Tuck that Tuxedo!

I saw this picture and this Haute Hippie dress swept me off my feet and trust me, I don’t say that very often (and I typically didn’t even love haute hippie brand that much). Haute hippie tuxedo dress was immediately part of my lust-list. Find the dress here and native fox’s blog here.

Polished, structures, modern, minimalist and chic. This dress is all that and MORE!


Love how she styled it here (and of course the fact that she used Alexander Wang shoes and Celine bag – 2 of my most favorite brands). Another great look from blogger from Song of Style.


Others in the same league – also by my favorite designers – Victoria Beckham and 3.1 Phillip Lim.


So Haute Hippie dress and those by Victoria Beckham, 3.1 Phillip Lim which are at a $700 price tag which is rather steep. I researched into a couple of more affordable options here is what I found.

Rihanna for River Island here with or without sleeves.


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Bow Down!

Bought bow-ties for the most important man in my life and he was surprised when I asked him to wear it to work for fun today (we work for geeky, techie companies btw, so you get an idea). And he was like – “it’s way too formal”. So I decided to do a post for all of you guys, who think bow-ties are for boring formal special occasions. NO, that’s not true. Here are some of my favorite looks with bow-ties.

Keep it classy with a bowtie and jacket – perfect evening dinner, party wear!

Keeping it even more casual with a military styled jacket and check-shirt! Perfect for anything!

And who says that you actually have to tie the bow-tie!!!!

More inspiration!!!

If all else fails, girls, take over the bow tie!!!

Credits:

http://thesecretdiaryofafashionstudent.blogspot.com/

http://oootiebow-ties.blogspot.com/

http://myfashiontricks.blogspot.com/2011/12/mens-style-bow-tie.html

Cozy like a cocoon

Hope you had a happy black Friday! I did too and managed to snag a couple of good deals (not necessarily the cheap door-buster type deals) but well, got 20% off on a coat I had been eyeing for a while. It’s a cute cocoon coat!

The thing I like about cocoon coats is – they have a super flattering and slimming shape since they are slimmer at the bottom and hence they look ultra-sophisticated. Whether you go for a slim fit or a loose fit, being a timeless classic, they will not go out of fashion – so it’s worth investing in a really good one.

They have been a rage for a while already now.. check out some runway pictures for styling inspiration!

They seems so versatile – skirts, dress, legging, jeans, pant, anything and everything goes!

Btw, I got mine from Asos – haha

 

 

Style Stalking – Jessica Biel

It’s super hard to go wrong with anything if you are as beautiful and hot as Jessica Biel. But then the girl’s got style, class and versatility. Her look is always upto date and on the trend. Here are some of my favorite looks peppered with my suggestions. 🙂

High rise pants (especially hot if they are cropped) with a neutral blouse. Beach waves to keep it casual.

Yes, there is no going-overboard-with-studs. Feminine sparkly top with the hard biker jacket and leather pants. For mortals like us, I would tone it down a bit.

A simple jersey maxi dress is universally flattering and a great style for traveling.

A mid-length dress with feather peplum to create a hourglass bombshell look. Can ever go wrong with neutrals and pop of colors with the shoes.

Elbow length blouses are back in fashion and so are ankle length jeans. Tuck them in, add a belt and heels for a polished look.

Peplum Obsessed

I went on a massive peplum shopping trip and bought 3 peplum tops on the same day! Too much! Now I am praying that peplum stays trendy for a long long time. But then – it gives such a classy and polished look. It is also very flattering on all figures and created a perfect hourglass shape. So well, I don’t feel as bad.

Now that I have so many peplum tops, I need to figure out various ways to wear it out. Here are 3 that created on polyvore.

These is a fall/summer look and features my latest bag-crush. The bag is here – http://www.celine.com/en/collection/fall/leather-goods/trapeze/9 and no longer available anywhere. But I will keep looking!!!

The second look is causal work appropriate (I do work in a tech firm so denim is totally fine for me). Add a neon pump and Chanel and it’s perfect for happy hour after work too! To add the man-wear trend, feel free to exchange the jeans for a boyfriend jeans.

This is a night-out-in-the-town look. Perfect with my latest love aka tie-dye jeans. And featuring my shoe-crush – the French bootie. So in love. Add neck pieces for a fun look.

Hope you liked these all! If there is another great peplum idea, send/ tweet it my way. I will add it to this list. Thanks for reading.

xxx

Steal Deal

Always love a good steal! Who doesn’t? I especially love deals on high quality pieces that are trendy. Since it allows me to save the moolah for expensive classic pieces.

My latest snag is rhinestone studded black loafers (trend alert!!!). The material is textile and has a satin feel to it. Got them from Sole Society and even got to use a coupon (ontrend25).

 

Compare these with:

 

  • Jimmy Choo at $650 – here.
  • Jeffrey Campbell at $165 – here.
  • Topshop at $56 – here.
  • Zara at $50 – here.

So I have been having fun with my SS pair at work. Will be posting some looks soon. Stay tuned!

Look who I found!

I stumbled across the gorgeous and my latest girl-crush on Lookbook.nu. Ashley Madekwe http://lookbook.nu/ashley_ringmybell. She is like style galore!!!

So I took this opportunity to steal 5 of my favorite looks, mostly, as a note to myself for trying this out sometime. The best part is that they are self posted, so no stupid red-carpet sham. I admire her minimalistic super-chic style. So Chanel!!!

PS. Did I already say this girl totally knows how to ROCK neon and brights esp. red?