Monday, May 30, 2011

Barely there colours....

I'm still reeling from the response that PS's Guest Post received over the last one week :-) I'm so proud of him!! Don't all of us feel happy when someone we love or care about gets praised?? I'm sure we all do :-) These are the little pleasures in life and I do believe that its the small things that make a big difference to our lives rather than big things. And to all those who have motivated PS to write again(which includes me), I promise that he will give us some more stuff to read once in a while!!

This post is on a trend that I am in awe of - Nude coloured outfits! Barely there colours like nude, off white, cream and beige are a rage these days. With the trend starting to pick up since the second half of 2010, its a hot favourite right now. Summer 2011 saw nude in various materials like chiffon, crepe, georgette, silk and also in various combinations with metallic colour embellishments and with shimmer and glitter.

When PS decided to buy me a dress on my birthday last year, I was very clear in my head that I wanted a nude coloured dress. A trend that was just picking up at that time, I was sure that I had to have one! The best part was that we didn't have to put in too many efforts to find one :-) Forever New was the first store we entered and there in front of my eyes was this ideal layered ruffled dress which I knew that very minute was going to be mine :-D My birthday was perfect with me wearing this chic dress to dinner. I accessorised it with a gold clutch, a gold and silver multi layered necklace and chose cream coloured open toe cross woven stilettos for my happy feet :-)

Dress - Forever New

Gold Clutch - Local Store in Mumbai


 Gold and Silver multi layered necklace - Ri(t)ch Styles

Open toe cross woven stilettos - Charles & Keith 

Keep in mind a few things when you buy a nude coloured outfit:
  • A nude outfit looks best when it is a shade different than the wearer's skin tone
  • Stick to metallic/neutral accessories to avoid the attention being drawn away from the outfit or at the most red/black if you want a little contrast
  • In case the outfit has any bright colours used, then think of using accessories in that particular colour
  • Make up for the day should be earthy tones for the eyes and shimmery lip gloss for the lips and for the night should be metallic/pinkish shades for the eyes and red/pink glossy lipstick for the lips.
  • Most important - Don't over-clutter a nude look. Keep it simple and clean.
Try this colour for sure, its elegant and appealing and till the next post, keep reading and commenting which keeps me going :-)


Friday, May 20, 2011

Husband Calling!

I know its been forever since I did a blog post(2 months does seem like forever), but there's been so much happening that I just couldn't manage to put up anything. I'm sorry about the break but what I have been doing is that I've been making a note of all that I want to post and clicking snaps too, so keep watching the blog for a lot of activity coming up! :) :)

Well to kickstart the day, I'm soo excited about this blog post :D It is going to be the first ever GUEST POST on the blog and who better to kick it off with than my HUSBAND!!! :) This is what PS(thats what I will call him on the blog) has to say :)

Hi all, this is the husband here J
They say life changes after marriage and yes it has.. While I don’t blog, I am married to a blogger and suddenly I have this urge to share a few changes in MY life since I have been married to Ritcha – there, do you see the change? ;)
Sense of style - Well for starters my sense of style has improved, my choice of colours has broadened (I am able to differentiate between turquoise and sea blue for instance) etc etc … Things that one should expect to happen when you marry someone with a natural sense of style.
Shopping escapades – While we do shop on each and every trip, one trip that was particularly awesome was our trip to Bangkok in March to shop for the label. I have never burnt so many calories over a weekend ever in my life (no wonder my wife stays thin, you see she shops a lot). We walked and shopped, and then shopped and walked, in short we shopped and shopped. What gave me a high was the overwhelming response to the collection (FYI some of the designs were chosen by me). I am eagerly looking forward to our next trip, and the fact that the wife is gonna be sponsoring everything (including my shopping) is an added bonus for these trips.
Noticing people’s dressing sense – Now this is latest development I have witnessed.  As a shoe person, I have always noticed shoes that guys wear (my favorites being the army style boots). By offering advice to my wife on some days on which pair of shoes will go with her dress (we have to choose from anywhere between 5 to 50 possible options), I have developed a knack for womens shoes as well. Now I notice women’s shoes also and sometimes conclude that the SHOE does not go with their DRESS :O.

Photographic skills – We are always loaded and ready to shoot, wherever whenever. And God forbid if I forget our camera :O, there is always the phone camera to save my ass for the day – Phew!. So we shoot, edit and post on a regular basis. Check out the posts on stylepile for all my neat handwork(quite a few).  In case you haven’t seen them here, then wait for a while, I will pester her to post them here as well ASAP.
Before I end, I would like to share a practical piece of advice which has been handed out to me. Like most Indian husbands (who are looked after well by their wives), I have also put on a bit of weight. So while wearing my Tee’s, my wife has taught me to stretch it from the inside to prevent it from looking tight or body hugging. The process is very simple - before wearing it put your hands inside the Tee, and give it two to three stretches in opposite directions horizontally. Trust me it makes quite a difference.

So till I get the urge to blog again – Bye Bye Folks!

PS - I love you!! :D
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