How To Be Your Own Boss Lady!

How To Be Your Own Boss Lady!
I have been a huge fan of Sari, I believe this is one of the most beautiful piece of clothing ever made. But like everyone has their own set of insecurities, I had mine. I refrained myself from this beautiful piece of clothing for so long, and I had no idea why. It was until recently that I gave it a thought and decided to try my very first Sari on. I had no idea I would feel so comfortable, so feminine in this piece of clothing. I loved every bit of wearing it. I got this beautiful Sari from Craftsvilla, and as you can see in the pictures, I enjoyed every bit of it.
Fashion is not about what others are doing, fashion is about what you want to do, and doing it! It’s an extension of who you are, where you see yourself. Being your own boss lady is the biggest motivation I can think of, on a beautiful, breezy Friday like today.
Now, how to be your own boss lady? Women like Anna Wintour, Meryl Streep, Adele were not made in a day. It took practice, courage and perseverance. Above all, it took a LOT OF failures to finally be who they are. As Rumi says, “break your heart till it finally opens up”.
The question is not just to be or not to be, the question is about being who you are, and projecting it to the world. but the first step is to know who you you are is the first place. So, who exactly are you? What make you, You? What is it that calls you? What do you dream about?
One of the ways to find out is to understand your instincts. What are your subconscious choices, what exactly calls you?
It’s not about the kind of people you are with, it’s about the kind of people you wish to surround yourself with. That is your true calling. You have been strong enough all your life to become who you are. The journey you have taken so far has made you, well, you. Then why shy away from now with who you can be? That dress you always wanted to pick? What stops you from picking it up now? What is stopping you from trying it on?
You know you want to were it. You know you want to try it on. You know that for once you want to feel how you’d look in it. Fashion opens up a whole new realm of your becoming. You wanna know how to be your own boss lady? Well, dress the part and feel for yourself. Imagine what and how you’d look like when you become when you become it. Feel the quality you wish to see in your clothing. Let the comfort seduce your mind so that you come up with ideas to reach that goal. Be what you wish to be.
Sari: Craftsvilla
Photography: Hardik Jain and Akshay Jain
Venue: Rasa
Until Next Time,
-XOXO-
A.L. 🙂

Pretty in Pink: The Flower Power!

Pretty in Pink: The Flower Power!
Hey Divas!
A woman’s heart is like a flower: fresh, breezy, inviting, and always making space for someone who wants to be in it. The elements she carries breeze around and makes the best of what they are: subtle, soft, mellow, yet wild enough to burn you all at once.
This outfit from Shein.com is a reminder of the the above said things, with the botanical elements
and sheer love, the base colour brings the pink out of you, for you reflect what you see.

 

 

How are my favourite people in the world doing? I have been thinking about you, and I wanted to bring the best to the table, hence took a sabbatical from work for some time and came up with this. Yes, I took some time off from everything, only to be brought back to the best of what I have, so as to bring the best to you guys. I read a lot, inculcated the habit of writing, and that helped.

 

Shein.com has a lot of affordable choices to choose from, they are stylish, chic and they bring something different to the table, as they have connected a lot of brands under one single umbrella.

 

I decided to style it simple, this one, as it didn’t need much. But even Cinderella wanted pretty shoes, so I paired it up with my pink pumps. And the bag, well, I chose to keep it subtle to balance the pink, with a beige bag (well, it does have a coral lining, but that’s my silver lining) from FabAlley. By the by, FabAlley has come up with a new brand for ethnic wear, called Indya, and their carefully curated deigns are what a modern mind needs.

Outfit: Shein.com
Bag: FabAlley
Watch: Daniel Wellington
Photographer: sourabh_arts
Location: Royal Brewmen

The location I chose is one of my favourite places, and since we are looking for a little magic, I decided to colour my fairy dust pink. Do check out the websites to shop your favourite pick.
Also, I bring a present for you. Visit Shein.com, and if you like something you wish to own, use the code chic20 to avail a whopping 20% discount for shopping above $59 in the plus size category. 
Until Next Time,
-XOXO-
A.L. 🙂

Thoughts in Atheleisure

Thoughts in Atheleisure

Posing Like A Pro!

Posing Like A Prude

I have No Idea Why I Got Up Here: Or How

Things Shoots Make You Do


Playing With The Crops

They Asked Me To Pose


Me Holding My Collar


How To Hold A Bag

 

Hello Divas!

Try reading This one as a rap-poetry:

So I experimented with my looks a bit and tried going Kardashian – for once,
And put on a tracksuit just for leisure – they called atheleisure.
And I put on some make-up, a fancy backpack, and yeah some glare – and LO!
I got myself a pre-mature cougar.
Not the cat, but the real, human cougar,
that rhymes with sugar if I think of it.

Kardashians, or Jenners I don’t care I like em both.
They are famous they are strong one big whole family
People may see them differently for what I choose to ignore
For others, all I wish to say is keep up!

I like how pink this track dress is,
and how the zippers go down and up- its a catch
The top I threw in just for fun
My shoes and bag: Oh they so match!

CurvyDivaChic thanks StalkBuyLove
For they have things for leisure
I experimented a lot with my looks on this one
Working with you was truly a Pleasure!

My team Aman, Sourabh and Saba
Who shot my poses and clicked with me,
It was fun to click and share the laughters,
Working with you brings out the best of me!

And yeah for bloopers check out my Insta stories and posts,
Follow my accounts on Insta, FB and Twitter!
I post content each day every day
And for here I promise to share my thoughts as soon as I sway!

I Like my outfit, and how I styled it,
I loved every part of it, yes every bit!
And Now I hope this post goes Viral,
As I hope to be the next #babeofSBL!

#MikeDrop

The Right Shade Of Red

The Right Shade Of Red

There is a red made for every woman, and a woman who knows her red, ain’t supposed to be messed with. If I were a color, I know I’d be red. I am a Ruby Woo on my lips, Merlot for my hair, crimson on my feet and I know for a fact that I am Marcella on my Gowns.


Dress: CurvesOnStyle
Location: Khama Ghani
Clutch: IGP

The people who know me closely know one thing about me, I love Adele. She is my lady crush, someone I look up to, I believe it was her who made me fall for fashion for the plus in the first place. it all started when I first saw her ever famous Albert Hall Concert on YouTube (“Set Fire to the Rain” is still my favorite).

The idea for this outfit started had seeded in the moment when I had watched Adele online in a concert where she was wearing this beautiful Marcella gown and was performing in front of thousands of fans. As I have mentioned earlier, Kritika (owner, CurvesOnStyle) and I have had long conversations before finalizing the outfits for me.
We discussed how I wanted a Marcella off-shoulder gown, with a free long flow skirt that’d make me wanna twirl. And it did make me wanna twirl, all the time, during the shoot, as you may see in the pictures. Now I didn’t want my skirt too fluffy, so we didn’t use a can-can here, but one may totally use it under the skirt, to add that princess fluff to the gown.
The best part about this outfit was that it was so light-weight I loved it. The outfit is fully lined and simply pretty. CurvesOnStyle paid particular attention to the color and fall of the skirt, something I wanted specifically right.
The place we chose here was a beautiful restaurant in Udaipur called Khama Ghani. This place is the perfect blend of hospitality and ambiance. And the food? Well, it was amazing!
It was a fun shoot, I had a great time. I felt so pretty in this dress, and I couldn’t help twirl most of the time. CurvesOnStyle was really helpful designing this outfit for me.
If you like this blog, give it a big thumbs-up! Aso, show me some love and subscribe to my blog, if you want to say something, do share your views in the comment box below. I promise to respond as soon as I see it.
 This year is all about creating your own story. Your CurvyDivaChic has always got your back! Stay Loved!
Until Next Time,
-XOXO-
A.L. 🙂

Valentine’s Round

Valentine’s Round

                                     

Dress: Afamado
Location: Khama Ghani
Clutch: IGP

Here it comes, Valentine’s Week and I feel relieved as I have my biggest challenge sorted: the dress. Divas, if you are someone like me who like to plan things in advance than look no further. I present you your fairy godmother, Afamado with their Valentine’s Round Collection, specially curated for the Cinderella in you, for your fairy tale deserves the perfect dress and the perfect fit. Just like the shoe, the dress is meant to celebrate your luscious curves, that’ll help unleash the diva in you. Afamado’s custom size feature gives you have the option to get the outfit made in your own size.

My dinner dress is all set and ready. I will be wearing this beautiful, Marcella Off-shoulder Maxi Dress that Afamado has customised especially for me. I am in awe of the colour of the dress, and how the fabric feels against my skin. This piece is designed to make you feel sexy yet elegant, with a touch of quirk and a spin of sass.
Who am I celebrating this day? Well, I go the good old school sex and the city and will be celebrating this day with my soul mates, who have helped me shape my life. In the very own words of Samantha Jones, “We made a deal ages ago. Men, babies, it doesn’t matter. We are soul mates!”
Check out Afamado.net and do share in the comment box below what do you like the most about this outfit. Also, show me some love and do like and share this blog post. Love is in the air and your CurvyDivaChic has always got your back! Stay Loved!
Until Next Time,
-XOXO-
A.L. 🙂

Chic Work Skirt!

Chic Work Skirt!

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I have reached the point in time where I am finally comfortable in the skin I am in but that wasn’t always the case. This not only resulted in a low self-esteem but also kept me away from discovering my style as well. For a very long time in my life, I did not wear skirts. Sometimes due to social obstructions, sometimes due to my own mental inhibitions. But I have always admired long, flared skirts that trail behind your legs, especially the low high maxi skirts.      

Well, I couldn’t understand the attraction, but I realized this is one part of my personality I need to embrace. So one fine day, I decided to get over my mental obstruction just got one for myself. I am a huge fan of Pinterest, and learning cello has been on my bucket list. So one day I was googling about cellos, and I came accidentally landed on a page with very beautiful styling pins for cellists. I funnily was reminded of Master Oogway’s statement from “Kungfu Panda” that said: There are no accidents. I believe the man was right!
I came across a beautiful ensemble of a plain white tucked in shirt and a wide belted high-waisted floor-length skirt. The collar was tastefully lifted just right, and the lights were perfect in the picture.
That’s when it hit me, I got my inspiration for an outfit. All I needed was a designer who’d do the same for me. Lucky for me, I learned about CurvesOnStyle on Instagram. Kritika is a fashion designer based out of NCR (Faridabad) and boy is she amazing! I called her up and we had a long discussion on how I wanted my designs to be. She was very patient and great at visualizing my ideas. We had a detailed discussion about what would suit my body type, what materials should I wear that would be comfortable and look chic at the same time. She also designed the shirt, which is lined, so I don’t have to worry about it to go see through.
I absolutely loved what I received, I had a lot of fun at the shoot as well. I wore the outfit to work one day and people loved it. The location chosen for this shoot is this beautiful cafe called Cafe lazy Beans. The place has hand-painted pictures of characters of pandas. I am a fan of the wall with all the beautiful frames.
Dress: Curves On Style
Location: Cafe Lazy Beans
Shoes: Street Style Store
Clutch: Espelho

Fashion for the curvy is a bit more complicated than the normal sizes as each one of us have our own problem areas. CurvesOnStyle not only designed this beautiful ensemble but also helped me learn more about my body type, and what would look better on me. Her Instagram page displays her couture work and the designs are so chic.
So Divas! If you like this blog post, do hit the like button. Do not forget to like, share and subscribe to my blog post and if you have anything to say, leave it in the comment box below and I promise to reply as soon as I see them. Check out my Instagram to get the updates. Love Ya!
Until Next Time,
-XOXO-
A.L. 🙂

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RSVP Ready: That Diva In Black!

RSVP Ready: That Diva In Black!

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Hello Divas!

New Year’s Eve 2017- the most awaited event of the year is around the corner and like always, I bring exciting news! Ladies! Brace yourself because Afamado has come up with an awesome All Black RSVP Ready Collection for your themed party. New year is around the corner and this is probably the right time to choose your New Year’s outfit. Use their “Made to Measure” feature and Afamado will make sure that the outfit fits like a glove.

I am wearing the V-Neck Cold Shoulder gown and might I just flaunt that I feel really plush in this beautiful gown? The cold shoulder details with an extra ruffle layer not only looks beautiful, but also adds to the comfort. Above that, the material is of high quality and is wrinkle free, so you do not have to worry about any last minute ironing hassles and enjoy your evening. Plus the dress feels the right weight so it flares just perfect, and doesn’t feel heavy at all. So the dancer in me is oh-so-happy because this is a no brainer, effortless look to pull off. Minimal and chic is how I kept it. One thing I loved about the fashion of 2017 is, the only rule is that there are no rules!

So my resolution for 2018 is what I have learned from this wonderful 2017. The only rule is that there are no rules! So let’s dress our best, pop the bubbly, clench the glasses and Slanche!  Bid adieu to this wonderful year you had and let’s begin a new one with more celebrations!

Until Next Time,
-XOXO-
A.L. 🙂

 

 

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How to Dress Up for Business Meetings?

How to Dress Up for Business Meetings?

Hello Divas!
How are my favourite ladies doing?
So a lot of You have ask me quick tips on how to dress up on business meetings and other formal work events, where you can look chic, get effortless and business ready at the same time. So I am here to talk about it.

I recently had to attend this event which was super formal. I was on a clock that day,  it was a very busy day and I wanted to look my best because there was a very important business meeting just after that and since I was running short on time, on occasions like these, I usually prefer to wear something I don’t have to put in a lot of effort mixing and matching. So a formal maxi dress was my first preference. I narrowed down to this gorgeous cotton gown I got designed from Samshek. Not only it was super comfortable it was chic light and very, very easy to carry. It was a hot day and that’s when the material that was cotton came in very handy. The design is very simple and that somehow made the entire look very polished and that’s what I loved about this business formal maxi dress.

Samshek gives you the freedom to actually tweak the basic design on the website as per your needs. So if you are someone like me who doesn’t like to wear stuff off the rack, this is actually a very good opportunity for you to tweak the basic design on the website, choose from the many, many things you can change in your outfit and make a whole new one. I was surprised to see how simple changes like sleeve length, length of the dress, shape of the neck and back etc can transfer the entire dress. You may check this blog post for a whole new look to this very design. Not just this, Samshek gives you the liberty to choose from their list of materials too. #Wow

I chose this design as such, with a minor increase in length. I loved the subtle grey, hence I kept the details as such in the website. The dress comes with a side zipper to give your curves a better shape  I take the dress with the Turquoise blazer I got from stalkbuylove started off very sophisticated touch to my entire outfit. The shoes I chose word basic Clark’s stilletos (Clifton Bridge) they have never failed me.

 

No talking about the meeting it went well it was a sunny day like I said but since I chose since I choose the right fabric to wear it helped me focus on my work endless on the discomfort of the day. Also I kept the jewellery minimal it was this Emerald set my father got from me from USA. The lipstick I am wearing is from Maybelline,  the eyeliner is NYX, the mascara is again Maybelline, the blush is from the Body Shop.

When you are dressed right, you develop a sense of confidence in you that adds to your work without you realising it. I read it somewhere “nobody really has confidence this is all a game of projecting it at the right time and at the right place”. A lot of people ask me how I keep up my confidence I believe I just answered your question. And of course I like to dress well.

Photography for this blog was done by Ravish Nagori. The editing was done by me.

Do share your thoughts in the comments box below and if you like what you see do share it with your friends do not forget to subscribe to this blog to get my latest updates.

Until Next Time,
-XOXO-
A.L. 🙂

 

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Maleficent in Me

Maleficent in Me

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I love fairy tales. I have grown up hearing about those fantasy worlds, the beautiful, beautiful girls, who weren’t even aware how amazing they are, who stood by what they believed in. They came from  humble backgrounds and proved that money or birth has nothing to do with being a true princess. Cinderella was humble, Bella was wise and curious, Moana was an explorer, Pocahontas was a born leader. But the most iconic character who laid a huge impact on my mind, was Maleficent. I am not sure whether it was Angeline Jolie’s perfection as an actress and a role model, or the character’s depth, or the direction of the movie, or the combination of all, but I could see myself as a Maleficent. And that’s why I decided to keep it as the theme of my this photoshoot.

Mystique as it could be, I adore Maleficent.

 

Before I could ever know, I was Maleficent.
Love the off shoulder details and the cape.
The choker was a hand made present by a beloved friend. what do you think?
I love the fact that my watch matches with my outfit, like it was meant to be.
Thus I walk down the aisle, as I was supposed to do.
This is me, thanking Afamado, for the lovely design.

I saw this piece at Afamado and it was a love at first sight. I wanted one when I saw the Rebel Wilson in one of the award function shoots on google and I fell in love with this piece. (Needless to say, for plus size fashion, Adele and Rebel Wilson are my go to celebrity inspirations.) The quality speaks for itself, and the best part is that long cape with off shoulder details. It was oh so beautiful I couldn’t ask for more.

The design of this dress is bold, something you will need a lot of confidence and sass to carry, but if you are thinking “who the hell she thinks she is”, well, I’d say “someone who wanted you to ask the exact same question”. The best part about this outfit? Well, the cape! it shows off your curves yet hides the problem areas at the same time. The shoot was pretty interesting, and the pictures are right in front of you. So if you are looking for something to flaunt your curves to perfection, do check Afamado and sass that body!

Until Next Time,
-XOXO-
A.L. 🙂

Work in Style: Summer Work Wardrobe Editon (In collaboration with Samshek.com)

Work in Style: Summer Work Wardrobe Editon (In collaboration with Samshek.com)
CurvyDivaChic For Samshek

There is nothing classier than a well fitted dress, and I am glad to have found an online solution in Samshek.com  that not only gives me a huge variety of well fashioned designs to choose from, but also gives me the liberty to customize my dress according to my needs. Not only this, I even get o choose the material of the dress, from the list of mentioned materials for the available design, which is really, really cool!

Summer is all set and so is the time for loose, subtle clothing that makes it easy to beat the heat yet make you look chic and elegant. Did you know that the level of comfort directly affects the work efficiency?  So we may start with the clothing.  Choosing a comfortable yet elegant work wardrobe in this scorching heat can be a task. As they say, fashion may change, but style remains. A bit of this and that may help you look smart, office ready without compromising with your comfort, yet keep your style. A few things to make sure your work wardrobe are all about comfort, yet chic to make necks turn, wherever you go.

Outfit Details

The Design: I was in love with the corporate collection, where you can find oh-so trendy professional clothes, and get to tweak the design and customize your own dress. Now my curvy diva chic out there know how difficult it can be for us to find our right sizes off the shelf, so it can be really,  really beneficial for you to make your own dress. Like here I have chosen the following details for the dress:

  • Front Puritan Neck
  • Back slit neck
  • Basic 3/4 sleeves
  • Inverted Box pleads on skirt
  • Conceal side zip
  • Relaxed Fit
  • Color: Cool Pink

The material: This summer, make comfort your mantra. Now comfort doesn’t mean you cannot look stylish. Choose an outfit that is made out of summer friendly material, preferably cotton or Crepe that lets your skin breathe. Here I have chosen woven cotton for this dress that is oh-so-soft and oh-so-chic in the color “cool pink”, which lives up to its name. The quality of the material is very light weight, breathable and extremely comfortable. This summer I am all about skirts and dresses for work, and Samshek surely does have a very fine list of smart dresses to pick from.

Styling Tips: There are a couple of ways to style the outfit. I wore this dress to work in the morning and was complimented on the way I looked. I paired it up with a scarf and let my hair loose. I also wore a tan belt and my classic Clark’s Clifton Bridge shoes which happen to be my all time favorite too.

In the evening I was supposed to attend a party. Since I was running late, I went to the party directly. All I did was retouched my make-up (on the go), put on my favorite Voylla Ear Loops, and Voila! I was good to go. I got so many compliments for my look and this is how I turned my work wear to party wear.

Bag: StalkBuyLove
Jewellery: Voylla
Watch: Fossil
Photography: Aman Bhandari and Vaibhav Dadheech

So divas, do try Samshek.com and share your experience with me in the comment box below. Also, if you have any queries about shopping from Samshek.com, do not hesitate to ask. Lastly, do not forget to like, share and subscribe to my blog!

 

Until Next Time
-X0X0-
A.L. 🙂

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