5 types of festive outfits to buy last minute!

Who doesn’t love Indian festivals! We all do right? The reason is simple. It’s for love, family, food & beautiful attires. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅฐ

Every occasion needs a different outfit, be it an old & upcycle attire or new & gorgeous dresses. Here I bring to you a few collections of dresses which are my personal favorites. I thought to share with you & do let me know which of these are your favorites. Do let me know in the comments section below if you would like to add your choice of dresses. ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿฅป

  1. Pastel love: Pastel colors are trending recently & people are opting for pastels. They look soft, simple & classic. New generations believe ‘less is more’ . Pastels are versatile & suit every occasion perfectly. So without a second thought, go for pastel colors this festive. Go grab these & thank me later! ๐Ÿ˜‚
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2. Bollywood lovers, Go for Sharara/Palazzo If you are a Bollywood fan, go for Sharara or Palazzo this festive season. They won’t let you down. Shararas is a symbol of royalty. Worn by women belonging to royal classes during Mughals reign. It is loved by women across the globe. You can check my curated collection in the link.

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Lehengas : Lehengas are all time favorite for festivals. It looks gorgeous & feminine. You can style your lehenga in different ways. Pair it up with a shirt, belt it, wear with different colored blouse or dupatta. You can doll up by accessorizing or can simplify or color blocking.

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Anarkali Suits: Anarkalis are love. They make you look absolutely stunning & festive ready instantly. Pair your anarkalis with jumpkas & heels. Tada! All set for festive!

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Saree Love: One of the versatile of all is the 6 yards saree. A festival isn’t complete without a saree. Almost in all Indian festivals, sarees are worn. It looks elegant, classy & absolutely versatile. You can style it up in various ways. Check my Pinterest , Saree Styling pins. ๐Ÿ˜

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Here are a few of my favorites & curated festive outfits. I am sure you all gonna love these. Do check the links & let me know in the comments. If you want to add or share your outfit ideas please mention here too.

Lots of love & wishes for upcoming festivals, Navratri & Durga Puja.

Until next time, Much Love ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜

Xoxo, Sikha

10 INTERESTING WAYS OF SUSTAINABLE LIVING FOR LAZY PEOPLE!

Being sustainable is the future. Sustainable fashion is a good thing that happens lately these years. It is believed to help our Earth to minimize its waste. Changing trends is the most dangerous truth of the fashion industry ever. We as a being can put small effort & can try to make it better. Do check below the super amazing sustainable living hacks.

1. Dump less, Wear more : #dumplesswearmore is a hashtag by me on  Instagram . My motto behind this tagline to inspire people to wear clothes more & more that is lying in your closet for years. To donate Cloths is a noble deed. But check before donating. As most of the cloths often ended up in landfills. So reduce dumping too.

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2Wear Vintage/ Wear from Grannyโ€™s wardrobe: Vintage is always good & is never out of trend. You can buy super fabulous items from vintage shops online stores like eBay, etc. Old or Vintage stuff from your grandmother is also an amazing way to style up your wardrobe.

Wearing Granny’s Eri Silk Chador

3.ย Thrift or secondhand: Buying Thrift clothes from charity stores, you will provide helping hands. Also, you can find the good stuff. Secondhand or pre-loved are trending nowadays. You can check websites like ThredUp , Poshmark, etc for super cool items.

This bag i got from a local thrift store

4. DIY/Upcycle/Recycle: You can use those old clothes in some DIY projects, Upcycle them to make something new & different. Nowadays Youtube is loaded with videos related to these projects.

Re-purpose or up-cycle a skirt

5. Reduce washing clothes: You must be thinking! Eeeeew! Seriously, less washing will save your time, wastage of water, detergent & save energy too. Buy stuff that needs less washing. Example -Jeans are meant to wear until its dirty. If you are a hygiene freak like me, after wearing each time dry it in sunlight for half an hour. Secondly after multiple uses, if you feel to clean it, steam the cloth & dry in the sunlight. Boom! You will get clean cloth to wear without washing. To iron your clothes also, you can use these tips๐Ÿ˜‰

6. Buy long-lasting items: Whatever you buy for yourself, choose versatile & durable fabric. Ask yourself before buying- Do you need it? or Questions like How long you gonna wear it ??

7.Style it: Every single piece you own, wear it, style it,belt it, with a jacket or maybe with different footwear. You gonna love the styling ways.

8. Organize a cloth Swap Party: A swap party among friends, family, close ones & others can be very good for lazy people. You can meet people & also get good kinds of stuff by giving away your unused clothes.

Organize a swap party

9. Dig your Partnerโ€™s closet: When you feel, your wardrobe is out of stock. Donโ€™t forget to dig his wardrobe to find his Shirts, Belts, Cap, Ties, T-shirt. Style it & rock it.

Upcycled Hubby’s shirt as a dress

10. Sports Shoes are life savers: Whether its travel or casual day out, monsoon or summer, jeans or dress, Indian or Western. A good quality is the versatile of all. You can wear it thousand times.

Did you know all of these hacks? Does it seem interesting? Lazy people like me could relate to this. Do let me know in the comments section below, which of these you wanna try.

Thanks for reading & I promise to come up with more related topics, tips, etc. in my upcoming post every week.โคโคโค Much love

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How to style your Shabby or old outfit in 5 ways?๐Ÿ˜œ

Here i would like to introduce a Challenge named as #shabbyoufitchallenge. A challenge to go sustainable & environment-friendly. How often do you use the same piece of clothing? In a year, you hardly use an item for 10 days. In the fast-fashion world, you need to slow down. Invest in something, what you need, or sustainable to wear it again & again. If you dispose of an item after 6 months to 1 year or donate, its likely to often ended up in landfills. I know, most of us already know it & I won’t give you educational info๐Ÿ˜‰ You peeps are smart & you know what’s best for you. 

Let’s start with outfits ideas. These items I want to dispose of once & then i got this idea of creating the same old clothes with some twist. The whole idea is to make use of my clothes which i use rarely.  

Look 1: Old creased Kurti & a palazzo. Pair it up with some bright dupatta to give a different & fresh look. Here I am sharing 2 looks for it. Accessorize it with earrings, nose ring, bangles, etc. Boom! You are good to go to an evening party! Play around with the stuff you have & you will find wonder & happiness in it. ๐Ÿ‘

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Orange Kurti _ Window Shopping
Pallazo_ Amazon
Dupatta- Amazon https://amzn.to/2STrZBy
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Satin Dupatta- Amazon

Look 2: Old basic white T-shirt & Classic Pencil Maxi Skirt. I know most of us already have these in the wardrobe. So, take out of the closet & style it with sneakers & a shirt dress or a jacket or a shirt. You wear it or tie it on the waist. Both the ways, you will look super cool. Tie a top-notch hair bun or half bun to give a more chic look. Voila! You are ready to rock a casual party or outing or its perfect for a day outfit. ๐Ÿ‘— 

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Look 3:Nightwear/ Old Trousers –My night dress or old trousers paired with basic white tees. Also with a bright jacket or a shirt dress. You can wear sneakers or stilettos. I prefer to go with black sneakers.๐Ÿ‘Œ  

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Shirt Dress- Amazon
Night Suit _ Zeyo

Look 4: An old boho Skirt – The next looks is to pair my old boho skirt. Basic white t-shirt & a trench coat or a shirt dress, etc. Accessorize it with a classy handbag & a watch. Wear a pair of stilettos or sneakers. I am a lover of casuals, so avoiding heels & accessories. You can play with your kinds of stuff. ๐Ÿ‘— 

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White Basic t-shirt _ Mark & Spencer
Shoe_ Reebok
Skirt- Fancy Bazaar, Assam. Reference

Look 5:A white vintage dress/kurta – This is an Indo- Western dress. I add this look in my previous blog too. 10 years old Kurti, i have paired it up with jeans & white sneakers. to brighten the looks i wore a red bandhej dupatta. i call it Kajol lools from K2H2 but yes definitely with a twist. ๐Ÿ‘

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Dupatta_ Bandhej Bandhani
Kurta _ I don’t remember๐Ÿ˜œ . Its an Old one. For Reference

Which looks, you would like the most. Do let me know in the comments section below so that i can keep myself motivated to write more. If you have something similar, then share with me your photos & comments. ๐ŸคžโœŒ

Thank you amazing peeps.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ 

Xoxo Sikha.โคโค

4 easy Indo -Western dress on-the go!!

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Thanks a lot for stopping by my post. Happy reading!

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I always love the combination of Indo- Western dress!

I like to wear it since long time back but never realised that Indo- Western looks can be super cool. So, i thought of sharing my look book with you.

1. Indo top with Jeans: This is super cute & adorable combination of dress. Take a Indian printed or a silk top & pair it up with a jeans & a kohlapuri chappal or heels! It is easy & instant look to stand out among the crowd.

2. Kurti with sneakers: A white kurti is always super cool basics from the summer wardrobe. It will glam up the casual look when you pair it up with white sneakers.

3. Simplify Lahenga: Last but not the least is a lehenga. Simplify your gorgeous lahenga with a basic/plain t-shirt. Pair it up with a gorgeous colored silk or chiffon duppatta & a heel. You will look stunning in this Indo Western dress.

4. Kurti with a dress: A western dress with a kurti. You must have seen my instagram page where i did post my pictures of simple dress. A shirt kurti dress paired with a casual dress. It is conformable & looks stylish while travelling.

 

You must be knowing me by now. A Shopaholic turned to a budget person to save my money & do more travel. Now i am into slow fashion & use/ experiment a dress in many ways.

Sharing is always better as it might help someone like me in this world. Keep spread girl love.

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Style your Off Shoulder dress : 4 ways [LOOK BOOK]!

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Shopping a perfect dress is a challenge for me! Because I like to style that perfect dress in different ways! So, today I would like to share how to wear an Off Shoulder Dress: 4 Ways!!

 

1. Simply wear it!ย An off shoulder dress can be wore casually. Accessorize it with a hoop earrings or a choker necklace & a sling bag! You are all set to hang out with friends or stand out in a party!

Footwear Tips– Casuals (Canvas shoes)/ Party wear(heeled sandals).

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2. Halter it!ย ย Yes! You heard it right ! You can wear it as a halter dress too. Only thing you require is a safety pin or a metal bobby pin & a black or any suitable colored ribbon with that dress. Put that ribbon in the hole of bobby pin & tie at the back. ( Ignore my color of the ribbon, i couldn’t find one! ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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3.ย  Formal wear ! You are all set & ready to go office with a blazer or a overcoat ! It can be wore as a formal dress too with a stilettos or pumps !

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4. Tube dress! You can wear a tube under your dress. Wear it under your shoulders & you are all ready to wear it as a tube dress! Accessorize it with a hoop earrings or a statement earrings & you are ready to hit the party! Pair it up with a gladiator shoes!

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Easy ways to style your off- shoulder dress. I hope these tips will help you out in styling up your dresses.

Add On: Please keep in mind while buying an Off shoulder dress, its usage & also ways of styling before buying it.

I jotted down it within 10 mins. So suggestions are highly appreciated. I would love to hear from you.ย Stay connected for more updates! Thanks a lot for reading ! โค โค

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One Dress, 5 Ways to wear it! ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘—

Being a shopaholic for so long, now I realized & don’t want to spend loads of money in a single dress!

So, I decided to buy one dress & wear it in different ways, that saves my money to buy more dresses ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰.

Recently I am obsessed with my black pinafore dress.

One dress can be wore in 5ย different & easy styles.

1. Keep it Simple!

First of all, You can wear it simply as a dress for a party. Accessorized it, with a dangling necklace & earrings. It will flaunt the dress & you are ready hit that music in a party with friends.

2. Make it a Skirt !

It is so easy to restyle the dress to a skirt. Just fold it inside till the waist. Attached or tight with a belt. Wear a basic top or a light colored blouson top. You are ready to go for office & impress others๐Ÿ˜‰. This look is formal however you can wear for a official meeting, family gathering too.

3. Wear it casual !

Pair it up with a canvass shoes, a stylish backpack & a checked shirt over it. You are ready to hang with your buddies. Easy to wear, this casual can make you outstand among your friends. ๐Ÿ’•

4. Pair it! (White Shirt/ T-Shirt)

I love this dressing style of pinafore. Reason I feel myself young as a school girl. You remember , our school dress skirts used to be like this ! I still treasure those school dress! Phhew! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Pinafore paired up with a white shirt or a basic t-shirt can never go wrong.

5. Wear it with Scarf & Overcoat!

You wear it with a overcoat or a scarf. It gives a total different looks. Classy & Elegant looks !๐Ÿ˜

I hope you all enjoyed. These ways are from my personal experiences.

If you have your unique way of styling a pinafore. Let me know in the comment below. If you like this, please do give me a feedback.

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10 Essentials when you are going to a beach!! โคโคโค

I am a thalassophile & I realised it little late in life. I love ocean or sea, beach, water or sand. Being a beach lover, every time it’s difficult to carry too many staffs. So, I keep it simple, easy & innovative.

I would like to share my quick lists.

1. Sunglasses

Take 2- 3 pair of sunglasses with you whenever you are heading to a beach. Sunglasses protect you from UV rays of sun & keep your looks refreshed in different photos.

2. Stoles

They are the savers for me. If you don’t have a cloth to wear, wrap it, wear it, tie it. You can pair it up with dresses, skirts, shorts which definitely gives fresh looks.( 3-4 stoles)

3. Buttoned dress or shirts

Buttoned dress & shirts can be paired up with shorts. You can easily wear them. Full sleeves shirts also protect you from the sun. You can play or create your own way. ๐Ÿ˜Š

4. Add chiffon or light clothes

Chiffon dresses are light weight, easy to carry, can be cleaned easily. Those flowy & airy dresses are comfortable & look good in photographs.

Add one or two hats with you. I sometimes prefer to carry a cap too, which I wear with short or casual wear. They protects your eyes & face from the sun ๐ŸŒ…

6. LWD

Lacy Little White Dress is a must whenever you are going to the beach. It looks subtle & clean. White looks gorgeous in photos. You can again wear it on your dinner date.

7. Flip flops, embellished Flats

You need at least 2 flip-flops at the beach. Embellished flats are pretty with a long flowy dress or short dresses. ( If you are a fashionista carry 2 extra to show off your legs & also your flats, post lots of pictures๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ)

8. Comfy Shoe

Take a pair of shoes. You will need it while travelling or if you plan to go somewhere away from the beach.

9. Accessorize yourself.

Wear funky or statement Bangles, neckpiece, earrings to look bright in photos. I personally don’t prefer these stuffs, I avoid those on sunny days. But obviously, I wear it for a photoshoot. If you are a person who love accessories , you can play with them your way. Take tank tops also with you. ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ

10. Buy on the spot.

If you still feels you have fewer clothes, buy cheap kinds of stuff from the local market. You would definitely love to wear those.

Keep it less, simple, easy & innovative with the dresses you have.

Hope you like my posts. If you are the one who love to create your own personal style or make innovative ways to dress in the beach, then share me with your comments below.

Stay tuned for more posts.

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5 unique styles of a scarf!!

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Thanks for your motivation ! All your love makes me feel so positive! ๐Ÿ’•

Today, I would like to share few tips about styling your scarfs or stole .

Women in many countries use Scarfs/ Stoles as veil being part of tradition or custom. Scarfs has evolved from its time of usage to its modern form as style, comfort & styling or to accessorize!

Here are few tips for the gorgeous ladies out there to change their looks with a scarf/ stole!

  1. Hair Band Scarfs are styled as hair band. You can play more with your hair looks & different styles with a scarf.ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย ย images1346392827.jpg
  2. Accessorize A scarf can be used to accessorize your bag or sling bag. It will gives a classy looks ๐Ÿ˜‰ย Also with your dress etc. ๐Ÿ˜img_20171103_1023341340208291.jpg
  3. ย Comfortable / SOS Style Whenever you are near the beach, you will need it to protect yourself from sun. Or You can tie it in hand to glam your looks with dress๐Ÿ‘—dsc_3615358823585.jpg
  4. Statement styleย Each scarf can be styles in various ways around neck. That silky one, can be worn with a dress or in a beach while a checked or plain scarfs can be paired with formals. You can use your creativity to use it. I keep it simple ๐Ÿ˜‰dsc_3496_12044091907.jpgdsc_6070777728284.jpg
  5. Beach Wear You don’tย have a good dress to wear! Don’t worry ! Style up your old colorful scarfs/ stole as a sarong, as a mat & also as a cover up or shrug for your brassiere or lingerie.

These are the simple ways to style up with your scarf or stole. Tell me about your styling ways. I would love to hear from you. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

 

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