Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lost And Found

This skirt has a story behind it. So it is a lovely Marks & Spencer skirt that I was too happy to buy, in sale! But within half an hour of buying it, I lost it. 

I still invent theories about where and how I lost it. Was I dreaming or did I just leave it somewhere? I have a set of stories in my head. Anyway, I was sad for a day or two for losing it. I talked weird to people. Yes, I do that, even over small things.

Then I got a call from the store saying someone returned it!

I was happy of course. But more than the skirt, I was thinking about the lady who found it and went to the mall again later to return it. The bag had the receipt with my name and other details and so the store could track me easily.

I wanted to thank that lady in person. But of course I may never meet her as I do not even have a name to start with. I thanked her in my head that day. I am thanking her on the blog today.

Thank you!

Details: Skirt: Marks & Spencer, Shoes: Forever 21, Blouse: Primark, Bag: Pelican & Penguins

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Quick Fashion

Most of us have a few things in our wardrobe that we pick up with a lightening speed when we are rushing to somewhere. These are the days when our sartorial choices are dictated by lack of time and a spontaneity that is difficult to describe.

So what flashes in our head when we have a minute to get ready? I have noticed that most people go for that one thing that they feel most comfortable in. The one they know can be worn with any pair of shoes or sandals lying around. This one thing is mostly an old, tried and tested, repeatedly worn stuff.

One of my friends used to grab a favorite scarf of hers in such circumstances. And it always worked for her: a slouchy top, bright scarf, an old pair of chinos, tied up hair and that scarf. She did make it a point to wear some kajal and eye liner on her way (yeah she could do it anywhere!) Loved the way she looked.

I, on the other hand, mostly go crazy and bland. I am very slow as a person and I just cannot put an outfit together in a minute. I wish I could. This was my fastest best. Love the denims!

So what do you wear when you have just a minute to get ready?

Outfit details: Denims: Forever 21, blouse: thrifted, shoes: Carlton London, Bag: Primark

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Not Of The Same Feather

We all have groups in colleges - a mix of people who sit together, eat together, go to movies together and so on and so forth. People of a group might be poles apart in nature, but something brings them together: teacher jokes, food, music, love for a band, trips, conversations and an aloofness or even enmity against other groups. 

When two groups meet, things might not go smoothly. They might not be birds of the same feather. They might not get each other's jokes. They might not do a certain this in a certain that way. They might not talk, they might not agree to disagree.

Mixing two prints is like making two college groups sit together for a day. Everything is unexpected. It's tricky, in fact one of the riskiest trend for all good reasons.

The basics tell you that if one print is bold, the other needs to be submissive and that you need to choose a colour family and stick to it. I have ignored both here. Not very proud to do that, but I can say it is interesting to mix prints.

Have you tried mixing prints yet?

Pants and blouse: Thrifted, Bag: Espirit, Shoes: Done By None

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Summer In A Skirt

In FRIENDS, when Joey has a girl flatmate named Janine, he discovers a whole new world of things, beautiful things if you ask me. Once Janine makes him smell potpourri and Joey says something like, "Wow, this is like the whole summer in a bowl."

I feel the same about this skirt gifted by my friends in office(thank you again ladies!). It looks like summer and it feels like summer. And it keeps its shape, doesn't shift.

Skirts aside, how you guys doing?

Details: Skirt: Done By None, Blouse: Only, Sandals: Paprika, Accessories: Thrifted

Friday, August 1, 2014 Review

I might not be one of those people who are constantly on smartphones (don't have a smartphone in the first place, but that's a different story, right?) or are updating their statuses every five hours. I might also not be the one who tweets before she eats. So, I might as well be an isolated pariah in a generation that uses more technology than ever.

However, every now and then, I give in to one thing that very much belongs to the smartphone generation: online shopping. From online shopping, the first name that pops in my head these days is I am mostly glued to this site on weekends. Here are a few reasons why:

1. Do not know if it stands true for every location, but I get everything I order in 2-3 days after ordering.

2. Their exchange/return policy has never disappointed me.

3. They have a huge list of brands to choose from. This, however can be quite a bummer to a new user as the products never seem to end and and remembering what you liked in the first minute and the second and the henceforth might be tricky. However, once you filter the brands/clothes/shoes/bags... that you are looking for, you will be good.

Here are a few things that I recently bought from So, have you ever shopped from Jabong?