‘Tis the season to be jolly!
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 🙂
Check out www.zibiah.com for more.
Christmas isn’t over for me without binge-watching all parts of Home Alone. If you are a fan of the movie you will love this rendition of ‘Somewhere in My Memory‘ by John Williams.
Dress and Bowtie: Zibiah
Aaron’s outfit: Raymond
Pictures by: Seetha Uday aka PixelHawk
Winters are all about layering.
Have that elegant dress lying in your wardrobe that you’re contemplating on wearing to a chic Christian wedding but have your doubts about the sleeves? Layer your outfit by throwing in a blazer or a shrug in a bold color; I bet you can never go wrong with this and also keep the chill at bay.
Brocade + Velvet
The more you can mix fabric, the more fashion-forward you are; read this somewhere and I couldn’t have agreed more. For my final blog post in this series, I have chosen a fabric that’s probably every lady’s favorite – Brocade. This off-white beauty in brocade, that I got for a steal from Vero Moda – Marquee edition, has been lying in my wardrobe for over a year. It’s a sleeveless dress, with intricate embroidery around the waist. I love it for the fabric, the finish and the fit. To complete the formal look I chose a velvet blazer in ox-blood; the two colors and fabrics blend together to create a rich yet elegant look.
A pair of stilettoes in gold are a must have for a girl; but when you’re heading out to one of those weddings, throw a pair of your flats in the boot of your car, cos you never know who’d ask you for a dance that might last all night 🙂
Christian weddings always have me looking forward to the rock and rolling to old country songs. This is one of my favorites 🙂
Two is always better than one! Yeah?
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.
Winter Weddings – Look 3 coming up soon – Stay tuned 🙂
I have been crushing on this song for a while now and the video is adorbs.
Don’t you think this number would make a ‘perfect’ first dance song?
- Kazo Black & Golden Houndstooth Patterned Flared Maxi Skirt – Myntra
- Kazo Black & Golden Houndstooth Pattern Crop Top – Myntra
- Charm and Lattice Choker Set – Forever 21
- Angel-wing statement necklace – Jgypsy
Pictures by: Salih Abdullah
Rad All Day!