Thursday, May 26, 2016

Colors

 

Every color has some comrades and a few foes. When the friends are juxtaposed they make each other appear charming. When two enemies are put side by side they don't just make their own manifestation dull but also spoil the others appearance. In case of clothing/ accessories it is important for the friends to be next to each other, also the look wouldn't appear delightful if it is ruled by just one color. Every item loses it's own identity if you are covered with several other pieces in the same color, for example faint yellow/ red shoes would look smart if you are wearing a blue dress, both will then have their own intrepid and bold guise (rather than matching yellow shoes with a yellow dress).

Same is applicable for skin tones, every skin tone looks great with a wide range of colors, and some shades do not look so great. For example - red tops look the best on a tad dusky skin tone, for lighter skin you can modify it a bit (so that it reflects better with your skin tone) - just layer it up with something black or gray - may be a sweater, scarf, jacket, big necklace etc. Same thing goes for lipsticks (if you use them). I recommend - try on everything before you buy it. Not being able to test how the color looks on us is one big problem with online shopping (don't go for how it looks on the model).

[caption id="attachment_6782" align="aligncenter" width="400"]red pant, banana republic, j crew factory, lifestride Red pants with Stripes[/caption]

 

Top: J crew factory


Denim: Banana Republic


Shoes: Lifestride (non leather)


 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Exercise today!

 

[caption id="attachment_6779" align="aligncenter" width="550"]american eagle, ann taylor, steve madden, bvlgari Pink Shorts[/caption]

In last 5 years I went through bad health issues, be it surgeries, injuries, complete bed rest and never ending medications. Yes, it brings a lot of interruptions in my grand plan of weight loss (I weighed 180 pounds not long ago) but it also made me realize the value of health and how much I wanted to look and feel fit. 

I think all of us have our own struggles that the world doesn't know about, life isn't rosy for anyone, so take some time off but get back to your workouts as soon as you can. 'I will start from Monday/ 1st Jan/ 1st of next month' doesn't work. Do not procrastinate, resume today even if it is just 20 minutes, because something may come up on Monday or your planned date in the future. Future is always unpredictable.

 

Shorts: american eagle


Top: Ann taylor


Shoes: Steve Madden (non-leather)


Sunglasses: bvlgari

Friday, May 13, 2016

Girl, Goddess and Audrey

 

PurpleTopTop - Jones New York (also worn HERE)


Jeans - Abercrombie and Fitch


Shoes - AK Anne Klein


My new post Girl, Goddess and Audrey is available HERE

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

April 2016: Book Reviews

 

[caption id="attachment_6760" align="aligncenter" width="553"]american eagle, loft, tommy hilfiger Pink shorts[/caption]

Shorts: American Eagle


Top: Loft (also worn HERE)


Sandals: Tommy Hilfiger


My new post April 2016: Book Reviews is available HERE


 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Photographs

 

[caption id="attachment_6752" align="aligncenter" width="400"]gap loft american eagle, kelly and katie Simple Everyday Style[/caption]

I take photos in the area around where I live using a timer and tripod. Professionally taken and edited pictures can make the outfits look better than how they actually look. I do not want to fool the readers. The photos on this blog will always remain as simple and natural as my style. Also spending too much time on photos feels contradictory to the theme of this blog which is 'one can be well dressed without spending any time or effort on clothes'. Use the time you save to do more interesting or pressing stuff.

Some asked me to provide more variety in photo locations, I will try to add it as time permits but you will see outfits look the same everywhere ;-)

 

[caption id="attachment_6751" align="aligncenter" width="539"]gap, loft, american eagle, kelly and katie Everyday simple style[/caption]

Jeans: American Eagle


Black Tee: Loft


Jacket: Gap


Shoes: Kelly and Katie

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Have you seen...?

 

[caption id="attachment_6721" align="aligncenter" width="400"]american eagle, tjmaxx, nine west, stripes Wine color jegging with denim shirt and striped top[/caption]

Have seen these 2 type of Indian women?

  1. Wearing gold bangles, anklets, earrings, necklaces, toe rings, rings, nose ring, bindi - along with flip flops, formal skirt and formal shirt? - There is nothing wrong with wearing Salwar Kamiz or a Saree (even if you live outside India) than wearing a funny combination like that.


2. Wearing nighties at public places! Please ladies, I mean it looks bad even if you are in India.

Jegging: American Eagle


Shoes: Nine West


Button Down Chambray: American Eagle


Stripes top: Tjmaxx



Similar combo HERE