Jivaana x AB

Did someone say curated treasure? Jivaana did! Ladies & gentlemen, this is my new favourite website http://www.jivaana.com. Literally, my browsing history shows that I have a problem *sigh*. Anyway let’s dig right into it with #MyJivaana. It is an e-commerce website that curates ethnic occasion wear and accessories of the utmost quality. The inception of Jivaana came about when they realised that our ethnic flavours are a little lost somewhere amidst western wear (not counting fusion wear). So naturally, for us consumers, there’s a B.E.A.yuuuutiful selection of dainty and intricate jewellery, clutches, minaudières, potlis and clothing as well!

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I chose, after countless hours of finally making a decision btw *ugh*, a Black Bird Minaudière by Soulkit. I instantly fell in love with the peacock motif and the zari embellishment gaaah. Not to mention the classic black & gold combination which is beautifully accented with peacock and electric blue. If you look closely, the Soulkit minaudière has Zari AND Gota Pati work and it’s put together in an extremely elegant symmetrical fashion.
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I styled #MyJivaana with a simple LBD so it remained the star piece of my outfit. I added a pair of thin gold hoops to balance the gold and to tie the whole outfit together. The great thing about this minaudière is that it has an ethnic look & feel to it but the modern treatment and the body of the accessory is perfect for any western outfit as well! A style tip for an ethnic outfit: If you’re not a minimal girl, don’t hold back, go all out with over-the- top black & gold embellishments in your outfit and let your Jivaana be the perfect accessory. Happy accessorising!
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Layer up.

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Layering. The most flattering way to dress up (or down!), no matter what the season or time of day. As part of my transformational looks guide, I put together another look for you guys! My dear Instagrammers , you must have already seen me posing on the streets in a photo haha where I mentioned pinafore dresses!
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Pinafore dresses are those you can layer on a shirt or a blouse, or in my case, a sporty bralette. A lot of people might disagree but grey is not an easy colour to work with. It’s basic, that’s why I love it and decided to go with a grey dress.
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My favourite lingerie e-tailing site, Pretty Secrets has an amazing collection of basic lingerie to eclectic pieces to loungewear even. I layered the dress over a black basic bralette and finished it off with black block-heeled booties. Hair and make-up was basic as I wanted a minimal look.
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As for the transformational aspect, to give this outfit a little layered twist, I added a boxy denim shirt. This look reminds me of the 80s and gives it a little ‘back-to- school’ appeal. Which I love!
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Don’t be afraid to pull out old shirts that you discarded at the back of your closet (we all have a ‘back of the closet’ section haha) and layer those with any simple dresses or even two-piece outfits. Use the layering technique and you’ll be able to fiercely walk into the Fall season. Happy styling! ❤
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Outfit Details

Pinafore Dress– Koovs

Bralette – Pretty Secrets

Boots- New look

Denim Outerwear  – Forever 21

 

Hoping you guys liked the post , Picture credits goes to Karthik Ramanan 🙂 . See you guys soon with another post ❤

Plimsolls and Boots

Hello Everyone,

Hope you’ve all been doing great. It’s October! Which means the scorching heat is on its way to the exit, thank god! Other than the festivities, I love that this month enables one to layer up comfortably and wear body hugging clothes without a moment’s hesitation. So with that excitement in mind, I put a look together that can transform from day to night effortlessly with just a few changes.

I stuck with basics for this one and opted for a pair of washed out skinny jeans and a black tank top. Simple silhouettes are appropriate for any occasion and you can dress it up for fancy event or dress it down for a simple day to your college or workplace.

 

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Detailing is key! I added a black skinny belt and made a knot in the traditional way to give it an edge that October celebrates. Chokers are THE statement accessory!! So of course I wore a lace one along with a tie-up piece ( I made :P). This ensemble needed the perfect end with patent leather black booties.

 

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The same outfit can be made more ‘back-to- school’ style. To achieve a more casual 90’s look, I changed to a pair of Plimsolls. The over-sized trend might never leave us (love! ❤ ) and so, I added an over-sized black ‘n’ white shrug over the tank top.

 

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In addition to that, I decided to add a resort touch with a wide-brimmed white hat! This baby not only protects my face from the sun, but brings such a happy & pretty addition to the look. Hence, making this outfit easily transform from day to night.

 

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Hoping you guys liked the post 🙂 , Picture credits goes to Karthik Ramanan. See you guys soon with another post ❤

 

Rhea Jewellery x AB

Hello Everyone,

Hope you’ve all been doing great. This post is in collaboration with Rhea Jewellery ❤

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I love it when I discover something new, be it a piece of art or a really great song and it comes with an inspiring story. Being a fashion & lifestyle blogger myself, I am constantly looking for new, innovative ideas to represent my style and keep all my readers entertained. So when I came across Rhea Jewellery, I knew there was an inspiring story behind this jewellery brand. Rima Jain, the curator & creator of this brand grew up in the diamond business. She ventured out with her own label of handcrafted & beautiful jewellery.

 

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Their pieces are set primarily in brass embellished with turquoise corals, rhinestones and more. Rhea Jewellery has an extremely versatile collection for those statement pieces from chunky necklaces to eclectic rings to their one-of- a-kind earrings (like the ones I’m wearing! Gorg *in love* ❤ ).

 

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If you’re looking for the next statement to make at work or your friend’s summer wedding, explore Rhea Jewellery for sure. It can also make for the cutest gift to any friend who’s a jewellery hoarder and loves her accessories.

 

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My favourite piece are the white earrings with ornate detailing, making them a truly unique set in my jewellery box. These timeless earrings can be worn with a pearl-white dress, a maxi and even a tinted saree! Rhea Jewellery’s style is mostly modern bling with a few traditional accents, making this label a one-stop- shop for all your jewellery needs.

 

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And hey! They sell exciting head bands and key chains too! So what are you waiting for? Add some sparkle today!

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Hoping you guys liked the post, Picture credits goes to Karthik Ramanan. See you guys soon with another post ❤

DANIEL WELLINGTON x AB

 

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Hey readers! Thank you all for the love you’ve been giving to my blog over Instagram especially. Speaking of Instagram, Daniel Wellington has one of the most beautiful & quaint feeds I’ve explored. Timeless & Elegant is their moto and so they are. Their collection of classic watches is beautifully abiding.

 

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I must say, Daniel Wellington has an interesting history behind its name & collection. The founder, Filip Tysander met an English gentlemen who likes wearing his vintage watches over old, weathered NATO straps and he was Daniel Wellington. The inspiration was right on and thus came about, a minimalistic &  refined collection of beautifully crafted watches for men & women. Oh, did I mention that the straps are interchangeable? Just what a watch lover needs.

 

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An elegantly crafted watch can make for the perfect gift to yourself or a loved one on any occasion. The international brand provides free shipping worldwide and for all the love you have given me, I collaborated with them to avail a special offer for you! Use the code ASWATHIDW to avail a 15% discount.

 

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The piece that is my favourite is a classic brown Daniel Wellington. I love that the dial is oversized without trying too hard and the design is simple, just the way I like it! I paired this timeless watch with a few delicate accessories, nothing chunky. I’m not an avid shopper of watches but when I go for it, the watch has to be the accessory. The vintage touch to the watch is perfect for any outfit, be it a pantsuit for work, a casual dress or a Classy Jumpsuit like I wore!

 

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Outfit Details

Jumpsuit – Zooomberg

Watch – Daniel Wellington

Layered Necklace – Forever 21

Contact Lens – O-lens

Hoping you guys liked the post, Picture credits goes to Karthik Ramanan. See you guys soon with another post ❤

 

Hidden Closet x AB

Hello Everyone,

Hope you’ve all been doing great. This post is in collaboration with Hidden Closet.

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Guess what I discovered recently? Renting! You know those pieces you can only wear once for a big event like a wedding and not repeat it for years (at least!)? Well, I have a solution! And it’s called Hidden Closet. An online rental portal for western & ethnic wear and also accessories.

 

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Got a big fancy dinner coming up and no new dress to flaunt? Or attending a super important work event with your boyfriend, (yes they do really hot blazers & suits for men as well), I’d say scratch that shopping itch and head over to http://www.hiddencloset.com and explore their versatile collection.

 

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The best part of this shopping is, it’ll be easy on your pocket. No more do you have to worry about spending your entire allowance or splurging for ONE article of clothing. You can shop hassle-free and not worry about the budget (or storage haha).

 

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The site has top designers like Giovani, Dorothy Perkins, Forever New and many more to choose from. Hidden Closet provides an extremely convenient service with same day delivery and doorstep pickup of your rental. Now I know a lot of you out there are sceptical about stepping into someone else’s shoes, so to speak. But let me put an end to your fear because Hidden Closet guarantees freshly dry cleaned clothes EVERYTIME. So be it a lehenga, a crop top or anything in between, your rental will be as good as new. Happy renting!

 

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Hoping you guys liked the post, Picture credits goes to Karthik Ramanan. See you guys soon with another post ❤

Summer with Nineteen

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Hope you’ve all been doing great. This post is in collaboration with Nineteen. I recently visited their website and trust me, they got us covered for all the occasions. Be it brunch, lunch, movie or dinner date. I decided to cook up one look for you all from their collection.

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Culottes, or should I say cropped wide leg trousers, One of the trends that has appeared in stores in the past season, are my favorite new addition when I have a look at my wardrobe.

I find these pants very chic and sophisticated as they look like a midi-skirt, but if you take a closer look you’ll discover that they’re actually a pair of trousers.

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I decided to pair the culottes with a Classy Jersey Top, keeping it minimal. Choosing the right pair of heels or shoes can seem pretty intimidating,  to complete the look I decided to add a pair of  Tie-up Shoes, sunglasses and a classy sling bag. I also decided to pin my hair into a messy bun to highlight the outfit.

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The safest and most flattering way of sporting the culottes during the upcoming seasons is by sticking to a neutral color palette.  Dressy or casual, culotte pairings will work for any occasion this summer  and that is the reason why I’m in love with Nineteen ❤

 

Outfit Details

Culottes – Ninteen

Classy Jersey Top – Ninteen

Tie-up Shoes –Ninteen

Sunglasses – Ninteen

Sling bag – Ninteen

Hoping you guys liked the post, Picture credits goes to Karthik Ramanan. See you guys soon with another post ❤