Stilettos Diary

2.24.2020

#TheOfficeSeries - Wearing colors to work



Hello Everyone!

Spring is officially here and before we get the full blast of summer heat, I decided to wear a couple of roomy blazer outfits to work. Few of the key trends this summer are puff sleeves, roomy blazers and suits. I do not know how practical it is, keeping in mind the temperatures will be soaring to 34-35 degrees.

Personally, I am a huge fan of puff sleeves tops, but I do not prefer puffed blazers. Last year all the trends were ode to the 80's and padded blazers were a huge trend in 2019's. 2020's is about the 90's fashion. I decided to combine padded and roomy blazer trend and therefore opted for this Zara blazer which has padded shoulders and a masculine fit. I finished my look with crop top, mustard trousers and headband. After a few hours, I decided to ditch the head band.I am not a huge fan of pony tails and headbands as I start feeling uncomfortable and let my hair fall free.

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


:: OUTFIT DETAILS ::

Crop top - Zara - Old- Got it 4 years ago during sale for Rs.800, Wearing size small
Blazer - Zara - Got it during sale, wearing size medium
Pants - Only India Old- Got it 4 years ago during EOR sale for Rs. 1000, Wearing UK Size 38
On my Lips- Lakme India
Heels - Old -Charles and Keith. Got it 2 years ago during EORs sale for Rs. 2k.
Headband - Old- SheIn India
Watch - Micheal Kors - (Old, birthday gift)
Belt - Old
Sunglasses - c/o Romwe.com
:: PHOTOGRAPHER CREDITS ::

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




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2.08.2020

#TheOfficeSeries - The One with blazer



Hello Everyone!

Quick post to share few of my go to staples in my work wardrobe.Key to sustainable wardrobe is to investment in statement pieces. It does not have to burn a hole in your pocket.

A good well fitted blazer can be styled in different ways. For the office, I have styled my blazer as a top. For anyone with an hour glass figure like me, it definitely accentuates your curves. I finished the look with my houndsooth pants and few simple accessories. What do you think of the styling? Shared outfit details below:


:: OUTFIT DETAILS ::

TOP - Zara - New - Got it during sale for Rs.2k, Wearing medium size
Pants - Marks and Spencer India (Click here) - Got during EOR sale for Rs. 1100, Wearing UK Size 10
On my Lips- Loreal Paris
Heels - Old -Charles and Keith. Got it 2 years ago during EORs sale for Rs. 2k.
Bag - Hidesign - Old - Got it ten years ago
Necklace- Old- Lokandwala Market, Mumbai - Got it about 10 years ago
Watch - Micheal Kors - (Old, birthday gift)
Belt - H&M - Old
Sunglasses - c/o Romwe.com
Bracelet - Old - StilettosDiary Shop
:: PHOTOGRAPHER CREDITS ::

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




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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 )




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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.




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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 )




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