Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Statement necklace is an Understatement.

If I haven't raved about the fabulous-ness of Jmode accessories in my previous post already, take a good look at this beautiful statement necklace.
I'm an accessory hoarder as you all know and I don't shy away from growing my collection. This bright colored piece is the perfect accessory for summer and can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. A piece like this barely requires any other accessory which is why I've kept the arm candy minimal and the colors of my outfit in sync with the bright, summery color of the necklace.
So what are you waiting for? Check out Jmode and order yourself some serious accessories today! You can check out Jmode on their website by clicking here or even follow @jmodefashion on Instagram and have a look at what they have to offer!

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Necklace: Jmode , Box Clutch: Monsoon, Top, Trousers and Shoes: Mango

Sunday, April 20, 2014

One fabulous Jmode Scarf- 3 ways to wear it !

Scarves are probably the best accessory a woman can have and spoiling us with choice is Jmode's range of printed silk pieces.
I've been using and abusing my Jmode scarf all week long and I thought I'd share a few ways I've sported it.
1. The knotted Headband - Being so light and the perfect length,it's easy to knot the scarf and wear it as a head band. The beautiful and unique pattern makes the fabric stand out and look quirky and fun !
2. The Handbag's best friend - Tying the scarf to a handbag is another easy way to take any plain outfit from drab to fab! Instantly makes you look classier. Make sure the handbag is structured  and make sure the scarf is by Jmode for bonus points of glamour.
3. The Traditional - Around the neck, as it was meant to be. Then again there are numerous ways to wear one around your neck.

The reason I love this scarf is because it's lightweight and perfect for summer, the prints they come in are gorgeous and have amazing, eye-catching colours! Check out Jmode on Facebook and their website and place your order today.
P.S: They more than just scarves. Keep your eyes peeled for my next post, in yet another gorgeous accessory from Jmode!

Jmode is founded and created by Blogger/ Designer Jannat Miranda, based in Dubai. You can follow @jmode on instagram for more details!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April Favourites!

 I love trying out new products every now and then and as soon as I fall in love with it hopelessly, I make sure I shout about it so that you guys can try it out yourself.
Now usually, I’m very skeptical about trying skincare products because my skin is extremely sensitive and I break out if something doesn't suit me. So after a lot of trial and Error and break outs, I've also fallen in love with a skin care range. So I switched from Dermalogica completely.

Let’s talk about my love affair with these guys…
·        Maybelline Dream Sun: I’m a huge fan of contouring and I look for matte bronzers during winters and the ones with a subtle shimmer for summer, to really make my skin glow. This is the ultimate everyday bronzer for me! It’s got 3 colors so I use the lightest shade under my eyes and on the top of my cheek bone and blend the medium and  darker shake right across my cheeks and on the corners of my nose. I love the soft shimmer and how my face glows in the sunlight!
·        Bare Minerals loose powder and Mineral Veil: I've switched from Benefit’s Oxygen Wow compact to this loose powder by Bare Minerals. I have combination skin and I hate it when My T zone gets oily! At first, I was reluctant to buy it but the store looked promising so I thought I’d buy it to test it out. The sales lady also suggested I try the mineral veil, which is a pink translucent powder that you simply dust on your face after your makeup application. In an impulse I purchased the jumbo power brush and guess what? These 3 guys have become my favorites! My skin stays matte for longer and I barely need touch ups! The mineral veil is my favorite among the lot and I really do vouch for it!
·        Gosh Lash Growth Serum: I’ll donate my entire shoe collection to the woman who doesn't want longer lashes. We all want beautiful, thick and fuller lashes and I decided to give this bad boy a chance. It was yet another impulse buy at Boots and although it promises fuller lashes in 2 weeks, I've got to be honest and say that it took longer than that. I've definitely seen some improvement and new hair growth in about a month. I apply this with the wand both on my upper and lower lash line before I go to bed and after being patient with it, It earned a spot on my favorites. Now this product comes with a mascara that helps in the growth too, so I’m definitely going to try that out as well!
·        Eucerin: This product was recommended to me by my dermatologist and although I started out with Eucerin’s dermopurifier range first, I've tried out almost all of the products they have and I absolutely love it. I especially love the ‘even brighter’ range that helps reduce pigmentation. I've been using the dermopurifier cleanser and the day and night crème from the EB range and I have to admit that my skin looks and feels so much healthier now!
·        Maybelline: I’m a sucker when it comes to kohl and eyeliner as you guys know and I love my white liner so much that I wanted a rich gold as well to add into my highlight kohl collection. The chromatics range from Maybelline is SO GOOD, you will want to buy them all. The color is extremely intense and upon application, it’s so smooth and rich, the color shows from a distance. I even got my friend in Qatar to buy it and she loved it. Even if all your other make up wears out after 8 hours, this will stay on until you wash it off! I highly recommend this.

So that’s all this month. I hope you guys try out some of these and give me your thoughts on them. I hope you love them as much as I do! Until the next update then!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The much awaited...

So as promised back in February, Here are a few images from my sister's wedding! The entire theme was ivory, gold and purple all based around the bride's favorite color.
The event was beautifully planned and taken care of by the amazing wedding planners at APSHAR. From location, to the food , from intricate floral decor pieces to the cake, all were arranged by the planners after my sister had given them an idea of what her dream wedding was to look like. Needless to say, everything ended up spectacular on the big day and exactly what my sister wanted!
Moving on, let's forward back to my DIY Bridal Veil post from February. Below is an image of how the veil looked on the bride. Double layer, floor length tulle in Ivory and french lace trimmings! Easily an heirloom piece, me thinks!

I have wedding fever at the moment .Sigh.

Bridal Gown: Rosa Clara, Veil: Handmade. Hair and Makeup: Lavish 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hidden Details

Summer calls for casual dresses and cute flats. I love wearing dresses but the downside to a great dress is that you might not be able to wear it too often, unless you know how to camouflage it as a whole other outfit. So here's what I've done to a dress that I wear too often- Simply thrown a casual black tee over the dress and added in a mock collar so it looks like I'm wearing a skirt! Genius and simple. Try it out yourself but remember to layer a dress that's fitted at the top. Layer with a denim jacket, a tee shirt, a shirt tied up or even  a belted blazer. Get creative and you can repeat your favorite dress as much you like.
TSCT TIP : I love the idea of pairing a basic LBD with a cropped denim jacket and sneakers during the day and killer heels and a statement necklace for the night.
Also, Can you guys make out that I'm wearing stocking with this dress? Yep. I am. They're my favorite and I wear them when I feel a little chilly outdoors and I always wear a pair with skirts to work. They're very light, ladder-resistant and come in a pack of 5 at BHS! I love these and cant get enough! I'm wearing them in "Natural Tan". Who would have thought right?!

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Dress, Tee and Bag: Mango, Shoes: Zara, Collar:Oasis, Accessories: Monsoon & F21

Monday, April 7, 2014

Easy Weekend looks 101

 I love spending my weekend mornings in over-sized clothes and comfortable flats, which is why I decided to throw on my A-line printed fusion dress to a lunch date at Amwaj recently.
I love how easy this dress it. You can belt it up and throw a cardi over it or leave it as it is with a slip inside and you’re good to go. I love anything with pockets, and the fact that this flowy chiffon number comes with bell pockets makes it even better!

  • The easiest, fuss free  look to me is a loose dress in a dreamy fabric paired with denim and sneakers to give off a more relaxed look.A messy pony tail, dark sunglasses and a satchel are always plus points, as is stacked up arm-candy.
  • Super skinny jeans, an over sized (good quality) tee, infinity scarf , a top knot, pointed flats and wayfarers are also a great way to sport relaxed chic.
  • Flats over heels- in this case, obviously. 
  • Always remember, the more you dress down- the more you accessorize to look like you've put in an effort to create a look.
On another note, I have a new found love for unusual flats. I also learned that it would be better for me to start spending more on flats that I would use more often, as compared to my glamorous heels. This way I can splurge on a designer(heel) piece because, I wear them only to events of only if I feel like it.I've also learned that I feel much more relaxed when I’m running back and fourth at work in flats , now that work is busier than ever!
So yes, get ready to see a whole new range of new flat shoes that I’ll be sporting soon!

On another note,Get a load of my uber cute arm accessory BELOW. Who needs a tote when you have him?

Dress, Bag and Accessories: Monsoon, Vest: Forever 21, Slip-ons: Zara

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