with tailored trousers, high heels but keeping in mind it is rainy season and I love my heels, I styled this look with jeans and loafers.



Do let me know which styling is your personal favorite. I have shared the outfit details below.


:: OUTFIT DETAILS ::

Top - H&M - (Old - got it 5 years ago) , Relaxed fit. Wearing S
Trench Coat - C/O Romwe.com - (Old - got it 5 years ago) True to Size. Wearing M
Sunglasses - C/O Romwe.com - (Old got it 5 years ago), True to Size.
On my Lips- Loreal Paris
Loafers and Jeans - ZARA INDIA - (Old got it 5 years ago)
Pouch Bag - MANGO - MYNRA.COM (Click here), I bought this almost a year ago during Myntra New Year Sale for approx Rs.1200.

:: PHOTOGRAPHER CREDITS ::

Thank you Priyasha my colleague for taking amazing photos on her phone.Do check out her Instagram page (Click here )


Talking a bit about the series, it is outfits shot on the go via a phone. The blogposts are going to be as real as it gets! Do let me know your thoughts on the series.

P.S Is it me or managing your flats during rainy season is so painful. My black polished loafers by the time I reach office are almost brown thanks to dust and walking. I am someone who uses public transport but so tired of all my black shoes turning brown. If you have suggestions how you clean your shoes, DM me on instagram.

Loads of Love,

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11.13.2019

#TheOfficeSeries - The One with Satin and Metallics



Hello Everyone!

I know it has been almost three years since any of you saw a blogpost from Stilettos diary. Well, sometimes it is funny the way life works. It has been a very enriching three years. I have learnt that the hard experiences, do not define you but refine you. I took all those crazy experiences and lessons I learnt and kept them in a box labeled "THANK YOU". I stopped thinking in the lines of "Oh God! Why me? to "Thank God! It is me, I am strong enough to get through this". I do apologise to those who still follow me for the lack of posts. Thank you for your patience and kindness. Now, let's get into the new series I have created. It is called the #TheOfficeSeries.

I started this blog as a mid twenty fashion lover and now I am an 30 something blogger. My style and my outlook to fashion has changed. Recently I read the news about how Instagram is getting rid of likes from instagram to create a less pressurised platform. On a daily basis I scroll through well curated content of most bloggers (I do love the effort, perseverance and creativity) but I feel somewhere down the line we have lost realism. We chase perfection which is not the truth of those well curated content. These thoughts helped me create this series. The blogposts are outfits I wear to work shot on phone. This is how I started the blog, I am so happy that I am restarting the same way. The idea is to showcase realism and outfits shot on the go!

Real outfits do not mean non trendy outfits. It is about incorporating the fashion show trends into your daily life which suits your personality and style. In India, when it comes to work wear, we do not tend to experiment. We still stick to basic formal which usually comes in black, beige and grey. I styled this outfit to work this week and it is called "The One with Satin and Metallics" (Yes my ode to the amazing F.R.I.E.N.D.S shows on the shows 25th anniversary).Usually, satin clothes have a sheen associated with them but you do find satin finished tops which is not very overwhelming for work wear. They are great for layering as well. I paired the top with silver metallic skirt. Usually most styling of metallic is with black or white, I must say I am loving this olive and metallic silver combo. I finished the outfit with pop of orange lip color and matching heels. What do you think? Yay or Nay?

Trendy and different does not me I need to spurge a lot of money. Can you guess the cost of the outfit? Well check out the outfit details.


:: OUTFIT DETAILS ::

Top - SCULLERS FOR HER - KOOVS.COM (Click here), True to Size. I picked it up for Rs. 350 during Diwali 70% sale
Skirt - ORIGAMI LILY - KOOVS.COM (Click here), True to Size. I picked it up for Rs. 800 during Diwali 70% sale
Sunglasses - Old,Do not remember the brand
On my Lips- Loreal Paris
Heels - DOROTHY PERKINS - MYNTRA.COM (Click here), I bought this almost a year ago during Myntra New Year Sale for approx Rs.1200. It is Suede and the heels are super comfortable to walk in.

:: PHOTOGRAPHER CREDITS ::

Thank you Priyasha my colleague for taking amazing photos on her phone.Do check out her Instagram page (Click here )


As you can see the entire outfit is within Rs.2500. The quality of the top and the skirt is really good. The skirt has a lining as well with elastic waist band. Cost effective does not mean bad quality clothes, it just means you are smarter with your spends. Do let me know what you think about the series and the outfit. I will be back with a new outfit on #TheOfficeSeries!





Loads of love,


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1.21.2018

Stilettos Diary X Himalaya - 4 Fabulous Hair

Hi Everyone!

I AM SUPER EXCITED TYPING MY FIRST BLOGPOST OF THE YEAR! I have been away for quite sometime now. It took me sometime to get over my writer's block and just write. At the same time, Himalaya sent across its range for 4 fabulous hair. I have been using it for few days and felt I should blog about the products.

The box came with manual on how to use the products. I started off with using the anti - hair fall oil. I massaged my hair and gave it the much needed hair detox! After your 20s when you are done experimenting your hair, the effects start showing in your 30s. Finding products which are sulfate free is extremely difficult. This range contains Bhringaraja and Amli which are not only sulfate free but also smell amazing!

Coming back, I massaged my hair for about 15 minutes. The bhringaraja and amla help strengthen the root and prevent hair fall. Post the massage, I shampooed my hair using Himalaya anti hair fall shampoo. It lathers very well and it has herbs such as butea Frondosa which prevent hair fall. Post which I used the anti hair fall conditioner and let it set for about five minutes before washing it off.

The amount of hair in my hand after bath has significantly reduced. This is thanks to their complete package, the anti hair fall cream, detangles the hair and makes it easy to comb my frizzy, unruly hair. I must tell you, the cream smells divine. It was the first product I opened and was smitten by the smell.

After my usage of the product, I definitely suggest that you to give Himalaya's 4 Fabulous hair anti hair fall kit a try.

With Loads of Love,


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8.06.2016

Curing Monday Blues with Craftsvilla

Let's face it every now and then Monday morning blue disease hits us especially if you land up opening Facebook first thing in the morning and can see hundreds of Monday hatred memes shared. To add more fuel to the fire, the eternal drama of what to wear to work and I have nothing to wear makes Mondays even more frustrating.

I remember reading a quote somewhere "The love of all sartorial things a.k.a "the passion for fashion" is both a gift and a nightmare". I feel it is my gift, I always spend the extra hour to try on clothes which put a smile on my face. I usually land up wearing a fun outfit and bright lipstick to add that necessary sparkle to make my Monday!

I usually dress according to my mood. Of-late, I am tending to wear more ethnic clothes and ditching the pencils skirts. You never have to worry about office appropriateness of kurta unless you are wearing heavy anarkalis. You can wear them plain or printed, long or short. It is easy to mix and match and rotate your kurtas and yet land up looking like it is a new outfit. I have previously also mentioned that I have always found that kurtas are more comfortable option for office wear.

I have curated three favourite picks from Craftsvilla's casual and office wear collection. These ethnic outfits are fun, trendy and modern and will definitely cure your Monday morning blues!

1. Black and beige combo is eternally favourite combo of mine. Mainly because you can pair it up with quirky jewellery and footwear and have your way with a classic outfit. I especially love the style and cut of the kurta (buy here), a modern uptake from the usual humdrum kurta.




2. You can never go wrong with colors. They are my instant sugar upgrade. I loved this bright yellow kurta and side slit (buy here). The fun side kurta gives a modern edgy feeling and yet it is office appropriate. I would pair this with colorful rings and mid size heels. Lets face it! Mondays is not the time to wear high heels especially if your job involves running around.




3. Experiment with different styles. I love this kurta with the balloon finish in the bottom and the colorful piping (buy here). I would pair this with colorful juttis or jodhpuri shoes and finish with a bhindi. Juttis and jodhpuri shoes are definitely pocket friendly and nowadays you have an option to customize them to suit your needs.



Hope this blog post will help you choose not so boring kurtas to work. Let me know what you think of the styling ideas and if you land up buying any of these kurtas from Craftsvilla, tag me on my social accounts and show me how you styled them.

Loads of love,


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6.28.2016

LeEco L2 Review





Recently, I was asked to attend the launch of LeEco L2 and LeMax 2 in Delhi. Unfortunately, due to my prior commitments I could not make it! Nevertheless, post launch at Delhi, LeEco had a fun #Superfan session organized at Hardrock Cafe recently. It was the first time I got my hands-on the LeEco L2 phone. I had been planning to buy a cost effective smart phone for my mother. After searching and testing a lot of phones, I have finally found a phone which matches my needs and yet looks super stylish.

Popularly called Le2, the smart phone is just not about specifications, but as proclaimed stands up to the tag of #2Future phone. The sleek metal body in rose gold combined with qualcomm snapdragon 652 processor is the ultimate package. For the non geeks, lets just say the specifications are top-notch and finding it at a cost Rs. 11999/- is the best bargain ever! Someone who has been an iPhone user, I must say Le2 impressed me so much that I am considering to shift phones. The biggest attraction being even with a metal body the phone is as light as a feather. The laser cut finish gives it a premium finish and makes it an "Fashion blogger" phone.

The Le2 comes with 5.5 inch in Cell Full HD (1920 * 1080) display, 3GB RAM and 32 GB storage. The Le2 offers a 16MP rear camera with LED Flash. The front camera boasts an 8MP camera for selfie addicts. For a fashion blogger like me who makes my mother take unlimited photos, it means unlimited selfies! It also houses different modes to make your selfie picture perfect. Though there isn't an option to expand memory, the sufficient built in memory makes it a win-win!

My verdict : The phone gets a 4 star rating. For all smart phone junkies, the phone is a perfect combination of affordability, class and high end specifications. It's a thumbs up from Stilettos Diary team!

P.S. I did check out other phones in market such as Samsung A7/ A9, Xiaomi. None of the phones came close to Le2. I did gift this phone to my mother last week! Trust me it turned out to be a really good surprise. I will be sharing photos of her using the phone and unboxing shortly on my social medias!

There is a flash sale happening today on LeMall and Flipkart. Register now & get CDLA earphones (worth Rs. 1,990) for FREE!

LeMall: bit.ly/Le2Registrations
Flipkart: bit.ly/Le2-FK

Loads of love,


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