Styling black midi dress

DSCF5096 If you were a regular reader of my blog, you would probably know that I adore Warehouse fashion brand. I would actually describe myself as a hoarder of Warehouse clothes and accessories. But since it’s not feasible to splurge on the latest collection every month, it’s great to treat yourself with a sale bargain. Today’s blog is about how I styled my £12 sale bargain black midi dress from Warehouse.

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Brand Collaboration – Jara Wine – Part 1

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This past month I have been working behind the scenes to curate a lookbook for a new and upcoming designer, Jara Wine. I met Jara at London Fashion Week and we started talking about our individual creative ventures. I can very well relate to Jara’s story as she was in PR and marketing before, and has now left her plush job to do what she absolutely loves – designing clothes. I am pleased to announce my styling collaboration with Jara where I have selected a few key pieces from her collection and styled them to fit my, and hopefully yours too, everyday lifestyle. Continue reading

Inspired by Mum- Mother’s Day

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Today’s look is inspired by my mum’s signature style which is very feminine and colourful. I have learnt a word or two about styling and dressing up from my mum. She is responsible for sowing the seeds of fashion in me at a young age. My mum loves floral prints, bright colours and I have tried to incorporate these elements in my outfit. This blog post is for ‘Inspired by Mum’ Mother’s Day Blogger Challenge from House of Fraser and it is dedicated to my mum for being my first fashion teacher.

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Inspired by Mum outfit

I was looking around for spring wardrobe ideas for this year and stumbled upon this lovely pleated flared skirt from Zara. Checkout their latest spring edit – there are some lovely goodies for everyone. I laid my hands on this asymmetrical pleated skirt and I am in love with it – it is very feminine and the material is super light. I teamed up this skirt with some existing items from my wardrobe – always ‘Recycle & Reuse’ where possible. I chose my Monsoon white top which I bought ages ago. Wore the outfit with barely there black sandals which are ideal for spring/summer. They show off your spring-manicured legs and don’t clash with the clothing. These sandals were part of my trousseau and I bought them from Khan Market Delhi. You can pair up this outfit with a cropped jacket to beat the chill in the air. I was lucky to have nice sunny weather on the day of the shoot so didn’t need a jacket.

One Dress Two Looks

Here is an idea of how you can wear the same skirt and create two different looks just by updating basic accessories like a bag. For the first look I carried a more formal bag, ideal for formal meetings and day lunches. To create an evening or a bit relaxed look, go for an oversized clutch similar to my second look.






Complete the look
My mum would always wear her gold watch along with her gold bangles and rings. These days we use phones to keep a track on time but once in a while its nice to wear a watch. I am looking to buy a modern gold watch and something like this from House of Fraser definitely fits the bill and it completes my mum inspired look.


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Meet My Mum – my inspiration

So what fashion inspiration can you take from your mum? Do drop me a line.

Wearing – Skirt Zara

Bag : H&M & Warehouse

Jewellery  : Forever 21

London Fashion Weekend Video Diary

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London Fashion Week Lookbook

Being a part of the London Fashion Week ’14 was a great experience. It was nice to be in the middle of all the action and I got the opportunity to view designer shows and listen to some inspiring people from the fashion industry. Today I am really excited to share my video diary of the event and give you a little glimpse of my fashion journey. View my video diary below. Continue reading

London Fashion Week Day 2

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After truly enjoying Day 1 it was time to experience the fashion buzz on Day 2. This time I went for a fashion meet-up in Somerset House. The place was buzzing with activity – photographers, fashion scouts, and models everywhere! As a newbie in this crazy fashion industry I was just in awe of everything happening around me. Continue reading

London Fashion Week Day 1


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Few weeks back I saw this picture of Victoria Beckham looking ultra stylish, wearing heels in a snowy New York. It made me laugh – fashion can be crazy at times. Last week it was all about New York fashion Week and fashion media went crazy reporting on trends, celebrities, street style and more. This week it was our very own fashion capital, London’s turn to be its stylish best. I was lucky to be invited to a few catwalk shows and fashion presentations last weekend as a fashion blogger for The Red Notebook. It was my first stint at London Fashion Week and I have to admit it was one crazy fashion experience. But I enjoyed every bit of it. Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas

With the run up to Valentine’s Day, my inbox is bombarded with valentine’s day gift suggestions, what to wear on Valentine’s and other marketing messages. Sometimes such a hype forces you to do something for your partner or husband, but to be honest I don’t believe in the idea of Valentine’s Day. To me it’s more of a marketing gimmick. However there is a flip side to this, the idea of Valentine’s does makes you think how you can make your loved one feel special. With this intention in mind I plan to share my today’s blog post and demonstrate how you can use simple craft and décor items available in your home to make your husband, partner or boyfriend feel special this Valentine’s.

What could be better than expressing your love through flowers. Roses are my favorite and with the onset of spring, a bunch of pink and white roses can instantly freshen up your home. Even if you do not plan to do anything special this Valentine’s make sure you buy some flowers for your loved one and if you want to go a step further, surprise them by getting them delivered to their work place.

To create my first Valentine display, I simply used bright pink wrapping paper, rustic rope and some roses. Simply wrap a small gift using bright pink tissue paper or normal wrapping paper (pink tissue paper’s better) and tie it with a rustic rope. The beauty of this idea lies in how you present the gift. Below are some ideas.
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Valentine’s Day Decor

Second display

I strongly believe that way through a man’s heart is through his stomach. You could cook your loved one favorite food and enjoy a cozy night in. For young parents like us it’s the best solution but do remember to add some special touches to your night in. I do understand that you all have busy lifestyles as working processionals so I have a cheat option for you – don’t cook dinner, just make the dessert. Which is what I plan to do – I’ll make Kheer (Indian rice pudding) and serve it in a very romantic fashion using rose petals.

These are few simple ideas to make your Valentine’s Day special. So if you don’t have any big plan for the night then do enjoy you cozy night it. Just remember to make it a bit special for your loved one.



Simon Ekrelius Label – MONOCHROMATIC

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Simon Ekrelius Label – MONOCHROMATIC Collection

Recently I had the opportunity to attend a fashion event showcasing Simon Ekrelius’ label. Special thanks to Carly Brook for suggesting my name for the event. The collection was called MONOCHROMATIC, inspired by model and photographer Lee Miller. Continue reading