Showing posts with label croptop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label croptop. Show all posts

Monday, 17 October 2016

That '70s Look

Hello Chicas,

I had been terribly caught up with assignments since the day I joined NIFT. Juggling between studies and blog left me with no time for self pampering. But thank god for Durga Puja, we got an off for a week and I finally got the opportunity to take a much needed break from the daily mundane routine. So I ended up spending the entire last week lazing around at home, meeting my favorite people, binge eating desserts while skipping my workout sessions. However, I did go for a few shopping trips so I guess that more than compensated my cardio sessions. :D

Coming to my look, I have taken inspiration from retro Bollywood fashion. I happened to work on an assignment recently on 70s and 80s Bollywood fashion where I got to study the style sense of the yesteryear actors and actresses. From wide legged trousers to platform shoes, these fashion elements made quite a style statement back then in the 70s which are now back in vogue. Among the various style divas of the golden days, I particularly loved Zeenat Aman and Dimple Kapadia's style. They were pretty bold and confident in whatever they wore and I could literally spot pieces from my wardrobe flaunted by them. So I thought of putting together these elements to create a retro look. I have already posted a look wearing the button down mini skirt sported by Dimple Kapadia in the famous movie Bobby which you can check out here. So this time I thought of working the midi length and decided to pair the most abused piece in my wardrobe, the denim button down midi skirt with a ribbed crop top in red. The mock neckline of the crop top gives a very retro appeal while the tinted yellow sunglasses are a reminiscence of Zeenat Aman's look from the famous song "Dum Maaro Dum". I have also added a neckerchief in polka dot to accessorize my look further keeping in mind the dip in temperature these days. A dusty pink pointed pumps with quirky cupcake purse completed the look.

Photo Credits: Jyotika Baijal



Monday, 14 March 2016

Tulle Death Do Us Part

Hello Chicas,

Like every other girl, I am a big fan of Carrie Bradshaw and an even bigger fan of her wardrobe. Whether it's the intro theme song of the show where she appeared in a tutu or the last episode where she wanders around the street of Paris in a mint green tulle dress, she gave us some major fashion goals in those outfits.

So inspired by her, I bought this tulle dress like a year ago, but was skeptical about wearing it without looking like a school going kid. Also, the upper part of the dress didn't look very flattering on me because of the ill fit. So it remained somewhere shoved in my closet until very recently when I thought of pairing it up with a crop top. The fashion issues crop top came to the rescue and I finally got a chance to slip into this poofy tulle. Wearing navy and black together is one of those fashion no-nos which had to be broken. Also, I ditched the sky high heels and opted for a super comfortable pair of blingy slip ons. Red lips and a dainty bracelet cum watch completed the look. 


Photo Credits: Jyotika Baijal



Monday, 18 January 2016

Vintage Vibes!

Hello Chicas,

How have you all been? I started my new year with a mini vacation to Darjeeling and Gangtok. I had one heck of a time on the hills, enjoyed playing in the snow, dressed up to my heart's content, ate delicious food and last but not the least did some street shopping. I have shared a few pictures taken from my cellphone on my Instagram and Facebook account. I'm glad to have taken this break, couldn't have asked for a better start of the new year.


Coming to today's outfit, I shot this one a while back when there was no trace of winters. I fell in love with this maxi skirt, the moment I saw it. Maxi skirts are a must have in one's wardrobe as they are versatile and can be worn all year round. The maxi skirt I have worn is in a beautiful light pink shade with  pretty pleats on it which added to its flirtatious beauty. I have paired the skirt with a delicate floral embroidered lace top. The mock neckline of the cropped blouse gave a very vintage look.


As the outfit was all romantic and girly, I decided to make it edgy by accessorizing it with combat boots. Round sunglass and dainty pearl baubles added to the retro vibes. The low bun I'm sporting was very last minute and I have no idea how I did it. To complete the look, I went for a bold red pout which brightened up the entire outfit. 


Photo Credits: Jyotika Baijal





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



Sunday, 1 March 2015

How to Style a Petite Frame!


Hello Chicas,

Today's post is about how to style a petite frame which is characterized by short and slim body type. I'm myself 5''2' but I don't believe in stereotype dressing where you are supposed to stick to a particular type of clothing meant for short people. I mean, don't you hate it when you are frowned upon on buying a maxi dress or skirt and all the 'gyans' you hear on how it is not meant for short people. If you are one of them who like to experiment and try new trends and love to break the rules read on the tips and tricks below:


High-Waist Styles

Nothing works better than high-waist clothing for short people, whether it's a high rise denim or a skirt, so stock it up girls! Skirt or denim starting from high waist gives an illusion of longer legs and thus making you look taller. In the pics below I am sporting dungaree skirts, one in floral print and the other one in denim. I'm not into flat shoes at all, I just can't concentrate in flats. :D However, in this particular shoot for plaid and denim look, I wore these yellow flat booties, but as you can see the high waist skirt did the trick and made me look taller without any help of high heels!


Friday, 20 February 2015

Marsala Midi!


Hello Chicas,

Today I present you all my Valentine's outfit.
The spotlight of today's outfit is midi skirt. Midi Skirts are huge this season and a must-have in one's closet but styling it can be tricky. Being petite, I wasn't sure whether I would ever be able to carry a midi skirt. But being a rebel, I did my research and found the perfect midi skirt for my body type.
Also, this happens to be my first outfit in Pantone Color of the year "Marsala" and I'm loving the color already so much. Gotta add more of Marsala to my wardrobe. :D
So here are a few tips and tricks on how to rock a midi skirt like a pro:
  1. Always opt for a midi skirt which ends just below your knee and not at your mid calf. The thing with the midis ending on your mid calf are that they make your legs look short and stumpy if you are short or even have an average height.
  2. Go for A-line skirt which defines your waistline. Add a belt for a more distinct look. It will not only flatter your curves, but also shift the attention from the hips.
  3. Choose a light fabric like mesh, net, chiffon or lace. It will make you look slimmer and will not weigh you down. The midi skirt I'm wearing is in lace with pretty pleats.
  4. Add up a few inches by pairing the midi with your favorite high heels. Choosing a nude or a color closer to your skin tone will elongate your legs.
  5. Pair the midi skirt with a well structured top. In my case I have paired it with a boxy crop top in baby pink which is from the same color family as the maroon skirt.
  6. Add a chunky neck-piece to balance the look. I have added a blue statement neckpiece to break the monotonous color coordinated look.
To sum up the look I have added a bold lipstick in maroon shade and retro round sunnies.
In this look, I felt lady like for the first time in my life. :)









Friday, 6 February 2015

Leopard Love!

Hi everybody,

Todays OOTD is about my love for leopard print. Animal prints are a staple in one's winter wardrobe with an array of choices ranging from panther print, snakeskin print, tiger print or zebra print for a monochrome look. For those who find animal print clothing over the top, you can always incorporate these wild prints in your accessories in the form of shoes, bags or scarfs. But one need to steer clear of overdoing this trend by dressing up in animal print from head to toe unless you are Beyonce. Well, you can be anything if you are Queen Bee!

Coming to my outfit, I have paired a leopard print pleated skirt with a mint green ribbed sweater, which I actually bought online thinking it's mint blue although green went well too. The cutout at the arms of the sweater gives it an edge and one of the reasons I bought it. The leopard skirt was an absolute steal from B.k market. Given my pear shaped body type, this pleated skirt did total justice in flattering my curves. I have completed the look with black booties paired with over the knee socks, which I was so desperate to get hold on but I would recommend over the knee tights instead of socks as it keeps rolling down.

Accessory wise, I have added a gold chain necklace and cross hand chain. Tried curls for the first time on my own, turned out to be a messy affair!

  





  

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Cropped Mickey Sweatshirt with Pencil Skirt


Hello Chicas,

How have you all been? I had an amazing weekend or should I say a mini vacation with the extended national holidays. :D I indulged in some sale shopping, went for Dolly ki Dolly which has a hilarious first half, but a weak story-line and pretty boring songs!

Anyways, coming to the OOTD, the Mickey mouse sweatshirt is the center of attraction of today's outfit. Now who doesn't love Disney? I mean we all have grown up watching Mickey, Mini, Donald duck and oh, I can go on and on. And there is nothing better than getting to wear your favorite childhood cartoon characters, right? I personally totally adore such stuffs and never miss a chance of getting hold of them. This cropped sweatshirt does total justice to the pleasant cold weather been experienced in Calcutta these days. And the fact that it is cropped is another factor I love it so much. I'm so not over the crop top phase, you know. :D

I have paired the sweatshirt with a cobalt pencil skirt of a midi length. I have added a neon pink clutch along with white wedgies which has these really cool spikes on it. And pink pout to complete the look.