Showing posts with label lace up. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lace up. Show all posts

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

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Laced-up in Military Green!

Hello Chicas, 

How are you all doing? I'm so glad that there is a drop in temperature here in Calcutta since I finally will be able to flaunt my winter wardrobe which I hoarded last month. 

The outfit I'm sharing today entails favorite current trends of mine, the front lace up pattern and the color of the season, military green. From runways to celebrities, the lace up trend is everywhere. The look I'm sporting today is a suede jacket in olive green shade which is on the androgynous side. I have layered it up on an edgy black shift dress. The lace up front of the dress serves as a bold statement to an otherwise basic winter ensemble. As the deep neck lace up front might be too revealing for many of us, now is the best time to embrace this elegant style by layering it up with a trench coat or a casual knit underneath. Also the lace up detailing comes in a variety of styles from leggings to crop tops to shoes (I'm planning to get hold of all of them), so one is bound to find something which will work for them. 

I have accessorized the outfit with a pair of black stilettos which is on the same lines with the criss-cross fashion of the dress and an envelope clutch in rose pink. Vampy oxblood lips and the cat eye shaped bridge sunglass elevated the bold look.

Photo Credits: Jyotika Baijal