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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

 

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Basic-ally Breathtaking

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

Hello, everyone!

I’m back with another post. I know it’s been really long since I posted anything on the blog because I have been so occupied with a lot of things lately. The last month has been like a roller coaster of events. I hope your year has been eventful too.

This article features two of my basic shirts that I have paired differently, showing how basic apparels can be made breathtaking using the mentioned styling tips.

In the first outfit, I’m wearing a shirt as a shirt dress with my denim jacket, plain black socks and a bohemian necklace as a belt. While wearing a dress that doesn’t fit your body properly or is of a bigger size, don’t hesitate to go for belts.

For those of you girls who are into chunky accessories or have a nice collection of necklaces you feel you never get a chance to wear, this is your chance to be little experimental and show off your accessory collection. I loved how the necklace didn’t look out of place and was easy to carry around and adjust as well.

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In the second outfit, I’m wearing a shirt dress with a black belt, socks, boots and denim jacket. I’ve kept the first few buttons open to show my bralette’s design. Feel free to go for lace bralettes, chokers and quotation pendants. This shoot was done in the month of January when the weather was cold, hence the boots with the socks. My intention was to show how, instead of wearing thigh high boots with dresses and shorts on a daily basis which might look little over board, you can go for thigh high or normal length socks with your daily-wear boots or block/platform heels and save the money you’d have otherwise spent on the boots that you’d wear just once or twice in a year. But well, I guess it’s a little late for that fashion tip. 😛

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Photography by Eliza Anjum

OUTFIT DETAILS:

  • Shirt dress (Bought for Rs 250 from  Sarojini Nagar, Delhi)
  • Denim Jacket (Bought for Rs 250 from Sarojini Nagar, Delhi)
  • Check Shirt (Bought for Rs 200 from Sarojini Nagar, Delhi)
  • Sling bag (Bought for Rs 350 from Kamla Nagar Market)
  • Ring (My Instagram store @SimplyGorgoeus002)
  • Bohemian coin necklace (Amazon.in)
  • Black socks (Amazon.in)
  • Bralette (Amazon.in)
  • Boots from SSS

Anyway, the purpose of creating these two outfits was to show how your simple/basic clothing can be worn in a different style only if you remember to follow few styling tips. All it takes is a little effort to make your outfit more stylish, bring your confidence to a new level and look Simply Gorgeous.

I hope you liked the outfit and found the content useful.

Feel free to like and share the post.

Thank you for taking out time to go through the post!

With love and warmth,

Simran Bharti

Trench It Up winter fashion trends of 2017

Trench It Up

“I love new clothes. If everyone could just wear new clothes everyday, I reckon depression wouldn’t exist anymore.”

Hey, cookies!

A Trench coat or a long utility jacket is an apparel that every girls must have in her winter wardrobe. Not only does a good trench coat make your outfit more fashionable but also, it needs very less accessorizing. Without wearing much, you get a classy winter outfit which is very effortless to put together. You can get these trench coats anywhere online or on any fashion store. Forever 21, Zara and all the other brands have nice collections but if you cannot afford to spend 4,000-5,000 bucks, I have got more shopping locations for you to get these from. As a college student, I know how difficult it is to manage your finances, especially if you are a foodie who loves to eat around and try all the new places around the campus and if you are a shopaholic who just cannot stop shopping, be it online on sale or offline on great deals!

If you live in Delhi, you must have heard about Majnu Ka Tila market. That place has amazing stores where you can find trench coats, shrugs and cardigans at reasonable prices. If you are looking for even cheaper ones, you should definitely head to Sarojini Nagar Market in winters. You will obviously have to look for them but you will find something you love. Trench coats are available there in so many deigns and if you bargain, you can grab them for around 350-400 bucks. Yes, you heard it right.

The one that I’m wearing in this post is also from Sarojini that I bought for just Rs. 350. This is also called a Utility jacket. This one is a military green trench coat/utility jacket.

Let’s see how I styled it:

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Photography by Eliza Anjum

OUTFIT DETAILS:

  • Jacket (Bought for Rs 350 from Sarojini Nagar, Delhi)
  • White Crop Top (Bought for Rs 100 from Sarojini Nagar, Delhi)
  • White Heeled Shoes (Bought for Rs 400 from Sarojini Nagar, Delhi)
  • Be Brave Necklace (My Instagram e-store @SimplyGorgoeus002)
  • Bohemian Ring (My Instagram e-store @SimplyGorgoeus002)

I hope you liked the article. Don’t forget to check out my Instagram e-store @SimplyGorgeous002. All the accessories that I wear in my posts are available there.

Happy shopping, girls!

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

winter bell sleeves fashion

Winter Bells

“What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”

Hello, girls!

I hope you all are enjoying your winter break and eagerly looking forward to 2017 like I am. Before I move on to the article, I would like to thank everyone who personally messaged me to appreciate my work and told me how much they love it. Your messages really motivate me to put more efforts in my work.

The idea for this blog post came to me when I was taking out my winter clothes and found this bell sleeves winter over-coat. I wondered only if this kind of apparel could be worn as casual wear, I would have so many more outfits for college and that was when I decided to use this for my next blog post. Since bell sleeves is back in fashion, I thought why not add something similar to my winter wardrobe. I had bought this coat last year from Sarojini Nagar just for 150 bucks and since then, I have only worn it once.

While creating this outfit, I wanted to make sure that I keep it as casual as possible while making sure it still stands out. Instead of wearing this over coat with a dress, I decided to pair it up with my mid-rise Levis jeans. Pairing it up with a simple black scoop neck top would have been too simple so I decided to wear my lace bralette with it. These lace bralettes have also been trending a lot so if you don’t have one, you can find it anywhere online. You can also pair it up with a full mesh top and a jacket. That way, it won’t be too revealing and the outfit would still look very chic.

For accessory, you should definitely wear black O-ring velvet choker (something I had forgotten to wear because I did four outfits in a day and it just slipped out of my mind that I had to wear it with this outfit). I wouldn’t suggest wearing any scarf with it since it’s already a high neck coat but if yours isn’t, feel free to add one to your outfit.

For footwear, I wore simple leather black boots and finished the look with some dark smokey eye make-up.

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Photography by Eliza Anjum

OUTFIT DETAILS:

  • Off-white Bell Sleeve Overcoat (Bought for Rs. 150 from Sarojini Nagar Market)
  • Mid-rise jeans by Levis
  • Lace bralette (Amazon.in)
  • Black Leather Boots (Flipkart)

I hope you guys liked the tips that I mentioned above and the content was helpful. Keep following me for more article updates.

Thank you for reading!

With love,

Simran Bharti