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1.09.2020

#TheOfficeSeries - The one with Satin Slip Midi Skirt



Hello Everyone!

Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year! Can you believe we are officially the kids of the last decade? As the saying goes, time and tide wait for no man. Here's to hoping this decade will be something each of us will cherish.

This was not the post I was planning as my new year blogpost, nevertheless, I got super excited to post this after the photos. The thing I learned about the fashion industry, don't throw out any of your favourites or staple pieces. They tend to come back in style after a few years. Slip dress/ midi skirt were a rage in the 60's and 90's. This light, body hugging and easy to wear trend is definitely worth a try.

When it comes to styling, slip dress and skirt are very versatile. Don't let the fragility of the style fool you as they can be perfect for business causals and can be worn by women of all ages. You can style the skirt during winter with chunky sweater and thigh high boots, or go tonal wearing same color top. If you want a causal approach, then style it with a tee and sneakers.

For anyone with an hour glass figure like me, it definitely accentuates your curves. For the office, I have styled my peach polka dot satin slip midi skirt with velvet crop top and fitted blazer. I have used a statement belt to accentuate my waist and finished the look with nude heels and a statement necklace.

What do you think of the styling? Shared outfit details below:


:: OUTFIT DETAILS ::

TOP - Zara - Old - Got it about 6 years ago, Wearing medium size
Skirt - Dorothy Perkins via Myntra.com (Click here) - Got during EOR sale for Rs. 1100, Wearing size 28
On my Lips- Maybelline
Heels - Clarks via Myntra.com (Click Here) - Got it during EORs sale for Rs. 3200
Bag - Hidesign - Old - Got it ten years ago
Necklace- C/o Lotus Mendes - Old got it about 6 years ago
Watch - Micheal Kors - (Old, birthday gift)
Belt - Shein - Got it few months back, wearing size S, got it for Rs.400

:: PHOTOGRAPHER CREDITS ::

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




Loads of love,


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12.20.2019

#TheOfficeSeries - The One with Faux Leather



Hello Everyone!

December has always been bitter sweet to me. Christmas and New Year eve is one of my favourite time of the year. I love walking into cafes, finding solace in the gorgeous Christmas decor with a cup of hot chocolate to beat the Bangalore cold. I remember as a kid, helping out my neighbours doing menial cooking tasks for Christmas cake and finally on the Christmas day, gorging the amazing plum and cheese cakes.

December in Bangalore gets cold thanks to the looming sky and cold wind. One of my key staples in my work wardrobe during cold seasons is faux leather skirt. Most people shy away from faux leather to work because of the edgy vibe but I am sharing few key things I usually remember when I am styling faux leather to break the biker look into professionalism.

1. Always style faux leather with straight forward and flowing silhouettes.

2. Choose leather skirts in neutral colors of black, white or tan.

3. Choose midi-leather skirts which fit you well.

4. I usually size up with faux leather skirts and it makes it comfortable to wear throughout the day. Unlike leather skirt, faux leather skirts do not expand.

Today's look I am combining the combination of texture and print to pull myself out from the usual sartorial rut. I styled my tan faux leather skirt with polka shirt. I usually stick to single colour palette while styling faux leather. I finished the look with complimentary accessories.

What do you think of the styling? Shared outfit details below:


:: OUTFIT DETAILS ::

TOP - Dorothy Perkins via Myntra.com (Click here) - I bought this during Myntra Sale for approx Rs.1000, Wearing medium size
Skirt - Dorothy Perkins via Myntra.com (Click here) - Got it about a year ago during sale for Rs. 1000, Wearing size 30
On my Lips- Loreal Paris
Heels - Dorothy Perkins via Myntra.com (Click Here) - Got it about a year ago during sale for Rs. 1500
Bag - Hidesign - Old - Got it ten years ago
Necklace- C/o Batucada Paris (Click here)
Watch - Micheal Kors - (Old, birthday gift)
Belt - Old, birthday gift

:: PHOTOGRAPHER CREDITS ::

Thank you Hema my colleague for taking amazing photos on her phone.




Loads of love,


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11.30.2019

#TheOfficeSeries - The One with Tweed and Pearls



Hi Everyone!

I am so excited about today's post because this look was inspired from the Chanel 2020 Cruise collection. Virginie Viard took over as the artistic director of Chanel due to untimely death of Karl Lagerfeld. She did a phenomenal job with the new collection. The cruise collection has colorful tweed jackets, two tones, masculine jackets/trousers and ruffles. Sharing few of my favorite looks (photos via chanel.com lookbook) from the collection and how I took inspiration to use my existing closet and style my office outfit:



As you can see, I took inspiration from most of the outfits shared. I paired my masculine trouser in rust color with two toned tweed jacket and completed the look with pearl necklace. You may feel this is too much color for work but the colors compliment each other so well. It does not look overwhelming at all.

As you know, I started #TheOfficeSeries to make sure it is as real as possible. I wanted to talk about important topics such as sustainable and conscious buying. Most retailers such as Zara and H&M have come under a lot of pressure to look at sustainable fashion. Fashion industry is one of the major polluting industries and it emits more carbon into environment than any other industry. Due to fast fashion, people bought 60% more garments they did in 2000. This has caused significant damage to environment in the form of polluted rivers, oceans, 10% increase in carbon emission and dried up water sources. Key to a sustainable and fashionable wardrobe is to invest in classic and timeless staples. In this series I am reusing my existing wardrobe which I bought almost 5-7 years ago. Let us not get lost in the sea of consumerism and be smart with shopping choices. Request you to look at the bigger picture before shopping.

What do you think of the styling? Shared outfit details below:


:: OUTFIT DETAILS ::

Tweed Jacket - MANGO- I bought this 5 years ago during Mango Sale for approx Rs.2000, Wearing medium size
Pants - Zara - Old, Got it about four years ago during sale for Rs. 1000
On my Lips- Loreal Paris
Heels - Charles and Keith -(Old got it 1 year ago during new year sale for Rs.2500). They are so comfortable to wear to work
Bag - Stilettos Diary shop
Necklace- Stilettos Diary shop
Watch - Micheal Kors - (Old, birthday gift)



:: PHOTOGRAPHER CREDITS ::

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




Loads of love,


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11.28.2019

Wedding season shopping guide



Hi Everyone!

December is upon us and with December starts wedding season. With plethora of options as a bride one is always left confused on what to wear on the D- Day. Therefore, I decided to do a guide for how to shop lehengas for brides based on one’s body type.

1. If you have apple body type:

What does it mean? You have wide torso, broad shoulders and full bust, waist and back. You have thinner lower body.

What to opt for? To ensure your body is proportionate, go for a full flare lehengas with heavy embroidery towards the lower half of lehenga. This will not accentuate your waist. Do not go heavy embroidery on your waist. Idea is to highlight lower half of your body.

Check out few wedding lehenga



2. If you have pear body type

What does it mean? You have wide hips and lower body but you have slim arms, shoulders and bust.

What to opt for? To ensure your body is proportionate, go for A-line lehengas. Accentuate your upper body and waist with modern blouses.



3. If you have straight body type :

What does it mean? Your upper and lower body are same size

What to opt for? To ensure your body is proportionate, go for A-line or full flare lehengas. Accentuate your upper body and waist with short blouses. Do avoid boat shaped and look for lehengas which add volume.

Check out few bridal lehenga



4. If you have hour- glass body type

What does it mean? You have narrow waist and curvy upper and lower body.

What to opt for? Well since your body is proportionate you can experiment with any type. But I do suggest for Aline lehengas with heavy embroidery on the waist.

Check out few designer lehenga



Hope you like the suggestions. Until next time!


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11.24.2019

#TheOfficeSeries - Monochromes Only!



One of my all time favourite trend is wearing monochrome outfits to work. I love the simplicity of this trend and the best part is that any monochrome outfit makes you look leaner and taller. The most important rule when trying this trend is to ensure that the silhouette is flowing (chiffon or georgette material) to give an elegant finish to the outfit. I know most people avoid this trend because it is boring but one way to break the boredom is by adding statement jewellery and accessories.

This week sharing not one but two of my current monochrome mood outfits. According to me, the go to colour this season green. I have been crushing on all the green faux leather street style outfits. In my first look I styled my green dress with statement heels and earrings. In my second look, I added statement belt and bracelet.

What do you think of this trend? Would you incorporate it in your work wardrobe? I have shared outfit details with size specifications below.


:: OUTFIT 1 DETAILS ::

Dress - DOROTHY PERKINS - MYNTRA.COM (Click here), I bought this almost a year ago during Myntra New Year Sale for approx Rs.1200, Wearing UK Size 10
Earrings - Miraki - Old, Got it about three years ago
On my Lips- Loreal Paris
Heels - ZARA -(Old got it 6 years ago)
Watch - Micheal Kors - (Old, birthday gift)

:: OUTFIT 2 DETAILS ::

Top and Skirt- Twenty Dresses - MYNTRA.COM (Click here), I bought the skirt and top for approx Rs.1100 during sale. Wearing size S top and size 28 skirt.
On my Lips- Loreal Paris
Heels - ZARA - (Old got it 6 years ago)
Watch - Micheal Kors - (Old, birthday gift)
Ring - Stilettos Diary Shop
Belt- Old, got it 5 years ago.

:: PHOTOGRAPHER CREDITS ::

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




Loads of love,


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