OOTD – Red & Leopard!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Sunday, 5th April 2015

Hello everyone!

Somehow, I feel like OOTDs are the most fun post to do on the blog. It has been a little nippy in Delhi due to the unforeseen rains but I’m not complaining! I’m enjoying the chilly weather and happily continue to live in my trusty blazers.

I have been looking everywhere for the perfect pair of gold metallic pumps and when I spotted them in Zara, you can imagine my level of excitement! I love leopard and red together as it makes a bold statement and I always accessorize this combination with touches of gold. I added this fun cage cuff and a statement necklace to match my pointy gold pumps and threw on a grey blazer to keep me toasty!

Here are the pictures :

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This leopard print crop top was actually a full top but I turned it into a cropped one!

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Details :

Gold Metallic Pointed Toe Pumps – Zara

Leopard Top Turned Into Crop Top, Grey Blazer – Sarojini Nagar

High Waisted Red Pants, All Rings, Grey Satchel Bag – Forever21

Statement Necklace, Gold Cage Cuff – 20Dresses

On My Lips – MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in “All Fired Up”

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OOTD – Monochrome Diaries!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Friday, 27th March 2015

Hello everyone!

I’m back with another outfit. It is suddenly so hot here that it freaks me out to think how much hotter it’s going to get. Well, as you all may know by now, I’m a savvy online shopper and love to find amazing pieces at the comfort of my own home (in pyjamas of course!) and a few of my favourite sites to shop from are StalkBuyLove, FabAlley, 20Dresses and StyleTag. They sell ridiculously cool pieces at decent prices and it is always convenient to have your stuff delivered right where you live.

This outfit is inspired by monochrome, so much monochrome that I’ve seen on the runways, on the streets, in the glossies et al. I love how black and white looks chic and spells class. The top I’m wearing is actually an off-shoulder bodysuit. I’ve been obsessed with leotards lately as they stay where they belong and don’t bunch up on the sides. The striped maxi skirt with a slit adds a little something extra to the look but the black hat is my favourite part of the outfit! I love how the orange lips bring a pop to the otherwise monochrome theme going on. Here are the pictures :

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Details :

Black Off Shoulder Bodysuit – StalkBuyLove

Striped Maxi Skirt With Slit – FabAlley

Strappy Peep Toe Heels – StyleTag

Suede And Leather Clutch – Accessorize

Hat, Rings, Bow Bracelet and Bar Necklace – Forever21

Crystal Necklace – 20Dresses

Ear Cuff – Ebay

On My Lips – NYX Matte Lipstick in the shade “Indie Flick”

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OOTD – Animal Instinct!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Sunday, 15th March 2015

Hello everyone,

It is majorly weird that March is so chilly here in New Delhi. Usually around this time, we want to douse ourselves in icy water to save us from getting baked in the sun! That is why it is almost unbelievable that it is still blazer weather.

This outfit is definitely appropriate for this confusing climate as the jacket can be taken off for a more breathable outfit during the day while the boots keep my feet warm. I love how the soft khaki high waisted pants complement the earthy browns in my leotard and jacket without being too loud. Also, I love leotards or bodysuits (whatever you call them) as they stay nicely tucked in without bunching up on the sides.

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Details :

Khaki High Waisted Pants – The Happening, GK

Brown Blazer – Sarojini Nagar

Animal Print Leotard, Boots – Forever21

Satchel Bag – The Great India Place

Leopard Sunglasses – Koovs

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OOTD – Monochrome Magic!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Tuesday, 3rd March 2015

Hello everyone!

I’m back with another outfit! I have decided to do separate posts per outfit now because that way I’ll be able to show you all the wonderful details of my look.

I recently came across this stunning pair of lace pants from Amazon. As soon as I laid my eyes on it, I knew that I had to have it in my closet and I wanted to build a sophisticated monochrome look around it. I love how the animal print top creates a mixed pattern look and the blazer was just a perfect finishing touch to this whole outfit. Since it is still chilly in India, I decided to go with booties instead of snazzy sandals to keep me toasty. The bag used here is actually a sling but I prefer using it like a clutch,

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Don’t be fooled! This is not really lace but rather just a print that unbelievably resembles the pattern which is much more practical and comfortable in daily life!

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Details :

Lace Print Pants – Amazon

Animal Print Top, Long Beaded Necklace – Sarojini Nagar

Black Blazer, Black Booties, Ring, Spike Bracelet – Forever21

Sling Bag used as Clutch – StalkBuyLove

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Fashion Haul – Forever21, Zara, Stalkbuylove, Jabong, Koovs, Styletag Etc!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Saturday, 18th October 2014

Hello everyone!

There is a lot of stuff that I’m excited to show you and this is a collective haul of things that I’ve accumulated over a few months! There are clothes, jewelry, shoes and whatnot! So, let’s begin! 😀

I’m going to start with Forever21.

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Aztec Pencil Skirts – They were around Rs. 600/- I don’t remember the exact price because I bought them quite some time ago! You can see these pieces in action in the “Outfit Of The Day” category

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Blue Pencil Skirts – They were around Rs. 500/-

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Leotards – Around Rs. 600/-

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Crop Tops – Rs. 350 – Rs. 600/-

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Burgundy Maxi Skirt with Slit – Rs. 750/-

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These beautiful boots were on a crazy sale. They were Rs. 1600/- and buy one and get one free! So, it came out to be only Rs. 800 for each!

Now I have a few things from Stalkbuylove!

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The shirts were around Rs. 800 – Rs 1100/-

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The bag was about Rs. 1300/-

Now for some random bits!

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I got these amazing red textured pants from Lifestyle for Rs. 1899/- They are by the brand Ginger. They’re extremely well fitting and super comfortable! I went again to buy more after a few weeks and guess what? They were on sale for Rs. 600/- each! So of course I picked up two more colors!

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Animal Print Peplum Top from MadishTheStyleBar – Rs – 1500/- but it was on sale for Rs. 750/- plus I had to pay an extra Rs. 150/- for delivery.

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Soft Yellow Ruffle Top from Koovs – Rs. 1200/- but on sale for Rs. 495/-

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Blue Peplum top from Koovs – Rs. 500/-

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Studded Belt from Koovs – Rs. 500/-

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Snakeskin leggings from NaughtyStrands – Rs. 795/-

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Shimmery Leotard from Fashionara – Around Rs. 700/- I also have this in brown. The brown one is not so shimmery though but I love it!

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High waist floral trousers from StyleTag – They were on some crazy discount for Rs. 400/- each! Rs. 400/- right? Yes I know its crazy!

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Coral Jacket by Harpa from Jabong – Rs. 1500 but on sale for Rs. 850/-

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Studded Bag by Harpa from Jabong – Rs. 1600 but on sale for Rs. 900/-

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Statement Necklaces by 20Dresses – Rs. 400/- to 700/-

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Waist belts from 20Dresses – Rs. 400 – Rs. 600/-

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Shoes from Zara – They were also on a crazy discount. Marked down from almost Rs. 4990/- to Rs. 1290/-

So this is it for my insane haul. This is a result of various shopping trips to the mall and online orders over a period of months!

Side note – I am so excited for winters! I finally get to bust out the boots, coats, sweaters and scarves! And makeup stays in place the whole day and hairstyles hold! 😀

I hope you enjoyed this post. Some of my previous fashion hauls :

Huge Sarojini Nagar Clothes Haul

My Big Shoe Haul

Collective Clothes Haul

Forever21 Haul

Another Little Sarojini Haul

A Small Shoe Haul

Accessories Haul

Gigantic Sarojini Nagar Haul

Huge Sarojini Nagar Fashion Haul + Tips On Flea Market Shopping

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10 Fashion Blunders To Avoid!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Sunday, 5th January 2014

First of all, Happy New Year to all of you lovely people! I hope you had an amazing and safe start. I cannot believe its 2014 already. I am sure I am going to keep writing 2013 everywhere for a few months before proof reading! 😛

The internet is flooded with inspiration everywhere. But, there are just some times when you need to know what you ought not to do. I will be listing a few of my personal fashion pet peeves and I hope you find them useful! Also, I don’t mean to offend any of you. If you like to do any/all of these things then it is your own choice. For those of you who want to know some of my tips on dressing up, keep reading further :

1. Miss Color Overload :

Now this might just be me but too much color is off putting and distracting. It takes away from the personality and all your eyes can focus on is everything else covering our body. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying you should stick to boring neutrals but learn to bring out a color in your outfit and rock it like you own it. If you’re shy then you can play up your look with your accessories. If you really love color and don’t want any neutrals, stick to pastels and chiffon. It looks amazingly feminine and ethereal.

For eg. Pair a bright colored blouse with neutral pants or vice versa. Pair a neutral blouse with a neutral skirt and add pop accessories. Pair mint green palazzos with a peachy tank. The possibilities are endless!

2. Miss Matchy-Matchy :

You don’t want to be covered in all matching pieces! It is always better to have some contrasting elements in your whole outfit. Something that shows your personality off. However, monochrome and black & white are huge trends and look very sophisticated when done right.

For eg. Black palazzo pants with a white top, black blazer and black shoes. If this is too safe/boring for you then add a bright belt and match your handbag to that!

3. Miss Lovely Handles  :

Love handles are not lovely to the slightest! If they’re showing, they can ruin your entire look. If you suffer from them then keep that muffin top tucked away in high waisted clothing. High waisted clothes bring attention to the smallest part of your waist and look very feminine and flattering on all body types. Just make sure it inot too tight.

For eg. Wear a beautiful high waisted skater skirt ( A line skirt ) with your blouse tucked it. The loose silhouette of the skirt will take away from a heavier bottom and not divulge that muffin top.

PS. If you suffer from a muffin top then please devote some time to fitness. It not only looks unpleasant but also contributes to diseases like diabetes.

4. Miss Poster Girl :

Please avoid things that flash the brand name as the main attraction factor. You don’t want to be a walking talking free advertisement of a brand. I see so many women with fake “Louis Vuitton” bags. Learn to combine pieces that show off who you are and don’t take away from your personality. Wearing flea market stuff or thrifted items isn’t cheap in the slightest way but trying to be who are not is.

5. Miss Look At My Cleavage :

Showing too much skin is never sexy, it just looks desperate. There are many ways to show off your beautiful curves without having to show too much skin. Showing cleavage isn’t wrong altogether but there is a time and place for it. Also, a good rule of thumb is to maintain a balance which means you are either showing a lot of leg or cleavage.

6. Miss Lousy Fit :

You never want to look like you just draped a curtain around yourself and left the house! If you’re on the curvier side then wearing baggy clothing can counteract your objective to look slimmer. Focus on your favorite parts of your body. If its your waist then cinch it in with a belt. Over sized or “boyfriend” clothes can look very relaxed and sexy if done right. Keep one element of your outfit on the loose side and style your look around it.

For eg. Wear a fitted tank or tee with boyfriend jeans and add brogues/minimalist heels for an androgynous look yet maintaining femininity.

7. Miss Disco Ball :

Sequins can not only look sexy but sophisticated. Again, focus on one element and let it do the talking. If you’re wearing a blingy dress then wear understated shoes. Same way, if you’re wearing blingy shoes then wear a beautiful simple dress. Also, don’t even get me started on wearing sequins during the daytime in the sunlight. It is just too much! If you’re really want to take your look up a notch then bling it out with accessories like a striking statement ring and an eyeball grabbing necklace.

For eg. Pair a sequinned blazer with a neutral top and pants. You can add a statement ring if you want.

8. Miss Tights Are Pants :

This is a very personal thing. Many women have no issues in wearing tights as pants but I have strong feelings against it. Camel Toe? Really? You don’t want to attract attention for all the wrong reasons. Plus tights as pants is highly unforgiving unless you have legs to die for! In my opinion tights are fine as long as your booty is covered. If you do like to wear your tights as pants then all power to you!

Blair Waldorf was right! Tights are not pants!

9. Miss Puddly Shoes :

Subconsciously, your shoes are the first thing people notice about you. Always clean or polish your shoes before leaving the house. Of course you might be caught in a miss hap some time or you may step in a puddle, but try to maintain good looking feet as much as possible. Especially during summer, when you wear cute open toe shoes to show off a beautiful pedicure.

10. Miss Print All Over :

Mixing prints is tricky but when done right can look really sophisticated. Make sure you stay in the same color scheme and not mix over bearing prints. A good and easy way to start is by pairing a printed top with printed shoes. When you feel confident enough you can move onto mixing your bottoms and tops.

Always remember to be confident. Confidence is sexy and will help you pull off any look with ease. Just remember not to be egoistic or over confident.

Also, even if you do make one of these “blunders”, just smile and let it go. Its only temporary and you can always look better the next day. Take inspiration from various blogs, videos, magazines, newspapers etc. A good way is to cut out pictures of outfits that you like and stick them on the door of your closet or just create a board. This way you can always look at the pictures for ideas while getting ready!

It is always handy to carry a few safety pins with you at all times to quickly rectify any unexpected wardrobe malfunction.

Also, take advantage of every single day to dress up in your best clothes! Get out of the house looking like you are about to meet the love of your life that day, add a little pep in your step and flash those pearly whites! You will be the most attractive girl all the time!

I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful.

Head over to the “Outfit Of The Day” category above to see some outfits I wore.

Other interesting posts :

Forever 21 Haul

Huge Sarojini Nagar Fashion Haul + Tips

One Dress, Five Ways

Another Little Sarojini Haul

Autumn/Fall Fashion Trends

Gigantic Sarojini Nagar Haul

Jewelry And Handbag Haul

Huge Shoe Haul

What’s In My Bag?

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