5.23.2013

Accessorize Me.





You all know my love for accessories. One of the brands that come to mind when I think about eclectic products to the high street finds is Accessorize. Walking through the store literally takes you on a trip through a magically diverse world of accessorizing. This week Stilettos Diary collaborates with one of my favorite accessories shop Accessorize.

I don't think I need to formally introduce Accessorize India. Tucked away in one corner of Orion Mall, you will find Accessorize shop. I don't know why every time I see Accessorize it reminds me of Harry Potter! Strange right? The shop is so colorful and the display is vibrant, I get transported to my magical world of accessories. Just look at the store photo! It is my Wonderland :D



I thought this week I will dedicate post to those "little things" we use to accessorize every day looks. Moreover, these accessories can be styled with Indian as well as western outfits.

I choose these owl pendant and earrings set because they are great transition pieces. You can stack together few chains or just wear single chain to make a statement. Owl with polka dot feather (polka dots did it for me, isn't it adorable?. The evil eye bracelets are great for causal, work and party wear. Wear it to office as a delicate bracelet, causally with jeans stacking up more arm candy or work to a party with more rhinestone embellished bracelets. The ethnic bag is a must have this summer. White dress, ethnic bag, rhinestone earrings and sandals screams summer! The best part about this bag it goes well with western, indo-western outfits as well. Lastly, I choose fox and stone ring to complete my "little things" set. What do you think of my picks from Accessorize India and check out how I styled it HERE! Also find few of my other favorite picks from the store.

Do let me know which is your favorite pick and how you would style it.




1. Multi-Colour-Tote-Bag
2. Lavender-Tote-Bag
3. Blue-Tote-Bag
4. Brown-Sling-Bag
5. Multi-Coloured-Embroidered-Sling
6. Cream-and-Navy-Rucksack
7. Multi-Coloured-Digi-Gem-Clutch


Photos thanks to Monish Shanmugam Photography

No other website has so many offers like Romwe.com. Guess what? It is time for Mid Season Sale. Mark your calendar ladies.
1. Over 1000 styles with up to 70% off
2. Valid date: 06/01/2013~06/07/2013
Go: http://www.romwe.com/Mid-season-Sale-c-213.html?pp=3400














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5.20.2013

Budget Finds with Oasap.com





I am back with a new post. You all know my love for Oasap.com. All my amazing budget finds are from this magic online store. So I decided to dedicate one post exclusively how I go about shopping in Oasap.com and how to track great steal deals.

One of Jcrew's most popular flats - Viv flats has been my all time favorite flats. But unfortunately it costs a whooping 228$. But then when I was surfing through Oasap.com. I found similar ones which were inspired by Jcrew Viv flats. The thing I like about Oasap the most is that, the quality is worth every penny spent. These are great alternatives compared to any online website.

BUY > HERE / HERE / HERE/ HERE




Another great deal are these goth inspired cross pendant bracelets. I have seen similar ones on Asos.com for 24-35$. I opted for this one because it is tarnished silver which gives it vintage look and can be restyled with many outfits.

BUY >HERE/HERE


Do I need excuse to buy a new pair of heels? If you follow me on Instagram you will know how crazy I am about these pair. Again compared to Stuart Weitzman, Saint Laurent pumps these have much lesser heels, perfect for everyday wear.

BUY > HERE/HERE




I really don't know why this Lanvin belt is so ridiculously expensive : 1350 pounds! This is one of those things I can't even dream about buying! When I saw this alternate version on Oasap.com. I quickly added it to my cart before it got sold out.

BUY > HERE/HERE




Celine bag has captured the imagination of the fashion industry. This bag is everywhere. It costs a whopping 3500$. But when I found this alternate version on Oasap.com, I immediately picked the mint shade bag. It is one of those rare pastel shades which goes with most outfits. The quality is really good. Good high quality PU with a leather finish.

BUY HERE/HERE




Hope you liked this post. Do let me know if you like the idea and want me to blog about more steal deals like these in the future.

Photos thanks to Monish Shanmugam Photography

Romwe Outlet Flash Sale! Up To 80% OFF! 200+ styles!
Limited supply! No restocking once sold out! Only 3 days!
Hurry up >> http://www.romwe.com/manage_activity/Outlet-Flash-Sale/
From May 21st to 23rd.















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5.18.2013

Toteteca and Stilettos Diary Giveaway - Win a Custom made bag!

Hello everyone!
Thank you so much for the amazing response for the Limeroad and Steve Madden giveaway. The giveaway mania continues. Chance to win a Custom made hand bag from Toteteca.com.

OPEN TO INDIAN AND INTERNATIONAL READERS.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?

1. Like Stilettos Diary on Facebook and Twitter.
2. Like Toteteca.com on Facebook and Twitter.
3. Go to :
http://toteteca.com/index.php


Design your own bag, take a screen shot of the designed bag and email it to stilettosdiary@gmail.com. I will be sharing all the designs on the Facebook page. The most popular design wins the giveaway.

4. Share about the giveaway on Facebook or twitter tagging Stilettos Diary.

OR

Particpate on Facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=566839886671519&set=a.276537779035066.67392.275651875790323&type=1&theater




Ensure all the steps are done! Contest ends on 31st May 2013. Good luck!

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5.15.2013

Neon and Polka - Desi Style







I am wearing...

Patiala Salwar - c/o Indusdiva.com (Buy here and I also like this one here)
Rhinstone fox ring, stone ring, evil eye bracelet and ethnic bag - c/o Accessorize (Buy here and here)
Beaded earrings, flower ring, grape ring - Chitrakala Parshit (Art school)
Heels - Dynemite - Steve Madden( Buy here)



This time for my birthday I decided to take an ethnic detour! I just got bored with dress, skirts, jeans and blazer. This season polka and neon trends are floating through blogosphere with every blogger giving her own take on the trend. I think it is one versatile trend which can be incorporated even in Indian outfits. This week Stilettos Diary collaborates with Indusdiva and Accessorize.

Firstly, thank you so much IndusDiva for this wonderful birthday gift. IndusDiva.com is your one stop shop for all ethnic solution. Trust me when I say: "all ethnic solution". This place is a Mecca when it comes to providing custom made tailoring option, pre- stitched sarees with in-skirt (it is totally for people like me who struggle to walk wearing saree) and garments stitched to measure. IndusDiva has an eclectic curated ethnic collection. I agree who would have thought of floral, polka and neon in one salwar kameez? This outfit is one worthy investment, the top can be restyled with plain patiala and dupatta to tone down the prints. You can restyle the patiala pant and dupatta with your existing kurta for daily wear. This piece can be transitioned from special occasion to office wear. Indusdiva offers plethora of unique ethnic option for every age. Don't believe me? Self explore the website.

http://www.indusdiva.com/

Speaking of Accessorize India, I absolutely love their clutch collection. The rings and evil eye bracelet add the right amount of bling required for this outfit. More about Accessorize India and collection is upcoming blog post.

This was the first Steve Madden heels I bought and it is "My Madden" which was my birthday gift to myself. Want to win a pair of Steve Madden? Participate in the giveaway just click of the image. Speaking of Limeroad giveaway Surabhi Aggarwal congrats! You won yourself a Lino Perros Holiday bag. Please drop me an email at stilettosdiary@gmail.com for further guidance.



Photos thanks to Monish Shanmugam Photography












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5.11.2013

Let's talk Lingerie!





Multi brand UK department store, Debenhams India invited me to check out the bra fit session they are offering from May 9th to May 12th 2013. I was really impressed with the expert team and it turned out to be a very informative session.

Let's face it when it comes to lingerie we are really shy to speak openly about it. Unfortunately did you know 70% of the women actually don't wear the right size lingerie! Debenhams India has come up with a bra fit sessions were their team of experts help you out not only to find the right size bra, but also teach you how to use that elusive lingerie sticky tapes.




In India finding sizes to suit your body type is really difficult. Let's face it, there are hardly any option! Very few stores (whom am I kidding one or two stores!) actually take into consideration and offer a plethora of options and sizes. Debenhams is one of them. This is what I learnt during the session:

1. It is very important to determine your cup size and band size. For every band size you drop, you will need to increase the cups by one size.
2. Your skin should never be bulging from the sides of your cups and your shoulder straps shouldn't dig into your skin.
3. The band should sit firmly on your ribs.
4. Lingerie tends to lose its elasticity, so pick up comfortable ones which you can wear even after few washes.

In order to get a better analysis what suits our body type, I suggest you rush to Debenhams and check out the free bra fit service. It is happening at Orion Mall from May 9th to May 13th 2013. You can also encash on the great offers on lingerie.




Photos thanks to Monish Shanmugam Photography

P.S. Take part in Steve Madden Giveawayand Limeroad Giveaway

Romwe biggest leggings flash sale
Date: 05/15/2013-05/17/2013
Only 72 hours! Go!
Link: http://www.romwe.com/manage_activity/300+Crazy-Leggings-Flash-Sale/



Rowme is holding a pinterest event! The winner will get $150 freebies.
How to enter:
1. Follow http://pinterest.com/romwe and create a new Board called "Romwe Wishlist".
2. Pin Romwe items to your "Romwe Wishlist" Board and add #Romwe to every item you pin
3. Send your "Romwe Wishlist" board link to pinterest@romwe.com

Go: http://pinterest.com/pin/233202086927435911/


















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5.08.2013

Steve Madden & Stilettos Diary Giveaway

Hi Everyone!
The birthday giveaway spree continues. Chance to win a pair of Steve Madden :)

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?

1. Like Stilettos Diary on Facebook and Twitter.
2. Like SteveMaddenINDIA on Facebook and Twitter.
3. Go to :
http://www.stevemadden.in/
Pick a pair of heels less than Rs.5000 (ensure size availability), share the link on the comment section and let me why it is your perfect Madden. The most creative answer wins.

OR

Participate via Facebook if you prefer commenting on Facebook Page.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=563073057048202&set=a.276537779035066.67392.275651875790323&type=1&theater

All comments on blog page as well as Facebook page will be considered valid.

Contest Ends on 25th May 2013. Open to residents of India only.




WANT TO WIN SOME MORE? Participate in Limeroad Giveaway and win Lino Perros Holiday Handbag (CLICK HERE)


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5.07.2013

Birthday Giveaway Mania - Limeroad.com

Hi Everyone!

I am kick starting month long giveaway activities this week! First giveaway with Limeroad.com. Chance to win this Lino Perros striped holiday handbag. So perfect for this summer.
-------------------------------------------CONTEST CLOSED---------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------Winner is Surabhi Aggarwal-------------------------------------------------------------


HOW TO PARTICIPATE?


1. Like Stilettos Diary on Facebook or Follow on Instagram or Follow on Bloglovin' or Follow on Twitter (Any one)

2. Go to :
www.limeroad.com
Pick your favorite product. Share it on Stilettos Diary facebook page (Blog's official FB Page), tag Limeroad.com and Tag 5 of your friends.

The most popular recommendation gets to walk away with this Lino Perros Stripey Holiday Handbag.

The giveaway closes on 14th May 2013. Good luck :)






Time: 05/09/2013 to 06/09/2013
Check the contest (@romwe)
http://statigr.am/viewer.php#/detail/450476643228538619_35829052













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5.01.2013

City Chic.

Hi everyone. I am back with new collaboration, ninebox.in and PART 2 of the series of styling jeans and shirt.




I am wearing..

Camel tone Leather cuff - c/o ninebox.in (Buy here)
Ivory cuff - c/o ninebox.in (Buy here)
Mayan Arc necklace in mint - c/o ninebox.in (Buy here)
Mustard shirt - Tibetan Plaza, Brigade Road (Paid Rs. 1200, Velvet Material. Similar available here, last seen here)
Jeggings - Local boutique (Bought during 80% off sale for Rs.550. Last seen here and here)
Sunglasses - c/o Romwe.com (Buy here)
Watch - Aldo c/o Majorbrands.in


Ninebox, the brand is the brainchild of Archana Uthaya, whose keen interest and love for fashion led her to give up a career in the corporate world to concentrate on conceptualizing a store in Bangalore where the absolute latest and trendiest in clothing and accessories is available. Ninebox.in is an online extension of the Bangalore store. The plethora of trendy accessories caught my attention. Each and every item of jewelry is unique, fresh and has clean finishing. I also got the items I ordered within 4-5 days. The camel tone leather cuff has become my favorite cuff.I have already restyled it so many ways.

PART 2 :

In PART 1 (Read here) I discussed few trends which don't suit the hourglass body shape. This week I will be discussing how few changes can make the jeans and shirt trend more viable to hourglass figure.

Instead of completely buttoning the shirt up, unbutton the collar and opt for a simple necklace to ensure not all the attention is drawn to upper half of the body. Don't roll up the sleeves until your elbows, it again shortens your hands. Add loads of cuff and arm accessories to draw attention to the thinnest part of your arms, wrists. Instead of a satchel opt for statement clutch to take centre of attention. Add heels to make the look city chic. The heels not only adds height, but also helps you acquire a better posture. By incorporating the above ideas, you are balancing your upper body and the lower body and ensuring the thinnest part of the body is highlighted. Don't believe me? Compare this look with the PART 1 (Read here) look and judge yourself.

Do let me know what you think of the ideas and if it works for you? Few of my favorite picks from ninebox.in.






Photos thanks to Monish Shanmugam Photography and Hemanandan Raju.













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