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Friday, 10 July 2015

Perfect Imperfections


“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.” 

― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience


What is Perfection? 
The word "perfection" derives from the Latin "perfectio" which means "to bring to an end"  thus literally means "a finishing"... something which is so good that nothing of the kind could be any better and has attained its purpose of being. 
Would you like to be Perfect? That leaves no scope to learn and mold further? 
But then again, isn't Life all about 'learning and growing' ?? 



We are all perfect in our own imperfections. Learning to celebrate our imperfections, improving with each passing minute & growing as we learn is far better than being 'Perfect', isn't it? 
We are all wonderful, beautiful wrecks. That's what connects us all -- that we're all broken and still so beautifully imperfect.



These thoughts were triggered by all the hatred I've been seeing around lately. All the haters on social media, the ones you encounter even on a daily basis, the ones who can't see someone else grow. I'm not only speaking for myself, but for many who have faced this and still continue to face it. Also, I dealt with something very recently with someone close to my heart.



Personally, I've always been sort of a 'Wild Child' - reckless, imperfect & spontaneous. I've faltered & fallen but I got up, learnt from my mistakes and moved on. No one is Perfect. Just a subtle reminder for all of us here, Learn to celebrate Imperfections! :) 















The gorgeous Flower Crown was specially handmade by Accessory Funk for me to style this look. Go check out their website for more lovely, creative handmade pieces!


Flower Crown: Accessory Funk
On My Nails: Playdate by Essie

This post was dedicated to someone special :)

Hope you enjoyed my post!
Till next time,
Lots Of Love,
-M



Friday, 3 July 2015

The Boyfriend Shirt


Once in a while a trend comes along where we borrow from the boys - literally. There are so many ways to wear his blue & white striped men's button-down shirt, or his white v-neck tee and for some reason, the color white is always ideal. In fashion design, primarily in ready-to-wear lines, boyfriend is any style of women's clothing that was modified from a corresponding men's garment. Examples include boyfriend jackets, boyfriend jeans, and boyfriend blazers, which are often more unisex or looser in appearance and fit than most women's jackets or trousers, though still designed for the female form. 



There are two main important ways to wear the look: making it oversized, and rolling up the sleeves. The boyfriend trend is all about wearing clothes that look a size too big for the wearer. It is recommended to only go up one size. By rolling up the sleeves, it makes the look more feminine and balances it out while implying that the sleeves would be too long for the wearer's arms. 





I've worn loose clothing almost all my life. For some odd reason, tight and fitted clothing isn't really my style and I opt for loose, airy & comfortable clothing. So the boyfriend shirt trend is what I've followed unintentionally in fact haha! Personally, I would prefer pairing up a dull, striped, loose, oversized boyfriend shirt, with a bright coloured bottom like I've worn red palazzo pants from StalkBuyLove here! 





I've been wanting to style the boyfriend shirt for ages now but never stumbled across a good one considering I'm Single! Uh-Umm! I recently came across two amazing shirts one of which I styled here. Can't wait to shoot the other one! Le bestie, P, styled her daddy's shirt in a super fun look on her blog too! Wait till she uploads hers! Hope you enjoy my look! I had so much fun while shooting it!












Shirt: Thifted
Palazzo Pants: StalkBuyLove
Wedges: Zara
Bag: Marc Fisher
Glasses: Thifted from the streets of Pune
Accessories: Busy Bee, Pune


Hope you loved the pictures!
Till next time,
Lots of Love,
-M





Thursday, 25 June 2015

Haute Hippie


As many of you'll already know, "Boho" is an abbreviation of the word "Bohemian".  Boho chic dressing has been around for a while now and was always associated particularly with actress Sienna Miller and model Kate Moss in England. Designer Savannah Miller, elder sister of actress Sienna Miller, described a "real bohemian" as "someone who has the ability to appreciate beauty on a deep level, is a profound romantic, doesn't know any limits, whose world is their own creation, rather than living in a box"



Recently the Coachella Music Festival that is held every year in the Colorado Desert, made Indie, Boho or Hippie style of dressing quite a rage all over the world. Music festivals that take place all around, see hoards of attendees each time and Boho or hippie style is fairly predominant. 



Personally I'm not a very big fan of the hippie style on myself, but I think it looks great on certain people who can really carry out this particular style! But I'm always open to change and of course, the music festival vibe usually gets me into the boho phase! I wanted to do my own take on this style. Of course I went all out with the flash tattoos that I received in my Sugarbox subscription but if I had to wear this to a music festival in Pune or Mumbai, I'd probably minus the boots, the 'bindis' and the flash tattoos haha! But, Colorado or Miami, well, you know the drill! 



When I was sent this fringed bag by Vida Loca by Karishma Shah, I was really excited to use it as it differed from my usual style. With 'Fringes' reigning the current Fashion scene, I succumbed to the Fringe loving cult haha! Currently this bag is what I carry around daily and trust me, it really does spice up any outfit!!



As for the gorgeous jewelry, Medoso by Shruti Lakhotia, has some fabulous pieces which can be worn even with a pair of ripped denims and a crisp white shirt for a great fusion look or pair it up with good old traditional Indian wear! Very versatile!



Well, we should experiment while we're still young, isn't it? Let me know your views on this experimental take on Indie / Boho / Hippie Style!




Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Thrifted
Boots: American Eagle found at Pax, Mumbai
Bag: Vida Loca
Purple Earrings, Blue Ring: Medoso
Vintage Coin Ring: Bought from an Exhibition, Pune
Hand Harness: DIY-ed by Me
Flash Tattoos: Sugarbox
On My Nails: Innocent 944 by Sinful Colors
On My Lips: Indie Flick by NYX


Hope you guys enjoyed reading about this experimental look of mine!
Till next time,
Lots of Love,
-M






Monday, 22 June 2015

I've Got The Blues


If you are someone who follows the Lakme Fashion Week, you would have definitely come across the chic brand, Love From India! Their designs range from western wear to \fusion to Indian kurtis etc. Such variety! Glance through their website and I'm sure you won't be disappointed! Tons of options for dresses, tunics, shirts, kurtis and even capes and beach cover ups!! 
Love From India - LFI brings to life the beauty and energy of India in the form of easy to wear, trendy and world class fashion wear. Their tunic line is designed for every day use, that’s both, easy-going and fashionably stylish. With designs that are young, contemporary and trendy, LFI is the ideal choice for women of all ages. 
They have a wide range of options for fabrics as well which includes prints on cotton silk and cotton viscose, amongst other fabrics that are not only refreshing to wear, but feel great on the skin. Every product conforms to international standards of manufacturing, with an assurance of unmatched quality and finish.
What's their USP? They manage most of the processes in-house, like weaving, printing to stitching final product. this gives them better control over quality and they can ensure that every LFI garment is not only designed beautifully, but created with the highest manufacturing standards and garment care.


Recently I had the chance to collaborate with the brand and pick a piece from their collection. I had to go with a piece from their LFW collection by Nidhi Agarwal & Jayesh Khatri. I picked a beach cover up, which I planned on using on my trip to Goa which I never wore at the beach there coz I felt so lazy to change or dress up or even MOVE haha! But, this was such a versatile piece and this is how I styled the cover up for a casual day out for a brunch with my friends back home in Pune!




















Top/ Cover Up: Love From India -Sold Out Get Similar
High Waist Pants: Sriram Arcade, Kolkata
Heels: Designed & Custom Made by Fermah Shoes
Clutch: Pune Streets
Sunnies: Mg Road, Pune

Hope you enjoyed my casual rendition of this cover up!
Till next time!
Lots of Love,
-M