If there’s one night to go all out and turn heads, it has to be the New Year’s Eve. But the parties start way ahead, don’t they? From year-end office parties to family countdown get-togethers our social calendars are packed and celebrations are at an all time high. This season, make sure you take the sparkle with you wherever you go. Invest in that one shimmer outfit that you can get your hands on without any second thoughts.
I have lately been obsessing over any outfit that has to do with pleats. Even as a kid, I loved all kinds of pleated skirts – Box pleats, Cartridge pleats, Honey comb pleats…
For my year-end party at work, I got my hands on this lovely asymmetrical shimmer dress from Label Ritu Kumar. It’s a strapped, flowy A-line dress with accordion pleats. I originally wore it over a full-sleeved black crop top to keep from the chilly breeze. I finished the look with a chunky silver afghan necklace.
For this post, I styled it with an embellished jacket from Only. I personally am in love with this jacket; it’s quite versatile with the silver and gold sequin details. It could easily be that one go to element in your wardrobe to add that extra glam to any outfit.
Don’t miss my wedged sneakers that I bought a couple of years ago. They are your best companions if you are heading to a dancing night – Style and comfort assured 🙂
YES! Having a statement outfit for every party that you’re invited to is a tad bit too much. So go ahead and invest in some party staples and style them differently each time.
I recently discovered this Electronic Pop band called Muna and I’m in love with their music. My current favorite number is the Mahogany Sessions version of this song.
Christmas is just around the corner. There is a hustle and bustle on the streets, malls and markets with people shopping for their perfect outfits, sweets, gifts, and much more.
Christmas Ball is the most awaited affair of this season and of course, as exciting as it is, planning an outfit for a Christmas Ball can be overwhelming with the plethora of choices we have around us. This time around, forget the little black dress and throw them colors and fabrics together to create a one-off look. The Christmas party season is an avenue for every kind of high fashion trend from red ruffles, feathered embellishments to volume sleeves. Nothing is off limits.
Well, I don’t need to say much about the shift dress trend; it’s been around for a while and it never fails to make an impression and when you have those statement sleeves going on, you definitely have a winner. This wine colored dress with the little pocket detail from Zibiah has my heart. It’d make a perfect dress for that Christmas ball you plan on attending. The length and fit are just about right for anyone to twirl around that dance floor with utmost ease.
Going to the Ball with your date? The guys can always experiment with their accessories. Wear a scarf around your blazer and look suave. The Bowties as well, have had their share of moments in the men’s style spotlight. But this is one classic look that can take your look from drab to dapper. AJ Aaron looks sharp in this bowtie by Zibiah; the Christmas motif pattern just adds to the spirit of the season.
Zibiah is a fashion brand started by Beulah John, featuring Ready to Wear Outfits as well as Customized Clothing. The ready to wear collection is filled with unique new prints and quirky designs and the customized clothing offerings include creating outfits just for YOU within your budget 🙂
Some trends come and go, but I’ve not seen anyone sporting the ‘Coordinated Separates‘ trend ever go awry. Taylor Swift has been rocking this trend for years now and looks super modish every single time.
Jacquard Velvet Separates
The second look that I’m featuring on my blog as part of the Winter Weddings series is my take on the ‘Coordinated Separates’ trend. This outfit would fit perfectly for a semi-formal wedding look.
For this look, I was inspired by one of Samantha Ruth Prabhu (now Akkineni)’s outfits that she posted on her Instagram. A subtle gold matching separates outfit in chevron and checks pattern. Ever since, I was on the lookout for something similar. Luckily enough, I stumbled upon this lovely olive-bronze pleated skirt from Kazo on Myntra and bought it without any second thoughts.
The jacquard and velvet blend of the fabric makes it a perfect choice for a formal winter wedding or even a pre-wedding ceremony. And who doesn’t love the houndstooth pattern? It comes with a boxy crop top in the same fabric with short flared sleeves.
The two are quite versatile pieces of clothing. If you are not a fan of matching separates, you could pair the top with a black skirt or palazzos in black or olive green. Give the boxy top a miss by teaming the skirt with a black or gold crop top and you’ll be able to pull off a whole new look. The basic black lace choker always helps me sassy up any outfit. I coupled it with an angel-wing detailed statement necklace and of course a mini sling to finish the look.
How many of you can relate to me when I say I know plenty of songs, some of them by heart although I haven’t watched the video or the movie that the song is from? Some of these songs that I know belong to none other than Ilayaraja. When I discovered he was going to be performing in Hyderabad, I had no two thoughts about attending it.
Hyderabad saw one of its most beautiful nights on Sunday with the maestro regaling the young and old alike. It was endearing to say the least, to see youngsters bring in their parents and grandparents to cheer Ilayaraja and his troupe (all the way from Hungary).