But can you change it up?

Staple

[stey – puhl]

noun

1. a short piece of wire bent so as to bind together papers 

2. a white t shirt

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Cotton, polyester or modal, a white tee is the bread & butter of my wardrobe. With the rise of fast fashion, trends are changing before you can say “is the bum bag making a come back?” ( It is )

However, you’ll find the classic white tee a constant in our wardrobes. The best part is trying to find pairings to re-invent the white tee but what’s even better is being able to mix Indian wear with wardrobe staples.

So baby get those lehengas & sneakers out.

It’s time to change it up.

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T – shirt: K mart

Pants: Global Desi

Watch: General Pants & Co.

Shoes: BCBGeneration

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But baby isn’t it too cold?

I am in a forever love affair with dresses & shorts. The crux of the matter is that the weather is changing & most sensible folks will swap out those cheeky bum shorts with jeans, over-sized hoodies & better decisions.

I, not being so much on the sensible side, discovered a simple formula to transition summer stapes to winter wear, without having to answer:

But Baby isn’t it too cold?

 

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Coat & Beanie: Asos

Dress & Watch: General Pants & Co

Shoes: Adida via The Iconic

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But, how does your mood make your clothes feel?

 

Every morning I wake up with a different mindset & mood to the previous day. Some days I wake up feeling authentic & on better days I wake with a sense of bad-assery. Not only does my mood & mindset affect the flow of things but plays a paramount part in my outfit of the day or better knows as #ootd.

You see, on Monday I could be roaming free in a red babydoll dress with leopard flats & heart – shaped studs & by Thursday you would catch me in denim cut-offs, a white shirt with the first two buttons undone.

Some call it balance.

I call it “My Morning Mètier”

 

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Hat: Sportsgirl

Tee: Bardot

Jeans: h&m

Shoes: Vans

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LBD 2.0

 

The Little Black Dress 2.0:

  1. Black
  2. Unapologetically you.

 

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Dress: Reformation

Earrings: Lovisa

Shoes: Guess

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Get Cinched!

 

If there is one thing I love more than gluten free ginger cookies is the transitional season of Autumn. Give me an oversized sweater or T – shirt dress & I am happy as Carrie eating a $3 cupcake in grey knee – high socks on a bench ( Season 3, Ep. 5) !

Add a corset belt to a loose silhouette or pair with a white shirt & black wide leg pants for a sleek look.

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Dress: Kmart

Belt: Bardot

Shoes: Spurr via TheIconic

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Thanks, I’ll take two

If history has taught us anything it is that the two piece trend is a wardrobe must have. Flashback to Fran Fine rocking a floral Jennifer Bawden outfit paired with her killer abs! I may not have the abs but I do love a cheeky two piece. Being on the shorter side, I did find it hard to find a skirt + crop combo that didn’t reach my ankles. This Ref piece was a steal, plus sustainable to the environment.

 

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Two Piece: Reformation

Jacket: Rachel Roy

Shoes: Vans

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Is it always about the shirt?

 

Just like Carrie’s Dior Newspaper print dress, these panelled denim cutoffs continuously make appearances in my #ootd. The only difference is that Carrie is wearing Dior & I can only dream of Dior….

Back to the point, these denims can be paired with absolute anything – a white tee, a canary yellow blazer , a top hat or even a red mirchi shirt!

 

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Shirt: Masaba

Shorts: Bardot

Shoes: Vans

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Not so Basic

NOT SO BASIC

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[not-so-bay-sick]

Something that is not devoid of badassery

This Bardot shirt is all business at the front & party in the back. The tie up detail adds a visual interest to the basic white shirt into a not so basic must have!

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Shirt + Jeans – Bardot

Bag – Skinnydip

Shoes – Guess

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theFestiveSeason

And the festive season is here! For those of you who are unaware, it is Diwali on Wednesday & “What is Diwali?” you may ask:

Diwali [deh-wah-li]

– noun

1. The festival of lights; beginning of the new year

*2. Eating a whole box of sweets without being judged

*DISCLAIMER: the above is currently taking place

SO for me Diwali will be rather low key because the only exam I have this semester falls on the Friday, so instead of waving around a few sparkles, I’ll be brushing up on Investment Concept and Applications.

Anyways, because most of you out there might be at work during the day and will be a total stress-head while getting ready, let me save you all that stress and break it down for you with:

The MUST-HAVE accessories for a stress free Diwali:

CLUTCHES

1. The token gold/sparkly clutch:

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Forever New

I believe every Indian women should have a gold clutch in there wardrobe, they are so versatile and pretty much go with every indian outfit. Also, I recommend you find a clutch which is a bit roomy and can fit more than your lipstick and compact. Trust me, I can’t even count how many times I’ve shoved my mobile in my friends bags because my clutch could only fit my keys.

 2. The POP of colour:

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Portmans

There is no other way to make an outfit standout is with a pop of colour. This yellow clutch is perfect for the festive season. Firstly, is a good size, can be converted into a side big and lets be real, who can resist a bright yellow clutch?

3.  The statement piece:

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Rachna Reddy

The below clutch was one of the first designer pieces I bought when I started to earn some $$$. I absolutely loved the design  and the wood really creates an interesting texture. The only downfall is, it’s a bit too small for me and I can’t really fit my mobile, lipsticks, vaseline, other random necessities and is very delicate and sensitive to scratches. Meaning, if you’re clumsy like me then be prepared…

EARRINGS 

1. The one that goes with everything:

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These pair of earrings literally go with everything and are definitely my go to piece. They are super light, gold in colour with white beads running through the bottom

2. The one that will complete your outfit:

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I received the below as a gift and instantly fell in love with these earrings. I like to keep outfits simple and these earrings will perfectly complete your look. What I like, is that they close at the back so you won’t have to worry about loosing an earring at the end of the night

3. The little one with a BIG impact:

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I cannot even begin to express my love for this pair. Perfect for the day time and can easily be transitioned into the evening.

I hope this break down will help you bring in the new year in style.

I wish you and your families a very Happy Diwali and please lets think of our furry friends and make it a noise free Diwali

Until next time…


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!handPrinted

Over the weekend I came to really know how much of a Bollywood fan I am and how movies and actresses influence my style.

Here’s just one:

This song “Daaru Desi” from the movie Cocktail. When I first saw this French Connection dress at 1:58, I knew I had to have it !
After various Google searches I stumbled Upon the same dress, and soon enough the same dress (in brown) was hanging in closet and is still referred to as my “Deepika” dress and one of my favourites.

My much more recent obsession has been with the one and only style diva Sonam Kapoor. After her movie Aisha I was bitten by the Sonam Kapoor bug!

Being an avid follower of High Heel Confidential I was able to keep up to date with Sonam’s various looks from photo shoots to airport looks.

So when I saw Sonam in a Masaba hand printed Blazer, my eyes lit up!

Before I could say “I NEED THIS”, the Blazer was wrapped up and waiting at my front door !!

Below, is a simple and easy going look for a evening out or by adding a funky pair of sneakers, can be translated into a spunky lunch date outfit.

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Dress: One Teaspoon (which was a total bargain!!!)

Blazer: Masaba

Shoes: Wanted Shoes

Watch: Nixon from General Pants co.

Photographer: Give In Style


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