Rain, Rakhi & Rant!

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Outfit: Mint Blush Designs, Shoes: Needledust, Jewelry: Amrapali, Sunglasses: Ray Ban

It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring!
I love rain, but only from the inside of my room. Certainly not one of those who would want to move out when it rains because of the crazy traffic that comes with it, and the beautifully crafted pot holes full of muddy water. Also, how can I not tell you my biggest problem with rain? It’s how my hair reacts to it. Remember Monica from friends? Remember the episode where they go to Barbados, and she ends up explaining everyone how humidity gives her hair a ”little extra body”? That’s me. Yeah! Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Yeah yeah.

Coming to the point, I thought of doing a post for Rakhi even though I don’t remember celebrating it as such. I do not have a real brother, but I do have a sister who is no less than a brother, mother, grandmother & great grand mother. Nevertheless, my daddy darling made it a point that we never felt left out on the Rakhi day and tied him a rakhi. And so just to be in that spirit, both of us make it a point to tie him a Rakhi every year. After all, he is our hero & has protected us and stood by us like a rock always.

Yesterday, while looking through my window and sipping on my ever favourite cardamom tea, I called up my mom to catch up on daily updates from her. We chatted for a bit, and after 5 minutes I started ranting about how nothing fits me and that I have nothing to wear to my extremely close friend’s engagement that’s coming up in a few days. Out of the entire conversation and my 15-minute rant, all she had caught on was how his engagement day is clashing with Rakhi. And I sarcastically told her how I have a huge number of brothers and how difficult would it be for me to manage both the things on one day. Mothers can be funny at times, but we love them and adore them anyway.

Without further ado, I need you to know about this super cool store I found in the tiny bylanes of Shahpur Jat called mint blush; it’s got everything you would want to wear this Rakhi, from Indian to Indo-western to quirky westerns. I saw this outfit the first thing while entering the store, and ended up buying it because of the cut and the detail. It fits me like a glove (considering, I love my breathing space). Like it was tailor made just for me, this one was a sample piece, but since it fit me so well, I ended up buying the sample itself. Also, I have a thing for the lining, stitch & finish, it has to be fantastic, I am kind of finicky that way and all of it was just on point.

For all you girls who are looking to buy a new outfit this Rakhi, you can thank me later!

The price range is anywhere between 12K to 40K.
Few of their designs are also available on http://www.perniaspopupshop.com

Have a fab week you all.

Love,
Vidhi

Powder pink!

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Dress: H&M, Blazer: Vero Moda, Necklace: Forever21, Shoes: Aldo, Bag: Tory Burch, Sunglasses: Ray Ban

It’s been a while since I got down to writing a post. Just realised that I missed it quite a bit.
I was busy attending event’s & show’s last month and sadly couldn’t find time to write one. That reminds me that I have to tell you about one of the events I was a part of, but I’ll do it in the next post.

Did I tell you all that I am going for a Holiday soon? Did I? Did I? It is scorching in Delhi and this holiday is going to be a perfect escape, not that I am going to a cold place, but undoubtedly better! Also, I am yet to apply for my visa which is making me a bit anxious about getting it on time. Husband is always out of the city which leaves me with no option but to wait for him to get back so that we can go and apply for it together. But I am so stoked & hope that we would be able to make it considering all our bookings are made, and everything has been paid for already. Fingers crossed!

Talking about Delhi heat reminds me of last week when I went shopping for a friends wedding and got fried because we were at Shahpurjat in the afternoon and had to check every lane and by-lane for her trousseau, which made me fall sick for three days after the trip. Until this year, I loved summer! But not anymore.

Coming to the point,
I have been loving pastels recently & everything in powdery hue has been getting all my attention because it’s soothing to the eye and it’s all that I need in this heat. Because of which, I have been trying to create a wardrobe that includes cream shades of pink, blue, mint & yellow.
A lot of girls think that pastel coloured fashion finds and candy-whipped hues automatically translate to a girly girl. Well, hello! I am here to debunk that myth for you. There is a calculated cool way of wearing parma violets, powder blues and sorbet lemons, that draw the line between feminine and sharp.
Here’s a tip: with any pastel piece, striking a colour balance with a neutral piece is the key.

You must know that the pastels aren’t just restricted to outwear, there is beautiful lingerie & cute bralettes if you want to play the subtle peek-a-boo. They look soft & delicate, and you’ve got a wide variety of colours to choose, from blush pink, pale yellow, nectarine orange, sweet sorbets, lavender to mint green and sky blue.

Forever new, H&M and Zara are full of pastels on their shelves, get yourself an outfit or two if you haven’t yet.

Love,
Vidhi

Double Denim!

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Dress: Bhane, Jacket: Bhane, Scarf: Khaisilk (Vietnam), Bag: Furla, Earrings: Amrapali, Jutti/ Shoes: ArpitaMehta x NeedleDust, Sunglasses: Ray Ban

I am starting to write this while I am on my way to an event, 20 km away from my home. The Delhi traffic is such that it’s going to take me at least an hour and a half to reach the venue, and so I am trying to make the most of it.

A week back I ended up being at the Bhane store & was amazed at the way they have played with denim, from colour block to distressed to uniquely washed ones, they have it all.
I totally love denim on denim and wanted to do a look for you’ll, But the fact that it used to be considered a fashion faux pas and was a dangerous territory made me curious to try it out all the more.

Coming to the outfit, This one is a beautifully crafted colour block dress with grey denim at the back & the sleeves and blue in the front. I sadly don’t have pictures of the back, but the dress itself looks fab! I layered it with a denim long sleeveless jacket with an edgy detail at the hem and raw edge detailing at the front opening. Totally, avant-garde.
Also, I just had to add a pop of colour to the outfit because hey what’s life without colour? So, the scarf around my neck in a rolled loop is from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam from a boutique called khaisilk. They use high-quality silk made into pieces of art; It is surely the place to be to get handmade silk clothing & accessories if you happen to visit.
My shoes/Juttis are from Arpita Mehta x NeedleDust; I am a fan of mirror work and when I got to know about her collaboration with NeedleDust I just had to get myself a pair. It has hand embroidered pink threadwork flowers with triangular mirrors & beads, quite intricate.

Love,
Vidhi

 

Photography: Tarun Singh Photography

Jumpsuit story

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Jumpsuit: H&M, Blazer: Forever21, Ballerinas: Singapore, Watch: GC

It’s a Sunday, and this one won’t be in bed. I am in a bit of a rush because I have to leave for a lunch get-together at a friend’s place. It’s a bit of a formal occasion, and I am considering wearing a jumpsuit which made me realise that I should write this post right away because it has been long overdue.

Jumpsuits make a great option for when you are attending formal occasions and look as polished and as beautiful as a dress, I bought a few versions of it, from long and sleek ones to the flared and cropped ones because they are a sure shot and an easy route to chic.

This one is backless, which makes it perfect for the daytime as well as the evenings. I paired it up with a minimalistic black blazer and added a bit of bling with the ballerinas; You could also add a belt to give a dimension to it.

Like Dresses, Jumpsuits come in many styles, so a part of pulling off this look is about finding the correct style for yourself. This is a casual one; I also feel that the ones that are a little fitted on the waist are more flattering.
I might just do another post on jumpsuits soon because I love them a little too much.

Have a superb Sunday, girls!

Love,
Vidhi

Pleats me, Please.

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Top: Forever21, Skirt: Zara, Shoes: Steve Madden, Jacket: The Vanca

Pleated skirts take me back to the iconic image of Marilyn Monroe and her lovely white pleated dress fluttering in the upward breeze on top of a subway vent in New York in The seven-year itch.

Although pleats have been around since ancient Egypt, they have recently made a comeback making the pleated midi skirt a huge trend this season. If you too want to make your skirt sartorially present-day, all you got to do is simply add pleats!

There was a time when I thought that pleated skirts are only for school girls. Just realised how wrong I was.
There are so many ways to wear it, If you want to be office-appropriate, you could wear it with a crisp white shirt and thin-strapped heels or with sneakers and a t-shirt if you are going out for coffee with a friend. You can also add a dose of glamour by pairing it up with a beautiful lace bralette and a choker necklace.

The one that I am wearing is less flowy because I wanted something formal but I am soon investing in a pleated maxi metallic skirt which also looks super gorgeous.

Have a splendid week ahead!

Love,
Vidhi

Airport look with bewakoof.com

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Jogger Pants, Sweatshirt & Mobile Cover: Bewakoof.com, Shoes: VAPH

I am sure all of you love airports and travelling as much as I do. But when one has to catch an early morning flight, It’s almost impossible to play dress up at 4 a.m. While no one expects you to wear something fancy during travel these days, Airport fashion has become quite big, and all our Bollywood celebrities go that extra mile just to get the look right.

For me, before anything thing else, It’s comfort that I need while travelling, whether I am heading home or on vacation.
This outfit did just that for me, The Jogger pants are from the website’s athleisure collection and are incredibly slouchy and roomy which makes it perfect for the aeroplane journey.
Talking about joggers, I must confess that I am obsessed with them at the moment because of its silhouette, which is very forgiving. I paired it up with a casual sweatshirt from their hoodies for girls section, which being basic is certainly for keeps. You could also pair it up with a body-hugging crop top if you don’t want an androgynous vibe.

Would love to know how have you been styling yours.

By the way, If you are looking to gift something to the men folk, you could consider the super cool Marvel t-shirts & shorts from their athleisure collection.

Love,
Vidhi

Photography: Bleedx photography

Comfy yet fancy

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Maxi dress: H&M, Jacket: Dorothy Perkins, Shoes: Singapore, Handbag: Michael Kors, Earrings: Amrapali

Last week was a crazy one; the new year celebrations got stretched too far for me since a close friend is in town and I got super busy showing her new places in and around Delhi, helping her shop, etc.

The first week of the year has been fantastic, but going back to 2016, what an excellent year it was! Exactly how I wanted it to be. I travelled to places which were on my wanderlust wish list for a while, started my blog, shifted back to Delhi, had a fantastic time staying in Chennai. Couldn’t have been better for me and I hope and pray that 2017 is even better.

About the look, This black maxi dress is a year-round staple.
You could wear it anywhere from a day at the patio, to an evening soirée or even on an errand. I Edged it up with a denim jacket, and a pair of cobalt blue Swarovski studded moccasins for a casual day.
You could also pair it with gold pumps, statement earrings and a cape for a formal dinner or with white sneakers for a super casual look.

Wishing all of you a superb 2017!

Fall in love, be positive, let loose and keep that smile on, always!

Love,
Vidhi

Happy 2017!

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Dress: Zara, Shoes: Hush Puppies, Scarf: Vero Moda, Watch: GC, Earrings: Amrapali, On my lips: Crayon Pour Les lèvres by Inglot in no.24

It’s going to be a new year in less than four days! 2016 was fantastic for me, and I hope 2017 to be even better!

It’s that time of the year when all of us go crazy shopping for embellished and sequin dresses. The clubs, cafes & lounges are jam packed with people, and this is the story of every new year’s eve. As much as I love going out and the festivity, this year I want to have a cosy get-together with my loved ones at home, Sipping on some fine wine with olives and cheese.

And so, I am deciding on this outfit because it seems to be perfect for a cosy evening at home with friends and family, away from all the glam and glitter for once.

This dress is super casual and extremely comfortable, I instantly fell in love with it as soon as I saw it because this silhouette is hard to find and should be a staple in everyone’s wardrobe because of its ability to flatter almost all body types.
Also, It’s a mix of wool & polyester which makes it perfect for Delhi winters. Paired it up with tall boots & a raspberry pink woven infinity scarf to keep me further warm.

Would love for you to tell me your style this new year’s eve.

Wish you all a very very Happy New year! Hope, wish & pray that 2017 is nothing less than fabulous for each one of you.

Love,

Vidhi

 

 

cobalt blue pop

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Culottes: Zara, Blazer: Vero Moda, Top: Zara, Ballerina: Singapore, Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana

Monday morning was a pleasant one, today.

I was sitting on my swing chair, sipping on my hot chocolate, Looking outside my apartment, at kids, middle-aged men and women walking.
Right then I got my eyes on a child with his nanny who I am guessing was out on a walk. He must be around three years old, as he walks past, I realise, he has trouble walking. He walks five steps and falls, get’s up and walks five more steps and falls, again gets up and falls after five steps yet again, and this is how he is walking throughout without a tear, without asking his nanny to hold him in her arms, and without holding her finger.

Made me realise how adults need to learn from the kids.
As we grow up, we perceive that failure tends to be more public than success and start fretting it.

I am sure, the kid that I saw this morning would be able to overcome his challenge of not being able to walk and might just win races one day. The fact that he was trying his best to overcome his failure with a smile says enough. Like Janet Fitch once said, “The phoenix must burn to emerge”.

Pardon me if I made you feel like you are reading a paragraph from a self-help/inspirational book, but this morning episode was on my mind, and I wanted to share it with you guys.

Let’s talk trend, When the runways had culottes all over, I thought they are going to be more of a fad than a staple. But then the store shelves were full of them making me realise that they have a staying power and will surely stick around for a few seasons. Since then I have had casual knits to evening alternatives.

This one is from Zara’s new winter collection. Keeps you warm and stylish both, which is rare for me because I am freezing all the time and end up wearing ten layers during winters, mostly.
Paired it up with a gorgeous cobalt blue blazer for contrast.

Have an inspirational week ahead, full of love, kindness and positivity!

Love,
Vidhi

Wrap it up!

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Skirt: thelabellife.com, Tank top: Dorothy Perkins, Earrings: Forever21

I am writing this post sitting in the car while we drive from Delhi to Chandigarh for an extremely close friends wedding reception who got married at a court in Chandigarh 3 days back. Wondering why I am mentioning this? It’s because I have been thinking of how conventional weddings are here in India and how I dislike the fact that they are the way they are for us, Indians. Thankfully, this one is the most unconventional celebration I have ever been to, and I am super happy that the mindset is changing. I can keep writing and would love to give you all the details, but that is for later.

For now, I need you to know about this breezy wine wrap skirt; I am totally crushing on.

Wrap skirts were my favourite even as a kid; I remember my mum buying me a few of them, and now they are back again being one of the biggest and the most flattering skirt trends this year. They are an absolute closet essential this season if you love skirts.

This one looks wonderfully demure with the cute bow detail. The silhouette, colour, detailing, everything is just perfect for a long wrap skirt. I paired it with a fitted tank tucked in for a casual day out, You could add a shrug and a statement necklace to make it a little dressy for a dinner date or could pair it with a plain chiffon sheer shirt for a formal meeting.

Love,
Vidhi