Showing posts with label stripes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stripes. Show all posts

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Monochrome with a Pop

Hello Chicas,

No matter how much I love experimenting with bold colors, I keep coming back to neutral shades every now and then. Recently this particular monochrome stripe dress from Raaika caught my eyes while surfing the net. This one came with a belt, but I ditched it as it was on the wrong place and kinda made me look even more petite. I really love the fact how shirt dresses work for just about any occasion. This one, for example can be worn to work with statement earrings as a sleek office wear or dressed down for a casual look. Also, you get to play with layering by pairing it over a basic outfit to level up the look.


Coming to the brand Raaika, it's a brand new label based at Kolkata catering to the fashion-conscious, independent woman who wants to look good, feel great and have fun with her look. Their pieces are stylish yet sufficiently casual with super unique design and is sure to add flair to your look book. I was really happy with the products I received from them and would definitely recommend you'll to check it out.

I have kept things simple and worn the shirt dress casually with a pair of white sneakers. To break the monotony I have added a turquoise bag which has a huge pink pom pom attached to it. I was so dead tired with another shoot before this one that we ended up taking some shots in McDonald's and a few nearby a local hawker's magazine stall. And, yes I was checking myself out in Cosmopolitan throughout the shoot. :P

Picture Courtesy: Jyotika Baijal



Friday, 21 April 2017

Stepping out with Instax Mini 8

Hello Chicas,

If you are following me on my social media channels, you must be knowing that I attended a bloggers' meet a few weeks back organized by Fujifilm India. And there we were introduced to their recent launch Instax mini 8 camera with various combo offers designed for special occasions. Retro is trending right now, whether it's the retro filters on Instagram or the various photo editing apps giving a vintage vibe to the pictures. Amidst all this, Fujifilm has also made an effort to bring back the retro feel to cameras with their latest launch of Instax camera. Instant photo system “instax” allows people to enjoy photos that are taken and printed immediately. It enables users to create photos that are unique, instant, and remain with them forever. 

The entire range consists of:
Mini 8 Joy Box
Mini 8
Instax Hello Kitty
Neo Classic Mini 90
Mini 70
Wide 300

About the Camera Instax Mini8:

After the event, we were gifted the Instax mini 8 Bundle pack which consists of the Instax Mini 8 camera, 2 X Twin Filmpack (40 shots), Fancy Stickers and Bunting. The MRP of the Instax Mini 8 Bundle pack is INR 8633 however, it's available online at a discounted price of INR 5999. Instax is available in seven different, cheerful colors namely Raspberry, Grape, White, Pink, Blue, Yellow and Black. I was lucky enough to receive the color, pristine white on which I had my eyes on. 
As the name suggests, it is a cute and compact camera that pushes out photos instantly. The retro bit is not only limited to the camera type, the photos too have a rather retro look to them. The camera is not heavy, but feels strong enough. It runs on two double AA batteries and you need to purchase a separate special film pack. To take a picture, just like old camera you look inside the eyepiece, captures the subject and click. Instantly a white film comes out from the top of the camera and within a minute or two, the photo starts developing and in another four to five minutes it takes its final form. The Mini 8 takes the films of the size of a credit/debit card and a pack of films have a maximum of 10, so make sure you use them wisely. You can buy them online at a price of Rs. 1020 for a pack of 20 films. The plus point of Instax mini 8 is definitely the easy functioning and set-up. Also the pictures have this Instragram-filter quality, which I really liked.  

My verdict:

If you are tired of the mundane photography I would suggest you to get your hands on these. The camera brings the memories of old-school photography back. The compact size and the easy functionality is perfectly suitable for clicking pictures while travelling or at a get together with your friends and family. Also, it makes for such an awesome gift for your loved ones. The picture quality might not be anything close to the trending Dslrs, but the pictures clicked from it will bound to bring a smile on your face.

What I wore:


For my first outing with Instax Mini 8, I chose to wear a comfortable yet feminine outfit. I have paired a denim mini skirt which has this grid pattern on it with a peplum top. The pastel pink and grey stripes along with ruffled sleeves and waistline lends a feminine and retro touch to the outfit. Accessory wise, I have opted for a pair of black gladiators, studded sling bag and last but not the least the very cute Instax Mini 8.

Picture Courtesy: Jyotika Baijal



Monday, 28 March 2016

Colorful Stripes

Hello Chicas,

Classic stripes with contrasting hues makes a comeback as one of the most wearable trend for spring/summer 2016. When we think stripes, we think of the usual black and white or navy and white combinations, but this season it's all about rainbow color stripes. From linear to zigzag pattern, infused with candy colors, this trend makes such a fun wear for spring/summer. I got hold of this shift dress in green and wine stripes with a self-tie belted waist. The light chiffon material of the dress makes it very comfortable and soothing in this warm weather. I have kept the look casual by accessorizing it with white slip ons and black fringe sling bag. With the sunny days approaching us, I'm stocking up on bright lipsticks and this orange lip crayon from Chambor has become my go to lip color. 

Photo Credits: Jyotika Baijal




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.