I think bidding adieu to an exciting year should be done in style (like everything else). For this New Year’s Eve I am opting for a floor length dress that’s simple, glamorous yet roomy enough to shimmy the night away.

Maxi dress style

This year has been quite exciting for me. I achieved a lot and lost some and I cannot wait for the next year. How do I like to spend my 31 st Dec? With my loved ones and friends amidst great conversations, music and food, dancing the night away. How do you like to spend your last day of the year?

Maxi dress style

Here, I’ve opted for a Navy maxi dress with power shoulders and teamed up with simple accessories save for a pair of statement earrings. Yes, comfort is a big factor because I don’t like anything to keep me away from the dance floor ;).

Maxi dress styleDress: River Island, Heels: Clarks (old), Watch: Tissot, Bracelet: Antique, Thin necklace: Swarvoski (gifted), Earrings: New Look, Lips: Mac O

Hope you all have a great and safe New Year’s eve and an exciting, fulfilling 2014. 😀

PS: I am taking a mini-blogging break and will see all of you in Jan until then stay safe, stylish and remember style goes well with substance 🙂

Autumn Brights

 

I think it is important to inject some brightness and colour to your wardrobe during autumn just to break from the all-over greyness surrounding you.

autumn brights

 

There is something extremely uplifting about adding bright elements and breaking the monotony with colour. During my mini-break this autumn in Amsterdam, I followed this rule to the tee. It was, quite shockingly, raining, grey and dark but adding bright elements and a plethora of layers not only kept me warm but sane as well.

autumn brights

 

Coat: French connection, Dress: Asos, Shoes: H&M, Tights: Primark, Scarf, Gloves and Umbrella: Brought in Amsterdam, Earrings: Barcelona, Backpack: TK Maxx, On the lips: Rebel by Mac.

Moral of this story: Don’t be afraid to use bright colours during autumn/fall. It is uplifting and can add a dollop of personality to your AW wardrobe.

Fall Colours

Fall Colours

As much as I love the novelty of Fall–the crisp autumn leaves fallen on ground, the nip in the air and sunlight playing hide and seek. I dislike the sudden burst of cold biting my senses and the general greyness. The best way to inject some colour and break this greyness? Bright coloured trousers and a statement bag that can double up as a conversation starter.

Fall Colours

Fall Colours

Here, I’ve paired coral trousers with a simple striped tee. I’ve used a scarf and sun glasses for it was one of those brilliant sunny, fall day. Finally, there’s the star of the show–the bright, bold, fun lizard bag by Christopher Raeburn for Amex UK—a big highlight at this year’s LFW.

A fun bag like this can up the ante on any outfit, don’t you think? So, tell me how do you stay cool and hot in autumn?

Fall Colours

Trousers: Gap, Shoes: Next, T-Shirt: Ralph Lauren, Scarf and Earrings: Gifted, Bag: thanks to Christopher Raeburn & Amex UK, Shades: CK

And would you dare to don a bold, uber-cool bag like this?

So, after a rather surprising spell of summer; UK is firmly marching towards Autumn. If you’re excited and slightly bewildered on what to buy for the upcoming season; then worry not for I’ve sorted it out for you (Yes, I am nice that way). Here, I will tell you about some key trends, pieces and where to find them to make sure you march forward in style this Autumn-Winter.

Something new, something Pink:

I’ve already mentioned here and here that pink will be the new black  this season. From dusky to Pastel shades; Pink should be your favourite colour this Autumn-Winter. I am totally lusting over this Vero Moda pink Paris top.

Image

Animal Instincts: 

Shows from Burberry to Boden proved that this season is the perfect time to channel your animal instincts. But if full-on animal prints are a bit too bold for you then my suggestion is to start small with shoes and accessories (shown below).

Image

Image

Camo Print:

Go punk this season with a camo print . Being grungy and rebellious never looked this stylish. How would I embrace this trend? With jackets and button-downs remember one piece is enough to make a statement.

Image

I recently stumbled upon Style Chi, a unique website that brings online shopping and social networking together. You can get discounts by simply tweeting, liking and sharing an item on Facebook. Check it out here.

pink-41

pink5-41

If work is your worship then you’re the work Goddess and a Goddess knows how to keep it strictly business yet be chic.  For an easy, semi-formal look I opt for feminine button downs and flattering skirts.

pink3-41

pink4-41

Pink shirt: Gap, Skirt: Hobbs, Clogs: Clarks, Bag: Deichmann, Belt: Peacock, Bangle: India and Watch: Hubby’s 

Here, I’ve paired a baby pink polka dot shirt with a  more formal skirt. Minimal accessories and sensible clogs will see you happily nailing the semi-formal look. And ladies who love pink–here’s a happy news: pink is the new black for AW’13. The runway for AW13-14 was inundated with dreamy blush pinks to dusky rose shades. Definitely a sign of happy times for me.