Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Berry Plaid

 Hello Lovelies,

Hope you guys had an awesome weekend! I went back to my hometown for the weekend with my husband. As the weather is changing now, I would suggest everyone to keep themselves warm and immune their system with loads of "vitamin C" coz my sweetheart had caught viral fever and I had caught a little infection. It's thanks to the timely antibiotics that we are fine now. I still believe that prevention is better than cure. This inspired me to take my light winter essentials out of the winter cupboard. I love this Grey top that I had bought a few years back, which has a Georgette front and a Woollen back and full sleeves. It is flowy and woollen, thus providing me the right amount of warmth that I may need in this weather in the evenings. This pair of Berry colour based Tartan/Plaid leggings is the hero of my otherwise neutral top and the blush faux leather vest. I believe a pop of colour is what it takes to put life into any outfit. Hence co-ordinated my lip colour with the berry plaid legging. As I have mentioned earlier, my love for ankle booties/boots here, Fedoras are also my favourite this season. It just adds elegance and femininity to your look. My go-to accessory to flaunt this Fall/Winter with any outfit.
Hope you liked this outfit pairing. I would love to hear from you how do you wear your plaids (in what form? a skirt, a dress, a shirt....) and how do you style it.
Thank you for stopping by..... until next time keep it stylish...keep it functional...
Lots of Love

Ankle Boots/ Faux Leather vest - Primark.
Leggings/ Fedora - Forever21
Top - Mango
On My Lips - M.A.C Rebel
On My Nails - Innisfree/ Maybelline
Watch - Titan

Friday, 24 October 2014

Colour Blocked in Transition

Happy Saturday!!

Here comes my Favourite season of the year. It's neither too hot nor too cold. It is the time to experiment pairing summer clothes with winter clothes, bright summer hues with warm winter hues and layering different textures of cloth. Skater skirts were such a hit this summer that, I think, it can be easily carried from your summer wardrobe to your fall and winter wardobe. For today's look I thought of colour blocking with my outfit while mixing summer and fall appropriate textures. As I mentioned in one of my posts earlier how I like robbing things from my lovely husband, this time, it was his comfortable blue cotton summer-shirt that I was eyeing on, and finally found a way to style it with my outfit today. Amazingly he didn't even realise until we finished shooting. 
Of late I am so obsessed with my S.E.L.F.I.E clutch and this Mustard sweatshirt that came across to me from this online store, StalkBuyLove. I mean I would love to flaunt this clutch everyday as that is what I like doing the most. "But first let me take a selfie" is the song that i love singing to my husband when he is super irritated of my selfies all the time :).  You will definitely find up-to-date trends in affordably priced western-wear as well as accessories in stalkbuylove.com. Absolutely recommended online store.
Click the images below to go to the webpage directly.

 mustard sweat 


Thank You for stopping by......until next time keep it stylish.....keep it functional.

Shoes - Charles & Keith
Skirt - Forever21
Sweatshirt & Clutch - c/o  StalkBuyLove
Golden Choker - Globus

Saturday, 11 October 2014

OOTN Date Night

Happy Sunday!!

I hope you are having a great weekend. Today this post is all about, as the title suggests, what I wore for a Date Night with my Husband. It is one of my most favourite Dresses that I own till date. I love how it fits me like a glove and yet has a comfortable relaxed feel to it. The deep navy blue colour exudes a very simple, subtle, composed and elegant look of the dress which adds to the sophistication of the Lace element to a next level.To accessorize, a pair of black shoes and a clutch with a golden choker and rings were just what i needed to complete the look.
Hope you liked this OOTN (outfit of the night). Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your weekend.
Until next time...keep it stylish ... keep it functional.
Lots of Love

Shoes - Charles & Keith.
Dress - Zara.
Choker - Forever 21.
Rings and Clutch - Gifted.
On My Lips - M.A.C Relentlessly Red.


Friday, 10 October 2014

Red Alert

"Beauty to me is being comfortable in your own skin. That or a kick-Ass Red Lipstick" - Gwyneth Paltrow.

Hey beautiful people, today let us talk about that Red Lipstick. We all love those gorgeous Classic Red Lips but at times, some of us are a little hesitant to rock it on. Trust me, a pair of Red Lips looks amazing on everyone irrespective of skin tone and on any outfit that you are wearing or probably any time of the day. With just a simple winged eyeliner paired with Red lipstick can give you an effortless-chic and classy look at the same time. It is a real go-to formula when you are in doubt, or hurry, or just not in the mood to apply those layer of colours to your look. Everybody can pull it off like its your own Lip Colour. But as we know, everyone has got a different skin tone, there is a shade of Red for everyone. What shade looks good on my friend may not look good on me. So the question is, how do we determine which shade of Red suits us, and how do we find it out? We can get professional help to find that out but well, it is pretty simple, and we can do it right at home. There are a few steps that I know and would like to share with you.

1.Hold your wrist under natural sunlight and try to figure out what colour your veins look like. If they look greenish then you have a warm skin tone. If they look bluish then you have a cool skin tone.

2.Wash your face with a good face wash and pat-dry. Wait for about 15 minutes for the skin to come back to its natural state. Under natural sunlight and neutral coloured clothing, stand in front of a mirror and hold a blank white sheet of paper to your face. If it looks yellow or golden then you have a warm skin tone, if it looks pinkish you have a cool skin tone.

3.Try wearing a golden jwellery and a silver jwellery one at a time and figure out which one compliments your skin tone the best. If it is the golden one then you are a warm tone and if it is the silver one then you are a cool tone. You will just get to know if the silver doesn't suit you, your skin will look pale and tired. Which means you are a warm toned and the vice-versa.

Sometimes it may so happen, that you are not able to decide what tone you are. For example if you are doing the vein-colour test and you don't see greenish or bluish colour, chances are you may see a kind of purplish colour of your vein. Or if you find that both silver and golden jwellery suits you, then you are one of those lucky ones who have a neutral skin tone. A neutral skin tone can literally pull of any shade of Red or any shade of any colour for that matter.

Now once we have decided what skin tone we are, it is time for us to know what shade of Red goes with it. There are Reds that has a yellow or orange undertone to it and Reds that have pinkish or bluish(technically) undertone to it. Orange undertone Reds generally have bright Coral and orange tones and basically has a warmer feel to it. Whereas the bluish undertoned Reds are the more deeper shades of red. Even Plums fall into this category. For warm skin tones, Reds with the orange undertones matches perfectly, and for cooler skin tones the bluish undertone ones matches.

Few of my favourites M.A.C lipsticks in both the under tones are-

Warm :-

1. Lady Danger (bright coral orange). I wore it here

2. Chilli (brownish orange red)

3. Dangerous (orange red)

Cool :-

1. Ruby Woo (vivid blue red), I wore it here

2. Relentlessly Red (Bright pinkish coral). I wore it here

3. Russian Red (Intense bluish red)

As I said earlier the lucky ones with neutral skin tone can however wear any shade that they really like. However the most important and best way to find out your shade of red is to swatch each and every red either on your hands or even better on your lips. But if you are too hygiene conscious like me then i may suggest you carry your own lip brush, clean the demo lipsticks with a tissue paper before you try, then use the brush for your lip swatches.

These are just a few examples of lipsticks I have personally used. There are many other shades of red in M.A.C as well as lots of other brands with numerous shades of red. So if u want to give this colour a break this festive season, its time to rush to the nearest place, find your own shade and paint the town RED. I assure there is a shade for everyone.

I hope this information is useful to you and thank you for reading.
Until next time keep it stylish and keep it functional....

It is not a sponsored post.
Photographs downloaded from the Internet.