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12.09.2014

Stripes and Bling




Last weekend I managed to get some shopping done before Christmas. I needed an outfit which was comfortable and trendy to manage the weird variations in temperature (Thanks Bangalore!). Instantly, I picked the striped shirt to give it a causal twist. I think most working women face problems especially when it comes to reusing office wear. But few formal wear can be a great layering transition piece for weekend as well. I styled striped shirt with jeans and tank top. Completed the look with statement bling footwear and watch. After eternity, I managed to try out a completely different hair style. Do let me know what you think of the styling.

Speaking of shopping, I just came to know about GOSF deals and offers (The Great Online Shopping Festival) which is powered by Google. It is a three-days online shopping extravaganza which is from 10th to 12th December 2014, where you get to loot products by playing using discount vouchers. So, Santa Claus is coming to town early this Christmas. So start making your wish list and shop your heart content on GOSF which kicks off tomorrow. Also find GoIbibo coupons if you wish to travel cause you can save really good while buying online tickets in these three days!

:: OUTFIT DETAILS ::
Striped Shirt - Van Heusen (Great formal wear as well)
Tank Top - C/o MartofChina
Jeans - ZARA Sale
Sunglasses - C/o Vero Moda
Watch - Michael Kors
Loafers - C/o Steve Madden India
Bag - Bangkok (Borrowed from sister)
On my Lips - C/o L’Oreal Paris - Infallible Le Rouge Lipsticks - Shade 312 - Ravishing Red

Photos - Thanks to Prajwala Jayaram



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11.18.2014

Shoe Diaries with Clarks India




Hello Everyone! I have always been a self-confessed shoe-a-holic. When I was contacted by Clarks India to be part of their Shoe Diaries campaign, I just could not refuse. I always loved Clark shoes for their simplicity and comfort. For all those who do not know, Clarks has been making shoes since 1825. In short, Clarks has decades of experience in making comfortable shoes which are classic collector items for a women's wardrobe. Keeping in my mind my necessities and work schedule, I chose Amulet Myth shoe to style. Read on to find out, how I spend my day in Clarks shoes!

Usually my day starts with early morning blog meetings. I prefer my outfits to be smart casuals for the meetings. Therefore, I styled Clark shoes with Zara top, Van Heusen midi skirt and Zara blazer. I love the subtle mix of prints in the outfit, but I still felt it lacked a bit of color. Therefore, added color to the outfit with pink blazer and red handbag. Completed the look with a few bracelets, ring and Michael Kors watch.

Post blog meetings, I run (literally) to work to reach office on time. Since I am in client facing role, most of the time I am dressed in formals. I admit, it is literally impossible to run around in high heels every day. These shoes are a blessing! Stylish and comfortable for wearing to client meetings. I styled my Clark shoes with H&M Blazer, Sheinside lace top and Van Heusen skirt. I kept accessories to minimum and added a single ring. I love adding prints to all my outfits. Therefore, I completed the look with leopard scarf, statement sunglasses and watch. I usually prefer not to go out in the evening on weekdays. Post work, I come home and start working on blog. Every morning the cycle starts again.

Weekends are always more hectic than weekdays. Therefore, I start every Saturday morning going out for brunch to gear up. My go to outfits for weekends has always been Maxi's. I absolutely love this maxi, the feminine pink and the goth print makes it very versatile to style according to your mood swings. Channeling the rock girl in me, I styled the maxi with leather jacket and mirrored sunglasses. My Clarks shoes perfectly compliment the look. Though most people would not think about wearing ballad flats with and leather jackets, it adds the required feminine touch to keep the outfit from looking over the top.

Hope you enjoyed reading through, do let me know what you think of the styling and Share your shoe diaries with me on Twitter!

:: OUTFIT DETAILS ::
OUTFIT 1

Skirt - Van Heusen (Old)
Top - ZARA India (Sale buy, paid Rs. 1200)
Shoes - C/o Clarks India (Buy here)
Watch - Michael Kors
Blazer - Zara India (Sale buy, paid Rs.2000)
Jewelry - Stilettos Diary Shop
Sunglasses - C/o Romwe.com (Buy here)
Bag - Stilettos Diary Shop (Old)

OUTFIT 2

Skirt - Van Heusen (Old)
Top - C/o Sheinside (Buy here)
Shoes - C/o Clarks India (Buy here)
Watch - Michael Kors
Blazer - H&M Malaysia
Jewelry - Stilettos Diary Shop
Sunglasses - C/o Firmoo.com (Buy here)
Bag - C/o Persunmall.com (Buy here)
Scarf - C/o Romwe.com (Buy here)

OUTFIT 3

Maxi - C/o Romwe.com (Buy here)
Leather Jacket - C/o Sheinside (Buy here)
Shoes - C/o Clarks India (Buy here)
Watch - Michael Kors
Sunglasses - C/o Romwe.com (Buy here)
Bag - C/o Romwe.com (Buy here)

Photos thanks to Prajwala Jayaram.

Loads of love,


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11.11.2014

Who am I?






There is a saying that there is a rebel lying deep in every soul. How much of the rebel comes out, is the key to define who you are. I have always been labelled as the "Girl in the Skirt" who is just loves fashion and is self-indulgent. This blogpost is about defining who I am and what I stand for.

News flash to all the people who judged me this is for you :

"Just because I wear a skirt does not mean I am self-indulgent #BUTT OUT"
"Just because I wear a skirt does not mean I am bimbo #BUTT OUT"
"Just because I wear a skirt does not mean I am disgrace to my culture #BUTTOUT"
"Just because I wear a skirt does not mean I am too modern #BUTTOUT"
This is for all the Men out there - "Just because I wear a skirt does not mean I am easily available #BUTT OUT"
"Just because I wear a skirt does not mean my opinions don't matter #BUTT OUT"
"Just because I blog does not mean I am not good at my day job #BUTT OUT"
"Just because I blog does not mean I am jobless #BUTT OUT"
Lastly, "Just because I wear red lipstick does not mean I am slut #BUTT OUT"

God gave us all a face, but gave us an option to define it. So ultimately Who am I? I am Jealous 21 girl who is confident, independent, opinionated and smart. I define the rules of my life and live accordingly. No skirt nor any culture defines me. A girl who always has and will always stand up and fight for her dignity, freedom and ambitions. A girl who defines a trail and leaves behind a legacy. So rest of the world "BUTT OUT"

Thank you for being part of my blog journey which has given me three amazing years.

Don't forget to check out Jealous 21 #BUTT OUT Campaign. Read here and here

Photos thanks to my amazing sister Prajwala Jayaram.

Loads of love,


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10.03.2014

Happy Dussehra



Hi Everyone! Wish you all a very happy Dussehra. Today celebrates the conquest of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana. Today marks the end of nine days long Navratri celebrations. I absolutely enjoyed the last few days celebrating with family and friends, hogging amazing food and of course thrift shopping during festival discount sales!

It has been a fun filled week. Few days back visited a friend's place where I got to see beautiful Dussehra dolls decorated at home. Two days ago, we had Navratri celebrations at office. Yesterday went to beautiful Mysore to see exhibition and Mysore palace. The view of Mysore palace at night was just breathtaking! Can't wait to catch the Dussehra parade tomorrow.

The best part about Indian festivals is shopping! My sister and I love getting ready in ethnic wear. We usually keep stalking online websites for festival discounts. There are few great sites such as CupoNation were you get discounts coupons for just about everything! Myntra is one of my favorite shop to pick up ethnic wear. Thanks to cuponation Myntra coupons I managed to pick up some amazing silk sarees for Navratri at pocket friendly prices.

I hope you liked my outfit for the festival! Today marks victory of good over evil. May this Dussehra burn all your worries with Ravana and bring loads of happiness and full fill all your dreams. Happy Dussehra again!

P.S. My Rosy Cheeks thanks to LO'real Paris Lucent Magique Blush. The first of a kind trio blush for gorgeous lustrous skin. The blush adds a luminous sheen to your sun-kissed skin with a soft & feathery touch!


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9.25.2014

Loot your discounts with Shop Pirate

I came across a very interesting couponing website other day. Never have I seen a coupon site with an interesting web layout. Alas! Shop Pirate is an amazing couponing website which lets you loot discounts! I am constantly searching for coupons to get better deals on branded products until today I had never found any website which made couponing a fun activity like Shop pirate has! I am impressed with the attention to detail and innovative way to make couponing fun!




I really like the idea of calling deals the "Black Pearls". The website reminded me of Pirates of Caribbean and Once Upon a Time (I am a huge Captain Hook fan!)

You can also become a Top Pirate on the website. All you have to do is just find deals and coupons and share them with the rest of the group on Shop Pirate. You are also required to share your experience on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+), to be at the top of pirate list. With each and every share you will be rewarded with coins and other bounty to mark your presence on the crew. Share more to get a chance to loot more bounty and discounts!



You can also find plethora of beauty and wellness coupons at Shop Pirate. I am really glad the website has aseparate section for wellness product. Considering the fact it is considered a taboo to talk about it in India, it is great to see websites not shying away. Don't forget to check out Shop Pirate Coupons , your one stop Pirate pit shop to loot discount coupons!


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