End the year with Style and not Brand.

 

Well, wondering how 2016 came to an end? do not worry..

For those of you who had the best year: Congratulations and I hope 2017 turns out greater..

For those of you who had a bad year : Don’t lose hope. There is 2017 coming your way..

To all the party animals, non party animals, the sad ones, the happy ones, the ones who have plans for NYE and the ones who are wondering what do for NYE let me tell you one thing : Do not wait for the plan to happen instead be the plan. Too much cliché??

Now coming to the post time, It is the end of another year and each one of us are excited about the NYE. Wondering what to wear? how to dress up? what to shop? where to shop? take a deep breath and relax..

I will be sharing few tips on the NYE looks along with do’s and dont’s.

I am sure all of us want to look our best and click amazing pictures and frame them for a lifetime. In this process most of us tend to forget the whole concept of dress to comfort and end up creating a disaster.

I will be sharing 4 best looks for NYE because life is too short to wear boring clothes..

Look #1 : LBD

No one ever told no to the little black dress. Keep this look as simple as possible because you do not want anything else to catch the attention. Keep minimal accessories considering you will drain out your energy dancing and most important of all make sure you wear the right kind of footwear. Do not overdo anything (make up, hair and accessories)

 

Look # 2 JumpSuit

It is time to break the myth that jumpsuits are only made for tall and lean ladies. All you need to know is how to play with the outfit. Definitely the tall ladies are going to carry these well but what about the short ones? Not to worry you choose the Rompers (short jumpsuits). Now to decide what to wear on these, if your outfit has a lot of prints or glitters do not mess them by adding more accessories but just wear a minimal earring.

The catch is to the Rompers : All you need to do is junk this look by adding junk jeweleries to your hand.

Look # 3 : Skirt and blouse

Skirts and blouse are never out of style or trend and it depends on how you carry it and how you match them. You don’t have to be worried about your problem areas and you can be less conscious and have a blast during the party. Based on the type of skirt you choose, choose the blouse accordingly and vice-versa. If there are a lot of details already on your outfit keep the rest of the things minimal.

 

 

Look #4 : Wear Anything

This is basically for those who are not comfortable in any of the short dress or the body cons and might want to just wear a simple outfit and do not have to make a big deal out of it. You get to choose your favourite and most comfortable outfit and you are set to hit the dance floor and welcome the New Year with a bang. You do not have to feel bad or low about not dressing up for the event just the way it is supposed to be. You know you are more charming than those dresses so let yourself free.

A pair of hot jeans and a top. A pair of jeggings and a hot top. A normal dress. A normal skirt you are all set.

Remember do not over do on anything. It is that time of the year to let loose and have fun. Wear the right pair of footwear. Wear minimal make up and accessories.

Most importantly do not forget to SMILE 🙂

I hope you guys had a good read.

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year 2017. Stay blessed, Stay safe and party Hard.

 

Lots of love,

Akanksha ❤

 

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Vivah… what we call the Indian Wedding

Every girl dreams about her big day in life of meeting the prince charming and getting decked up to be the most quintessential bride. Weddings play a very important role for every single individual. Indian traditions were not created just that way nor was it created to be followed blindly. Every ritual that takes place in the wedding ceremony has its own meaning and when you are all ears to it and you really want to know what is gonna happen you will know the depth about our ancestors thoughts/beliefs.

India is known for its diversity and I personally believe and enjoy in attending all kinds of wedding to enjoy every bit of beliefs and rituals what they follow. A wedding can go from 1 10 min to 3 hour depending who we are!

Well, keeping all this aside what I look for the most in every wedding is playing the Team Bride/ Bridegroom which is all about dress up,pictures,dance, memories, family time and of course the most delicious food spread.You get to meet all the possible uncles and aunts who keep asking when is your turn? oh you have grown up to be so big? and also not to forget all the hot/smart friends of the bride and the groom (pun intended).

Coming from a typical South Indian family (no, I am not referring to Chennai/Tamilnadu) where traditional values are given high priority where silk sarees and the most authentic jewellery and flowers. I look forward to every wedding in the family so that I get a chance to flaunt all my treasures and get those eyes double checked (I am sure every girl wants that).

Here are few stories I would like to share from the wedding diaries (The Team bride) of what I wore.

Wedding 1 – The Best Friends Wedding!

I have never dreamt of attending an unpacked wedding. Well this happened! Travelling to Hyderabad for my best friends wedding and I don’t know what to wear?? Amma’s (mother) saree to the rescue always. Picked up her simple black silk saree and my black blouse and added my best wedding gift that I received from my sister which i wore finally after 2 years. A simple silver with stone studded neck piece and ear-ring. This was an evening wedding and dint wanted the look to be too traditional.

 

Wedding 2 The Best Friend brother’s Wedding..!

The first one to get hitched in the family is always the elder brother and then comes the sister. Here my best friend’s brother finally got his chance to adorn the title of Bridegroom. Well more than best friend brother it was a family affair. Growing up together and being there for each other friends become sisters. I have 2 such in my life and both their brothers got knotted in a gap of 2 months. I decided to go semi-traditional this time and chose silk saree from amma’s collection like always and got all decked up with some temple and antique jewellery.

 

wedding 3  The family affair..!!

So I had 3 weddings in the family one after the other with the gap of 2 months. These were the much awaited,well panned and coordinated wedding. These were from my brother and sister’s in the family. A typical South Indian Brahmin Wedding with all the rituals and traditions. This time it was my sarees that I wore from my own wedding collection which stepped out of my cupboard after 2 long years to breathe some fresh air. Wore typical silk sarees with a typical hair braid and authentic jewellery from my wedding.

 

And that was my story from the Vivah diaries so far. I hope you liked the post.

Keep smiling and do not forget to dress up and stay stylish.

Love,

Akanksha ❤

 

 

The SUMMER Coolers.

 

Aahh.. This was probably my longest break i took from the blogging world.

I thought about the blog topic this time and decided to  help you with some summer tips while chosing fabric because Summer is getting baaadd…!!

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Well Summer is getting worse day by day. Are you figuring out the ways of beating the heat? Are you finding reasons not to dress up? Are you not comfortable wearing those clothes? Here is your answer to all the fabric issues. In today’s post I will be sharing few of the best fabrics that will keep you cool and makes you fall in love with the texture and will definitely not give you reasons not to dress up and step out.

The kind of fabric you choose plays a very important role during the odd weather conditions. The feel, colour and the texture plays a major role. The whole point of you dressing and feel comfortable in very light coloured and very light weight clothes is highly recommended.

Fabric #1 : Cotton

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No one knows exactly how old cotton is but it creates wonders. Talking about cotton there are different kinds of cotton and i would suggest you use the ones with light shades and light weight. Adding those dark colours is just a big nooooo to this summer. keep it as subtle as possible. The look cotton carries and the way it enhances the charm is extra ordinary. The price of cotton ranges from the fabric being very minimal to the ones being very expesnive.

Tip to remmember: It is very very essential for you to feel the fabric before buying. Try doing some research before buying and try exploring as many options as possible else you are sure to get fooled at the very first buy 😉

Fabric #2 :Linen

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Linen fabric is made from the fibres of flax plant and it is quite expensive because of its texture and the amount of hardwork goes behing that. They are very absorbent and garments made of linen are valued for their exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather.Again all these fabrics comes with a blend of some other fabric which are not pure and so does the cost. Pure linens are always soothing and keeps you very comforatble during the summer.

Fabric #3 Silk Blend

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Silk fibre is known for its strength, fineness, lustre and elasticity. Silk/Cotton fabric is a blend of both fibers. They are easy to carry and they are very light weight. Prefarabely use light shades.

Fabric #4 Khadi

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The word KHADI is the SANSKRIT translation of Cotton. Now it means any cloth hand spun and hand woven in cotton, silk and wool.The hand spun and hand woven process gives Khadi an extra ordinary texture and finish that can’t be found in any artificially made fibers.Khadi is an alternative lifestyle in tune with the rhythm of nature.Khadi is an all weather cloth, most comfortable to wear and it gives an unusual feeling. That is, hot in winter and cool in summer.

 

I hope this post helped you in choosing the kind of fabric for this summer and I am sure you will not have any more reasons to not to dress up and step out in style this summer.

 

Keep it stylish, Keep it trending.

 

Lots of Love,

Akanksha

Cheers 🙂 ❤

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Trending Chains and Charms.

After a long gap decided to come back and re work on my blogging skills and decided to post about my all time love for jewelleries. No.. just not the gold and definitely not other forms but my favourite trending junk ones. Here are few of the latest trending types which gives a whole new meaning to the elegance, quintessential woman and definitely a style statement.

Lets get started….. 🙂

Tribal Jewelry.

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This has been one of my top favourite of all times and something which will not go out of trend for years together. Teaming this jewelry is not a big task. This is one of the safest bets and the best example for a trendy/ethnic/mis match and definitely a stylish look. Here’s how you can team this up with:

#1 – Plain Kurta tops : Wearing a plain kurta would be a quite boring look. Why don’t you just add a little bit of style to it? Wear a contrast coloured neck piece or a huge beaded earing with lot of wooden bangles and you are all set to turn a boring looking kurta to a stylish one.

#2- Saree- Wearing such jewelry on a saree can never go wrong. Be it a simple cotton saree or a trendy mis matched saree and blouse this look will remain the most stylish one.

#3- jeans and a top- When you decide to a wear a plain white/black top or any other top add this additional accessory just to make it look trendy.

Oxidized Jewelry:

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This has been the latest trend setter for all most all age groups and has been the most exquisite accessory. This comes with all price tags too. Here’s how you can add this to your look.

#1- Your plain cotton saree can be given a whole new look and you can look more stylish than ever. Add that big bindi to complete the look and you are ready to grab some crazy attention all around.

#2- Khadi kurta’s and and printed saree- This kind of jewellery is something that gives a look of elegance, stylish and yet traditional. Adding this to your look can never go wrong as this has a colour of black which never goes wrong with any outfit unless the outfit has additional work, zari borders which will definitely look odd.

Colorful beads.

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These are the kinds you find in almost all the places you visit and well known for the colour combinations in each jewellery type. Here is how you can team this.

#1 Tops- when you decide to wear a top which has a lot of colours and you are a person who would want to play with the look or with the colours in it, this is the best option. But do not forget too much is too bad. Overdoing the colours on your look will definitely make it look ugly.

#2 Sarees from plain subtle colours to darker shades and then to the printed ones. This adds the very sophisticated look to your outfit.

Crystals:

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Not just the diamonds but crystals are a women’s best friend too. These are most preferred for the evening/ night looks and looks stunning if worn well. Here’s how you can team them up.

#1- A plain single piece dress- You are set to steal some show when you decide to go for a dinner or a party and you don’t want your plain dress to look boring anymore or you have worn it too many times but wanna give it a new look. This adds wonders to your look. A little bit of sparkles around your neck or on your ears can create magic.

#2- Satin/ plain silk sarees and satin tops- wearing a crystal neck piece or a earing adds the bling factor. You will definitely have eyes watching at you for all those glitters.

Temple jewelry

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These are the kinds best suited on any traditional and most of your ethnic outfits. Looks perfect when worn for a morning/ noon occasion. Preferably weddings and other gatherings. Here’s how you add these to your look.

#1- Wearing a traditional or a ethnic kurta? Do not just make it look dull. Add a pair of big jhumkas and bangles you are set to be the typical Indian woman with the most famous indian jewelry kind.

#2- Silk sarees- Finally your silk saree is not going to look boring anymore. Add a big statement neck piece and some bangles, keeping the earing very minimal to give more of a traditional and a very Indian look.

Trendy Jewelry

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These are the kinds you would see most of the youngsters choosing for their looks. These are the ones that one would want to wear to a day outing or a night dinner or even clubbing. Here’s how you add them to your outfit.

#1- The long simple chains goes best on your jeans and tee and even some printed tops where you want to keep it very simple and yet stylish.

#2- Single piece dress / gowns- A day out or a dinner date or you decide to go clubbing with friends? add a stylish neck piece and you are set.

I hope this post helps all those jewellery lovers wondering what to wear, how to wear and when to wear?

Like I always mention your look is not completed without your pretty smile. 🙂

Keep it Stylish and Keep smiling 🙂

Love,

Akanksha