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It’s been a while! What started as a conscious move towards blogging for my professional life, that followed with a hurriedly put-together fashion blog (more than 10 years ago) with a free domain name resulted in something much more.

I’m going to be raw with you today.

Not every day was perfect. Not every day felt like I wanted to blog.

What matters is your consistent effort towards things you love without worrying what people will say or what the results would be like.

We so often forget to appreciate ourselves when we are worried about how the audience perceives us. As a blogger, there will be tons of people who will write into you and share their advice, suggestions, beautiful thoughts, silly comments, lewd ideas, and so much more.

What matters here? What you choose to pick and listen to while allowing the rest to fade away into the background.

As a Bangalore fashion blogger, I’ve had my share of ups and downs and I can only say one thing – believe in yourself, be kind to yourself, and pat yourself on the back every time you do something that is closest to your heart.

To the regular followers, I’m sharing the behind-the-scenes look and some photographs that did not make it for the final edits. From blogging to vlogging, it’s been so much of a learning experience.

Here I was wondering what pose to strike while Jade snapped a picture

 

Ok, stop the photos, I got to eat this!

 

Plently of shots taken to get a perfect one. This was one of those unused photos 🙂

 

 

Yes, there’s lots to be done. But, we often forget we are human and yes, some things do take time. So, take the time to pursue what you love to do. Find the things that excite your heart. Find that reason that makes you want to explore a fun side of you – one that is no longer dependent on anybody’s expectations, an area of your expertise that fills your soul with wonder, and fulfillment.

What goes behind each blog? There’s tons of work and not so much makeup. (Ha, ha!) Those who know me well are aware that I do not promote the use of heavy makeup and I am fine if my rawness is seen as well. If you consider it as a flaw, that is entirely your perception!

There is a lot of hard work, people being good to you, bad to you, but most importantly, it’s how you constantly work on your own thinking to face the camera even on days you don’t feel good about yourself. It’s about telling yourself things will be okay, and you are here rock.

 

Shounak’s editing skills. This photo was not used for the final blog

 

The weather changed again making the natural light a constraint for us

Today, I’d like to thank each one for believing in me i.e. my family, for supporting me (even if you don’t understand fashion), for always cheering me on.

I’d also like to mention some entrepreneurs behind these ventures and staff who were supportive in every way.

Lifestyle Mall at RMZ Galleria

Soch (Indian wear brand)

Dr. Jamuna Pai (Watch the Skin Lab video)

Cafe 60 Four

Staff at Global Desi, AND by Anita Dongre

Cafe Nosh

Women’s Web Team (Watch the video)

 
 

 

Am I gonna flip through the menu or order something?

 

I began to laugh here! Photo by Nitin Chauhan

 

Yeah, that was not a drink! It had food colouring!

 

Shounak’s creative expression through his edits 🙂
Mohua finds me in a comfortable frame, one of the first who worked her creative skills for the blog

Most importantly, I’d like to thank that one friend who always reads everything I write. 😉 Thank you so much for your suggestions!

 

We’ve checked out the magic of yellow for summer fashion and viewed how bold stripes make a strong fashion statement. Here’s a different twist to the use of stripes using a soft colour palette.

AND Dress: Rs. 2,799

Cool Ways to Wear Stripes as a Summer Trend

Summer fashion is incomplete without the mention of the classic stripes. We’ve already seen the bold version of stripes. Stripes are suitable for everyone, in any form, and design. You can pair these with anything for a striking appearance. While I have often opted for monochromatic stripes, coloured stripes are a great way to lend an edge to your look.

I’ve loved the softness of this striped dress from AND at RMZ Galleria Mall, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore. The colourful stripes are subtle and the designer has balanced the look very well. The fabric being light and flowing is perfect for summer fashion. The dress has a soft feel and I honestly wanted to wear it all day long! The outfit is perfect for a casual to an evening party and you can pair it with heels or flats. I’d select strappy white flats for these!

I’ve combined the look with a large bag in a striking yellow from Hamlyn Grande, because, well, yellow is the colour of the season! This bag is perfect to store all the things and has compartments as well. Hamlyn Grande has a wonderful collection of handbags and footwear at RMZ Galleria Mall, Bangalore.

Hamlyn Grande Bag: Rs. 2,799
AND Earrings: Rs. 699

I found this summer dress to be light and trendy so I’ve chosen delicate earrings from AND. I’ve paired it with a cute necklace in baby pink as I wanted the elements to balance each other out. The necklace is also from AND and they do have delicate designs suitable for the corporate and the party woman!

AND Necklace: Rs. 899

 

Hamlyn Grand Footwear: Rs. 2699

The peek-a-boo footwear is from the wonderful collection at Hamlyn Grande. I love the idea of foot cleavage and the soft blue flowers. The whole daintiness of the footwear and the sturdy heels attracted me to pair this dress with these footwear.

I’ve listed my summer fashion trends that ranged from bohemian, gingham, short outfits, yellow gowns, jumpsuits, casual dresses, and bold stripes. Which is your favourite? Do you have any summer trend in mind? Do write in the comments below.

Location: RMZ Galleria Mall, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore

 

Outfit: AND, RMZ Galleria Mall, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore

Accessories: AND

Bag: Hamlyn Grande, RMZ Galleria Mall, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore

Footwear: Hamlyn Grande

Photographs: Nitin Chauhan

Summer Style: Sizzle with Stripes!

 

We looked at bohemian fashion, gingham, short outfits for the summer, jumpsuits, and the magic of the shade of yellow in two looks for summer fashion! This week, we’ll take a look at the classic appeal of stripes with a modern twist

AND Dress: Rs. 2,199.

Stripes are always in. Look at the way they can be used for any garment! Summer fashion is incomplete without stripes and I’ve chosen a design that is different, with a touch of elegance while bordering on being bold at the same time.

The trend of stripes have moved on from being the plain nautical stripes as a summer trend to the bolder version we see today. They now represent a timeless, classic appeal that is always a part of the fashion circuit. These are now crafted into various designs for dresses, pants, tops, crop tops, and we can see them on handbags as well!

I’ve picked a beautiful dress from AND by Anita Dongre at RMZ Galleria Mall, Bangalore. I love the summer dress because of the relaxed fit which is not compromising on the style. The design reminds me of the warm rays of the sun that are so powerful in their own way. You can add it to your summer collection if you want a bold look for the evening without too much fuss. All you need is some bright lipstick and you are ready to rock!

I’ve paired this beautiful striped dress with a metallic clutch from Hamlyn Grande at RMZ Galleria Mall, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore. The little clutch opens up to have enough space for your essentials. You can use it with a chain or pack the chain neatly inside. The design is compact and gorgeous!

AND Stilettos: Rs. 2,399

I’ve paired the dress with grey stilettos from AND. These are embellished with tiny studs. What I love about this stilettos is the ankle strap and this strappy look that is so perfect for summer fashion.

Designer Clutch by Hamlyn Grande: Rs. 3,499
Earrings: Rs. 799

Location: RMZ Galleria Mall, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore

Dress: AND, RMZ Galleria Mall, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore

Footwear: AND

Designer Clutch: Hamlyn Grande, RMZ Galleria Mall, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore

Photographs: Nitin Chauhan

Summer Mood:  Flirtatious with stripes

 

Summer Fashion was all about long gowns by AND in my last post. This time, let’s find the perfect casual summer dress you’ll need to keep it stylish for your dates or outings.

AND Summer Dress: Rs. 2,499, Neckpiece: Rs. 799

Summer Fashion to me must include breezy summer dresses. These are an addition you’ll definitely need for your summer wardrobe. What I honestly love is the combination of style and comfort. The style is about the structure of the dress, the colours, and the way the garment falls around your body. Comfort is always important and the fabrics need to be soft, and light.

We’ve already seen how the shade of a bright yellow brings out the summer season so beautifully. This time, I’ve chosen a deeper shade that is not too striking but elegant in its own way. This deeper yellow dress is so soft and comfortable, and I love the light prints over it. The design is perfect for those who want to flaunt a girly style for their summer parties. I’ve picked this from AND, RMZ Galleria Mall, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore.

Hamlyn Grande Bag: Rs. 2999

I’ve paired the summer dress with light earrings from AND. I preferred to combine it with a sturdy bag from Hamlyn Grand. Have you checked out Hamlyn? They have an amazing collection in bags and heels. This one is perfect for my day out with friends as I tend to carry a lot of things when I step out for work or casual get togethers.

Soles: Rs. 1850

I opted for gold footwear from Soles, Bangalore, at RMZ Galleria Mall. These are a muted tone, strappy, and comfortable to walk around in anywhere! You can also create a different look with strappy white flat footwear and a white bag to match!

My summer dress collection is complete with the two shades of yellow. Have a favourite style? Write to me in the comments below.

Location: RMZ Galleria Mall, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore

Outfit: AND, RMZ Galleria Mall, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore

Accessories: AND

Bag: Hamlyn Grand, RMZ Galleria Mall, Bangalore

Heels: Soles, RMZ Galleria Mall, Bangalore

Photographer: Nitin Chauhan

Mood: Casual, comfortable

 

After bohemian fashion, short playsuits, trendy pants, and jumpsuits as a part of the summer fashion trend, we’ll take a look at adding some summer sizzle with the shades of yellow.

AND Yellow Gown: Rs. 2499

Summer fashion is all about using bohemian fashion trends, short outfits, and jumpsuits. One of the trends that go perfect as a part of summer fashion is the use of bright colours. Summer is all about the bright sunny vibe we all have and what best way to style yourself than in this sunny shade of yellow? I’ve chosen a bright yellow dress that is actually a gown and I feel the colour speaks a lot without having to do much with the styling.

Jewelled Clutch with Sling Chain by Hamlyn Grande: Rs. 3999

I’ve picked a bright yellow gown from AND by Anita Dongre. As we all know, the brand offers classy and elegant collection of dresses for women. I totally love their workwear and evening gowns as well. This time, I’ve paired this exquisite design with an embellished clutch from Hamlyn Grand located at RMZ Galleria Mall. you must check this store if you are looking out for designs that are crafted with expertise and are a collector’s item indeed!

Summer Fashion and the Yellow Colour Palette

The colour lends a shining joyous aura to your personality. The psychology of the colour yellow symbolises joy, optimism, happiness, sunshine, summer, gold, and is useful to create a positive approach. Flaunt the colour as this summer fashion trend and you’ll note the difference.

Glitter Stilettos by Hamlyn Grand: Rs. 5499

Summer fashion and strappy footwear is a must for me. I’ve paired the AND dress with glittering footwear from Hamlyn Grande. I knew the design was so me when I slipped my foot in to try this pair. The design is glittery and is perfect if you want to be the Cinderella for the evening. I wouldn’t suggest losing your footwear though. These are too stylish and are meant to be kept as a part of your summer fashion wardrobe. Hold on to these stilettos, girl! You can let that prince go! (Ha, ha!)

AND Earrings: Rs. 699

The AND dress embodies summer fashion in an elegant way. With my Bag and footwear from Hamlyn Grande being so shiny and beautiful, I’ve opted for light jewellery from AND.

Location: RMZ Galleria Mall, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore

Outfit: AND, RMZ Galleria Mall, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore

Jewelled Clutch: Hamlyn Grande, RMZ Galleria Mall

Glittery Stilettos: Hamlyn Grande, RMZ Galleria Mall

Earrings: AND

Photographs: Nitin Chauhan

Summer Tip: Loud yet Elegant

 

From bohemian trends to short outfits, we’ll now take a look at bright jumpsuits and how they can be your summer companion as the go-to easy look for the sweltering season

Global Desi Jumpsuit: 2,999

Summer fashion trends must include light and flowing fabrics and the one trend I’ve noticed is the use of wild prints and funky colours. I’ve been wearing this trendy jumpsuit for a reason. It’s super comfortable, it’s light, flowing, and gosh, I honestly feel it is suitable for the hot weather. Summer fashion this year also includes the use of prints that are ranging from florals, checks, nautical stripes, loud motifs, and more. These are so trending right now! This is one of the reasons I’ve made this jumpsuit my pick for the summer fashion wardrobe.

I’ve chosen to wear the red and blue Jumpsuit from Global Desi located at RMZ Galleria Mall, Yelahanka New Town. Global Desi has used the trend of prints but created their own version of it. This is what I love about this brand! The outfit is busy yet not overpowering with their clever use of colours. Global Desi stands out from it’s typically funky prints, use of colours, cut, and of course, amazing fabric that gently hugs the body without being too clingy.

Global Desi Earrings: Rs. 599

Summer Trends: How to Wear the Printed Jumpsuit Style

I personally love the play of colours so I’ve chosen to accessorise it with funky jewellery from Global Desi. I’ve also broken my own rules by pairing it with large statement earrings and light bangles that go along with the colour palette. I usually stick to one accessory but this time, I’ve added two.

If you, however, want a toned down look, opt for accessories that are neutral in colour. You can also avoid a loud lipstick and go for a sun-kissed makeup with gloss on the lips. Pair with it comfortable flats in white and you are ready with your summer fashion wardrobe.

Jumpsuits are suitable for a day-time look to a casual dinner out date or evening out with friends. You can style this versatile garment differently by combining with a light weight white jacket (like a structured blazer). For a different casual look, opt for a sling bag in contrast colours to store your essentials.

AND Heels: Rs. 2,299

Heels from AND

The addition of heels is because the jumpsuit flares out gently and I love to combine slightly flared looks with heels. Summer Fashion is incomplete without strappy footwear and I’ve styled these from AND by Anita Dongre, RMZ Galleria Mall. The colour chosen is neutral due to the funky prints for this outfit. I have to add here that the heels are super comfortable and I did not feel any discomfort after walking around in them. The quality is great and they feel quite soft when you slip the foot in. Definitely an investment for your feet!

Global Desi Light Blue Bag: Rs. 599

I’ve opted for a light triangle shaped bag that comes with a sling. This is perfect to store my basic stuff. (We’ve seen the versatility of the Global Desi wardrobe in my previous blogs here and here.)

I’ll be taking summer fashion towards a different look soon. Stay tuned to my blog and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

If you’re looking for the best in summer fashion trends and are in Bangalore, drop by to RMZ Galleria Mall, Yelahanka New Town.

Location: RMZ Galleria Mall, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore

Outfit: Global Desi, RMZ Galleria Mall, Yelahanka New Town

Accessories: Global Desi

Footwear: AND, RMZ Galleria Mall, Yelahanka New Town

Photographs: Nitin Chauhan

 

I’ve often been asked how do you dress warm and stylish for the winter? Winter clothing ideas always bring to the mind either lots of layering and warm winter jackets. As I am based in Bengaluru, the winters here are deliciously cold but not so cold that you need extremely thick jackets. I always love layering but on light winter days, I’d love to put my stylish foot forward without having too many layers that add more bulk to the look.

Bangalore Fashion Blogger: It’s cold in Bangalore but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be stylish and warm 🙂

My favorite winter outfit ideas always include denim jeans. However, in recent times, I’ve wanted to go beyond the denim jeans and jacket look. This time, the weather in Bengaluru has been quite cold and I decided to combine some comfortable elements to get that chic look and stay warm in the lovely winters!

If you are wondering how this winter clothing idea can actually keep me warm, let me spill some secrets.

  1. I always believe in comfortable and closed footwear. In this case, I’ve deliberately worn ankle-high boots. These have a comfortable inner lining that keeps my feet warm. To me, keeping my feet warm solves half the problem already. Footwear that is strappy and peep-toes are a big no-no as winter clothing ideas (if you are comfortable though, please go for it!)

2. I have chosen a warm woolen mermaid tail winter skirt from Ginger brand. This has a snug fit and is soft in texture with a great fit. You can combine it with inner pants to keep those legs warm and you are set!

3. I’ve opted for a full-sleeves black top as it retains the warmth and my hands are covered. If you think you’ll still feel cold, you can opt for matching gloves and a woolen black cap. There are so many varieties available that it is so easy to style your winter clothing look.

4. Keep those ears covered if you have to. Another trick is to use cotton in your ears as the weather gets windy often!

“As always, team your outfit with the best fashion jewelry piece in your wardrobe. Remember, less is more!”

Here’s a collection of some of my favorite winter clothing items. You can opt for long skirts or team the short ones with black leggings or warm stockings. These are easily available in malls and on online stores.

Photographer: Shounak Kelkar

Top: Peppamint, Pune

Skirt: Ginger, Lifestyle mall, Bangalore

Necklace: Shoppers Stop, Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore

Footwear: BLAK, Bangalore

Winter Tips: Keep sipping on top tea or coffee 🙂

*This blog contains affiliate links.

 

Hello, everyone!

I hope you’ve had a wonderful start to the New Year! I’ve had so much fun dropping in by the Soch Store for the Red Dot Sale at RMZ Galleria Mall, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore. I loved checking out the EOSS collections as well as the new collections. It was fun to meet Soch fans who couldn’t stop raving about the quality and designs of Soch. Do view my video below to know more about Soch reviews and what’s in store! 

 

I’ve recently tried the cold shoulder trend and now I am back with off-the-shoulder dresses. Tops or dresses with the off-the-shoulder design are my go-to trend when I want to get insta-ready and glammed up in no time. There’s a sneaky trick here, the off the shoulder dress that is long and flowing is perfect for the not-so-waxed days and you can simply flaunt your style without worrying too much about behind-the-scenes 😉 

I love off the shoulder tops but for this cool season, I’ve opted for a long dress to keep myself covered and paired it with peep-toe heels that are comfortable as well. I’ve listed 3 reasons why I love off the shoulder dresses and here’s why you might want to include this trend in your wardrobe.

Comfort: These are not fussy, you can wear it with a strapless inner and I personally love the loosely fitted ones.

Versatile: You can wear it for a date night out or even a lazy weekend with friends. All you have to do is have a quick change of accessories and footwear and be instaready for every picture!

Style: I always prefer this trend when I want to add some effortless style to my look. It’s not fussy, you can show some skin without showing too much and is flattering for all.

Do you have a favourite brand to shop for off the shoulder dress? I’d like to know in the comments below!

Photographer: Hana Hudain Jade

Dress: Ajio

Accessories: Pune

Heels: Ajio

Goosebumps: Free in the Bangalore weather