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5.18.2015

Currently coveting...

The best part about blogging is I get to see my style evolve with time. Of late, my style has been casual chic. I have been investing only on basics and statement items which I can wear to work as well as to causal weekend escapes. So, I decided to compile list of items that I am currently coveting.

1. Crisp white shirt with gold buttons - You must be wondering why the gold button detailing? Well the gold buttons adds little edge required. It looks stylish and classy to wear to office without looking overdone. During weekends, I can style it with a maxi dress, skirt or jeans. I picked up mine at ZARA.

2. Ripped Jeans - These are one pair which will always come back in fashion. I always invest in a darker pair as it suits my body type. If you are curvy, then I suggest a darker pair. I picked up mine at ZARA.

3. Printed Scarves - I cannot live without printed scarves. Since my wardrobe is more of basics, I need some tame drama in my outfits. The best way to get that is printed scarf. My favorite is polka dots and leopard print scarfs. You will be surprised how classy leopard print scarf looks with work attire. I picked up mine during my travels to Coorg.




4. Nude Lipstick and Kohl - Nude lipstick helps me get through the day without having to worry about having lipstick on my teeth, the color disorientation. It gives me the natural shine I want. I usually couple my nude lipstick with thick kohl. It instantly adds charm to my face. My current favorite Nude Lipstick is Creme D' Nude from MAC and my favorite kohl is Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner.



5. Floral Dress - Comfortable and stylish to wear to office coupled with lightweight blazer. I can restyle it for the weekend with mirrored sunglasses and messy side braid. I got my floral dress from Target (Prabal Gurung for Target)

6. Silver Flats - I always thought silver flats would look gaudy for office wear, I was pleasantly surprised it went well with monotone outfits. There are limitless ways to style silver flats for the weekend. It is one investment I have made which has reaped maximum ROI! I brought mine during ZARA Sale for Rs.1000



7. Digital Watches - I always felt watches define one's personality. Of late I am inclining to digital watches. I feel they are best watches for causal Fridays to work. They look sleek and add edge to Friday causual outfit. Fastrack digital watches are my favorites.



8. Gold rings - Initial days I bought a lot of junk jewellery. Now, I invest in gold rings which I can use for my daily needs and still look stylish on any outfit.



9. Tailored White blazer - White blazer can make any outfit look smart. Moreover, a tailored white blazer adds the sophistication required for any outfit. I picked up mine at ZARA India
10. Red Medium height heels - Should I say more? This is the mecca of shoes to make anything look awesome!

What do you think of my list.. Do share your thoughts!

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5.12.2015

Stilettos Diary for Nautica




Hola people! Wondering why the over excitement about today's blogpost? Well the answer is a no-brainer! Today's blogpost is an overdose of stripes. My eyes have never been cherished with so beautiful visuals of stripes. When Nautica asked me to review their Women's summer collection as well as their Indiranagar store, the only reason I agreed is because I get to spend time surrounded by stripes! (Ha ha... I know! I was in my wonderland). Personally, I loved the ambiance of the store especially the funky art pieces which add a nautical touch.

The whole theme of the Women’s collection is all about breezy, easy-to-wear pieces that are versatile enough to take one from day to night. To me, the highlight of the collection was the crisp colour palette of navy, bay green and bold pops of lime green. My favorite are the striped a-line maxi and light weight sweater with gold zip details (Styled in the outfit post). Both are part of the Windswept collection which features the classic nautical color palette of navy, sail white and rose coral. As far as the collection, the vibrant stripes are perfect for the summer and gets a thumbs up from Stilettos Diary team.

Don't forget to check out Nautica store at Indiranagar. If you are extremely lazy like me, then stop by Nautica website (Click here)

:: OUTFIT DETAIL 1 ::

Top - C/o Nautica
Skirt - C/o Nautica
Watch - C/o Fossil India
Heels - Zara India (Birthday gift to myself)
Sunglasses - Borrowed from my sister
Scarf - C/o Romwe

:: OUTFIT DETAIL 2 ::

Top - Van Huesen ( Brought it during sale for Rs.1200)
Blazer - H&M Malaysia
Jeans - Zara India (Brought it during sale for Rs.1800 approx)
Sunglasses - C/o Firmoo.com

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4.29.2015

Lately...

A lot of you have been emailing and texting me and asking as to where I have disappeared to. I thought I will compile a blogpost capturing what I have been up to and also share some of my favorite moments with you. Honestly, one of my new year resolution this year was to travel as much as possible. My travel ideas are not limited to going aboard. Past few months I have travelled to Mumbai, Pune, Shimoga and Chickmagular. Be it enjoying the tiger safari at Shimoga, just spending time with Elephants at Sakerbailu or just sitting in a lush green field and enjoying the sunrise.


1. This is one of my favourite shot from my trip to Shimoga. Managed to go visit the famous tiger and lion reserve at Shimoga. These two beauties are apparently twins. They were busy basking in the sun.


2. As a kid, I was really scared of animals, but after my baby Beki has come to my life, I have realised that I have literally missed out on some unconditional love. This is one of my favorite moments from my trip to Elephant camp in Sakrebailu. I had a great time spending time to these gorgeous creatures. :: OUTFIT DETAILS :: Top - Colaba Causeway, Sunglasses - C/o Vero Moda, Watch - C/o Skagen

3. This is my favorite moment just sitting and basking in the Goa hill side. The place is Cabo da Rama. If you have seen Dil Chata Hai. The last scene of the movie is shot in this place. Historically, this place is called Cabo da Rama because it was one of the resting places of Rama before he reached Lanka. :: OUTFIT DETAILS :: Dress - C/o Myntra, Shirt - C/o Romwe, Flats - ZARA (Sale - Cost Rs.990), Watch - C/o Fossil


4. Sunset at Cabo da Rama


5. Tattoos I got at Palolem Beach, Goa



6. Some of my favorite outfits I wore on repeat during business and leisure travel :: OUTFIT DETAILS 1:: Top - ZARA Necklace - Lokandwala Market Skirt C/o American Apparel Heels - C/o Liberty Watch - C/o Skagen
:: OUTFIT DETAILS 2:: 1. Kurta - Lifestyle Leggings -Oleva Leggings Shoes - Lokandwala Market


7. At my favorite restaurant in Mumbai. Cafe Mangii. The variety of pizzas they offer is just brilliant! ::OUTFIT DETAILS :: Glasses - Colaba Causeway Flats - Colaba Causeway Watch - Michael Kors Dress - C/o Zovi Shirt - C/o Romwe Scarf - C/o Romwe


8. Mexicana Pizza at Cafe Mangii. Knowing my love for Pizza, this photo is expected!


9. Blueberry Cheesecake at Cafe Mangii.


10. The Cartoon depiction at Cafe Mondegar. This place always reminds me of the things I love about Mumbai.


11. At Aquamarine - Colaba Causeway. My favorite joint to pick up trendy accessories. I will share my haul in the next blogpost!

Hope you liked this blogpost. I shall be back soon with an outfit post.
Loads of love,


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4.09.2015

Summer Accessories Trends



Hi Everyone!

2015 has brought back trends such as ruffles, bell bottoms and fringe into business. Though never been a fan of any of these trends, I am really glad the classic white pants are making a comeback this season. Tailored trousers, elegant dresses and crisp blazers are making the rounds in runaways as well as blogging circuit.

Nevertheless, I am pleasantly surprised with the accessories trends from runaway this season. 2015 marks the return for bold accessories. Be it an estate earring or brass statement jewelry, it is time to unleash the bold you.

I always believed that accessories make or break an outfit. Whether you are lounging at the beach, running errands or just chilling with friends, you definitely need killer accessories. Be it a floral cuff to add to ethnic dresses or a floppy straw hat to go with swimsuit find out some of the must have accessories fresh off runway to crank up the wow factor and take your outfits from basic to brilliant with these statement accessories.

Single Earrings : Statement crystal earrings and sparkle street earrings worn on single ear is the new trend encapturing the runway. (Seen in Oscar de la Renta, Hermes, Nina Ricci and Louis Vuitton shows)




Estate Earrings : I have always been fan of estate earrings and Antique earrings. They embody miniature work of art. I am really glad these are making a comeback. (Seen in Christian Doir, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Bottega Veneta and Altuzarra shows)




Brass Statement Necklaces : Go bold and brass this spring. Add a bit of funk to your outfit with statement brass necklaces. (Seen in Lanvin, Nina Ricci, Loewe, Jason Wu, Valentino and Tom Ford shows)



Statement Pendants : Long chains with statement pendants are back. Funky animal pendants add the edge required to revamp a boring LBD. (Seen in Celine, Edun, Hermes, Nina Ricci, Derek Lam and Lavin shows)



Hippie Jewellery : Unleash the hippie in you by adding in feather inspired hippie jewellery to your outfit. This is one trend I know I would definitely be incorporating this summer in my every day outfits. (Seen in Derek Lam, Donna Karan, Emilio Pucci, Marni and Louis Vuitton shows)



Photo Source : Google & Harpers Bazaar

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