Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Shirt Dress!

Hello Chicas, 

Today I'm sharing with you all the last OOTD of 2015, a denim shirt dress. A shirt dress is an elongated shirt which is worn as a dress and I find it really sexy as it gives the illusion of being dressed up without pants. :D The most amazing part of shirt dresses are that they can be worn in a million ways all year round. 

 I remember, I wanted a shirt dress real bad but couldn't find the right one. During my hunt I came across this shirt dress online, the indigo color and the light denim material made me instantly click on the buy now button. After receiving the product I wasn't really happy with the big arm holes which is actually trending right now. I personally don't believe in following trends blindly. So the dress remained somewhere stacked below a pile of clothes in my wardrobe until recently when I thought of wearing it as an outerwear beneath a mustard yellow knit. I ditched the belt, which came along with the dress as I wanted more of a laid back casual look. 

Coming to the accessorizing part, I have added a tattoo choker necklace, a very popular 90s trend which has made a comeback. Camel backpack and tan combat shoes completed the look. To break the monotonous combination of neutral colors, I wore Mac Rebel, which is a purple-fuchsia shade. Also, not to forget the most important part of the look, the fedora hat. I love collecting hats and I recently bought a beret, can't wait to flaunt it in my next blog post.

Here are a few ways on how to make the most of your shirt dress:

  • Add a few fun accessories like a scarf or a hat to pep up the look. 
  • Layer your shirt dress over a colorful sweater or a printed shirt. 
  • To combat the cold weather, add a leather jacket or a blazer over it and accessorize it with combat boots.
  • Keep it casual by pairing it with your super comfy slip on sneakers. 
  • For everyday work look, add a sleek belt to highlight your waistline. You can also pair a shorter shirt dress with leggings for a more winter appropriate look.
Photo Credits: Pranay Ghosh

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Color Splash!

Hello Chicas,

After a long wait, winter has finally struck Calcutta and I finally got the chance to wear this woolen sweater. Orange is my favorite color and therefore I couldn't afford to let go of this sweater when I saw it online. It turned out to be a great buy, even my mother appreciated my online haul this time, which I have to tell you doesn't happen very often.

I personally love to wear colors and mixing them in contrasting shades. So in today's OOTD, I have paired the sweater with a purple skater skirt which has made a comeback on the blog. It's the best skirt I have till date, the color, fabric, everything is just amazing about it. I avoided accessorizing too much as the outfit itself is loud. My new pair of combat boots completed the look along with black round sunnies. Also, I tried different hairstyles, do let me know which one do you like the best. :)

Photo Credits: Jyotika Baijal

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

The Grunge Look!

Hello Chicas,

Today's OOTD is a grunge look, a style based on the music scene around 90s which saw the beginning of rock music made popular by bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam. The main idea behind the grunge fashion is an unkempt messy look created with inexpensive clothing. This style combines elements of punk mixed with working class clothing.

 Here are a few ways on how to rock the grunge look:

  • To work out a grunge look, all you need to do is revisit your wardrobe and find out those super old worn out clothes which you have discarded. You can also pay a visit to the local thrift shops in your city or go street shopping.
  • Go for ripped, super torn denims which are actually a trend now. You can also rip your own denim for a more authentic grunge look.
  • Say yes to layering. Add an old sweater or plaid shirt over a casual tee or dress or tie it around your waist. 
  • Grunge footwear mainly includes sneakers and converse. Invest in a pair of chunky combat boots which you can pair with torn stockings or colored knee high socks. 
  • Go for a messy hairdo, wear it loose, or you can even bleach it to go with the unkempt look. Makeup wise, go heavy on the eye makeup. The dark smudgy Gothic look goes best with this style. If you don't want to opt for heavy eye makeup, you can add a bold red or maroon lipstick.
  • Last but not the least, don't forget to flaunt the "I don't care" attitude which is the main message behind the grunge style. 
Coming to my outfit, I'm wearing a maxi T-shirt dress with a thigh slit. Whether it's the charcoal gray color or the Ed hardy inspired rose and skull print, the dress speaks super grunge to me. I have added a red plaid shirt around my waist to layer the outfit. Accessory wise, leather combat boots and my super exploited black back pack completed the look. I left my hair open and added a bold red lip color to elevate the grunge look.

Photo Credits: Pranay Ghosh

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Celebrity Style: Deepika Padukone - Tamasha

Hello Chicas,

Today's post is a special one as I'm doing a break-up of the look sported by my style icon and inspiration Deepika Padukone in her upcoming movie Tamasha. I'm a huge fan of Deepika, this women gives me serious style goals! She has come such a long way from a reserved girl next door kinda girl to a bold fashion diva who doesn't shy away from experimenting and trying out new trends. Whether it's a saree or a pant suit, she carries it off with equal elan. 

In the movie, Deepika is seen in a very casual chic look sporting the recent trends, from fringe bags to sneakers in neon shades. The look I have created is from the song Matargasti where she is wearing a sleeveless lip print shirt on a navy blue A-line dress with barely there make-up. I found this shirt few months back on Flipkart and the quirky lip print on it made it an obvious must have in my wardrobe. As it was my first apparel purchase from Flipkart, I was a little skeptical about the quality of the product, but it turned out to be a decent buy and I am quite happy with the fit and material.

Coming to how I recreated Deepika's look from the movie, I have added the lip print shirt on a Cami acid wash dress with a sweetheart neckline which I absolutely adore. To accessorize the outfit, I went for a sleek brown belt along with my tan fringe bag and block heels. Taking cue from Deepika, I parted my hair in the middle and wore it down. Make-up wise I went for kohled eyes and bright red lips to amp up the look.

Photo Credits: Soumya Gangopadhyay 
Do check out his blog here

Monday, 9 November 2015

Swing Dress!

Hello Chicas,

So it's that time of the year again where the weather gets super confusing. There's a nip in the air but, the moment I start layering myself up it gets hot and uncomfortable. To switch on the AC or fan, to apply a body butter or a moisturizer, to take a hot water bath or not, life is super confusing these days. 

Coming to today's OOTD, this has to be the most comfortable outfit I have ever worn. I can spend my entire day in this dress without complaining. Oversize dresses are a thing right now and it looks flattering on all body types. What makes it comfortable is the flowy silhouette which makes it apt on a hot and humid day. The dress I'm wearing is in a coral shade in an A-line pattern. The relaxed fit of the dress makes it really easy to move around and is my go to outfit on a busy day. 

I have dressed up the outfit with a golden cuff, midi rings and a minaudiere. One can dress it down for a more casual look by layering it up with a leather jacket and sneakers. I can't wait to try this look myself in winters. For a color block effect, I have added blue stilettos and sunnies to pep up the look.

Photo Credits: Soumya Gangopadhyay 
Do check out his page here

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Fall in Pinafore!

Hello Chicas,

Today's OOTD is yet another a casual one! I'm sporting a denim overall in floral print! I have been obsessed with denim for a while now, from pencil skirt to shirt dress, I have bought it all but didn't really get a chance to wear them due to the scorching heat! Denims are huge this season and with the slight dip in temperature, now is the perfect time to flaunt it. 

I personally love jumper dresses and skirts for the cool vibe they exude. And the cutesy overall daisy print on this one was an icing on the cake for me as I totally adore daisy prints. To pair the pinafore dress with, I went for a classic white shirt. A pinafore can be worn with just about anything. Here are a few ways to style it:
  • Add a quirky graphic tee and sneakers for a casual chic look.
  • With the upcoming winters, you can pair it up with a sweater or a turtle neck top for a cozy ensemble.
  • One can also wear a pinafore dress as a tunic with skinny bottoms and ankle length boots.
  • Pair it up with a geometric print shirt for an edgy look.
 I have accessorized my outfit with a sling in baby pink and matchy pink sunnies. And the bright fuchsia lips completed the look. I am not at all into pink lipsticks as I feel it doesn't really go with my skin tone. But this particular fuchsia shade from Inglot looked good enough. What do you think? 

Photo Credits: Soumya Gangopadhyay 
Do check out his page here


Friday, 2 October 2015

Back to Basics!

Hello Chicas

Today's post is about a casual outfit which I recently wore for a quick bite followed by shopping! 

I wore an over sized t-shirt with a crew neck line in a vibrant yellow shade. The reason why I bought this t-shirt is the slogan on it which is so relatable. I totally feel overdressed all the time as I literally dress up like I'm going to a red carpet event or some homeless drug addict, nothing in between. :P I'm a big hoarder of such graphic tees and when paired right, this basic t-shirt can definitely become a style statement. 

A few tips from my side on ways to wear your basic t-shirt and up the style quotient:

  • Now that there is a chill in the air, layer your basic tee with a sleek jacket in a bold color.
  • Add a statement neck piece, a dainty rhinestone chain or multi-layer silver ones,  to go from plain to glam.
  • Pair your t-shirt with an elegant midi skirt for a casual street chic look. Midi skirts were a rage last season so I'm sure we all have quite a fabulous few in our wardrobe.
  • Ripped or distressed denims are another ongoing fashion trend and nothing looks more flattering than pairing it with a basic white tee.
  • Another way to style your basic tee is by accessorizing right. Whether it's a floppy hat or pointy heels, throw on some quirky accents to elevate the look.
I have styled my basic tee with an asymmetrical wrap skirt. I love teaming two opposite stuffs together, like in this case a cool and casual tee is paired with this well defined semi-formal skirt. Accessory wise, my new flatform sneakers which I have been wearing everywhere since the day I bought it, and black backpack completed the look.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Boho Chic!

Hello Chicas,

So it's officially fall except in my city where I still have to think twice before heading outdoors to shoot an outfit! With the fashion world embracing fall trends, I present you all my first fall outfit Sheer Damask Kimono. 

As much as I love to dress sharp and chic, I also like to be my free spirited self at times. So in today's OOTD I'm channeling my inner Boho vibe in this enchanting emerald sheer kimono. I love the delicate damask patchwork throughout the kimono and the fringed hem makes it an even more fun wear. Also, I figured out shorter kimonos are way easier to work with on my petite figure as compared to the longer maxi ones. I have teamed it up with an ivory bodycon dress as I didn't want to overdo the outfit, but to make the kimono stand out! 

I have accessorized the outfit with tan wedge heels and some golden black bangles and my fringe tan bag added to the fringe fest. :D Round retro sunnies and ox blood lips tied up the look together. 

A huge thanks to LA Photography for the amazing clicks. 

Friday, 18 September 2015

Damsel in Distress-ed!

Hello Chicas,

Today's OOTD is what I wore for shopping few days back. The weather here in Calcutta has been insanely hot and humid since last week. In fact, it seems like Summers are back in this city. As it was a shopping day out, I chose to dress up in a casual attire and clicked a few pictures to share with you all. 

 I went for this ripped denim joggers which is extremely comfortable due to its relaxed fit. I prefer wearing boyfriend denims or ones with relaxed fit as it goes well with my body type. I have paired up the joggers with a bright orange tank top which can be tied around the waist. I personally love wearing bright and bold shades and also mixing different colors. Sneakers are a big thing right now and no I'm not talking about pairing it up with a casual sporty outfit or the look I'm sporting here. People nowadays dressed up in top to toe couture are following it up with sneakers. Now isn't that cool? I totally love the idea as it's a more comfort oriented trend and I'm so eager to try it out. I finished my look with black and white flatform sneakers. I was never really a shoe gal until I saw this one online, sneakers with a little height was just what I was looking for. My recent sale pick, a black backpack completed this sporty casual look.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Floral Drop Waist Dress

Hello Chicas,

Today's outfit post is a casual one which I recently wore for a lunch date with my girlfriends. I wore this cute floral drop waist dress that is a bodycon dress with a flared hem. Wearing  a small flower print outfit is one way to distract attention from the problem areas. So curvy women should totally avoid big prints. As the dress was a short one, I went for smaller block heels and gave my usual sky high heels a miss. Recently I read somewhere about how French girls match shoes with their dresses which I found really cool and would love to share with you all. So it goes like, if the outfit you are wearing is above the knee pair it with flats and for the ones below the knee style it with high heels. So that's how you strut like a French girl. A red cross body sling with a matching red reflective sunnies completed the look. 

Monday, 31 August 2015

Midi affair!

Hello chicas,

Sorry for the delayed post, I happened to break my hand few days back and hence was on bed rest for days. I did a hair makeover before my birthday and finally went for a proper hair cut after years, believe me for the past 2 years I had been going for the regular 1 inch trim. :D I know that sounds crazy but. I just couldn't part ways with my straight mane. So this time I went for layers which kind off adds volume to my hair and now my hair is back to its previous wavy look. Also, all this time getting bored at home, I came up with the idea of coloring my hair. I remember, I colored my hair for the first time back in high school. This time I chose fashion lights from Schwarzkopf in the shade L55 which is a copper blonde shade. I did some low lights with the help of aluminium foil and was quite satisfied with the result.

Coming to the OOTD, I'm wearing a midi skirt which was a recent sale pick and it was an absolute steal. I love the white color and the lace floral detailing on the skirt. Midi skirts are a rage this season and looks flattering on everyone. For more tips on how to style midi skirts check out one of my previous outfit posts featuring the Marsala Midi skirt here. I have tied around a simple denim shirt for a casual day look and completed the look with blue stilettos.

Photo Credits: Tanmoy Sen

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Fearless in Red!

Hello Chicas,

Monsoon is in full swing here in Kolkata making it impossible to shoot. All I'm doing these days is sitting at home and watching back to back seasons of Game Of Thrones and I'm totally in love with it. I'm awestruck by the grandeur of the places it has been shot in, the intriguing characters and the fashion, from royal medieval inspired gowns to elegant hairdos.

Coming to the OOTD, this is one outfit which worked out the way I had planned in my head. The red asymmetrical wrap skirt is a recent buy from F21, I think I own their entire online collection and they should definitely consider me their brand ambassador. :D :P This wrap skirt can be styled in various ways from a formal shirt to a relaxed Cami. I have paired it up with a tiger print top which has these black chain straps adding a sexy edge to it. The strapy heels I'm wearing are my new found love and a total eye grabber. As the shoe was loud and center of attention, I avoided accessorizing and went with classy red lips and cat eye frames.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Geek Goes Chic!

Hello Chicas,

Today's post is all about my love for Skater Skirts. Fitted at the waist and flared out at the ends, skater skirt looks flattering on all body types. Skater skirts are a wardrobe staple and never goes out of fashion. It comes in an array of color and prints with a different fabric for every season ranging from denim to leather, woollen to chambray and whatnot.  I find skater skirts extremely comfy and you can pair it up with anything from a basic tee for a laid back look to a well structured blouse for a formal look. The best thing about this skirt is that it doesn't cling to your body, unlike bandage skirt and helps to draw away the attention from problem areas.

The skirt I'm wearing is in a neoprene fabric in purple shade. I love wearing bright colors during  monsoon. As I have earlier worn skater skirts with crop tops, this time I thought of  pairing it with a shirt. I got hold of this quirky glasses print shirt and that's when I decided to add a cat eye frame for a geeky look. To add some more color, I opted for an orange pout with matching nail paint and blingy heels!

Photo credits: Agnij Sur

Monday, 29 June 2015

Stripe it right!

Hello Chicas,

Today's post is all about breaking the rules. Remember how you were told to avoid horizontal stripes as it makes you look bigger. Well, it turns about to be one of the many fashion myths. In fact, this particular striped midi dress made me look thinner and taller. The myth here is that the horizontal stripes draw the attention across your body, making you look wider rather than the vertical stripes which elongates one's body. Believe it or not, horizontal stripes look flattering on all body types when styled the right way. Here are a few ways to stripe it right:
  • The trick here is to opt for the right silhouette, and print according to your body type. Taller girls can wear a striped maxi dress or jumpsuit, but for petites, short dress or tucked in shirt with horizontal stripes will work well. 
  •  A striped garment should be chosen in such a way that it draws attention to your best assets like a bodycon dress on an hourglass body or a relaxed dress on fuller body type. 
  • One can always layer a striped outfit with a bright blazer or a denim jacket to break the horizontal stripe pattern.
  • You can also opt for chevron stripes instead of the normal straight ones to make it more fun.
  • Don't shy away from colored stripes, they are great for summers.
  • For those who are still in two minds whether to try this trend, take baby steps, add monochrome striped heels or a handbag to your wardrobe.
Coming to my OOTD, I wore this monochrome midi dress last year during the summers. The midi length of the dress, small stripes and relaxed fit worked out well for me. The lace detailing on the neckline of the dress made it look even more sexier. As it was a shopping day out, I carried this huge metallic tote and reflective aviators in blue with ruby lips for a pop of color.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Flower Girl!

Hello Chicas,
How are you all doing? It's been a while since I posted an outfit due to my exams. Post that I took a break doing nothing but chilling at home, watching movies, shopping online. :) Moreover the heat these days has made it impossible to go out and shoot.
As the temperature went down a few days back, I took the opportunity to shoot my first summer outfit. Coming to the OOTD, I wore an extremely light and comfy chiffon tunic. I'm so done with floral print, but this particular sunflower print was a total eye catcher. I wore this tunic as a dress by pairing it underneath with black shorts. The tunic being so light and breezy is one of the best purchase this summer.
I have co-ordinated my bag and shoes by wearing a tan shade. The fringe bag is a recent splurge from Koovs India and it's going to be the most abused bag this season. I didn't add anything else as I hate accessorizing during summers. My round olive sunnies with an orange pout completed the look. Enjoy the pics. :)

Photo Credits: Manish Daruka

Monday, 1 June 2015

Summer Jacket

Hello Chicas,

Finally the weather God showed some mercy and Kolkata experienced its first monsoon rain after a prolonged dry spell few days back. Although the weather seems pleasant enough now, but I shot this outfit in immense heat so sorry for the grumpy look. :D

Coming to the outfit, I am wearing a monochrome abstract print dress paired with a super light summer jacket which is actually a chiffon blazer. From corporate event to lunch date this outfit is perfect for a semi-formal look. The bold green shade of the blazer breaks the monotony of the otherwise dull and boring monochrome dress by adding a pop of color. Considering the scorching heat, I tied my hair into a simple pony tail and added an envelope clutch in muted pink to complete the look.

A huge thanks to Koustav Ghosh for the amazing clicks.
You can check out more about his work here

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Pretty Pleats

 Hello Chicas,

How are you all doing? I'm totally home bound these days, preparing for my exams having no time for myself due to which my workout regime has gone for a toss. Can't wait to hit the gym again.

Coming to today's outfit, it's a casual summer attire. The pleated maxi skirt is the center of focus of today's outfit which I have paired with a graphic print crop top to dress down the look. This maxi skirt is currently a favorite in my wardrobe, the reason being its beautiful leaf green hue and the amazing fit. Also, it's flowy silhouette makes it a comfortable wear in this scorching heat. 

Accessorized the outfit with retro round sunnies, chain linked neck-piece worn as a bracelet and a studded envelope clutch. And of course Ruby Woo lips to up the glam quotient. :)
Enjoy the pics.
Photo Credits- Manish Daruka