Now this is one set I loved in the online collection of Shoopers Stop. I think it's by Vikram Phadnis and belongs to the Kashish collection. I love the cut and styling. The peach top and elegant dupatta. It's just that I wanted something richer for Diwali and that's why I rejected it, so to speak. But I can think of several functions where I could wear this. Elegant...
I don't know what made me think that picking my favorite apparel and accessories from Shoppers Stop would be easy. How wrong I was:( I was soo confused. There are soo many options to choose from !! I was looking for an outfit for Diwali - something with a festive look. After browsing through several pages I decided I would choose a salwaar kameez. I wanted something Indian and ethnic and dressy. There were several I liked. But I told myself- only one- only one!! Anyway after flipping back and forth through their online store I finally chose a few things. So here is the outfit that I think would be perfect for the festival of lights:
1. Salwaar Kameez
I really love this yellow, purplish violet and red number. Red and yellow are the colors of the flame and thus symbolize the diya or light. So this is what I eventually chose. I also love the brocade on the yoke. I love the cut and style too. But it's the color combination that makes it the perfect outfit for Diwali.
Next I needed to find something for my feet. I was looking for party sandals. I came across two that I really liked. One was gunmetal and the other gold. So I naturally leaned towards the gold. I feel it will look better with this salwaar. Since the salwaar also has some gold trims. This is what I picked:
I prefer to carry a small clutch when I go out for parties or functions. There were a lot of evening clutches in the store. But when I saw this "solar - clutch", my heart sort of skipped a beat. It was love at first sight. I love the small gold dials or sequins. I think it looks different.
4. Finger Ring
I love wearing rings. Since my dress is quite colorful, I don't want to go overboard with the accessories. I want to keep that simple and elegant. So I chose this ring from the Nakshatra collection. There were many intricate designs. But I like wearing rings with broad bands. So I opted for this:
In keeping with the minimalist yet elegant rule, I chose this bangle. I love the design- feminine and contemporary:
I think these danglers would look good with the dress.
I think Estee Lauder's Pleasures would be perfect for the occasion.
Think I'm ready to spread the light:) What say??
Anyways check out their site over here and let me know, if I did make the right choice.
PS: This post was written for the "Shoppers Stop Perfect Look" contest run by Indiblogger and Shopper's Stop!! ( In the process, I also discovered they have the Cash-On-Delivery facility in some places. )
The Indiblogger ranking is out:) And I'm happy to say Í've been ranked 70:))...As per their system the higher the number the better. So the best blogs will be in the 70, 80's and so on. And there would be several in each category. Still I feel happy. Want to thank all my readers :)) It's based on the Alexa ranking system so it does have something to do with the number of hits a blog receives and can't say mine is bad. Infact I'm elated. Over the moon.
So thank you, all you beautiful people. You've made me look beautiful - tonight!!
Recently I cleared up my wardrobe and felt soo good after that!! It was a cleansing process to be sure. There were many items of clothing that I really did not wear. Some of the clothes were in good condition and as my mom rightly pointed out, they were the ones which could be used by someone else. Out went the ones I hadn't worn for a year and the ones I wasn't comfy in for one reason or another. Pretty soon, my cupboard started looking neat and brought a smile to my face. Each time I opened it, I felt happy. Overjoyed. Elated!!
You went for a wedding reception looking fab. You had your lunch and when u went to the washroom, glanced at your face. You notice the lipstick is all gone. Now you "ll have to re- do it, but where? There are people everywhere.
Is this a situation you find yourself in often? Well, you don't have to be in this position of having to re- do your lips. Try Revlon Moisture stay lipstick. It comes in a golden long case. It really will stay the whole day. If you wear it in the morning, you will still have color on your lips at night and will probably need make- up remover to remove it completely. It's more of a matte finish, but has a glow to it as well. The best part is, you will not have to re- do your lips at all. But yes, the color may become a bit lighter. I find it useful on days when I know I will have several do's to attend.
But again, I would not advise you to use this everyday. I suspect there must be something strong in it to keep it there the whole day. So maybe not for everyday, but definitely a must have for those special days.
I really liked what Frieda wore for the Cannes. Her outfits really stood out from the rest. I think she really looks cute in the striped skirt and top!! And the pastel pink gown with a burst of colors on the bodice is ethereal. Everything gels and she carries it off well too. What I like about her selection is the variety. Will post more pictures of Ms Pinto!!
This is one of the skull clutches by Alexander McQueen, the Brit designer who is no more with us. These skull clutches are quite a rage the world over and carried by celebs almost everywhere. I love everything about it save the "skull". Dunno why...
I mean I would not want to walk about with a lil skull even if it is golden and designed by the man himself!! How do you feel about this design element ?
Take a good look at that picture. Can you see the eyes on the toes?, the kidneys and lungs on the soles of the feet?? The foot is full of nerve endings and various parts have nerves which are connected to different organs in the body. So by applying pressure to the feet you can actually improve the health of those parts of your body. This is why they say it's good for people to walk barefoot on the beach. The feet touch the sand and get a pleasant stimulation.
Infact our whole body will respond positively in this manner by just giving it a gentle massage. You can either go to a professional or just do it yourself. You can simply do it at home using any oil available actually. But yes some oils will enhance the experience. For example if you use a scented oil, you will also be able to smell something nice. But coconut oil is just fine as well. Just rub it all over your body , wait for 10 minutes and take a warm shower. :) That feels good doesn't it? That's because the blood circulation has gone up.
Now back to the feet. If you don't have time to massage your whole body, just the feet will do wonders for your whole body. You will feel good. If you think oils are messy, then just take any cream and gently massage into the soles of your feet, your toes, heels, etc. Basically the whole foot from ankle down wards. I feel any cream would be just fine, but I simply love the Victoria's Secret Spa Pampering Foot Cream!! It has a nice aroma. Just try it. Today!!
Note: Images are from the net as usual!!
I was laughing so hard my tummy was paining. I could not control it. I was becoming hysterical now. I couldn't stop it. I just kept on laughing and then I cried. Yes. Tears started rolling down my face. Now I was laughing and crying at the same time. But these tears were a result of the laughter. I think someone once said, " laugh till u cry?'. It was 11.30 pm and I wanted to stop laughing. I did not want to wake up anyone else with this uncontrollable laughter. Anyhow after a while it slowly stopped. You may be wondering what caused this. It was a scene from the serial Desparate Housewives. Yes. I found it that funny. So if you are looking for something to laugh about, you may want to check this serial out. Watching TV is actually good for your health:)
Acquired this liitle beauty from Flipkart. I love it for the design and utility. The strap allows you to pull the phone up whenever you want. And the color black goes with everything. And it won't fall down even if you hold it upside down. You see it's a smug fit.