Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Love Struck...Twice!

                                                                           

                                                                         

                                                                         

                                                                        

                                                                      

                                                                          



I am definitely the nth person to be saying this, but online shopping has been a world saver. Yes indeed, there is a whole management and economical cycle involved to it. (I am struggling with self to not get into the details right now. Call it my MBA genes). In addition to the convenience factor in terms of effort and time, what’s applauding is that many of these stores carry multi-product lines. So, if you are looking to create an outfit from scratch, online stores provide you a ‘one-stop-shopping’ experience to the T. Among the many, the one store that is placed up on my list is Rooja. Rooja offers your conventional products with a little twist and quirk. There is always an element that is new and unique in its own way - be that clothing, accessories, shoes or home d├ęcor.
Likewise, when I was asked to pick an outfit from their wide range I had a real tough time stopping at just one. Maxis and illusion skirts being my love this season, I simply couldn’t look past this dress. Besides, I didn’t have a chevron piece in my closet so this came as a perfect addition. True to the picture, I was elated when I received my piece.
Much like the Rooja fundament of bringing out the unconventional, I decided to style this dress with traditional kundan jewellery.
This dress is my current favourite and with winters setting in, I can’t wait to style it with knits and blazers. Have you picked your favourite yet?

Wearing - 

Dress - c/o Rooja
Earrings and Bangle - Mom's (here)
Peep-toes - Vero Moda
On my nails - Chanel Fantastic
On my lips - MAC New York Apple

Remember my maxi-look from earlier this year? 

Thank you for stopping by...
Love
Agam
 




                                                                       

                                                                         

                                                                           








Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Magic Can Sometimes Be Just An Illusion

                                                                               

                                                                        

                                                                    

                                                                        

                                                                        

                                                                             

From high-waisted and retro to slim and neat, skirt is that one garment in your closet that offers the greatest variety of options. From pencil and A-Line skirts for office wear to the mini, midi and maxi route for the happy hours, skirts are a multi-faceted piece of clothing. What I personally love about skirts is their ability to stand out on their own and at the same time blend with the top/blouse/shirt/T-Shirt of your choice and lend the outfit feel of a complete dress.
Skirts - maxis and midis - are having a major fashion moment, but the new entrant to the universe has been the sheer trend. The 'Illusion Skirt' as it is being called popularly, finds a comfortable balance between sexy and elegant. While I found favourites in this and this when it came down to adding one in The TrimmingsAndLace Collection, I couldn't escape my inherent sense of choosing lace (how I love you). The styling with this outfit has been very simple and muted. While the floral shirt (last worn here) provides minimal degrees of colour, the embellished sling bag adds texture to the entire outfit. I preferred the jewellery to be in the same colour tone as the rest of the outfit, so as to let the skirt shine unperturbed.
So, does the outfit move up your alley? Afterall, as quoted by Voltaire, "Illusion is the first of all pleasure." I say the next is shopping?

Wearing - 

Skirt - TrimmingsAndLace (coming soon)
Shirt -Vintage Boutique (Dubai)
Neck-piece - XOXO Accessories (here)
Ring - Myntra.com (here)
Bag - Gifted
Peep-toes - Vero Moda (here)
On my nails - Chanel Fantastic
On my lips - MAC New York Apple

Thank you for stopping by...
Love
Agam







Saturday, 12 October 2013

It Is Okay Being Okay


                                                                           

                                                                              

                                                                               

                                                                                

                                                                             



Mostly, we are believers of the extreme. We believe that there is either a certain yes or a certain no. We are preached to keep our emotions and thoughts clear and transparent - this way or that way, black or white. A middle path - the grey's, neutral's or okay's - many a times define the weak. Those who allow the clouds of ambiguity to overpower them. Those who are uncertain and incapable of choosing between an obvious yes and no, correct and incorrect, right and wrong. But is being okay, is being amidst the greys and is holding a neutral approach really wrong? I feel that the real power or sign of strength actually comes by being okay. Okay defines the state where the threshold of your acceptance for things, circumstances, situations and even thoughts is higher than the consequence off them. Okay is the state of being YOU. I feel it is always easier to choose between the correct and the incorrect, but to choose the better of the correct and worse of the incorrect, accepting it and choosing the direction of your life from that cross-point is what demands strength. Success, failures, happiness, sadness, memories and regrets are the inescapable realities of life. Acceptance of either comes from being okay and being at a place where the difference between either is dissolved. That's a state where you become fearless and confident of your thoughts, actions and self. A fearless person doesn't judge and is often rewarded with the highest karma and that is of compassion. The strength to accept things in totality, respect the perspective of others, forgive and be at peace for ones own self.

Above are the thoughts from a week of 5am walks amidst the autumn chill and wrongly timed downpour. The unexpected always spurs new beginnings. All fashion posts back soon!

Wearing - 

Dress - TrimmingsAndLace (see me do a similar outfit here) (Shop)
Clutch - Gifted
Slingbacks - Local Store (Chandigarh)
Bracelet worn as a neck-piece - Gifted (here)
Rings - Thrifted (Australia)
On my nails - O.P.I Alpine Snow

Thank you for stopping by...
Love
Agam

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Days I Dream Blue

                                                                             

                                                                                  

                                                                         

                                                                         

                                                                                

A quick hello to all of you and some random rumblings. October has started. My favourite month and time to bring in all the festivities. Stay tuned, because TrimmingsAndLace is all set for a bigger, grander ride. Loving the projects I am currently working on. Details soon! Totally crushing bejeweled hues for Fall. Loving monotone nails too. But Fall favourites sum up for another post. Have you seen the latest additions to The TrimmingsAndLace Collection and have you followed me on Instagram. No? Hover over the links!

Have a wonderful week everyone. Love!

Wearing - 

T-Shirt - ZARA
Shorts - Local Store (Chandigarh) (Last worn here)
Sandals - Marie Claire (here)
Neck-piece - 8teen Style Boulevard (here)
Rings - Myntra.com
Bracelets -  ALDO, Splash, Gifted


Thank you for stopping by...
Love
Agam