Bold & Beautiful: Stealing From My Parents' Wardrobe blog series bohemian vintage indo-western ethnic

Bold & Beautiful: Stealing From My Parents’ Wardrobe

“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.I believe that tomorrow is another day & I believe in miracles.”

Hello, lovelies!

Posting after a month (apologies) and bringing to you something great, something new, something amazing!

Colleges are reopening soon and it is time to style everything that you’ve bought during the break. So, I decided to come up with a series of bohemian/Indo-western/not-so-ordinary outfit ideas that will help you stand out of the crowd when you go out. This is the time to use all your creativity and do that one thing we all never thought we, as adults, would never do and that is- steal from our parents’ wardrobe. Yes, you read it right!

For those short on money to spend on shopping, this could be a life saving blog series. I came up with multiple ways to style everything that I could find in my parents’ wardrobe and that included more than my dad’s loose tees and mom’s dupatta. I will show you how to rock those “old-fashioned” apparels in ways you didn’t think you could. 😉

The first outfit in this series is something I always wanted to wear but couldn’t come up with more ideas to style i.e. my mom’s salwar.

In this outfit, I wore a green salwar with a Broshne top from Stalk Buy Love and a must-have denim jacket. For accessories, I decided to go for these very trendy chandbalis with some beautiful stone work and a sling bag with pom pom strap and beautiful embroirdery work. For footwear, I chose the most basic and most stylish, a pair of white trainers that I recently ordered from Koovs.com.

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Photography by Eliza Anjum

OUTFIT DETAILS:

  • Denim Jacket (Sarojini Nagar, Rs 250/-)
  • Black Broshne Top by Stalk Buy Love
  • White Shoes by My Foot Couture (Koovs)
  • Sky blue chandbalis & pom pom sling bag from my Instagram store @SimplyGorgoeus002
  • Salwar (Mom’s wardrobe)

This was the first outfit in my “Stealing from my parents’ wardrobe” series. I hope you liked this outfit. Keep following me for more posts to be updated in this series.

For any sneak peaks & my weekly shoppoing hauls, follow me on Instagram @PrettyLittleVirtuoso.

Thank you for reading!

Stay bold & stay beautiful, ladies!

With love,

Simran Bharti

 

8 Ways To Wear A Dress In Winter

8 Ways To Wear A Dress In Winter

“People will stare. Make it worth their while.”

Dear all,

I wish you a very Happy New Year! I hope all of you are having a great time. From the past one month, I have been posting on my Instagram profile about something interesting that I have been working on for my blog. This is the article I have been going nuts about. I know it is difficult to come up with a lot of outfit ideas everyday in winters and we all miss wearing our short dresses and skirts when this season comes. That’s where the inspiration to do this blog post came from. I have hardly worn this dress in summer and before I knew it, winter was here and I was wondering if I will have to wait for months to wear it again. So I styled these 8 ways to wear this summer dress in winter so that I didn’t have to wait for months to look my fabulous self. Let’s see how I styled my dress in 8 ways:

1: Wearing the dress over a crop top

If you follow fashion trends, you must know about the trend of those slip dresses that are worn over tees that are so much in vogue now. For those of you who don’t wish to spend a lot of money on such dresses, this DIY should do. You can wear your black or stripped summer dress over a plain white crop top and Voila! You have a stylish outfit ready for you! I have paired the dress with black socks in all the looks. You can either wear thigh high stockings, fish net stocking, plain black stocking, woolen stocking or leg warmers with boots if you like. There are a lot of options available to you!

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Outfit Details:

  • Stripped dress (Bought offline for Rs 250 from Kamla Nagar, Delhi)
  • White Crop Top (Forever 21)
  • Thin Black Velvet choker from my collection on Spoyl App (Account: Sale Sale Sale)
  • Vintage Turkish Rings (Instagram Account)
  • Black Thigh High Stockings (Amazon.in)
  • Black ling Bag (Bought for Rs 250 from Karol Bagh, Delhi)
  • Heeled Oxford Shoes by Knotty Derby (Jabong)

2. Wearing a warm sweater over the dress

This is the most common way to wear your dress during the winter season. A warm sweater, plain black stockings, a cute sling bag and your oxidized silver accessories is all you need to put together when you want to look fab.

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Outfit Details:

  • Off white fur sweater (Bought for Rs 200 from Sarojini Nagar, Delhi)

3: Wearing a plain blazer with the dress

Ditch your sweatshirt for this classy black blazer and pair it up with your dress. A blazer with padded shoulder is the best kind of blazer that you must have in your winter collection. This is something that you can even wear to your office and to any outing. I have paired up with dress with a black belt to give more shape to the outfit. Don’t forget to carry your “something blue” like I did to add color to your outfit and look sassy!

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Outfit Details:

  • Black blazer (Only)
  • Black waist belt (Amazon.in)
  • Embroidered clutch (Bought for Rs 300 from Kamla Nagar, Delhi)

4: Wearing the dress with a light sweater & blazer both

Another way to look chic while staying warm; wear a light sweater under the blazer. I decided to wear a red colored sweater because that adds more color to the entire outfit which otherwise would have looked very dull. Try adding more colors to your winter wardrobe other than just black, white and grey.

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Outfit Details:

  • Red sweater (Bought for Rs 250 from Funky Store, Delhi)
  • Black blazer (Only)

5: Wearing the dress with a jacket & waist belt

Wear your summer dress with a nice jacket and a waist belt over it to give shape to the outfit. Other than this, you always have the option to accessorize the outfit whichever way you want. I wore a thick black velvet choker with my dress.

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Outfit Details:

  • Plain white jacket (Bought for Rs 200 from Sarojini Nagar, Delhi)
  • Thick Black Velvet choker from my collection on Spoyl App (Account: Sale Sale Sale)

6: Layering the dress with two jackets

Another way to wear your dress is by layering. You can pair your dress up with a plain jacket and a leather jacket, both! Why go for one when you can wear both, right?

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Outfit Details:

  • PU leather jacket (Flipkart)

7: Adding a little color to your outfit

Instead of going for a plain simple black/white jacket, you can go for something bright that catches people’s eye. A yellow colored sweater would be a great choice for that. I am also carrying a tribal print backpack with this outfit. These kind of faux leather backpacks are trending a lot and look very chic when worn with a dress. You can wear a belt under the sweater and tuck the sweater in as well. That’s what I did in this outfit as well. A messy bun is a perfect hairstyle for this kind of back-to-school outfit.

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Outfit Details:

  • Yellow sweater (Bought for Rs 200 from Funky Store, Delhi)
  • Dressberry Backpack (Myntra)

8: Wearing the dress with a shrug & bohemian accessories

Last but not the least is to wear your dress with a shrug, a waist belt and few bohemian accessories. I wore a grey shrug that I bought from Sarojini Nagar but you can wear it with a more colorful shrug and of course, the chic oxidized silver accessories.

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Photography by Eliza Anjum

Outfit Details:

  • Grey Shrug (Bought for Rs 150 from Sarojini Nagar, Delhi)
  • Bohemian coin necklace (Amazon.in)

I hope you liked the article, girls! If you did, then don’t forget to share it with your friends and like it. Follow me for more on Instagram @PrettyLittleVirtuoso.

Thank you!

With love,

Simran Bharti

August Fab Bag: The "What the chic" Make up Bag

About August Fab Bag & More

Hello all the gorgeous ladies!

My today’s post is about my Fab Bag subscription. For those of you who do not know about Fab Bag, it’s a monthly make up and grooming kit subscription in which you pay a certain amount once and according to your subscription i.e. monthly, quarterly or annually,  you get a Fab bag which contains five beauty or personal care products. It’s like a surprise box arriving at your doorstep every month.

August Fab Bag: The "What the chic" Make up Bag

August Fab Bag: The “What the chic” Make up Bag

If you are an annual subscriber, you get to choose any one of the five products from your Fab Bag. You get an email containing the link to their website and after clicking on it, you get a list of few products that the Fab Bag has to offer for that month and you can choose any one. You also can read reviews and check out the prices of these products.

Not all the products in your Fab Bag are full-size products. You only get one full-size product and rest are sample sizes for you to try and can be bought on their website or any other shopping website as well, if not available offline. One of the many pros is that you get to try on and know about a lot of beauty and personal care products and better way to take care of your skin.

The best thing about this subscription is that it is affordable and you get to try on the beauty and personal care products of a variety of brands. Besides this, you get twelve really chic make up bags. The best deal is offered to the annual subscribers as they get 50+ products for just Rs. 5000/- (RS. 4,500 i.e. 5% discount on your total if you are using your friend’s referral link to take up the subscription and she too gets a free Fab Bag for referring the Fab Bag to her friend). The COD charge is Rs. 100 that you can easily save if you can pay online.

The only thing I dislike about the Fab Bag is that at times you get the products that you wouldn’t use and you would rather want those products that you can use on a daily basis. Like I have been getting a lot of scrubs every month. You can still save money on this by either selling this stuff online, giving it to your mom or sister or gifting the good stuff to your close friends.

So, moving on to the August Fab Bag. Let’s see what was in this month’s Fab Bag:

  • Geri G. Innocent Foundation- Light (Full size)
  • Just Herbs Kumuda- Sacred Lotus Rejuvenating Body Wash
  • Koronokare Anti Turm Repairing Hair Oil
  • Natural Bath & Body Gel Face Masque
  • Livon Serum
August Fab Bag

August Fab Bag

Geri G. Innocent Foundation- Light (Full size)

Geri G. Innocent Foundation- Light (Full size)

Geri G. Innocent Foundation- Light (Full size)

Geri G. Innocent Foundation- Light (Full size)

The Geri. G Innocent Foundation was a choice of mine. Since I am an annual subscriber, I got to chose one of the products for my August Fab Bag.

Geri G. Innocent Foundation- Light (Full size) Just Herbs Kumuda- Sacred Lotus Rejuvenating Body Wash

Just Herbs Kumuda- Sacred Lotus Rejuvenating Body Wash

Just Herbs Kumuda- Sacred Lotus Rejuvenating Body Wash

Just Herbs Kumuda- Sacred Lotus Rejuvenating Body Wash

Koronokare Anti Turm Repairing Hair Oil

Koronokare Anti Turm Repairing Hair Oil

Natural Bath & Body Gel Face Masque

Natural Bath & Body Gel Face Masque

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Livon Serum

Livon Serum

Livon Serum with 3 sample packs

Livon Serum with 3 sample packs

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A last look at the list

A last look at the list

If you have any queries related to the Fab Bag subscription or need any suggestions, feel free to mention in the comment below. I would love to hear from you.

Hope you liked the article. Subscribe to my blog for more such interesting posts. I post every Thursday

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Thank you!