Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Flyrobe



Hello,

It feels like I'm blogging after ages. Courtesy -university exams. 
I hope you are having a sunny summer with the sexy shades out, laid back shorts and flip flops. I'm sure many of you were following the fashion hits and misses of the Met gala 2016. Emma Watson's sustainable and customized Calvin Klein gown was the star outfit for me. What about you?

Watching these red carpet events, and flipping through photo shoots in fashion magazines are the times when you are most likely to end up falling in love with high fashion outfits and how you wish that you could wear an outfit like that! *Sigh*
I have never been an ardent follower of celebrity fashion diaries but I  j'adore the dresses worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. (Major credit goes to the designer and the stylist ;))  


In light of this, I wore a dress inspired by one of Kate Middleton's looks through The Thrift Wardrobe's first collaboration with Flyrobe (India's largest fashion rental app).
I chose a semi-formal high-low navy blue colored dress with a pop of hot pink in the inner lining.
I wore a neat low side bun to maintain the look.



I teamed my outfit with nude heels and I chose an envelope shaped clutch to complement the look.
Picture Credit- Ajay Kohli


Nudes can act as a blessing in disguise. I know this is the third time I have paired these nudes but I  believe outfits aren't meant to be kept in a time capsule.If you like it then flaunt it a gazillion times, and continue to experiment & explore.


I hope you liked the look. If you like the dress, you can wear it too. Confused?
 Download the app Flyrobe and rent it. It'll be delivered in 3 hours at your doorstep. 
You can also use the coupon code 'RABIKA' to avail Rs 600 off on your first order.

Stay tuned for the next post.


Much love,
Rabika

Friday, 1 April 2016

A little bit of this & that.


I hope all of you had a fun-filled Holi. Since childhood I never really preferred playing with colors and water balloons. So this time on the "Festival of Colours", I decided to celebrate Holi by adding colours & a desi twist to my outfit. :) 
Would you ever recommend anyone to wear a contemporary dress with jootis, anklets ,a turban and bindis? I'm sure your answer would be a big NO.

Well here I am sharing how I teamed all of this together for my outfit, this Holi.


For make up I chose winged eyeliner with three bindis in the shade of my dress.
Oh and also my dear friend Azra was kind enough to apply mehendi.
                                     Isn't it beautiful?


For footwear I chose jootis and teamed it with an anklet.
And yes I got this dress from a thrift shop at Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi.Guess the price?

Credit-Hage Namie
I hope you liked the look. :)

Much love,
Rabika

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Vintage & Pastels

Audrey Hepburn's classic look in Breakfast at Tiffany's, Marilyn Monroe's famous halter neck white flared dress and red lipstick, Mary Crawley's gowns in Downton Abbey. Who doesn't remember and love these looks?

Bell bottoms, flared pants, platforms are all coming back in trend. Mind you these are the styles our mums wore during their college days .Those cute frocks,polkas & Mary Janes, everyone loves a little bit of vintage. Isn't it?

So here I am sharing how I tried to incorporate vintage & pastels for the fading spring. 


I paired a pastel green A-line skirt with a white top. I chose a white top with frills on the neckline to add that vintage look. As plain white top would have made the look contemporary. 


I accessorized my look with pearl eartops and a clutch with a very short sling to maintain the vintage ensemble.



My first fashion illustration by my super talented friend Hage Namie. :) Isn't it amazing?

I bought this skirt from a thrift store at Lajpat Nagar,New Delhi. Guess the price? :)
I hope you liked the look. :)

Credit- Hage Namie

Much love,
Rabika

P.S- I would love to hear what you have to say about my look in the comments below. 

Monday, 21 March 2016

A Sunday affair


“The joy of dressing is an art.” — John Galliano

I hope all of you are having a gala springtime with so much of colour and freshness around.Are those floral dresses out of your closet yet? I am sure they are. For me, a dress is a must in a wardrobe.There is a certain type of dress for every occasion be it an interview,a dinner date, a glitzy party or just a stroll down the park.For every mood, there exists a dress. Empire waist, A-line,sheath, body-con, wrap, shift and so many more.
Here is how I wore my floral-shift dress on a sunny Sunday.



I teamed up my floral shift dress with my favorite pair of nude heels & a an envelope clutch.I love the color nude as it comes very handy when one's outfit is overly printed or loud and also it goes with everything under the sun.

And for the hairstyle I decided to make a sleek bun as open hair would have looked too top heavy with the prints.
I accessorized my outfit with a pair of pearl ear tops.


I bought this dress from Sarojini Nagar market,New Delhi for 100 INR & got it altered into a shift dress as it was plus sized.I loved the dress too much to have let it go.
I hope you liked the look. :)

Credit- Hage Namie

Much love,
Rabika


Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Hello March :)



"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade." 
-Charles Dickens
Hello,

I am sure all of you are welcoming the season of bloom with wide smiles.Who doesn't love this season, isn't it? The warm sunshine,the clear blue sky,blooming flowers in all colours,birds chirping, lush lawns and not to forget the pastel and floral splash on our wardrobe and yes, the delicate ruffles.The start of Spring is also the time when one can team up clothes from different seasons like your favorite sweater & shorts, maxis & lightweight denim jackets. And I absolutely love this versatility because soon the scorching summers will be knocking at our doors.

Here's a peek to how I teamed up my kimono sleeved floral shrug to welcome the Queen of seasons.



I teamed up my kimono sleeved floral shrug with my all time favourite high waisted black jeans.Since school,high waists have been my favorite as it accentuates one's curves and adds a little length to one's legs.If teamed up properly no jeans can be as flattering as high waists. I have accessorized it with my favorite cat eye sunnies to make the outfit a bit edgy.

Like I mentioned before spring is also a season of mix and match.
I teamed up my attire with black ankle boots and accessorized it with a black bagpack.
I chose the colour black to balance the burst of floral prints in my outfit and also I love the colour.







 
 I bought this shrug from Sarojini  Nagar market,New Delhi for 300 INR.
I hope you liked the look. :)


Picture credit-Monica a.k.a duhtheaww

Much love,
Rabika

Monday, 15 February 2016

Winters & Faux Fur


Coming from a place nestled in the Himalayas, I have always been a lover of Winters. Those cute mittens and beanies, the graceful hats and overcoats, the warm Parkas and beloved boots, cozy pretty knit wears. Everyone loves them. Isn't it?
Oh and not to forget the warm Faux Fur which adds that element of sophistication to one's outfit. I had always adored people wearing them but was never confident to wear it as I was afraid that I might end up looking like a sheep. (Trust me I'm not lying). Finally this December, when I was walking in the chaotic lanes of Sarojini Nagar Market at Delhi with my dear friend Namie, I stumbled across a Faux Fur sweater and decided to try it myself. So here I am sharing how I teamed up my Faux Fur sweater this winter.





I wanted to keep my outfit monochrome hence I teamed up my Faux Fur sweater with a plain black flowy Peter pan collar dress. The collar of the dress adds block colour to the neckline which brings the sweater in focus. Also I made a low bun as keeping the hair open would make the outfit look very bulky at the top. And for makeup I always like keeping it minimal. Hence just a pop of matte red lipstick to add some colour to the black and white ensemble.

I  have accessorized my outfit with a silver watch and a black box bag and teamed it up with plain black stockings and ankle boots to maintain the monochrome look.





I bought the sweater for 300 INR. One of my most valued finds while street shopping in Delhi.
I hope you liked the look. :)

Picture credit-Kaka

Much Love,
Rabika

Friday, 12 February 2016

Painting the Red with Red




Since I shifted to Delhi, I have absolutely fallen in love with street shopping. Shopping in the narrow criss-cross lanes in the bustling markets of the capital turns out be like a treasure hunt and the feeling you get when you finally find the piece you have been looking for, at an affordable rate is amazing. Here I am giving you a sneak peek to some of my treasures.

It's February now and we are transcending towards spring, so I decided to add a little pop of color and floral print, bidding goodbye to the beloved Parkas.

No closet is complete without a skirt. Skirts are one of the most versatile piece of clothing. For every occasion one can wear a certain type of skirt and leave everyone in awe . :)
I bought the skirt from a thrift store at Lajpat Nagar for 200 INR. Yes just 200!


I have teamed it up with tractor soles since they are the most comfortable heels and they give me a bit extra height to carry off the long skirt, a plain black box bag and a sweater to balance the burst of print and color in my outfit.





 Picture credits- Hage Namie
A big shoutout to everyone who made this possible.


Much love,
Rabika