Wednesday, May 25, 2011

In series of Customized look 2

Thanks for reading today.This blog is in refrence to my previous blog titled"my first customized look".I know its been a while since I last blogged but my cam went kaput and I had to wait to click my new pics.Now that, its still not fixed,I couldnt wait any longer.Here I am putting up pics taken from my web cam.It will help just about enough for now.I had kept few looks ready in advance,so I am sharing.Okay here are two looks that I have created with the same outfits I did in my previous blog.Those items of clothing were
  1. Harem pants($5)
  2. Peach tank top($7)

complete look
green hand made necklace$2
Green belt Talbots $8
Green sandals $5
Here I have paired my harem pants with a printed cotton shirt from wet seal ($7).This one is crushed.It's rounded hem and sleek waist compliments the billowiness of harem pants.This gives a definition to the whole look.One thing to remember that you should not wear two pieces of clothing of the same volume.If bottom is defining then top should be flowy to balance the sleekness otherwise you will look like a stick or a ball.This is what I have done here with this tapered shirt,tried to balance out the bulk in harem pants.To bind the whole look together I picked one strong color.My belt,sandals and neck-lace all are in bright Green.Which can be called the most common color in the whole outfit.This look is more artistic and gives a vibe of put-together- with- effort.Its great for a street fair or a daytime private get together.
The second piece of clothing was the tank top from mango in peach color.That street chic top can also be appropriate for a corporate look if used scarcely.
Peach tank top and bright lips make this office look awake

boyfriend blazer in a neutral tone can suffice for a formal one

jewel tomed accessories
This trouser in beige color is from hang ten($26),I bought them for my formal meetings in 2005.They last forever.I dint really wear them a lot but whenever I did I tried to make them look less boring by adding a touch of color.Any formal(office) look is almost incomplete without a jacket.So I threw on this grey cotton/polyester jacket from Kmart(a whopping $5)Last season they were pretty popular and I always wanted to have one.So I waited until the season end and got them really cheap.This is a boyfriend jacket which looks perfect with my linen trousers and black shoes.I would accessorize this look with something neat.I had this jewel toned grey peal set(it was a gift) which served the purpose.Now that everything is in the same line(neatness).Now to make this look interesting and awaken am going to seek help from makeup.Red lips did the needful.It does not look too loud because the peach tank is balancing out the bold lip shade.This is how a corporate look can be created with sophistication which will not look boring at the same time. Doesn't this look make you go to office happier ?????Please give me your feed back and let me know if any of this helps you even a bit.

P.S. Don't use a very loud makeup (ehhhh tacky) or matte(ghostly) one at work place.Just try to emphasize your eyes or your lips with little color.They will take care of the rest.....:}

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Today's blog is dedicated to all the wonderful mothers on this planet(they make this place worth living)
Mother's day is on 8th.Its gives us an opportunity to show the woman in our life(for every child it will always be mom)that we care.I speak to my mum almost every two days,listen to her,share my thoughts, my apprehensions and tell her strange things.For me I want to celebrate her presence in my life every day.But I would still love to dedicate a  day just to her;to pamper her,to make her feel special and to let her know that am still her little girl with fiery temper who loves her the most.Dedicating one day to her would also remind us how much we have taken her for granted a lot of times(innumerable...honestly.....she is mom,she will understand).Not today!!!not at all.No excuses.Ok time to make this Mother's day memorable for Her.I would keep my policy maintained here too.No wasting of money no rushing to the nearby mall to buy an expensive gift or even any gift .Giving our quality time will make her feel way nicer and special.
Mom =love+care+time.So should we.
Lets start this mom's day by giving her all that she has given us and is still
I have these really fun ideas which am gonna share with all the lucky daughters(sons can assist) who are around their mom this time(am far far).You can try all or any one as per your inclination.

  • Every mother likes it when she is pampered by her daughters.So why not give her a cute little mani-padi service.Take out all your nail paints and let her decide which ones she would love to get.Use your creativity and give her custom made nail art.Massage her feet and arms before starting off.You will see a big smile on her face which no gift will ever yield.

I tried my hand(mom is going to love this)

  • Let her relax with a home made face pack while nail paint is drying.You can prepare the following almost in a jiffy

1/2 tsp gram flour
1/2 tsp sandalwood powder
pinch of turmeric powder
2-3 drops of honey
1/2 tsp of yogurt
Now mix all the ingredients into a paste.Apply on clean and dry face and neck.let dry.wash off with a wet towel or simply warm water.Voila!!!Instantly glowing mom.

  • Make her feel like a star with an exotic hairstyle.Give her a look that she has not seen herself in.I am attaching some hair tutorials from youtube to help you all.They are super easy and fun.

above one is my fav

  • Go through your wardrobe keeping in mind that you have to find appropriate pieces to compliment her personality.Try to mix-n-match from her wardrobe.Experiment with rather smaller pieces or your accessories(silver and gold look interesting around this time of the year).Use a scarf or a stole to accentuate her look.You can even lend her your cardigan or oversized blazer.Either would add a punch to the whole look.
  • I personally don't like much of makeup on my mom(neither does she).But if your mom loves to play with cosmetics,then share your makeup palette with her for today.Let her experiment with your colors.Am sure she is going to giggle like a baby with excitement.Play her favorite music while you both are using your expertise in prepping Her.Ask your dad or your sibling(better if brother,since he can't help otherwise)to snap you two in action.This will make for the fondest memories.

Once mom is bright and gorgeous,hurry up and get dressed in your basics.Let her be the center of attention today.Gather in the living room to watch a funny movie together.Keep some snacks ready while you all enjoy the fun and laughter.
Believe me,I haven't seen my mother happier than when we all are around her.Her happiness lies in ours.
Wish you all lucky girls (who are with their mothers)a very happy Mother's Day.Love you Mum.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

My first customized look

This is my third blog and I have decided to be more regular.As I started off with my first blog how i hated the retailers around for being over crowded,Am gonna share how I manage my wardrobe with the same old pieces looking fashion forward and exciting.Last week we(I and my hubby)managed to sneak out to blue ridge mountains.Our destination was Mabry Mills Restaurant.Its a nice place to eat with scenic surroundings.So i decided to renew and recycle my wardrobe for this.I pulled out this super sweet tank top from Mango,which I bought in 2006 from Mumbai.Its peach in color and has Mango printed in gold.This tank I paired with a harem pants,in bright green with multi-color prints.These cotton pants I bought in India this time when I went for a visit.

I paired this look with my chunky bangles,they were all over the market last season and a long multi-colored necklace of stones.My footwear was again from Mumbai(around the same time I bought my tank top).They are pale pink strappy flat chappals with sequins sewn on the straps.This completes my look for a casual day time eat-out.Also I carried my shoulder bag,which I call my airport bag.Its huge enough to accommodate my excess baggage.It has adjusting straps on both the side that can elongate or scrunch it.So for this day I just pulled the straps and gave it a trendy look.Its color is so bright(bright red),that complimented my whole look.
Except harem pants,everything else was from previous season or even older than that.Ancient.But see how well it worked and all eyes on me.Sure,I did get compliments for my bright and so-summer look.
For me the biggest satisfaction was that I found out a whole new wardrobe from my old one and felt absolutely new and in-fashion.Now in the next blog I will use some of these pieces and use them for a different event in a whole new way.


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