December

December’s always been a good month to me. There’s love, friends and parties..lots of them! Also, the weather is so refreshing in this otherwise-humid place. This December was all about friends for me. I have been galavanting to friends’ places so much so that my aunt had to remind me I have a house. Yes!
I met a friend’s boyfriend of seven years and finally approved of him. I’m so happy for her *touch wood* Another friend came visiting after three long years. It was the nicest thing ever! You know, how it just never gets awkward with some people no matter how long you’ve been apart? Yea? That.
We, Calcutta bloggers, finally met again. But more on that in the next post. And a girl’s night out! Isn’t that always fun? Especially when it involves lots of drinking.
You know, sometimes there are people in our lives that have never mattered to us..not life life but in our environment and they suddenly take centre stage. Yes that!

How was your December?

Hello

Sometimes life seems just like a scene out of a maseledaar Bollywood movie. Not like my life is anything close to dramatic right now, but just saying, you know, it happens sometimes. If anything, my life’s monotonous. With stability comes monotony. But, despite that, life’s good. It is. I’ve been so out of touch with blogosphere..you know, the times when it’s the last thing on your mind? So this is me saying a big hello to all of you. I’m not dead guys! I’ll leave you with some pictures now *not in the mood for ootds*

 I’m at my happiest after shopping. New sari for friend’s wedding in January


 Some sequins in my wardrobe. And stalkbuylove.com I love!


 You know the “I have to tell you something” conversations with besties? One of those. Also, I love the lipstick mark on the coffee mug


 Revisiting childhood 

 Guilty pleasure!

“There’s the school of thought that says the family you’re born into is simply a starting point. They feed you, and clothe you, and take care of you, until you’re ready to go out into the world and find your tribe.”

Fashion Faux Pas

New hair cut! Yay!

Studded Top: BK Market (Rs 550), Maxi Skirt: Styldrv for Spring Break (Rs 1200), 
Neckpiece: StalkBuyLove (Rs 399), Bag: Shreeram Arcade (Rs 799), Shoes: Carlton London via bestylish
Let’s talk fashion faux pas today. The ones I see around here a lot.

  • Plastic bra straps. Why do they still exist?  Tell me why were they ever made in the first place? It’s not transparent. You can see it. I can see it. In fact, it clings on the skin and gives it a yellow tinge. Okay, let’s skip the details? But can we stop wearing them please!
  • Tights/leggings with short tops. Believe me, no one wants to see your ass. Big ass, small ass..we don’t want to see your ass and may I add thighs, sticking out of that thin fabric.
  • Also, there is a difference between churidaar and leggings. Churidaars have these wrinkle (churi) near the ankle and they are not meant to be worn with western wear. Leggings do not have churis and that is what you’re meant to wear with dresses and tunics.
  • God is in the details. You see this woman dressed impeccably and then there she goes wrong with her shoes. Flip flops! Flip flops are meant for the beach or maybe for a very casual outfit. Maybe. I know there are some really cute ones out there but why on earth would you wear it with every damn outfit!
  • I love mixing prints and I love neons. But do you have to go out of your way to look like a Christmas tree? Print mixing is difficult. So go easy, okay? Too much going on in one outfit is so not stylish.
  • I’m certain women who decide to wear all the bling in one outfit is out to take revenge on the world. It’s like ‘Let me wear all the sequins I own today and make everybody blind.’ Sequins are pretty but too much of anything is bad.
  • Thin or fat, we can all be fashionable, but by wearing our own size. Wearing one or two sizes smaller isn’t really going to make you thin. It is going to show off your paunch and those love handles and ruin the outfit.

P.S I’ve heard enough people say fox pass..it’s pronounced fau pah. Thank you! 

I KNOW

Today I am the bearer of good news. The launch of a new online store is around the corner. And what could be more exciting than a new place to shop, right?
This is a part of the new collection of I KNOW, the brainchild of Timsy and Sidhartha. If you haven’t heard of them already, Timsy is the designer of the label while Sidhartha handles the business part. They have showcased at the Indian Premiere London Fashion Week and Lakme Fashion Week.
What strikes me most about this collection is the simplicity of design, the clean cuts. The designs are minimal and uncluttered, which is why I love this collection. Also, having so many people complain of drab and boring office wear, I am happy to bring to you this collection of the perfect pin-tucked and colour-blocked shirts. And what’s more..they have menswear too! 
A classic white shirt is a must-have. But to find ‘that’ perfect white shirt difficult. I think my search is over.
Did I tell you how much I love the pintucks?
I love how different this shirt is!
The placement of buttons and the colour blocking. Pure love.
This is my absolute favourite from their women’s wear.
The strips of green is doing so much for the shirt

Save the date, girls and boys. 17th November is the launch of Timsy and Sidhartha’s online store Show them some love, okay?

More Oxblood

He: Marry me?
She: But I don’t cook.
He: I doesn’t matter.
She: Do you cook?
He: No. We’ll eat just about anything okay?
They died of stomach ulcers.
Some more oxblood/burgundy! It’s safe to say this is going to be my favourite fall trend. 
The tribal print tee is one of my current favourites..it was a steal for the price.

Tshirt- BK Market, Calcutta (Rs 350), Pants- BK Market (Rs 650), Shoes- BK Market (Rs 550), 
Watch- DKNY (Rs 9000), Bracelet- Exhibition (Rs 200)

A little fall, a little summer

Dress- Boutique in Calcutta (Rs 600), Blazer- Dhulabari, Nepal, Shoes- Metro (Rs 2290) 

Fall is on its way. There is a slight chill in the air, almost unnoticeable, but when you live in a forever-hot and humid-city, you learn to appreciate even that. So here my friend Fiona and I show you how to  incorporate a summer trend with a fall trend. While she opted to wear her floral dress with a white blazer, I wore mine with an ox-blood blouse. 

Top- Promod (Rs 350 on sale), Skirt- Boutique in Calcutta (Rs 450), Clutch- Chemistry, Shoes- Fashion and you, Hair pin- Hong Kong Market, Siliguri, Earrings- Street Stall, Calcutta