Slipping into the 90’s

Once in a blue moon comes a trend that is perfect for India. Boys and girls, let’s welcome back the tee under a slip dress/top trend from the 90’s. 
It takes guts to wear a slip top/dress on the streets of India and use public transportation. We need blinders to ignore the aunties who think you are trying to lure their sons and uncles looking at you with disgust hoping their daughters don’t turn out dress like you and men who think it is totally cool to ogle at your breasts and then there are always sneering women. 
There have been times when I’ve seen men stare at my breasts so hard, I thought one of my breasts had popped out of my top. Obviously that’s never happened, but it is just how conscious they make you at times. So we let that slip dress/top sit at the back of our cupboards and take it out for nights at clubs only. 
But ladies, it is time to bring out the slip dress/top and wear it during the day while running errands or to office even. Layer your slip dress/top over a shirt, round neck tee or a turtle neck tee and when someone stares down at your chest, which they will, skin show or not, you can remind them where your face is without having to check if your breasts have popped out.  
Photo Credits – KS lenscapes

Black tee: Forever 21

Slip Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Thimpu, Bhutan
Shoes: Steve Madden
Bag: Guess (Anupriya’s)

Tulle-ing Around

If I could go back in time, I’d wear tulle on my 16th birthday party and dance with my crush. Just like in the movies. Instead I have no memory of my 16th birthday. But I guess I was cutting a cake in my school uniform at boarding school.
My love for tulle started long after my 16th, precisely when I saw Miss Bradshaw wear it in the title track of Sex and the City. Miss 30-something Bradshaw walked around New York in her tulle skirt looking like a little ballet dancer. While she may be the reason behind my unhealthy love for heels, Miss Bradshaw also gave me the confidence to wear tulle way past my 16th. 
So here I am refusing to adult in my tulle. I’ve put together two looks with a tulle dress I picked up from Commercial Street, Bangalore two years ago.
The first look is me refusing to ‘dress my age’. I love pink frilly socks and Disney tees and tulle. My age won’t define what I wear. 

I’ve kept it slightly edgy in the second look with an oversized denim jacket and boots, but I refuse to let go of my frilly socks. I’ve created this look for days I want to downplay the girly and still wear tulle and in my attempt to look edgy, I also look like I could kill someone in the next picture. But trust me, I’m a harmless little thing!

Here are both the looks put together. Which one do you like more?


Photo Credits: KS Lenscapes

Tulle Dress: Commercial Street, Bangalore
Donald Duck Tee: BK Market, Calcutta
Heels: Charles & Keith
Oversized Denim Jacket: Gifted
Boots: Tibet Mall, Bangalore
Socks: Forever 21

DIY: Pom Poms (Part II)

Now to put all the poms poms we made from the last post to good use. While you can use pom poms in everything imaginable, I am going to show you 5 ways to use pom poms and it does not involve being a cheerleader. Ha ha!

1. POM POM SANDALS
Pom pom sandals are a rage now. Instead of buying a pair, transform your old kolhapuris or any strappy sandals with pom poms. All you need is a good glue to ensure the pom pom stays in place.
2. EARRINGS
Take a pair of hoops and insert as many pom poms in it. TADA! I’ve kept it simple with one pom pom each for work.

3. BOOKMARKS
Instead of ugly boarding passes as bookmarks, use pom pom bookmarks! They’re easy and cute. While making the pom pom, be sure to keep the strand of wool used to tie a knot to keep all the yarn in place a little long.

You could also take a cardboard, wrap wool around it and put a pom pom over its head.

4. HOME DECOR: POM POM GARLAND
This one is my favourite. Make as many pom poms as you can. Take a needle and wool and keep inserting the pom poms to make a garland. Hang it on your window. Perfect!

5. KEY RINGS

This is as easy as the bookmark. Just like we did with the bookmark, keep the strand of wool used to tie a knot to keep all the yarn in place a little long. Tie 2-3 poms poms together and voila! We have a key ring. 

Do let me know what are your favourite pom pom accessories to make. I could do with some more pom poms.