Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Jungle Fever

I love playing match, , and I mean mix and match, not color blocking, but sometimes when you don't really know how to mix and match, you could end up with a risky look. Especially when you're trying to keep your outfit more work appropriate, it's tricky to get the colors right.  Here are a few Do's and Don'ts when fusing colors for an outfit:

  • Do:
  • Work with a base color or a print and then work upwards.
  • Opt for solid colors to pair together.
  • Keep the printed piece central to give an illusion to keep the viewer's eye level vertical.
  • Work with the same color family and keep them complimentary.
  • Don't:
  • Wear too many colors.
  • Mix too many prints. One is simple and enough. If you must, mix only 2 prints that sit well with each other.
  • Wear boring shoes.Use accents of the print to match your accessories.







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Blouse, Blazer, Jeans and Bag: Mango, Shoes: Shoe Citi

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fallen

 Since we can’t really dress up for fall in cute dresses and riding boots with cozy cable knit scarves, here’s a more middle-east weather apt look to sport at the moment.
I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again, lightweight scarves are a great layering piece because you can take them off when ever you want and don’t have to worry about being too warm in them. I paired this gorgeous printed infinity scarf with a dress that’s about 3 years old and has been sitting in my closet collecting dust. I love the idea of denim vests for a more rustic look and because riding boots would look ridiculous if I wore it out in this heat, I opted for burgundy peep toe ankle boots instead. Burgundy and Navy is one of my favorite combinations and I cannot stop leaning towards these hues. They’re great for Indian skin tone and really bring out a very warm fall look, even if you’re wearing linen!
That’s the trick , wear something breathable, but in fall colors- Forest green, Navy, Oxblood, Mustard and Black are my top colors ATM. What are yours?






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Dress, Belt and Cuff: Mango, Bag and Bracelets: Accessorize, Shoes: Shoe Citi, Scarf: I am

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Swing It

 I've fallen in love with a new silhouette, and it's the swing shape. Its easy, comfortable and extremely chic. Worn on it's own or thrown over cropped leggings, Swing dresses have taken over my wardrobe. It started with a black zipper swing dress that I grabbed on sale at Zara, which you may have seen on my IG account. I then went ahead and ordered this parrot green version from ASOS and now, my favourite from the lot is this bottle green swing dress from F21! That wont stop me from buying more or wearing the ones I currently have repeatedly! I cannot wait to layer these up when the weather gets cooler. A crisp white shirt underneath or paired with tan riding boots and cable knit tights would be perfect. Yes. Winter, Do come soon.

Another item I cannot get enough of is this mini structured Philip Lim look alike. The bag. This precious tote has been used for a whole month now and is still in mint condition. Hmm, Looks like  I might have to buy all the colors available in store!





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Bag and sunglasses: Mango, Leggings: Camaieu, Shoes: Zara, Necklace: Accessorize, Cuff: Anna Dello Russo for H&M

Monday, October 13, 2014

TSCT collaborates with Daily Tribune


As some of you may already know, I now have a weekly style column in a local newspaper, Daily Tribune. 2 Articles have already been published and the third will be out the next Sunday.
As a lot of you send me emails and Facebook messages on style tips or general questions on clothing where to purchase etc, I thought this would be a great opportunity to answer some of your questions! So simply leave your comments or email me on topics that you’ll like to discuss and I can schedule this in my articles.


Below is the link to the E version of the paper! Happy Reading , and watch out for my column every Sunday.


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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Baby Blues

 While our team finished shooting for this look and I  was browsing through the contact sheets for image selection, I realized I didn't love these metallic snakeskin pumps with the otherwise pale color palette of my look.I always prefer pairing my pastels with neutral colors and I don't know why I even picked these metallic pumps. Nude would work better or even pink, which reminds me, I don't have many pink shoes in my closet. Tsk.
Moving on, my eldest sister is here with her 3 adorable children and I love how noisy the house has become with all the high pitched howls, nursery- rhyme singing and the occasional shouting. And even though my darling niece thought it would be fun to sweep the floor with my make up brushes and use my Dior hydra cream as an all-over body moisturizer, I love her to bits and cannot image the thought of parting with her and my two nephews again.  Of course I'm going to miss my sister too and what's even worse is my second sister will move out of the country for good soon, too.
Sigh. I've been blue and I need new shoes.







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Jeans- Dickenson Jeans, HOBBS,  Bag- Mango, Bracelets- Monsoon Accessorize, Blouse- Miss Selfridge, Shoes- Dune

Thursday, October 2, 2014

BLUSH

While I have my weakness for dark colors like black, navy and plums, I cannot help but burst into softer hues for weekend outfits.

I love this beautiful blush pink gathered skirt from Camaieu. It's a great flirty skirt for weekends and any skirt that has pockets usually win me over. Moving on to the shoes, these gorgeous palace-inspired printed kitten heeled pumps are from Shoe City, but unfortunately they aren't available in stores. They will however, have the same print in a heel-less version soon in stores, so watch out for the launch.
On another note, for those who dint know, I'm the third out of 3 sisters and my oldest sister is visiting us this week. I'm so excited to see her and my nephews and darling of a niece! Stay tuned for pictures and all my holiday fun!

What are your plans for the Eid holidays?






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Skirt: Camaieu, Tee: Origem, Shoes: Shoe Citi, Bag: Thrifted, Necklaces: Swarovski

Monday, September 29, 2014

Fall's must have bag.

 As most of you already know, I have a huge obsession with bags and shoes more than clothing and I always lean towards structured bags that are more chic and appealing, rather  than slouchy bags. I am extremely fussy when it comes to picking out handbags and wallets, which makes my search for the perfect handbag quite impossible.
But then there's Mango, making things so much simpler for me.Most of my bags are purchased from Mango as they have everything from structured office bags to chic tiny totes and satchels.This mini structured tote with gold zipper detail inspired by Philip Lim, is my ultimate must have of the season. It's great for weekends and casual work days and better yet- it comes in 3 different colors. It's the perfect size and shape for any outfit and I love how the zippers on the side open to expand the bag when I have extra junk in it .

I highly recommend picking it up from stores before it flies of the shelves! Remember, great accessories are the finishing touches to a great outfit.








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Bag- Mango, Dress- ASOS