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Have you started to plan your Christmas activities and parties? The party season is on, ladies, and The Red Notebook blog wants you to look your very best this festive season.

Today on the blog I am sharing some of my favourite fashion finds from our beloved British high street shops. I will focus on my favourite brands and pick out some key pieces for your next Christmas party.

Topshop  Up to 50% off + Free delivery

Topshop is a good place for all your trendy party shopping. It always has a unique and glamorous party collection and stocks a good range of LBDs and sequin party dresses. I have selected a few of my personal favourites here.

&Other Stories

H&M’s new and more luxurious line, &Other Stories, has some minimalistic glam pieces in its party collection. The party collection boasts of sequin and cosmic prints. Have a look at some of my favourites below.

 

Asos  20% off. Use code WIN20

Asos also manages to stock some real party gems. The most popular ones tend to go out of stock quite quickly. If you don’t want to be disappointed, then get your party wardrobe organised early.

 

Warehouse –  up to 30% off winter offers

Warehouse specialises in the minimal yet trendy party collection. Every year they come up with very elegant and smart looks.

French Connection

If you want to up your budget this Christmas, then have a look at French connection. Their party collection is oozing glamour.

Stradivarius20% off everything

This brand is the younger sister of Zara. The collection is very trendy and young. The price point is very reasonable and it’s a good place to shop trendy fashion buys. Have a look at some of my favourites here.

I hope you find this post useful and manage to get some Black Friday discount on your favourite brands. Till then happy shopping.

Have a look at my Black Friday discount deals here.

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Dress Love

If you follow me on insta stories, you would know that there is a Zara store next to my office. This means, my lunchtime routine involves checking out new arrivals at Zara. I would like to believe that some of my favourite wardrobe finds are from Zara and I shop there a lot. Over the past few years, I think I have become an avid Zara customer.
 
I do understand that Zara is fast fashion and is created to tempt us into buying more. But as a fashion lover, I tend to give into fast fashion buys sometimes. I invest in statement fast fashion pieces that I would wear again. One such choice I recently made is this beautiful silk embroidered dress from Zara. At the moment Zara is really championing embroidery trend on the high street. They have some really nice embroidered dresses for your holiday wardrobe.

I love the design and embroidery on this dress. The good thing is that you can dress it up or down depending on your mood. I would love to wear this dress with sneakers to create a very relaxed look. I wore the dress with my tan heels and a tan cross body bag from Next. I recently wore this dress on a bright sunny day and the look was highly appreciated. However, I must add that I felt hot in the dress and wished it had half sleeves. I would say it is not a good option to wear this dress on a hot summer day but perfect for a summer evening out.
 
Also, most of the summer sale offers are now online. I have curated a list of my top picks here. I hope you can get hold of your size. Good Luck!

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Exclusive interview with SRK’s stylist in Raees

SRK’s look from the movie Raees is getting rave reviews. With kajal in his eyes and wearing a pathani suit, he is looking his part. The Red Notebook got a chance to catch up with his stylist in the movie, Sheetal Sharma. Let’s see what he had to say about styling SRK.

Tell us about your journey. How did you get into styling?

My first project was a movie called “Miss Lovely” in 2010. I was just fresh out of college and got this project. It was a critically acclaimed film and the looks were very real. Personally, I enjoy styling everyday, real characters and creating realistic looks. Hence I really enjoyed this project. Continue Reading

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What I am wearing this Autumn

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Summer has officially ended and autumn is knocking our door. But as the temperatures start to drop, the need to move our style to the cozier side of things is necessary. Autumn looks are right in the middle of transitioning from warm weather, to chilly. Layering gets crucial, colours get warmer and more dark. Many new trends came out for the upcoming season, giving us many ideas for inspiration. But the most important of all, is to incorporate them in your everyday wardrobe, blend them with your personal style and continue to be unique without losing yourself.

This autumn, allows us to use happy colours such as pink or yellow. That’s why in today’s look I chose a light pink mid-length skirt (which is obviously the star of the show). I combined it with simple, yet strong pieces that give the whole outfit a character.

A plain black top worn inside of the skirt, helps to highlight the beauty of it without interrupting the rest of the look. To top it off, I picked a black biker jacket, that balances perfectly the super feminine touch of the pink skirt and manages to toughen up the girly vibe. You can try this combo if you want to achieve an edgier style. I also added a beautiful black shoulder bag with chain strap detail and flat pointed shoes in a striped pattern. As for accessories, minimal is the way to go; the less the better. Concerning makeup, I kept it natural, classic and chic.

Mixing very feminine clothes with a masculine item like a biker jacket, is the best way to turn all your “too” girly pieces into more wearable ones. If you are afraid of skirts like the one I am wearing, through on a jacket borrowed from the boys department and you are good to go. This combination will surely give you a lot of confidence. No need to think this just for skirts though. It works for your blouses too. For example, if you own a girly top and want to create a different approach to your outfit, put some smart trousers underneath and it will look amazing.

So what’s your favourite combination? Let me know and stay beautiful!

For this post I tried different location other than my back garden. Lovely photography by my very talented friend  Photography-by Roshni

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How to style your holiday maxi dress



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If you follow me on Instagram, you would know that I was away for a few weeks in sunny California. California is one of my top travel destinations as I have family and very close friends there. I find California very relaxed and far away from the fast paced city life of London. This holiday was more about catching up with friends and family but we did make a trip to Santa Barbara. In Santa Barbara we spent a couple of days in a family-friendly resort to unwind before we head back to London.
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Gauri Khan at Bollygoods Edition 2

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Recently I attended BollyGoods Edition 2 in London. A unique exhibition inspired by the celluloid world, presented by the extended Bollywood fraternity. Inaugurated by First Lady of Bollywood, Gauri Khan, BollyGoods is the brainchild of Delhi-based entrepreneur, Promila Jain Bahri, a design enthusiast who has enjoyed a successful career in the world of aesthetics. Bringing the concept to the UK is London-based luxury consultant, influencer and stylist, Shivani Ahluwalia. She says, “I’ve worked in the luxury sector for years and bringing BollyGoods to the UK is an incredible opportunity for us to showcase the art, craft and design that is synonymous with the industry to purveyors of luxury goods and Bollywood enthusiasts alike. The UK has never before hosted an event of this kind and we are extremely excited to be bringing BollyGoods to London.”  Continue Reading

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Weekend Dress Up

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I would say my dressing style is very casual and I do not really enjoy wearing formals. On the blog today I am sharing a weekend outfit idea that I pulled together by mixing a few wardrobe basics. This look is very relaxed and would work on most body shapes. For this outfit, I mixed a pair of wide leg trousers (perfect for a pear body shape), black camisole and a basic denim shirt. This black hat I am wearing here is very Parisian style but wearing it like this makes my outfit look casual. Ideal for a cold spring day.

Avoid reaching for the same style staples every weekend. Try and mix interesting pieces from your wardrobe to create unique looks. Go for stylish yet practical looks.  A white tee, distressed jeans and a playful blazer would be fun and smart at the same time.

What are your weekend go to outfits ? Would love you guys to share below.

These pieces are from the last season collection but I have made a list of similar items to recreate this look.

Trouser – H&M

Bag – Mango

Shirt – H&M

Hat – H&M

See similar items below.

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BollyGoods Edition 2, London

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A unique exhibition inspired by the celluloid world, presented by the extended Bollywood Fraternity

Wednesday 6th April 2016, London, UK – The art and aesthetic behind Indian cinema will be curated on one, high end exhibition platform at BollyGoods Edition 2, London on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May 2016, from 1.30pm – 8pm at Ballroom Suite, The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA. Hosted by members of the extended Bollywood fraternity, BollyGoods is a unique presentation of celluloid inspired fashion, design, art and lifestyle, highlighting the rich creativity beyond the screen magic of the world’s largest film industry. Continue Reading

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Weekend Dress Up

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I would say my dressing style is very casual and I do not really enjoy wearing formals. On the blog today I am sharing a weekend outfit idea that I pulled together by mixing a few wardrobe basics. This look is very relaxed and would work on most body shapes. For this outfit, I mixed a pair of wide leg trousers (perfect for a pear body shape), black camisole and a basic denim shirt. This black hat I am wearing here is very Parisian style but wearing it like this makes my outfit look casual. Ideal for a cold spring day.

Avoid reaching for the same style staples every weekend. Try and mix interesting pieces from your wardrobe to create unique looks. Go for stylish yet practical looks.  A white tee, distressed jeans and a playful blazer would be fun and smart at the same time.

What are your weekend go to outfits ? Would love you guys to share below.

These pieces are from the last season collection but I have made a list of similar items to recreate this look.

Trouser – H&M

Bag – Mango

Shirt – H&M

Hat – H&M

See similar items below.

 

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New Trend – Off Shoulder Tops

 

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The off shoulder top is the new spring trend. Actually it should be a wardrobe staple now. It might not be fit for workwear but it makes an ideal choice for bright spring days. It lets you bare some skin but also provides some coverage for heavy arms. These tops are perfect for your holiday suitcase. Off shoulder tops are the new crop tops. They are a big rage this season. Continue Reading