Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Beat the Heat


How to : Make a Donut Bun

Hair up dos and hair buns are hottest styles in summer.Perfect way to keep you cool in this sweltering heat and at the same time transforming your look to a chic and stylish one.Here are few simple steps with which you can easily achieve this look.

Things you need : 
1. Comb/Hair Brush 
2. Doughnut ring/Bun maker/Chignon foundation (lets call it a doughnut here)
3. Bobby pins 
4. Elastic Hair ties/bands

Step 1 : Pull your hair in a tight pony tail.The position of your pony decides the position of the bun.

P.S : Place your pony little high than you actually want the bun because in the later process it might slide down a little bit.

Step 2 : Pull your hair through the centre of the doughnut ring the same way how we pull through a rubber band.

P.S : Pick a doughnut ring matching the colour of you hair.

Step 3 : Spread your hair evenly around the doughnut.To achieve a sleek look do not mess up any hair in the doughnut.

P.S : Lean forward to spread your hair evenly around the doughnut.

Step 4 : In the same leaning position secure the bun using a hair tie/elastic rubber band.This is a very important step as this will hold the bun in place.I have used a neon rubber band here just to highlight this step.Its best to use a rubber band matching the colour of your hair.

P.S : If you have someone to help you then ask that person to secure the band for you as it will save lots of time.In case you are doing it by yourself like me within 2-3 tries and some adjustment you will get it.

Step 5: Now the remaining hair that is left, pick thick strands of hair and wind them around the bun and secure it with U shaped bobby pins like I have shown in the pic.To secure the bun you can use hairspray.I haven't used any hair sprays here, unless its necessary I do not like using hair sprays.But if you want a sleek bun then you can use hair sprays or styling gels.

Taa daaaa there we have a stylish Donut Bun.

All the things you need are easily available.You can find these doughnut rings easily at all Accessorize stores

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Friday, 23 May 2014

Mixed Feelings

Kimono Jacket - Forever 21 | Tank - Charlotte Russe | Jeans - Zara | Bag - Forever New | Watch - Michael Kors  | Rings - Aldo | Sandals - Zara 

Many times you see a trend or a style sometimes in magazines or blogs or pinterest given it a thought, imagine yourself in it and then you feel it will not look good on you so you chuck and never think of trying it again.A few weeks back while going through pinterest I came across a kimono style jacket, thought about it for sometime and then chucked the thought.
Then a few days later I came across this similar kimono jacket and no I didn't fall in love with it at first sight I tried it and it did look good and exceptionally comfortable considering the temperatures.
Layering in summer with blazers is just an impossible task and for those like me who love to layer their outfits, these airy kimono jackets are a perfect and comfortable piece for summer layering.Here I have paired kimono jacket with basic pieces to let the kimono jacket take center stage.It can be a great cardigan replacement, while adding more interest to the entire look. 

Well what I said previously about rejecting something at first sight, we could be right most of the times as we do know ourselves pretty well but sometimes you can go ahead and try it like I did here.

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Thursday, 15 May 2014


Shirt - ZARA | Skirt - Mango | Shoes - ZARA | Watch - GUESS | Rings - Forever New | Sunglasses - Dior | Clutch - Inc 5 

The weather has been very hot since last few weeks and as you have seen in my previous outfit posts I have been mostly wearing light and comfortable summer appropriate clothing.I got this pleated skirt last year and had totally forgotten about this skirt until a Trendy Tuesday post about Pleats that I did on the blog's Facebook page reminded me of it.
Since pleats are back in trend what better time then now.Although this pleated skirt reminds of summer it works in almost any setting.Pleated skirts look chic in any length and colour.This type of skirt will make you look even more feminine. Pleated skirts, especially those made from soft fabrics are among the most stylish skirts for summer.
I find the colour of the skirt very lively, it has just the right amount of brightness.I have paired this beautiful skirt with a scarf print button up.
Such solid coloured pleated skirts can be easily paired with white/black tops or button ups and a pair of high heels to complete the look.To compensate for the brightness of the skirt I have added nude heels.The glaring sun gives you an excuse to invest in good protective sunglasses and so have I in these beautiful Diorline sunglasses.

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Thursday, 1 May 2014

A Dash of Indian-ness

I was more than elated when the team of India Circus approached me to try their products.I had heard a lot of wonderful things about India Circus and as the name suggests there is a dash of Indianness to everything in their collection which is full of beautiful vibrant colours.The designs are extraordinary and one of a kind.
I have seen tons of other quirky stuff before,a very few tick quirky, classy and contemporary boxes together and India Circus is just that.

Folks at India Circus were very kind rather than sending me goodies of their choice they let me pick products which I liked.And I loved the whole shopping experience the whole procedure from selecting the product to checkout was smooth and hassle free.

I picked Flower Quill Ladies Wallet and Funky Transport Spectacle Sleeve.First about the wallet, I am no fuss when it comes to wallets.As much as I can remember I have always used very simple plain solid coloured leather wallets.The beautiful pattern and the flower pattern on this one grabbed my attention and it is one piece of art I have to say.
Now coming to this funky transport spectacle/sunglasses sleeve I have been wanting a quirky printed accessory since long and this was just the right thing.
The quality of the products is really impressive.The package was delivered to me within 3 days.Both the items came nicely wrapped in a bubble wrap and also in a cute pink bag.

There are wide range of products from fashion and fashion accessories to tech accessories to home decor on India Circus website.Do check this website for some great contemporary pieces which are not easy to find.You can visit the website here.
Overall I had a great experience with India Circus and I am totally loving the products.