Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Wine Notes

 Hey guys, sorry for the in-consistent blog posts, I try to be as active as I can on snap chat and instagram, so here’s hoping those weigh things out a bit. I’ve finally finalized the venue, photographer and makeup artist for my engagement in December and I can’t wait to reveal the names. But until my engagement series start, let’s talk about today’s look.
I paired my burgundy skirt with a sheer tank top and used a hair tie to create a neat knot at the front, instead of tucking in the blouse. I love how instantly casual this outfit becomes with one small step. I threw on my short pea coat and added some gold sling-backs to balance the casual-ness of the outfit, so overall; the look I was going for was casual but lady-like.
On another note, now that my hair is growing out fast, I’m running out of ideas on how to style them; this ‘half up half down ‘ do has been my “go-to” style for the past couple of weeks. It’s quick, easy and when done right, doesn’t make you look frumpy.

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Sunday, October 18, 2015


Sorry guys! This post has been long overdue and I've honestly been away for so long because I've been so busy planning my engagement. Seriously guys, 7 days a week is not enough. I feel time is going by super fast and I barely get the time to blog, which is why I try and be super active on instagram and Snapchat!
Moving on, this look was shot in Kerala, when I visited Athirapilli and Vazchal Falls. It was beautiful and inhabited by monkeys that follow you everywhere until you give them food!
On a different note,I cannot wait to start my engagement series. I would really love to share my experience planning a huge event and my recommendations and such. I should be stating the series by the first week of November so make sure you're all following me on Snapchat as well to get some BTS action. (@ashwathysk)

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Mellow Yellow

I’ve always loved fringes-be it on bags, shoes or on clothing. While I am very picky about the fall of each strand, I find myself clearly defining bad fringe and good fringe. It might not make any sense, but the suede used should always be good quality in order for the style to look good. Cheap quality leather and PU used to duplicate similar styles end up looking tacky  and unfinished.
I chanced upon this fringed beauty at Zara and although it’s not very practical ( I cannot fit more than 5 items in there), it’ quite a statement and I love how it sits back with simple clothing, and still come across as chic. In this look , I paired a pale yellow printed chiffon top with a pair of my favorite jeans and salmon colored heels to add a nice pop of color.
On another note, December is approaching fast and I’ve got some really exciting news that I cannot wait to share with you guys! Any guesses on what it could be?

Going forwards, all outfit details will be up on my Instagram feed, so make sure you follow me on @askthestylecouncil . 

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Cat Print

I can’t believe it’s almost the end of 2015. Just 2 more months to go until 2016 and somehow, time seems to be going even faster for me. Post my vacation I’ve been so caught up with a lot of unfinished business that I barely get time for outfit posts. That and the scorching heat. I’ve taken a break from my You tube channel and will resume in January 2016 , but in the mean time, you can catch my mini reviews on my snapchat feed, @ashwathysk.

Moving on to today’s look, I felt a little experimental with this tulle and lace overlay miniskirt. While I would usually pair it with something more glamorous, I decided to quirk it up by throwing on some conversation prints and sneakers. Sticking to the colorless theme, I opted for a neutral colored cross body bag , A burnt brick lipstick and a sporty ponytail to complete this look.

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Clean Cuts

I've forever been a fan of tailored shirts and clean silhouettes. When it comes to neat and crisp tailored pieces, I love to keep my look as simple as possible. This sleeveless white shirt is a key piece of my summer wardrobe and I absolutely love the fit. Its not too tight nor too loose.And because it's one of my favorite, It was but obvious that I had to pair it with something special- enter , this skirt my sister presented to me recently. I love pairing collared shirts with pleated skirts that sit at the waist and this look has easily become one of my favorites looks. In this look, I added minimal accessories to really let the simplicity be the hero. A pop of dusty peach added a nice contrast to the soft blue tones and a half up-do completed my look!
If you're too shy to bear skin, try a full sleeved fitted shirt rolled up to the elbows and a midi A-line skirt, It'll look just as amazing.
On another note, my co- model is Oreo, a friend's terrier . He was amazing throughout the shoot and you'll definitely be seeing more of us together.

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