Thursday, 11 August 2016

Gone With The Wind

Hello Chicas,

As I turn a year older today, I look back and realize that life has been a roller coaster ride for me. In life you may not get what you want, but someday you will surely get what you deserve. People who know me are aware of the fact that I had been pursuing CA for the past few years. However, whenever I use to daydream (which by the way, I do a lot) about the future, I always thought of myself as working in some swanky fashion company. So, very recently after all these years it occurred to me that to fulfill this dream of mine I need a degree in fashion. :D
And, finally, after clearing a few tests and interviews, I got the chance to be a part of the very prestigious fashion college, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata. I am pursuing Master's in fashion management there and thoroughly enjoying every bit of it. Never in my wildest dream had I thought that I will actually be a part of NIFT and be able to make a career shift. This past year has been incredible to me, from travelling to some amazing places, to moving a step closer to my goals, I feel extremely blessed and thankful to God and my parents who have always been my support system. So, guys dream on and work hard to achieve them.

 As we all know, off-the-shoulder silhouettes are all the rage right now and very summer friendly. Personally, I love this shoulder peeping style and find it very sexy. They look flattering on every body type and come in various forms. A few easy peasy ways of styling them are:

  • You can dress an off -shoulder dress by pairing it up with heels or dress them down by adding sneakers and a backpack.
  • For a fun beach look you can wear a bardot top with shorts or skirts.
  • Whereas, people who are not so comfortable with a full bardot neckline can opt for cold shoulder tops or dresses.
  • For office goers, a structured off-shoulder top with a pencil skirt or trousers is a great way to try this trend.
  • You can go bare neck or accessorize with layers of necklace or just flaunt a statement choker for a boho-chic look.

Coming to my birthday outfit, I chose an off-shoulder dress in floral print. The dusk blue color of the dress was the first thing which caught my eyes. And the smocking pattern with the off shoulder neckline further enhanced the beauty of the dress.
 I have styled my off shoulder dress with a sleek silver choker. As the dress was pale and subtle, I thought of adding a colorful punch with pom pom shoes which I created myself using pom pom balls on a black lace up wedge heels. These colorful bunch of cuteness looks good on almost everything and I'll be very soon sharing with you all a post on how to make your own pom pom shoes. I opted for a tan fedora and tassel sling to complete the look. Also, this is my first time with purple lips and I'm totally loving it. MAC Heroine is an amazing shade and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for purple lip color. All thanks to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for making purple lipstick so popular post her red carpet appearance in Cannes. I wanted a mid-parted straight hair look, but the weather God had something else on his mind so please excuse my frizzy, wavy hair.

Picture Courtesy: Jyotika Baijal










Hope you enjoyed reading the post.
Much love.
Ritika. x

Outfit Details:

Dress and Shades: F21
Fedora and Tassel Sling: Thrifted
Pom Pom Lace up Heels: DIY
On my lips: MAC Heroine










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