Fashion

Stripe it right!

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Move over regular horizontal stripes and snatch this beauty as fast as you can! Believe me, you need this dress! No, I don’t say that because I’m a big girl and the “rule” says wear vertical stripes for a slimming effect. I fell in love with this dress because I couldn’t stop thinking about how I can style it in a multitude of ways. I’ve a feeling that I’m going to make this piece vintage with rips and holes until I die. That’s a little too dramatic, but the love is real you guys!

So here I’m, presenting you 3 style options with this master piece which will forever be trendy. I could give you 10 options but it is so hot that, I’ve kept it summer appropriate.

Look 1 – It’s going to be a long long day at work so I’m going to be comfortable dress

Thoughts –

This dress has a modest neckline and length which makes it workplace appropriate. Also, the grey sleeveless trench paired together makes it look quite professional (and even provides  added comfort when you’re freezing at your desk because of the full blast air-conditioner). I’m not too fond of jewelry so these Teal pumps work for a pop of colour to a very neutral outfit!

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Look 2 – I may have a couple of Sangrias with my girls at brunch dress

Thoughts –

Isn’t this obi belt stunning? It totally perked up the dress. Furthermore, you can loosen it up and still not look messy when you’re slightly going overboard​ with those cocktails at brunch! A pair of heels do take any clothing to the next level but keep thing casual here with my brown pointed toe flats.

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Look 3 – Out for some shopping and running errands in my no fuss kinda dress

Thoughts –

Yes, this is styled with just a pair of white trainers ( genius eh). But one can’t be bothered when it’s hot and you’ve to go shopping or run errands  yet want to look cute. So white trainers for the win here.

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Hope you guys enjoyed this post! Please tag me @sizedupstyle on Insta if you happen to buy this dress. I would love to see you and stalk you!

Xoxo

Swati

Outfit Details

Striped Dress

For India – https://srstore.in/collections/womens-dresses/products/black-vertical-striped-sheath-dress

For International – http://www.shein.com/Vertical-Striped-Long-Sheath-Dress-p-279789-cat-1727.html

(Look 1) Grey Sleeveless Trench – Forever21

Shop Similar – http://www.forever21.com/IN/Product/Product.aspx?BR=&Category=outerwear_vests&ProductID=2000225425&VariantID=

(Look 1) Teal Pumps – Old

Shop Similar – http://www.jabong.com/dorothy-perkins-Josie-Blue-Stilettos-300060836.html?pos=14&cid=DO102SH39BPDINDFAS

Handbag – Koovs (Old)

Shop Similar – http://www.forever21.com/IN/Product/Product.aspx?BR=F21&Category=whatsnew_acc_handbags&ProductID=1000268200&VariantID=

(Look 2) Brown Obi Belt – https://www.thelabellife.com/tan-obi-belt/product.html

(Look 2 ) Brown pointy toe flats – Forever21 (old)

Shop Similar – https://www.myntra.com/flats/dressberry/dressberry-women-brown-flats/1489412/buy

(Look 3) Adidas Superstars – Jabong

Shop Similar – http://www.jabong.com/adidas-originals-Superstar-80S-White-Sneakers-300035027.html?pos=9&cid=AD761SH82CCCINDFAS

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Feelin’ Green

 

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Hey you guys! I can’t believe how ironic it was to do this photoshoot on Earth Day! Ok, I’m no eco-activist and learnt about it much later on social media. But, can we talk about this stunning colour? This forest green shade needs to be the new black as it is so flattering, I bet it will suit every complexion! I hope the fashion retailer gods answer my prayers !!

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So the last 2 weeks, I was feeling super bleh and bloated (thanks to aunt flo) and the frustration is real when you can’t find anything fancy and loose. As a pear shape woman, it’s a real struggle to wear something oversized and not look like a tent.

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So coming to this dress, I went a size up than my regular size to keep things flowy and breathable. I was under the assumption that mid-calf length dresses will cut short my somewhat “average” height but since this dress had a bardot neckline, it did balance out my exposed areas and I don’t think I look any shorter.

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To keep things non fussy, I styled it with a (loose) elastic black waist belt to give this dress a little structure and also to avoid looking plain and boring. I was on my first day, so a painkiller and this dress kept me super comfortable as I was planning a night out the same day. I even added a choker which somehow took this dress from classy to gypsy…Don’t you think so? I think the choker gives a boho vibe to this outfit.

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I hope you enjoyed this post and will keep coming back for more!

PS – How do you like my eye make up? 😉

Xoxo

Swati

Outfit Details –

Dress – http://www.koovs.com/femella–bardot-fit-and-flare-dress-90108.html?skuid=375796

Shoes – Forever21

Similar – http://www.forever21.com/IN/Product/Product.aspx?BR=F21&Category=shoes_wedges&ProductID=1000224666&VariantID=

Belt – Guess

Similar- http://www.myntra.com/belts/kazo/kazo-women-black-belt/1851893/buy

Choker –http://www.forever21.com/IN/Product/Product.aspx?BR=F21&Category=acc_jewelry-necklace-choker&ProductID=1000075583&VariantID=

Bag – Warehouse on Koovs

Similar – http://www.jabong.com/dorothy-perkins-Black-U-Bar-Sling-Bag-300031105.html?pos=38&cid=DO102BG59IHXINDFAS

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Peach Poppin’

Hey you guys! I’m sorry I’ll have to start this post on a sad note. This dress..

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This gorgeous wrap dress is out of stock!! I bought it from a brand called Closet London(UK Brand) on Ajio.com. Must say, this particular brand has a great collection (not sponsored)! I really hope Ajio starts stocking more from of them. However, I’ll put down links to similar style/colour at the end of this post.

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Coming to this peach-tastic dress, isn’t this colour gorgeous? This flattering wrap skirt style perfectly accentuates my waist. Since, the dress is a solid colour, I paired it with a brown belt to cinch the waist even further for an almost perfect hourglass shape.

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I’ve always been a block heels kinda gal but these pointy floral shoes looked too good to pass. Given the colour and floral print on it, these heels totally jazzed up this outfit by giving it a very modern chic look.

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*For those of you of not in India, I envy you for you can get your hands on this brand via their website or even on Modcloth.com*

Xoxo

Swati

Outfit Details –

Dress – https://www.ajio.com/b/closet-london

http://www.closetlondon.com/nude-cross-over-short-sleeve-wrap-dress-1.html

Similar  – http://www.stalkbuylove.com/rose-gracious-dress-SBLPR.html

Belt – https://www.ajio.com/tally-weijl-textured-leather-belt/p/460014501_coffeebrown

Shoes – Payless Shoe Source (Currently available in store)

Similar – http://www.jabong.com/shoe-couture-Black-Floral-Stilettoes-2851527.html?pos=1&cid=SH296SH72GGDINDFAS

Bag –  Old

Similar – http://www.jabong.com/caprese-Phoenix-Orange-Small-Sling-Bag-300036636.html?pos=73&cid=CA635BG00HQMINDFAS

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Bold & Bright

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It’s funny how I feel am a fashion fanatic yet I haven’t been very experimental with my outfits. Colourblocking as a trend has been around for years but I seldom wore anything completely colourful.

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For years, I hid behind darker colours to conceal as much possible. As a pear shape woman, I would always opt for darker coloured bottoms to downplay what I didn’t want to emphasise. However, off late I’m feeling a lot more confident about these big hips and thighs! Guess what changed? I’d say being consistent with my exercise routine. No I don’t diet or want to lose weight but I have been feeling a lot more confident than I’ve felt in years. I feel empowered and bold in my thoughts which is gradually translating into brighter fashion choices.

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Featured here is a high-waist rust coloured pencil skirt paired with a basic magenta long sleeve crew neck t-shirt. I kept the accessories to a bare minimum by carrying a basic black tote bag, nude pumps and a dainty necklace. The idea was to let the colours pop on their own without adding too many dramatic elements.

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What do you think about this colour pairing. Do you like it? I urge you all to scout through your wardrobe, pick up a few pieces and mix and match. Let your instincts guide you and have fun experimenting! Cheers..

Xoxo

Swati

Outfit Details –

Suede Pencil Skirt – Dorothy Perkins, Jabong

Long Sleeve Magenta T-shirt – Dorothy Perkins, Jabong

Necklace – Tanishq

Bag – Charles & Keith

Shoes – DSW

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Tropical Thunder

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Living in Bangalore is definitely a blessing compared to any other city in our country and I mean weather wise (obviously).  The only weather change we experience is during the summer months which has sadly begun.

As the temperature is rising up, Bangalore being Bangalore blessed us with a heavy thunderstorm and evening showers and it’s been quite breezy and cool in the evenings. The pleasant petrichor and greener trees got me in a real tropical mood which inspired this outfit. But how I wish I wasn’t inside a concrete building doing this photoshoot.

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Coming to this outfit, I had bought this floral dress almost three years back and I loved it so much that I grabbed the same dress in a pink-orange combo. The knotted neckline runs a tad bit low so I wore a strappy bralette inside to not be so risque.

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Also to showcase, my casual yet glam dressing style. I paired this dress with a light blue denim jacket and  gladiator sandals. Now I do not have a thousand handbags so guess what came to rescue? I was gifted some wine and chocolates in this jute bag and look how it totally goes along with this entire outfit.

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Hope you enjoyed this post and wish you a great weekend !

Outfit Details –

Blue Bodycon Dress – Lipsy from Koovs

Similar – http://www.jabong.com/dorothy-perkins-Scarlett-B-Navy-Floral-Lydia-300005658.html?pos=21&cid=DO102WA41BJEINDFAS

Denim Jacket – L.O.V Westside

Similar – http://www.jabong.com/jc-collection-Blue-Washed-Winter-Jacket-2804000.html?gclid=Cj0KEQjw76jGBRDm1K-X_LnrmuEBEiQA8RXYZxp-Osu63N73uHvkI5uf9Rzgr2z0gdnysXzEFoC20P0aAkn38P8HAQ&s_kwcid=AL!2992!3!116714119248!!!g!!&ef_id=WMqi2gAAAfH-6WSe:20170316143610:s

Strappy Bralette  – Ajio

Similar – http://www.forever21.com/IN/Product/Product.aspx?BR=F21&Category=intimates&ProductID=1000202863&VariantID=

Sandals – Koovs

Similar – https://www.tatacliq.com/new-look-black-gladiator-sandals/p-mp000000000272484?cid=ps:Shopping_Sandal_Women_RPC:Google:PLA:Footwear-Women

Jute Bag – Gift

Shapewear – Spanx

Xoxo

Swati

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Glazed in Lace

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I had stayed away from wearing anything lace as far as I remember for it always reminded me of 90’s home decor like sofa & cushion covers. Therefore, anything with lace fabric was big no-no for me. But you won’t believe how I got so dramatically inspired by this so-on trend lace!? It all happened when I started watching Penny Dreadful on Netflix(don’t judge). I fell in love with Eva Green’s victorian lace gowns. Those dresses looked absolutely impeccable and it made me rethink my whole life. I fell for LACE !!

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Anything bodycon is my jam so when I found this dainty white lace bodycon dress, I knew it belonged to me! However, I wanted to amp up this dress a tad bit so I paired it with another black lace midi dress to make a perfect combination of ever so pristine white with seductive black. I refrained from any jewelry as lace exudes “less is more” vibe. Instead, I chose to do a smokey eye for an overall bold and sultry look.

*Word of advice* – you must buy this black lace dress. This piece has an intricate lace detailing with slits on either side making it excellent for layering. You can pair it with a pencil skirt or even treggings and a cami top (I’m gonna try this combo soon and post an #ootd on my Insta)

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So there you go, I went all lace everything including my dusty pink lace up heels which adds a slight pop of colour to this monochrome attire.

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Hope you enjoyed this post and now a lace lover like me!

Outfit details –

White Lace  Dress – Fashion Union

 https://www.nnnow.com/fashion-union-women-lace-bodycon-dress-L6VQU2UGEDQ

Black Midi Dress – Forever 21

 http://www.myntra.com/Dresses/FOREVER-21/FOREVER-21-Women-Black-Lace-Sheer-Midi-Dress/1508243/buy?serp=5&searchQuery=Lace

Lace up Heels – Forever 21

http://www.forever21.com/IN/Product/Product.aspx?BR=F21&Category=shoes&ProductID=1000224698&VariantID=

Envelope clutch –  Old

http://www.amazon.in/JEWEL-FUEL-Envelope-Clutch-JFENVCLT05/dp/B01DGQSD6M?tag=googinhydr18418-21&tag=googinkenshoo-21&ascsubtag=cc50491c-febf-4e61-b74b-62cd2357de19

Lipstick – Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Baracuda

https://colourpop.com/products/baracuda

Xoxo

Swati

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A trashy tale

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I’ll be really honest guys, I am super excited(also slightly ashamed) to blog about this particular outfit.

Like any other new blogger, I was trying hard to come up with a new outfit that’s different and out of my comfort zone. I scouted through my entire wardrobe and I couldn’t find a single thing that was different. So I did something shameful!

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I had recently decluttered my closet and put them in bags to give away to shelter homes. And then I found something I bought long back, never worn, rejected because it was a bad online purchase and it’s this black surplice crop top! The poor top was in my pile of bad clothes as I believed I cannot look good in a crop top.

Let’s move onto my trousers which I specifically purchased to wear with ethnic (indian) wear. Since my previous jobs never required me to wear formal attire, these trousers too didn’t have a special place in my heart.

And a sleeveless trench has become a staple piece in my wardrobe. They look so chic and you can pair them with anything! I have collected 3 so far and I don’t think the obsession will stop.

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So there it is, these discarded items when put together became an extremely flattering outfit. The key to this magic was the crop top which draws the eye to the thinnest part of the body when paired with high waist trousers or even skirts. And the sleeveless trench gives such an edgy vibe. I also flicked this neckpiece and my green slingbag from the donation bag as they were quite old but in mint condition ( I’m going to hell 😦 )

Outfit Details –

Top – Koovs

Shop similar – http://www.forever21.com/IN/Product/Product.aspx?br=F21&Category=top&ProductID=2000220820

Trousers – Dorothy Perkins, Jabong

Shop Similar – http://www.jabong.com/dorothy-perkins-Navy-Tie-Tapered-Trousers-2882052.html?pos=1

Sleeveless Trench – Boltons, NYC

Shop Similar – http://www.jabong.com/dorothy-perkins-Navy-Sleeveless-Jacket-2110930.html?pos=12

Shoes – H&M

Shop Similar – http://www.jabong.com/london-rebel-Golden-Sandals-2121638.html?pos=5

Bag – Old (donebynone)

Shop Similar – http://www.jabong.com/phive-rivers-Green-Leather-Sling-Bag-1598592.html?pos=56

Necklace – Old (thriftstore)

Shop Similar – http://www.myntra.com/necklace-and-chains/dressberry/dressberry-gold-toned–cream-coloured-collar-necklace/1196529/buy?src=search&uq=false&q=jewellery-women-menu&p=109

Xoxo

Swati