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Timeless Blazer for Christmas Parties

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Christmas is just around the corner, and one thing is for sure; we can’t stop thinking of the delicious festive food or the festive clothing for the upcoming and super exciting parties. Even though, we are ready for a mouth-watering lunch or dinner anytime, when it comes to “I have a party to attend, but what do I wear now?”, we would probably get panicked and answer with the oh-so-classic “ I have nothing to wear!”.

In order to keep our calmness and never “lose it” when that time comes, the best tactic for a girl is, to always be perfectly prepared. Investing in a gorgeous sparkly or velvet dress, sounds like the only idea that comes in mind, but sometimes depending on our mood, we just can’t be bothered to wear something too girly or over-exposing. There is no need to worry; other equally beautiful and eye-catching outfit ideas like the look I’m wearing here, are available for you to get inspired.

The truth is that a formal dress makes us feel feminine and pretty, but have you tried wearing a tux with high heels? Power dressing even for parties, has the ability to not only make us look well-dressed, but also to uplift and boost our confidence like anything else. It’s just a different, sexy and powerful feeling, that you are able to understand only if you try it.

In today’s post, I’m showing you how to master the power dressing, if you fancy giving it a go during these Holidays. A simple yet luxurious black blazer, combined with a sleek black pair of trousers featuring a velvet trimming detail, is the way to go. A beautiful v-neck silk top, in a cream colour is the best option in order to give a little light in your outfit and make it stand out. Finish the look by adding a pair of high heels and voilà! As for makeup, a red, vampy or dark fuchsia lipstick will enhance the beauty of the monochrome outfit even more.

Elegant, stylish and classy. Would you wear it?

Outfit details :

Blazer – Oasis Fashion | Shoes – Aldo | Bag – Monsoon | Top – Asos

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Embellished jumper for festive brunches


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Who doesn’t love this time of the year ? Our inner child screams with excitement; festive clothing, festive makeup, parties, brunches and family gatherings. The merry time of the year is coming up, and we as girls have to be prepared.

However, Holiday season also means a lot of time spent in the house, as well as many cooking hours in the kitchen in order to please our beloved ones. So, why not please ourselves too in between, by attending some festive brunches with friends? Whether you choose eggs Benedict or avocado on toast, you have to be dressed with something that will boost your mood and make you feel beautiful and ready to celebrate. And what is better than a perfect festive jumper, like the one I’m wearing here!

A pretty festive jumper is the ultimate piece of clothing that instantly yells Holidays. It is also one of the easiest tops to style, as it makes a statement on its own and you just have to keep simple the rest of your outfit and accessories. The best part? These kind of jumpers go with anything; from your favourite pair of jeans, to denim or leather skirts. As you can see, I paired a navy embellished jumper, with a mid-length black leather skirt to add some toughness  to the look and simple ankle boots that dress it down for morning time adventures. The white shirt under the jumper, not only keeps me warm, but also creates a great contrast, enhancing the jumper’s pattern even more. A simple black bag will complete the look in the most effortless way.

Fortunately, the latest fashion trends call for sequins, glitter and sparkle. So, a jumper featuring any of these is an ideal option that turns your appearance into a stylish, chic and  super festive one!

Now you can enjoy being outside as much as staying inside! Stay beautiful and get ready to sparkle!

 

Outfits details 

Skirt – Warehouse | Shirt – Gap | Shoes – Zara| Jumper = J Crew

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Fashion, Interior Design

Diwali Decor and Outfit Inspiration

Hope you all had a lovely time this Diwali. Now that the festival is over, all we are left with are the messed-up Rangolis, melted tea light candles and leftover sweets. Snippets of your home remind you of the festive time you had with your loved ones. I love the excitement and the whole run up to Diwali. Sorting out my festive wardrobe and thinking about Diwali decor really gets my creative juices flowing. Living in London where I have limited access to resources does limit me from going full out, but I do try and work around my limitations.

Diwali is my favourite festival and I have fond memories of this festival as a child. As a mum I would like to give my kids the same memories. Being a working mum of two young kids, I find it challenging to balance everything – work, home, kids and my blog. But I guess I get a kick from doing what I am doing and I am passionate about it. I just about manage it all and carry on. Enough on the story of my life, let’s focus on some festive decor inspiration.

This is how I decorated my place for Diwali. Hope you enjoy my picture story here.

Diwali Table Decor

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This arrangement is very easy to create. Simply use a neutral table runner and adorn it with silver and copper accessories. To give final touches, sprinkle some rose petals and your Diwali table is ready.

Rangoli Stencils


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I used some Rangoli stencils (got them from India) to create patterns on the floor.

Diwali Sweets Table
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Diwali sweets is the biggest attraction for everyone. Right from the little ones to the big kids. We all love mithai. This Diwali I tried to use cake stands and glass boxes to create a mithai centrepiece. I have to tell you it was difficult to keep my kids off from this centrepiece and take a picture before the sweets disappeared.

Diwali Rangoli Pattern


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I have a wooden floor at my place so usually my rangoli pattern would look very dull. This time I used only one colour and did the outline with white which gave some contrast to the pattern. I also used golden tea light holders for decoration.

My Diwali Outfit 

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So finally, what I wore this Diwali. I wore this Afghani embroidery skirt from Nabeel. I used a traditional maang tikka (bought from Amrapali) to give my outfit a traditional look and my Zara necklace to still keep it modern. I tried to fuse modern and traditional into one look. I wore this skirt slightly differently from how I wore it last time. See how I wore it earlier here.

Hope you enjoyed my Diwali story here. In the next few weeks I’ll be sharing a lot more about winter and party fashion so stay tuned.

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What I am wearing this festive season Part 1 (Karva Chauth Special)

 

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Hope you all had a brilliant start to the festive season and are now getting ready for Diwali. Ten years back when I first moved to London, shopping for Indian clothes was a nightmare for me. So my Indian wardrobe was built up by yearly India trips and recycling old wardrobe into new. Ten years on, my experience has changed a bit and writing a fashion blog has expanded my Indianwear options in London. Now with a click of a button I can get a custom made sari blouse delivered to London.

Let me introduce you to Rutbaa, an online destination for all Indianwear. They have a wide range of women Indian apparels and accessories, saris, suits, lehengas and more. I personally like their sari collection. The price range is also decent and comes with a fitted blouse tailoring service. One thing I always find difficult is getting a sari blouse tailored in London so when Rutbaa asked me to try on their tailoring service, I was quite keen to personally test it out.

Today on the blog I am featuring this lovely Pink leheriya sari with an embroidered border. The sari comes with an embroidered blouse. I love the detailing on the blouse and contrasting pink embroidered patterns.Thanks to Rutbaa for sending this lovely sari along with the fitted blouse to London in less than seven working days. I wore this sari for Karva Chauth which was apt for the occasion. The contrast pink and mustard coloured sari looks very festive and is a far cry from subdued winter colours. As an Indian woman, I have the luxury of creating two wardrobes and I simply love it.

Here are some of my favorites saris form Rutbaa.com

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In the next week, I will be posting some more festive looks for this season so do stay tuned.

Sari – Rutbaa | Earrings – Bubbles Jewelry | Bangles – Personal collection

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Resort Wear Inspiration



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Holiday season is right here and most of us look forward to getting some much needed sun. Sorting out your holiday wardrobe is fun and involves great amount of planning. You have to consider different dressing up occasions and how you can re-use your outfits. Holiday dressing needs to be effortless, yet simple and stylish. Today on the blog I am sharing this tie-dye print Maxi dress from Palanquine. The dress sets you up for a glamorous evening out on the beach. The material is soft and flowy and falls smoothly on you. The fall of the fabric is amazing and brilliantly flatters your shape. The bold contrasting colours add a fun vibe to the outfit. This look is equally appropriate for a night out or for a quiet evening by the beach. Maxi style dresses are a must have in your holiday suitcase. They can easily be transported from the beach to restaurant. Wear this maxi dress with flat sandals and accessorise it with a long neck-piece to complete the look. Continue Reading

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Party Ready With Luxemme

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It’s the season to be happy – Merry Christmas everyone! Yes party season is here and it gives you another excuse to indulge. I am sure you must have a busy calendar of office Christmas parties,Christmas lunches and drinks. Today on the blog I will talk about an evening party look featuring a LBD from Luxemme . A classic LBD (Little black dress) has always been a wardrobe favourite. It’s a fail-proof option: you can never go wrong with a classic LBD.

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Events, Fashion

Umrao Jaan Garden Gala

asian fashion blog umrao jaan the rednotebook blogAs I made my way through the marigold-clad black iron gate into the sprawling garden estate, I was transported  into a poetic world of Lucknow’s Mughal courtyard. Billionaires H S Narula and wife Surina opened their lush green garden estate to support renowned South Asian dance company Akademi. The charity garden gala recreated the magic of Umrao Jaan – an Urdu classic, based on the famous Lucknow courtesan. It was Akademi’s first ever fundraising gala and their sheer dedication toward their passion was fully evident in the interactive Umrao Jaan narration. It was conceptualised by Mira Kaushik, Director, Akademi and brought to life by creative director Subhalaxmi Mukherjee. Continue Reading

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Get Party Ready With Very

With the festive and party season rolling out, I wanted to feature a party list on the blog – your go to list to be party ready. For this blog post I want to feature Very.co.uk as a one-stop shop for this party season. Very’s party edit has everything you need to glam.

We all know that one of the best bits of any party is getting ready. Do keep one thing in mind: glamour. The secret is glitter, glam and shimmer. Going for glam doesn’t mean you have to play it safe. At this time of the year, it is totally socially acceptable to go all-out with a flamboyant outfit.

Here are a few of my favourite outfit options for this season.

1. Sparkle through the night – Opt for a sequin dress. If you are out for a special event or a night out with girls then do rock out wearing a sequin dress. Boasting glamorous appeal with sequin embellishment all over, these are some perfect party dresses from Very.

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Introducing Hybrid Fashion

If you are looking for fitted tailored dresses for a special occasion then do explore Hybrid Fashion online. I recently came across this brand and it offers some great styles. As a stylist I am always on the lookout for inspiring online fashion brands and these days where there are plethora of them selling fast fashion, it can be quiet a daunting experience to find your perfect dress.

Hybrid fashion offers some great feminine style dresses to flatter your body shape. If you are bit body conscious then take support from shapewear which will help you look flawless and confident throughout. There is a great range of dresses available on Hybrid, right from workwear to eveningwear and even race day dresses. Choose from a range of bodycon dresses to accentuate your curves and create an ultra chic look for special occasions.

I have selected a few of my favorites from the collection. Checkout the dresses below and do read the styling tips. I hope they come in handy when you are creating your special look.

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What to wear this party season

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Guess what! The time of the year when we frantically search for that perfect party dress is back. Yes the party season is here and we all want to look our best. Sometimes this whole process of finding your perfect dress can be daunting. Trust me, I have been there – frantically searching the web to find something of my choice. Continue Reading

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